Are You People Smart?

good point and true. oh yeah. makes me think of the vice president of our wall street firm department. as smoke was seeping into our building and debris continued raining down past our 24th floor windows he paced back and forth cursing “those idiot air traffic controllers at Newark Airport” for misdirecting a plane into the North Tower the morning of 9/11/2001 and urged all of us to get back to work. fortunately several minutes after i jumped on the phones to help out because calls were coming in like crazy a coworker grabbed me and asked “what the hell are you doing? everyone is evacuating!”. i looked up and across the floor. everyone was gone. i might owe Winston, the black guy who came back for me, my life. 

then there’s Mitt Romney: 

“There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip” –Mitt Romney, chuckling while attempting to identify with the problems of average folk (January 2012) 

“I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.” —Mitt Romney to a group of NASCAR fans wearing plastic ponchos at the Daytona 500 (February 2012) 

“I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners.” —Mitt Romney, after being asked whether he follows NASCAR racing (February 2012) 

“Who let the dogs out? Who, who.” –Mitt Romney, during an awkward photo op with a group of African Americans kids at a Martin Luther King Day parade (January 2008) 

“I’m Wolf Blitzer and yes, that’s my real name.” —CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the beginning of a November 2011 Republican presidential debate
“I’m Mitt Romney—and yes Wolf, that’s also my first name.” —Mitt Romney, getting his own name wrong (his first name is “Willard,” and his middle name is “Mitt”) 

“I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.” –Mitt Romney (January 2012) 

“I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.” —Mitt Romney, who earned $374,000 in speaking fees in one year according to his personal financial disclosure (January 2012) 

“I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.” —Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney’s net worth is over $200 million. 

“Corporations are people, my friends.” ~Mitt Romney, declaring that corporations are people in front of a crowd of real people in Iowa. 

then there is Mitt Romney campaign aide Eric Fehrnstrom  who compared Romney to an “Etch A Sketch” who will erase and change his campaign promises to help himself get elected. now that’s one smart dude. 

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