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(CNN)   "There are moments in some of Romney's speeches in which he comes across like the guy who doesn't wave when you let him into traffic, because in his mind, he was able to merge on his own"   (cnn.com) divider line 45
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2012-08-14 02:12:01 PM  
8 votes:
You know how sometimes there's a bottle neck when a lane is about to close? And there are clearly marked signs saying "LEFT LANE ENDING IN 100 FEET"?

Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.
2012-08-14 02:52:28 PM  
4 votes:
He's the kinda guy who sits in the left lane and won't move over for faster traffic.
2012-08-14 02:47:06 PM  
4 votes:
Romney seems like the type of guy who would rather strap his dog to the roof of his car rather than let him ride inside with the rest of the family like a civilized person would.
2012-08-14 02:45:16 PM  
4 votes:
He's the type of guy that would make a $10,000 bet. A guy who is not concerned about the very poor. A guy who would insult an Olympic hosting country. He tells people he had a secret meeting and he likes being able to fire people. Thinks corporations are people but he is not a business.

why make up analogies when the guy sucks in plain sight?
2012-08-14 01:46:55 PM  
4 votes:
There are moments in some of Romney's speeches in which he comes across like the guy who doesn't wave when you let him into traffic, because in his mind, he was able to merge on his own.

usually - those are the people who can't figure out how to f*cking merge with traffic and end up sitting at the end of the on ramp, looking mad as hell and getting REALLY pissed off that nobody let 'em onto the road.

Mitt Romney is that guy. the one who can't or won't merge with traffic until the very last possible moment...and then gets pissed off because he's stuck in traffic until someone takes mercy on his dumb ass.
2012-08-14 03:08:55 PM  
3 votes:

Citrate1007: Why America doesn't like Mitt Romney

Cause of the GOP Platform?


Nah, that's why I don't like Ryan. I don't like Romney because he's an asshole.
2012-08-14 02:44:09 PM  
3 votes:
Rmoney is the guy that goes flying by you on the highway and while you are doing the speed limit there he is sitting at the red light and you just idle up behind him and when the light turns green he hits the gas and he does the same thing at the next intersection.
2012-08-14 02:34:47 PM  
3 votes:
Romney is the guy who doesn't clear off his own table at a fast food restaurant because he thinks the $5 he paid for the extra value meal was enough for someone else to clean up after him.
2012-08-14 02:16:30 PM  
3 votes:
You mean a self-centered entitled disconnected asshole comes across as a self-centered entitled disconnected asshole?

/color me shocked
2012-08-14 02:13:55 PM  
3 votes:

what_now: Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.


It's fun to flash them a smarmy as f*ck smile.
2012-08-14 04:48:08 PM  
2 votes:
Romney is the kind of guy who profits off of putting Americans out of work when his company moves jobs to China, all while running for president on the platform that he and his ilk need more tax cuts to generate jobs in America.
2012-08-14 03:30:49 PM  
2 votes:
I find it absolutely infuriating that a man who made all his money tearing down other people's businesses and selling the rubble off has the unmitigated gall to go gallivanting around the country intentionally misusing the "you didn't build that" quote.

It's bad enough that he's a liar, but somehow the fact that Romney's money came from the active destruction of what other people did build is just unusually rage-inducing.
2012-08-14 03:15:32 PM  
2 votes:

inglixthemad: SineSwiper: Aarontology: what_now: Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.

It's fun to flash them a smarmy as f*ck smile.

You know, especially in larger cities, there's times when behaving like a dick when merging is the only way to go. There are two kinds of people in long merging lines:

1. Those that know the hidden rules of the road and wait until 100-500 feet to merge, finding that lucky gap that always seems to open up.
2. Those that don't know, or think it's rude, and end up stuck in stop&go traffic for an hour.

Don't take it personally. Some people just have places to go.

/Of course, I'm religious about my turn signals and yes I do wave at people who stop for me at 3-way intersections
//wait, was I supposed to talk about RMoney?

I drive a big POS in the city. I don't drive my nicer car for this reason: when that c*ck in an Audi (or some monster SUV that has never seen more dirt than gravel on a road under construction) flies up and tries to merge in front of me I don't let them. I flip them off and point them to the bumper sticker that says:

"Go ahead and hit me a$$hole, I have a shark on retainer."

/CSB

One guy I did this to, in an Escalade, kept pushing and pushing. He figured his vehicle would scare me. Suddenly, to him, I turned toward him with this evil look on my face and yelled to him: "I'll take everything you ever own if you touch my car!"

He stopped dead and 6 other cars went by before he tried again.

I love scaring jerks like that.


You kind of sound like an asshole.
2012-08-14 03:03:54 PM  
2 votes:
Rmoney picked Paul Ryan to blame him for his failed presidential run.
2012-08-14 02:54:32 PM  
2 votes:

improvius: what_now: You know how sometimes there's a bottle neck when a lane is about to close? And there are clearly marked signs saying "LEFT LANE ENDING IN 100 FEET"?

Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.

Actually, the bottlenecks would move much more smoothly if everyone merged where the lane ends. Merging earlier tends to make things worse for everyone.


This x 100. Everyone should use all the available lanes, for as long as possible, then ZIPPER MERGE.

Its really not that hard to understand, and the person zipping past you in the unused lane wouldn't be doing that IF YOU WERE USING IT.
2012-08-14 02:54:17 PM  
2 votes:
basically he and the GOP in general have been behaving like the sort that doesn't recognize that if people worked together, traffic would flow much smoother and everyone would get to their destination faster. They make short sighted, selfish moves that may get them a few cars ahead, but the overall affect of all these people acting like this only slows traffic as a whole down.

fark you I got mine is a driving style as well as a life style for some people.
2012-08-14 02:53:39 PM  
2 votes:

meat0918: Gonna steal this from a different thread, because I think it describe Mitt's view of the world quite well.

You have one group of people who know the Konami code. They use it at the beginning of the game to get 30 lives. They often beat the game because they have so many chances to keep going. If they fail a few times, they have plenty of resources to keep fighting the boss and reach the next level.

You have another group of people who don't have the Konami code. Or, worse yet, they get punished for entering the Konami code. They get 3 lives and can't continue. If they screw up a few times, they're done. They can't go back. They can't keep going. Very good or lucky players can beat the game with those 3 lives, but the vast majority of both the people in this group and the people in the group who get 30 lives can't. They are the exception.

The people in the former group say that Contra is easy because they can get far and often beat the game, and they point at the few people in the latter group who manage to do it too as proof. That doesn't make Contra actually easy. it only means that one group of people get a great opportunity and tons of extra lives, and a few members of the other group of people are skilled and lucky enough to get as far.


Then there are the fockers who know the Konami code but suck at the game, and upon burning up their vast hoard of lives, begin stealing lives from you.
2012-08-14 02:40:15 PM  
2 votes:

Aarontology: what_now: Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.

It's fun to flash them a smarmy as f*ck smile.


You know, especially in larger cities, there's times when behaving like a dick when merging is the only way to go. There are two kinds of people in long merging lines:

1. Those that know the hidden rules of the road and wait until 100-500 feet to merge, finding that lucky gap that always seems to open up.
2. Those that don't know, or think it's rude, and end up stuck in stop&go traffic for an hour.

Don't take it personally. Some people just have places to go.

/Of course, I'm religious about my turn signals and yes I do wave at people who stop for me at 3-way intersections
//wait, was I supposed to talk about RMoney?
2012-08-14 02:37:22 PM  
2 votes:
Mitt's more the guy who, when you're merging on to the highway, trying to get up to speed, accelerates to get in front of you rather than just slowing down or moving into the empty lane, despite the fact that your lane ends very shortly.
2012-08-14 02:33:20 PM  
2 votes:
Gonna steal this from a different thread, because I think it describe Mitt's view of the world quite well.

You have one group of people who know the Konami code. They use it at the beginning of the game to get 30 lives. They often beat the game because they have so many chances to keep going. If they fail a few times, they have plenty of resources to keep fighting the boss and reach the next level.

You have another group of people who don't have the Konami code. Or, worse yet, they get punished for entering the Konami code. They get 3 lives and can't continue. If they screw up a few times, they're done. They can't go back. They can't keep going. Very good or lucky players can beat the game with those 3 lives, but the vast majority of both the people in this group and the people in the group who get 30 lives can't. They are the exception.

The people in the former group say that Contra is easy because they can get far and often beat the game, and they point at the few people in the latter group who manage to do it too as proof. That doesn't make Contra actually easy. it only means that one group of people get a great opportunity and tons of extra lives, and a few members of the other group of people are skilled and lucky enough to get as far.
2012-08-14 02:31:26 PM  
2 votes:
Rmoney seems more like the kind of guy who gets into the exit lane from the far left lane about 50 feet from the exit without signalling and gets upset when people honk their horns, flash their high beams and flip birds at him.
2012-08-14 07:09:51 PM  
1 votes:

what_now: You know how sometimes there's a bottle neck when a lane is about to close? And there are clearly marked signs saying "LEFT LANE ENDING IN 100 FEET"?

Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.


Romney is the guy behind you on the entrance ramp that whips around you and blocks you from merging.
2012-08-14 04:22:45 PM  
1 votes:

dericwater: vernonFL: Here is a question: who tips less, Romney or Obama?

No doubt Romney tips less. I don't think he believes in tipping.


Its a trick question! Obama is black. Black people don't tip. Romney is an arrogant asshole, arrogant assholes don't tip.
2012-08-14 04:22:29 PM  
1 votes:
Can I be a dick and say if I'm in that situation and some asshole has ridden the pull off for a 100 ft just to get a few car lengths ahead, I will ride the car in front of me's bumper so hard to prevent him from getting in. The same thing where two lanes merge into one because of construction or something and I've waited my slow time in line... I will not let you in jerkwad.
2012-08-14 03:51:18 PM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: That was when I missed my '69 Valiant. Everybody moved for her.


When I lived in DC I had a 13 year old Plymouth minivan. I made a sport out of harrassing Mercedes drivers that thought the rules of polite society didn't apply to them. Not surprisingly, there was always a steady supply.
2012-08-14 03:37:45 PM  
1 votes:

PanicMan: palelizard: Funbags: improvius: what_now: You know how sometimes there's a bottle neck when a lane is about to close? And there are clearly marked signs saying "LEFT LANE ENDING IN 100 FEET"?

Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.

Actually, the bottlenecks would move much more smoothly if everyone merged where the lane ends. Merging earlier tends to make things worse for everyone.

This x 100. Everyone should use all the available lanes, for as long as possible, then ZIPPER MERGE.

Its really not that hard to understand, and the person zipping past you in the unused lane wouldn't be doing that IF YOU WERE USING IT.

In stop-and-go, sure, and always the zipper, but during normal flow, intentionally waiting the end of the lane to merge ignores the several thousand feet of warnings which were giving you ample opportunity to merge without disrupting traffic, and your zone of merging goes from "anywhere in this 2000 feet where there's ample space" to "anywhere in this 50 feet or I'll die", and people, I mean people with, you know, empathy or compassion or whatever, don't tend to force end-laning people to run into the concrete barrier when they don't have to.

Slowdowns aren't caused by people merging in the normal flow of traffic, they're caused by people who wait until the last second then dart in, forcing someone else to brake hard very suddenly.

This. People don't do what they're supposed to do, or what makes sense. Especially behind the wheel of a car. You just really have to do whatever maximizes your chance for survival.


For a while, here in L.A., there was this weird habit people had of just STOPPING right in the middle of the flow of traffic, in order to merge into an exit lane. It seemed to happen a lot around congested interchanges, where the farthest right lane was the connector on to a northbound freeway, the next lane over was the connecter to the southbound, and then the three or four left lanes were the east- or west-bound through lanes. In those situations the connector ramps just slow to a crawl and you have to slow down or, you know, plan ahead to make your connector.

For some reason, a couple summers back, people were just stopping dead in the nearest left lane, and WAITING for someone in the connector to let them in...as traffic backed up behind these stopped cars in the #3 lane. So now there are THREE lanes of dead-stop traffic, even as the #1 and #2 lanes were zipping along at a reasonable speed. That doesn't seem to be happening much any more, but for a while it was bizarre that all these people on all these different freeways were just coming to a dead stop and patiently waiting for someone to move over.

That was when I missed my '69 Valiant. Everybody moved for her.
2012-08-14 03:34:10 PM  
1 votes:
eater.com

Mitt Romney uses the "chat and cut".
2012-08-14 03:28:36 PM  
1 votes:
Romney regularly takes 16 items in the express lane, and then pays for it with a check that he doesn't start filling out until the very last item is scanned.
2012-08-14 03:24:50 PM  
1 votes:
Romney's the guy that puts the empty milk carton back in the fridge.
2012-08-14 03:03:03 PM  
1 votes:
in summary...

Romney comes across like a dick.
2012-08-14 03:02:34 PM  
1 votes:
Mitt Romney is the type of person who puts his dog in a crate, then straps the crate to the roof of his station wagon, then drives 700 miles while the terrified dog pisses and shiats all over the crate.
2012-08-14 02:59:57 PM  
1 votes:
I'd say he's more like a guy that would swerve onto the shoulder to pass someone slowing down to merge, speed all the way up to ten feet from the merge sign, cut off the first person he sees that is just trying to keep a safe following distance and then brag about how he got to the restaraunt first while saying if you were just more like him you would have got there first too.
2012-08-14 02:59:17 PM  
1 votes:

ArkPanda: xanadian: FTFA: For a sex scandal-free politician, that's got to be a bit perplexing.

I think I know how R'Money can fix his likability problem....

Whenever I see that spelling I always think of Pern. R'Money, rider of bronze Derpeth.


Oh that was beautiful.
Laughed so hard I startled the cat.


/ Loved the Pern novels until Anne started collaborating with son Todd
// Series went between after that...
2012-08-14 02:50:45 PM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: Is Romney the asshole who waits until the very last 10 feet to merge, when its been obvious for a mile that his lane was ending?


That's what you're supposed to do; alternating one car from each lane at the point where the lane ends. Getting over early is simply a waste of perfectly good road and only serves to exacerbate traffic. That, of course, is assuming there's heavy traffic.
2012-08-14 02:48:57 PM  
1 votes:

Cat Food Sandwiches: Wait, you're telling me a gay, black journalist doesn't like the Republican nominee? Does he think Romney's gonna put him in chains?


So is this the part I get to accuse you of being racist for seeing race when no one including the author brought up anything about race?

/I get it. Your white...or whatever.
2012-08-14 02:45:02 PM  
1 votes:

what_now: You know how sometimes there's a bottle neck when a lane is about to close? And there are clearly marked signs saying "LEFT LANE ENDING IN 100 FEET"?

Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.


To be fair, optimal traffic management would suggest that, in stop-and-go traffic*, everybody should proceed all the way to the point that their lane ends before attempting to merge. If you're trying to merge with half a mile to go, you're leaving a half mile of pavement unused and stopping everyone behind you in your lane from proceeding to make use of that empty lane. And you're inconveniencing yourself, since after you merge, the people behind you will proceed to the end of the lane -- getting ahead of you -- and then merge in front of you. If you wait until the lane actually ends before merging, everyone on the highway preserves their positions relative to each other and the backup of traffic is kept to the minimum possible length.

(*For rolling slowdowns, where it is possible to merge smoothly, albeit at a lower speed than normal travel, you'll want to time your merge so that you complete it just as the lane you were in ends.)
2012-08-14 02:44:19 PM  
1 votes:
Mitt flies in private jets above the rest of us ants, so your analogy sucks.
2012-08-14 02:41:48 PM  
1 votes:
More like the guy who cuts you off and then thinks he succeeded in driving well on his own
2012-08-14 02:41:09 PM  
1 votes:
So, Mitt is a late merger like one is supposed to be? Bad analogy, really. Mitt seems like the kind of guy who will ride your ass to pass you and then slow down once he has.
2012-08-14 02:41:05 PM  
1 votes:
No person is an island, but the more we all strive to be islands, the better off we all are.
2012-08-14 02:39:37 PM  
1 votes:

Cat Food Sandwiches: Wait, you're telling me a gay, black journalist doesn't like the Republican nominee? Does he think Romney's gonna put him in chains?


picking up on your sarcasm...

I don't get it though.
Why do you think being black and/or gay makes someone more likely to dislike Romney?
2012-08-14 02:36:15 PM  
1 votes:
Why America doesn't like Mitt Romney

Cause of the GOP Platform?
2012-08-14 02:35:46 PM  
1 votes:

what_now: You know how sometimes there's a bottle neck when a lane is about to close? And there are clearly marked signs saying "LEFT LANE ENDING IN 100 FEET"?

Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.


So you're saying he drives a BMW?
2012-08-14 02:34:55 PM  
1 votes:
Is Romney the asshole who waits until the very last 10 feet to merge, when its been obvious for a mile that his lane was ending?
2012-08-14 02:30:02 PM  
1 votes:
lol thats a good description of Rmoney.
 
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