Democrats Pounce on Romney 'Firing' Comment
DNC chair on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 5:34
- Date Jan 10, 2012
DNC chair on 'Fox & Friends'
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Looking back the Democratic National Committee is pouncing on governor Mitt Romney's comments yesterday about firing people.
When -- five years in the private sector.
I know how business works I know why jobs come and why they go.
I like being able to fire people provide services -- Okay.
But here are the governor's comments -- surgically taken out of context.
I want individuals to have their own insurance that means the insurance company.
We'll -- an incentive to keep you healthy it also means that if you don't like what they do you could fire them.
I like being able to fire people provide services to me.
If if it cut you off some of the to give -- -- good service I need I wanna I wanna say you know that that I'm gonna go get somebody else to provide that service to me and as a that's one thing I'd change.
-- -- right now from New Hampshire is the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz warranty congresswoman good morning Steve thanks for having me it's great to have you as well because I know it's really call -- -- right now.
So we just show called -- Florida just just a little okay so it but we just showed your web pad where you make it sound like.
Mitt Romney where he talks about I like -- like firing people makes it sound like he's on a yacht -- cigars with the fifty.
But when you listen then to the sound -- in its context you realize.
That you probably taken it out of context haven't you.
Well is there anybody that likes firing people I mean Mitt Romney had the opportunity to be specific.
And talk about that that he would that led to his insurance company go and Swiss reinsurance companies.
But he didn't he broadened it out and generalized and said that he likes firing people will provide services to heaven it's a pattern.
And callousness that Mitt Romney has shown.
Throughout his entire campaign and and he said earlier this year that corporations are people in Florida and in my home state he actually said that.
-- he understands that people who are unemployed because he's out of a job right now.
He seven Nevada that he wouldn't do anything to help people remain in their homes and -- the foreclosure crisis hit bottom and.
Investors -- -- scoop -- the properties and sell them I mean this is a pattern of callous and Reagan went -- Arizona middle class and working families.
Right but -- -- -- -- a -- of men in this particular case though.
Clearly you had taken his comments out of context because what he was talking about he was talking about obamacare if you don't wind up let me tell you my -- so let me just finish if you don't wind up with -- -- kind of insurance.
You know you ought to be able fire -- present that if you had a guy.
Congresswoman who was mowing your lawn.
Providing that service and he did a really lousy job and he -- you know.
Run and over there's always your grass and it just did it a terrible job would you fire that guy.
Mitt Romney is consistently talking about his economic experience and his private sector experience as the reason that voters should put him in the White House.
That that we think it's important to show that what his experience really is is dismantling companies shipping jobs overseas.
Bankrupting companies deliberately and talking about how he enjoys firing people I mean.
I'm sorry but I mean no matter what the situation you're in and the reason that you might sever your relationship your employment relationship -- someone.
No one it says they enjoy it.
It's not enjoyable experience and that's just.
Evidence of how Mitt Romney is really out of touch with the struggle of working families the difficulty that the middle class has in trying to make -- That everybody has an opportunity to be successful in this country so you didn't take -- out of context.
Well what we did was show that Mitt Romney had an opportunity to be specific and -- instead it decided to be general and say that he -- enjoys firing people.
That's just something that in the contest at all that Mitt Romney has said throughout this campaign.
That voters need to see and decide for themselves.
-- let's move on to this it sure looks like the Democrats and you and your party are focused on Mitt Romney to the exclusion of others and there's a brand new CBS news poll that came out I saw.
Scott Kelly talking about -- last night.
If the election were held today and don't worry.
It's not going to be.
Mitt Romney would beat the president United States 47 to 45 Ron Paul extraordinarily.
Would come within one point President Obama would beat him 46.
To 45 of course a margin of -- is down at the bottom of the screen.
But that makes it pretty clear -- Mitt Romney's your target.
Well you know when not to focus on polls right now -- eleven months on the election what what we're doing and the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party.
Is getting organized and standing up the largest and most significant grassroots campaign in presidential history.
Does Mitt Romney is packing up and putting his Manchester office in New Hampshire -- release.
We have seven officers opened today statewide and haven't made tens of thousands of contacts.
But -- 500 events here across New Hampshire.
We take in the retail politics of New Hampshire very seriously in fact.
It that we can if you can run a retail presidential campaign a door to door neighbor to neighbor campaign that's what we're doing across the country it's what we did in Iowa.
And that we're gonna continue to -- -- our.
That we really connects with people.
And that we take president Obama's message of fighting for the middle class and working families all across this country all right very good Debbie wasserman shall -- is today from New Hampshire.
Be careful there a whole bunch Republicans lose up there.
That's okay I'd I'd enjoy spending time with Republicans -- Florida Gergen thank you -- Bank.