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2012-09-01 02:47:35 PM
"I feel your pain, sir. One of my aides is going to get you the number of a GREAT overseas fund manager. He'll help you out."
 
2012-09-01 02:47:47 PM
Mitt Romney to the Chicago Cubs: "Your consecutive seasons without a championship are just the right number."
 
2012-09-01 02:48:23 PM
Gosh, I'm going to enjoy the debates.
 
2012-09-01 02:49:56 PM
Mitt Romney to Aurora Shooting Victims: "I voted against assault weapons in Massachussetts."
 
2012-09-01 02:50:01 PM

Coco LaFemme: Gosh, I'm going to enjoy the debates.


I expect the price of popcorn to go through the roof.
 
2012-09-01 02:53:03 PM

DeaH: Is anyone else starting to think that Citizens United was just a brilliant left-wing play to get filthy rich Republicans to bring home millions of dollars and get it moving in our economy again? There has got to be a point where the rich guys figure out that you can only buy so much advertising before the market is flooded.


I think the end game is to have enough money flowing through the system that it becomes a perpetual money machine. For example, Fox News gives a billion dollars to a super PAC. That super PAC buys a billion dollars worth of ad space on their network, boosting the prices. Rinse, repeat. Keep driving up the price that you pay yourself with anonymous donations. I'm too dumb to know how it would all work, but you could probably get enough momentum that that money would just forever bounce around, growing every round.
 
2012-09-01 02:54:43 PM
Mitt Romney to Rand Paul: "I got a guy at Sotheby's that will auction off your TSA-flagged dildo."
 
2012-09-01 02:58:32 PM
Take an idiot to a shelter, save them once. Teach an idiot to dial 211.......

/you live in a flood plain, maybe have a plan for when it floods?
 
2012-09-01 02:59:49 PM
After meeting with Romney, the flood victim told an aide "He told me to take any rug in the house."
 
2012-09-01 03:01:44 PM

cchris_39: Take an idiot to a shelter, save them once. Teach an idiot to dial 211.......

/you live in a flood plain, maybe have a plan for when it floods?


Always carry a waterproof phone, and hope all the cell towers are still in service, when you are flooded out of your home.

Or, do what Romney does: having a submarine means you can always go to your underwater house and phone from there.
 
2012-09-01 03:02:09 PM

cchris_39: Take an idiot to a shelter, save them once. Teach an idiot to dial 211.......

/you live in a flood plain, maybe have a plan for when it floods?


Mitt Romney to cchris_39: "That's my strategy for getting Bush voters to vote for me. Just dial 'potato'!"
 
2012-09-01 03:03:10 PM

shower_in_my_socks: After meeting with Romney, the flood victim told an aide "He told me to take any rug in the house."


Maud Romney is not amused at you being fatuous.
 
2012-09-01 03:04:39 PM
Mitt Romney to Robert Wagner: "Bummer, I was in the area at the time jet skiing, I could have picked her up."
 
2012-09-01 03:05:43 PM

cchris_39: Take an idiot to a shelter, save them once. Teach an idiot to dial 211.......

/you live in a flood plain, maybe have a plan for when it floods?


You know, I would have had more respect for him if he had said that, but telling someone to go home to a house that's flooded is just farkin stupid.
 
2012-09-01 03:06:03 PM
Mitt Romney to Michael Vick: "It's good to be white."
 
2012-09-01 03:09:45 PM
Mitt Romney to AA crowd: "Did you hear that Sam Adams made a 50-proof beer called Utopia? That's right, MA's finest."
 
2012-09-01 03:11:34 PM
"He just told me to, um, there's assistance out there," Butthead said of his conversation with Romney. "He said, go home and call 211."

Yeah, if you read the name as Butthead saying that, what mental voice did you hear? So the OP's entire point was made by a dubious quote. A quote the article mentions once then moves on to other issues.

/ spin much OP?
 
2012-09-01 03:12:31 PM

shower_in_my_socks: [img41.imageshack.us image 600x325]


That picture doesn't make any sense.

He wouldn't call them normals (suggesting that being obscenely wealthy was abnormal. He would call them something like paupers, proles, or commoners.
 
2012-09-01 03:14:24 PM

MFAWG: Chariset: It's time for a Scary Thought:

If this man is elected, there will come a day when he meets with a foreign leader whose country has nuclear weapons and whose decision to use them on us rests entirely on Romney's diplomatic skills.

When that day comes, we're all going to die.

I know you're being snarky, but this is actually a very, very real possibility. I expect Obama to go full Bush41 on his ass at some point in latte October.



/Latte. I left it in 'cuz I'm stoned and it made me LOL at myself.


The scary part is that liberal as I am, I think Dukakis could have been a disaster at the end of the Cold War, so that was a fairly accurate attack ad. Bush 41 a actually had a pretty solid foreign policy team that handled a time of major geopolitical upheaval really well. For all of his domestic policy flaws, 41 was a good guy to have in office at that time.

/His son 43, on the other hand...
 
2012-09-01 03:22:17 PM

thamike: Let's not dance around this. He f*cked up a photo op.


THIS.

That's the take-away here.

For a guy who's been doing nothing but campaigning for so long he really is hilariously hapless at it
 
2012-09-01 03:25:39 PM

CrazyCurt: "He just told me to, um, there's assistance out there," Butthead said of his conversation with Romney. "He said, go home and call 211."

Yeah, if you read the name as Butthead saying that, what mental voice did you hear? So the OP's entire point was made by a dubious quote. A quote the article mentions once then moves on to other issues.

/ spin much OP?


He told a person that was homeless to go home. Homeless people, by definition, have no home to go to. It might not be intentional cruelty, but it sure as hell sounds retarded, don't you think? If he'd said to go find their local Red Cross or Salvation Army and ask for assistance there, it would have been perfectly palatable. Instead, like he's wont to do, he stuck his foot in a big 'ol pile of shiat, then stuck said foot right in his mouth.
 
2012-09-01 03:26:36 PM
This kinda makes Barbara Bush's "Lucky Ducks" comment about all those people suffering in the Superdome seem compassionate.

quatchi: For a guy who's been doing nothing but campaigning for so long he really is hilariously hapless at it


As they say. Reality has a left wing bias.
 
2012-09-01 03:29:32 PM

RogermcAllen: shower_in_my_socks: [img41.imageshack.us image 600x325]

That picture doesn't make any sense.

He wouldn't call them normals (suggesting that being obscenely wealthy was abnormal. He would call them something like paupers, proles, or commoners.


The new Rmoney campaign song? Link
 
2012-09-01 03:31:35 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: thamike: quatchi: thamike: If this is a campaign success, I just can't wait to see what a President Romney foreign policy success looks like.

Romney allows Israel to bomb the crap outta Iran and hijinks ensue, for one.

I'm looking forward to his land, sea, and air war with the "Soviet Union." It's been a long time since I've seen a duck and cover drill.

Does this mean we'll be seeing that cartoon with the dumbass turtle again?

/maybe they could put McConnell's face on it


There once was a turtle by the name of Mitch.

And Mitch the turtle was a sonofab*tch......
 
2012-09-01 03:36:22 PM

that bosnian sniper: Oh, and there's this:

Between fifty to sixty million people will still vote for this man on November 6th.


I blame all those episodes of Punky Brewster and Small Wonder in the 80's. It deliberately created a generation of imbeciles.
 
2012-09-01 03:42:21 PM
Hurricane. Wet. 211.
 
2012-09-01 03:42:29 PM
Could have been worse... Could have told her to "go home and get your shine box".
 
2012-09-01 03:46:19 PM

CrazyCurt: "He just told me to, um, there's assistance out there," Butthead said of his conversation with Romney. "He said, go home and call 211."

Yeah, if you read the name as Butthead saying that, what mental voice did you hear? So the OP's entire point was made by a dubious quote. A quote the article mentions once then moves on to other issues.

/ spin much OP?


The original source is AP. The woman's name is given. I'm sure this totally bogus quote will quickly be denied by the Romney campaign,right?
 
2012-09-01 03:54:22 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: DeaH: Is anyone else starting to think that Citizens United was just a brilliant left-wing play to get filthy rich Republicans to bring home millions of dollars and get it moving in our economy again? There has got to be a point where the rich guys figure out that you can only buy so much advertising before the market is flooded.

I think the end game is to have enough money flowing through the system that it becomes a perpetual money machine. For example, Fox News gives a billion dollars to a super PAC. That super PAC buys a billion dollars worth of ad space on their network, boosting the prices. Rinse, repeat. Keep driving up the price that you pay yourself with anonymous donations. I'm too dumb to know how it would all work, but you could probably get enough momentum that that money would just forever bounce around, growing every round.


They could raise the price of political ads, but I don't think that will work with regular advertisers. Price is tied to ratings. I live in a swing state, and I know lots of people who have the TV off a lot more because of all the damned political adds. I counted the political ads in just two commercial breaks, and there were 11 ads for just the presidential race. There hasn't even been issues ads there there was in the past. I've seen a few senate and house ads, but not many. All the ads are for Obama or Romney. We're at the point where we watch no live TV. A show has to be on the DVR and at least 10 minutes in so that we can zoom past ads. Even YouTube is glutted with ads. If I want to watch H+, I have to sit through at least 5 seconds of an ad.
 
2012-09-01 03:55:10 PM

RogermcAllen: shower_in_my_socks: [img41.imageshack.us image 600x325]

That picture doesn't make any sense.

He wouldn't call them normals (suggesting that being obscenely wealthy was abnormal. He would call them something like paupers, proles, or commoners.


Honestly, I'm starting to think you're right. The way he behaves, he seems to believe that everybody else is wealthy, or at least comfortable. He doesn't seem to understand that people who weren't born into his circumstances don't have the advantages and the resources he has had.
 
2012-09-01 03:55:20 PM

AliceBToklasLives: cretinbob: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

Showing compassion and empathy.

Actually, I suspect that would be a dishonest response. He doesn't even know the individual in question - does he have to care about every American who is suffering? Anyways, letting people know government assistance* is available is more helpful than hugging and feeling their pain.

/government assistance Romney, of course, wants to cut/gut - herein lies the problem


Yes, yes he does. He wants to be the mother effin' President of the mother effin' United States, so yes, he better effin' care about every single person for whom he is responsible. If he can't muster that, then he better step aside and let the adults figure this stuff out.
 
2012-09-01 03:59:06 PM

INeedAName: AliceBToklasLives: cretinbob: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

Showing compassion and empathy.

Actually, I suspect that would be a dishonest response. He doesn't even know the individual in question - does he have to care about every American who is suffering? Anyways, letting people know government assistance* is available is more helpful than hugging and feeling their pain.

/government assistance Romney, of course, wants to cut/gut - herein lies the problem

Yes, yes he does. He wants to be the mother effin' President of the mother effin' United States, so yes, he better effin' care about every single person for whom he is responsible. If he can't muster that, then he better step aside and let the adults figure this stuff out.


That was one of the things that actually lead Bill Clinton to victory over Bush senior. The moment when he hugged that poor black woman and said "I feel your pain" during that one debate was when Bush officially lost the election, because he had no way of topping the effect empathy has on people.
 
2012-09-01 04:00:38 PM
On one hand he gave practical advice. On the other hand he showed no empathy.
 
2012-09-01 04:03:09 PM
211 is apparently a legitimate number to call in case of a disaster. But that doesn't matter. This is a tailor-made opportunity for left wing PACs:

"Mitt Romney. He's not like you or me."
"After the hurricane he told me to call 211."
"211. Are you joking? Are you so clueles and out of touch you've never heard of 911?"
"Mitt Romney. Privileged asshole."

Wrong? Unfair? A lie? Tough shiat, what goes around comes around. Make them complain and be ignored like Obama's camp has had to with respect to "you didn't build that." Frankly, given the willingness of the Romney-ites to lie,the proper course is probably to escalate anyway before they do, For instance, have you heard about those kids Romney supposedly molested while was a missionary in France? Not sure where I heard that but I think ol' Mitt has some splainin' to do.
 
2012-09-01 04:03:12 PM
So I guess this election cycle may be a reprisal of Clinton v. Bush. Empathetic black guy verses a stiff white guy. Only difference being the former being the incumbent this time.
 
2012-09-01 04:04:28 PM

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


Call over one your your many aides, hand them off to the aide with your very public instructions to put this person in touch with X agency. They walk away, the aide takes their name and offers a cell phone for use. Then the aide wishes them well, and provides a business card for follow-up. Standard constituent outreach.
 
2012-09-01 04:07:37 PM
So Romney is telling tis guy to use government assistance to (re)build that?
 
2012-09-01 04:08:13 PM

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


Pull yourself up by your bootstraps?
 
2012-09-01 04:18:03 PM

cchris_39: Larry Mahnken: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

To tell someone on his staff to get someone to work with the woman to help her get assistance.

Well, it is NOLA, so you have a point. No amount of disaster planning, preparedness, and resources can overcome the fact that there will still be people wandering the streets too stupid to know how to access them.


People don't automatically know what to do when a disaster strikes. It's very easy for an outsider to say "well, obviously you should do this, because I heard that on the news or saw it on the internet", but the person whose house is under water doesn't necessarily know what to do and who to call for help.

Having a campaign aide help a constituent wouldn't be remotely exceptional. It's standard. That's a huge part of what they exist for. And if Romney is there for anything other than to get on TV *looking* like he's trying to help, that's really the very least he could possibly do.
 
2012-09-01 04:32:29 PM

DeaH: They could raise the price of political ads, but I don't think that will work with regular advertisers. Price is tied to ratings. I live in a swing state, and I know lots of people who have the TV off a lot more because of all the damned political adds. I counted the political ads in just two commercial breaks, and there were 11 ads for just the presidential race. There hasn't even been issues ads there there was in the past. I've seen a few senate and house ads, but not many. All the ads are for Obama or Romney. We're at the point where we watch no live TV. A show has to be on the DVR and at least 10 minutes in so that we can zoom past ads. Even YouTube is glutted with ads. If I want to watch H+, I have to sit through at least 5 seconds of an a


I just did some napkin math, and I'm not sure if you can ever get the system running to the point where no outside money is needed, but it would be an effective way to reduce your taxable income to zero, provided you had enough capital on hand to donate to a super PAC.
 
2012-09-01 04:33:08 PM
""We live outside the levee protection that's why we get all this water because they close the floodgates up front and all they're doing is flooding us out down here," she said. "It's very frustrating, very. We go through Katrina and Rita and now we're going through Cindy, Lee and now Isaac.""


That probably has something to do with the low property value around that neck of the woods.

They live in a flood zone and then complain because they got flooded, like they didn't expect it.
 
2012-09-01 04:34:39 PM
You know, Romney's handlers should know by now you just don't let him speak to normal citizens in an unscripted, uncontrolled environment. He ALWAYS says stupid things like this, and every time this happens it further emphasizes how he absolutely has no farking idea how to deal with the issues and concerns the average person has to deal with.

Romney has been insulated within his little Rich Boy bubble his entire life, but now he actually has to come out of it and boy, is his ignorance of the world outside showing.
 
2012-09-01 04:36:37 PM

clambam: 211 is apparently a legitimate number to call in case of a disaster. But that doesn't matter. This is a tailor-made opportunity for left wing PACs:

"Mitt Romney. He's not like you or me."
"After the hurricane he told me to call 211."
"211. Are you joking? Are you so clueles and out of touch you've never heard of 911?"
"Mitt Romney. Privileged asshole."

Wrong? Unfair? A lie? Tough shiat, what goes around comes around. Make them complain and be ignored like Obama's camp has had to with respect to "you didn't build that." Frankly, given the willingness of the Romney-ites to lie,the proper course is probably to escalate anyway before they do, For instance, have you heard about those kids Romney supposedly molested while was a missionary in France? Not sure where I heard that but I think ol' Mitt has some splainin' to do.


Yes, 211 is a legitimate thing. That's not what makes this the action of a privileged asshole. Romney went down to a disaster area, ostensibly to help the people affected. One of the people affected asked him for help. His response to them was to basically tell them "go home (to a home that no longer exists) and call someone who cares".

The guy is so full of himself and so out-of-touch with the common man that he can't even manage to pretend to care.
 
2012-09-01 04:41:17 PM

the_geek: On one hand he gave practical advice. On the other hand he showed no empathy.


"A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft's electronic navigation and communications qquipment. Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter's position and course to fly to the airport. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, drew a handwritten sign, and held it in the helicopter's window. The pilot's sign said "WHERE AM I?" in large letters. People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign and held it in a building window. Their sign read: "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER." The pilot smiled, waved, looked at her map, determined the course to steer to SEATAC airport, and landed safely. After they were on the ground, the co-pilot asked the pilot how the "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER" sign helped determine their position. The pilot responded "I knew that had to be the Microsoft building because, like their technical support, online help and product documentation, the response they gave me was technically correct, but completely useless."
 
2012-09-01 04:44:33 PM
He should have owned the situation....." I will make sure, personally, that you get the help you need." But he blew it.
 
2012-09-01 04:44:57 PM

Chariset: It's time for a Scary Thought:

If this man is elected, there will come a day when he meets with a foreign leader whose country has nuclear weapons and whose decision to use them on us rests entirely on Romney's diplomatic skills.

When that day comes, we're all going to die.



They need to do one of these style videos except with Romney:

i0.kym-cdn.com

Complete wit O Fortuna music and everything
 
2012-09-01 04:56:57 PM

Corvus: Can't Jindal spend $200,000 dollars and build a berm and ignore those stupid "scientists"? It worked so well last time...


Ehrmahgerd! Sernd Berm!! 
/dur
 
2012-09-01 04:57:43 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: DeaH: Is anyone else starting to think that Citizens United was just a brilliant left-wing play to get filthy rich Republicans to bring home millions of dollars and get it moving in our economy again? There has got to be a point where the rich guys figure out that you can only buy so much advertising before the market is flooded.

I think the end game is to have enough money flowing through the system that it becomes a perpetual money machine. For example, Fox News gives a billion dollars to a super PAC. That super PAC buys a billion dollars worth of ad space on their network, boosting the prices. Rinse, repeat. Keep driving up the price that you pay yourself with anonymous donations. I'm too dumb to know how it would all work, but you could probably get enough momentum that that money would just forever bounce around, growing every round.



>you now realize that the SCOTUS passed Citizens United for the obscene profits to be realized by the media giants
 
2012-09-01 04:58:21 PM

Nem Wan: Generation_D: Empathy skills of an aristocrat.

It's a dying art.
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x395]


I'm always reminded of what Hitchens said when I see that pic:

"What about Princess Diana?" Kroft asked. "I'm trying to remember what you said about Princess Diana. ...You compared her to a landmine."

"Well, there's a horrible joke about a landmine, yes," Hitchens acknowledged. "She was in Angola on her landmine campaign, and there was a hushed, reverent BBC commentator. And he said, 'The thing about mine fields is that they're very easy to lay, but they're very difficult and dangerous, and even expensive to get rid of' - the perfect description of Prince Charles's first wife."
 
2012-09-01 04:59:00 PM

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


For most FAKRers, the only acceptable thing he could do is be a Democrat.
 
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