I have to say I admire the Mitt Romney campaign for being so honest about how dishonest they are. They took some of Barack Obama’s words out of context- like, practically as far out of context as you could possibly take words. Obama was quoting someone else, and the Romney folks made it look like he was expressing his own opinions. Then to justify their out-of-contexting, an anonymous Romney op uttered this flabbergasting explanation:
First of all, ads are propaganda by definition. We are in the persuasion business, the propaganda business … Ads are agitprop … Ads are about hyperbole, they are about editing. It’s ludicrous for them to say that an ad is taking something out of context … All ads do that. They are manipulative pieces of persuasive art.
Dudes, do you realize what this means? This changes everything! There’s no such thing as “out of context” anymore! How awesome is that? I’m so sick of context ruining all the things I want to pass off as truth. No more libel lawsuits for this guy!
Hey, did you guys know that Mitt Romney once said, and I motherfucking quote, “Unemployment rates do not matter to the average American?” He said it on his twitter once. Maybe he was quoting someone else, and maybe he wasn’t; point is, the dude tweeted that shit, so that means he means it. That’s right: Mitt Romney said you don’t care about all the unemployment, average American!
DISCLAIMER: If, by some slim chance, it turns out that what I’ve just written is far less than 100% true, then I can’t be held accountable. This is simply my manipulative piece of persuasive art, dammit.