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2012-11-08 11:05:49 PM
10 votes:
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 11:20:21 PM
8 votes:
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!
2012-11-08 07:49:25 PM
6 votes:
Nice. What a dick. Hearing this story makes me even happier he was beat.
2012-11-08 07:41:30 PM
6 votes:
Thank you for all your hard work, but your services are no longer required
2012-11-09 09:01:21 AM
5 votes:
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.
2012-11-08 11:06:59 PM
5 votes:
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.
2012-11-09 10:42:30 AM
4 votes:
The cards were cancelled after PA came in. Even if Romney won, they'd have to pay their way home. He was done using the proles, regardless of the outcome. If he had won, it'd be the American people in general he would've left hanging out to dry.
2012-11-09 02:45:33 AM
4 votes:

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.
2012-11-08 11:54:51 PM
4 votes:
Do candidates for elected office keep donations to their campaigns for personal use after they lose or drop out? Or do those donations have to go into a greater party fund?

FULL ANSWER

As Bob Biersack from the Federal Election Commission points out, most candidates don't have much left over to begin with. Campaigning is expensive, and "leftover" money gets used for bills and debts first, including expenses incurred while winding down an abandoned campaign or a lost political office.

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 or political party. They can also, within limits, make contributions directly to other candidates. A campaign committee can give up to $2000 per election to each candidate. If the committee is converted into a political action committee, the limit jumps to $5000 - but to be established as a PAC, the committee would have to be in existence for six months, receive contributions from 50 donors, and make contributions to five recipients.

What candidates can't do with leftover money is use it for personal expenses. Retiring federal lawmakers used to be able to pocket extra cash and use it for cars, vacations, clothes, pet grooming, whatever - but that changed in 1989 with the passage of the Ethics Reform Act.

- Jess Henig
Sources

Federal Election Commission. "Permissible non-campaign use of funds." Code of Federal Regulations. 1 Jan. 2007.
2012-11-08 11:51:42 PM
4 votes:
People who work for a guy who made hundreds of millions by firing people, locking them out of their plants, cancelling their health insurance and putting a stop payment on their checks surprised when he cancels their cards. Did you think he cared about you personally? You worked for him, you mean nothing.
2012-11-08 11:36:03 PM
4 votes:

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.


Honestly theknuckler_33, there is a valid point to all of this. It shows us exactly what kind of people we were up against here. From the arrogance of running a sloppy campaign, to the willful ignorance of unskewing the already unskewed polls, to the indifference of not even getting their own people home, I'd say we're lucky we didn't put "those people" in charge.

/again
2012-11-08 11:26:51 PM
4 votes:
My god, next you're going to tell me that the millions of dollars left over in various pacs and superpacs have mysteriously disappeared!

Long con is long.
2012-11-08 11:22:49 PM
4 votes:

Strolpol: 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.


If any of his staffers were smart they would have been writing it throughout the entire campaign and by time the election came around it just needed to go out for editing.
2012-11-08 11:13:42 PM
4 votes:

theorellior: The schadenfreude is just getting too delicious.


You'll enjoy this: 15 enter, 1 leaves.
2012-11-08 11:04:18 PM
4 votes:

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 11:03:11 PM
4 votes:
Bain'd.
2012-11-08 11:02:02 PM
4 votes:
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.
2012-11-09 12:33:08 AM
3 votes:
img12.imageshack.us
2012-11-09 12:30:06 AM
3 votes:
I'm sure this has been linked in some other thread, or someone has submitted it, but I just saw this so I'm posting it to show the contrast between the two candidates:

Obama Cries As He Thanks Campaign Staff After Victory (VIDEO)

The way he talks about how his community organizing shaped him as a person, and how he feels his volunteers and staff are better than he was at their age, and how they all will go on to do great things with their lives, and how profoundly thankful he is that they put their lives on hold to help him accomplish something great... I didn't think it was possible to be happier Obama was re-elected, but here we are. Disagree with him all you want, but damn, how can you not like him?
2012-11-08 11:24:19 PM
3 votes:

MFAWG: 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.


Yea, like I said, I doubt it. A lot of times, the people who have credit cards are office manager/assistant type roles. They may have gotten small bonuses, but I doubt they made a ton of money.

Also, that's all beside the point. They were at the event to work, their transporation should have been taken care of and cutting their cards with no notice was a dick move.
2012-11-08 11:19:12 PM
3 votes:
"I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." ~Mitt Romney
2012-11-08 11:14:23 PM
3 votes:
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 11:06:30 PM
3 votes:

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 11:05:43 PM
3 votes:
This just keeps getting better and better doesn't it?

/can't wait for the book
2012-11-08 10:55:11 PM
3 votes:
Why are people complaining about this? Slashing benefits and cashing out a bankrupt company was the first lesson he learned at Bain.
2012-11-09 11:19:21 AM
2 votes:
Sucks to be the volunteers, but I'm not surprised. Decades ago I used to work in a little print shop and I learned from the owner that you never bill for campaign stuff, you require full payment from those folks up front.
2012-11-09 10:56:55 AM
2 votes:
You got what you deserved for supporting such garbage.
And to top it off, you actually believed him!

Lie after lie you ignored for the sake of your party, you drank the koolaid,
and you were not smart enough to buy your tickets out of there the day before.

imageshack.us
2012-11-09 06:59:40 AM
2 votes:
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 06:33:32 AM
2 votes:
lh3.ggpht.com
2012-11-09 05:02:55 AM
2 votes:

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 03:28:50 AM
2 votes:
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 01:49:56 AM
2 votes:
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.
2012-11-08 11:51:47 PM
2 votes:
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?
2012-11-08 11:44:38 PM
2 votes:

The_Sponge: Meh....the Obama campaign probably would have done the same thing.


Nah, he was too busy winning.
2012-11-08 11:40:38 PM
2 votes:
Here's another one: defeated Montana U.S. senate candidate Denny Rehberg refused to make a concession speech and stayed in his hotel room rather than go down to a banquet hall to thank his supporters and staff the night of the election. (He has been long-rumored to love the bottle: a staffer was nearly killed in a 2009 drunken boating crash and got drunk and fell off a horse on a junket in Kazakhstan in 2004.)
Anyway, he lost. Jon Tester was re-elected.
2012-11-08 11:30:54 PM
2 votes:
So they didn't buy refundable tickets in advance, just in case?

Now that I think about it, their "No Concession Speech!" boss probably ordered them not to.
2012-11-08 11:24:09 PM
2 votes:

Fail in Human Form: historycat: Romney's consistent though.

He did say he likes firing people. Bet he had a little smirk knowing how many he fired all at the same time in the least humane way possible.

I'm betting it was more rage than joy, "Fark it! Kick'em all out!"


I'm betting it was more loving money than anything else.

"Yep, sorry. Campaign ran out of money. Yep. Every last time. Sorry."

I have had to pay for my own gas to get back home after a lost campaign... but to be fair, I had a free place to stay as long as I needed to recuperate in town. We were straight-up-out-of-money, last-bit-of-what-was-owed-came-out-of-candidate's-pocket. I could've insisted on the gas money back since mileage to and fro and all about was covered in my agreement... but I let it slide. I just wanted to go home. After I slept for most of the next 24 hours, anyway.
2012-11-08 11:18:31 PM
2 votes:
Romney's consistent though.

He did say he likes firing people. Bet he had a little smirk knowing how many he fired all at the same time in the least humane way possible.
2012-11-08 11:16:27 PM
2 votes:
I'm not sure how to respond to this.
A) What a dick
or
B) Microcosm for the country had he won
or
C) Campaign's over, go cry somewhere else schmucks.
2012-11-08 11:15:03 PM
2 votes:
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 11:12:45 PM
2 votes:
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 11:07:39 PM
2 votes:
Put that credit card down. Credit's for closers only.
2012-11-08 11:06:55 PM
2 votes:
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 11:06:24 PM
2 votes:
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 11:06:20 PM
2 votes:
A rich guy who's a cheap bastard? Umpossible!
2012-11-08 11:04:36 PM
2 votes:
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 09:32:50 PM
2 votes:
I'm betting that Romney didn't issue those credit cards...


mjcdn.motherjones.com


I'm betting they were Sheldon's cards, and he knew too well that it was time to fold 'em.
2012-11-08 07:53:18 PM
2 votes:
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 07:36:04 PM
2 votes:
That needs the Amusing tag.
2012-11-10 09:09:45 AM
1 votes:
As someone who had one of Romney's campaign offices in the first floor of his office building and had to put up with their asshole behavior and arrogance, this story warms the cockles of my heart
2012-11-09 11:05:50 AM
1 votes:

grokca: More people laid off, accumulating debt and having to rely on their parents for basic needs, thanks Obama.


That statement is pretty much untrue, except the increasing debt part, which has been happening every year since Reagan. However, Obama ended one war that Bush started (both wars off the books until Obama took office, BTW), is going to end the Afghanistan war on a defined timetable, which Ryan himself said he doesn't intend to do and we're not going into Iran, which Romney had every intention of doing.

You may slink away and make a new alt now.
2012-11-09 10:45:08 AM
1 votes:
Obama should offer to pay their bills.
1) it'd be a classy thing to do since Obama really loves his campaign staff and I'm sure appreciates that the Romney field staff were just kids trying to fight for what they believe in.

2) it'll serve a political purpose to draw attention to the fact that the GOP are a-holes. Treat their campaign staff just like they do the american workers-- that they care/pay for them only up to the last second they are no longer needed, then immediately boot them to the curb.
2012-11-09 09:53:03 AM
1 votes:

theorellior: 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.


I'll cop to enjoying the buffet of schadenfreude that we are now being served but this is just wrong.
These people (however misguided and foolish) worked their farkin' butts off for Romney...
and then are just dropped like __________ (fill in favorite example of something used and disposable).



Hey Karma? Got a job for you over here...
2012-11-09 09:50:14 AM
1 votes:
It's like putting the dog on the roof of the car. I'm sure it hit the younger people hardest. If the reddit comment is correct the GOP just burned the cheerleaders of the age group they need the most.

Someone asked about posting the newsroom-l item rather than the NBC link. Selfishness, I guess. It's not like the site makes any money or ever will. The source was a blog item that linked to another blog item that actually had the original link. I pulled out the part I wanted and posted it with a link to the full story, which is basically filler. I want to keep the focus on the credit card incident alone.

I haven't done much with newsroom-l in quite a while. I had to hurriedly fix the worst glitches that had crept in. Look at that -- a sentence with a split infinitive ending with a preposition. Lets have an argument about it. It will be like the EngSoc meeting in Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Xai
2012-11-09 09:14:56 AM
1 votes:
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.
2012-11-09 09:13:33 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-09 09:07:54 AM
1 votes:
@ jules_siegel:

You mean, Romney LIED?

I'm shocked, really.
2012-11-09 08:40:48 AM
1 votes:

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 07:26:24 AM
1 votes:

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 06:21:54 AM
1 votes:

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 04:58:09 AM
1 votes:

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 04:17:09 AM
1 votes:
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 03:52:13 AM
1 votes:

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 03:23:14 AM
1 votes:
And all you whiney shiatty farking GOPers wanted to hand this goon the keys to the country?
2012-11-09 02:39:57 AM
1 votes:

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 02:28:36 AM
1 votes:

pnkgtr: This is fantastic.
Link


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 02:27:27 AM
1 votes:
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 01:56:11 AM
1 votes:
2012-11-09 01:33:37 AM
1 votes:
It didn't take long for him to outsource his own staff's jobs to China.
2012-11-09 12:38:18 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-09 12:30:55 AM
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com

Dude's the Uwe Boll of SuperPACS.

/that whitepeoplemourningromney site is crazy, pnkgtr.
2012-11-09 12:22:16 AM
1 votes:
Yep. All remaining campaign money is going to be laundered into cash for Mitt. He wins either way.
2012-11-09 12:21:56 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-09 12:20:54 AM
1 votes:
It's a small thing like this which will be the straw that broke the camels back in terms of all the staffers getting pissed off enough to start dishing shiat on each other and the higher ups.
2012-11-09 12:10:45 AM
1 votes:
Not a single red poster in here. Strange.
2012-11-09 12:07:45 AM
1 votes:

dr_blasto: Nice. What a dick. Hearing this story makes me even happier he was beat.


^THIS^
2012-11-09 12:05:20 AM
1 votes:

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.


I had to hand it to Dickie after I saw the vid of him stating his face was in the mud. He took his bow, and put it in his hair. The other talking heads are too busy saying welfare voters screwed the country. I wonder when the poll of voters turned off by Romney's Mormon background will appear?
2012-11-09 12:05:08 AM
1 votes:
I'll even wager Nate Silver that it was American Express Biggest dicks in the credit card business TM
2012-11-08 11:47:18 PM
1 votes:
Wait, you actually get paid to do that? Huh, here I was thinking it was all volunteer effort. Maybe I should get involved next time.
2012-11-08 11:46:41 PM
1 votes:
To add insult to injury, the "W" key had been removed from their smartphones.
2012-11-08 11:45:33 PM
1 votes:

Bigdogdaddy: 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.


"Finally, I don't have to pander to these assholes anymore! Driver, pull over! I want to kick that homeless person!"
2012-11-08 11:45:18 PM
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SockMonkeyHolocaust: 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.


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.

And I'll say it again: the best part of the whole thing is that one of the books they try to get you to read in order to make you chow down on this sort of shiat sandwich with a smile is called, "The Road To Serfdom." Protip: it's a cookbook.
2012-11-08 11:35:34 PM
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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.


UnskewedPolls guy did apologize for the personal attacks against Nate Silver (with a smattering of "b-b-but the evil librul media made me so mad, I just had to take it out on you!" on top of it), but never actually apologized for being a disingenuous dickbag with a ricockulous methodology.
2012-11-08 11:28:36 PM
1 votes:

Gdiguy: 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.


And once again why Mittens didn't get it that politics is just not like big business.
2012-11-08 11:25:11 PM
1 votes:
Hahahahahaha!!! What?! Surprised when you're treated like the 47% / those beneath you? We all knew that a Romney / Ryan presidency would result in us all getting shiat upon from a great height; I can't think of a better present for you than to receive that gift yourself, from the man who was going to sock it to us all.

/Baiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin!
2012-11-08 11:25:03 PM
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max_pooper: Strolpol: 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.

If any of his staffers were smart they would have been writing it throughout the entire campaign and by time the election came around it just needed to go out for editing.


To really make a good narrative though, you need to know how it ends first. If they were smart they'd write up a ton of good anecdotes along the way, then pick the ones that prove a thesis or two and weave them together. It could be done in about 4 weeks after 11/6 if they were doing their homework along the way.
2012-11-08 11:17:47 PM
1 votes:
And that, ladies and germs, is how multi-millionaires get to be multi-millionaires.
2012-11-08 11:15:38 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-11-08 11:13:28 PM
1 votes:
Why not just link to the NBC story?
2012-11-08 11:12:51 PM
1 votes:
None of this surprises me at all.
2012-11-08 11:12:11 PM
1 votes:

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 11:11:36 PM
1 votes:

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 11:11:03 PM
1 votes:
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
Hahahahahahohohohohoho
ROFLMAO!
2012-11-08 11:09:13 PM
1 votes:
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 11:05:27 PM
1 votes:
Campaign Manager: "Sir, you just lost. What should I tell the staff?"

Romney: "Nothing. Release the hounds."
2012-11-08 11:03:37 PM
1 votes:
this is just kinda sad and pathetic.
the next few days are going to be full of shiat like this.
2012-11-08 10:47:29 PM
1 votes:
why should they still work, campaign is over. free ride is done. what happened to party of personal responsibility.
2012-11-08 10:32:01 PM
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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.
 
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