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(The New Yorker)   Mitt Romney set a new personal best during his Town Hall debate. Unfortunately, that personal best was faking empathy   (newyorker.com ) divider line
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2012-10-17 06:22:30 AM  
6 votes:
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In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people
2012-10-17 12:48:34 AM  
5 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: markie_farkie: Mitt has that one look after he delivers what he thinks is a crushing blow to someone's point. It's almost like "see daddy, I'm almost as good as you thought I would turn out"

Seriously, THIS

/that self-satisfied smirk makes me want to kick him right in the nuts


The man has lived his entire life in air conditioning and never needed money. I think unless you've worked because you had to, like not eating, paying rent, buying clothes for your kids, you have no idea what 90% of America does every day. He doesn't empathize because he can't. He has no concept of what life is like for the people he's trying to empathize with.

At least GWB could fake it, and GHWB had seen combat, which has an emotional toll even on guys born rich (see also JFK). FDR's polio I think gave him that kind of understanding his upbringing would never have normally allowed. Mitt, just doesn't have the capability. And it's just one of many reasons I can't stand the guy.
2012-10-17 08:19:34 AM  
4 votes:

serial_crusher: I want to know what that college kid's major was? Because he asked about how he could get a job, and Obama told him all about bringing manufacturing back to Detroit. Yeah, that's really what a biochem major wants to do. Put car parts together on an assembly line at whatever minimum wage the union strong armed their way into.

Or, if he was in a major that would lend itself towards assembly line work, maybe they should have said, "You went to college. To major in Art History? In 2010, you thought this would be a good idea? And you used your own money?????" An answer like that would have instantly bought my vote.


Maybe Obama realizes that bringing manufacturing, and energy production jobs to the US results in many complementary jobs ranging from directly related jobs such as engineers, accountants and lawyers to things like teachers and small business in the communities these blue collar workers live.
2012-10-17 06:43:43 AM  
4 votes:
Up to this debate, I had thought that, yes, he was out of touch, and yes, he was a bit overwhelmed intellectually, but he was generally still a decent guy. After seeing him at this debate, I am prepared to join the rest of the chorus in pronouncing him a prevaricating douche.

/god, what an asshole
2012-10-17 08:07:18 AM  
3 votes:

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Up to this debate, I had thought that, yes, he was out of touch, and yes, he was a bit overwhelmed intellectually, but he was generally still a decent guy. After seeing him at this debate, I am prepared to join the rest of the chorus in pronouncing him a prevaricating douche.

/god, what an asshole


That this election is even close baffles me. Hardline Republicans don't trust him. He's easily the most socially awkward candidate, besting even John Kerry's ridiculous '04 campaign. To hear him speak you have to wonder if he even knew how the washing machine in his photo-op worked.

I know he's successful, but being a vulture capitalist doesn't earn any respect points from me. And yeah, the guy is a complete and utter asshole.

So why is the popular vote looking so close? America. We get the assholes we deserve.
2012-10-17 03:12:08 AM  
3 votes:
i49.tinypic.com
2012-10-17 02:24:04 AM  
3 votes:
Mitt cares OH SO DEEPLY about the 4 dead Americans. Then he turns around and uses their deaths to score cheap political points against the President. fark YOU MITT ROMNEY.
2012-10-17 08:48:40 AM  
2 votes:
By the way, did anybody notice that Mitt thought he was saving the middle class a lot in taxes by saying "We'll eliminate taxes on interest on your savings?" I don't know about you, but I made approximately 3 dollars on my savings last year. I checked around with friends and family, and not one person told me they made more than 10 dollars from their savings. Interest rates on savings accounts are in the 0.25% to 1% range.

It just goes to show you how out of touch he is. He actually things that if you make enough money on your savings that the tax is noticeable, you're "middle class." Just like if you want to pay for college, ask your parents for money! *headdesk*
2012-10-17 08:18:14 AM  
2 votes:

serial_crusher: I want to know what that college kid's major was? Because he asked about how he could get a job, and Obama told him all about bringing manufacturing back to Detroit. Yeah, that's really what a biochem major wants to do. Put car parts together on an assembly line at whatever minimum wage the union strong armed their way into.

Or, if he was in a major that would lend itself towards assembly line work, maybe they should have said, "You went to college. To major in Art History? In 2010, you thought this would be a good idea? And you used your own money?????" An answer like that would have instantly bought my vote.



Well, it takes someone to design batteries, and polymers, and plastics, and fuel additives, and all the other technical bullshiat that goes into modern durable goods. You're not going to create a lot of secondary jobs if everyone works in retail selling shiat imported from China.
2012-10-17 07:02:14 AM  
2 votes:
Romney's a dick. The longer the debate went on, the more flustered and put-upon he seemed. By the end, he was reciting Fox News talking points under the apparent impression that they were zingers. Obama, on the other hand, lost his slight stammer over the course of the debate and emerged as Mr. Smooth. Calling this one's as much of a no-brainer as calling the first one was.

On a related note: Someone told me that Candy Crowley was named after her favorite food. I googled that but couldn't find anything. Does anyone out there know whether this is true or not?
2012-10-17 06:28:02 AM  
2 votes:

WhyteRaven74: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x874] 

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people


Give Romney a break. He's had to deal with an uppity POTUS and now a female teacher? How much more do you expect him to take?
2012-10-17 05:19:49 AM  
2 votes:
I thought he did OK...I mean, there were one or two moments where his attempts nearly approached a reasonable approximation of a somewhat life-like semblance of humanoid behavior signaling the possible presence of indications that may have suggested a quality comparable to an empathy-like emotion.
2012-10-17 12:39:31 AM  
2 votes:

markie_farkie: Mitt has that one look after he delivers what he thinks is a crushing blow to someone's point. It's almost like "see daddy, I'm almost as good as you thought I would turn out"


Seriously, THIS

/that self-satisfied smirk makes me want to kick him right in the nuts
2012-10-17 12:16:12 AM  
2 votes:

Brick-House: Im just gonna leave this here for all you libtards...

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Not sure the relevance, given that your boy lost on every poll. But hey...
2012-10-17 08:40:05 AM  
1 vote:

DarnoKonrad: There's no doubt he purposely ceded the first debate, probably more than he wanted to, but it was clear he held back. The media reaction is what took them off guard.


Serious question: What are you basing that on? Do you genuinely believe all this "long-game" tripe, or is it more likely that the dude just had an off-night, particularly after being bombarded by a brand new Romney that no one recognized from the last 18 months?

I'm not trying to attack you, but am curious as to what leads you this conclusion.
2012-10-17 08:29:12 AM  
1 vote:

Carth: serial_crusher: I want to know what that college kid's major was? Because he asked about how he could get a job, and Obama told him all about bringing manufacturing back to Detroit. Yeah, that's really what a biochem major wants to do. Put car parts together on an assembly line at whatever minimum wage the union strong armed their way into.

Or, if he was in a major that would lend itself towards assembly line work, maybe they should have said, "You went to college. To major in Art History? In 2010, you thought this would be a good idea? And you used your own money?????" An answer like that would have instantly bought my vote.

Maybe Obama realizes that bringing manufacturing, and energy production jobs to the US results in many complementary jobs ranging from directly related jobs such as engineers, accountants and lawyers to things like teachers and small business in the communities these blue collar workers live.


Yes, there is a lot more to manufacturing than the guy who stands on the floor bolting widgets together.

Also, in response to Mitts' accusation that China has stolen designs and intellectual property from Americans, that's not how I see it. I think it would be more accurate to say, we piled designs and intellectual property onto a silver tray, manufacturing facilities American companies wanted to build in China in order to exploit comparatively weak Chinese labor, environmental and safety laws, and we begged China to accept this platter heaped with intellectual property. Now, we're angry they accepted.
2012-10-17 08:14:10 AM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [i49.tinypic.com image 850x471]


The caption captures the quote exactly. He's been surrounded by nothing but yes men and ass-kissers his whole life. And now some plebs are going to question him?

Mitt Romney: "I DIDN'T ASK YOU ANY QUESTION."

That's the bumper sticker the Republicans should be using.
2012-10-17 07:50:03 AM  
1 vote:
Paraphrased question: the last question to each man aims to get him to talk about himself and to discuss what people don't know about him?

Rmoney jumps right in with "others" want you to believe that I don't care about 100% of Americans.
//I wonder where they got the idea that he thinks 47% of them are free-loaders? Oh shiat, it was his own words.
2012-10-17 07:01:48 AM  
1 vote:

TheGogmagog: G.I.R.B.

ExperianScaresCthulhu: WhyteRaven74: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x874]

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people

"I didn't ask you a question"

... there are no words.

*facepalm* works for me

He said that at least once in the debate. I was glad he didn't add "boy".


Lol. You know he wanted to.
2012-10-17 06:48:24 AM  
1 vote:
G.I.R.B.

ExperianScaresCthulhu: WhyteRaven74: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x874]

In case anyone thinks he's any good with anything to do with relating to people

"I didn't ask you a question"

... there are no words.

*facepalm* works for me


He said that at least once in the debate. I was glad he didn't add "boy".
2012-10-17 06:29:21 AM  
1 vote:

Weaver95:

There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Businessmen they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line
Know what any of it is worth


theautumningempire.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-17 05:59:19 AM  
1 vote:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: "I DO care about the suffering of others. When Rochester was taking me to the yacht club in the Dusenberg and accidentally ran over his own son I took the cost of the fuel he wasted while we idled waiting for an ambulance out of TWO of his paychecks, not one."


I do miss Jack Benny
2012-10-17 05:55:07 AM  
1 vote:
"I DO care about the suffering of others. When Rochester was taking me to the yacht club in the Dusenberg and accidentally ran over his own son I took the cost of the fuel he wasted while we idled waiting for an ambulance out of TWO of his paychecks, not one."
2012-10-17 05:53:00 AM  
1 vote:
mitt, you missed some bullshiat on your lip, you koch-sucker

images.huffingtonpost.com
2012-10-17 05:50:31 AM  
1 vote:
I don't know. "I'm running for president because people are suffering" is still up there.
2012-10-17 03:00:40 AM  
1 vote:
This is empathetic?

i1159.photobucket.com
2012-10-17 02:24:27 AM  
1 vote:
Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney set a new personal record tonight by pretending to care about average Americans for nearly ninety minutes.

There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Businessmen they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line
Know what any of it is worth
2012-10-17 01:18:59 AM  
1 vote:

Brick-House: Im just gonna leave this here for all you libtards...


You're a one hit wonder dude. Maybe someday VH1 will include you in one of their countdown shows.
2012-10-17 12:10:03 AM  
1 vote:
Your blog sucks.
2012-10-17 12:06:32 AM  
1 vote:
Mitt has that one look after he delivers what he thinks is a crushing blow to someone's point. It's almost like "see daddy, I'm almost as good as you thought I would turn out"
 
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