I don't know what's worse; playing dumb, or actually being dumb:
He twice read Ingalls' comments, in which he said: "We have to eviscerate McCrory. There is no way to prop up Dalton enough." "I didn’t know what it meant," McCrory told the crowd. "It means they are going to open me up and take (my) guts out."
Bolding mine. Myers Park Pat is actually trying to do a couple of different things with this comment. First, he's trying to appeal to the anti-intellectualism prevalent in such a crowd, and second, he's trying to convince them he's part of that crowd. But what he's really doing is insulting the entire crowd. And causing me to have a "visceral" reaction, but that could be partly due to the grilled chicken I ate last night.
And here's a quip from one of the passengers in the GOP Clown Car:
"Barack Obama stood before the nation and gave incredibly well-read speeches off teleprompters," Pawlenty said. "But that doesn’t put food on the table; that doesn’t make the car payment; that doesn’t make the health insurance payments, and that doesn’t save for college."
First of all, President Obama has pushed hard for policies and programs that have helped Americans deal with all of those problems, something that would have never happened under a Republican President.
And as far as his "well-read speeches", at least he didn't confuse Iran and Iraq:
PAWLENTY: You’re talking about Iran?
PAWLENTY: Yea, well I think the situation now in Iran is such that Secretary Gates is negotiating with whether the United States Military will be there beyond the end of this year. And they’re looking to the Iranians to see if they invite the Americans to stay, invite us to stay. And if they do invite us to stay at some very reduced level I think the United States will be wise, until we make sure that they get to the next level of stability, to accept that invitation. So if Iran makes that invitation by the end of the year, leaving a residual force, a greatly reduced force, but a residual force that would be there for a temporary amount of time. Until they could establish much better air security, until they can develop their intelligence –
REPORTER: You mean Iraq not Iran, because Iran-
PAWLENTY: I’m sorry, Iraq, yes, yes. You said-, did you say Iran or Iraq?
The reporter should have followed up with a question about Absurdistan...
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