Cognitive Dissonance

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Mitt Romney: “Terrorism wasn’t even mentioned in 2000 debates” — only it was.

Mitt Romney, Oct. 22nd, 2012: “In the 2000 debates there was no mention of terrorism, for instance. And a year later, 9/11 happened. So we have to make decisions based upon uncertainty.”

Survey says…

Sen. Joe Lieberman, Oct. 5th, 2000: “In fact, this administration has begun to transform the American military to take it away from being a Cold War force to prepare it to meet the threats of the new generation of tomorrow, of weapons of mass destruction, of ballistic missiles, terrorism, cyber warfare.”

Vice President Al Gore, Oct. 17th, 2000: “In the Congress, in the House of Representatives, I served on the House Intelligence Committee and I worked hard to learn the subject of nuclear arms control and how we can diffuse these tensions and deal with non-proliferation and deal with the problems of terrorism and these new weapons of mass destruction. Look, we’re gonna face some serious new challenges in the next four years.”

Now, if Romney had said that terrorism hadn’t been mentioned in the 2000 debates by George W. Bush or Dick Cheney, he’d be right.

Sorry, Mitt. Your point about terrorism is more like errorism.

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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Follow my live-tweeting of tonight’s debate!

Oh yes. It’s the last presidential debate on foreign policy. And I am live-tweeting all the fuckery and snark that will run through my brain — particularly because I have felt like shit all day. 

Will Barack Obama answer questions about his administration raining death from the skies via robots ordering record numbers of drone strikes? Will Mitt Romney stoke an international crisis by insulting the Brits again? Because really, that was amazingly awful. Will the moderator be lauded by the left or the right as ZOMG AMAZEBALLS? 

And will I actually tweet sober?

Like sands through the hourglass… eh, fuck it. Boxed wine at the ready.

Follow me tweeting the fuckery: @meglanker

30 minutes, kids. LET’S GET READY TO BUMBLE!

Cheers,

Meg

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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Gov. Gary Johnson Files Complaint In Federal Court Against Commission On Presidential Debates

govgaryjohnson:

October 19, 2012, Washington, DC – Citing survey data showing former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has in fact achieved the narrow criteria required for inclusion in the Monday debate, earning more than 40 percent of the vote in “head-to-head” polls against President Barack Obama, the Libertarian Party nominee’s campaign today filed a complaint in Federal Court in the District of Columbia maintaining that Johnson has, in fact, met the Commission on Presidential Debates’ criteria for inclusion. The complaint asks the Court to compel the CPD to include Johnson.

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Why not let him and Jill Stein debate? God forbid we hear more than two people.

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YOU GUYS!
I found it! The binder full of women from which Mitt selected his cabinet! The full quote:

"We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women."

So basically, Mitt Romney or his staff knew of no qualified women and had to try to find them through other means. Not helpful to your image, Mitt, that you needed help to go outside the boy’s club.

YOU GUYS!

I found it! The binder full of women from which Mitt selected his cabinet! The full quote:

"We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women."

So basically, Mitt Romney or his staff knew of no qualified women and had to try to find them through other means. Not helpful to your image, Mitt, that you needed help to go outside the boy’s club.

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