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Pillager - 2012-02-02

Hee Hee.

I've never looked forward to a presidential debate this much in my life.

It'll be like dropping a blind manatee into a lagoon with a starving Hammerhead shark.

TheDevilsDictionary - 2012-02-02

Makes sense at war, makes perfect sense at home!

Siebenstein - 2012-02-02

He may be out of touch with non-rich Americans, but I don't see the controversy here.

Louis Armstrong - 2012-02-02

It's kind of like saying "I'm not concerned with Americas workers rights, they have unions after all.". Don't you notice any disconect there?

Caminante Nocturno - 2012-02-02

The controversy is that the republican party has spent the last 30-odd years destroying both the middle class and the social safety net, and now their leading candidate is acting like they haven't.

Siebenstein - 2012-02-02

Points taken.
I guess what I dislike about this is the "he finally said it out loud"-spin.

BroodMother - 2012-02-02

The point is that the people are relying on the safety net. We should create an environment where they don't need the safety net, rather than saying, "hey, I don't care about them, they get the little that welfare provides them."

StanleyPain - 2012-02-02

I'll explain the controversy. The controversy is that a man running for president in 2012 uttered the words "I'm not concerned with the poor" out of his mouth (regardless of the context) after proposing the following during his campaign:
1. We effectively end Medicare as it exists.
2. We reduce taxes on the richest people in the country to the point where they basically pay nothing at all then get nearly 6 trillion dollars given to them, bankrupting the nation's infrastructure of social systems and safety nets, for no discernible reason other than rich people scratching each others backs.
3. We increase the taxes on the lowest income people to the point where the now-record numbers of people not paying their taxes will probably increase to virtually NO ONE paying their taxes.
4. We basically end all welfare except, of course, corporate welfare which we basically deregulate and expand beyond all comprehension to where wealthy CEOs get a routine paycheck from the government for doing us the favor of living and breathing and walking around.

cognitivedissonance - 2012-02-02

Let's not forget the end-run unstated goal, to take away voting privileges from anybody on the dole. Granted, there will be nothing to take away by then, but this has been a long running and entirely unmentioned purpose for 30 years.

chumbucket - 2012-02-02

He's here to take a message, "I care about the majority of voters so they will vote for me"

pastorofmuppets - 2012-02-02

"Voters who find it easy to get credit think voters who don't are lazy, and I will pretend they're right"

charmlessman - 2012-02-02

"There's no question, it's not good being poor... I've heard."

Jet Bin Fever - 2012-02-02

Something about how he immediately gets testy and says, "Finish the sentence Solidad!" is really dickish. I think it's revolution time if this douchebag rides his money wave into the seat of power.

memedumpster - 2012-02-02

Obama has a half a billion dollar war chest, Mitt Romney is nowhere near the money wave. He is floundering in the money tide pool wrestling a jellyfish.

Jet Bin Fever - 2012-02-02

You blew my mind with the imagery there.

BroodMother - 2012-02-02

Yes, yes, the safety net gives people so much support. We don't need to worry about the poor as long as they aren't dying. Who cares about a decent quality of life?

fatatty - 2012-02-02

It doesn't help that in December he said this:

"Cutting welfare spending dramatically, I don't think will hurt the poor."

So he's not worried about them because they have welfare...which he will cut dramatically...so then they won't have a safety net...

Maybe he'll worry about the poor once he starts attacking their safety net and puts holes in it. Which he'll then have to fix...which will mean increasing spending...which he'll have to then cut...but then...

It's really hard being Mitt Romney.

Meerkat - 2012-02-02

We will hear from the Democrat party.


We will hear from the stinky poopoo head party.

Cena_mark - 2012-02-02

Didn't you hear the whole quote? This is about the 95%. Not the super rich not the super poor, but those struggling out there to make America work. This is for the bouncers, the teachers, and the coasties.

IrishWhiskey - 2012-02-02

Really? Because between there very rich and very poor, Romney has a lot of policies to increase the benefits to one group, and slash away at them to another.

Also 15% of Americans live in poverty, most of them children, many disabled. 22% now rely on food stamps. 40% of Americans are only one or two missed paychecks away from being in poverty. Meanwhile the very rich are known as the 1% for a reason. They aren't equal groups.

Cena_mark - 2012-02-02

Neither I or Romney said they were equal. I'm just trying to say what Romney meant to say before the reporter and the rest of POETV quote mined him. Romney said he cares about the middle class and sure some of the middle class does depend on food stamps. I know an E-5 with four kids who relies on food stamps.
I'm sure Romney sincerely will work to help the middle class and that this isn't just him trying to get votes.

BroodMother - 2012-02-02

Mitt Romney's an asshole. He probably considers it routine maintenance to bleach his ass.

mashedtater - 2012-02-02

but cena he is a presidential candidate and he just said - i am not concerned about the very poor _because they have safety nets_.

theres nothing that bothers you about any human being who wants our highest seat of power saying that? nada?

Cena_mark - 2012-02-02

Romney acknowledged the safety nets. You act as though he said he'd take said safety nets away, he didn't.

Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2012-02-02

That E-5 should have gotten a god damn vasectomy. Protip: if you can barely afford to feed yourself then don't have kids.

Cena_mark - 2012-02-02

No he had food stamps because of the kids. He'd feed himself just fine on his salary. Also Scrotum that's plain heartless. The guy is working hard and serving the country. I wouldn't begrudge him getting some food stamps.

Oscar Wildcat - 2012-02-02

Yeah Scrot, I personally am proud to live in a country where we spend 1/2 trillion dollars a year on the military and active duty servicemen need food stamps to feed their kids. BTW, is it possible to take out insurance policies on you guys so when you get capped I ca$h out? It seems like the patriotic thing to do...

Xenocide - 2012-02-02

So the very poor don't count as Americans?

Actually, I'm surprised that isn't enshrined in bronze at GOP headquarters.

Cena_mark - 2012-02-02

He also said he's not concerned about the rich. Are guys just the first 8 seconds of this clip?

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-02-02

Comment from the year 2014, here. I just wanted to pop in to note that Cena is probably commenting prior to Romney's even more hilarious 47% speech and the subsequent escalation of the GOP hatestorm against the poor, minorities, and women after Mitt lost.

Even now, the Republicans are trying to find new ways to say "Fuck the poor" without actually coming out and saying it... mostly. There's Twitter and the occasional slip-up where they basically acknowledge they've got clouds of rabid bats where their souls should be.

NewHeavenSalesman - 2012-02-02


joelkazoo - 2012-02-02

For You.

Binro the Heretic - 2012-02-02

Wow...it's like triage practiced by battlefield medics.

"Hmm...this guy's a goner. Pump him full of morphine and leave him in that corner over there."

"This guy's just got a few bruises and scratches. He'll be fine."

"This guy's shot, but we can save him. Let's devote precious resources to him."

Craptabulous - 2012-02-03


Fucking CoD players.

Caminante Nocturno - 2012-02-05

"Quick, use this healing spray on your teammate while I check my inventory for a first aid kit! And don't forget to repair your armor!"

Crackersmack - 2012-02-02

I love Mitt Romney because his dumb, inarticulate ass will cause America to spend the next eight months witnessing what an evil shitstain the parasitic wealthy elite are on our society, how repulsive their beliefs are, and how much damage has been caused to the working class by the greed of treasonous companies like Bain Capital.

It still won't make much of a difference since we will end up with a President that is only like 1% better, but some good will come of it.

Jet Bin Fever - 2012-02-02

yeah, thanks for that. It at least makes me feel 1% better about the whole thing.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2012-02-02

as an aside, is it just me or was he eyebanging her pretty hard there?

Timothy A. Bear - 2012-02-02

He actually isn't concerned about most of America, but he doesn't know that yet.

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