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2012-08-01 12:11:44 AM  
The Fourth is all he needs.

The Fifth is ... all he bleeds.

(I seriously didn't set out for that to rhyme, but f*ck it, it's true).
 
2012-08-01 12:12:03 AM  
57?
 
2012-08-01 12:14:13 AM  
Haha, he basically said "The Media would rather write about what I said than things that are largely irrelevant to this campaign!"
 
2012-08-01 12:19:49 AM  
A "gaffe" has now been redefined to mean "anything said that might upset idiot libs".

Calling his comments "racist" is nothing short of absurd lying. Besides the fact that Palestinians are not a race, Romney was repeating the findings of a UN report that was written by Arabs on the very issue of culture and the failures of culture in the Arab/muslim world.
 
2012-08-01 12:23:37 AM  

kmmontandon: The Fourth is all he needs.

The Fifth is ... all he bleeds.

(I seriously didn't set out for that to rhyme, but f*ck it, it's true).


The Fifth Estate
 
2012-08-01 12:27:02 AM  

MeinRS6: Calling his comments "racist" is nothing short of absurd lying. Besides the fact that Palestinians are not a race, Romney was repeating the findings of a UN report that was written by Arabs on the very issue of culture and the failures of culture in the Arab/muslim world.


Okay, why don't you find that report and the sentences in context for us.
 
2012-08-01 12:37:36 AM  
Gee, you'd think that if it was more than him just repeating a talking-point he just read on some wingnut blog he'd be able to recall that information faster.
 
2012-08-01 12:38:59 AM  
"I realize that there will be some in the Fourth Estate, or whichever estate, who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geopolitics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to a nuclearization of Iran," Romney told FOX News on Tuesday. "They'll instead try and find anything else to divert from the fact that these last four years have been tough years for our country."

No, you twit. We're well aware that your saber rattling with Israel against the "nuclearization of Iran," your chicken-shiat chicken hawk Bush holdovers and your desire to keep American troops in Afghanistan indefinitely ARE the threat of war.
 
2012-08-01 12:59:00 AM  
His wife had to sell a few of them when they were in college, and after that, hey, why worry?
 
2012-08-01 01:09:43 AM  

MeinRS6: Besides the fact that Palestinians are not a race


You're right, his comments are more bigoted than racist.
 
2012-08-01 01:17:34 AM  
They weren't bigoted either.

No point in engaging in desperate lying on this issue either, since it won't help Obama win a single vote.
 
2012-08-01 07:46:26 AM  

propasaurus: "I realize that there will be some in the Fourth Estate, or whichever estate, who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geopolitics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to a nuclearization of Iran," Romney told FOX News on Tuesday. "They'll instead try and find anything else to divert from the fact that these last four years have been tough years for our country."

No, you twit. We're well aware that your saber rattling with Israel against the "nuclearization of Iran," your chicken-shiat chicken hawk Bush holdovers and your desire to keep American troops in Afghanistan indefinitely ARE the threat of war.


Yet, with all this, what has Romney actually said about anything here he would actually do? I mean outside of support for Israel bombing Iran before not supporting Israel bombing Iran? Romney doesn't want to talk about any of this either. His campaign is perfectly happy trying to run with that "you didn't build that" thing and pretty much nothing else. They say "hey, the economy sucks under Obama" yet offer nothing else.

Sure, the economy does suck. Wall St. isn't the economy. Romney has offered absolutely nothing in the sense of policy or direction. He has offered tons of fail from a campaign, though, so at least it is amusing.
 
2012-08-01 08:10:32 AM  
I'm in love with this commenter:

Dana Blankenhorn · Top Commenter · Northwestern University
Actually the Israeli system is a lot more socialist than the ACA. All insurers are non-profits. Premiums are taken directly from workers' paychecks. The state controls what happens to the money.

If I were a meanie I'd write a headline like "Romney Supports Death Panels for Jews" but I'm not a Republican.
 
2012-08-01 11:21:07 AM  
Holy shiat I got a green.
 
2012-08-01 11:21:30 AM  

MeinRS6: They weren't bigoted either.

No point in engaging in desperate lying on this issue either, since it won't help Obama win a single vote.


Still waiting on that info from the UN report.
 
2012-08-01 11:21:45 AM  

MeinRS6: No point in engaging in desperate lying on this issue either, since it won't help Obama win a single vote.


Concern noted. You can move along now.
 
2012-08-01 11:21:46 AM  
I don't care what he said about Palestine.

I'm outraged that he would misrepresent Jared Diamond.
 
2012-08-01 11:22:56 AM  
ALL THESE DAMN REPORTERS REPORTING INSTEAD OF KISSING MY ASS
 
2012-08-01 11:23:22 AM  
Maybe he should check his tax returns.
 
2012-08-01 11:23:27 AM  
i149.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-01 11:23:35 AM  

MeinRS6: Besides the fact that Palestinians are not a race


I know, right? Barely even human. That's not racist.
 
2012-08-01 11:25:11 AM  

MeinRS6: A "gaffe" has now been redefined to mean "anything said that might upset idiot libs".



We're not upset. We're laughing. His press secretary is so inept he told the people responsible for getting Mittens' message out to "kiss my ass". It's like 2004 all over again- we have an out of touch, arrogant, rich white guy that nobody wants running for president. Only this time, he's a Republican.
 
2012-08-01 11:25:43 AM  

MeinRS6: Calling his comments "racist" is nothing short of absurd lying. Besides the fact that Palestinians are not a race, Romney was repeating the findings of a UN report that was written by Arabs on the very issue of culture and the failures of culture in the Arab/muslim world


No one in the thread nor the article called his comments "racist". You've already been asked by cameroncrazy1984 and urbangirl for links so we know what you're talking about. Now I'm asking also.
 
2012-08-01 11:25:49 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: MeinRS6: Besides the fact that Palestinians are not a race

I know, right? Barely even human. That's not racist.


Speciesist?
 
2012-08-01 11:26:18 AM  
Okay, lets talk about:

the economy, What would Romney do to fix it? Besides tax cuts for the wealthy?

to geopolitics Romney has said that the Soviet Union is our enemy.

to the threat of war The threat has come from Romney threatening Iran.

to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today Romney would increase troops there.

to a nuclearization of Iran Romney would nuke Iran.
 
2012-08-01 11:27:24 AM  
FTFA: "I realize that there will be some in the Fourth Estate, or whichever estate, who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated...to geopolitics"

Yeah, Britain thinking you're a "twit" and Palestine thinking that there's no rational way that the US can impartially broker peace talks if you get into office is in no way related to geopolitics.

Sure. Pull the other one, it's got bells on.
 
2012-08-01 11:27:58 AM  
He's right, of course. But he's also rich, so fark that guy.
 
2012-08-01 11:28:25 AM  

MeinRS6: A "gaffe" has now been redefined to mean "anything said that might upset idiot libs".

Calling his comments "racist" is nothing short of absurd lying. Besides the fact that Palestinians are not a race, Romney was repeating the findings of a UN report that was written by Arabs on the very issue of culture and the failures of culture in the Arab/muslim world.


goinglikesixty.com

 
2012-08-01 11:28:57 AM  

vernonFL: Okay, lets talk about:


Romney's positions are very clear and straightforward. It's not difficult to get them right:

vernonFL: the economy, What would Romney do to fix it? Besides tax cuts for the wealthy?


Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to geopolitics


Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to the threat of war


Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today


Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to a nuclearization of Iran


Repeal Obamacare.
 
2012-08-01 11:29:07 AM  
This planet would be so much more peaceful if the people who declared war had to fight it.
 
2012-08-01 11:29:59 AM  
What a disingenuous asshole...

"It's not my fault for saying ignorant, stupid shiat... It's the media's fault for reporting on it!"

The party of personal responsibility, my ass.

Too bad for him, his little World Embarrassment Tour just further solidified the narrative that he's an out of touch, clueless, upper class twat.

"Devoid of charm and mildly offensive".

I liked Krauthammer's comment, as well:
"All Romney has to do, say nothing. 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."
 
2012-08-01 11:30:02 AM  

sprawl15: vernonFL: Okay, lets talk about:

Romney's positions are very clear and straightforward. It's not difficult to get them right:

vernonFL: the economy, What would Romney do to fix it? Besides tax cuts for the wealthy?

Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to geopolitics

Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to the threat of war

Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today

Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to a nuclearization of Iran

Repeal Obamacare.


heh.
 
2012-08-01 11:30:13 AM  
Seriously, is there anything about Mitt Romney that the media is allowed to talk about?

Mit Romney is super, super, rich. Can we talk about how super rich he is, or investigate exactly how rich he is?
No, that's off limits.

Mitt Romney's executive government experience was as governor or Massachusetts, can we talk about that or investigate how he governed Massachusetts?
No, that's off limits.

Mitt Romney cites his business experience as a key factor why he is the preferable candidate, can we talk about or investigate anything that actually happened by or to the company that he ran?
No, that's off limits.

Jesus, OK. Ummmm...what about the things he's actually saying *right now*? Can we copy and paste the things he's actually saying and report that?
No, that's off limits. Shove it up your ass.
 
2012-08-01 11:30:32 AM  
How the fark is he only blaming American Media? The UK's The Sun dragged him over coals and nearly every other British publication did as well.

What a complete whiny asshole this guy is turning out to be.
 
2012-08-01 11:30:56 AM  

MeinRS6: They weren't bigoted either.

No point in engaging in desperate lying on this issue either, since it won't help Obama win a single vote.


Good. Let's go with that. Romney distilling what is pretty much the most complex geopolitical situation in place on the globe today to "You know how I know we're the just, right, and civil fellas and they're the shambling, barbaric demi-primates? Because you manage to make twice as much," bereft of any cultural bigotry or inert racism, leaves him just being a moron who would be a terrible leader for a country desperately trying to resuscitate its middle class.

And I gotta be honest, an insightful, politically cunning guy with a few personality flaws due to being an old white religious turd is a lot more appealing to me than a moron, because the moron is being run by a committee that I can't evaluate and hasn't shown any promise in the previous 8 years they were allowed to run an old white religious turd with a few personality flaws.
 
2012-08-01 11:31:18 AM  

ginandbacon: I'm in love with this commenter:

Dana Blankenhorn · Top Commenter · Northwestern University
Actually the Israeli system is a lot more socialist than the ACA. All insurers are non-profits. Premiums are taken directly from workers' paychecks. The state controls what happens to the money.

If I were a meanie I'd write a headline like "Romney Supports Death Panels for Jews" but I'm not a Republican.


Ding, ding, ding! Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!
 
2012-08-01 11:31:44 AM  

Cletus C.: He's right, of course. But he's also rich, so fark that guy.


8/10. Simple and will get bites. Well done.
 
2012-08-01 11:32:37 AM  
It is patriotic to get other countries to hate you and dodge drafts and dodge taxes.
 
2012-08-01 11:33:32 AM  
"I realize that there will be some in the Fourth Estate, or whichever estate, who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geopolitics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to a nuclearization of Iran," Romney told FOX News on Tuesday. "They'll instead try and find anything else to divert from the fact that these last four years have been tough years for our country."

Is this some form of pandering to the FOX news audience? or he is really that clueless about basic history and facts? Neither of them seems likely to get him votes outside the echo chamber.
 
2012-08-01 11:36:04 AM  

Doogles4221: "I realize that there will be some in the Fourth Estate, or whichever estate, who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geopolitics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to a nuclearization of Iran," Romney told FOX News on Tuesday. "They'll instead try and find anything else to divert from the fact that these last four years have been tough years for our country."

Is this some form of pandering to the FOX news audience? or he is really that clueless about basic history and facts? Neither of them seems likely to get him votes outside the echo chamber.


He realized he almost got something factually correct and had to jump in and muddy the water.
 
2012-08-01 11:38:53 AM  

MeinRS6: Calling his comments "racist" is nothing short of absurd lying. Besides the fact that Palestinians are not a race, Romney was repeating the findings of a UN report that was written by Arabs on the very issue of culture and the failures of culture in the Arab/muslim world.


This is a farking blatant threadjack for trolling purposes, as far as I'm concerned. It's been reported. We'll see whether anything happens about it.
 
2012-08-01 11:39:14 AM  

Esc7: How the fark is he only blaming American Media? The UK's The Sun dragged him over coals and nearly every other British publication did as well.

What a complete whiny asshole this guy is turning out to be.



What did anyone expect? He's been sheltered from failure. He's been handed things his entire life and never had to answer to anyone for anything he has said or done. I'm sure to him and those close to him he is being treated poorly. The only thing is, he is beginning to see what it's like to be held accountable for his words and actions and he found out what most of us have learn after many years of failure ... that life can be a biatch so be careful with what you say and do.
 
2012-08-01 11:39:46 AM  

urbangirl: MeinRS6: They weren't bigoted either.

No point in engaging in desperate lying on this issue either, since it won't help Obama win a single vote.

Still waiting on that info from the UN report.


Came back here to see if you posted that report, but you haven't yet.

I'll check back later.
 
2012-08-01 11:39:50 AM  

theorellior: This is a farking blatant threadjack for trolling purposes, as far as I'm concerned. It's been reported. We'll see whether anything happens about it.


Meh, last time I complained about his trolling, I received a ban. So good luck with that.
 
2012-08-01 11:43:16 AM  

bartink: Meh, last time I complained about his trolling, I received a ban. So good luck with that.


I'm annoyed enough by his ridiculous behavior in this thread that I'll take the banhammer in stride. If my comments get bahleeted you'll know what happened.
 
2012-08-01 11:43:23 AM  
Republicans are always blaming the left-wing-liberal-drive-by-media-conspiracy-theory for any bad press. That's a proven strategy to get the press to treat you with kid gloves. The sad part is the spineless members of the press play into it and will back off Romney and treat him like a delicate "conservative".
 
2012-08-01 11:45:33 AM  

sprawl15: vernonFL: Okay, lets talk about:

Romney's positions are very clear and straightforward. It's not difficult to get them right:

vernonFL: the economy, What would Romney do to fix it? Besides tax cuts for the wealthy?

Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to geopolitics

Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to the threat of war

Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today

Repeal Obamacare.

vernonFL: to a nuclearization of Iran

Repeal Obamacare.


Obviously, you haven't heard his other revolutionary idea. What if we give the richest Americans...cuts...in their taxes?
 
2012-08-01 11:46:01 AM  

theorellior: This is a farking blatant threadjack for trolling purposes, as far as I'm concerned. It's been reported. We'll see whether anything happens about it.


IDK, it's what the Palestinians called Romney. I would call it a threadjack, because of the pre-emptive and out of place nature of it, but it's not really beyond the scope of discussion either.
 
2012-08-01 11:46:11 AM  

bartink: theorellior: This is a farking blatant threadjack for trolling purposes, as far as I'm concerned. It's been reported. We'll see whether anything happens about it.

Meh, last time I complained about his trolling, I received a ban. So good luck with that.


If the mods really gave a shiat about the trolling, my ignore list wouldn't be as long as it is. I don't complain to any mods, I don't report anything, I just ignore.....but when there's a 300 comment thread, and I can only read less than 1/3 of the posts, that's a problem.
 
2012-08-01 11:46:17 AM  
Why anyone responds to Mein Reich Schutzstaffel 6 is beyond me.
 
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