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2012-09-18 12:18:43 PM
History's greatest monster strikes again.
 
2012-09-18 12:22:55 PM
I am just so amused as how jealous the super rich are of people making $20k a year and how they don't have to pay taxes. Of course, cutting their income to $20k a year doesn't sound very appealing to them.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-18 12:25:33 PM
The funny thing is that Romney has worked the tax system so much that he has to take the hit for not releasing his taxes, even though it was his own father who suggested that people who didn't were hiding something.

But it's OK for people like him, he is too special to pay taxes.
 
2012-09-18 12:27:23 PM
Unbelievable. Some person (a Romney backer) takes a video of their candidate and now blames Carter's grandson for convincing them to post it online?

Take some farking responsibility you assclown. Carter's grandkid didn't record the video, you did.
 
2012-09-18 12:29:15 PM
OK. Fine. Just RTFA. I guess Romney's 50K a plate donor doesn't want to be exposed as taking the video.

(but, really? Is it that difficult to find out where the camera was located and what table it was at?)
 
2012-09-18 12:34:50 PM
Say what you want, but Romney's covers of "Plateau," "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" and "Something in the Way" were EPIC.
 
2012-09-18 12:36:50 PM
Video of that fundraiser has been out for a month. This was 50k worth opposition research.
 
2012-09-18 12:37:02 PM
I guess the img1.fark.net tag couldn't afford the per plate
fee.
 
2012-09-18 12:43:06 PM
The source who shot the video told NBC News that it documented a May 17, $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of private equity titan Marc Leder in Boca Raton, Fla.

If the Democrats were smart, they would have had their own macaca at the dinner. That $50,000 admission fee was worth 1,000 times that in advertising.
 
2012-09-18 12:47:31 PM
New Virginia poll, Washington Post - Obama +8, 52-44

Awwww.
 
2012-09-18 12:50:28 PM
CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-ter!
 
2012-09-18 12:51:41 PM

Makh: CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-ter!


Whoops, spent too much time in Massachusetts.
 
2012-09-18 12:59:04 PM
I swear this whole video thing was on Fark weeks ago, don't remember if it was greenlit. Anybody else? Why is this hitting now, instead of back then?
 
2012-09-18 01:05:28 PM

Earguy: I swear this whole video thing was on Fark weeks ago, don't remember if it was greenlit. Anybody else? Why is this hitting now, instead of back then?


It wasn't adequately sourced for the press until Carter found the poster and hooked them up with MJ and HuffPo.

/yes, some journalists have some standards
 
2012-09-18 01:25:54 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Earguy: I swear this whole video thing was on Fark weeks ago, don't remember if it was greenlit. Anybody else? Why is this hitting now, instead of back then?

It wasn't adequately sourced for the press until Carter found the poster and hooked them up with MJ and HuffPo.

/yes, some journalists have some standards


Did they think it was CGI or something?
 
2012-09-18 01:27:37 PM
FTFA: Carter, 35, described himself as a "partisan Democrat" and said he is currently unemployed

No way!
 
2012-09-18 01:34:11 PM

impaler: Did they think it was CGI or something?


There's evidence of at least one computer program that can do Mitt Romney's voice. Stands to reason another could be created.
 
2012-09-18 01:48:32 PM

vpb: The funny thing is that Romney has worked the tax system so much that he has to take the hit for not releasing his taxes, even though it was his own father who suggested that people who didn't were hiding something.

But it's OK for people like him, he is too special to pay taxes.


Still wondering if anything is going to happen on the 28th...
 
2012-09-18 02:23:32 PM

impaler: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Earguy: I swear this whole video thing was on Fark weeks ago, don't remember if it was greenlit. Anybody else? Why is this hitting now, instead of back then?

It wasn't adequately sourced for the press until Carter found the poster and hooked them up with MJ and HuffPo.

/yes, some journalists have some standards

Did they think it was CGI or something?


Without a date and location and a source you open the door for all kinds of allegations, dubbing, editing, etc. "impaler" can't really be cited; the journalist has no idea who you are. Once he verifies you're a wealthy Republican and were at least likely to be at the fundraiser or have some other bona fides he can have more faith in your video.
 
2012-09-18 02:30:19 PM
Another interesting Romney video is coming out today, check out vice.com's youtube channel... it's about his family who still lives in Mexico and they are currently at war with narco terrorists.
 
2012-09-18 02:32:28 PM

dletter: I am just so amused as how jealous the super rich are of people making $20k a year and how they don't have to pay taxes income tax.


Minor, but important correction.
 
2012-09-18 02:35:56 PM

Lumpmoose: The source who shot the video told NBC News that it documented a May 17, $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of private equity titan Marc Leder in Boca Raton, Fla.

If the Democrats were smart, they would have had their own macaca at the dinner. That $50,000 admission fee was worth 1,000 times that in advertising.


Odds are, this mole is (or was) at least a moderately-big contributor to the Republican party. Maybe not. But, you'd think all those super-rich people milling about and meeting Romney would at least have an idea who you are. If you're an unfamiliar face and a potential plant, they might pick up on that.
 
2012-09-18 02:48:49 PM

ShawnDoc: dletter: I am just so amused as how jealous the super rich are of people making $20k a year and how they don't have to pay taxes income tax.

Minor, but important correction.


True... good point. Obviously, there are a myriad of other taxes they are already paying. And any "help" they get is really to offset the fact that they are still paying those other taxes....

IMO, someone making 20k a year.... I am fine with their net tax overall being zeroed out, especially if they have dependents.
 
2012-09-18 02:50:03 PM

BunkyBrewman: Unbelievable. Some person (a Romney backer) takes a video of their candidate and now blames Carter's grandson for convincing them to post it online?

Take some farking responsibility you assclown. Carter's grandkid didn't record the video, you did.


The original guy that made the video is clearly pissed off. He paid $50,000 to buy some influence and all he got was a turd sandwich. You can't ask for that kind of money and then be a loser.

Guy figures if he's not getting his money's worth he might as well have some fun.
 
2012-09-18 02:50:33 PM
This is the problem when you are a Politician. When you have a $50,000 a plate fundraiser,you tend to try to speak to the crowd that bought your ass for an evening.

Obama did the same thing with his fundraiser...however this is his quote in full context

"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
 

Apparently the spin is on...Mitts heading to FOX this afternoon Link
 
2012-09-18 03:10:52 PM
I predict the spin will be "Carter's treasonous kid was upset that his Dad was going to lose his title of Worst President Ever to N0bongo, so he had to double-down on his treason and release these lies about Romney!" ("lies" being what happens when Republicans are accurately quoted, of course)
 
2012-09-18 03:14:47 PM

timujin: vpb: The funny thing is that Romney has worked the tax system so much that he has to take the hit for not releasing his taxes, even though it was his own father who suggested that people who didn't were hiding something.

But it's OK for people like him, he is too special to pay taxes.

Still wondering if anything is going to happen on the 28th...


What happens on the 28th? is that the filing deadline for presidential candidates?
 
2012-09-18 03:21:16 PM

Headso: Another interesting Romney video is coming out today, check out vice.com's youtube channel... it's about his family who still lives in Mexico and they are currently at war with narco terrorists.


Fark man. I have family in Mexico and they are at war with narcoterrorists.
 
2012-09-18 03:42:40 PM

Sybarite: History's greatest monster strikes again.


They said Carter not Reagan dumb ass.
 
2012-09-18 03:43:35 PM
Mitt Romirony, pissed about "entitled" people who don't pay taxes.
 
2012-09-18 03:43:46 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Sybarite: History's greatest monster strikes again.

They said Carter not Reagan dumb ass.


it's a Simpsons joke
 
2012-09-18 03:43:47 PM
I have narcoterrorist family in Mexico and I'm tired of them getting dragged through the mud.
 
2012-09-18 03:43:47 PM

WTF Indeed: Video of that fundraiser has been out for a month. This was 50k worth opposition research.


Actually, it was Boobiesed on Youtube back in May, but remained largely forgotten until now. Much like the videos of Obama's preacher, the media can pick strange times to latch onto stuff like this.
 
2012-09-18 03:45:13 PM

Lumpmoose: The source who shot the video told NBC News that it documented a May 17, $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of private equity titan Marc Leder in Boca Raton, Fla.

If the Democrats were smart, they would have had their own macaca at the dinner. That $50,000 admission fee was worth 1,000 times that in advertising.


Apparently that's illegal, largely because if you hire someone to attend the dinner and then re-imburse them for expenses you've essentially become a shadow donor funnelling money to the campaign through a straw donor, which is a big no-no, or at least it was pre-Citizen's United, Now I'm not so sure anymore
 
2012-09-18 03:48:00 PM

Magorn: Lumpmoose: The source who shot the video told NBC News that it documented a May 17, $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of private equity titan Marc Leder in Boca Raton, Fla.

If the Democrats were smart, they would have had their own macaca at the dinner. That $50,000 admission fee was worth 1,000 times that in advertising.

Apparently that's illegal, largely because if you hire someone to attend the dinner and then re-imburse them for expenses you've essentially become a shadow donor funnelling money to the campaign through a straw donor, which is a big no-no, or at least it was pre-Citizen's United, Now I'm not so sure anymore


Still is a no-no. The solution is just don't reimburse the person. You want it to be someone who will fit in with the crowd, anyways, so it needs to be someone that can afford to toss away 50 grand
 
2012-09-18 03:48:22 PM

robsul82: Say what you want, but Romney's covers of "Plateau," "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" and "Something in the Way" were EPIC.

His cover of "Lake of Fire" was meh tho.
 
2012-09-18 03:48:22 PM

ITGreen: I have narcoterrorist family in Mexico and I'm tired of them getting dragged through the mud.


I'm a Mexican living in Mexico, so there.
 
2012-09-18 03:48:38 PM

BunkyBrewman: Unbelievable. Some person (a Romney backer) takes a video of their candidate and now blames Carter's grandson for convincing them to post it online?

Take some farking responsibility you assclown. Carter's grandkid didn't record the video, you did.




It is personally Jimmy Carter's fault that Mitt Romney said those things!
 
2012-09-18 03:49:02 PM

Bfett20: robsul82: Say what you want, but Romney's covers of "Plateau," "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" and "Something in the Way" were EPIC.
His cover of "Lake of Fire" was meh tho.


I'd like to see him sing "Here's to you, Nicola and Bart".
 
2012-09-18 03:49:08 PM
Muhahahahhahahahahahaha.
 
2012-09-18 03:49:50 PM

Goodfella: BunkyBrewman: Unbelievable. Some person (a Romney backer) takes a video of their candidate and now blames Carter's grandson for convincing them to post it online?

Take some farking responsibility you assclown. Carter's grandkid didn't record the video, you did.



It is personally Jimmy Carter's fault that Mitt Romney said those things!


No, it was Billy and Billy was drunk. So no harm.
 
2012-09-18 03:50:20 PM
More like Jimmy Farter, right guys?
 
2012-09-18 03:50:31 PM
I am waiting on this quote from Romney, "What is this so called 'inter-net?...and why does it keep getting me in trouble?"
 
2012-09-18 03:50:39 PM
Entitled: People making near, at or below poverty income who have little or no tax liability and virtually no income beyond what is required for the basic necessities of life.

Not entitled: People born into wealth, sent through expensive preparatory schools and shipped off to college with $100,000 in their pocket in cash who now want to cut the safety net out from under the "entitled" people so they can cut their own taxes and have an extra million dollars in expendable income.

/ that's probably a sustainable economic policy... yea... right
// maybe the asshole who won't release his own tax returns shouldn't be so critical of anybody else's?
 
2012-09-18 03:51:31 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: impaler: Did they think it was CGI or something?

There's evidence of at least one computer program that can do Mitt Romney's voice. Stands to reason another could be created.




I see what was done there by you.
 
2012-09-18 03:53:07 PM

Darth_Lukecash: This is the problem when you are a Politician. When you have a $50,000 a plate fundraiser,you tend to try to speak to the crowd that bought your ass for an evening.

Obama did the same thing with his fundraiser...however this is his quote in full context

"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." 

Apparently the spin is on...Mitts heading to FOX this afternoon Link



And to put that Obama quote in even more context, he was talking about the difficulty for supporters to go door to door in those towns and deliver his message of inclusiveness. It was a bad soundbite in an otherwise noble speech.

Romney's just an asshole who dismisses half the country. "My job is not to worry about those people."
 
2012-09-18 03:53:18 PM
Therefore Paul Ryan is now President, we have to send all the hostages back to Iran, and everyone has to go see Argo on opening weekend.
 
2012-09-18 03:54:05 PM
Jeb Bush could have taken a few pointers from this dude.
 
IP
2012-09-18 03:54:56 PM
Oh sweet, sweet irony. Magnificent.
 
2012-09-18 03:56:09 PM

xanadian: Lumpmoose: The source who shot the video told NBC News that it documented a May 17, $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of private equity titan Marc Leder in Boca Raton, Fla.

If the Democrats were smart, they would have had their own macaca at the dinner. That $50,000 admission fee was worth 1,000 times that in advertising.

Odds are, this mole is (or was) at least a moderately-big contributor to the Republican party. Maybe not. But, you'd think all those super-rich people milling about and meeting Romney would at least have an idea who you are. If you're an unfamiliar face and a potential plant, they might pick up on that.


They're too interested in being in their ivory tower to care. :)
 
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