Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Mitt Romney, for all his smoothness and goodhair, can be quite awkward. He’s got another socially awkward notch on his belt: That awkward moment when you crash a gay vet’s dinner date with his husband, looking for a photo op.

Imagine this. You’re a 60-something gay Vietnam veteran out to dinner with your husband in New Hampshire when Mitt Romney sits down at your table uninvited…

Are you more offended that Romney mistook your proud military heritage for blatant homophobia? Or just annoyed that homeboy had the hubris to invite himself to your date night, like some bizarre MTV reality television show, Republican Third Wheel


Bob Garon, 63, of Epsom, N.H., asked Romney if he, as president would seek to overturn New Hampshire’s law legalizing gay marriage. Romney gave his standard response affirming his belief that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Garon, who is gay and was seated with his husband, Bob Lemire, then said to Romney: “It’s good to know how you feel, that you do not believe everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights.”

Romney replied: “Actually, I think at the time the Constitution was written marriage was between a man and a woman and I don’t believe the Supreme Court has changed that.”

Garon, a political independent, told reporters he was unimpressed with Romney.

"The guy ain’t going to make it," he said after the exchange. "You can’t trust him. I can see it in his eyes."

Garon said he was married in June. “In New Hampshire, where it’s legal. Unless Mitt Romney gets elected.”

I’m guessing Romney assumed the two men were just good buddies grabbing a bite to eat, rather than a married couple. A Romney aide can be heard telling the former governor to hurry up, because he had to get on Fox News. Doubt this clip aired on Fox, amirite?!

I’d like to remind Governor Flip-Flop about another awkward moment: That awkward moment when the hot pink pride day adverts from your gubenatorial campaign wander onto the internet, proudly claiming all citizens deserve equal rights regardless of sexual orientation.

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    Love how Mitt is so sure he’s giving the right answer as he assumes the guy MUST be against gay marriage since he’s a...
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    I have nothing to add, other than Willard needs an attitude adjustment (as do most Republicans).
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    sorry mitt
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  8. sadpoptarts said: It’s no wonder the Republicans are scrambling to get any candidate but him. He’ll say whatever is most popular at the time and doesn’t seem to have any convictions of his own, apart from his conviction that he really wants to get elected.
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