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Mitt's 41 Worst Gaffes of His Political Career


Offbeat  (tags: politics, funny, bizarre, Romney, off-beat, humor, americans, performance )

Carrie
- 691 days ago - alternet.org
Your one-stop source for every inane, out-of-touch or outright offensive thing the GOP candidate has ever said.



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Carrie B. (304)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 10:19 pm
I thought you all needed a good laugh and Mitt - the - Twit is the one who can provide them. Just remember this guy wants to be PRESIDENT!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 11:28 pm
Loved them all, Carrie, but this one jumped out at me:

“Some people have said we ought to close Guantanamo. My view is we ought to double Guantanamo.” — At the South Carolina Republican debate (May 15, 2007)

Someone should have told Clint. He might have thought twice about chastising his chair about the fact that President Obama hasn't closed it yet!

Mitt's rhetoric reminds me a bit of Dubya's. His grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure are better and he is able to speak in complete sentences --but he doesn't always make sense!
 

Pat A. (117)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 4:19 am
According to another of Carrie's articles today - there is a video of (I think it was 1962) with his mother saying about George, his father, that George was a refugee from Mexico and had BEEN ON WELFARE!! That's right - the stuff that helped Mittens Rmoney's dad is just what he wants to take away from other people! I find these remarks of Mitt's particularly enlightening -

24. “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” (Jan. 9, 2012)
19. “I’m Mitt Romney — and yes, Wolf, that’s also my first name.” Romney’s first name is actually Willard. (Nov. 22, 2011)
9. “Some people have said we ought to close Guantanamo. My view is we ought to double Guantanamo.” — At the South Carolina Republican debate (May 15, 2007)
8. “In France, for instance, I’m told that marriage is now frequently contracted in seven-year terms where either party may move on when their term is up. How shallow and how different from the Europe of the past.” This policy does not exist, but seven-year marriage contracts are a plot point in the “Memories of Earth” science fiction series by Mormon author Orson Scott Card. (May 5, 2007)
7. “Liquefied coal, gosh. Hitler during the Second World War — I guess because he was concerned about losing his oil — liquefied coal. That technology is still there.” — During a Q&A session about energy policy. (April 19, 2007)
3. “Hugo Chavez has tried to steal an inspiring phrase — ‘Patria o muerte, venceremos.’ It does not belong to him. It belongs to a free Cuba.” It turns out the phrase does not belong to a free Cuba. It means “Fatherland or death, we shall overcome,” and it was a tag line for Fidel Castro. (March 9, 2007)
2. “I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.” Romney’s campaign later admitted that they did not march on the same day or in the same city. (December, 2007)
1. “Hi, how are you? Don’t run away. I want to shake your hand. I know, you haven’t got your makeup on yet, right? You do, you do.” — On the campaign trail while running for the U.S. Senate, to a random woman outside a store (1994)

I do like the fact that these have dates and or attributions - this man is not only mercilessly greedy he is mendacious and when he tries to be 'charming' (Heaven help us!) he only manages to be toe-curlingly, cringe-makingly clumsy!

WHERE ARE YOUR TAX RETURNS MITT??
 

Kelly Rogers (302)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 12:43 pm
What ONLY 41
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 1:12 pm
really only 41??
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 3:12 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 5:00 pm
BEAUTIFUL! I'm sharing these....thanks, Carrie!
 

Tal H. (8)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 6:05 pm
Thanks for the share!
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday September 7, 2012, 5:43 am
loved them, cant wait for the new ones to come out!!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Friday September 7, 2012, 6:43 am
Thanks Carrie. They would be funny if they weren't so pathetic. I wonder how he managed to get through all those years at Harvard and yet end up so dopey.
 
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