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2012-02-27 11:19:38 PM  
In 2007, Romney had to acknowledge that he had not watched his father march with Martin Luther King Jr., as he had asserted in a nationally televised debate. Romney said at the time that his father had told him that he had marched with King and that he was using the word "saw" in a "figurative sense."

I didn't see the UFO, per se. But I knew, in a figurative sense, that it flew over my house last night.
 
2012-02-27 11:22:52 PM  
Mittens is flailing. It's a good thing for him that his opponent is an even bigger idiot.
 
2012-02-27 11:23:25 PM  
I did not 'get a blowjob from that woman' honey, it happened only in a figurative sense.
 
2012-02-27 11:23:29 PM  
"I think my dad had a job, like, being the grand master or whatever of the 50th celebration of the automobile in Detroit," Romney said at a Tea Party rally in Milford. "They painted Woodward Avenue with gold paint. My memory's a little foggy here, so, uh, but - yeah I was probably four or something like that. But they had the cars go down Woodward Avenue."

No, he didn't. He said his dad did something, which he did, and that he couldn't really recall the event. Jesus farking christ, there's enough Romney bullcrap going around that articles and subbys shouldn't have to reach like this.
 
2012-02-27 11:39:00 PM  
The Golden Jubilee, as the event was called, occurred nine months before Romney's birth.

What are you talking about, subby?????

Life begins at conception!!!

Mittens was therefore alive for that Detroit celebration.

/Geez.....
 
2012-02-27 11:40:28 PM  
"Romney had to acknowledge that he had not watched his father march with Martin Luther King Jr"

"....but I did see a negro once, I'm sure. So I got the gist."
 
2012-02-27 11:41:04 PM  

AKTurkey: "I think my dad had a job, like, being the grand master or whatever of the 50th celebration of the automobile in Detroit," Romney said at a Tea Party rally in Milford. "They painted Woodward Avenue with gold paint. My memory's a little foggy here, so, uh, but - yeah I was probably four or something like that. But they had the cars go down Woodward Avenue."

No, he didn't. He said his dad did something, which he did, and that he couldn't really recall the event. Jesus farking christ, there's enough Romney bullcrap going around that articles and subbys shouldn't have to reach like this.


Exactly. He's recounting a family story. He doesn't remember it because he was either too young or not born. Who cares which one. Bury him on substance.
 
2012-02-27 11:51:13 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: AKTurkey: "I think my dad had a job, like, being the grand master or whatever of the 50th celebration of the automobile in Detroit," Romney said at a Tea Party rally in Milford. "They painted Woodward Avenue with gold paint. My memory's a little foggy here, so, uh, but - yeah I was probably four or something like that. But they had the cars go down Woodward Avenue."

No, he didn't. He said his dad did something, which he did, and that he couldn't really recall the event. Jesus farking christ, there's enough Romney bullcrap going around that articles and subbys shouldn't have to reach like this.

Exactly. He's recounting a family story. He doesn't remember it because he was either too young or not born. Who cares which one. Bury him on substance.


Romney 2012: Remember my dad.
 
2012-02-27 11:52:28 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: AKTurkey: "I think my dad had a job, like, being the grand master or whatever of the 50th celebration of the automobile in Detroit," Romney said at a Tea Party rally in Milford. "They painted Woodward Avenue with gold paint. My memory's a little foggy here, so, uh, but - yeah I was probably four or something like that. But they had the cars go down Woodward Avenue."

No, he didn't. He said his dad did something, which he did, and that he couldn't really recall the event. Jesus farking christ, there's enough Romney bullcrap going around that articles and subbys shouldn't have to reach like this.

Exactly. He's recounting a family story. He doesn't remember it because he was either too young or not born. Who cares which one. Bury him on substance.


Precisely - there are plenty of reasons not to like the guy. No reason to go making them up and diluting the substantive ones.
 
2012-02-27 11:53:57 PM  

propasaurus: Three Crooked Squirrels: AKTurkey: "I think my dad had a job, like, being the grand master or whatever of the 50th celebration of the automobile in Detroit," Romney said at a Tea Party rally in Milford. "They painted Woodward Avenue with gold paint. My memory's a little foggy here, so, uh, but - yeah I was probably four or something like that. But they had the cars go down Woodward Avenue."

No, he didn't. He said his dad did something, which he did, and that he couldn't really recall the event. Jesus farking christ, there's enough Romney bullcrap going around that articles and subbys shouldn't have to reach like this.

Exactly. He's recounting a family story. He doesn't remember it because he was either too young or not born. Who cares which one. Bury him on substance.

Romney 2012: Remember my dad.


seriously, also "my only fond memories of michigan happened before i was born and at the world's fair in new york."
 
2012-02-28 12:19:24 AM  

AKTurkey: No, he didn't. He said his dad did something, which he did, and that he couldn't really recall the event. Jesus farking christ, there's enough Romney bullcrap going around that articles and subbys shouldn't have to reach like this.


This. Its a non-story. Dude told a family anecdote. We all have stories like this.

If you want to make the Mormon joke--just say that Romney was in the Pre-Mortal Spirit Realm and checking out where he going to de-vaginate.

Seriously though--piling on this is just stupid. Its a simple gaffe, like all people have.
 
2012-02-28 12:20:14 AM  
Also, in b4 57 STATES LAUGHTER OL
 
2012-02-28 12:22:38 AM  

Somacandra: Also, in b4 57 STATES LAUGHTER OL


and Bill Clinton's "vivid and painful memories" of church burnings.
 
2012-02-28 12:35:13 AM  
Detroit knows recalls.
 
2012-02-28 01:08:16 AM  
I'm going to cut him some slack on this one because I distinctly remember witnessing the JFK assassination, even though others insist I should not have been able to see it from the womb I was in at the time.
 
2012-02-28 01:29:00 AM  

Somacandra: Also, in b4 57 STATES LAUGHTER OL


TELEPROMPTER!!! TELEPROMPTER!!! TELEPROMPTER!!1!
 
2012-02-28 01:34:00 AM  
Come on, give the guy a break, afterall, we all remember where we were when we heard about the Archduke being killed, don't we?
 
2012-02-28 01:48:20 AM  
The sad part is that his fans (and eventual Republican voters) won't give a shiat that he lied about this. He's not (black) Obama so he's automatically better!

/mother is hardcore Santorum supporter
//Logic does not matter to my relatives
 
2012-02-28 02:21:31 AM  

Bazinga In My Pants: The Golden Jubilee, as the event was called, occurred nine months before Romney's birth.

What are you talking about, subby?????

Life begins at conception!!!

Mittens was therefore alive for that Detroit celebration.

/Geez.....


Just like how John Wayne lived in Waterloo, Iowa!

And Subby, Mitt was there. Too soon do we forget about:
www.strangecosmos.com
 
2012-02-28 03:02:30 AM  
Ahh, now we know why he doesn't seem quite human. It's not because he's a robot, he's a time lord! Clearly he traveled back in time to observe the event, but since he can't reveal that he's actually a sekrit Gallifreyan, he had to relate it as a fuzzy memory.
 
2012-02-28 03:12:27 AM  
I like how nobody in this thread bothers to mention Obama's teleprompter fetish or his "57 states" gaffe. Keep being unbiased, liberals. Lol.
 
2012-02-28 03:37:22 AM  

Mike_LowELL: I like how nobody in this thread bothers to mention Obama's teleprompter fetish or his "57 states" gaffe. Keep being unbiased, liberals. Lol.


You really should have waited more than five posts before dropping that turd.
 
2012-02-28 06:15:59 AM  
Didn't Obama do something like this too? (new window) You gotta love politicians that lie about anything to pander to the people they are talking to at the time.
 
2012-02-28 06:21:02 AM  
In before Bosnian snipers.
 
2012-02-28 06:34:30 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: AKTurkey: "I think my dad had a job, like, being the grand master or whatever of the 50th celebration of the automobile in Detroit," Romney said at a Tea Party rally in Milford. "They painted Woodward Avenue with gold paint. My memory's a little foggy here, so, uh, but - yeah I was probably four or something like that. But they had the cars go down Woodward Avenue."

No, he didn't. He said his dad did something, which he did, and that he couldn't really recall the event. Jesus farking christ, there's enough Romney bullcrap going around that articles and subbys shouldn't have to reach like this.

Exactly. He's recounting a family story. He doesn't remember it because he was either too young or not born. Who cares which one. Bury him on substance.


Because there's a lot of substance in a Republican primary, right?
 
2012-02-28 06:50:45 AM  
I think Mittens isn't a real person. He may be from some apocalyptic future where all humans are enslaved by machines. He may be... THE ROMINATOR!

thinkbannedthoughts.files.wordpress.com

laist.com

Sarah?
 
2012-02-28 07:15:15 AM  
I've got to say, I think Mitt Romney is a soulless monster spawned by the corporate system in the US and even despite me coming to the table with that much bias, this article picks out so weak a reason to hate on Mitt that it just made me feel sympathy for him instead. Now I feel dirty and confused.

Who cares if he shared some vague anecdote about Detroit from fifty years ago? Beat him up on something really stupid, like his plan for the free world.
 
2012-02-28 07:16:55 AM  
Cut him a little slack, he was largely correct, give or take five years.
 
2012-02-28 07:17:26 AM  

EnviroDude: Didn't Obama do something like this too? (new window) You gotta love politicians that lie about anything to pander to the people they are talking to at the time.


You found one. Good, now find me 20 to match Mittens or go back to your wet nurse.
 
2012-02-28 07:19:49 AM  
some farker claimed the other day that he (she?) was bi-lingual since birth, having learned two tongues while still in-utero. so maybe the story's not as far-fetched as it sounds.
 
2012-02-28 07:25:38 AM  
This is utterly stupid. I don't see anything in the quote that says he claimed to be there. He was telling a family story.

/ Vote Obama come November.
//Though I would not have minded voting for Mitt's dad.
 
2012-02-28 07:28:15 AM  
Just like Hillary recalled being shot at by Bosnian snipers.

BOTH SIDES ARE BAD, VOTE DEMOCRAT!
 
2012-02-28 07:28:15 AM  
There hasn't been anything worth celebrating in detroit during his lifetime, so he had to go back pretty far to come up with something
 
2012-02-28 07:29:07 AM  
It's really difficult to tell the difference between Mike_LowELL and EnviroDude. Which says a lot for Mike, and not so much for EnviroDude.
 
2012-02-28 07:30:02 AM  

Bazinga In My Pants: The Golden Jubilee, as the event was called, occurred nine months before Romney's birth.

What are you talking about, subby?????

Life begins at conception!!!

Mittens was therefore alive for that Detroit celebration.

/Geez.....


No, he wasn't even jizz
 
2012-02-28 07:32:41 AM  
Every time I listen to Romney speak, he reminds me of that kid at the party that always has to tell a bigger story than everybody else. He constantly feels the need to one-up everybody else, and you can tell when he is about to do it, in that he starts talking extremely fast. Romney's tendency to talk very fast is a sign that he is never quite comfortable or confident in himself or the things he is saying.
 
2012-02-28 07:37:50 AM  

coeyagi: EnviroDude: Didn't Obama do something like this too? (new window) You gotta love politicians that lie about anything to pander to the people they are talking to at the time.

You found one. Good, now find me 20 to match Mittens or go back to your wet nurse.


I know, I know. Your fweelings are hurt because you can't scoff at Mittster without being reminded that Obamaer is just as big a tool as the other politicians are.

I am sorry that you are upset at the revelation that politicians will say/do anything in front of a crowd.
 
2012-02-28 07:37:55 AM  
Ha ha ha ha ha!

What a phony baloney dick head.
 
2012-02-28 07:38:02 AM  
He used the same time machine that Chronobama used to forge his birth certificate in 1961. Sbuh.
 
2012-02-28 07:39:37 AM  
The funny part of all this is the thought of Mitt Romney having no choice but to speak at a Tea Party rally. I'd imagine they like him just a teeny bit more than they like Fartbama.
 
2012-02-28 07:41:48 AM  
It's almost as if he's trying too hard
 
2012-02-28 07:44:39 AM  
But were the trees the right height then?
 
2012-02-28 07:47:06 AM  

rynthetyn: Ahh, now we know why he doesn't seem quite human. It's not because he's a robot, he's a time lord! Clearly he traveled back in time to observe the event, but since he can't reveal that he's actually a sekrit Gallifreyan, he had to relate it as a fuzzy memory.


WHAR TARDIS
MITTENS
WHAR
\O/
|
/ \

 
2012-02-28 07:53:25 AM  
This proves that he is not the first Romney. Each Romney clone that makes a political blunder is executed and his memories are downloaded to the next Romney Clone. His father was the first clone, of course he has the memories of being there, he was!

I think we've gone through like 15 clones this election alone, each time they fark up on camera, it's back to the drawing board. We are Romney. We are Legion. We are Many. We Are all opinions and no opinions. We are your opinion.

That's the only sane explanation i have for how much he changes his position.
 
2012-02-28 07:57:13 AM  
Romney hasn't lived in Michigan in 40 years. Why is he acting like he's been here all his life?
 
2012-02-28 07:57:24 AM  
I don't know about anyone else, but if I could elect someone who time travels, I just might do that.

What this does mean is that Romney will be the next POTUS. If he knew he was going to lose, why would he stay in? Since he can time travel, he's been forward and know he's won.
 
2012-02-28 07:57:29 AM  
Oh God, please let him lose Michigan. Santorum wins Ohio, Idaho, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Alaska and Tennessee on Tuesday. Newt drops out after Tuesday and coalesces the "not Mitt" vote. The chaos will be epic.
 
2012-02-28 07:58:09 AM  
Not as bad as when santorum said he was a sous chef at the Last Supper.
 
2012-02-28 08:02:11 AM  

Muta: Romney hasn't lived in Michigan in 40 years. Why is he acting like he's been here all his life?


www.bizarrebytes.com

I sucked dick for a Michigan vote.
 
2012-02-28 08:07:55 AM  
"I think my dad had a job, like, being the grand master or whatever of the 50th celebration of the automobile in Detroit," Romney said at a Tea Party rally in Milford. "They painted Woodward Avenue with gold paint. My memory's a little foggy here, so, uh, but - yeah I was probably four or something like that. But they had the cars go down Woodward Avenue."

Sorry dudes, this is not a simple gaffe. Romney states he was there at the age of around 4. That also doesn't sound like he is reciting a family story but more of a first person recollection. This is him attempting to pander to the "common person" pure and simple. Unfortunately dude is so out of touch with common people he has to fabricate his stories when he does and comes across even more out of touch.
 
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