Did Romney really just say that about education?

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Freud is spinning in his grave.
    Mitt Romney addressing Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in LA today.
    I heard it live, then searched out the clip to share.

    Feel free to watch the entire speech.

    Or... go straight to 5:33.


    http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Even … 7434133-1/

    1. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I missed it. What was it?

      1. Mighty Mom profile image82
        Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Go to the 5.33 mark of the tape.
        He's talking about the need for education.
        He says "I will IMPAIR" then corrects to "I will EMPOWER."

        I dunno, I happened to catch the video on the news earlier today and found it amusing.
        That was hours before the leaked "47 percent" video.

        Honestly, I'm cringing for the guy.

        1. habee profile image94
          habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I watched twice and heard him begin to mispronounce a word, but I didn't catch what he said. I'm pretty deaf.

  2. Repairguy47 profile image59
    Repairguy47posted 5 years ago

    Another dime....cha ching

    1. Mighty Mom profile image82
      Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I felt sorry for him.

      1. Petra Vlah profile image60
        Petra Vlahposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        In the last 24 hours he made so many irreparable gaffs that his chances to top off with another one are limited (LOL), but we should not underestimate his "abilities"

  3. kathleenkat profile image80
    kathleenkatposted 5 years ago

    That's embarassing. It's funny how closly related the phonetics of those two words are, though.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image82
      Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah. They are.   
      He also has a problem pronouncing Nuclear. As did Bush.

      1. kathleenkat profile image80
        kathleenkatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        "When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People", by Ann Batko and Edward Rosenheim, lists "nuclear" as one of the 25 most mis-pronounced words in the English language:

    2. 50 Caliber profile image60
      50 Caliberposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you and am only using this quote to a point not to insult you for it, but to expound on it, shows the micro gaff of words turned into a sword against another, especially since Romney has a platform to run on and obama does not have anything but a collection of failed promises and other things he has to battle.
      If Romney would drop playing nice he could take down obama by running on his accomplishments, and zapping obama on his failure to act and his impeachable offenses that would take him down as he has no excuse for. I can think of two right off hand and one would rise to treason against our own national teams who were leaked right down to the dog that took Bin Laden down.
      http://www.youtube.com/v/X-Xfti7qtT0?ve … &rel=0

  4. profile image0
    JaxsonRaineposted 5 years ago

    The line is empower parents, I do that occasionally where I mix words together...

    It's sad that something like this is considered an issue... I wonder if Romney will impair parents in all 57/58 states...

    1. Mighty Mom profile image82
      Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's not an issue.
      I seem to be the only person who happened to have the news on and happened to catch it.
      I thought it was funny at the time.
      Now, in light of what we all heard just hours later about so many Americans feeling "entitled' to education (among other things), it seems even more like a Freudian slip.
      smile

  5. Xenonlit profile image61
    Xenonlitposted 5 years ago

    Most disturbing is that he still has a chance of being elected. His eyeballs don't move. He is cold blooded, remorseless, shameless and incapable of taking responsibility for anything that he has said or done.

    He is more concerned about having been caught telling people what he really is about. He doubled down and refused to discuss the content of his speech.

    The good news is that he is giggling less.

    1. kathleenkat profile image80
      kathleenkatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, come on. roll

 
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