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(Huffington Post)   Mitt "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" Romney will "take a lot of credit" for the auto industry recovery   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 375
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2012-05-08 08:10:26 AM  
As opposed to Barack "let's let GM and Chrysler go bankrupt" Obama and how he "saved" the US Auto Industry?

/suxars if you were a stockholder
 
2012-05-08 08:18:09 AM  
Despite his 2008 call to "let Detroit go bankrupt," presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Monday that he would "take a lot of credit" for his impact on the U.S. automobile industry's comeback

How insulated do you have to be to reach this level of self delusion?
 
2012-05-08 08:18:18 AM  
mitt suggested a private bankruptcy. but in those days there was NO private credit to be had to keep GM or chrysler supplied with parts. they would have ended up in chapter 7 liquidation, with their assets sold off to pay creditors. only a government-backed chapter 11 bankruptcy could work. and it DID. work

and mitt opposed it.

mitt romney is a farking liar.
 
2012-05-08 08:22:18 AM  

FlashHarry: mitt romney is a farking liar.


I have a feeling I'm going to be hearing (and saying) this a lot in the next 6 months.
 
2012-05-08 08:27:23 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Despite his 2008 call to "let Detroit go bankrupt," presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Monday that he would "take a lot of credit" for his impact on the U.S. automobile industry's comeback

How insulated do you have to be to reach this level of self delusion?


Well, you have to first be a Republican, then assume you won't be called on your bullshiat by the media. The first is choice, the second is a given if you're a Republican.
 
2012-05-08 08:27:58 AM  

FlashHarry: mitt suggested a private bankruptcy. but in those days there was NO private credit to be had to keep GM or chrysler supplied with parts. they would have ended up in chapter 7 liquidation, with their assets sold off to pay creditors. only a government-backed chapter 11 bankruptcy could work. and it DID. work

and mitt opposed it.

mitt romney is a farking liar.


Once again reality proves it has a strong liberal bias.
 
2012-05-08 08:32:24 AM  

EnviroDude: As opposed to Barack "let's let GM and Chrysler go bankrupt" Obama and how he "saved" the US Auto Industry?

/suxars if you were a stockholder


You do realize you're not only a threadshiatter, but an idiot, right? You're basically making fun of people whose 401k's owned stock in those companies. People who've lost a ton because of Wall Street irresponsibility.

In other words, you're an un-American piece of garbage. I really don't care that you hate Obama with a passion, your stupid ass can only cast 1 vote. I won't lose sleep over it.
 
2012-05-08 08:40:27 AM  
Well, it's good to see Mitt Romney praise President Obama's decision to bailout the auto industry and the government's success in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy which allowed the auto makers to start making a profit again.

On the other hand, I'm sure that in a day or two Romney will be calling it a failure and government overreach.

FlashHarry: mitt romney is a farking liar.

 
2012-05-08 08:46:41 AM  
I am starting to agree with other farkers that the Republicans are trying to lose the election. This is not even plausible. Mitt was a private citizen when the bailouts took place and had less than zero input on the matter. I thought the party of personal responsibility hated liars. How the base swallows this crap hook line and sinker really freaks me out. How can this man possibly represent our country on foriegn affairs when the rest of the world is watching this and knows this man is as dishinest as they get?
 
2012-05-08 08:47:46 AM  

EnviroDude: I threadshiat early and often


*sigh*
 
2012-05-08 08:50:56 AM  

Aarontology: FlashHarry: mitt romney is a farking liar.

 
2012-05-08 08:51:47 AM  
We know, Mitt. You've made a career out of mooching from others' success.
 
2012-05-08 08:53:33 AM  

sammyk: I am starting to agree with other farkers that the Republicans are trying to lose the election. This is not even plausible. Mitt was a private citizen when the bailouts took place and had less than zero input on the matter. I thought the party of personal responsibility hated liars. How the base swallows this crap hook line and sinker really freaks me out. How can this man possibly represent our country on foriegn affairs when the rest of the world is watching this and knows this man is as dishinest as they get?


Listen, the right wing base has been brainwashed by the right wing media. They will accept and believe anything they're told as long as it fits withing their ideology. What you have is a group of people who have been conditioned since childhood into believing fantastic things without need of evidence or fact. They take it all on faith. Then these people are co-opted by a political party using that faith to lead them by the nose into their cult of worshipping the rich.
 
2012-05-08 08:54:36 AM  
It's true you know. No other that Mitt Romney made any suggestion that the Bankruptcy courts could have a role in dealing with the auto industries problems. It was entirely due to his op ed that such a radical and creative idea was even considered.
 
2012-05-08 08:54:59 AM  
"If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye," Romney wrote.

Maybe there was a follow-up with "But if it does work, it was totally my idea."

Romneybot may have caught a case of the Stuxnet and is in the early stages of self-destructing.
 
2012-05-08 08:55:38 AM  
GOP motto: "Don't remember what we said, just follow what we say"
 
2012-05-08 08:55:40 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-08 08:56:05 AM  
this has got to be the fifth or sixth time he has changed positons on this issue.

would make for a great political ad, if the dems have enough balls to make one.
 
2012-05-08 08:56:08 AM  

EnviroDude: /suxars if you were a stockholder


Stocks are risky business.
 
2012-05-08 08:56:33 AM  
Mitt Romney also thinks of himself as a business man, rather than a career politician. Ignore the fact that his polls were horrible as governor and didn't run for reelection. Also ignore that he's been running for president for six straight years now...
 
2012-05-08 08:59:11 AM  

EnviroDude: Derp


So... in your mind, it's better to have nothing after an economic catastrophe rather than anything at all?

Your newsletter, it should be used as toilet paper. In an Indian restaurant.
 
2012-05-08 08:59:24 AM  

sammyk: I am starting to agree with other farkers that the Republicans are trying to lose the election.


It's not that they're trying to lose. I just think they're recurring to purely Rovian tactics to try to win this thing, without having anybody that has even a shred his ability to execute them properly.

Say what you will, but Karl Rove is a deviously smart motherfarker. It is possible to both hate and respect a person.
 
2012-05-08 08:59:33 AM  
Holy shiat. He thinks this will work? I mean, I'll grant that it probably will because republicans are morons, but that still takes a lot of balls.
 
2012-05-08 09:00:33 AM  

ghare: EnviroDude: I threadshiat early and often

*sigh*


Don't you recognize the style, the form, the content? EnviroDude is everyone's favorite internet dentist!

/not the first time i've pointed this out.
 
2012-05-08 09:00:52 AM  
By the same logic he had absolutely nothing to do with health care reform. Apparently the real Mitt Romney has been replaced by his counterpart from the antimatter universe.
/John Drew Barrymore still unavailable
 
2012-05-08 09:01:03 AM  

FlashHarry: mitt suggested a private bankruptcy. but in those days there was NO private credit to be had to keep GM or chrysler supplied with parts. they would have ended up in chapter 7 liquidation, with their assets sold off to pay creditors. only a government-backed chapter 11 bankruptcy could work. and it DID. work

and mitt opposed it.

mitt romney is a farking liar.


It worked for everybody except the hundreds of thousands if not millions of stock holders that they screwed out of their investments. People do understand that "GM" is a three year old company now I hope. The government didn't bail GM out, they liquidated it.
 
2012-05-08 09:01:22 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-08 09:01:52 AM  
Romney said Monday that he would "take a lot of credit" for his impact on the U.S. automobile industry's comeback

Did Romney itemize the actions he took to save the auto industry or is he just saying it was his idea to save the auto industry? One would show leadership and resolve where as the other requires hindsight and a lack of character for taking credit for someone else's actions.

I think it's a good idea to cure cancer. I should get credit for curing cancer when a cure is found?
 
2012-05-08 09:02:05 AM  

dumbobruni: this has got to be the fifth or sixth time he has changed positons on this issue.

would make for a great political ad, if the dems have enough balls to make one.


it would, but they don't
 
2012-05-08 09:02:22 AM  

FlashHarry: mitt suggested a private bankruptcy. but in those days there was NO private credit to be had to keep GM or chrysler supplied with parts. they would have ended up in chapter 7 liquidation, with their assets sold off to pay creditors. only a government-backed chapter 11 bankruptcy could work. and it DID. work

and mitt opposed it.


And he still does, at least as of a few days ago when he said his economic policy would consist of the opposite of anything Obama did.

If he wins, I wonder if Obama would spend his time on TV trolling him. "If I was president, I would totally NOT cut taxes or increase funding for basic research."
 
2012-05-08 09:02:34 AM  

kliq: Mitt Romney also thinks of himself as a business man, rather than a career politician. Ignore the fact that his polls were horrible as governor and didn't run for reelection. Also ignore that he's been running for president for six straight years now...


Given Mitt's history as a business man I guess what his plan is for America if he gets the office is to fire all the govt employees and outsource it to the Chinese and Mexicans.
 
2012-05-08 09:03:45 AM  

EWreckedSean: FlashHarry: mitt suggested a private bankruptcy. but in those days there was NO private credit to be had to keep GM or chrysler supplied with parts. they would have ended up in chapter 7 liquidation, with their assets sold off to pay creditors. only a government-backed chapter 11 bankruptcy could work. and it DID. work

and mitt opposed it.

mitt romney is a farking liar.

It worked for everybody except the hundreds of thousands if not millions of stock holders that they screwed out of their investments. People do understand that "GM" is a three year old company now I hope. The government didn't bail GM out, they liquidated it.


The stockholders weren't screwed. They made a decision to invest in a poorly performing company.
 
2012-05-08 09:04:28 AM  

Hobodeluxe: kliq: Mitt Romney also thinks of himself as a business man, rather than a career politician. Ignore the fact that his polls were horrible as governor and didn't run for reelection. Also ignore that he's been running for president for six straight years now...

Given Mitt's history as a business man I guess what his plan is for America if he gets the office is to fire all the govt employees and outsource it to the Chinese and Mexicans.


And stop all infrastructure spending, because he won't care if the nation crumbles to dust after he's gone.
 
2012-05-08 09:05:33 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: How insulated do you have to be to reach this level of self delusion?


Maybe that's what the magic underwear does.
 
2012-05-08 09:05:54 AM  

Zerochance: Say what you will, but Karl Rove is a deviously smart motherfarker.


Ehhh, his permanent republican majority lasted about 6 years.
 
2012-05-08 09:07:02 AM  

EWreckedSean: FlashHarry: mitt suggested a private bankruptcy. but in those days there was NO private credit to be had to keep GM or chrysler supplied with parts. they would have ended up in chapter 7 liquidation, with their assets sold off to pay creditors. only a government-backed chapter 11 bankruptcy could work. and it DID. work

and mitt opposed it.

mitt romney is a farking liar.

It worked for everybody except the hundreds of thousands if not millions of stock holders that they screwed out of their investments.


Nobody got screwed, stocks are risky business.
 
2012-05-08 09:07:10 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: EWreckedSean: FlashHarry: mitt suggested a private bankruptcy. but in those days there was NO private credit to be had to keep GM or chrysler supplied with parts. they would have ended up in chapter 7 liquidation, with their assets sold off to pay creditors. only a government-backed chapter 11 bankruptcy could work. and it DID. work

and mitt opposed it.

mitt romney is a farking liar.

It worked for everybody except the hundreds of thousands if not millions of stock holders that they screwed out of their investments. People do understand that "GM" is a three year old company now I hope. The government didn't bail GM out, they liquidated it.

The stockholders weren't screwed. They made a decision to invest in a poorly performing company.


Remember, according to Fark IndependentsTM, that risk is why we don't tax investments as income!
 
2012-05-08 09:07:20 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Zerochance: Say what you will, but Karl Rove is a deviously smart motherfarker.

Ehhh, his permanent republican majority lasted about 6 years.


Yup. Six years too many, considering their agenda.
 
2012-05-08 09:08:26 AM  
Since 2001, I was have been saying it would be a good idea to capture and kill Osama bin Laden. I should get much of the credit for the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.
 
2012-05-08 09:08:49 AM  
To be fair, Mittens does own a lot of cars. Maybe that's how he figures he helped.

/I know that's not it
//won't be surprised if he says it though
 
2012-05-08 09:09:09 AM  
What Mitt (or his campaign folks) figured out is there are three kinds of conservatives in Michigan:

1. Crazy fundies (mainly west side centered around Amway/the DeVoss holdings). They voted Santorum
2. Libertarians (up north). They voted Ron Paul or Gingrich if they were Catholic.
3. Small government, somewhat religious, social conservatives. Centered around Oakland County and such areas.

Groups 1 and 2 don't like Mitt much. Group 3 is Mitt's bread and butter. The problem is Group 3 is almost entirely auto workers or people who are service provides to the auto industry (lawyers, ad agencies, etc). Group 3 tends to view Mitt Romney as pond scum that should shot into a low earth orbit due to his "fark Detroit" stance. Group 3 members will often go on a rant about the government supervised bankruptcy and then grind their teeth and admit it was better than the alternatives on the table, so maybe Obama isn't the greatest evil in the world.

Basically Mitt could really use Michigan to go red this year (Michigan hasn't for awhile) and he needs Group 3 folks to provide the man hours and money for his Michigan campaign office. So that means his new stance from now until the election is heavy ass kissing of the auto industry.
 
2012-05-08 09:09:13 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: EWreckedSean: FlashHarry: mitt suggested a private bankruptcy. but in those days there was NO private credit to be had to keep GM or chrysler supplied with parts. they would have ended up in chapter 7 liquidation, with their assets sold off to pay creditors. only a government-backed chapter 11 bankruptcy could work. and it DID. work

and mitt opposed it.

mitt romney is a farking liar.

It worked for everybody except the hundreds of thousands if not millions of stock holders that they screwed out of their investments. People do understand that "GM" is a three year old company now I hope. The government didn't bail GM out, they liquidated it.

The stockholders weren't screwed. They made a decision to invest in a poorly performing company.


and only if they cash out when it's at bottom. if you bought when it was at the bottom you've made money already.
 
2012-05-08 09:11:22 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Nobody got screwed, stocks are risky business.


No stocks are fairly safe.

Letting investment banks publicly trade their own stock on the same exchanges they buy and sell on (therefore letting them directly affect their companies' values) was/is both risky and dumb.

Letting the same investment banks do deep into any and every financial instrument they could imagine which fit though the (loose) loopholes of our banking regulatory system was downright suicidal.

/the stock market didn't crash on its own
//it was was crashed by the banks and insurance companies.
 
2012-05-08 09:11:35 AM  
Mitt Romney: Political Jabroni.
 
2012-05-08 09:11:40 AM  

Hobodeluxe: and only if they cash out when it's at bottom. if you bought when it was at the bottom you've made money already.


I sold my old GM stock and bought Ford stock at 1.72 a share. I'm pretty happy with how that turned out.
 
2012-05-08 09:11:52 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Philip Francis Queeg: EWreckedSean: FlashHarry: mitt suggested a private bankruptcy. but in those days there was NO private credit to be had to keep GM or chrysler supplied with parts. they would have ended up in chapter 7 liquidation, with their assets sold off to pay creditors. only a government-backed chapter 11 bankruptcy could work. and it DID. work

and mitt opposed it.

mitt romney is a farking liar.

It worked for everybody except the hundreds of thousands if not millions of stock holders that they screwed out of their investments. People do understand that "GM" is a three year old company now I hope. The government didn't bail GM out, they liquidated it.

The stockholders weren't screwed. They made a decision to invest in a poorly performing company.

and only if they cash out when it's at bottom. if you bought when it was at the bottom you've made money already.


Actually that's not true. Those who held GM stock at the time of the bankruptcy proceeding lost their ownership interest in the company.
 
2012-05-08 09:11:54 AM  
You see, there exists tape of him saying the exact opposite, and Obama will be airing it on a non-stop 24 hour loop on every TV network in the upper midwest. But good luck with attempting to "change the narrative" through the sheer force of your indomitable charisma, Mittens
 
2012-05-08 09:12:59 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Romneybot may have caught a case of the Stuxnet and is in the early stages of self-destructing.


Are you kidding? I don't even think the ancient operating system running on that thing could support an old DOS virus!
 
MFK
2012-05-08 09:13:24 AM  

FlashHarry:

mitt romney is a farking liar.

 
2012-05-08 09:14:34 AM  
Mitt truly has the worse campaign staff.

This is a losing issue for him because there are so many quotes about his opposition to the bailout. Instead of just letting it go and focusing on something where Obama is actually weak, he's trying to get into the minutia of the issue -- he was for bankruptcy but against giving them cash -- which he still loses on. His strategy team needs to accept that there are some issues they're not going to win on, and they need to stop drawing attention to Obama accomplishments.
 
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