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The White Elephant in Romney's Room

Stephanie Li | Posted 11.26.2012 | College
Stephanie Li

Romney's blindness to his own racial and class privilege feeds into the myth of meritocracy, the false illusion that simply by hard work and steely determination, it is possible to attain the American dream.

What Romney Doesn't Understand

The Morningside Post | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
The Morningside Post

Romney divided the country into two groups: the workers who produce, and the "moochers" who benefit. If this sounds like a half-baked version of an Ayn Rand novel, you're right. That's the contemporary Republican Party for you.

Jeffrey Young

'You Jerk': 47 Percenter Single Mom With Kids On Medicaid Responds To Romney | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

Gracie Fowler didn't earn enough money to pay income taxes last year. She won't make enough this year, either, and has turned to Medicaid to make sure...

Jeffrey Young

'Please, Let Me Have That Problem,' Says 47 Percenter And Business Owner | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.21.2012 | Small Business

Doug Walter seems like just the sort of self-starting, up-by-the-bootstraps small-business owner with whom politicians like to have their pictures tak...

How Mitt Could Win

Death Race | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It seems like everyone's first reaction to the Mother Jones videos was to say, okay, Romney's finished. (Guilty here, too.) This kind of boorishness is not survivable for a candidate in his position, the thinking goes. But let's take the contrarian view.

The Sad Truth About U.S. Attitudes Towards Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.19.2012 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

The revelation of Mitt Romney's foreign policy attitude when it comes to the Palestinians sheds light on the gap between declared policies and the truth.

Saki Knafo

47 Percenter: "We're Helping Keep Our Communities Vibrant" | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Four years ago, then-17-year-old David Gilbert-Pederson made headlines as the youngest delegate at the Democratic National Convention. Time Magazine p...

The Daily Szep -- The One Percenters

Paul Szep | Posted 11.19.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Paul Ryan Defends Mitt Romney Video Remarks On Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

The Huffington Post | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.19.2012 | Home

Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans are "dependent on government" and would vote for President Barack Obama, from a secretly taped spee...

Clint -- Mitt

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Michael Calderone

Fox News Lays Groundwork For Romney's Strategy | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.20.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Mitt Romney appeared Tuesday afternoon on Fox News to answer questions about his controversial remarks caught on camera at a May fund...

Dear 47 Percent

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Dear 47 Percent i am behind closed doors seeking rapprochement eating your flavors drinking your spirits you made a run last year between here and Sa...

Mitt's Moochers: The Dangerous Lie His Funders Love to Hear

Michael Keegan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Romney was clearly telling his funders a fantasy story that they love to hear. But that story is a lie, and we shouldn't accept it from someone who could become a president representing 100 percent of the American people.

Memo to Mittens: Most of the 47% Catch the Early Bus. They Work Every Day!

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Tens of millions of Americans who work hard for modest pay -- unseen and unheard by the Mitt Romneys of the world -- and, as Jesse Jackson once said in his memorable speech to the 1988 Democratic Conventions, "take the early bus."

Mitt Romney Unhinged

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Romney's comments that Obama supporters are all dependent on the government is the kind of hyperbole that grows out of anger. Foolishly, Romney has targeted this anger at the American people, some of whom are considering voting for Romney.

The Radical Rich: From Romney to Re-Occupy

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

They're probably just a small subset of high-earning Americans. But these resentment-fueled party people are a new force in politics, made even more powerful by growing wealth inequity and Citizens United. They are the Radical Rich.

Mitt Romney on How the Other 47 Percent Lives

Jeremiah Goulka | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Jeremiah Goulka

This is the gated-community worldview that is shared by many upper-middle-class and upper-class Republicans, a worldview formed by affluence and obliviousness. It was the worldview I used to have.

Romney's Greatest Deception

Aaron Belkin | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

Mitt Romney has been widely panned for blaming 47 percent of the public for its sense of entitlement, its demand that government redistribute wealth downward, away from rich people who earn their money honestly and down to poor and middle-income Americans who just want handouts. While observers have rightly pointed out that most Americans work hard and take responsibility for their circumstances, less attention has been devoted to the deceptive premise behind Romney's remarks, namely that government redistributes wealth downward from the rich to the poor. In fact, our taxation system funnels money from the bottom up to the top. It's the rich who get the handouts. Either Romney doesn't understand that, or he's not telling the truth about it.

Scott Brown Distances Himself From Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' Comments

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) sought to distance himself Tuesday from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's controversial comments that 47 percen...

Sam Stein

Grover Norquist On Mitt Romney 47 Percent Comment: He 'Mixed Up' His Issues | Sam Stein | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's caught-on-camera assessment that 47 percent of people who don't pay federal income tax are government moochers with no int...

Jason Linkins

Will A Gaffe Be A 2012 Campaign-Killer? Political Science Says 'No' | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

The pointed question, shouted at Mitt Romney in Poland, that more or less sums up the 2012 campaign season, is "What about your gaffes?" Well, what ab...

Romney Humanizes Himself With Millionaire Donors

Mike Lux | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Romney and Ryan really do believe the things Romney said in the video. They really do think that the people not supporting them are lazy no-accounts who are dependent on government and who believe they are victims. And they really do think it is their job to not worry about those people.

Jason Linkins

Unwilling To Define Himself, '47%' Tape Defines Romney For Him | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Over the past few days, tension in the 2012 race has been considerably amped up by two statements from Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney....

Limbaugh: Video Is "Golden Opportunity" For Romney

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.18.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Rush Limbaugh advised Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to double down on his controversial remarks made at a closed-door fundra...

Michael Calderone

Conservatives Downplay Secret Romney Video | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.18.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't apologize Monday night for remarks at a closed-door fundraiser about how voters suppo...