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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 07:53 AM
Uhhh ... I thought they have oxygen masks that drop down


Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president of the US, has compounded his reputation for verbal gaffes by questioning why jet airliners do not have windows that open.



Damien McElroy

By Damien McElroy

10:02AM BST 25 Sep 2012


During a $6 million (£3.7 million) fundraising event in California, Mr Romney brought up an incident at the weekend when his wife's aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing.

He mused that she would have coped better if she was able to breathe outside air during the fire.

"I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don't think she knows just how worried some of us were," Mr Romney said, according to the LA Times. "When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no – and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem. So it's very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she's safe and sound."

The plane suffered an electrical failure and was forced to make an emergency landing.

Experts pointed out that opening a window would provide oxygen to fuel the fire and a loss of cabin pressure that could rip the fusilage apart.

Mr Romney was struggling to fend off criticism of leaked remarks that 47 per cent of Americans who did not pay taxes were dependent on the state and would vote for President Barack Obama.

Off-topic remarks run in the family.

The presidential bid by his father George Romney, once governor of Michigan, ended soon after he declared that he had returned from a trip to Vietnam "brainwashed" by the military.

The aeroplane gaffe comes a week after he was recorded as saying to fundraisers: “there are 47 per cent who are with him [Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it”

Romney's visit to Downing Street prior to the London 2012 Olympics was also overshadowed by an ill-timed remark questioning London's readiness for the Games.

During the same international tour which took in Britain, Israel and Poland, comments about the differences between Israeli and Palestinian economies led to allegations of racism from Palestinian officials, while the Poland leg of the tour was marred by Romney's senior inviting reporters to 'kiss his ass' after they asked Mr Romney questions.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mitt-romney/9564529/Mitt-Romney-w hy-dont-aeroplane-windows-open.html





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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 10:13 AM
I swear I saw open windows on this air craft

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 10:17 AM
power windows would be cool..........

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 10:18 AM

Well, we all fail to think through things at times, but, despite partisan politics and economic vision, I don't think the intelligence gap between the two candidates has ever been in doubt

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 10:40 AM
Unfortunately, neither has the gap between fantasy land and reality.
 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 11:21 AM
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Unfortunately, neither has the gap between fantasy land and reality.


You mean the fantasy that Mitt is a real Republican conservative or the fantasy that Mitt can win the election?

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 11:34 AM
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Unfortunately, neither has the gap between fantasy land and reality.


You mean the fantasy that Mitt is a real Republican conservative or the fantasy that Mitt can win the election?


Are you kidding? Obama has this thing in the bag. Look no further that all the various polls, which show Barack with a typically massive 3-point lead!

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 11:56 AM
The mittster also thinks submarines should have screen doors.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 12:06 PM
Funny stuff. This reminds me of (back in the 1990's) when George Bush Sr. was marveling at the Grocery Check Out Scanners (which had been around since 1980).

I've said it a zillion times, but once more: I'm very embarassed that Mittens was the governor of my home state.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 12:30 PM
What ever else Mitt might be, outside of his frame of reference, he really isn't very smart.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 01:14 PM
Sounds funny and all, but the guy was worried about his wife. Mitt is many things, but I would never call him stupid.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 01:23 PM
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The mittster also thinks submarines should have screen doors.


Keeps the fish out, right?

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 02:50 PM
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Unfortunately, neither has the gap between fantasy land and reality.


You mean the fantasy that Mitt is a real Republican conservative or the fantasy that Mitt can win the election?


Are you kidding? Obama has this thing in the bag. Look no further that all the various polls, which show Barack with a typically massive 3-point lead!


Please tell us what the swing state polls are telling us? What is Obama's percentage lead in the state that Mitt was the governor of? Who is leading in the home state of Paul Ryan?

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 03:04 PM
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Unfortunately, neither has the gap between fantasy land and reality.


You mean the fantasy that Mitt is a real Republican conservative or the fantasy that Mitt can win the election?


Are you kidding? Obama has this thing in the bag. Look no further that all the various polls, which show Barack with a typically massive 3-point lead!


Please tell us what the swing state polls are telling us? What is Obama's percentage lead in the state that Mitt was the governor of? Who is leading in the home state of Paul Ryan?


I respectfully defer to someone much smarter than I, someone with much greater insight on poll dynamics and reliability...

How about Jimmy Carter?

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 03:33 PM
"Why don't aeroplane windows open"? - Mitt Romney

"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go." - Barack Obama

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 05:05 PM
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Unfortunately, neither has the gap between fantasy land and reality.


You mean the fantasy that Mitt is a real Republican conservative or the fantasy that Mitt can win the election?


Are you kidding? Obama has this thing in the bag. Look no further that all the various polls, which show Barack with a typically massive 3-point lead!


Please tell us what the swing state polls are telling us? What is Obama's percentage lead in the state that Mitt was the governor of? Who is leading in the home state of Paul Ryan?


I respectfully defer to someone much smarter than I, someone with much greater insight on poll dynamics and reliability...

How about Jimmy Carter?


Since you chose not to answer the questions in response to your original assertion about the polls, let me fill in some answers that are easily verified by Google searches. Maybe you don't like the answers?

Obama is ahead in most of the swing states.

Obama is ahead in Massachusetts by 20 plus percent in consensus of polls. How can this be since Romney was governor of that state? What is that the voters of Massachusetts know...hmmm?

Obama is ahead by about 5 percent in Wisconsin - home state of GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan.

I'd have to check the other polls for the remaining states that Romney calls home.

 

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Unfortunately, neither has the gap between fantasy land and reality.


You mean the fantasy that Mitt is a real Republican conservative or the fantasy that Mitt can win the election?


Are you kidding? Obama has this thing in the bag. Look no further that all the various polls, which show Barack with a typically massive 3-point lead!


Please tell us what the swing state polls are telling us? What is Obama's percentage lead in the state that Mitt was the governor of? Who is leading in the home state of Paul Ryan?


I respectfully defer to someone much smarter than I, someone with much greater insight on poll dynamics and reliability...

How about Jimmy Carter?


Since you chose not to answer the questions in response to your original assertion about the polls, let me fill in some answers that are easily verified by Google searches. Maybe you don't like the answers?

Obama is ahead in most of the swing states.

Obama is ahead in Massachusetts by 20 plus percent in consensus of polls. How can this be since Romney was governor of that state? What is that the voters of Massachusetts know...hmmm?

Obama is ahead by about 5 percent in Wisconsin - home state of GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan.

I'd have to check the other polls for the remaining states that Romney calls home.


Hell, Obama is even leading by 1 this week according to...Rasmussen.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 06:01 PM
Bhawk, I'm surprised to see you put any stock the polls right now for this election. I wouldn't bet a dime on either side right now.
 

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Obama is ahead in Massachusetts by 20 plus percent in consensus of polls. How can this be since Romney was governor of that state? What is that the voters of Massachusetts know...hmmm?


The overall consensus here in Massachusetts is that Mittens was a complete failure as governor.

 

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Obama is ahead in most of the swing states.

Obama is ahead in Massachusetts by 20 plus percent in consensus of polls. How can this be since Romney was governor of that state? What is that the voters of Massachusetts know...hmmm?



1. Another poll shows Obama with a 38% approval rate among swing state independents. Dangerous.

2. Obama ahead in Massachusetts? Wow. Was anybody expecting Romney to carry Massachusetts?

You seem pretty sure of yourself. Part of me is inclined to give Obama a slight lean. Another part of me is suspect of the polls due to oversampling of Democrats. Another part suspects a Chik-Fil-A type day to the millionth power.

 

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I think enough people find either choice so lame that this one is a real toss-up. I know plenty of Obama haters and plenty of Mitt haters.

I know no one who really thinks Romney is a good choice, just people who dislike Obama. He inspires no Republican I know.

Most of the Obama supporters I know would vote for any Democrat. He happens to be the one running.

 

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I think enough people find either choice so lame that this one is a real toss-up. I know plenty of Obama haters and plenty of Mitt haters.

I know no one who really thinks Romney is a good choice, just people who dislike Obama. He inspires no Republican I know.

Most of the Obama supporters I know would vote for any Democrat. He happens to be the one running.


Romney is not the inspiring type that we would prefer, but I have read thru his economic plan extensively and have no doubt whatsoever that the economy has a better chance of meaningful growth/recovery than what Obama brings.


 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 06:43 PM
Mitts Economic Plan:

1) Tax Cuts
a) I'm not Obama. Details to be announced Nov. 5th
2) Entitlement Reform
b) I'm not Obama. Details to be announced Nov. 5th
3) Regulatory Reform
c) I'm not Obama. Details to be announced Nov. 5th

 

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I think enough people find either choice so lame that this one is a real toss-up. I know plenty of Obama haters and plenty of Mitt haters.

I know no one who really thinks Romney is a good choice, just people who dislike Obama. He inspires no Republican I know.

Most of the Obama supporters I know would vote for any Democrat. He happens to be the one running.


Romney is not the inspiring type that we would prefer, but I have read thru his economic plan extensively and have no doubt whatsoever that the economy has a better chance of meaningful growth/recovery than what Obama brings.




The Romney plan - Lower tax rates for the wealthy which "hopes" for prosperity for the middle class & poor. Been there, done that, it doesn't work. Taking revenue out of the stream does in no way guarantee that it will provide greater growth and eventually an increased tax base. Maybe you should read a page or two out of the Clinton playbook and compare the expansive nature of his administration to what we saw with Bush trickle down and what Romney advocates.




 

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  posted on 9/25/2012 at 06:58 PM

Mitt Romney Was Joking About Airplane Windows
By Dan Amira




Romney understands why you can't open this window.


The Internet was tickled silly yesterday when it learned that Mitt Romney lacks an even basic understanding of the airplanes he has flown on probably thousands of times at this point in his 65-year life. It seemed almost unthinkable that a guy as obviously intelligent as Romney would fail to grasp that, because the cabin is pressurized, opening a window, as Patrick Smith of Ask a Pilot put it to the Atlantic's James Fallows, "would be somewhere between extremely inconvenient and catastrophically dangerous." And guess what: It's still unthinkable. Because Romney was joking.


The Los Angeles Times story that relayed Romney's airplane remark to the world was based off a pool report written by the New York Times's Ashley Parker. When we asked Parker this morning whether it seemed as if Romney made the mark in jest, she left no doubt. "Romney was joking," she e-mailed. Parker told us that while the pool report didn't explicitly indicate that Romney was joking, it was self-evident that he was. "The pool report provided the full transcript of his comments on Ann's plane scare," she said, "and it was clear from the context that he was not being serious."


The Blaze hears the same thing from William Everitt, who attended the Saturday night Beverly Hills fund-raiser where the remark happened:



"Basically he was retelling the story and when he said ‘I don’t know why they don’t have roll down windows on airplanes,’ he looked at the audience and everyone laughed,” Everitt told TheBlaze. “It was a clearly delivered joke … There were 1,000 people there that will tell you the same thing.”


So, let this be a lesson to us all: When a gaffe seems too good to be true, it probably is.
H/T New York(just another RW rag )

 

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