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(Talking Points Memo)   Mitt Romney finds closing down factories and laying off workers hilarious. This should play well in the rust belt   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 414
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2012-03-28 07:57:35 PM  
the guy is utterly clueless. he makes john kerrey and george h.w. bush seem like lenny and squiggy.
 
2012-03-28 08:10:48 PM  
At the outset of the call, Romney said he has some connections to Wisconsin.

"One of most humorous I think relates to my father. You may remember my father, George Romney, was president of an automobile company called American Motors ... They had a factory in Michigan, and they had a factory in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and another one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin," said Romney. "And as the president of the company he decided to close the factory in Michigan and move all the production to Wisconsin. Now later he decided to run for governor of Michigan and so you can imagine that having closed the factory and moved all the production to Wisconsin was a very sensitive issue to him, for his campaign."

Romney said he recalled a parade in which the school band marching with his father's campaign only knew the Wisconsin fight song, not the Michigan song.

"So every time they would start playing 'On Wisconsin, on Wisconsin,' my dad's political people would jump up and down and try to get them to stop, because they didn't want people in Michigan to be reminded that my dad had moved production to Wisconsin," said Romney, laughing.


God damn. What an asshole.

Mitt- you'll never be as good as your father was.
 
2012-03-28 08:24:57 PM  
>> start..... processing humorous anecdote...
>> print "My father was George Romney";
>> print "George Romney was president of American Motors";
>> factory location[0] = Michigan;
>> factory location[1] = Wisconsin;
>> location[0].Close();
>> location[0].moveProductionTo(location[1]);
>> print: "George Romney later ran for governor of $location[0]";
>> print: "hahahahaha"
 
2012-03-28 08:26:48 PM  
Goddamn. He is utterly tone deaf.
 
2012-03-28 08:27:16 PM  
C'mon, Willard, you're not even making us work for it!
 
2012-03-28 09:10:13 PM  
I think I just broke my nose facepalming

/what a maroon
 
2012-03-28 09:16:48 PM  
LOL, there is no way that's going into a campaign ad this fall. No way at all.
 
2012-03-28 09:24:45 PM  
It's incredible that he keeps doing this. His ego is almost as large as Newt's, but if someone mentions money, lobbying, or ugly truths, Newt has the skill to turn the attention away from his own privilege. Romney... well, I think he's telling the truth that he finds this funny. He doesn't see a problem with that.

And that's the problem.
 
2012-03-28 09:30:11 PM  
Get this. One time this homeless guy comes up to me and asks for change, so I said "Can you break a hundred?" hahaha
 
2012-03-28 09:51:06 PM  

Mentat: Get this. One time this homeless guy comes up to me and asks for change, so I said "Can you break a hundred?" hahaha


laughter ol
 
2012-03-28 09:56:56 PM  
So I'm leaving the club after shooting 18 and this guy comes up and asks to borrow my phone, says he needs to check on his sick wife and his battery just died. I say, "What are you, POOR?" Hahaha!
 
2012-03-28 10:01:18 PM  

FishyFred: It's incredible that he keeps doing this. His ego is almost as large as Newt's, but if someone mentions money, lobbying, or ugly truths, Newt has the skill to turn the attention away from his own privilege. Romney... well, I think he's telling the truth that he finds this funny..


I could see this being funny within the context of one's family, like "Oh remember that time Dad ran for office after doing a dick thing and actually had important political people freaking out over a high school marching band?" But outside of that, no.
 
2012-03-28 10:01:28 PM  

Mentat: Get this. One time this homeless guy comes up to me and asks for change, so I said "Can you break a hundred?" hahaha


Get this. One time it was raining at the NASCAR track and everyone was wearing these cheap-ass plastic ponchos, so I said "I like those fancy raincoats you bought, you really sprung for the big bucks!" Hahaha
 
2012-03-28 10:02:37 PM  
Anything that helps give Santorum the nomination is good by me.

/one last clusterf*ck before the place ignites
 
2012-03-28 10:03:50 PM  
Why do poor people smell like spoiled milk?
 
2012-03-28 10:04:51 PM  

GAT_00: Goddamn. He is utterly tone deaf.


THIS.

On top of the car elevator thing this week, I don't know if Rmoney has any foot left to put in his mouth.
 
2012-03-28 10:06:13 PM  

DeltaPunch: Mentat: Get this. One time this homeless guy comes up to me and asks for change, so I said "Can you break a hundred?" hahaha

Get this. One time it was raining at the NASCAR track and everyone was wearing these cheap-ass plastic ponchos, so I said "I like those fancy raincoats you bought, you really sprung for the big bucks!" Hahaha


That's nothing. I was talking to my Mexican housekeeper one day while she was cleaning my $8 million mansion and I'm like "Can you believe those treehuggers almost didn't let me build this house on wetlands because of some frog?" She didn't get it though. I don't think she speaks English.
 
2012-03-28 10:09:50 PM  
farm4.staticflickr.com

A campaign strategy session at Romney HQ.
 
2012-03-28 10:11:38 PM  

robsul82: [farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x358]

A campaign strategy session at Romney HQ.


Those guys look rapey. Romney doesn't look rapey so I give him points for that.
 
2012-03-28 10:12:58 PM  

DeltaPunch: >> start..... processing humorous anecdote...
>> print "My father was George Romney";
>> print "George Romney was president of American Motors";
>> factory location[0] = Michigan;
>> factory location[1] = Wisconsin;
>> location[0].Close();
>> location[0].moveProductionTo(location[1]);
>> print: "George Romney later ran for governor of $location[0]";
>> print: "hahahahaha"


nice
 
2012-03-28 10:14:16 PM  
Randolph Duke: Money isn't everything, Mortimer.
Mortimer Duke: Oh, grow up.
Randolph Duke: Mother always said you were greedy.
Mortimer Duke: She meant it as a compliment.
 
2012-03-28 10:21:58 PM  
I've noticed that republican farkers have been strangely quiet lately.
 
2012-03-28 10:22:47 PM  
So, I'm on my way home and this little girl comes up to me.. she's all dirty and her clothes are in tatters. She asks me if I could buy her something to eat because she was hungry, so I kicked her in the face and called the police and had her arrested for being a public nuisance.
 
2012-03-28 10:30:03 PM  
So this one time, an old woman asked if I could give money to the local VFW hall because they were trying to pay for a flower arrangement for her husband's grave. I bought the property and built a tennis court on top of the graveyard without moving the bodies! There's plenty of flowers; the landscaper makes sure of it! Happy Veteran's Day!
 
2012-03-28 10:31:30 PM  

robsul82: [farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x358]

A campaign strategy session at Romney HQ.


The guy on the right. When you see it...
 
2012-03-28 10:39:27 PM  
So I was conversing with the lowly shoeshiner the other day when he mentioned how he couldn't afford to help his father with his Parkinson's medications. I told him that he shouldn't worry because "he'll shake it off." hahahahaha
 
2012-03-28 10:43:42 PM  
What a sick f*ck. How can anyone not a millionaire vote for this guy?
 
2012-03-28 10:43:59 PM  
Beings with a clearer understanding of humans than Mr. Romney. (new window)

\pops to video
\\SFW
\\\Lub da slashies
 
2012-03-28 10:51:00 PM  

Walker: What a sick f*ck. How can anyone not a millionaire vote for this guy?


I would like to think that even if I was a millionaire I would still think he's a dick.
 
2012-03-28 10:55:21 PM  

Walker: What a sick f*ck. How can anyone not a millionaire vote for this guy?


You don't have to be a millionaire to be a dick. Romney is a dick, and dicks will vote for him.
 
2012-03-28 10:56:23 PM  

Mugato: Walker: What a sick f*ck. How can anyone not a millionaire vote for this guy?

I would like to think that even if I was a millionaire I would still think he's a dick.


Next time I'll refresh before commenting. Pinky swear.
 
2012-03-28 11:01:03 PM  
Seriously you guys, he's dumb. Really. A smart person would be able to think on their toes and play to an audience. He can't. He's just not a very smart person.
 
2012-03-28 11:03:54 PM  
It's not like "The Victors" is that complicated
 
2012-03-28 11:05:55 PM  
Mitt Romney read "The Grapes of Wrath", and rooted for the people breaking up the dance at the campground.
 
2012-03-28 11:13:11 PM  
This won't play in Peoria.
 
2012-03-28 11:21:09 PM  
So anyway, we had to close a factory and move the assets out of state. We pocketed about 14 mil on that one. Next day I get this call, don't know how they got through. But it's some guy, he's almost crying, saying. "You took my job, what am I gonna do about my wife and three kids?"

So I says to the guy, I says, "Whore out the wife and make the kids get paper routes!"

Oh, man! You should have heard him scream! Ain't my fault he wasn't born into enormous wealth! HA HA HA!
 
2012-03-28 11:26:36 PM  
Mitt Romney cheered for the jocks in Revenge of the Nerds.
 
2012-03-28 11:29:12 PM  
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the best and brightest that the GOP has to offer.
 
2012-03-28 11:32:15 PM  

coco ebert: Seriously you guys, he's dumb. Really. A smart person would be able to think on their toes and play to an audience. He can't. He's just not a very smart person.


Well that didn't especially impede a certain member of the Bush family...
 
2012-03-28 11:37:17 PM  
www.social-video.com
 
2012-03-28 11:39:16 PM  
Mitt Romney was rooting for Gozer in Ghostbusters.
 
2012-03-28 11:43:24 PM  
So, it appears to be true that Romney is going to star in the "Clueless" re-boot later this year...
 
2012-03-28 11:44:47 PM  

sno man: Well that didn't especially impede a certain member of the Bush family...


Hey, I didn't say he's unelectable. ;)

Mentat: Mitt Romney cheered for the jocks in Revenge of the Nerds.


ZOMG Mitt Romney is the Ted McGinley of politics!
 
2012-03-28 11:45:20 PM  
"So every time they would start playing 'On Wisconsin, on Wisconsin,' my dad's political people would jump up and down and try to get them to stop, because they didn't want people in Michigan to be reminded that my dad had moved production to Wisconsin," said Romney, laughing.

That is HILARIOUS, Mitt! Because it reminded people that your dad sold out his own constituents to a different state in order to make money for himself! HILARIOUS, I SAY! Oh, those poor working class people are so goddamn dumb. And yet, many of them still keep voting Republican. So really, how much sympathy should we have for them? Not much at all. LET US LAUGH SOME MORE AT THEIR INCREDIBLE STUPIDITY.
 
2012-03-28 11:46:09 PM  

sno man: Well that didn't especially impede a certain member of the Bush family...


Whatever else you can criticize Bush for, he knew how to work an audience. How else does a Harvard-educated political scion become a guy Joe Average wants to have a beer with?
 
2012-03-28 11:48:09 PM  

coco ebert: Mentat: Mitt Romney cheered for the jocks in Revenge of the Nerds.

ZOMG Mitt Romney is the Ted McGinley of politics!


Mitt Romney's favorite part of Die Hard is calculating the yields on the bonds Hans Gruber stole.
 
2012-03-28 11:50:52 PM  
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"I told you I'd handle it. But no, what do I get - KILL WHITEY LAYING OFF 4300 PEOPLE IS FUNNY?!? I don't even want to ask this, but are you TRYING to screw things up for me? Do you WANT me to lose?"
 
2012-03-28 11:54:43 PM  
I guess it would make sense in a "hey, those guys in that band really showed him" or "I learned my lesson from my dad's screwup" kind of context. Is there a full transcript available anywhere? Would like to double-check that the quote wasn't cherry picked.
 
2012-03-28 11:59:36 PM  

Mentat: sno man: Well that didn't especially impede a certain member of the Bush family...

Whatever else you can criticize Bush for, he knew how to work an audience. How else does a Harvard-educated political scion become a guy Joe Average wants to have a beer with?


I wonder if the whole legacy thing got him in to Harvard (together with a generous donation)
He's a guy Joe Average wants to have a beer with, because he's an average joe.
Dunno, and not American, but on the whole I'd like the leader of the free world to be a notch or two up from average... just sayin.
 
2012-03-29 12:07:17 AM  

sno man: coco ebert: Seriously you guys, he's dumb. Really. A smart person would be able to think on their toes and play to an audience. He can't. He's just not a very smart person.

Well that didn't especially impede a certain member of the Bush family...


Dubya isn't book smart, but he never did this shiat.

robsul82: [www.social-video.com image 640x426]


Nice reference. Even though Siskel reportedly walked out.
 
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