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A Time for Truth, Not Word Games

AmyDB Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 2:36 AM
What far too many seem to either not know or wish to forget Romney's remark about the 47% was in response to a question from the audience. Romney also clarified the remark & the 47% as those who see themselves as victims & the government as the provider of all-good-things with no input or effort on their part. Here's the question from the transcript as provided by MJ.... Audience member: For the last three years, all everybody's been told is, "Don't worry, we'll take care of you." How are you going to do it, in two months before the elections, to convince everybody you've got to take care of yourself?
AmyDB Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 2:37 AM
here is the full answer up to where the video cut off.

Romney: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. And I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax.
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AmyDB Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 2:38 AM
Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. And he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people—I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independents that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not, what it looks like. I mean, when you ask those people…we do all these polls—I find it amazing—we poll all these people, see where you stand on the polls,
AmyDB Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 2:38 AM
I mean, when you ask those people…we do all these polls—I find it amazing—we poll all these people, see where you stand on the polls, but 45 percent of the people will go with a Republican, and 48 or 4…
Pat1392 Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 10:09 AM
And it was ended with ---those folks will not be swayed by lower taxes.
Perhaps now, in the wake of the heat that Mitt Romney is taking over the leaked four month old “47 percent” video, he can better appreciate the position of Todd Akin.

Romney is being accused of writing off “47 percent” of voters as not paying taxes and “dependent upon government,” who “believe government has a responsibility to care for them.”

Of course Romney’s words, recorded behind closed doors at a fundraiser, were not, as he admitted, well chosen. No candidate would call half the electorate dead beats.

But when Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin used...