Thursday, July 2, 2015

City Council blasts Mitt Romney after 47 percent speech

Days after Mitt Romney’s 47 percent speech surfaced, City Council today let the Republican presidential nominee have it.

City Council blasts Mitt Romney after 47 percent speech

0 comments

Days after Mitt Romney’s 47 percent speech surfaced, City Council today let the Republican presidential nominee have it.

Pulling a quote from former late Texas governor Ann Richards about former president George H.W. Bush, Councilwoman Marian Tasco said, “Mitt Romney was born with a silver foot in his mouth. He has no idea about what’s happening in this country.”

Then Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez said “Mitt Romney said, it would be better if he was Mexican… Thank you but no thank you.”

In closing, Councilman Bill Green said “I would like to ask my colleagues to stop discussing Barack Obama’s secret weapon in this campaign and that is Mitt Romney, who only opens his mouth to put in the other foot.”

Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. whose comments about Romney prompted other members to speak about him at the close of Council's session, reminded the public about the “Be the Vote,” block party on Sept. 27 at the Sheppard Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. where he said transportation will be provided to  “those 47 percent of the vote” so that they can get their Voter IDs.

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to benderw@phillynews.com
 Follow William on Twitter

David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to gambacd@phillynews.com
 Follow David on Twitter

PhillyClout Team
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter