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  •  The Gaffe-Mobile (5+ / 0-)

    Using an auto metaphor for the son of an auto company. How far back would we need to look to find something untoward uttered by Romney?

    1. "Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human beings, my friend." —Mitt Romney to a heckler at the Iowa State Fair who suggested that taxes should be raised on corporations as part of balancing the budget (August 2011)

    2. "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." –Mitt Romney, using an unfortunate choice of words while advocating for consumer choice in health insurance plans (January 2012)

    3. "I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there." —Mitt Romney (January 2012)

    4. "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. ... My job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." -Mitt Romney, in leaked comments from a fundraiser in May 2012

    5. "It's hard to know just how well [the 2012 London Olympics] will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting. The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging." –Mitt Romney, insulting Britain on the eve of the Olympics by suggesting the country is not ready, NBC News interview, July 25, 2012

    6. "He [Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people." —Mitt Romney at a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 8, 2012

    7. "I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back." –Mitt Romney, –Mitt Romney, on the American auto industry, despite having written a New York Times op-ed in 2008 titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," in which he said if GM, Ford and Chrysler got a government bailout "you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye"

    8. "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised." —Mitt Romney, speaking about his Michigan roots during a rally in Commerce, Michigan, Aug. 24, 2012

    9. "I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed." —Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney's net worth is over $200 million.

    10. "I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love." –Mitt Romney (January 2012)

    Hmmmm...not that far I guess.

    Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

    by TerryDarc on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 01:34:49 PM PDT

    •  WTF (3+ / 0-)
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      #10 is one hell of a word salad.

      If at first you don't succeed, vote Teapublicans out and try again. You have to be persistent if you want anything out of life.

      by Final Frame on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 01:50:38 PM PDT

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      •  Understand He Was Taking Lessons From Dan Quayle (1+ / 0-)
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        It's true. You can't make this stuff up.

        Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

        by TerryDarc on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 03:11:35 PM PDT

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    •  Don't forget this, most recent one: (1+ / 0-)
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      “My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico. . . and uh, had he been born of uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this. . . But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there for a number of years. I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”
      ROFLMAO

      You know, Mitt, sometimes I wish I'd been born a Jedi. Does that count?

      Real Democrats don't abandon the middle class. --John Kerry

      by Lucy Montrose on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 02:03:26 PM PDT

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      •  If It Walks Like A Duck, Talks Like A Duck... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...it's still a racist. I'm sure most of us have been in a room where someone will let off one of these overtly racist sentiments: well, now one of "those people" is running for president against the 1st black president of the US.

        Not a coincidence.

        Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

        by TerryDarc on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 03:13:20 PM PDT

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    •  Don't forget July 1,2012... (0+ / 0-)

      Willard is solidly behind every American having access to all the education they deserve and can afford.

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