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(NPR)   If he had simply told a bartender "thank you," Romney may not have had to face the whole '47 %' issue at all   (npr.org) divider line 78
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2013-03-14 07:56:27 PM  
18 votes:

Cletus C.: You sir, will never work at my fundraiser, thank you very much.

Discretion is the first tenet of good help.


I don't think taking your parents out to Pizza Hut Lunch Buffet to ask them for help making your car payment necessarily qualifies as a "fundraiser".
2013-03-14 08:14:02 PM  
11 votes:
i.imgur.com

Four posts in a row. I'm sure he's made some very critical points and solid observations.
2013-03-14 07:04:05 PM  
9 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: GAT_00: It would have never occurred to Mitt Romney to say thank you to a bartender.

Or any other servant

/probably a crappy tipper, too


He gives the Mormon Church 10%, why should the bartender deserve 20?
2013-03-14 06:37:14 PM  
7 votes:
But the guy was serving alcohol. Thanking him would have condemned Romney's soul to Heck.
2013-03-14 08:57:43 PM  
5 votes:

Silly Jesus: Basically, work got a little bit harder to find, and 5% of folks decided that it wasn't worth the effort.


This is so true, and liberals don't understand it. There weren't less jobs at the end of 2009, employers were just hiding them better.
2013-03-14 06:29:23 PM  
5 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: If he had simply not been an entitled, elitist dick...


...then the GOP donors would not have funded his campaign.
2013-03-14 08:49:20 PM  
4 votes:

emotion_lotion: I was told that you can tell the character of a man by the way he treats animals.


By strapping them to a roof.

growlersoftware.com
2013-03-14 08:47:45 PM  
4 votes:

Silly Jesus: impaler: Here's a graph proving Silly Jesus's point

[growlersoftware.com image 579x396]

If you want work, it's there to be found.  The Hispanics down at Home Depot don't seem to be on that chart.


So 5% of the population just decided to stop working between March '08 and June '09? I'm glad you agree with the graph.

www.joeydevilla.com
2013-03-14 07:24:12 PM  
4 votes:

rustypouch: Snarfangel: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Pfffft. The guy was a bartender, and therefore falls under the category of "the help". Now if he'd been a mixologist things may have been different.

/thought Mormons couldn't have caffeinated beverages like Coke

Caffeine? Hell, I didn't think they were supposed to have carbonation!

No, distilled water with a single mint leaf is about as edgy as they get. And none of those exotic mints, either.

With a slice of white bread on the side, for dippin'?


And for dessert, his favorite flavor popsicles: plain!
2013-03-15 12:33:26 AM  
3 votes:
i2.cdn.turner.com
"I'm not familiar precisely with what I said, but I'll stand by what I said, whatever it was."
2013-03-14 07:59:51 PM  
3 votes:

Snarfangel: But the guy was serving alcohol. Thanking him would have condemned Romney's soul to Heck.


I hate that place. The lighting is always insufficient.
2013-03-14 07:21:11 PM  
3 votes:

NeverDrunk23: MaudlinMutantMollusk: GAT_00: It would have never occurred to Mitt Romney to say thank you to a bartender.

Or any other servant

/probably a crappy tipper, too

No, no. According to Romney, the REAL tip would be serving a true american like Romney.


That's not a tip

/that's the entire shaft
2013-03-14 07:18:38 PM  
3 votes:
Its always worth it to impress your friends by being a douche to the help.

Why does my Coke taste like Skoal?
2013-03-15 07:40:08 AM  
2 votes:

Weaver95: Cletus C.: You sir, will never work at my fundraiser, thank you very much.

Discretion is the first tenet of good help.

you know, generally speaking I go out of my way to show the wait staff common courtesy and basic polite behavior.  if nothing else it prevents them from spitting in my food.  of course, if YOU want to be jerks to the people who serve you that's your call.  spittle and stale bread really spice up that expensive steak dinner, or so i'm told.



d4.img.v4.skyrock.net
We cook your meals, we tend your bars, we blow your chances at the presidency ....
2013-03-15 01:56:01 AM  
2 votes:
pixel.nymag.com

My my farming unit 522213. Your output is astonishing.
2013-03-15 12:25:59 AM  
2 votes:
d1csi9vjsd9t3h.cloudfront.net
"[Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people."
2013-03-15 12:21:18 AM  
2 votes:
a57.foxnews.com
"We use Ann sparingly right now so that people don't get tired of her."

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
"..."

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
2013-03-15 12:04:16 AM  
2 votes:
assets.rollingstone.com
"No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less."
2013-03-15 12:00:02 AM  
2 votes:
talkingpointsmemo.com
"The answer is self-deportation, which is people decide they can do better by going home!"
2013-03-14 11:51:33 PM  
2 votes:
s1.reutersmedia.net
"Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that."
2013-03-14 09:19:18 PM  
2 votes:

Silly Jesus: Weaver95: Silly Jesus:

A tiny percentage of people should pay all of the taxes.  Yay progress!

well, they DO have 40% of all the money ever made...stands to reason that they should pay taxes proportional to that vast reserve of wealth.

Why's that?  Does Bill Gates disproportionately use the roads and the fire department?  Taxes should have some relationship to what you get back out of them.


again, I don't WANT you to understand this.  I prefer you as you are.
2013-03-14 09:11:29 PM  
2 votes:

Silly Jesus: Progressive tax rates are asinine.


Now if you just mention Fair Tax or "skin in the game", I'll have a Fark IndependentTM bingo.
2013-03-14 08:36:31 PM  
2 votes:
Silly Jesus:

And yes, I will always think that the worthless are worthless.  I'm glad that you are able to dismiss reality and allow your heart to bleed for them.  The scourge on society that they are.  Imagine the progress that we could make if fewer people were in the cart and more were pulling?  And if people like you didn't hand out step ladders for people to climb into the cart....

see - this is great!  you should make sure everyone in the room knows how much you hate poor people.  that's just too cool for words!
2013-03-14 08:22:00 PM  
2 votes:

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Pfffft. The guy was a bartender, and therefore falls under the category of "the help". Now if he'd been a mixologist things may have been different.

/thought Mormons couldn't have caffeinated beverages like Coke


The church decided it was OK when they discovered that they owned a big stock block.
2013-03-14 08:15:33 PM  
2 votes:

Silly Jesus: Well, he wasn't wrong.  A large percentage of the population is worthless...and that number is only growing.

A new Georgia State University study just confirmed what liberals love to deny...the welfare state is a democratic slave plantation.  Keep the checks a comin' and the votes a rollin in!


I thought this was an obvious troll, but it clearly had some good elements.

It's a familiar theme, the "libs! libs! libs!" buying votes, but inventing a GSU study makes it specific, and a good lie is in the details. The bit about the democratic slave plantation evokes emotion, as slavery does, and it's vague enough that it makes one wonder about the original study and how it's been derpified.

And you might have gotten away with it, too, except no fundie would name themselves Silly Jesus, and someone this deep in the derp would probably say "democrat slave plantation." They would also never remember the name of the university that did the study.
2013-03-14 08:05:25 PM  
2 votes:
Talk to the help? UGH!
2013-03-14 07:25:29 PM  
2 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: As much as his dad seemed to be a decent guy, one must wonder if he was an elitist asshole as a father, teaching Mitt to never address the help directly.


As we have seen from the Bush clan, it might be the total asshole mother that affects the brood.
2013-03-14 07:15:34 PM  
2 votes:
Dave Barry once said, "Someone who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person." Seems right to me.

/Lemon.
//Wet.
///Good.
2013-03-14 06:31:18 PM  
2 votes:
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
2013-03-14 06:27:00 PM  
2 votes:
If he had simply not been an entitled, elitist dick...
2013-03-15 05:39:33 AM  
1 votes:

sugardave: TerminalEchoes: Not a huge fan of Romney but it's too bad he took so much crap for speaking the truth, even if the truth hurts.

Hey look, everyone!  It's another person who thinks infants, retirees, and disabled veterans are nothing but mooching leechers.



Now, now. He did preface his standard GOP talking point with "I'm no fan of Romney," so he can't be your average run of the mill shill. None of them have ever done the "I'm no fan of, but" routine. He's an independent. On Fark. A "Fark Independent" if you will.
2013-03-15 12:41:27 AM  
1 votes:
img.youtube.com
"Who let the dogs out. Who. Who."
2013-03-15 12:39:01 AM  
1 votes:
i.usatoday.net
"I get speaker's fees from time to time, but not very much."

www.brimg.net
2013-03-15 12:31:52 AM  
1 votes:
imgc.allpostersimages.com

Lemon. Wet. Good.
2013-03-15 12:31:33 AM  
1 votes:
msnbcmedia.msn.com
"PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air."
2013-03-15 12:28:37 AM  
1 votes:
abcnews.go.com
"I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed."
2013-03-15 12:21:15 AM  
1 votes:

impaler: emotion_lotion: I was told that you can tell the character of a man by the way he treats animals.

By strapping them to a roof.
growlersoftware.com


And that's just how Republicans see him, though they still indignantly parade their Romney/Rapey bumper stickers and grumpily defend their astonishingly sociopathic former candidate.

Abandon and condemn the man, defend forever and to the death their fervent support of him - just like they did with G.W. Bush.

Wouldn't care to be their next candidate, successful or otherwise.
2013-03-15 12:16:31 AM  
1 votes:

ox45tallboy: [img.ibtimes.com image 500x341]
"When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no -- and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem."


Many airlines charge extra fees for windows that open. It's a scam.  The problem is they get away with it.  They should be sued.  Why isn't Obama doing anything about this?  Why is Obama so ineffectual?
2013-03-15 12:14:12 AM  
1 votes:
img.ibtimes.com
"When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no -- and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem."
2013-03-15 12:09:53 AM  
1 votes:
assets.rollingstone.com
"As president, I will create 12 million new jobs."


45 minutes later....

i2.cdn.turner.com
"Government does not create jobs. Government does not create jobs."
2013-03-14 11:54:49 PM  
1 votes:
static.globalgrind.com
"Ann Drives a couple of Cadillacs!"
2013-03-14 11:51:58 PM  
1 votes:

ox45tallboy: I'd rather get 15% from a kind and courteous person than 20% from an asshole. (Okay, if the rent was due, I might be willing to take some abuse for a few extra bucks, but you know what I mean.)


Heh! Reminds me of a shirt I used to wear at strip clubs during the first week of a month:

www.foulmouthshirts.com
2013-03-14 11:48:42 PM  
1 votes:
www1.pictures.zimbio.com
"I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners."
2013-03-14 11:46:41 PM  
1 votes:
kfmb.images.worldnow.com
"I'm not concerned about the very poor, there is a safety net there."
2013-03-14 11:12:24 PM  
1 votes:

Cletus C.: You sir, will never work at my fundraiser, thank you very much.

Discretion is the first tenet of good help.


I doubt the guy wants to work at any hillbilly jam bo ree that you are putting together.
2013-03-14 11:00:37 PM  
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: I wouldn't change the progressive tax system. But don't pretend it doesn't penalize the earning of more money.


Seriously? Income tax is not a penalty. It's a f*cking bill. It's the bill for living in a civil society. If you don't agree with how we split the brackets, let's argue about that. If you think they're too high because we spend too much, let's argue about that, too. If you think they shouldn't be progressive, I think you're an idiot, but I'll have that argument too. But if you seriously consider income tax to be a "penalty on working harder", then you're dancing into Tea Party fractal wrongness territory.
2013-03-14 09:37:50 PM  
1 votes:

impaler: Silly Jesus: So they should be so overjoyed that they earn a lot of money that they thank you for taking some of it off their hands?

Protip: if every argument against your personal philosophy can only be countered by lies and strawmen, it's time to just reevaluate your personal philosophy.


shhh!  I want him clueless, remember?  just nod and let him think he's won.
2013-03-14 09:21:54 PM  
1 votes:
Thank you Mitt for not saying "thank you."
2013-03-14 09:07:51 PM  
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: Weaver95: Silly Jesus:
Somewhat objectivist.

no, I think you're somewhat more than that.

Well, you do know everything.  You've already determined my political party (wrong), voting history (wrong), and complete philosophical beliefs (wrong).  Anything else interesting that you know about me that I wasn't even aware of?


nope, I think you're perfect just the way you are.  don't change a thing!
2013-03-14 08:59:34 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: Silly Jesus:
What, exactly, do you get out of fellating parasites?  Just their votes?  Or does it make your heart bleed a little whenever you can force society to buy groceries / beer / lottery tickets etc. for the lazy and worthless?  I mean, do you actually feel a sacred connection to these people?  Or is it purely vote farming?

Oh this isnt' about me.  this is about the GOP.  well, the evangelical Christians too, I suppose.  not that I actually WANT you to have a clear understanding of how/why the Republicans (and by default the rich elite) are going to continue to lose...it would be counter productive.  nope.  shine on you crazy diamond!

Libertarian, btw.

objectivist?


Nah, SJ strikes me as a "libertarian," as in "someone who got tired of being laughed at when he told people he voted for Bush twice."

A lot of those started popping up around '06.
2013-03-14 08:56:36 PM  
1 votes:
BarkingUnicorn: There goes the progressive tax system. I don't understand progressive taxes.

FTFY
2013-03-14 08:52:53 PM  
1 votes:

eraser8: A person should NEVER be penalized for earning more money.


There goes the progressive tax system.
2013-03-14 08:51:49 PM  
1 votes:

Chariset: Weaver95: Libertarian, btw.

objectivist?

Weaver! Noo!  Don't throw your evening away like this!

Think about it.  It's a Thursday night.  You have so much else to fark for!


I've had a lot of coffee.
2013-03-14 08:51:11 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: Libertarian, btw.

objectivist?


Weaver! Noo!  Don't throw your evening away like this!

Think about it.  It's a Thursday night.  You have so much else to fark for!
2013-03-14 08:43:18 PM  
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: Mrtraveler01: Silly Jesus: Weaver95: Silly Jesus:

I wasn't aware that I was running for office...or, if I were, that I'd be asking for the vote of the worthless.

make sure that when you mistreat poor people that you do so openly.  because THAT will NEVER come back to haunt you later in life.  I'm also hoping that this imperial attitude of yours is common among senior GOP officials.  hey, it turned out great for the Romney campaign, right?  gotta figure that being insulting dick holes towards most of the voters in the country will work in 2016.

rock on man!  you keep right on being you.  I never want you to change!

I'm conservative now?  You're really smart.  You should be the one running for office.

And yes, I will always think that the worthless are worthless.  I'm glad that you are able to dismiss reality and allow your heart to bleed for them.  The scourge on society that they are.  Imagine the progress that we could make if fewer people were in the cart and more were pulling?  And if people like you didn't hand out step ladders for people to climb into the cart....

You would fit in quite well in Boca Raton.

I hate Florida.


So do most Floridians. You'd fit right in!
2013-03-14 08:39:52 PM  
1 votes:
I was told that you can tell the character of a man by the way he treats animals.
2013-03-14 08:39:50 PM  
1 votes:
Here's a graph proving Silly Jesus's point

growlersoftware.com
2013-03-14 08:39:49 PM  
1 votes:
Silly Jesus:
Loving societal and evolutionary rejects is an odd hobby.

true.  only useless hippies help the poor and heal the sick.  nobody you'd like, i'm sure.
2013-03-14 08:34:59 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: Silly Jesus:

I wasn't aware that I was running for office...or, if I were, that I'd be asking for the vote of the worthless.

make sure that when you mistreat poor people that you do so openly.  because THAT will NEVER come back to haunt you later in life.  I'm also hoping that this imperial attitude of yours is common among senior GOP officials.  hey, it turned out great for the Romney campaign, right?  gotta figure that being insulting dick holes towards most of the voters in the country will work in 2016.

rock on man!  you keep right on being you.  I never want you to change!


I'm conservative now?  You're really smart.  You should be the one running for office.

And yes, I will always think that the worthless are worthless.  I'm glad that you are able to dismiss reality and allow your heart to bleed for them.  The scourge on society that they are.  Imagine the progress that we could make if fewer people were in the cart and more were pulling?  And if people like you didn't hand out step ladders for people to climb into the cart....
2013-03-14 08:30:53 PM  
1 votes:
Silly Jesus:

I wasn't aware that I was running for office...or, if I were, that I'd be asking for the vote of the worthless.

make sure that when you mistreat poor people that you do so openly.  because THAT will NEVER come back to haunt you later in life.  I'm also hoping that this imperial attitude of yours is common among senior GOP officials.  hey, it turned out great for the Romney campaign, right?  gotta figure that being insulting dick holes towards most of the voters in the country will work in 2016.

rock on man!  you keep right on being you.  I never want you to change!
2013-03-14 08:19:30 PM  
1 votes:
Romney left the impression that he would do or say anything that it took to get elected, except of course, release more tax returns.  I don't even think Romney was able to remember what his own true positions on the issues were by the time November rolled around.
2013-03-14 08:18:30 PM  
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: Well, he wasn't wrong.  A large percentage of the population is worthless...and that number is only growing.

A new Georgia State University study just confirmed what liberals love to deny...the welfare state is a democratic slave plantation.  Keep the checks a comin' and the votes a rollin in!


I *really* hope the GOP takes this sort of attitude.  that would be AWESOME!
2013-03-14 08:18:25 PM  
1 votes:
*sets fire to couch on which SJ is sitting*
2013-03-14 08:17:38 PM  
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: Well, he wasn't wrong.  A large percentage of the population is worthless...and that number is only growing.

A new Georgia State University study just confirmed what liberals love to deny...the welfare state is a democratic slave plantation.  Keep the checks a comin' and the votes a rollin in!


I heard about that study on NPR today.

The conclusions are somewhat controversial and, according to some, don't match the actual analysis.

Of course, since I haven't read the study or seen the data behind the conclusions, I can't judge whether the abstract is reliable or not.

Have you read the study?  If so, do you have a link to the study and its data?  It's an interesting question and I'd like to understand the issue a bit better.
2013-03-14 08:10:56 PM  
1 votes:
My dating litmus test is see how my date treats the server when going out because that how they will treat you one day.

Even if the 47% video Mitt still would have lost. not as bad though, he connects with the common man as welll Tequila connects with Champagne in your stomach
2013-03-14 08:06:41 PM  
1 votes:
I waitressed my way through college. I've also worked retail, customer service, and sales. I've been a cashier, a house painter, a temp and a telemarketer.

People who are rude or dismissive of the help can fark off. This is my first test of a person's character.  I have no idea how a politician can act like that. It's astonishing to me.
2013-03-14 08:04:40 PM  
1 votes:

Man On Fire: Silly Jesus: Well, he wasn't wrong.  A large percentage of the population is worthless...and that number is only growing.

A new Georgia State University study just confirmed what liberals love to deny...the welfare state is a democratic slave plantation.  Keep the checks a comin' and the votes a rollin in!

Those words. I do not think they mean what you think they mean.


Do they mean tacos?  I love tacos.
2013-03-14 08:00:45 PM  
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: Well, he wasn't wrong.  A large percentage of the population is worthless...and that number is only growing.

A new Georgia State University study just confirmed what liberals love to deny...the welfare state is a democratic slave plantation.  Keep the checks a comin' and the votes a rollin in!


Those words. I do not think they mean what you think they mean.
2013-03-14 07:46:37 PM  
1 votes:

Cletus C.: You sir, will never work at my fundraiser, thank you very much.

Discretion is the first tenet of good help.


you know, generally speaking I go out of my way to show the wait staff common courtesy and basic polite behavior.  if nothing else it prevents them from spitting in my food.  of course, if YOU want to be jerks to the people who serve you that's your call.  spittle and stale bread really spice up that expensive steak dinner, or so i'm told.
2013-03-14 07:44:24 PM  
1 votes:
You sir, will never work at my fundraiser, thank you very much.

Discretion is the first tenet of good help.
2013-03-14 07:41:55 PM  
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: So, he's saying what we already knew - Mitt Romney is a blue-ribbon douchebag.


But not a Pabst®.

/ "I'm white elitist and I'm in trouble."
2013-03-14 07:40:55 PM  
1 votes:

clambam: Silly Jesus: Well, he wasn't wrong.  A large percentage of the population is worthless...and that number is only growing.

A new Georgia State University study just confirmed what liberals love to deny...the welfare state is a democratic slave plantation.  Keep the checks a comin' and the votes a rollin in!

Wow, really? There's an actual academic study that confirms the welfare state is a slave plantation? I believe you! Shout it from the rooftops!


It's not a "slave plantation," but it is dehumanizing*.  I guess it depends on how much you give a shiat about your condition and having to rely on the government for cash.

...

For that matter, how does it feel to rely on your *employer* to not fire your ass because he can't afford that 3rd Lexus he's been wanting for his self-entitled 17-year-old daughter.  I guess, at least, you get the sense of accomplishment from *earning* that check.

/*Having had to be on the state once before, I can tell you that, well, sir, I didn't like it.
//YMMV
2013-03-14 07:40:39 PM  
1 votes:
Inexpensive portable video cameras since the late 80's.
Phones that can record video for at least 10 years.
Dozens of examples of politicians, celebrities and police and others recorded saying or doing really dumb stuff.

And yet we still see these folks acting as if it never occurred to them that what they say and do will get recorded and repeated.

Let's hope they never figure it out.
2013-03-14 07:40:27 PM  
1 votes:

King Something: Christ, what an asshole.


Christ, what an asshole.
2013-03-14 07:32:05 PM  
1 votes:
For want of a simple courtesy, a bartender was lost.

For want of a bartender, some privacy was lost.

For want of some privacy, an election was lost.

This is how all empires are lost
2013-03-14 07:30:33 PM  
1 votes:
So, he's saying what we already knew - Mitt Romney is a blue-ribbon douchebag.
2013-03-14 07:22:57 PM  
1 votes:
Romney walks, talks, breathes, and lives the "whole 47% issue". It would have come out eventually... this was just a nice, neat little package.
2013-03-14 06:24:42 PM  
1 votes:

Mentat: I think that interview pretty much confirmed everything we thought about Romney.  I can see Clinton taking time to greet the staff while Romney and his buddies ignore them.  Even if Clinton is disingenuous, at least he has enough empathy to realize that pressing the common flesh is good politics.


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