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2012-09-17 10:27:51 PM

propasaurus: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Romney "clarification" coming up on msnbc.

During George Romney's presidential campaign, reporter Jack Germond joked that he was going to add a single key on his typewriter that would print, "Romney later explained...."


Germond was often hilarious on McLaughlin.
 
2012-09-17 10:27:52 PM
Not watching Rmoney's presser. I'm guessing he doesn't look like this, this time around:

t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-17 10:27:55 PM
WTF the presser is over already? What happened? What did he say?
 
2012-09-17 10:28:30 PM
♪Oh Mr Roooooomnneeeeey

thehostages.files.wordpress.com

/he's done
 
2012-09-17 10:28:30 PM
Link anyone?
 
2012-09-17 10:28:48 PM

skullkrusher: spongeboob: Mitt Romney didn't even fix his hair for this press confrence, and did he take any questions?

he took 2 questions. That WAS the press conference


two questions, were they from a real journalist or from a gay escort?
 
2012-09-17 10:28:49 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: [i45.tinypic.com image 468x336]

He was on welfare, and food stamps! And did anyone help him out? NO!


Dammit, why did he have to turn out to be a RWNJ? I used to watch Coach all the time and I absolutely loved him on My Name Is Earl.

My list of actors whose otherwise-awesome movies I can't bear to watch anymore due to them being total nutjobs is getting depressingly long.

Travolta, Cruise, Eastwood, Victoria Jackson (I LOVED UHF AS A KID GODAMMIT)
 
2012-09-17 10:29:04 PM

skullkrusher: dumbobruni: every American with a mortgage gets subsidized by the federal government. and every American with a kid gets subsidized as well.

first part true, second part false


wealthy families don't benefit from 529 savings plans or public schools?
 
2012-09-17 10:29:32 PM

dookdookdook: LouDobbsAwaaaay: [i45.tinypic.com image 468x336]

He was on welfare, and food stamps! And did anyone help him out? NO!

Dammit, why did he have to turn out to be a RWNJ? I used to watch Coach all the time and I absolutely loved him on My Name Is Earl.

My list of actors whose otherwise-awesome movies I can't bear to watch anymore due to them being total nutjobs is getting depressingly long.

Travolta, Cruise, Eastwood, Victoria Jackson (I LOVED UHF AS A KID GODAMMIT)


Don't forget the kind nutjob, Mel Gibson.
 
2012-09-17 10:29:51 PM

elchip: I saw a survey a few weeks back showing that something along the lines of 95% of Americans would rather work than be on the dole. But I can't find it anywhere. Can anyone else?


Of course people would rather earn a paycheck. A DECENT paycheck. What disturbs me is WHY we as a society would need to shame and torment those who aren't able to earn a living and NEED some assistance in order to survive. Aren't their lives already hard enough without having to suffer through a gauntlet of jerks looking down their noses at them as if they were subhuman scum unworthy of life? I find that to be a pretty dickish way of treating people down on their luck.
 
2012-09-17 10:30:17 PM

dookdookdook: LouDobbsAwaaaay: [i45.tinypic.com image 468x336]

He was on welfare, and food stamps! And did anyone help him out? NO!

Dammit, why did he have to turn out to be a RWNJ? I used to watch Coach all the time and I absolutely loved him on My Name Is Earl.

My list of actors whose otherwise-awesome movies I can't bear to watch anymore due to them being total nutjobs is getting depressingly long.

Travolta, Cruise, Eastwood, Victoria Jackson (I LOVED UHF AS A KID GODAMMIT)


Interesting that you cite Scientologists Travolta and Cruise, but not Scientologist nut job Jason Lee.
 
2012-09-17 10:30:32 PM
Romney's press conference:

imageshack.us
 
2012-09-17 10:30:49 PM
I'm no fan of Romney, but those choppy edits smack of dishonesty and misrepresentation.
 
2012-09-17 10:30:57 PM

InmanRoshi: FuturePastNow: That's a good description of every farmer in America.

And defense contractor.


I live in the DC metro area, and NoVa defense contractors are some of the most vocal and aggressively derpy Teabagger types. I once saw one actually foam at the mouth, with spittle flying as his face turned red, as he ranted and raved about "welfare types".

/he was also a double-dipper, former military who was drawing at least two government pensions and was receiving gold-plated medical coverage
 
2012-09-17 10:31:23 PM
From his damage control presser

In brief remarks to reporters, Romney said his argument was not "elegantly stated."

that's it.
 
2012-09-17 10:31:44 PM

WhyteRaven74: ....I want to see what his reply is.


Define what counts to him as a True American?
 
2012-09-17 10:31:47 PM
Don't forget that we still have to vote.
 
2012-09-17 10:32:01 PM

sweetmelissa31: 5% of Farkers are Social Darwinists.


That term pisses me off for two reasons:

Social Darwinism is usually spouted as a philosophy by those who otherwise hate Darwin, and
The idea that poverty springs from some sort of moral failure on the part of the poor is attributed to the wrong Sir Charles. It should rightly be named after Trevelyan.
 
2012-09-17 10:32:08 PM

improvius: I'm no fan of Romney, but those choppy edits smack of dishonesty and misrepresentation.


Yeah, that must be why Romney hasn't denied any of it.
 
2012-09-17 10:32:45 PM

dumbobruni: skullkrusher: dumbobruni: every American with a mortgage gets subsidized by the federal government. and every American with a kid gets subsidized as well.

first part true, second part false

wealthy families don't benefit from 529 savings plans or public schools?


Or get tax deductions for nannies.

/can't wait to see them in Mitt's tax returns with Ann "i'm a working mom!!!" Romney.
 
2012-09-17 10:32:59 PM
Romney is clearly a victim that cannot take personal responsibility for his own life.

/Please give to the Mormon Church..help Mitt Romney
 
2012-09-17 10:33:04 PM

irreality: Don't forget that we still have to vote.



This x's 1,000. "That's why they play the game" - to use my second sports analogy in this thread.
 
2012-09-17 10:33:06 PM

improvius: I'm no fan of Romney, but those choppy edits smack of dishonesty and misrepresentation.


Well, Romney just had a chance to deny that he said what was shown in the video and he didn't, so I don't know where you're going with that.
 
2012-09-17 10:33:16 PM

shower_in_my_socks: Romney's press conference:

[imageshack.us image 640x360]


onemoreoption.files.wordpress.com

Dodge this.
 
2012-09-17 10:33:19 PM

dumbobruni: skullkrusher: dumbobruni: every American with a mortgage gets subsidized by the federal government. and every American with a kid gets subsidized as well.

first part true, second part false

wealthy families don't benefit from 529 savings plans or public schools?


whoa. We went from "every American with a kid" to "every American with a kid in a 529 plan?" I would imagine many wealth people are net payers into the public schooling portion of the Federal budget so to say they get a subsidy there doesn't make much sense.
 
2012-09-17 10:34:04 PM
I can't believe there are people honestly calling this the thing that puts the nail in the coffin of the Romney campaign. Have these people paid any attention to the language that has been used for years? The fact is that the meme that someone would support a Democrat means they are on the dole and living off the welfare state, and that the fact that Democrats are competitive is a function of the "fact" that roughly half of the people in this country are mooching off of you and the rich, and they have to be forced out of dependency.

I'm seeing more people stoked over Romney making the comments than I see people whose minds have been swayed by them.
 
2012-09-17 10:34:11 PM

improvius: I'm no fan of Romney, but those choppy edits smack of dishonesty and misrepresentation.


The "47%" stuff was all one cut, no edits.
 
2012-09-17 10:34:14 PM

improvius: I'm no fan of Romney, but those choppy edits smack of dishonesty and misrepresentation.


I couldn't figure out why he was talking to a pimp at a donor dinner. Or is that just GOP-cred in 2012?
 
2012-09-17 10:34:19 PM

improvius: I'm no fan of Romney, but those choppy edits smack of dishonesty and misrepresentation.


yes they totally left out the part before the clip rolls where he said "this is what a complete asshole would say if he was an over entitled silver spoon douchebag"
 
2012-09-17 10:35:30 PM

Grungehamster: I'm seeing more people stoked over Romney making the comments than I see people whose minds have been swayed by them.


How stoked are they about his running away from them?
 
2012-09-17 10:36:03 PM
That focker is standing by his comments now.

Link

I bet he goes back on them as soon as the new polling comes out showing him in a tailspin.
 
2012-09-17 10:36:18 PM

Grungehamster: I can't believe there are people honestly calling this the thing that puts the nail in the coffin of the Romney campaign. Have these people paid any attention to the language that has been used for years? The fact is that the meme that someone would support a Democrat means they are on the dole and living off the welfare state, and that the fact that Democrats are competitive is a function of the "fact" that roughly half of the people in this country are mooching off of you and the rich, and they have to be forced out of dependency.

I'm seeing more people stoked over Romney making the comments than I see people whose minds have been swayed by them.


What planet are you on?
 
2012-09-17 10:36:33 PM

improvius: I'm no fan of Romney, but those choppy edits smack of dishonesty and misrepresentation.


well he pretty much owned it in the press conference, so...
 
2012-09-17 10:36:47 PM

serpent_sky: What damage did he just control by not disavowing any of it, and stammering his way through some transparent, bullshiat talking points? He said nothing. He didn't answer direct questions. And he looked absolutely panicked. Someone should have given him some Xanax before he went out there just now. And maybe a script that didn't essentially admit that he actually does hate half the country, at a bare minimum.


Getting out in front of bad press is Politics 101. As inept as Romney is I'm not surprised he farked it up.
 
2012-09-17 10:36:50 PM
I missed the press conference, but I'm getting the replay on CNN now, and one look into Romney's eyes is all I need to know what he's thinking:

'The one thing I have wanted in life for most of the past decade is going down in flames before my very eyes. Not only that, I am dangerously close to having this one statement be my legacy in American history. I'm scared. I don't know what to do. Someone help me. Please.'
 
2012-09-17 10:37:04 PM
wow, easy with the assumptions Larry
 
2012-09-17 10:37:04 PM

Aarontology: Yeah, those soldiers and veterans need to shut the f*ck up.


Soldiers and veterans are entitled to healthcare, education and housing.

The Constitution. Read it. You might sound like less of a dipshiat.

beakerxf: and when they provide too much for their citizens


Food, Education, healthcare and Housing are all free in Cuba. It is such a fantastic place that tens of thousands of people try to swim 80+ miles to get the fark away from it.


Government cant "Give" food, healthcare, education or housing without taking the equivalent resources from someone else. When everyone is entitled to receive, nobody produces. When nobody produces, you get Cambodia, the USSR, etc...

Amazing that after 150M dead in the 20th century we still have to debate this.
 
2012-09-17 10:37:41 PM

themeaningoflifeisnot: Don't forget the kind nutjob, Mel Gibson.


But I don't want to watch any of his movies...
 
2012-09-17 10:38:01 PM

meat0918: That focker is standing by his comments now.

Link

I bet he goes back on them as soon as the new polling comes out showing him in a tailspin.


he told Maddow there will be more clips released over the course of this week.
 
2012-09-17 10:38:25 PM

impaler: Grungehamster: I'm seeing more people stoked over Romney making the comments than I see people whose minds have been swayed by them.

How stoked are they about his running away from them?


meat0918: That focker is standing by his comments now.

Link.


He didn't flip flop?

I spoke too soon.
 
2012-09-17 10:39:33 PM

meat0918: That focker is standing by his comments now.

Link

I bet he goes back on them as soon as the new polling comes out showing him in a tailspin.


To be fair, this is his only play. No one would buy "I didn't mean it".
 
2012-09-17 10:39:56 PM

GodsTumor: Me,Me Me, Me...
[imageshack.us image 250x169]

She's warming up!


Well played. Very, very well played. 

/Don't blame me, I voted for Huntsman.
 
2012-09-17 10:39:56 PM

Farksteron: Off-topic post (please dont hurt me..)
The top voting link right now ("What happens when a Freeper goes to court? He finds out his internet arguments don't work IRL") is totalfark and I cant post there. But:
For those that want to see the whole video:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Also, his mom is defending him here: Link

'Tis absolutely hillarious.


The user whose account those videos are posted under really likes Mariah Carey.
 
2012-09-17 10:40:16 PM

propasaurus: but not Scientologist nut job Jason Lee.


Oh yeah, forgot him. That one didn't hurt as much, though, since I wasn't the hugest MNIE fan to begin with (except for Craig T Nelson's episodes) and didn't find out until after it was canceled anyway.
 
2012-09-17 10:41:00 PM

Elandriel: Bloody William: Dancin_In_Anson: they are "dependent on government" and "believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing,"

Is this an inaccurate statement?

It assumes that those three things are readily available, with no chance of exception or failure, to anyone who wants it. There's a reason we have safety nets, and it's not just because it's the human, civilized thing to have.

Further, he phrased it in such a way that he asserted people want the government to give them those things. I don't know very many people who want life handed to them, because it's bare-bones no-frills kind of life (comparitively speaking vs. other American families, before we get into a pissing contest about mud huts in Africa).

I think those people are just glad knowing the government is available to help them get those things if all other avenues have failed. The alternative is a governing strategy and party that literally, and completely, ignores the plight of people who have fallen on hard times and actively ushers them along the path to ruin. The party that wants to get rid of welfare, of affordable health care, of women's rights to make decisions for their own bodies, of tax credits that benefit the poor, of progressive taxation, of food stamp eligibility, I mean the list just keeps on going.

They are beyond "got mine, f**k you". They seem to believe that failure should just about be punished, and the dregs of society should be encouraged to die, quickly and quietly and without making all that fuss, so the well-to-do can continue their lives of blissful ignorance without having to cast eyes upon the filth.


Do you have a newsletter I can subscribe to?
 
2012-09-17 10:41:28 PM

o5iiawah: Aarontology: Yeah, those soldiers and veterans need to shut the f*ck up.

Soldiers and veterans are entitled to healthcare, education and housing.

The Constitution. Read it. You might sound like less of a dipshiat.

beakerxf: and when they provide too much for their citizens

Food, Education, healthcare and Housing are all free in Cuba. It is such a fantastic place that tens of thousands of people try to swim 80+ miles to get the fark away from it.


Government cant "Give" food, healthcare, education or housing without taking the equivalent resources from someone else. When everyone is entitled to receive, nobody produces. When nobody produces, you get Cambodia, the USSR, etc...

Amazing that after 150M dead in the 20th century we still have to debate this.


You really really need to read up on Cambodia before you go comparing it to a country where everybody is entitlled to receive.
 
2012-09-17 10:41:50 PM

neenerist: Define what counts to him as a True American?


That's what I want to see him say.
 
2012-09-17 10:41:51 PM

o5iiawah: Government cant "Give" food, healthcare, education or housing without taking the equivalent resources from someone else


What if the education government provides produces enough qualified workers so companies can have enough workers to make a profit?

If you think the US is comparable to the USSR, you're a farking retard.
 
2012-09-17 10:42:19 PM

shower_in_my_socks: [dailydish.typepad.com image 525x387]

News: Romney just insulted the entire GOP base. Fark: Most of them don't realize it.


Because they are not poor, they are future rich! See you at the Yacht club, because you are white and Jesus loves you, that's what rich is...
 
2012-09-17 10:42:34 PM
The best thing Romney could do for his party right now is schedule foreign trips for the next 6 weeks. Let the rank and file GOPers campaign without his interference.
 
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