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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Here Is the Full Secret Romney Fundraiser Video

Posted by on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Mother Jones just published the full Romney fundraising video in two parts. It's almost a full hour. Watch along with me!

UPDATE 12:27 PM: There wasn't much news in the videos, but there sure was a whole lot of context, which denies Republicans of the opportunity to claim the comments were distorted. The most entertaining part of the video came when Romney assured his donors that nobody was paying attention to the political race. "After Labor Day," Romney says on the tape, in "September, October," voters will be paying attention. That's certainly true, Mitt. Now, Mitt will be appearing on Fox News at the top of the hour to do an interview. It's like Christmas in September!


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Re. 1
Oh man, I'm SO glad they brought back "Party Down." This shit is hilarious.
Posted by Re. on September 18, 2012 at 11:53 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 2
I'm not going to watch Romney pontificate for an hour.

I'll assume he comes across as an elitist, out-of-touch snob who only cares about: 1) Himself, and 2) himself.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on September 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM · Report this
Jaymz 3
Like Mr. UF @2 I won't use up an hour of my time here, but I won't be the first to say that, after seeing just a few minutes (particularly in Part 2), I LOVE seeing the wait staff and white-gloved help carefully moving around....
Posted by Jaymz on September 18, 2012 at 12:19 PM · Report this
If you go to wikipedia's front page right now, you'll see an enormous elephant dick. I wonder if they guy who picked it was trying to be punny. Given recent events and all.
Posted by GermanSausage on September 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM · Report this
Gurldoggie 5
Ha ha ha ha! "President Romney." Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Posted by Gurldoggie on September 18, 2012 at 12:28 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 6
highlights please, journalist.
Posted by Max Solomon on September 18, 2012 at 12:38 PM · Report this
Kinison 7
If the video doesnt have Romney talking about slave labor market in China (describing prison like conditions and teenagers trying to break into the factory for work), then this isnt the full video.
Posted by Kinison on September 18, 2012 at 12:41 PM · Report this
Hey GDfR -- care to explain now why context DOESN'T matter?
Posted by jhops on September 18, 2012 at 12:42 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 9
The map shows the Welfare Red States that Mitt wants to win are where his 47% live.

Mitt hates you, like the French Radical Communist he is, living in his French Castle while you pay his bills.
Posted by Will in Seattle on September 18, 2012 at 1:18 PM · Report this
Mattini 10
When I listened to the audio snippets yesterday, I thought they were damning, but anticipated the response to be that the quotes were taken out of context or even faked. For there now to be full video evidence quashes any opportunity for denial. How can Romney respond to this?
Posted by Mattini on September 18, 2012 at 1:19 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 11
An interesting take on this episode comes from The Guardian:
It was a terrible week for Romney and the Republican party – one that suggested his campaign had acquired the hard-to-shake odor of loserdom. When that sense takes hold, every mistake, even minor ones, are magnified [...]. A meme of smelly failure develops around a candidate and every story is fitted to that emerging narrative.
Meaning that just about every future article about Romney will be put in the light of these self-imposed obstacles. I doubt you'll see any story - even one covering the most benign of campaign stops - that doesn't reference his struggling campaign.

Blaming the media for this take, as the GOP certainly will, is like blaming sharks for being attracted to blood, or motorists for rubbernecking at a car wreck. Self-immolation is a fascinating thing to behold.

48 days until the election.
Posted by Free Lunch on September 18, 2012 at 1:23 PM · Report this
Let's see if I have this right...
If you're poor, and don't pay taxes. You're a freeloading leech/welfare queen.
If you're wealthy, and don't pay taxes. You're a job creating patriot.
Posted by xcowardx on September 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM · Report this
They're serving carafe wine. What kind of cheap ass campaign is this?
I agree the white-gloved waiters are a good touch.
Posted by crone on September 18, 2012 at 3:36 PM · Report this
At 2:20 in the first video a guy talks about how the Iranian hostages were freed on Reagan's inauguration day and asks how Romney might "duplicate that scenario". Romney answers "I can't, how can YOU --?" but he "appreciates the idea". At 4:00 he gloats about Jimmy Carter having the hostage crisis, the helicopter crash and, at 4:20, goes on: "If something of that nature presents itself, I'll work to find a way to take advantage of the opportunity." He's not a dick a douche or an asshole. He's a prick.
Posted by giblet on September 18, 2012 at 4:16 PM · Report this
runswithnailclippers 15
@14 don't fault the man for anything he said at 4:20. This is a party house, remember.
Posted by runswithnailclippers on September 18, 2012 at 6:57 PM · Report this
@15 point taken
Posted by giblet on September 18, 2012 at 8:21 PM · Report this
#14, so he's a prick. You expected something else?
Posted by Mister G on September 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM · Report this

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