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« on: August 24, 2012, 07:36:33 PM »

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COMMERCE, Mich. -- Despite his previous reticence to go anywhere near controversy over President Obama's birthplace, Mitt Romney dove in headfirst on Friday with a joke that touched off the latest round of partisan fireworks between the two campaigns.

Speaking to a crowd of several thousand people at an orchard farm and cider mill in his home state of Michigan, Romney raised the subject while reminiscing about growing up here with his wife, Ann.

"I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital. I was born in Harper Hospital," Romney said. "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."

In an attempt to tamp down speculation that the presumptive Republican nominee was himself raising doubts about the president's birthplace, Romney aide Kevin Madden sent an email to reporters saying the candidate was "only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised."

"The governor has always said, and has repeatedly said, he believes the president was born here in the United States," Madden wrote.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57500031-503544/romney-birth-certificate-remark-sets-off-firestorm/

This is offending people, really?
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 11:25:09 PM »

It's a better controversy for Romney than rape or taxes. No way it was off the cuff.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 12:12:00 AM »

I think it's just further proof he's a douchebag, but that isn't news...
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 12:35:49 AM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 25, 2012, 12:12:00 AM

I think it's just further proof he's a douchebag, but that isn't news...

Seriously?  Presidential candidates aren't allowed to have a sense of humor?

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 01:10:45 AM »

Quote from: pr0ner on August 25, 2012, 12:35:49 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 25, 2012, 12:12:00 AM

I think it's just further proof he's a douchebag, but that isn't news...

Seriously?  Presidential candidates aren't allowed to have a sense of humor?

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Right, it's no different than if President Obama *joked* that he's able to release his tax returns because he has no polygamous wives to keep secret. icon_wink

What?!  It's just his sense of humor! icon_wink icon_wink

Of course, Obama doesn't joke about Romney's religion.  I guess he's worried it would be interpreted as super shrill dog whistle politics or something.

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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2012, 01:22:02 AM »

Quote from: pr0ner on August 25, 2012, 12:35:49 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 25, 2012, 12:12:00 AM

I think it's just further proof he's a douchebag, but that isn't news...

Seriously?  Presidential candidates aren't allowed to have a sense of humor?

 Roll Eyes

It was a douchey thing to say. Poor form. I'm not outraged by it, but I find it distasteful and unbecoming.

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2012, 05:50:42 AM »

It might be in poor taste but its no worse then the crap Biden says on a regular basis.
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2012, 10:03:02 AM »

I thought it was funny.

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012, 02:52:13 PM »

Quote from: brettmcd on August 25, 2012, 05:50:42 AM

It might be in poor taste but its no worse then the crap Biden says on a regular basis.

Yeah, we have a thread for one of those already, but we're not talking about Vice President Biden, we're talking about Presidential Candidate Romney. And I don't care who you are, if you say something douchey I will call you a douchebag.

I guess I just have higher standards when it comes to candidates running for the highest office in the nation.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2012, 03:32:30 PM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 25, 2012, 02:52:13 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 25, 2012, 05:50:42 AM

It might be in poor taste but its no worse then the crap Biden says on a regular basis.

Yeah, we have a thread for one of those already, but we're not talking about Vice President Biden, we're talking about Presidential Candidate Romney. And I don't care who you are, if you say something douchey I will call you a douchebag.

I guess I just have higher standards when it comes to candidates running for the highest office in the nation.

Gotta agree with Mike here.  Play the douche card and I'm calling you a douche.  I like that our candidates have a sense of humor, what I don't like is when they run their political campaign as if they were running for high school class president.  "Did you know that Sally slept with ALL of the football team?  She's make a TERRIBLE class president!" etc.   I expect more of somebody who is supposed to be the representative of our country.
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