Stupid Lefty Meme of the Day: Ann Romney Said “You People”; Except She Didn’t

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm

We started the day by noting the Democrats said Ann Romney was off limits as a political target after their insipid attempts at ridiculing her over her horse blew up in their faces. So what does the imbecilic left do after receiving their marching orders?

Why, jump on an innocuous comment by Mrs. Romney first thing in the morning. Except, um, she never said what these idiots accuse her of saying.

These people can’t be this stupid, can they?

As a rule of thumb, “you people” is not a very nice way to address a group of people.  Sometimes, it comes off as racist. Or it can seem scornful and condescending when the utterer is, say, extraordinarily wealthy and “you people” refers to the American public. So when Ann Romney told Good Morning America today that she and her husband had released “all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation,” it was the verbal equivalent of watching her trample a homeless man on her dressage horse, and predictably, the quote went viral.The only problem is that, after watching the video, we’re pretty sure she never said it. The remark in question comes twelve seconds into this clip:

So in a sane world, that would be the end of it, a leftwing site pointing out the obvious.

But no, can’t have that. Embarrassingly, The Politico stepped right in it. One of the sob sisters even said Ann Romney lashes out at voters. Really? Naturally, dark images of the dreaded race card quickly emerged. You ever notice race is the first thing these people think of?

I’m not suggesting that Mrs. Romney is a racist.

Oh, OK.

Meanwhile, over at the (cough, cough) respected Talking Points Memo, they’ve had second thoughts after rushing to regurgitate a non-story.

Ed. Note: Some questions have arisen as to whether Ann Romney actually said the word “you” in “we’ve given all you people need” when referring to additional tax returns. We strongly recommend giving it a listen for yourself.

Translation: We’d have memory-holed this, but we know you people have screen grabs.

And look, magically this story fabricated out of thin air has made its way to the lamestream media.

Mitt Romney’s wife is reinforcing her husband’s refusal to make public more of his of tax returns, saying “we’ve given all you people need to know” about the family’s finances.

Another echo chamber mimics the previous headline.

It obviously hasn’t occurred to any of these people that even if she did say “you people” she was referring to the media and the Democrats (redundant, I know). They. know this, but they’re reflexively dishonest in their attempts to smear the Romneys while protecting their God Obama.

So folks, don’t forget the Democrats had nothing to do with this. Their hands were clean for about 45 minutes today, and it’s open season again on Ann Romney.

So, how are things with that War on Women?

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5 Responses to “Stupid Lefty Meme of the Day: Ann Romney Said “You People”; Except She Didn’t”

  1. Dave Harrington on 20/20/12 at 12:29 am

    “Why, jump on an innocuous comment by Mrs. Romney first thing in the morning.”

    Yup. It’s totally innocuous to tell the electorate to go whistle for the same disclosure of financial affairs every single president in modern times has observed, the same disclosure Mitt Romney demanded Edward Kennedy make when he was running against him, the same disclosure Mitt Romney made when trying unsuccessfully to get on the ticket with John McCain in 2008, and the same dislosure that Mitt Romney expects from those applying to be his running mate.

    Ann and her hubby are too good for us little people. We should know our place.

  2. Blue Hen on 20/20/12 at 9:41 am

    Hi dave,

    Your gag line about “telling the electorate to go whistle” is precious. If we think that accurate tax reporting is soooooo important, why don’t we take it up with the Secretary of the Treasury,the Honorable Turbo tax Timmy Geithner? Or maybe Charlie Rangel? Still interested? We can do it…….for the children.

    Yet another useful idiot that thinks we should care more about what Romney did with his money than what the dear leader is doing with ours.

  3. Kelly on 21/21/12 at 11:52 am

    Yeah, because Obama using taxes to save the auto industry and provide healthcare to those in dire need is EXACTLY the same thing as the Romneys hiding hundreds of millions of dollars while smiling and twiddling their thumbs and the GOP still insisting that that’s what is most fit to lead our country in this time of global economic strife? Not to mention people using critical thinking skills to point out that “you people” is a semantically problematic phrase for a number of reasons is EXACTLY the same thing as laws being passed on a national scale in which the government has final say over women’s bodies.

    Don’t ever wonder why the Republican voters have a reputation for being stupid. Here’s your proof.