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(Pensito Review)   So, it turns out that Romney was ineligible to run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 because he was a resident of Utah during the Olympics. He even tried to amend his status 'retroactively.'   (pensitoreview.com) divider line 132
    More: Interesting, romney, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Governor, Utah, Massachusetts law, Robert Reich, olympics, Rachel Maddow  
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2012-08-09 08:19:05 AM  
the more you dig, the more it stinks. the guy is as slimy as they come.
 
2012-08-09 08:43:57 AM  
When are you people going to understand that you just don't say "no" to Mitt Romney?
 
2012-08-09 08:49:57 AM  

Diogenes: When are you people going to understand that you just don't say "no" to Mitt Romney?


No worries... we can just do it retroactively
 
2012-08-09 08:53:34 AM  
Rules are for little people.
 
2012-08-09 08:56:30 AM  
Is this real? Like actually real?
 
2012-08-09 08:57:48 AM  

Wendy's Chili: Rules are for little people.


media.washingtonpost.com

Agrees.
 
2012-08-09 09:07:35 AM  
Look, it's simple. All the things Mitt Romney did retroactively can be explained by the "Last In, First Out" stack rules as shown in this handy diagram:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-09 09:10:16 AM  
You know, I expect a certain amount of chicanery and bluster during these campaigns. But I do insist on a minimum standard of competence.
 
2012-08-09 09:11:48 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-08-09 09:25:36 AM  
What does it say about Gingrich's and Santorum's research teams that they missed all of these issues?
 
2012-08-09 09:36:52 AM  

jbc: What does it say about Gingrich's and Santorum's research teams that they missed all of these issues?


What does it say about the Clintons' that they missed Obama's birth certificate thing?
 
2012-08-09 09:38:10 AM  
Don't worry. i'm sure talking points will be issued to "counter" this shortly.
 
2012-08-09 09:54:59 AM  

Diogenes: jbc: What does it say about Gingrich's and Santorum's research teams that they missed all of these issues?

What does it say about the Clintons' that they missed Obama's birth certificate thing?


uh, the birth certificate thing was first brought to light by the clinton campaign.
 
2012-08-09 09:57:03 AM  

Diogenes: jbc: What does it say about Gingrich's and Santorum's research teams that they missed all of these issues?

What does it say about the Clintons' that they missed Obama's birth certificate thing?


Um......

Actually, they didn't

Or are u trollin'?
 
2012-08-09 10:10:32 AM  

FlashHarry: Diogenes: jbc: What does it say about Gingrich's and Santorum's research teams that they missed all of these issues?

What does it say about the Clintons' that they missed Obama's birth certificate thing?

uh, the birth certificate thing was first brought to light by the clinton campaign.


DjangoStonereaver: Diogenes: jbc: What does it say about Gingrich's and Santorum's research teams that they missed all of these issues?

What does it say about the Clintons' that they missed Obama's birth certificate thing?

Um......

Actually, they didn't

Or are u trollin'?


I would think my long, alt-free existence here would make it impossible for me to troll, yet here we are :-(
 
2012-08-09 10:50:12 AM  
penis to review

"Hey Bob how's the wife? Listen I need you to come in early on Saturday, we have a lot of penis to review"
 
2012-08-09 10:51:54 AM  

Jackson Herring: penis to review

"Hey Bob how's the wife? Listen I need you to come in early on Saturday, we have a lot of penis to review"


That's quite enough, Mr. Connery.
 
2012-08-09 10:52:04 AM  
So much material, thanks Republicans!

secure.assets.bostatic.com
 
2012-08-09 10:52:11 AM  
Sekrit Utahn?
 
2012-08-09 10:52:24 AM  
Where RESiDnece Ronmey Where
 
2012-08-09 10:52:45 AM  
Sounds like both sides are bad!
 
2012-08-09 10:53:31 AM  

NateGrey: So much material, thanks Republicans!


Say what you will about Obama, but his campaign knows how to make aesthetically pleasing, easily understood graphics.
 
2012-08-09 10:56:10 AM  
Thanks for reminding us that Romney successfully ran the Olympics and saved it from a $400 million deficit after everyone else failed at the task.
 
2012-08-09 10:56:55 AM  

Diogenes: FlashHarry: Diogenes: jbc: What does it say about Gingrich's and Santorum's research teams that they missed all of these issues?

What does it say about the Clintons' that they missed Obama's birth certificate thing?

uh, the birth certificate thing was first brought to light by the clinton campaign.

DjangoStonereaver: Diogenes: jbc: What does it say about Gingrich's and Santorum's research teams that they missed all of these issues?

What does it say about the Clintons' that they missed Obama's birth certificate thing?

Um......

Actually, they didn't

Or are u trollin'?

I would think my long, alt-free existence here would make it impossible for me to troll, yet here we are :-(


Unless THIS is your alt account...


DUM DAH DAAAAAAH!
 
2012-08-09 10:57:15 AM  
Why Mitt wants, Mitt gets.
 
2012-08-09 10:57:27 AM  
Your address listed on your tax returns and the tax law regarding the deductibility of your primary residence have nothing to do with your legal residency for purposes of state law.
 
2012-08-09 10:57:49 AM  
So when can the rest of us start changing inconvenient things retroactively? It seems like Romney just does whatever the fark he wants and if it turns out later that he wants something he just rewrites history.
 
2012-08-09 10:58:14 AM  
The GOP: tough on voter fraud, really really soft on tax cheats.
 
2012-08-09 10:58:43 AM  
Yep - this was even a huge issue during his bid for election in Mass.

But what do you expect from a guy who dumped millions of state funds bribing the IOC to please very much have the Olympics in Salt Lake please.

This also includes how his nephew just by virtue of total coincidence got his firm an account working for the 2002 SLOC.

"How Davies secured the Salt Lake Olympic contract for his firm, however, appears to have been far less formal than the process used by the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) to award work to its vendors, ABC News has found. Davies said in an interview the deal had nothing to do with the fact that he is the nephew of the man who was running the games at the time, and who is now the Republican nominee for president."

Of course, this is all just what we can glean from what is available, since Romney had the majority of his olympic archives destroyed afterwards. You know, because business savvy or someshiat.
 
2012-08-09 10:58:57 AM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Diogenes: FlashHarry: Diogenes: jbc: What does it say about Gingrich's and Santorum's research teams that they missed all of these issues?

What does it say about the Clintons' that they missed Obama's birth certificate thing?

uh, the birth certificate thing was first brought to light by the clinton campaign.

DjangoStonereaver: Diogenes: jbc: What does it say about Gingrich's and Santorum's research teams that they missed all of these issues?

What does it say about the Clintons' that they missed Obama's birth certificate thing?

Um......

Actually, they didn't

Or are u trollin'?

I would think my long, alt-free existence here would make it impossible for me to troll, yet here we are :-(

Unless THIS is your alt account...


DUM DAH DAAAAAAH!


I'm traveling.
 
2012-08-09 10:59:00 AM  

soy_bomb: Thanks for reminding us that Romney successfully ran the Olympics and saved it from a $400 million deficit after everyone else failed at the task.


Yes, that is obviously what most people will take away from this story.
 
2012-08-09 11:00:44 AM  
Yeah, I didn't think Romney actually lived in Mass at the time. So, he never should have been allowed to run for governor.
 
2012-08-09 11:00:59 AM  
Rahm Emanuel was not a legal resident of Chicago when he ran for mayor - but the Obama Board of Election Commissioners said he was an "honorary" resident.
 
2012-08-09 11:01:26 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: NateGrey: So much material, thanks Republicans!

Say what you will about Obama, but his campaign knows how to make aesthetically pleasing, easily understood graphics.


Nice use of whitespace and great selection of fonts, but everyone knows that $250K tax break for the rich guy will create enough jobs for 1000s of average families with kids

/ what republicans actually believe
 
2012-08-09 11:01:31 AM  

soy_bomb: Thanks for reminding us that Romney successfully ran the Olympics and saved it from a $400 million deficit after everyone else failed at the task.


Thanks for reminding us that Mitt Romney spent more government money on the SLC Olympics than all other US Olympic games...combined.
 
2012-08-09 11:01:57 AM  

soy_bomb: Thanks for reminding us that Romney successfully ran the Olympics and saved it from a $400 million deficit after everyone else failed at the task.


...by begging for a taxpayer funded bailout.
 
2012-08-09 11:02:01 AM  
I bet Romney quietly gave up his citizenship as a tax dodge and is therefore ineligible to be president.
 
2012-08-09 11:02:06 AM  
What do you expect? Next you tell me that despite the listing, the unfinished basement of one of Romney's kids is not the primary residence of Mitt and Ann Romney.
 
2012-08-09 11:02:54 AM  

karl2025: I bet Romney quietly gave up his citizenship as a tax dodge and is therefore ineligible to be president.


Nonsense!! A Romney never gives up that which can be sold.
 
2012-08-09 11:03:22 AM  
This guy is becoming less funny and more scary. Ask yourself what limits Mitt has set on lying, misleading, altering history and other fascist type things. What will be his limits as president?
 
2012-08-09 11:03:38 AM  

jbc: What does it say about Gingrich's and Santorum's research teams that they missed all of these issues?


You're making the assumption that any of those people were actually running?

It was obvious from the start that Gingrich was just doing it for the media attention so he could increase his "brand recognition".
Bachmann was just off the rails insane and couldn't run an effective campaign if she tried.
Perry was simply running because he's never had to do anything before running texas and thought that meant the presidency would be easy.
999 was running for the same reasons as Gingrich.
Ron Paul thinks that if he just shouts at clouds (ie: the FED) all day people will listen to him because fiat currency is "hard to understand" but gold is "simple!".
Nobody even paid attention to Huntsman.

I guess that leaves Santorum but he's such a religious whacko that he probably thought God would drop a pile of opposition research onto his lap.


Face it. Romney, one of the most incompetent candidates of all time, was still better than almost every other republican candidate on the field.

THAT is farking sad.
 
2012-08-09 11:03:43 AM  

karnal: Rahm Emanuel was not a legal resident of Chicago when he ran for mayor - but the Obama Board of Election Commissioners said he was an "honorary" resident.


They also let carpetbagger Alan Keyes run.
 
2012-08-09 11:04:58 AM  
oh the sweet sweet irony of it all!


/not real irony, but the Allysa Milano version of irony
 
2012-08-09 11:05:01 AM  

soy_bomb: Thanks for reminding us that Romney successfully ran the Olympics and saved it from a $400 million deficit after everyone else failed at the task.


We'll keep him on our contact list the next time we need someone to set up a snowboarding competition, at a deficit.
 
2012-08-09 11:05:12 AM  

rudemix: Ask yourself what limits Mitt has set on lying, misleading, altering history and other fascist type things. What will be his limits as president?


He's only limited by his faith, which was concocted by a con man to shake off a few suspicious hayseeds in Utah.
 
2012-08-09 11:05:33 AM  

soy_bomb: Thanks for reminding us that Romney successfully ran the Olympics and saved it from a $400 million deficit after everyone else failed at the task.




""Without question, we simply could not host Games in Salt Lake if it were not for the enormous spending and services of the federal government," Romney had said in a 2001 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing around cooperation between federal, state, local and private agencies for the Salt Lake City Olympics."
 
2012-08-09 11:05:44 AM  

EyeballKid: karl2025: I bet Romney quietly gave up his citizenship as a tax dodge and is therefore ineligible to be president.

Nonsense!! A Romney never gives up that which can be sold.


Sold it for lower taxes!
 
2012-08-09 11:05:55 AM  
I like this Mitt Romney retroactive deal. I like it a lot. It feels so nice to be able to say I've never been fired from a job. I retroactively quit.

If Mitt Romney becomes president, expect to see me use this excuse in court.

"I'm not paying this parking fine. I retroactively moved my car before I got the ticket."

Once you see it, the possibilities are endless.
 
2012-08-09 11:05:55 AM  

soy_bomb: Thanks for reminding us that Romney successfully ran the Olympics and saved it from a $400 million deficit (thanks to $1.5 billion in federal funding after everyone else failed at the task.


Link

In his 2004 book, Turnaround, Romney acknowledges the central role of the federal government in making the Olympics possible. "No matter how well we did cutting costs and raising revenue, we couldn't have Games without the support of the federal government," he wrote.


Seriously - you farking suck at this.
 
2012-08-09 11:06:11 AM  

MithrandirBooga: soy_bomb: Thanks for reminding us that Romney successfully ran the Olympics and saved it from a $400 million deficit after everyone else failed at the task.



""Without question, we simply could not host Games in Salt Lake if it were not for the enormous spending and services of the federal government," Romney had said in a 2001 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing around cooperation between federal, state, local and private agencies for the Salt Lake City Olympics."


Doesn't count he wasn't running for president then.
 
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