Skip to comments.Romney's offensive gaffe could decide election (vanity)
Posted on 09/18/2012 7:14:31 AM PDT by GeronL
Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign is in disarray after off-the-cuff remarks at an elementary school appearance were made public today by the Palatine Paw Print student newspaper. Democrats say this could be the end of any chance of winning the election the gaffe-ridden Romney campaign had.
"We know the sky is blue and the grass is green... and it is science that tells us how this is" Romney told the class of students.
One teacher who was present and refuses to be named said "It was shockingly inappropriate" and "If we had known he would veer into that kind of territory he would never have been invited"
"We would never allow our students to limit themselves to what really is, we want them to feel free to use their imaginations in science class just as we do in sex-ed".
Experts we spoke to say that using logic and facts in a classroom can have deleterious affects on children.
Joyce Rogers Chesterson-Smith explains "Focusing on the limitations of the so-called 'real world' at such a young age can close the minds of youth for their whole life. We want them to explore their imaginations and not limit themselves to the artificial constraints of the white male hegemony".
Principal Austin Weiner tells this reporter that since the news of Mitt Romney's comments broke he has been deluged with calls from angry parents. "They feel he has traumatized their children, and we agree of course, we always agree"
One parent who did not want to be identified said he daughter Susie locked her play date out of her room that night "It put her off sex for sure. I'm thinking of suing the school, the county, the state and Mitt Romney. My lawyer says there is millions in this"
Mitt Romney is also alleged to have said that "2+2=4" and that the students were perplexed by this.
A teacher explains "This is the kind of racist and insensitive remark we have come to expect from Republicans, but we thought he would be more reserved in front of children. We all agreed that this was the most blatantly offensive thing that has ever happened here"
The consensus is that this controversy, one of many in the Romney campaign, could finish him off for good.
ITA. This Mother Jones thing is like a fake open-mic “gaffe” where a candidate gets to rally the base by actually telling the truth for a change.
needs a better title- but otherwise good stuff
especially the remarks about “little susie”
That is pretty funny. I didn’t realize you were such a great writer.
LOL....this is the way to handle the banal, egotistical press: Laugh at them.
How about: “Shockingly offensive gaffe could end Romney Campaign”
How do I know?
Facts are immutable and the candidate has a right to observe them publicly or to dismiss them at his own discretion... PERIOD
Yes, I agree
Romney may very well lose... granted, the landscape isn’t looking great right now. But even if he doesn’t win, that painful, harsh truth needed to be told. And the figure is now closer at last count to 49, vice 47.
Only when I can spell properly. Firefox helps with those underline red squiggly things.
Offensive only to those in that 47%.
Not to those of us supporting them.
Hey, don’t knock intuitive science! It works.
Per one of our most famous scientists: “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.”
and “I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.”
and “ A problem is not solved at the level of consciousness at which it was created.”
and the last and best “Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.”
I like Neils Bohr’s response to Einstein, “Einstein, stop telling God what to think!”
I happened to catch a bit of NPR coverage of the “Mother Jones” so-called “gaffe” in which they made this exact point, i.e. that it was not a gaffe at all but a moment of candor where Romney said exactly what he really felt.
I hope so. If we could get the Left Wing Media to help spread the word that 47% of American’s don’t pay taxes at all but depend on the government for their every need, I think that would sew up the election for him in short order.
Yes, our “press” are nothing more than Obama2012 propagandists at this point
bump to that
Smarty, It makes the game a lot more fun when you bring in humor!
This excellent article reminds me to the Sat. Night Live skit about a college class “Sarcasm 101!”
As long as he has been in government he should know better than this.
Some are saying the truth is offensive; then maybe they can’t handle the truth?
Everything he says ends his chance of winning.
When he wakes up in the morning and puts his feet on the floor, that is a demonstration of his racism.
The way he combs his hair demonstrates his hatred for social justice.
Oh and that wife and her horse, don’t get me started on that!
There is only one choice in 2012.
Barack Hussein Obama, muslim.
I typed in Associated Posters and thought ‘Posers’ would be better.
Yes, I wrote this into the FR type box all off the top of my head, it wasn’t written in advance.
That post of yours is the context of all the political reporting this year.
What Romney said was that many of the bottom 47% are takers i.e. thieves who expect others to pay for everything. I guess the truth hurts a lot of people. Romney was actually much nicer than I would have been. Which is why I would never have been nominated.
“using logic and facts in a classroom can have deleterious affects on children”, pretty well explains publix skol system and it success.
it sure does
It does absolutely nothing to get out the vote with the "yuts" or to assuage blacks who see Obama's anti-marriage policies as a threat, or to placate Catholics who see their religion under fire, or to pacify the now 27% (!!!) who would vote for Romney due to ZEro's hostility to Israel, or, or, or . . . . .
Geron, it really is, although I fear I may be under exaggerating it.
We simply do not have a media any longer.
What’s going on in this country is making me root for people who...well nevermind on that.
What’s happening here is most definitely making me want to move, but I must say that I’m afraid to, because the world is on fire, and it is about to explode. I don’t know where to go or if there is anywhere to go.
I would not be surprised at all if we are in World War III before November 6.
The world, but most especially America, is being led by Evil people. We are being set up and played for the fools that we are.
It wasn’t a “gaffe.”
This type of OBVIOUSLY ridiculous lying is almost laughable. Desperation by Dims...
Well, it was a government school, after all.
Sadly, there is no where else to go. Antarctica? Could you eat a penguin?
“Offensive only to those in that 47%. Not to those of us supporting them.”
Yep. It’s like that old poker saying “if you don’t know who the worst player in the game is, it’s you.”
The OWS crowd will get their diapers in an uproar over this. I think it’s the best thing he’s done so far in his campaign. This is EXACTLY what this campaign is about.
Want to be an adult and stand on your own two feet or live in Mom’s basement?
“Mitt Romney is also alleged to have said that “2+2=4” and that the students were perplexed by this.”
And that equals plus 5! Thanks for a dose of the giggles.
Romney has been officially finished about twenty times so far
2+2=4” and that the students were by this.
Media also perplexed by truth,go in for spin and race card.
No, I find them much too adorable to eat.
Also, being a life long southerner, I fear it’s too cold for me there.
If I went there and established the Free Republic of Antartica, it would only be a short time before Evil men smell freedom and come to snuff it out, so may as well face them here.
The only thing I know for certain at this point is that such a show down looms right over the horizon. It could be tomorrow...
Liberals and the MSM are SO lost and helpless at this point, that they are trying to make political capital out of things which, in the normal political process, go under the heading of ‘campaigning’.
Every candidate (Republican OR Democrat) has a right and DUTY to express himself/herself as clearly and succintly as possible ... and that’s just what Mitt is doing.
Don’t like it? Tough!
I don’t know what Romney was thinking. Everbody knows facts and truth have no place in a presidential election.
lol. Why so serious?
did you read the post?
I looked at this posted story here and believed it was real. Things are getting scary I guess.
Irenic-Vaduz- Thank you.
Chris- Yep, Galt’s Gulch was fiction. The Revolutionary War was real.
LOL! Well done satire!
That ‘whooshing’ sound you hear is the point going over your head.
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