Well, Mitt Romney has really stepped in it this time. Newly released secret tapes catch the Presidential nominee saying some very controversial statements about half the nation (47 percent to be exact), essentially calling them moochers and tax evaders while inadvertently (probably) lumping in the elderly, disabled war veterans, military troops serving in combat zones, etc. who often fall among that 47 percent who don't pay federal income taxes. Deep sigh.
Romney's long been struggling to shake his "Elitist" label, but he may as well have a capital "E" tattooed on his forehead after the statements he made to a room full of millionaires. This gaffe or shockingly revealing world view, whichever way you see it, isn't going to be swept under the rug either (sorry, Mittens!). Take a look at the Mitt Romney zingers that are already popping up like crazy on Twitter. ZING! OUCH, they sting!
Let's begin and end with comedian Chris Rock. LOL!
Mitt Romney, the guy who pays no taxes on millions of dollars thinks you're a welfare freeloader. God Bless 47% of America! #RomneyEncore
I guess the moral is "Don't rip on the 47% while they're still in the room serving you drinks" #RomneyEncore
It takes some brass to insult 47% of Americans and not show your own tax returns. #RomneyEncore
Mitt Romney should just talk to an empty chair this morning. That way he can't offend anyone. #RomneyEncore
62% of households who pay no federal tax earn less than $20K/year while Romney takes a $77/K deduction for his dancing horse #RomneyEncore
One's running for President of the UNITED States. The other's running for President of the 1%. #47percent
I was an army brat, Mitt. I saw military families using food stamps to get by. They sacrifice. You mock them. Shame on you. #RomneyEncore
BREAKING: Todd Akin asks Mitt Romney to step aside for the good of the party.
Dear Mitt Romney: If you walked in the shoes of the 47%, you'd know that unemployment benefits ARE TAXED. #RomneyEncore
@MittRomney doesn't support gays, women, minorities, and half the country aside from of all those. He needs to check his math.
"The problem with American voters is they're too stressed. They don't spend enough time on their yachts." #RomneyEncore
I am not the #47percent but I would rather my taxes support American families than a dancing horse.
What do you think of what Mitt Romney's recently released statements? Do you have a good comeback?
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