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  1. Peter Hargmier says

    The 47% he is referring to are not the Democrat base – they are the people who do not pay taxes. Thing is, the vast majority of “47%ers” reside in traditionally red states in the deep south. So Mitt is calling his Republican base a bunch of freeloaders!

    Talk about foot-in-mouth!

  2. Ken says

    Sorry to say I believe there is some truth – some – to what he says, but ascribing the feelings of entitlement to the 47% who won’t consider voting for him is really arrogant. Unfortunately, there are millions of right-wing republicans who absolutely agree with him and I’m sure they think even more highly of him now.

    So Blorgon the Powerful will go down in history as the candidate who wrote off nearly half the electorate in his quest to win half the vote.

  3. Ken says

    Sorry to say I believe there is some truth – some – to what he says, but ascribing the feelings of entitlement to the 47% who won’t consider voting for him is really arrogant. Unfortunately, there are millions of right-wing republicans who absolutely agree with him and I’m sure they think even more highly of him now.

    So Blorgon the Powerful will go down in history as the candidate who wrote off nearly half the electorate in his quest to win half the vote.

  4. belo says

    Even prominent conservatives disagree with Romney and understand that most of the freeloaders are Republicans:

    “Who are these freeloaders? Is it the Iraq war veteran who goes to the V.A.? Is it the student getting a loan to go to college? Is it the retiree on Social Security or Medicare? … The people who receive the disproportionate share of government spending are not big-government lovers. They are Republicans. They are senior citizens. They are white men with high school degrees. ” — David Brooks (conservative columnist), New York Times

    “I disagree with Gov. Romney’s insinuation that 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims who must depend on the government for their care. … I know that the vast majority of those who rely on government are not in that situation because they want to be.” — Linda McMahon, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut

    Romney’s comments … are stupid and arrogant.” — Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard (conservative magazine)

  5. Mike says

    The truth is Mitt does want to be the king and religious leader who hides his tax returns because it shows the millions of dollars he gives to anti-gay hate groups who want to kill the gays and then put the other 47% in slave camps.

  6. says

    It’s kind of sad watching Jimmy Fallon trying to be funny, because he’s not.

    Even sadder that they have to use fake laughs for his show. NBC… we’re not tricked. We know those aren’t the real laughs of the studio.

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