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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 04:04 AM

March 6, 2012 Romney said Iran’s ‘route to the sea’ Gaff

“Maybe one of the few bright spots in the Middle East developments in the last year has been the rising of the people in Syria against [President Bashar al-] Assad. Obviously, as you know, Syria is Iran’s only Arab ally in the region. Syria is the route that allows Iran to supply Hezbollah with weapons in Lebanon. Syria is Iran’s route to the sea.”
— Mitt Romney, question and answer session at AIPAC conference, March 6, 2012

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/romney-and-irans-route-to-the-sea/2012/04/18/gIQAgTbXRT_blog.html

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Reply March 6, 2012 Romney said Iran’s ‘route to the sea’ Gaff (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 OP
OKNancy Oct 2012 #1
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #2
JHB Oct 2012 #6
KurtNYC Oct 2012 #3
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #4
mile18blister Oct 2012 #5
loyalsister Oct 2012 #7
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #8

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 04:13 AM

1. OK, so it says it may not be a total lie

but still, Romney could say it in a way that just isn't "buzzwords". I bet he just memorized that, but if asked wouldn't know a thing about any naval agreement or anything.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 04:28 AM

2. It was considered a gaff back then by reporters

And by me. But to do it twice?

When it was so ignorant and stupid in the first place?

I calling a brain fart

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 05:40 AM

6. Demand Republicans speak English!

Standard English, not the bizarre dialect they use with a different set of definitions for the same words.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 04:44 AM

3. He says the same stuff over and over, like a machine

seems to have a bunch of scripted sentences that he strings into faux answers. Some of it is word parsing stuff like the Swiftboaters used. This one is just weird though.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 04:55 AM

4. Its almost a verbatim meme

Seems to me that the robot failed to be reprogrammed.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 05:21 AM

5. "Syria is Iran’s route to the sea"

Wow. If the only time he said this was at the debate, I could believe it was just a brain fart. I will often give someone a pass if they're speaking off the cuff, especially under pressure. But Mittens didn't misspeak, he really doesn't know his geography.

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Response to mile18blister (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 05:40 AM

7. I agree

I tend to think he doesn't follow the advice of the people who are running his campaign. It's really weird that he mentioned the Navy and this path to sea. It's like he thinks he thought of a really good brand new idea. I'm gonna get ahead of Obama on an important strategic move... boost the Navy, cut off Iran's path to the sea, and save the world from a nuclear Iran.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:53 PM

8. kicking just so others

know that Romney
doubled down on stupid

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