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Mitt Romney Waves to Gay Activist After Being Glitter-Bombed in Minnesota: VIDEO

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Mitt Romney was glitter-bombed by a gay activist at an Eagan, Minnesota campaign stop today, Think Progress LGBT reports. Romney then took the stage where he waved at the activist, and then called the glitter "victory confetti":

Hi there, how are you? Hi there! How are you? Good to see you! There you go….Hey listen guys, I’m delighted to be here with you, this is an exciting time. I’m happy for a little celebration. This is confetti! We just won Florida! We’re just going to win the White House next! Let me tell you, President Obama is not going to be seeing a lot of confetti.

Romney, who apparently now thinks he's a singing star, then sang "America the Beautiful", again.

Watch the clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Who's Leonard Maltovich? GEORGE M, Google, please, now.

    And the KIWI backlash... Hmmm, hard to address, given my recent proposal of marriage from him. Sometimes, I suspect, he can be a bit confrontational. It's a delicate balance: Make someone uncomfortable so that they question their position, but not so uncomfortable that they back off completely.

    So totally overstepping my bounds, because I can't really speak for KIWI, but also because I agree that the glitter is kinda silly (but hey, it was a category on Millionaire tonight - seriously, I heard it while I was cooking dinner): What he keeps asking us is, if you don't like what's out there, what would you do instead? And why aren't you doing it, if you aren't?

    Posted by: TJ | Feb 2, 2012 2:12:43 AM


  2. "Sometimes, I suspect, he can be a bit confrontational. It's a delicate balance: Make someone uncomfortable so that they question their position, but not so uncomfortable that they back off completely."

    Sometimes?

    When was the last time he made any sort of positive comment that didn't also direct vitriol at someone or something else? He reflexively attacks every position that minutely differs from his with overwhelming (and completely unearned) self-righteousness. He displays no compassion for anyone who's circumstances differ from his own. His endless boasts about his own peace of mind betray a deeply insecure persona, who compensates for his own inadequacies by lashing out.

    He's a bully, plain and simple. And often saying or thinking the right thing doesn't make him any less a bully.

    Posted by: Nat | Feb 2, 2012 3:34:35 AM


  3. NAT - the good that men do, the evil they leave behind... On balance, I tend to view KIWI in terms of the former, rather than the latter. But it is a delicate balance. For you and others, the scales tip in the other direction. I am guilty of going nuclear on occasion, but I do try to reserve those weapons for the truly deserving. Deserving, of course, is in the eye of the beholder.

    I learned a lesson years ago when I posted comments on a decidedly less political forum. I made snarky comments about trailer trash (I thought I had the right, not only because my family lived in one for a few years but also because I thought the comment was funny). A fellow poster (and sorta cyber pal ) pointed out that some of the people reading the forum might actually live in trailers (ahem - "modular homes") and that it didn't necessarily make them trash.

    Empathy for circumstance is important. Ideologues come in all stripes. They run the risk of not seeing the trees for the forest.

    Posted by: TJ | Feb 2, 2012 11:45:54 AM


  4. So many Gay Men and Lesbians do not know their own history and the sacrifices made by our heros for all of us. I cannot believe people do not know who Leonard Matlovich is, and what his contribution was. Maybe we have just done a very poor job passing the knowledge on.

    Posted by: thedavidvbf | Feb 2, 2012 3:44:20 PM


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