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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Reactions to Romney's Secret Fundraising Tape Keep Pouring In

Posted by Paul Constant on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 2:14 PM

1. A Republican candidate for senate in Connecticut has spoken out against Mitt Romney's 47% comments:

I disagree with Governor Romney’s insinuation that 47% of Americans believe they are victims who must depend on the government for their care. I know that the vast majority of those who rely on government are not in that situation because they want to be. People today are struggling because the government has failed to keep America competitive, failed to support job creators, and failed to get our economy back on track.

And sure, in Connecticut, you're going to find a more liberal class of Republican, but the bottom of the ticket is eating the top of the ticket, and that's never a good thing. I think we're about to see this sort of thing spread around the country in the next few days.

2. Neocon fishwrapper The Weekly Standard keeps piling onto Romney. First, Billy Kristol called him arrogant and stupid. Now Michael Warren chides Romney for his "reductive characterization of the political landscape" and runs a series of quotes from other conservative sources calling Romney out for his fundraising statements, too.

3. Over at the Guardian, Michael Cohen wonders if these remarks mean that Mitt Romney "may very well also be a bad person."

4. Ezra Klein has some great analysis of what it all means.

5. And this map of where Romney's hated 47% really lives has been making the rounds all night. You should make sure it keeps making the rounds all day.

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