‘An Open Letter To Candidate Romney’

An Open Letter To Candidate Romney by Sara Zacharias

Dear Mitt Romney:

I saw your video.

I saw you speaking candidly and off the cuff about me. Don’t get me wrong, I know that you didn’t mention me by name or anything, but we both know you were talking about me.

When you were talking about 47% of the population that is never going to vote for you because we are “dependent victims” who lazily live on government programs like food stamps, I can’t help but take personal offense. In fact, once you decided to lump in anybody who is never going to vote for you, you weren’t just talking about me, but many people I love, and about 90% of the people I know.

My children eat because of food stamps, Mr. Romney. Now, sir, I want you to picture a Wyoming cowgirl: a mother, a fighter, a righteous, determined, God-loving woman. A Rocky Mountain Grizzly Bear Mamma that would make Sarah Palin’s makeup-wearing pit bull shudder. Picture me staring you in the eyes as I ask you, “What business have you got talking about me and mine like that?”…..

Read the full letter here

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Thank you Japa

44 Responses to “‘An Open Letter To Candidate Romney’”

  1. September 21, 2012 at 10:20 am

    i’m sittin in first class eating lobster. feels good. 🙂

  2. 12 lisalovesobama
    September 21, 2012 at 10:20 am

    my letter:

    Hey Willard,
    You suck rotten eggs!!!
    Worst wishes, 47%

  3. 15 hopefruit2
    September 21, 2012 at 10:23 am

  4. 16 Proud Former White House Intern
    September 21, 2012 at 10:24 am


  5. September 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Abby Huntsman stickin’ it to Romney:

    • 18 hopefruit2
      September 21, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Abby Huntsman hates Willard with a passion. I also think she has a certain respect for PBO that comes through when you read her TL – it’s not what she says, but what she doesn’t say that makes me believe that. She makes many snarky disapproving comments about Romney and has virtually nothing remotely negative to say about PBO.

      Methinks she will either stay home or vote for PBO this November, and so will Papa Jon.

      • 19 57andfemale
        September 21, 2012 at 11:32 am

        One of the funniest/painful things to watch was Jon Huntsman trying to say good things about Romney a few weeks ago.

        Now, if he had true integrity he would have fought for the soul of his party and true bipartisanship, which he didn’t. But it was quite a thing to watch.

    • September 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

      She do realize her father supports romney, right?

  6. September 21, 2012 at 10:29 am

    New thread already. Lobster, it makes me want some Maryland steam crabs. TGIF.

  7. September 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

    In-person early voting opens today in South Dakota and Idaho, though ballots are already coming in from a handful of other states: Kentucky, Indiana and the battleground states of North Carolina and Wisconsin.

    • September 21, 2012 at 10:38 am

      The second sort of election starts much sooner. After Iowa, the closely contested states of North Carolina, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio and Nevada open their voting in October. In Colorado, nearly 80% of votes were cast before Election Day in 2008. In Nevada, 67% were.

      In those states, the campaigns are working to pinpoint potential early voters. Aides to Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney say they generally prefer when people they know are on their side vote as early as possible. In most places, campaigns can get daily updates from election officials about which voters have cast ballots. Once a campaign knows someone has voted, it can stop trying to reach them and focus on those who haven’t made up their minds or who may not show up to vote.

      In 2008, Mr. Obama’s campaign did far more than Republican Sen. John McCain’s to turn out voters early, Mr. McDonald said. That gave Mr. Obama a strong lead in some states going into Election Day. Mr. McDonald said high early turnout among registered Democrats coupled with survey data made him nearly certain a week before the election that Mr. Obama would win Colorado.

  8. September 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Oh dear, the GOP is almost ready to cry uncle. They see the storm clouds ahead for each of their races. HEE HAW.

    • 29 Linda
      September 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Yeah , but at what cost ?

      • 30 hopefruit2
        September 21, 2012 at 10:58 am

        It’s likely that if PBO wins, he will pick up seats in both the house and senate, making it much more difficult for the GOP to obstruct. And The obstructionism that characterized much of the last 3 years won’t work if the GOP is to have a shot at regaining the WH or some congressional seats in 2014.

        • September 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

          Yes, I think it’s still very difficult to predict but the dynamics will certainly change, depending on how badly the GOP loses up and down the ticket. Their tactics are being exposed to the full light of day and I believe most Americans beyond the crazy Tbaggers who get the brightest spotlight want to see the obstruction stop. The GOP has brazenly stepped on the third rail and a lot of people have had enough.

        • 32 57andfemale
          September 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

          We are not going to get a filibuster-free Senate, although I believe those rules are going to change (Reid’s biggest mistake was not doing that in 2010). gaining seats in the House helps, but they still control. However, movement in that direction is a signal that cannot be ignored, even by dumb Republicans.

  9. 33 Ladyhawke
    September 21, 2012 at 10:44 am


    The struggle to define President Obama

    By Steve Benen


    We talked a month ago about the “Pick a smear and stick with it” thesis, and it underscores what BuzzFeed is reporting on.

    At different times over the last four years, Obama’s detractors have said he’s a ruthless Chicago thug and a “wuss.” He’s a bystander who goes golfing too much and an activist president who engages too much. He’s sticking to the Bush/Cheney script on national security and he’s putting us at risk by abandoning the Bush/Cheney national security agenda. He’s cutting cherished entitlement programs like Medicare and he refuses to cut entitlement programs like Medicare. He’s too mean to Wall Street and he’s too nice to Wall Street.

    The Obama campaign tends to stick to specific themes, incorporating new information into the message matrix aides drew up a year ago, reinforcing larger arguments. The Romney campaign tends to act like small children playing soccer, running wildly to wherever they see a bouncing ball, whether it’s strategically wise or not.



  10. 34 sherijr
    September 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

    wow, Bucking Jenny said it all ~ her story is the story of many of us & she said it so succinctly & eloquently.. thank you for sharing this Japa & Chips… have passed it forward.

  11. 35 Don
    September 21, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Being lost in all the calamity surrounding the Romney campaign is poor little Paul Ryan. Just yesterday as he galloped of that naval battleship and into the arms of adoring fans, his arrival was trumpeted by all as a new dawn for the Republican Party. Ryan was labeled a serious minded person, with serious ideas concerning all things financial. Ryan is hot, young, and on the rise we were all told on that warm and sunny summer morning. Ryan was said to possess a strong character, a man who pulled himself up by his own bootstraps, never mind that those bootstraps were built by social security checks he received as a youngster, and never mind that he wants to do away with social security if elected. Still though, you’ve got to hand it to a guy that has the testicular strength to take away a person’s only means of support. Ryan now finds himself trapped in a vortex of his own making, President Obama is fond of saying you should take a person at their word, Ryan has repeatedly said what his plans are of social security, I think we should take him at his word, I mean it would only be fair to him if we did. Now comes word that hot sexy Ryan has started running campaign ads for his congress seat, better safe than sorry, I guess. I think Ryan has read the writing on the wall. These days I suspect Ryan sits in dark and quiet rooms saying to anyone that will listen, “What the fuck did I get myself into.”

  12. 37 hopefruit2
    September 21, 2012 at 11:03 am

  13. 38 xtine
    September 21, 2012 at 11:07 am


    “You know who it’s hard for? Michelle Obama. And she has handled herself with grace and dignity for four goddamn years in the face of some of the nastiest most racist attacks a black woman could be expected to face and continue to refrain from setting motherfuckers on fire.

    You think Michelle Obama could snap at a radio host and not be called all manner of names in the press the next day? However hard it is for you, it was twice as hard for Michelle Obama four years ago.”



    Wow. This is hard? THIS IS HARD????
    Fuck her and the horse she doesn’t actually ride.
    As you so genteely point out, Michelle Obama has had to deal with every sort of insult and abuse while working constantly at her (unpaid) position. She’s been wonderful. By far the best FLOTUS in my time and I go back to fucking Jackie O.
    The Romneys are getting on my last nerve. They do NOTHING to make the world a better place while they carp and bitch about how HARD it is to run for president. ((Meanwhile, PBO manages to do his job with great expertise AND campaign AND not whine about how mean everyone is. And shit, he KNOWS from mean.)
    I’ll be so glad when this election is done with and the Romneys can retreat into their entitlement and privilege and not bother the rest of us. –Beauzeaux

  14. September 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I look forward to the day when here in NJ, Christie’s approval rating will finally go down, up till know people have been blinded by his so-called “charm.”

  15. 40 eiresicilia
    September 21, 2012 at 11:12 am

    The tax breaks to the richest are not “the chairs on the Titanic”. A raise in the taxes is the LIFEBOATS. We see the record, We see what you’ve done. Who is calling the shots? Do you have no ethics whatsoever? The man who stated that their only goal is to make President Obama a one term administration. Why are they there? Mitch McConnell is a liar. This is ‘their response” to Romney’s 47% remarks. They vote against the veteran’s jobs bipartisan bill and STILL blame President Obama for not getting the job done. It is past time to throw these bums out!!! http://uneditedpolitics.com/2012/09/20/senate-minority-leader-mitch-mcconnell-floor-speech-if-we-are-in-charge-things-will-be-different-92012/

  16. September 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Powerful, powerful, POWERFUL letter! Romney is clueless!

  17. September 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

    This from First Read:

    “Forget Bill Clinton and Clint Eastwood: The biggest draw at the political conventions turned out to be Vice President Biden,” USA Today writes. “Nearly 15% of all TV viewers tuned in to Biden’s speech at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, more than those who watched President Obama and Mitt Romney, according to a new analysis by Nielsen, the ratings company. Biden got a boost from people over 55 years old, with slightly more than 27% of this group watching his speech on Sept. 6 accepting the VP nomination.”


  18. 44 Ladyhawke
    September 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Mitt Romney Finds A New Message: Only D.C. Insiders, Not The American People, Can Change Washington

    By Igor Volsky


    Mitt Romney touted the ability of Washington insiders and politicians to change the course of the country on Thursday, seizing on a quote from President Obama during a Univision forum. “I think that I’ve learned some lessons over the last four years, and the most important lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t change Washington from the inside,” Obama said. “You can only change it from the outside. That’s how I got elected, and that’s how the big accomplishments like health care got done, was because we mobilized the American people to speak out.”

    Romney appeared to disagree during a rally at Sarasota, Florida, telling the crowd that he will change the country — not with the support of his constituents or his base — but by bringing “Republicans and Democrats” together to implement his agenda:



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