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(Talking Points Memo)   Karl Rove on Romney visit to Britain: "I'm wasting a billion dollars on this guy?"   (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 179
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2012-07-28 12:14:11 PM  
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2012-07-28 12:19:27 PM  
When Turdblossom tells you you've stepped in it, you've really stepped in it
 
2012-07-28 12:45:17 PM  
You know how bad Romney blew it? Krauthammer made me laugh talking about him.

"All Romney has to do, say nothing," Krauthammer said. "It's like a guy in the 100-meter dash. All he has to do is to finish, he doesn't have to win. And instead, he tackles the guy in the lane next to him and ends up disqualified. I don't get it."
 
2012-07-28 12:45:33 PM  
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2012-07-28 12:53:37 PM  
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2012-07-28 01:17:37 PM  
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2012-07-28 01:20:13 PM  
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2012-07-28 02:06:54 PM  
FTFRove: You have to shake your head. Gov. Romney went to the London Olympics at invitation of the International Olympic Committee. It was a great opportunity for him to talk about his experiences, look, he stepped away from the leadership of Bain Capital for three years in order to step in and save the floundering Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002.

That's the part they wanted to emphasize with this visit, but...

FTFRove (cont.): I bet there is lots of stories he could be talking about what a wonderful experience that was and how uplifting and inspiring it was. Instead he got stuck making a, somehow or another that the comments the Brits took as insult, and walked it back pretty quickly and walked it back adroitly but nonetheless the damage was done.

Frankly, Rovie, I'd take Romney's visit as an insult altogether. The mere noxious presence of this arrogant, entitled, oily twat is offensive enough in and of itself.
 
2012-07-28 02:29:51 PM  
I'm reminded of the primaries, when Mitt had that photo-op picnic at a park in Pittsburgh. One of Pittsburgh's finest bakeries made a plate of cookies especially for the occasion. Oblivious to this fact, Mitt looked at the cookies like someone had just placed a horsesh*t fondue in front of him, and with this really disgusted look on his face, he went on to proclaim that "the cookies don't look very good, they look like the cheap kind, you know the kind you get from 7-11."

This trip to London comes as absolutely NO surprise to me, because that picnic told me everything I needed to know about Mitt: he's' incapable of grinning and bearing it... if he thinks something is beneath, he just HAS to sh*t at all over it and criticize.

See "nice ponchos, you really sprang for the big bucks".
 
2012-07-28 02:31:31 PM  

DeltaPunch: I'm reminded of the primaries, when Mitt had that photo-op picnic at a park in Pittsburgh. One of Pittsburgh's finest bakeries made a plate of cookies especially for the occasion. Oblivious to this fact, Mitt looked at the cookies like someone had just placed a horsesh*t fondue in front of him, and with this really disgusted look on his face, he went on to proclaim that "the cookies don't look very good, they look like the cheap kind, you know the kind you get from 7-11."

This trip to London comes as absolutely NO surprise to me, because that picnic told me everything I needed to know about Mitt: he's' incapable of grinning and bearing it... if he thinks something is beneath, he just HAS to sh*t at all over it and criticize.

See "nice ponchos, you really sprang for the big bucks".


You can't blame Mitt Romney for being an out-of-touch asshole because it's his nature. It's like asking a bird not to fly.
 
2012-07-28 02:35:27 PM  

James F. Campbell: walked it back adroitly


If you call saying the exact opposite of what you said the day before while having your team contradict themselves in a desperate attempt to spin your insulting remarks "walking it back adroitly" then, yeah.
 
2012-07-28 02:37:11 PM  
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2012-07-28 02:37:52 PM  
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"As a spy, it doesn't matter if you're helping rebel forces fight off a dictator, or giving combat tips to a third-grader. There's nothing like pointing and laughing at a total ass."
 
2012-07-28 02:38:26 PM  

gimmegimme: You can't blame Mitt Romney for being an out-of-touch asshole because it's his nature. It's like asking a bird not to fly.


Like asking an eagle not to cry...
 
2012-07-28 02:43:09 PM  

Therion: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x330]

"As a spy, it doesn't matter if you're helping rebel forces fight off a dictator, or giving combat tips to a third-grader. There's nothing like pointing and laughing at a total ass."


This would be funnier if I hadn't just watched Thursday's episode. At least I guessed right.
 
2012-07-28 02:44:33 PM  
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2012-07-28 02:46:51 PM  
During the summers when I was in college, I worked as a camp counselor and became good friends with another counselor who was from England. This was nearly twenty years ago. He taught me a phrase I had never heard and, until now, had never found anything vile enough to invoke its use. Mitt Romney is a chiseling twatter.
 
2012-07-28 02:52:04 PM  

gimmegimme: It's like asking a bird not to fly.


"There's a Romney on the television set."
 
2012-07-28 03:14:57 PM  
He's not just a gaffe-machine, he's seriously dumb. If he didn't have money and a familial legacy, he'd be nothing.
 
2012-07-28 03:17:47 PM  
Romney didn't really put much thought or effort into his public appearance, because he didn't go to England to campaign.

He went there to see the Olympic Opening Ceremony on someone else's dime.
 
2012-07-28 03:25:22 PM  

coco ebert: He's not just a gaffe-machine, he's seriously dumb. If he didn't have money and a familial legacy, he'd be nothing.


He'd be living in a van down by the river.
 
2012-07-28 03:29:14 PM  
Rmoney has an established pattern of being a total prick who is 10x more likely to level an insult than a compliment. These gaffes are going to continue throughout the entire campaign because they reveal exactly who he is.
 
2012-07-28 03:42:54 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Rmoney has an established pattern of being a total prick who is 10x more likely to level an insult than a compliment. These gaffes are going to continue throughout the entire campaign because they reveal exactly who he is.


He's an asshole bully. That's precisely why he shaved that gay kid's head and drove around pretending he was a police officer.
 
2012-07-28 03:51:09 PM  
And we all know what happens when you cross Karl Rove...he makes your plane crash.

/just kidding
//really hope that's not true, anyway.
 
2012-07-28 03:56:48 PM  
London. Olympics. Good.

Nickster79: And we all know what happens when you cross Karl Rove...he makes your plane crash.

/just kidding
//really hope that's not true, anyway.


Yeah, I'm sure that was just a coincidence. Snort.
 
2012-07-28 03:57:53 PM  
It's not like it's Karl Rove's money.
 
2012-07-28 03:58:00 PM  
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2012-07-28 03:58:08 PM  
It's entirely appropriate that he's the GOP candidate.
 
2012-07-28 03:58:35 PM  
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2012-07-28 03:58:43 PM  
Americans, by an eight-point margin, pick Bush over Kerry as "friendly and likeable" and as "caring and compassionate," and by a seven-point margin as someone who "shares my values and beliefs," an ABCNEWS/Washington Post poll finds.

That was confirmed again in a new USA Today-Gallup survey, where respondents gave Romney higher marks on every issue that voters say they care most about this year: the economy, jobs, taxes, the deficit. But President Obama crushed Romney - 60 percent to 30 percent - on the question of which of the two was more likeable.

But crusty old Bob Dole was surely not considered more likeable than Bill Clinton in 1996. The 1992 Clinton-George H.W. Bush matchup was probably close. But just think back over the elections. The "wooden" Michael Dukakis in 1988 wasn't exactly radiating intense bonhomie. Ronald Reagan was extremely likeable on a personal level to most people. Jimmy Carter had that big smile in 1976. Et cetera.

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No candidate has ever won the Presidency if they were not liked. Period.
 
2012-07-28 03:59:21 PM  
Somewhere some dim Republican sits waiting for the light bulb to go off that prompts the question "do I deserve more than this from my party as a leader?" The answer would be yes if their party gave a shiat about them.
 
2012-07-28 03:59:38 PM  
Romney just arrived in Israel. Someone in the press spotted a note to himself.

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2012-07-28 03:59:42 PM  
As pathetic as Romney is, he's not as pathetic as George W. Bush was, and Bush got two terms.

The reality of American politics.
 
2012-07-28 04:01:14 PM  

SwingingJohnson: Romney just arrived in Israel. Someone in the press spotted a note to himself.

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That is not writing on his hands. He wouldn't do anything like that! It's clearly a broken pen that smudged on his palm! He's very smart and is totally capable of remembering the primary idea that guides his campaign!!!!!!
 
2012-07-28 04:01:28 PM  
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2012-07-28 04:01:45 PM  
Anybody else here think the GOP elites are regretting their choice to give Mitt Romney a free ride through the primary elections yet?
 
2012-07-28 04:01:46 PM  
"I would go there and I would say, 'They have done a remarkably good job. I know how they have been hurt with the economy. But they have done this. I have done it myself. It's so hard to do, and they have done a remarkably good job,'" (Harry) Reid told the Huffington Post.

I love how things are such a farce that people can say exactly what should have been said, without having been there, or having any experience relating to that particular situation. It just highlights what a joke so many of these political statements are. No matter what Reid saw, or what he thought, he would have said the same thing because it was determined and rehearsed before he even got on the plane.
 
2012-07-28 04:02:00 PM  
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2012-07-28 04:02:31 PM  

GAT_00: You know how bad Romney blew it? Krauthammer made me laugh talking about him.

"All Romney has to do, say nothing," Krauthammer said. "It's like a guy in the 100-meter dash. All he has to do is to finish, he doesn't have to win. And instead, he tackles the guy in the lane next to him and ends up disqualified. I don't get it."


Wow, that was funny. Are you sure that was Krauthammer? Never thought he had a sense of humor.
 
2012-07-28 04:03:26 PM  

gimmegimme: SwingingJohnson: Romney just arrived in Israel. Someone in the press spotted a note to himself.

[oi45.tinypic.com image 466x639]

That is not writing on his hands. He wouldn't do anything like that! It's clearly a broken pen that smudged on his palm! He's very smart and is totally capable of remembering the primary idea that guides his campaign!!!!!!


He looks forward to meeting Benjamin Nethastfu.
 
2012-07-28 04:04:24 PM  
How involved is Rove in Romney's campaign? I mean, look, Rove took one drooling retard, held his hand, tied his shoes, told him what to say, and distracted him from picture books to get him elected* president.

Why isn't he doing the same for this retard?


*by the Supreme Court
 
2012-07-28 04:04:26 PM  
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2012-07-28 04:05:18 PM  

PonceAlyosha: He looks forward to meeting Benjamin Nethastfu.


Apparently the two of them have been friends for decades, which is a sharp contrast with Obama and Netanyahu, who really can't stand one another.
 
2012-07-28 04:06:00 PM  

Serious Black: Anybody else here think the GOP elites are regretting their choice to give Mitt Romney a free ride through the primary elections yet?


Oh, there's plenty of election rigging yet to be done and billions left to be spent on manipulating very stupid people.

They're counting on everybody waking up November 7th saying "What the fark just happened?"
 
2012-07-28 04:06:03 PM  
Romney looks abusive. As in he might smack the wife around from time to time.
 
2012-07-28 04:06:50 PM  
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2012-07-28 04:07:49 PM  
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2012-07-28 04:08:13 PM  
You know, it just hit me exactly what Romney is: he's a Pointy-Haired Boss™. Think about it: he has no discernable talents of his own, extraordinarily poor people skills, he tries to paint himself as all things to all people, he cares little about the people under him, he uses buzzwords as magic invocations, and, as the London debacle shows, he's simply unable to let a single project go by without trying to change some small detail to get himself some measure of credit. Seriously, if this guy hadn't been born into money, he'd be a middle manager somewhere. Instead, he's running for President.
 
2012-07-28 04:08:45 PM  
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2012-07-28 04:09:30 PM  
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