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Mitt Romney Mocks Poor NASCAR Fans In Plastic Rain Ponchos

Ha ha, poor people.Now that Mitt Romney has barely managed to win his abandoned “home state” of Michigan, we can get back to marveling at his weird millionaire android interactions with the common folk who make up the Republican base. For example, Mitt also enjoys NASCAR race car crashes, because he visited that NASCAR track and made his hilarious comment about having “some great friends who are NASCAR team owners.” But then he turned into mean Mitt Romney, the vulture capitalist who openly mocks the working class. Approaching a group of poor people covered in cheap plastic rain ponchos to shield them from the deluge, Mitt laughed and said, “I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.”

The New York Times provides the comical details from Daytona:

Mr. Romney’s Florida trip might have seemed like an odd, if confident, detour from states that will be voting on Tuesday. But Michigan has an ample share of Nascar fans. And the campaign hoped that images of Mr. Romney at the speedway would circulate widely through the Southern states that vote on March 6.

But the crowd initially booed Mr. Romney, who occasionally struck a discordant note, as when he approached a group of fans wearing plastic ponchos. “I like those fancy raincoats you bought,” he said. “Really sprung for the big bucks.”

Then Mitt praised the hillbillies for “those terrific novelty-gag teeth for Halloween” and flew away on his chartered jet, never to return. [New York Times via Nerve.com]

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    1. BaldarTFlagass

      "What, ALPO? You could at least go upscale and eat the Mighty Dog, like we fed my dad when he no longer could tell the difference."

      1. Dashboard Buddha

        quit your bellyaching bub
        saying you can't afford your grub
        saying a dollar ain't a dollar no more
        tell me buddy what's new
        can't afford to buy bread no more
        well this ain't a charity store
        you say your kid's are hungry too
        well it's good news for you

        you can eat dog food!
        you really ought to try it!
        you can fricassee it!
        you can deep fry it!
        flip it on over!
        eat it any way!
        eat along with rover,
        3 times a day!

        it comes in a bag or a can
        just the meal for a working man
        if you're down on your luck just now
        it'll get you through the day

        if you eat in the afternoon
        you're gonna feel like baying at the moon
        but you're complaining too soon
        this is all I gotta say!

        you can eat dog food!
        you really ought to try it!
        you can fricassee it!
        you can deep fry it!
        flip it on over! cook it any way!
        eat along with rover, 3 times a day!

        find yourself a little vacant lot
        clean the garbage from a little spot
        light a fire let the coals get hot
        ask the neighbors in!

        you can open up a can or two
        make patties like the swell folks do
        have yourself a little barbecue
        and let the fun begin!

        chorus and out.

          1. BaldarTFlagass

            What album is that on? I've got most of their stuff, though admittedly nothing in the last 5 or 6 years, and don't recognize that. Give me cool whip.

          2. Dashboard Buddha

            That would be “Strange Noises in the Dark”. Another one of my faves is on there as well – “We always fight when we drink gin”.—

          3. BaldarTFlagass

            OK. I went and checked their website, don't have that, my latest is Never an Adult Moment. Obviously I haven't been to a show since about '04, that's when I update my discography.

          4. Dashboard Buddha

            I had a bit too much to drink one night a few years ago and bought their entire catalog at that point. Go ahead…ask me anything about the ALL.

          5. An_Outhouse

            Teenage Immigrant Welfare Mothers on Drugs pretty much sums up all of America's problems. (Thanks for the link)

        1. James Michael Curley

          On the wall of our shop (Triumph, BSA, Norton) years ago;

          "It is better to light a single candle than to curse Lucas."

    2. Dudleydidwrong

      "I really like those Walmart wheel chairs you're in all. Really sprung for the big bucks. I have friends who manufacture really expensive ones–in Mexico."

    3. Terry

      He's probably planning an op-ed that calls for an immediate end to Medicare and the reduction of social security checks by half. You know, to help old folks by making them more resourceful.

  1. Barb

    What does NASCAR and politics have in common?
    You turn to the left, you're running in circles; you turn to the right, you get stonewalled; either way your life is still in the pits!

    1. CessnaDriver

      Makes $2400 an hour while unemployed.

      He should really shut up.

      On the bright side, there are rumors of secret momo self-flagellation rituals.

  2. Trannysurprise

    Mitt – they bought those raincoats for the expected shitstorm of condescension you were bringing.

    1. CessnaDriver

      The NASCAR fans were most likely repiglicans, so their wet dream is to dance before their masters.

    1. KeepFnThatChicken

      "Then why are you spending your hard-earned dollar at a NASCAR event? You voted for Obama in the last election, didn't you? Didn't you, you little punk…?!"

    1. chicken_thief

      My thoughts exactly. Not only do they not fit the NASCAR profile, but NASCAR and Romney supporters?!!! GTFO.

      1. BerkeleyBear

        Not actually from NASCAR – that's a photo from earlier in the campaign, where Romney somehow hijacked an event that African Americans were already attending (not sure what – maybe a Tyler Perry movie? Because I just can't see any person of color getting that excited near Mitt).

    2. An_Outhouse

      The 'colored folk' were there collecting empty bottles. Do you know how much you can haul in after one day of NASCAR?

  3. Oblios_Cap

    It's fun watching the GOP candidates falling all over themselves to see who can be the biggest asshole. It'll play well in the general election when they'll be pandering to millions of of less insane voters that aren't members of the brainless dipshit party.

    1. GOPCrusher

      Can't imagine it getting any better than seeing these asshats accusing each other of being more in support for the auto industry bailouts then themselves, while campaigning in Michigan.

  4. UnholyMoses

    Anyone else get the impression that the Mittbott is running Windows ME?

    (Get it? ME? Like "me"? 'Cause he's a selfish, entitled, out-of-touch prick who crashes a lot and … oh, neverfuckingmind.)

    1. anniegetyerfun

      I actually noticed that the other night when I was showing a friend the Santorum website; she had never seen it. I was, all, "It's the first search result!" And she was, like, "No, it's the last one on the first page."

        1. Guppy

          I'm just going by the numbering I've learned, which slips a. d. bis VI kal. Mar. between a. d. VII kal. Mar. (Feb 23) and a. d. VI kal. Mar. (Regifugium/old school Matthias).

    1. Tundra Grifter

      I did not know that!

      Did you know many members of the US House and Senate practice nepotism? With their own families!

    1. Chichikovovich

      What a coincidence! I'm wearing a Pravda raincoat.

      Um, no wait. It's the Washington Times. Well, same thing.

  5. Blueb4sunrise

    Very Important Stuff that was dead-threaded because Wonkette Jr. obviously hates straight, middle-aged White Guys.

    Primo quotes:

    "it is inevitable the next president of the United States will be … Mitt Romney," said Arizona Sen. John McCain

    "This has been a fun ride, and it's only just beginning," Romney's Arizona campaign co-chairman

    …fewer than one in 10 voters were Hispanic, and political watchers said many voters here have grown weary of the rhetoric…

    [Yeah, it's the rhetoric]

    Jennifer Korn, executive director of the Republican-funded Hispanic Leadership Network.
    "I think that there will be a lot more discussion in a more rational tone when it comes to the general election…"

    Read more: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics….

  6. BaldarTFlagass

    The sad thing is that those ponchos were the only clothes they could afford, they were naked underneath.

    1. Dashboard Buddha

      C'mon! Think of ol' ma nature. Those things take forever to break down…if ever. You can't go wrong with old school canvas.

  7. johnnyzhivago

    You never know, he may be mistaking the plastic ponchos for some kind of designer Italian patent leather thing he saw while thumbing through his wife's copy of Elle while he was on the can.

  8. SorosBot

    Mitt's new campaign slogan of "go fuck yourselves, poor people!" is refreshingly honest or the Republican attitudes at least.

    1. Ruhe

      Perhaps he should have pressed on and tried to turn the situation into an opportunity to press his talking points by noting to the NASCAR-billies that if "that Obama had his way those ponchos would be required by the government to be flame retardant and then you wouldn't be able to afford them at all. I won't do that to you. I'll make sure that a steady flow of impossibly cheap crap from China will always be available to fashion conscious poors."

  9. lefty74

    "Hey there! You don't sweat much for a big ol' fat gal."
    "Show me uh your uh——-cleanest dirty Jeff Gordon shirt"
    "That Betty Boop tattoo is just the perfect size!"

  10. DaRooster

    Hey I'll bet you guys $10,000 you didn't know this-
    Mitt Romney is a rich condescending Asshole to everyone he talks to…

    Oh, you heard… OK… never mind

  11. MiniMencken

    I believe that in the above-referenced photograph, candidate Romney was attempting to lead the audience in a rousing rendition of Stephen Foster's great hit song, "De Camptown Races."

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      And was disappointed when they broke into:

      "I get no kick from champagne,
      and alcohol doesn’t thrill me at all,
      but I get a belt out of you…."

      Hold it! What the hell is that shit?

  12. hagajim

    Mittens is really a dumbfuck isn't he? Holy shit, how stupid can you be to say something like that to the guys who spent their entire life savings on tickets to this hillbilly-fest.

    1. SheriffRoscoe

      To marry a rich guy and fuck the poolboy and/or gardner on the side is the American dream. Or at least my dream.

  13. el_donaldo

    Why doesn't Triumph the Insult Comic Dog enter the GOP contest? He may not get a lot of votes, but he'll never run short of material.

  14. OneYieldRegular

    "What's with those torn tennis balls on the legs of that walker thing you're using to get around? Can't you afford a fancy wheelchair or something?"

  15. Goonemeritus

    Mitt is just keeping the proud Republican tradition of snark alive. I think it was Lincoln who chided a group of Andersonville survivors to not believe the old adage that you can’t be too rich or too thin.

  16. Dudleydidwrong

    Mitt used to have a number of those cheap plastic ponchos that he used for the servants who carry him to and fro in his sedan chair. But he recently bought 'em all Helly Hansen gear. They really look spiffy. Of course the cost came out of their salaries.

  17. SoBeach

    “I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.”

    How did he keep from adding "I see you all had enough left for your natty lites and smokes"?

      1. Steverino247

        You can't turn the volume up high enough for that album. I heard Dweezil and the ZPZ group play that all the way through in December 2010 and it was incredible. Listened to it last night after abandoning the political BS for the night.

  18. SheriffRoscoe

    He's just trying to come across as your average guy, who is a jerk. Jerks are people too, my friends!

  19. Eve8Apples

    Wait 'til this summer when he meets his "base" riding their government funded Hoverounds and wearing their flip flops, stained t-shirts with the sleeves cut off and pajama pants.

  20. GortRay

    Sez Mitt: "This nascar sport of yours reminds me ever so much of racing my J Boat in the Catalina Regatta! Huzzah!"

    1. prommie

      "This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail. That's democracy for you."

  21. Tundra Grifter

    Those weren't cheap plastic raincoats, Mittens.

    Those were extra large condoms.

    Don't tell Santorum.

  22. Eve8Apples

    Mitt's campaign staff will have to thoroughly screen Mitt's audience during his campaign stops to make sure he has no contacts with Real 'Murcans. They should be required to show their tax returns at the gate to ensure they represent the top 1% who can afford the finest French couture rain gear.

  23. ElPinche

    Mitt's poncho is actually a real mescan named "Poncho" who personally wipes down Mitt when he briefly leaves his limo.

  24. SenileAgitation

    "My, your hands are rough and red, why don't you step up to Palmolive dishwashing liquid?!" "Say, what do you, work for a living? I'll bet that sucks big time!" "Look, I'm not going to bullshit you. I'm fucking rich. Which means I must know something you don't, right? Otherwise YOU'D be the rich one, am I right? So just accept that a vote for your betters is a vote for what you might become if you keep buying those lotto tickets." "I disagree. Those who say you're old and in the way are out of touch with America. Now if you'll just step aside there, I think that's my driver, good luck with that medicine!"

  25. fuflans

    i also heard the tequilla party woman on npr last night discussing the election. she said the republicans have a huge problem in AZ (much bigger than 2008 and in the southwest in general) and she thinks there's a good chance the state will go blue in november.

    warmed my heart and certainly more accurate than anything that might be a product of mccain's fevered brain.

  26. Deportably_Jose

    You know, it's possible that Mittens wasn't being a condescending elitist asshole, but actually really did think that ponchos are fancy raincoats, in keeping with the other half of his persona, the hopelessly out-of-touch defective pander-robot.

  27. fuflans

    mitt mitt mitt, rule number one:

    1.A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

  28. Exhausted66

    "Really sprung for the big bucks.”

    To "spring for" is to "buy."
    "big bucks" is a great deal of "money."

    You can't buy money, Mitt. Oh wait. Bain Capital. Never mind.

  29. Biff

    I went through 11 pages without seeing it. Different people get different results. The conspiracy continues apace.

      1. Biff

        Because I have no life, I looked again. blog.spreadingsantorum.com came in at #8. Not the same. The Urban Dictionary definition did come in at #1 though, which even makes Dan Savage squirmish.

  30. Gainsbourg69

    "He recalled driving (“sometimes a little fast”) up and down the streets near his home in Michigan, which he playfully likened to an illegal racetrack."

    He sounds like a deviant.

  31. Sassomatic

    "Wow, you people sure could use some dental work! You, nice hair. I didn't know Fantastic Sam's had a drive-through!"

  32. valthemus

    My World of Warcraft avatar will be a wealthy, white, male Christian crusader known far and wide for smiting impoverished wizards and Muslim orcs. At least in Azeroth Mitt Romney will love me.


  33. Birdwatcher1

    Dear God, please make Willard Romney lose all his money so that he may stop making abusive comments to real people with no money. Thanks and amen.

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