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9.17.2012

Stick A Fork In Him



Mitt Romney described almost half of Americans as “dependent upon government” during a private reception with donors this year and said those voters were likely to support President Obama because they believe they are “entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

It's a modern day "Let them eat cake" moment. 

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72 comments:

Fake Barry said...

He is absolutely wrong. It's way more than half that are dependent. Because they have been allowed to be.

I sure hope we don't elect someone that knows how to run a business, manage money, and require people to take accountability for themselves. That would be terrible.

Dr Clarkus said...

Lol at you thinking that Mitt has done an of those things well.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap! He's done.

The Donald said...

And your point is?

What in the world would MSNBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, NPR and the rest do to the kid who snitched on the emperor with no clothes? Stone him?

Heaven forbid that the United States should elect a grown up, competent, and moral President who doesn't perpetuate the myth that we can continue handing out candy to everyone (foreign and domestic), and who might actually put in some hours in the Oval Office.

Keep the fork sheathed until November 7.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

*yawn*

Your prediction notwithstanding... the campaign will keep barrelling on with 9 out of 10 Americans already decided who they will vote for in November. And that last person is wondering why even bother.

Anonymous said...

I heard Sunday, if you can believe the news, each US citizen is $50,000 in debt to pay off the deficit. It's not going to take Romney to solve that - and there is no blaming drug addicted welfare people - what's past is past. People, we've got a hell of a problem. I don't know who to vote for. But I know this, I can be faithful to my wife, family, and church, and my friends in Decatur - the rest of the country, is beyond my control, but within Gods.

Anonymous said...

There are plenty in Decatur on disabilty due to being hurt through no fault of their own, on the job. Cut them off and let them live off the church

Anonymous said...

Here's the main problem I see. Those who are subsidized by the government who are TRULY despondent and who truly need only a year or two of help to get back on their feet are NOT the ones the rest of us are screaming about receiving handouts. YES there are many who truly need and deserve help for a while. But those people will not remove the blinders... they will not even see that because they do not scream along with the rest of us about the illegals, the "life time" welfare recipients, and the baby making mothers who all SUCK THE LIFE out of a program that was begun to help those who truly NEED help, they are going to take part in destroying the system.
Friend of a friend whined about the fact that she was a single mom with 3 kids and she must have assistance in order to make ends meet. Does anyone even stop to ASK her WHY is she in that position? Is she married? Was she married and the father dumped them all? (then why isn't he paying child support). Or did she sleep around and have 3 kids with 3 different men and did she not live a life preparing for taking care of herself and now she has ENDED UP like this because she made poor choices?
See... poor choices are NOT what we should be taking care of; otherwise we just PROMOTE people to make more of them. Can you people NOT see this? IT HAS TO STOP!
If you aren't responsible and you expect us to pay for your crappy life choices that caused you to be fired or to end up with all the kids you have because you couldn't behave, then YOU DO NOT DESERVE subsidy!!
Why dont you liberal whiners who think love and care will FIX everything think about this --- When the world is full of beggers for subsidy, then WHO will be the ones to PAY for the subsidizing? HELLO???
Can you NOT see the ruination of this country happening right before your eyes? Are you really that blind or do you just really not give a rip about what your children and grandchildren will have to endure!
Romney didn't "leak" anything that will hurt him... you idiots! He's simply saying that it will be difficult for him to win when the US already has 47% who are the BEGGERS and will vote for Obama. Some of you people who are legitimately on welfare, medicaid, medicare, and disability BETTER WAKE UP and realize you will be destroying the hand that feeds the mouth if you vote for Obama!!
WAKE THE HELL UP!!!

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts don't it Obammy lovers

Anonymous said...

It's true...so of course we simply can't have a leader that deals in the truth.

Anonymous said...

Yep, the republicans are done!

Anonymous said...

A business is not a democracy. A CEO is a dictator. If he wants a loaf of bread he demands it and his managers and employees bring him a loaf of bread. The United
States is a democracy. If the president wants a loaf of bread he asks congress and is lucky if he gets half a loaf or even a few slices, and he has to compromise for even that much. I doubt if Mitt has ever compromised with a subordinate. CEOs, especially successful ones are not suited for the give and take of governing. The fact that he thinks everyone voting for Obama is on welfare is just as silly as thinking all Romney supporters are rich.

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts doesn't it. Ninja please, get a job.

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming you post things like that in order to get responses. You couldn't possibly be so dumb as to really think he's saying what YOU say he's saying. Could you?

Let them eat cake? Really? How about "Have them make their own damn cake for a change. It tastes better that way"

You truly are a conundrum. Someone who seems to be educated. I assume it takes that to become an attorney. So how could you simultaneously think it is in any way a good idea to have a very large dependent sector in our society electing the very officials upon whom they are dependent? Please tell me you are not really that stupid.

And then tell me, sir, how many of your clients would not be clients at all had they been forced into personal responsibility rather than allowed to depend on others to solve their problems? Or is a world of leeches and incompetents one which you see as beneficial to yourself rather than good for the country?

Anonymous said...

And from the Donald who would know all about incompetent as he is one! Hey, Donald, what exactly have you done lately?

Anonymous said...

Romney nailed it.

The problem is that in a democratic society you can just vote yourself a candidate who will push bills that allow people not to work and get handouts.

If half of Americans plus 1 votes this way, we are doomed as a society and the poor dependent rule the country.

Anonymous said...

Liberal weenies sure hate the truth.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

I was talking with a couple of my Buds today about you liberals.

Let's say for the sake conversation that Romney is done. It would almost be worth it to see Obama re-elected so that we could rub in your face, for four more years of I told so. As he sells out America and freedom as we know it and finally libs would shut up.

Anonymous said...

This will surely sink his campaign because this is all the mainstream media will talk about opposed to the lies that have come from the White House, State Dept. and the UN about the raids on our embassies being over a movie, instead of planned attacks. Never mind about Obammy being at a private fund raiser in San Francisco in 2008 when he talked about bitter clingers.

Anonymous said...

An investigation by the Government Accountability Institute found that more than half of the most politically active 50 campaign bundlers for President Obama were either appointed to a presidential council, committee, board, or other White House post. Many bundlers’ businesses or relatives' businesses also received millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded federal contracts, grants, loans, or other crony perks. But Romney is unpresidential.

Anonymous said...

More comments! I wanna see all of you trying to defend what he said when in your heads you're panicking because you know it's over!

Anonymous said...

My God BG!

A politician that actually tells the truth, and what...you cannot handle it?

He is absolutely correct. We have reached the edge of the cliff, the tipping point where half of the population do not pay taxes, and half of the population are on the government dole.

We have voted ourselves into poverty, and slavery to the government. Surely you can see this. We have voted more benefits to ourselves, than our collective work can ever pay for.

There are no more tricks, slight of hand, no more kicking the can down the road.

If we do not change this now, we will not recover. Our median income will continue to decline, our standing in the world will continue to decline, and the great democratic experience will be over.

Anonymous said...

Let's see, Mitt already stated that families earning $250,000/year are "middle class" and now states that 47% of our country are lazy good-for-nothings.

Yeah, he's really got a grip on who makes up this country. When will you folks realize that although he wants your vote, he looks down on you and cares nothing about whether you and your children have any realistic opportunity for success?

As for his business success... Unless your position is that we should break up the U.S. and sell it to the highest bidder, his business experience isn't particularly helpful.

Let them eat cake - Indeed.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody wonder why we've been hearing all those PSA's promoting food stamps lately? Didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

A conservative speaking like a conservative? Makes me want to vote conservative.

Anonymous said...

Romney hates Wise County.

Anonymous said...

LL-MSNBC.

Anonymous said...

The problem with mitts statistics is 61% of those he is complaining about are those people who have a job, and pay taxes through payroll tax. He includes those working low income in his stat for 47%. Another 20 percent are elderly living off stipend or SS who no longer pay taxes because income low, and there rest are a mix of unemployed, unhealthy, and lazy.

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts.

Anonymous said...

9:43 et al, The United States of America is a constitutional republic, NOT a democracy.

Anonymous said...

What he said was true: 50+ % of the US depend on a government hadout of some type. These folks ARE much more likely to vote for Obama.

I'm confused. What's your point again?

Anonymous said...

6:14 If you think the Left position to make the U.S. less powerfull, give more money to the poor countries for "global justice", apologize to the radical Muslim countries, allow Chicago teacher unions to strike, tax small businesses, print money to pay for spending increases will do anything to help those Romney was talking about, or YOU, perhaps you do not know the history of Socialism! Go ahead and vote for Obama and shoot yourself in the foot!!!

Anonymous said...

those people who don't pay taxes, who won't take responsibility for the lives and he can't make them, that's the US ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY he's referring to folks. They don't pay taxes. They are included in the 47%. And retired people who worked their whole lives. Brilliant Romney.

Anonymous said...

And yet, all these idiots taking shots at you will continue to read your blog. How does that make any sense?

And 47% don't pay taxes? How is that possible? Is he talking about stay-at-home moms? Or is that the unemployment percentage they are trying to push to make the current administration look worse?

And when did all of you start making over $250,000? My guess is that 99% of you are closer to the poverty line than the latter and at any point shit could hit the fan and guess who may be needing assistance.

The truth is, the majority of these people are make choices based on religious beliefs or opinions rather than what is best for the country. That is what should be the deciding factor.

Anonymous said...

When I was very young, my father lost his job (extremely uneducated and from a poor family with no safety net....really poor.....none of that I don't have a cell phone or SUV poor OR I can't go to the Baylor game this weekend as my dad will only pay for living expenses and tuition poor). He went down to the unemployment office and saw the line of people and walked out. He took what little savings we had and bought a piece of equipment and went into business for himself......WORKED HIS ASS OFF!!!!!!! He was a proud man and did not expect a handout from anyone!!!!! Times were tough for us no doubt but we survived and things eventually got better due to his hard work. Romney is dead on the money about the folks he referenced and I personally have very little compassion for these types of people. Wake up and smell the coffee you privileged little weasel. You seem to think you are the mouth piece for the poor and downtrodden but haven't the first clue about the pride of the working man. Everything you are reeks of self indulgence and prosperity......all at the hands of the ignorant and many times poor. But you, day after day, put down those who work hard for the money and benefits they receive (or are you giving away your services for free these days??? ). Go see a shrink Barry as your self loathing is getting a bit tiresome!!!! BTW, since I'm on my soap box.......can you do something about the quality of your "Random Thought Girls"........they're becoming the blogging equivalency of the Obama presidency.......scary and unappealing. Signed, the Ghost of Reagan.

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts. He has my vote!

Anonymous said...

8:20 Amen. Sorry, but I'm very, very tired of the liberals!

wordkyle said...

The story's not what Romney said. The statistics on food stamps, government dependence, etc. have been around for a long time. What you notice about news stories this last week is that they have focused first on Romney's statement about Obama's foreign policy and now on this innocuous statement making much ado about nothing. You really have to search to find any stories on how Libya warned the US three days in advance about an imminent embassy attack. Or how the Pentagon suspended joint patrols with Afghan soldiers because supposedly friendly Afghanis are killing US soldiers.

The worst week of foreign policy and intelligence disasters since Obama's been in office, and the media divert voters' attention from that and onto Romney. That's the real story.

Anonymous said...

Social Security began as a retirement program for those who pay into the system for the many years they are WORKING. It was never intended to be a welfare, medicaid, medicare well!
There are thousands and thousands of illegal aliens in this country who never pay into our (OUR) social security system, yet they RECEIVE BENEFITS from it! Why?
I am a teacher in OUR country. I will serve the children in this country for many years. However, because I am a teacher, I will never ever receive social security benefits. That's right. I don't pay into the ss system, I pay into teacher retirement and that will be the system that takes care of me and others like me. Even if we are married to people who HAVE paid into ss system we cannot even receive spousal benefits that our spouses choose to pay into.

I'm right there with 8:20 and 9:07. I have absolutely no sympathy for those who will not make their own way but instead will TAKE and TAKE from others. Leeches is the perfect description for those who do suck the life from a government who will use them to gain power because leeches are too ignorant or blind to realize they are not only creating doom for themselves, but for this great country. Take a good look at what is occurring now in other countries because soon we will be living the third world hunger and violence.

Anonymous said...

1:12
YOU are a huge part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

To quote Dennis Miller:

"I'm all for helping the helpless.....but I'm sick and tired of helping the clueless."

The Jackal

Anonymous said...

"A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."

Anonymous said...

This blog is just a tool that supports Barry's piece of the parasite pie.

That was a great idea above. Barry why don't you start a weekly profile on hard working Americans and report to your readers.

Get with me, I will tell you where they WORK

Anonymous said...

Why don't you look up the whole clip instead of just the part all the liberals want to play!

Anonymous said...

WEll PUT GHOST OF REAGAN!!!!

Anonymous said...

not long ago i shot a ferrel hog. when i went to go get it there were 8 piglets nursing the dead hog. this will be the 47%. because the hog is is on life support, but they just keep suckling.

Anonymous said...

If you believe the "welfare queens" of social welfare are destroying America, then you must believe that corporate welfare is also a threat.


Corporate welfare: $92 billion in direct and indirect subsidies to businesses and private- sector corporate entities in fiscal year 2006.

Anonymous said...

Gosh. I was having the same thought as 8:22 AM. Truth hurts. Someone needs to face the music, and tell it like it is!

Anonymous said...

8:17, And 47% don't pay taxes? Or is that the unemployment percentage they are trying to push? Dipshit, do some research and you will find the definition of THEY. It's your beloved government's own numbers.

Anonymous said...

I find it odd that we have become such an extremist society unable to even attempt to understand what those that disagree with us are saying. I think it's a product of our sound byte thinking and short attention span. Research indicates that it's partly a failure in our willingness to change our minds based upon factual evidence. It's a problem for all of us (both sides).

Recent studies tell us that "...it appears that misinformed people often have some of the strongest political opinions." http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/

That may explain some of the blowhards on this blog that seem so absolutely convinced that they are right and give no credibility whatsoever to any differing thought or position.

Another potential answer is confirmation bias. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

If you only choose to read, watch, listen to, pay attention to, or talk about what you already think is true, without every questioning your beliefs and trying to be objective, you are doomed to believe you are right, even if you have been completely proven wrong.

If you only watch Fox/MSNBC = you learn nothing.

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal?

It's true.

Poor poor lefties are such fools.

Remote Controller said...

8:20- Mitt's statistics cover the poor, the elderly and the disabled also. a major part of this "47%" are people who work for a living for low wages, have worked all their lives but do not make enough or people who "qualify" in this category but do not accept government handouts.

Your dad sounds like a great man and people should follow his example. But today, if he started his business then until he started making a substantial amount of money, he maybe part of the 47%

Anonymous said...

Go ahead and whine about what he said. Go ahead and please whine loudly because if you are stupid enough to think Romney is saying something other than the truth, then YOU MUST BE ONE OF THE LEECHES!!

Anonymous said...

8:20 - well, the good news about you is that Barry knows who you are. He has guts to post what you said.

I, too admire people who work hard, pay their bills on time and have been raised with a strong work ethic. We tried to set that same example with our children, and saw them do likewise with their kids, who are all working.

But realistically, not all folks are reared like yours and ours. Some come up in horrific situations, produce children who do likewise and it goes on down the line.

Government should help folks with a hand up and few hand outs. And we all have a responsibility to set an example of integrity.

In a perfect world, that isn't the norm.

So share your ideas of how to better these folks, rather than calling all of them ignorant and poor.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Clarkus LOL at you for thinking that he hasn't!

Do some research and I mean ACTUAL research outside of your left leaning scam sites before you look worse than the fool that you already are.

Anonymous said...

He's right

Anonymous said...

@ 10:32, I come from ignorant and poor.....that was my point. My father could have been a victim but instead tried on his own and turned things around, at least to the point that we did not have to rely on help.....we had the neccesities in life. And please don't think for a second that I do not have deep sympathy for those TRULY in need; children, the elderly, etc. Able bodied individuals who continually make bad choices on the other hand are a whole different story......I feel certain that is about whom Romney was speaking. As far as knowing who I am and having the guts to post......I thought that is why he had this blog and it was anonymous............I took his bait today and I have no doubt he enjoyed that fact.....how many folks would read this blog if everyone agreed with him??? Barry, if you are really
upset by my post then let me know (if you really know who I am) and i'll buy you lunch someday (your choice) as a peace offering.......just make sure it is a place that serves something other than salads or quiche.....no tree hugger food!!!!! Better yet, I'll meet you at Hooters and we'll work on those RGT pics!!!!

Anonymous said...

8:55, "There are thousands and thousands of illegal aliens in this country who never pay into our (OUR) social security system, yet they RECEIVE BENEFITS from it!" - While there may be some (day laborers or your yard workers, whom no doubt are paid in cash, etc.) that don't pay into it, the other 95% that receive a paycheck in fact do pay SS and an income tax and they NEVER file income tax returns in April. Those same people by the time they are of retirement age will not receive a single penny of their hard earned money because they are illegals. So don't say that they receive benefits from SS when that isn't the case. Mind you, SS is not the same as Welfare which I agree has it's problems. So where exactly is that money going? And what about all that unclaimed income tax money as well?

I thank you 8:55 for the career you have chosen. It is through you and others like you that can help make this country a better place. :)

And to all the name callers, I can guarantee that you are the same people that claim to be "christians" and hide behind the anonymous option. So hypocritical and unfortunately typical of Wise County.

Anonymous said...

Two things:

First, here is a helpful graph and article detailing the 47%:
http://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romneys-47-who-are-dependent-on-the-government-2012-9

Second, for those on here that praise Romney's purpoted business prowess I ask that you take the time to read this article. I know, I know, it's Rolling Stone -- a liberal "rock" magazine with no journalistic integrity in your eyes, just one step above Mother Jones. Yeah, yeah, there is blustery exaggerated language, but focus on the details. Please, read the article and tell me this is the type of leader you want for our country. Tell me this is the leader you would want for your place of business. What jobs has he produced? In what ways has he bettered society or employment through his business decisions?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-true-story-of-mitt-romney-and-bain-capital-20120829

Anonymous said...

12:19 The Rolling Stone? You have got to be kidding! LMAO

Try to educate yourself better.

Anonymous said...

I came from a family that grew up in the mountains,living in a mud hut. We had three dogs that kept us warm on cold winter nights. We had to cut a hole in the ice to fish for food. But I'll be danged if I will vote for this Marxist Obama! :)

Anonymous said...

If consevative brains were gasoline there wouldn't be enough on this blog to prime a piss ant's motor scooter.

Anonymous said...

12:04 - yep, you are right about those illegal aliens!!!

Now, settle for us the prison population - how did folks wind up in there where those of us who work for a living pay for their upkeep? Fair? How would YOU change that?

And by the way, it is sort of hypocritical to criticize the rest of us anonymous posters when you do it yourself.

Duh!

Anonymous said...

1:36, I used to be a die hard conservative, but with your brilliant reasoning, I have now become a liberal weenie. Thanks. Now where is all my free stuff.

Anonymous said...

12:35: Like I said, read Matt Taibbi's article. Afterwards, you can comment as you please. An educated mind is an open mind.

CT said...

What's the problem here?? Mitt is damn right!!!!

And agreed, Wordkyle..agreed!!

Anonymous said...

Kick all those gray haired freeloaders off Social Security and Medicare then that 47% would drop. They should have saved up for their old age instead of relying on the Govamint. Problem solved.

DF Mittens

Anonymous said...

1:04 knows how the rock group Three Dog Night got its name. It does not get that cold in Texas so I never let more than one dog in the house on cold nights.

Anonymous said...

Matt Taibbi has no clue what he is talking about.

A 1st grader shouldn't try to hang with the big boys.

Anonymous said...

Relieved Romney doesn't expect my vote. Now I can forget about it until election day.

Anonymous said...

104 u must b a 3 dog nite fan..

Anonymous said...

Isn't this true? Blacks will vote for Obama b/c Mitt is white, nuff said...