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47 Percent: Uncovering the Romney Video That Rocked the 2012 Election Kindle Edition

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Gettysburg Farm on October 20, 2012
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This .99 cent Kindle special is a quick read and worth more than the low cost. Even though I've heard some of it on the news, there is more detail here about securing the video and the reaction to it. Romney basically said that 47% of the American people are immature dependents and can't take care of themselves. The 47% he dismissed so arrogantly include retired people, our military overseas and on disability, the working poor who don't make enough to pay income tax. As David Corn says, "Romney was bluntly expressing his belief that Americans who don't earn enough money to pay taxes and those who rely on Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps...are lesser people than he...It was an elitist slur spoken with full detachment."
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Georgi on October 9, 2012
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A nice, quick read discussing the factual details around the posting of Romney's "47 percent" fundraiser video. The immediate post- 1st-debate reactions are also included. However, if you've been following the campaign closely, you know much of the stuff mentioned. Overall, a well-spent couple of hours for political junkies.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By LivingNDixie on October 23, 2012
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I downloaded this book and read it in a evening. It is a history of how the video of Mitt Romney talking about how 47% of the population see themselves as victims. I found the writing of this book very engaging and it kept my interest. You could really feel the author worrying that he would get scooped by another news company for the story of this video. Overall this is a good book that gives you the history of the video, only in the very last line does the author really give his opinion about the video and to me that last line was perfect.

If you are into politics, buy this book! It should be a lesson to any future wannabe politicians no matter what office that they seek... today is a youtube world, one bad comment and you could be done as a candidate.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on December 5, 2012
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Although this book is only about 40 pages in length, it exemplifies the stupidity of the Republican candidate for President. This was not the only "closed door" meeting with the big donors held by Governor Romney, but it sure was the one that wrecked his so called campaign. He was exposed as a hypocrite who told his big campaign donors one thing and the general public something else and then expected us to believe the lies. Thanks to President Jimmy Carter's grandson for "pulling the curtain" on the Great Oz.
Stupid is as stupid does. Raymond A. Cox
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By CJ on November 4, 2012
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Christ's greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, might, mind, and strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (nickname Mormon) Mr. Romney has made sacred promises to keep this commandment. The 47% shows just how far his beliefs have gone away from this key principle. I am a member of the same faith and have made the same promises. To have him in such a public context literally flaunt his unbelief in Christ is an embarrassment to my faith. His behavior so thoroughly betrays our key beliefs, he should no longer describe himself as a member in good standing. That said, his contempt for his fellow man is simply the antithesis of Christian--and human--decency. He has no compassion, no humanity, and no soul. The contrast with President Obama is one of opposites.
David Corn should be hailed as one of the most effective journalists who say and show the truth to the public. Every person who votes for Romney should read this book so they can see what utter fools they have been to want such a liar in the office of President of the United States.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. DUPONT on October 11, 2012
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If you watch news at all, you have to have seen the newsbreak of David Corn, Washington editor bureau chief of Mother Jones Magazine.
Although Mother Jones may be perceived by right wing Republicans as being progressive, in fact it's not. For the past decade, that fact is not a negative, in my opinion. Mother Jones, created in 1974, features investigative and breaking news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture and has been nominated for 23 National Magazine Awards.

I am strongly in support of women's issues. Take time to look at the Republican platform. I'm a woman and the reading of the platform is so very anti-woman, it scares me, simply scares me to death. It is a blantant assault of the basic rights of women.

The Pew Research Center stated that "67% of the public could identify Romney as the candidate who had made the 47% comment."
The remark was stated by Republican nominee Mitt Romney in May 2012 at a Boca Raton, FL at a $50,000 a plate fundraising event held at a private mansion. It was a secretly recorded video. Romney, very candidly said that 47% of Americans will vote for President Barack Obama "no matter what."

Here is the comment verbatim: "There are 47% who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing."

The entire comment jumps out at me but `victims?' Injured military personnel, victims? Social Security recipients who worked their entire lives, victims? Medicare recipients? Romney considers them all victims? Pardon me, but I don't consider these folks victims, myself included.
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