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January 29, 2008
By: Kevin Drum

GEOGRAPHY PRIMER....Mitt Romney: "America faces competition from countries like Asia and India." Not to mention cities like Venus and Jupiter.

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That's some low-quality snark.

Posted by: JFD on January 29, 2008 at 9:36 PM | PERMALINK

I think he meant buyups by Asia and India.

Posted by: Ya Know... on January 29, 2008 at 9:42 PM | PERMALINK

Asia AND India? Now that just ain't fair.

Posted by: SqueakyRat on January 29, 2008 at 9:42 PM | PERMALINK

Listening to the GOP candidates is just surreal. Somehow it's our Divine Right to be billionaires, consume everything in sight, and dominate the planet. Anybody who thinks this might not be a good idea is a hate-America leftist.

And just keep cutting taxes and the economy will grow by 100% a year and the Dow will hit 10 trillion. This can continue forever, of course; someday there will be 1 billion people in this country, and each one will own a 20,000 sq ft house. Everybody will run their own corporation.

Posted by: Speed on January 29, 2008 at 9:45 PM | PERMALINK

Rumor has it that the Indian Subcontinent and all the other subcontinents are creating a powerful economic union.

Posted by: Michael7843853 G-O/F in 08! on January 29, 2008 at 9:52 PM | PERMALINK

That's nothing, Kev... you should have seen Mitt's first draft of that speech:

"In my dreams I kiss your cunt, your sweet wet cunt. In my thoughts I make love to you all day long."
Posted by: Disputo on January 29, 2008 at 10:01 PM | PERMALINK

I guess I support Mitt now over McCain because I am assuming Mitt won't have as big a hard on for war.

But Mitt’s speech was shockingly weak. A bunch of disjointed slogans strung together. The fake smile, no real sense of any conviction for anything-- pathetic really.

His next big strategy will be to conflate the risks of Avian flu, Asians and Mexican immigrants.

Posted by: larry on January 29, 2008 at 10:03 PM | PERMALINK

Not to mention "Pangaea's War On Us."

Posted by: lampwick on January 29, 2008 at 10:12 PM | PERMALINK

Does anybody know if these Rs like Romney graduated from high school? Unbelieveable.

Posted by: nepeta on January 29, 2008 at 10:17 PM | PERMALINK

Yeah, but he looks Presidential!

Posted by: jerry on January 29, 2008 at 10:19 PM | PERMALINK

Venus and Jupiter are cities (towns, really) in Florida.

But I do get your point.

Posted by: Greg in FL on January 29, 2008 at 10:31 PM | PERMALINK

To be fair it would be more like, "cities like Illinois and Chicago." Romney knows his planets, it's all in the book of Mormon I think. Or is that Scientology?

Posted by: Inaudible Nonsense on January 29, 2008 at 10:35 PM | PERMALINK

It's not possible to be too stupid to run for President, as the current guy reminds us daily.

Posted by: craigie on January 29, 2008 at 10:36 PM | PERMALINK

Surely your snark should be a country and then a city (India and Beijing, for example)?

Posted by: Warren Terra on January 29, 2008 at 11:40 PM | PERMALINK

I was watching TV in the living room, while my 7th grader did his math homework in the kitchen, when Romney said this line. From a room away I hear, "HAAAAHAHAHA...stupid Romney."

Posted by: nitpicker on January 29, 2008 at 11:49 PM | PERMALINK

Clearly he meant "America faces competition from other tectonic plates like Asia and India."

Republicans are reknown for their geological references.

Posted by: B on January 29, 2008 at 11:50 PM | PERMALINK

Maybe he needs a Pell Grant for Children for himself.

Posted by: Tigershark on January 30, 2008 at 12:06 AM | PERMALINK

I liked Mitt's decree that girls should get married before they have babies.

I think it would have been wonderful if Mary Cheney had been married before she had her son.

Posted by: CapitalCat on January 30, 2008 at 12:23 AM | PERMALINK

Even better, his wife (in a campaign appearance I happened to hear on C-SPAN radio in DC a few months ago) said, "The heart of the people of Iowa--are good."

Posted by: gottacook on January 30, 2008 at 12:38 AM | PERMALINK

My hats off for a comment I saw the other day that said "Romney looks like the American president in a Canadian movie"

Posted by: R.L. on January 30, 2008 at 1:01 AM | PERMALINK

Jupiter is a city in Florida.

Just sayin'. ;)

Posted by: david in norcal on January 30, 2008 at 1:13 AM | PERMALINK

Say what you will, his message seemed to resonate the way Obama's does. Its true, Washington is broken. People are ready to accept that. That is the message Edwards has failed to capitalize on. That the message is coming from a repub, who's president has single-handedly crippled so many people's futures, and doesn't ruffle any feathers by suggesting actual changes in Washington? Hmmmm, something's not right here...

Posted by: Captain on January 30, 2008 at 2:35 AM | PERMALINK

Asia and India? Would that be, I dunno, Eastasia? We've always been at war with Eastasia.

Posted by: Tripp on January 30, 2008 at 10:52 AM | PERMALINK

It's a New England thing. In Maine, Mexico and Paris are less than fifty miles apart.

Posted by: thersites on January 30, 2008 at 11:11 AM | PERMALINK

We've always been at war with Eurasia. Tripp is a thought criminal.

Posted by: thersites on January 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM | PERMALINK

thersites,

Thanks.

Criminal is Virtue.

Proof:

Wealth is God's favor
God favor's Virtue
Wealth is Virtue

(smart) Criminals accumulate wealth
Criminal is Virtue

Quod Erat Demonstratum

Posted by: Tripp on January 30, 2008 at 12:03 PM | PERMALINK

"Countries like Asia and India"? I think Bush has found his heir.

Posted by: Cyrus on January 30, 2008 at 1:24 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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