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Mitt Romney's final vote tally nears 47 percent

9:59 pm - 11/23/2012

The defeated GOP candidate famously disparaged Obama as the candidate of the 47 percent. Now, liberals gleefully view Mitt's final tally as poetic justice

Liberal schadenfreude is about to reach overdose levels. Just when you thought the dead horse of Mitt Romney's campaign had been beaten more than enough — and most savagely by members of his own party — Dave Wasserman at Cook Political Report projects that the final count of the popular vote, which is still ongoing, will show Romney winning 47 percent of the electorate. In addition to proving that Obama handily won the popular vote, the final tally makes Romney the official candidate of the 47 percent — a delicious irony, liberals say, given that Romney infamously claimed that Obama was the candidate of the 47 percent of Americans who "believe they are victims" and are "dependent on government."

By all accounts, Romney's "47 percent" remarks constituted one of the greatest self-inflicted wounds from a candidate who had no shortage of them. "The quote didn't, on its own, kill Romney's chances," says John Flowers at MSNBC. "But for many voters, it unmistakably conveyed the worldview of a man unable to see that a member of the middle class or the working poor might be just as hard-working, just as determined, as someone from his own privileged demographic."

The fact that Romney made his "47 percent" remarks at a private fundraiser, unaware that he was being filmed surreptitiously, only bolstered the impression that these were his real views, as well as the views of his party. After a "campaign of unprecedented dishonesty and lack of transparency," says Greg Sargent at The Washington Post, "Romney himself unmasked his own apparent beliefs and the broader ideological implications of the larger GOP agenda and the ideas driving it."

Losing presidential candidates always get piled on, but Romney appears to be getting hammered more than most, with unflattering images circulating on the internet of the entourage-less Romney pumping his own gas. Perhaps he would have won a little more sympathy if he hadn't doubled down on his "47 percent" comments a few days after the election. "In a post-election phone call, he regaled his biggest contributors, the fattest of cats, with the notion that Barack Obama won the election by giving 'gifts' to minorities and women," says Joe Klein at TIME. "Has there ever been a less gracious presidential loser than Mitt Romney?"

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layweed 24th-Nov-2012 04:42 am (UTC)
haha mitt, how's that shad..that schaden..that foot in mouth thing?
seishin 24th-Nov-2012 04:48 am (UTC)

astridmyrna 24th-Nov-2012 04:49 am (UTC)

This is so fucking amazing i can't omg.
alryssa 24th-Nov-2012 04:50 am (UTC)

alryssa 24th-Nov-2012 04:49 am (UTC)
Well, he was right about 47% of Americans wanting 'gifts' and being 'dependent on government'. Turns out it was the 47% he was pandering to/being bought by.

Here, _p, I made some schadenfreude pie. Have a slice. It is delicious.

mercystars 24th-Nov-2012 05:02 am (UTC)
isn't it ironic

doncha think
dark_puck 24th-Nov-2012 07:14 am (UTC)
yeats 24th-Nov-2012 05:03 am (UTC)
rjdaae 24th-Nov-2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
moonshaz 24th-Nov-2012 05:17 am (UTC)
Littleface Mitt! Where have you been, bro? I haven't seen you in ages! :DDDDDD

But yeah....

recorded 24th-Nov-2012 05:30 am (UTC)

seishin 24th-Nov-2012 05:35 am (UTC)
I laughed so hard at gifs 2 and 3 that I may have tooted. XD
doverz 24th-Nov-2012 06:30 am (UTC)
LMAO this is awesome.
seasight 24th-Nov-2012 07:03 am (UTC)
rjdaae 24th-Nov-2012 07:47 am (UTC)

Edited at 2012-11-24 06:24 pm (UTC)
darth_eldritch 24th-Nov-2012 08:03 am (UTC)
Wait.... where have I heard that number before?

Edited at 2012-11-24 08:03 am (UTC)
masakochan 24th-Nov-2012 09:36 am (UTC)
Man... that 47% quote really came back to bite him right in the ass. I need to go get karma some more flowers.

otana 24th-Nov-2012 09:38 am (UTC)
wrestlingdog 24th-Nov-2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
Beat me to it!
gashinenai 24th-Nov-2012 09:55 am (UTC)

oh well played karma, well played...

and to "Mr.47%":
pennylane101 24th-Nov-2012 11:55 am (UTC)
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