Romney To Athletes: You’re Welcome.

“You Olympians, however, know you didn’t get here solely on your own power. For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them. We’ve already cheered the Olympians, let’s also cheer the parents, coaches and communities.”

– Mitt Romney

Isn’t it offensive how Romney condescends to and insults athletes in this quote?  How he says they have no right to take credit for their acheivements because everything was just handed to them by others?  Isn’t this outrageous?

By the way if you’re scratching your head wondering what the hell I’m talking about, read this.


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22 Responses to Romney To Athletes: You’re Welcome.

  1. YouToMe says:

    Yup I see what he did. Just had criticized Obama for his speech which was along same lines!

  2. tgwiy says:

    Romney is an idiot. We all know this already. 

  3. agnophilo says:

    @YouToMe – It was virtually identical.

  4. agnophilo says:

    @tgwiy – Me thinks you miss the point.

  5. I didn’t even get past the first sentence and I thought about Obama. WTF??? Anyone who votes for this ding bat must have there heads examined!!! It is more then just “outrageous”. 

  6. theKisSilent says:

    And didn’t he have to supplement funding with money from the government because SLC fell short? #etchasketch

  7. tgwiy says:

    @agnophilo – Oh probably. I have a feeling I missed some satire.

  8. TheSutraDude says:

    @theKisSilent – yes he got all the government money he could. he once pointed out how many government agencies he got money from to help the Olympics. 

  9. TheSutraDude says:

    and you know there’s a video on youtube of Romney speaking those words. i also believe Romney is in serious trouble over his taxes and his refusal to produce them. more is coming out including a story containing allegations and questions from Bloomberg News which is not exactly a left wing organization. the only issue Romney has not flip-flopped on is his refusal to release several years of his tax returns. on still another note, when asked about his connection with the NRA in his interview with Brian Williams Romney said he doesn’t fully agree with the NRA on many issues but then said he couldn’t think of any at the moment. among other expressions you can probably imagine that’s called “word salad”. you toss words around without saying or revealing anything. sorry. back to your topic. i agree with what Romney said to U.S. Olympians but as we’ve become accustomed to he’s flip-flopped in his ideology for political reasons, in order to appease the Ayn Rand crowd. 

  10. Lol, so offensive. I sat here quite a while scratching my head bc I couldn’t believe what I first thought, and wondered if it was a bad attempt at satire (from his part not yours). 

  11. lostcauseIam says:

    @tgwiy – I wouldn’t worry about it. This post was poorly written.

  12. @TheSutraDude – @YouToMe – @LadyboyRevolution – @tgwiy – Since President Obama are speaking about two different classes of things their words  cannot be compared.The two classes of things are government and the human being.You leftists see no difference between government and the human being. And that is why leftists governments always trample human beings into misery and poverty.President Obama’s words mean that all human creativity is community property therefore it is subject to government control.Mitt Romney’s words mean that human beings develop excellence within civil society.

  13. tgwiy says:

    @PrisonerxOfxLove – I wrote that before I even bothered to click on the link containing context. The only time I’m informed of American news is when I jump on xanga. Both Presidential candidates are idiots.

  14. @tgwiy – Both Presidential candidates are exceptionally intelligent men. They know exactly what they want and what they need to do to get it.With Romney and Obama we are two men with diametrically opposing philosophies of government.One is a Communist. The other is American.One believes in tyranny and the other believes in liberty.The choice couldn’t be more clear.

  15. @tgwiy – Adults whose intellect has not developed past the toddler stage are not good candidates for conversation. I’m talking about Curtis, of course. 

  16. @YouToMe – Making a sanctimonious, self-righteous proclamation is not an argument.In civilized society people need to support their opinions with some sort of reasoning.

  17. YouToMe says:

    @PrisonerxOfxLove – I dont disagree that there are abuses re: welfare and social programs, and I don’t disagree that liberals have plenty to sweep in front of their porches, but churches and conservative policies are failing people in droves. We cannot depend on the church or legislation of morality/ values to improve our society.  People understandably rebel against coercion. We, as a society of individuals, are failing those individuals in our scope of influence.  I used to be very conservative.  But I was humbled when I grasped that sometimes it is definitely not a victim’s fault for being victimized! Ponder that for a moment.  Even Jesus proclaimed that a man was not blind because he or his family sinned but so that God be glorified ( by his healing). Too often we judge and assume the worst of people without truly knowing them. Perhaps I’ve done that with you before. I did not vote for Obama, but I’ve come to respect him and pray for him. It takes a lot of courage to try to represent and be concerned of well being of everybody, and not just those you might agree with or who have most power.  Republican politicians are like Pharisees. They are more concerned about legalism and appearing holy but dont really care about the spirit of the law or grace.  Nowhere did Jesus ever force people to believe or obey his decrees. He just warned. We can’t legislate morality (and, whose specifically would it be?), but we can legislate compassion net for all if society fails to protect it’s weakest members. 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed,  For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’Also, Taken from ‘Under the Overpass’ :why do we kick drug users out of the church while quietly ignoring those who aren’t dealing with other, equally destructive sins? why do we reject the loving, self-sacrificing, giving, encouraigng Jesus-pursuing drug addict but recruit the clean, self-interested, gossiping, loveless churchgoer? which one do you suppose Jesus would rather share a burrito with under a bridge?think next time you walk past someone huddled in a doorway. its the easiest thing in the world to decide that the woman or man huddled there is choosing to dress in rags and reek of urine and body odor. their choice, of course means you can’t be blamed for ignoring her or him. the person doesn’t want to be pleasant, so you don’t need to care. at the very least you dont have to respond as you would if it were your mother or your brother huddled an ongoing struggle to find safety, a place to sleep, a bathroom and food becomes dehumanizing for anyone. one experience at a time, a person’s sense of dignity and sense of self worth gets stripped away. Christ cared a lot about the simple dignities. He stopped to talk to lepers, and touch them with healing. He prepared meals for strangers. He rescued outcasts. he wept with those who wept.(after men ignored their pain at church) “why do we so often overlook obvious ways to show the love of god we so loudly proclaim? without waiting for an answer i charged on ” if someone’s thirsty, give them a drink! if someone’s hungry, feed them! i mean this is not complicated stuff!””do you feel loved?””nope i’m starving. what about you?””i’m starving and my feet hurt. and that guy back there knows it. but hey, he’s praying for me”although sam and i had spent every sunday morning at a church somewhere on the streets, the lack of community was taking a toll on us. even at church, we felt isolated because of how we looked, how we smelled, and who people perceivded us to be. in fact, walking into a church were we hoped to find genuine fellowship only to be met by condescension or suspcion or disingenuous flattery was the worst kind of rejection.”begging is hard. it’s something you expect hungry dogs to do, but not men and women made in God’s image. the minute you put out your hand, it feels like you are writing “failure” and “weakness” all over yourself. you’re telling everyone who comes by. “i am unable”.  the message blares up and down the sidewalk, and across multiple lanes of traffic.  and the mesasge doesn’t stop screaming until you pull back your hand.”this area is for customers only.”that’s okay man, i said picking up my cup and. “i bought this cup of coffee”.the employee shook his head “customers only. more harshly than before.but i am a customer. i protested still holding my cupthe man glared. no you’re not.what do you mean? i asked frustrated. how do you define customer?  you sell cofee here i bought cofee from you. now i sit here drinking it.  how am i not a long ago did you buy that coffee? he was runnning out of patience.   about an hour ago. i said glancing at a large clock on the wall.we have a forty five minute drinking policy  (bullshit)later on..back pack policy.

  18. YouToMe says:

    @PrisonerxOfxLove – i didnt respond to your comment in efforts to debate or win. I know it wasnt even in response to what you said. I went on a tangent but rather enjoyed myself. If you think it is any of those things, you have your right to your opinion. I dont share it. God bless.

  19. UTRow1 says:

    What’s most strange is that he would never say that CEO’s stand on the shoulders of their employees and managers, even though it’s far, far more apt. 

  20. I’m voting for Romney because he has the better hair.

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