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 ...


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suema... suemayonline

Agreed, BubbsJNL! And, love the cartoon, cecilmansmom!

nonmember avatar kevobx

What is pride? But the opposite of the grace of God, the Father.

Procr... Procrastamom

YOU PEOPLE can't ask about Bain

YOU PEOPLE can't ask about tax returns

YOU PEOPLE can't ask about his religion

YOU PEOPLE can't ask about when he was governor

and now YOU PEOPLE can't ask about his foreign policy...

Mitt Romney Adviser: 'Real Americans' Don't Care About Candidate's Afghanistan Policy

I wonder how families who lost loved ones in Afghanistan feel about that?

jagam... jagamama0710

^^^ I know I sure as hell care about foreign policy, considering I'm married to someone in the military. *shrug* I guess I'm not a "real american". Whatever. I didn't realize that people are only capable of caring about one thing at a time. Economy, foreign policy, immigration, social issues! Pick one because you can't care about all of them. Although, I don't hold that against Romney. That's what his "adviser" said. Bad move on her part. 

right... rightside

  not a "real american".

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Jeez, you people sure know how to raise a big stink over a small fart.  And by "you people", I mean the straw-graspers who think there's a second term on the horizon....just so we're clear. 

jagam... jagamama0710

 not a "real american".

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Oh! More "you can't care about a country's politics if you don't live in it" comments. Which is hilariously hypocritical coming from someone who lives in a country like ours. 

I think the real straw-grasping going on is in the thinking that Romney is going to completely turn the country around and we'll be well on our way to sunshine, rainbows, and unicorn farts.

jagam... jagamama0710

All that said, I do think it's making a big deal out of nothing so I will agree with you there, rightside. She's just the wife of a man running for President right now. 

nonmember avatar kevobx

Why did Romney mention the Creator? *Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (*Romans 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.) *John 8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? (Esau, is thou art *Revelation 6:6 and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.) The world is falling backwards, because it is refusing to acknowledge who is Obadiah 6!

Kassandra Cruz

Poor Ann Romney! I'm sure Mrs. Madoff had the same attitude before she realized what her husband was doing! Recall that the SEC & IRS gave a pass to Bernie Madoff for years! He hurt a lot of people & many of them were wealthy. Greed weakens the judgment of people. But we so-called "common folk" don't have money to burn. Let's have full disclosure! What's Romney hiding - an Overseas Ponzi scheme? A tax shelter for foreigners?

Procr... Procrastamom

 Economy, foreign policy, immigration, social issues! Pick one because you can't care about all of them. 

And that's what seems to be the trouble with Mitt Romney, jagamamma, he doesn't seem to have the ability to multitask so many issues.  Presidents deal with all of those issues and more on a daily basis...and that's usually before breakfast!  No, I don't think Romney has any desire to deal with all of those issues.  He simply wants to be able to check "become President of the United States" off of his life-list and move on to greener pastures.  He has no idea what running a country entails.

I too care about foreign policy, especially when it comes to countries like Afghanistan, where we lost many Canadian lives since 2001.  I also have a family member who was injured while serving over there and suffers from PTSD to this day.  It pisses me off that he would say that.

And jagamamma?  Thanks.  As always, it's nice to read words from the not-far-right-side of the aisle :)

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