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Entry from September 22, 2012
Gaaafe or Gaaaffe ("What about your gaffes?")

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney was shouted at by some reporters in July 2012, who asked, “What about your gaffes?” Salon magazine explained:

“’What about your gaffes?’ is maybe the dumbest question I’ve heard, ever. It’s a perfect beautiful little 2012 campaign zen koan that should be buried in a time capsule that is never ever dug up. ‘What about your gaffes?’ should be translated into Latin and made America’s new motto.

A YouTube video published on July 31, 2012 was titled “Presstitutes - What About Your Gaaaffes.” The conservative blog Ace of Spades HQ posted “Norah O’Donnell (?): What About Your Gaaafes?” on September 12, 2012, and “Romney to Obama: What About Your Gaaaffes?” on September 20, 2012. The spellings “gaaafe” and “gaaaffe” can be seen as a humorous “gaffe” or just an extended pronunciation of the word. Similarly spelled political words include “raaaaacist” and “Joooos.”


Wiktionary: gaffe
Noun
gaffe
(plural gaffes)
1. A foolish and embarrassing error, especially one made in public.

Salon
TUESDAY, JUL 31, 2012 11:09 AM CDT
Romney flack yells at press for yelling inane questions at silent candidate
A Romney flack explodes after the campaign’s most inane question. This is what Mitt gets for freezing out reporters

BY ALEX PAREENE
Oh no, someone hurt the traveling campaign press corps’ feelings! Here’s a portion of CNN’s transcript of a constructive dialogue between Romney traveling press secretary Rick Gorka and the reporters following his boss on his trip to Poland:
(...)
“Kiss my ass” followed immediately by “show some respect” is a pretty classic line — with a more colorful vulgarism it’d be worthy of “The Thick of It” — and I obviously have no problem with anyone telling Politico reporters to “shove it.” One of the questions shouted at Romney before Gorka lost it was “what about your gaffes?”

“What about your gaffes?” is maybe the dumbest question I’ve heard, ever. It’s a perfect beautiful little 2012 campaign zen koan that should be buried in a time capsule that is never ever dug up. “What about your gaffes?” should be translated into Latin and made America’s new motto.

YouTube
Presstitutes - What About Your Gaaaffes!
Published on Jul 31, 2012 by RexHarrisonsHat
These reporters are despicable.

Ace of Spades HQ
August 5, 2012
What About Your Gaffes?
It seems the SCOAMF may have riled up the Turkish with his little staged tough-guy photo.

Ace of Spades HQ
September 12, 2012
Norah O’Donnell (?): What About Your Gaaafes?
Here’s a question: Barack Obama was instrumental in pushing out Mubarrak and especially Qaddaffy.

inagist
Do you have your “WHAT ABOUT THE GAAAFFES?!?!” tweet ready?  @chucktodd : Looks like Romney may respond tonight
@RBPundit September 18, 2012

Ace of Spades HQ
September 20. 2012
Romney to Obama: What About Your Gaaaffes?
Good appearance—a little bit of fire—from Romney, questioning Obama’s curious new excuse that he just can’t change things “on the inside.”

New York magazine
September 21, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Romney: What About Your Gaffes?
By Jonathan Chait
Mitt Romney’s campaign has been notable for its reliance on President Obama’s gaffes.

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