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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:59 PM

 

Mitt Romney: "I tasted a beer once, as a wayward teenager, and never did it again."

Why Is Mitt Romney So Incredibly Weird?
Everything you need to know about Willard Mitt Romney. An excerpt from Salon's new e-book, "The Rude Guide to Mitt"
By Alex Pareen
April 24, 2012


Mitt Romney is weird. When the Obama reelection campaign early in the cycle made the mistake of indicating that its strategy would be to imply that Mitt Romney is weird by repeatedly telling Politico that it planned on calling Mitt Romney weird, Romney’s camp countered by causing a brief and not particularly sincere media brouhaha over whether “weird” is code for “Mormon.” Plenty of Americans think Mormons are weird, yes, but in this case, the simple fact is Mitt Romney is weird, entirely apart from his religion.

He seems incapable of natural conversation and frequently uncomfortable in his own skin. He’s simultaneously dorkily earnest and ingratiatingly insincere. He suggests a brilliantly designed politician android with an operating system still clearly in beta. He once tied a dog to the roof of his car and drove for hundreds of miles without stopping and some years later thought that was an endearing story. All video of him attempting to interact with normal humans is cringe-inducing, as a cursory YouTube search quickly demonstrates. (Martin Luther King Day, Jacksonville, Fla., 2008: Mitt poses for a picture with some cheerful young parade attendees. As he squeezes in to the otherwise all-black group, he says, apropros of nothing, “Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof!”) He seems to have been told that “small talk” is mostly made up of cheerfully delivered non sequiturs.

Even the stories of Romney’s supposed temper are ridiculous. He was arrested, in June of 1981, for disorderly conduct while attempting to launch his family boat in Cochituate State Park. He got in a heated argument with a cop who noted that the boat was not displaying its registration. Romney was hauled in in his swim trunks. Charges were dropped when he threatened to sue for false arrest. At the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics Romney got in a public confrontation with a volunteer police officer directing traffic outside an Olympic venue. Police allege Romney said “fuck” multiple times while berating the cop. Romney declined to apologize to the cop, Shaun Knopp, and while the public berating did happen — he mentions it in his book — Romney made a big point of specifically denying that he used a bad word. (In fact, Romney insisted at the time that he specifically said “H-E double hockey sticks.” Like a child. A remarkably well-behaved child speaking in earshot of his second grade teacher.) He told the Boston Globe that he had two witnesses to corroborate his denial. “I have not used that word since college — all right? — or since high school,” he said.

Romney recently told People magazine, “I tasted a beer and tried a cigarette once, as a wayward teenager, and never did it again.” I’m not sure we should believe him. There’s no way in hell I can imagine Mitt Romney loosening up enough to have a beer.



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Reply Mitt Romney: "I tasted a beer once, as a wayward teenager, and never did it again." (Original post)
Better Believe It Apr 2012 OP
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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:02 PM

1. He's a very very strange person IMO. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:05 PM

3. He sure will have trouble getting the "wayward youth" vote!

 


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Response to Better Believe It (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:27 PM

74. lol

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:04 PM

2. This is the most out of touch man in America. nt

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:07 PM

4. He could have lied and said "I drank but didn't swallow"!

 


Except that would have made him seem even stranger!

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:07 AM

20. "I don't always drink beer..."

"...but when I do, I prefer to spit it out quickly."

Mitt Rmoney: The Least Interesting Man In th...huh? Excuse me, I nodded off there for a second.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:07 PM

5. Mitt - the guy you couldn't possibly have a beer with. [nt]

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:08 PM

6. I tasted more than one beer as a teenager and I wasn't the least bit wayward.

And I've had a good many more as an adult (and don't tell Mittens but I enjoyed them immensely)...........

PS: What Mittens REALLY needs is to smoke a J and loosen up a little. He looks SO uncomfortable in that human skin.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:27 PM

9. Kestrel, a J isn't going to do it for Romney

I don't think I've ever said this before and probably never will again, but Mitt Romney needs to start smoking opium.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:47 AM

58. Oh the humanity

the mental image of Mitt Romney in an opium den is just priceless. There's a Simpson's episode in which Mr. Burns is high as a kite in "Mao's Den of Iniquity."
That's what I'm thinking of.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:20 PM

7. Tasted a beer? And tried a cigarette? Once?

“H-E double hockey sticks , I'm shocked he has 5 kids. What a sad person he is.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:30 PM

12. I see Romney as the Protestant man in the "Every Sperm is Sacred" routine

If you've seen it, you know about it: the guy who has two children because he's had sex twice. "But we COULD have it any time we wanted!"

This "I tried a beer and a cigarette once and never did it again" is one of those Romney tales he probably should have kept to himself...seriously, guys, who gives a fuck if he did this?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:40 PM

88. Five kids and

no star in the east or camels on the doorstep?

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Response to Autumn (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:50 AM

34. Well, it's not like there was anything else to do.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:07 AM

43. there's something wrong with not drinking and not smoking?

I've never even tried a cigarette, and only had one nasty-tasting sip of a beer.

Of course, I never did manage to have kids.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #43)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 05:35 AM

45. Agree

That's a poor example of what a droid Romney is. A lot of people have tried something once and for any number of reasons decided it's not for them.

Romney's problem is he has the social skills of a three toed sloth; he is utterly lacking in empathy.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #43)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:21 AM

52. Just reinforces to me what a stiff uptight man he is.

I find it funny that he has to make an issue out of that. If by some fluke of nature he were to win I guess we would never have a cool beer summit again.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #43)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:29 AM

82. Have you have never tried the Chronic!

Come on down to Texas and I'll hook you up, one night of greatness!

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #82)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:23 PM

87. I've never even been to Texas

that's how uptight I am.

and those don't sound like cigarettes.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 07:41 AM

50. That he's a sad person is entirely unrelated

to whether or not he's had a beer or a cigarette. I've never tried smoking and I've never had a beer, and somehow I ended up a normal person with decent liberal views.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #50)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:18 AM

54. If you think he wasn't referring to Obama being an ex smoker

and having that marvelous beer summit, think again. that SOB is full of nothing but dog whistles.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #54)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:01 AM

57. Good point.

But dog whistling beer drinking and smoking won't get much of a response from a far share of his base, such as it is. As said, no empathy.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:24 PM

8. this is a fucking alien.

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Response to spanone (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:28 PM

10. It was on Cluster Fox News!

 

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:29 PM

11. Wayward?

Is this term still used?

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:31 PM

13. In Mitt world it is

as is “H-E double hockey sticks.”

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:44 AM

44. Yes it's in that kind of new

Kansas song Carry on my wayward son. You know, 1977.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:57 PM

64. Yes, especially when he describes his youthful shenanigans, tomfoolery and hijinks. n/t

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #64)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:20 PM

78. But did he inhale?

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #78)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:46 PM

90. If he did

it probably explains why he didn't want another beer.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:43 PM

89. Yes. It is used to insult people who smoke and drink beer, apparently. n/t

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:51 PM

14. NOW I know who Mittens reminds me of.




He sounds just like the character Steve Martin played in "The Jerk"


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:59 PM

16. Navin would never have stuck his dog on the roof of a car!

That sort of cruelty to animals really does take a special breed of person; not even a common jerk would ever think to do such a mindless thing.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:55 PM

15. I remember as a teenager my brother trying a cigarette

 

And promptly puking. He never did it again. Probably a good thing

I don't think this kind of story is all that unusual, especially for a Mormon.

And it's 'Pareene,' btw.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:02 AM

17. he's never had a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon on July 4?

 

there's something just plain un-American about that.

Mitt Romney is so whitebread stiff that Pat Boone looks cool by comparison.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:05 AM

18. The man is abbynormal.....not good for the position coveted....outta touch and outta mind

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:06 AM

19. Well, I think he's weird. But he's not that weird by ultra-religious standards.

There are a lot of religious people who don't drink, smoke, cuss, and regard animals as creatures that humans have dominion over and nothing more. Even the pet dog.

What is telling about the dog incident is that when the Romneys speak of it, I don't hear any indication of love or even fondness for their pet.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:16 AM

21. So much for "a guy you'd want to have a beer with"

...which was how all sorts of people justified voting for * and all of his stupid crap.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:17 AM

22. This has always seemed like his biggest problem to me.

The man seems uncomfortable and weak. Conservatives will ignore a *lot*, so long as it comes with a swagger. They worship strength, and desperately want a strong father figure. Romney seems like a dork.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:20 AM

23. I see nothing strange about this.

I hate beer. It tastes awful to me. Who's to say he isn't the same?

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Response to Bladian (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:22 AM

25. because he most likely lied about it to try to make it seem like he is normal

when he probably never even considered doing those things.

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Response to Bladian (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:17 AM

39. Nothing wrong with disliking beer

More for me! Some of my best friends dislike it, but they don't come across as being space aliens. When I have a party I try to be a good host and make sure there's a variety of beverages for everyone.

Romney's trying too hard to appear like a down-to-earth common guy. If he had to mention the subject at all, a simple statement that he doesn't drink alcohol would have served the purpose just as well without making seem as weird.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:21 AM

24. I smoked, but I didn't INHALE...

Come on people...

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:24 PM

66. I didn't inhale first time I smoked

because I didn't know how to. Friends got mad at me for wasting it but I learned.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:24 AM

26. When You Lie So Much, It's Called Insanity

so, how far does he need to go?

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #26)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:05 PM

70. Actually, wouldn't being insane make it impossible to lie?

After all, if you truly believe what you are saying is it really a lie?

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #70)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:23 AM

81. lol... to the insane, yes

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:33 AM

27. Kick.

 

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:34 AM

28. The capper is that he's so out of touch, he thinks he "deserves" to be president.

I think he's confused his future planet with ours.

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Response to bleever (Reply #28)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:38 AM

30. Born on third base.




He has a totally unique view of the world.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #30)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:04 AM

37. No, out of this world. Check out their planet Kolob. It's an interesting read, really it is:

Kolob



According to several LDS writers (such as Cleon Skousen in his book The First 2000 Years), the earth was created near Kolob over a period of 6000 years (six "days" in Kolob time), and then moved to its present position in our solar system. This hypothesis is based on oral comments attributed to Joseph Smith, Jr. The hypothesis is also based on a passage from the Book of Abraham stating that in the Garden of Eden, time was measured "after the Lord's time, which was after the time of Kolob; for as yet the Gods had not appointed to Adam his reckoning". According to the hypothesis, the reason that Earth time was measured in Kolob time was because the earth was physically located near Kolob. As a corollary, some LDS writers argue that at the end times, the earth will be plucked from the solar system and returned to its original orbit near Kolob.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolob

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Response to freshwest (Reply #37)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:06 AM

42. Plucked From Orbit

is my next band name.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #37)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:39 AM

56. What was Joseph Smith, Jr. smoking or dropping?

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #56)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:43 AM

60. Unknown, but he founded a successful cult. Romney is a perfect example of that.

We don't care for the way he made his fortune, and he doesn't care about us, either. Some religions regard all non-members as dirt to be trampled or eliminated.

That's not what we want in the leadership roles in government, whether it's Romney or Ryan, his BFF. Mittens said he'd sign the killing budget Ryan created. Ryan now claims it was in the Catholic tradition and not from his heroine Ayn Rand. Sure, Paul.

These quirks in belief systems aren't as problematic as what would be/has been done to people under Smith's belief system. The article showed interesting cultural influences. We need to knowwhat we're dealing with, because with the kind of financial power they have, they're not going away anytime soon.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:37 AM

29. I find this more believable than

Clinton's "I didn't inhale". I can't imagine Romney having a beer (or any kind of fun) either.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #29)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:51 AM

35. See, as a non-smoker I buy the non-inhale.

It ain't that easy to do if you ain't used to it.

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Response to aquart (Reply #35)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:15 AM

38. The Mormons I knew, neither smoked nor drank alcoholic or caffeinated beverages. Really.

One can survive without all three. They were big into storing food and being off the grid for what they see as hard times coming. Hey, that's what they said.

None were politically conservative at that time, which may not match the current crop of Mormons. I kinda like the outer space part of Mormonism, having grown up with all the movies about traveling the universe.



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Response to hughee99 (Reply #29)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:27 PM

67. I believed Clinton's explanation several years later

He said that he was never a cigarette smoker and that he didn't know how to(referring to bringing smoke into his lungs). He said more than that but what he said made perfect sense to me because I wasn't inhaling first time I smoked. Friends got mad at me for wasting it but I eventually learned. I got remember who gave the interview but I believe it was on CSPAN. Either relating to his book or the Clinton library.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:40 AM

31. Willard

That's probably the strangest thing to me. I can't help but think of the creepy character played by Crispen Glover. Except Romney isn't a character... and i don't sympathize with him for any loss or mistreatment.

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Response to Risen Demon (Reply #31)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:57 AM

36. That's actually been discussed on the right

 

I won't link to it for obvious reasons. But it's been argued that 'Willard Mitt' has cost Romney 5 or so percent in the polls, simply because it's a weird 1 percenter name that most people can't identify with. If he were 'Joe Romney' it might be different. But 'Willard Mitt Romney' is not something that regular folks can identify with.

Of course, to be fair, 'Barack Obama' is far more alien that 'Willard Mitt Romney,' but that's a whole different story

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:03 AM

32. As a wayward teen of the 'seventies I drank beer with a young woman wearing a tube top.

Quite a lot of beer and not much of a tube top; and more than once.

The only weird thing was we could both write Z80 assembly language.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zilog_Z80

That makes me more qualified to be president than Romney.

Even so, hunter recommends you vote for Obama.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:45 AM

33. I predict a Mitt Romney/Christine O'Donnell pairing. They make a perfect couple.

Mitten with his dozens of children and grandchildren and Christine the Born-Again Virgin with no husband, no children and more religious fervor than Mitt.

Perhaps they'll all live together in the White House in order to reduce the deficit. Christine will marry one of the Romney boys and she and Ann can stay at home.


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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:18 AM

40. When in Rome... oh wait - he's never been to Rome.

He thinks yellow mustard is the hottest hot sauce he's ever tried.

Even if he's telling a joke - people stop him - because they've already heard the joke.

His awkward moments are scheduled weeks in advance.

When he's at a funeral people think they are there to mourn him.

He says "LOL" instead of laughing

He is.... the LEAST interesting man in the world!

Stay boring my friends.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:22 AM

41. I can see the campaign slogan now

Mitt Romney the kind of guy you's drink a glass of milk with.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 06:00 AM

46. He IS weird, and not because he's mormon.

I personally don't care if he is mormon. I went to school with a lot of mormon kids and most of them were really nice. Some of my favorite people are ex-mormons. They have an incredibly strange religion, but hey, most religions are screwed up in one way or another.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #46)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:55 AM

53. He is truly bizarre

... I agree, it's not because of his religion. He 's like a comic book character (villain) ... almost human but not quite.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 06:10 AM

47. I tasted a beer once, as a wayward teenager, and never did it again. But once I sampled lying I was

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hooked.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 06:16 AM

48. But did he swallow?

(Akin to Clinton's "I didn't inhale".)

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 06:27 AM

49. not surprising

as Mormons (as a general rule) don't drink, smoke or drink caffeinated beverages.

I have several Mormon neighbors and while I may find their religious beliefs a little weird they do have some things that are very positive.

they support their members if they need it one was out of work for almost 2 years and their church gave them an incredible amount of financial and moral support thru that period. I can't say that about over religious institutions.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 07:57 AM

51. But did he drink wine while he was in France?

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:25 AM

55. He also exhibits strong Anal Retentive tendencies. I see the exact same things like

an AR I know well. When confronted, he stiffens up his body, and acts extraordinarily defensive. His voice becomes clipped.

What's more telling about the dog story, to me, is that his son said that he meticulously planned this long road trip to a tee. He told his kids that they were stopping at X point and Y point and warned there would be NO exceptions. Unbelievably authoritarian

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:01 AM

59. Of course, he's doing the political swipe here. The President was or perhaps still is a

smoker, he smoked in office, and he has of course had a beer or two in the spotlight, including the 'beer summit'.
So this is Mitt saying the President is wayward, smoking, swilling beer, doing stuff Mitt rejected as a teenager. He's not speaking of himself, he's framing the President as Smoker and Drinker in Chief.

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:53 AM

61. I'd give anything to see a videotape of Romney saying "fuck you"

Too bad the cops didn't record it. Coming from this awkward alien android it would be the height of hilarity. It would be like Mr. Spock saying "fuck you".

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #61)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:32 PM

68. Or see him run or throw a baseball. nt

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:57 AM

62. This is the kind of exposé that wins elections? Seriously?

Stupid bullshit like this is precisely why when I see alternet sited as a source I

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:57 AM

63. I've only tasted beer once, and I've never smoked a cigarette (or anything else).

 

I'll freely admit that I'm a bit unusual in this respect.

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:20 PM

65. i only tasted beer once ... didn't like the taste ... still don't like the smell

i don't remember if i was a teenager or older.

i drink mixed drinks now, but not beer, and not wine.

i'd rather smoke pot than drink alcohol anyway!

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:52 PM

69. What's so odd about not drinking?

 

A good chunk of the worlds population doesn't.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:11 PM

71. That'll shore up the Joe-six-pack vote!

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:25 PM

72. Is someone just screwing with him here?

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:24 PM

73. I couldn't vote for him

I couldn't vote for a man who hasn't been drunk of his arse and slept with someone that he regretted the next morning. Sorry, Mittens, you haven't lived.

Not that I would have voted for him in any case,.

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:34 PM

75. Notice when shaking hands, he pulls his body back and sticks his hand out. No

Getting up close and personal. No hugs or back slaps.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 07:48 PM

76. Well it was just a Root Beer in fact

still the guilt must have been overwhelming, because Mormons are taught to avoid even the "appearance of evil". :O

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:15 PM

77. I did too and didn't like either but

I REALLY did try them plus other things. I don't believe him, he's too much of a stick to try anything.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:36 PM

79. What a dork. n/t

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:39 PM

80. Nothing new here. Santorum insists he never swallowed, too.

Only spit it out.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:31 AM

83. He's the kind of politician you'd want to not have a beer with.

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Response to rucky (Reply #83)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:35 AM

85. How times have changed, eh?

2000: Drinking beer with the President=Good.

2012: Drinking beer with the President=BAD.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:34 AM

84. What do you expect a Mormon to say?

Mormons have prohibitions against alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and coffee for its membership. But let's not let factual context get in the way of snark. Believe me, I'm no Romney fan, but I think we have more important issues to focus on.

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Response to Better Believe It (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:50 AM

86. There goes the Wisconsin vote.

NT

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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:51 PM

91. *Yawn* The writer is nothing but a parrot.

 

This crap is ugly. I have abso-frigging-lutely NO plans to vote for Romney but I don't think he's stiff or unlikeable and I find it downright offensive that people are framing him in this way. I think it is a bias against his religion and I find it very untoward. Mock someone for not drinking? Immature and unfair.

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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:55 PM

92. "But I love cool people and coolness. Some of my friends own refrigeration plants".

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