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(The New Yorker)   Mitt Romney set a new personal best during his Town Hall debate. Unfortunately, that personal best was faking empathy   (newyorker.com) divider line 121
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2012-10-17 12:03:57 AM  
Did we get a reading on the smirkometer? Or did it just burst into flames the moment Mitt entered the room, again?
 
2012-10-17 12:06:32 AM  
Mitt has that one look after he delivers what he thinks is a crushing blow to someone's point. It's almost like "see daddy, I'm almost as good as you thought I would turn out"
 
2012-10-17 12:10:03 AM  
Your blog sucks.
 
2012-10-17 12:10:24 AM  
Im just gonna leave this here for all you libtards...

cdn2.mamapop.com
 
2012-10-17 12:16:12 AM  

Brick-House: Im just gonna leave this here for all you libtards...

[cdn2.mamapop.com image 850x351]


Not sure the relevance, given that your boy lost on every poll. But hey...
 
2012-10-17 12:20:33 AM  
Denile, not just a river in Egypt
 
2012-10-17 12:39:31 AM  

markie_farkie: Mitt has that one look after he delivers what he thinks is a crushing blow to someone's point. It's almost like "see daddy, I'm almost as good as you thought I would turn out"


Seriously, THIS

/that self-satisfied smirk makes me want to kick him right in the nuts
 
2012-10-17 12:48:34 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: markie_farkie: Mitt has that one look after he delivers what he thinks is a crushing blow to someone's point. It's almost like "see daddy, I'm almost as good as you thought I would turn out"

Seriously, THIS

/that self-satisfied smirk makes me want to kick him right in the nuts


The man has lived his entire life in air conditioning and never needed money. I think unless you've worked because you had to, like not eating, paying rent, buying clothes for your kids, you have no idea what 90% of America does every day. He doesn't empathize because he can't. He has no concept of what life is like for the people he's trying to empathize with.

At least GWB could fake it, and GHWB had seen combat, which has an emotional toll even on guys born rich (see also JFK). FDR's polio I think gave him that kind of understanding his upbringing would never have normally allowed. Mitt, just doesn't have the capability. And it's just one of many reasons I can't stand the guy.
 
2012-10-17 01:18:59 AM  

Brick-House: Im just gonna leave this here for all you libtards...


You're a one hit wonder dude. Maybe someday VH1 will include you in one of their countdown shows.
 
2012-10-17 02:24:04 AM  
Mitt cares OH SO DEEPLY about the 4 dead Americans. Then he turns around and uses their deaths to score cheap political points against the President. fark YOU MITT ROMNEY.
 
2012-10-17 02:24:27 AM  
Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney set a new personal record tonight by pretending to care about average Americans for nearly ninety minutes.

There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Businessmen they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line
Know what any of it is worth
 
2012-10-17 02:59:17 AM  

Brick-House: Im just gonna leave this here for all you libtards...

[cdn2.mamapop.com image 850x351]


You're still around? You're a glutton for punishment aren't you?
 
2012-10-17 03:00:40 AM  
This is empathetic?

i1159.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-17 03:01:39 AM  

fusillade762: This is empathetic?

[i1159.photobucket.com image 850x471]


hate is an emotion. a negative emotion but...still. it's a valid emotion.
 
2012-10-17 03:10:42 AM  

fusillade762: This is empathetic?


Well, it certainly emphasises how pathetic he is, does that count?
 
2012-10-17 03:12:08 AM  
i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-17 05:19:49 AM  
I thought he did OK...I mean, there were one or two moments where his attempts nearly approached a reasonable approximation of a somewhat life-like semblance of humanoid behavior signaling the possible presence of indications that may have suggested a quality comparable to an empathy-like emotion.
 
2012-10-17 05:46:31 AM  

Weaver95: Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney set a new personal record tonight by pretending to care about average Americans for nearly ninety minutes.

There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Businessmen they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line
Know what any of it is worth


Cool song, and I used to write lines from it on my textbook covers made out of brown grocery bags. The biology teacher let the hamster escape once. In retrospect I guess smoking was dumb, but I was young and assumed I was invincible. That was the year I almost got with that one skinny chick.
 
2012-10-17 05:50:31 AM  
I don't know. "I'm running for president because people are suffering" is still up there.
 
2012-10-17 05:50:55 AM  

Terrified Asexual Forcemeat: Cool song, and I used to write lines from it on my textbook covers made out of brown grocery bags. The biology teacher let the hamster escape once. In retrospect I guess smoking was dumb, but I was young and assumed I was invincible. That was the year I almost got with that one skinny chick.


Am I this high?
 
2012-10-17 05:53:00 AM  
mitt, you missed some bullshiat on your lip, you koch-sucker

images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2012-10-17 05:55:07 AM  
"I DO care about the suffering of others. When Rochester was taking me to the yacht club in the Dusenberg and accidentally ran over his own son I took the cost of the fuel he wasted while we idled waiting for an ambulance out of TWO of his paychecks, not one."
 
2012-10-17 05:59:19 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: "I DO care about the suffering of others. When Rochester was taking me to the yacht club in the Dusenberg and accidentally ran over his own son I took the cost of the fuel he wasted while we idled waiting for an ambulance out of TWO of his paychecks, not one."


I do miss Jack Benny
 
2012-10-17 06:06:53 AM  

Brick-House: Denile, not just a river in Egypt



zamir.org
 
2012-10-17 06:20:00 AM  

Irving Maimway: The man has lived his entire life in air conditioning and never needed money.


Um..pretty sure the Mormon mansion in Paris didn't have any air conditioning.
It was like Vietnam in that place.
 
2012-10-17 06:22:30 AM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net 

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people
 
2012-10-17 06:28:02 AM  

WhyteRaven74: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x874] 

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people


Give Romney a break. He's had to deal with an uppity POTUS and now a female teacher? How much more do you expect him to take?
 
2012-10-17 06:28:40 AM  

WhyteRaven74: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x874] 

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people


And people wonder why I have you on my Fav list...........

Good job
 
2012-10-17 06:29:21 AM  

Weaver95:

There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Businessmen they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line
Know what any of it is worth


theautumningempire.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-17 06:35:23 AM  
Stay classy, New Yorker...
 
2012-10-17 06:35:47 AM  

Valacirca: Weaver95:

There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Businessmen they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line
Know what any of it is worth

[theautumningempire.files.wordpress.com image 400x306]


I do get a sort of Baltar vibe from him.

No, not that one. THIS one.

sithkitten.slashcity.net
 
2012-10-17 06:36:35 AM  

WhyteRaven74: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x874] 

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people


"I didn't ask you a question"

... there are no words.
 
2012-10-17 06:38:16 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: WhyteRaven74: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x874] 

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people

"I didn't ask you a question"

... there are no words.

*facepalm*

works for me
 
2012-10-17 06:43:43 AM  
Up to this debate, I had thought that, yes, he was out of touch, and yes, he was a bit overwhelmed intellectually, but he was generally still a decent guy. After seeing him at this debate, I am prepared to join the rest of the chorus in pronouncing him a prevaricating douche.

/god, what an asshole
 
2012-10-17 06:45:36 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Up to this debate, I had thought that, yes, he was out of touch, and yes, he was a bit overwhelmed intellectually, but he was generally still a decent guy. After seeing him at this debate, I am prepared to join the rest of the chorus in pronouncing him a prevaricating douche.

/god, what an asshole


Late to the party but welcome, welcome friend.
 
2012-10-17 06:48:24 AM  
G.I.R.B.

ExperianScaresCthulhu: WhyteRaven74: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x874]

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people

"I didn't ask you a question"

... there are no words.

*facepalm* works for me


He said that at least once in the debate. I was glad he didn't add "boy".
 
2012-10-17 06:58:52 AM  

TheGogmagog: G.I.R.B.

ExperianScaresCthulhu: WhyteRaven74: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x874]

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people

"I didn't ask you a question"

... there are no words.

*facepalm* works for me

He said that at least once in the debate. I was glad he didn't add "boy".


Now THAT would have been EPIC!
 
2012-10-17 07:01:48 AM  

TheGogmagog: G.I.R.B.

ExperianScaresCthulhu: WhyteRaven74: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x874]

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people

"I didn't ask you a question"

... there are no words.

*facepalm* works for me

He said that at least once in the debate. I was glad he didn't add "boy".


Lol. You know he wanted to.
 
2012-10-17 07:02:14 AM  
Romney's a dick. The longer the debate went on, the more flustered and put-upon he seemed. By the end, he was reciting Fox News talking points under the apparent impression that they were zingers. Obama, on the other hand, lost his slight stammer over the course of the debate and emerged as Mr. Smooth. Calling this one's as much of a no-brainer as calling the first one was.

On a related note: Someone told me that Candy Crowley was named after her favorite food. I googled that but couldn't find anything. Does anyone out there know whether this is true or not?
 
2012-10-17 07:12:57 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: markie_farkie: Mitt has that one look after he delivers what he thinks is a crushing blow to someone's point. It's almost like "see daddy, I'm almost as good as you thought I would turn out"

Seriously, THIS

/that self-satisfied smirk makes me want to kick him right in the nuts


Just think, if he wins (SHUDDER) he would be kicking us in the nutz.

/I think I need a comma up there.
 
2012-10-17 07:36:42 AM  

Brick-House: Im just gonna leave this here for all you libtards...

[cdn2.mamapop.com image 850x351]


Are you wanting us to buy you a new tube?
 
2012-10-17 07:50:03 AM  
Paraphrased question: the last question to each man aims to get him to talk about himself and to discuss what people don't know about him?

Rmoney jumps right in with "others" want you to believe that I don't care about 100% of Americans.
//I wonder where they got the idea that he thinks 47% of them are free-loaders? Oh shiat, it was his own words.
 
2012-10-17 07:50:55 AM  

markfara: On a related note: Someone told me that Candy Crowley was named after her favorite food. I googled that but couldn't find anything. Does anyone out there know whether this is true or not?


No, I heard that she's a relative of Aleister Crowley, making her half satanic on her father's side.
 
2012-10-17 07:57:13 AM  

Irving Maimway: He has no concept of what life is like for the people he's trying to empathize with.


No, but he has seen C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate, so he's got that going for him.
 
2012-10-17 07:59:47 AM  
I'm still not convinced he'd pass the Turing test.
 
2012-10-17 08:01:05 AM  

Brick-House: Im just gonna leave this here for all you libtards...


Dude after seeing you post that same picture in other threads the only one I see butthurt is you
 
2012-10-17 08:01:08 AM  

WhyteRaven74: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x874] 

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people


Non-story. Overzealous educator.

*facepalm*

/nice find
//yoinking it to facebook
 
2012-10-17 08:06:03 AM  
And yet, people will still buy into his bullshiat.
 
2012-10-17 08:06:20 AM  

born_yesterday: Irving Maimway: He has no concept of what life is like for the people he's trying to empathize with.

No, but he has seen C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate, so he's got that going for him.


I just told a Republican coworker yesterday that I wasn't going to vote for Romney because he's just a Nexus One and I'm waiting for the Nexus Six to come out.
 
2012-10-17 08:06:58 AM  

Brick-House: Im just gonna leave this here for all you contards...

[cdn2.mamapop.com image 850x351]


Fixed yer typo.

I'll bet you're a constitutional and Biblical scholar, too.
 
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