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(The Daily Beast)   After months of campaigning on social issues, Romney upset that reporters keep asking about social issues. "Aren't there issues of significance that you'd like to talk about?"   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 98
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2012-05-10 08:11:56 AM  
I want to know more about his magic underwear, but that's just me.
 
2012-05-10 08:24:13 AM  
the guy is amazing. he weasels and lies so convincingly. his taking credit for the auto bailout was one of the most egregious lies i've ever seen a politician tell. and he did it willingly - gleefully, even. it was astounding to watch.
 
2012-05-10 08:26:30 AM  
VIDEO

That's about as awkward an interview as there is. This guy is not going to beat Obama.
 
2012-05-10 08:55:58 AM  
The CBS reporter had asked Romney if he would support same-sex marriage, and the candidate answered that he wouldn't, saying he "didn't support marriage between two people of the same gender."

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2012-05-10 09:59:56 AM  
"We wish Barack Obama would stop playing around with these social issue that don't help jobs, the economy, or the massive debt, and instead focus on things that would improve them. Like effectively banning abortion, limiting access to birth control, and reinstating DADT."
 
2012-05-10 10:27:38 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: The CBS reporter had asked Romney if he would support same-sex marriage, and the candidate answered that he wouldn't, saying he "didn't support marriage between two people of the same gender."

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Now that's funny.

Romney barely walked the tightrope between his record and his base during the primaries, and he stumbled hard against serial farkups like Newt and Santorum. If the Obama campaign can operate as well as it did in 2008, Romney is going to be surgically dismantled on national TV.
 
2012-05-10 10:27:46 AM  
talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2012-05-10 10:29:16 AM  
"Aren't there issues of significance that you'd like to talk about?"

This is the programmed response when his search function cannot locate a talking point.
 
2012-05-10 10:29:25 AM  
the economy is a "social issue" ? I didn't know that subtard.
 
2012-05-10 10:29:27 AM  
At least he outgrew going with the conservatives' usual distress call while under oppression: "DAAAAAAAAAAAD!"
 
2012-05-10 10:30:49 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: VIDEO

That's about as awkward an interview as there is. This guy is not going to beat Obama.


Ha, it's pretty clear why his campaign is so reluctant to let reporters talk to him. They'd rather have Ann Romney be the face of the campaign.
 
2012-05-10 10:31:32 AM  
Poor Mittens.
 
2012-05-10 10:31:59 AM  
Well, he has a point libs. You are the ones who keep bring up all this well-decided social crap and shoving it down our throats. The vast majority of people are agianst man on man "marriage", against contraception when simply keeping your legs shut worked for thousands of years, against funding the perverted arts, against abortion and abortionsists like PP, etc. The people on the right (right socially, politically, and in the since that were "correct" right) are simply passing legislation to set things straight the way the majoirty want them... it's only then that you come crying and trying to drive a wegie in politics to keep us from getting aything done. How about deregulation? How about tort reofrm? How about lifting environmental rules to save some precious snail fish so we can get back to work? We can't even get to that conversation because you keep focusing on these social issues, that while important, aren't creating jobs.

look in the mirror, libs. You won't like what you see.
 
2012-05-10 10:32:50 AM  
I kind of feel like this is why Obama did the gay marriage announcement when he did. It was looking like things might settle down and Mitt might be able to talk about the economy which he seems to be dying to do. Now all that's gonna be on the airwaves for the next couple of weeks will be OMG GAY MARRIAGE - WHAT DOES OBAMA'S ANNOUNCEMENT MEAN FOR YOUR FAMILY. The loonies who hate Obama will just keep on frothing but the libs will perhaps be more enthusiastic

/not saying I personally feel Obama is weak on the economy but I know how fickle the public is about it
 
2012-05-10 10:32:50 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: "Aren't there issues of significance that you'd like to talk about?"

This is the programmed response when his search function cannot locate a talking point.


Would you like to play a nice game of chess?
 
2012-05-10 10:33:37 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: "Aren't there issues of significance that you'd like to talk about?"

This is the programmed response when his search function cannot locate a talking point.


There's a campaign ad. Mitt Romney - does not believe social justice and equality are important.
 
2012-05-10 10:34:27 AM  
He has to answer for the Republican base. He has to answer for the people that supported Santorum and the people that booed a gay war vet. Honestly, this is why I can't support the GOP anymore.
 
2012-05-10 10:34:38 AM  
If there are any debate moderators this fall worth there salt, one of the questions will be as follows:

Governor Romney, voters this fall in Colorado, Oregon and other states are going to the polls to vote on making marijuana legal for personal use. This past may, you told a reporter that you believe that marijuana legality should be a state issue. In light of that statement, if voters approve these ballot measures, would you instruct the department of justice to honor these state laws?

I would pay anything to hear him try to bluster his way through that.
 
2012-05-10 10:36:04 AM  

alywa: funding the perverted arts


I remember the Springfield-slash-pervert bill...
 
2012-05-10 10:36:06 AM  
Schrodinger's candidate continues his embarrassing adventure.
 
2012-05-10 10:36:11 AM  

Jubeebee: Romney is going to be surgically dismantled on national TV.


The Derp level is already high and hysterical. When Obama steps into his second term, the dam will burst and some crazies will act.

Of all of the clowns to roll out of the GOP clown car, they go with a guy as interesting as dry toast.
They are farked and they know it . You can hear it in the screeching.
 
2012-05-10 10:36:19 AM  
He was right about one thing, though. Marijuana is a gateway to drug crime.
 
2012-05-10 10:36:20 AM  
97% of what the GOP does is regressive social issues.

/More accurate than the PP stat.

Quatchi to Romney:

Hey, Chucklehead.

You'd better be prepared to answer a few questions about your church's anti civil right position and all those tithed Romney Bucks going to aid in effort!

/Lawls, like American corporate media would ever ask him that question.
//A sasquatch can dream, can't he?
 
2012-05-10 10:36:47 AM  
I really don't give a rat's patooey about gay marriage one way or the other.

I want to know what they plan to do with the economy.
 
2012-05-10 10:37:15 AM  
So by deduction he is saying that Gay people are not a significant population in our country?
 
2012-05-10 10:37:31 AM  
Governemt shouldn't be involved in social issues like marriage, relgion etc..

The problem with Romney's statement is that he wants the government involved in social issues as long as it supports his view on those issues.
 
2012-05-10 10:38:03 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I want to know more about his magic underwear, but that's just me.


Ann Romney, moaner or screamer?

/Yes, that was terrible.
//All apologies.
 
2012-05-10 10:38:04 AM  

sprawl15: He was right about one thing, though. Marijuana is a gateway to drug crime.


I've always found that wanting to do drugs was the gateway to drugs.
 
2012-05-10 10:39:23 AM  

alywa: Well, he has a point libs. You are the ones who keep bring up all this well-decided social crap and shoving it down our throats. The vast majority of people are agianst man on man "marriage", against contraception when simply keeping your legs shut worked for thousands of years, against funding the perverted arts, against abortion and abortionsists like PP, etc. The people on the right (right socially, politically, and in the since that were "correct" right) are simply passing legislation to set things straight the way the majoirty want them... it's only then that you come crying and trying to drive a wegie in politics to keep us from getting aything done. How about deregulation? How about tort reofrm? How about lifting environmental rules to save some precious snail fish so we can get back to work? We can't even get to that conversation because you keep focusing on these social issues, that while important, aren't creating jobs.

look in the mirror, libs. You won't like what you see.


Wha?
 
2012-05-10 10:40:01 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: VIDEO

That's about as awkward an interview as there is. This guy is not going to beat Obama.


He just seems like such a disingenuous asshole. There will be no votes for him, just votes against Obama.
 
2012-05-10 10:40:01 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: "Aren't there issues of significance that you'd like to talk about?"

This is the programmed response when his search function cannot locate a talking point.


WMR-0320: Encountered statement "gay marriage" when expecting one of the following:
"small government" "apologize for America" "jealous"

I do have to give his programmers alot of credit, though. There's no such thing as a quantum datatype. And the programming required to make a trigger that can simulate one is nearly insurmountable.
 
2012-05-10 10:40:27 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: VIDEO

That's about as awkward an interview as there is. This guy is not going to beat Obama.


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denver native. what a pompous assfark. every time i see this guy speak, i want to punch him right in his magicpants.
wolololo fart noise interrupts interview, MORE AT 11! Romney wants to talk about what romney wants to talk about.
good got, it got even worse, the man has a real knack for emitting seeting word like noises through a snake smile, the end of the interview is just uncomfortable.
 
2012-05-10 10:40:43 AM  

alywa: Well, he has a point libs. You are the ones who keep bring up all this well-decided social crap and shoving it down our throats. The vast majority of people are agianst man on man "marriage", against contraception when simply keeping your legs shut worked for thousands of years, against funding the perverted arts, against abortion and abortionsists like PP, etc. The people on the right (right socially, politically, and in the since that were "correct" right) are simply passing legislation to set things straight the way the majoirty want them... it's only then that you come crying and trying to drive a wegie in politics to keep us from getting aything done. How about deregulation? How about tort reofrm? How about lifting environmental rules to save some precious snail fish so we can get back to work? We can't even get to that conversation because you keep focusing on these social issues, that while important, aren't creating jobs.

look in the mirror, libs. You won't like what you see.


meh. 4/10
 
2012-05-10 10:40:51 AM  

quatchi: Ann Romney, moaner or screamer?


probably more of a tweeter


bird shirt joke dot com
 
2012-05-10 10:40:53 AM  

roddack: Governemt shouldn't be involved in social issues like marriage, relgion etc..

The problem with Romney's statement is that he wants the government involved in social issues as long as it supports his view on those issues.


Marriage has always been a civil function, not just a social one. It's a contract drawn up to handle things like power of attorney, inheritance, estate economics, etc. There is no reason to deny that to gay couples, outside of a religious argument.

So the real issue is why is the state having to yield to a religious viewpoint like this?
 
2012-05-10 10:41:20 AM  
funding the perverted arts

Who do I make the check out to?
 
2012-05-10 10:42:17 AM  
Romney is starting to have his cool tested. He's going to absolutely lose his shiat when he has to spend the next several days hearing nothing but "Tells us more about how you were a total dick in highschool".
 
2012-05-10 10:44:33 AM  

Markoff_Cheney: Dusk-You-n-Me: VIDEO

That's about as awkward an interview as there is. This guy is not going to beat Obama.

hahaohwow.jpg
denver native. what a pompous assfark. every time i see this guy speak, i want to punch him right in his magicpants.
wolololo fart noise interrupts interview, MORE AT 11! Romney wants to talk about what romney wants to talk about.
good goD, it got even worse, the man has a real knack for emitting seetHing word like noises through a snake smile, the end of the interview is just uncomfortable.


its early.
 
2012-05-10 10:44:52 AM  

quatchi: Marcus Aurelius: I want to know more about his magic underwear, but that's just me.

Ann Romney, moaner or screamer?

/Yes, that was terrible.
//All apologies.


She's a Stare at the ceiling wondering who's on Leno tonight.
 
2012-05-10 10:45:08 AM  

Diogenes: HotWingConspiracy: "Aren't there issues of significance that you'd like to talk about?"

This is the programmed response when his search function cannot locate a talking point.

WMR-0320: Encountered statement "gay marriage" when expecting one of the following:
"small government" "apologize for America" "jealous"

I do have to give his programmers alot of credit, though. There's no such thing as a quantum datatype. And the programming required to make a trigger that can simulate one is nearly insurmountable.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-10 10:46:37 AM  

Hollie Maea: Romney is starting to have his cool tested.


I called that on day one. He's extremely testy, and does not take kindly to being challenged. He doesn't have the grace to handle it well.

I can't imagine what it would like working for his campaign. It's funny how we always think of Social Security when we speak of entitlement reform. When I think we'd all benefit greatly if we applied the concept to the likes of Romney.
 
2012-05-10 10:47:35 AM  

sprawl15: He was right about one thing, though. Marijuana is a gateway to drug crime.


Heh.
 
2012-05-10 10:48:02 AM  

Hollie Maea: If there are any debate moderators this fall worth there salt, one of the questions will be as follows:

Governor Romney, voters this fall in Colorado, Oregon and other states are going to the polls to vote on making marijuana legal for personal use. This past may, you told a reporter that you believe that marijuana legality should be a state issue. In light of that statement, if voters approve these ballot measures, would you instruct the department of justice to honor these state laws?

I would pay anything to hear him try to bluster his way through that.


First of all, finding a "moderator" that would actually ask a question that does not lead into a pre-programmed response would be actually refreshing to hear, and probably unlikely.

Secondly, I imagine the response would be something like "Please, adult human, we are here to discuss the Obama economy therefore, I'm not going to respond to voters this fall in Colorado, Oregon and other states are going to the polls to vote on making marijuana legal for personal use. This past may, you told a reporter that you believe that marijuana legality should be a state issue. In light of that statement, if voters approve these ballot measures, would you instruct the department of justice to honor these state laws?"
 
2012-05-10 10:48:35 AM  

Hollie Maea: If there are any debate moderators this fall worth their salt


HAHAHAHAHA, LOL.
 
2012-05-10 10:49:14 AM  

alywa: Well, he has a point libs. You are the ones who keep bring up all this well-decided social crap and shoving it down our throats. The vast majority of people are agianst man on man "marriage", against contraception when simply keeping your legs shut worked for thousands of years, against funding the perverted arts, against abortion and abortionsists like PP, etc. The people on the right (right socially, politically, and in the since that were "correct" right) are simply passing legislation to set things straight the way the majoirty want them... it's only then that you come crying and trying to drive a wegie in politics to keep us from getting aything done. How about deregulation? How about tort reofrm? How about lifting environmental rules to save some precious snail fish so we can get back to work? We can't even get to that conversation because you keep focusing on these social issues, that while important, aren't creating jobs.

look in the mirror, libs. You won't like what you see.


FAIL in so many ways. Let us begin the spanking.

1. The vast majority of people are agianst man on man "marriage". Recent polls say differently.
2. against contraception Interesting, when 85% of Catholic women use BC.
3. when simply keeping your legs shut worked for thousands of years,
Really? Worked how? By making women baby machines and property and child mothers?
4. funding the perverted arts So is that what you call your porn collection?
Defining art is subjective.
5.The people on the right (right socially, politically, and in the since that were "correct" right) are simply passing legislation to set things straight
Like legislating the "rape wand?"
6.it's only then that you come crying and trying to drive a wegie in politics to keep us from getting aything done. Wrong, the GOP has been using the Gay community as a whipping post for years. Wedge issue indeed.
7. We can't even get to that conversation because you keep focusing on these social issues, that while important, aren't creating jobs.
First thing out of GOP leadership's mouth. "Our number one priority is to make Obama a one term president."

Your ignorant rant needs to be pointed out for what it is, disingenuous tripe.
 
2012-05-10 10:50:12 AM  

CujoQuarrel: I really don't give a rat's patooey about gay marriage one way or the other.

I want to know what they plan to do with the economy.


Tax cuts and deregulation, duh. Why even bother asking a question when you, along with everyone else, know the answer.
 
2012-05-10 10:50:47 AM  

Diogenes: I called that on day one. He's extremely testy, and does not take kindly to being challenged. He doesn't have the grace to handle it well.


I'm hoping he has a full-bore meltdown on national TV, preferably during the debates, so the camera can pan between his gibbering shrieks and Obama's trollface.
 
2012-05-10 10:51:12 AM  

Diogenes: I do have to give his programmers alot of credit, though. There's no such thing as a quantum datatype. And the programming required to make a trigger that can simulate one is nearly insurmountable.


What do you do when your pointers point to something which has no discernible location? What do you do, Mitt?
 
2012-05-10 10:51:15 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: sprawl15: He was right about one thing, though. Marijuana is a gateway to drug crime.

I've always found that wanting to do drugs was the gateway to drugs.


Not a gateway to doing drugs, a gateway to drug crime, an essential industry in today's economy. We gotta keep those prisons full and those minorities off the streets somehow.
 
2012-05-10 10:51:31 AM  
"I refuse to talk about anything but the economy!"

"Okay, what would you do to prevent another financial collapse like the one in 2008?"

"Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! That's all in the past. We want to move forward."

"Fine. What would you do to spur job creation?"

"Umm... The opposite of whatever Obama did."

"I see."

"And corporate tax cuts."

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