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2012-07-19 06:22:15 PM  
What a horrible coont.

You are running for the most public office in the country and you think that transparency is a privileged....

American's are morons.
 
2012-07-19 06:23:31 PM  
so we're to trust the guy that just says trust me I'm clean... technically...
 
2012-07-19 06:23:58 PM  

TV's Vinnie: If the rich had their way, it wouldn't be "you people". It would just be you "people".
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What is that? Medieval human centipede?
 
2012-07-19 06:24:04 PM  
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2012-07-19 06:24:58 PM  

Philip J. Fry: And Obama will still only win by less than 1%.


It's absolutely mind blowing to consider this is so true. And I can't argue it won't be.
 
2012-07-19 06:25:23 PM  
Proles. How dare you ask for more information from Party Members. We will give you what we want to and nothing more.
 
2012-07-19 06:25:41 PM  
i.huffpost.com

You people need to bow when the Lord of the Manor rides past.
 
2012-07-19 06:26:56 PM  
At least Obama got over the whole "prejudice against blacks exists so I'm being oppressed" thing. The Romneys have to get over the whole "prejudice against rich, white Mormons exists so I'm being oppressed" thing now.
 
2012-07-19 06:27:24 PM  
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2012-07-19 06:27:24 PM  
How many wives dependents does he claim?
 
2012-07-19 06:28:54 PM  
Romney household, 1953. Bedtime.

GEORGE: And Crassus said, take all of these bad men away, and...

MITT: They put them in chains, daddy! They put them in chains.

GEORGE: Yes that's right. And Crassus said, who is...

MITT: Spartacus! He wanted to know who Spartacus was!

GEORGE: That's right, Mitt. And one man stepped forward and said, I am Spartacus.

MITT: Liar! That's not the real Spartacus! He's lying!

GEORGE: Yes he was lying. And then another man stepped forward and said, No, I am Spartacus. And then another. And another.

MITT: Why do they all lie, daddy? Why couldn't they just do their jobs? Why did they run away from their jobs? Then they lie to protect the bad man who made them run away from their jobs. The banded together into a...a...

GEORGE: A union, Mitt.

MITT: A union. They had no right to do that! Why did they do that, daddy?

GEORGE: I don't know, son. I really don't know. Some people are born to be bad. So then Crassus marched the bad men along the Appian Way, and every mile, some of them stopped, and...

MITT: Crucified them! They crucified them, didn't they, Daddy?

GEORGE: Mitt, if I didn't know better, I'd say you know this bedtime story than I do! *ruffles hair*

MITT: *beams*

GEORGE: And so the bodies of the slaves were left to rot, and fall in pieces to the ground, as a warning, and never again did the slaves of Rome dare to...

(Sound of soft breathing)

GEORGE: Good night, son. Good night.
 
2012-07-19 06:29:33 PM  
When Ann Romney says: "I still look at him as this is the boy that I met, in high school, when he was pulling all the jokes, and really just being crazy. Pretty crazy. So there's a wild and crazy man inside of him ... just waiting to come out."

...it really means: "Mitt used to dress up like a cop to pull people over, and attack gay kids and forcibly cut their hair. You know, just like all wild and crazy American boys do."

So when Ann Romney says: "You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, and where he's been financially. He's a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year. Do you think that is the kind of person that is trying to hide things, or do things? No."

...I'm not going to assume that's quite the full truth.
 
2012-07-19 06:30:51 PM  
My Spidey sense is telling me

*Someone's hiding something*
 
2012-07-19 06:31:21 PM  
They will talk about this every single day until they release them. Congrats for not understanding Amercia, Mittens. We'll forgive you if you rape your dog and kill your kid if you just come out and admit it.

People are going to get so sick of hearing about his tax returns even his most loyal supporters are going to begin to wonder what he's hiding.

Please, keep this up.
 
2012-07-19 06:31:35 PM  

coco ebert: *watches actual clip*

Wait, she not only said that, but said it to Robin Roberts, an African-American lady. FFFFUUUUUU!

Also, I'm so f*cking sick of the argument in America that giving to charity absolves people of having to abide by a more moral social contract or you know, just pay their fair share of taxes. I've never heard this justification given anywhere else. First of all, charity should refer to helping the poor or the needy, not adding another billion to a university endowment or arts council (though I think those institutions are important as well). Second, we don't all get to choose where our tax dollars go. I certainly don't want to fund our military industrial complex, but do you see me complaining about taxes? No, because I abide by the general social contract that tax revenue is needed to fund things we need, like infrastructure, public safety, and education. Stop diverting your money to pet projects (that are TAX deductible by the way), and implement a fairer tax code instead so we don't need charity in the first place!


One theory is that a tax code that encourages charity is a good thing, which I'm lukewarm on. A thing I continue to not understand is the implication that you can "exploit" this tax code. Often I hear or see references to "making too much money and giving to charity to avoid taxes." Does that work? HOW does that work?

Also church tithes still aren't charity.
 
2012-07-19 06:31:51 PM  

Kuta: The Romneys have to get over the whole "prejudice against rich, white Mormons exists so I'm being oppressed" thing now.


Nope. Not gonna happen. Even if he won 2 terms.
 
2012-07-19 06:31:53 PM  
What is Mitt Romney hiding?

Did he not "donate" enough money to his church?
Did he turn a huge profit by bankrupting healthy companies?
Did he make money by doing business with companies and organizations with... less than stellar PR, such as NAMBLA and the bin Laden family?
Did he make money every time a medical waste disposal company incinerated an aborted fetus?
Did he make money selling AK-47s to terrorists?
Did he make money selling drugs wholesale to drug dealers?

I'm not saying Rmoney did any of this, I'm just asking questions. Questions which cannot be answered until and unless he releases his tax forms.
 
2012-07-19 06:32:11 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Philip J. Fry: And Obama will still only win by less than 1%.

It's absolutely mind blowing to consider this is so true. And I can't argue it won't be.


Through a strange twist of fate, Obama will actually become the first president to receive all 538 electoral votes. However, the Republicans will win every congressional seat at the same time. They will immediately try to vote to impeach Obama for having won the election, but due to some confusion on the floor, they end up voting that John Boehner legally change his name to "Big John Sexypants."
 
2012-07-19 06:32:50 PM  

pippi longstocking: What a horrible coont.

You are running for the most public office in the country and you think that transparency is a privileged....

American's are morons.


we sure are and are getting closer to electing this d-bag President
 
2012-07-19 06:35:35 PM  
I love how Ann says they won't release the documents, "Because there are so many things that will be open again for more attack..."

Thanks for admitting there is information that could be damaging to the campaign in those returns!
 
2012-07-19 06:36:02 PM  
Actually "you people" was a last-second save to avoid saying "you humans."
 
2012-07-19 06:37:58 PM  

gilgigamesh: Ahh ha ha ha this just gets better and better. That's actually a quote! Holy crap.

Paraphrasing what someone in another thread said a few days ago, once you think the trainwreck is over, another boxcar comes flying over the top of the pile-up.

These are people who have lived all their lives in a rarified bubble, and for the first time in decades, they are being exposed to what they obviously consider the rabble they have decided they are now entitled to govern. And they have absolutely no idea how to talk to us. It's glaring, and its stark to everyone but them, and they simply can't understand why they are being hammered by all this scrutiny by the plebian masses.

They've had decades of conditioning as demigods, and there is absolutely no way they are going to learn how to talk to the people in the 3 or 4 months they have to learn. But it will be fun to watch.


Really? You got all that from a rather innocuous quote.

Easily excitable, are we?
 
2012-07-19 06:38:25 PM  
Maybe he will give us new retroactive tax returns for past years.
 
2012-07-19 06:38:59 PM  
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2012-07-19 06:39:19 PM  
What can you glean from a tax return that you can't get out of a background check or what is otherwise public information? Like actually quantifying the mortgage deduction on one of his giant mansions is going to make him any less a worthy candidate for the office.
 
2012-07-19 06:39:58 PM  

SithLord: Tax returns for birth certificate. Fair trade, no?


No, Birth certificate for birth certificate: Advantage, Obama 2 to 0. Tax returns for Tax returns: Advantage, Obama 12 to .75. School records for school records: Draw, 0 to 0. And any other document for any other document. Romney's still playing catch up, badly.
 
2012-07-19 06:40:51 PM  
How active in a campaign can a spouse be before its pretty legitimate to start putting them under the microscope? I mean going on national TV to not just defend your spouse but to attach their opponent would seem pretty damn active.

Virulency: so we're to trust the guy that just says trust me I'm clean... technically...


It's worse than that even:

"Trust me, I'm clean, even though I admit there are thousands of pages of financial documents that would make me look so bad that having people speculate what's in them is better than them finding out for sure what I've been up to for the last decade."
 
2012-07-19 06:41:36 PM  

wxboy: "You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, and where he's been financially," she said in her interview with Robin Roberts.

If only there was a way to see where Mitt has been financially the last 10 years...


This is what struck me, way more than the "you people" remark.
 
2012-07-19 06:41:40 PM  
Puny mortals!
 
2012-07-19 06:41:51 PM  
Because there are so many things that will be open again for more attack

And there you have it. Isn't this basically the same thing Mitt said a couple days ago?
 
2012-07-19 06:42:06 PM  

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: How active in a campaign can a spouse be before its pretty legitimate to start putting them under the microscope? I mean going on national TV to not just defend your spouse but to attach their opponent would seem pretty damn active.


She has a disease. She is unassailable. Haven't you heard?
 
2012-07-19 06:42:08 PM  

Shaggy_C: What can you glean from a tax return that you can't get out of a background check or what is otherwise public information? Like actually quantifying the mortgage deduction on one of his giant mansions is going to make him any less a worthy candidate for the office.


I don't know, but Annie seems to think there's a goldmine there.
 
2012-07-19 06:42:25 PM  
They were not easy years.

We were happy, studying hard. Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time.

The stock came from Mitt's father. When he took over American Motors, the stock was worth nothing. But he invested Mitt's birthday money year to year - it wasn't much, a few thousand, but he put it into American Motors because he believed in himself. Five years later, stock that had been $6 a share was $96 and Mitt cashed it so we could live and pay for education.

Mitt and I walked to class together, shared housekeeping, had a lot of pasta and tuna fish and learned hard lessons.

We were living on the edge, not entertaining. No, I did not work. Mitt thought it was important for me to stay home with the children, and I was delighted.

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2012-07-19 06:43:38 PM  

Shaggy_C: What can you glean from a tax return that you can't get out of a background check or what is otherwise public information? Like actually quantifying the mortgage deduction on one of his giant mansions is going to make him any less a worthy candidate for the office.


Well how much he paid in taxes for one. If what you say is true then he should have no problem releasing his taxes since according to you it's all public info.

Tell us if it's all public info, how much did he pay in taxes and make the last 10 years. You say it's all public records, so tell us then. Or are you full of shiat like normal?
 
2012-07-19 06:43:45 PM  

what_now: Which is weird, because that's all they've been doing since 2007.


2004. He really only governed for two years before he started campaigning for Pres.
 
2012-07-19 06:44:17 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: How active in a campaign can a spouse be before its pretty legitimate to start putting them under the microscope? I mean going on national TV to not just defend your spouse but to attach their opponent would seem pretty damn active.

She has a disease. She is unassailable. Haven't you heard?


Well, her MS horse with dressage training really helps her. That's why it's tax-deductible.
 
2012-07-19 06:45:11 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: They were not easy years.

We were happy, studying hard. Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time.

The stock came from Mitt's father. When he took over American Motors, the stock was worth nothing. But he invested Mitt's birthday money year to year - it wasn't much, a few thousand, but he put it into American Motors because he believed in himself. Five years later, stock that had been $6 a share was $96 and Mitt cashed it so we could live and pay for education.

Mitt and I walked to class together, shared housekeeping, had a lot of pasta and tuna fish and learned hard lessons.

We were living on the edge, not entertaining. No, I did not work. Mitt thought it was important for me to stay home with the children, and I was delighted.

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This is why Romney is horrible. His home was bought for him and he thinks he had it as rough or rougher than most people. He had shiat handed to him left and right and he thinks he had it as hard as everyone else.
 
2012-07-19 06:45:25 PM  
You'd think he'd release the records now and get it over with, instead of letting it build, and build, and build....
 
2012-07-19 06:46:12 PM  
upload.democraticunderground.com
 
2012-07-19 06:46:21 PM  
I love how it is perceived that jobs left the country as opposed to the deliberate outsourcing of jobs by the "job creators".

it sickens me.

/I am the you people.
 
2012-07-19 06:46:30 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Also, it should be noted, that the fact the Romney's tithe 10% of their income to the Mormon church every year is NOT charity. It's a REQUIREMENT. Giving to charity is deciding to go through your closet and giving all the clothes that don't fit you anymore to Goodwill, or working at a soup kitchen over the holidays to help feed the homeless, or helping clean a city park/playground so kids have some place to play, rather than running the streets. Charity is more than just money; it's time, it's passion, it's commitment.

If your invisible sky wizard demands you give 10% of your money to the Church every year, that's not charity. You're not giving of your own free will, you're giving because it's required of you. Charity is not required.

So fark them for calling it "charity." It's like paying Homeowner's Association dues.


Your tolerance for good deeds is laudable.
 
2012-07-19 06:46:35 PM  

farkityfarker: You'd think he'd release the records now and get it over with, instead of letting it build, and build, and build....


He knows if he does it would destroy his chances that's why he is not.
 
2012-07-19 06:47:26 PM  
Look, it's a totally innocuous quote, taken out of context. It's not fair to attack her for this, any idiot should know that's not what she said.

And did you hear? Obama said you didn't build your own business because you're not smart and you don't work hard.
 
2012-07-19 06:47:27 PM  

chimp_ninja: "He's a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year."

As far as I can tell, most of that money is used to build Mormon churches and support thousands of people who run around the world trying to annoy other people into becoming Mormons.

That's a funny definition of "charity". LDS is not Bill Gates. They take in $5-7B annually in tithes, and refuse to disclose how it is spent.


No disclosure eh? It would be wonderful if documents emerged showing that millions of dollars from that fund ended up in a pro Romney super pac. I wonder if that would be legal?
 
2012-07-19 06:48:01 PM  

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: How active in a campaign can a spouse be before its pretty legitimate to start putting them under the microscope? I mean going on national TV to not just defend your spouse but to attach their opponent would seem pretty damn active.

Virulency: so we're to trust the guy that just says trust me I'm clean... technically...

It's worse than that even:

"Trust me, I'm clean, even though I admit there are thousands of pages of financial documents that would make me look so bad that having people speculate what's in them is better than them finding out for sure what I've been up to for the last decade."


nothing illegal but hes the guy that finds loopholes in monopoly by redefining words in the dictionary....
 
2012-07-19 06:48:38 PM  

Virulency: The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: How active in a campaign can a spouse be before its pretty legitimate to start putting them under the microscope? I mean going on national TV to not just defend your spouse but to attach their opponent would seem pretty damn active.

Virulency: so we're to trust the guy that just says trust me I'm clean... technically...

It's worse than that even:

"Trust me, I'm clean, even though I admit there are thousands of pages of financial documents that would make me look so bad that having people speculate what's in them is better than them finding out for sure what I've been up to for the last decade."

nothing illegal but hes the guy that finds loopholes in monopoly by redefining words in the dictionary....


I retroactively REROLL THAT!!
 
2012-07-19 06:48:42 PM  

Shaggy_C: What can you glean from a tax return that you can't get out of a background check or what is otherwise public information? Like actually quantifying the mortgage deduction on one of his giant mansions is going to make him any less a worthy candidate for the office.


Anyone running for office on the "I, and people like me, pay too much in taxes" are asking us to judge them on the reasonableness of their judgment. Judgment is a pretty serious criteria for the office of the presidency. If someone is paying an effective rate of 15% or less for a number of years on their taxes, and still claiming they are taxed too much, it brings into doubt their judgment. It means that they may not be able to see reality in a reasonable manner. Therefore, it is imperative to see the returns so we can see on what he bases his claim that he is taxed too much.
 
2012-07-19 06:48:44 PM  

RyogaM: SithLord: Tax returns for birth certificate. Fair trade, no?

No, Birth certificate for birth certificate: Advantage, Obama 2 to 0. Tax returns for Tax returns: Advantage, Obama 12 to .75. School records for school records: Draw, 0 to 0. And any other document for any other document. Romney's still playing catch up, badly.


Romney did release his birth certificate, I even tried to submit a link but they didn't green light it.
 
2012-07-19 06:48:50 PM  

farkityfarker: You'd think he'd release the records now and get it over with, instead of letting it build, and build, and build....


I'm almost wondering if this isn't some great troll job. Get everyone focused on the tax returns and worked up into a frenzy, and then he releases them a month or two before the election, and there really isn't anything damning in them. Then he could say "See? They'll just say anything to make me look bad, and there was nothing to worry about after all!"

Of course, Obama has already proven to be far better at trolling to opposition, so I don't really see this happening.
 
2012-07-19 06:49:37 PM  

Trey Le Parc: Your tolerance for good deeds is laudable.


I hear there's a sale on indulgences.
 
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