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The Most Damning Line in the Secret Romney Video


Society & Culture  (tags: politics, Romney, media, ethics, family, americans, children, society, women, culture, sadness, rights )

Carrie
- 695 days ago - motherjones.com
In the week since I made public the secret video of Mitt Romney at a private Boca Raton fundraiser denigrating almost half of America as moochers and victims, I've been repeatedly asked what I consider the most damaging--or damning--portion of Romney's...



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Susanne R. (249)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:00 pm
As sad as that cashier's story was, there are millions more just like it and worse. Unfortunately, Mitt and his peers will never understand them because they don't understand --or even care to try to understand-- the people who tell them. Their attitude seems to be: "I managed to be successful, and if I could do it, you should have been able to do it, too. If you didn't, it's because you didn't try, you're lazy, you prefer to live off the government, etc., etc., etc."

He doesn't understand what it means to do without. That fact is crystal clear in his demeanor and in everything he says. When he tries to relate to the poor and middle-class, he comes across as contrived, condescending and embarrassingly phony. His enormous wealth simply got in the way of his humanity.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:00 pm
Thanks Carrie, I'm a fan of David Corn and these are the stories that need to be told, a college educated woman that has to work for 12,000 a year and is ashamed that she receives assistance.This is what Mitt Romney is missing, humanity, compassion. It's a quality someone running for President should have.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:02 pm
noted, thanks Carrie
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:33 pm
I agree with Edwin
 

Carolyn S. (151)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:01 pm
I'm one of those 47 percent moochers....
what next, extermination camps?
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:16 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Dave C. (213)
Monday September 24, 2012, 6:14 pm
when you've always had plenty and enough for many lives you just can't understand that others may not be so fortunate.
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 5:00 am
Mitt has never had to understand that there isn't enough money to buy something...thanks Carrie!
 

DORIS L. (61)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 8:54 am
Mitt Romney will turn this country into the Land of the Rich and Grave of the Poor. Anybody without loads of money like himself is "not worthy" of his consideration. He is NOT Presidential material. Period.
 

Kamila A. (141)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 11:32 am
That whole "pull yourself up by your boot-straps" might work if everyone was given the same fair opportunities afforded their own circle. If you can't go to the now elite colleges that cost families over $40,000 per year, and rub elbows with them, then you are not going to get far in the industries that these guys play in. The game is skewed unfairly and it seems Romney is completely either unaware of it, or, he is purely greedy and thinks that by making money over and beyond everything, that the ends justify his means.

The ends don't justify the means.

I think that the more Romney talks, the more people will hate him because he is so willfully ignorant about those who are truly suffering right now through no fault of their own.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 3:49 pm
Yes. I am a military veteran with a master's degree, and consider myself fortunate to have a job paying $10 per hour which may last till February if I am lucky. Everyone has a tendency to credit successes to skill and failures to luck, but the very rich are the real experts at this delusional world view. Willard is no exception.
 

Patricia N. (8)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 10:05 pm
Wouldn't you like to take old Mitt, take away all his money except for maybe $1,000, leave him on the sidewalk in a big city and tell him to find a place to rent, buy some food, take public transportation and tell him he has to live on that one thousand for a month. And after that he has to take a job at Burger King and live on his salary for another month. Think it would change his view of the ordinary person?
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 4:19 am
Patricia N. You're right, he needs a prince and pauper experience.
 

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 6:44 am
Well said Susanne R. Romney will be disasterous if elected.
 

Gene Jacobson (251)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 10:11 am
""Thank you, thank you," the woman said. "You showed us what he really thinks of us, what he thinks of me."

Mitt Romney built that. "

Yes, indeed he did. The one thing he has ever truly built on his own, a collapsing house of cards made from a deck with nothing but jokers in it. And a more disgusting view of the American people, I have never heard any politician say, out loud, in my life. The only good news about that horrid speech is that he will certainly reap the rewards come judgment day, I mean, election day. For him, one and the same.
 
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