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2012-09-17 04:24:33 PM
15 votes:

Aarontology: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Aarontology: "dependent on government" and "believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing,"

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

And old people and children.

It's the Republican Christian thing to do, after all.


And lo Jesus took one loaf of bread and made everyone bootstraps.
2012-09-17 10:19:15 PM
8 votes:
i568.photobucket.com
2012-09-18 01:47:02 AM
7 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2012-09-17 09:15:47 PM
7 votes:
What can I say? Mitchell Romney has done it again. He has proven without a shadow of a doubt that he is the chosen son of Friedrich Nietzsche, Edgar J. Wittgenstein, and Glenn Beck combined. He is willing to say things behind closed doors that ordinary men would not be willing to say in public. You can judge the intelligence of a decision by how much liberals hate it, and this is the most intelligent thing Mitchell Romney has done during the campaign. What a hero. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you for loving America.
2012-09-17 04:27:53 PM
7 votes:
Fundamental ideological differences: Liberals fear something bad will happen to someone who doesn't deserve it. Conservatives fear something good will happen to someone who doesn't deserve it.
2012-09-17 09:48:27 PM
6 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
2012-09-17 08:28:27 PM
6 votes:

Corvus: Holy shiat this is now the Google "Top Story" which means everyone is clicking it.


growlersoftware.com
2012-09-18 12:07:55 AM
5 votes:
imageshack.us
2012-09-17 10:34:19 PM
5 votes:

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"
2012-09-18 06:48:14 AM
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-17 11:57:11 PM
4 votes:
www.captionthis.org

Meanwhile, back in Washington DC.
2012-09-17 11:15:42 PM
4 votes:
why don't poor people just sell their inherited stock options and pay 13% tax on it because it is "carried interest"?
2012-09-17 11:12:45 PM
4 votes:
bristle.files.wordpress.com
2012-09-17 10:24:33 PM
4 votes:
dailydish.typepad.com

News: Romney just insulted the entire GOP base. Fark: Most of them don't realize it.
2012-09-17 10:01:38 PM
4 votes:

Funk Brothers: spongeboob: Are you saying that Romney is going to be involved with our enemies to ensure that he wins election Link

So what? I would be happy if Romney wins and Obama gets sent back to teach at UChicago. Iran helped us in 1980 and will help us again in 2012.

Besides look at this polling data from September 13th. Romney would win by a landside.


I don't mean to alarm you, but you have a penis growing out of your forehead.
2012-09-17 08:53:32 PM
4 votes:
Dear rich people and corporations: Romney wasn't talking about you when he ripped people who don't pay taxes and who get government handouts. Please don't cancel your checks to our campaign. -- The Romneys
2012-09-17 04:33:12 PM
4 votes:

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?


No. I believe peopled are entitled to those things. It is farking ludicrous to even entertain the thought that 47% of the country agrees with me.

Bloody William

Liberals fear something bad will happen to someone who doesn't deserve it care. Conservatives fear something good will happen to someone who doesn't deserve it.
2012-09-18 02:03:45 AM
3 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: The best part about this is that Obama is nowhere near it. Mitt just went and did it to himself. Sure, Dems behind-the-scenes helped get it some media attention, but this wasn't the result of an attack made by Obama.

To put it into words that the GOP base can understand: This is like racing in NASCAR, and looking over and seeing your biggest competitor dump a can of gasoline on himself and light the entire pit row on fire while you head into the final lap.


I like this. GOP analogies.

This is like when a woman gets married to a guy, but finds out at the altar that it's really another woman, so it was actually a gay marriage. And then the woman you accidentally gay married has an abortion on the altar and shot puts the bloody fetus into the crowd.
2012-09-18 01:53:18 AM
3 votes:

InmanRoshi: People just think they've seen race baiting and dog whistle blowing up to this point, but they haven't seen anything yet. Mitt can't walk this back, so he's got no choice but to tall all in and clarify that when he points to "them" he doesn't mean Granny Myrtle getting her social security check, he means THEM. THEM coming to get YOURS. And he's going to spend a few hundred million or so in ads to drive home this clarification.


i.imgur.com
2012-09-18 01:17:09 AM
3 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

Son, I am disappoint.
2012-09-18 01:07:09 AM
3 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
2012-09-17 11:22:16 PM
3 votes:
And republican Jesus took the loaf of bread and said unto his followers "I got mine, Fark you! get your own."
2012-09-17 11:07:15 PM
3 votes:
When will the lamestream librulz media stop their shameless hatchet job of airing unedited video of Mitt Romney freely speaking his mind?
2012-09-17 10:30:32 PM
3 votes:
Romney's press conference:

imageshack.us
2012-09-17 10:16:18 PM
3 votes:
Me,Me Me, Me...
imageshack.us

She's warming up!
2012-09-17 09:36:36 PM
3 votes:
amultiverse.com
2012-09-17 09:04:11 PM
3 votes:
LOL. From a tweet roundup on Andrew Sullivan's blog:


- Stand by for Mitt Romney's whitey tape.

- Romney 2012: You are not entitled to food.

- But what does Mitt Romney think of the people who don't pay ordinary income rates because of carried interest?

- That awkward moment when the guy wh ois running to give himself millions in tax breaks says you want free stuff.
2012-09-17 08:36:20 PM
3 votes:
Oh, this is just the mainstream media taking him out of context again. The first video cuts out the remainder of what he said. I've added it below.

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. There are 47% of this country who think they are entitled to tree fitty. WELL it was about that time I realized this was not the American people, but dat good for nothing Loch Ness Monster asking for more handouts again! So I said, "I ain't givin' you no tree-fitty, you goddamn Loch Ness Monster! Get your own goddamn money!"
2012-09-17 07:46:16 PM
3 votes:

Smelly McUgly: Also, yes I think human beings are entitled to housing and food. No, the rare person that is genuinely lazy as opposed to the many who toil in poverty or near poverty doesn't change that. Yes, the lazy person deserves food too, being that Jesus taught me to care for my fellow man without any stipulation - and really any decent set of ethics, whether based on religious background or not, would say the same thing.


Let's also not fall into the trap of assuming that all genuinely lazy people are receiving entitlements. I've carved out a nice career over 15 years of spending 60% of my working hours on Fark.com and other online distractions, and 20% in the bathroom. My seniority affords me the cube on the back corner of my office and I can see everyone's monitor, so I know I'm not alone.
2012-09-17 07:41:36 PM
3 votes:

beta_plus: Corvus: What entitled "people" who pay no income tax may look like:

[ionenewsone.files.wordpress.com image 452x693]

Taxing corporations does not work. They do one of 3 things:
1) raise prices
2) cut dividends
3) fire workers


They will always pass the cost onto someone else.
This is not because they are evil. They are at a different point on the chain of production and consumption.

Try taking some basic non-Keynesian Macro Economics so you don't sound like an idiot.


Why, it didn't work for you.
2012-09-17 05:03:20 PM
3 votes:

Dusk-You-n-Me: Mark it: this video is the final stake through the heart of the Romney campaign. Election now over.- Josh Barro (@jbarro) September 17, 2012


i50.tinypic.com
2012-09-17 04:41:46 PM
3 votes:

Nabb1:

No, they aren't. You're not entitled to anything else from anyone else. Providing for those who cannot provide for themselves is charity, and there's nothing wrong with helping people. But no one has a right to demand the government provide them anything. "A government that has the power to give you something has the power to take it away." - Thomas Jefferson. If you can provide yourself with the necessities in life, you have no right to demand others do so for you.


Look, make the "we're all in this alone" argument with me until you pass out, it will never farking sell with me. We are beholden to each other as a country and should provide a basic level of existence and support to our fellow citizens. Period.

You want me to value money over humanity, a proposition that would be humorous if it wasn't so damn sad.
2012-09-18 12:47:24 AM
2 votes:
so Mittens didn't issue an apology or a nopology and that's no surprise because that's just not how he rolls. What is interesting is that he has no problem flopping on just about anything or pandering to just about any group (not in his 47%) but he steadfastly refuses to apologize for anything. And he obviously views this as a badge of strength.

I'm guessing the spin tomorrow will be a select group of GOP will come out defending Romney's statements in the video, or at least attempting to clarify what they think he meant to say.

This was a brilliant piece of trolling, since the campaign's big news today was how they were doing a drastic shift in strategy. Sorry Mitt, you don't even get a few hours of that narrative... you're back on the defensive buddy.

Obama may just be a jedi.
2012-09-18 12:40:11 AM
2 votes:
If Romney gets elected I'm going to go down on inaguration day and apply for food stamps and subsidized housing because he considers 200k to 250k middle class so I would be considered a poor person.

Whar food stamps Romney? WHAR!?
2012-09-18 12:10:34 AM
2 votes:
Mitt, now might be a good time to renounce your Mormonism and take up drinking full time.
2012-09-17 11:57:30 PM
2 votes:

InmanRoshi: I imagine he gathered an emergency meeting with all of his top consultants tonight, and it resembled the infamous Downfall tirade.


The Mormon Word of Wisdom speaks out against booze and hot caffeinated drinks, but nothing about PCP. Mittens is tripping balls and throwing around sofas.
2012-09-17 11:45:01 PM
2 votes:

sirrerun: So, how would one "elegantly" state that sentiment, Mitt?


mainstreet62: o5iiawah: We arent a society where a minority provide and the majority receive.

No one said we were, asshole. I work, I pay taxes (income, property, etc..), and I have compassion for others who are less fortunate, and don't mind if my tax dollars help them. What's YOUR excuse for being a sub-human piece of shiat?

o5iiawah: Go fark yourself if you think you're entitled to someone else's property simply because you exist.

Hey, look, I found a picture of you in the background. 

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x427] 

It's too bad we can feed the f*cking idiots like you in this country to the starving children.


Somebody get that kid some bootstraps.
2012-09-17 11:43:58 PM
2 votes:

sirrerun: So, how would one "elegantly" state that sentiment, Mitt?


Keep the words the same, but raise your pinky. And keep your monacle adjusted.
2012-09-17 11:31:25 PM
2 votes:

o5iiawah: I pay taxes and obey the laws and I'm tired of being called a greedy dick because I'd like to keep half of my paycheck


i.chzbgr.com
2012-09-17 11:02:34 PM
2 votes:

sirrerun: Who are all these "moochers" supposed to be?



A lot of them are elderly retirees living in Florida. Mitt doesn't need that state, so it's alllllll good.
2012-09-17 10:59:42 PM
2 votes:
pbs.twimg.com
2012-09-17 10:25:28 PM
2 votes:
2012-09-17 10:09:26 PM
2 votes:

Funk Brothers: spongeboob: Are you saying that Romney is going to be involved with our enemies to ensure that he wins election Link

So what? I would be happy if Romney wins and Obama gets sent back to teach at UChicago. Iran helped us in 1980 and will help us again in 2012.

Besides look at this polling data from September 13th. Romney would win by a landside.


You'd better head over to Intrade stat. They have Romney shares at 33% - you'll be rich! I mean, not Romney rich, but still.
2012-09-17 09:46:48 PM
2 votes:
I see that the inevitable Romnoid meltdown is proceeding as scheduled.

/He really can't coordinate without his beloved Norman.
2012-09-17 09:46:02 PM
2 votes:

Funk Brothers: I find it amusing that the Romney tape filmed in May took until mid-September to be shown. The Democrats are fighting a losing battle. The Democrats are pulling the few straws they have left. They know their poll numbers from the convention bump are declining and Romney is closing the gap. When the October Surprise comes around, Obama will be doomed.

This is 1980 all over again and it seems a Carter is involved in this candidacy.



Imagine the delusional, pathetic idiot who might actually believe the load of crap you just spouted.
2012-09-17 09:27:27 PM
2 votes:

Kome: skullkrusher: Bloody William: Nabb1: "A government that has the power to give you something has the power to take it away." - Thomas Jefferson. If you can provide yourself with the necessities in life, you have no right to demand others do so for you.

"The poor who have neither property, friends, nor strength to
labor, are boarded in the houses of good farmers, to whom a
stipulated sum is annually paid. To those who are able to help
themselves a little, or have friends from whom they derive some
succor, inadequate however to their full maintenance,
supplementary aids are given which enable them to live
comfortably in their own houses, or in the houses of their
friends."

-Thomas Jefferson. Notes on Virginia, 1782.

you dropped something

"Vagabonds without visible property or vocation, are placed in work houses, where they are well clothed, fed, lodged, and made to labor."

the end of your quote

So they are provided clothing, food, housing, AND a job? Awesome! Where do we sign up?


But don't answer yet! You may qualify for our fabulous Plantation program! With warmer weather and a select group of participants, this could be your work house dream come true! Send a likeness of yourself to...
2012-09-17 09:24:59 PM
2 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney says in one clip. "All right -- there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing."

I am part of the 47% and I am not dependent on the government for anything besides roads, public schools, fire department, police etc.

I don't need housing, food or health care provided from the government.

Does Romney truly believe that EVERYONE who votes for Obama is on the dole?


Me too. I pay for these things. I will vote for Obama to prevent a free loader like Mitt Romney getting any where near the White House. 47k tax credit for a farking dancing horse. Free loader indeed. Between me and Mitt Romney there's only one free loader and I don't have a bloody dancing horse.
2012-09-17 09:24:40 PM
2 votes:
I wonder what percent of that 47% think they pay income taxes?

That reminds me of our favorite dentist.
growlersoftware.com
2012-09-17 09:08:31 PM
2 votes:

impaler: "95% of life is set up for you if you are born in this country."
We built this.


So free college tuiton for everyone is what I'm hearing? Bad ass!
2012-09-17 08:58:56 PM
2 votes:
I'm dependent on the government. hell, i ain't swimming the damn missouri river just to get to work. would you?

gosh, no, it took me those fancy socialist paved roads and a bridge to get over here.
2012-09-17 08:39:43 PM
2 votes:
You'd think if the democrats weren't so incompetent that they'd just hook another 4% of the voters on their government dependency program and have an unassailable majority.
2012-09-17 08:39:33 PM
2 votes:
I see the whole "Welfare Queens" thing is making a comeback.
2012-09-17 08:30:22 PM
2 votes:
Wonder if any of that 47% is clinging to God and guns while feeling entitled.
2012-09-17 08:27:07 PM
2 votes:

RyogaM: That's right, not every Republican voter is rich enough to pay income taxes. Yes, they pay other taxes, like SSI, sales taxes, property taxes. But not every Republican also pays income taxes. You just said those people are pretty much worthless, so, great job.


Those Republican voters don't think they're part of the 47% that pays no income tax, even if they don't actually pay any income tax. They think they EARNED their disability check, and whatever money they get from Uncle Sam every month is money they're rightfully owed. They know in their souls that the 47% is liberal down to the last Mexican albino, retarded lesbian transgender who was given $800,000 to major in Ancient Greek Gender Studies, Basket Weaving, and Communist Philosophy. Rush told them so.
2012-09-17 08:08:01 PM
2 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: So nearly half of all Americans rely on the government and won't take responsibility for their lives? And people only vote for Obama because they want free handouts?And we're still spreading the meme that nearly half the country doesn't pay income taxes?

What the farking fark, republicans?


Relax Charlie, I've got an angle.

darkdimensions.ca
2012-09-17 08:04:24 PM
2 votes:

Corvus: spongeboob: To be fair the Republican idea of the dole includes teachers, firefighters government workers(accept elected Republicans) union members and especially people who worked for the government and now are collecting pensions.
But magically not Republicans who work for the government. They have magic boot straps!


No Republicans who work for the government are fighting the good fight, they are not like those other freeloaders, and probably get bonus points for "starving the beast"
2012-09-17 07:53:09 PM
2 votes:
Dancin_in_Anson reminds me of Romney himself in a lot of ways. He talks an awful lot, but you really have very little idea what he stands for or what point he's trying to make most of the time.
2012-09-17 07:41:12 PM
2 votes:
What an Obama-voting freeloader might look like:

3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-09-17 07:34:41 PM
2 votes:

beta_plus: Don't worry, we'll outlaw blasphemy against islam and all of those victims will finally see justice done.


OMG Romney did something dumb again. THREAD SHIAT TIME!!!
2012-09-17 05:19:01 PM
2 votes:
So you're telling me that people who need government benefits to keep themselves and their children alive don't want to vote for the guy who wants to take those benefits away? I am thoroughly, thoroughly shocked and appalled at this horrifying corruption.
2012-09-17 04:41:24 PM
2 votes:
5% of Farkers are Social Darwinists.
2012-09-17 04:39:55 PM
2 votes:

Nabb1: No, they aren't. You're not entitled to anything else from anyone else. Providing for those who cannot provide for themselves is charity, and there's nothing wrong with helping people. But no one has a right to demand the government provide them anything. "A government that has the power to give you something has the power to take it away." - Thomas Jefferson. If you can provide yourself with the necessities in life, you have no right to demand others do so for you.


So does that mean I can have the money back that was given to Louisiana after the hurricanes and the oil spill?
2012-09-17 04:36:18 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-09-17 04:16:12 PM
2 votes:
"dependent on government" and "believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing,"

Yeah, those soldiers and veterans need to shut the f*ck up.
2012-09-18 11:17:56 AM
1 votes:

mrshowrules:

I have to go to bed soon. I thought the video was was epic failure but the press conference video actually is beyond that if possible. I think Obama has a chance to take Texas.


Nope...we're still Red State retarded.
2012-09-18 10:11:20 AM
1 votes:
a blank if you give a shhhhhh


s14.postimage.org
2012-09-18 10:10:13 AM
1 votes:
Just had an interesting convo with one of my clients this morning. He's a retired COO, and a died-in-the-wool conservative/life-long Republican.

His comment?

"Romney just stepped on his crank with golf-shoes...ya know what? If Clinton could run again I'd vote for him in a heartbeat!"
2012-09-18 05:58:25 AM
1 votes:
I think it is time we roll the quote out again:

"If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it."


― Stephen Colbert
2012-09-18 05:03:28 AM
1 votes:

ELF Radio: Redburn

"But again I looked down into the vault, and in fancy beheld the pale, shrunken forms still crouching there. Ah! what are our creeds, and how to we hope to be saved? Tell me, oh Bible, that story of Lazarus again, that I may find comfort in my heart for the poor and forlorn. Surrounded as we are by the wants and woes of our fellowmen, and yet given to follow our own pleasures, regardless of their pains, are we not like people sitting up with a corpse, and making merry in the house of the dead?"


It's okay, none of this matters since nobody reads anymore. It's for intellectuals and elitists.
2012-09-18 03:26:00 AM
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: impaler: I hope Romney's doing this all on purpose. That he's so disgusted with the GOP, he's going to deliberately drive them off a cliff.

People wanted to believe the same about McCain. Turns out this is just what it looks like when a party falls apart in front of your eyes.


Oh yeah. In fact, I probably accused McCain of the same thing in 2008.
2012-09-18 02:38:17 AM
1 votes:
Why doesn't the other 47% just pull themselves up by their bootstraps and be the son of a CEO and state governor? Is it really Mitt's fault that your dad is all poor and middle class?
2012-09-18 02:29:18 AM
1 votes:
I hope some low-level romney social media consultant flunky monkey has to read these threads and then write a report, crying.
2012-09-18 02:28:36 AM
1 votes:
The odd thing about this and Akin's "women don't get pregnant from rape" comments, is initially I thought "well, duh, Republicans have been saying this shat for years. How does this change anything?" Yet apparently it does.

"We won't let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers" and blatant lie after lie doesn't hurt Republicans. I guess they only get in trouble when they tell the truth.
2012-09-18 02:14:56 AM
1 votes:

Pinner: cloud_van_dame: Apparently he dislikes the elderly and war veterans.

and dogs.


His contempt for old military dogs knows no bounds.
2012-09-18 02:12:49 AM
1 votes:

cloud_van_dame: Apparently he dislikes the elderly and war veterans.


and dogs.
2012-09-18 02:09:13 AM
1 votes:

thatguyoverthere70: Romney wasn't my choice, but up until today, I didn't actually think of him as a bad person. Now he seems like a complete and utter creep.


This is what I was attempting to say upthread.
But you phrased it much more elegantly.
2012-09-18 02:02:45 AM
1 votes:

thatguyoverthere70: Who knew the Occupy Wall Street crowd were right all this time?



Well... a lot of us, actually.
2012-09-18 02:01:35 AM
1 votes:

Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?


And don't get me started on the fact the girl is into white pussy!
2012-09-18 01:35:27 AM
1 votes:
Well, bye, you lousy f*ckwad.
2012-09-18 01:27:21 AM
1 votes:
The best part about this is that Obama is nowhere near it. Mitt just went and did it to himself. Sure, Dems behind-the-scenes helped get it some media attention, but this wasn't the result of an attack made by Obama.

To put it into words that the GOP base can understand: This is like racing in NASCAR, and looking over and seeing your biggest competitor dump a can of gasoline on himself and light the entire pit row on fire while you head into the final lap.
2012-09-18 01:26:29 AM
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: themeaningoflifeisnot: Sabyen91: The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.

Off the cuff remarks are usually more revealing of character than prepared and rehearsed statements. I'd say that we just got a glimpse of the real, elitist, hater of the needy that Romney really is.

Either that or he doesn't really feel that way and was just playing to the room.

Next week's video: Romney literally sucking dick for campaign contributions.


I hear Sheldon Adelson likes giving him the angry pirate. I am not saying it is true, it is just what some people are saying.
2012-09-18 01:24:17 AM
1 votes:

themeaningoflifeisnot: Sabyen91: The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.

Off the cuff remarks are usually more revealing of character than prepared and rehearsed statements. I'd say that we just got a glimpse of the real, elitist, hater of the needy that Romney really is.


Either that or he doesn't really feel that way and was just playing to the room.

Next week's video: Romney literally sucking dick for campaign contributions.
2012-09-18 01:12:20 AM
1 votes:

Sabyen91: Thigvald the Big-Balled: If the comments on the ABC News article are any indication (and I realize they probably aren't), the Repubs will refuse to walk this one back, but will double down on it instead.

\evidently ABC = "All Barack Channel"
\\derp

The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.


he needs teleprompters i guess
2012-09-18 01:09:30 AM
1 votes:

Thigvald the Big-Balled: If the comments on the ABC News article are any indication (and I realize they probably aren't), the Repubs will refuse to walk this one back, but will double down on it instead.

\evidently ABC = "All Barack Channel"
\\derp


The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.
2012-09-18 12:57:59 AM
1 votes:
Fox News finally published a blurb about this on the lower 1/3 of their main page.

Here's the best picture of the press conference they could come up with.

global.fncstatic.com

The portrait of a man rapidly unraveling at the seams.. Even his perfect helmet-hair is looking ragged.
2012-09-18 12:52:03 AM
1 votes:
Who could have guessed this guy would have turned out to be such a sneering, plutocratic, douche-nozzle behind closed doors?

www.washingtonpost.com
2012-09-18 12:49:48 AM
1 votes:
So let me get this straight: he goes from trying to reach out to the Hispanic population because he knows he can't win without them and the GOP has pissed them away. Then he goes on some mad tirade about '47%' of Americans that simply aren't worth shiat because of policies that benefited him. And he's still hiding his tax returns?

Mitt Romney may be the greatest Republican contender ever. Not only did he just piss off his base for no real gain, he has singlehandedly brought back both the tax return question (speaking of welfare queens) and class warfare into public consciousness. He's basically daring people to vote against him out of some misguided notion that he has a lock on the election. It's not even hubris, it's utter stupidity. He's not just going to lose the election, he's not just going to sink the Republicans either. He's going to singlehandedly become the poster child of why holding the rich up to some kind of gold standard is the stupidest thing you can do.

And the Republicans know it. They know the party is over, and has been ever since 2007 when people just wanted Dubya gone and out of power. They've been trying to find new angles to plump their nest egg or fall into high paying positions where they don't have to do much. There's no defense in the modern-day GOP to counter class warfare. Once the guilt and stigma is gone, the Republicans are where they are now: petty little assholes stealing pennies to throw in the bank. And the backlash hasn't even begun yet.

No wonder why the Democrats wanted him as a candidate. He's not as insanely retarded as the rest of the pack were, but Romney is the ramp to the new Southern Strategy. And the Republicans have absolutely no recourse.
2012-09-18 12:41:10 AM
1 votes:
I often wonder if the republican disdain for anyone getting anything for free (in their minds, mostly not true) extends to every area of their lives. I imagine a scenario like this.

"I just got a new 60" 3D LED Tv. It cost me 4000 bucks, but it's pretty awesome. What do you have at home?"

"An old 15" CRT that I pulled out of the trash, it does the job, but I really would like to get something nicer, but I can't afford it."

"WHAT? THAT"S UNFAIR! WHY DID I HAVE TO BUY MY TV AND YOU DIDN'T!!!???!?!?!"
2012-09-18 12:38:12 AM
1 votes:

o5iiawah: themeaningoflifeisnot: No shiat, Sherlock. But it does inform us as to the intent of our Founders. Read any history of their early struggles in trying to come up with a workable central government plan and you'll see that they never envisioned simply an eat what you kill society.

to be blessed with liberty is to be absent of coercion. The founders envisioned a society where people could prosper as they wanted, practice religion as they wanted and in the aggregate, everyone would be better off. The unfortunate would be better off in a free society versus a control society as would the worker or the farmer.

If you can cite me a federalist paper or document which alleges that our founders intended for a central government whose primary responsibility was provision and security not from invasion or injustice but from want, I'd be happy to answer it.

Ours is a society founded on liberty. That includes stuff you like and some stuff you might not like. Still, i challenge people on the narrative that without a central authority, society would collapse and people would starve. There's plenty of examples in our history of the generosity of one group to another as the reason for a community's survival - not the existence of a state or federal program that kept someone from starving.

You're pushing a narrative that doesn't exist.


I'm pushing a narrative that doesn't exist? And you're the one who thinks that the Founders really worried about making sure people could practice any religion they wished. Seriously?

And your challenge to people to show you how society would collapse and people would starve without a central authority is simply an argument that your belief that it wouldn't happen that way is true just because it can't be proven false. I might as well ask you for an example of a modern instance of a first world country abandoning all social safety nets for tens of millions of poor, sick, and disabled and having all those millions sufficiently cared for by the charity of others. A betting man would put all his money every time on charity not being remotely close to being able to assume that burden.
2012-09-18 12:36:56 AM
1 votes:
Now why is he standing in front of the California flag in those presser shots? I thought California was for losers. Granted, it's filled with only 10% of the U.S. population, so hardly worth mentioning as unmentionably loserish by these newly established standards.
2012-09-18 12:34:54 AM
1 votes:

o5iiawah: Without millionaires and billionaires, we wouldn't even have medicare or medicaid so thank them. As far as closing loopholes and simplifying the tax code, i am all for it.

kapaso: Every law or program that has ever been passed or even written was in reaction to a problem

In the case of SS, it was a law passed by government in response to a problem created by government and exacerbated by government


You can't blame SS on millionaires and billionaires. Contribution is capped at around $100,000, and benefits are correlated to contribution.

You piece of shat Republican scum
2012-09-18 12:32:43 AM
1 votes:

Shrugging Atlas: It's to the point I'm so worn out by the man it takes something completely off the rails like this or his remarks after (during!) the embassy attacks to get me into a thread about this jagoff. If I don't pace myself I'll be incapable of following the election through to the conclusion. The problem is even with those standards he's STILL demanding too much of my time. I may literally have to restrict myself to commenting on actions by Romney where he personally sets someone on fire.



This is the best summary of this election I have seen in weeks. Bravo.

/Tune in tomorrow for Mitt Romney talking about how puppy fur makes great slipper lining or how disabled children really should be pulled out of school and taught useful skills, like polishing his shoes.
2012-09-18 12:29:16 AM
1 votes:

Genevieve Marie: His uncomfortable smirk while he walked out on the questions was hilarious. God, he's such an asshole. He's such an asshole it's hard to narrow down a top 20 list of "Moments where Mitt Romney reveals that He's a Clueless Douchebag" but if such a list were made, his little comment about how he wishes he was Latino should go on there.

It takes epic levels of Not Getting It for him to assume that if he'd been born as part of a racial minority that he'd still be the incredibly wealthy son of a governor who went to the best prep schools and universities in the country- or that he'd be where he is now if it wasn't for that.


I'd say with few exceptions there hasn't been more than a few spans greater than a week or two since the GOP Primary wraped up where I haven't said, "I just can't farking believe (the latest comment/incident) by Romney."

It's to the point I'm so worn out by the man it takes something completely off the rails like this or his remarks after (during!) the embassy attacks to get me into a thread about this jagoff. If I don't pace myself I'll be incapable of following the election through to the conclusion. The problem is even with those standards he's STILL demanding too much of my time. I may literally have to restrict myself to commenting on actions by Romney where he personally sets someone on fire.

Maybe that's his strategy. Just wear us all the fark out to the point we tune out and actually miss election day.
2012-09-18 12:15:38 AM
1 votes:
"The only thing I inherited was three letters-- U,S, and A. Also, a free world class education, a healthy stock portfolio, a mansion, Daddy's Rolodex, no debt... But yeah, America! The greatest country on Earth! Except for the 47% I have no understanding of and a complete disdain for..."
2012-09-18 12:06:54 AM
1 votes:

o5iiawah: I dont care that some people pay state, county, local taxes etc or that they pay a tax when they buy a 6-er of beer.


o5iiawah: between contributions to SS, medicare, federal income, state income and the pittance levied by my county, I'm hovering around 40.


one of these things is not like the other one
2012-09-17 11:58:05 PM
1 votes:

redmond24: And now Chris Rock has #RomneyEncore trending hard



This tweet made me lulz:

"People say I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. So not true. It was actually gold with platinum inlays."
2012-09-17 11:55:16 PM
1 votes:

quizzical: What Mitt actually said is less interesting to me then how he's handling it. Mitt held a hasty presser, seemed flustered that the press wasn't going along with his explanation for events, and walked away after three questions. This is a preview of Mitt handling a national emergency. If he was this flustered by a potential hit to his poll numbers, I sure as hell don't want him leading in a situation where people could actually die.

/where's your smirk now, motherfarker?


I imagine he gathered an emergency meeting with all of his top consultants tonight, and it resembled the infamous Downfall tirade.
2012-09-17 11:54:50 PM
1 votes:

redmond24: And now Chris Rock has #RomneyEncore trending hard


I like this one: Bree Newsome @BreeNewsome

Romney apologizes for calling #47percent of Americans "victims". Says he meant to say "lazy bastards." #RomneyEncore
2012-09-17 11:54:27 PM
1 votes:

o5iiawah: the staggering numbers of able people who rely on government assistance as their primary form of sustenance. The narrative often gets changed from "We should help the poor" to "So what if so-and-so doesn't want to work? They should be allowed to pursue their passions and an advanced society should support it"


Translation: I heard once on Rush that most black people treat welfare fraud as a sport, and this was corroborated by one time when I saw this one lady try to use her EBT card to buy twenty bags of Doritos down at Kroger.
2012-09-17 11:53:18 PM
1 votes:

spongeboob: indylaw: Don't you think he looks tired?

Very, how would look after 3 months in the big chair?


3 months? Give it four days. We'll be at war with Jamaica and everyone else.
2012-09-17 11:45:47 PM
1 votes:

indylaw: Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 468x351]
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Mitt Romney looks like he's either high on speed or has a curling iron up his ass. He's clearly rattled.


Sell tickets to shove a curling iron up Mitt's ass. Deficit gone.
2012-09-17 11:45:42 PM
1 votes:

o5iiawah: In the absence of a crime, When did one person incur a debt to take care of another?


2.bp.blogspot.com

Moochers. They need to bootstrap themselves
2012-09-17 11:44:59 PM
1 votes:
Don't you think he looks tired?
2012-09-17 11:44:33 PM
1 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: [imageshack.us image 600x400]

Huh. I guess Mittens only grins when he's talking about dead Americans. When it's his campaign that's dead, he turns into Mr. Frowny Pants.


That image will never get old. I'd save it to my computer, if I wasn't so sure doing so would irreparably corrupt my hard drive.
2012-09-17 11:41:50 PM
1 votes:
imageshack.us

Huh. I guess Mittens only grins when he's talking about dead Americans. When it's his campaign that's dead, he turns into Mr. Frowny Pants.
2012-09-17 11:37:14 PM
1 votes:
taxfoundation.org
2012-09-17 11:30:42 PM
1 votes:

Sir Roderick Glossop: /Don't blame me, I voted for Huntsman.


Don't blame me, either, I voted for Gingrich. But I admit I was wrong--Romney's somehow even worse at this than Nominee Newt would be.

/open primaries for the lulz
2012-09-17 11:29:35 PM
1 votes:
Let's raise the minimum wage to $20/hr. Those suckers will be paying tax in no time!

(The 47% is a cherry-picked number of single filers from 2009, the worst recession year, so it's filled with underemployed folks and single parents, whose childcare credits wipe out federal income tax. The normal number is in the 30s somewhere, I've read numbers ranging form 33-39.--So really it's mostly old people and actual poor working people. The lucky duckies!)
2012-09-17 11:19:40 PM
1 votes:

spongeboob: rewind2846: o5iiawah:
In the absence of a crime, When did one person incur a debt to take care of another?

1. Because we are human beings, not animals in the jungle.
2. Because any one of us could be in the same situation ourselves, even the most wealthy of us.

Do you really think we would have survived thrived as a species if we did not help each other and share what we had? That is what sets us apart from most other animals... and even some of them group together for their mutual benefit. Packs, prides, gaggles, herds, etc.... strength and survival in numbers.

FTFY there would be homo saipens but they wouldn't be people corporations.


FTFR (Fixed That For Romney)
2012-09-17 11:11:45 PM
1 votes:

mainstreet62: o5iiawah: We arent a society where a minority provide and the majority receive.

No one said we were, asshole. I work, I pay taxes (income, property, etc..), and I have compassion for others who are less fortunate, and don't mind if my tax dollars help them. What's YOUR excuse for being a sub-human piece of shiat?

o5iiawah: Go fark yourself if you think you're entitled to someone else's property simply because you exist.

Hey, look, I found a picture of you in the background. 

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x427] 

It's too bad we can feed the f*cking idiots like you in this country to the starving children.


presumably you're off camera urging someone else to help the kid? :)
2012-09-17 11:04:47 PM
1 votes:

o5iiawah: mainstreet62: People will eat and have shelter and medicine?

Go fark yourself, you POS.

We arent a society where a minority provide and the majority receive. Go fark yourself if you think you're entitled to someone else's property simply because you exist.

In the absence of a crime, When did one person incur a debt to take care of another?


Oh, right about here:

9 Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"

"I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"


(Gen. 4:9)
2012-09-17 11:04:33 PM
1 votes:
Akin to ask Romney to step aside for the good of the party

/not mine but hilarious
2012-09-17 10:52:13 PM
1 votes:

o5iiawah: bgilmore5: Move your corporation to Somalia. Let's see just how successful it can be without roads, telecommunications, security, etc.

There are roads and bridges in South Korea, Singapore, Canada and Eastern Europe. Get off the Somalia argument. It isn't really a point to begin with.

A CEO nowadays can run a company (located in Singapore) from his Manhattan apartment (charged to the company) with a primary residence in St. Kitts. Tax the hell out of people, call them greedy assholes and that they owe their lives to government because we have roads and bridges. Watch what happens.


What the hell are you saying? Are you drunk or is english not your first language?

The reason people bring up Somalia is because there is no government ie Libertarian wet dream. I don't think anyone has ever excused South Korea, Singapore, Canada or Eastern Europe of not having governments. So what is your point?
2012-09-17 10:45:23 PM
1 votes:

themeaningoflifeisnot: The best thing Romney could do for his party right now is schedule foreign trips for the next 6 weeks.



Except that the last time he took a foreign trip, he pissed off ever single person in the UK. Dude could ship himself to Mars, and still have to do damage control after insulting the rocks.
2012-09-17 10:33:16 PM
1 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: Romney's press conference:

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onemoreoption.files.wordpress.com

Dodge this.
2012-09-17 10:28:48 PM
1 votes:

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 10:26:54 PM
1 votes:
Mitt is now trying to get out in front of his own ass.
2012-09-17 10:25:34 PM
1 votes:
Romney RUNS! after three questions.
2012-09-17 10:18:39 PM
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: He's saying the comment was "not elegantly stated" and was "off the cuff."


manboobz.files.wordpress.com
2012-09-17 10:10:37 PM
1 votes:
Romney just announced a press availability for tonight. He's panicking.
2012-09-17 10:06:09 PM
1 votes:

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?


My grandfather, an 86 year old veteran, and my wife's mom, sixty and still working two jobs, would like to punch both you and Mitt Romney in the face.
2012-09-17 10:04:55 PM
1 votes:

Funk Brothers: spongeboob: Are you saying that Romney is going to be involved with our enemies to ensure that he wins election Link

So what? I would be happy if Romney wins and Obama gets sent back to teach at UChicago. Iran helped us in 1980 and will help us again in 2012.

Besides look at this polling data from September 13th. Romney would win by a landside.



I honestly have a hard time believing you're that farking stupid. You don't really believe the crap that comes out of your mouth, do you?
2012-09-17 10:03:16 PM
1 votes:

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Evil High Priest: I hereby propose a Constitutional amendment, such that the losing side in any Presidential contest, both the Candidate, and his or her running mate, shall have one finger removed and destroyed, in public.

SHARIA LAW!!!


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2012-09-17 09:59:51 PM
1 votes:

HypnozombieX: I have worked all my life sometimes taking two jobs just to make ends meet and still struggle to get by week to week.

fark YOU, YOU ARROGANT fark.


Hypnozombie

/it will feel so good to watch this elitist turn fail so hard in November


See? Here's the problem. This arrogant rich fark will lose in November, thankfully. But, he won't lose anything really dear to him. I hereby propose a Constitutional amendment, such that the losing side in any Presidential contest, both the Candidate, and his or her running mate, shall have one finger removed and destroyed, in public.
2012-09-17 09:59:46 PM
1 votes:

Funk Brothers: spongeboob: Are you saying that Romney is going to be involved with our enemies to ensure that he wins election Link

So what? I would be happy if Romney wins and Obama gets sent back to teach at UChicago. Iran helped us in 1980 and will help us again in 2012.

Besides look at this polling data from September 13th. Romney would win by a landside.


So are you a troll or do you not understand the electoral college?

do you want to wager on the election?
2012-09-17 09:57:37 PM
1 votes:
Calling 47% of the electorate moochers who pay no taxes and who have an overly developed sense of entitlement is an interesting political strategy.

Talking about other people not paying taxes while not releasing his own taxes (especially 2009) seems an especially canny move.

This story seems to be gathering steam and even in an election season already rife with gaffes, lies, blunders and goofs galore it stands out.

Found this part interesting...

If it looks like I'm going to win, the markets will be happy. If it looks like the president's going to win, the markets should not be terribly happy. It depends of course which markets you're talking about, which types of commodities and so forth, but my own view is that if we win on November 6th, there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country. We'll see capital come back and we'll see-without actually doing anything-we'll actually get a boost in the economy.

Faith based economics, apparently.

Simply by not being Obama the markets will rise in anticipation of Mitt's brilliance or something.

Good to have a plan, I guess.
2012-09-17 09:57:16 PM
1 votes:

beta_plus: bootman: Romney told the contributors that "women are open to supporting me," but that "we are having a much harder time with Hispanic voters, and if the Hispanic voting bloc becomes as committed to the Democrats as the African American voting block has in the past, why, we're in trouble as a party and, I think, as a nation."

That's some choice racism right there that is.

So facts are racist.


i18.photobucket.com

You look tasty.
2012-09-17 09:55:01 PM
1 votes:

spongeboob: Are you saying that Romney is going to be involved with our enemies to ensure that he wins election Link


So what? I would be happy if Romney wins and Obama gets sent back to teach at UChicago. Iran helped us in 1980 and will help us again in 2012.

Besides look at this polling data from September 13th. Romney would win by a landside.
2012-09-17 09:48:56 PM
1 votes:

Funk Brothers: I find it amusing that the Romney tape filmed in May took until mid-September to be shown. The Democrats are fighting a losing battle. The Democrats are pulling the few straws they have left. They know their poll numbers from the convention bump are declining and Romney is closing the gap. When the October Surprise comes around, Obama will be doomed.

This is 1980 all over again and it seems a Carter is involved in this candidacy.


Are you saying that Romney is going to be involved with our enemies to ensure that he wins election Link
2012-09-17 09:45:01 PM
1 votes:

semiotix: A METRIC FARK-TON OF THAT 47% ARE POOR, RECENTLY UNEMPLOYED REPUBLICANS OR RED-STATE RETIREES WHO USED TO BE VOTING FOR YOU UNTIL YOU SHIAT ALL OVER THEM JUST NOW.


They don't see themselves as being dependent upon the government, even when they are 100% dependent upon the government. They are all bootstrappy, independent snowflakes, as far as they are concerned. Like this guy:

i45.tinypic.com

He was on welfare, and food stamps! And did anyone help him out? NO!
2012-09-17 09:41:53 PM
1 votes:

vegasj: Dude, shhhhh... don't hit Obama-lovers with facts, facts scare them into name calling and stuff.


Yeah, Democrats even recently declared they didn't even care what fact-checkers have to say.

Oh, wait, that was your party. My point is "dumbocratz ur badz!!11"
2012-09-17 09:41:36 PM
1 votes:
I find it amusing that the Romney tape filmed in May took until mid-September to be shown. The Democrats are fighting a losing battle. The Democrats are pulling the few straws they have left. They know their poll numbers from the convention bump are declining and Romney is closing the gap. When the October Surprise comes around, Obama will be doomed.

This is 1980 all over again and it seems a Carter is involved in this candidacy.
2012-09-17 09:34:37 PM
1 votes:

vegasj: Dude, shhhhh... don't hit Obama-lovers with facts, facts scare them into name calling and stuff.


Derp
2012-09-17 09:32:17 PM
1 votes:

ferretman: And whose fault is that? It's Congresses and the Presidents. President Obama has not even mentioned these multi-million/billion corporations. Just wants to raise taxes on those making $150,000.00+ (combined). Real small businesses that do not pay minimum wage but actual salaries will be effected. A company needs to make ~$100K per employee that makes ~$50K + benefits. Increasing their taxes do not allow these small business grow.


Dude, shhhhh... don't hit Obama-lovers with facts, facts scare them into name calling and stuff.

2012-09-17 09:24:58 PM
1 votes:

JudgeSmails: Mrtraveler01: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Fundraiser was at this guy's Boca Raton home in May.

Say no more.

I'm surprised it wasn't at Versailles.


Ha.

Seems like everyone in Boca Raton is an asshole with facts like these:


According to MessageLabs (an email security vendor), Boca Raton is the "spam capital of the world", being the source of a significant proportion of all spam generated worldwide, not surprising given the area's appeal, the personal fortunes of typical spammers, and the area's notorious past as a favorite of organized crime. According to the Miami Herald, the city has a long history of involvement in confidence tricks. Richard C. Breeden, former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, once called the city "the only coastal city in Florida where there are more sharks on land than in the water".[citation needed] In the keynote address to a computer security conference on June 8, 2004, Bruce Sterling described the city as the "Capone-Chicago of cyber fraud".

On July 22, 2004, Boca Raton resident Scott Levine was charged with the largest computer crime indictment in United States history. Federal prosecutors allege that Levine unlawfully accessed Acxiom, a database of consumer data, to steal detailed personal information of millions of people.


In other words the kind of city you would expect a Republican fundraiser to take place in
2012-09-17 09:23:28 PM
1 votes:

Glenford: It's now on the front page on CNN, CBS and ABC news websites.


Well, the Fox News web site has a big picture of angry mooslims on its front page... but nothing about the Romney story.

/Shocked, shocked
2012-09-17 09:22:19 PM
1 votes:

skullkrusher: I don't know why making people work for their public support is mean. In fact, I think it's a wonderful idea, if possible.


Some sort of "earned income tax credit" or "work for welfare" system...

Wait. That's exactly what we have.
2012-09-17 09:20:41 PM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Fundraiser was at this guy's Boca Raton home in May.

Say no more.


I'm surprised it wasn't at Versailles.
2012-09-17 09:17:37 PM
1 votes:
When rape seems to be the better choice for a talking point, you may be doing it wrong.
2012-09-17 09:10:08 PM
1 votes:

skullkrusher: Bloody William: Nabb1: "A government that has the power to give you something has the power to take it away." - Thomas Jefferson. If you can provide yourself with the necessities in life, you have no right to demand others do so for you.

"The poor who have neither property, friends, nor strength to
labor, are boarded in the houses of good farmers, to whom a
stipulated sum is annually paid. To those who are able to help
themselves a little, or have friends from whom they derive some
succor, inadequate however to their full maintenance,
supplementary aids are given which enable them to live
comfortably in their own houses, or in the houses of their
friends."

-Thomas Jefferson. Notes on Virginia, 1782.

you dropped something

"Vagabonds without visible property or vocation, are placed in work houses, where they are well clothed, fed, lodged, and made to labor."

the end of your quote


So they are provided clothing, food, housing, AND a job? Awesome! Where do we sign up?
2012-09-17 09:03:05 PM
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "My dad, as you probably, know was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico ... and, uh, had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning this," Romney said. "But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. ... I mean I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino."

Those Mexicans got it so easy...


He's just saying what we all know. If he was Latino, more Latinos would vote for him based on his race.
And that benefit would in no way be overshadowed by the number of voters who wouldn't then vote for him because of his race.

God damn idiot.
2012-09-17 09:02:22 PM
1 votes:
I truly want to believe this is the moment that doomed his campaign. Of course, he's had so many of those the last few months, it's been hard to keep track.
2012-09-17 09:00:50 PM
1 votes:
Romney/Ryan 2012: Less human than human

//Rachael didn't know, at first...
2012-09-17 09:00:10 PM
1 votes:
"95% of life is set up for you if you are born in this country."
We built this.
2012-09-17 09:00:05 PM
1 votes:
fark you. Got mine.
2012-09-17 08:59:25 PM
1 votes:
Speaking of Americans who don't pay taxes, Mitt, can we see your returns from 2009?
2012-09-17 08:58:32 PM
1 votes:
"My dad, as you probably, know was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico ... and, uh, had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning this," Romney said. "But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. ... I mean I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino."

Those Mexicans got it so easy...
2012-09-17 08:57:08 PM
1 votes:
If Mitt wants to biatch about 47% not paying income taxes, he better show his.
2012-09-17 08:47:59 PM
1 votes:
2012-09-17 08:41:52 PM
1 votes:
The American dream is a good job, a nice home, and a growing savings account.

The Repugnantcan dream is standing atop one of the ramparts of your mansion-fortress and beating off while watching the rest of society starve to death outside.

they can't be happy unless you suffer
2012-09-17 08:37:46 PM
1 votes:
As it turns out, Mitt Romney is a really horrible human being. Who knew? Oh, wait, more than 47% of us did. Now, get your asses out and vote.
2012-09-17 08:37:04 PM
1 votes:
Born on third, thinks he hit a triple.
2012-09-17 08:27:34 PM
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: mrshowrules: I'm saying Obama now even has a shot at Texas. I'm talking the whole video not just the 47% crack. It makes Republicans stay home, it energizes Obama's base and quite possibly allows the DNC to hold on to the Senate which is very tight. Wait until the seniors clue in to what Romney just said. wait until Romney makes things much worse but playing the victim on this tomorrow. Wait until Obama uses it to ask for Romney's tax returns again. This will be the gift that keeps on giving.

You think I'm being stupid. Will see

There are two things most people who talk politics like you lack, scope and context. Those are two things you are a missing here.


assets.sbnation.com
2012-09-17 08:24:08 PM
1 votes:
All this from a guy who would rather eat tuna fish off an ironing board than get a job or have his wife get a job.
2012-09-17 08:19:56 PM
1 votes:
My boyfriend and I are part of the 47% that will be voting for Obama again this year (though I believe more than 47% of the electorate will be voting for him), and neither one of us are on welfare, take any other kind of government benefits, or are layabouts.

RexTalionis: GhostFish: RexTalionis: Look, I don't like defending Romney, but I don't really see the big deal about this. He's a candidate running an election with an extremely polarised populace. Of course he's going to denigrate the voters of the other side.

You really think that the Obama campaign doesn't think that a good portion of Romney's base is a bunch of racist whackjobs, either?

This would be like Obama coming out and saying that everyone voting against him is a racist whackjob.

Okay, Obama knows better than saying that, even in private. But you can't tell me that a good number of liberals aren't thinking that exact thought.


I can tell you that. I absolutely refuse to believe there is even a negligible amount of liberals who think that anyone voting for Romney is a racist whackjob. Now, I happen to know of several people who are racist whackjobs, and they're voting for Romney, but how retarded would I have to be to extrapolate that to the entire Republican electorate? I think most liberals, if not nearly all, are smart enough to differentiate between the racist farktards and the regular GOP farktards.
2012-09-17 08:15:19 PM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: GhostFish: RexTalionis: Look, I don't like defending Romney, but I don't really see the big deal about this. He's a candidate running an election with an extremely polarised populace. Of course he's going to denigrate the voters of the other side.

You really think that the Obama campaign doesn't think that a good portion of Romney's base is a bunch of racist whackjobs, either?

This would be like Obama coming out and saying that everyone voting against him is a racist whackjob.

Okay, Obama knows better than saying that, even in private. But you can't tell me that a good number of liberals aren't thinking that exact thought.


Oh, I've been thinking it AND saying it here since at least 2010.

And yet people still deride the left as tolerant. I don't know how I've failed them so.
2012-09-17 08:13:36 PM
1 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: Oh, and Romney doesn't believe he was born into privlege:

"I have inherited nothing." He remarked, "There is a perception, 'Oh, we were born with a silver spoon, he never had to earn anything and so forth.' Frankly, I was born with a silver spoon, which is the greatest gift you can have: which is to get born in America."


Right he was GIFTED stock and house but he didn't "inherit" it. So that makes it ok.
2012-09-17 08:11:29 PM
1 votes:
www.historyguy.com

Some people's government handouts are better than others.
2012-09-17 08:06:19 PM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Today, Mitt Romney lost the election.


Now there's a headline that's gotten a lot of wear and tear over the last few weeks
2012-09-17 07:54:02 PM
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: Bloody William: It assumes that those three things are readily available

They are.


As I'm done being civil with you idiots; go stick your head in a donkey's ass, you cock. We'll fix it without you, like we always do.
2012-09-17 07:48:21 PM
1 votes:

Bloody William: Nabb1: "A government that has the power to give you something has the power to take it away." - Thomas Jefferson. If you can provide yourself with the necessities in life, you have no right to demand others do so for you.

"The poor who have neither property, friends, nor strength to
labor, are boarded in the houses of good farmers, to whom a
stipulated sum is annually paid. To those who are able to help
themselves a little, or have friends from whom they derive some
succor, inadequate however to their full maintenance,
supplementary aids are given which enable them to live
comfortably in their own houses, or in the houses of their
friends."

-Thomas Jefferson. Notes on Virginia, 1782.


Need a picture of Jefferson saying "OH, SNAP!".
2012-09-17 07:48:03 PM
1 votes:
Obama campaign's Weeners - "It's hard to serve as president for all Americans when you've disdainfully written off half the nation."
2012-09-17 07:37:45 PM
1 votes:

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?


Rich people are "sociopathic assholes" who "only care about money" and would "screw over 1,000 people to make $1 more".

Is this an inaccurate statement?
2012-09-17 07:35:33 PM
1 votes:
Fun fact about where those moochers all live -

taxfoundation.org
2012-09-17 07:33:52 PM
1 votes:
The things he said, I thought they were facts. Why are Democrats suddenly so afraid of facts?
2012-09-17 07:32:51 PM
1 votes:
Tomorrow, Mitt will come out and say he was misquoted, he believes that anyone who makes less than the $250,000 middle class minimum should just die.
2012-09-17 07:32:23 PM
1 votes:
Unforced error 1,776

/patriot!
2012-09-17 07:28:53 PM
1 votes:
www.naturalhealth365.com
Look how smug and entitled this women is!!!! When rich people are paying up to 14% in taxes!!! How can we let this stand!!! She needs to pay more so the rich can pay less!!!
2012-09-17 06:34:14 PM
1 votes:
This is not a big deal. Funny, but not a big deal. The real story is that Romney was known to give such a stupid stump speech at fundraisers and the Obama campaign was able to get someone into one to record it. Which means there are more than likely more stories like this to come out.
2012-09-17 06:28:32 PM
1 votes:

ariseatex: Dusk-You-n-Me: Mark it: this video is the final stake through the heart of the Romney campaign. Election now over.- Josh Barro (@jbarro) September 17, 2012

Nate Silver @fivethirtyeight
90% of "game-changing" gaffes are less important in retrospect than they seem in the moment.


Disagrees:

news.bbc.co.uk

www.solidprinciples.com
2012-09-17 06:20:08 PM
1 votes:

Tigger: ariseatex: Dusk-You-n-Me: Mark it: this video is the final stake through the heart of the Romney campaign. Election now over.- Josh Barro (@jbarro) September 17, 2012

Nate Silver @fivethirtyeight
90% of "game-changing" gaffes are less important in retrospect than they seem in the moment.

So you're saying there are only some 'legitimate' gaffes...


Nah, just a difference between everyday gaffes and game-changing gaffes. It's like gaffes are born, and they go to this nursing room where they're given the chance to grow and develop. Some of these gaffes grow to make a real difference. Others just sit there and eat paste wondering why the other little gaffes make fun of them.

This little gaffe isn't even at the point of scooting and grabbing yet. It's not time to declare it the next recipient of the Nobel Prize in Gaffology.

/still not good for Romney though
//and entirely self-inflicted
///slashies come in threes
2012-09-17 06:12:28 PM
1 votes:

ariseatex: Dusk-You-n-Me: Mark it: this video is the final stake through the heart of the Romney campaign. Election now over.- Josh Barro (@jbarro) September 17, 2012

Nate Silver @fivethirtyeight
90% of "game-changing" gaffes are less important in retrospect than they seem in the moment.


So you're saying there are only some 'legitimate' gaffes...
2012-09-17 05:36:21 PM
1 votes:
Is this where we pretend 'people who live off the government' only means minorities on food stamps and doesn't include the 40 million people on Social Security and Medicare, many of whom survive solely on those programs and vote Republican, or the defense contractors and the thousands who work for them who wouldn't have jobs without massive government funding, who also vote Republican?
2012-09-17 04:50:55 PM
1 votes:

Bloody William: 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.


I would suggest that in America those three things are readily available without exception or failure to anyone who wants it.

That's a problem. We have confused want with need.
2012-09-17 04:48:34 PM
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: vartian: Look, make the "we're all in this alone" argument with me until you pass out, it will never farking sell with me

How about you take care of yourself FIRST, then look to help others?


What does this even mean? I work 55+ hours a week. I have health insurance. I'm good. This changes nothing about the level of poverty in this country.

It is bizarre how some of you guys come up against compassion and can think of nothing else to do but shout at it until it goes away.
2012-09-17 04:47:03 PM
1 votes:
But Obama is the divisive one. Right.
2012-09-17 04:45:26 PM
1 votes:

Hollie Maea: Christ, I would think that we would want to be living in a society in which we considered keeping our people fed to be a minimum standard.


If people want bread to live, they'll have to work harder. Then they can have cake.
2012-09-17 04:44:30 PM
1 votes:

vartian: Dancin_In_Anson: vartian: I believe peopled are entitled to those things.

At least you agree with the statement and are happy to admit it. Everyone else does but seems to be bothered by that fact.

I own my fuzzy liberalism, good sir :)


I freely admit it, too. Though I think DIA's trying to ignore my existence after I pointed out how utterly full of shiat he is both in quoting me and in presenting two potentially exclusive statements as one consistent one.
2012-09-17 04:41:17 PM
1 votes:

Aarontology: Nabb1: No, they aren't. You're not entitled to anything else from anyone else. Providing for those who cannot provide for themselves is charity, and there's nothing wrong with helping people. But no one has a right to demand the government provide them anything. "A government that has the power to give you something has the power to take it away." - Thomas Jefferson. If you can provide yourself with the necessities in life, you have no right to demand others do so for you.

So does that mean I can have the money back that was given to Louisiana after the hurricanes and the oil spill?


What's your own personal stake in that? Like six bucks? Do you accepts the PayPal?
2012-09-17 04:39:39 PM
1 votes:
99.999% of "humans" believe they are entitled to food and shelter.
2012-09-17 04:30:04 PM
1 votes:

Bloody William: It assumes that those three things are readily available


They are.
2012-09-17 04:23:52 PM
1 votes:

Aarontology: You're talking to a guy who honestly believes the current US government is comparable to the nazis.


dancininanson.net
2012-09-17 04:22:53 PM
1 votes:

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?



Yes.
2012-09-17 04:21:50 PM
1 votes:

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?


Yes it is. He said 47%. 47% might want access to affordable health care insurance and employment. The number of people as a percentage that want a free ride, would in theory be at least less than the unemployment rate or do you assume all people who can't find work are lazy?
2012-09-17 04:18:39 PM
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Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Aarontology: "dependent on government" and "believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing,"

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

And old people and children.


It's the Republican Christian thing to do, after all.
2012-09-17 04:15:13 PM
1 votes:
they are "dependent on government" and "believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing,"

Is this an inaccurate statement?
2012-09-17 04:12:09 PM
1 votes:
i110.photobucket.com
Republicans are often assholes
 
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