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(CBS News)   Another day, another gaffe. Romney's press secretary to reporters: "Kiss my ass"   (cbsnews.com) divider line 41
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2012-07-31 11:18:35 AM
6 votes:
It's as if Rob Reiner was making a mockumentary about running for office.
2012-07-31 11:37:34 AM
4 votes:

barneyfifesbullet: meh

What a gaffe looks like.

About 256,000,000 results


It staggers me that a GOP supporters could see the obvious twisting and misrepresenting of what Obama said and not be bothered. Not because you have morals, or some belief system that operates on regular right/wrong data, but because it's such fail. This turd, his campaign, his non-existent platform are the best the GOP could prepare and offer to their constituents in four years to prepare. That you would still parrot their talking points as if they are valid, as if they don't make you look ridiculous, as if they were an actual gaffe and not twisted shows how foolish you are. Again, not because it isn't the truth and anyone expects the Right to operate with any kind of morals or values, but because it's just that lame.

At some point, even people as stupid as you will have to wake up, claw their way through the fear of the day, and realize these guys are topping you and your fellowing constituents like Gay Gang-bang Porn, and you deserve better. Yes, even fear based, brainless idiots, and our nation as a whole, deserve better than this Clown Shoes party you're supporting.
2012-07-31 11:59:33 AM
3 votes:

CorporatePerson: cameroncrazy1984: CorporatePerson: To be fair, most of those questions were stupid as hell. Why are our journalists asking him nonsense like "Do you feel your gaffes are overshadowing your trip?" What kind of a dumbfark question is that?

Why not ask him about policy? I'm much more interested in hearing what this guy is planning for America, instead of stupid horse race shiat that ultimately doesn't matter.

Romney has repeatedly said he won't talk about his policies until he gets into office.

So ask him again. And again. And again.

It's not as if he's going to give you an answer to "Hurr don't you think your gaffes are so bad?" You can't blame a guy for refusing to answer a stupid question. Why not ask him a question that a reasonable candidate would answer?


Why can't Romney answer a stupid question? Jeez, it's not like he was asked something hard like "What newspapers do you read?" It's just a "No" and move on. This press secretary sucks at his job and got angry. Not smart.
2012-07-31 11:45:02 AM
3 votes:

CorporatePerson: To be fair, most of those questions were stupid as hell. Why are our journalists asking him nonsense like "Do you feel your gaffes are overshadowing your trip?" What kind of a dumbfark question is that?

Why not ask him about policy? I'm much more interested in hearing what this guy is planning for America, instead of stupid horse race shiat that ultimately doesn't matter.


Romney has repeatedly said he won't talk about his policies until he gets into office.
2012-07-31 11:24:28 AM
3 votes:
I think his press secretary just summed up Rmoney's attitude toward the entire world.

Oops.
2012-07-31 01:21:33 PM
2 votes:

jjorsett: It's always funny when rabid leftists start tut-tutting about lack of civility. Go throw another trash can thru a store window.


Which of Obama's aides did that, now?
2012-07-31 01:20:11 PM
2 votes:

what_now: andrewagill: what_now: andrewagill: Romney aide to press: "Shove it"

Further proof that the Romney campaign can't even make it to the level of some of the most mediocre residents:

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GERALD FORD WAS NOT MEDIOCRE!!

I actually felt kind of bad saying that. I don't think he was mediocre, but he gets accused of being it often. I think maybe average is a better term, though he did seem to be a decent guy and not a bad statesman.

I honestly think that he would have been great for the country, had he been given a chance. He was probably the last HONEST leader we'll ever have, but there was no way he could get anything done with the Nixon situation hanging over him, and once he pardoned Nixon, his political career was over.


Nah, Carter was an honest man, too. And his honesty about the "malaise" the country was in led to his downfall.
2012-07-31 01:15:38 PM
2 votes:

Lost Thought 00: There is no better way to ensure that you will be covered unfairly than to piss off the pool reporters.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
2012-07-31 12:51:39 PM
2 votes:

jjorsett: It's always funny when rabid leftists start tut-tutting about lack of civility. Go throw another trash can thru a store window.


Hurts, doesn't it?

That realization that everything and everyone you've ever supported has turned out to be just using you while stringing you along with nothing but a collection of feeble lies to cover their own bungling, incompetent asses, has really got to sting.
2012-07-31 11:33:50 AM
2 votes:

cirby: After the Romney folks tried - and failed - to get the asshole reporters to show even a little decorum, the staffer finally lost his temper.


You've, uh...you've never seen the president at any event, ever, have you? The damn Hannukah candle-lighting (in 2003, I was there) couldn't conclude without reporters lobbing seventeen questions at a time Bush - whose entire job was literally to stand and light some candles; maybe 10 minutes of his time on a PR thing. He took a moment to collect himself (likely, to remember what canned answer the staff coached into him), and responded curtly but respectfully. Karl Rove didn't jump out to call the guy a farkstick before inviting him to perform and around-the-world on DC's most expensive transvestite hooker.

Anyway, no one objects to the staffer calling it "a holy site"? A grave is many things - a place of respectful reflection on life (and the life/lives of those lost), and in this specific case, it's a monument to all soldiers lost - but "holy"? With so many actual old churches and places of worship nearby? I think the respect for the military thing may have gotten a bit out of hand.

// respect, don't revere
2012-07-31 11:30:53 AM
2 votes:
Don't want to deal with the press Mr. Romney? The press should just hop on the nearest plane back home and give him zero coverage, Mitt who? Give him complete news blackout if all he can do is ignore the press. If you want press coverage, you actually have to interact with them.
2012-07-31 11:19:16 AM
2 votes:
Anyone else think this is more of a media event than an actual campaign event? Potential Romney voters like cussing out the press, pissing off foreigners, and hating on Palestinians, which is all Romney has done. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a bump out of this nonsense.
2012-07-31 11:16:02 AM
2 votes:
Gotta figure that's better than letting Romney answer questions.
2012-07-31 05:29:14 PM
1 votes:
A "holy site"? So holy you staged a campaign event at it?

After reporters protested, pointing out that Romney has only taken "but three questions" during his entire trip to London, Israel and Poland, Gorka said, "Kiss my a**. This is a holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect." The back and forth continued for a few seconds until Gorka ended the conversation with, "Why don't you shove it?"

A veritable Möbius strip of FAIL.
2012-07-31 04:25:43 PM
1 votes:

Harry_Seldon: Does anyone get the feeling that the press is about to turn on the Romney campaign? It's like they are chumming the water, and expecting them to be satisfied with some entrails.


Oh I think they've realized by now Romney is going to treat them like the rest of the 99%-ers, and not speak to them except in pre-prepared comments and photo ops. When even the Fox reporters are whining about Romney, it's clear that the media is about to put the smack down on him.
2012-07-31 01:04:49 PM
1 votes:

Philip J. Fry: Romney proves less capable than Palin at interacting with other humans. It shows in his attitude as well as his choice in staff.


I'm starting to see some similarities between Rmoney and Palin.
Sure, they're photogenic and all, but let them open their yaps and go off script and things go downhill faster than a runaway truck on a steep grade in a high-gravity environment with a stiff tailwind.

No wonder Twit Mitt doesn't want to answer questions...seems he's only opening his mouth to change feet anymore.
2012-07-31 12:54:14 PM
1 votes:

wildcardjack: It's as if Rob Reiner was making a mockumentary about running for office.


Christopher Guest.
2012-07-31 12:39:00 PM
1 votes:

what_now: andrewagill: Romney aide to press: "Shove it"

Further proof that the Romney campaign can't even make it to the level of some of the most mediocre residents:

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 308x186]

GERALD FORD WAS NOT MEDIOCRE!!


I actually felt kind of bad saying that. I don't think he was mediocre, but he gets accused of being it often. I think maybe average is a better term, though he did seem to be a decent guy and not a bad statesman.
2012-07-31 12:23:34 PM
1 votes:
And yet after all this, half of the voting public is still more than happy to put this guy into office. That's the really frightening part.
2012-07-31 12:14:52 PM
1 votes:
Three questions from reporters on the entire trip.

And (FTFA), even Fox's Greta Van Susteren is biatching.

Nothing to hide, Mitt?

You're going to be abandoned by the media very soon. Better step up to the microphone and start talking.
2012-07-31 12:14:20 PM
1 votes:
Step 1. Keep reporters cooped up inside a bus for hours on end.

Step 2. Refuse access to the candidate they are ostensibly there to cover.

Step 3. Have a hissy fit in front of reporters and imagine that that is not gonna become *the* story.

Step 4. _______

Step 5. Profit?

/Really, really bad at this.
//At this point I'm imagining Romney took the lowest bid offered on campaign talent and the guys who got the contract subbed the work out to a former call center in India.
///Possibly Estonia, it's a theory in progress.
2012-07-31 12:00:48 PM
1 votes:

Lost Thought 00: Because asking about the media uproar over his trip is topical. There are no meaningful questions to ask about Polish-American relations, and if you try ask a question about domestic policy you'll be easily brushed aside with a "now is not the time for that type of question. I'm focusing on American-Polish relations" quip.


Well one of the reporters asked him about the stupid shiat he said about Palestine. That's a relevant question about foreign policy, rather than meaningless blather regarding the political horserace.
2012-07-31 11:58:58 AM
1 votes:

zekeburger: The far right is claiming that the media fabricated the story. What a bunch of morons.


FTA: "What this gaggle of locusts did do, though, was to obnoxiously shout, scream, and holler questions from Pilsudski Square..."

Unlike the right-wing blowhard, Neil Munro from the Daily Caller, who completely disrupted the President's Rose Garden remarks. That guy was a hero!

Do wingers ever tired of being pretentious, hypocritical assholes?
2012-07-31 11:58:35 AM
1 votes:
On Monday, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren wrote on her blog, "There has been no press access to Governor Romney since we landed in Poland."

Mitt snubbed Fox News? Doesn't Mitt realize who his boss is?
2012-07-31 11:55:59 AM
1 votes:

CorporatePerson: To be fair, most of those questions were stupid as hell. Why are our journalists asking him nonsense like "Do you feel your gaffes are overshadowing your trip?" What kind of a dumbfark question is that?

Why not ask him about policy? I'm much more interested in hearing what this guy is planning for America, instead of stupid horse race shiat that ultimately doesn't matter.


Because asking about the media uproar over his trip is topical. There are no meaningful questions to ask about Polish-American relations, and if you try ask a question about domestic policy you'll be easily brushed aside with a "now is not the time for that type of question. I'm focusing on American-Polish relations" quip.
2012-07-31 11:53:16 AM
1 votes:
This goes to show that the powers that be- like it just the way it is.
First the R start off with the craziest line of candidates out of the whole freakin' nation, then shut out Paul, and then they settle for Romney.

Obama is their excuse to do nothing and be irresponsible with no accountability.
And that is just fine by them and their supporters.
2012-07-31 11:49:32 AM
1 votes:

CorporatePerson: To be fair, most of those questions were stupid as hell. Why are our journalists asking him nonsense like "Do you feel your gaffes are overshadowing your trip?" What kind of a dumbfark question is that?

Why not ask him about policy? I'm much more interested in hearing what this guy is planning for America, instead of stupid horse race shiat that ultimately doesn't matter.


I think they've given up entirely on trying to get him to make a policy statement.
2012-07-31 11:42:45 AM
1 votes:

wooden_badger: cirby: "As they were shouting their questions, Romney's travel press secretary Richard Gorka told the reporters to 'show some respect.'"

After the Romney folks tried - and failed - to get the asshole reporters to show even a little decorum, the staffer finally lost his temper.

Yeah, let's try to make it look like it's Romney's fault that the press in Europe is made up of a bunch of rude, uncultured morons.

FTFA
On Monday, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren wrote on her blog, "There has been no press access to Governor Romney since we landed in Poland. We (press) are in a holding pattern (I can't help but feel a bit like the press is a modified petting zoo since we are trapped in a bus while Polish citizens take pictures of us.)"

Greta's part of the press in Europe?


Apparently she is. You didn't think it was actual European reporters that he was shouting at, did you? Because if you did, you'd be looking pretty stupid right about now.
2012-07-31 11:34:46 AM
1 votes:

OmniView: I'd still rock n roll all night and party all day with Romney's wife.


She'd never touch one of you poors. What do you think she is? A Vanderbilt?!?
2012-07-31 11:31:26 AM
1 votes:

T-Servo: These were American reporters who'd flown around Europe and Israel with Romney, and haven't been allowed any access to the guy the entire trip. I bet a bunch were wondering why they didn't just stay in London to watch the Olympics.


Hell, even FOX News was complaining!

FTFA: On Monday, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren wrote on her blog, "There has been no press access to Governor Romney since we landed in Poland. We (press) are in a holding pattern (I can't help but feel a bit like the press is a modified petting zoo since we are trapped in a bus while Polish citizens take pictures of us.)"

Gotta suck when even the GOP cheerleaders are complaining about lack of access.
2012-07-31 11:29:26 AM
1 votes:

T-Servo: cirby: Yeah, let's try to make it look like it's Romney's fault that the press in Europe is made up of a bunch of rude, uncultured morons.

These were American reporters who'd flown around Europe and Israel with Romney, and haven't been allowed any access to the guy the entire trip. I bet a bunch were wondering why they didn't just stay in London to watch the Olympics.


Plenty of seats...
2012-07-31 11:28:09 AM
1 votes:
I am absolutely expecting Ashton Kutcher to jump out at the press pool any minute with 'You got PUNK'D!'

There is no way any professional political campaigners could be this obtuse, this completely ignorant of handling today's media unless they were 1.) composed entirely of journalism interns from Phoenix University, or 2.) secret democratic operatives. Obama's team doesn't have to even dig for anything: Just pick a sound bite, and roll it into a commercial.

This will have no effect, granted, whatsover on the GOP/Teabag base. But good luck getting the vote of any independent with 4 functioning brain cells: He's making Palin look skilled!
2012-07-31 11:24:32 AM
1 votes:
"As they were shouting their questions, Romney's travel press secretary Richard Gorka told the reporters to 'show some respect.'"

After the Romney folks tried - and failed - to get the asshole reporters to show even a little decorum, the staffer finally lost his temper.

Yeah, let's try to make it look like it's Romney's fault that the press in Europe is made up of a bunch of rude, uncultured morons.
2012-07-31 11:24:13 AM
1 votes:
He may very well be able to govern a state or run a company, but I sure as hell wouldn't trust this man, or anyone of his staffs, handle international diplomacy.
2012-07-31 11:23:42 AM
1 votes:
The longer this goes on the more I am convinced that Anonymous is the hacker group on steroids the media portrays it to be and they have social engineered control of the GOP and are in the midst of the worlds biggest trolling.
2012-07-31 11:21:08 AM
1 votes:

barneyfifesbullet: meh

What a gaffe looks like.

About 256,000,000 results


Atleast you got a new out of context quote to use for the next 4 years, 57 states is pretty old by now...
2012-07-31 11:20:47 AM
1 votes:

barneyfifesbullet: meh

What a gaffe looks like.

About 256,000,000 results


That's what heavy editing looks like.

In fairness to you though, screaming "Kiss my ass" isn't really a gaffe either.
2012-07-31 11:19:55 AM
1 votes:
They are THE PRESS! If anyone has the tools to shred a politician it's them.
But noooooooo...... They cut off their own balls then wondered why they are treated like shiat.

Reporter: "But if I don't say what they want then I'll never get an interview of have a question asked again"
Person: "Well, you're not getting interviews or good questions anyway, so what does it matter?"
2012-07-31 11:17:52 AM
1 votes:
There is no better way to ensure that you will be covered unfairly than to piss off the pool reporters.
2012-07-31 11:16:11 AM
1 votes:
Can't talk to the press. Unable to speak without error. Must talk to press, Otherwise self remains undefined. Unrecoverable Error. Automatic Server Shutdown
2012-07-31 11:15:14 AM
1 votes:
Romney proves less capable than Palin at interacting with other humans. It shows in his attitude as well as his choice in staff.
 
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