He Really Said That

From Tami Luhby, CNN, "Romney: Income inequality is just 'envy'" (ignore the comments):
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- According to Mitt Romney, the nation's growing focus on income inequality is all about envy.

"You know, I think it's about envy. I think it's about class warfare," the leading Republican presidential candidate said Wednesday on The Today Show.

When asked if there are any fair questions about wealth distribution, Romney replied, "It's fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like."

Romney has accused President Obama of promoting the "bitter politics of envy." The president is ramping up his talks about the nation's growing income divide and the shrinking of the middle class. He is focusing on the tax benefits afforded to millionaires and executives.

Romney, who is one of those millionaires, is taking a different path. He says he's distancing himself from what he calls "a very envy-oriented, attack-oriented approach."
He said that. He really said that.

Is anyone else having a flashback to Rick oops-there-goes-my-chance-to-be-president Perry? Does this man even really want to be president? Or did he lose a bet and is now going through the motions just to get someone off his back?

For all you broke-ass Americans out there - which, last I checked, make up over 50% of the friggin' population - I sincerely hope you are paying strict attention to this ish.  He really said that.  He really friggin' said that.

I'm trying to eat my salad at work and damn regurgitating leaves all over my monitor because he said that.

He really said that.

Comments

  1. Romney is NOT a serious candidate for president. He is in it for money and exposure only. This is only way career politicians can make good money quickly without the responsiblity.

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    1. I've pretty much come to that conclusion as well.

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  2. There are some of those who support his campaign who are poor, but still believe he is the right man for the job. Those are the people who just want to get that "socialist, Muslim, Kenyan" out of office and who believe that millionaires know what's best for the country.

    Also, Keep in mind that Republicans live by a code of ethics that state that the rich deserve more help than the poor because they are the most deserving and that it is God's will.

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  3. Leo Princess8/15/12, 6:56 PM

    Ahem: http://youtu.be/rYqF_BtIwAU

    The very first comment below the video says is all. No need to read further.

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  4. *sigh*

    This is some straight bullshit. There is no way he's seriously trying to get elected.

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  5. There's just no telling what goes on in Romney-bot's scary little head. Judging from the hilariously out of touch things he keeps saying, I'm sure it would be a real hoot if it wasn't for the fact some people actually want him to be president.

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    1. I'm sure it would be a real hoot if it wasn't for the fact some people actually want him to be president.

      Ignant-ass house 'nillas.

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  6. It doesnt surprise me that he made that boneheaded statement .After all ,those words are coming from a man who blatantly said that he didn't care about poor people.

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  7. There should be a requirement that to be a President of a country that you care for all people. This includes the "economically disadvantaged." I do not like to say poor because some of the wealthiest people I know are wealthy in so many other ways and this doesn't include money. These salt of the Earth people in a very economically poor county I live in surprise me all the time with their kindness and heart. Obama for sure has my vote in November and all my friends will be voting for him! :)

    Thought I would share what Tracy Chapman said...

    "I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives."

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    1. You're absolutely correct in saying what you said.Too many people do mistake money and power for happiness.I knew a guy from the then war torn Crotia.Just when I thought he would be dismayed about his situation,he would tell me that he was content there.I admit being baffled about it,but he helped me to understand and and about the true meaning of living. I'm with you on Obama.The problem that have with Mitt and his superfriends is that they don't live in the real world.

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    2. Here's the hilarious thing. I haven't even gotten to the Obama vs Romney portion of the conversation. I'm still on just the Mitt part - I'm having trouble getting past that section alone of the election.

      The GOP must really hate itself right now.

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  8. "I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives."

    Conversely, "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13:2

    Romney is a voice box for the republican right. Ostensibly, he's nothing but a Myna bird (displays an uncanny ability to say what he thinks people want to hear with perfect clarity). His choice for Paul Ryan on the VP ticket is a desperate attempt to shore up the southern white demographic and uncommitted voters. He doesn't speak of a budget plan because he has no plan. In a political contest one is mindful to pull out all the stops; for no matter how deceitful or immoral your methods may be, you do what you must do to win. Insofar as, “The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war.” John Lyly

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  9. Here you have a Mormon and the devote follower of an avowed Atheist vying for the White house. Can you imagine what Fox News would say/do if Obama embraced Ayn Rand? Can you imagine what the front page of the Drudge Report would look like if Obama was in any way associated with this philosophy? Can you imagine the field day Romney’s surrogates would have if Obama’s stock and trade evolved from the teachings of this soviet-bred socialist? But you won’t hear negative press (from the right) that might taint these two patriotic white Americans; because most whites have the ability to filter out such conflicts.

    Since being pegged as Romney’s choice for VP, Paul Ryan has miraculously morphed from a self-serving egoist (who denies the existence of God in all forms including the god of his running mate) into a highly committed God-adoring Christian.

    Paul Ryan Loves Ayn Rand -- And Lied About It:
    “There is no better place to find the moral case for capitalism and individualism," Ryan told The Atlas Society in 2005, "than through Ayn Rand’s writings and works."

    As for Romeny, he’s going to have some 'splainin' to do should the rest of those tax returns go public.

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  10. Romney is as pampered, entitled, sociopath who never ever went through any sort of hard times. It's easy for him to through out the hilarious "class envy" meme. These people throw this crap around because the lack of critical thinking in our culture. They rely on that because only people who lack critical thinking believe in class jealousy and the working class are just lazy people who don't want to work and are living high off the hog in benefits.
    AC

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    1. Romney is as pampered, entitled, sociopath who never ever went through any sort of hard times.

      The best description of the man ever.

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  11. This why we must get out and vote.

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  12. When asked if there are any fair questions about wealth distribution, Romney replied, "It's fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like."

    Oh, hell now. Mm-mm. I'mma have to join the chorus of folks demanding this man's tax returns. WTF is this shit? Mm-mm.

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