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AUDIO-- Fox mocks 102-year-old who waited hours to vote: "What's the big deal? She was happy."

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Via Media Matters.

102-year-old Desiline Victor made two trips and had to stand in line for hours before she could vote. Ms. Victor was a guest at President Obama's State of the Union Address last night, and when he told her story and informed the audience of her age, there were audible gasps:

She refused to give up.

But at least 201,000 did not vote in Florida because of frustration with long lines. I'm sure the caring, sensitive, patriotic talent pool at Fox thought that was a real laugh riot.

This must have cracked them up, too: Graph: How long it took blacks, whites, Hispanics to vote in 2012. One guess who waited in line the least amount of time.

Here are most of the ugly quotes that reveal host Brian Kilmeade's, along with Fox's Martha MacCallum's and Bill Hemmer's, true colors sliming out as they mocked the efforts of centenarian Desiline Victor, who somehow managed to exercise her right to vote. They were sprinkled with nasty giggles and vile little snickers:

  • What's the big deal? She was happy. She waited on line, she voted, she was happy that she was there to vote.
  • "What was she the victim of? Rashes on the bottom of her feet?"
  • "Can you hear them whispering? 'Did she try to hit you with the "I'm 102 and I've been on line five hours"'?"
  • "Is she gonna try to give you that one again?"
  • "She said the same thing when she was 98! I wasn't buying it then, I'm not buying it now!"

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to scream my lungs out, down a few drinks, and then express my gratitude to anyone who will listen that I have absolutely zero to do with the offensive, despicable broadcasts that ooze from Fox.

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VIDEO: $460 ain't chickenfeed (well, it is to Mitt Romney). Just ask seniors.

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Team Obama keeps pumping 'em out, and TPC'll keep helping them by posting. It's the least we can do.

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The average tax hike on social security benefits that middle class seniors can see under the Romney-Ryan plan is $460. And that's in order to cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires—that's something America's seniors just can't afford.

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Poll- For Romney, some troubling signs among older voters

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This is quite remarkable. h.t. Taegan.

(Reuters) - Even before his running mate was booed by a lobbying group for older Americans on Friday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was losing support among such voters, whose backing is crucial to his hopes of winning the November 6 election.

New polling by Reuters/Ipsos indicates that during the past two weeks - since just after the Democratic National Convention - support for Romney among Americans age 60 and older has crumbled, from a 20-point lead over Democratic President Barack Obama to less than 4 points.

Romney's double-digit advantages among older voters on the issues of healthcare and Medicare - the nation's health insurance program for those over 65 and the disabled - also have evaporated, and Obama has begun to build an advantage in both areas.

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