We are the 99%

February 2, 2012

Mitt Romney's Foot-in-Mouth & Tin Ear Disease


The boy just can't help it. He's done it again:
"I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it," the Republican front-runner said Wednesday on CNN, following his victory in the Florida primary.



And, it isn't just the left that finds his statement problematic. The right is doing a facepalm too.

Maybe the Komen folks can do a spin-off for Mitt's disease.

9 comments:

Nine-El said...

Speaking of the poor: will Pgh OWS replicate Oakland OWS as they are forced from their home in BNY Park? Stick-in-the-mouth and split ear disease., eh?

EdHeath said...

Yeah, Nine-El, let's compare trying to call attention to how Wall Street wrecked the economy, skated on the consequences and are still collecting bonuses versus Romney not caring about the very poor and Gingrich talking about the Food Stamp President. Let's distract away from Republican plans to gut Medicare and Social Security, how they want to eliminate the safety net the existence of which Mitt says allows us to ignore the very poor. As well as destroy public and private unions, repeal environmental regulations (causing untold numbers of people sickness and death) and raising taxes on the poor and middle class to allow the Republicans to further reduce the taxes of the wealthy.

Nine-El said...

Judge: Please direct the witness to respond to the question...his first response was not relevant to my query.

Ol' Froth said...

Um, your query is off topic and a perfect example of LOOK OVER THERE!!!

Nine-El said...

Gut,eliminate, destroy, repeal..hyperbole.

None of your concerns will occur and you know it ..you like to rant, don't you?

How can you get out of bed in the morning?

All these terrible activities in play?

Bain, or the like, is probably handling your pension plan.

You snip statements, knowing the full context and run with it

Intellectually dishonest. Parse Obama like you do his arch opponents.

Nine-El said...

Who is right-thinking?

We be slipping

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.



This is known as "bad luck."

-- Robert A. Heinlein

Nine-El said...

The political/economic path we are traveling. Harry say we don't need no stinking budget.

It is like driving on I - 75 last week. Rolling along, looking good..suddenly smoke and fog .. Crashing and many deaths

Debt, debt, living above you means ... You like Greek, soon we will all be walking in their shoes..

Gutting, eliminating, repealing , destroying. Rosey future, eh?

I will try to make this my last post. I hope my resolve holds.

John Gentile said...

No surprise. Republicans never cared about the poor or the environment. That's why I always claimed the Republicans are not pro-life. They are anti-abortion.

The Republicans are perfectly willing to destroy the environment thereby endangering the health of the born and the unborn while making their false claims about being pro-life.

Republicans want to destroy all entitlement programs leaving the poor starving in the streets and dying of diseases that are curable. Republicans are not pro-life.

Republicans place a dollar value on health care which means they place a dollar value on life which means Republicans are not pro-life.

Republicans want to refuse health care for illegal immigrants. Republicans are not pro-life.

Like I've always said: The Republican religion is capitalism and the dollar is their god. That's why they don't care about the poor and the needy. Republicans are not pro-life.

EdHeath said...

Nine-El, why don't you comment (not "post" but comment, try to understand what you are doing) again. But first, read Paul Samuelson's Introduction to Economics, and try to make your comments on point. Or are you saying that Romney's comments about the very poor not being worth caring about because they have a safety net (that Republicans wish to privatize and/or eliminate) is somehow directly related to Pittsburgh OWS's wish to continue to protest as they have been?