MITT ROMNEY RESPONDS to Leaked Fundraiser Video – Slams Obama (Video)

Mitt Romney responded tonight to the leaked fundraiser video by Mother Jones. Romney told reporters that the leaked video was from a question and answer session where he was asked about how he planned on winning the campaign this year. He admitted it wasn’t elegantly stated. Romney then went on to explain his free market vision for America versus Obama’s big government approach that has put more people on disability than in jobs. He was brilliant. He put the focus back on Barack Obama’s failed policies.

Look for the state-run media to attack him for daring to speak out in his own defense.

Here is the transcript:

Of course, there’s a very different approach of the two campaigns. As I point out that among those that pay no tax, approximately 47% of Americans, I’m not likely to be highly successful with a message of lowering taxes. That’s not as attractive to those who don’t pay income taxes as to those who do. And likewise, those who are reliant on government are not as attracted to my message of slimming down the size of government…

The president and I have two very different approaches to the future of America and what it takes to ignite our economy and put people back to work. The president believes in what I describe as a government centered society. Where government plays a larger and larger role and plays more and more of the needs of individuals. And, I happen to believe instead in a free enterprise, free individual society where people pursuing their dreams are able to employ one another, build enterprises, build the strongest economy in the world. I happen to believe that my approach is the approach that will put 23 million people back to work again.

We’ve watched the approach of the president’s approach over the last 3 1/2 or 4 years. And his government centric, larger and larger government approach has meant that we have 15 million more people on food stamps, 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work, or underemployed. We have had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. And my view is the right approach for the nation is not to adopt a government centered approach but instead a free, free people, free enterprise, free market consumer driven approach and that will build the strongest economy for ourselves and for the coming generations.”

More… SayItAgain added:

He needs this opportunity to go on the offensive against Obama’s government dependency based economy.

Still More… CC added:

Brilliant, brilliant! And he needs to tell them he wants to give them money with a job….a hand up instead of a handout. Dignity.

Related… Shocking secret video of Romney fundraiser reveals what conservatives already knew: those who pay no income taxes favor Obama

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  • Ghost

    1984: Reagan 58% Mondale 42%
    you read that right, NO MATTER WHAT!

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    September 17, 2012

    The lie launderers

    [OK, so “disinformation” is what you call it when intentional
    misinformation is clandestinely conveyed to “respectable”
    sources – primarily the Western press – to “launder” the
    misinformation and make it “clean” for public consumption.

    [..]

    One can readily see how this same process applies to the
    “laundering” of “dirty” information: 1) misinformation is
    introduced to a respected journalism organization; 2) the
    media organization showcases the misinformation in a
    “news report,” camouflaging its original source; 3) the
    public receives the laundered misinformation in the form
    of apparently “clean” (credible) news, i.e., disinformation.]

    much more at link..

    ==

  • Sayitagain

    He needs this opportunity to go on the offensive against Obama’s government dependency based economy.

  • RobM

    Stick up for our principles! Push it up… wayyyy up. Shame the donks and the 47% who are voting for more Government support. It will win! Harder, stronger, with conviction!

  • Shelly

    I’m more interested in who took and released the video?

    He didn’t back down though, I liked that and he’s not a wuss like Obama and takes questions. Maybe he should call more of these it seems to be the only way he can get his message out in this Obama media.

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  • Morgan

    This tape was made in June. I wonder why the enemy has chosen today for its release.

    Perhaps they cannot keep up the barrage of lies about the embassy attacks.

  • Mad Hatter

    #9,

    They decided to release it today to make this a “lead story” and to get the burning down of the Middle East off the lead story.

    Obama’s Middle East policy is imploding before our very eyes, and they have to keep throwing anti Romney stories to the public to help cover for Obama.

  • Rainmom

    WOO HOOOOO!
    That’s the way to do it!
    Shelly #6-
    It was the liberal magazine, Mother Jones, that released the video, and (I think I read this
    at HotAir …or Breitbart) it was Jimmy Carter’s son who put them on to it…apparently he does opposition research?
    Way to go, GP!

  • cc

    Brilliant, brilliant! And he needs to tell them he wants to give them money with a job….a hand up instead of a handout. Dignity. But support until that happens, so they won’t be afraid, as Obumma will say, that he is going to leave them destitute.

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  • Stella Morgan

    As Laura Ingrham said all Romney has to do is ask back …what parts did he get wrong?

  • Bubba

    Good grief. No passion whatsoever. This guy is every bit the disaster we knew he’d be going toe to toe with Barry.

    It’s over, and anyone who thinks a defeat is going to light a fire under the tea party to refocus and fight is beyond delusional. This election is going to be unbelievably dispiriting, and the tea party (uh…where the hell are they, anyway???) are going to be despondent and apathetic.

    Four more years of Barry? Four more years of him doing whatever the hell he wants with his EPA, executive orders, unelected czars and outrageous continuing resolutions to keep the the trillion+ deficits rolling for the next four years?

    Is anyone honestly going to be saying “wait till 2016!!! THAT’S when we take America back!!!” Who in their right mind will be able to keep the faith when THIS was it? The first election after the 2010 election, when America rose up and said NO WAY to this new America? We kicked ass in 2010. This was supposed to be a repeat of that, only at the Presidential election. After waiting four long years, we were going to right the wrong. It was such a sure thing!! How could we lose??? It was Jimmy Carter redux.

    There’s no way the tea party is going to be whipped up after waking up the day after the election with that hollow sinking feeling that it’s over.

    Unless an absolute MIRACLE happens, Obama is going to win HANDILLY. We’re (the Right) is delusional if we think the wind isn’t going to be sucked out of the sails after seeing THAT happen.

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  • befuddled

    The press has lower ratings than congress for a reason.

  • Swifty

    Ask J. Christopher Stevens how safe Obama has made us today.

  • http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/ reliapundit

    THIS IS A BETTER ARGUMENT FOR MITT TO MAKE:
    http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2012/09/who-are-real-welfare-state-abusers.html

    WHO ARE THE REAL WELFARE STATE ABUSERS, THE RECIPIENTS? NO, THE “WELFARE PUSHERS”!
    WE CONSERVATIVES HAVE CRITICIZED OBAMA
    FOR EXPANDING THE FOOD STAMP ROLL
    AND THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS LIVING IN POVERTY
    TO THEIR HIGHEST LEVELS EVER.

    OBAMA AND THE LEFT HAVE CYNICALLY CONSTRUED THIS ATTACK
    AS AN ATTACK ON FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS AND POOR PEOPLE.

    THEY CALL US CONSERVATIVES – AND ROMNEY AND RYAN – RACISTS
    AND ACCUSE US OF ATTACKING “THE WELFARE QUEENS” –
    AND NOT OBAMA AND HIS LEFTIST POLICIES.

    THEY ARGUE THAT ROMNEY AND RYAN ARE “OUT OF TOUCH” WITH POOR PEOPLE AND ARE RACISTS, WINK-WINK.

    THIS ATTACK IS NOTHING MORE THAN GOOD OL’ DEMOCRAT DEMAGOGUERY.

    WE CONSERVATIVES DON’T THINK THE 45 MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE NOW LIVING IN POVERTY WANT TO BE POOR OR WANT TO BE ON FOOD STAMPS.

    AND WE DON’T THINK MOST OF THOSE 45 MILLION PEOPLE ARE BLACK, EITHER.

    (TO ASSUME THEY ARE – AS DEMOCRATS DO – IS REAL RACISM.)

    WHEN WE COMPLAIN THERE ARE MORE POOR PEOPLE THAN EVER
    AND MORE PEOPLE GETTING FOOD STAMPS THAN EVER
    WE ARE ATTACKING OBAMA’S ECONOMIC POLICIES
    FOR NOT GROWING OR CREATING A NET GAIN IN JOBS.

    OBAMANOMICS IS WHY THERE ARE SO MANY POOR PEOPLE ON FOOD STAMPS –
    MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO SEEK GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
    BECAUSE THE OBAMA ECONOMY SUCKS.

    WE CONSERVATIVES WANT
    THE SAME THING
    THAT THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY
    OF POOR PEOPLE WANT:

    WE WANT THE ECONOMY TO GROW
    SO POOR PEOPLE CAN FIND JOBS
    AND AFFORD TO BUY THEIR OWN FOOD.

    SO, IF YOU’RE POOR AND/OR UNEMPLOYED,
    THEN YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR THE PARTY
    WHICH WANTS THE ECONOMY TO GROW,
    SO YOU CAN GET A JOB AND GET OFF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT;

    YOU SHOULDN’T VOTE FOR
    THE PARTY THAT WILL KEEP YOU POOR
    AND ON GOVERNMENT SUPPORT.

    OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS WANT YOU TO BE POOR
    AND ON GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
    BECAUSE THEY FEEL THAT IF YOUR POOR AND ON GOVERNMENT SUPPORT,
    THAT THEN YOU WILL BE A CAPTIVE OF THEIR POLICIES OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT –
    AND YOU WILL SUPPORT THEM IN RETURN.

    THEY WANT YOU DEPENDENT ON THEM
    THE WAY A DRUG PUSHER WANTS HIS CLIENT
    TO BE ADDICTED TO THE DRUGS HE SELLS.

    DEMOCRATS ARE “WELFARE PUSHERS”.

    THE DEMOCRATS TRY TO TRANSFORM THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET INTO A PATRONAGE SYSTEM.

    IF YOU’RE POOR, THEN DON’T BE DUPED BY THE DEMAGOGUERY.

    BREAK THE HABIT OF VOTING FOR YOUR PUSHER.

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  • Multitude

    How again is this controversial?

    Mitt Romney’s essentially saying, “Look, those freak people who are adult babies, 30 years old that want to suck on mama’s teet, wear diapers, carry a rattle, sleep in a crib and do so while receiving full government disability so their lifestyle is paid for by other taxpayers, those people aren’t going to like me. I’m about telling that adult baby that perhaps they either need to grow up and take some responsibility, or maybe check into a charity or a family member’s home to have them adopt their lifestyle choice. I’m not going to hold a gun to the other 53% of the population’s head and demand they pay for it. And we can’t borrow any more for it from China.”

    Adult Babies, life’s hard for all of us. I’d love to stay home and do my hobbies. But I’m not about to demand everyone else give up on their child’s college dream, or an important vacation to a treasured place, or even being able to pay off a credit card and not lose the family home, because I want to waddle around in diapers as a grown up.

    Barack Obama: The Choice of 100% of America’s Adult Babies

  • Patty

    Being Successful is Romney’s Greatest Appeal

    (……………………………)

    The night I heard Romney’s stump speech in my town, the audience couldn’t clap and cheer enough to express its enthusiasm. The leadership our country needs are exactly those qualities that made Romney rich as a businessman, that he demonstrated as Governor of Massachusetts and rescuer of the Olympics after 9/11. His practicality and focus on prosperity are a breath of hope. His understanding of the American Dream, because he has lived it and believes it is everyone’s birthright, is truly inspiring. Romney is capable of fostering a booming economy that will create jobs for all. No able bodied adult is relegated to a hopeless life of government dependence. The same message of promise for everyone.

    Let’s look at Mitt Romney’s accomplishments. We will see a man of extraordinary drive and ability, who loves hard problems. Romney is a rescuer, of a colleague’s daughter, of failed companies, of our country. Romney’s specialty is taking ailing companies and growing them into huge job and money success stories. His biggest insight as a businessman is that people are the most important asset of any business. Romney measures the value of ideas by whether or not they work in the real world. He is exactly what America is looking for at this moment in our history.

    (……………………………..)
    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/being_successful_is_romneys_greatest_appeal.html#ixzz26mxrJuQv

    I darn Obama to tell us how he has made money for our nation. I know he sure can spend it. But that isn’t his too spend like a free loader living in the White House. I darn Obama to tell us many things. The Truth would be nice.

  • Bill Mitchell

    Lol. The funny thing is that the left thinks Romney just killed himself when in reality, he just secured his own victory. By focusing on this to get Romney they are giving him a bully pulpit.

  • Practical Jane

    A.B.O.

  • Bill Mitchell

    Bubba, ur an idiot. Romney wins in a walk. Wait and see.

  • Bronson

    This election is for all the marbles folks

    Liberty or Tyranny

    Tyranny has come to American disguised as “Hope and Change” with the candidate who was supposed to solve all our problems with his magic wand. Who better to sell slavery than Obama with the Hollywood smile? His skin color is a shield against even the assumption that he might be a sociopath and a liar because our culture has been institutionalized through Pop Culture and the Media. As far as I’m concerned ABC/NBC/CBS are pure propaganda. They don’t report truth.

    Once we win the presidency we need to start targeting everything that has been enslaving our culture on Big Government Statism/Marxism/Socialism all stripes on the same horse of Collectivism. Collectivism is the political ideology of the mob. The Political Theory of the Cult. All it has ever done in history is create cults that butcher the innocent.

    Mao’s China was sold as Hope and Change. Go watch documentaries on the Cultural Revolution. It was the unemployed students who roamed the countryside plundering the land, destroying crosses, and murdering innocents. If Obama can lie about this attack in Libya what CAN HE NOT LIE ABOUT?

    ATHEISM

    MATERIALISM

    COLLECTIVISM

    CULTURAL MARXISM

    Study these things. Understand these things. Recognize what is happening to your country from within. November is our last chance to save the country. Get the word and inform people what is truly at stake in November and get them to the polls.

  • Patty

    Obama wouldn’t know how to build a business and when he has government buy them they either go bankrupt or end up owning us money that will never be paid back.

    With this nothing we have suffered unimaginable debt and yet Obama spouts out his accomplishment and he is the only one that will save us.

    WHAT AN OUT AND OUT LIAR. JUST KEEPS ON LYING AND SPENDS OUR FUTURE HAS WE KEEP GOING DEEPER INTO DEBT.

  • Sean

    Patty-I imagine Obama probably did have some entrepeneural moments. I’m sure he has sold a dime bag or two. Would also not be surprised if when he was a student at Columbia if he turned a trick or two for some blow money.

  • regularguy

    He needs to hammer home the themes of pride, dignity, self-reliance and jobs. He needs people to understand that these themes are polar opposites of the formula Obama has for all.

  • QuitWhining

    Bubba

    I supposed you’d prefer the polish and dazzle of a candidate Obama to the dry, “passionless” delivery of Romney. Afterall, the style over substance criteria for choosing a president worked out so well for us the first time. I personally think Mitt’s charisma problem is a virtue. It tells me he’s a serious man, analytical, a man more suited for solving problems than for attracting the mindless, shallow masses. Maybe we should all be thankful he’s that way in the event he is elected in November. Because a serious, unpretentious type of man, one focused on results rather than “swagger”, is the kind of man I want as President; the one I want focused on handling the complex and serious problems facing this nation.

  • vangrungy

    Romney: Not so RINO afterall…

  • spotted reptile

    Bubba, is, unfortunately, getting to the barrel-scraping section of his repertoire. We can comfortably ignore his babblings.

    Mitt said it simply and plainly in words that people can relate to. I liked his response, it was calm and sensible. He sounds and looks like someone who knows how to get the job done. This is something Bubba cannot relate to, as he is distracted by shiny objects.

  • bg

    ++

    his words are sincere, but he’s not lighting any fires, i mean, just
    because dead people vote for Obama doesn’t mean he is.. *sigh*

    tell Rove to jump in the lake already..

    he is so last decade, Zzzzzzzzzz..

    ==

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  • donh

    Media WAR ON TRUTH is having a very BAD week……Playing petty class warfare ” gotcha ” games while Obama failing BIGTIME on the world stage……The Chris Matthews dog wislte race bait crowd is in full command of the Obama campaign, and that is great for Romney….I feel a lot better about Romney’s chances….. He is performing well ….and its not matching up with the Obama troll brigade trying to spread the Axelgrease false impression of an incompetant candidate .

  • bg

    ++

    September 17, 2012

    The lie launderers

    [‘Barack Obama does not approve this message’

    In the former Soviet Union – a vast totalitarian state whose middle name
    was “deception” – news and information put out by the government or the
    Communist Party were almost always, by definition, “misinformation.”

    When those same lies were disseminated through the Soviet press, the effect on the public was much the same as if the information had come directly from the government – because it had. The “Soviet press” was, after all, just a sham, a propaganda ministry for the government, and everyone knew it. Those who lived through the Cold War era remember the two primary Soviet newspapers – Pravda (“Truth”) and Izvestia (“News”) – and the endlessly repeated joke: “There is no truth in Pravda, and there is no news in Izvestia.”

    In the same way, today’s giant Xinhua News Agency, China’s largest media organization with 10,000-plus employees and over 100 foreign bureaus, is known to answer directly to the Communist Party of China. So no clear-thinking person takes Xinhua’s “news” seriously, nor is any “laundering” of government information taking place, because no one – in the West, anyway – has any illusions as to what such “news organizations” really represent.

    However, the notion that America’s “mainstream press” may likewise have devolved into little more than a propaganda ministry for the U.S. government – similar to the sham “news media” in other parts of the world – is deeply troubling.

    Yet consider what was recently reported in – of all places – the New York Times.

    In a July 16, 2012, story headlined “Latest Word on the Trail? I Take It Back,” Times reporter Jeremy Peters revealed the Faustian bargain most of today’s national print journalists have quietly made with the government: In return for access and interviews with top leaders and advisers, they have agreed the White House can rewrite their stories before publication!

    You read that right: Once news organizations submit their story drafts to White House revisionists, writes Peters, “the quotations come back redacted, stripped of colorful metaphors, colloquial language and anything even mildly provocative.”

    “Most reporters,” he explains, “desperate to pick the brains of the president’s top strategists, grudgingly agree. After the interviews, they review their notes, check their tape recorders and send in the juiciest sound bites for review. The verdict from the campaign – an operation that prides itself on staying consistently on script – is often no, Barack Obama does not approve this message.”

    How widespread is this practice? “From Capitol Hill to the Treasury Department, interviews granted only with quote approval have become the default position,” writes Peters. “Quote approval is standard practice for the Obama campaign, used by many top strategists and almost all mid-level aides in Chicago and at the White House – almost anyone other than spokesmen who are paid to be quoted. (And sometimes it applies even to them.) It is also commonplace throughout Washington and on the campaign trail.”

    Most reporters the Times interviewed spoke only off the record. But Major Garrett, formerly with Fox News and now a correspondent for The National Journal, said, “It’s not something I’m particularly proud of because there’s a part of me that says, Don’t do it, don’t agree to their terms.”

    Yet, wrote Peters, “it was difficult to find a news outlet that had not agreed to quote approval, albeit reluctantly. Organizations like Bloomberg, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Reuters and The New York Times have all consented to interviews under such terms.”

    As a result, although the public believes it is reading what politicians have actually said in news stories, they are not.

    “Jim Messina, the Obama campaign manager, can be foul-mouthed,” wrote Peters. “But readers would not know it because he deletes the curse words before approving his quotes. Brevity is not a strong suit of David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser. So he tightens up his sentences before giving them the OK.”

    Get the picture? You’re a reporter, you interview an administration official, you even have the quote captured on tape, but you can’t report it unless the White House Press Office approves the quote, edits it or gives you a new one.

    As we saw earlier with Walter Duranty, journalists are routinely tempted to sell their souls for “access” to those at the pinnacle of power.

    Ironically, one silver lining in the increasingly fraudulent and corrupt nature of America’s elite media is that disinformation will – by definition – almost certainly diminish. Why is that? Because disinformation depends on the news media laundering the lies being widely respected and believed. But the big media in today’s America are becoming barely more respected and believable than were their Soviet counterparts a generation ago.]

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  • Grandma Perkins

    Not good.

    *sigh*

  • Jeff

    The vast majority of people that don’t pay income taxes pay payroll taxes, meaning THEY HAVE JOBS and meaning THEY. PAY. TAXES. Over 2/3rds of these people you’re all demonizing as lazy are WORKING. PEOPLE. like you.

    Out of the people that don’t pay income or payroll taxes? Most of THEM are elderly. They’re too old to have jobs. This assumption that all these people are leeches is a myth. It’s clear fact. If you’re an adult and believe this nonsense, you should be ashamed of yourself.

    There’s lots of solutions to the problems of poverty and they’re not all liberal but none of them start from a place so obviously not based in fact.

    Please think more critically.

  • Jeff

    Furthermore, just a reminder that all of you upset over who pays what amount in taxes should keep in mind Mitt Romney pays a lower tax rate than most of you non-retired people here.

  • Sarah
  • Ace

    Too bad Breitbart was murdered and we’ll never see the video he had.

  • atticcellar

    I know several people who have recently went on SSI for “being mentally ill”.. All of them have been lazy for as long as I have known them.. They have never held down a job but would rather drink and drug.. Before Barry they had no success leaching onto the SSI as the system was “tight”.. With Obama came a new free “Crazy SSI” stampede.. The AMA has recently announced the need for 30,000 additional mental doctors to accomodate the deluge of new patients..

  • http://www.katablog.com katablog.com

    Golly, Mitt tells the absolute truth and the media goes all over him and makes it sound like a bad thing. Obama says he’s not going after the white working man’s vote and the press takes a pass.

    UNBELIEVABLE>

  • DGarr

    Goodbye, Mr. Romney.
    We don’t want to see you anywhere NEAR the White House.
    It is going to be a lot more than 47% of Americans who vote against you.
    You are not only cynical and vacant, you are frightening.
    Go back where you came from.

  • http://www.katablog.com katablog.com

    #13 September 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm
    Jeff commented:

    Give it up Jeffy – there’s a ton of people WITHOUT jobs thanks to Owe.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    Jeff #13 September 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    try taking the cotton out of your ears
    and listen more comprehensively.. 😛

    ==

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    DGarr #19 September 18, 2012 at 12:08 am

    uh, speak for yourself..

    and not that i care what you’re
    paid to think, but frightening??

    ROTF 😆 MBO!!

    ==

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  • SM-WI

    Right on!! Say it again!

  • SM-WI

    Get used to Prez Romney!! Bye Bye Barry boo hoo!

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  • PP206

    Bubba is right. The Republicans forfeited this election the moment they chose Romney as nominee. The conservatives and tea party people knew that this loser had no chance from the beginning.

  • Sarah

    O/T Brilliant interview w/Thomas Sowell. Gotta love his comment at the 5 min mark!
    http://www.hoover.org/multimedia/uncommon-knowledge/128106

  • stonedome

    i see jimmy carter has spawned another good little comrade…now the carter name can be linked with failure over two centuries! romney has a counter to everything obama tries, since dear leader is a failure in so many ways. he had to deal with hostile new england democrats, so he can handle himself. the truth is a powerful message…hackselrod’s empty spin, not so much. they are not the smart people they think they are…

  • http://www.opaobie.com/ Opaobie

    It was evident that whoever leaked the video was an “Obama 47%” infiltrator. Security searched him for any other contraband, and they found this Rare Photo of Obama posing with Karl Marx.

  • http://www.opaobie.com/ Opaobie

    PP206, we all know that Romney is not Reagan, but we will still vote for him because he is not OBAMA.

  • Lindasadly

    That 47% include the wealthy who don’t pay taxes. He doesn’t know what he is talking about. It also includes our wounded warriers and retired.

  • Kathteach

    Hey Guys – I see this as a positive thing.

    Romney speaks GREAT America moral – truly. I grew up thinking I might be BROKE but never POOR. Thanks to my great parents.

    Watch “The World Owes Me a Living” Disney’s Grasshopper+Ant YouTube. http://bit.ly/9Bq1c9

  • PP206

    Opaobie, I will vote for Romney too. But I don’t have any delusions that he has a chance of winning. The guy is too much of a loser. That is why I said “Anyone but Romney” during the primaries.

  • http://www.indiegogo.com/bedsforkids?a=1069687 Oliver

    he spent the first 5 minutes defending himself and putting people to sleep – jeez!! All he had to do was turn it around like the dems always do. He should have just said: If Obama hadn’t completely screwed up the economy, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation. 23 million unemployed, 16 trillion in debt, the fed printing more money again, etc etc etc. And then LEAVE without taking questions like his O’Highness does.

    somebody please tell Mitt to quit explaining everything he does! he just feeds into the media’s obsession with meaningless details.

  • Granny

    #9 September 18, 2012 at 1:31 am
    PP206 commented:

    Opaobie, I will vote for Romney too. But I don’t have any delusions that he has a chance of winning. The guy is too much of a loser.

    That is a rather silly statement. Bain Capital under Mitt Romney had about an 80% success rate at turning around failing businesses, including some pretty darned big names I know you’ll recognize like Staples and Starbucks. (Yes, yes, 20% couldn’t be saved but you can’t win em all you know.) And then there are the 2002 Olympics which were headed for absolute disaster and on the verge of cancellation after 911 until Romney pulled off a huge rescue. He didn’t do a BAD job as governor of Massachusetts by quite a long shot.

    I think when you stack up Romney’s quiet achievements against Obama’s blow-hard bluster & jive, you’re calling the wrong man “too much of a loser.”

  • Practical Jane

    It’s funny to read the posts on this one. So many trolls!!
    But you know what they say… If you’re taking flack…

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  • dba_vagbond_trader

    The new normal in America, where truth is subversive.

  • Calliegirl

    He’s running against Obama and a high percentage of the media. He needs to be on the offense.
    Otherwise he becomes Obama’s main accomplice in winning a second term. Don’t be contrite for speaking the truth.The Hope & Change mantra has been replaced by screams of RACISTS.Enough already.
    I hope to God he’s ready for the debates. The moderators will do everything to assist Obama.

  • Jim

    In typical Moderate-fashion, Mittens will back off the remarks. Reason # 100 why he will lose to Obama and our journey into European socialism will accelerate for the next four years. Then we will nominate another moderate in 2016 and lose again.

  • DecentAmerican

    As they say, Romney supporters sign the front of checks, while the O supporters sign the back of checks.

    Who supports a productive nation?

  • crackermike

    I’ve got news for you Democrats and media. People that work have been saying this for years. This will help Romney, not hurt him. People know that this is the truth and it is quite often a topic of general discussion. The big Dems and Progressives also know it to be true and is exposing their tacticsod addicting people to welfare in exchange for votes.

  • Redhotchilli

    So it is ok for Biden to call Republicans “Squeeling Pigs” referencing to the move “Deliverence” or they will put you all back in chains.

    U.S. Population Reaches 314,395,013 on Constitution Day.

    9/18/2012

    http://www.usatoday.com/​news/washington/​2010-08-30-1Asafetynet30_ST​_N.htm

    More than 50 million Americans are on Medicaid, the federal-state program aimed principally at the poor, a survey of state data by USA TODAY shows.

    An increase could help President Obama and his party.

    A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll in June showed 55% of Americans with incomes less than $20,000 like Obama’s performance, tied for his best showing among income groups.
    http://www.usatoday.com/​news/politics/​2010-07-22-1Apoorvoters22_S​T_N.htm

  • SM-WI

    Here in central Wisconsin—where there are lots of Obama/Biden/Bozo’s signs……noticed a big “Obama” sign with a big X across it. As in history! Love it! No more needs to be said!

  • Multitude

    I loved NPR’s hand wringing this morning: Good heavens this is bad. Why this is a disaster! The only disaster affecting one of the campaigns (please do not look at the economy, criminally negligent State Department management, collapsed foreign policy, $16 trillion in debt, 12 to 17% real unemployment, inflation, dollar monetization, green energy corruption, Fast and a Furious White House coverup, etc behind the curtain) that we can report on! This is so bad, it doesn’t appear any campaign could recover from it.

    I know a nice chunk of Federal spending that can be completely cut without an impact to the tax paying public…

  • Clafoutis

    Talkingpointsmemo.com – check it out.
    Read the piece and comments related to the Mother Jones video.

    It will provide remarkable insights into the liberals Obots’ mindsets that are: helpful, enlightening, frightening, devastating, horrifying, provocative, pitiful, and the list of adjectives goes on and on.

    Democracy and free speech are double-edged swords. In the wrong hands, they will destroy the USA from within.

    Romney/Ryan: No holds barred!

  • Dubs

    “Bubba” you are a plant from the Obama Chicago campaign. I am getting tired of your gloom and doom posts. You do realize that your comments are only getting people like me (a MOM from NJ) more fired up not dispirited. Go back to Democratic Underground where you belong!!

  • pjean

    This was from June?! We have great folks who will flush out the person who released this video now. Romney’s response was exceptional. No apologies. Bravo.

  • pjean

    #21 Multitude

    NPR is wringing their hands more than we are. Gee, why’s that.

  • Where’s the MF money Jon?

    I would like to see an ad explaining to people on fixed incomes how Obama’s policies have devastated them.
    The president’s solution to his out of control spending is QE1, 2, and 3. What is QE? Devaluation. Thus, the price of gas, electricity, and food have skyrocketed. Who do the president’s policies hurt? The poor, the retired, the disabled.
    People will undertand this. It is a pocketbook issue a serious businessman can explain.

  • mg4us

    Romney should say that election is NOT about two different approaches but ALL ABOUT BARACK.

    OBAMA, with with handouts of Government Dependency is nothing more than
    OUR NATION’s Equivalent to
    the STREET CORNER CRACK-KING or DRUG PIMP. . getting folks high and addicted. . .

    What Romney wants is to help Those that are addicted to take control of their lives
    And live with the honor and respect they deserve
    By being responsible and capable.

    Say no to Drugs, No to Government Dependency, No to Obama
    NObama in NOvember!

  • DGarr

    Mr. Romney finally speaks from the heart.

    He will dismiss 47% of Americans as beneath his consideration. He will be the President of the 53% (or whatever percentage of the population votes for him.)

    This was no gaffe.
    A gaffe is when one misspeaks.
    This was not a mistake.
    Mr. Romney was telling it as he believed.

    For the first time, we hear a man speaking confidently, eloquently, because he is saying what he believes.

    Who knew. We had thought he was just a candidate uncomfortable with oratory. No, he was a man who was hiding what he really believed and unable to do it artfully.

    Yes, Mr. Romney has finally told the truth.
    And that is the problem.

    Goodbye, Mr. Romney.
    Go away.
    Go to your multiple homes, or to Switzerland or to the Caymans or wherever else you can be with your millions (or is it billions?)
    Go away and don’t come back.
    Please.

  • Lars

    Very Presidential indeed, keep it up Mr. Romney!

  • donh

    Yes Obama is a PUSHER….A Hopium dealer….He want the whole country hooked on being a beggar living off hand outs of one form or another. A short term easy life that leads to long term ruin .

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    in a free country no one has the right to what someone else worked for. welfare was never about charity or compassion or a desire to help someone in need. it is about political power. it always was and it always will be.

  • Amash

    It was put out now to cover her how incompetent Owebama is on foreign policy (actually I should say all policies). I read that Jimmie Carter’s grandson taped and released it. I’m sure they were holding it until October, but the mess in the Middle East forced them to release it and get the news on anything but the ME.
    What Romney said is absolutely true. Finally, he speaks up. All Owe worries about Is getting the 47% who don’t pay taxes out to vote or him.
    Because of this tape, the republicans have finally been energized. The LSM plays right into our hands the longer they keep this front and center. I hope they do That until Nov. 6 just to remind us to get to the polls and vote the loser and his pathetic wife out.

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  • randtruth

    The states that receive the most benefits are Red states; the states that pay the most taxes are Blue states.

    The 47% includes Social Security recipients, veterans, and the very poor.

    Romney is an idiot.

  • JimK

    The media keeps stepping on their schwanz. They have shown their true colors this election campaign and their credibility is in the toilet.

  • Sean

    Mitt’s looking at you East St.Louis!

  • Chris

    The Obamafawned media are actually helping Romney. Good job!

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  • Multitude

    Anyone remember the video leaked from the Democratic convention? You know, the one with all the convention goers being interviewed, saying “Yes, we belong to the government. I like a government that takes care of me. Someone needs to be the boss and make the decisions for us. Someone has to guarantee we’ll be taken care of.”

    Seems like that sums up any challenge to Romney’s statement, or as attorneys say in libel litigation: “Truth is a defense.”

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  • JEANIE

    What Romney should have knocked it out of the park with is, ‘it’s not the 47% of the people who are to blame for their situation, Obama built that’.

    Actually these statements are what we’ve been waiting to hear from Romney, down, dirty, absolute truths.

    More please?

  • derpHoft

    No JEANIE, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush helped build that.

    And to think that Romney will gain more electorally from these “moochers” than Obama.

  • Gary

    Dgarr

    And Obama was the president of everybody? Does a president of everybody sign into law a bill that more than 60% of Americans opposed at any given time?

    I’d explain more, but you’re not worthy of the education.

  • Gary

    Bill Mitchell

    I’m glad you’re on this site. I haven’t been posting as much as I used to, but I see you generally post pretty much what I would have said a lot of the time.

  • Sarah

    The thing that liberals don’t count on are people like me. I lost my job 1.5 years ago due to downsizing and restructuring. I couldn’t find anything other than part-time work which would not pay for daycare costs for my young son. So I’m a stay at home mom who has gone back to school to try and make myself more marketable when this horrid economy turns around. Last year, because of our circumstances, my husband and I paid very little, if any, federal income taxes. And you know what? i would rather return to the tax bracket we were in before and pay my “fair share” than stay where we are now. I HATE not working; feeling like I am a burden on society when I’m doing the best I can with the current circumstances. They mistakenly think that I enjoy this “gift” when the truth is I cannot WAIT to vote for Romney! I know that he can improve things by helping to create an environment conducive to hiring, not by offering me a bunch of freebies that I don’t want. I want to WORK. I want to pay for my kid’s health insurance! I want my dignity and I want real freedom, not some supposed freedom handed me by the government, whose sole intention is to keep me down.

  • Rhonda

    Obama has stuff like this all lined up so when something happens, say like the ambassador is gang banged and drug through the streets Obama has a bone to throw to the media. Our candidates punch the crap out of each other for the nomination and then they freaking turn into “gentlemen” to honorable to punch the other guy.

    Damn WE NEED SARAH! if romney can’t defend himself let Sarah do it for him.

  • American Woman

    DGarr and Bubba are Progressive plants. They are here to take the discussion in a different direction.

    I’ve seen the scum before. They come to destroy the blog. Its starts with 1 and slowly they add numbers.

    The far Left can’t stand sites like gatewaypundit, because they seek America’s demise and the end of our freedoms.

  • jeremiah

    No passion. Doesn’t realize how much he insulted working class poor. And now doubled down. Makes him very unlikeable. Doesn’t know how to level a charge effectively and make a negative stick nor has his campaign sorted through the dozens of political career enders of Obama’s and used any against him.

    Campaign is clueless. They should be attacking the president’s likeability.

  • Monkey Wrench

    #23 Sarah

    You are not a burden as long as you are only taking unemployment insurance. Just make sure you don’t cross the line and take food stamps or Medicaid. Then you are making the rest of us support your family, which is completely unfair. If you need food or medical care, ask your relatives and/or your church.

    Hopefully, you were responsible when you actually had a job and saved up for a rainy day.

    Good luck finding a job.

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  • stick up for ur rights…….

    im guessing everyone who is speaking makes 250,000 or above because thats what romney consider the middle class………if ur not rich than u just ass out yall better open ur eyes… and im a white guy but with common sense……
    smh

  • http://. WillofLa

    You notice that these remarks were made back in May, and Mother Earth News sat on it until the Obama administation called for it. The news media are all connected and are all working for the Democrat Party. When the Democrat Party needs some dirt on someone, one of their “political enemies”, they call around to see who has what, then they decide if it’s relivant for the time and this leaked footage was picked as it’s time to be given to the American public.

    A poll was taken about Romney’s remarks and 75% of respondents agreed with Romney’s pointing out that all of Obama’s voters that he said he probably couldn’t count on getting felt that they were all “victim’s” and that “government has a responsibility to take care of them”, and that 47% of those people are on Food Stamps. Well, we all know who he’s talking about…..Negros. And of those people most don’t work, other than those who were cut off from Welfare back when the Welfare Reform Act was passed, the rest who were about to loose their welfare payments when Obama was elected were put back on full benefits when Obama over ruled the Act and returned Welfare back to how it was when it was taking care of Blacks from craddle to grave.

    These people have always believed that they were victims of White racism. Jay Carney says that Obama doesn’t believe that all these people feel they are victims. That’s a damn lie because Obama himself has told them they were where they were because of White discrimination and racism, so what is Carney saying? We all know that they know what Romney said was true, but it’s the game they are playing. And Obama does believe that “HIS PEOPLE” are vicitms of White racism.

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  • mg4us

    The more one looks at the vid, the more it looks like a recording device was planted by the Dems at a Romney event. . if so, how is this different then what Nixon’s people did during Watergate?

    Could this be Obamagate?

    Videogate?

  • Kathy from Kansas

    I am one of those people who has paid no income tax for several years now (my farm keeps losing money). Though I’m not retirement age, I’m widowed, so I get social security, and since I have a farm, I get USDA payments. In other words, though I work, I am technically one of those “TAKERS.” But wild horses and waterboarding could not get me to vote for that monster, Barack Obama.

    I’d like to think that lots of other “47%-ers” are like me — that the 47 percent includes many people who care about decency, liberty and what’s best for America more than they do their own selfish, petty interests.

    If it could be arranged, I’d give up every cent I get from the government — hell, I’d give up everything I own! — to live in an America where unborn babies weren’t killed by their own mothers.

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  • mg4us

    Worse is that tape was edited and doctored
    http://not-yet-europe.com/2012/09/19/romney-tape-gap-not-recording-error/

    Can someone say Media-gate pr obama-gate?

  • Des

    I don’t expect much else from Romney, he only cares about half the people and says so himself. Oh and @mg4us in the full video he also “jokes” about how it’d be easier for him to win if he were Latino. OBAMA2012.

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  • dan

    Today September 20, 2012 , Missing and so called lost minutes is found and viewed on Fox News. It changes the entire context when viewed in total . The Mother Jones, on purpose, edited the tapes to deceive and misrepresent what Romney stated. This was his statement on Palestine and Israel peace. CBS, NBC, ABC and progressive media could then run with ” Romney does not want peace” headlines. A LIE!
    Therefor, I suspect the “47%” missing minutes is also an edited lie. Mother Jones should be ashamed. Look for more of this as time runs out to the vote.