Never before in human history have so few words twisted so many knickers.
That’s why I’m strangely enjoying this particular joust. A cat-and-mouse game that is worthy of watching
"I'm sure President Obama and I have some common ground," Romney added. "I'm sure we've both heard some odd things at religious services."— (@jimgeraghty) August 24, 2012
ROFL! Now that’s hilarious.
And I'm like whaaaa? And then she's like, O NO HE DI-INT. So then I'm like, it is ON. And then she's SHIT GOT REAL. #CampaignNews— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 24, 2012
IowaHawk never fails to make me LOL!
I love him.
Mitt struck gold!
I will be very disappointed if he apologizes.
He’s not even remotely apologizing for it. He’s saying people are overreacting to it, and they are. They were discussing it on NPR, and the younger guest pundit was actually laughing about it, while the older guest pundit was offended by the comment AND the fact that the younger guy laughed it off. That’s the exact reaction he was going for, I bet.
“Breaking-ish news”?! Is she serious????? Is that even a word?
Oh, my mistake. I forgot that anything that doesn’t appear that you are licking Obama’s (purported) balls is RACIST!!!!!!
LOL that this is breaking news. What boobs. They are projecting all of Obama’s crap onto Romney. What pillow fluffers!
Boobs serve a useful purpose.
This panel is certifiable. What universe do these people live in?
I’m betting the universe is in close proximity to Obama’s butt.
It’s also known as the land of unicorns and rainbows.
Vile Progs are losing it:
“He sehrves the Youknighted Staytes of America.” What a snotty little Brit. Love watching him melt down. This show is going to be so good now that proglodytes can smell defeat in the air.
The R party needs to learn to differentiate between a genuine political gaffe and the sycophant press just having a tantrum/meltdown. The former needs to be avoided, the latter is to be ENJOYED.
GOP needs 2 learn diff bw *real* political gaffe & sycophant MSM just having a tantrum. Former needs to be avoided; latter is to be ENJOYED.— Angie (@TheAngieNC2) August 24, 2012
I’ve said it before, but we’re entering some territory now that we haven’t seen since the bad old days. This isn’t even dogwhistling. It’s a primal scream.
Yeah, because making a snarky joke about a long-running controversy over missing documents was SUCH a common tactic of the Klan and Bull Connor. It’s right up there with dogs and firehoses.
The best part about this is that they can’t say a GD thing about it since Obama has been playing the Reggie Miller role. You reap what you sow, MFers.
Some are fearfully wringing their hands, but I think it’s hilarious. R pols need to stop being so damn afraid of the media. That’s a losing game that R’s play, a vicious cycle that renders them fewer and fewer topics they are “allowed” to talk about. Dems are allowed leeway to be loose and relaxed, R’s have to parse every word for fear of it being “taken wrong”. Fuck that.
No, they shouldn’t be saying batshit weird stuff like Akin did. But Mitt is allowed to make a damn JOKE, even a joke with an edge. If R’s want to stop hiding in the corner, avoiding every topic for fear of media backlash, and coming across like stiff boring automatons, they need to give up walking on eggshells w the media. Fuck ‘em.
Righty pundits yesterday: Mitt needs to hit back — all is lost! Righty pundits today: OMG Mitt shouldn't hit back — ALL IS LOST!— Angie (@TheAngieNC2) August 24, 2012
FACT: The MSM was already calling Romney a racist, birther (for even talking to Trump), murderer, felon, tax cheat. He’s smart enough to know that you don’t play to what they want as they are *never* going to cover him fairly– he’s taking his message directly to the people and at the same time turning the distraction away from Akin/Rape to one that *helps* him.
Said it before, said it again: there’s a reason Romney made millions taking risks in private equity and the rest of us haven’t.
Honk! this is part of what I was trying to get at below. It’s a losing game, because no matter how you police your speech, they will find another objection, until eventually the only non-racist thing left to say is “I love Obama!” From an AoS commenter:
Remember birth certificate, welfare, reform, republican, responsibility, lamp, coffee table, math, antidisestablishmentarianism, budget, egg mcmuffin, and fountain pen are all just a hand full of the billions of examples of racial code words used by Republicans everyday.
Hilarious! Didn’t I tell you? I think mooning people is soooooooooo much funnier than getting in their faces. I moon my husband all the freakin’ time. He snickers every. single. time. even though he knows it’s coming and it should be old by now. I also flash him. It’s a good marriage.
I agree. mockery is his achilles heel. Mitt needs to crack mild jokes at Obama’s expense all day long. Let the media scream. No one cares.
I care Make me laugh again. My sense of humor has faded over the last four years.
I meant no one cares if the media gets their panties in a wad.
Oh I care about that, too! I’d prefer they were in a twist and hanging from a flagpole somewhere, but I’ll settle for some hysteria and hyperventilating.
Todd Akin called a presser at 4:15 today. Not sure which time zone that is.
I think the media has almost committed legitimate rape towards him. I wonder if it’s all starting to make sense to him yet?
By the way, if he quits, he should know that’s the same kind of decision he would deny a rape victim.
If he is in Missouri – central time
and D.C. – eastern
He’s staying in
He needed a press release to announce he’s a selfish git without an ounce of compassion or intelligence?
Yes, you can tweet that.
LOL! The media is flat out losing their shit over this. Mit is on target. It’s hilarious that Uncle Joe can intone in a fake bubba drawl “They gon’ put you back in CHAINS!” and the media yawns. But Mitt cracks wise about Obama’s BC kerfluffle and it’s reminiscent of a burning cross.
The media has SO outed themselves over the last 5 years that swing voters laugh at them more than listen to them.
Don’t apologize or walk it back, Mitt. Let the world see how fucking ridiculous and clueless these talking heads are.
The right people on the left & right are outraged over Mitt saying he was born & raised in MI — bulls eye! #Romney2012— Angie (@TheAngieNC2) August 24, 2012
BTW – via Twitter, it turns out that Obama is selling birth certificate “joke” cups on his campaign website & asking people to send in jokes about it because (per campaign website):
There’s really no way to make the conspiracy about President Obama’s birth certificate completely go away, so we might as well laugh at it — and make sure as many people as possible are in on the joke. Get your Obama birth certificate Made in the USA mug today.
And, btw, it seems all you need to be called a “birth” is to say the words “birth certificate” because Romney, obviously, didn’t say Obama wasn’t born in USA (in fact, campaign spox reiterated that Romney has *always* said he believes Obama was born in Hawaii).
Mighty good, Mittens. Kick some ass.
We'll see. Bodies have a way of shutting that down… MT @ToddAkin: It's working! Let's keep the momentum going!— Tommy (@FirstTeamTommy) August 24, 2012
If Romney's goal was to make media look hysterical and Obama look humorless, mission accomplished.— John Nolte (@NolteNC) August 24, 2012
Casey Anthony is off probation. That means she can finally get her dream job as a nanny.
Zanny’s Nannies. It will be a nationwide chain staffed with imaginary friends… which really cuts down on salary and benefits costs, kinduva friends without benefits thang.
This is how you fuck with a narcissist’s head. I believe Romney has a full forensic psychological profile on Obama and he is using it. What do you do to a trash talker? You make fun of them. Expect some jokes about Obama’s manger being located by the Smithsonian.
def. n. Informal
The act or an instance of undermining someone’s confidence by psychological means.
Romney may be entering the psych-out phase of the campaign in preparation for the debates.
Oh he’s been there for a while. What do you think all that Romney bus trawling was earlier this year? He’s just getting more overt about it.
I can’t wait for the debates — I want to see Obama in full meltdown, on national TV, complete with crying and jabbing the air with his finger, full of rage & impotence (which, after all, is who he really, truly is). Anything less and I will be completely unsatisfied.
Agree but it has been directed more towards his staff, and the dopes that develop the themes. This is directed specifically towards Obama. It is just short of a yo’ mama joke and it is fair since they have already accused Romney of being a murderer and a tax felon. Their plausible desirability was thought out too, immediately stated, and very professional.
Well another narcisstic egotist is staying in the race. Missouri needs to run a write in candidate like Lisa M. did in Alaska.
Aw yeah. He’s got a big, fat fish on the line and he’s just gonna run it till it can’t run no more.
Man, this is turning out even more entertaining than I imagined.
Krauthammer tells it like it is:
“I don’t think he stepped on anything. It wasn’t an unforced error, it wasn’t a forced error. It wasn’t a error. It wasn’t an error at all, it was a joke. And this outrage response from Obama campaign, I think the most absurd example of fake umbrage in the history of fake umbrage. Give me a break. Romney dismissed the birthed issue from the beginning. There’s no implication that he is believes in this stuff. Obama himself has joked about his birth certificate,” Charles Krauthammer said on FOX News’ “Special Report” tonight.
“The press swallows it up,” Krauthammer said. “I think it’s another example of what we heard the other night of the press — I think it was Chuck Todd who said that the press tends to follow the Obama campaign and what it wants to emphasize. This is a non-story of a non-story.”