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I'm learning to say 'y'all' and 'I like grits!: Romney tries to sell himself as ...
Daily Mail ^ | March 9, 2012

Posted on 03/09/2012 12:18:31 PM PST by maggief

It's going to be a tough sell. But that didn't deter Mitt Romney from pitching himself as an unofficial Southerner on his 'away game' in the Deep South. Taking to the podium in jeans and a buttoned-up shirt, the presidential contender told a crowd at the Port of Pascagoula on his first rally in Mississippi that he was gradually becoming one of them.

'I'm learning to say "y'all" and "I like grits". Strange things are happening to me,' he said jokingly. Romney welcomed the endorsement of Governor Phil Bryant during his 15-minute address last night in front of dozens of supporters. He did not mention his Republican opponents at all.

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To: maggief

He comes across as condescending and trying too hard to be a regular guy. Why doesn’t he repeat some of the statements he made about guns in Mass.? Obviously he doesn’t think of the 2nd Amendment as a God given Right For ALL Americans but as a right depending on what state you live in. I doubt he knows the difference in “You’all” and “Youn’s”.


51 posted on 03/09/2012 1:04:30 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: maggief

“Can I get me a hunt’n license in heyah”.

LLS


52 posted on 03/09/2012 1:06:05 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: maggief
I'm learning to say 'y'all' and 'I like grits!:

Next he'll be singing "Zip-A-Dee Doo Da" while strolling along a footpath underneath some magnolia trees.

53 posted on 03/09/2012 1:06:22 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

;)


54 posted on 03/09/2012 1:07:13 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: mylife

Yes, yes, yes! Boiled GREEN peanuts, makes the world a better place. :p

When I was a wee one and I would go camping with my Granny and Paw-Paw, I remember going down the road and my Granny saying we were leaving a peanut-shell trail to find our way back home.

Thinking about that— one time we were going down the road and my Granny was chewing her gum and she popped it but good!

Paw-Paw starts pulling the camper over thinking we had a blowout. People type -roflmaopimp- I think they got that phrase from us. :p

Great memories! Grandparents are the best!


55 posted on 03/09/2012 1:10:01 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: maggief

Okay, that’s not pandering, that’s condescension. Which doesn’t go over well here in the South.


56 posted on 03/09/2012 1:13:19 PM PST by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: maggief

Spoken like a true metrosexual. Learned nothing from Hitlary. His three “home states” and carpet bag tell y’all that he not going to for local.


57 posted on 03/09/2012 1:14:25 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: maggief
Romney is a frat boy smart ass. Way more immature than the other choices.
58 posted on 03/09/2012 1:15:07 PM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Irenic

“OOOoooooh! Boiled peanuts! I want some!”

IN the RC bottle! THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about!


59 posted on 03/09/2012 1:15:33 PM PST by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: Irenic

Well my Pup Pup wouldn’t touch those bald slimy peanuts with a 10 foot pole LOL.

He used to take me fishing regularly and had a stash of beer and 7 oz cokes hidden in a natural spring near the lake in the woods behind his house.
Man those beers were refreshing!

Seriously, Pup Pup rocked

What’s a Paw Paw?


60 posted on 03/09/2012 1:19:29 PM PST by mylife
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To: maggief

The man’s totally detached. He basically summed the South up as a tired old stereotype; grits and accents. If he’d thrown in a hound dog, a pickup truck, a banjo and a pair of overalls he’d have covered all the bases. Seems most folks that don’t live here learned everything they know about the South from watching Gone with the Wind.


61 posted on 03/09/2012 1:21:11 PM PST by 762X51
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To: ScottinVA
Will he try to be da homeboy when he speaks in front of blacks? THAT should be fun!!

YO! DAWGS! BIG MITTY IN DA HOUSE! CAN I GET A WHAT-WHAT FROM MY NI**ERS!

(Then Obama securely locks up the 5% of blacks that didn't vote for him in 2008.)

62 posted on 03/09/2012 1:21:20 PM PST by apillar
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To: Irenic

I remember Old man Doyle taught me how to tie flys and make my own spinner baits.

People don’t have time to share anymore :(


63 posted on 03/09/2012 1:21:40 PM PST by mylife
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To: apillar

LOL!


64 posted on 03/09/2012 1:22:54 PM PST by mylife
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To: maggief
Great < /s>

Kerry's huntin' license, Hillary's incredibly boolshite southern accent, and now Romney's pandering.

What is it about Northern/Eastern politicians campaigning in the South that turns them into idiots.

Quick Mitt, what's the plural of y'all?

65 posted on 03/09/2012 1:26:43 PM PST by and so? (If it angers you, a sarcasm or irony tag after everything I post should be assumed)
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To: apillar

LOL!


66 posted on 03/09/2012 1:26:43 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: All

Rush has been defending Romney as of late.
He says that Mitt is embarrassed by his wealth. He’s just a reglar guy.

He may be a reglar guy wannabe, but he aint a reglar guy no more that Obama is a black guy down for the struggle.
They were both raised as privileged white boys.

Lord we need an honest reglar guy to run for office, and WIN!


67 posted on 03/09/2012 1:27:48 PM PST by mylife
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To: maggief

“I’m learning to say ‘y’all’ and ‘I like grits!”

And this southerner may throw up.


68 posted on 03/09/2012 1:35:47 PM PST by Southnsoul
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To: Glenn
Romney is a frat boy smart ass. Way more immature than the other choices.

Hi, Eric Stratton, Rush chairman, damn glad to meet you.
69 posted on 03/09/2012 1:35:47 PM PST by crosshairs
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To: Irenic

My Pup Pup had a like 65 acre place in Ohio with pecans, hickory’s, black walnuts and beech along the alley back to the lake.

We never boiled no nuts.
You roast them. You roast them right on top of that wood they came from

Who ever heard of a boiled Pecan? LOL!

Well, it seems the mason Dixon line is 500 miles wide at times LOL

I swear I had to teach folks around here that Pecan wood is the wood to use for brisket LOL


70 posted on 03/09/2012 1:36:43 PM PST by mylife
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To: maggief

This is Romneys Dukakis in a tank/Kerry’s bunny suit moment...exc w/o the picture (thankfully). This guy is such a fraud & phony.


71 posted on 03/09/2012 1:38:20 PM PST by 556x45
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To: mylife

Similar to a PupPup, I think—though PawPaw’s don’t eat boiled peanuts, either or *ahem* piss-chunk.

Though they do like eggs with Worcestershire or Tabasco sauce, pimento cheese, making and eating homemade ice cream.

And yes, PawPaws like fishing, too. They drink Falstaff beer. I recall mine had a poster of a woman’s midriff that had a Falstaff beer cap in her navel and it said— great beer bellies are made, not born. Granny was not amused. :)


72 posted on 03/09/2012 1:39:31 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

What’s piss-chunk?

Other that that it all rings true LOL
Oh and it was PBR rather that Falstaff

Making home made ice cream was a great tradition.
You got to do something with all those berrys and peaches.


73 posted on 03/09/2012 1:44:02 PM PST by mylife
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I expect he is getting pushed hard by the LDS.


74 posted on 03/09/2012 1:49:15 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: liberalh8ter

After hearing the clip, it sounds more as if he’s poking fun at himself than anything.

If you want unvarnished, dishonest pandering, recall Hillary Clinton’s recital of a black woman’s diary in the southern church last campaign: “I’m not in no ways tired...”


75 posted on 03/09/2012 1:49:21 PM PST by DPMD
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To: apillar; mylife; proud American in Canada
I'm Willard "Mitt" Romney and I'm here to say,
I want your votes in a major way!
The blacks, hispanics, old people and the jews,
If I sing and lie my butt off, I really can't lose!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2854914/posts?page=2#46

76 posted on 03/09/2012 1:49:51 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Tennessee Nana

You got that right Nana.


77 posted on 03/09/2012 1:52:40 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: DPMD
After hearing the clip, it sounds more as if he’s poking fun at himself than anything.

There's the truth!

I don't care for Mitt but the guy wasn't a prig about it.

It was a bit of self depreciating humor.

78 posted on 03/09/2012 1:54:20 PM PST by mylife
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To: mylife

I agree, many things aren’t getting passed down. sad, really. I’ve never fly fished, my family didn’t do that. Shrimping with a cast-net is pretty fun!

Speaking of fishing, my Granny and Paw Paw also had a little place on San Rayburn Lake.

Anyhow, one day they are out fishing and motored up to a another fisherman to chit-chat.

My Granny starts getting very animated and it was really annoying PawPaw, she wouldn’t leave him be.

He finally realized the problem— she had gotten a hook in her butt. The story about getting it out was pretty good. :)


79 posted on 03/09/2012 1:55:12 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: mylife
What’s piss-chunk?

I think it's when you pass a kidney stone. Very painful, I heah.
80 posted on 03/09/2012 1:55:28 PM PST by crosshairs
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To: JediJones

Now that’s funny!

I’d pay $50 to see Mitt dance to Rocky Top in bare feet!


81 posted on 03/09/2012 1:56:48 PM PST by mylife
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To: COBOL2Java

We’ll see if he asks for Swiss cheese on his Philly cheesesteak when he gets to Pennsylvania.


82 posted on 03/09/2012 1:57:52 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: crosshairs

Gakk My Great Grandfather did that in a barn so’s know one would hear him hollar!


83 posted on 03/09/2012 1:59:31 PM PST by mylife
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To: Irenic

Sam Rayburn Lake?
That would be a good story!


84 posted on 03/09/2012 2:00:58 PM PST by mylife
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To: JaguarXKE

Yea, but I doubt Myth looks that good in a dress.


85 posted on 03/09/2012 2:03:26 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: maggief
Romney tries to sell himself as an 'unofficial Southerner' as he struggles in the South

There's a term for that--carpet bagger. Hey Mitty, that look on the locals' faces says, "y'ain't from 'round here, is ya?" They can spot a carpet bagger 10 miles away. They have lots of experience. It's the scalawags that are sucking up to you.

86 posted on 03/09/2012 2:03:34 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: maggief

I’m not from the south but when I have visited I have never been anything other than myself. I don’t think anyone likes being patronized in any regard. Now I do think if you begin to spend time in a place you will begin to adopt speech patterns but a touring pol just reveals how false he can be.


87 posted on 03/09/2012 2:05:46 PM PST by xp38
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To: Irenic
The best lake I have been to in this area is Greers Ferry lake in Arkansas
88 posted on 03/09/2012 2:06:24 PM PST by mylife
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To: jagusafr
I can't find green peanuts here in Texas and it costs a bloody fortune to order them online. I don't like the canned ones and boiling up some raw peanuts just isn't as good.

Barbara Mandrell -- I Was Country (When Country Wasn't Cool)

Peanuts in my coke--in the south everything is a Coke. The mister has to ask what type of coke I want---a Dr Pepper coke or a Coke-coke? :p

I'll take one of those RC's with peanuts, please.

89 posted on 03/09/2012 2:06:33 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

I took the boy there and he learned to pilot a boat


90 posted on 03/09/2012 2:07:38 PM PST by mylife
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To: Irenic

They used to sell boiled peanuts in a can here at the brookshires.

They were cheap too.
I havent seen them in a while.

Why not make your own? All you need is raw peanuts in the shell, salt and water.

I still like roasted better. :)


91 posted on 03/09/2012 2:10:57 PM PST by mylife
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To: Irenic

When I lived in Brady (mom’s hometown) there was a peanut rendering plant, and you could always get good boiled peanuts. That’s where I learned the RC Cola trick - Mom and Dad are born and bred Central Texans, but I grew up in the Air Force and was a little late to the party.


92 posted on 03/09/2012 2:14:16 PM PST by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: dragonblustar

n jumpin in thet thar briar patch...


93 posted on 03/09/2012 2:15:21 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: mylife

What’s piss-chunk? It was his opinion of watermelon hahaha!. He always teased us kids about it when we were headed out to the porch watermelon. We weren’t allowed to eat watermelon in the house, too messy.


94 posted on 03/09/2012 2:15:35 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Yall put goober peas in RC?

My family is and RC cola family and as I said, Im a damn yankee, so we never heard of putting peanuts in the RC.

I moved down south and I have been putting roasted salted peanuts in my RC.

And nobody told me!
Yer all snickerin. LOL


95 posted on 03/09/2012 2:18:51 PM PST by mylife
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To: mylife

Lake Sam Rayburn? :p


96 posted on 03/09/2012 2:21:13 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: DPMD

After hearing the clip, it sounds more as if he’s poking fun at himself than anything.

If you want unvarnished, dishonest pandering, recall Hillary Clinton’s recital of a black woman’s diary in the southern church last campaign: “I’m not in no ways tired...”
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I agree with you DPMD. I think he’s trying to make fun of himself - maybe because his “people” are telling him that the voters think he’s detached or that we think he thinks he’s better than us.

I just think he’s trying hard to show people he can interact with them when he’s never really had to.


97 posted on 03/09/2012 2:21:45 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: mylife

That is beautiful. I’ve not visited Arkansas but we have kicked around the idea, the mister would like to mine for gems. That lake makes Arkansas even more enticing...

The mister is from Ca and he loves to panning, too. He showed me how and I really enjoyed it. I did get distracted with collecting pretty rocks, I don’t think he appreciated that much. But they were sooooo pretty!


98 posted on 03/09/2012 2:28:07 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: mylife

Yer all snickerin. LOL
***********
Yes! hahahaha!


99 posted on 03/09/2012 2:29:16 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Are you near DFW?

Its like 5 hours from there.


100 posted on 03/09/2012 2:33:35 PM PST by mylife
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