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(Daily Kos)   Mitt Romney says he didn't say his "47%" quote. Forgets that there are things called recordings, and that they still exist after the election   (dailykos.com) divider line 354
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2013-07-29 02:17:18 PM  
I would guess that most of the people who voted for him never listened to that recording anyway.
 
2013-07-29 02:19:00 PM  
Go away, loser

/it's over
 
2013-07-29 02:19:04 PM  
RIGHT SPIN:  "I think if you consider the audience I was speaking to, and the full context of my words, you will see that I didn't really mean it the way it's been interpreted."

PANTS ON HEAD SPIN:  "Actually, I didn't say that."

I still can't believe he got as close as he did.  Man simply cannot think on his feet.  I mean, even my suggestion is utter bullshiat, but at least it sounds better.
 
2013-07-29 02:20:18 PM  
Oh Mitt.
 
2013-07-29 02:21:18 PM  

Diogenes: RIGHT SPIN:  "I think if you consider the audience I was speaking to, and the full context of my words, you will see that I didn't really mean it the way it's been interpreted."

PANTS ON HEAD SPIN:  "Actually, I didn't say that."

I still can't believe he got as close as he did.  Man simply cannot think on his feet.  I mean, even my suggestion is utter bullshiat, but at least it sounds better.


You're talking about someone who for his entire professional life, never had anyone contradict him for any reason at all.
 
2013-07-29 02:22:04 PM  
I'm starting to understand where the GOP hatred of the Internet really comes from....
 
2013-07-29 02:23:20 PM  

Aarontology: Diogenes: RIGHT SPIN:  "I think if you consider the audience I was speaking to, and the full context of my words, you will see that I didn't really mean it the way it's been interpreted."

PANTS ON HEAD SPIN:  "Actually, I didn't say that."

I still can't believe he got as close as he did.  Man simply cannot think on his feet.  I mean, even my suggestion is utter bullshiat, but at least it sounds better.

You're talking about someone who for his entire professional life, never had anyone contradict him for any reason at all.


He does seem to be bewildered whenever he is unable to completely control the message.
 
2013-07-29 02:23:29 PM  

Aarontology: Diogenes: RIGHT SPIN:  "I think if you consider the audience I was speaking to, and the full context of my words, you will see that I didn't really mean it the way it's been interpreted."

PANTS ON HEAD SPIN:  "Actually, I didn't say that."

I still can't believe he got as close as he did.  Man simply cannot think on his feet.  I mean, even my suggestion is utter bullshiat, but at least it sounds better.

You're talking about someone who for his entire professional life, never had anyone contradict him for any reason at all.


Which showed through the entire campaign.  And started to affect his supporters.
 
2013-07-29 02:25:19 PM  

Weaver95: I'm starting to understand where the GOP hatred of the Internet really comes from....


The internet can be a terrible source of news if you lack the ability to exercise critical thinking.
 
2013-07-29 02:25:20 PM  
What a maroon.
 
2013-07-29 02:26:11 PM  

make me some tea: I would guess that most of the people who voted for him never listened to that recording anyway.


Actually, I'd wager most of them heard it and said, "Damn right!"
 
2013-07-29 02:26:14 PM  

make me some tea: He does seem to be bewildered whenever he is unable to completely control the message.


Diogenes: Which showed through the entire campaign. And started to affect his supporters.



It was amazing in a very weird sort of way. You could tell he'd never really had to talk to, or interact with "normal" people in any meaningful way in a very, very long time. It was like someone coming out of a time capsule filled with money..
 
2013-07-29 02:27:44 PM  

Aarontology: Diogenes: RIGHT SPIN:  "I think if you consider the audience I was speaking to, and the full context of my words, you will see that I didn't really mean it the way it's been interpreted."

PANTS ON HEAD SPIN:  "Actually, I didn't say that."

I still can't believe he got as close as he did.  Man simply cannot think on his feet.  I mean, even my suggestion is utter bullshiat, but at least it sounds better.

You're talking about someone who for his entire professional life, never had anyone contradict him for any reason at all.


Romneys arrogance was fascinating to watch tho. It was a glimpse into the mindset of those who pretend to be our betters. Scary as it was, I still learned quite a lot about our enemies.
 
2013-07-29 02:28:30 PM  
The thing that really stood out for me about this past election was the ease with which Romney would tell blatant lies. Pretty much all politicians stretch the truth to their advantage, but a pathological liar of Romney's level is pretty rare. Didn't help that he was terrible at it either.
 
2013-07-29 02:29:00 PM  

make me some tea: Weaver95: I'm starting to understand where the GOP hatred of the Internet really comes from....

The internet can be a terrible source of news if you lack the ability to exercise critical thinking.


Yes but the internet also LOVES to catch you in a blatant lie.
 
2013-07-29 02:29:25 PM  

Diogenes: Aarontology: Diogenes: RIGHT SPIN:  "I think if you consider the audience I was speaking to, and the full context of my words, you will see that I didn't really mean it the way it's been interpreted."

PANTS ON HEAD SPIN:  "Actually, I didn't say that."

I still can't believe he got as close as he did.  Man simply cannot think on his feet.  I mean, even my suggestion is utter bullshiat, but at least it sounds better.

You're talking about someone who for his entire professional life, never had anyone contradict him for any reason at all.

Which showed through the entire campaign.  And started to affect his supporters.


The way he treated his campaign staff after he lost was abysmal - leaving them high and dry, no way home, hotel rooms and credit cards immediately canceled, etc.
 
2013-07-29 02:30:28 PM  

Weaver95: Romneys arrogance was fascinating to watch tho. It was a glimpse into the mindset of those who pretend to be our betters. Scary as it was, I still learned quite a lot about our enemies.


It went far beyond arrogance. Arrogant people can still sort of "get" everyone else, even if they think they're above them. He seemed to legitimately believe that other people are on the Earth to validate and serve him.
 
2013-07-29 02:30:29 PM  

Hollie Maea: The thing that really stood out for me about this past election was the ease with which Romney would tell blatant lies. Pretty much all politicians stretch the truth to their advantage, but a pathological liar of Romney's level is pretty rare. Didn't help that he was terrible at it either.


What got me was the fact that Romney was just so horribly bad at lying.
 
2013-07-29 02:31:46 PM  

Weaver95: Aarontology: Diogenes: RIGHT SPIN:  "I think if you consider the audience I was speaking to, and the full context of my words, you will see that I didn't really mean it the way it's been interpreted."

PANTS ON HEAD SPIN:  "Actually, I didn't say that."

I still can't believe he got as close as he did.  Man simply cannot think on his feet.  I mean, even my suggestion is utter bullshiat, but at least it sounds better.

You're talking about someone who for his entire professional life, never had anyone contradict him for any reason at all.

Romneys arrogance was fascinating to watch tho. It was a glimpse into the mindset of those who pretend to be our betters. Scary as it was, I still learned quite a lot about our enemies.


So very, very much THIS.

It also explains why his campaign made so many Christians ready to abandon their prior biases and accept, at least tacitly, a Mormon.  He spoke the language of America Jesus.

God's grace is evident through your worldly status.  The wealthy are de facto our superiors, and we should defer to them in everything since they are clearly favored by God.
 
2013-07-29 02:32:49 PM  

Aarontology: Weaver95: Romneys arrogance was fascinating to watch tho. It was a glimpse into the mindset of those who pretend to be our betters. Scary as it was, I still learned quite a lot about our enemies.

It went far beyond arrogance. Arrogant people can still sort of "get" everyone else, even if they think they're above them. He seemed to legitimately believe that other people are on the Earth to validate and serve him.


Oh yes. But that's the prosperity gospel mindset at work. We are supposed to seve the intersts of the rich because that's what their god tells them is right and honorable. We aren't supposed to think for ourselves.
 
2013-07-29 02:33:46 PM  
Apologies for the spelling errors. I'm on the iPad today
 
2013-07-29 02:35:44 PM  
It's a good thing he's not in the White House.
 
2013-07-29 02:35:57 PM  
Aarontology:

It was amazing in a very weird sort of way. You could tell he'd never really had to talk to, or interact with "normal" people in any meaningful way in a very, very long time. It was like someone coming out of a time capsule filled with money..


I'd call it amazingly horrific.

The fact that Romney is so unbelievably, Scrooge McDuck wealthy and he just can't sleep at night knowing that 47 percent of Americans are getting a free ride on their income taxes and living in homes with refrigerators.

/never mind that his tax rate was probably 0%, that's not important here
 
2013-07-29 02:35:58 PM  
Oh. That guy. We're still talking about him?

Can we stop soon?

Pretty please?
 
2013-07-29 02:40:56 PM  

Ahhh_Ennui: Oh. That guy. We're still talking about him?

Can we stop soon?

Pretty please?


I guess when you've been campaigning for 10 straight years it's hard to let it go
 
2013-07-29 02:56:41 PM  
Well then, I'm definitely not voting for him.
 
2013-07-29 02:57:03 PM  
The kind of timely and effective response that would have characterized his presidency.
 
2013-07-29 03:00:09 PM  
I have a feeling that the "Game Change" of the 2012 campaign is going to be hysterical.
 
2013-07-29 03:03:56 PM  

JerseyTim: I have a feeling that the "Game Change" of the 2012 campaign is going to be hysterical.


I can understand why they couldn't have Tina Fey play her, and Julianne Moore did a top notch job.  But I really do wish they could case Jason Sudekis as Romney.

But Mitt probably had a boatload of highly paid attorneys make sure such a thing would never see the light of day.
 
2013-07-29 03:12:02 PM  
Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?
 
2013-07-29 03:20:28 PM  
It's like he just popped up out of nowhere after everyone had forgotten his embarrassing facefark of a campaign just to say "Hey just wanted to remind everyone that I'm still a lying sack of shiat even though I'm irrelevant now".
 
2013-07-29 03:22:44 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Diogenes: Aarontology: Diogenes: RIGHT SPIN:  "I think if you consider the audience I was speaking to, and the full context of my words, you will see that I didn't really mean it the way it's been interpreted."

PANTS ON HEAD SPIN:  "Actually, I didn't say that."

I still can't believe he got as close as he did.  Man simply cannot think on his feet.  I mean, even my suggestion is utter bullshiat, but at least it sounds better.

You're talking about someone who for his entire professional life, never had anyone contradict him for any reason at all.

Which showed through the entire campaign.  And started to affect his supporters.

The way he treated his campaign staff after he lost was abysmal - leaving them high and dry, no way home, hotel rooms and credit cards immediately canceled, etc.


Really? I didn't hear that one... damn, but if true maybe it'll help them realize that the side they're supporting isn't supporting them.
 
2013-07-29 03:25:53 PM  

Aarontology: make me some tea: He does seem to be bewildered whenever he is unable to completely control the message.

Diogenes: Which showed through the entire campaign. And started to affect his supporters.


It was amazing in a very weird sort of way. You could tell he'd never really had to talk to, or interact with "normal" people in any meaningful way in a very, very long time. It was like someone coming out of a time capsule filled with money..


Yeah, stuff like the $10,000 bet at the debate... he could've said $100 and no one would've batted an eye, but $10,000 is a pile of cash to most people to toss around on a bet. It was quite apparent to everyone that he's never been a member of the middle class.
 
2013-07-29 03:29:03 PM  

Diogenes: God's grace is evident through your worldly status.  The wealthy are de facto our superiors, and we should defer to them in everything since they are clearly favored by God.


UGH.
 
2013-07-29 03:29:40 PM  
Audio and visual recordings have a liberal bias
 
2013-07-29 03:36:54 PM  

Ahhh_Ennui: Oh. That guy. We're still talking about him?

Can we stop soon?

Pretty please?


No. I want everyone who thinks "Hey, maybe the GOP isn't that bad" to remember who they tried desperately to get elected.
 
2013-07-29 03:38:52 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
Nailed it...
 
2013-07-29 03:39:25 PM  
Hey you guys remember how he spent $25,000 on a fireworks show that he had set to go off over Boston when he won?

Two problems:

1) He lost the city of Boston by like... 60 %.
2) The public didn't know, he was just going to set off $25k worth of fireworks over the Charles River around 1am on a Tuesday. That wouldn't scare anyone AT ALL.
 
2013-07-29 03:41:57 PM  
hey, do you guys remember when Mitt Romney went to a Nascar race and told the fans, "Some of my friends own Nascar teams", and then he made fun of them for wearing plastic rain ponchos? He said "hey you guys really sprang for the big bucks on that!".
 
2013-07-29 03:42:03 PM  

what_now: 2) The public didn't know, he was just going to set off $25k worth of fireworks over the Charles River around 1am on a Tuesday. That wouldn't scare anyone AT ALL.


o.O

I didn't even think about that. LOL
 
2013-07-29 03:42:16 PM  
The GOP has had two big elections full of what happens when you throw everybody out of your tent who isn't exactly like you. You would think sooner or later they would start trying to draw more people in.
 
2013-07-29 03:42:32 PM  

what_now: 2) The public didn't know, he was just going to set off $25k worth of fireworks over the Charles River around 1am on a Tuesday Wednesday. That wouldn't scare anyone AT ALL.


FTFY.

/Just trying to be accurate
 
2013-07-29 03:42:33 PM  

Aarontology: Diogenes: RIGHT SPIN:  "I think if you consider the audience I was speaking to, and the full context of my words, you will see that I didn't really mean it the way it's been interpreted."

PANTS ON HEAD SPIN:  "Actually, I didn't say that."

I still can't believe he got as close as he did.  Man simply cannot think on his feet.  I mean, even my suggestion is utter bullshiat, but at least it sounds better.

You're talking about someone who for his entire professional life, never had anyone contradict him for any reason at all.


Um, yes Emperor--I mean Mitt--, your fake tan does look fantastic, and you were brilliant to think of it!
 
2013-07-29 03:43:21 PM  

make me some tea: what_now: 2) The public didn't know, he was just going to set off $25k worth of fireworks over the Charles River around 1am on a Tuesday. That wouldn't scare anyone AT ALL.

o.O

I didn't even think about that. LOL


That was actually more egregiously upsetting to me than the fact that he planned to celebrate in a city that hates him. He would have caused panic at worst, and at best he would have woken up a lot of people who had to work in the farking morning.
 
2013-07-29 03:44:17 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ahhh_Ennui: 

I guess when you've been campaigning for 10 straight years it's hard to let it go


Really.  Most people would really be pushed over the edge when they realized that ten years of hard work resulted in absolutely nothing.
 
2013-07-29 03:45:56 PM  
Not that you need evidence past being a national-level politician, but isn't freely and blatantly lying even when the listener knows you're lying one of those symptoms of sociopathic tendencies?
 
2013-07-29 03:46:04 PM  

make me some tea: Yeah, stuff like the $10,000 bet at the debate... he could've said $100 and no one would've batted an eye, but $10,000 is a pile of cash to most people to toss around on a bet. It was quite apparent to everyone that he's never been a member of the middle class.


"I mean, it's ONE banana; how much could it cost? 10 dollars?"

// my favorite part of the campaign
// also - the hell of it is, if Romney had said that 47% of people pay no INCOME taxes (beyond payroll yadda yadda), he'd have been right
// wouldn't have made sense with the rest of that statement, but it'd at least have been correct
 
2013-07-29 03:46:10 PM  
Hey do you guys remember when Mitt Romney said that he made "some" money from his public speaking, but "not too much" and it turned out it was over $400,000?
 
2013-07-29 03:46:42 PM  
Remember you're a conservative...no whining about losing.
 
2013-07-29 03:46:44 PM  

timujin: TuteTibiImperes: Diogenes: Aarontology: Diogenes: RIGHT SPIN:  "I think if you consider the audience I was speaking to, and the full context of my words, you will see that I didn't really mean it the way it's been interpreted."

PANTS ON HEAD SPIN:  "Actually, I didn't say that."

I still can't believe he got as close as he did.  Man simply cannot think on his feet.  I mean, even my suggestion is utter bullshiat, but at least it sounds better.

You're talking about someone who for his entire professional life, never had anyone contradict him for any reason at all.

Which showed through the entire campaign.  And started to affect his supporters.

The way he treated his campaign staff after he lost was abysmal - leaving them high and dry, no way home, hotel rooms and credit cards immediately canceled, etc.

Really? I didn't hear that one... damn, but if true maybe it'll help them realize that the side they're supporting isn't supporting them.


Completely true.  Most of them were unpaid interns, who then had to call their parents for help because they were thrown out of their hotel rooms at midnight and their flights home weren't even covered.
 
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