Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mitt has 47 problems but the rich ain't one.

“Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.” 
~George Barnard Shaw~


You know things are going bad for you when Joe Biden of all people is letting your words speak for themselves to his advantage. Poor Mitt, he made a great effort to keep cameras and microphones out of those fund raisers with the wealthy few, but then he fooled around and pissed off Jimmy Carter's grandson by talking about his grandpa. (Always keep an eye on the help, Mitt)

In that now infamous video, Mitt wrote off forty seven percent of the people in America by saying that they are all basically freeloaders with a victimhood mentality. They are people who do not contribute their fair share of taxes. (Forty seven percent?!) Now we know why Mitt's idea of where the middles class starts and ends in this country is so out of touch.) Mitt, of course, is wrong. The truth of the matter is that ninety percent of entitlements in this country will go to seniors, people who are disabled, and working households. In other words, some of the very people Mitt might just need to beat Obama this November. Mitt and those other fat cats in the room were all thinking Reagan welfare Queen. They were thinking that a sizable amount of that forty seven percent belonged to *clearing throat* certain groups of people who tend to congregate in urban areas. Sadly for them, that forty seven percent includes a whole lot of people and not only urban folks.

Amy Davidson writing for The New Yorker does a wonderful job of breaking down Mitt's problem:

"The perfect concentricity of the income-tax-paying and the Republican-voting circles does not bear scrutiny. But the pliability of that number also says a great deal about Romney’s world view—the transitive property of wealth—and will make it hard for him to say (though he tried) that he was only talking about his lack of concern for votes, not for lives. That forty-seven per cent of Americans, by virtue of their tax treatment, “believe that they are victims”; think they are entitled “to you name it”; and are not even persuadable on the question of voting for anyone with the tax policies Romney offers: they are thinking not about growth or their country but their little check. What they are entitled to, in Romney’s view, is only contempt.

Does Romney think that this is why people will or won’t vote for him? Then he will lose this election. (There are people who have never worried about money who are attached to the idea that no one should starve in America.) It will not be lost on anyone that forty-seven per cent is a very big number. There has been a fair amount of discussion about how high the income level that is considered “middle class” by both candidates has become, to some two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. But one thing that is striking about the video is how many people Romney does not consider to be middle class—how many he lumps into the dismissible poor.

And how can they stop being poor? Simply and only by taking “personal responsibility.” And this connects with something else Romney related in the video: the story of his own wealth.
'I have inherited nothing. There is a perception, “Oh, we were born with a silver spoon, he never had to earn anything and so forth.” Frankly, I was born with a silver spoon, which is the greatest gift you can have: which is to get born in America.'

Romney was the son of a governor and an auto executive who gave him a wealth of connections, a private education, college tuition, a stock portfolio that he lived on while in graduate school, help buying a first house. That he recognizes the value of none of these things is both dismaying and discouraging for anyone who thinks that he will be able to do much to actually encourage opportunity in America. He is clear enough about one difference money can make in life, when he tells those present, “Frankly, what I need you to do is to raise millions of dollars,” and talks about how many foreign customers his campaign consultants have had. But Romney did, in the video, talk about a disadvantage that he feels he has labored under: had his father “been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot of winning this.”  [Source]

Mitt, of course, is hoping that this too will pass. The country is pretty much divided down the middle and his people will not vote for the beige guy. Fortunately for Mitt, gaffes don't cause candidates to lose elections. Unfortunately for Mitt, the inability to connect does.  








 

  
    

61 comments:

Dr.Reine said...

FABULOUS play on words using one of my favorite Jay-Z hits, lol!!!!

Anonymous said...

"What do call a fat, borderline retarded negress who has spent her life on affirmative action degrees courtesy of government money?"

Your blubbering pappy, who happens to also be your uncle.

Now let's see if your dumb ass can figure out how your slutty ass Mammy made your incestuous existence happen, lol!!

Dr. Reine's alter ego

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

This is going to cause a civil war in the republiklan. I can't wait for it to start; cocktails, canapes & big screen; party at Whitey's!

Dr. Z said...

Ms.Reine said...
FABULOUS play on words using one of my favorite Jay-Z hits, lol!!!-------------------

You ain't no one's problem.

Manless, jobless, clueless.

You will never be a doctor.

Dr.Reine said...

Actually, NUTking, you will never be a PE, ROTFLMBAO!!!

Whitey's Racket said...

Hey Whitey, on your typical case, say someone marginally employable like Reine who gets fired after she gets caught stealing from the MotoMart and you sue for discrimination, what's your commission? Around 40% plus expenses?

I'm a hate filled, resentful loser with absolutely no scruples like you and I'm thinking on on getting in on that. Business seems to be booming all over Omerica.

Anonymous said...

Ms.Reine said...
Actually, NUTking, you will never be a PE, ROTFLMBAO!!!


Sheboon.

Timothy said...

For all the REPUB/TEABAGGERS who love to say it's the "color folks" getting all the asistance/help...my question to them is if say 20% out of the 47%are "color folks" that leaves a whole lot of "white folks" getting some kind of assistance/help for the govt. Am I wrong???
I don't think so....complexion for the protection has been getting more aid from the govt then anyone so lighten up assholes.
Your favorite "Mitt' just called you an asshole freeloader.

Black Angus said...

"Your favorite "Mitt' just called you an asshole freeloader."


Not me, I pay taxes.

And Mitt said nothing about the complexion of any freeloaders.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

A non said.....

"I'm a hate filled, resentful loser with absolutely no scruples"
------------

You sound like the Republiklan in a nutshell to me non.

Lame Whitey Response said...

No, you are.

Latesha said...

Mitt sure looks cute in that top hat and that monocle. And being rich is cool.

I'm voting Romney/Ryan in 2012.

Anonymous said...

Wet dog.

Dr. Reine's alter ego

Impeach Obama Now! said...

If this were still America, Obama would be forced to resign. Just after midnight Saturday morning, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Muslim world. By sending brownshirted enforcers to engage in a midnight knock at the door of a man for the non-crime of embarrassing the President of the United States and his administration, President Obama violated his oath to defend the Constitution.

He must resign or be jailed.

Dr.Reine said...

Prez. Carter's grandson released the 47% Mittens video?

Bawhahahahaha!!!!!!

His entitled ass is toast!!!

Anonymous said...

Romney has gotten a lot of grief over the campaign season because he is a rich politician. Although he comes from a minority religion, Mormonism is the wrong one to be born into. He should have been Jewish.

If Romney was Jewish many of the attack lines would not be aired in public because of the anti-semitic backlash it would engender. Making rich guy jokes would be verboten as it would harken back to old Jewish stereotypes. Romney's hawkish stance on the Middle East would be understandable. His deep religious roots would be accepted. Comedians would have a heart attack as they would be unable to mock a black guy or a Jew.

I predict that Romney would be leading in the polls by a decent amount--4-5 points--if he were only a Jew.

Val said...

Dr.Reine said...
Prez. Carter's grandson released the 47% Mittens video?

Bawhahahahaha!!!!!!

His entitled ass is toast!!!



Who's ass? Carter's grandson? Why would that be?

Dr.Reine said...

"He must resign or be jailed."

Sure. Right after you dig up Ronnie's ass and charge him for trading guns for hostages. Then throw in Bush 2 for failing at finishing what his father started.

Then strip him of that Yale diploma "Entitlement/Legacy Action" programs gave him.

Dr.Reine said...

Mitten's ass is toast.

Timothy said...

If anyone one or two need to be jailed it's the Bush/Chaney duo.
Got us in a war and for what???
And that's just for starter...Give us a break on that jail talk!

Val said...

Dr.Reine said...
Mitten's ass is toast.



Oh. I see now.

Because he is not pro-dependency?

The Divided States of America said...

It really doesn't matter who wins this election, America is done as a nation.

Just say that Romney were to win and a rosy scenario unfolded, that this made business people open up their wallets and hire, that Obamacare was repealed and something else much less "grand" and intrusive replaced it and so on. Say the economy started a real recovery with the debt crises being addressed, spending cut, entitlements reformed, and so on. Would this do anything to please the other half of the people who voted Obama? Would the "Field Negro" demographic adjust their world view at all?

That is, are we irrevocably divided into two diametrically opposed camps when it comes to our belief about how large and how active government should be in our lives? About how active judges should or shouldn't be? About how flexible our Constitution is or is not?

If we are, then it seems we cannot coexist: there simply isn't enough to hold us together.

When that happens, it's useless to talk about "right" and "wrong," isn't it? One doesn't expect a Frenchman to behave as an Irishman or to share the same cultural values. Then why do we now expect that a country as diverse as this will be any better suited to share values that hold us together?

I am sick of working for people who live in my neighborhood in a house that is valued the same as mine only to find that they are repsonsible for paying only 1) 1/3 of the rent; 2) that their food is paid for; 3) that all their medical, dental, and vision needs met w/out a dollar's contribution from them; 4) that the county gives them free vet service for several procedures for their pets; 5)that their children are given free breakfasts and lunches five days a week and babysitting service after school is over; 6) that their children are in classes that have the lowest student-teacher ratios...and I won't even list all the other educational services their kids are offered that are incredibly expensive and show no results; 7) that their cell phones are paid for by others and their bills subsidized; 8) that they sit on their asses wasting "retraining" money ...all these things and more, and I pay for them while they take and take and take and teach their kids to take it all for granted and be as lazy, as inept as they.

When values and behavior are this divided, the house cannot stand. Two separate countries are down the road at some point. I don't know how or when it will happen, but I no longer think a civil war of some sort is the silly notion of silly people any more.

Anonymous said...

The election is about one thing and one thing only: race. Obama's performance as President is virtually irrelevant, the minorities and the far left will vote for him no matter what. They are part of the 47% and most always will be.

Anonymous said...

anon12:14am, you hit the reality nail on the head. It's too bad Field can't see the forest for the trees.

field negro said...

Anon@12:14, you left out the other part: the folks who I'll vote for Flipper no matter what.

TheRealNappyG said...

Can we just refight the Civil War & get it over with?

The Purple Cow said...

Do we know for sure that Romney pays taxes?

Maybe he's one of the 47%...

Anonymous said...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...
I'll say! Smh!

Strange how my comments are being deleted left and right. However, the comments that the trolls make insulting and denigrating people who were blogging on here before the trolls infested and took over get to stay.
>>>>>>>>>>

Well Granny, one of the resident trolls has a background in computer science which explains why he's on this blog 25/8. And I'm sure you know of the type, very thin, medium height, stringy hair, picking his nose, then eating what he finds, in between hurling 2nd grade insults at people on the net.

According to DH, hacking blogspot isn't hard at all which is how he was so easily able to find out where our little friend's parents basement is located.

Dr. Queen's alter ego

pilot X-crement said...

One of the chief reasons American Airlines (no, AA does not refer to African Americans) is broke is fuel costs, which have doubled since Obama entered office.

If our clown president were to allow US oil drillers to expand operations here, it's possible that oil prices would drop. Not certain. But definitely possible.

However, our idiot president would rather see more companies go bankrupt than permit the oil industry to grow, possibly preventing those bankruptices.

1. AA layoffs hit JFK

American Airlines could fire as many as 843 ground workers and mechanics at John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to a state filing.

The company is required to send warning notices to anyone whose job could change or be eliminated, and 11,000 such notices went out company-wide, though the airline said it only expects to lay off about 4,400.

The airline's parent company, AMR Corp., filed for bankruptcy last November. [Crain's New York Business]

pilot X-crement said...

Why all the fury over the airing of the well known fact that 47% of Americans pay no federal income tax?

Moreover, do any of you clowns know the median federal income tax rate paid by Americans?

I'm sure you don't. Here it is: 5.6%. Got it? Less than 6%. Romney pays 15%.

But the top 20% of earners pays 80% of all personal income taxes in America.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...
I'll say! Smh!

Strange how my comments are being deleted left and right. However, the comments that the trolls make insulting and denigrating people who were blogging on here before the trolls infested and took over get to stay.
>>>>>>>>>>

Well Granny, one of the resident trolls has a background in computer science which explains why he's on this blog 25/8. And I'm sure you know of the type, very thin, medium height, stringy hair, picking his nose, then eating what he finds, in between hurling 2nd grade insults at people on the net.

According to DH, hacking blogspot isn't hard at all which is how he was so easily able to find out where our little friend's parents basement is located.

Dr. Queen's alter ego

Oh No the Jigaboo is up.

Anonymous said...

“The message we have to send to the Muslim world is we expect you to work with us to keep our people safe. We expect their full cooperation because that’s the only way the world works.


With leadership like this I am sure all the Muslims will just throw away their Korans and look to buy a meal for the next Black guy they see.

Republicans are much less racist than Democrats said...

The Republicans are a coalition of white people who pay taxes and the minority of whites who are racist against minorities.

The Democrats are 100% a coalition of people who are racist against whites.

Aisha said...

"We expect their full cooperation because that’s the only way the world works."

They expect us to submit to Islam or die. That's the only way they see how the world works.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Aisha said...

"We expect their full cooperation because that’s the only way the world works."

They expect us to submit to Islam or die. That's the only way they see how the world works.

Well then I will just have to stamp my feet blame republicans and make another speech...that should fix it right? If not, it's not my fault.

Aisha said...

I would suggest arresting another non-mainstream filmmaker, and then apologizing again to all rioting Muslims.

Anonymous said...

Aisha said...

I would suggest arresting another non-mainstream filmmaker, and then apologizing again to all rioting Muslims.

Sounds like a plan, can I direct the Media to focus on something like a pimple on Romneys ass to distract from my policies failing, weakening America and destroying the economy as well? I really don't want to take the blame it's all Bush and Romney's fault even though Romney isn't responsible for a thing yet.

Some Of The 47% said...

Want to bet all these people are voting for Democrats? (Illegally, of course)

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120919/POLITICS01/209190348/1022/POLITICS/Secretary-State-4K-noncitizens-voter-rolls

field negro said...

Pa supremes send voting rights case back to lower court. Law clerks of lower court judge scream bloody murder. :)

Anonymous said...

Toast has never sounded better.

53 Percenter said...

Good thing Obama hangs with the po' folks.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2205541/280-000-champagne-tower-Obama-fundraiser-Jay-Z-Beyonce-Manhattan-night-club.html

Billionaires for Obama said...

We look at supporting democrats as as away of deflecting any resentment for our wealth onto people with less money than us, say small business owners (the "rich") who make $200,000 per year.

Through the Democrats' support for regulation and high taxes, it's also a good way to keep the riff-raff (mere millionaires) out of our club. All the sweetheart business deals and nights in the Lincoln bedroom are cool too.

Signed,

Irwin Jacobs, Penny Pritzker, Peter Lewis, Haim Saban, George Soros, James Crown, Steven Spielberg, Rob McKay, John Stryker, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Marc Lasry, Marc Aronchick, Clarence Avant, John Davis, Susie Tompkins Buell, Sim Farar, Robert Johnson, Chris Korge, Warren Buffet, Hassan Nemazee, Amy Rao, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Alan and Susan Patricoff, Bernard Schwartz, Edgar Bronfman, Stanley Shuman, Jay and Tracy Snyder, Maureen White, Steve Rattner, Bob Johnson, Tom Steyer, John Doerr, John A. Moran, Vinod Gupta, John Tishman, Ted Waitt, Ted Turner, Robert Sillerman, Neil G. Bluhm, Robert Dyson, Carl Lindner, Charles Kushner, S. Daniel Abraham, Steve Bing, Vance Opperman, Dwight Opperman, David Shaw, Charles Ergen, Marc Nathanson, Jonathan Tisch, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

Anonymous said...

for what bongo has done to this country he and his gang of commies belong in prison waiting for old sparky to warm up.no matter who becomes president they will face an econmic mess caused by commie democrats just like they caused housing crash.look up monitizing the debt and see where that gets you.i know this is hard for you people to under stand but money does not grow on trees,you have to work for it.we work welfare queens don't work however they do produce a lot of criminals.we don't want to pay for your criminals or the breeders of any stripe.

It can't get any Lamer said...

If you don't think the press isn't completely in the tank for Obama, just imagine what they would have done to Bush had he spent the week after an ambassador was dragged dead through the streets of Benghazi - fundraising, cracking jokes on the campaign trail, going on Letterman for the seventh time, and drinking champagne out of gold bottles with Jay Z.

And oh ya, the only substantive actions he had taken regarding several of our embassies having been burned was to apologize to the murderous mobs, arrest an American filmmaker, and have the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff call a pastor in Florida.

For all this he is lauded in the press.

We are a nation of sheep being led to the slaughter.

Anonymous said...

Poor X-man today he got a lots of bad news that fuel costs do matter to airlines and they do make them go broke and that glo-bull warming has been bullshit all along. next thing you know he is gonna find out Obama aint really a good president

"Antarctic sea ice set another record this past week, with the most amount of ice ever recorded on day 256 of the calendar year (September 12 of this leap year). Please, nobody tell the mainstream media or they might have to retract some stories and admit they are misrepresenting scientific data."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2012/09/19/antarctic-sea-ice-sets-another-record/

Anonymous said...

That won't bother PilotX, he's in a union and he thinks science is whatever the government says it is.

Anonymous said...

My My President Hussein Sure has been a hell of a liar.

Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press – 23 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional budget analysts are now estimating that nearly 6 million Americans — most of them in the middle class — will have to pay a tax penalty for not getting health insurance once President Barack Obama's health care law is fully in place.

That's 2 million more than a previous estimate found, or a 50 percent increase. The average penalty will be nearly $1,200.

Starting in 2014, the new health care law requires virtually every legal resident of the U.S. to carry health insurance, or face a tax penalty. The Supreme Court upheld Obama's law as constitutional after finding that the penalty fell within the power of Congress to impose taxes.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday the penalty will raise $6.9 billion when fully in effect in 2016.

California Girl said...

just in case you haven't seen this, Colbert reworks Mitt's speech about the 47% to make it more "elegant":

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/419186/september-18-2012/mitt-romney-s-secret-video

Colbert and Ernie said...

On The Daily show in January, host John Stewart exploded on-air over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s income level. “That’s almost — that’s almost $57,000 a day!” he gushed.

But Stewart’s own income level brings him and his wife Tracey approximately $41,000 a day!

Jon Stewart mocks multimillionaires though by the time he reaches Romney's age, he is on track to be richer than him!

Doh!

field negro said...

Wingnuts are funny. Can I get some of the wool after we "saughter" the sheep? Winter is coming.

field negro said...

California Girl, I am done with Colbert and Stewart. That phony debate with OLiely did it for me. Wingnuts such as OLiely are not my friends.

Slob Marley said...

Poor field has no friends.

I'll bet when you go back to Jamaica, you can buy some.

No Thinking Allowed said...

I'll bet the Muslim terrorists respect Obama more when they see him drinking champaign out of gold bottles with Jay Z. They know they better stop the bullshit.

He's such a great President!

Worship Obama!

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

I'm surprised that Romney's advice to Iran to abandon it's fission project and just have Hezb' Allah preposition dirty bombs for them in middle American cities isn't getting more attention and criticism. It's actually pretty good advice. You could hide one of those things in any dentists office, medical office complex or clinic in the land and evade our best detections tools short of specific intelligence, and have a mass casualty threat that would also make our urban cores uninhabitable. That, or even the possibility, could balance the terror between them and the US and therefore neutralize their Israeli threat.

Whitey's Racket said...

If more black people got hurt in the terrorist attack, could you sue for disparate impact?

Whitey's Con Game said...

Blogger Whitey's Conspiracy said...

I'm surprised that Romney's advice to Iran to abandon it's fission project and just have Hezb' Allah preposition dirty bombs for them in middle American cities isn't getting more attention and criticism. It's actually pretty good advice. You could hide one of those things in any dentists office, medical office complex or clinic in the land and evade our best detections tools short of specific intelligence, and have a mass casualty threat that would also make our urban cores uninhabitable. That, or even the possibility, could balance the terror between them and the US and therefore neutralize their Israeli threat.

You make a great case for having an incompetent boob say we are "waiting" the sanctions are working, we will just talk some more until they have enough material to provide to terrorists to make dirty bombs and by dirty bomb no I do not mean one the assplosions you have after one of the black homeless men you picked up leaves.

Anonymous said...

field negro said...

Wingnuts are funny. Can I get some of the wool after we "saughter" the sheep? Winter is coming.

Just ask "Dr Queen" to grow her hair out, exact same molecular structure.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Field, you rarely respond to my comments by devoting an entire post my posts. Nevertheless, I still find it imperative that I continue to speak my concerns that lead to depression.

I am very worried that Romney will crush Obama in ALL the debates. Sometimes I feel paralyzed that Romney will just wipe out Obama.

It would be quite embarrassing and shameful.

Mr Field, are you and your FN posters as worried as I am? I bet even Whitey, Reine, Granny, PilotX and CA Girl are so worried that they are scared shitless....totally constipated..

It's depressing to be a Dumbocrat and an Obamaholic. In fact, it's down depressing.

Anonymous said...


Monica Lewinsky’s tell-all to include secret love letters, Bill’s insatiable desire for threesomes and how he trashed Hillary
Socialize RWV:

That's it from now on I will alternate between calling democrats unicorn poop snorters, moonbats and the Freaky Deakeys

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Con Game said......

"You make a great case for having an incompetent boob say we are "waiting" the sanctions are working, we will just talk some more until they have enough material to provide to terrorists to make dirty bombs ..."

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The Iranian fissile weapons program is irrelevant to their "dirty" bomb capacity. They already have plenty enough medical grade non-fissile radioactive material, the primary lethal component in radioactive "dirty" bombs, to turn urban America into death zones for generations. Medical grade radioactive particulate is lethal in miniscule doses, particularly when lodged in the lungs, and an Oklahoma City size low-explosive bomb could spread 100 lbs of it over up to 10 square miles.

Anonymous said...

Whitey I'm not a very smart man but I know a commie traitor , Muslim collaborator when I see one. You'll be begging forgiveness when it all comes down, because the ragheads will see you for the weak bastard you are, and will chop your gay ass head. You are an ignorant pawn . You make me wanna like ya freakin ass licker.