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The Worst Thing Romney Has Said About Americans Yet (Here it comes!)
Esquire Magazine ^ | September 17, 2012 | Charles P. Pierce

Posted on 09/17/2012 6:58:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Intertoobz are ablaze with the video posted by David Corn on Monday afternoon, in which Willard Romney re-enacts the great comeuppance scene from A Face In The Crowd, except with less sweating and superior coiffure. And I agree that the footage, recorded at an "intimate fundraiser" with "a small group of wealthy contributors," offers an extraordinary look at what the candidate is like when he's around people he perceives to be worthy of what he believes is the truth. And I also agree that, when the One Great Scorer comes to write against Romney's name, he's going to be stumped as to whether the man was a bigger jerk than he was an incompetent. There won't be enough whiskey in heaven for the OGS to resolve this, so he'll just fill in the box marked "Both" and move right along.

To this moment, I guarantee you, Romney is probably astonished at what all the fuss is about. This is simply the way the world is. There is himself, Willard Romney, and his perfect family, and his perfect life, and there is The Help, and The Help gets drunk on the job, and prunes the shrubbery badly, and pockets the silverware, and makes off with the odd can of salmon out of the pantry. He is who he is today because his breeding and his genes and his god have arranged him to be through a serious of immutable laws against which only a fool or The Help would presume to argue. He is what his golden life has made him to be, and his golden life was only the bare minimum of that to which god and nature entitled him. To ask him to doubt any of this is to ask him to doubt gravity or the movement of the tides.

(And, holy blog in heaven, imagine what a genuinely balls-out progressive president could do with this tape. The man has declared a class war on himself. Please, whoever's doing the president's ads for him, ignore that message that Geithner left on your voice mail this afternoon.)

God, he's a foof and, god, are they selling his ass out wholesale. Somebody shipped this tape to Corn for the express purpose of confirming every single stereotype of Romney in which people already had come to despise. This is a perfect demonstration of what every other Republican candidate came to hate about him in 2008 — I'm willing to bet that old John McCain is pouring himself a nice Merlot tonight, and chuckling evilly to himself — and what drove Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich around the bend four years later.

We are coming rapidly toward a devastating confluence of two colliding panics. The Romney campaign is panicking about itself, and the Republicans are panicking about the Romney campaign. He cannot come back from this, honestly. This is who he is. This is what he believes the world to be. Half the electorate already thinks he's a fake, which means he's not a very good one. There's really only one campaign left to him now.

Unfortunately for American politics, that means only one thing. It's going to get extraordinarily dirty extraordinarily fast. There is going to be pale birtherism and barely covert racism. The body of Ambassador Christopher Stevens is going to be exhumed and used as a bludgeon. There is going to be poor-baiting, and gay-baiting, and ladyparts-baiting, and probably baiting of things I haven't thought of yet. The polite part of the campaign is going to be Romney's effort to convince You that he was really talking about Them when he was calling people moochers and sneak thieves. He wasn't talking about Your Medicare or Your Social Security. Naw, he was talking about Their greed for what You have. That's going to be the polite part of the rest of the campaign, reinforced in the lower registers by a few million in ads to make sure You remember who They are.

There ain't no goin' back, as the song goes, when the foot of pride comes down. Ain't no goin' back.


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Issues
KEYWORDS: 2012; obama; romney; taxes
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Where was he wrong, Chuck?
1 posted on 09/17/2012 6:58:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is Charles Pierce?


2 posted on 09/17/2012 7:02:34 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is this cretin going on about? ;-)


3 posted on 09/17/2012 7:04:21 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe a majority of American voters will recognize what Romney said as the truth. Good news!


4 posted on 09/17/2012 7:04:34 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whereas “A Nation of Cowards” is just fine with these people.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 7:04:37 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL what the hell is this..sounds like a dude on meth wrote this nonsense


6 posted on 09/17/2012 7:05:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time to walk forward on this one Romney.

No walking backwards, stand up to them when you are right and this time you are the hammer and they are the nail....


7 posted on 09/17/2012 7:06:04 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is Charles P. Pierce?
Why would we care what he thinks?
And was he drunk when he wrote this article?


8 posted on 09/17/2012 7:08:11 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What did Romney say?

Did he accuse Americans in fly-over country of bitterly clinging to their bibles and guns?

Or, did he chortle about bankrupting any energy company that had a coal fired plant?


9 posted on 09/17/2012 7:08:48 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most Americans will agree with Romney, and not be angry or shocked.

As for the parasites, moocehrs and leeches, screw them, why do pure takers get a vote anyway?


10 posted on 09/17/2012 7:09:40 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: eartick

Indeed, walk this one out. Embarrass the takers, just as the left constantly bludgeons conservatives with “racist, heartless”, etc...

“This election is about makers vs takers. You don’t want to look at yourself as a taker all your life, do you?”


11 posted on 09/17/2012 7:10:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Where was he wrong, Chuck?

The price of a gallon of gas and a loaf of bread are going to have far more relevance to the 47% Romney has written off than anything Obama will be offering. This is a George HW Bush grocery store visit in 1992. The charitable arm of the D-n-C is going to make Romney sound like the devil himself.

This is what we get when we let the liberals and GOP-e pick our presidential nominees.

12 posted on 09/17/2012 7:11:54 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Travis McGee

The leftists are preaching to the echo-chamber and then patting themselves on the back for their guile. Out here in flyover country, Romney’s statements on the Embassy attacks and this government dependence issue ring true.


13 posted on 09/17/2012 7:13:56 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Just mythoughts

I don’t think it matters much WHOM we picked when the media is willing to fabricate character assasination stories on this level. One can only hope the people will recognize the obvious manipulation.


14 posted on 09/17/2012 7:16:37 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Just mythoughts

You really think that the welfare bums and queens are persuadable? That they were going to march to the polls, sans Newports, walking-around money, 40s and fortified wine and cast their vote for the Republican as their civic duty?


15 posted on 09/17/2012 7:21:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This would be a great opportunity for Romney to get a backbone and use a new slogan to push his campaign.
Your Future: Work or Welfare?


16 posted on 09/17/2012 7:22:59 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I listened to the video... Romney addresses the issue of the 47% who pay no income taxes, like it that way, and will reflexively vote for Obama.

It was frank and straightforward. I’m not seeing a problem with what Romney said.


17 posted on 09/17/2012 7:23:37 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: ez

If Mr. Obama thinks he can win with just the hard left and blacks, let’s see him try.


18 posted on 09/17/2012 7:24:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Mears

bfl


19 posted on 09/17/2012 7:25:09 PM PDT by Mears
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To: svcw

A liberal who used to write for the Boston Globe.


20 posted on 09/17/2012 7:25:46 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Oh, so probably was drunk then.


21 posted on 09/17/2012 7:26:49 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Charles Pierce is an old Boston gas bag who used write for that old leftist rag The Boston Phoenix. Don’t stare at him as you walk by.


22 posted on 09/17/2012 7:26:56 PM PDT by AU72
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Half the electorate already thinks he’s a fake, which means he’s not a very good one.”

Not nearly as accomplished at lying and being fake as Obama so that’s a good thing.


23 posted on 09/17/2012 7:27:20 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: AU72

Those little indy rags churn out some of the strangest writers you’re ever likely to see.


24 posted on 09/17/2012 7:29:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You really think that the welfare bums and queens are persuadable? That they were going to march to the polls, sans Newports, walking-around money, 40s and fortified wine and cast their vote for the Republican as their civic duty?

This crowd won't get out of bed to vote unless driven this year. Most especially if they are led to believe that Obama has it in the bag... But Romney's problem is that twenty percent of his 47% are the 'unemployed' due to Obama's economics.

25 posted on 09/17/2012 7:29:26 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: nolongerademocrat
Charles Pierce


26 posted on 09/17/2012 7:30:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: ez
I don’t think it matters much WHOM we picked when the media is willing to fabricate character assasination stories on this level. One can only hope the people will recognize the obvious manipulation.

Liberals have spent the past 3+ years bashing the wealthy. Romney is their poster child. Truth never matters to liberals. Romney seems to be brain dead on what creates jobs and that it take place best outside of government bailouts and picking those too big to fail. People are hungry to hear about economic freedom and keeping elected official out of their businesses.

27 posted on 09/17/2012 7:33:27 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Always A Marine

I believe a majority of American voters will recognize what Romney said as the truth. Good news!

I AGREE...he’s just speaking the truth but will be crucified for it.


28 posted on 09/17/2012 7:40:41 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On a scale of 1 to 10, how gay do you have to be to decipher this guys writing?


29 posted on 09/17/2012 7:41:39 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam is not a religion. Period.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WELL, if you say you are voting for Opayme, you have to be concerned that you be seen by your fellow Americans’ as a TAKER.. The evidence could overwhelmingly be viewed as suspect at least.. BRILLIANT!


30 posted on 09/17/2012 7:42:33 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t it strange that the “news” media can come up with these manufactured “gotcha’” moments only on Repubs, but never Dems? Zero’s bitter clinger statement was reported and then quickly covered over with something else to get people’s attention (usually, it’s something crass about the Repub) and then forgotten (as much as possible).


31 posted on 09/17/2012 7:44:17 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Esquire so stylin’, that it’s homosexual?


32 posted on 09/17/2012 7:54:38 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That wasn’t a very smart thing to say at a fundraiser.
It sounds like he is apologizing for being about to lose.

Would you give money to a candidate that admits 47% of the vote is going to his opponent no matter what!?

What are the odds that Romney can get 94% or the remaining 53%? Pretty low.

Romney should have figured out how to reach some of the 47%, but instead he wrote them off. If he showed them a path to get the economy going and get them off of the public dole, he’d have a chance to reach some of those people. But instead he writes them off.


33 posted on 09/17/2012 7:59:02 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That wasn’t a very smart thing to say at a fundraiser.
It sounds like he is apologizing for being about to lose.

Would you give money to a candidate that admits 47% of the vote is going to his opponent no matter what!?

What are the odds that Romney can get 94% or the remaining 53%? Pretty low.

Romney should have figured out how to reach some of the 47%, but instead he wrote them off. If he showed them a path to get the economy going and get them off of the public dole, he’d have a chance to reach some of those people. But instead he writes them off.


34 posted on 09/17/2012 7:59:11 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: familyop

Just like Vanity Fair, all the “mens” health magazines, Details, Maxim, etc..


35 posted on 09/17/2012 7:59:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for romney - screw these parasites!!!!


36 posted on 09/17/2012 8:01:35 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: DannyTN

Didn’t you say you’re not voting for him? If so, what do you care?


37 posted on 09/17/2012 8:01:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: nolongerademocrat

A pinko from Massachusetts, sports columnist/writer.


38 posted on 09/17/2012 8:03:00 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll tell you. I read up on the 47 million or 47% earlier this year, to see who they are (wondering how do I get to pay no taxes?). Something like a third earn below $20k or $30k a year, most are lower middle class, and some thousands are actually millionaires. So most are either at poverty level or getting the benefit of deductions, I guess (I don’t know how a millionaire doesn’t pay any taxes). But it’s not true that those who don’t pay income taxes are necessarily on the public dole. He’ll be absolutely slammed on this, esp because of the tone he used (we just came out of a recession, with a lot of people plunging into poverty), and he was wrong on the facts. You don’t win the Presidency by disparaging half of the citizens. Things just keep getting worse. Maybe the debates will help.


39 posted on 09/17/2012 8:13:26 PM PDT by RepublicOfUSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would be surprised if 47% of the 47% even bother going to the polls.


40 posted on 09/17/2012 8:13:35 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: DannyTN
Romney should have figured out how to reach some of the 47%, but instead he wrote them off. If he showed them a path to get the economy going and get them off of the public dole, he’d have a chance to reach some of those people. But instead he writes them off.

Salient point. Romney is following by throwing thoroughly chewed red meat to conservatives instead of leading by making a case to those 47% on why their choices hold them back and weaken the nation, then proposing specific ways to break their bonds of economic slavery brought on by buying into the leftist meme of class envy and entitlement.

41 posted on 09/17/2012 8:16:54 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: DannyTN

That’s the only downside I see...in the statements he made on tape. Verbally casting aside the 47% as unreachable is a mistake, even if it’s true. The MSM will hammer him, but they would have hammered him no matter what with whatever they could get.

I’ll be on the Government dole once my reserve retirement kicks in, but I don’t think he was talking about me.

If Romney can pivot on this and make the case that anybody who wants work should be a Romney voter, then this could help him. Hell, I haven’t been at all energized by anything he’s done outside of this “leak”.

Perhaps there’s worse to come, but I don’t think this is fatal.


42 posted on 09/17/2012 8:18:13 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: AU72
Charles Pierce is an old Boston gas bag who used write for that old leftist rag The Boston Phoenix.

That old rag just ceased print publication. It's free circulation was actually up 22% in 2011 (most other "alternative weeklies" were down), but ad revenue was tanking. Couldn't happen to a finer bunch of leftards!

43 posted on 09/17/2012 8:30:49 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Six hundred fifty words worth of babble. Wake me when he sobers up.


44 posted on 09/17/2012 8:36:36 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It should be illegal to post the name “david corn” on FR. They do not get any worse.


45 posted on 09/17/2012 8:50:06 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"...sounds like a dude on meth wrote this nonsense..."

Nah, I'd say coke and 'ludes. Probably a homo.

8^)

46 posted on 09/17/2012 8:53:53 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Flacid Fag President")
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To: X-spurt

Ever notice you never see Ted Rall and David Corn at the same time?


47 posted on 09/17/2012 8:55:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Half the electorate already thinks he's a fake, which means he's not a very good one.

A bigger problen is that half the electorate doesn't care that the POTUS is a big liar...and not a very good one.

We're done as a country, if it is worse to be a successful capitalist than a Marxist incompetent!

48 posted on 09/17/2012 9:03:16 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
On a scale of 1 to 10, how gay do you have to be to decipher this guys writing?

Thirty-seven. And a half. ;)

49 posted on 09/17/2012 9:56:33 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No matter what he says or does, Romney could hardly be any worse than Obama. It is time for a regime change. Just maybe, things will improve a bit.


50 posted on 09/17/2012 11:17:47 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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