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Romney's offensive gaffe could decide election (vanity)
Associated Posers | 9-18-2012 | geronl

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.


TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012issues; federalspending; romney2012
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1 posted on 09/18/2012 7:14:33 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: John Semmens; The Looking Spoon; PJ-Comix; Lazamataz; cripplecreek; Morgana

bump


2 posted on 09/18/2012 7:15:36 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

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.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 7:17:25 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: GeronL

needs a better title- but otherwise good stuff

especially the remarks about “little susie”


4 posted on 09/18/2012 7:17:48 AM PDT by Mr. K (Reagan: “Washington is where good ideas go to die.”)
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To: GeronL

That is pretty funny. I didn’t realize you were such a great writer.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 7:18:11 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: GeronL

LOL....this is the way to handle the banal, egotistical press: Laugh at them.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 7:21:42 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Mr. K

How about: “Shockingly offensive gaffe could end Romney Campaign”


7 posted on 09/18/2012 7:22:34 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: babble-on
It was NOT a gaffe
It was NOT offensive

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

8 posted on 09/18/2012 7:23:06 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: babble-on

Yes, I agree


9 posted on 09/18/2012 7:23:17 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

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.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 7:24:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: GeronL
Associated Posers!

ROTFLMAO!

11 posted on 09/18/2012 7:24:24 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: napscoordinator

Only when I can spell properly. Firefox helps with those underline red squiggly things.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 7:24:43 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Offensive only to those in that 47%.

Not to those of us supporting them.


13 posted on 09/18/2012 7:24:58 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: GeronL

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!”


14 posted on 09/18/2012 7:24:58 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: babble-on

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.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 7:24:58 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: txrefugee

Yes, our “press” are nothing more than Obama2012 propagandists at this point


16 posted on 09/18/2012 7:26:00 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tired&retired

bump to that


17 posted on 09/18/2012 7:27:31 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SMARTY

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!”


18 posted on 09/18/2012 7:27:59 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: GeronL
Mitt Romney is also alleged to have said that "2+2=4" and that the students were perplexed by this.

As long as he has been in government he should know better than this.

19 posted on 09/18/2012 7:29:00 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: GeronL

Some are saying the truth is offensive; then maybe they can’t handle the truth?


20 posted on 09/18/2012 7:29:11 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: GeronL

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.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 7:30:11 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: EGPWS

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.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 7:32:36 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: chris37

That post of yours is the context of all the political reporting this year.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 7:34:01 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

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.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 7:35:17 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: GeronL

“using logic and facts in a classroom can have deleterious affects on children”, pretty well explains publix skol system and it success.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 7:37:10 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: X-spurt

it sure does


26 posted on 09/18/2012 7:38:06 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: napscoordinator
This "gaffe" will unite the remaining conservatives (except, perhaps, you) and will bring Romney's share of the GOP well over 90, without costing him a single indie vote.

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 . . . . .

Win win.

27 posted on 09/18/2012 7:40:46 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: GeronL

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.


28 posted on 09/18/2012 7:41:57 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: GeronL

It wasn’t a “gaffe.”

This type of OBVIOUSLY ridiculous lying is almost laughable. Desperation by Dims...


29 posted on 09/18/2012 7:42:14 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: GeronL

FRunny.


30 posted on 09/18/2012 7:43:21 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: GeronL
Mitt Romney is also alleged to have said that "2+2=4" and that the students were perplexed by this.

Well, it was a government school, after all.

31 posted on 09/18/2012 7:44:40 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (You can wish in one hand and spit in the other and see which gets filled first.)
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To: chris37

Sadly, there is no where else to go. Antarctica? Could you eat a penguin?


32 posted on 09/18/2012 7:45:28 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Thank you.


33 posted on 09/18/2012 7:46:15 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Da Coyote

“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?


34 posted on 09/18/2012 7:47:27 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

eggs actly


35 posted on 09/18/2012 7:49:52 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
I watched the BBC News late last night and they covered the story.The analysis they featured was provided by some ditzy dame from Politico who basically said that Romney was now officially finished.Of course you'd expect nothing less from the BBC...or Politico.
36 posted on 09/18/2012 7:51:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: SMARTY
I also agree with Mitt stating that the Palestinians have no interest in a two state peace with Israel... and that was not a gaff either.

LLS

37 posted on 09/18/2012 7:53:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: GeronL

“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.


38 posted on 09/18/2012 7:54:06 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Romney has been officially finished about twenty times so far


39 posted on 09/18/2012 7:54:33 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

2+2=4” and that the students were by this.
Media also perplexed by truth,go in for spin and race card.


40 posted on 09/18/2012 7:56:22 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: GeronL

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...


41 posted on 09/18/2012 7:57:13 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: GeronL
Nice try but you don't have facts on your side. If you think the 47% are ALL willing to be there and the ones who are willing dole collectors are all going to turn out think again.
They have lived thought Republican administrations and the know the Democrat scare stories are lies. They are cunning street people who see no connection to America. They have failed to vote in the past and nothing changed. They will fail to vote this time and will be wrong about that, but you won't believe that.
The only place this “gaffe” means anything is here and in the liberal media newsrooms.
Remember how “Bain” “Show us your tax returns” “Off shore bank accounts “ and my favorite failure “Romney is a felon” were suppose to Romney's campaign? When was the last time you any of that crap? Now you think THIS will be meaningful? Please.
42 posted on 09/18/2012 7:57:50 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

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!


43 posted on 09/18/2012 8:00:48 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: GeronL

I don’t know what Romney was thinking. Everbody knows facts and truth have no place in a presidential election.


44 posted on 09/18/2012 8:02:46 AM PDT by bigheadfred (evry day i'm shufflin')
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To: jmaroneps37

lol. Why so serious?

did you read the post?


45 posted on 09/18/2012 8:04:03 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I looked at this posted story here and believed it was real. Things are getting scary I guess.


46 posted on 09/18/2012 8:06:21 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Irenic; Vaduz; chris37

Irenic-Vaduz- Thank you.

.....................

Chris- Yep, Galt’s Gulch was fiction. The Revolutionary War was real.


47 posted on 09/18/2012 8:07:05 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

thanks


48 posted on 09/18/2012 8:09:02 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
Associated Posers

LOL! Well done satire!

49 posted on 09/18/2012 8:19:47 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: SMARTY

That ‘whooshing’ sound you hear is the point going over your head.


50 posted on 09/18/2012 8:20:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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