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2012-11-08 07:36:04 PM
That needs the Amusing tag.
 
2012-11-08 07:41:30 PM
Thank you for all your hard work, but your services are no longer required
 
2012-11-08 07:49:25 PM
Nice. What a dick. Hearing this story makes me even happier he was beat.
 
2012-11-08 07:53:18 PM
I've been amused by quite a bit of the stuff that's happened to the Republicans (much of which they've done to themselves), but that's the first thing that made me literally laugh out loud.

Suck it. Suck it hard. No, the big shots don't love you; you're used up and gone like a Sensata job.
 
2012-11-08 08:14:07 PM
I heard he also peed in the punch bowl.
 
2012-11-08 08:20:13 PM

Amos Quito: I heard he also peed in the punch bowl.


That's completely false.

He did dip his balls in the potato salad, though.
 
2012-11-08 08:40:43 PM
Stay Classy Mitt! 
 
2012-11-08 08:47:24 PM
Jeez, all these 47% that just want stuff for free, like cab rides and plane tickets. Moochers.
 
2012-11-08 09:32:50 PM
I'm betting that Romney didn't issue those credit cards...


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I'm betting they were Sheldon's cards, and he knew too well that it was time to fold 'em.
 
2012-11-08 10:32:01 PM

Brontes: Jeez, all these 47% that just want stuff for free, like cab rides and plane tickets. Moochers.


Weird. It's almost like they expexted to be compensated and appreciated for putting effort into a cause.
 
2012-11-08 10:40:24 PM

dr_blasto: Amos Quito: I heard he also peed in the punch bowl.

That's completely false.

He did dip his balls in the potato salad, though.



Well, thank heaven the mashed potatoes were spared. :-D
 
2012-11-08 10:47:29 PM
why should they still work, campaign is over. free ride is done. what happened to party of personal responsibility.
 
2012-11-08 10:55:11 PM
Why are people complaining about this? Slashing benefits and cashing out a bankrupt company was the first lesson he learned at Bain.
 
2012-11-08 10:57:57 PM

AbbeySomeone: Brontes: Jeez, all these 47% that just want stuff for free, like cab rides and plane tickets. Moochers.

Weird. It's almost like they expexted to be compensated and appreciated for putting effort into a cause.


Except . . . they lost. Didn't Romney write into their contracts that they have to pay him their wages back if he lost? That seems fair. Maybe also pay him interest?
 
2012-11-08 11:02:02 PM
Wow, that's really douchey. Couldn't even wait a day or two before abandoning the people who gave you their all.

And 49% of voters voted for this schmuck.
 
2012-11-08 11:03:11 PM
Bain'd.
 
2012-11-08 11:03:37 PM
this is just kinda sad and pathetic.
the next few days are going to be full of shiat like this.
 
2012-11-08 11:04:18 PM

stratagos: Thank you for all your hard work, but your services are no longer required


fark them: They got 6 figure bonuses after the convention. They don't have pocket money?
 
2012-11-08 11:04:36 PM
This is delightful. What incentive do they have now to not leak the delicious details of the campaign's inner workings.

Romney staffers AKA future D voters
 
2012-11-08 11:05:27 PM
Campaign Manager: "Sir, you just lost. What should I tell the staff?"

Romney: "Nothing. Release the hounds."
 
2012-11-08 11:05:43 PM
This just keeps getting better and better doesn't it?

/can't wait for the book
 
2012-11-08 11:05:49 PM
If you don't want people writing tell all books about the clusterfark that was your campaign, you don't screw your most loyal staffers over on election night.
 
2012-11-08 11:06:20 PM
A rich guy who's a cheap bastard? Umpossible!
 
2012-11-08 11:06:24 PM
Wow. At least they already knew they were out of a job so they didn't have to find out by something like their keycard no longer working... But making them go home on their own dime on election night?

LOL, maybe they have standing to sue under the WARN Act...
 
2012-11-08 11:06:30 PM

MFAWG: stratagos: Thank you for all your hard work, but your services are no longer required

fark them: They got 6 figure bonuses after the convention. They don't have pocket money?



The top guys, yea. Somehow I doubt those bonuses were extended to their executive assistants and other lower ranking members of the staff.
 
2012-11-08 11:06:55 PM
As shiatty as the conservatives behaved before election night, they are opening up a whole new chapter on Biblical assholiness.

Is Dick Morris the only slimey sh*tstain who apologized for being such a wrong dickhead? There are thousands of them, but Toesucker Prime is the only one I've seen own up to be being a full-fledged f*ckbag.
 
2012-11-08 11:06:59 PM
Hah. Isn't that the kind of behavior you'd expect from a take-change businessman who knows his way around a profit-loss sheet and knows when to throw the hoi-polloi to the wolves to save the Big Picture?

Sucks to be those people who bought into the lie, but the rich Job Creators will never, ever have anyone's best interests at heart but their own.
 
2012-11-08 11:07:39 PM
Put that credit card down. Credit's for closers only.
 
2012-11-08 11:08:12 PM

rynthetyn: If you don't want people writing tell all books about the clusterfark that was your campaign, you don't screw your most loyal staffers over on election night.


Fiscally overzealous staffer. Move along... they'll get an apology note on the cheapest card stock available at Dollar General.
 
2012-11-08 11:08:20 PM
What's he got to lose anyway? He's done as far as ever running for anything again. Why would he give a rat's ass about it. The only thing he has to worry about is the people who gave untold millions, the Koch brother and the like that supported him. He knows his goose is cooked.
 
2012-11-08 11:09:07 PM

coeyagi: rynthetyn: If you don't want people writing tell all books about the clusterfark that was your campaign, you don't screw your most loyal staffers over on election night.

Fiscally overzealous staffer. Move along... they'll get an apology note on the cheapest card stock available at Dollar General.


Don't you mean scribbled on the back of the Dollar General receipt?
 
2012-11-08 11:09:13 PM
The schadenfreude is just getting too delicious. I just think about all those cute executive assistants who must've thought Romney was SO presidential and Ryan was SO dreamy having to dig out cash for their cab fares and get all giggly.
 
2012-11-08 11:10:24 PM
It's not surprising, could you imagine the liquer bill they would have racked up on thier way home otherwise? It was a community service against drunk drivers really.
 
2012-11-08 11:11:03 PM
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
Hahahahahahohohohohoho
ROFLMAO!
 
2012-11-08 11:11:36 PM

Genevieve Marie: MFAWG: stratagos: Thank you for all your hard work, but your services are no longer required

fark them: They got 6 figure bonuses after the convention. They don't have pocket money?


The top guys, yea. Somehow I doubt those bonuses were extended to their executive assistants and other lower ranking members of the staff.


I'll bet anybody in possession of a credit card got a bonus. I don't think they were going to die of hunger on their flights.
 
2012-11-08 11:11:43 PM
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YOU ARE FIRED!
 
2012-11-08 11:11:52 PM

coeyagi: As shiatty as the conservatives behaved before election night, they are opening up a whole new chapter on Biblical assholiness.

Is Dick Morris the only slimey sh*tstain who apologized for being such a wrong dickhead? There are thousands of them, but Toesucker Prime is the only one I've seen own up to be being a full-fledged f*ckbag.


Lee Atwater. God what a scumbag.
 
2012-11-08 11:12:11 PM

rynthetyn: If you don't want people writing tell all books about the clusterfark that was your campaign, you don't screw your most loyal staffers over on election night.


On the one hand, this is exactly how you (nowadays) let people go from a company - the risk of them going back to their desks and wiping hard drives / stealing data / buying crap on the company card is high enough that it's more prudent to just fire them and remove the opportunity.

On the other, this is the difference between lowly staffers in politics and lowly workers in a company - if some middle manager in a company Bain buys is poorly treated on the way out, no-one's going to care about the dirty secrets he knows. If it's a staffer that has juicy quotes from Paul Ryan, though, someone's going to give him a couple thousand bucks for his book.
 
2012-11-08 11:12:33 PM
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Oh snap snip!
 
2012-11-08 11:12:45 PM
I'm reminded from that scene in Office Space where they talk about fixing the glitch and not actually telling the guy he was fired.
 
2012-11-08 11:12:51 PM
None of this surprises me at all.
 
2012-11-08 11:13:28 PM
Why not just link to the NBC story?
 
2012-11-08 11:13:42 PM

theorellior: The schadenfreude is just getting too delicious.


You'll enjoy this: 15 enter, 1 leaves.
 
2012-11-08 11:13:45 PM
Romney really should have put "Boostraps are Your Exit Clause Should We Not Win" in their contracts.
 
2012-11-08 11:13:46 PM
Holy shiat, that is funny.
 
2012-11-08 11:14:23 PM
Next question: after getting that story to tell when they get back home, how many of these people are going to be disinclined to volunteer for the next time around?
 
2012-11-08 11:14:56 PM
"Thanks for all of your hard work....


Now get the fark out..."
 
2012-11-08 11:15:03 PM
Eh, their job was done and the campaign finance people were just trying to head off human nature (i.e. let's spend this shiat!). You don't expect to be able to hang out at the office and use the copier after you are let go/fired.
 
2012-11-08 11:15:04 PM
Guess they'll have to take the shoelace bootstrap express.
 
2012-11-08 11:15:38 PM
I seriously cannot wait for the tell-all book/movie. Hopefully one of these guys can write it within the next month...they could get a great pile of cash if they put it out before Christmas.
 
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