Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Romney Stands By Comments Disparaging 47% Of Americans

Following the release of a video in which Mitt Romney disparaged Obama supporters as freeloaders, he quickly called a press conference in which he admitted that his remarks at a fundraiser were “not elegantly stated" and were made “off the cuff.” Yet he also stated, "This is the same message that I give to people.” Romney reassured reporters, “Of course, individuals are going to take responsibility for their life.” Apparently not all individuals, though; Romney soon claimed, “The president’s approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes.” After taking just three questions, Romney abruptly exited as he was asked whether the comments he made in the video were his “core convictions.” Watch this most strange press conference:

4 comments:

Richard Thomas said...

So, someone who, through smart lawyers and accountants, pays 13% income tax on an income of $2.5 is virtuous and worthy of esteem but someone who works but whose income with deductions falls below the tax threshold is a sponger. Indeed this person who has excited suspicion that he has paid zero income tax some years because he won't release his returns feels himslef able to make these statements. Ay right as we say in my country.

Michael The Molar Maven said...

I'm beginning to understand. Romney claims that his wording was "unclear" - that they should be accepted as "off-the-cuff". In other words: "You know what I meant and that's what really counts." President Obama spoke of successful people not building their own business. Granted, it was poorly worded, but anybody with any level intelligence knows what he meant. Shouldn't he get the same "pass" that Romney expects for himself?

Jeff Tone said...

Ay right to that, Richard! Add to that someone who has never had one moment of economic worry his entire life.

Jeff Tone said...

Michael, the difference is that Obama's words were taken out of context. Romney stood by his comments in context.