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August 30, 2012

Romney RNC Acceptance Speech: Not of This Planet

When one frame says it all:

President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. (Pause. Bites lip. Extended laughter.)

MY promise…is to help you and your family.

(Mitt Romney GOP 2012 Acceptance Speech. Transcript. Video – at 34:48 mark).

  • Stan B.

    Sadly, ironically, a very small but crucial part of how this lying, filthy rich, son of a bitch, bastard frames Obama at least rings “true,” which is why he is coming off to many “Independents” as the very last thing even his most ardent insiders couldn’t possibly label him- sincere. Those little factoids mixed generously with the lies writ large that form the very basis of his campaign are what soothes and reassures a very anxious White America. Mix generously with the now regular Presidential voting “irregularities” (which Democrats have yet to seriously address), not to mention the new “voter fraud” restrictions, and we can kiss the last remains of this dying planet to the private sector.

  • squirrel squirrel squirrel

    Forgive my thickheadedness; what’s the selective color in here supposed to emphasize?

    • Michael Shaw

      Because I was working off video screenshots, I thought the technique here would highlight the laughter better. It’s also curious to me, also, how not everyone was laughing. I know it’s more than a little interpretative.

  • BamaGuy1024

    Tragic times, when half the population of the most powerful country on Earth could care less about causing harm to the ecosphere upon which all terrestrial life depends AND THEY LAUGH ABOUT IT. Unless this changes all life on Earth is doomed

  • bks3bks

    I once asked the lead singer for a rock and roll band what he saw when everyone was dancing and having a good time and he said “it looks like a big gob of spit.” Not sure why I am reminded of that.


  • LanceThruster

    I expect that the same faces woud be laughing if Mitt had declared, “Arbeit macht frei” & “Gott mit[t] uns.”

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