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Hasselbeck Gets Behind Romney, Warns America May Soon be Celebrating 'Dependence Day': VIDEO


The ladies of The View discuss the Romney '47 percent' video.

Says Hasselbeck: "I also think there's a general feeling that with more and more people becoming dependent on government that by next July we could perhaps be celebrating "Dependence Day" and not "Independence Day" in this nation."


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  1. I dont understand why anyone watches that show.

    Posted by: aneas taint | Sep 19, 2012 12:00:31 PM

  2. Hasslecrack is a mess. No brain cells in that bubbly little head but f'able for all those straight idiots in the world.
    What a tool!

    Posted by: SFshawn | Sep 19, 2012 12:01:35 PM

  3. I bet she spent all night thinking up that quote. And then she called her family to run it by them to see if it sounded buzz-worthy.

    Oh Hasswelbeck. You rich white privileged footballer's-wife.

    I get it. Different women. Different points of View. But why exactly is there a need for the Rich White Heterosexual Christian Republican's point of view on television? Folks like Hasselbeck are the reason the GOP base remains dedicated to voting against their own best interests - it benefits Hasselbeck for those po'white-trash folks to vote GOP. but not themselves.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Sep 19, 2012 12:03:43 PM

  4. Not so surprising. She's your typical heartless right-wing Republican who cares more about the rich than anybody else.

    Posted by: shle896shle | Sep 19, 2012 12:06:31 PM

  5. LittleKiwi: Did I ever tell you that you're one of the smartest commenters?

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 19, 2012 12:07:34 PM

  6. Btw what made her think that she could open her mouth?

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 19, 2012 12:12:03 PM

  7. "I worked hard to get famous by randomly landing a spot on a popular reality show, and then married rich. Why is everyone else so lazy?"

    Posted by: mike8787 | Sep 19, 2012 12:12:09 PM

  8. WHY did Kristin Wiig have to leave SNL? We need another of the oh so accurate parody of the rants that Hasselbeck goes one.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Sep 19, 2012 12:14:53 PM

  9. another one living the "Privilaged Life" dare preachers to others??? Hey Elizabeth - STFU

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Sep 19, 2012 12:14:56 PM

  10. Like a petulant child

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Sep 19, 2012 12:25:05 PM

  11. Typical Hasselbeck. Nothing new here to see. I am always disgusted at how easily Sherri Sheppard plays devil's advocate. Know your audience? Obviously he didn't know his audience because at least one sold him out. So her political advise as a mediocre comedienne is to pander to the sub-groups behind closed doors regardless of how much you contradict your previous policy. Brilliant Sherri.

    Posted by: MikeSin | Sep 19, 2012 12:27:01 PM

  12. the reason so many people are becoming dependent is because of the growing income inequality and lack of mobility. Hassleback is reality TV star who got rich on TV why on earth would anyone expect her to have any depth of understanding of anything even slightly layered or complicated ?

    Posted by: paul | Sep 19, 2012 12:29:53 PM

  13. It frustrates me that every one of them missed what I think is the real point. Federal income tax is different than Payroll tax. 67% of the 47% not paying Federal income tax ARE paying Payroll tax. The rest are retired on a fixed income or simply too poor.

    So implying that nearly half the country is somehow on welfare or otherwise dependent on the government for assistance because they don't pay that PARTICULAR tax is absurd. It bugs me that this point is not being made more clearly and more often.

    Posted by: Cris | Sep 19, 2012 12:30:41 PM

  14. What do you expect from an anti-gay Christian? They will say anything to destroy who ever they think they need to destroy or support the ones they think they need to support. She tried to save her ass by saying we are all for freedom but for the anti-gay Christians they do not include LGBT people in that freedom, if they had their way the 47% would be put in concentration camps and killed, which is what Hitler did to the people he did not like, Jews and homosexuals.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 19, 2012 12:33:11 PM

  15. It depends on what you mean by "dependent". Everyone depends on the govt. for some things. The typical person, though, always gets back less than they put in to the system, as with casinos. The number of actual "winners" are few.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 19, 2012 12:37:56 PM

  16. So Hasselbeck endorses Romney? That's a bit like getting an endorsement from Dora the Explorer.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Sep 19, 2012 12:38:19 PM

  17. Here's the thing that mittens and the rest of that party don't get. Or do they not wanna know ? or are they just butt-level stupid? I can't tell. A significant portion of Mitt's described 47% DO vote republican. And myself, and most everybody I know in life, are members of the other income tax paying 53 and will NEVER be available for a Repub vote, given the current mix (ugh) of the party. So exactly what delusion is he living under ? And don't get me started on the fact that my marginal tax rate is double the mittens.....

    Posted by: BillinSonoma | Sep 19, 2012 12:44:04 PM

  18. It must b nice to be a talentless loud mouth who goes on a reality show, "Survivor," and for whatever inexplicable reason, garner the attention of an ABC executive and given a job talking about stuff for which one knows absolutely nothing, and get paid more money than most people in America make.

    There is nothing so unattractive as a man or woman who behave as though all their lucky breaks were entirely of their own making. Actually there is: a self-righteous, judgmental woman is prteey hard to take, and all these attributes fit Ms. Hasselbeck to a "T."

    Posted by: Ricco | Sep 19, 2012 12:44:16 PM

  19. Wait - this show's still on?

    Posted by: Brian | Sep 19, 2012 12:48:19 PM

  20. So funny. She even looks like a younger Ann Romney. If only ABC would use her much more sparingly. We did get tired of her quite some time ago...

    Posted by: hugo | Sep 19, 2012 12:52:35 PM

  21. Everyone is dependent on government - without it even most of the rich would soon be quite poor. Virtually everyone pays taxes. The percentage of people not paying federal income taxes ( as opposed to payroll taxes) is just a sign of the haves and have not society we have created - largely due to Republican policies. All but the 8% unemployed are working - they're not dependent victims, they are pulling their weight. It only points out how important it is for the rich to pay their fair share.
    America is unique in that it has so many taxing authorities. In recent decades congress has forced states and localities to pay more - so it would tend to reduce the number of people that pay federal income taxes. The largest federal beneficiary programs are paid through payroll taxes - these are paid by everyone except some retired persons and the unemployed.
    Given that thousands of the people/families who don't pay taxes are quite rich (and he may be such a person in certain years), he just adds insult to injury. It's disgusting.

    Posted by: Markt | Sep 19, 2012 12:54:01 PM

  22. If I had her money, I wouldn't worry about being dependent on anything or anybody. It's a shame she doesn't understand what most peoples' lives are really like. Who listens to her anyway?

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 19, 2012 1:02:06 PM

  23. I, too, think it's obnoxious Republicans are ignoring the fact the majority of that "47%" are REPUBLICANS. Most of the poor states, the ones that are on welfare and aren't paying those 'taxes', are red states.

    Democrats tend to be better educated and thus are employed and NOT living off of welfare.

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 19, 2012 1:09:44 PM

  24. btw, are there any people with money who are vocally supporting Romney that did NOT get their money from their rich parents or earned it by laying flat on their backs?

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 19, 2012 1:11:36 PM

  25. What my 95 year old grandmother says about Hasselbeck "I've never heard anyone talk so much and say so little."

    Posted by: Laura | Sep 19, 2012 1:16:32 PM

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