Mitt Romney and his plan for ‘the little people’ out there

From National Journal:

“Mitt Romney held up the waiters and waitresses serving donors at a fundraising event Monday night as examples of people who aren’t doing well under President Obama.

Addressing 300 contributors who paid $2,500, $10,000 or $50,000 to hear him speak in Jackson, Miss., Romney acknowledged that the people in the room were well-off compared to many Americans. It was the middle class that had been let down by Obama, Romney said, and he pointed to the wait staff serving finger foods as an example.

“It’s tough being middle class in America right now,” Romney said. “The waiters and waitresses that come in and out of this room and offer us refreshments, they’re not having a good year. The people of the middle class of America are really struggling. And they’re struggling I think in a way because they’re surprised because when they voted for Barack Obama … he promised them that things were going to get a heck a lot of better. He promised hope and change and they’re still waiting.”

Let’s overlook the condescension in Romney’s description and instead focus on what the GOP nominee and his party propose to do for “the waiters and waitresses that come in and out of this room,” serving his contributors drinks and food at Jackson’s River Hills country club.

More than 30 percent of Mississippi residents live in poverty. Some 650,000, including no doubt some of those waiters ferrying drinks and food, feed themselves and their children in part on food stamps, which Republicans want to slash drastically. The House Agriculture Committee just approved a measure cutting food stamps by $16.5 billion over 10 years. Among other things, the change would force some 300,000 children out of the free-lunch program at school.

One in five people in Mississippi — again including much of that wait staff, I’d suspect — have no health insurance. Romney is intent on repealing the only real hope they have of attaining health coverage that citizens of almost every other industrialized country somehow enjoy, and he has offered no plans on how to replace it.

In fact, Romney proposes to make it worse. To help finance his plan to cut individual tax rates by 20 percent, Romney proposes to slash projected Medicaid funding, a step that would significantly increase the number of poorer Mississippi citizens without health insurance.

On the other hand, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center, the resultant tax cuts would produce average annual tax savings of $231,971 for the richest 1 percent of Americans, including many of those in Jackson who contributed more than $1.7 million to the Romney cause Monday night. But it will have almost no impact on the take-home pay of those waiters and waitresses.

Births to unwed mothers are a major social and economic problem in Mississippi, where more than half of all births are to single mothers. Romney proposes to address that problem by eliminating Title X family planning funding, producing a savings of $300 million.

Federal support for worker training programs in Mississippi and other states would also be slashed. And if those waiters and waitresses serving Romney’s donors have a particularly bright child waiting for them back home, someone whom the family has high hopes of sending to college, that dream will have less chance of coming true under a President Romney, who proposes funding cutbacks in federal student loans and tuition assistance.

This is the deal that the compassionate Mr. Romney proposes to offer those for whom he expressed such concern Monday night in Jackson. But not to worry.

“We’re accused, by the way — in our party — of being the party of the rich,” Romney told the crowd among the tinkling of glasses. “And it’s an awful moniker, because that’s just not true. We’re the party of people who want to get rich. And we’re also the party of people who want to care to help people from getting poor. We want to help the poor.”

He just has a peculiar way of showing it.

– Jay Bookman

518 comments Add your comment

Junior Samples

July 17th, 2012
8:32 am

I think you have a typo Jay.
“We’re the party of people who want to get richer”

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
8:32 am

“We’re the party of people who want to get rich.”

and that’s exactly how they pull the wool over the eyes of many of the wingers on this blog -

Fly-On-The-Wall

July 17th, 2012
8:32 am

Snake Oil salesman and he’s very good at it.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:33 am

Romney is intent on repealing the only real hope they have of attaining health coverage that citizens of almost every other industrialized country somehow enjoy, and he has offered no plans on how to replace it.

Details, details. Our Galtian overlords know what’s best, you just have to trust them.

carlosgvv

July 17th, 2012
8:34 am

Republicans are the Party of the rich. They make little or not effort to hide this. Romney’s speech saying “we want to help the poor” was aimed at that part of the electorate too ignorant and locked in fundamentalist Christian ideology to see what the rest of us do.

Unfortunately, it seems most of the Republican electorate falls into this ignorant and blind category and we liberals are the only ones who
see what should be obvious to all.

This religious and ideological blindness is a social and cultural tragedy that threatens to eventually bring our Country down to third world status.

Fly-On-The-Wall

July 17th, 2012
8:35 am

This sounds so much like the Evangelical groups who preach that God wants you to be rich.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:35 am

“The haves, and the have-mores. Heh heh heh.”

TaxPayer

July 17th, 2012
8:36 am

“Here’s a tip for you honey. Get yourself a better paying job so you don’t have to rely on tips to scrape by.” – The Mitt

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:37 am

Romney’s speech saying “we want to help the poor” was aimed at that part of the electorate too ignorant and locked in fundamentalist Christian ideology to see what the rest of us do.

[...]

This sounds so much like the Evangelical groups who preach that God wants you to be rich.

Carlos, have you met Fly-on-the-Wall? I think you two will get along famously.

massachusetts refugee

July 17th, 2012
8:37 am

the change would force some 300,000 children out of the free-lunch program at school.

’cause, ya know, if you can’t afford it, you don’t need it; or deserve it.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:37 am

“why, that’s uniquely ‘Merican. Heh heh heh.”

The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers

July 17th, 2012
8:37 am

Federal support for worker training programs in Mississippi and other states would also be slashed.

Why don’t you cite some statistics that show how many people that use this program actually get tangible job training and middle class jobs. Why can’t you realize that you can’t help people that won’t help themselves. Why can’t you admit what a joke our public education system has become despite outspending most of the industrialized world?

the cat

July 17th, 2012
8:38 am

Maybe Romney could run for president of Amway.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

July 17th, 2012
8:38 am

Well I guess that settles it…every rich person I have seen has always says “hey I am rich now let me help you get rich”…. oh wait, those people want to “sell” you something that is a bunch of poppycock.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:38 am

Jm (LL) -pass TSPLOST silly people

July 17th, 2012
8:38 am

That title is such BS

Romney has repeatedly personally volunteered to help the disadvantaged, unemployed etc

His plan, unlike Obama’s is to help the unemployed get a job, and to help those who are employed to raise their standard of living

St Simons

July 17th, 2012
8:39 am

“Let’s overlook the condescension in Romney’s description…..”

no let’s not.

carlosgvv

July 17th, 2012
8:41 am

stands – 8:37

Fly and I see things as they really are and are not blinded by ideology and religious dogma.

How about you?

George P. Burdell

July 17th, 2012
8:41 am

As opposed to Obama who would tell the staff that it was only by government’s grace that they even have plates and glasses to serve people.

massachusetts refugee

July 17th, 2012
8:42 am

His plan, unlike Obama’s is to help the unemployed get a job

where, in bangalore?

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
8:42 am

“the change would force some 300,000 children out of the free-lunch program at school. … ’cause, ya know, if you can’t afford it, you don’t need it; or deserve it.”

well, then maybe the parents should retroactively decide to NOT have kids …

the cat

July 17th, 2012
8:43 am

Dang-we need a like button!

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
8:43 am

“As opposed to Obama who would tell the staff that it was only by government’s grace that they even have plates and glasses to serve people.”

yes. because that’s EXACTLY What he has said in the past

:roll:

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:43 am

Carlos. dude. I LIKE that you both pointed out this aspect of Romney’s appeal.

Also too: Paranoia will destroy ya.

RB from Gwinnett

July 17th, 2012
8:43 am

So, tell us libs…how many years on government assistance does it take for somebody to stop being poor?

Misty Fyed

July 17th, 2012
8:44 am

Hmmmm. LIsten to a successful man with a plan…or listen to a man who has never produced anything and in 3.5 years as president has done nothing at all for the middle class as a whole….I do have to give credit for the exemptions to obamacare he gave his constituents.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:44 am

because that’s EXACTLY What he has said in the past

right after he promised that things would be “a heck of a lot better.” And ponies.

Jm (LL) -pass TSPLOST silly people

July 17th, 2012
8:44 am

Jays blog post is so full of false notions that it is too much to bother addressing

Chalk it up as a propaganda win for jay because I don’t really want to bother rebutting so many false claims

Pure Jay propaganda

zeke

July 17th, 2012
8:44 am

the senate repubs blocked campaign financial disclosure…..are they basically pond scum or what?

ty webb

July 17th, 2012
8:44 am

funny how Jay left off “liberal” as the appropriate label for the Tax Policy Center…I guess I should be happy he didn’t say they were “nonpartisan”, but it’s sometimes hard to overlook his inconsistency.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:45 am

And again, I apologize to those who didn’t get the riches and perfection they weren’t promised by the guy they didn’t vote for. Truly, this must be a private hell most of us can scarcely imagine.

Jefferson

July 17th, 2012
8:45 am

Who wants a President that keeps his money outside the United States — what is he not patriotic or has something to hide.

McCain saw tax returns, then picked Palin — what does that say ?

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
8:46 am

“So, tell us libs…how many years on government assistance does it take for somebody to stop being poor?”

how about you tell us … how many MONTHS WITHOUT government assistance until families without a job and a home starve?

Fly-On-The-Wall

July 17th, 2012
8:46 am

Next the Republicans will tell everyone to sign up for Publisher’s Clearing House because that’s their new economic plan.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
8:46 am

oh, THAT’S right … churches will pick up ALL the slack … I forgot …

FrankLeeDarling

July 17th, 2012
8:46 am

Some people are the bag this guy is the nozzle

scrappy

July 17th, 2012
8:47 am

Anyone else think it is a problem that Mitt thinks the waitstaff is middle class? Makes me wonder if Mitt has ever seen a poor person in real life…

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
8:48 am

“Jays blog post is so full of false notions that it is too much to bother addressing”

hahaha … in other words, it’s true but Jm doesn’t want to acknowledge it

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

July 17th, 2012
8:48 am

Also the party of Pro life, traditional marriage, moral values, pro guns, freedom , patriotism, exceptionalism, The Family unit…………………….way more things than money.

massachusetts refugee

July 17th, 2012
8:48 am

All day long, I listen to people give me excuses why they can’t work… ‘My back hurts,’ ‘my legs ache,’ ‘I’m only four!’ The sooner he learns life isn’t handed to him on a silver platter, the better!

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:48 am

McCain saw tax returns, then picked Palin — what does that say ?

Me likee this line of attack. More, please.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:50 am

Also the party of Pro life

what a steaming pile of excrement. This party is all about cutting off the safety net and throwing poor people to the elements.

This party does not give a rat’s ass about human life, and human dignity. Its imbecilic fetishization of embryos doesn’t fool anyone.

JamVet

July 17th, 2012
8:51 am

“It’s tough being middle class in America right now,” Romney said. “The waiters and waitresses that come in and out of this room and offer us refreshments, they’re not having a good year FORTY YEAR RUN. The people of the middle class of America are really struggling.”

Yeah, no shiite, Mr. tax dodging, union-busting, wage crushing, welfare beneficiary, 1%er.

Like you would know. Or care.

And if you had the first iota of moral courage you would address the irrefutable fact that for four straight decades the working families in this country have gotten absolutely hammered, yet all you can talk about is how 2012 is a tough year???

But you won’t. You never will.

You’re too busy being a good little Republican, just like all of the others in your party in desperate need of spinal and scrotal implants…

jconservative

July 17th, 2012
8:51 am

Today the presidential campaign is about Bain, Romney taxes and offshore outsourcing and Romney will not get the campaign back to being about Obama and the Obama presidency as long as he avoids the questions on Bain, taxes and offshore outsourcing.

Romney really needs to fire some staff members and bring some political brains into his campaign.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
8:52 am

go JamVet … go JamVet … go JamVet … (it’s your birthday) … go JamVet …

FrankLeeDarling

July 17th, 2012
8:52 am

I hope he didn’t drink any of the water brought to him after his comment on the wait staff,he might just find out what a teabager really is.

Misty Fyed

July 17th, 2012
8:53 am

Oh the venom in the liberals is flowing today….They see the end coming.

Jeffrey

July 17th, 2012
8:53 am

Seeing as he doesn’t drink, I can’t imagine Romney is even a good tipper.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
8:53 am

what dB said @8:50

John Picklenose

July 17th, 2012
8:53 am

ROMNEY HATES LITTLE PEOPLE!

scrappy

July 17th, 2012
8:53 am

“LIsten to a successful man with a plan…”

Seriously? This is the rebuttal of someone who has not paid attention to one thing other than the GOP strategy that Obama = equals evil socialist and must be replaced.
The only plan that Mitt has is “I will do all things good, because Obama is bad, I will do opposite of Obama, because Obama is bad”

Steve Atl

July 17th, 2012
8:55 am

Reasons to vote for Romney…

1) Unemployment still over 8%.
2) Housing market in the tank.
3) Gas prices are still over $3 a gallon
4) US debt under Obama is off the charts
5) Obama is a divider.
6) Obama doesn’t know the difference between a paramedic and paralegal and thinks there are 57 states in the US.
7) Obama appoints Immelt as his Jobs Czar who is the poster child for outsourcing.
8) Obama will be raising taxes on most Americans with Obamacare…true as the day is long.
9) Obama’s foreign policy stinks…see Egypt and Syria
10) Obama is asking for Romney’s tax records when all of his college transcripts are under lock and key…what a hypocrite.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:55 am

Independent voter

July 17th, 2012
8:56 am

Conservative businessmen grow the economy.. get educated/skills.. start companies.. work hard, take risks, save and invest.. increase the economic pie.. pay taxes.. liberal dems like Obama .. class warfare.. grow the Federal gov’t entitlements.. spending pork.. rewards political favorites… divide the economic pie.. watch unemployment continue to go up.. 15% + got any CHANGE left ??

Adevarul

July 17th, 2012
8:57 am

Barry really shouldn’t be asking anyone to “show him” any documentation. There’s a lot about the shill-in-chief that America will never know.

The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers

July 17th, 2012
8:57 am

Like Obama and his job czar really care about jobs at home?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-paul/should-ges-jeffrey-immelt_b_812132.html
Obozo needs to grow a pair, weasel.

John Picklenose

July 17th, 2012
8:57 am

Steve Atl 8:55-

But, but, it’s all Bush’s fault!

Butch Cassidy (I)

July 17th, 2012
8:57 am

Was Mitt giving a speech in 1963? That’s pretty much the last time that anyone waiting on tables could even hope to be considered “middle class”.

Tom Middleton

July 17th, 2012
8:57 am

Jay, I think we can finally answer George Will’s question of what Mitt was doing hanging out with “bloviating ignoramus” Donald Trump a little while ago: He is one himself.

Well, it’s either that or he’s just plain mean, in which case he’s just a “bloviating” pompus a$$! :)

Peter

July 17th, 2012
8:59 am

The party who wants to stop helping the poor and middle class Romney means…….Then of course what are the Republican’s doing about the Iraq war debt ? Nothing never have never will.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
8:59 am

Look closely…

4) US debt under Obama is off the charts

that’s reaching, but then…

5) Obama is a divider.

this is where they’re running out of actual talking points, and reverting to AM talk radio fumes.

Best to stick to “too many are out of work.” that’s a legitimate knock, if you’re too stupid to understand that a Gooper congress is mostly responsible for cutting off the spending we’ve needed for two years to get people back to work.

Independent voter

July 17th, 2012
8:59 am

Obama care is a huge TAX on EVERBODY that takes effect after the election.. just wait or do something about it ??!!

Facts will prevail

July 17th, 2012
9:00 am

Jay well said! A dose of “REALITY” goes a long way!! Mitt Romney seems to be living in a fantasy world and so are his followers!!

Fly-On-The-Wall

July 17th, 2012
9:00 am

Steve ATL – Romney won’t fix the unemployment rate or $3 gas or the housing market or the debt or foreign policy. What the heck do school transcripts have to do with the Presidency? What a red herring.

GT

July 17th, 2012
9:01 am

Now you see why Romney lets other people do his talking. He is clueless. The only reason he is running is because the Republican Party couldn’t get out of its own way. I am surprised he even noticed the waiting employees. When the debates come the biggest problem Obama will have is blowing short putts. Romney is so wide open O may be so shocked he blows it.

One of the things I noticed about Romney in his primary debates was he had no idea what his superpac ads were saying. When questioned about negative ads he would blow it off as someone else’s work not his but he would check into it. Not too unlike how he is handling Bain. I was not in charge during that period despite the name being on the door, I was running the Olympics, I am not responsible. Is this the kind of president we want? Not responsible, excuses, letting other people do his talking, fight his fights, but if something totally by chance comes good out of any of this confusion he take credit or collects his money. How much money did he collect during this irresponsible time of Bain, 20 million a year. He is everything wrong with America. I take the money but I am not responsible for the results. I can’t wait for the debates.

JamVet

July 17th, 2012
9:01 am

Thanks ex-pat,

I’m like Holy Water to these issue dodging, slogan slinging fake conservative vampires…

Mitt is a horrible candidate! The worst GOP nominee in my lifetime. And that is really saying something!

Pathetic.

Even the Republicans can’t stand him.

And these dead red nutjobs? They are getting MUCH practice – ironically because of him – at selling out their own beliefs.

Hysterical, huh?

Peter

July 17th, 2012
9:01 am

When you look at Romney and see what he did at Bain…… You have the Movie Wall Street all over again…….

Bain bought up companies loaded them with debt, part of which was payments to Bian, then bankrupted them for profit, and screw the American Worker.

No he is not for American’s, but for the few rich and himself.

RB from Gwinnett

July 17th, 2012
9:02 am

USinUk, maybe if they would start doing the jobs all the illegals are here doing because they aren’t willing to work the jobs they’re qualified for, they would have a job.

And they might actually progress up a ladder and become something. As it is, they will NEVER escape the chains of the handout prison. Never.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 17th, 2012
9:03 am

So Mitt’s gonna’ try to change the subject by announcing a Veep this week.

I must admit that I look forward to the public vetting of that
poor person.

Peter

July 17th, 2012
9:03 am

Steve Atl…… How are the Republican’s paying off the Iraq War debt ? What was the plan.or what is the plan ?

yard man

July 17th, 2012
9:03 am

when I lost my job a couple years ago.. I started mowing lawns.. now my landscaping business clears over $ 50 K.. wife makes $40 in 35 hours a week at Out Back.. get off this Blog and GET to WORK !!

Butch Cassidy (I)

July 17th, 2012
9:04 am

Steve Atl –

“1) Unemployment still over 8%. – Won’t change unless the laws of supply and demand do
2) Housing market in the tank. Won’t change since the market had to go through a MASSIVE re-set.
3) Gas prices are still over $3 a gallon – Won’t change, unless Romney plans to nationalize the oil industry.
4) US debt under Obama is off the charts – Will still be off the charts no matter who the POTUS is. Congress holds the purse strings.
5) Obama is a divider. – So is Romney
6) Obama doesn’t know the difference between a paramedic and paralegal and thinks there are 57 states in the US. – Romney thinks waiters are “middle class”
7) Obama appoints Immelt as his Jobs Czar who is the poster child for outsourcing. – True, not a good move in my opinion
Obama will be raising taxes on most Americans with Obamacare…true as the day is long. – Only if you don’t buy health insurance, suck it up and take responsibility for yourself.
9) Obama’s foreign policy stinks…see Egypt and Syria – We shouldn’t be involved anyway.
10) Obama is asking for Romney’s tax records when all of his college – Get over it. I could care less about Romneys taxes or Obamas grades.

kayaker 71

July 17th, 2012
9:04 am

So, now it has come down to the fact that if we don’t keep subsidizing the poor, they will starve to death. And their kids will get no lunch and they will certainly starve. Then if we don’t give them EBT cards, they can’t get manicures, lottery tickets, ammo for their guns, booze and cash from the ATM machine to subsidize their needs. And if we don’t continue to subsidize their housing, like we have done for the last 50 years, they will be stuck without a roof over their heads. And if we don’t provide Aid to Dependent Children, a crisis will occur.
This has become a culture of dependency that liberals just have to perpetuate. Since 1964, we have been led to believe that those without must receive from those that have or they will not survive. What a crock!! Hell, the black family was better off in the 1920’s with discrimination looming over their heads than they are now. 70% of children born out of wedlock. No family to speak of. No supervision of the thugs that roam Atlanta and Macon GA at will, shooting most anyone they please. And most are recipients of this culture that you are so proud of. Bookman, you are as full of it as always, but today, perhaps even more. When will this dependency end? This has become the norm that liberals seem to be satisfied with and certainly blame the Republican party for not being willing to perpetuate. This is insane.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 17th, 2012
9:05 am

“the chains of the handout prison”

get the smelling salts

Independent voter

July 17th, 2012
9:06 am

most of these libs on here al day are collecting Unemployment / Disability GET TO WORK !!

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

July 17th, 2012
9:07 am

In the words of Dennis Miller…” these are glory times”…………….Geez…..Obama is really clueless. Really. He’ll lose. Get ready. Libs have nothing but dope smoking and protesting to look forward to the next four years. Move out of the way and let the pro’s take over.

Butch Cassidy (I)

July 17th, 2012
9:08 am

kayker 71 – “Hell, the black family was better off in the 1920’s with discrimination looming over their heads than they are now.”

That has got to be the most moronic statement of all time.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
9:08 am

“USinUk, maybe if they would start doing the jobs all the illegals are here doing because they aren’t willing to work the jobs they’re qualified for, they would have a job. ”

riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight … because so many non-menial jobs aren’t being sent to India, China and the Ukraine.

or, I guess all those computer programmers should get out to the fields and pick peaches for $2.50/day (regardless of where they live)

Steve - USA "None of the Above"

July 17th, 2012
9:09 am

Butch@9:04

Nice post.

Also “I could care less about Romneys taxes or Obamas grades”

Obama could give all his grades from kindergarten and the Right would still not vote for him. Romney could release all his tax returns since he was 18 and the Left still wouldn’t vote for him. So why do they spend all day here asking for them?

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
9:09 am

“kayker 71 – “Hell, the black family was better off in the 1920’s with discrimination looming over their heads than they are now.”

That has got to be the most moronic statement of all time.”

holy crap.

I mean.

just.

wow.

HDB

July 17th, 2012
9:09 am

Steve Atl

July 17th, 2012
8:55 am
Reasons NOT to vote for Romney…

1) Historically, Republicans have been behind every major economic DECLINE in the US
2) Republicans don’t want health care reform.
3) Gas prices have always risen under Republican leadership
4) US debt under Republicans is off the charts….starting from Ronald Reagan
5) Republican Party is the party of “rich,white guys” who can”t relate to the changig American dynamic.
6) Romney wants to CUT Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps while giving the rich another $1250K tax break.
7) Romney wants to return the nation to Bush-era economic tactics…that got us into the bind that we’re in now.
8. Romney doesn’t want to face the fact that the Affordable Care Act is designed from MassCare….which ROMNEY designed…AND ADVOCATED for as a national plan
9) Romney is using Bush’s foreign policy team as advisors
10) Romney won’t release his tax returns to the American public as his father did….but when he showed his returns to the McCain campaign, McCain chose Sarah Palin…..which lends credence to the idea that Romney has something to HIDE!
11) Romney can’t relate to the American populace as a whole…….
12) Romney is pandering to the least in the base rather than espousing a policy that can ATTRACT a wider swatch of the constituency….

That’s MORE than enough NOT to vote for Romney…………….

Butch Cassidy (I)

July 17th, 2012
9:09 am

Independen voter – “most of these libs on here al day are collecting Unemployment / Disability”

Not a lib, but I live on a combination of investment income and family trust money. I also put in over 20 years in the financial sector. You may want to check the width of that brush chief.

Jay

July 17th, 2012
9:10 am

Butch, it’s a Hall of Famer for sure.

carlosgvv

July 17th, 2012
9:11 am

Stands – 8:43

It was just a question.

Simple Truths

July 17th, 2012
9:11 am

Hey Jay, no such thing as a free lunch.

Doggone/GA

July 17th, 2012
9:11 am

“most of these libs on here al day are collecting Unemployment / Disability”

Got proof?

TaxPayer

July 17th, 2012
9:12 am

Then if we don’t give them EBT cards, they can’t get manicures, lottery tickets, ammo for their guns, booze and cash from the ATM machine to subsidize their needs.

When called out on this and many other remarks, kayaker admits that he’s full of pooh yet he continues to regurgitate. And by the way, that would be the poor Republicans wanting to get rich that would be buying the ammo for their guns, so they can stand their ground most likely.

Only in Mississippi

July 17th, 2012
9:13 am

Mississippi R .Gov. Haley Barbour Pardons Murderers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGwYlBczd5Y

St Simons

July 17th, 2012
9:13 am

Tax returns equal school transcripts? huh?
An accountant laughs in your general direction.

bu..bu..bu..Heinz ketchup? or something

and “all these accusations are piffle..”

that’s it, cons? at 100 days before the election?
mon, when the other 80% outside the blogosphere starts
paying attention after Sept, Little Lord Fauntleroy is going
down faster than a kardashian on a rich guy.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
9:15 am

“bu..bu..bu..Heinz ketchup? or something”

(chuckling)

kayaker 71

July 17th, 2012
9:15 am

Butch, 9:08.

These are not my words. These are the words of Booker T. Washington in his book “Up from Slavery”. Have you read it, Butch? If not, you ought to.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 17th, 2012
9:15 am

A while back Mr. Romney stated that he too was “unemployed”.

Remember that?

How long since he last held a job?

In November they will still need onion pickers in Georgia and
beet pickers in Texas.

zeke

July 17th, 2012
9:16 am

kayaker, quit yakking off please.

JohnnyReb

July 17th, 2012
9:16 am

What condescension? Waiting tables is honorable work, much better than setting on your butt watching TV while drawing a welfare check.

I don’t know how Mississippi compares to Atlanta, but the AJC report on the school testing scandal showed almost 100% of Atlanta public school children on the free lunch program. If that is true, and in fact all the families are that poor, which is unlikely, Atlanta has bigger problems than Romney becoming POTUS and I expect the same applies to Mississippi. In other words, people are getting the free lunch who should not.

Unwed pregnancies. The single mother birth rate has gone up steadily since LBJ’s Great Society, most alarmingly in blacks. Government assistance programs to blacks has destroyed the traditional family and made an unacceptable number completely dependent on the government.

Democrats are not doing blacks a favor unless you think keeping them on the government plantation is the answer.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
9:17 am

Booker T Washington who died in fricking 1915???

sweetjeebus.

Butch Cassidy (I)

July 17th, 2012
9:17 am

Kayaker 71 – “These are not my words. These are the words of Booker T. Washington”

“the black family was better off in the 1920’s with discrimination looming over their heads than they are now. 70% of children born out of wedlock. No family to speak of. No supervision of the thugs that roam Atlanta and Macon GA at will, shooting most anyone they please.”

Booker T. Washington

Hmmmm…..somehow I find that hard to believe.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
9:17 am

or did he see 1920 and then retroactively die???

N-GA

July 17th, 2012
9:19 am

Those waiters and busboys are probably thrilled to find out that they are America’s middle class….

Peter

July 17th, 2012
9:19 am

This has become a culture of dependency that liberals just have to perpetuate.

Really you mean like what the Southern Company got from the government to create the new Nuclear Plant ?

Or what Halliburton got from the government with cost plus contracts ?

Peadawg

July 17th, 2012
9:19 am

So we have a choice between Romney, who comes off as condescending, flip flopper, and a total hypocrite, and Obama, who lately has weekly bonehead quotes like this gem: “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Out of the entire United States…these guys are the best we could come up with. Really?