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Romney's "Secret Video" and the Dem Politics of "Squirrel!"

Steve of CA Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 6:10 AM
He was talking about the 47 percent of Americans who do not pay federal income tax, and attributing all sorts of negative characteristics to them, the chief one being that they supposedly have a sense of self-entitlement, are irresponsible and will never vote for him. But who are these 47 percent? They are people who are retired, living on limited pensions, people who work hard but for lower than average wages, veterans of our wars -- in fact many of these people, perhaps half, are themselves Republicans.
wmou Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 7:08 AM
Dems pretend they do not know who Romney was talking about. 47% of americans are govt dependents and many more seem to want to be. Some of that 47% pay no taxes, and most always vote for democrats. Most of the elderly govt dependents will be voting for Romney.
Dems want to pretend that there are not millions of americans who vote democrats because they want more govt handouts. Dems will drop this issue today, because it shows that they support moochers.

Dems want a welfare state with most americans dependent on govt.
karpe diem Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 6:35 AM
how do you know? if they are why doesn't show in the polls? romney should be at 50 vs. obama at 45% if you are correct, but you are not.
The Common Conservative Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 6:34 AM
Being from California, where handouts are rampant and the entire State is becoming Greece in America, I can understand your angst. Facts suck don't they. Reality IS, that few "low income Republicans" are interested in taking government handouts. They would rather have a decent JOB and be able to use their skills and abilities to provide for themselves and to be able to PAY higher taxes. We DO get it. What your Godbama has done, is create a total belief that government MUST provide if you are "low income". Remember "The Life of Julia" and her dependence on government for EVERYTHING in life? Oh, wait, that was OBAMA'S touting of HIS Dependency Society, now wasn't it. Where is YOUR OUTRAGE on that one?

Do Dems help ppl get OFF welfare? or on?
Steve of CA Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 9:29 AM
What you do not get is that Romney was slandering everyone who appeared in these economic categories regardless of party affiliation. Basically he was saying that anyone who does not make enough money to pay federal income tax is a bu
Steve of CA Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 6:18 AM
In other words, Romney was not just insulting Democrats, he was also insulting Republicans in his own base. Apparently he mistakenly believes there are no Republicans in the lower half of income levels of our society, they are all upper middle class or rich. He is out of touch with his own party, which might explain his lukewarm support. And for all this talk about class warfare it is Romney himself who cast aspersions and dismisses nearly half of Americans simply because of their income level
Primus54 from Ohio Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 6:34 AM
Only if you base your opinion on the snippets of the vid being discussed. Not if you watch the entir vid.

Unfortunately... most voters who rely on sound-bites and MSM journalists are ill-informed.
jdouglas Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 2:36 PM
It makes no difference what political affiliation is claimed, multiple generations have been conditioned (mainly through Government Schools) to believe that they are entitled. They deny any personal accountability and demand the Nanny State keep their trough full.

These folks will never vote for a Presidential (or any other office) candidate who even hints at the individuals responsibility (as well as his right) to insure his future - without Government assistance

Success or failure is solely the responsibility of the individual- WITHOUT ANY GOVERNMENT IMPEDANCE and certainly without government support: i.e. money forcibly taken from those who succeed and given to failures: those too stupid and/or just plain lazy to work and plan for...
same10 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 3:36 PM
SS was taken from us, like a gun to the back. Now, we want what's rightfully ours. Guess one should take care of ones-self, and let the Gov't take the absolute minimum. That SS$$ is being given to folks that never gave 5 cents to the plan. Why are we giving all that money to foreigners? The plan needs to be re-evaluated.
Democrats need to change their party mascot from the donkey to the squirrel. They divert the media's and the electorate's short attention spans with fleeting, fuzzy objects -- like the main canine character in the animated Pixar movie "Up," who was easily distracted from his main thoughts and serious duties by every last little moving trifle.

Embassy attacks? Quick, find a squirrel! Warnings ignored? Squirrel! American troops killed by long-plotting jihadis exploiting security weaknesses? Squirrel! First Amendment sabotage by White House officials in the name of political correctness? Squirrel! Chronic joblessness, high gas prices, exploding dependency? Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel!

As Election Day draws...