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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 10:25 AM

Stay classy, Mitt

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Reply Stay classy, Mitt (Original post)
JHB Jul 2012 OP
lame54 Jul 2012 #1
JHB Jul 2012 #2
lame54 Jul 2012 #4
JHB Jul 2012 #5
lame54 Jul 2012 #6
WI_DEM Jul 2012 #3

Response to JHB (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 10:32 AM

1. if only Obama had said "Those" and "them"

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Response to lame54 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 12:28 PM

2. If nothing. It doesn't get more baldly weaseling than that.

If you're alluding to John Stewart's bit on that distinction, never mind.

But if not, it doesn't get more nakedly out of context than this. There's no need to fret over grammar or word usage here. No one who heard or read what was actually said misunderstood the point. It's only by sawing off the one line from the rest that you can even pretend he said something different.

But they're not just using it to take a poke, they're using it for a whole sustained campaign theme.

Is there such a thing as a naked/bald/hairless weasel? We have a new mascot for Mitt.

Even a shaved ferret. Republicans think ferrets are weasels, just ask Rudy Guliani.

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Response to JHB (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:05 AM

4. I caught it before stewart...

and they will pounce on any red meat they can

i wouldn't call this a gaffe - but it was improper english - and that was all they needed to run with it

they couldn't have gotten the clip they wanted if he said those and them

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Response to lame54 (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:33 PM

5. That still doesn't matter, it's not just this one clip

In the best of all possible worlds we could perhaps police our every spoken word so well that there would never let an opponent get "the clip they wanted". We don't live there.

Romney has now based several ads featuring out-of-context clips. Soviet-grade editing is their primary tactic. The quality of cut of horsemeat that they have to work with doesn't matter. They're still trying to sell it as Kobe beef.

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Response to JHB (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:42 PM

6. it's been going on a lot longer than this election...

and everytime I hear one of our guys pull a verbal screw up I cringe and, syre enough, within a couple days there is a repug ad about it
it happens alot

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 12:29 PM

3. No, but he will stay assy

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