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He apparently has forgotten that wise Greek fella from 'way long ago, Aesop, whose fable, 'The Fox and the Grapes', set down here in its entirety and translated from Latin, (thank you, Wiki!) is an ancient but spot on study in cognitive dissonance, two words which collectively define the GOP any more
(I know, 'wise' and 'Donald Trump' are two terms which also define cognitive dissonance.)

 

      "Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked, 'Oh, you aren't even ripe yet! I don't need any sour grapes.' People who speak disparagingly of things that they cannot attain would do well to apply this story to themselves."

Not only is Mitt's casual brushoff of the past two years pretty scumbaggy (there were a lot of people who donated a tremendous amount of money, dedication, time, and effort to get him both nominated and elected; his utter failure as a candidate and as a human being wasn't their fault. Why punish them? Kind of sadistic, actually. Oh, wait, this is Mitt Romney we're discussing. Never mind), he outsourced delivery of those disparaging remarks to his creepy whelp, those remarks that were both dismissive and supremely unconvincing.
Now The Donald's all surprised at this behavior? Butthurt?  Whatever. I can't wait for the rest of the GOP primary clown car riders to chime in with their opinions, too, clinging desperately to their FoxNews spots with weakening tendrils, before they sink into irrelevance and oblivion.
(pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease)
Time for a new hash#Tagg#Sourgrapes?
 

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