Mitt Romney to DNC: “We don’t belong to government”; Dem video stirs revolt

The GOP presidential candidate posted a quick response to this troubling DNC video asserting that “the government is the only thing we all belong to”:

Reaction throughout Twitter to the creepy verbiage was swift and shuddering:

Two campaigns, two visions, two leitmotifs:

One drooling Julia(n) didn’t agree with Romney and just couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about:

If he’s looking for a collective society, we’d be happy to recommend some for him. Meanwhile, we’ll stick with a society made up of individuals free to take ownership of themselves, thanks.

  • Josephine (D)

    Sounds pretty Communist to me. Become one with the government, da?

    • Paul McCord

      Communism is slavery, that is what they are talking about, slavery to the government. I’ve known about this for 20 years and everyone said I was crazy, now they just point blank said it out loud. People are still saying I am crazy but the proof is out in the open now.

  • Kenny Hitt


  • M & M’s BFF


    • $7421226

      that’s not what obama thinks. he was PLACED in the presidency by the communist party’s manipulation of the ignorant masses. jarrett is his handler but he’s getting away from her too. he’s a strung-out psychopathic narcissist.

      • dawn

        if his handlers have their way again, with the votes being counted in spain, he will remain in the house, voted in or not. Romney is not my ideal choice, but then again, the only real American running was dismissed by the media…leaving us between communism and who knows what?

  • E L Frederick

    All your citizen are belong to us – DNC2012

    • Dan Eveland

      Nice one.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Bravo, sir!

  • The Monster

    Vorwärts! Vorwärts!
    Wir alle in das Reich gehören!
    Arbeit macht Frei!

    I think I’ve seen this movie, and I don’t like it.

    • Thomas L. Stafford

      I read the book(s), saw the films, read newspapers of the day, and heard facts about it on my radio. I do not like it either. I did the same things with the Woodrow Wilson, Josef Stalin, Benito Musolini, Franklin Roosevelt, Nakita Khrushchev, Lyndon Johson, Jimmy Carter, Pol Pot, and Obama regimes. I do not like them either.

    • Orangeone

      And the 6 million murdered didn’t like it either but American Jews drool over O’Bambi. Head banging agaist the wall confusion.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    There isn’t even anything to say in response to this trash.

    You didn’t build that.
    The government is really the only thing we all belong to.

    I can’t.. I just can’t express the disgust… I will throw up.

  • Tim

    Belong? Did the gov raise me? No I belonged to my Parents. When i moved out I became my own man. If gov owns me bye all

  • Number 13

    The people’s government, not the government’s people!

    • BeeKaaay

      The government of the people, for the people, by the people.


      The government of the cronies, for the cronies, by the cronies.

      • Jay Stevens

        Unfortunately, it has become “The government of the lawyers, for the lawyers, by the lawyers.”

        • Orangeone

          Well said. That’s why the saying goes, First thing you do is kill all the lawyers. I cannot wait to have a business man as President in January 2013!

    • TomJB

      We the Government of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Utopia, establish social Justice, insure domestic Tolerance, provide for the common defense of the weak only, promote the Welfare state, and secure the Blessings of Liberalism to ourselves by stealing it from our Posterity, do ordain and establish this living and breathing Constitution for the United States of America, until it becomes inconvenient.

  • snowcloud

    That’s creepy!

  • Smart Grunt

    I’ll admit, I belong to government. As I was once told, “USMC – U Signed Mother******* Contract.”

    • Bill Shaw

      We SERVED the country not the government. We pledged our allegiance to the Constitution not to the government. “Protect and defend the CONSTITUTION …against all enemies foreign and domestic.” What do you think ‘domestic’ refers to?

      • Smart Grunt

        I know, I was joking around. I remember several times when we’d quote R. Lee Ermy in FMJ, “You can give your heart freely to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the Corps!”

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Ooh ooh look a Teabag Terrorist! Shiver in your boots, Collaborationist Media! All that talk about the Constitution is a big red flag!

    • Sojourner

      Thank you for your service to our country! Yes, I also was a G.I. expendable. If we are to keep our freedom we must fight for it when the time and place comes. They want to control you, turn you into sheep so can tell you what to do. Lie, Lie Lies and they offer you a life that is a snare and a trap.

  • George Hardy

    see you in hell DNC !!!!

  • carsonlauffer

    I think the Dems really mean that. They have no authority over them, not God, not the people. We belong to the Government. That’s why it is so important for them to be the Government so we can belong to them. God help us.

  • Dave Jones

    “We the people . . . form a . . .union” The Government is our creation & our servant, not the other way around!

  • Pete Futz

    wow, now we are in chains

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      We have been… since 1913.

  • Michael Holmes

    I dont belong to the govt either!

  • omicron123

    If this doesn’t result in a trough for the Dem party post-convention, I fear for the future of the nation.

    • Bear Wallace

      Start fearing because there are enough of them that will vote for him even if he killed someone….

  • Jim

    Obama will ensure we belong to the govt. Just give him four more years. As it is half of america is dependent in some form on the govt. Vote Romney for the sake of the country.

    • JAS64

      A current survey shows 94% of those who lost their jobs because of obama have said they will NOT vote for the person that destroyed their personal economy! Very interesting!!!

  • RW Reagan

    I read Brave New World. I wasn’t a fan. This is creepy.

    • Thomas L. Stafford

      George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” and “1984” are more on point. In “Animal Farm” the farm animals joined together to overthrow the leadership of the farmer. But then the pigs got together and subjugated the rest of the animals. “1984” depicted a society where history was being continuously rewritten to suit “Big Brother”. The simularity is the rewriting of history which has been going on at the hands of liderals/progressives since before I went to middle school. JFK was shot when I was in the 6th grade. At least the tyranny of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” was enjoyable for the masses because they were ideally suited for each of their tasks.

      • Paula Baroff

        I would say it’s more of an “Atlas Shrugged” situation…

    • Donimal61

      I read it too. Honestly, I liked the book… but the parallels are disturbing. Also, to Atlas Shrugged! Who is John Galt?

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Ayn Rand was said to be a Rothschild mistress.

        • Donimal61

          Nibble, nibble… uhh, nope shouldn’t bite :-) OK, bite; never proven.
          Regardless, I think she was interesting and I that her book has a lot to say to us today; however, I definitly don’t agree with all her posits, especially re: God and Rational Thought.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            I know, that’s why I said “she WAS said” to have been one. On the other hand, I wouldn’t dismiss it entirely as fiction. Remember, truth IS stranger than fiction.

          • Donimal61

            @FatBrando:disqus I do like conspiracy theories/stories, even if I think most are bunk… but ya never know for sure, that’s the interesting/fun part.
            One of my favorite saying is “Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean they are not out to get me!”

  • Tamara Wells

    I do not belong to the government! We as Americans have government work for us!

  • Hugh Lunn

    “To be a socialist means to let the ego serve the neighbor, to sacrifice
    the self for the whole. In its deepest sense socialism equals service.
    The individual refrains and the commonwealth demands.” Joeseph Goebbels

    • Amazed

      Michael, where did you find this quote?

    • Donimal61

      If we’re quotin Nazis, how about this one:
      “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will
      eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as
      the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military
      consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use
      all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the
      lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the
      State.” Joeseph Goebbels
      And this little GEM: “Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.” Joeseph Goebbels
      He was a terrible person but not an idiot, he understood too much too well.
      Hmmm, anyone think this is relevant today?

  • Elizabeth Cohen

    “WE THE PEOPLE” not “WE THE GOVERNMENT” “If the people are afraid of the Government, we have tyranny, if the government fears the people, we have FREEDOM” Thomas Jefferson

    • Isabella1709

      Thank you Elizabeth! Exactly right.

    • Shirley Benningfield

      Right on Elizabeth!

  • SideshowJon36

    If the Obama Presidency has done nothing else (and it hasn’t), it’s given the Dems the illusion that they can say what they really believe:

    You Belong to the Government.

    You didn’t build that!

    • Boocat Butterbee

      My father came here from Europe in 1922. Am I gonna have to run back??? We must save our freedom!

      • Red

        There’s nothing to run to. America is the last bastion—the shining city on the hill. We have to fight for her to keep her that way.

  • Steve Jankowski

    This is STUPID. It is a good example of how bad our educational system is that people would even say this, let alone believe it. Who are these people?

  • Pablo

    If DC is my Daddy, Imma have to be the third Menendez twin.

  • Thomas L. Stafford

    This is what happens when you have 100+ years of creeping socialism. It also verifies the statement: “A government powerful enough to do much for you is powerful enough to do everything to you.” It is going to take a sustained effort to root out te entitlement mentality that feeds this monster.

  • Michael Goslin

    Us silly Republicans once had a President that said Government for the People by the People. I believe he was from Illinois. Hmmm. Now it seems to be Government owns the people, controls the money, and builds everything for us. Honest Abe should be turning over in his grave right now.

    • Sean

      Mr’ Lincoln’s spinning like a dreidel at Channukah over it, I guarantee you…

    • Orangeone

      How on Earth can the bible be sufficiently cleaned to eliminate O’Bambi’s soiling of it?

  • SFC_Swede

    I belonged to the government for 25 years. I fought in your wars, played your games, and was foolish enough to believe I was spreading liberty, freedom, and democracy. But once I was injured, and no longer able to serve, I was dismissed as so much garbage. Well, now my eyes are wide open as I see the increasing police state that is reminiscent of the former East Germany, Korea, and other totalitarian regimes I have witnessed. The line must be drawn in the sand with these Progressive Democrats and their UN globalist allies. Or your children will grow up in a very different and harder America than we did.

    • GaylePutt

      Thank you

    • Alan O

      Sarge: In addition to thanking you for the sacrifices you have made for your country, all of us wish to thank you for your continuing service in pointing out how truly despicable these Progressive Democrats have become – and the threat they pose to all our futures.

      Fortunately, it’s in the nature of the Liberal Beast to ultimately show its true colors and condescendingly order us to assimilate to their elitist views, since they alone know best. Again, fortunately, the majority of Americans will ABSOLUTELY REFUSE to replace our individual liberties and religious beliefs with some socialist’s concept of ‘government.’

    • SFC_Swede

      Whatever UN loving, collectivist, authoritarian douche bag thumbs downed me….remember this. When push comes to shove, I have forgotten more about asymmetric warfare, and insurgency operations than you clownshoes will ever know. And guess who’s side I will be fighting on, and training if it comes down to it?

      • Dan Eveland

        We must arm ourselves with weapons what have no paper-trail. We must train our young how to defend themselves and survive without help if need be.

      • Bear Wallace

        Amen Brother!!!!! U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam 1970….

        • Orangeone

          Thank you for your service!

      • Jenny Stang

        Where’s the thumbsdowner now? Probably being lame, somewhere giving himself a thumbsup in a mirror.

        • CPTWilly

          I can tell you what his thumb is up . . .

      • Brian Page

        Swede, where do I sign up!!

        • Orangeone

          Me too. I’m a pretty darn good shot.

      • proudhispanicconservative

        Amen, I for one will die if I have to for this great nation.

      • kmuzu

        The 1956 and 1980 RNC platform both dedicate full American support to the UN.

    • Sine Labore Nihil

      Thanks for your service SFC! Remember Liberalism has been proven to be a mental disorder so, don’t worry about the Lib I Tards giving a thumbs down. They know not what they think, just what they are told to do.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      God Bless, you sir. But one question.. can we draw the line in the sand Obama?

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Thank you for your service.

    • Judith Lewis

      I, for one, want to humbly thank you for your service to our country. Those of us with any sense know who has kept us safe and protected what freedom we have left. I sincerely hope and pray your injuries are 100 percent healed and that you are healthy and happy now that you are home. God bless you.

    • Wes

      Thank you for your service. We will not abandon you. Keep the faith.

    • Kenny Piper

      Thank you for fighting for me and my country…It would probably scare us to death if we knew exactly what our government was involved in all over the world.
      Other countries get the real american government without the blinders we have and it’s no surprise to me that we are called the Great Satan.
      God have merch on this country as much as possible but it’s really hard to say God bless America when we are doing things we are told are wrong in the Bible.
      Which is God’s standards and history for all mankind…Judgment is coming our way and it’s not going to be pretty…52 million abortions hangs over our heads.
      Along with a society that lowers it’s standards each year…Gay Marriage…No such thing…God will not be involved in a single one…Everyone take care and raise your standards…Our country is dying…We need God people…Help us Jesus.

    • Orangeone

      Thank you for your service. I wish you had been treated as the hero you are for putting your life on the line to defend our freedoms. I’m ashamed that our country has behaved so poorly.

  • Sheldon Cooper

    I “belonged” to the government for 11 years – then I left active duty at the end of my 3rd enlistment. These people have lost their freakin’ minds!!!! Show yourselves, commies!

    • Orangeone

      Thank you for your service. We are listening and will be along side you.

  • dunst43

    Thank God for the Second Amendment.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub


  • Mickey Byrd

    Your mention of putting people in chains holds more relevance now that we see that you think we belong to you. There is a pattern of ownership becoming more and more visible as you reveal more of your thoughts.

    Do you remember this?
    “I fear the only thing we have done is to wake a sleeping giant.”

    • Dennis Glover

      Hell, yes. “Tora! Tora! Tora!” Great movie, watched aboard USS Amberjack (SS-522) as a junior Navy enlisted man in 1971. We damned well better wake up.

  • Hopper0052

    Wow just plan Wow ! Of the ppl by the ppl ! You dem’s. Might belong to Gov. But the gov belongs to me !

  • Dale McElroy

    Yeah, what happened to “we the people…?”

  • Mariana225

    There should not be anyting more important for anyone capable of an intelligent thought during early voting and on Nov. 6 than to get to the polls and vote this communist out!!! May lightning strike you dead if you do not support Obama and you do not vote to get him out of the White House.

  • Julie Henry

    this ain’t no country club…membership doesn’t have any privileges.

  • Charles Seeburger

    It’s almost like they want Romney/Ryan to win by 30 points…

  • Rob Carey

    when the gov fears the people, their is freedom, when the people fear the gov., their is tyranny

  • leo d.

    just recall the JULIA character created by the dems on their website? from.birth til death, that webpage had plans for this fictitious character…

  • John Russell

    More words of “Wisdom’ from the Ellite Ruling Class idiots. They swear to uphold and defend the Constitution, and then do just the opposite. When are we going to hold them to this oath?

  • Paul Berger

    If the government decided right now your stupid dollars arent worth a shit thats the way it goes. The fed owns us. They want to depopulate us to only those who agree to work for the common good. Fema camps martial law,militarized police, national guard urban training,ability to detain US citizens without warrant for indefinant time, they arent worried about how much we owe china. Chinas going to be your daddy. Nwo people.One world order. We are toast. Drones already approved and in place around the country. And they aint for illegals. We dont own this country. The fed prints money like its toilet paper. Bilderberg ever hear of it. Well you should. What are you gonna do if your standing there with a hand full of 100 dollar bills that are worthlees. Cant buy a loaf of bread. Depend on the gov. No choice. Or die. They dont care.

  • franklygross

    Please pay attention Obama voters, did you here the implied statement? The Republican party did away with slavery years ago, now the Democrats want to own us by stating we all belong to government. Jesus people, c’mon!

  • bbgunplinkplink

    We gotta put the government back in chains!

  • Sue

    I DO NOT BELONG TO THE GOVERNMENT PERIOD! Our government works for the people. Who is the ignorant person to make this claim????? Fire him!

  • GaylePutt

    You know, I understand what he meant but the Dems seem to always say stuff in an offensive way. They really need to have someone double check this stuff. Or not.

  • Moogiechan

    They really believe this and the scary part is they see nothing WRONG with it.

  • Timmy

    Goes to show the Democrat party is still the party of slavery.

  • BeeKaaay

    If I belong to the government, I want my juicy salary, no show job,
    gold-plated Cadillac plan benefits and platinum level retirement.


    Oh wait, all of a sudden I don’t belong to the government :)

    • Donna Acosta

      You forgot to request — wait, demand — that you be exempted from Obamacare.

  • davjohn

    Oh HELL NO!!
    We don’t belong to the government.
    A democracy never fears the people. Democracy is mob rule,
    That’s why the Founders gave us a Republic. Under a Republic the citizens command and master the government, and the government fears people.
    In case you missed it, “… and to the Republic for which it stands,” We are a Republic, not a democracy. We are not part of this government. Remember “government of the people, by the people and for the people”? The government belongs to us, not us to the government.

  • Donimal61

    They finally came out and said it. “we belong to the government”!
    This all makes sense… Liberals really seem to believe Government is the answer, and to them without government nothing good could exist… the gov owns everything, our bodies, minds, and the fruit of our labor; then gov gets to decide what we get to keep!
    I had a conversation with a liberal Dr. about a year ago; the most stunning thing he said was “I put my faith in Government!”. I was stunned and could only say “I put my faith only in God, never a man-made institution!” Conversation was over. This is what we are up against and this is really disturbing.
    The Democratic party seems to have been hijacked by socialists/communists.

  • weRbroke

    I see no where in the CONSTITUTION that my government OWNS ME. I am not their SLAVE.

  • G.

    Stand in line for your bar code if this party gets its way…GOD (yes, Dems) GOD help us!!

    • Jan

      I am so afraid you are right on the money with this one, Either a bar code or an embedded chip….yes, God help us!

  • David Caligiuri

    Isn’t that funny the slave owners used to say those things too, Like youall belong to my plantation; youall are mine and don’t youall try to run away or we’ens ill drag youall back and punish you for doin dat, boy

  • $7421226

    obama’s scattered near-covert purchase of totalling 1.6 billion hollow point bullets spread out thru-out his sycophant fed agencies like DHS and SSA coupled with this DNC pronouncement we ‘belong’ to govt [ie obama] and the tanks, armed drones and black ops choppers over AMERICAN neighborhoods, is what should concern us..
    obama is a malignant narcissistic sociopath, only one other leader in world History was THIS class, color, race and religion divisive, who grabbed national power over banks, healthcare, military, auto industry, unions, even shut down to control media and churches… and who ALSO wrote 2 books all about how important he thought he was before he was Anybody AND designed his own personal logo he planned would be hung in every home and on every surface, as the nation..and youth… worshipped him as a god…. 2012 America sure looks a lot like 1935 Germany, doesn’t it. oh wait, we are not allowed to see the exact direct parallels…

    • $7421226

      only thing we can figure is that obama plans to go down in History as the one man who obliterated Israel off the face of the earth and destroyed America… he’s jealous of the other guy’s legacy.. 1932-1945….

      • Sine Labore Nihil

        I truly believe BO thinks of himself in Glorious ways similar to Kim Jong IL and Hitler where all of his subjects adore him swoon when they hear his voice or see him anywhere even if on TV. Narcissist that he is!

        Liberalism II A Mental Disorder

  • JAS64

    It’s so much fun watching all these idiots and noting their quotes. Their reelection hopes are being eliminated as each one speaks! The only way to stay in office is stay off the stage and hide!!!

    • Lisa

      Only if it gets reported. With the media in the dem’s pocket, do you really think these statements will see the light of day? Sure, we see them, but do the masses?

  • David Caligiuri

    The Democrats have their guard down because they know that the main street media will always protect them. So because of their boldness, in hiding behind the newsies skirts, they are really going to really strut their stuff and in doing so will expose themselves by tripping over their own tongues

  • Amazed

    I think the Rob guy meant “collectivist society”.

  • weRbroke

    I wonder how the MEDIA will spin this…

  • Stomparella

    There is more than one definition for the word “belong.”

    be·long (b-lông, -lng)
    intr.v. be·longed, be·long·ing, be·longs1.a. To be proper, appropriate, or suitable: A napkin belongs at every place setting.b. To be in an appropriate situation or environment: That plant belongs outdoors.2.a. To be a member of a group, such as a club.b. To fit into a group naturally: No matter what I did, I just didn’t belong.3. To have in one’s possession. Often used with to: “The earth belongs to the living” (Thomas Jefferson).4. To be a part of something else: These blades belong to the food processor.

    • doc255

      And which definition do you suppose they meant?

  • Jimmy Miller

    let me educate you folks. the government will always be in charge of our lives, no matter who we vote in or out. all politicians are the same, they are fixed on government rule, and use us to gain their own ambitions. in the unlikely event that we did somehow get a good one in there, he would be converted quickly. if he or she could not be converted then he or she would be ousted in one way or another. they would convince the naive public that we needed a change. regardless of the political party, it all comes down to government. government is not defined by political parties, but by power and rule. political parties were designed to separate the masses. instead of a united citizenship, we have become a nation divided by politics in order for GOVERNMENT to continue to rule over us.

    • Jimmy Miller

      all they will ever do, regardless of who is running the show, is throw us a bone every now and then to keep us appeased. convincing us that our lives are improving, when in fact things are constantly getting worse. the reason is the stock market syndrome. they have put us on the verge of becoming bankrupt, and just like insider trading they are securing their future while we blindly watch ours go down the drain.

  • Chip

    Ah… the new slavery emerges… we all BELONG to government….. scary stuff! The 13th amendment says I don’t belong to anyone.

  • Lisa

    And here I thought serfdom was gone with the middle ages. Forward? More like Backward.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    This is the kind of stuff that disgusts me more than just about anything else the Progs say or do. I don’t BELONG to the government. Maybe the left do and that’s why they prostitute themselves on the altar of Progressivism. But I will stick with the govt belonging to US and working FOR us. Time to clean house of anyone in EITHER party who doesn’t get this or enriches themselves at the expense of ‘we the people’!!

  • ROSTHA69

    The dems are so stupid. All this hype does and reinforce those who oppose Obama and the DNC as well as most level headed independents that Obama and the DNC has to be voted out of control. They have gone to the left of the left of the left and are no longer sane people. Their ideology has warped their brains and they can’t think rationally. Stupid Obama and democrats.

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Amazing how they manage to get so many things exactly WRONG. Government belongs to us, “We the People.” Government is NOT the source of rights, it is the protector of our inherent rights (or is meant to be.)

    Even if that isn’t what they meant to say –and I’ll be fair, I think maybe it isn’t, I think maybe all they WERE trying to say was a sort of “we the people” thing — even if that IS all they were trying to say — THEY COULDN’T TELL THE DIFFERENCE! Now THAT’S what I find scary!

  • Lisa

    This is the fundamental difference between the Republicans and Democrats. Republicans believe the government works for us. The Democrats believe we work for the government.

  • Tiffany

    You are all taking this the wrong way. The DNC is not saying we belong to them as possessions, They are saying you are part of the government, you belong to the government like you might belong to a club of some sort. We are united, one nation, together.

    • Leeta Sink

      not taking it wrong any more than “you didnt build that”…all true thinking of the lefts

      • nc

        Notice the pattern: Dems say something offensive/stupid, Repubs call them on it, Dems respond with “You’re taking it the wrong way.”

        It’s their “tell” that they’ve spilled the beans.

    • Itype2slow

      … the govt. belongs to us not the other way around.

  • Garth Haycock

    Only an idiot or a despot would make the claim that we belong to the government.

    • nc

      Can we pick both?

  • Steve Kass

    Well, there’s a prophetic quote, one can only hope. (Not to mention that Romney plagiarized it.)

    “We don’t belong to the government, the government belongs to us.” — Wendell Willkie, in a campaign speech on October 8, 1940, a month before he lost miserably to the popular Democratic incumbent, Franklin D. Roosevelt.


    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      1) Just because he lost doesn’t mean he was wrong.
      2) Ex- Pres. Herbert Hoover, to FDR on the occasion of Pearl Harbor: : “You and I know that this continuous putting pins in rattlesnakes finally got this country bit.”
      3) If Romney “plagiarized” an obvious statement of truth which was on the lips of every patriot upon hearing it, than the Obama campaign plagiarized Hitler.

      Yeah, GODWINNED! Suck it!

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        And since you have chosen to go there — yes, FDR bet Wilkie 449 to 82 in the Electoral College. By comparison, Reagan beat Carter 489 to 49, and Nixon beat McGovern 520 to 17.

        You REALLY want to discuss the quality of a presidency based on how many votes he got? Well, do ya punk?

        • PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Say, I’ll admit some of my history is shaky. Was the 1940 election before or after 90% of the New Deal got trashed by the Supreme Court as unConstitutional, despite Franklin’s efforts to “pack” the Court with his own hand-picked flunkies?

  • TheMadKing

    “Smile, your government loves you!”

    That’s not an anthem, that’s a cautionary tale. How creepy can you get?

  • dio heerai

    This is the stake through the heart for the democratic party , whats happening in Charlotte is not a convention its a SWAN SONG
    The amount of ammunition for the Republicans coming from this will be mind numbing.
    Come Friday the dems will wish Issac hit Charlotte instead so they could’ve cancelled the whole thing

  • TheMadKing

    FYI the first thing fascists from Hitler to Stalin to Mao have tried to do is remove God from society. Ain’t room for more than one deity, you see. It turns the “religion is the opiate of the masses” Marxist cliche on its head to where government is. Those who do not remember history…

    • Jay Stevens

      Next step is removing guns from society.

  • Conservativeanarchist

    If these bastards win somehow, they WILL get a civil war.

  • John Hanover

    My money might currently be on loan to them but my ass is free! Their founder the writer of the Declaration Of Independence, their current leadership declaring outrage at not enough dependent on Welfare and Food Stamps!

    • nc

      Loan? You expect repayment?

      • John Hanover

        Not in my lifetime nor even in future generations lifetimes. Sorry was going by the premise of what real leaders of this country went by when they established this at one time limited government by the people for the people.

  • Bear Wallace

    This is why our four fathers gave us the 2nd amendment,read it..

  • Sine Labore Nihil

    Forward towards total Government control. Not on my watch!

  • David W. Landrum

    I do have to say, in all honesty, that they are using “belong” in the sense of “participate in,” not in the sense of “are owned by.” I am a Romney supporter and a Republican, but I think, guys and gals, you are taking this remark out of context.

    • nc

      I’d be more inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt if they hadn’t defended the “You Didn’t Build That” comment so fiercely. Nope, they really mean it.

  • James Neal

    With the DNC going off the reservation with one insane remark after another, can any thinking person deny that they are worse than Hitler? If the kool aid drinkers give this demigod another four years, you may as well get ready for the Hunger Games. Can President Snow and totalitarianism be far behind?

  • letfreedomring

    We belong to the Government? Is that “Freedom” Hey DNC you’d be so much better off if you learned to keep your mouths shut.

  • Owen007

    I guess some people glossed over the whole “for the people, by the people” line in high school history classes. To suggest “we all belong to government” is overwhelmingly naive, incompetent and narcissistic, as well as completely misses the whole damn point of this country.

  • dean0677

    We are the government. All of us. United.

  • Nora Cole

    Seriously???? You didn’t build that (ie. the government did) and now the “government is really the only thing we all belong to…Hmmmm….Fundamentally changing America…Can anyone say that this country really needs to walk any farther down the Socialism Trail?

  • dean0677

    We all are the government. One people, one nation, united, self-ruling. We all belong. Or did you all miss that day in civics class?

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Our Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves.

  • louisiana_mom

    Liberalism (Progressivism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism) 101 = Always accuse your opponent of what you yourself are doing.

    Biden: (Republicans) are “gonna put y’all back in chains.”

  • Walker Bennett

    You folks that think the government belongs to us apparently haven’t been paying attention. When is the last time the government made a decision or passed a law to help the average tax paying American? This country has belonged to politicians and corporate/financial executives for the last 70 years, and it will continue that way unless we stop being party loyal sheep refusing to see any truth that makes us uncomfortable. Our current president gave hundreds of billions of tax payer dollars to his biggest campaign contributors and then never held any of them accountable for their criminal activities (not to mention putting 2 of the worst offenders in charge of fixing what they helped to break). The guy now running against him has made a fortune from sending American jobs to other countries, and seems to think we’re not giving enough foreign aid to Israel (a country about 1/8th the size of Florida that already gets over a 3rd of our total, annual, world wide aid money). The 30 billion dollar aid package Obama gave them isn’t enough so Romney has pledged to increase it. I think, maybe, that money would come in pretty handy in our own country but I don’t get to make those kinds of decisions. I’m just one of the people footing the bill. These guys are on the same team folks. They were selected for you to make you think you have an option and to give you someone to blame while our country continues to decline. So until we decide to make a stand against corruption, cronyism, insider trading and ineptitude on both sides of the aisle then, yea, we belong to the government. Just because you don’t want to hear it doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

  • $23277462

    DNC video asserting that “the government is the only thing we all belong to”

    Spoken like a bunch of true collectivists.

    That national party of socialists is going to lose their collective minds when the people reject their tyrannical aspirations in November.

  • Sheerie Knoll

    Rob Dobbs: “It’s aboout being a collective society”. I find that statement just as frightening.

  • Barbara

    Where’s Donald Trump to say his 2 favorite words?

  • dawn

    To the young ones who still JUST DON’T GET IT… Remember when you were really, really young, and you did something your parents told you NOT TO DO? Remember the consequences for going against ‘the rule of the household’? Yeah…imagine going against the ‘rule of the land’ (government) for just trying to live your adult life as YOUR OWN… won’t happen under obama. When the DNC says ‘romney will put you in chains’…that’s called deflecting. He REALLY means, “You belong to us, and once we are elected, you will be in ‘chains’ working for the collective. If you wanna have the right to vote–GTFU and research and make an EDUCATED vote, and not a vote for free shit!

  • Huanda Rulz

    Is easy to see that theri platform didn’t mention God but government. That’s the latest saga to their twisted minds.

  • Orpheus75

    Those like Robb Dobbs are part of the problem. The “Collective”. Wow, seems like a scene right out of Star Trek and the Borg: “You will be assimilated into the collective, resistance is futile”.
    If Robb Dobbs, and the other brainless drones want a Collective, I suggest he flee to Russia or Cuba where the Collective thrive, and leave my country the H*** alone!!!

  • George Gaither

    I am simply amazed at the level people have been dumbed down to, some really believe this crap, and is going to vote for these creeps, because the believe their Father the Government is suppose to insure they are successful, they don’t believe they have any part in it. I have view a lot of post on FB, most don’t even know what is going on, yet they are going to vote foe O.

  • CPTWilly

    Ours is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. It is not a government lording over the people.

  • Toledo Politico

    Another statement the DNC will say was taken out context. I hear the pedals back-spinning already…”That’s not what we meant…quit twisting our words.

  • Mary Larsen

    I do not belong to the goverment, as a matter of fact my father,uncle, husband and myself fought to keep a goverment that was for the people, by the people. unless we lost to the commies and no one told me!!!

  • Gary Morse

    It’s the creed of a human secularist society…Godless,..humans worshiping their own image…

  • Braddah

    Unfortunately we DO belong to the govt. Think about it. We don’t tell them what they can & can’t do. They tell us what we can & can’t do. They took our rights/freedoms. & we as a country let them do it with our complacency & taking our constitution for granted. Maybe it’s time I packed my bags & left this once beautiful, but now near totalitarian controlled country.

  • Cindy Ryan

    We belong to the gov? The apathetic and ignorant among us who worship at the altar of Obama are lambs leading us all to slaughter

  • chrisgale

    Well, they have just indicated they are traitors. They function as fascists — the TSA is precisely why I feel more dangerous in the USA than in slums elsewhere.

    Will you bring the whole house down, or should the British Empire intervene as we did in 1812? (grin)

  • BurtMichaels

    As our former impeached, disbarred, mysoginist etc. President “B.J.” Clinton might say, it depends on your definition of “belongs”. Conservatives take it to mean “are the property of”. Liberals take it to mean “are a member of”. Either way, it is an inappropriate term when defining the relationship between a government and a citizen. We “belong” to a civil society. We “consent” to be governed within that context. The Orwellian twisting of meaning in our language has proven to be very successful, politically speaking, in the short term, and very dangerous to our future in the long term.

  • Keith

    Let’s be clear on this, the government is we the people, not you the dictators. We vote you in and you stay or go based on what you do for US. Be clear DNC’s you are on notice

  • Tim Johns

    It cannot be denied, Obama is going full on Socialist.We belong to the government, God being stricken from their platform, you didn’t build that, tax the rich.The list goes on and on and on.
    He is making no bones about it, should he win, this country is absolute toast, he can say that he told the people what he was about this time around and we bought it.

  • TomJB

    New DNC bumper sticker:

    Rope and Chains 2012
    We all belong to the government

    • Paul C.


    • Itype2slow

      Joe Bidden’s new bumper sticker – GM is alive, and Contract law is dead!

  • Priscilla Gray

    It scares me, the people following obama are somehow “hypnotized” they refuse to see the whole picture, who really is obama? They only see his skin color, I heard from black people, they are voting for him because he’s black,they refuse to hear anything negative about him plus there are others who doesnt take the time to research/investigate obama’s speeches, ideas, policies, etc. The liberal media shows obama likability poll is high, people think he’s a rock star or cool. I dont believe obama is like by evryone dont believe in every poll, also likability is not going to help the economy. Romney likability is low , I like romney and i believe he could do a better job. We must unite and work hard to defeat obama, Also, we must ask God to intervene in this election because with him nothing is impossible. Romney/Ryan All The Way

  • Brian

    I for one am SHOCKED. Shocked that so many people have never heard the term “belong to” used to refer to membership in an organization.

  • Paul C.

    Nothing but hate emanates from the DNC. The closer to the election the more lies and vile will be spewed by the libs.

  • Arlen Williams

    If that campaign tweet really does reflect anything Mitt Romney believes, then don’t you think he would publicly commit to reversing Barack Obama’s Agenda 21 executive orders?

  • Venus Diomampo

    Everything you say will be immaterial if you do not go out on Nov 6 and let your voice be heard! Be afraid be very afraid!!!

  • Beverly Wixon

    I, a liberal Democrat, also do NOT “belong” to the government, but I am a PART of it, which is what I believe the DNC meant. Definitely poor word choice. Likewise, since the government is OUR servant, what makes them think they have the right to tell me what I can do with my uterus? You can’t have it both ways.

  • Kenny Piper

    We belong to the government sounds like something Adolph Hitler would have said to Nazi Germany in the 1930’s…If you don’t believe government wants to control every area of your life then you are not paying attention…Taxes, health care, tons of rules and regulations…the list could go on for hours but I’m done. Wake up America before it’s too late…If you vote these idiot democrats back in office your cutting your own head off.

  • Kenny Piper

    We belong to the government sounds like something Adolph Hitler would have said to Nazi Germany in the 1930’s…If you don’t believe government wants to control every area of your life then you are not paying attention…Taxes, health care, tons of rules and regulations…the list could go on for hours but I’m done. Wake up America before it’s too late…If you vote these idiot democrats back in office your cutting your own head off.

  • AJones

    SFC: Just wanted to tell you I loved your comments. And thank you for your service to this country!

  • Byran Tofu

    We don’t want to be governed! Un-United we shall fall.