I am shocked at Mitt Romney!

History was made at this second Presidential Debate.  The moderator, Candy Crowley, was intimidated by former Gov. Romney and stammered when addressing him.  Seeing this,  Mitt bold told Candy, “No,” when she tried to steer the conversation. Also, Candy took advantage of President Obama’s natural politeness and decision to honor the rules of the debate.  Being the President, Mr. Obama treated Ms. Crowley with respect.  Mr. Romney showed the women voters of America what little respect he has for them.    This is surprising when Mitt keeps talking about his chief of staff and his wife. Note: I still have great respect for Candy Crowley and often watch her program on CNN, “State of the Union.”

The highlight of the debate came when President Obama called Gov. Romney out as being offensive.  The President was angry and he showed it.  Throughout the evening he dominated the conversation with truthful answers and detailing untruths of Mr. Romney starting back in the GOP Primary.  I have never seen Mitt Romney so flustered and nervous.

The debate ended with Mitt Romney’s lie that he cares for “100%” of us after we saw the tape of him expressing his true feelings when he spoke behind closed doors. President Obama spoke last. He used the moment to remind us who are the “47% of Americans who refuse to take personal responsibility for their lives”:  That 47% is you and me!

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EDSHOW – “The not-so-lazy 47 percent”

By Jen Brockman

(Photo: Associated Press/ Mary Altaffer)

One of the things that makes Mitt Romney’s 47 percent comment stand out is that it flies in the face of what we really know about most Americans and our work ethic.

As you probably know, Romney was recently caught telling a group of wealthy donors back in May, “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.  All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

Romney calls almost half of the American population “dependent,” “victims” who “believe that they are entitled” to the basic necessities.  Keep that in mind as you read this next statistic:

90 percent of wage and salary workers were offered paid or unpaid leave in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Only 21 percent used that leave.  You can see the whole studyhere.


These are working Americans who were offered some form of time off and didn’t take it.  And it’s not because they didn’t get paid.  During an average week, 57 percent used only their paid leave.  40 precent used unpaid.





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