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Ohio Voters Praise The Romney They Think They Know: VIDEO


Chase Whiteside braved the swing state hell of Ohio to talk with Mitt Romney supporters about why they're supporting the Republican presidential candidate.

"He's a family man. He's a Christian. He doesn't believe in abortion; he doesn't believe in homosexuality and let me tell you, I believe in God and God is going to make sure Mr. Romney wins," says the woman pictured above.

Watch the rest AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Here are some real world numbers of the past 3.8 years that the president can’t spin:
    • Women in poverty has skyrocketed to 17,000,000, up 800,000
    • 7,500,000 women are in extreme poverty,
    • 25% of Hispanic women are in poverty
    • 2,500,000 women over 65 are in poverty
    • Most of the job losses under Obama have been women (780,000), who have now left the workforce
    • Official black unemployment rates are 14.4 (actually much higher)
    • Official black youth unemployment rates are 40%
    • Official Hispanic unemployment rates are 11 (actually much higher)
    American Blacks and Hispanics have been led down a dangerous path by the Pied Pipers of the left. Their only hope for a brighter future is to reject the new plantation bosses of the Democratic Party and to move to traditional American values and politics, which provide personal liberty and economic freedom for all.

    Posted by: George | Nov 4, 2012 2:44:20 PM

  2. because you'll be needing them!
    Democrats have so much respect for minorities: Democrats fought Abe Lincoln when he freed black people from slavery. A Democrat drove the "Trail of Tears". Democrats came up with Jim Crow laws. Democrats opposed women's suffrage. Democrats developed abortion and birth control as a way to lower the population of minorities. A Democrat threw the Japanese in internment camps. A Democrat ordered the Tuskegee experiments. Democrats filibusters civil rights bills in the 1960s. And today, Democrats keep blacks and other minorities from reaching their potential by enslaving them in economic disparity and government dependence. Need I say more, it’s easy to see who the real racists in this country are!

    Posted by: George | Nov 4, 2012 2:46:05 PM

  3. Also, my parents are siblings. Can you tell?

    Posted by: Milt | Nov 4, 2012 2:49:56 PM

  4. And my family of Klan members who vote republican are great. Sure, they hate me for being gay, but not as much as they'd hate me for being a liberal.

    So I say things against the Democrats and my dad pretends to be less-ashamed of me. At least for an hour or so. Then I get the hose again.

    Posted by: George | Nov 4, 2012 2:51:36 PM

  5. Where do trolls like Milt/George (who I assume are the same person) come from?

    Posted by: MateoM | Nov 4, 2012 3:13:33 PM

  6. Hey Milt and George. Seriously. LITERALLY. Drop dead. You'll be doing the world a favor.

    Posted by: Caliban | Nov 4, 2012 3:15:18 PM

  7. And when Romney loses she's going to worshipSatan.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Nov 4, 2012 3:17:15 PM

  8. The Republican reliance on 'snapshot-facts' (see Milt and George's posts for examples) should be enough to discredit them.

    My mother will say something like, "well, unemployment was 7.8% when he took office and it's 7.9% now. Does that sound better to you?"

    And, if only known in its snapshot form, she'd be right. 7.9 > 7.8.

    But to simply use data points as topics of discussion without also analyzing the macro trends in play is dishonesty bordering outright lying. Unemployment was above 10%. Thank who you wish for its decline, but things have most certainly gotten better under this President.

    Fox News is truly causing people to regress mentally. This may be a movie of cherry-picked spokespeople, but I know this regression firsthand.

    My parents aren't stupid people, but that news network has gotten them to become climate deniers. It's gotten them to think Libya is the biggest conspiracy and foreign policy failure in the history of this country. Fast and Furious used to be a big deal, but now they're over it, since neither black guy could be ultimately blamed. This network has taken all their rational and critical thinking, all the history they were ever taught in school, and morphed it into some pre-packaged, rabid-dog, always emotional, think the country is going to end of O is reelected, zealotry infused talking points that they believe are their own (but unfortunately, they sound like every angry old white person with a blog).

    It's downright terrifying to think a news network can create a population of terrified, irrational people.

    Posted by: kp05 | Nov 4, 2012 3:26:46 PM

  9. You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things.

    Posted by: Tristram | Nov 4, 2012 3:37:47 PM

  10. George is right, though:

    It's easy to see who the real racists in this country are!

    Posted by: KevinVT | Nov 4, 2012 3:39:42 PM

  11. I have every confidence and am greatly looking forward to gloating after President Obama is re-elected. All while sipping a nicely chilled glass of sweet conservative tears.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Nov 4, 2012 3:56:16 PM

  12. @KP0S...you and I are in the same situation and my parents have done the exact same thing.
    The only thing I might point out to you is that you imply Fox is a "news network"...and it's not. It's "political commentary", nothing more....and when it comes from the extreme right...it's actually hate speech. In Canada...Kiwi said...this is not even legal programming.

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Nov 4, 2012 4:21:40 PM

  13. There's stupid people everywhere.

    Posted by: Kyle | Nov 4, 2012 4:34:46 PM

  14. @MILT & GEORGE: the historical pasts of the Republicans and Democrats is true -- what is more telling, however, that NO ONE has been able to provide an example of something the Republicans have done for minorities in the last FORTY FIVE years !

    Even the

    All you're doing is showing just how far the Republican party has drifted from its genuine progressive roots, into racist Christianist Tea-bag land.

    Posted by: Strepsi | Nov 4, 2012 4:41:18 PM

  15. @Kyle, no doubt, it's just that they're in higher concentration in some areas.

    Posted by: Oliver | Nov 4, 2012 4:42:30 PM

  16. Fairly certain I spotted Milt & George in the video.

    Posted by: Oliver | Nov 4, 2012 4:44:17 PM

  17. Ok Milt, troll that you are
    - 30 plus months of steady job growth, unemplyment is about 25% lower than the last Republican President
    -49 Million on foodstamps a direct result of the economic crisi caused by the last Republican administration
    -5.5 million homes in foreclsouse again a direct result of the policies implemented during the last 2 Republican administrations
    -$4,500 drop in househod income, is a sympton of the great rescession that was caused by the policies of the last Republican administrations
    $5.5 trillion dollar in new ddebt a direct result of the tea party and Republican pledges to Grover Norquist and their refusal to consider taxing the wealthy at marginally higher rates, 38.5% instead of 35% on income over several hundred thousand dollars
    -$716 billion in medicare cuts 100% false, that is an out and out lie, that money was shifted to benefits and the medicare trust fund so it will be solvent through 2024
    -$1.9 trillion dollars in new taxes is the result of the Bush tax cuts expiring; those tax cuts never should have been put in place in the first part, particularly when Bush & Co were plotting and planning lies to get us in to the longest and costliest war in our history that has only incfeased our exposure to terrorsits groups.
    - The President has zero impact on gasoline prices, unless of course you want to see a return to the socialist policies of the great republican standard bearer Richard Nixon and the wages and price controls of the early 70's

    You are right Bush didn't build it, Bush wrecked it and drove it into the ground.
    Romney can't deliver on any of his promises except to reduce taxes for people like him and screw over people like you so bend over and grab your ankles Milt, Romney's and Ryan are goin' in dry

    Posted by: NwYrkr | Nov 4, 2012 4:46:06 PM

  18. When Obama wins, that woman is going to say that Satan did it. Mark my words. It will never occur to her to realize that what's she will be saying is that Satan is more powerful than (her) God.

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Nov 4, 2012 5:05:56 PM

  19. Whatever happens on Tuesday, the Mormon church clearly came out ahead in this campaign. Their church has been reviled as satanic by evangelicals and conservative protestants since it's inception and now they're suddenly embraced as "christian"- even removed from Billy Graham's list of cults- simply because of politics. The religious right does not see the irony in deriding Obama (a protestant) as evil while embracing Romney (A Mormon) as a fellow believer.

    Posted by: DANA | Nov 4, 2012 5:13:31 PM

  20. Shouldn't they have a senility test in order to vote?

    Posted by: Michael | Nov 4, 2012 5:17:27 PM

  21. Women are very homophobic in general. Not all of them but enough to make a difference.

    Posted by: jason | Nov 4, 2012 5:57:14 PM

  22. I heard about this first on AMERICAblog, and it freaked me out. I never felt such disbelief and dread from a 9 minute video in all my life. Take, I have never and will never watch 2 girls 1 cup though.

    Posted by: Alexx | Nov 4, 2012 6:41:31 PM

  23. If you need proof that the USA is a Center-Right nation, look at the fact that a flip flopping empty suit on the right is running neck in neck with a competent president who inhereted a bad situation and has been making it better every day. The problem many liberals/progressives make is that we push our candidates too far to the left and cause their defeat. This agnostic "prays" that will not happen this time. However, I am old enough to have voted for: Presidents Humphrey, McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis, Gore and Kerry and weren't they all good progressive presidents?

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 4, 2012 7:01:15 PM

  24. This is very one-sided. Why does this guy not go and interview black people and ask them why they are voting for Obama? And if they say because they are voting for him because he is black "Chase" does not have a problem with that?

    Why doesn't everyone vote for who they want to vote for and shut up and leave everyone else alone? Damn.

    Posted by: Andy | Nov 4, 2012 7:12:11 PM

  25. Milt, those number you present are the legacy of the Bush administration. You are suffering from Romnesia.

    I grew up in Ohio and these folks are a pretty accurate representation of working class Republicans there. The woman raving on about Romney being a good Christian could be my drug-addled step-mother. Seriously, I had to do a double take.

    Posted by: John in Bend | Nov 4, 2012 8:19:18 PM

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