defends the caught on camera remarks is there any way to contain the fallout over his calling half the country dependent
voters in these things have legs, just ask the president.
plus with over 50 coalition troops killed by uniformed afghans this year alone, nato has taken the remarkable step. we have suspended
. we are live in kabul.
and are donors being fooled by political phishing scams, how some websites are being used to divert money into their own covers it is tuesday,
this is the daily run down, i'm
. 49 dies go my first reads of the morning.
rough ten days for
, the president gets a notable convention bounce a bad jobs report seemed to have no illinompact on the electorate.
's response to libya and egypt, widely band. infighting in the the
campaign goes public. now this a newly leaked video obtained by "
" and later nbc news, shows
at a florida fund-raiser in may. nbc news has learned it was secretly recorded at a $50,000 a plate fund-raiser at the
mogul mark later. take a look.
immediate pounced. "it is shocking that a candidate for
president of the united states
behind closed doors
and declare to a group of wealthy dancers half
view themselves as victims entitled to handout and are unwilling to take personal responsibility to their lives it is hard to serve as president for all
when you disdainfully written you have half the nation." the
campaign put out this innocuous statement from
wants to help all
struggling in the
economy. as the gaffe go of nor made clear all year are he is concerned about the growing number of people who are dependent on the
, including the
of people who are on
, nearly one in six
in poverty and the 23 million
who are struggling to find work. pir's plan control 12y5i9s million new jobs in four years, grows the economy and moves
off of government dependency and into jobs." late night for the
, not so on the
, so little notice, there wasn't time for any news organization to take the event live. he said he was trying to offer donors his 50% plus one strategy.
at a fundraiser, you have people saying, governor, how are you doing going to win this? i respond, well, the president has his group, i have my group, i want to keep my team strong and motivated and i want to get those people in the middle. that's something which fund-raising people who are parting with their moneys are very interested in knowing, can you win or not. that's what this is -- this was address.
he did stand by his remarks, repeating these facts.
as i point out, i recognize among those that pay no tax, approximately 47% of
, i'm not likely to be highly successful with the message of lowering taxes, likeless wise, those reliant on government are not attracted to my message of slimming down the size of government.
where does the 47% number come from in the
tax policy center
, which found that 46.4% of households pay no
federal income tax
, but most households did pay
. of the 18% who paid neither
, neither than half were elderly and a third of
went to low-income families with children and the
. many of the seniors who benefit from the current
are actually likely
voters. the republican share of vote among white seniors has increased in each of the last five elections to a whopping 58% in
and we have seen them in the same
. according to the
, eight of the top ten states with the lowest
liability, check them out, are so-called
. the only exceptions, florida, a
, and new mexico, a lean, shall we say
, some people think could be a battle ground. a couple things happen to candidates at fund-raisers. candidates play to the room, they shorthand things, say things in ways they would never say in public. we remember when then-candidate
got caught on mic making this remark in
the president is actually still paying the price for that comment, which republicans are still using against him.
hey, i'm a catholic deer hunter. i'm happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion.
and there's some democrats who think we wouldn't even be talking about pennsylvania as potentially in play if it weren't for the bitter remark or that the entire midwest wouldn't be in play you the president or a democratic candidate that didn't make those remarks would be in much better shape in
president bill clinton
got grief after a houston fund-raiser, by the way,
, when he said, "probably there are people in this room still mad at me at that budget because you think i raised your taxes too much. it might surprise you to know that i think i raised them too much too." clearly,
felt corned and that he couldn't retract his remarks without angering copper is vat it was. we have already seen some of the right applaud the comments.
tweeted, dammit, i'm just now seeing these secret
videos. we need that guy on the campaign trail. it comes at a time when
was trying to quiet angst about his faultering campaign. yesterday in an interview with telemundo's
my senior campaign people work extremely well together, i would well them h my campaign is doing well and frankly, these process stories take away from what is concern to the
so, no changes in your campaign?
no, i've got a good team.
the fact of the matter is timingselfing in politics. remember the president made those remarks as a candidate in march and age the timing right now on this is very bad for the
campaign, because had owe? what made those bitter comments in september, do you think we have won pennsylvania by double digits? this morning, "the new
has a brutal a, brutal critique of
in the "new
times." "personally, i think he is -- he is a kind, decent man who says stupid things because he is pretending to be something he is not, some sort of cartoonish government heart, but it scarcely matters, he is running a depressingly inept
, your entitle. reform ideas are essential but wlent incompetence stoop?" that is right, a guy the center right columnist from the "new
times" who yes, still sometimes is favorable to the president but seems to be -- seems to want to at least fall in like with the
/ryan ticket and comments seem to be turning him off. one final point, canned dats publicly campaign as if they want on to be 65% president, what you do the first time you run for president, reagan in '80, clinton in '92, bush in
. they were all making the case that they were going to be that different president, that they were going to get 65% of the public on their side, even if they never were going to get 65% of the public to vote for them. these comments paint a portrait of a candidate already settled on being a 51% president, given into the polarization, one of the president's key you will haver in ran bills, why are we so divide now when you promise we wouldn't be so div snide
is simply selling a people lar rised divided climate if he gets elected, too, that's the pessimistic part ofthy think he is going to be paying for for a longer period of time.
protests have broken out in indonesia, india and thailand. in lebanon, the leader of hezbollah made a rare public appearance to rally hundreds of supporters who gathered for a peaceful rally in bay rule back in libya where this all began, the burned out consul slat sealed off and security has been stepped up, amid the investigation into the deaths of ambassador
and three other
. but the admin station is having trouble with a key question, why wasn't there more security before last tuesday's attack? the
, the u.n.,
, "meet the press," there was a strong security presence there.
we had security personnel in benghazi,tragically, two were our security personnel.
they directly contradict rice saying the two victims she referenced, glen doherty and
, were part paof a
at the consul l.a. they say ambassador stevens had one
around a local militia. what is more, libyan officials say there were warning signs that the consulate might be targeted, including attacks on a british diplomat and
in benghazi. last tuesday's assault, they are saying, was not preplanned.
it sin explicable and inexcusable that our personnel were not better protected.