Just bringing it along with me to the next page. :- :-bd really well done, foogie! I can't wait to see the frothy reactions! :-bd
Mitt Romney cracked a joke at a campaign stop this afternoon in Michigan which has people on both sides of the aisle in a frenzy. Some say it was a poke at birthers, yet birthers are taking it to mean that Romney’s coming on board with them. Some say it was a poke at liberals who whisper about Romney’s racist undertones. In response, liberals are… well, continuing to call Romney a racist.But I disagree with both of these assumptions. I think the joke was aimed squarely at the media.Let’s face it — the “birther” movement has had no bigger fan than the mainstream media who likes to paint all Republicans as hateful racists who cling to God, guns and conspiracy theories to protect themselves from an apocalyptic invasion of minorities and gays, or something. So while the reporters at the Romney rally today gasped at Romney’s supposedly overt racism, the audience got the joke, responding to Romney’s dry humor with applause and laughter.It’s a perfect example of a “secondary reaction” joke, Ace of Spades HQ writes. “The joke itself is lame. The humor comes from imagining the reaction of the thin-skinned Obama and his hyperprotective partisans in the press.”
[*:63s4snjc]Funny to one group
[*:63s4snjc]Shocking to another.
It's shocking because exactly what makes it "funny" is the very core of what is dividing the country. It's a lightweight joke, easily dismissed, but its entire premise is hate, fear, entitlement, and our bloody race history.
It isn't a dog-whistle -- it's the whole dog.
The heart of the dispute over Arizona's SB 1070 ("Safe Neighborhoods" act!) is the ability of American citizens to go through their lives without being challenged for papers based merely on appearance.
With this "joke" Romney plainly draws an instant contrast with the other personage on the candidate stage with him - Barack Obama -- who is well-known for being asked for his birth certificate. And either Romney believes, or doesn't believe, that not having had his birth documents requested of him means something.
I think he believes it means something, and that his audience believes it means something. And that, by contrast, it means something if your birth documents have been asked of you.
If you're in that other category -- the category where "people" (white people in authority) might have to ask for your bonafides -- then, well, that just speaks for itself, don't it?
I can't lift the image URL on the iPhone
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photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters caption: A plane carrying a banner which reads, “America is Better than Birtherism”, flies behind U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Powell, Ohio August 25, 2012
It's not photoshopped:
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Mitt Romney is heading into his nominating convention with his advisers convinced he needs a more combative footing against President Obama in order to appeal to white, working-class voters and to persuade them that he is the best answer to their economic frustrations. ----Mr. Romney’s chances hinge to a large degree on running up his advantage among white voters in swing states who show deep strains of opposition to Mr. Obama but do not yet trust Mr. Romney to look out for their interests, Republican strategists say.Many of those voters are economically disaffected, and the Romney campaign has been trying to reach them with appeals built around an assertion that Mr. Obama is making it easier for welfare recipients to avoid work. The Romney campaign is airing an advertisement falsely charging that Mr. Obama has “quietly announced” plans to eliminate work and job training requirements for welfare beneficiaries, a message Mr. Romney’s aides said resonates with working-class voters who see government as doing nothing for them.The moves reflect a campaign infused with a sharper edge and overtones of class and race. On Friday, Mr. Romney said at a rally that no one had ever had to ask him about his birth certificate, and Mr. Ryan invoked his Catholicism and love of hunting.
Well the birther sites have been having a field day chortling over the grammatical error.Which I find hilarious.
They'll have a hard time claiming it. Tens of thousands of people in Central Ohio probably saw it, though I can't say how many recognized the grammatical error. :lol:
How many of you remember the laundry mat called Kwik Wash???? Their big gig was to have the Kwik on the sign normally then the Wash was installed backwards. Many folks still call a laundrymat a Kwik Wash...Advertising makes it happen. The mistake could be deliberate as now all the birfers are chatting about it spreading what was restricted to Ohio into a nationwide piece of information. =)) =)) =)) =))
I'd be willing to bet the error was made by the sign company. Someone called in the order, dictated what they wanted on the sign, the order-taker wrote it wrong and the error wasn't noticed by the guy who assembled the banner. It might be a local news item. I'll keep my eye out. There's 3 or 4 aerial sign companies in Central Ohio coz everybody's got their ads flying over whatever event is going on, especially at Buckeye home games. They fly right over my house on the way to the Horseshoe.Also too, Republicans are getting nervous about Ohio. :-bd
You can follow your instincts, which'll probably get you in trouble.
Or... you can follow the money - The Two Jakes -
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Facing a likability gap against President Barack Obama heading into the Republican National Convention, Romney opened up his New Hampshire summer lake home to the cameras of “Fox News Sunday” offering an up-close look at how he spends his time when he’s not on the campaign trail.
Wallace also said he noticed that he hadn’t seen any cooks or maids at the Romney’s summer home.
“You know, Mitt and I are pretty independent,” Ann Romney replied. “That’s how we like it. We like to do our own things. I think Mitt ironed his own shirt this morning. I noticed he was doing the laundry last night.”
The Romneys also described their admiration for Costco: “It’s got great produce,” Mitt Romney said, adding that his wife recently bought him a three-pack of Kirkland shirts from the discount warehouse.
The harder they try, the more arrogant and elitist they appear. They just don't get it and never will.
It may not be a tropical getaway, but former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's home on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H. is his ideal escape. Who can blame the guy? The 11-acre estate is valued at more than $10 million and boasts six bedrooms, a boathouse and a 2,600-square-foot guest house.
One of the comments regarding Ann's claim that she shops at Costco:
COSTCO and ANN ROMNEY: Never have the twain met.
Unlike a traditional grocery store which stocks its fresh vegetables, dairy products, meats and bakery items on the 'outside aisles', Costco's 'outside aisles' have processed foods and canned goods, photography, hearing aides, a pharmacy (that sells at great prices!), washers, dryers, mattresses, office supplies and household goods (like pots and pans, dishes, etc).
Of course, I shouldn't tell these 'secrets' to someone who's apparently never been there, but ... just in case, as a public service.
A person who'd been in a Costco would likely know the layout is very dissimilar to a traditional grocery store. But, yeah, in a 'create your own reality' campaign, you can just hope you tell enough whoppers that some will stick.
We don't have Costco in this area so I don't know if that's true or not.
And what do you pass on that long, long walk to the back?Ann Rmoney is lying.
Here, the trick would be to turn left when you enter and walk all the way to the back.
... As we listen to Republican candidates and voters across the country, we hear something less admirable: carping about people who are on government support. Some speak disparagingly of them as the “moocher class” for paying no federal income taxes while getting food stamps, government health care and unemployment checks.President Barack Obama, the plaint goes, has gutted the 1996 welfare-reform law’s work requirements. Television ads for Romney and stump speeches by his running mate, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, promote the Obama-ruined-welfare- reform idea daily. Radio talk-show hosts and conservative bloggers refer to Obama’s call for higher taxes on the rich as a war on the productive class. Smart executives accuse Obama of being a closet socialist, siphoning off their money to give to the slackers.To all of the above, the moocher class -- this election year’s agitprop -- is the country’s biggest problem. It’s not. By claiming that it is, Republicans do a disservice to the party and to the national debate. ...
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