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Rachel Maddow is stumped on why
both the public and Romney's own campaign seem to have no real problem with the fact that after every single public appearance where Romney says something or answers a question, the campaign has to put out an announcement the next day stating "That's not Romney's real position on this issue" or "Romney didn't mean that, it came out wrong."

Dear Rachel,

Allow me to explain: Remember newspapers? And headlines? And what happened when headlines were WRONG? Right. The next day, or week, or month, the paper would print a retraction. Which would appear on page...15, in small letters...which meant the original headline was all anyone remembered because NO ONE reads retractions.

Guess what? Americans are no different today, in the era of immediate communication. They still ignore the truth in the form of retractions, so Mitt Romney can say anything he wants, anytime he wants and get away with it. His campaign will then get their retraction out in the form of a press release, which everyone, other than we liberals, will ignore.

That's why, Rachel. Simple, really. And apparently full-proof - and fool-proof. Yep, Mitt is a lot smarter than than that simpering smile I'm so tired of, would suggest.

Speaking of simpering smile - here it is, front and side view:

romney's face yes
Jon Stewart has his description for this smile...and I have mine....
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polly_b From: polly_b Date: October 11th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can I just say, I hate Romney's face. I hate his smirk. I hate his voice. I hate the fact that he has a different stand on an issue every time he opens his mouth. I hate the fact that he's a great big old lying liar. I hate all the dumbasses who think he's Presidential (does anybody REALLY want a President who changes his mind more often than his underwear?) and I hate Romney's dog-abusing, bullying behaviors.

I'm feeling very negative today, sorry.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: October 12th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm right there with you

If I see that freaking smirk, that "Poor stupid you"/"I'm passing a stone" half smile again, I'll...SCREAM! And tonight, I have to listen to Ryan - the only good thing *may* be that Biden is so unpredictable, it could be a great circus act. Just not the kind that I want representing my country. :(

What I don't get are the Mormons. I mean, think what you will about their religion/cult - every Mormon I've ever known has been very upright, honest to a fault, and very dedicated to leading a good life in word and deed. So how the HELL can they abide Romney as their representative? John Huntsman was a far better example of a good Mormon and yet he couldn't get out of the starting gate.

Doesn't anyone see that a man who'd so completely ditch every belief of his religion in order to run for President, which he's been doing for YEARS (which is corrupting in itself - look what happened to Nixon), that would run on the chameleon ticket, is not a man to entrust this country to? I just don't get it.

OTOH, his win in the debate should have given him a HUGE bounce - as in several points ahead of Obama, and yet all he got was enough to bring him to a tie in most polls. *shakes head*

My real fear? That he IS Nixon, as in lost once, tried again, and won. *shivers* And I have another fear: regarding Obama - I'm on SSD and of course Medicare as a result, and open enrollment for changing plans is just six days away, and the government still hasn't told us if our Medicare deduction will go up, NOR whether we'll get a CoL raise come January 1st. And I'm very afraid that my Medicare premium WILL go up, but that I'll get no raise (the last one, which was supposed to 'cover' the increase in medicare costs didn't even come CLOSE) and Obama is waiting until AFTER November 6th to let the announcement come out. :(

I'll be on the street if the above happens. Period. My new rent kicked in this month and, after paying it, my bills and groceries, I had $13 - which meant cancelling my psychologist appointment due to the co-payment (that went up in 2012 from $0 to $30 and I see both a therapist and psychiatrist for the meds so that's been $60 a month - until now). I honestly can't imagine what will happen come January if I'm right. And I hate thinking Obama would let it happen, let alone not tell us until after the elections. :(

January doesn't bode well no matter which man wins, now that I think about it - at least for me and others like me, who live off their SS or SSD, and medicare and nothing else. And we're not a small group.

Maybe I need some cheese with this 'whine'. *BG*
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