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Romney’s 47 per cent: he doesn’t care about “those people”

“Those people”? Which people is he referring to?

No answer will be forthcoming, but it probably doesn’t matter.  I now think that Mitt Romney is well and fully done, like dinner.  Game, set, match, etc.  You can’t write off half the United States of America, and then expect to become president.

Barring some cataclysm that hurts Obama, I’d wager that’s that.

16 Responses to “Romney’s 47 per cent: he doesn’t care about “those people””

  1. Michael S says:

    Sure gives the Occupy folk some justification, dunnit?

  2. Ted H says:

    Two kinds of Republicans, millionaires and suckers.

    • Kelly says:

      Cons, too. Read Thomas Frank’s “The Trouble With Kansas” sometime. It’s all there. They reframed the debate from one of money to one of culture. When the economy was relatively good people voted for the party that praised Jesus the most. But that only works while the economy is good. Deep down most people know hr Republicans were ALWAYS the party of capitalist pigs like Romney. But using your mortgage like an ATM machine allowed folks to forget for awhile. A couple of wars helped too (until the USA lost them, and he wheels fell off the economy). Harper has done he same thing here. It won’t last either. Once the dollar hits $1.10 US and the non-oil export sector REALLY takes a beating nobody but Albertans and southern Saskatchewanians will vote Con.

    • Dan says:

      I’ve never heard it put so well and so succinctly.

    • Sean says:

      hah! perfect!

  3. LD says:

    It is not game over by any means. Two things must be considered:
    1) There are a number of states (mostly swing states like Ohio and Florida) that have now enacted ‘voter-fraud’ measures that require photo id to register / vote in November. This has mostly affected senior, Latino and African American voters.
    2) Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu would very much like a Romney win. He is the wild card that can wreck havoc going in to the final weeks of the campaign. Imagine how an Israeli air attack on Iranian nuclear research facilities would reverberate in the US. Obama’s nightmare fer sure.

  4. dave says:

    Sometimes I think that polls, gaffes, campaign moves…or even policy, take a back seat to what the Citizen’s United decision might mean in the actual vote.
    I also take the point of the person above who mentioned all the ‘voter fraud’ stuff going on down there.

  5. jack says:

    And now we see that the bulk of the 47% of people who paid no federal income tax are from states that voted for John McCain in 2008. So, in fact, these “dependent people” are mostly Republican.

    Once that news comes out and he has to explain that little factoid, it will be a tough go. The independents will win or lose this for him, and with these comments he just does not seem to be prepared to be the President of the USA.

  6. deb says:

    exactly, Obama knows he will be putting his foot, or his hoof in it, over and over…he has truly cooked his own goose, and unless they make it illegal for anyone who earns under a million dollars to vote, obama will be re-elected. I wouldnt put it past the republicans to give that strategy a try…americans…only the wealthy are capable of making sound decisions during elections;P

  7. Nick H says:

    Actually its completely false. 80% of Americans pay income tax over the course of their life. Of the 47% who are not currently paying income tax many are either students who will go on to make large salaries or retirees. There are also many people who are simply having a bad year or struggling to start up a business. In fact the deep irony here is that many of those 47 percenters that Romney is dismissing will actually be voting for him come election day.

    The idea that half of America never pays income tax isn’t just wrong… its deluded. A very quick look at the actual numbers will tell you that there isn’t a hint of truth to it.

    I’d love to see Romney go to a Florida retirement community and explain how they are all moochers, or drop in at the local business school so he can tell those hippies who don’t pay any income taxes to get a job.

  8. LD says:

    HUH!?? – “… you overlook one simple fact. Everything Romney said is true. ”

    Please .. please tell me that you vote Liberal!!! Wow!

  9. Ted H says:

    If Mitt’s tax returns, the ones he won’t release, show that he paid no income tax then the logical assumtion is that he will be voting for Obama.

  10. Ted B says:

    Actually it is not very true at all James.

    - Almost every American pays taxes and the poor pay a larger share of their income in taxes than the wealthy. Though it is roughly true that 47% don’t pay income taxes.

    - Even with that 47% though, just as many of those are Republican as Democrat. Seniors, war vets, etc. who don’t pay taxes and rely upon the government.

    - Put a different way, there is no direct relation between those that don’t pay taxes and voter affiliation.

    - Similarly, there is no direct relation between those who are dependent on the state and voter affiliation. Consider the unbelievably ironic Tea Party slogan of “Keep your government off our medicare”. Seniors, vets, charities, oil companies, schools, corporations of all sorts rely upon government but a lot of them vote Republican and none of them consider themselves “victims” or supporters of Obama.

    - And then there are all of those who are so wealthy they’ve squirrelled their money off-shore and pay no or little income taxes, like Romney, and they are definitely not Obama supporters.

  11. Tim Sullivan says:

    Everything is true? Do you ever get tired of generalizing and being wrong?

    The overwhelming majority of voters who back President Barack Obama do so because they are dependent on government, victims and believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing?

    Where is YOUR evidence, JamesHalifax, that this is accurate?

  12. deb says:

    lol…priceless:) and mitt is such a flipflopper he just might forget who he promised his vote to;P

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