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Thu May 3, 2012, 05:50 PM

Mitt Romney Commissioned Pro-America Pins, Made Them In China

Source: ThinkProgress

At a fundraiser in Virginia last night, Mitt Romney touted his experinece running the Salt Lake City Olympic Games in 2002 — a familiar refrain — but also introduced a new rhetorical line about something more specific: lapel pins. He told a story about the “We Stand United” American flag pins he commissioned for the games, which took place just months after the terror attacks on 9/11. Romney touted his creation of the pins as a means to explain how he hopes to bring Americans together:

ROMNEY: And so we created a little pin and we notified people that we’re now going to be selling these pins and the proceeds are going to go . … I just remember going downstairs after it was announced — we were in a big, tall skyscraper in Salt Lake City, and it must have been next door I think where they were selling these pins, and there was a line all the way down the street.


Watch it:


Complicating Romney’s patriotic message is the fact that the pins were made in China, according to a website run by the Utah state government’s culture department, as TPM’s Evan McMorris-Santoro pointed out on Twitter.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/05/03/476261/mitt-romney-america-pins/



Nothing says Pro-American like a pin made in China.

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Galraedia May 2012 OP
sakabatou May 2012 #1
LASlibinSC May 2012 #2
MADem May 2012 #7
LASlibinSC May 2012 #8
Saokymo May 2012 #3
nolabear May 2012 #4
hobbit709 May 2012 #5
xxqqqzme May 2012 #6

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:17 PM

1. ROFL!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:38 PM

2. Well sir!

Oh please God. I hope he's got a warehouse full of those little suckers cause ya know it would never occur to him not to use them. He is a job creator just wrong jobs. What are all those women doing there? Probably his posse, cause that's how mittens rolls!

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Response to LASlibinSC (Reply #2)

Fri May 4, 2012, 02:07 PM

7. Sister wives??? Hey, ya never know!

Maybe he's the inspiration for "Big Love" and just hasn't been caught yet!

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Response to MADem (Reply #7)

Fri May 4, 2012, 04:32 PM

8. SNORT

ahahahaha!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:41 PM

3. Compare this to Obama's Birth Certificate mugs

Those are 100% made in America. I know this because I work at the company that put the artwork on the mugs. It's a pain to print up 50,000+ copies of any one design, but it did keep our crew working last year. (And now that Romney is the official nominee I'm hoping the Obama campaign orders more! )

So suck it, Romney. You're nothing but a cheap fraud, just a spoiled dandy who thinks he can buy his way to the Presidency without any actual merit.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 08:12 PM

4. There's been a pretty big scandal about outsourcing Olympic merch. Bet he's up to his lapels.

KEEEEP talking, Mitt.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:19 PM

5. He's totally clueless

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 12:16 AM

6. Still using a backdrop of

rethuglican women willing to be tools, I see.

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