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(Daily Kos)   The award for best cognitive dissonance goes to the Romney campaign for holding a "you didn't build this rally" with government contractors and a company that started using a government loan   (dailykos.com) divider line 209
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2012-07-23 05:49:23 PM
This reminds me of people in Arizona who claim the Federal Government hasn't done anything for them or the state. Completely ignorant of history and completely unwilling to see anything any other way.
 
2012-07-23 05:53:33 PM
And when this is pointed out to him, he will look around and wonder what he did wrong.
 
2012-07-23 05:56:22 PM
This guy's giving Bush jr a run for his money in the imbecile dept.
 
2012-07-23 05:58:51 PM
With all his money you'd think he could afford staff with greater attention to detail.
 
2012-07-23 06:00:47 PM

Mugato: This guy's giving Bush jr a run for his money in the imbecile dept.


And tax cuts department.
 
2012-07-23 06:01:37 PM

Diogenes: With all his money you'd think he could afford staff with greater attention to detail.


I'm starting to believe the idea that he lives in a bubble.
 
2012-07-23 06:02:15 PM
Reality is for the little people

/Mitt can afford his own
 
2012-07-23 06:02:47 PM
I can't wait to see what he'll do with more money, more power, and a bigger stage.
 
2012-07-23 06:07:05 PM

Nadie_AZ: Diogenes: With all his money you'd think he could afford staff with greater attention to detail.

I'm starting to believe the idea that he lives in a bubble.


external.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-07-23 06:19:20 PM
Subby, do you know anything about Federal contracting? "Federal contracting" is basically shorthand for "privately owned companies liberating tax dollars from the Federal government." See, the Federal Government uses fear and intimidation to collect taxes from its citizens. Then it uses that money to grow itself. Citizens can't tax the government to get money back, so what they do is form companies, called "contractors" who basically set up all kinds of programs designed to return all that seized tax money to the private realm. So, for example, when Boeing "wins" a $500 million contract from "the government," what they've really done is liberate $500 million in taxpayer funds to redistribute to the taxpayers. Like Robin Hood, in a way. The more federal contractors there are, the more money we can liberate from the beast that seeks to dominate us all -- aka, the federal government.
 
2012-07-23 06:23:03 PM

Pocket Ninja: Subby, do you know anything about Federal contracting? "Federal contracting" is basically shorthand for "privately owned companies liberating tax dollars from the Federal government." See, the Federal Government uses fear and intimidation to collect taxes from its citizens. Then it uses that money to grow itself. Citizens can't tax the government to get money back, so what they do is form companies, called "contractors" who basically set up all kinds of programs designed to return all that seized tax money to the private realm. So, for example, when Boeing "wins" a $500 million contract from "the government," what they've really done is liberate $500 million in taxpayer funds to redistribute to the taxpayers. Like Robin Hood, in a way. The more federal contractors there are, the more money we can liberate from the beast that seeks to dominate us all -- aka, the federal government.


Ha! You're a Socialist!
 
2012-07-23 06:29:58 PM
dtdstudios.com

This started as a joke but now it feels like an undeserved compliment.
 
2012-07-23 06:33:56 PM
I'll just copy what I typed in the other thread:

At this point I'd be absolutely shocked if there *wasn't* existing footage of Romney stating the exact opposite of whatever thing he's attacking Obama for.
 
2012-07-23 06:38:07 PM
In 2008, Obama ran a classic outsider's campaign, and executed it to perfection.

In 2012, Romney is doing whatever the opposite of that is
 
2012-07-23 06:38:15 PM
You know, it's nice that Romney is giving so selflessly in campaigning for Obama like this. I mean, most folks would really hammer home their own achievements and strengths, but Romney? He's a giver...
 
2012-07-23 06:38:30 PM
A better example than his telling Olympic athletes in 2002 that they didn't get there on their own?
 
2012-07-23 06:51:35 PM
I thought McCain was a bad campaigner, but Romney puts him to shame.
 
2012-07-23 07:08:25 PM

Mentat: I thought McCain was a bad campaigner, but Romney puts him to shame.


This is approaching Herman Cain levels of horrid campaigning. We're almost at the level of performance art.
 
2012-07-23 07:12:27 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-23 07:36:55 PM

Weaver95: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x480]


I prefer this one...

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-07-23 07:39:04 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Reality is for the little people

/Mitt can afford his own


Little People?
or Reality?

/the idea of the Romney homestead looking like Oz makes me giggle.
 
2012-07-23 07:44:32 PM
NORMAN CORRELATE.
 
2012-07-23 07:48:14 PM
www.52kards.com

You didn't build this rally
 
2012-07-23 09:27:25 PM

SurfaceTension: In 2008, Obama ran a classic outsider's campaign, and executed it to perfection.

In 2012, Romney is doing whatever the opposite of that is


Running an inside-out campaign and executing himself in the foot.
 
2012-07-23 09:32:26 PM
GOVERNMENT OUT OF MY MEDICARE!!!
 
2012-07-23 09:33:30 PM
25 posts in and no ConservaTroll to complain about how this should be dismissed because it's a Kos article? I am disappoint.
 
2012-07-23 09:35:57 PM

Ed Finnerty: [dtdstudios.com image 800x450]

This started as a joke but now it feels like an undeserved compliment.


Hell at least that president knew to get someone smarter then him to tell him what to do. Romney wouldn't.
/Also had a awesome name.
 
2012-07-23 09:36:29 PM
Don't get me wrong, I don't want Romney within 10 miles of the White House, but if for some reason he were elected, it would be hilarious if the first thing he said at his inaugural speech is "I didn't need anyone, I got here all by myself".
 
2012-07-23 09:37:22 PM

Diogenes: With all his money you'd think he could afford staff with greater attention to detail.


I don't think this is the problem at all.

I think his staff (except for Etch-a-Sketch Fehrnstrom) was selected for their skill and attention to detail.

Mitt just doesn't listen to anything The Help suggests. Ever.
 
2012-07-23 09:37:35 PM

Chariset: I can't wait to see what he'll do with more money, more power, and a bigger stage.


Say, a 30-foot stage for example.
 
2012-07-23 09:37:50 PM

Pincy: Don't get me wrong, I don't want Romney within 10 miles of the White House, but if for some reason he were elected, it would be hilarious if the first thing he said at his inaugural speech is "I didn't need anyone, I got here all by myself".


There does have to be some sort of wealth threshold where that's true. Like maybe Sheldon Adelson's wealth. But certainly not a measly $250 million.
 
2012-07-23 09:39:15 PM

coeyagi: 25 posts in and no ConservaTroll to complain about how this should be dismissed because it's a Kos article? I am disappoint.


booo! we were going for a record... and you've spoiled it.
;-{>
 
2012-07-23 09:42:07 PM
I wonder how this will affect Romney's logic board
 
2012-07-23 09:44:14 PM

Nadie_AZ: Diogenes: With all his money you'd think he could afford staff with greater attention to detail.

I'm starting to believe the idea that he lives in a bubble.


A bubble of Yes men. I think Mitt also micromanges, remember was it only a few weeks ago when he said only him and one other person knew who were on his vp list. How can one guy who is campaigning and one other person effectively vet even one candidate for office let alone "a list". Get ready for a Palin level of fail in vetting if it is anyone except a boring old white guy, maybe even then as well.
 
2012-07-23 09:44:22 PM
"We did build it!" sounds very Communist. Someone should check to make sure the Muslim Brotherhood didn't get to him.
 
2012-07-23 09:44:26 PM
...I really wish that Farkers would make an effort to understand what "cognitive dissonance" actually means before they try to use it in a sentence.

/Isn't it ironic?
//Don't 'ya think?
 
2012-07-23 09:44:29 PM
Hope no one drove to the rally on a public road.
 
2012-07-23 09:44:40 PM
i165.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-23 09:44:45 PM

ultraholland: I wonder how this will affect Romney's logic board


If I give you money, will you plebs shut up already?
 
2012-07-23 09:46:03 PM
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-07-23 09:46:24 PM

sno man: coeyagi: 25 posts in and no ConservaTroll to complain about how this should be dismissed because it's a Kos article? I am disappoint.

booo! we were going for a record... and you've spoiled it.
;-{>


Record still stands if it was only mentioned in meta passing. And I knocked on wood.
 
2012-07-23 09:48:10 PM
Fjornir: /Isn't it ironic?

it's like rain on a pile of spoons
 
2012-07-23 09:51:30 PM
Please keep in mind that it does not matter what the actual truth is. Mitt is aiming to collect the votes of people who don't use the internet, or don't trust anything not on Fox.

The question is: How many of those people live in the twenty percent of voters who swing affiliations every few years?
 
2012-07-23 09:55:08 PM
No Fark Con to tell us that Romney is going to win anyway with the amazing campaign he has run so far?

Ok then.
 
2012-07-23 09:55:26 PM

Fjornir: ...I really wish that Farkers would make an effort to understand what "cognitive dissonance" actually means before they try to use it in a sentence.

/Isn't it ironic?
//Don't 'ya think?


I agree. According to wikipedia, "Cognitive dissonance is a discomfort caused by holding conflicting cognitions (e.g., ideas, beliefs, values, emotional reactions) simultaneously. In a state of dissonance, people may feel surprise, dread, guilt, anger, or embarrassment.[1] "

Romney usually holds conflicting cognitions, but it doesn't seem to cause him any discomfort at all.
 
2012-07-23 09:55:50 PM

ultraholland: Fjornir: /Isn't it ironic?

it's like rain on a pile of spoons


Or a fork when all you need is a wedding dress.
 
2012-07-23 09:59:38 PM

Hobodeluxe: [s3.amazonaws.com image 480x187]


He also forgot that his dog was tied to his roof.
 
2012-07-23 10:01:24 PM

NateGrey: No Fark Con to tell us that Romney is going to win anyway with the amazing campaign he has run so far?

Ok then.


As a FarkLib, I find it... concerning... that Obama leads by 1.1% in an average of recent polls.

And the $1 billion Rove/Koch/Romney/Adelson machine hasn't even started flowing yet.

/I know... I sound concerned.
 
2012-07-23 10:03:47 PM
getting government loan - that's help from government and a delightful fark up.

having government as a client? Meh, not nearly as funny as DK wants it to be.
 
2012-07-23 10:04:23 PM

elchip: NateGrey: No Fark Con to tell us that Romney is going to win anyway with the amazing campaign he has run so far?

Ok then.

As a FarkLib, I find it... concerning... that Obama leads by 1.1% in an average of recent polls.

And the $1 billion Rove/Koch/Romney/Adelson machine hasn't even started flowing yet.

/I know... I sound concerned like skinnyhead.


good reason for it too
 
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