This is a demo illustration of a program called Wild and Crazy Inside 2.0. It was tweaked a little for Mitt and downloads when certain narrative text begins to play, such as: ‘my dog loves the car roof’ or ‘I like to fire people’ or ‘I don’t believe I thought that fellow was a homosexual.’
Even now, concerns linger. When Romney’s scheduled commencement address was made public, some Liberty students pledged to forego the graduation ceremony in protest, arguing that Romney’s church was a “cult.” And as BuzzFeed reported earlier today, even those students who are supportive of the Republican’s visit have serious qualms about his religion.
But in refusing to wade into a discussion about his faith, the Romney campaign is sticking closely to its 2012 playbook: No matter the setting, no matter the audience, avoid the Mormon question at all costs. The bet is that conservative Christians, when faced with the prospect of four more years of President Obama, will hold their noses and vote for a “cultist.”
Besides, there’s probably nothing Romney could say in a commencement speech that would undo the firmly entrenched belief here that the Mormon candidate is “unsaved.”
Funnily enough, Romney will be speaking to an audience that his own religion considers to be ‘unsaved’ as well. Yet he’ll gladly pander to them for political gain. Truly a profile in courage.
Got that? The GOP wants to cut food stamps, Medicaid, Meals on Wheels, tax credits and other social programs to avoid any cuts to military spending — even though the wars are ending. How is that not class warfare? Oh, and now we all know: you can’t take them at their word. Can’t trust a Republican.
Washington Examiner reporter Tim Carney appeared on MSNBC this afternoon with host Tamron Hall, but was apparently uninterested in discussing what he agreed to come on to discuss, leading to a heated confrontation between the two. Hall asked Carney about the Romney campaign’s response to allegations that he bullied a perceived gay classmate in high school, but Carney refused to accept the premise, calling her question a “typical media trick.” Carney said Hall was trying to justify the initial allegations, which he claimed were bogus, by discussing the “meta story” of the response. Hall slapped Carney down for apparently going back on his agreement to discuss the topic and using the platform to criticize her. Watch it:
Hall cut him off, saying, “You knew what we were going to ask you. You didn’t have to accept the invitation to come on.” She went on to tell him to wait because “you’re kind of in my house here.”
Carney fired back, “What you’re bringing up here is a meta story. ‘What is the Romney response to this other non-story?’ I’m trying to go meta meta on you and say, here’s some media treatment.”
“You’re actually irritating me right now, I’m going to be honest with you,” Hall quipped, pointing out that she was asking Carney about Romeny’s response to not only the Colorado questions, but also a Washington Post story that reported he bullied a fellow student in prep school and his response to Obama’s endorsement of same sex marriage. “You’re not going to come on and insult me. You’re not going to come on and insult the network. You knew what you were going to talk about. Done.”
Carney immediately took to Twitter, protesting, “So that’s the first time a TV host cut off my mic. Best part: when she put me back on camera at the end to yell at me while I had a dead mic.” He added the hashtag “#metameta” to a tweet that linked to the Examiner’scoverage of the incident.