Romney aide’s “Etch-a-Sketch” comment brings out the dwainbwains

March 22, 2012


Mitt Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom’s “Etch-a-Sketch” description of the difference between the primary season and the general election campaign did more than step all over his boss’s limelight yesterday, it showed just how stupid, silly, lame, pathetic, shallow, desperate, etc…etc…things have gotten.

The CNN interview comment that set off the Etch-a-Sketch “eek-fest”? This simple statement:

“I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign,”…..“Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up, and we start all over again.”

What appears to be within minutes, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum were front and camera center with their Etch-a-Sketches touting the comment as proof positive that Romney lies and can’t be trusted by “true” conservatives.

The two words most appropriate for them both is: “a pile of organic material that drops out the south end of a north bound bull from time to time”.

Or, if you prefer your analysis more along the “eloquent”: It’s all “much ado about nothing”.

So because Fehrnstrom spoke the truth about a campaign process that’s been occurring year, after year, Republican and Democrat alike for decades now, we’re suddenly supposed to be shocked?

You’d have to be a dwainbwain to fall for something that stupid.

Speaking of dwainbwains, (like the segue?) it just so happens that our very own local blithiot provides the perfect illustration with his “OK, I’m stupid, I’ll fall for it”, Romney post this morning:

I once worked for a guy who lied when it was easier to tell the truth. He told whoppers that he should have known weren’t believable. But he kept telling them, and I became convinced he had no idea that most of us weren’t buying them.

Mitt Romney is like that. He lies when it would be so much easier not to. That’s my personal definition of a pathological prevaricator. In this case a politically pathological prevaricator.

I most recently accused him of lying—and I received some flak for doing so—about three weeks ago. I have yet to hear him speak at any length that I haven’t heard him tell blatant lies—not just “spin”—and it is beyond the normal politician-speak we have, unfortunately, grown used to.

For Graham to accuse ANYONE else of lying from behind his glass house of posts is the height of hypocrisy. The post just as easily could have started:

I once read a blog from an “erstwhile conservative” who lied when it was easier to tell the truth. He wrote whoppers that he should have known weren’t believable. But he kept writing them, and I became convinced he had no idea that most of us weren’t buying them.

But I digress.

Unfortunately, what is the farthest beyond “normal politician-speak” that dwainbwains like Graham just swallow in the largest proportions is that which flows from the mouth of their own Dear Leader on a daily basis.

You know, that “”leader” that stands up on a podium with the seal of the President of the United States of America, looks directly into the camera, and flat out lies to the American people regarding his energy “policy”. (Oops, sorry, according to D.B. such non-truths are just “normal politician-speak”.)

You know, that “spin”, about only having 2 percent of the worlds oil reserves, that “spin” that he has an “all of the above energy policy”, that “spin” from his Secretary of Energy that all of a sudden he doesn’t want U.S. gas prices to reach European highs, that “spin” from the “Baghdad Jay Carney” that it was really the Republican’s who killed the Keystone pipeline, that “spin” that all the drilling and production happening today is a result of Obama’s policies, that “spin” that he’s spewing this very day regarding his “memo” to “speed up” the southern end of the Keystone pipeline?

THAT spin is what we’re supposed to BELIEVE? THAT is what we are supposed to blow off as just “normal politician-speak” and not the flat out LIES that they are?

It’s no wonder then why except for a few minions who linger about to stroke each other, the EC lacks any credibility in the world outside of unicorns and rainbows………..And, of course Etch-a-Sketch collectors.

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2 Responses to Romney aide’s “Etch-a-Sketch” comment brings out the dwainbwains

  1. anson burlingame on March 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Oh Geoff, I believe the EC is very credible.


    He very credibly follows the normal DNC campaign line (except when he even goes beyond that line to the left) is demeaning anything and everything he possible can to do with the GOP, “bubbas”, rednecks, evangelicals, etc.

    And of course if he wants to call Romney a liar, then he stands accused of the same, or worse.


  2. Geoff Caldwell on March 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Did you see the latest from Cushing, OK? Obama now claiming to “fastrack” the southern end of the Keystone Pipeline when in fact he has no say in it whatsoever. It’s already progressing without him.
    Is taking credit for something you have nothing to do with a “lie”?
    Is blaming others for those that you DO have control over a “lie”?
    I’ll put Romney’s “lies” against Obama’s any day of the week. At least with Romney I know the Constitution and founding principles of personal responsibility, individual liberties, and economic freedom will be the priority rather than the perpetual minority left wing radicals.


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