Romney 2012 - "Corporations Are People"

  • Aired:  08/11/11
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Mitt Romney's historic statement of corporate personhood makes him this generation's civil rights champion. (3:38)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

THANK YOU, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

VERY KIND.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

WELCOME, PLEASE, YOU'RE TOO

KIND, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

PLEASE.

FOLKS, I WANT TO THANK YOU,

IN HERE, I WANT TO WELCOME

YOU OUT THERE.

WE'VE ALREADY HAD A VERY

INTIMATE EVENING HERE IN THE

STUDIO.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: NATION--

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: I SHARED A FEW

THINGS.

(LAUGHTER)

NATION, THIS IS A VERY BIG

WEEK FOR REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES.

TONIGHT THERE IS THE DEBATE

IN IOWA THAT WILL FEATURE

ALL THE MAJOR PLAYERS

ANDTISM PAWLENTY.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: THEN SATURDAY,

OF COURSE, IS THE STRAW POLL

IN AMES, A CRUCIAL TEST TO

SEE IF CANDIDATES CAN GET

MIDWESTERNERS TO PUT DOWN A

FOOD PLATE LONG ENOUGH TO

MARK A BALLOT BUT THE BIG

NEWS TODAY CAME FROM THE

IOWA STATE FAIR IN DES

MOINES WHERE IN AN ATTEMPT

TO PEEL TO MORE VOTERS RON

PAUL HAD HIMSELF BATTER

DIPPED AND DEEP FAT FRIED.

THAT WAS GOOD.

MORE CHIPOTLE SAUCE.

MEANWHILE, MITT ROMNEY WAS

AT THE STATE FAIR IN HIS

EVERY MAN DUNGAREES WHEN HE

WAS AMBUSHED BY LIBERAL

ACTIVISTS WITH A GOTCHA

QUESTION ABOUT SOCIAL

SECURITY.

AND WITH HIS ANSWER, ROMNEY

PROVED HE DIDN'T JUST DRESS

LIKE THE AVERAGE JOE, HE

UNDERSTANDS THE AVERAGE JOE.

>> WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT

THE PROMISES WE MAKE IN

SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICAID

AND MEDICARE ARE PROMISES WE

CAN KEEP.

AND THERE ARE VARIOUS WAYS

OF DOING THAT.

ONE IS WE COULD RAISE TAXES

ON PEOPLE.

>> CORPORATIONS.

>> CORPORATIONS.

>> CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE,

MY FRIEND.

>> Stephen: YES.

>> AW.

>> Stephen: CORPORATIONS ARE

PEOPLE, MY FRIEND.

THEY'RE LIKE MEMBERS OF YOUR

FAMILY.

YOUR BROTHER, FAX MACHINE.

YOUR UNCLE ZEN, YOUR

AUNTANNIE, YOUR MAMA CELESTE,

YOUR GO DADDY.

FOLKS, I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING

THIS GOOD FIGHT FOR YEARS.

>> CORPORATIONS ARE LEGALLY

PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES.

>> CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE.

>> CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE.

>> CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE

TOO.

>> Stephen: WOULD YOU LET

YOUR DAUGHTER DATE A

CORPORATION, SIR?

>> NO, I WOULD NOT.

>> Stephen: WOW.

IN THIS DAY AND AGE THAT

KIND OF BIGOT REE, IT IS

TIME TO REMAKE GUESS WHO'S

COMING TO DINNER.

THIS TIME WITH AN OIL RIG.

(LAUGHTER)Ñi

AND YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW IT IS

GOING TO DRIVE EXPERIENCE

EAR TRACY CRAZY TO THINK

ABOUT HIS DAUGHTER GETTING

DRILLED.

(LAUGHTER)

NOW WITH ROMNEY'S HISTORIC

STATEMENT OF CORPORATE

PERSONHOOD HE HAS BECOME

THIS GENERATIONS CIVIL

RIGHTS CHAMPION.

A DR. MARTIN LUTHER INC., IF

YOU WILL.

SO FOLKS, I WANT TO SALUTE

THIS BRAVE MAN FOR HIS

COURAGEOUS NEW CAMPAIGN

SLOGAN.

I AM CONFIDENT THAT IT IS

ONE THAT VOTERS WILL

REMEMBER COME ELECTION TIME.

OF COURSE, WITH ALL OF THIS

HAPPENING, FOLKS, --

>> YOU CAN APPLAUD ME.

YOU CAN APPLAUD ME.

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