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2020-07-11 1:53:36 PM  

Karate Explosion: Collins made it clear that he learned his lesson.

LEARNED. HIS. LESSON.


She's right.  He learned that he is completely immune from any consequences as long as he's in office.
 
2020-07-11 1:54:15 PM  

Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.


Yup. He's still sitting with the Nazis.
 
2020-07-11 1:56:37 PM  

Rent Party: North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.

Trump maintains a 90%+ approval rating among Republicans.   They aren't going to dump him under any circumstance, and any Republican that tried would find themselves losing a primary fight with a "real conservative."

The only reason RMoney gets away with it is because he is from Utah, and Mormons, being actually true to their faith, find Trump kind of repugnant.

Mitt isn't looking to be the next GOP nom.  I think he knows the GOP is as dead as last week's fish.  I think he is looking to lead up a new party of "not insane, actual conservatives."


He drove around with his dog on the car roof, and wears magical underwear.  That's the NOT insane conservatives??
 
2020-07-11 1:57:52 PM  

Somacandra: Circusdog320: Then DO SOMETHING besides farking tweeting about it!

He voted to convict the President and remove him from office in the impeachment trial. What more is he supposed to do? He's a Senator, not a dictator.


Leave the republican party. It's a bare minimum for anyone with any decency at this point.
 
2020-07-11 1:58:00 PM  

Notabunny: 90% of Republicans agree with Trump. You're out of step and your party doesn't like you, Mittens.


Actually, they don't. There's a large number who stick with him because that's the only way to hold on to power. Give them an alternative GOP candidate that can win and they'll quickly jump ship. Except that "can win" part is complicated by the fact that they have welcomed people they recognize to be lunatics into their 'big tent' in order to get into power. And now, to mix metaphors, they have a tiger by the tale.

Trump has firm control of somewhere between 30 and 50% of the GOP right now. That group wouldn't accept anybody else. The remainder think they can't win without him and the nutballs. And they're right.
 
2020-07-11 1:58:27 PM  

Rann Xerox: Ken S.: raerae1980: 😒

At least he is not on the fence anymore!

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2020-07-11 1:59:25 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Rent Party: North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.

Trump maintains a 90%+ approval rating among Republicans.   They aren't going to dump him under any circumstance, and any Republican that tried would find themselves losing a primary fight with a "real conservative."

The only reason RMoney gets away with it is because he is from Utah, and Mormons, being actually true to their faith, find Trump kind of repugnant.

Mitt isn't looking to be the next GOP nom.  I think he knows the GOP is as dead as last week's fish.  I think he is looking to lead up a new party of "not insane, actual conservatives."

He drove around with his dog on the car roof, and wears magical underwear.  That's the NOT insane conservatives??


No.  That is "pretty standard privileged white guy Mormon."
 
2020-07-11 1:59:50 PM  
Every so often he outshines the rest of the Republican Party by doing the absolute minimum.
 
2020-07-11 2:05:22 PM  
I don't care about Mittens' motives, if the Mormons turn on Trump and Utah goes blue, that will be hilarious.
 
2020-07-11 2:06:58 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Rent Party: North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.

Trump maintains a 90%+ approval rating among Republicans.   They aren't going to dump him under any circumstance, and any Republican that tried would find themselves losing a primary fight with a "real conservative."

The only reason RMoney gets away with it is because he is from Utah, and Mormons, being actually true to their faith, find Trump kind of repugnant.

Mitt isn't looking to be the next GOP nom.  I think he knows the GOP is as dead as last week's fish.  I think he is looking to lead up a new party of "not insane, actual conservatives."

He drove around with his dog on the car roof, and wears magical underwear.  That's the NOT insane conservatives??


sadly, yes.
 
2020-07-11 2:07:58 PM  
Some of the responses to Romney's tweet are so esoteric in their qanon/fascist/infowars references that I cannot make sense of them. It really is a cult. Or cults... There seem to be multiple streams of psychopathy in motion here.
 
2020-07-11 2:09:03 PM  

SoupGuru: Hey for those of you telling him to "do something", he has. He's one of the few that actually did something. Bark up another tree.


He voted to acquit on obstruction of justice. And here's the president obstructing some more justice. fark Romney and the rest of his complicit party.
 
2020-07-11 2:17:19 PM  

RandolphCarter: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Uh-huh.

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Was hoping to see the 'my name is reek' version, but that'll do....


Crap.  Too right.
 
2020-07-11 2:20:13 PM  
Yes, he is probably thinking about 2024 or 2028, and he knows that between now and then the alt-right idiots that Trumputin has empowered are going to basically get purged across all of Washington.  So by throwing in against him now, he's setting himself up as the party savior by getting them back to their roots of simple greed.

It's like this: In ye Olden Tymes, the Republicans were basically the Ferringi.  They cared about big business, they cared about Wall Street, they cared about sucking up to the rich.  Yes, they had their closet racists but that still doesn't change the fact that their three primary concerns were money, money and money.

Trumputin is the pinnacle of what they've devolved into, which is to say Species 8472.  Their constituents are no longer Wall Street, they're racists, hate-mongers and science deniers who's only unifying factor is a blind hatred of everyone who doesn't look, think and act like themselves.  Monsters deluded into thinking that they're somehow genetically superior to everyone else despite having the IQ of cabbage.

The point being is this: You can at least reason with the Ferringi.  If you went up to Quark and pointed out that solar power is more cost-effective in the long because it doesn't require fuel he'll say "Stop - you had me at 'more cost-effective'"  If you we told the Ferringi that America's minorities will someday be the majority they'll start thinking up new marketing campaigns to sell them stuff, because in the end they don't care about the color of someone's skin so long as they've got money in their wallet to spend.

So Romney's plan is sound and frankly I wish him luck.  Not in winning elections, but in pulling off his Stauffenberg maneuver.  I'd like to see him reform the GOP back into a foe that sits across the chess table and thinks about their next move rather than the syphilitic, tantrum throwing crybabies than have rallied around the king of syphilitic, tantrum throwing crybabies we have today.

Why do I want this?  You want to know why so many Democratic politicians have become Wall Street puppets?  Because the Republicans have been abandoning Wall Street in favor of rural racists.  Let those Mammon worshipers in the GOP have Wall Street back and maybe the Democrats will become the party of the little guy again, eh?  I'm tired of seeing Democrats slacking off just because Trumputin has lowered the bar so much that, well, how many of us have vowed to "Hold our nose and vote for Biden" in November and ask yourself, seriously, how many of us would still be saying that if his opponent wasn't that piece of orange slug jizz?  So yeah, I want to see the Democrats have a worthwhile opponent to fight again, because that's what will keep them sharp and keep them fighting.

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2020-07-11 2:21:18 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: Somacandra: Circusdog320: Then DO SOMETHING besides farking tweeting about it!

He voted to convict the President and remove him from office in the impeachment trial. What more is he supposed to do? He's a Senator, not a dictator.

Only after Donnie didn't let him in the club.

There is literally no example of a Republican doing the right thing before they lost the chance to get in on the action.


I can cut a lot of people a slack for taking interviews for Secretary of This or Senior Advisor for That during the transition, or taking the job through the first year or two.  In any other administration, these positions have the influence to guide the office in the direction that one feels is right. Even if the president himself is a dullard or reckless, advisors can do more good from the inside than they can by biatching about it from the outside. Kelly, Mattis, McMaster all were trying, in my opinion, to keep the whole thing from going off the rails - and who knows: maybe without their influence in the early days, the flailing mess we have now might have appeared in year 1 and we'd be in a shooting war with Germany by now.

So yeah, Romney was looking for a job during the transition.  I can fault the guy for a lot of things, but being willing to serve even a repugnant president when there could be an expectation (or at least hope) of moderating some of the more odious tendencies is not one of them.

But fark anyone who has boarded that ship in the last two years, after it was clear that expert advice is neither sought nor accepted and that anyone with a backbone rapidly irritates the president and is quickly shown the door.
 
2020-07-11 2:22:02 PM  

Aar1012: North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.

Oh god, I can see it. He'll say he's grown as a statesman and is willing to reach across the aisle. Moderates will eat this shiat up and the GOP will still fall in line.

Basically we'll be farked in 2024


Landslide loss, with Biden, Obama, AOC, and basically everyone left of Goebbels and/or not worth at least nine figures vigorously backing VP Duckworth's run.

(I mean... please, dear Aliens In Charge Of The Sim Configuration? Don't we deserve something after the last few years?)
 
2020-07-11 2:25:45 PM  

enry: North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.

There no chance for Mittens right now.  The Trump base will flip out and probably refuse to vote and make 2020 even better for Democrats.  His best bet is 2024.


Oh, he could play for the disputed electoral college result that goes to the House. He could run as a third party and try to win Utah and a couple other states. Maybe he gets enough that neither candidate wins a majority - the Evan McMullen strategy essentially.

Remember the House being Democratic doesn't mean they'd pick Biden. Each state gets one vote, so Rs would control. They could pick Trump, or since this is a timeline where the mainstream has turned on Trump, they could go Romney.

It's crazy and won't happen, but I've said that a lot lately.
 
2020-07-11 2:33:17 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Rent Party: North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.

Trump maintains a 90%+ approval rating among Republicans.   They aren't going to dump him under any circumstance, and any Republican that tried would find themselves losing a primary fight with a "real conservative."

The only reason RMoney gets away with it is because he is from Utah, and Mormons, being actually true to their faith, find Trump kind of repugnant.

Mitt isn't looking to be the next GOP nom.  I think he knows the GOP is as dead as last week's fish.  I think he is looking to lead up a new party of "not insane, actual conservatives."

He drove around with his dog on the car roof, and wears magical underwear.  That's the NOT insane conservatives??


He came out of the Vietnam War unscathed, so evidently the underwear works.
 
2020-07-11 2:35:00 PM  

North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.


Isn't it too late to get someone new on the ballot?  Kanye missed the deadline.
 
2020-07-11 2:35:14 PM  
Some of these GOP types are just trying to save their own asses.  They can sense the changing winds and want to appear moderate.
 
2020-07-11 2:35:18 PM  

Mister Buttons: browneye: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

I would be impressed with him except every time I see the name Mitt Romney, I remember this:

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It was a dick move, and I forget what point he even even tried to make to earn the smugness.

But, if every smirk or eyeroll I have done in my life was recorded... It would be a bad read.


That was the start of the Benghazi roadshow. That shot was taken as he left the podium at his presser the day after the Benghazi attack.
 
2020-07-11 2:40:57 PM  
He's planning a 2024 run. Pure political strategy.

/the guy is a total dirtball who remains silent on so many other gop megafail issues
//go fark yourself, mr romney
 
2020-07-11 2:41:48 PM  

Rent Party: The only reason RMoney gets away with it is because he is from Utah, and Mormons, being actually true to their faith, find Trump kind of repugnant.


Then they should prove it, and run a Mormon candidate in Utah as they did in 2016.  To not do so after Trump has shown just what sort of President he can be would show their true priorities.
 
2020-07-11 2:44:06 PM  

americanflannel: browneye: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

I would be impressed with him except every time I see the name Mitt Romney, I remember this:

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Mitt Romney after a press conference in September 2012 following the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi by Islamic militants that resulted in the deaths of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. It was an election year and Romney was running for POTUS so he immediately called a press conference after the attack to severely criticize Obama for being soft on America's enemies, lack security, weak foreign policy, etc., etc. After his performance, the press conference ends and Romney turns around and walks off the stage with the biggest "I really nailed that farker!" smirk in the universe.
 
2020-07-11 2:51:59 PM  

Circusdog320: Then DO SOMETHING besides farking tweeting about it!


He did, he voted to convict in the Senate trial
 
2020-07-11 2:52:23 PM  

WhiskeySticks: The only appropriate action for mittens is to go to Trump's house and fist fight him on the front lawn.


Mitt Romney Attacks Wrestlers While Dressed As Nacho Libre
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2020-07-11 3:03:42 PM  

ColonelCathcart: North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.

The 2024 Primary will be Mittens vs. (a) Trump


Nah, there won't be a Trump in the mix because Biden and the soon to be Dem controlled Senate and house will pass comprehensive election security laws that will make it more difficult to collude with Putin to win elections. Sorry!
 
2020-07-11 3:04:06 PM  
Where were you motherfarkers when Barr covered up Iran Contra?
 
2020-07-11 3:07:34 PM  

eddie_irvine: ColonelCathcart: North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.

The 2024 Primary will be Mittens vs. (a) Trump

Nah, there won't be a Trump in the mix because Biden and the soon to be Dem controlled Senate and house will pass comprehensive election security laws that will make it more difficult to collude with Putin to win elections. Sorry!


That's cute that you think so. Can we circle back in 2024?
 
2020-07-11 3:15:40 PM  

NobleHam: I don't care about Mittens' motives, if the Mormons turn on Trump and Utah goes blue, that will be hilarious.


It's more likely they'd start selling coffee, weed, and lap dances out of the Tabernacle.
 
2020-07-11 3:22:41 PM  

Phil McKraken: WhiskeySticks: The only appropriate action for mittens is to go to Trump's house and fist fight him on the front lawn.

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Holy shiat. I had no idea he was a trained professional in combat sports.
 
2020-07-11 3:24:50 PM  

bloobeary: Maybe you should have tried a bit harder to remove him from office when you had the chance?

Republicans own this corruption. Every scrap of it.


4 1/2 months from now when it's time to start talking about prosecuting the criminals and traitors for their crimes and treason:

"Well oh gosh, shouldn't we let the past be the past? We need to move forward... We're facing a massive pandemic, the American people don't have time for recriminations... we don't have time for the next President to attack his predecessor using the legal system... Why is Biden being so petty?..."

That said, I actually would agree that Biden needs to be clear that there is a legal wall between the President and the Justice Department, and push for laws to cement that in the US Code, because the type of crimes committed by Barr can never be allowed to happen again.

Whereafter Biden's AG, upon a thorough review, legitimately concludes that all these motherfarkers are guilty of too many crimes to count and Biden can't stop them from having all the criminals indicted and jailed.
 
2020-07-11 3:30:59 PM  

erik-k: bloobeary: Maybe you should have tried a bit harder to remove him from office when you had the chance?

Republicans own this corruption. Every scrap of it.

4 1/2 months from now when it's time to start talking about prosecuting the criminals and traitors for their crimes and treason:

"Well oh gosh, shouldn't we let the past be the past? We need to move forward... We're facing a massive pandemic, the American people don't have time for recriminations... we don't have time for the next President to attack his predecessor using the legal system... Why is Biden being so petty?..."

That said, I actually would agree that Biden needs to be clear that there is a legal wall between the President and the Justice Department, and push for laws to cement that in the US Code, because the type of crimes committed by Barr can never be allowed to happen again.

Whereafter Biden's AG, upon a thorough review, legitimately concludes that all these motherfarkers are guilty of too many crimes to count and Biden can't stop them from having all the criminals indicted and jailed.


Writing down more rules isn't going to stop people like Trump and Barr
 
2020-07-11 3:38:01 PM  
Probably for the best...

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2020-07-11 3:41:28 PM  

Circusdog320: Then DO SOMETHING besides farking tweeting about it!


He voted to impeach. He has spoken against a few times. I'm not sure what else you really expect a single senator from Trump's own party to do.

/Not that I'm a Romney fan.
//Not that I'm a fan of any politicians.
///Except maybe Ted Lieu  and Warren  They're cool.
 
2020-07-11 3:41:59 PM  

ColonelCathcart: North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.

The 2024 Primary will be Mittens vs. (a) Trump


And given that all the energy will belong to the Duckworth/Ocasio-Cortez ticket ... precisely no one with a complete set of teeth and a functional vocabulary will farking care.
 
2020-07-11 3:48:30 PM  

qorkfiend: erik-k: bloobeary: Maybe you should have tried a bit harder to remove him from office when you had the chance?

Republicans own this corruption. Every scrap of it.

4 1/2 months from now when it's time to start talking about prosecuting the criminals and traitors for their crimes and treason:

"Well oh gosh, shouldn't we let the past be the past? We need to move forward... We're facing a massive pandemic, the American people don't have time for recriminations... we don't have time for the next President to attack his predecessor using the legal system... Why is Biden being so petty?..."

That said, I actually would agree that Biden needs to be clear that there is a legal wall between the President and the Justice Department, and push for laws to cement that in the US Code, because the type of crimes committed by Barr can never be allowed to happen again.

Whereafter Biden's AG, upon a thorough review, legitimately concludes that all these motherfarkers are guilty of too many crimes to count and Biden can't stop them from having all the criminals indicted and jailed.

Writing down more rules isn't going to stop people like Trump and Barr


You'd be surprised I think.

These pieces of shiat KNOW we don't live in an outright autocracy that lacks any pretense of the rule of law a la Russia (no seriously - much of the world suffers under malgovernment that makes the most criminal and corrupt things the Trumpist traitors have done look like a boring tuesday).

But it's also true that a huge fraction of what they've gotten away with is because it wasn't explicitly legally codified... because there had never been a need to.

Like 9/11, and like traitor Oliver North getting away, it represents a one-time exploit that will be legally closed up.
 
2020-07-11 3:52:38 PM  

enry: North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.

There no chance for Mittens right now.  The Trump base will flip out and probably refuse to vote and make 2020 even better for Democrats.  His best bet is 2024.


He'll be 77 in 2024 & have moved up in the Mormon church's higher echelon like other white male millionaires in the church who join one of the Quorums, pledge their houses, etc to the Church while keeping & living in them. He has his 2nd Anointing, making him sinless as Christ for the rest of his life & that's the quid pro quo.
 
2020-07-11 4:12:00 PM  

NobleHam: I don't care about Mittens' motives, if the Mormons turn on Trump and Utah goes blue, that will be hilarious.


If the Mormons turn Trump on, the Mormons are gonna be pissed.
 
2020-07-11 4:17:03 PM  

chawco: Probably for the best...

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I wonder how many takes that required.
 
2020-07-11 4:21:57 PM  

chawco: He voted to impeach. He has spoken against a few times. I'm not sure what else you really expect a single senator from Trump's own party to do.


He could resign from the party, and/or start voting against Trump's agenda more frequently (he's currently at 81% on 538's tracker).
 
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2020-07-11 4:22:16 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Uh-huh.

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Came here for Mitten's "My name is Reek" pic, leaving satisfied.
 
2020-07-11 4:32:08 PM  

My Klezmer Metal Cover Band: ColonelCathcart: North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.

The 2024 Primary will be Mittens vs. (a) Trump

And given that all the energy will belong to the Duckworth/Ocasio-Cortez ticket ... precisely no one with a complete set of teeth and a functional vocabulary will farking care.


Unfortunately, they need a majority.
 
2020-07-11 4:32:29 PM  
Is this real outrage, or only fake outrage that he couldn't beat the buffoon that got his party's nomination and became President?
 
2020-07-11 4:37:04 PM  

Aar1012: Oh god, I can see it. He'll say he's grown as a statesman and is willing to reach across the aisle. Moderates will eat this shiat up and the GOP will still fall in line.

Basically we'll be farked in 2024


I would pay to have a reporter ask (when he announces his campaign)

"Do you promise to pay for your staff to get home this time so they don't have to beg friends and family for money from halfway across the country?"
 
2020-07-11 4:39:11 PM  

North_Central_Positronics: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

Mittens knows he's the shoe-in Republican candidate if the rest of the party somehow grows a set and dumps Dump before the election.   With everything that's happened in the last 4 years, I wouldn't even call this scenario a long shot.


Or in 4 years, either way works for Romney. The next four years are going to be rough for America (and the world) and whoever is at the helm is going to have a rough time. The incumbent on 2024 is going to have a tough election regardless of party.
 
2020-07-11 4:44:39 PM  
Does he think people will have forgotten when he was job hunting?
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2020-07-11 4:45:19 PM  

browneye: americanflannel: browneye: Ken S.: I will be impressed with him only if he heartily endorses Biden.

I would be impressed with him except every time I see the name Mitt Romney, I remember this:

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What is this

Mitt Romney after a press conference in September 2012 following the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi by Islamic militants that resulted in the deaths of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. It was an election year and Romney was running for POTUS so he immediately called a press conference after the attack to severely criticize Obama for being soft on America's enemies, lack security, weak foreign policy, etc., etc. After his performance, the press conference ends and Romney turns around and walks off the stage with the biggest "I really nailed that farker!" smirk in the universe.

Jgok: Mister Buttons: It was a dick move, and I forget what point he even even tried to make to earn the smugness.

But, if every smirk or eyeroll I have done in my life was recorded... It would be a bad read.

That was the start of the Benghazi roadshow. That shot was taken as he left the podium at his presser the day after the Benghazi attack.

The bodies were barely cold when he did that. The ambassador's family hadn't even been notified of his death yet before he went and announced it to the world.

This was supposed to be a memorial for the fallen, not a political campaign event. And it wasn't the only time he did that. Several times during his speech you can see him trying ― and, multiple times, failing ― to keep from smiling or smirking as he made political jabs at Obama.

Then, when he turned around and thinking that his face was out of view of the cameras (not realizing that there were some behind him), he gave that smirk, and it wasn't a brief smirk either. It was sustained. For at least two seconds.

Actually, he didn't even wait to turn around away from the cameras he knew about before doing that:
Mitt Romney's smirking disaster
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2020-07-11 4:46:05 PM  

Weatherkiss: Rann Xerox: Ken S.: raerae1980: 😒

At least he is not on the fence anymore!

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2020-07-11 4:46:49 PM  

Latinwolf: Does he think people will have forgotten when he was job hunting?
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He certainly looks so pleased to be there.

His face says "please help", his eyes say "shoot me now."
 
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