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“These people”

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  1. September 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

  2. 4 proudmemberofglobalzero
    September 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Wow!

    • 5 Grab a Mop Grace
      September 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      It is inconceivable to me, that people will actually vote for Mitt Romney…lots of them.

      Obama/Biden 2012

  3. September 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Welp, I guess I know what my next TPV piece will be. I hope to have it done by this evening and up tomorrow. And to think I was just going to lurk and take it easy today.

    • 7 LunarSea
      September 17, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      no rest for the weary.

    • 8 gn
      September 17, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      Additional tidbit (forgive my repetitiveness, as I said this twice in the thread below): Per Mitt Romney’s mom, his own dad received “welfare relief” when that family immigrated from Mexico (where they had fled the US’ anti-bigamy laws). It says so much about Mitt Romney that being born with a silver spoon that his dad clearly didn’t have, he’d deride people for taking government benefits. His is the hideous face of unearned and unacknowledged privilege, and the lack of empathy which that engenders.

  4. 9 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    My stomach is churning with disgust for this cretin. He’s basically damning 47% of the electorate. These are hardworking people. How soulless and conscienceless can one man be?

  5. September 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    So my (Democratic) parents are lying about either (a) their taxes or (b) their voting behavior? Hmm…

  6. September 17, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Somebody should send this to ED, Rachel and LOD, because nobody is picking it up!

  7. September 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Bringing over from the last post, to counter that Tina Brown “Muslim Rage” cover:

    https://twitter.com/NJedwina/status/247812326877696000

  8. September 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    May that man never be my president – he would never think of all Americans as being united under one flag.

  9. September 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks to (whoever you are) that provided these video’s to MJ…you have done this country an incredible service.

  10. September 17, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Perfect segue for Harry Reid to start reminding voters that we haven’t seen Mitt’s (possible) zero percent taxes!

  11. 25 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Obama’s corrupt? That’s a new one from Romney, a new dishonest low. He is one despicable human being. Romney finally revealed, and it’s not pretty at all. In fact, damn ugly.

  12. 27 anniebella
    September 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Mitt Romney is a racists.

  13. 28 squarepeg
    September 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm

  14. 29 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm

  15. 30 LunarSea
    September 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    It’s all in the ground game. We vote like our lives depend on it. And for shame on there being such a high percentage of eligible AA voters who don’t.

    They may have given up but they need to be reminded that if Robme becomes pres (crosses self) they will fade even further into the background.

    GOTV 2012

  16. September 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm

  17. 32 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Shit has hit the fan for Romney on twitter. Journalists and news outlets are now tweeting about the story and linking to it. The story is receiving huge traffic and buzz.

    David Corn deserves a Pulitzer for the fantastic work he’s been doing exposing the real Romney.

    • September 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      You are correct that David Corn deserves an award, but why no coverage of this on tv? Are they trying to authenticate the videos? This needs to be played in loops like they did Rev Wright although this is straight out of #MythRomney’s mouth so it is much more devastating for Romney or it should be.

  18. September 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    twitter is having a heyday chewing up Romney and spitting him out. HAW!

  19. September 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    “you people,” “those people,” are all how people like Mitt Romney talk about us behind closed doors and it is disgusting. That man is a disgrace!!

  20. 36 squarepeg
    September 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm

  21. 37 hopefruit2
    September 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Here is Little Nate to tell us that the video is not all that important in the grand scheme of things.

    • September 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Just unbelievable.

    • September 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      I think it is different for Romney because his unfavorable rating is going up and his likeability is going down each day. This was not only one video, but a series of things MItt said while with the 1%. He cracked a latino joke and said that if “both of his parents were Mexican,” he would be having an “easier” time. He said many things taped that should sink the rest of his sinking ship.

    • 40 LunarSea
      September 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Nate’s game is numbers, not psychoanalysis – he has little to no authority in that regard and since he got his current gig, even his numbers have been askew far too often

      He needs to stick to what he does best and back away from the line

    • September 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      • 42 japa21
        September 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

        This is the key. Nate is probably right about the 90% figure, but it is the 10% that counts. PBO supposedly committed a gaffe with the “guns and religion” line, although ultimately people figured that he was actually emphasizing with people who were having a hard time with their lives and people came to realize that.
        This, however, is classic Romney and displays exactly how he feels about people. Plus, it isn’t really a gaffe, it is truly hi

  22. 43 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm

  23. 44 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I keep thinking of Miss Ann’s creepy shout out, “I love you women!” (well, not you women over there, not that half of you)

  24. 48 FormelyFRED
    September 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    don’t ya’ll think it’s funny how these videos just popped up on the net? Look at it from a racist republican’s point of view.When they listen to this garbage it will win them a LOT more votes from Conservatives who were on the fence in regards to Romney.

    What is these videos have been planted by Gop PLANT wanting to stir things up and get under OUR skin.If WE claim racism (which it is) ,the media will run to cover for Romney even more just like they’ve been covering all the dog whistling that has been going on for close to 4 years now and the GOP will rally around their Golden Boy

    We need to thread carefully.I just think this is very fishy,way too convenient at just 50 days from the Elections for Romney to be yapping like that so openly about so much.There is something weird that I can’t explain but I’m getting a vibe from this

    Only thing I could tell the President to run with is the 47% line that Romney yapped about.Romney did say he didn’t care about the other 47% but Potus should say he cares about ALL Americans

    see you later again.Got to finish work

    • 49 hopefruit2
      September 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Formerly Fred I actually wrote a comment very similar to yours but decided not to post it, because I wanted to first see how the RW sites are responding first.

      My initial reaction was skepticism and that this was a Romney campaign antic to shore up his Rabid RW base, and to pull in some naive, but confused “Independent” voters who do not want to associate with being called “Moochers” Romney’s words seem scripted and the peephole from which the camera lenses are peeking seem a bit too perfectly honed in on Romney’s face for it to have been accidental.

      We will see. This may be a media tactic to generate ratings and controversy. The MSM doesn’t really care who wins this election, so they will play the voters like fiddles if they can get away with it.

      • September 17, 2012 at 6:17 pm

        While I agree that the GOP is not beyond mindfucking, David Corn is an actual journalist. I trust that he wouldn’t get fooled by GOP psyops.

        • 51 hopefruit2
          September 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm

          True, and the Obama camp seems to be going along with it. It’s possible that they both know that this was leaked by the Romney camp in an attempt to shore up his rabid RW base, and have found a clever way to respond so as to make it backfire on Romney.

          • September 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm

            IF this was put out by Boston, it has failed even more spectacularly than the Libya remarks. I’ve been saying for a while that the GOP is on the precipice of being irrelevant. I just thought they’d put up a better fight.

        • September 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm

          Agree, LL. They’ve had almost a month to review the tape, interact with the source, etc. And, he’s rolling it out in doses, which is not an accident by any means. He’s going for maximum impact and we already know the contents of other parts of the video and they are very damning of #BainMitt. No way Romney would have ever wanted a comprehensive video of his real sentiments published at this time.

          • September 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm

            Precisely. As Hopefruit2 indicates, this MAY have been an attempt for Mittens to play to the base again. But, as with the the Libya comments, he miscalculated. Either that, or there is a mole in Boston who wants to take his boss down. Either way, it doesn’t play well with the moderates, who have now been told that they’re dupes for voting for Obama.

          • September 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm

            Exactly Bobfr. Mitt would not want voters to see him bragging about using child labor in China aka shipping American jobs to China as PBO has been saying. This is damning in my opinion. Workers in Ohio, Michigan, PA and elsewhere will not give him a pat on the back for admitting on tape and bragging that he sent jobs overseas to use child labor.

    • September 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      I suspect the videos will harden already existing presumptions.

    • September 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      This video did not just “pop” up though. It has been on YouTube since May, so I don’t see how it is some kind of conspiracy. Sometimes YouTube videos take a while to take notice. I first posted the portion from when he was bragging about child labor in China on Friday. David Corn has investigated the legitimacy of this, and posted the more lengthy video. Either way Romney needs more than his base to win. This garbage will only resonate with his base. They used Rev. Wright against PBO, but these are Mitt Romney’s words not anybody elses. I see your point, but this should not get a pass. He needs to answer to this.

      • September 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm

        Agree fully, Obamacrat.

        And, you are correct about the fact that segments of the video have been on YouTube for a while.

        As noted on the previous thread, UT & Chips originally brought all our attention on 24 August 2012 to one of the segments of this video that was posted to YouTube under the name ‘Rachel Maddow’:

        http://theobamadiary.com/2012/08/24/mitt-romney-admits-to-using-chinese-slave-labor-at-bain/#comments

        It achieved >70K views before MSNBC succeeded in having the account removed. Since then various other segments have been posted under names like ‘Anne Onymous’ 🙂

        One of the final comments that ‘Rachel Maddow’ posted before the account was closed included a statement that a longer version of the video existed and that “MSN” were being contacted to discuss full disclosure of the video and that the contents were going to be very revealing about #BainMitt.

        #PRESSON

  25. September 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    #47Percent

  26. 60 Dakota
    September 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Such an abomination! He just spoke a Latino group and now it comes out that he feels he’d win the election if the President’s parents were from Mexico! Way to shore up the Latino vote, Willard!

    • September 17, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Wait a minute!!!! Mitt’s grandparents moved to Mexico. His dad was a born here only to acquire US citizenship (anchor baby). His family is from Mexico. What’s he saying? So his own grandparents being from Mexico is not as impressive to them, than had PBO’s parents been from there? boing boing

  27. 62 Pamela
    September 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Click here if you will enoy seeing this mofo get what he deserves on November 6. And I don’t mean the WH! https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/Pamela

  28. 63 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm

  29. September 17, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Mitt Romney’s criticism of President Obama’s handling of the attacks on American outposts in the Middle East does not appear to have resonated with voters, according to a new survey released Monday.

    While 26 percent of Americans approved of Romney’s comments critical of the president’s response to the attacks, which left four American foreign service officers dead, 48 percent of those surveyed disapproved and an additional 26 percent did not voice an opinion, according to a poll from the Pew Research Center.

    Meanwhile, 45 percent of those polled said they approved of the president’s handling of the situation, versus 36 percent who disapproved.

    The Hill-

    ///
    So, Chuck Todd and Gregory can now Fuck off!
    That is all.

  30. September 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    #47Percent

  31. 67 donna dem 4 obama
    September 17, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    So are these so-called cable shows leading with this story tonight?

    • September 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Nope Donna not a peep out of MSNBC on Hardball or Rev Al show. My instinct tells me that they are trying to “authenticate” the content otherwise I don’t see what the holdup is. If they don’t report this we need to demand that they do. It is viral on twitter and I am seeing the video pop up more and more on FB.

      • 69 hopefruit2
        September 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm

        David Corn just tweeted that he will be on Hardball to talk about the video at 7PM!!! I’m really curious about the source 🙂

      • 70 donna dem 4 obama
        September 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm

        Thanks T, I guess I better get to twitter and start making them understand that the public needs to know what Romney thinks of 47% of the voters.

  32. September 17, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Clear enough ….

  33. 73 susanne
    September 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    it’s leaking into the mainstream; this is an item on google news front page:

    http://boingboing.net/2012/09/17/mitt-romney-says-47-of-americ.html

  34. September 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    David Corn is rocking it a 7p EDT on Hardball for those of you who watch it ….

  35. 75 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Hardball is live at 7:00PM ET. Freaking awesome.

    • 76 donna dem 4 obama
      September 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Okay good so he wasn’t on the 5:00 show?

      • 77 utaustinliberal
        September 17, 2012 at 6:29 pm

        Yep. He wasn’t on because the story was just breaking.

        • 78 donna dem 4 obama
          September 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm

          Fabulous! I don’t normally watch this stuff but I’ll make an exception tonight. I am furious about the racist things this man said in that video. This country needs to hear this for themselves. I expect it to be run on a loop and played over and over again for days. You know like they did our President 4 years ago.

    • 79 hopefruit2
      September 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      I saw on Twitter that ABC world news is also going to have a story about that tape as well.

  36. 80 anniebella
    September 17, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    The Florida crowd in Gainsville was pump up for FLOTUS. FLOTUS said that was her biggest crowd. Go FLOTUS.

  37. September 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm

  38. September 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    WHOA! Holy Shit! 10.750 people showed up for Michelle Obama today at UF-

    http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120917/ARTICLES/120919570

    Tweet that! Woof!

  39. 94 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I’m wondering about that long list of Obama fundraisers I saw the other night—-pages of them—–lots of lawyers and bsns. owners and educators and other high income people with hearts and brains——moochers too?

  40. 95 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Shit is hitting the fan.

  41. September 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    All I have to say is what an SOB! I am sure his mother was a nice lady but what was she thinking when she gave birth to him?

  42. 100 hopefruit2
    September 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    If FLOTUS decides to run for election in 2017, I have a feeling she can win…

  43. 105 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    ABC News and NBC Nightly News are covering the Romney video. ABC’s David Muir did a better job of letting Romney’s ugliness hang out. Chuck Todd as usual came to Romney’s defense by talking about Sen. Obama’s 2008 clinging to guns and religion statement.

  44. September 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Today, Mitt Romney Lost the Election

    You can mark my prediction now: A secret recording from a closed-door Mitt Romney fundraiser, released today by David Corn at Mother Jones, has killed Mitt Romney’s campaign for president.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-17/today-mitt-romney-lost-the-election.html

    • 113 utaustinliberal
      September 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Yep. Republicans are jumping a sinking ship. If the media does the job they are paid to do, this will be the death knell for Romney’s campaign.

    • 114 ChristiMTL
      September 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Romney Stands By Claim That 47% Of Americans Are ‘Dependent’ On Government | Responding to an undercover video showing Mitt Romney claiming that President Obama’s voters — 47% of Americans — are “dependent upon government” and “believe they are victims,” the GOP presidential candidate’s campaign stood by the former governor’s claim. “As the governor has made clear all year, he is concerned about the growing number of people who are dependent on the federal government, including the record number of people who are on food stamps, nearly one in six Americans in poverty, and the 23 million Americans who are struggling to find work,” Romney spokesperson Gail Gitcho said in a statement. RNC Chairman Reince Preibus agreed, telling CNN, “No, I don’t think the candidate’s off message at all.”

      • 115 LunarSea
        September 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm

        yeah, he’s worried about them. HA! Excuse me while I laugh my butt off.

        The only worrying he’s doing about them is how to disenfranchise them at the voting booth.

      • 116 daisydem
        September 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm

        If he is concerned about them because they are unemployed, on food stamps, impoverished and he wants them to be able to do better, why does he say on tape that it is not his job to worry about them (that 47%); am I hearing that correctly. Which is it?

      • 117 theo67
        September 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm

        Who wants a President who can never admit they’ve done something wrong. The neanderthals in the Republican party may appreciate someone who never apologizes, but those of us living int he real world detest people like that. Even children have to learn to apologize when they’ve done something wrong. It’s called learning manners and civilized behavior.

  45. 118 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Romney campaign put out a statement saying Gov. Romney cares about all Americans and his policies are designed to help Americans. I believe David Muir called it a weak statement.

  46. 119 squarepeg
    September 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

  47. 120 nathkatun7
    September 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    After watching the video clips, I have a strong suspicion that the person who gave them to David Cohn is working for Romney. I think this is another way the campaign is trying to energize the conservative base to turn out in large numbers. Except may be for us who are strong supporters of the President, I doubt that they will turn-off many of the so called undecided voters. The only good that I can see that may come from them is to increase the demand for Romney to release more tax returns to prove that he pays taxes; especially now that he has put out a claim that 47% of Americans don’t pay taxes–which is an absurd lie.

    • 121 hopefruit2
      September 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      I had a similar thought nathkatun7. There is someone by the username of “anneonymous670” who released the tape (before David Corn) on DKOS. That person also wrote a series of dairies with videotapes showing Romney saying or doing various things on videotape of 9 diaries on the same date (Sept 10) within a 20-minute time span. The person was troll rated and auto-banned by DKos users. All the topics of those tapes seem to center around race and class lines.

      I wasn’t all that satisfied with the segment on Tweety either. It seemed to be yet another dull rehashing of similar race/class discussions where this election is concerned. I’m skeptical, but I will continue to keep an open mind about this.

  48. 123 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Romney’s campaign is sinking.

  49. September 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  50. 126 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm

  51. 127 FiredUpInCA
    September 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  52. 128 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Hardball is LIVE NOW with the Romney video.

    • 129 COS
      September 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      Does anyone despise Andrew Mitchell as much as I do? She had to try and denograte PBO for what he said and try and make excuses for Robney said. Boy, I can’t stand this woman. Why was she on this show anyway?

      • 132 hopefruit2
        September 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm

        She’s a nasty hag. She instead tried to make it about President Obama going all the way back to 2008. Tweety focused her back on the issue at hand, which is Romney and his statements.

        • 133 nathkatun7
          September 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm

          By the way the President’s 2008 statement– the so called “cling to guns and religion” — was made in a sympathetic way about people who had been experiencing economic hardships. At no time did President Obama say that he didn’t care about “those people.”

        • 134 anniebella
          September 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm

          I knew you were talking about Mrs. Alan Greenspan.

      • 135 dotster3
        September 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

        She was in her usual Romney Rescue Mode. It was so obvious. She and Chuck Todd, who was doing the same on NBC Nightly News, are quite the duo. They are in the Romney NotSoSecret Service.

        • 136 Pamela
          September 17, 2012 at 7:22 pm

          Their guts are crumbling and falling out… What you may be witnessing is genuine fear.

          • 137 Pamela
            September 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

            ( I am still at work for another hour, and so of course am not watching any of it, just reading youse guys comments! Besides, you know how delicate my constitution is for this solar plexus ripping vibration ~ I am much better off interpreting through y’all steadfast and hardy Souls! )

  53. 138 squarepeg
    September 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    • September 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      That has been my exact impression since the very first time I viewed one of the segments of the video and has only been reenforced by all the other segments I’ve now watched several times. This IS Mitt Romney.

      • 140 Claire
        September 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        I agree, that was the most relaxed I have ever seen romney . He was showing who he really is.

      • 141 Nena20409
        September 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        So Joe Williams the former Politico Reporter who was fired for for speaking the truth was 1001% correct. Romney speaking people his fellow wealthy white folks was comfortable and even his Voice and tone was Normal….Not jumpy as he sounds on a campaign trail.

  54. 142 FormelyFRED
    September 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I hope the O campaign hits back with Romney using Government money for Bain and remind voters that Mitt Romney has NOT released ALL of his taxes(not just 2 years but 25 years worth of taxes) and that GOP has blocked ALL of Job Bills and go at Paul Ryan with Aynd Rand videos.I am NOT liking any of it.Not at all

  55. 145 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Mitt Romney thought the Politico piece would be the worst story of the week and now this. It’s only Monday folks.

    • 146 susanne
      September 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      🙂
      from the financial times (should be myth’s peeps)”

      ‘ Mitt Romney’s efforts to turn round his campaign were thrown off course after video clips emerged in which the Republican presidential nominee said Barack Obama could count on the support of 47 per cent of Americans who are “dependent on government”, do not pay tax and “believe that they are victims”. ‘
      ~
      ‘ The former private sector chief executive, whose message was that he was a problem-solver who could turn around the economy, now stands accused by some in his own party of running a disorganised campaign.

      “The very simple truth is that Mitt Romney has failed to close any deal with the voters and his message is so muddled no voter really knows what they are getting,” said Erick Erickson, an influential conservative blogger. ‘

      http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f1cb2792-00ea-11e2-9dfc-00144feabdc0.html#axzz26m28cjQ4

  56. 147 Pamela
    September 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I understand what Fred has said, and will say it occurred to me as well, part way through the viewing. But. As much as it would have been very difficult to tape only Myth’s ugly head through a tiny hole in a barrier, it could be possible someone on wait staff took a chance. Sure as heck his ugliness was portrayed in all its reality, and certainly his crowd was not very fired up; I could almost feel a sense of, ‘is this guy for real?’, maybe even some thinking ‘holy hell will break loose if any of this gets out those people in the ‘public’. There would seem to be no logic at all to have orchestrated this kind of truly despicable ugliness towards one’s fellow man and countrymen/women, just to let it seem as if it was leaked.

  57. 149 donna dem 4 obama
    September 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    There is no damn comparison!!!

    • 150 COS
      September 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      I agree. Also this Jim Van de Hyde(sp) character is saying that we don’t know how PBO will govern either. The problem with that statement is, we already know, because PBO has been in office for 4 yrs. He is spinning for Robney also.

    • 151 nathkatun7
      September 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      I totally agree with you donna! Any attempt to equate the two statements is pure deception. President Obama’s statement was empathetic trying to explain why people who have not seen their economic lives improve were skeptical of any change promised by politicians. Romney’s statement was dismissive, and it denigrated the 47% of the people who support President Obama. I support President Obama. I’ve been lucky to have worked for 48 years, including the time I was in school. I’ve paid taxes for all those years. And now Romney tells me that I support President Obama because I am dependent on government hand outs and don’t pay taxes. If Romney has been paying taxes why doesn’t he show us his tax returns and prove that Sen. Harry Reid lied when he said a credible person told him that Romney had paid no taxes for almost a decade.

    • 152 Claire
      September 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      I agree. Chris Matthews needs to watch this video… it’s another false equivalency. (After this election, I hope we can give that terminology a rest ;))

  58. September 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    #MittTheMoucher

  59. 154 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm

  60. September 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm

  61. September 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    NBC has a poll out tomorrow, any bets it has Willard leading?
    I would not be surprised, after they were all over the News saying this is a turning point(meaning the Arab Spring).

  62. 157 LunarSea
    September 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Well just went to the link Susanne provided above and this is what greeted me”

    Boing Boing
    404: Nope

    I tell you we much save these articles and clips because they get pulled way to often…..and quickly

  63. 159 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 7:34 pm

  64. September 17, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I think Romney broke twitter.

  65. 162 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  66. 163 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Looks like Romney was calling a lot of his voters “losers”——-he was unknowingly, I guess, talking about the red states

  67. 164 whatisworking
    September 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Hi everyone

    I lurk daily but rarely have time to post

    From CBS News

    Romney to campaign donors: Obama voters “dependent,” see selves as “victims”

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57514609-503544/romney-to-campaign-donors-obama-voters-dependent-see-selves-as-victims/?tag=stack

    includes 2 embedded video

  68. 165 whatisworking
    September 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    From ABC

    In Leaked Video, Romney Shows Disdain for Obama Voters, ‘Entitled’ ‘Victims’

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/leaked-videos-show-mitt-romney-unscripted/

  69. 166 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    The Last Word’s gonna be fun tonight.

  70. 168 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm

  71. 169 whatisworking
    September 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Video taken at Romney fundraiser stirs controversy

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/49066551/?__utma=14933801.460848495.1343440009.1347859753.1347925324.27&__utmb=14933801.2.10.1347925324&__utmc=14933801&__utmx=-&__utmz=14933801.1347599446.25.10.utmcsr=msn|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=bashir&__utmv=14933801.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Ccover=112=Landing%20Content=Mixed=113=Landing%20Hostname=www.nbcnews.com=130=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=186743336

    sorry for the icky URL it can also be fond at msnbc home page.

  72. 170 Dudette
    September 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

  73. 172 criquet
    September 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

  74. 175 Dudette
    September 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm

  75. 176 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm

  76. 178 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

  77. 179 Dudette
    September 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm

  78. 181 SAB
    September 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Just got an email from the campaign regarding the video…funny how things take off so fast.

  79. 182 hopefruit2
    September 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Here’s Erik Erikson (red state owner)’s reaction. Sort of makes me reconsider my initial thoughts that this “secret” tape originated from the Romney camp.

    • 183 FormelyFRED
      September 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      that fat douchebag reinforces my opinion that this was a Gop PLANT.We’ve been utterly fucking punked
      This has rallied the rabid Right FOR Romney

      bloody hell.I need to go have a walk.I hate being right.

      • 184 ctgirl7
        September 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm

        Matters not that he has rallied the right since he has offended the middle.

      • September 17, 2012 at 11:45 pm

        • September 17, 2012 at 11:50 pm

          That video will not ginny up the base. I think there is a growing list of repubs that will be sitting out this election and if this keeps going, they won’t just sit it out, they’ll actually end up voting for PBO. Of course, no complacency here,, OFA and supporters have their foot truly on the pedal to give PBO the support he needs from a Dem House & Senate.

    • 187 0388jojothecat
      September 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Yes, yes we do…..and it looks like YOU WILL!

    • 188 Nena20409
      September 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Was it Not Eric Erickson that was spouting about Romney over this weekend? I am sure the man is saying this to get his base to rally. Romney has said some of these things before. It can ONLY re-enforce hardened feelings.

    • 189 LunarSea
      September 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      His base is his base. This won’t change that. Really people, he gained nothing but to possible gin up his base and piss off everyone else.

  80. September 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    And willard’s CRACK campaign management team was ALREADY at each other’s throatspullin’ knives and messin’ their diapers over all their f**k-ups! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. September 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm

  82. 192 lamh35
    September 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Romney campaign response, not claiming the video is a fake, but this:

    “Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans struggling in the Obama economy. As the governor has made clear all year, he is concerned about the growing number of people who are dependent on the federal government, including the record number of people who are on food stamps, nearly one in six Americans in poverty, and the 23 million Americans who are struggling to find work. Mitt Romney’s plan creates 12 million new jobs in four years, grows the economy and moves Americans off of government dependency and into jobs.”

    Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/09/17/video-captures-uncensored-mitt-romney-at-fundraiser/#ixzz26m5ldg5B

  83. 194 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Ed is back. This is gonna be a good show. I can’t wait for Lawrence.

  84. 195 Dudette
    September 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

  85. 196 whatisworking
    September 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Sorry if this has already been posted.

    Mitt Romney: Extreme Makeover Campaign Edition

  86. September 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Oh boy. . . Ed is talking about the tape on Romney about the Chinese labor! Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up!

  87. 199 lamh35
    September 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    “RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Says Romney Was “On Message” Regarding 47% Comment
    The Republican leader doubled down on Mitt Romney’s statements that were secretly recorded during a private event.”

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/dorsey/rnc-chairman-reince-priebus-says-romney-was-on-me

  88. 200 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm

  89. 202 FiredUpInCA
    September 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Mitt’s central argument is that he can write off 47% because they’re moochers. He just needs to win 6% that comprise indepdents. We’re supposed to assume that he already has the Republican base in his pocket. Why are we to assume that? The polls show that Mitt has been losing ground since he had his convention.

  90. 203 Claire
    September 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Loving Ed tonight.

  91. September 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    To Nath & hopefruit:

    GOP strategists are gettin’ their spin on behalf of Mitt:

    “Rove on leaked Romney tape: “sounded to me like deliberate:”

    Top GOP strategist on Romney tape: “He actually sounds refreshingly direct and candid, which some people will really like.”

    P.S. UT Austin: I only use Google Chrome, and most of the time I don’t get the nice Tweet boxes that no doubt work 100% for Mac users. 😦

  92. September 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Three days after the first (domestic policy) debate.

    Bill O’Reilly just announced he’ll be doing a 90 min debate with Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart. Oct. 6. Streamed online.

  93. 207 squarepeg
    September 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

  94. 208 0388jojothecat
    September 18, 2012 at 1:54 am

    When your opponent is drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil.
    –James Carville

    I keep seeing Robme in the water and everytime he messes up, he’s grasping for the anvil that Team Obama keeps throwing at him.


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