Romney says GOP's not "party of the rich"...but?

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  1. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 11 years ago

    Is the party that wants to be rich.

    He is seriously trying to sell this BS to the general pubic?

    JACKSON, Miss. - At a fundraiser at a country club in Mississippi this evening that was expected to raise a record-breaking $1.7 million, Mitt Romney defended the Republican Party against its reputation as the "party of the rich" explaining that really, it is a party focused on helping the poor.

    It's a party focused on helping the poor, really?

    "We're accused, by the way - in our party - of being the party of the rich," Romney said. "And it's an awful moniker, because that's just not true.

    And what's not true about it- How many politicians are already millionaire status?

    We're the party of people who want to get rich. And we're also the party of people who want to care to help people from getting poor. We want to help the poor.

    He had to mention the poor people twice here, just to make a BS political statement. Their actions prove they're not interested in helping the poor(and no the other side isn't any better, so shut up).

    "We also want to make sure people don't have to become poor," Romney said. "And we know what it takes to keep people from becoming poor."

    Yet another poor people statement. roll And to back it up he lies in his next statement. No politician presently in office has an answer to what it takes to keep people from becoming poor. They rather make more poor people while preaching to the poor people that they can help.

    This was Romney's second fundraiser of the day, his first in Louisiana raising at least $2 million, bringing the campaign's tally for the day to $3.7 million.

    Nice little tally, huh? … itics.html


    Btw- feel free to read the rest of the article. I didn't. I was disgusted by just what I took from it.

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      SassySue1963posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      So exactly what are you trying to say here? That he's evil because of the amount of money he's raised for his campaign? President Obama broke fund raising records in 2008. I guess he's just as evil then.

      What have the Democrats done for the poor the last 4 years? Do we really need to make them more dependent on the government? Is that a good plan? Recent studies have shown that the poor in America live better than the Middle Class in some countries around the world. They have cable TV, cell phones, housing and food. In a sense Mr. Romney is correct. The Republican Party would rather create jobs so everyone can work. The Democrats would like you to remain dependent on your government for your needs. Then they can increase their control over your personal life. Decide what you eat, what you buy, penalize you for NOT buying something, etc.

      1. Cagsil profile image71
        Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not saying anything here except for the fact that I'm pointing out the LIES of Romney.



        The better question is what has any politician truly done since the inception of America? Forget the last 4 years.

        As little government is the ideal outcome. Not making people more dependent on anyone.

        Yes, making people LESS dependent on anyone for help is much better than screwed up politicians making things more difficult.

        A homeless person is a homeless person. A starving person is a starving person. A person who lives in poverty is a person who lives in poverty. The fact that you bring up a study which applies to a social class shows of how much you are out of touch with reality of today.

        Yes, fraud in the system is evident. Thank for telling me something I already know.
        BS. He wants to do no such thing. He lies. The GOP has never, not once, been interested in the poor or how to help them. Please open your eyes.
        You see, that's where you're gullible. Government can only create jobs for the government. So please save the BS for someone buying it.
        Do you have a reading comprehension problem? Please re-read my OP and find the words in bold type are inside (bold type). I'm not making any claims about Democrats.
        Both sides are interested in control. Both sides don't give a damn about citizens rights, needs or anything else for that matter. They just look and say they do.
        You need to seriously Open Your's already being done and politicians are NOT doing it, but the FDA does. So please...go learn something.

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          SassySue1963posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          But you see, when I try to say that I'm voting Republican because they at least make moves towards less government and less government interference, I'm told how very wrong I am. That we need more government, more entitlements. No, we don't. We need our government to learn how to govern and stop trying to control.

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image80
            Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            How can that be when they want to ban gay marriage and they want to control women's bodies through more legislation ?

            1. tirelesstraveler profile image61
              tirelesstravelerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Universal writer- Who I am is not determined by what I do, which seems to be what you are saying with this argument on same sex marriage and abortion.  In the 70's the mantra was "You can't legislate morality" which was exactly what Roe v Wade did.
              A commitment between one  man and one women has been known as a marriage for eons.  It has only been in the last 15 years this has been a controversy.   
              The Republicans are not the people who have  made these things issues.  Abortion was legalized by Republican California Governor Ronald Reagan before Roe v Wade.

            2. profile image53
              BBVstarposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Gay marriage is a farce, an attempt to normalize abnormal behavior.

              If all that was being sought was equality, then civil unions with the same legal status as marriage would be all that's needed. But the push is for the "title of marriage", so that the gays can magically become mainstream and just like everyone else, but that is not possible.

              The same attitudes, beliefs and feelings that attract same sex people to each other will always make them unique.

              That is ok, just don't expect that difference to be universally accepted any more than drug, booze and physical violence, while wide spread and some what understood are generally accepted.

              It is not the same sex couples that are the biggest issue for acceptance, it is the in your face, open demonstrations of physical contact, french kissing in a resturant, women groping each other in a movie theatre, implied sexual acts as part of a gay pride parade. This isn't love, its just degenerate behavior.

              When two lesbians have a son and petition the courts to get him a sex change because they feel he is sexually confused, that is degenerate behaviour being foisted on a child. My goodnes, who wouldn't be confused in that type of a household.

              1. Cagsil profile image71
                Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                It's only abnormal to those who have no interest in realizing that homosexuality/lesbianism is found in natural animals. So, get over yourself would you please. And Gay/Lesbian marriages are not a farce. A man or a woman should have a right to marry whomever they damn well choose and no one should have any authority to say otherwise. Got it?

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                  BBVstarposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                  I agree no one should have any authority to say otherwise. God has already done that, and not you, or me, or any one has authority over Him.

                  I am simply saying that "marriage" is a religious union between a man and a woman.

                  A civil union can be whatever the state allows. Accept this and life would be so much easier.

                  Trying to redefine "marriage" is like trying to glue a horn on a horse and renaming it a unicorn. It just wont work.

                  As far as homosexuality/lesbian activity being found in animals, I really appreciate your bring this up. Animals preform these acts in the wild usually to show dominance over the weaker animals. Also, it is an abberation as even animals have enough instinctive intelligence to mate only with their opposite sexs. Otherwise extinction is inevitable.

                  Of course, if you want to be thought of as equal to rutting "natural" animals, who am I to disagree. You put me in my place, after all I don't have that authority, do I?

                  1. Cagsil profile image71
                    Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                    Really? Do you speak for whatever G/god you believe in? If so, please have your head examined if you're hearing voices and they are telling you to do something about it.
                    Really? Last time I checked, "marriage" had more than one definition.
                    Get over yourself and leave your G/god out of the equation, and what do you know, life would be so much more peaceful. Get it?
                    Too bad, if you don't like, then go meet your G/god.
                    BS, pure and simple.
                    No one, which was the original point of leaving others alone and let them do as they want.
                    I didn't put you in your place. I'm just stating the obvious which seems to be a miss from the religious who are inept to minding their own damn business.

          2. Cagsil profile image71
            Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Republicans and Democrats both will gladly tell you that they want less government and then they turn around increase the government duties. BOTH lie.
            Any idiot making the claim that we need more government, more entitlements, then they are the ones who are unwilling to work for what they want.
            Ain't happening. Our government isn't interested in learning how to govern nor will it attempt to stop trying to control people. People in office see it as the government's job to tell people what to do, what to think, how to think, what to buy, what to eat, how to dress and a host of other things which is actually detrimental to the survival of America.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image76
    Mighty Momposted 11 years ago

    Best line: "And we're also the party of people who want to care to help people from getting poor."

    They want to care. They really do. They just .... can't... seem... to... care  ENOUGH to even complete the thought, let alone doing anything to help people from getting poor.
    Do we suppose he considers/counts all those formerly middle class people who became poor during the bank/mortgage meltdown?
    Just curious.

    1. Cagsil profile image71
      Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Mighty Mom,

      He is more delusional than those who support him, which is a little ironic. However having said that, it is still amazing at the people who do support his position, which is non-existent to start off. I mean seriously, he has done nothing but attack, attack, attack and defend 'himself', but still has come up with any answers for the future.

      Except for the fact that in one Speech he said he want to Change Massachusetts Constitution, so as to outlaw Abortion by establishing Life is at conception.

      He doesn't stand for equality nor equal rights, so he is wasting his breath. hmm

  3. profile image53
    BBVstarposted 11 years ago

    Well, I see your apparent bias towards anti-Mitt. Are you trying to say you are anit-rich also?

    The fact that you are writing in this forem proves that, in my opinion, like most that drink the redistribution koolaid, you are not being honest. How can you voice your disgust against how much Mitt is raising and not condem all the money being raised by Obama, or any other politician.

    That and the fact this is a forum designed to make money for the blogger. Try another subject, or atleast get some new talking points...


    1. Uninvited Writer profile image80
      Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Obviously you missed the point...

      1. Cagsil profile image71
        Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Hey UW, don't worry about it. It happens a lot on the forums.

    2. Cagsil profile image71
      Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, if you were talking to me, which I have to assume according to forum etiquette(hopefully you know what that is) that you were talking to me when you wrote this post. Since that should be the case, I'm not "anti" Romney. I'm "anti" people who lie. I'm "anti" corrupt politicians. I'm "anti" poverty. I'm "anti" homelessness.
      Is that on my list? Nope.
      There's no fact about me you could have learned from the OP(opening post) and for you to assume anything about me without knowing more, then it's YOU who are dishonest. So, I guess you seem to see your own reflection. Now, that's a shame.
      Apparently you have a reading comprehension problem. What else is new.
      The forum isn't designed to make money from the blogger and apparently in the 2 weeks you've been here, you've managed to only show off how dishonest you are. Again, shame on you.
      I don't use talking points. But, yet another show of dishonesty.

  4. JSChams profile image60
    JSChamsposted 11 years ago

    Isn't the bigger question why aren't there any rich Democrats?

    1. Cagsil profile image71
      Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      There are "rich" Democrats and for you to ask that question is really foolish, and the sadder part is that YOU know it, even before YOU asked it. roll

      1. JSChams profile image60
        JSChamsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        There cannot be any rich Democrats. That would make them evil.That would make them......republicans.
        It would make them racist.

        1. Cagsil profile image71
          Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          More BS.
          More BS.

          Thank you for not adding much value. hmm

          1. JSChams profile image60
            JSChamsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            We just have to watch how close to stereotyping we get.

            1. Cagsil profile image71
              Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Stereotyping? Hmmm.... I don't stereotype politicians.

              There are corrupt politicians in office, this has been proven by their actions.

              The non-corrupt politicians in office which do nothing about the corrupt politicians in office, are dishonest, but not necessarily corrupted.

              It's pathetic. hmm

              1. JSChams profile image60
                JSChamsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                Contrary to all the histrionics about Bain, I really don't know that Romney is any more corrupt than any of the rest. That includes Obama.
                You get a bit tired of hearing about how corrupt someone is because he ran a successful business.
                That's just propagating the myth of the rich, evil Republicans. Hence the stereotype.

                1. Cagsil profile image71
                  Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                  I told Obama on Twitter that he is to STOP his tyrant ways. I'm sure it was dismissed since he didn't respond back. wink lol
                  Being corrupt isn't about business ownership. It has never been about that. It is about those who use their power of position to do harm to others on purpose, which is the corruption I'm talking about.
                  But, I'm not as I said.

                  1. JSChams profile image60
                    JSChamsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                    Didn't say you were. It will happen on HP about fifty times in the next ten minutes.
                    That and the overuse of the word racism.

  5. tirelesstraveler profile image61
    tirelesstravelerposted 11 years ago

    Where are all the other articles to support your theory that Republicans are the party of the rich?
    Romney has been in California once in the last 7 months. The press was invited and they covered it with great detail.  Mr. President has been in California 7 times in  the last 7 months. The press is never invited.  He causes all sorts of billy hell with traffic, costs the cities he visits thousands of dollars  and creates the most horrendous traffic jams.  One night there was a Giants and part of the Golden Gate was closed.  There is never any press.  What I hear about his visits is only the least expensive was $7,000/person for a 20 minute breakfast meeting.  The most common price/person is $35,000. I have always wondered what kind of food would be worth that much.
    George Clooney, Ed Asner, George Sores, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Babara Boxer, Brad Pit,  Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg. How many rich Republicans can you name without thinking much. 
    Study your history.  Especially the civil rights movement you won't find the Democratic party going out of their way to promote civil rights.  They had George Wallace, whom I thought was fringe, but was governor for how long.

    1. Cagsil profile image71
      Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not picking one over the other. I've already stated in my OP that both sides are just as bad as the other.

      Democrats and Republicans are not interested in Equality or Equal Rights.


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