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Forum Post: SHHHHHH! keep your voice down, people.... Didn't you hear Mitt Romney say on NBC that income inequality should only be discussed in "quiet rooms"???

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 12, 2012, 5:58 p.m. EST by TIOUAISE (2526)
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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Romney: Questions about Wall Street and inequality are driven by `envy’

By Greg Sargent

Mitt Romney had a remarkable exchange on NBC this morning that may not be as attention-grabbing about his “fire people” gaffe — but may actually be just as revealing and significant. And I hope it gets some attention.

In it, Romney suggested that concerns about Wall Street conduct and inequality are driven by “envy,” and even said we needn’t have a public debate about inequitable wealth distribution in this country.

Oh, sure, Romney has said before that Obama’s populist rhetoric is about the politics of envy. But in this particular case, Romney was pressed specifically — twice — on the question of whether any concerns about Wall Street, inequality, and economic unfairness are legitimate and are about something more than “envy.” His answer: Here’s the exchange:

QUESTIONER: When you said that we already have a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy, I’m curious about the word envy. Did you suggest that anyone who questions the policies and practices of Wall Street and financial institutions, anyone who has questions about the distribution of wealth and power in this country, is envious? Is it about jealousy, or fairness?

ROMNEY: You know, I think it’s about envy. I think it’s about class warfare. When you have a president encouraging the idea of dividing America based on 99 percent versus one percent, and those people who have been most successful will be in the one percent, you have opened up a wave of approach in this country which is entirely inconsistent with the concept of one nation under God. The American people, I believe in the final analysis, will reject it.

QUESTIONER: Are there no fair questions about the distribution of wealth without it being seen as envy, though?

ROMNEY: I think it’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like. But the president has made it part of his campaign rally. Everywhere he goes we hear him talking about millionaires and billionaires and executives and Wall Street. It’s a very envy-oriented, attack-oriented approach and I think it will fail.

Romney was twice given a chance to nod in the direction of saying that concerns about these problems have at least some legitimacy to them, that they are about something more than mere envy or class warfare, and that they are deserving of a public debate. And this is the answer he gave.

At a time when polls show rising public anxiety about these problems and what they mean for the country’s future — and at a time when Dems are preparing to run a campaign focused on economic unfairness and lack of Wall Street accountability while painting Romney as the candidate of the one percent — this seems like a pretty revealing and important moment.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/romney-questions-about-wall-street-and-inequality-are-driven-by-envy/2012/01/11/gIQAJ6L2qP_blog.html

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[-] 3 points by XXAnonymouSXX (455) 2 years ago

Mitt Romney is a corporate PIMP! Nothing more. His net worth is like $220 million. That's $220,000,000. If this guy wins, it's game over for America.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

"If this guy wins, it's game over for America."

I'm not so sure about that... A couple of days ago, jart suggested that a Romney win might actually serve the POLITICAL AWAKENING of tens of millions of passive Americans.

Romney is horrible, no question about it, but Obama is more dangerous than Romney because he is such a smooth talker, manipulative and devious. He is probably much better than Romney at fooling the public and so another 4 years of Obama might actually delay the great awakening of the American people.

[-] 1 points by XXAnonymouSXX (455) 2 years ago

I see your point. Thanks.

[+] -6 points by ZenDog (13639) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

That isn't what makes Obama so dangerous - it's the fact that he is willing to compromise with these clowns.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (21336) 2 years ago

It is too late for this man. Everyone is onto him and his greedy ways.

[-] 2 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

Shhhhh.... keep your voice down. Remember.... the truth should be spoken in "quiet rooms" only. LOL

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (21336) 2 years ago

Can you believe this guy? The nerve!

[-] 2 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

Romney wants to SILENCE the American people - NO LESS! He is just unbelievable!

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21336) 2 years ago

I'm just watching the news here. Seems Romney once put his Irish Setter, Seamus, in a cage and strapped it to the roof of a car for a 12 hour drive from Boston to Ontario.

Everyone should watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juYfNYRuszo

[-] 0 points by FriggemYoung (4) 2 years ago

You know what's really bad, but very few people know about, is that he made two of the older wives also ride on the roof while the 15 and 17 year old rode in the front.

Wait til that hits the news. Well, don't spread this around, it has not been completely verified yet and the investigation is on going.

[-] -2 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

TIOUAISE wants you to think a liberal OPINION blog is actually a reliable source of news and/or fact! He is just unbelievable!

[-] 2 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

justhefacts = long-outed T R O L L

(NOTE: To understand WHAT MAKES A TROLL TICK - AND have a chuckle while you're at it - go to:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-trolls-think-trollosophy-exposed/

[-] -1 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

Yeah. So many trolls are all about facts and the truth. Does that threaten you TIOUAISE?

[-] 1 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

Oh yeah! I'm just shakin' in my boots!!!

[-] -1 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

Must have fallen off that horse again. Sorry to hear that.

[-] 1 points by FriggemYoung (4) 2 years ago

What would you recomend? Maybe Bill O'reilly or Hannity. Does Rush have a site?

[-] -1 points by LaraLittletree (-850) from Scarsdale, NY 2 years ago

Love him.

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[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Obama does the "guiet room" business all the time - why do you think he has over 250 billion in campaign funds. He has been in the "quite room" talking to his wall street buddies letting them know he will take care of him.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (21336) 2 years ago

I won't argue with you. He does get more campaign money from small donations than anyone else, but he still takes the Wall Street money, too, yes.

[-] 2 points by FriggemYoung (4) 2 years ago

Shhhhh , let’s not talk about religious cults or polygamy out loud either

Hey what do you think about my new screen name? I created for the righties as a reminder of the roots for the Mormon Church and what they would be today if it were not for government regulation

[-] 2 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

I could not care less about Romney's religion. The problem is not with his religion but with his IDEAS... that is, if that's not a oxymoron. :)

[-] 2 points by FriggemYoung (4) 2 years ago

I really don't care about his religion either, but there are plenty of righties that do. I just mention it because a large part of the Republican voter base define them a cult. I find it amusing that in order to protect their guns and unborn babies they will have to vote for a leader in "Satan’s army"

Am I a sick fuck or what?

Come on you see the irony, right.

[-] 1 points by infonomics (393) 2 years ago

Interesting, Romney has an advertisement here:

http://www.occupyr.com/General/thread.php?id=1009.

The ad is part of a rotating banner, so to see it, you must catch its rotation in the cue.

[+] -6 points by ZenDog (13639) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

no way.

must be what the r stands for in occupyr . . .

repelican surreptitiousness . . . .

[-] -1 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

Wow...how DARE he say that the distribution of wealth is a serious topic that should be discussed in a fair, adult, logical, and serious manner-instead of screaming at each other in the streets!

What a FOOL! Everyone knows that problems are solved MUCH more efficiently through verbal war-fare and trespassing, poorly worded posters and ludicrous interpretations of what your opponents say!!!

And class war is FREE!!!! WOOHOO!

[-] 1 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

justhefacts = long-outed T R O L L

(NOTE: To understand WHAT MAKES A TROLL TICK - AND have a chuckle while you're at it - go to:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-trolls-think-trollosophy-exposed/

[-] -2 points by Zenqueerdog (-14) 2 years ago

How did BO obtain 10 million dollars since he became Prez? Answer is greed folks. Romney is a joke. Of course the assclown is full of lies and greed.

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[-] -3 points by boyFriday (-67) 2 years ago

yo queer dog..BO is history...

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

I guess that just means that we will have to speak louder for the hearing impaired.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

HEAR, HEAR! (oh what a bad pun! :)

[-] -1 points by boyFriday (-67) 2 years ago

You are so totally cool. You seem to post on every forum and have incredible things on your mind.

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

They will write parables about your senselessness long after you keel over and die.

[-] -1 points by boyFriday (-67) 2 years ago

where did you come from? Your point of view blows my mind.. I can't stop reading and even re-reading all of your writings.

[+] -7 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Of course you can't. :D

[-] 0 points by boyFriday (-67) 2 years ago

You win the prize. you are the dullest person I have come across on this whole darn website. what an achievement.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

That's kind of how I view you and your numerous Identities on the forum. You are a douchebag. Although, at some point you may stop being a douchebag.........but for now, you're a douchebag. You came to disrupt and you wanted attention. I'm giving you attention. Isn't this fun?

[-] -1 points by boyFriday (-67) 2 years ago

you use very bad language. this does not facilitate dialogue. being small,close minded is the saddest trait.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

You should be able to facilitate dialogue with one account. But, you can't do that. Isn't this fun? Don't you like this?

[-] -1 points by boyFriday (-67) 2 years ago

oh go pluck the hairs that look so weird growing out of your over sized nose..don't forget the big black ones on your chin.

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Hang yourself, you split-clit weasel herder.

Still having fun?

[-] 0 points by Thrasymoque (-11) 2 years ago

That's not very ladylike, but then again boyFriday is acting more like some litlle small penis insecure nerd.

By the way have your noticed who is not online today. Have you noticed others are being messed with mock names

I started mocking with name a while back, they get all tweeky and irrational. Just ignore them they will come back as their other names in a day or so.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Yes, yes, I have. You are very predictable.

[-] 1 points by Thrasymoque (-11) 2 years ago

I'm the fake Thrasy. You were talking about the real one, right. His name is spelled Thrasymaque.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

I know you are the fake one. :D

[+] -6 points by ZenDog (13639) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

Excellent post. thanks.