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Saturday, September 24, 2016

WATCH: Mitt Romney’s Mother Explains That Mitt’s Father Was One Of The 47 Percent


A stirring video found by BuzzFeed shows Mitt Romney’s mother discussing his father George in the run-up to the elder Romney’s first campaign to become governor of Michigan. Much like Ann Romney in this campaign, Lenore Romney was faced with the challenge of making her wealthy husband relatable.

The elder Mrs. Romney succeeds spectacularly by explaining that George was a refugee who was “on relief… welfare relief for the first years of his life.”

This suggests Mitt Romney’s father was a part of the 47 percent that his son derided as “victims” who cannot be convinced to take responsibility for their lives — though much of the membership of this group is made up of Red States and elderly Republicans.

Mrs. Romney also says that she and her husband had only owned their home for the past four years — a claim reminiscent of the Obamas reminding voters that they only recently finished paying off their student loans.

The impact of the leaked video of Romney speaking candidly at a fundraiser is being felt throughout the country. So-called “Reagan Democrats” are reporting they’re having a hard time supporting the Republican nominee after hearing the comments. The Democratic National Committee has summarized the press reaction in a devastating new ad:

As a candidate for Senate in 1970, Lenore Romney surprised many by running as a pro-choice candidate. Back in 1994 and 2002, when he was presenting himself as a pro-abortion rights candidate, Mitt Romney often pointed this fact out.

It was a powerful anecdote that Mitt could no longer draw on when he declared he was pro-life as governor of Massachusetts in 2005.

Mitt Romney’s disconnection from the well-regarded Romney legacy in Michigan may help explain why he trails the president in his birth state by as much as 10 percent.

  • bcarreiro

    a mother defending her sons actions at his age……the apple doesnt fall to far from the tree. his father must have buyers remorse:-)

  • msrita

    Mommie save me please I need a woman on my side that is a Senior Citizen, I LOSING IN MY POOLS

    POOLS AT AT HIS HOMES

  • daniel bostdorf

    You have got to be kidding me?

    So now we have “Mom” coming to the rescue?
    Romney falls down, gets a really big “boo-boo” and the campaign halls out Mom?

    When the bully on the playground finally has the rest of the class (the 99% percent) rise up and say “enough is enough” and kicks his ass, the bully (the 1%) goes home to Momma( son can do no wrong apologist) and wants momma to fix it with talking about dad’s humble beginnings?

    Oh boy…
    This is real a pathetic?
    A very desperate thing with Romney?

    Lets remember this from the caption….

    “The impact of the leaked video of Romney speaking candidly at a fundraiser is being felt throughout the country. So-called “Reagan Democrats” are reporting they’re having a hard time supporting the Republican nominee after hearing the comments.”
    ans running for House and Senate seats are running like rats from the sinking ship and grabbing onto the “life-raft of distancing themselves from Romney.”

    Mitt’s not fit…to be president.

  • He got me my family and friends 18 of 22 votes, and we are all part of this 47% that make under 27K Noe of us are older but we are faithful indep voters mostly with 6 Democrats. Romney Ryan will do the right things. Screw that hope and spare change stuff $4 a gallon Gwad awful foreign policy and the lies………………..Need I say more lol nope

    • adler56

      You’re not independents- you’re just stupid racists. williardy and lyin Ryan will kill all you old people off as soon as possible. Did you bitch when gas was $4 in dumbya’s second term? Bet you didn’t.

    • frivolous01

      ‘Do the right things’. Do you even know what that means? I’m guessing not since Romney has been vague on his plans from the beginning and has reversed or double reversed every stand he’s ever taken.

  • I can think of a lot of names for a person born in a Mormon commune in Mexico, but refugee is not one of them. BTW, does that make Mitt Romney an anchor baby? Is he subject to deportation? Why was a man born in Mexico able to run in the USA without challenge, for that matter, why was one born in Panama able to run without challenge and one born in Hawaii is maligned the way President Obama has? No need to answer, a cursory look at presidential portraits is all that is needed to know what is behind the double standards, demonization, disrespect and overt hatred.

  • I’AM A DISABLED VIET NAM VET I DO NOT PAY TAXES ON MY VA COMPENSION.IS HE TALKING ABOUT ME AND OTHER. ALSO THEY NEED TO STOP CALLING SS AND MEDICARE ENTILEMENT, I PAY INTO BOTH FOR YEARS, THATS MY MONEY AND I NEED IT NOW.

    • Marcy

      First of all, thank you for serving our country. I agree with you 100%. The fact that he never mentioned veterans in his speech is disgusting and disrespectful! I thisnk he forgot where his family originally came from or something – I m not sure. What scares me is he lies and obviously talks out of both sides of his mouth:

      1. For the wealthy
      2. for the average American taxpayer

      He is too scary to trust!

      • check the facts. his mother said his father and their family went through a rough spell and relied on pubic aid. that was good in that it made him struggle and claw his way up to never face hard times again but it also made him forget from wenst he came and HATE those bellow him.

    • bcarreiro

      we the 47% need a petition to abolish the republican party………….take to the telephone poles?????

    • rustacus21

      … & your service to your country is very much appreciated, but it doesn’t end there. As a former soldier, you understand the battle is never won, so please, by all means, don’t forget to remind family, neighbors, friends & strangers, what they’re voting for & to be sure they understand conservatives mean for vet’s, the disabled, the poor, the Middle Class or any one else not wealthy or the owner of a billion dollar corporation, that if they aren’t voting for the candidate who will represent the nations 100%, the candidate for the 1% has already said we 99%ers will be SOL!!! & in case Americans have forgotten, the most recent conservative (2001-2009) administration has already given the nation the finger, by not even showing up at their own national convention!!! THAT, as former President Bill Clinton, takes ‘BRASS’…

    • thank you Robert 🙂

    • Robert, i’m sad to tell you yes he’s talking about us. we gave so much but to King Romney we should have died rather than become a burden on our country. tell our brothers at the VA,VFW/AM Vets/American Legion who the new enemy is. we did the job don’t let us get robbed. vote Obama or don’t vote but please don’t elect Romney.

    • joyscarbo

      Robert, I salute your service to our country. Thank you and God bless you.

      Did you hear about how the republicans tanked the Veteran’s Job Corps Act this week?? Vet unemployment rate is 10.9%, while the general population unemployment rate is 8.1%. Our returning servicepeople need help!!!
      Democrats were so worried that the republicans would obstruct the bill, the democrats allowed the republicans to write the majority of the legislation to help ensure success. But the republicans did it anyway. The very republicans who helped write the damned bill voted against it on the senate floor. Now the bill is toast- a bust- and our veterans and their families get no help.
      WHY?!!
      So that Obama can’t call it a win for his presidency. Obstructionism kills our returning soldiers. And they are part of the 47%.
      Republicans reach even lower than ever previously thought.
      It’s a disgusting, crying shame.

  • I don’t think Gov. Romney has the slightest idea who the middle class is. And, I think he
    only cares about his rich friends. We need a president that is for all people. This country
    has had great men in the past as presidents. It does not take wealth or education to be a
    good president. Just look at Pres. Truman who did not have a college degree and by no means
    was he wealthy. However, he had common sense and he cared about the common person.

    • adler56

      and when he left the White House he and his wife drove home to Missouri -alone. He went for a walk every morning and newspaper people had to walk at his pace to ask him questions.

  • adler56

    The most shocking thing in this article is that williard had a mother. Who would have guessed that?
    I’m sure if she were still around she wouldn’t want the whole country to know what a terrible job she did raising that pos.

  • Kansan

    Despite his continuing inability to make a case for his election, there are still a lot of mouth-breathers, raving ranters and fundamentalists who believe that Romney will be their salvation.

    Check out their website stories and reader comments. You can go to Breitbart, Daily Caller, Washington Times, etc., etc., to see what these loony self-styled “patriots’ are thinking. They are not going to give up. Why should they? The Koch brothers/American Legislative Exchange Council have gotten so much legislation passed that will be sure to effectively bar hundreds of thousands of non-true believer eligible citizens from casting votes.

  • adler56

    Many posters don’t seem to have read the article or didn’t understand it. His mother is dead- he didn’t run to get mommy to help him. Too many Americans seem to be brain dead. I hate williard
    but you don’t need to make up stuff about him- the truth is enough.

  • howa4x

    The thing that is not talked about is why George Romney was born in Mexico. Mitt’s grandfather fled there to avoid prosecution for being a poligimyst. So Republicans be careful not to open the door too wide on Obama’s heritage, since there is a real skeleton in there on your side.

    • thedutches

      My Daughter was born in another country. When we applied for her US citizenship we were told that she would not be eligible to run for the Presidency or the Vice Presidency of the US ever! How is it that Mitt Romney is eligible? Can anyone figure that out? Could it be because she was adopted? What is the difference? In this country your children have the same rights regardless of whether they are adopted or biological.

      • frivolous01

        Yes, I would say it is because she is adopted. That would mean she is not a ‘natural born’ citizen, rather she is a ‘naturalized’ citizen. A natural born citizen is a citizen that is either born in this country or born in another country to an American citizen – for example, my daughter was born in the Phillipines while I was in the Navy so she is still considered natural born. It sounds like your daughter is neither, she was born to citizens of another country in another country. She had to go through the citizenship process to become a naturalized citizen.

      • Marcy

        Precisely, which means that Obama has his rightful position. John McCain was born in the Panama Canal zone by American parent’s – he is a natural born citizen.

      • howa4x

        Mittt was born here. It was his father that was born in mexico, but he also ran for president in 68′ Funny this birther stuff only came to be an issue when Obama became president. The right wing is in a frenzy that a person of color became president, and not only that white people actually voted for him and will again.

    • Marcy

      They are clinching at straws. So, much, that they have to lie, What get’s me is the Fox News folks and the fake Christian talk, Anti-Muslim talk and lies about president Obama’s faith. We are a country of immigrants – I don’t care what continent you came from, your great – greats were not originally from unless you are Native American, or living in the western states before the western states became the U.S. , which means you were either a part of Spain/Mexico or a Native American.
      There is no way that man of color could be president because his life would have been under a FINE MICROSCOPE the moment he announced that wanted to run for president. So, that is a lie, and those who started it know it. All you have to do is think, and you will realize, the frenzy is based on hate that started lies. So, sad that we are still faced with the manifest destiny folks, but bless them anyway.

      • howa4x

        Fox is amazing. they have two political consultants on their program that are on the payroll on the romney campagin. So much for fairness and impartiality.

  • daniel bostdorf

    We all understand what this posting is about. There are ways of interpreting it.
    Jason Sattler posting is very subtle in one way.

    The 1962 video has two meanings in my opinion.

    Quoting Sattler:

    “A stirring video found by BuzzFeed shows Mitt Romney’s mother discussing his father George in the run-up to the elder Romney’s first campaign to become governor of Michigan. Much like Ann Romney in this campaign, Lenore Romney was faced with the challenge of making her wealthy husband relatable. The elder Mrs. Romney succeeds spectacularly by explaining that George was a refugee who was “on relief… welfare relief for the first years of his life.” This suggests Mitt Romney’s father was a part of the 47 percent…”
    ~~~
    This subtle video states that Mitt and his family come from humble beginnings ie his father is the subtle message. True long before Mitt was born. But the impression is still there that Mitt has some claim to it.

    The second obvious message is that the Romney family is a highly sophisticated political family. This family’s background in politics was extensive. Dad was Governor, Mother ran for senate in Michigan in 1970. They collectively projected themselves as survants of the people, while at the same time being millionaires. As the article points out, like Ann Romney, “Lenore Romney was faced with the challenge of making her wealthy husband relatable.”

    Relatable?
    Sins of he father revisted to the son maybe?

    Now–It is very easy to assume, after watching this video and researching others about the Romney family, that if Mitt’s mom and dad were around today, they would be staunchly be defending their son’s humiliating political blunder on the secret video. Therefore, the rhetorical statement “son falls down and gets a boo-boo”… They would have come to rescue. It was in their collective blood.

    Mom did it for dad in 1962.

    Sattler’s final sentence regarding Mitt’s poll standing:
    “Mitt Romney’s disconnection from the well-regarded Romney legacy in Michigan may help explain why he trails the president in his birth state by as much as 10 percent.”

    Sattlers statement about Republican and Democratic reaction to his blunder:
    “The impact of the leaked video of Romney speaking candidly at a fundraiser is being felt throughout the country. So-called “Reagan Democrats” are reporting they’re having a hard time supporting the Republican nominee …”

    Republicans are jumping ship too.

    We understand the meaning of the article and some of its subtleties.

    We also understand that Mitt is not fit…to be president.

  • well we can piss and monne or we can get of our a ss and do what we do best take of our jacket and take back what is ours we can vote for the men that have been put before us by our parties we can start a new or the same or try a new man at the head of our country we have seen what the one we have now has done to our great nation right now because of congress he has the power in his hand to stop the election and declare marshael law and start the real fall of our nation my opinion do you think the stage has been set for the one world order my opinion we must choose and pray to god that we choose right

  • desertdustoff

    robert…fellow Nam vet… yes, nit wit mitler is talking about you and he is talking about cutting VA funds for returning vets, cutting VA funding for PTSD support, cutting funding for rehabilitation programs for vets…these new tea baggin’ rethuglicans care nothing about soldiers once they are home from the war. They want to cut all of these programs so they can maintain a strong military. They want to take the funding from the vets to pay for their new army…the heck with veterans from the past!! They don’t need us any more and they sure as heck don’t want to shell out any money to keep the promises our country made to all servicemen and women when they signed up.