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2012-09-01 10:41:43 AM
14 votes:
He probably didn't understand why she didn't just go to one of her other homes.
2012-09-01 01:45:43 PM
12 votes:
Go to your home that is under water and call 211 to receive govt assistance I don't like and plan to cut. Solid plan.
2012-09-01 01:10:20 PM
11 votes:
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.
2012-09-01 11:47:25 AM
8 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


Other than telling her to go home to a home that is gone, I agree Romney finally has a campaign success.
2012-09-01 01:31:59 PM
5 votes:
Empathy skills of an aristocrat.

If the Dems let the Repubs define Romney/Ryan as more "man of the people" than Obama, they will have accomplished the greatest swindle since Bush.

Obama actually IS a work hard and make something of yourself guy; Romney was handed everything he had and now thinks that he's better than we are because of it.
2012-09-01 10:32:42 AM
5 votes:
True facts of life: grass is green, water is wet, and Mitt Romney's an a**hole!
2012-09-01 03:55:20 PM
4 votes:

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 02:32:40 PM
4 votes:

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


Pretty much anything except "Go dive underwater and use an electric-powered device"

Hell, "There several agencies that can help; Martin here will help you get in touch with them, because everyone in my campaign wants to make sure you are taken care of." Then have Martin help them find what the guy needs - and make a point of providing an update, where you say what the proper agency to contact is, so other people in a similar situation know what to do.
2012-09-01 01:09:20 PM
4 votes:
"He said, go home and call 211."

He said to the homeless person.

Romney asked Jindal "how he could help with storm relief"?

Are you farking kidding with that shiat?

Obvious photo op is obvious.

They are really bad at this.
2012-09-01 02:15:30 PM
3 votes:

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.
2012-09-01 01:28:13 PM
3 votes:

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.
2012-09-01 12:55:22 PM
3 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


Goddamn Poe's law. I can't decide.
2012-09-01 07:30:19 PM
2 votes:

Amos Quito: whidbey: Amos Quito: But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

Actually, no.

We should be throwing all of our support to the Democratic party,


You've resigned yourself to the idea that you're going to get raped no matter what, so you think your only "hope" is to vote for the guy with the smaller dick.

Is that about right?


That's where you've been completely deluded by the Right Wing Spin Machine. The Democrats have a perfectly viable solution. It is a tried and true, tested solution. The democrats' solution isn't some new-fangled, novel unheard-of-before solution. It's fairly simple. It's called taxation. Been around since the founding fathers. Also the stimulus plan is well known and a proven solution for recessions. Also, having a great social safety net, like social security, is a proven solution as seen in many, many countries and 75 years here in this country. Universal Health Care, as explained by Romney himself, when describing Israel's health care system, is a proven solution. All the proposals that the Democratic party have offered are realistic, do-able, proven solutions to the existing problems.

On the other side, if they actually spell out a proposal in detail, it is patently clear that it would not solve the problem at hand. The other side's "solutions" are mere ideology masked as a solution, pitched as a solution. But it's a failed concept: trickle-down economics? Never occurred. Voucher systems for health care? Name another country trying it. Also, can be mathematically computed to show it won't work. Cut taxes? That's the single greatest contributing factor to the current debt and budget deficit.

The Democrats aren't running on a "Hey, we've got new, innovative ideas to solve the problems!" They're running on, "We know how to fix this: there are hundreds of examples of these following solutions fixing these problems. Let's implement them."

And the GOP is running, "Nah-nah-nah. I can't hear you. I'm not going to do anything you say."
2012-09-01 05:23:21 PM
2 votes:

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.


i18.photobucket.com
"Well, well, well. Hellloooo......Mittens."

Pleasant dreams!
2012-09-01 05:01:20 PM
2 votes:

Cataholic: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

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


... he said after a thread filled with responses containing possible correct responses Romney could have made.
2012-09-01 04:36:37 PM
2 votes:

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 02:35:38 PM
2 votes:

fenianfark: coeyagi: Disappointed that 65 posts in, this has not been meme-ified.

Mitt Romney to unemployed: "Go to work and get on Monster.com!"

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I remember one time when money was tight, and my mom had to put some groceries back because she didn't have enough money. I innocently suggested just going to the bank and getting more. I was three years old. Romney might seem out of touch, but he really connects with the average three year old.
2012-09-01 02:11:43 PM
2 votes:

quatchi: "He said, go home and call 211."

He said to the homeless person.

Romney asked Jindal "how he could help with storm relief"?

Are you farking kidding with that shiat?

Obvious photo op is obvious.

They are really bad at this.


Why did people expect Romney to do any better? When he went overseas to show off his foreign relation skills, he pissed off the Brits, the Poles, and the Palestinians, all in less than a week. Why would a trip anywhere else be different?
2012-09-01 02:04:20 PM
2 votes:

Zerochance: "He said, go home and call 211." That's a public service number offered in many states.

Yes, he damn well better, before Ryan slashes it.

Mittens is as subtle and tactful as a lead pipe.


He will also have a similar affect to drinking water and the environment should he be elected.
2012-09-01 02:03:52 PM
2 votes:

Generation_D: Empathy skills of an aristocrat.


It's a dying art.
i.dailymail.co.uk
2012-09-01 01:50:45 PM
2 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


"Mr. Romney, my home is underwater"
"Go to your underwater home and call 211"
2012-09-01 10:48:32 AM
2 votes:
Not surprising

/everyone knows by now that tin men don't have hearts
2012-09-02 01:39:12 PM
1 votes:
'Uh Bobby, here's an idea, if these people can't find any bread, why don't they just eat some cake? I think I heard that somewhere before. You know, they could go to the 7-11 bakery.'
2012-09-02 12:59:51 PM
1 votes:

Frederick: ChaoticLimbs: "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."


MOVE, YOU STUPID IDIOT, that is 5 hurricanes. Five.

Translation:

"Because we've decided to live in a river delta, all of you people have to keep paying to rebuild MY shiat. I pay nothing, you pay everything. And I'm complaining that I have to wait for you to rebuild my house and they can't even start until it dries enough to bulldoze at your expense. And I'm mad at YOU for taking so long."

I think it's more complicated than that. What she is saying is that because of the levee system -that didnt use to be there- her area now gets flooded in order to protect other, more affluent, areas. It is very possible that her family owned that home prior to the levee system when she didnt have such problems.


Exactly that. Some of the new levee systems they put in place post-Katrina have created soup bowls in areas that were relatively safe. Katrina flooded areas that usually never saw more than an inch or two of standing water on a roadway in a hurricane and when they built more and new levees, they forgot to consider adequate drainage for the areas that are now under ten feet of water.
2012-09-02 11:26:02 AM
1 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


Try real hard to imagine losing everything and some rich guy telling you to call go back to your destroyed house and call someone [who cares]. How would you feel? Would you want that person making decisions that effect your life?
2012-09-02 04:50:27 AM
1 votes:

ChaoticLimbs: "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."


MOVE, YOU STUPID IDIOT, that is 5 hurricanes. Five.

Translation:

"Because we've decided to live in a river delta, all of you people have to keep paying to rebuild MY shiat. I pay nothing, you pay everything. And I'm complaining that I have to wait for you to rebuild my house and they can't even start until it dries enough to bulldoze at your expense. And I'm mad at YOU for taking so long."


I think it's more complicated than that. What she is saying is that because of the levee system -that didnt use to be there- her area now gets flooded in order to protect other, more affluent, areas. It is very possible that her family owned that home prior to the levee system when she didnt have such problems.
2012-09-02 04:08:55 AM
1 votes:

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: djkutch: Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.

Other than telling her to go home to a home that is gone, I agree Romney finally has a campaign success.

What should he have said?


Something along the lines of "I feel your pain". You know, empathy. Not, "it's not my problem".
2012-09-02 02:47:32 AM
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Gyrfalcon: Frederick: Satanic_Hamster: Amos Quito: Sometimes I start to think that you're not a dishonest, disingenuous prick.

And then you go and out yourself again.

And you're generally just a racist troll, but then we already knew that.

I've been following Amos Quito pretty closely. I would be disappointed to know he was racist. Could you point me to evidence of this? It's a rather serious charge.

Meh, he's as racist as I am. I am, however, stunningly attractive and much more articulate, as well as possessed of foresight beyond the ken of mortal men.

Dude has claimed that the civil rights act was a bigger oppression of Americans then anything in jim crowe ever was, along with other cracker assed shiat.


It's all part of his "government is evil and destructive and oppressive, no matter who they are or what they're doing" schtick. The common people were practicing what they believed in, which he applauds despite it being evil and stupid. When the government decided that enough was enough and cracked down on bigotry and racism, he sees it as just something so cruel and overstepping of bounds.

Which also ties in to his nihilism outlook. He'd be perfectly happy for people to devolve into anarchy and destroy themselves and the world. He doesn't give a shiat about anything except watching the world burn. Since governments generally prevents that, though, it makes him angry, and he vents about it on Fark, while also tossing in usual conspiracy theory idiocy to really show his mental unbalance.
2012-09-01 06:51:57 PM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Amos Quito: Mrtraveler01: FARK ROMNEY!!! He's a robber-baron POS that made his money carving America up and selling it for scrap - and your precious Democrats did NOTHING to enact trade laws that would prevent him and his ilk from doing so.

Tweedle (D), Tweedle (R).

They ALL sold us out.

Time to stretch some rope.

This shtick is so boring. You really need to try something new.


No, America needs something new.

You keep playing the two-party game, and WE keep losing.

Problem is that you can't see beyond the blinders, and can't imagine that there might be some alternative.

We elect Republicans - we get shiat on.

We elect Democrats - we get shiat on.

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When are we going to realize that they're just two mouths talking out of the same head?

Lulz.

So when will we have a viable third party?



Probably never.

The deluded public will keep voting these same assclowns into office until we're reduced to nuclear ash and mental zombies rummaging through the rubble.

Jefferson was right, but it's too late now.
2012-09-01 06:41:52 PM
1 votes:
Amos Quito: But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

To paraphrase Chris Rock: "The other guy can't cure cancer...so therefore I'm going to vote for cancer."
2012-09-01 06:37:07 PM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: FARK ROMNEY!!! He's a robber-baron POS that made his money carving America up and selling it for scrap - and your precious Democrats did NOTHING to enact trade laws that would prevent him and his ilk from doing so.

Tweedle (D), Tweedle (R).

They ALL sold us out.

Time to stretch some rope.

This shtick is so boring. You really need to try something new.



No, America needs something new.

You keep playing the two-party game, and WE keep losing.

Problem is that you can't see beyond the blinders, and can't imagine that there might be some alternative.

We elect Republicans - we get shiat on.

We elect Democrats - we get shiat on.

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

When are we going to realize that they're just two mouths talking out of the same head?

Lulz.
2012-09-01 06:34:51 PM
1 votes:

whidbey: How do you people KNOW who these trolls "really" are?

I wish I had that power...:\


Profiling.
2012-09-01 06:30:36 PM
1 votes:

Amos Quito: Stupid farking partisans caught up in their silly, idealistic fantasies.


It's cute that you consider others supporting the only real viable and workable political option akin to shouting "go team!"
2012-09-01 06:27:04 PM
1 votes:

Amos Quito: What a jerk!

Obama would have rolled up his sleeves and built the levy himself.


Obama wouldn't have made an idiotic comment that made the woman feel like trash. Obama has empathy and knows how to relate to people. So did Bill Clinton. Hell, George Bush knew how to relate to people. Romney just doesn't get it. It's not that he doesn't care, it's that he's lived in the bubble of wealth for so long that he can't relate to people who have to live under the rules of the 99%.
2012-09-01 06:26:37 PM
1 votes:

whidbey: Amos Quito: What a jerk!

Obama would have rolled up his sleeves and built the levy himself.

Pretty sure Obama wouldn't have made a stupid shortsighted remark like Romney did.

Are you even capable of singling out even one Republican and criticizing him?



Are you so caught up in your partisan fantasy world that you are blind to anything other that LEFTY / RIGHTY???

I told you the other day that I dislike Obama, and that I like Romney even less.

But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

FARK ROMNEY!!!
He's a robber-baron POS that made his money carving America up and selling it for scrap - and your precious Democrats did NOTHING to enact trade laws that would prevent him and his ilk from doing so.

Tweedle (D), Tweedle (R).

They ALL sold us out.

Time to stretch some rope.
2012-09-01 06:16:58 PM
1 votes:
Well at least he didn't tell her to borrow the money for a new house from her parents. I guess thats something.
2012-09-01 05:39:11 PM
1 votes:
Has anyone figured out why Romney asked this woman to turn to the government for help?
2012-09-01 05:37:38 PM
1 votes:

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.

If you and your opposition both have enough money to buy roughly half the advertising slots, it doesn't matter that you can out-spend him 20:1. You're still going to get roughly half the ad slots. And if you are advertising an Edsel, it's still an Edsel. But thank you for taking a tiny portion of that trillions that you cycled out of the economy and cycling it back into our economy in the form of advertising and production dollars.


That's what voter id laws are about. David Koch can donate $20 million, but his one vote can be cancelled out by a welfare queen from Wichita. They're just protecting their investment.
2012-09-01 05:30:53 PM
1 votes:

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.


This is actually one of my biggest concerns with him becoming elected. I could maybe live with the social conservatism, although I wouldn't like it nor want it. However, he strikes me as someone who is very likely to either intentionally or unintentionally start World War III. I know that might sound like I'm being dramatic, but before the primaries were over, I kind of thought he would be the lesser of the evils as far as the Republicans go, due to being somewhat more moderate than the others. However, seeing his "stances" on the current wars and other countries, how he has unintentionally offended other countries while traveling abroad, and the fact that he can't even get most Republicans to like him on a personal level, I think he's a real potential threat for us given the sensitive state of the rest of the world. It just seems like the house is filling with gas and everyone is just trying to breath and survive and Mitt's going to be the jerk to light the match and blow the whole place up all while standing there going "Was that bad? Should I not have done that?" Of course that is if he doesn't just go ahead and intentionally start WWIII in order to line his and his buddies' pockets or sell us up the river in some other way for his own financial gain.

The economy, jobs, gas prices, social issues, etc. are all important and are of major concern, but I really think our primary concern at this point should be the safety of our country and world and we need someone who can properly communicate with the more difficult to handle world leaders out there without antagonizing them and I don't think the Republicans of recent years have proven to be capable of doing that. Mitt certainly hasn't shown me anything that indicates he'd be right for that job.
2012-09-01 05:17:24 PM
1 votes:

Cataholic: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

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


Because telling someone to go to their flooded out house and use the phone (which probably doesn't even work anymore) is an idea so brilliant us libtards are too dumb to understand.
2012-09-01 04:44:57 PM
1 votes:

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:

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Complete wit O Fortuna music and everything
2012-09-01 04:33:08 PM
1 votes:
""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 04:18:03 PM
1 votes:

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 04:04:28 PM
1 votes:

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 03:55:10 PM
1 votes:

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 03:46:19 PM
1 votes:

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 03:26:36 PM
1 votes:
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 03:25:39 PM
1 votes:

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 03:22:17 PM
1 votes:

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 02:53:03 PM
1 votes:

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 02:48:23 PM
1 votes:
Gosh, I'm going to enjoy the debates.
2012-09-01 02:45:48 PM
1 votes:
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.

If you and your opposition both have enough money to buy roughly half the advertising slots, it doesn't matter that you can out-spend him 20:1. You're still going to get roughly half the ad slots. And if you are advertising an Edsel, it's still an Edsel. But thank you for taking a tiny portion of that trillions that you cycled out of the economy and cycling it back into our economy in the form of advertising and production dollars.
2012-09-01 02:38:35 PM
1 votes:

djkutch: Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.

Other than telling her to go home to a home that is gone, I agree Romney finally has a campaign success.


he meant her vacation home, doofus.
2012-09-01 02:37:20 PM
1 votes:

djkutch: Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.

Other than telling her to go home to a home that is gone, I agree Romney finally has a campaign success.


He could have just told her to eat cake. Same thing.
2012-09-01 02:35:06 PM
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phalamir: Hell, "There several agencies that can help; Martin here will help you get in touch with them, because everyone in my campaign wants to make sure you are taken care of." Then have Martin help them find what the guy needs - and make a point of providing an update, where you say what the proper agency to contact is, so other people in a similar situation know what to do.


That would show empathy, and Mitt has never passed the Voight-Kampff test.
2012-09-01 02:33:25 PM
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Mitt Romney to Legitimate Rape Victims: "Here's a whistle."
2012-09-01 02:33:21 PM
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SwingingJohnson: He must have assumed she had several homes.


Exactly. Doesn't this person have a summer retreat they can go to until their primary residence is rebuilt? Like a ranch or something?
2012-09-01 02:30:32 PM
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coeyagi: Disappointed that 65 posts in, this has not been meme-ified.

Mitt Romney to unemployed: "Go to work and get on Monster.com!"


i47.photobucket.com
2012-09-01 02:24:14 PM
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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


Let's not dance around this. He f*cked up a photo op.
2012-09-01 02:15:52 PM
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cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


Showing compassion and empathy.
2012-09-01 02:12:50 PM
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Corvus: Can't Jindal spend $200,000 dollars and build a berm and ignore those stupid "scientists"? It worked so well last time...

[wonkroom.thinkprogress.org image 512x384]


Oh shiat I'm sorry 360 MILLION dollar project.
2012-09-01 02:10:36 PM
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Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


Never knew what 211 was, so I looked it up.
To rephrase what he said was "Go home and call public assistance and get on welfare"

Yeah, that's some serious farking fail right there
2012-09-01 02:09:03 PM
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Glad boot strappy Romney is out there so he can tell people call the government for help!
2012-09-01 02:05:41 PM
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Those flood victims should be far more boot-strappy and just sell off some of their stock to rebuild their houses - just like the Romney's did, when things got tough at BYU.

/buncha parasites
2012-09-01 02:04:57 PM
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This isn't a case of Romney being an asshole, it's just him being an idiot
2012-09-01 02:03:55 PM
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"It's very frustrating insane, very. We go through Katrina and Rita and now we're going through Cindy, Lee and now Isaac."


I'm not usually the guy who says something about not learning a lesson, but, really?


gilgigamesh: He probably didn't understand why she didn't just go to one of her other homes.


Romney or Ben Stein?

"I'm not saying everyone can do it, but everyone can take a couple thousand dollars, and put it in a safe place so that when a disaster strikes and the ATM's don't work, he or she will have enough money to go out and buy food even at gouging prices. Anyone can have a car that he keeps in a high, dry spot, and you're wrong by the way, millions, and tens of millions, have a second home."
2012-09-01 02:02:14 PM
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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.

www.inthesetimes.com

/Latte. I left it in 'cuz I'm stoned and it made me LOL at myself.
2012-09-01 02:01:45 PM
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Zerochance: Mittens is as subtle and tactful as a lead pipe.


But without the charm.
2012-09-01 01:57:33 PM
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"He said, go home and call 211." That's a public service number offered in many states.

Yes, he damn well better, before Ryan slashes it.

Mittens is as subtle and tactful as a lead pipe.
2012-09-01 01:56:18 PM
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Clueless AND ignorant?

He's the hero the GOP deserves.
2012-09-01 01:55:36 PM
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Maybe the Free Market can provide affordable, competitive disaster relief services to this person.

I'm sure that's what RMoney wants.

Not that whole socialist government disaster relief.

The 2012 model year Romneybot just isn't selling as well as his owners would hope. You'd think for the ridiculous fortune that was spent on designing and programming him, that he could handle a task as simple as Disaster_Photo_Op without creating a MediaCircus fault. Maybe they used George Bush Jr. as one of his psychological templates in the programming.
2012-09-01 01:54:56 PM
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Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


Are you an idiot, troll, or just too stupid to read the article?
2012-09-01 01:49:46 PM
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Mitt Romney doesn't care about homeless people.
2012-09-01 01:42:19 PM
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Why don't these people just ask their housekeeping staff to clean up the mess?
2012-09-01 01:35:45 PM
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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.
2012-09-01 10:56:53 AM
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So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.
2012-09-01 10:28:00 AM
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The Romneybot programmers need to start planning for these events and rolling out updates as needed.
 
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