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59 Responses to Hidden Camera Catches Romney Bragging

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    madest Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 8:22 am
    Link: Hidden Camera Catches Romney Bragging - About using slave labor at a Chinese factory while at a fundraiser.
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    Jetboy Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Bragging about using slave labor? Did you even watch the video?
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    JonasQuim Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:32 am
    Authenticated?
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:33 am
    Madest did you actually watch the video?

    There was no mention of slave labor. Quite the opposite.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:38 am
    He was browsing some website, saw this caption, didn`t question it - a sign of intellectual "lightweightedness" - posted it here to try to describe the narrative he wishes to present.
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    spreekiller Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:41 am
    How is he bragging? Plus the women are paid not slaves ...I think you miss the true value of the story .... Go quick wait for you gov cheese ..
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:43 am
    the bragging about using slave labor part is meant to signify that Mitt understood the conditions that these workers were living in...and used them anyway.

    that is deplorable. you KNOW the workers you are using are being paid pennies a day, treated like cattle and given no hope for a better life and think, yep, I`ll use them.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:48 am
    Slave labor? I think this needs a title change. Mr. Romney was not bragging about anything other than the US being a better place to live than China.
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:52 am
    Madest: ONce again you are clueless. The message I got form this is Romney recognizes how lucky we are in the US compared to China.

    Please go commit suicide. You will be doing the world a favor.
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    briand Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:55 am
    Thanks for making me sit through 2 minutes waiting for something that NEVER HAPPENS..A-I-B is circling the drain....
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:01 am
    I`m not a mittens fan. He was speaking honestly. The communist government in china is terribly screwed up.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:01 am
    and yet i`ve been trying to get an awesome video posted for months but the mods refuse to post it...
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:05 am
    not a fan of the guy, but i didn`t hear any bragging about any slave labor.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Caption FAIL! Listen to the whole thing -- not even close to what the caption says. He was commenting on an existing Chinese factory that did NOT belong to Bain and how grateful people should be living in America where we do not have such situations.

    Don`t just make crap up, madest
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    banur Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:09 am
    the bragging about using slave labor part is meant to signify that Mitt understood the conditions that these workers were living in...and used them anyway.

    that is deplorable. you KNOW the workers you are using are being paid pennies a day, treated like cattle and given no hope for a better life and think, yep, I`ll use them.

    And now think about their conditions if no one went there and offered the labor.
    That people go there and wait for hours in long lines just to get one of these "slave" jobs should tell you how much of an improvement it is over their current job.
    Yes it looks like slave labor to us because we think 2 dollars (or whatever) per day is way too low but for them it`s many times more than what they get from pulling plows with bare hands.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:12 am
    95% of life is settled if you are born in America?

    So, you didn`t build that.
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    OutWest Male 50-59
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:31 am
    Not bragging.... Biased caption.

    Oh... and being born here doesn`t mean America made you better. It means that without the boot of government on your neck and life, you made America better for us all.

    Get it right..... for those of you that think government built it for us. We built it!
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:37 am
    Tbh it isnt even an admission of partaking in it...merely witnessing a society of government more concerned with protecting the government than the people. That is what he saw, and fairly compared it (and realistically so) to American society. Truth is Americans are a bit spoiled....not trying to step on any toes but as far as canadian media implies it is completely taken for granted.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:31 am
    Wow. Not begging.

    Biased poster is biased.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:32 am
    *bragging.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:35 am
    Where in this is he bragging? Sounded more like being dumbfounded that people in other parts of the world live this way.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:46 am
    So, Chinese women line up by the hundreds to be slaves?

    Of course, all these women would be much better off if we closed that factory and put them all out on the streets to starve.

    madest = liberal f***tard.
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    toqr Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    hes drating boring, and this post is boring
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    danagamer Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    yeah, I`m no fan of Romn$y but he`s not copping to anything here really.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    So apparently, according to madest, witness the "mistreatment" of these women making a better life for themselves, is the same as contributing to the "mistreatment".

    So, by madest`s logic, witnessing a car accident is the same as being in the accident...
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    Madest is being an idiot again, just ignore this.

    All Romney was saying is that we have it better in America than in China, big freaking deal.

    Hey Madest, are you going to return your iphone and Apple laptop now because they are made by the same Chinese women laborers?
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    ak4775 Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    This post is a waste of space. Romney cops to nothing and he certainly isn`t bragging. Yawn...
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    ak4775 Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    But he`s still an idiot.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    he`s not really bragging or anything. and its not slave labor at that. it may be lesser standards than we have here in america, but thats what the whole story is about if you actually listened. i dont care for romney but this does seem like a desperate mudslinging attempt
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    horror102 Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    what a poo bag
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    Hmmm... sounds like Romney abhors and is appalled by the conditions in the factory. What kind of moron would think that this was an admission of using slave labor?

    Oh... nevermind.
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    Madest, are you secretly pro-romney? Is this your secret way of advertising him?
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    I`m totally not for Romney, but I think Madest missed the point of his story.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    Madest, are you secretly pro-romney? Is this your secret way of advertising him?

    WHS. Romney`s a douche bag, but this video doesn`t demonstrate it.
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    miasmaat Female 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    This footage is neither here nor there. I`m not sure what the poster is trying to say with this. I`VE seen specials on chinese factories on discovery channel. Nothing much else seems to be said here (and I am ANTI Romney so i was LOOKING for it)
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    HumanAction were you even paying attention? He said they -bought- the factory, visa vie, they were slaves in part to him. Were we even watching the same video? Are people who wear red ties so blind that they must LITERALLY ignore proof when it`s being shoved in their faces?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    VirtualParty. Where does it say he -bought- the factory? He said that they went there to -buy- the factory, which, does not mean that they -bought- it.

    Are people who wear blue ties so bitter that they come to conclusions when LITERALLY no proof to said conclusions are present?

    Plus, as someone else said, would you rather these women not make any wages at all?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 25, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    So, by madest`s logic, witnessing a car accident is the same as being in the accident...
    No, by madest`s logic, witnessing a car accident is the same as causing the accident, pissing on the injured, and then setting the leaking gas tank on fire.
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    RytWing Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    In impressed. The only person without a brain in this whole conversation is the one who started it. Kudos to A-I-Bers (less Madest of course).
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    RytWing Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    I believe this post should relieve Madest of any intellectual credence he might have had up to this point. His silence on this thread is testament to his blindness to the facts.

    Next stop, Romney gives us the synopsis Of Schindler`s List and is accused of the holocaust.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    I believe this post should relieve Madest of any intellectual credence he might have had up to this point.
    In the words of that great American philosopher Billy Preston, "Nothin` from nothin` leaves nothin.`"
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 12:00 am
    The only thing worse than being exploited by capitalism is not being exploited by capitalism.

    — Joan Violet Robinson
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 12:01 am
    "I do not believe that the capitalists and the landlords are all exploiters by an inherent necessity or that there is a basic or irreconcilable antagonism between their interests and those of the masses. All exploitation is based on co-operation, willing or forced, of the exploited. However much we may detest admitting it, the fact remains that there would be no exploitation if people refuse to obey the exploiter." - Gandhi
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2012 at 12:02 am
    Soooooo... Where does the bragging part come in? It seems to me like he was actually trying to point out how good we have it here.

    I`m not a huge Romney fan, but I have to defend him here. I think some idiots are taking this the wrong way. If you are one of those idiots, then please do not vote, FOR ANY CANDIDATE.
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    Modwain Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 1:02 am
    so basicly, saying it is worse in some countries equals saying it is good in america? wow.. i must be Very rich cause i saw a documentary about a family in africa that didnt have running water. i totaly understand now why the idea is to take away from the rich lower classes. not really sure why to give it to the richer upper classes though but that should probably be normal, i mean, i wasnt smart enough to see how incredibly rich americans are, even at the bottem.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 1:07 am
    Good one Ollie. :-)
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 26, 2012 at 6:21 am
    I don`t have any time for Romney, but this was silly.
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    lololeela Female 30-39
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    August 26, 2012 at 6:32 am
    I`m not a Romney fan either, but he obviously wasn`t bragging about purchasing the factory. He was making a point of how good we have it in the west. It was actually a very poignant anecdote.
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    andybme Male 50-59
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    August 26, 2012 at 7:47 am
    Kinda confirms the fact that he did ship American jobs to China and even shopped for factories to buy to send them to.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2012 at 8:00 am
    @andybme: Kinda confirms the fact that he did ship American jobs to China and even shopped for factories to buy to send them to.How do you figure? The factory was in China to begin with. *IF* he ended up buying it, then the factory stayed in China. Jobs weren`t shipped anywhere as a result of his assumed purchase; they stayed put.

    @VirtualParty: Do you understand was the word `slave` means and implies? By Romney`s statements, we find that these women are both given wages, and strongly desire their environments.

    Next time you think about calling me out for something, just stop, think, and then don`t.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 26, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Bragging?
    Sounded like he was simply reporting what he saw at a factory in China.

    Caption FAIL
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 8:31 am
    You Romney supporters need to read this.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2012 at 10:12 am
    JT: Bain never outsourced one job while he was at Bain. Not one!

    Just because someone at Bain did, long after Romney had gone, doesn`t mean Romney had anything to do with it.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2012 at 10:13 am
    Also, you wasted your 2800th post on that? Geez man!

    Delete, and start over lol.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 10:43 am
    AJ: He didn`t supposedly leave Bain until 1999, he invested in Global-Tech in 1998. Also, I`m not get excited about post till the 3,000 mark..lol
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    jtrebowski-"You Romney supporters need to read this."

    And you Obama supporters need to read this & this.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    @auburn : Also, I`m not get excited about post till the 3,000 mark..lol

    This means something. There is English somewhere that makes this mean something. I feel it.
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    triki-trakes Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    Funny how the account was "terminated" anybody have the video?
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2012 at 11:34 am
    @triki
    link

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