IT GETS BETTER  3:15 pm January 23, 2012

Mitt Romney On Right-Wing Radio: Economy’s Getting So Much Better Under Obama!

by Wonkette Jr.

Uhh, okay, we will not argue with you that much, Mittens:

INGRAHAM: You’ve also noted that there are signs of improvement on the horizon in the economy. How do you answer the president’s argument that the economy is getting better in a general election campaign if you yourself are saying it’s getting better?

ROMNEY: Well, of course it’s getting better. The economy always gets better after a recession, there is always a recovery. […]

INGRAHAM: Isn’t it a hard argument to make if you’re saying, like, OK, he inherited this recession, he took a bunch of steps to try to turn the economy around, and now, we’re seeing more jobs, but vote against him anyway? Isn’t that a hard argument to make? Is that a stark enough contrast?

ROMNEY: Have you got a better one, Laura? It just happens to be the truth.

Via Rachel Maddow and Washington Monthly.

 
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weej_bain January 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

/ headless weejee tries to scrape asploded head off walls…

Gratuitous World January 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

upfists Mitt

imissopus January 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Campaigning For President: Ur doing it wrong!

Lascauxcaveman January 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Maybe he heard Biden is retiring and Hopey's looking for a middle-of-the-road white guy for his new Number 2.

It's not like anybody'd be that shocked if Mr. Flippy-floppy goes Dem in time for the 2012 General.

Sharkey January 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Ingraham: You are not a very good robot.

Romney: This also just happens to be the truth.

OzoneTom January 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Mitt's robotic brain was also hacked by Anonymous?

Biel_ze_Bubba January 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Handlers in the back room were furiously pounding CTRL-ALT-DEL, but no joy. They're gonna have to take him offline for a while while they clear out the "Reality" rootkit.

north_of_moscow January 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Duck season, wabbit season, duck season, wabbit season….

Mumbletypeg January 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Funny. The saying "The truth will out" is one I'd expected to come clean as confessed by one of the Ricky's, not one of the Mormons.

memzilla January 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

The rest of the interview revealed that Mittens promised to not only return to the Shrub-Reagan Rethuglican economic policies that got us into this mess, but to make sure we are in a perpetual war with at least two Muslin countries at the same time.

nounverb911 January 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

And the Obama campaign ads just keep on writing themselves.

Beetagger January 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I'm better off today than I was yesterday.

Lascauxcaveman January 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Me too. My company has a weird payroll schedule.

emmelemm January 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Don't you work for yourself?

Lascauxcaveman January 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I'm a weird guy.

Biff January 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

So was I, until I went shopping.

ManchuCandidate January 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Mittens couldn't give away fresh water in the Utah desert.

Limeylizzie January 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

and Senator Mark Kirk had a stroke.

Baconzgood January 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

He spoke the truth? His magic undies must be too tight.

Naked_Bunny January 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I expected him to credit the Republican House for the improvement.

actor212 January 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Shorter Romney:

I just ceded the election to Obama! I'm going to DISNEYWORLD (Cayman Islands)!

elviouslyqueer January 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Oopsie. Time to reboot the old MittBot 2012 yet again.

Biff January 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

He must've gotten more than 12 feet from an outlet.

Mahousu January 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Somebody forgot to flip Romney's "lie" switch back on after he was rebooted that morning.

Don't worry; it's now been taped permanently into position.

iburl January 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

MittBot has had his logic inversion chip removed. His software is no longer GOP OS compatible.

Biel_ze_Bubba January 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Could it be that he's wised up to the situation, and gotten off the Wingnut Express (the runaway train that the GOP primary has degenerated into)? Letting Newt ride it to destruction, while he backs off and appeals to the far-moderate wing of the Republican Party?
It's a dangerous gambit — he should save this strategic flip-flop for the general election.

Katydid January 24, 2012 at 6:31 am

Nerd.

mull_man January 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Note to Mexican Mittens Morman: you run with the economy you've got, not the one you wish you had.

ThundercatHo January 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm

"For some reason my assistant is making throat slashing gestures. Now he's pulling his hair out. Maybe someone should stand by with one of those Heimlich things."

SayItWithWookies January 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Mitt's position is that the unemployed have suffered long enough. And by "the unemployed," he means himself. Those other people without jobs are just malingerers.

hebmskebm January 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

He is so fucking bad at running for president it's not even funny. Wait, that would be an insult to Rick Perry.

Swampgas_Man January 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

No, no — when Perry did it, it was HI-larious. It's the difference between Leno and Stewart.

emmelemm January 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Robot malfunctions, news at 11:00.

MaxNeanderthal January 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Meanwhile, in other news, Obama's re-election strategists complain of "target overload" or "shooting walrus in an anchovy tin"…….

BarackMyWorld January 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I have heard some pundits actually use the term "target rich environment" to describe this year's candidates.

edgydrifter January 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Mitt was always against the thing he was before when he was for the thing he is.

PsycWench January 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm

The truth shall set you free. In this case, free of political endorsements.

BornInATrailer January 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Wow, he's taking Newt's SC win hard.

Hell hath no fury like a rich white dude scorned.

BarackMyWorld January 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Shorter Mitt: "Fuck it."

HistoriCat January 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

It's a bold new strategy.

Monsieur_Grumpe January 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Mittens needs to be sent back to the factory for maintenance.

BarackMyWorld January 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

At least he didn't say he was "brainwashed" into supporting the Vietnam War.

hebmskebm January 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

The incredible thing about Mittens dad is that he said that after he switched from being ANTI to PRO Vietnam, not the other way around. It was like he was saying "I used to be a dirty hippie, but some super cool green army guys sat me down and forced me to watch John Wayne jerk off on camera for 72 straight hours and now I think nuking Hanoi is the bee's knees!"

Beowoof January 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Laura Ingram, the cute blond girl with the attitude of I won the genetic lottery so fuck everyone else. Well sweetie, thanks for the Obama campaign ad.

BarackMyWorld January 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

See also: Pretty much every woman who appears on-air at Fox News.

EatsBabyDingos January 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm

At least she doesn't have the madam's apple like the Coultergeist.

Katydid January 24, 2012 at 6:50 am

Cute blonde? Really? I always thought she has a horse face.

hagajim January 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Holy shit Batman! Mittens spaketh the truth! (Though I would argue the economy is not getting much better, though it is out of ICU).

CommieLibunatic January 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

OH NO HE DI'N'T!!

BaldarTFlagass January 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Ingraham: Describe in single words only the good things that come into your mind about… your mother.
Mitt: My mother?
Ingraham: Yeah.
Mitt: Let me tell you about my mother.
[Mitt shoots Ingraham with a gun he had pulled out under the table]

notreelyhelping January 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

What's a tortoise?

Like Mitch McConnell.

OKthennext January 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Mittbot: Do you make up these questions, Ms. Ingraham? Or do they write em down for you?

Swampgas_Man January 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Is this to test whether I'm a replicant or a lesbian, Ms. Ingraham?

Dashboard Buddha January 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Now…that's MUST SEE TV.

SorosBot January 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Someone seems to have set him to "campaign self-destruct" mode.

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Damn the Asmovian Laws of Robotics!!!!

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

So, after Gingrich won South Carolina by getting to the left on Obama on Bain Capital, Romney is now going to get to the left of Gingrich on the economy.

Makes about as much sense as anything else in the Republican campaign.

Banelm January 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

They've both gone so far and so hard to the right, that they are now coming around the other side, lapping Obama. Soon Newt is going to start criticizing Obama for his ties to Goldman Sachs…

Goonemeritus January 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

HOLY CRAP— Is that for real I need that embroidered on a throw pillow or maybe the audio could be my ringtone.

Schmannnity January 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm

It should be engraved on Golden Tablets.

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

What's next? Romney announcing that just maybe Republicans shouldn't hate on Obama just because he is black?

GOPCrusher January 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Other Republiklan candidates hating on Rmoney because he made a shit pot putting people out of jerbs?

Biff January 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Everyone is white in the(ir) afterlife.

Schmannnity January 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Laura Ingraham: It happens to be the truth that I have a bigger, veinier dick than Coulter.

SenileAgitation January 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm

How pathetic is it that Mitt's small admission of a truth that reflects semi-well on the incumbent president seems like such a huge concession that Ms. Ingrate seeks to talk him out of it? "Oh, heavens, Mitt! You'll never get elected like that, silly! Now you just go right back down to Florida and tell everybody what a no god so-and-so that Obama really is!"

BlueStateLibel January 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Obama just needs to run a 60-second ad with these quotes, campaign done:

""INGRAHAM: How do you answer the president’s argument that the economy is getting better in a general election campaign if you yourself are saying it’s getting better?' 'ROMNEY: Well, of course it’s getting better.'"

"I like firing people."

"Corporations are people too, my friend."

Schmannnity January 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I made a trifling amount of money speaking . . . about $400,000.00.

How about a friendly little wager, say, $10,000.00?

Selfish_T January 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm

When Burroughs said, "Thanks for decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces," he was talking about Laura Ingraham.

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Ingraham: You must sterilize in case of error?
Romney: Error is inconsistent with my prime functions.
Sterilization is correction.
Ingraham: Everything that is in error must be sterilized.
Romney: There are no exceptions.
Ingraham: Romney…
I made an error in creating you.
Romney: The creation of perfection is no error.
Ingraham:I did not create perfection.
I created … error.
Your data is faulty.
Romney: I am Romney. I am perfect.
Ingraham:I am the Ingraham, the creator?
Romney: You are the creator.
Ingraham: You are wrong!
Jackson Royingraham your creator is dead.
You have mistaken me for him.
You are in error.
You believe the economy is better.
You have made two errors.
You are flawed and imperfect
and have not corrected by sterilization.
You have made three errors.
Romney: Error.
Error.
Error.

jus_wonderin January 24, 2012 at 11:19 am

You Nomad!!!

EatsBabyDingos January 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I, Mudd.

Swampgas_Man January 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Aaiiee, Rmoney!

Naked_Bunny January 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

How many Mitt models were manufactured?

Golfing_OJ January 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm

"It lists the fascist talking point! It does this whenever it's told!"

johnnyzhivago January 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm

"Did I say the economy is getting better? I meant to say the economy was getting more blah"

Callyson January 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

First the frothy mix and CUM, now this. The Reeps are seriously melting down…

Geminisunmars January 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Watch out everyone! Romney is changing tactics and trying to go for the sanity vote. (Surely there are a few of those left?)

OKthennext January 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Mittbot will quit that whole 'fact' ploy. It did not work for Huntsman.

Biel_ze_Bubba January 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

The old reality ploy, eh? Unexpected, Mittens. Daring, even — but the GOP primary is not the time or place to embrace reality. You will be tainted by it's well-known liberal bias, and the frothy, mouth-breathing right-wing Xtards will smell it on you.

Naked_Bunny January 23, 2012 at 6:57 pm

He's not supposed to switch to sounding reasonable until after he's gotten the crazies to nominate him as their candidate.

OneYieldRegular January 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

"And this is exactly my point, Laura, that under the President we're seeing improvement, improvement in the economy, and it's completely undermining America's faith in America's decline. I cannot think of a better argument for electing a Republican in November. If allowed to continue unchecked, this improvement in economic well-being could well destroy any chance we have of keeping America down."

Negligently_Joe January 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

See, this is exactly why it's important to give your robots periodic memory wipes.

Bluestatelibel January 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Sounds like someone forget his regular Windows updates to me! You can't ignore those things people!

Dashboard Buddha January 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Looks like the Blue Screen of Mitt.

Radiotherapy January 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Relax everybody, this is totally consistent with wingtard logic, wherein everyday is opposite day. Up is down. Blah is white. Stupid is smart. etc.

AlterNewt January 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Maybe Anonymous is hacking him.

Naked_Bunny January 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Today, we are all /b/tards.

ttommyunger January 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

This just proves that if you just keep talking, eventually something true will pop out when you least expect it. You know the DNC has this piece on tape on file and ready for use in October. You know Mitts and his Butchy friend are kicking themselves in the cunt over this exhange.

JimNauseam January 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Your response to the test is part of the test.

MinAgain January 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

He wants to be a real boy so badly…

Indiepalin January 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm

At least Dr. Laura didn't bait him with the "N" word.

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