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Some of the best zingers from the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The one’s what were not gun-barrel discharging anger mean but rather, like a good snap or a “your mother” joke, land hard through the emotional impact of an accepted narrative or premise within the joke.
Senator John Kerry:
“It isn’t fair to say that Mitt Romney doesn’t have a position on Afghanistan. He has every position.”
“Mr. Romney — Mr. Romney — Mr. Romney, here’s a little advice; before you debate Barack Obama on foreign policy, you’d better finish the debate with yourself.”
“For Mitt Romney an overseas trip was what you call it when you trip all over yourself overseas. You know, it wasn’t — it wasn’t a goodwill mission. It was a blooper reel.”
“I’m Jennifer Granholm, from the great state of Michigan, where the trees are just the right height,”
“(Mitt Romney) loves our cars so much, they even have their own elevator. But the people who design and build and sell those cars? Well, in Romney’s world, the cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft.”
“Now, people ask me all the time how we got four surplus budgets in a row. What new ideas did we bring to Washington? I always give a one-word answer: arithmetic.”