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Romney is putting together a pretty tight coalition of neocons, rodeo clowns, Cheney family members,and the sleep-til-11 still-living-at-home crowd. That's going to be a tough bloc to break up."
That was someone commenting under the nom de plume of "gramercypolice" on the Gawker website after reading the post about FOX NEWS getting punked.
Mission accomplished Mr. Rice. Who is doing the vetting over at FOX? They are almost as desperate as the Romney campaign these days.
"Field, where does the "coalition" of "rodeo clowns" come into play?"
Oh, that would be this guy. He thought that it would be funny to make ignorant and racial jokes about the First Lady of the United States at a public forum with thousands of tax paying Americans present. This was a rodeo clown's lame attempt at being funny. Honestly wingnuts, you really need to get some new joke writers.
Speaking of clowns, I see that Mitt's campaign is in full Etch A Sketch mode and that they are changing directions again. Mitt is going to be more specific on what he plans to do to get America back on track, and his campaign will focus more on domestic issues going forward. This all sounds great, but methinks that Mitt, once again, has some issues that he might need to address.
It seems that Mother Jones has caught Mitt in an unscripted off the cuff moment that was not meant for the general public's eyes or ears.
"During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don't assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:
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. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.Romney went on: "[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." [Source]
Oh my! Mitt says that he will not be worrying about "those people" because they have no sense of "personal responsibility" and they view themselves as "victims." (Does that sound familiar?) Interesting. I hope that Mitt doesn't think that 47% of Obama's voters are all minorities. I am sure that there are some poor white folks in that number as well.
Mitt, I think you will live to regret that statement. (Just think of President Obama with his now infamous guns and God comment that was made to group of his peeps that was secretly taped.) But don't worry Mitt, 47% of Americans will never leave you no matter what you think of them.