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2012-11-09 01:29:42 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Anenu: zarberg: Not a single red poster in here. Strange.

I haven't seen anybody in red as well but a couple of new people did appear that seemed suspiciously similar.

Same.

I have one newly ignored Insta-Troll making an appearance. No other reds or ignored users since Tuesday.


Same here. Though I pardoned all the trolls on my ignore list after the election just for giggles.


theknuckler_33: You are being far too thoughtful and reasonable. This behavior is unacceptable on the Politics Tab. Please cease immediately.

Obama's a secret muslim kenyan socialist.


That's more like it!
 
2012-11-09 01:31:40 AM  

Snapper Carr: pnkgtr: This is fantastic.
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Wouldn't this be considered flag desecration?


Only if she blows her nose in it.
 
2012-11-09 01:33:19 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x329]

That's.. a very unique look on the kid's face.


She knows she can go home and finish stomping all those hamsters her daddy got her when he came home from the Convention.
 
2012-11-09 01:33:37 AM  
It didn't take long for him to outsource his own staff's jobs to China.
 
2012-11-09 01:41:52 AM  

Snapper Carr: pnkgtr: This is fantastic.
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i45.tinypic.com

She mad
 
2012-11-09 01:42:10 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Really looking forward to the book/movie on this campaign.

"Ha Ha!"

[www.etonline.com image 640x380]


never has julianne moore looked so unattractive
 
2012-11-09 01:49:56 AM  
Why were they taking cabs in the first place? The way to handle this would have been to have a car service on standby, you get everyone home win or lose. If they'd won these people were going to be heading home giddy and probably drunk, the news story of one of your staffers getting killed/arrested on their way home the day after a win is not a good auspice to start your transition on.
 
2012-11-09 01:51:49 AM  
www.yourprops.com
 
2012-11-09 01:56:09 AM  
Congratulations, folks, you were just more grist for the capitalist mill. I hope you all feel very stupid.
 
2012-11-09 01:56:11 AM  
 
2012-11-09 02:06:26 AM  

Goodfella: Snapper Carr: pnkgtr: This is fantastic.
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She mad


That can't be real. Somebody shopped a tiny girl's head onto Hulk Hogan, right?
 
2012-11-09 02:15:48 AM  
t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-11-09 02:22:52 AM  

Goodfella: Snapper Carr: pnkgtr: This is fantastic.
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She mad


I think that guy she's looking at may have farted.
 
2012-11-09 02:27:27 AM  
theknuckler_33

Dear Jerk: theknuckler_33
... I have no doubt any personal expenses will be reimbursed.

Do you know how I know that you don't work in politics?

I'm a cynic too. Cry me a river when people come forward about not being reimbursed, OK? I like facts, not speculation.

I'm hardly a cynic. A political campaign that's over is like a bankrupt business. There are three levels:
1 winner.
2 loser.
3 loser who won't be back.
Romney is a businessman. Someone made a decision to cut funds at a certain time. Cab rides into the sunset don't bring in votes. He'll be working out terms with American Express as it is. I've been around enough political campaigns. Just wait for stories about his campaign debt. It's part of the news cycle.
 
2012-11-09 02:28:36 AM  

pnkgtr: This is fantastic.
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Someone somewhere has to have made the point that this is the exact thing that happened (to the other side) when Bush got reelected. I probably had the same sad sack of shiat look on my face in 2004 as these people do now.

/ everything is not ruined forever
// unless more conservatives get in the supreme court...
 
2012-11-09 02:37:46 AM  
If this isn't a 100' high neon billboard as to why nobody bought this guy's bulsh*t, then we rally weren't paying attention.
 
2012-11-09 02:39:57 AM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: Lee Atwater. God what a scumbag.


A good documentary - Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (also available on Netflix)
 
2012-11-09 02:45:33 AM  

theknuckler_33: I'm not interested in any manufactured outrage about him personally at this point.


When did this meme get started that laughing at a laughingstock is indicative of "outrage?"

At best, some of us are hoping that the outrage produced by people personally slighted will provide us with a tell all book of the campaign for more laughter material but I don't think anyone here is expressing any sort of outrage over this act.

We find it funny because this is exactly the kind of cartoon stingy rich guy behavior you'd expect from, say, Scrooge McDuck or Monty Burns. Some middle manager at the campaign, through being thoughtful enough to cancel the cards (or schedule them to be canceled at midnight the night of November 6th) while also being thoughtless enough not to give the staffers a heads up that it was going to happen managed to bring to life a caricature of Romney and, through him, the party he represents.

It's a living political cartoon exemplifying the idea of people who care so much about the bottom line that they think to go after such a niggling, little detail while ignoring relationships and the people involved and that's just a continuation of the joke that started with mockery of his Big Bird line.

If it's not funny to you, that's fine and dandy. But, c'mon, we're not Fox News here and we can and are mocking and criticizing without turning the outrage dial up to potato at every misstep.
 
2012-11-09 03:23:14 AM  
And all you whiney shiatty farking GOPers wanted to hand this goon the keys to the country?
 
2012-11-09 03:28:50 AM  
The thing that really gets me is the abrupt way it was done. One would think you'd gather the staff and tell them the cards are being stopped, but save your receipts for expenses and you will be reimbursed.

It seems so callous and disrespectful to people who worked for so long and so hard for you.


Not that I'm surprised one bit, mind you.
 
2012-11-09 03:30:31 AM  
It could have been worse. He could have strapped them to the top of his car and driven them home.
 
2012-11-09 03:39:12 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: pnkgtr: This is fantastic.
Link

Omg, the Rachel Kats one.. is that real, or parody? Who is the Daily Gamecock? who the fk goes to USC to get a retail management degree? how is it Obama's fault she can't use a degree like that? and being a good Mormon girl (with a last name like 'Kats' I'd expect Jewish), why the fk wasn't she at BYU or Utah or Hawaii or Idaho preparing for babymaking, instead of the devil's playground LA?

and how the fk would being Mormon hold her back from holding office? was she talking out of ass, like middle schoolers who talk about being firemen and astronauts and doctors and lawyers, but who don't really have a plan it just sounds good?

Hoping it's parody.


Probably the other USC - University of South Carolina (The Fighting Gamecocks).
 
2012-11-09 03:49:12 AM  
Alright this is just objectively hilarious:

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2012-11-09 03:52:13 AM  

JerkyMeat: And all you whiney shiatty farking GOPers wanted to hand this goon the keys to the country?


I'm not sure they will see your post. I color suspected GOP shills purple. There's no purple in this thread.
 
2012-11-09 04:00:48 AM  

zarberg: Not a single red poster in here. Strange.


Nope. They bailed when their cards were canceled.
 
2012-11-09 04:01:23 AM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: 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.


Lee? No....From how I understood it, he just faked his bible studies to get folks' sympathy since that brain cancer was eating his insides up. But he was a shiathead till the end.

Rove and a few (hundred) others need a dose of Lee's fate. Maybe a few - very few - will act like they are actually sorry in that case. But dont hold your farking breath.
 
2012-11-09 04:17:09 AM  
I'm just waiting to see if someone gets pissed enough at Romney to actually post his pre-2010 tax returns. THAT would be good to know.
 
2012-11-09 04:17:16 AM  

brianbankerus: zarberg: Not a single red poster in here. Strange.

Nope. They bailed when their cards were canceled.


The real troopers are alive and well over in the chair thread.
 
2012-11-09 04:58:09 AM  

theknuckler_33: Having a hard time thinking this is a big deal. I don't believe for a second that Romney personally had anything to do with it and I have no doubt any personal expenses will be reimbursed.

Romney got his ass kicked... it's over. I'm not interested in any manufactured outrage about him personally at this point. Who farking cares. He's done. That's all that matters.


He hired a bunch of incompetent over paid analysts and consultants and I bet didn't pay the actual ground people much...

Some reason I think he would have cut the cards even if he won too...
 
2012-11-09 05:02:55 AM  

AeAe: Have you guys worked for a company and they've issued company credit cards? The first they do is ask for your company cards when you quit or laid off. This is no different.. the campaign is over, no more credit cards.


Have YOU worked for a company that's issued credit cards? Or travelled on company business? If a company brings you somewhere they are obliged to bring you back. Yes, the cards were going to be cut off. You know what would have been nice? Professional? A farking memo. An announcement. A text. Something to the effect of: as of 12:01am the campaign will no longer blah blah blah, all campaign issued credit cards will no longer be honored blah blah blah... instead of these people finding out during their travel, during the process of trying to use the cards, that they were farked.
 
2012-11-09 05:04:27 AM  

gravebayne2: this is definitely worth a "caption this"

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Oh, I grabbed that one and saved it. It was worth flipping through those pages of Romneyweepers to find it.
 
2012-11-09 06:21:54 AM  

gravebayne2: Candidates do sometimes end up with surplus funds, though, particularly if they're incumbent members of Congress who decide not to run for another term. State and local governments have their own rules, but those running for federal office - including presidential candidates - must abide by strict FEC guidelines when it comes to their extra campaign money. They can donate an unlimited amount to a charity


Hmm... wonder if he will set up a CRUT as a way of redirecting the "charitable contribution" back to him. Hint: He's done it before.
 
2012-11-09 06:23:17 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x329]

That's.. a very unique look on the kid's face.


Not THAT unique

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/stolen and hottt
 
2012-11-09 06:33:32 AM  

lh3.ggpht.com

 
2012-11-09 06:52:16 AM  

that bosnian sniper: God damn, this election really is America's gift to itself after dealing with four years of teabagger bullshiat, isn't it. I feel like farkin' Tiny Tim, coming down to a delicious Christmas goose and real, really-real, presents. Except in this story, it's not a cynical, bitter, out-of-touch plutocrat shown the error of his ways and decides to redeem himself in the eyes of himself and society, but rather a cynical, bitter, out-of-touch plutocratic political party typified by a cynical, bitter, out-of-touch plutocrat, shown the error of their ways and decides to double right the fark down on those errors.

God bless us, every one!


After clicking the "funny" and "smart" buttons for your posts often over the last few days, I have favorited you as "consistently witty" - You're sharing Yellow 1 with Magorn now.
 
2012-11-09 06:59:40 AM  
Republicans believe that if you suck up to the 1%, they'll be your friends and take care of you. They won't. They'll cancel your credit card the instant you are no longer necessary to their plans, and they won't bother to tell you about it because they don't give a shiat, and telling you would take 10 seconds away from something far more fun or profitable.
 
2012-11-09 07:16:12 AM  
If this story doesn't tell you what the opening months of a Romney administration would have been, nothing will.

There would have been a whole lot of surprised faces. "No. That can't be right. That CAN'T be right."

(Followed seconds later by, "This is the liberal media's fault!")
 
2012-11-09 07:20:56 AM  
Libs love spending other people's money. Why am I not surprised at this turn of events?
 
2012-11-09 07:26:24 AM  

Sliding Carp: 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.


In the long run it will hurt the republicans that they threw away their people like that. These folks won't come back. Granted, they didn't win but they know better about what is involved in a presidential campaign. They won't make mistakes like letting stupid stories (i.e. tax records) linger for months. Instead in 4 years they'll get a fresh group of wide eyed kids learning all the same mistakes Romney made.
 
2012-11-09 07:29:59 AM  

Muta: Sliding Carp: 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.

In the long run it will hurt the republicans that they threw away their people like that. These folks won't come back. Granted, they didn't win but they know better about what is involved in a presidential campaign. They won't make mistakes like letting stupid stories (i.e. tax records) linger for months. Instead in 4 years they'll get a fresh group of wide eyed kids learning all the same mistakes Romney made.


You obviously don't know the power of the derp!
 
2012-11-09 07:42:31 AM  

Clutch2013: stratagos: Thank you for all your hard work, but your services are no longer required

Suddenly, I picture Romney with an AK-47 laying waste to his entire campaign staff.

/send a maniac to catch a maniac
//blast from the past
///no way in hell this is obscure


How about Christopher Walken, slaughtering his workforce with Uzis in 'A View to a Kill'?
 
2012-11-09 07:44:38 AM  

halestorm20: Alright this is just objectively hilarious:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 850x1133]


RINO detected in the picture. A "REAL AMERICAN" wouldn't have that ADT sign in his yard.

Why scare off a potential intruder when the aptly named 'Bertha' 12gauge next to the door has been waiting 36 years for an unannounced visitor?

I mean, shoot son. You might as well be blowin your General Lee horn in your tree stand first day of buck.
 
2012-11-09 07:53:10 AM  
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2012-11-09 08:40:48 AM  

Curse of the Goth Kids: No, but if I'm sacked while out of town on company business I very farking much expect to have my hotel tab picked up.


Can't recall where I saw this, but there was a recent story about cross country truckers discovering their companies were out of business when they went to refuel their trucks, leaving them stranded wherever they happened to be,

Anyway, in Romney land, there is him and the help to be dismissed at will.
 
2012-11-09 09:01:21 AM  
A Reddit comment on the full extent of the ugliness:

rokkitgurl 23 points 4 hours ago*

No, they were told their expenses would be covered, regardless of the outcome that night. The Romney campaign went back on its word. Plain and simple.

One of my friends worked for the campaign. Her credit card was turned off well before midnight. In fact, it was deactivated after Pennsylvania was called, well before the end of the election night. She ended up leaving early and flew back to Minnesota that evening, on her own personal credit card. She also noted that most staffers were unable to book flights back to their home states on the cards, despite being told only hours earlier that the campaign would pay for it.

This was her 3rd presidential campaign job and says she's never been more disgusted by Romney's treatment of his staff in the final hours. She also said the McCain campaign not only paid for her flights home in '08, but she was offered a job in McCain's congressional office after the election. Most of Romney's staffers will likely be unemployed until Inauguration Day.

EDIT: She's just told me that the hotel rooms were NOT prepaid and many of the younger intern staffers, some that were paid minimum wage, were frantically calling their parents from Boston, post election morning, asking them to pay for the rooms!

EDIT 2: Just to clarify for those who messaged me... Yes, she basically was given her pink slip halfway through election night. When her card was deactivated, she knew she was unemployed at that point. It's why she flew home so soon. She was at the airport waiting to catch a redeye when Romney gave his concession speech.
 
2012-11-09 09:07:54 AM  
@ jules_siegel:

You mean, Romney LIED?

I'm shocked, really.
 
2012-11-09 09:08:51 AM  

Friend_Computer: Bathia_Mapes: 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

Well if its gunna be that kind of party.....


Between this and the Louie post above, I think we're done here.
 
2012-11-09 09:09:32 AM  

jules_siegel: EDIT: She's just told me that the hotel rooms were NOT prepaid and many of the younger intern staffers, some that were paid minimum wage, were frantically calling their parents from Boston, post election morning, asking them to pay for the rooms!


At least Romney taught them something valuable.
 
2012-11-09 09:13:33 AM  

Notabunny: theorellior: The schadenfreude is just getting too delicious.

You'll enjoy this: 15 enter, 1 leaves.


The Secret Service detail guarding Governor Romney since Feb 1. stood down quickly. He had ridden in a 15-car motorcade to the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston for his concession speech. He rode in a single-car motorcade back across the Charles River to Belmont. His son, Tagg, did the driving.


Tagg driving with Romney sitting in the back sulking is the single funniest mental image of the entire election, for me.
 
Xai
2012-11-09 09:14:56 AM  
way to lose supporters.

Incidentally I think I'm seeing a pattern here : Step 1 - run for president and collect donations, Step 2 - Buy cheap Chinese merchandise and don't pay staff, Step 3 - PROFIT!

Romney found step 2.
 
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