Ann Romney's 'You People' Remark Makes Americans Angry as Hell (VIDEO)

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ann romney on good morning americaToday's poll numbers may show presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama in a dead heat, but an unnerving new remark from Camp Romney -- courtesy of none other than Ann Romney -- could tip the scale in the POTUS's favor. Sitting down to chat with ABC's Robin Roberts on Good Morning America in an interview airing today, Mrs. Romney addressed concerns surrounding the tax returns her husband has refused to release. Although President Obama released his for the past seven years, while the Bushes offered up ten to twelve years' worth, the Romneys contend that two years is adequate. 

Ann defended the move, curtly noting, "We've given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how -- you know, how we live our life." Wow, condescending much, Mrs. Romney?

These few poorly chosen words strung together equal one HUGE red flag. A major indicator of how out of touch the Romneys are and how they see us, the American people. Sure she could have been referring specifically to the media since she was speaking directly to a newswoman, but what is the media other than a messenger of information for us the American people? Ultimately, it's the VOTERS who want to see these tax returns.

And judging from Ann Romney's remark, it sounds like the Romneys' attitude is basically, "We're above this demand. We don't want to share anymore about how insanely rich we are. Now back off, you little pee-on trolls!" What's truly terrifying: If Mitt's acting like he should be exempt from taking action the public is asking for, how can we expect him to have our best interests at heart as President? I shudder at the thought.

Romney had explained (very poorly) that the real reason she and Mitt aren't releasing more tax returns has to do with guarding themselves against "more attack." Her exact quote:

There are so many things that will be open again for more attack. And you just want to give more material for more attack. And that’s really -- that’s just the answer.

So ... wait -- let's get this straight -- their unreleased tax returns are entirely honorable, yet releasing them to the public will set them up for further attacks? Oookay. So not only are the Romneys condescending, they're uber-defensive! Grrreat. Because those are precisely the qualities we want in our President and his family.

Here's the clip of Ann's interview if you missed it ...

 

Are you turned off by Ann Romney's remarks?

 

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LadyC... LadyClaire

Uhhh maybe she was referring to the slavering character assassinating media who are now desperately trying to get obama's latest Freudian slip out of the publics attention??? You know the one where Obama proclaims that no American has ever succeeded without the government paving the way and therefore we should all be glad, no grateful(!) to pay more and more taxes??? For Pete's sake Michelle O couldn't open her mouth on the campaign trail without jamming her ginormous foot in...

CPN322 CPN322

Once again, I don't like either of the candidates. Oh to live in a world where when choosing the president of our country we don't have to choose the lesser of two evils :/ ugh.

BubbsJNL BubbsJNL

The "you" could have meant media, newspeople, "journalists" - NOT necessarily "the American people" so, first of all, way to stretch that...


Second, SHE'S not running for President and if we are to take the candidates' wives' words as seriously as the candidates, themselves, then I gotta ask...ever read Michele Obama's thesis?  She can spout parenting advice that I think is good and she can plant a vegetable garden at the White House EVERY DAY and I will still. never. like. her.


Lastly - then, now, and evermore, Barack Obama's "I never noticed he was saying that in all of the years that I went to his church" obfuscation will ALWAYS be far more offensive to me than something as petty as this, however she meant it.  Don't pee on my leg, tell me it's raining and THEN tell me I should like it, appreciate it and share it with others.

nonmember avatar Gretta

No

nonmember avatar Guest

@cecilmansmom, LOVE that cartoon! So true.

nonmember avatar Guest

Right on, DebaLa!



Right on, procrastimom!



Anything, ANYTHING you can possibly try to spin to justify the baseless hate you are so desperately trying to manufacture for the Romneys, and ANYTHING you can possibly spin to attempt to draw attention away from OWEbama's record!


Yeah hate!

nonmember avatar MO Mom

@Bendana -you hit the nail on the head :-)

JAFE JAFE

Nope. What would you like her to call us?

suema... suemayonline

I agree, jon & Shandi80!  She was very obviously meaning "you people, the news media" & nothing more! And, there is no actual requirement to produce X number of tax returns!  And, they know how much it would be taken apart & criticized, simply because they have money!

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