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Obama Campaign Releases '47 Percent' Ad: VIDEO

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The Obama campaign is out with a video based on Mitt Romney's "47 percent" remarks.

We asked Americans what they thought about what he said to his donors. As one woman shares: "I don't think anybody's ever looking for a handout. I think that..we all want are chances and opportunities."

CarneyWH Press Secretary Jay Carney was also asked about the remarks today at a press briefing.

Said Carney:

"When you're president of the United States, you're president of all the people...What unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us...Setting aside what Gov. Romney thinks, I can tell you that the president certainly doesn't think that men and women on social security are irresponsible or victims. That students are responsible are victims. He certainly doesn't think that middle class families are paying too little in taxes."

Watch both, AFTER THE JUMP...

Also...geographically, where are the 47%? The Atlantic posts a graphic showing the highest non-payers of taxes are in red states.

Carney press conference:

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  1. To the woman in the ad who "just wants chances and opportunities":

    Honey Bunny, businesses have channeled loud and clear they're not hiring, not budging, until the socialist is gone. Quit being so stupid.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Sep 18, 2012 2:35:34 PM


  2. thurston howell romney is so done.............

    Posted by: steve | Sep 18, 2012 2:41:46 PM


  3. thurston howell romney is so done.............

    Posted by: steve | Sep 18, 2012 2:41:48 PM


  4. Markus, sounds like you are saying that our overlords are using coercion to influence an election to go the way they have ordained it to go.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Sep 18, 2012 2:51:36 PM


  5. Most of us were pretty certain Romney lost all hope of winning with his comments about the killings at our embassy. Now? I can't imagine that anyone honestly believes Romney can win after this.

    Posted by: jakke | Sep 18, 2012 2:57:39 PM


  6. @Markus: Really? "Honey Bunny?" What decade are you from?

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Sep 18, 2012 2:57:43 PM


  7. Watching the demise of the religious republican right is delicious!

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 18, 2012 2:58:40 PM


  8. Thanks Mittens...

    Posted by: John Normile | Sep 18, 2012 3:02:45 PM


  9. Outstanding video!

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 18, 2012 3:05:29 PM


  10. "Markus: Really? "Honey Bunny?" What decade are you from?"

    His first time voting was for the last good Republican president we had: Eisenhower...in both elections.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 18, 2012 3:07:40 PM


  11. Mitt seems to reach a new low with each passing day.

    What are the odds that he won't even be invited to the GOP 2016 Convention??

    He joins the ash heap next to failures Bush and Cheney.


    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Sep 18, 2012 3:15:38 PM


  12. Mitt seems to reach a new low with each passing day.

    What are the odds that he won't even be invited to the GOP 2016 Convention??

    He joins the ash heap next to failures Bush and Cheney.


    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Sep 18, 2012 3:15:40 PM


  13. Markus only breathes air that he personally cleaned because only socialists breathe the air that has been subjected to government pollution regulations.

    Posted by: steve | Sep 18, 2012 3:18:59 PM


  14. Sorry, but all these ads with that little melody at the end just play into the idea that we talk down to the Republican party. I am not sure what Independents will think of this but the Democratic party has long had the reputation for being condescending and again sorry but I feel like a lot of these videos are. People don't necessarily like the "duh" factor, I mean look how George W. Bush managed to win debates not just against Gore and Kerry but the amazing Ann Richards too.

    What is that saying, Republicans don't like Democrats because Republicans think Democrats think they're stupid and well Democrats don't like Republicans because...we think they're stupid. Often that shows and costs us votes. IMHO

    Posted by: Opinionated | Sep 18, 2012 3:26:24 PM


  15. Suddenly, the "solid south" and great plains are in play for the President. Will he reach the 400 electoral votes plateau? Hmmm.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Sep 18, 2012 3:27:43 PM


  16. "Honey Bunny, businesses have channeled loud and clear they're not hiring, not budging, until the socialist is gone. Quit being so stupid."

    If President Obama is a "socialist," Markus, he's a very bad one.

    The markets have more than double since Dubya's disaster. "Businesses" (aka the private sector) ARE doing just fine. Just because something that's "hecho en Mexico" is a lower cost to a U.S. manufacturing firm doesn't make our current leadership responsible for the mass corporate offshoring.

    Posted by: kp05 | Sep 18, 2012 3:32:59 PM


  17. I think Mitt could be elected President of that private club he spoke at.

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Sep 18, 2012 4:26:35 PM


  18. Republicans are so detached from reality! Businesses hire when they have sales, when their customers have cash in their pockets. Thanks to Bush/Cheney about three trillion was taken out of middle class pockets so now the businesses who depended on those customers are doing poorly. And as long as Republican policies are pursued they will continue to do poorly. You want a thriving economy? Then put money into middle class pockets. THAT is what a consumer society is. That is what China is becoming while we move back towards feudalism.

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Sep 18, 2012 4:32:44 PM


  19. @ ICOULDGOON, BUT I WON'T, that was perfectly stated in simple English that even a red-stater could understand. Markus, are you taking notes?

    Posted by: RONTEX | Sep 18, 2012 7:11:50 PM


  20. @Markus is a jerk.

    Posted by: Steve | Sep 18, 2012 7:36:07 PM


  21. 'Honey Bunny', if it weren't for Obama, there *would* be no car business in the mid West - despite all the Republicans saying that bail out would be a disaster.

    Oh, and if you think Obama is a 'socialist' by any reasonable definition, you need to take a basic political science class. A really basic one.

    Posted by: Tom White | Sep 18, 2012 8:05:56 PM


  22. Markus, you have no idea what socialism even is.

    Posted by: Robert K. | Sep 18, 2012 8:49:01 PM


  23. Romney is just plain scary...He's just not presidential material. It is really true that he just backs the big corporations and cares nothing about the middle class. It was the middle class that elected Obama and it will be the middle class who will re-elect Obama

    Posted by: elaine31347 | Sep 18, 2012 9:04:28 PM


  24. Is Towleroad so money hungry that they have to post anti-Obama ads on this site? The site with homosexual tendencies. Shame on you Andy Towel.

    Posted by: Andrew | Sep 19, 2012 4:09:58 AM


  25. Marcus, the current phrase is closer to "Honey Boo Boo", not "Honey Bunny". Try to join us in the new century. As for Mittens, I had toast for breakfast that wasn't as burnt as Mitten's campaign. Even if he shut his mouth from now until the election, he cannot undo the library of YouTube clips of him blundering through his cushy life. So comically out-of-touch, it is almost painful Almost.

    Posted by: millerbeach | Sep 26, 2012 3:13:39 AM


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