Romney’s ‘takeback’ of ‘47 percent’ diatribe unconvincing

Before we move on, I think it’s important to focus directly on Mitt Romney’s statement on Fox News last night in which he belatedly tried to retract his comments about the “47 percent.”

This is what he told Fox:

“Clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you’re gonna say something that doesn’t come out right. In this case I said something that’s just completely wrong.”

Listening to Romney, you might be led to believe that his original “47 percent” comments were just a garbled misstatement taken out of context, like his own “I’m not concerned about the very poor” or Barack Obama’s “You didn’t build that.” But listen again to the original statement in the video above. Or, if you prefer, you can read it here:

“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 that 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. And I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. And he’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that’s what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people—I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

That is not a statement ripped out of context. It is not Romney saying one thing but meaning another. In those remarks, Romney makes a sustained, passionate and seemingly heartfelt argument about what he truly believes. He is damn clear about it

But don’t take my word for it. Take Romney’s word for it. On the night that video was released, Romney appeared at a hastily called press conference. He was asked explicitly whether he was backing away from the statements, and he made it quite clear that he was not. While his remarks were “not elegantly stated,” he said, he doubled down on the basic message.

“It’s a message which I’m going to carry and continue to carry which is, look, the president’s approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes because frankly my discussion about lowering taxes isn’t as attractive to them so I’m not likely to atrract them into my campaign.”

(As an aside, note Romney’s mention about his support for lowering taxes, a position that he explicitly denied in Wednesday’s debate in Denver.)

In the days that followed, Romney continued to defend his remarks and continued to press that argument. So did Paul Ryan, his running mate. That is what they truly believe; the passionate, dismissive statements about the 47 percent that Romney made to a roomful of people contributing $50,000 each to his campaign reflect his true value system.

His attempt to come out more than two weeks later and try to claim that his statements were “just completely wrong” and “didn’t come out right” is ludicrous and devoid of credibility.

Believe him at your peril.

– Jay Bookman

765 comments Add your comment

Fred ™

October 5th, 2012
1:38 pm

TBG: Did you see my 12:52? :mrgreen:

Regnad Kcin

October 5th, 2012
1:38 pm

Ben, saw your reply – yopu didn’t even watch the video of Romney talking about the 47%, did you?

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

October 5th, 2012
1:38 pm

In 24 hours it appears the deserved victory lap has
slid back into panic.

DannyX

October 5th, 2012
1:39 pm

Love the way Ben turns “I was completely wrong” into “I misspoke”

Paul

October 5th, 2012
1:39 pm

Marty Huggins’

Sure.

But don’t you think there’s a difference here? Just the sheer volume of occurrences? Does it not seem the least bit calculated, especially when one bumps it up against what particular campaign, or where in the campaign cycle, he finds himself?

That, to me, is the critical difference and why some look at him with a such skepticism.

Most of us here remember week after week, Lucy holding the football and saying to Charlie Brown, “but this time I’ll hold it until you kick it. I promise.”

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:39 pm

Regnad, you’d make a great point, except for the fact that I’m not afraid to say what I’m for and what I’m against, like Kammypoo.

So really you have no point. Thanks for playing though.

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mm

October 5th, 2012
1:40 pm

Has anyone seen the video of Romney pulling something out of his pocket behind the podium at the debate? Was it a cheat sheet?

bob

October 5th, 2012
1:41 pm

You can’t get there without me ! http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obama-mocked-financial-success-as-blind-luck/?cat_orig=us
Obama sure does understand his constituency. You need mommy gov to handle this stuff and call those on the right stupid ? Romney voters do not need blind luck to take care of ourselves, obo voters do !

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:41 pm

“Love the way Ben turns “I was completely wrong” into “I misspoke”

Romny was stating, correctly, that there are a certain percentage of voters who will never vote republican because they believe they are victims and they don’t want to live in a free, capitalist society.

To be such self-annointed intellectuals, liberals sure have trouble grasping simple concepts.

DannyX

October 5th, 2012
1:41 pm

Hey Ben, were you completely wrong about the MARTA bus driver pay, or did you just misspeak?

Partisay

October 5th, 2012
1:42 pm

I think it’s obvious that Ben is obsessed with Kam…..just sayin.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 5th, 2012
1:43 pm

M. Huggins — “Have none of you condemning Romney ever said something that you regretted not at the time but fully so after time had passed?”

Yes, I have. And I apologized to the people involved and sought to make amends. Besides, I wasn’t running for President.

I don’t believe Romney’s apology was sincere, and I don’t think he will either make a serious effort to make amends or to revise his planned philosophy of governance. I think he’s just going through the motions and hoping that the apology alone will be enough to win a few votes back.

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:43 pm

Question for you libbies so hung up on the Romney 47% thingie….

Why did Obama flipflop from the “Jeremiah Wright is my mentor and helped shape my whole life” and then distance himself from the esteemed reverend?

We’ll see if any of you have the courage or intellectual capacity to pony up.

I’ll not hold my breath, just to be safe.

Doggone/GA

October 5th, 2012
1:43 pm

You know, it’s probably true that Romney “misspoke” – he told the truth, as he sees it, for a change.

Mick

October 5th, 2012
1:43 pm

ben

Is romney wearing flip flops or playing with his etch a sketch for guidance???

TiredOfIt

October 5th, 2012
1:43 pm

The right-wingers are going to need Obama care just to recover from their whiplash thanks to Willard’s constant stream of flip-flops. I beginning to share Ann’s concern about Willard’s mental state!

Paul

October 5th, 2012
1:44 pm

Ben

“Romny was stating, correctly, that there are a certain percentage of voters who will never vote republican because they believe they are victims and they don’t want to live in a free, capitalist society.”

What percentage did Romney say that is?

Michael

October 5th, 2012
1:45 pm

I understand one in eight jobs in Ohio is related to the auto industry. That’s one reason their unemployment rate is below the national average.
Mitt wrote an op ed saying the auto industry should go bankrupt.
The auto industry was preserved thanks to action by the federal government.
If the citizens of Ohio cannot understand how the Obama Administration has helped them directly, maybe they should have gone bankrupt to see how well that would work.

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:45 pm

“Hey Ben, were you completely wrong about the MARTA bus driver pay, or did you just misspeak?”

I’ve documented that some MARTA drivers earn as much as $80K per year, but not yet been able to document any making as much as $100K. That doesn’t mean I’m wrong…means I haven’t proved it yet. Hope you’re not losing too much sleep over it.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 5th, 2012
1:45 pm

I think Romney misspoke when he misremebered what he did not say that was misheard.

Kamchak - "Socialism" is just a code word for "fear," the monster under you bed ~ Kamchak

October 5th, 2012
1:45 pm

I’m not afraid to say what I’m for and what I’m against, like Kammypoo.

I’m against fear mongering.

barking frog

October 5th, 2012
1:45 pm

Ben Shockley
jealousy is an ugly thing.

Fred ™

October 5th, 2012
1:46 pm

Wow. The lengths little Benny will go to avoid answering a question.

Paul

October 5th, 2012
1:46 pm

Ben

““Love the way Ben turns “I was completely wrong” into “I misspoke”

Romny was stating, correctly, that there are a certain percentage of voters who will never vote republican because they believe they are victims and they don’t want to live in a free, capitalist society.”

And you do realize you are defending a concept Romney has denounced as completely wrong, don’t you?

Or do you think Romney was wrong when he said his comments were wrong. That his wrong comments are, in fact, right?

Because that’s what comes across from you.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 5th, 2012
1:46 pm

Partisay — “I think it’s obvious that Ben is obsessed with Kam…..just sayin.”

That’s why Ben keeps asking Kam if he went to DragonCon. Ben clearly got all dolled up, trying to make a good impression on Kam, and now Ben’s heartbroken that Kam didn’t even see him in his spiffy new Barbarian Queen outfit with the nipples cut out of the dress. :D

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:47 pm

Paul

October 5th, 2012
1:44 pm

“What percentage did Romney say that is?”

47%.

Better question…are YOU in that 47% Paul?

Kamchak - "Socialism" is just a code word for "fear," the monster under you bed ~ Kamchak

October 5th, 2012
1:47 pm

Partisay

It dates back to the days of Cynthia Tucker’s blog.

curious

October 5th, 2012
1:47 pm

kayaker 71 October 5th, 2012
12:50 pm
“How about a few Bozo lies during the debate…..”
“How can anyone believe this clown?”

I believe him more than Romney.

Please identify ONE issue Romney hasn’t switched position on.

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:48 pm

“jealousy is an ugly thing.”

LMAO. So said the little wealth-envying libbie….

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:48 pm

“The lengths little Benny will go to avoid answering a question.”

Why don’t you state a question that I avoided Fred?

Paul

October 5th, 2012
1:49 pm

Ben 1:47

Okay, now read my 1:46.

barking frog

October 5th, 2012
1:49 pm

Romney is evolving. He may
soon support gay marriage.

Partisay

October 5th, 2012
1:49 pm

“That doesn’t mean I’m wrong…means I haven’t proved it yet”

If that doesn’t say it all about Ben. No wonder he supports Mittens.

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:49 pm

“I’m against fear mongering.”

No, you’re against stating your position on socialism.

And everybody here knows it.

easy response

October 5th, 2012
1:50 pm

Have none of you condemning Romney ever said something that you regretted not at the time but fully so after time had passed?

___________

You are correct but an honest person will stay awake at night and not be able to sleep because they are trying to figure out how they can make amends. A dishonest person will continue to tell one lie after another to cover up for the other lies that they have told!

DannyX

October 5th, 2012
1:50 pm

“The right-wingers are going to need Obama care just to recover from their whiplash thanks to Willard’s constant stream of flip-flops. I beginning to share Ann’s concern about Willard’s mental state!”

Well as a resident of Massachusetts Romney has his “socialist” Romneycare as a throwback in case Obamacare doesn’t cover everything.

Of course that brings us to another batch of incredible Romney flip flops, Robamneycare.

Sybil/Lyin 2012

jewcowboy

October 5th, 2012
1:50 pm

“George Takei surely missed you.”

The only people who think that being gay is an insult are infantile bigots.

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:51 pm

“Okay, now read my 1:46.”

No thanks.

Doggone/GA

October 5th, 2012
1:51 pm

“And everybody here knows it”

You do not have my permission to speak for me.

Aquagirl

October 5th, 2012
1:51 pm

“I’m not wrong, I just haven’t proved I’m right

Just when you thought Ben had exhausted his well for potential mockery…..BWAH!

sam

October 5th, 2012
1:52 pm

I find it amusing that the same people who hated Romney 6 months ago are convinced he the savior now. Maybe there’s something to this etcha sketch thing. He is classic wanna be politician, he probably used to say what he really believed but because he cant win any elections he has gone over to the change beliefs to fit the room model. Thus you get this 47% bullshit, something he probably doesnt believe but the people in that room sure did.

curious

October 5th, 2012
1:52 pm

Just as there are people that vote Democratic, regardless, there are Republicans that vote Republican no matter what.

the question then becomes: Who will the President represent?

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:52 pm

“You do not have my permission to speak for me.”

Don’t need your permission, little boy.

Run along now.

Sagegirl

October 5th, 2012
1:52 pm

I know that you believe that you understand what you think I said, but

I am not sure that you realize that what you heard is not what I meant…. Mitt Robme

Fred ™

October 5th, 2012
1:52 pm

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:48 pm

“The lengths little Benny will go to avoid answering a question.”

Why don’t you state a question that I avoided Fred?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++

Why don’t you answer a question I state Ben?

DannyX

October 5th, 2012
1:53 pm

“I’ve documented that some MARTA drivers earn as much as $80K per year, but not yet been able to document any making as much as $100K. ”

Just say it, you were completely wrong. Oh wait that’s right, you prefer misspoke.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

October 5th, 2012
1:53 pm

Upon Further Review: Mitt Romney May Have Cheated To Win The Debate
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/10/05/upon-further-review-mitt-romney-may-have-cheated-to-win-the-debate/

pretty interesting video indeed…..

worth the 20 seconds folks

Doggone/GA

October 5th, 2012
1:53 pm

“Don’t need your permission, little boy”

Yes, you do…and you still don’t have it.

Doggone/GA

October 5th, 2012
1:54 pm

“Why don’t you state a question that I avoided Fred?”

well, how about the questions that Paul asked you at 1:46 that you have stated you refuse to even read?

Mick

October 5th, 2012
1:54 pm

ben

What’s so bad about socialism? You can still rise to the top and become a millionire if thats your goal, just ask richard branson or mr. berliscone…

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:55 pm

“Yes, you do…and you still don’t have it.”

LMAO. Guess we’re just gonna have to disagree about that sonny.

Doggone/GA

October 5th, 2012
1:56 pm

“What’s so bad about socialism?”

Try asking him to define “socialism” – the vast majority of people who come here and ask the question he asked don’t even know what socialism REALLY is.

Marty Huggins'

October 5th, 2012
1:56 pm

Paul
October 5th, 2012
1:39 pm

Well I take them with about the same grain of salt as all of these. I count 11 on 2 pages.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/rulings/full-flop/

Like I have said before another example of why it is best to judge politicians by how they govern, not on what they say.
The campaign is for those too lazy or ignorant to research the cndidates and what they have done while in office as that is a much better indicator of how they will be once elected.

Was Obama exactly who he campaigned as?
Was Bush 2?
Was Clinton?
Was Bush 1?

That’s as far back as I have memories I was still G.I.ing it when Regan was in office

Doggone/GA

October 5th, 2012
1:56 pm

“LMAO. Guess we’re just gonna have to disagree about that sonny”

Nope. You still don’t have my permission, no matter how much you want to pretend you do.

Fred ™

October 5th, 2012
1:56 pm

Regnad Kcin

October 5th, 2012
1:37 pm

Ben, what is YOUR take on Romney’s latest flip-flop?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

AVOIDANCE……..

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:56 pm

“well, how about the questions that Paul asked you at 1:46 that you have stated you refuse to even read?”

I’ve answered that at least three times, and it was boring the first time.

Would be a lot more interesting to see Kamcrap answer the socialism question, don’t you think?

curious

October 5th, 2012
1:57 pm

Ben Shockley

Childish, anyone?

Paul

October 5th, 2012
1:57 pm

Ben Shockley

““Okay, now read my 1:46.”

No thanks.”

LOLOLOL!!!!

“you do realize you are defending a concept Romney has denounced as completely wrong, don’t you?

Or do you think Romney was wrong when he said his comments were wrong. That his wrong comments are, in fact, right?”

Which means it’s quite obvious: you are championing a position that even your candidate has denounced as false. In other words, it’s just about keeping the spotlight not on your candidate, but upon yourself.

_______________________________________________________________________________

Afternoon, jewcowboy

Good luck on getting Ben to have an honest discussion on his motivation behind that post. Thanks for pointing out the real issue.

Mick

October 5th, 2012
1:57 pm

doggone

Ben only knows how to taunt and thats all it cares about…

Kamchak - "Socialism" is just a code word for "fear," the monster under you bed ~ Kamchak

October 5th, 2012
1:57 pm

The election is in 32 days.

Will Ben be banned from here — again — before then?

I say 14 days. Who wants the over? Who wants the under?

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:57 pm

Doggone, I’ll speak for you whenever I feel like it.

easy response

October 5th, 2012
1:58 pm

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

October 5th, 2012
1:53 pm
____

thanks and this makes the mind wonder????????

Doggone/GA

October 5th, 2012
1:58 pm

“Ben only knows how to taunt and thats all it cares about…”

Oh sure, but sometimes…when I’m bored, like now…it’s fun to see how many insults I can extract from someone like him.

Doggone/GA

October 5th, 2012
1:59 pm

“Doggone, I’ll speak for you whenever I feel like it”

No doubt, but you still don’t have my permission to speak for me.

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
2:00 pm

jewcowboy

October 5th, 2012
1:50 pm

“George Takei surely missed you.”

“The only people who think that being gay is an insult are infantile bigots.”

I could say the same thing about Kammypoo’s nasty little slander of Baptists @ 1:36, couldn’t I?

DannyX

October 5th, 2012
2:00 pm

“pretty interesting video indeed…..”

Now we find out that Romney is a cheater. No wonder he refuses to release his tax returns.

That video shows Romney with a smoking gun, or as Ben would call it, a bouquet of flowers.

Paul

October 5th, 2012
2:00 pm

Marty Huggins’

As I’ve noted in the past I have nothing against a politician revising or changing a position as new information becomes available. In fact, I think it’s something that should be encouraged.

But with Romney’s history… I must say, to me it gets down to… the only ‘new information” seems to be the polling numbers.

The Snark

October 5th, 2012
2:00 pm

I hear the swish, swish, swish of an Etch-A-Sketch …

Fred ™

October 5th, 2012
2:01 pm

jewcowboy

October 5th, 2012
1:50 pm

“George Takei surely missed you.”

The only people who think that being gay is an insult are infantile bigots.
+++++++++++++++++++

I think he’s just too shy to ask you out. You know how in like 2nd or 3rd grade guys would punch someone they ‘liked” to get attention? Same thing here.

Paul

October 5th, 2012
2:01 pm

“I’ve answered that at least three times, and it was boring the first time.”

Harry Callahan lives!!!!!

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
2:02 pm

Page 4, still no courage or intellectual honesty from Kammypoo.

sad, really……..

Kamchak - "Socialism" is just a code word for "fear," the monster under you bed ~ Kamchak

October 5th, 2012
2:02 pm

I could say the same thing about Kammypoo’s nasty little slander of Baptists @ 1:36, couldn’t I?

You could, but I’ve been a Baptist — have you ever been gay?

Fred ™

October 5th, 2012
2:02 pm

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
1:51 pm

“Okay, now read my 1:46.”

No thanks.
+++++++++++++++++++++

AVOIDANCE

Paul

October 5th, 2012
2:03 pm

Doggone/GA

Didja catch that? Ben answered a question three times when he hadn’t even read it!

Is he really, really, amazing, or what?

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
2:03 pm

“I think he’s just too shy to ask you out.”

You have some kind of problem with me asking cowboy out?

Aquagirl

October 5th, 2012
2:03 pm

Ben only knows how to taunt

Not true…it does a spectacular Sir Robin retreat.

Doggone/GA

October 5th, 2012
2:04 pm

“Is he really, really, amazing, or what?”

Yep, he really, really IS!

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
2:04 pm

“You could, but I’ve been a Baptist — have you ever been gay?”

Why do you ask? You have a problem with it?

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 5th, 2012
2:04 pm

“Will Ben be banned from here — again — before then?”

While I do not agree with Ben’s point of view, his postings are orders of magnitude lower than TrishaDishaWarEagle. I ran into her on another blog and asked her why she does not spread her gospel on the Bookman blog. Told her she should try and it would be interesting. She replied “She did – it was – got banned”. So at least I know what depths someone has to go to get the boot.

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
2:05 pm

“Not true…it does a spectacular Sir Robin retreat.”

Funny, funny stuff. a whole class of people too timid to live without a massive government safety net calling OTHER people cowards, retreaters, etc

LMAO

Marty Huggins'

October 5th, 2012
2:05 pm

Joe Hussein Mama
October 5th, 2012
1:43 pm

You may very well be right.

My opinion is that he was more lying at the time he made the 47% and then pridefully tried to defend it.
Only to later realize how bad it sounds and the magnitude of what it means as far as an insult.

I just don’t think Romney is an evil or even a bad man. But I think the same of President Obama both are good men, who care about their families and about their fellow man.

Do each have faults? We all know the answer to that.

I don’t think a guy who signed a bill entitling the citizens of his state to Health Care is not a man who does not care about any group. I think he cared about getting money from those donors at that banquet too.

I would imagine that if ever fundraising event by every politician was video taped we would all being hearing a whole lot of I’m sorry from a whole lot of candidates.

Kamchak - "Socialism" is just a code word for "fear," the monster under you bed ~ Kamchak

October 5th, 2012
2:06 pm

You have a problem with it?

No.

easy response

October 5th, 2012
2:06 pm

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

October 5th, 2012
1:53 pm
______
Here is another look in slow motion..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO9Vj49UuwA

Joe Hussein Mama

October 5th, 2012
2:06 pm

E. C. RINO — “TrishaDishaWarEagle”

I saw Kyle get fed up with her some months ago. He put her into automatic moderation. Everything she tried to post went straight to the penalty box for review.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

October 5th, 2012
2:06 pm

CBS Boston is running with the “cheatgate” story..

Hopefully it will prompt a response from the Romney campaign.

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
2:07 pm

Fred, Kammy….I’ve asked you both if you have some kind of problem with gays. No response?

Kamchak - "Socialism" is just a code word for "fear," the monster under you bed ~ Kamchak

October 5th, 2012
2:08 pm

No response?

Spiked the ball early on that one, Hairy.

Fred ™

October 5th, 2012
2:08 pm

That nasty streak is a learned behavior from my childhood through spending so much time at Baptist Churches.

How is THAT “slander”? Sounds like dead nuts truth to me……..

skydog

October 5th, 2012
2:08 pm

I`ll take the under.
He won`t make it till night in the evil music world.
+++++++++
The music business…..full of drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes, and unsightly characters.

The business also has a dark side.
Hunter S. Thompson

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
2:09 pm

My bad…

Kamchak – “Socialism” is just a code word for “fear,” the monster under you bed ~ Kamchak

October 5th, 2012
2:06 pm

“You have a problem with it?”

“No.”

Then what was the point of your post, exactly?

Mick

October 5th, 2012
2:09 pm

**a whole class of people too timid to live without a massive government safety net calling**

As if you can really see through the internets…just worry about your own boot straps and everything will be fine…

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 5th, 2012
2:10 pm

Fred

I’ve emailed Jay with a request for him to give you my email address.

easy response

October 5th, 2012
2:10 pm

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

I was trying to figure out how his responses were so sharp and he did not have to hesitate long to answer the questions??

Joe Hussein Mama

October 5th, 2012
2:10 pm

M. Huggins — “I don’t think a guy who signed a bill entitling the citizens of his state to Health Care is not a man who does not care about any group. I think he cared about getting money from those donors at that banquet too.”

You’re probably right. That said, it muddies the waters quite a bit when Romney is *both* the state health care guy and the ‘the heck with the 47%’ guy. It makes it hard for people to figure out which one he is, and at this point, I think that many voters — rather than giving it much thought — will just say ‘the heck with it, I’m not voting for him since I can’t figure it out.’ That’s a disadvantage for Romney that he’d have been better off avoiding.

“I would imagine that if ever fundraising event by every politician was video taped we would all being hearing a whole lot of I’m sorry from a whole lot of candidates.”

I’m sure you’re absolutely right.

Paul

October 5th, 2012
2:11 pm

Marty Huggins’ 2:05

Nicely said. And that’s what makes his constant pandering so difficult to understand. Unless he values the prize so much he’s willing to compartmentalize that part of his brain from his conscience.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 5th, 2012
2:11 pm

Wow a conservative getting put in timeout on Kyle’s blog. Even McCayla Maroney is impressed with that feat.

Fred ™

October 5th, 2012
2:12 pm

Ben Shockley

October 5th, 2012
2:03 pm

“I think he’s just too shy to ask you out.”

You have some kind of problem with me asking cowboy out?
++++++++++++++++++

Sorry Ben, I was talking to my wife and then looking back to see Kam’s 1:36 to see the slander.

I haven’t a problem with you asking JCB out. Why would I care? I don’t care if you ask ME out but my wife might get pissed, just like I’d get pissed if you asked HER out. Now if you asked my 10 yo daughter out I would act harshly AND call the law, but other than that do as you please.

thebob.bob

October 5th, 2012
2:12 pm

Well, at least Mittens wasn’t pretending to be something that he wasn’t to the voters. He was just lying to his rich buddy donors to get their money. Corporate types, consultants do that all the time. They give you an earnest sales pitch, with “conviction”. Then they make the sale, take your money and then ‘harvest’ the profits.

Or maybe he was telling the truth to his ‘owner’-donor friends and lying to the voters?

Here’s what Newt said last January. He called Newt a liar.

“Well, you seem shocked by it! This is a man whose staff created the PAC, his millionaire friends fund the PAC, he pretends he has nothing to do with the PAC – it’s baloney. He’s not telling the American people the truth…”
“I just think he ought to be honest with the American people and try to win as the real Mitt Romney, not try to invent a poll-driven, consultant-guided version that goes around with talking points, and I think he ought to be candid. I don’t think he’s being candid and that will be a major issue.”

And Newt’s a supporter!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 5th, 2012
2:12 pm

Then what was the point of your post, exactly?

I have experience with “being Baptist” so I’m not an outsider criticizing something which I have no understanding of.

Do you have experiences with being gay?