Romney voters interviewed at a rally: “I see a lot of socialism” (video)

Interviews with Romney supporters in Ohio. You really have to watch. They’re die-hard, and clueless. Here’s the woman I show on the home page:

“He’s a family man, he’s a Christian, he doesn’t believe in abortion, he doesn’t believe in homosexuality, and let me tell you, I believe in God, and God is gonna make sure Mr. Romney wins.”

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60 Responses to “Romney voters interviewed at a rally: “I see a lot of socialism” (video)”

  1. Nick Manning says:

    Jeez America

    Get a passport and learn a bit about the world.

    Perhaps then you’ll understand more about why you’ll soon be slipping down the GDP rankings.

    Republican Rhetoric appears to be the sad death rattle of a Superpower

  2. Troy McClure says:

    Where is your god now??

  3. gavin says:

    Well, God has spoken!

  4. Hue-Man says:

    This video should be REQUIRED to be attached to every news article about America’s standing in international tables of students’ scores. For example, here’s 2009 PISA report (it’s weird that Exceptional America would focus its comparisons on “OECD average”) with Reading skills on page 23 of 72. It really makes you wonder whether these people didn’t flunk out of school.

  5. hollywoodstein says:

    That is all the reason they need.

  6. karmanot says:

    Republican mad cow disease!

  7. Mariaisabel310 says:

    Seriously? this is all over the spectrum, I mean he’s Muslim, Christian, and Atheist all 3. and she saw a drone flying by her (sounds Delusional ) and then someone else says the Buddhist have came and taken over. I can’t even take this serious if I didn’t hear him ask good questions nothing out of this world they were simple questions on how they felt and why they would vote for Romney and what they expected from him. Legit questions right, how did he get those answers. I am sorry I couldn’t stop laughing Jimmy Kimmel could not have put that together so well.SAD!!!. I don’t think they were picked because I’ve had conversations with a few of them and this is about how they express themselves, except for the fact that I didn’t hear communist Muslim, (may be I missed it), and I didn’t engage them they engaged me. so I’m inclined to believe this is a good sample of the GOP voters. 

  8. Kataphractos says:

     There is nothing wrong with calling a spade a spade.  I suspect that the asshole who came up with that ‘Godwin’ BS was working for the GOP, whose tactics mirror that of the NAZI party.

  9. Lee says:

    Thank you

  10. Kataphractos says:

     Actually, the country was more of a mercantile economy until industrialization in the early 1800s, but perhaps that is too much of that fancy book learnin’, and not enough gut feeling reaction.

  11. Kataphractos says:

     The problem is that Republicans also hate Unions, no matter if they are Americans or not.  They actually want to punish US workers by sending jobs overseas, so that their masters will make even more money, and perhaps some of that money will ‘trickle down’ to them if they just suck up hard enough.

  12. nicho says:

    No it wasn’t but have a nice day.

  13. hollywoodstein says:

    yes editing can be magic, and one can find stupid dems, but I can attest this is common behavior for the true believers that show up at republican rallies.  They know the slogans, and shibboleths, but their knowledge is shallow and brittle.  It’s a testament to how easily programmable some people are and how extraordinarily effective the right wing corporate protection racket is at propaganda.  Add a dollop of religion for extra vehemence and certitude, and there you have it. Her vote counts just as much as yours.

    We really need to teach civics and critical thinking in the schools again.

  14. hollywoodstein says:

    Public Armed Forces.  that one really makes them crazy.

  15. TheOriginalLiz says:

    These are the people who make me convinced that universal franchise is a mistake.  If you can’t pass a basic civics test, you shouldn’t be allowed to vote (or run for office).

  16. hollywoodstein says:

    Well at least that’s progress, I guess.

  17. Concerned says:

    this country was founded on capitalism…please move to a country that was not! PLEASE …do NOT stay here and bring the rest of us down with you!

  18. Papa Bear says:

    I just re-watched “The Nuremburg Trials” and was amazed at how many of the “excuses” supposedly “good” people gave for going along with Hitler’s programs were exactly the same “reasons” the GOP give for their actions.

    Not trying to equate the two, but it IS damn interesting…

  19. Lynk137 says:

    These people must watch Fox news. We may need change but is Romney going to be a good change or a very bad change. I’m thinking the latter.

  20. Calvinneal says:

    These people make us laugh and gag, but it is not funny. That woman wil be called home to Jesus soon. The rest of us will inherit her hellish, Alzheimer vision of Randian Hell!

  21. Phylter says:

    I like to refer to Anti-Socialists as “Selfishists”, so that includes all the Teabaggers by default, I like to refer to the Teabaggers as “Threebaggers” because they’re as selfish as three year olds, and just as immature..

  22. colleen2 says:

     Also, nowhere is the actual poll linked to. PEW does a great many polls, all are published online. PEW is not ‘liberal’, if anything they oversample the religious right.

  23. mgardener says:

    OK, Romney wins it was God’s will.
    What happens if POTUS Obama wins?
    Apply the same logic, God wanted POTUS Obama to win.
    If God sent Sandy to punish the wicked liberals, then then the saintly republicans blame Sandy for Mitt’s loss, then…
    Their logic, it hurts the brain.

  24. AnitaMann says:

     Psssst. He’s black!

    Seriously, these are people at a rMoney RALLY! You would think they’d know something about their candidate. But no.

  25. Garfunkle says:

    crazy bitch

  26. Yasmin Laupus says:

    Are they for real? I didnot hear one single reason why they are voting against Obama other than fears about the other.

  27. Repickell says:

    If these guys took off their Romney hat and looked , they would see that it was made in china! Take off an Obama hat, it’s made in the u.s.a. by union workers , go figure.

  28. nicho says:

    At a Romney rally, it’s kind of hard not to find a dumb person. I have not yet talked to or listened to one Romney supporter who made any sense. From my experience, the people in the video are truly representative of the typical Romney voter.

  29. Ginger_FL says:

    Yeah, we’re surrounded by Socialism….
    Public ROADS
    Public BRIDGES
    Public PARKS
    Public SCHOOLS
    These people make me want to rip my hair out ! I seriously think we need to have a discussion about Civics education in this country and we need to have the discussion regarding Mandatory voting like some other countries have. Hell, if you have a stupid SSN number….then you should be able to vote Damit. Why not have absentee ballots for everyone like Oregon does? Why have to stand in line in the rain, snow, wind, storms etc just to have your say? There are MORE Of us than there are of them….if we all participated, maybe we could turn back the tide of stupid running amock in this country. /off soap box/

  30. nicho says:

    Neither can I on my laptop — unless I try to sign on and fail, then sign on as guest. Then it logs me in under my name. Weird. However, I have no problem signing on on my iPad.

  31. nicho says:

    Correction: the GODS Romney worships. Mormons are polytheists.

  32. nicho says:

    At a Romney rally, you don’t have to “seek out” the dummies. Anyone who would support that lying vulture capitalist is a dummy.

  33. HarpoSnarx says:

    “I see a lot of socialism”

    You betcha and said socialism goes to proudly ignorant, terminally unique, Gooper harpies like this one. I guess this Gawd worshipper would cluck disapproval at the socialist activities of HIS son.

    The Latter Day Saints must be laughing their asses off – finally embraced by the mainstream and all because of Barry.

    I predict, the national buyer’s remorse will set in hard by Easter.

  34. Hatfield says:

    I see Socialists.

  35. colleen2 says:

      “President Obama might be a Muslim.   Nobody but he really knows.   He did have a Muslim father, and Muslim stepfather, all during very formative years of his life.”

    You are just as delusional as your folks in the video.

  36. The opinion-piece (not the actual poll) you linked to tries to imply that Republicans are smarter than Democrats because they are supposedly better informed. Watching Fox News does NOT make one smarter. In fact, Fox News viewers are LESS informed about reality. I believe it is common knowledge that Fox News is their favorite source of “news” (yes….scary quotes needed). 

    Here’s another opinion-piece about a poll that suggests most Republicans believe more in demonic possessions than climate change:
    Yep…Republicans are so much smarter than Democrats….. 

  37. equalitytrue says:

    A few key points:

    * These reporters always seek out the dummies.   In 2008 Howard Stern had reporters interviewing Democrats in NYC, who believed such things as “Sarah Palin was Obama’s VP!”

    * President Obama might be a Muslim.   Nobody but he really knows.   He did have a Muslim father, and Muslim
      stepfather, all during very formative years of his life.

    * Maybe God does want Romney to win and will make it happen.   Maybe he wants Obama to win.   If there is a God, only God knows …

    * PEW, a somewhat liberal-leaning survey firm, conducted a survey and found that Republicans are generally better informed than Democrats.

    * And to the poster that said when he sees such dummies, “he drops on his knees and thanks God he’s gay” — being gay doesn’t make you smart.   It just makes you gay.

  38. samiinh says:

    I’m shocked that this woman doesn’t understand the the god Romney worships isn’t the same one she does.  But then again, I guess I’m not shocked after all.

  39. BeccaM says:

    I’m sure not a one of them watches anything but Fox News and listens to nothing but hate-talk radio (i.e., Limbaugh, Hannity, etc.).

    These are people we cannot compromise with, because they don’t even respect our right to exist as progressives or liberals or leftists, but most especially if we are not white, straight, Christian, and preferably male and wealthy.

    But yes — they’re using different words now. ‘Kenyan’ = their new N-word. ‘Muslim’ = suspected terrorist. Socialist = Just some epithet most of them have no frickin’ clue what it actually means in the historical context, but in their minds it’s bad, so that’s just dandy.

    What strikes me as especially jaw-dropping is how astonishingly ignorant the radical right has become, and how oblivious to events as recent as, oh, the last Administration. They’re clueless, and yet are fervently certain of their irrational beliefs, contrary to reality itself. And because they’re unencumbered by facts, they’ll believe literally anything — including contradictory ideas.

    In short, these people are dangerous.

    Oh, and yes — Disqus login here is still broken for us Firefox and Chrome users.

  40. SkippyFlipjack says:

    A drone? She saw a drone flying around watching her? Holy crap these people should get their vote taken away.

  41. keirmeister says:

    Bless you.  Very good point.

  42. Guest says:

    No.  It’s not.  It’s tribal identity politics.  Symbolism and shibboleths.  The parallel — sorry folks, with apologies to Sinclair Lewis — is Nazism.

  43. Jwngoog says:

    You must have to flunk an IQ test to get into a Romney rally.

  44. Michael says:

    Yeah, it’s way beyond the George Lakoff type categorization, which was helpful to me in thinking about people and their political opinions. Has anyone done a systematic study of some kind? Seriously. Any links or thoughts?

    Actually, it does sort of fit the Lakoff conservative category, plus complete stupidity and maybe a frontal lobotomy or something.

  45. Jim Olson says:

    There’s nothing subtextual about their racism.  It’s right there for everyone to see.  

  46. keirmeister says:

    Notice how unspecific they are about everything?  Notice how they can’t give examples for anything they say?  And there’s this horrific racist subtext going on.  

    My God, and most of them liked America under GWB?

    There is more going on here than just party affiliation or liking a particular candidate’s personality.  There appears to be some darker psychological disorder going on.  Saying I prefer vanilla over chocolate is one thing.  These people are saying they prefer vanilla over chocolate because eating chocolate would invite an alien invasion from Neptune.  Their “preference” isn’t based on reality, logic, or common sense.

  47. Michael says:

    Cute reporter though.

  48. Michael says:

    And here I thought that in the last four years world opinion, at least in the more advanced countries, was turning around after staring at us in appalled disbelief for eight years. But now I know that we’re now the laughingstock of the world.

  49. Michael says:

    Once again, if Yahoo News comments are any kind of representative sample…….They usually have about ten comments like these people would write (yes, including misspelled words and incorrect usage and bad grammar and inexplicable capitalization and punctuation) and then maybe one explaining the actual facts or asking the previous commenters to give an example supporting whatever bizarre claim they made.

    But, for the sake of good reporting, if some people actually had something logical to say or could answer Cute Young Reporter’s simple questions, they should have been included as well. Maybe he didn’t find any.

  50. Guest says:

    We’re getting bombarded in Pennsylvania with non-stop ads from American Crossroads.  They’re populated by old white people talking about how we have to stop Obama and prevent four more years of trouble..

  51. Nkocal says:

    My God these people are fucking racist morons.

  52. Cab02149 says:

    When all the voter gets; on TV and radio, is person centered, not party, not issues, the weak take the bait. This old lady is gossiping and can’t tell the difference. But, folks, millioms of all ages are like her. Sucker punched. They are called “undecideds” or “independents” and watch out, they determine elections. Doesn’t that make you feel confident in your neighbor? Its like being attacked by advertising. Ooops! I forgot. This is the greatest democracy on earth.

  53. colleen2 says:

    The Buddhists have come here and taken their freedom of religion?

  54. Jim Olson says:

    Oh, and I can’t sign in via Disqus.  

  55. Jim Olson says:

    Remember, they call him a “kenyan muslim” because it’s not polite to call him a “n-gger” in public.  

  56. Guest1 says:

    Not a big fan of these kinds of videos they just record the dumbest people they can find, both sides do it

  57. karmanot says:

    ‘Duh’ and ditto that.

  58. Webster says:

    How do these people get themselves dressed in the morning?

  59. kingstonbears says:

    Clueless, totally clueless.  I see women like this and I drop to my knees and thank gawd that I was created GAY.

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