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  •  Except she's not 'effing saying that at all. (0+ / 0-)

    She's making a ludicrous point as it is, but then Jed has to stretch it even further by stating she said the solution is they ought to move. No rational person would read that statement and say that's what she meant.

    I have utterly no interest in defending the Romney campaign. But at a certain point you have to stop looking away at just how face-palmy your own side is being. If we're going to win the middle of the political spectrum, you can't do it by triggering their bullshit detectors.

    Romney's gotten himself into a hell of a snare here, one that might be an inflection point in this election. But is that good enough for Jed? Noooooo...

    You can call it "class warfare" -- we call it "common sense"

    by kenlac on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 01:31:27 PM PDT

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    •  so... "if she had been in Mass..." (1+ / 0-)
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      doesn't spell "she should have moved there" to you?

      and not only that, there's enough room between the two statements that it ANGERS you that they were linked?

      wow.  I am baffled by your take.

      This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

      by mallyroyal on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 01:42:25 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, that is correct. (0+ / 0-)

        She did not suggest people actually move to Massachusetts.

        There's dozens, if not hundreds of blog posts on the internets right now about this blunder, and none of them that I'm aware of take Jeb's ludicrous tact.

        And if you want to know why I'm miffed (not angered so much) it's because there's one thing that drives me nuts about politics: it's when I get that "Who do you think you're kidding with this?" reaction. And somehow, Jeb has managed to top the Romney campaign on this one.

        Or, another way of looking at it: let's say you had a relative who was considering voting for Romney -- would this article convince them that Romney was heartless, or would it convince them that there was no substance to Jeb's allegation? I sure as hell wouldn't make the claim, because a skeptical eye would be more convinced I was ridiculous than that Romney had the wrong and hypocritical policies.

        And I'd let it pass, except that this kind of silly crap is what we get out of Jeb more often than not.

        You can call it "class warfare" -- we call it "common sense"

        by kenlac on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 10:02:22 PM PDT

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