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Wed Apr 18, 2012, 07:54 PM

Romney’s Cookie Comment Bites Back

In a campaign stop Tuesday outside Pittsburgh, Mitt Romney made what many locals considered a tasteless remark about cookies from a local landmark bakery.

With a plate of cookies in front of him, Mitt Romney speaks at a Tax Day roundtable event at the Bethel Park Community Center on April 17, 2012 in Bethel Park, Pa. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Mr. Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, met with four couples at the Bethel Park Community Center to talk about the deficit, health care and education. The meeting got off to a rocky start, however, when the governor sat down at a picnic table set with food and made an apparent attempt at humor.

“I’m not sure about these cookies,” Mr. Romney said. “They don’t look like you made them,” he said turning to one of the women at the table. “Did you make those cookies? You didn’t, did you? No. No. They came from the local 7-11 bakery or wherever.” (The video from the local CBS station is here.)

The cookies, in fact, were donated from the popular Bethel Bakery around the corner from the community center, and once Mr. Romney’s comment was broadcast on local airwaves offended residents took to Facebook and Twitter to complain. The episode was inevitably called “CookieGate.” The bakery is offering a CookieGate special Wednesday and Thursday: free half dozen cookies with every dozen purchased.

“Initially, we were incensed that he would think that Bethel Bakery is comparable to the 7-11,” said bakery owner John Walsh, a Republican. Mr. Walsh, whose parents opened the bakery in 1955, said he thinks the comment was made in jest and would like Gov. Romney to try the bakery’s offerings in the future.

But some bitterness remained. “Let him eat cake next time,” Mr. Walsh said.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/04/18/romneys-cookie-comment-bites-back/?mod=e2tw

See video for income and taxes.......

http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/27/news/economy/romney_net_worth/index.htm

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MindMover Apr 2012 OP
annabanana Apr 2012 #1
Cracklin Charlie Apr 2012 #22
nxylas Apr 2012 #50
immoderate Apr 2012 #53
Wait Wut Apr 2012 #69
high density Apr 2012 #2
MindMover Apr 2012 #3
morningfog Apr 2012 #4
demtenjeep Apr 2012 #5
JBoy Apr 2012 #6
demtenjeep Apr 2012 #19
WoodyD Apr 2012 #54
Whisp Apr 2012 #65
morningfog Apr 2012 #8
Chemisse Apr 2012 #11
EC Apr 2012 #47
demtenjeep Apr 2012 #59
AllyCat Apr 2012 #74
Arkana Apr 2012 #32
LiberalFighter Apr 2012 #7
Hawaii Hiker Apr 2012 #9
MindMover Apr 2012 #10
Arugula Latte Apr 2012 #12
MichiganVote Apr 2012 #13
JDPriestly Apr 2012 #14
Botany Apr 2012 #15
peace frog Apr 2012 #16
Botany Apr 2012 #17
aquart Apr 2012 #39
Botany Apr 2012 #58
juajen Apr 2012 #78
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #18
demtenjeep Apr 2012 #20
jmowreader Apr 2012 #68
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #72
Crunchy Frog Apr 2012 #21
burrowowl Apr 2012 #81
demtenjeep Apr 2012 #23
Proud Liberal Dem Apr 2012 #24
msu2ba Apr 2012 #25
peace frog Apr 2012 #27
Bake Apr 2012 #26
grantcart Apr 2012 #28
tallahasseedem Apr 2012 #29
Arkana Apr 2012 #34
ArtiChoke Apr 2012 #40
WoodyD Apr 2012 #55
AllyCat Apr 2012 #75
Ikonoklast Apr 2012 #83
livetohike Apr 2012 #36
Skinner Apr 2012 #37
Pachamama Apr 2012 #63
grantcart Apr 2012 #71
foo_bar Apr 2012 #30
Arkana Apr 2012 #33
foo_bar Apr 2012 #35
Zookeeper Apr 2012 #51
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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 07:56 PM

1. I say give the man a mic and let 'im GO!

We can't possibly hurt him worse than he hurts himself every time he opens his dumb rich yap.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:24 PM

22. What a stooge!


And I mean really, is this guy really this dumb, or is it just my imagination? He just doesn't really seem to be intelligent enough to be capable of all the things that are on his resume. He seems dumber than George Bush, I or II. I know some business people who are very successful, and I cannot imagine one of them reacting this way in any social setting.

Tin Foil Alert: Is it possible that this guy has been promoted as "future president Mitt Romney" for his entire life, in spite of the fact that he is as dumb as a box of rocks, and very socially awkward? His education, his career in business, his political career...is it all just a Potemkin village of attributes that someone thinks that a president should have?

I am starting to wonder if this guy is the most completely phony human being that I have ever seen.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:46 PM

50. You maybe onto something

Do a YouTube search for "Senator Clint Webb" to see a comedy sketch that parodies just such a stooge.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:11 PM

53. I have suspected that dumbness is a problem for him.

Also I have never, ever, heard him say, or seen him do, anything smart.


--imm

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 09:07 AM

69. Yep. Yep. Yep.

Keep talking, Mitt. You're doing a fine job.

All we need to do to destroy this man is plant people in audiences and have them ask questions. Any questions. He'll take care of the rest.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:01 PM

2. Glad to see the media is putting people on this

Cookie bakeries being slighted is an important topic in our daily lives, much like random comments from Hilary Rosen.

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Response to high density (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:04 PM

3. Much like random comments everywhere.....

guess that's what makes news today......

when an out of work, burned out, buzzed up rocker says he is going to chop the presidents head off, then somehow it becomes news, RANDOM Comments......hmmmm

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Response to high density (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:16 PM

4. The point is that Mittens has no clue what a 7-11 is like, or a bakery for that matter.

Bubble-boy can't relate no matter how hard he tries. He is the .01%

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Response to morningfog (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:22 PM

5. and he was insulting women

and accusing them of not being in "their place in the kitchen"

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:28 PM

6. That's what jumped out at me.

Would have been great if one of the women had said "No, I didn't make the fucking cookies. I've been at work all day."

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Response to JBoy (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 10:34 PM

19. exactly!

what I would have said!!!

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Response to JBoy (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:25 PM

54. Amen to that!

That's exactly what I thought, too. Hey, I was busy all day "enjoying the dignity of work."

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Response to JBoy (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:49 AM

65. lol. I was out all day getting dignified!

 

what a total ass that man is. dumb as a stump.

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:32 PM

8. And that!

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:43 PM

11. That's what I got out of this.

I'm sure he wasn't looking at the male halves of the couples when he made the cookie remark.

He is so clueless.

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:34 PM

47. You're right

He was saying that the only good cookie is one baked by the woman of the house, wasn't he?

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Response to EC (Reply #47)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 07:41 PM

59. yes

exactly what he was saying

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:45 PM

74. I saw that too. He just assumed this lady would have made them herself.

Wonder if he has ever even made ramen soup? Oh wait. of course he hasn't. He's never been HARD UP FOR MONEY. Jerk.

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Response to high density (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 12:39 PM

32. If this were an isolated incident, I'd agree.

But it's just one in a string of "Hi, I'm Mitt Romney And I Literally Do Not Know How To Talk To Non-Gazillionaires" incidents.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:28 PM

7. A Republican is still bitter towards Rmoney? Hmmm

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:37 PM

9. If Mitt is not at a Ritz-Carlton or a Four Seasons

then he's out of his element i guess...

He was probably so uncomfortable, what he really wanted to say was "Jesus Christ, i have to eat these shitty looking 7-11 bakery cookies with these heathens"...

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Response to Hawaii Hiker (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:38 PM

10. Now that is just hilarious......

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:50 PM

12. What a jackass.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:55 PM

13. Umm..Didn't we just do an 8 year tour with a lamebrain for President??

And just exactly how will there be anymore polish during a Romney than we formerly endured under the idiot Bush.

Come on. Bush made America a laughing stock with his dumbass comments. Again???Again???

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 09:09 PM

14. Typical of Romney. Makes GWBush look like a tactful guy. It's pitiful.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 09:16 PM

15. the most awkward man in the world



show up and insult your host's food and two businesses

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Response to Botany (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 09:26 PM

16. How to lose friends and influence people,,,not to vote for you.

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Response to peace frog (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 09:56 PM

17. He insulted a 57 year old business that is run by republicans.

He is the most awkward man in the world.

BTW Hey woman, how come you aren't baking cookies in the kitchen?

I might be wrong but I think Mitt's loss this fall will be massive because he is a train wreck of a candidate.

I looked up Bethel Bakery and it is an institution in the community and the
type of place any politician would kill for to use to meet and greet "the people."

"Why look at you Mrs. Smith and your grandkids are just cute as can be here
let me give you one of Bethel's super oatmeal raisin cookies and I bet the kids
would like a couple of ones for themselves. So good to see you here today is
there anything you would like to talk to me about?" Mr. or Ms. Politician


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Response to Botany (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 02:11 PM

39. His people are doing crappy prep work.

They know this guy can't ad lib. They should have been familiar with every single thing that was going on or likely to happen.

But to sneer at his host's food offerings? JESUS H. CHRIST WHAT A FUCKING MORON!

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Response to aquart (Reply #39)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 07:07 PM

58. Mitt is going to lose in a landslide but I feel I could pick up some good $

Last edited Thu Apr 19, 2012, 09:49 PM - Edit history (1)

.... by doing his advance and or prep work for him. A sit down w/ those
folks around a picnic table should (w/ selected repug people) have been
a home run. The whole sit down was awkward as hell.

The people: We are afraid of losing the arts in our public schools

Mitt: Scratches face ..... Oh well that is something

The people: Look we will do our bit even if they have to raise our taxes

Mitt: yah ah ah voice (trails off)

***********

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Response to Botany (Reply #58)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 05:55 PM

78. As we post, plans are being made to steal this election also. Mark my words!

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 10:04 PM

18. he just seems to be a generally insensitive and thoughtless person

unless it suits his agenda to be otherwise. A natural cluelessness.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 10:35 PM

20. then he yuks it up with his pervert laugh

smarmy

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 03:59 AM

68. You'd have to be insensitive and thoughtless to be a corporate raider

Romney's biggest problem is that he's stiffer than a 2x4, which would be okay if he wasn't running against the most likable man in Washington.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #68)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:20 AM

72. "most likeable man in Washington"

I like that.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 10:39 PM

21. Just keep putting that foot in your mouth Mr. Rmoney.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 02:25 AM

81. Like Ann said:

of GB I: "A silver foot in his mouth"

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:39 PM

23. he just doesn't know how to relate to regular people . Had I been offered cookies I would have said

those look great. THANK YOU


not grill them as to where they come from

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:50 AM

24. Stupid, stupid

I just hope the public doesn't decide that after 4 years of cleaning up the mess left by the last guy a majority (s)elected who people "wanted to have a beer with" that they want to elect a clueless out of touch plutocrat POTUS.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 07:34 AM

25. Lou Grant, on Ted Baxter

To paraphrase Lou Grant (who was talking about Ted Baxter): With Willard, you know he's going to put his foot in his mouth. What you don't know is how he's going to get the other one in there with it.

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Response to msu2ba (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 09:58 AM

27. We need a graphic with this quote!

PERFECT description of Mittens.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 09:37 AM

26. Oh, that Mitt! He's such a funny guy!



Keep talking, RMoney. See how many Americans you can piss off.

Bake

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 10:23 AM

28. This actually is a lot more revealing than it might seem.



First Romney doesn't have a clue what is sold at 7-11 (btw the commentary also avoids the obvious implication that Romney is looking down not only at 7-11 and their employees but the millions of people who buy snacks there) or what cookies for the regular people are like.

Second Romney doesn't understand the basic 'honored guest'. If you have ever travelled outside of the US and have been the guest of a family that has never hosted an American you will observe that regardless of how poor or destitute they are they will bring out their prized food on their best plates. Romney, or anyone running for President, should have observed that in this kind of setting people aren't going to 'stop at a 7-11' and buy any old crap for their 'honored guest' but go out of their way.

He simply doesn't understand the most fundamental dynamics of basic human interaction.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 10:54 AM

29. Excellent point grantcart...

He truly is out of touch.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 12:42 PM

34. Ease up a little--when your coders don't give you the latest firmware

it becomes difficult to interface with organics on a meaningful level.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #34)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 02:15 PM

40. He, he, thanks...

that always get a little chuckle from me, my coworkers must think I'm losing it.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #34)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:30 PM

55. Funny!

Please accept this non-7-11 cookie from the excellent long-standing family-owned bakery around the corner, cuz damn, that was funny.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #34)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:48 PM

75. Coffee out nose

Thanks a lot.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #34)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 10:48 AM

83. Dr. Noonien Soong has been rather busy as of late, and he cannot be expected to keep track

of the update needs of every one of his creations, and Terlina III isn't exactly just around the corner, yanno.

Cut the guy some slack, he's like, what, 110 years old now?

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Response to grantcart (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 01:01 PM

36. Right on....and goes to what I've thought that he acts like an alien (from another planet)

who is just learning how to fit in on Earth. He talks like he is on speed and then the things he says are so awkward and inappropriate. It really is odd. He doesn't know common manners.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 01:15 PM

37. Good point.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:23 AM

63. This is very revealing - imagine then how this may translate to his approach to Foreign Relations &

Diplomacy!!!!

I mean that seriously....You hit the nail on the head.....This event/interaction reveals a lot about Romney....more than just lack of manners, more than that he is awkward and uncomfortable around others, more than that he cant relate to people that are different from him. It truly shows that "he does not understand the most fundamental dynamics of basic human interaction".

I remember decades ago when I had first visited with the Achuar and Huarani tribes deep in the Amazon in Equador. When you visit the village the tribe honors you by inviting you into their hut. As you sit on the floor, they pass around a bowl with "Chicha", a fermented concoction that is made by the women of the village chewing the Manioc plant and then spitting in to the bowl. It ferments with the enzymes of the spit making a brew of sorts. Disgusting to you and I, but not them. I put it to my lips and sipped as little as I had to, but it would have been considered a great insult to the tribe if I refused.

I think of that interaction at the picnic bench...it would have been as if I refused to sit on the floor of the hut, turned my head and grimaced when they passed the bowl to me and then laughed and walked out. Translate that to Mitt Romney as Commander in Chief....if he cant interact with his own citizens at the most basic level, then how would he be in situations involving foreign relations with Nations of very different religions, culture and ways.

Very Revealing moment indeed....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #63)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 10:12 AM

71. vetry interesting

I had a similar experience with fried grasshoppers on the Thai/burmese border.

One of the main problems with neo-cons in general and the senior admin of the Bush administration was that none of them lived overseas except Powell and they never listened to him.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 12:13 PM

30. I'm starting to think these "gaffes" are calculated to make Romney appealing to shallow jerks

I realize this is sort of a stock DU trope, "OMG, the BFEE wouldn't slip up unless it was part of the plan!!1", but consider *'s criminal ignorance and smirky sense of entitlement in 2000: to people with a shred of empathy, intellectual curiosity, or non-privileged life experience, the human asterisk posed no threat to a thoughtful, considerate statesman like Gore, and that assessment would have been realized in any other industrialized nation or at any other time in history, but for whatever reasons (perhaps the 24/7 brainwashing and TV narcosis, dismantling of public schools and access to higher education, unwholesome food and polluted environments, etc.) we seem to inhabit a culture that systematically chooses Goofuses over Gallants, Sarah Palin's loss notwithstanding. Let's face it, the only gaffe that affected Money's campaign thus far involved mixing cheese with grits, whereas sounding like a morally detached plutocrat seems to enhance his prestige among people coveting Mitt's laissez-savoir-faire.

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Response to foo_bar (Reply #30)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 12:41 PM

33. It's not a Goofus moment, though. He didn't bungle the English language.

He literally insulted these people and their products because he's so clueless and so out-of-touch and such a gigantic fucking snob that his brain literally doesn't have a branch path.

It reinforces a narrative. That's why it's important.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #33)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 01:00 PM

35. G&G had more to do with social etiquette or "emotional intelligence" than linguistic competence

This one's vaguely cookie themed:



This is presumably photoshopped:



Sound advice for political campaigns:

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Response to foo_bar (Reply #35)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:00 PM

51. "Pass the box around. There are enough cookies...

for all of us.". Them's fighting' words to the Rethugs!

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Response to foo_bar (Reply #35)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 10:25 AM

82. Wow, I remember Goofus & Gallant from when I was a kid in the '60s. What magazine is that from

Boy's Life? Highlights for Children?

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Response to foo_bar (Reply #30)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 03:56 AM

67. Playing to the base? LOL n/t

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 12:30 PM

31. Folks, this has traction...

I overheard a couple of intake ladies at the hospital I work at in Philly talking about this. They were saying that he "looks down on the little man", is "condescending", etc.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 01:24 PM

38. I heard he hired bush jr as his speech writer

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 02:20 PM

41. Girl Scout Plot!

Mittens must have thought those cookies were made by those gay Girl Scouts.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 02:59 PM

42. This Just Highlights The Stiffness Of The Man

Reminds me of Nixon going to peace protesters and wanting to talk about football. People like Romney and Nixon are just out of their league in social settings and don't know how to make small talk.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:10 PM

43. Has anyone followed up with Mr. Walsh and ask him if he would vote for Mitt?

Based upon his "Let him eat cake" comment it appears that he is more than a bit annoyed at the Mittster.

There will be numerous similar statements from Mitt, because he is an elitist.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:25 PM

44. The community needs to patronize this bakery big-time,

each person sending an email to the rMoney campaign to let them know the baked goods were just fine. This could turn into a win for the bakery owner!

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:05 PM

45. I Wasn't the Original

one to pick up on this, but notice in the pic, there are no glasses and nobody's drinking the lemonade.
At least when Obama meets with people, he drinks a beer with them.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:26 PM

46. You'd think with a lifetime of grooming

he would have been taught MANNERS. I was taught at a very young age, do not remark about food put in front of you, unless it's something nice. When people share what they have for sustenance it should be welcome and appreciated.


On Edit: Maybe he was taught manners but thinks they only apply to the upper crust and not to the servant class. I'll bet he doesn't thank waitresses or clerks either.

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Response to EC (Reply #46)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:03 PM

52. I think Mitten's father would have...

been embarrassed by his son's behavior in this instance.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:36 PM

48. He's Don Rickles without the humor

Romney must have a very long bucket list of who he intends to insult and/or alienate before departing for that great temple in the sky. I'll bet he clears the list and adds a few along the way, with time to spare.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:29 PM

49. PA's trees arent the right height, either. nt

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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:52 PM

56. Don't watch TV, how are the pundits spinning CookieGate?

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:59 PM

57. Bethel Park, home of the 1%. I still have some bad memories of someone I worked for.

He was a crook, but a rich crook.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 09:20 PM

60. Amazing. The last three GOP Candidates

for the presidency have been nothing but dead wood. Somebody got away with W, but McCain and rMoney wouldn't or won't stand against a solid Democratic cadidate.

Even in Europe we think the Repubs are a bunch of waaaaaaaaay-out-there whacky wingnut zealots who contribute absolutely NOTHING to the well being of people anywhere.

Get yer single payer healthcare, get out of yer wars, send a mission to Mars.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 10:59 PM

61. I guess I don't understand the gist of his comment

it doesn't make any sense - what sentiment was he trying to convey???

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Response to Skittles (Reply #61)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:27 PM

62. It's Mitt Romney...his brain works in code...

A thought is this:

464646 22312546 9254385233 4466645644 551585 5588422 2223424

He then translates it into the most common aspect of the English language he knows. Sometimes, a thought will come out like this:

Dear Human, your weather is quite yellow. I like yellow. Yellow is warm. Cookie.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #62)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:52 PM

76. LOL!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #62)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 01:21 AM

79. OK I deal with code at work

that makes sense!

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:57 AM

64. Lawrence O'Donnell's segment regarding CookieGate - VIDEO

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 03:25 AM

66. Wait - Where/How did Romney learn about 7-11s?? n/t

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 09:19 AM

70. rMoney

purposely made the remark. By doing do he insulted the people who provided the cookies and let them know he is better than them. He can't help himself. It fits right in with his lies when the truth would suffice. He does this to belittle people in order to make himself appear better than them.

Just yesterday someone posted about rMoney telling someone he was at Fenway Park and watched the Red Sox win the World Series. He could not have, Game 4 was played in St Louis. If rMoney was really at the game he would have remembered where it was played.

Then you have his very famous lie about watching his father march with MLK in Grosse Point MI. He could not just state facts about his father's civil rights record, (which seem impressive enough) then say he passed these beliefs down to me.

rMoney's claim that "Obama made the recession worse" is heavily documented on video, so is his claim that he never said that.

rMoney "I have friends who own NASCAR teams"

“I’m Mitt Romney, and yes, Wolf, that’s also my first name.” Mitt your first name is Willard.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:43 PM

73. Remember when W's handlers would run around doing damage control every time he went off script?

Wonder what Rmoney's folks do every time he opens his mouth? Will he start getting scripts for meet-and-greets?

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #73)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 05:27 PM

77. He really is turning out to be a dim bulb..

like W. Neither of them would have been taken seriously, if they hadn't been born into power and privilege.

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Response to Zookeeper (Reply #77)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 01:22 AM

80. Dubya, Mittens, Rick Perry

if you try to figure out who is the dumbest your mind will go in an endless loop

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