Cognitive Dissonance

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

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Anonymous asked: Way to take Mitt Romney out of context you stupid bitch.

That’s cute. Here’s what I wrote:

To be fair, the full explanation was: “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” However, in light of his downsizing experience at Bain Capital, what’s going to be reinforced is those first seven words.

At least I posted his full quote and a video. It’s amusing Romney and his supporters are claiming, “NO FAIR!” when it comes to using that quote. Remember this?

Romney ad contains egregious distortion - The ad also airs footage of Obama saying: “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” But that snippet is torn out of context. What Obama actually said on that day in 2008 is this: “Senator McCain’s campaign actually said, and I quote, ‘If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.’”

And then the Romney campaign’s marvelous response:

Romney senior New Hampshire adviser Tom Rath tells CBS News the ad is “exactly what we want.”

Pressed on whether it was unfair to lop off the top of Mr. Obama’s comments — which would show the president was quoting the McCain camp — Rath said, “He did say the words. That’s his voice.”

Mitt Romney wasn’t quoting another candidate. He said, “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” Anyhow, he did say the words. That’s his voice. Right? 

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  1. davincisbarber said: Absolutely priceless that Romney supporters of all people would cry foul on quote context. I mean, hasn’t quote mining been one of his official campaign tactics? Like Ad spots featuring Obama “calling” Americans lazy.
  2. cookejar said: I’m not following the campaign too closely, so I can’t say that I agree or disagree with your political opinion. What can be said is your handling of this anon is brilliant. Thank you.
  3. bulletinaweave said: And Romney has so profusely apologised to Obama for using his words out of context. Oh wait, HE NEVER FUCKING DID THAT EVER.
  4. the-mtblog said: YEAH! WAY TO BE TOTALLY CORRECT AND FACTUALLY ACCURATE! GUHH! :P
  5. toucanberra said: anonymous coward.
  6. generalbriefing said: His advocacy of the candidate really inspires me to change my mind :: insert sarcasm here:::
  7. feistyfeminist replied:
  8. commodifiedsouls said: I swear the “out of context” derail is one of the most played cards in the conservative deck, right next to the “you’re as bad as you think we are.”
  9. cognitivedissonance posted this