Today’s outrage: Romney said something insulting about cookies or something

posted at 4:36 pm on April 19, 2012 by Allahpundit

The bad news: It’s only mid-April and not only are we averaging one new outrageous outrage per day, they’re getting progressively dumber. This one will be hard to beat but stay tuned tomorrow. The good news: The more of these point-and-sputter fiascos there are, the more coverage there is of the political “outrage” industry and the savvier voters become about tuning it out as manufactured crapola. I’m seeing many more meta-stories lately in political media about the contrived nonsense involved in pushing “I’m offended” narratives and sustaining them for electoral advantage. That’s all to the good. The more the public dismisses them as campaign-orchestrated ploys, the less incentive there is to engage in them in the first place.

But in the meantime, here’s the outrage du jour. Says Jim Geraghty, “Man, it’s just going to be dogs and cookies in the news until Israel and Iran go to war, huh?”

Romney met with local residents Tuesday at an outdoor roundtable event at the Bethel Park Community Center. He guessed that a plate of cookies set on the table was from “a local 7-Eleven bakery or whatever.”

As it turns out, the treats were from Bethel Bakery, a longtime South Hills staple known for its signature pastries, cookies and cakes.

“When I heard it, I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness. This guy has no idea how beloved this institution is that provided these cookies,’” said bakery owner and president John Walsh. “We wanted him to be welcomed with the best in the burgh, and he had no idea.”…

“We had a customer on Facebook say, ‘Maybe he’s just used to eating cookies with diamonds in them,’” said Walsh.

Click the image below to watch the clip and you’ll see that Romney’s clearly teasing about the cookies. Even the bakery’s spokeswoman seems to be treating it as a big joke, which makes this a rare Daily Outrage where even the “victim” isn’t pretend-outraged. Otherwise, though, it’s predictable in all particulars: The Democrats are feigning disapproval, conservatives have hijacked the relevant Twitter hashtag and are having fun rubbing liberals’ faces in it, and everyone even tangentially related to the story is looking to capitalize. It’s almost a meta-outrage in itself: No one’s actually offended but everyone knows what to do in these situations, so they’re doing it.

Exit question: Is the Daily Outrage process self-perpetuating? The reason I think campaigns push idiocy like this is because voters are overwhelmed with news in multiple formats. You never know what’ll make it through that wall of information and into their voting consciousness so you’ve got to push everything you have, no matter how minor and moronic. No one will remember this story tomorrow but maybe the attention paid to it will subtly color a few swing voters’ impressions of Mitt. The goal isn’t to convince anyone that Romney hates small business or mom-and-pop bakeries or whatever but rather to convince them in broad terms that Romney’s a jerk, with that conclusion hopefully influencing their assessment of Mitt in various ways going forward. (That’s the strategy behind their obsession with Seamus the dog too, needless to say.) Problem is, the more of these kerfuffles there are, the more they add to the volume of news dumped on voters, which means campaigns feel even more pressure to kitchen-sink their opponents with every dumb, possibly damaging story available. Politics in the age of new media — catch the fever!


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Was that 7-11 owned by an Indian?!!?!? Let’s ask Sheriff Joe Biden.

SouthernGent on April 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Just in case you still believe the stories about the Romneys being out of touch:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765569854/Ann-Romney-emerging-as-husbands-political-weapon.html

Bambi on April 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I had no idea that this was even a topic of discussion until I saw this thread…so chances are most Americans are just as unaware.

Normal people do not bother with stuff like this.

Terrye on April 19, 2012 at 5:17 PM

So, you’re saying we’re not normal?

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

just plain dumb!

Pragmatic on April 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Normal people do not bother with stuff like this.

Terrye on April 19, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I guess we’re a bit kooky.

NapaConservative on April 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I’ve lived in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and Kentucky, and no, I’ve never seen a convenience store with a bakery that makes cookies. Donuts, yes…cookies, no. And even then, the donuts aren’t made on site just trucked in.

This DOES play into the stereotype of Mitt, and he needs to be smart enough not to further solidify it.

The problems are many- 1. he needs to stop trying to be funny and witty because he’s neither. He’s stiff and awkward when he tries to make a joke. 2. 7 elevens have a negative connotation, so no matter if the joke WAS hilarious (even tho it wasn’t), I’d never tell someone they picked up some crappy cookies at a convenience store.

Just stop playing into the stereotype.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM

letget on April 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM

We have cookies being sold at our convenience stores in Ohio, too. Don’t know what planet TheBlueSite just beamed in from.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Let me guess: you buy all your groceries at Whole Foods and you’ve never entered a convenience store in your life. Am I right? Be honest!

joana on April 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM

It seems that he/she thinks that the fridge upstairs in mommy’s kitchen is a convenience store, where he/she pays with lotion :O

burrata on April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Sadly, I bet there are campaign pollsters on both sides out polling people on “cookie equality” and what kind of cookies engender higher favorability ratings among various socio-economic groups of voters.

gravityman on April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

This heinous WAR on COOKIES must stop!

Sure, it’s a silly little issue, BUT, Romney should remember that he is dealing with REAL people in the REAL world – many times he comes across as arrogant and out-of-touch. Those cookies represent REAL people – I can understand why the Bakery and their customers might be offended by Romney’s snide remark.

Pork-Chop on April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

What America needs is a push poll with a D+12 sample on cookiegate.

Prediction: Romney says something that offends lemonade stands tomorrow. Is that a game changer for Obama, or a prelude to a Hitler bunker video going viral? Enquiring minds want to know!!

WhatNot on April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Never heard of them. They are packaged and have the look of off the shelve cookies. Apparently the bakery can afford to sell them buy 12, get 12 free. Then why are the cookies not priced that way all the time? Rmoney™ does suffer from cookie in mouth, so this is no surprise. Are the cookies any good to begin with? They say they are, how do we know? Was Rmoney™ really attempting a cookie joke? Were the cookies properly marked? Inquiring minds want to know.

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I’ve lived in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and Kentucky, and no, I’ve never seen a convenience store with a bakery that makes cookies. Donuts, yes…cookies, no. And even then, the donuts aren’t made on site just trucked in.

This DOES play into the stereotype of Mitt, and he needs to be smart enough not to further solidify it.

The problems are many- 1. he needs to stop trying to be funny and witty because he’s neither. He’s stiff and awkward when he tries to make a joke. 2. 7 elevens have a negative connotation, so no matter if the joke WAS hilarious (even tho it wasn’t), I’d never tell someone they picked up some crappy cookies at a convenience store.

Just stop playing into the stereotype.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Doubling down on stupid. Awesome.

NapaConservative on April 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Yes, he eats an elite LETTUCE.

cjw79 on April 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM

The elite LETTUCE smooths out the taste of common dog.

Gladtobehere on April 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Enquiring minds want to know!!

WhatNot on April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Great inquiring minds, think a like?

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Walsh is a wiener!

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM

My spelling sucks.

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:26 PM

We have cookies being sold at our convenience stores in Ohio, too. Don’t know what planet TheBlueSite just beamed in from.
Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

They’re on the shelf, right next to the pup-corn.

whatcat on April 19, 2012 at 5:26 PM

We have cookies being sold at our convenience stores in Ohio, too. Don’t know what planet TheBlueSite just beamed in from.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

We do here in Florida as well. BC.

7-11 has everything from pizza,subs,fruit cups, cookies, donuts you name it.

So does very other gas station chain.

bazil9 on April 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM

No, for a change someone else’s spelling sucks. Mine still sucks though.

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM

The problems are many- 1. he needs to stop trying to be funny and witty because he’s neither. He’s stiff and awkward when he tries to make a joke. 2. 7 elevens have a negative connotation, so no matter if the joke WAS hilarious (even tho it wasn’t), I’d never tell someone they picked up some crappy cookies at a convenience store.

Just stop playing into the stereotype.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I would agree that Romney isn’t much of a comedian. But what is up with your charge that 7-Elevens “have a negative connotation”?

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM

There are bakeries dedicated just to delivering and making fresh baked goods every day, 365 days a year, for 7-Eleven stores. So we were very amused, because he got it right.” Chabris added that, to show Romney what he’s missing, 7-Eleven is even going to “send some [cookies] to his campaign headquarters in Boston so he can try them out.”

Brat on April 19, 2012 at 5:01 PM

that is correct…the 7/11 in my neighborhood has a deal with a Hispanic bakery that’s their main supplier for cookies/pastry products, oh, so yummie….I know coz everybody who gets in the stores inquire about the source of their amazing cookies….other 7/11s in twon have awful pastry products…always wondered what’s the biggy to find a decent supplier…

jimver on April 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Walsh is a wiener dog!

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM

FIFY

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:28 PM

So which is it? Inquiring or Enquiring? Minds want to know.

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I’d like to extend my thanks to the DNC for providing this retort to the next time Michelle Obama denigrates the public’s food:

“What’s wrong with cookies?”

Lourdes on April 19, 2012 at 5:28 PM

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Have you ever actually visited a convenience store?

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Why, no. He’s as disconnected from the “average man” as ‘uppereastside’ is.

Solaratov on April 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM

My spelling sucks.

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:26 PM

My typing sucks.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM

whatnot was correct. Enquiring.

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I want to know what Romney’s going to do to create jobs . . . Rick Perry already knows what to do and is doing it in Texas.

Perry/West 2012
Two men that America needs NOW!

Pragmatic on April 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Why does Romney hate cookies . . . and puppy dogs?!?

AZCoyote on April 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM

The elite LETTUCE smooths out the taste of common dog.
Gladtobehere on April 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Someone really needs to tell Obama that “get a long little doggie” are words to a song, not the first ingredient to obtain on some recipe card.

whatcat on April 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Isn’t 7-11 where Biden hangs out?

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:31 PM

We have cookies being sold at our convenience stores in Ohio, too. Don’t know what planet TheBlueSite just beamed in from.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

We do here in Florida as well. BC.

7-11 has everything from pizza,subs,fruit cups, cookies, donuts you name it.

So does very other gas station chain.

bazil9 on April 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Have you heard of Michelle Obama’s latest campaign attacking how and what people eat?

She’s now on this campaign to “eradicate” “food desserts” — what she and husband deem areas in the U.S. that lack grocery stores nearby such that the hapless residents must “take the bus” some distance away just to “buy fresh fruits and vegetables.”

That campaign of hers relies on her also denigrating “fast food outlets” and “convenience stores“. Ahem.

Lourdes on April 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Sorry again, it should be WhatNot . WhatNot have you met whatcat yet?

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Obama, the tube cookie of president.

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM

The cookiegate tweets are priceless and coming fast and furious. This is the most fun I’ve ever had in all my years observing politics.

Like this

-Chuck Rudd ‏ @GLPiggy
@MittRomney ate a chocolate chip, @BarackObama ate a chocolate lab

And breaking news via this twitter feed: Bethel Bakery will be on MSNBC tonite at 10 P.

Meanwhile, back here at Hot Air, “aloof” must be the word of the official Dem talking point word of the day. Or week. Look for it on the Sunday talk shows.

Buy Danish on April 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM

of

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Have you ever actually visited a convenience store?

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Nah, probably whole foods with his enviro friendly bag.

Where do some of you people live? Hell, we have chain fast food in the gas stations here. Godfather’s pizza, Subway, Blimpie subs..a convenience store doesn’t just have beer,cigs,ice and soda anymore.

bazil9 on April 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Some people here don’t understand the concept of supporting someone but hoping they stop putting their foot into their mouths.

No sane person is going to argue Mitt doesn’t seem aloof and disconnected from the world the rest of us live in. He does. Let’s get used to it. Let’s realize that the media is going to attack Mitt with it, let’s try our best not to play into it. Let’s tell Mitt to stop trying to be humorous, and let’s explain to him that declaring someone’s cookies to be utter crap is probably a bad idea. If your mom bakes me a pie and I tell her it looks like it came from the gas station down the street, it’s neither funny nor nice, it makes me look like an elitist idiot. It also makes me wonder if you’ve ever stepped foot into a gas station.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Isn’t 7-11 where Biden hangs out?

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:31 PM

“7-11 is a big F’in deal”

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:33 PM

For the record I love cookies, I’m just not thrilled with Mitt, yet.

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I would agree that Romney isn’t much of a comedian. But what is up with your charge that 7-Elevens “have a negative connotation”?

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Something about a car in the ditch and Republican sipping on their Slurpees.

RickB on April 19, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Ooh, he thought the cookies didn’t look homemade (he was right) and should have been able to psychically guess the name of the bakery they came from. Because psychic ability is a total prerequisite for being POTUS. /rolls eyes

If this is the best they can get on him, it will be smooth sailing to November 6th.

Dark Star on April 19, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Seriously? People really expect a candidate to know the local’s favorite bakery and burger joint in every town he/she visits across the entire country? This is just plain stupid.

Scrappy on April 19, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Yes, he eats an elite LETTUCE.

cjw79 on April 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM

the elite lettuce is arrugula (also known as roquette in Europe) and we know who’s a fan of that, don’t we :-) ad a beagle stake to go with that arrugula et voilà, bon appétit, Monsieur le Président :-)

jimver on April 19, 2012 at 5:34 PM

My spelling sucks.

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:26 PM

My typing sucks.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Focus people, focus….The POTUS sucks
……………
…….. or blows ;-)

burrata on April 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I hear Obama’s bakery makes great Chihuahua Chip cookies.

Gingotts on April 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

But does it make Great Dane-ishes?

AZCoyote on April 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Biden.

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The cookiegate tweets are priceless and coming fast and furious. This is the most fun I’ve ever had in all my years observing politics.

Like this

-Chuck Rudd ‏ @GLPiggy
@MittRomney ate a chocolate chip, @BarackObama ate a chocolate lab
And breaking news via this twitter feed: Bethel Bakery will be on MSNBC tonite at 10 P.

Meanwhile, back here at Hot Air, “aloof” must be the word of the official Dem talking point word of the day. Or week. Look for it on the Sunday talk shows.

Buy Danish on April 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I wonder what cookie would make the best dessert after a meal of dogmeat.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Arugula Snaps.

Solaratov on April 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Lourdes on April 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I am aware Lourdes.

I didn’t even like Mitt but I could give a rats a$$ about this story. Sick of stupid.

bazil9 on April 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

I was referring to bakery cookies. You can buy all sorts of cookies at nearly every gas station, but I’ve never seen freshly basked cookies in plastic tins the sort you’d buy in wal mart or a bakery.

There are no 7-elevens in this area. So, I can’t speak to what they have. Point is, I’d wager few Americans go to gas stations and expect to find fresh baked cookies as a bakery would sell downtown.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

burrata on April 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM

LOL! You are correct!

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Upset troll is upset.

whatcat on April 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Keep in mind….. the liberal sense of humor is Bilge Mahr and his sophisticated condescension humor. They laugh with purpose.

FlaMurph on April 19, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Seriously? People really expect a candidate to know the local’s favorite bakery and burger joint in every town he/she visits across the entire country? This is just plain stupid.

Scrappy on April 19, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Good point Scrap.

I am defending Mitt..I gotta check my head. lol.

I have more things to really worry about..not what Mitt said about cookies. Effing stupid media.

bazil9 on April 19, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Inquiring or Enquiring? Minds want to know.

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 5:28 PM

the former, unless you’re a Brit :-)…

jimver on April 19, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Some people here don’t understand the concept of supporting someone but hoping they stop putting their foot into their mouths.

No sane person is going to argue Mitt doesn’t seem aloof and disconnected from the world the rest of us live in. He does. Let’s get used to it. Let’s realize that the media is going to attack Mitt with it, let’s try our best not to play into it. Let’s tell Mitt to stop trying to be humorous, and let’s explain to him that declaring someone’s cookies to be utter crap is probably a bad idea. If your mom bakes me a pie and I tell her it looks like it came from the gas station down the street, it’s neither funny nor nice, it makes me look like an elitist idiot. It also makes me wonder if you’ve ever stepped foot into a gas station.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM

And Obama looks like the common man when he speaks of eating arugula while he and and his wife jet off to Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard, Aspen, etc.????

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:39 PM

#cookiegate — Romney spots a cookie; Obama cooks a Spot

My fave.

AZCoyote on April 19, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Someone really needs to tell Obama that “get a long little doggie” are words to a song, not the first ingredient to obtain on some recipe card.

whatcat on April 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Heh. Very nice.

a capella on April 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I’ve never in my life heard of a convenience store selling cookies- what planet does this guy live on?

I’ve never seen a convenience store with a bakery that makes cookies. Donuts, yes…cookies, no. And even then, the donuts aren’t made on site just trucked in.
TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM

So basically you’re changing your story now because you’ve caught so much crap from your own very poor choice of words.
You didn’t say anything at all about an on-site bakery – just “a convenience store selling cookies”.

dentarthurdent on April 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I wonder what cookie would make the best dessert after a meal of dogmeat.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Arugula Snaps.

Solaratov on April 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM

looooool :-)

jimver on April 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I was referring to bakery cookies. You can buy all sorts of cookies at nearly every gas station, but I’ve never seen freshly basked cookies in plastic tins the sort you’d buy in wal mart or a bakery.
TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I’ve never seen a plastic tin either. I must be aloof and out of touch. Or living on a different planet from you – a planet where plastic tin has not yet been invented.

Buy Danish on April 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM

There are no 7-elevens in this area. So, I can’t speak to what they have. Point is, I’d wager few Americans go to gas stations and expect to find fresh baked cookies as a bakery would sell downtown.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

even if there was a 7-11 near you, you are the type that wouldn’t be caught dead in one. you’re SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO above them.

GhoulAid on April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I would agree that Romney isn’t much of a comedian. But what is up with your charge that 7-Elevens “have a negative connotation”?

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Seven-Eleven has a negative connotation? First I’ve heard of it. But then again I’m no limosine liberal. Out here in western South Dakota we would think we hit the big time if some big name chain like that would grace our road-sides.

We don’t even presume to hope for a Whole Foods or even a Trader Joes to ever came into our neck of the woods.

Lily on April 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

And Obama looks like the common man when he speaks of eating arugula while he and and his wife jet off to Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard, Aspen, etc.????

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:39 PM

But on the bright side – apparently Barack actually paid his hooker in Colombia since there was no fuss about him…///

dentarthurdent on April 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

The bad news: It’s only mid-April and not only are we averaging one new outrageous outrage per day,
====================================

Yup,Everthingy/Anythingy that will Distract from
a Liberal Failed Presdent!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Not at all. Obama is the epitome of elitist. Problem is, it’s obvious the media doesn’t care and won’t attack him with the label. Heck, they ignored the fact that Obama came from an anti-semitic, racist, anti-American church with a nutjob pastor for 20 yrs, so you can bet that they’ll never hint at his elitism.

Too few Republican candidates have become savvy in realizing the media will attack them. Romney has a bigger problem in that there’s no way he will be able to connect to voters in any big way before November, so the whole ‘who’d you rather have a beer with’ stuff goes out the window with him.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Doesn’t every average American remember his first taste of dog? Obama so gets us.

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

planet where plastic tin has not yet been invented.

Buy Danish on April 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Lmao…

bazil9 on April 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I’ve never seen a plastic tin either. I must be aloof and out of touch. Or living on a different planet from you – a planet where plastic tin has not yet been invented.

Buy Danish on April 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I missed that. Great oxymoron!!

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Let’s see… to sum this scandal up… Romney ate a Cookie… Obama ate a Dog… Got it yet?

SWalker on April 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

I’ve never in my life heard of a convenience store selling cookies- what planet does this guy live on?

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Are you joking? Every convenience store I walk into has bags or trays of cookies. Condoms too!

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

The cookie diss heard ’round the world!

DrStock on April 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

dentarthurdent on April 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM

A little logical reasoning comes into play. Everyone knows gas stations sell cookies. They come in plastic single serve packages and bear the name misses fields. Or small packs of oreos for outrageous prices.

Of course I was talking about bakery cookies as that’s what they have on the table.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

“We had a customer on Facebook say, ‘Maybe he’s just used to eating cookies with diamonds in them,’” said Walsh.
=====================================================

Now I’m confused,I thought it was Gold Dust,
that was used….ugh!(sarc)

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM

A little logical reasoning comes into play. Everyone knows gas stations sell cookies. They come in plastic single serve packages and bear the name misses fields. Or small packs of oreos for outrageous prices.

Of course I was talking about bakery cookies as that’s what they have on the table.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Keep working at it, Isaac Newton.

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Not at all. Obama is the epitome of elitist. Problem is, it’s obvious the media doesn’t care and won’t attack him with the label. Heck, they ignored the fact that Obama came from an anti-semitic, racist, anti-American church with a nutjob pastor for 20 yrs, so you can bet that they’ll never hint at his elitism.

Too few Republican candidates have become savvy in realizing the media will attack them. Romney has a bigger problem in that there’s no way he will be able to connect to voters in any big way before November, so the whole ‘who’d you rather have a beer with’ stuff goes out the window with him.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

You have a point, but this whole cookie outrage is so manufactured you can hear the gears grinding while it’s being spat out. I’ve never understood what anyone (other than a flaming lib) would find “likeable” about a smug narcissist like Obama. What blue-collar guy would ever want a have a beer with him?

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I was referring to bakery cookies.

Where else do cookies get made ? A laundry ?

You can buy all sorts of cookies at nearly every gas station,

Not all gas stations have a mini-mart/convenience store.
Not all mini-marts/convenience stores are inside a gas stations.

but I’ve never seen freshly basked cookies in plastic tins the sort you’d buy in wal mart or a bakery.

1. Cookies are baked.
2. If it is plastic, it is not a tin. Tin is a metal .

There are no 7-elevens in this area. So, I can’t speak to what they have.

Since Romney said ” 7-11″ , we will stick to it

Point is, I’d wager few Americans go to gas stations and expect to find fresh baked cookies as a bakery would sell downtown.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

We go to gas stations to buy gas. We know they don’t bake their own cookies because they can’t have a commercial grade bakery INSIDE /OUTSIDE A FRIKIN GAS STATION .

burrata on April 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

so the whole ‘who’d you rather have a beer with’ stuff goes out the window with him.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Neither of them are “who’d you rather a beer with” kinda guys.
I can see how his joke was lame but your really going over board.
Mom jeans is way more lame..
big deal.

bazil9 on April 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

If I was a dem hack, I would not bring up food right now.

mwbri on April 19, 2012 at 4:39 PM

I hear Obama’s bakery makes great Chihuahua Chip cookies.

Gingotts on April 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

..guess this dog thing will have — ahem — a long shelf life. no?

The War Planner on April 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Mitt doesn’t look like he eats many cookies witch is a good thing to me. More Dem look at the shiny object.

boogaleesnots on April 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

“We had a customer on Facebook say, ‘Maybe he’s just used to eating cookies with diamonds in them,’” said Walsh.

I hope she doesn’t go overboard in her 15 seconds of fame. She may antagonize more people then she thinks.

sandee on April 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I would agree that Romney isn’t much of a comedian. But what is up with your charge that 7-Elevens “have a negative connotation”?

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM

negative connotation, how? when it’s late and every other store in town is closed (or don’t wannna drive to one) and you crave a cookie where do you go? :-)… or better yet, where do the elitists go?…you bet its the 7/11 around the corner, they just don’t want to admit it…you bet they wear a hoodie too so that they dont get recognized :-)…

jimver on April 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

There are no 7-elevens in this area. So, I can’t speak to what they have. Point is, I’d wager few Americans go to gas stations and expect to find fresh baked cookies as a bakery would sell downtown.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Well where I am 7-11s, Loaf’N Jugs, Valeros, and other convenience stores actually do often have arrangements with local bakeries (sometimes chains like Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme or Einstein Bagels) and other businesses (burritos, tamales, etc) to have fresh goods delivered to the store and set up in special cases.
Not unusual or out of touch at all.

dentarthurdent on April 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

There are no 7-elevens in this area. So, I can’t speak to what they have. Point is, I’d wager few Americans go to gas stations and expect to find fresh baked cookies as a bakery would sell downtown.

I was referring to bakery cookies. You can buy all sorts of cookies at nearly every gas station, but I’ve never seen freshly basked cookies in plastic tins the sort you’d buy in wal mart or a bakery.
TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Dude, you admit you don’t know what you’re talking about yet still feel justified opining on what you can and can’t find at convenience stores (and yes, many in my area offer local, fresh baked goods) and what the “average person” expects to find in them. Just stop digging.

Dark Star on April 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

They come in plastic single serve packages and bear the name misses fields. Or small packs of oreos for outrageous prices.
TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I had to read that 3 times to figure out what you were talking about. It’s Mrs. Fields. But you’re the cookie expert, right?

Buy Danish on April 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

bazil9 on April 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I agree. I think a lot of liberals, however, see Obama as the kind of guy they could have a beer with, tho I have no idea why. I doubt Mitt will ever have too many people thinking they’d love to have a beer with him, which puts him at a disadvantage…I think even McCain could connect somewhat, even though he seemed stiff and awkward too.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:50 PM

..guess this dog thing will have — ahem — a long shelf life. no?

The War Planner on April 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

That dog will hunt!!!

(If Obama doesn’t eat it first)

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:50 PM

A little logical reasoning comes into play. Everyone knows gas stations sell cookies. They come in plastic single serve packages and bear the name misses fields. Or small packs of oreos for outrageous prices.

Of course I was talking about bakery cookies as that’s what they have on the table.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

But that’s not what you said. If you don’t want to be jumped on because people take your exact words at face value, you need to be more careful what you say. Lib trolls on this site constantly do what you did – intentionally – to try to divert the thread.

dentarthurdent on April 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Of course I was talking about bakery cookies as that’s what they have on the table.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Keep digging that hole. I know of several chain convenience stores which feature local bakery items to be picked out individually and put into a box just as you would at a bakery.

Deanna on April 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM

If Michelle Obama was there she would have condemned the bakery altogether…. BAKED cookies and cakes are fattening and bad for you!

Maybe the person that owned the bakery should have asked Mr. Romney if he had ever heard of them….. PRIOR… to this big all important America saving little shindig.

It pays to advertise.

ActinUpinTexas on April 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM

That dog will hunt!!!

(If Obama doesn’t eat it first)

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 5:50 PM

That ain’t no hunting dog, that’s an eatin dog -Barack Obama-

SWalker on April 19, 2012 at 5:52 PM

..guess this dog thing will have — ahem — a long shelf life. no?

The War Planner on April 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

pretty much. i mean, when was the last time you heard of an AMERICAN president chomping down on dogs, snakes, and roasted grasshopers?!?

1)tough
2)tougher
3)crunchy

OBAMA ’12 TOUGH, TOUGHER, CRUNCHY!

GhoulAid on April 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Well where I am 7-11s, Loaf’N Jugs, Valeros, and other convenience stores actually do often have arrangements with local bakeries (sometimes chains like Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme or Einstein Bagels) and other businesses (burritos, tamales, etc) to have fresh goods delivered to the store and set up in special cases.
Not unusual or out of touch at all.

dentarthurdent on April 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Yep, I get my krispy cream fix on when I go there, occasionally. You can just about anything at the 7/11 now a days. Taquito’s too..hell, they will grill you a Cuban sandwich.

This is good though…Mooochle should of approve that Romney isn’t into those bad sugary cookies.

bazil9 on April 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

The bakery had a sale? So, the left is outraged that Romneys poor jokes create more jobs than Obama’s policies?

brainy435 on April 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Mitt’s campaign is doomed! Markos Moulistas has joined #cookiegate….

Buy Danish on April 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

dentarthurdent on April 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I would assume every human on earth realizes you can get mass manufactured cookies at any convenience store. My bad for not being clearer.

I disagree with most tho- I see a definite negative connotation with 7eleven cookies. That’s my main problem with his statement. And the attempt at humor, which is always painful from Mitt. I just think we have to be VERY careful this election, because the media is never going to properly vet Obama, so we’re always at a disadvantage.

TheBlueSite on April 19, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I’ve never seen a plastic tin either.
Buy Danish on April 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Quite an amazing alloy. A real bugger for shrink-wrapping, though.

whatcat on April 19, 2012 at 5:54 PM

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