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Mitt Romney Has Worn A Garbage Bag, Just Like You

Which way to the creamery?The whole world (or a few thousand people) laughed at Mitt Romney for mocking those poor NASCAR fans he encountered the other day in their plastic ponchos, telling them, “I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.” Why didn’t Mitt buy them all golden GORE-TEX rain-repellent space jackets? Does he even want to buy the presidency anymore? But no, he says now, he wasn’t mocking them. There are plenty of times when he’s had to wear much worse — garbage bags, even. He loves garbage! He probably only rents his suits, too, when he’s not wearing his beloved garbage bags.

Romney responded to the many responses to his funny line about the poncho’d troll people, all of them watching the race cars go ’round and ’round, in Florida, on Bill O’Reilly last night. From the WaPo:

“Is it worth it for you even to say those things?” host Bill O’Reilly asked Romney in the interview, noting that Democrats have pounced on the remarks as the latest in what they argue is a series of gaffes that reveals Romney is out of touch with most Americans.

“Well you know, it’s hard to imagine all the things they’re going to try and turn into attacks,” Romney responded. “I mean, that’s the first time I’ve heard the one you’ve mentioned. Look, I have worn a garbage bag for rain gear myself. And we’re out there in the rain; the rain was getting us soaked; I didn’t have a rain coat myself. I would have liked one of those. So, you know, it’s just the nature of the process.”

You should all be ashamed for your taunts at Mitt Romney. Wait… it’s the nature of the process? In that case, continue feeling no shame.

[Washington Post]

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    1. Negropolis

      Bloomingdales? How common. Romney had his garbaged bags custom made by the finest tailors in Metro Detroit.

    1. anniegetyerfun

      Never a miscommunication! He says exactly what he means, which is that everyone poor sucks.

    2. hagajim

      Someone probably needs to buy Mittens a Gaffe hook….I'd say mouth open and stupidity comes out.

    3. Negropolis

      It's good, then, that he has his garbage bag rain slicker to catch the mouth-garbage with.

  1. memzilla

    It's like Nelson Muntz saying: "Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself!" Except there's no Nelson Muntz, only Milhouse Van Rmoney.

      1. Preferred Customer

        If you put Brad Pitt and Ed Norton together, I hope you end up with something more interesting than Mitt Romney.

        1. MrFizzy

          You could put a telletubby and winnie the pooh together and get something more interesting than Romney.

      1. Chillwillard

        Ah, thanks for the clarification. Really, I should've know this; after all, I lived in Utah for 4 years! I'm still trying to find out if I was secretly baptized against my will, though…

          1. Chillwillard

            It was during my college years. I remember one morning waking up in the Tabernacle parking lot…still not sure how I got there or what happened!

    1. Preferred Customer

      None of this Glad crap for her. She wears a Hefty bag–two actually–that's the Cadillac of bags, right there.

  2. GuanoFaucet

    Mitt has also been known to walk past homeless people and say:

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

    1. YasserArraFeck

      A "cardboard house" really only becomes a "home" when a homeless dude craps in it.

      Or when it hears the patter of tiny feet – usually rats.

    1. savethispatient

      "And remember to take out the Romney cans to the curb, they're overflowing with Romney. And don't to forget to separate the food waste and put it in the Gingrich."

      1. shrillharpy

        Don't forget to wash the Santorum outta the Romney. Otherwise, we'll end up with a maggot infestation. Plus it'll smell to high heavens.

  3. SorosBot

    I know Oscar the Grouch. Oscar the Grouch was a friend of mine. You, sir, are no Oscar the Grouch.

  4. Trannysurprise

    To be fair, his raingear was from the new "Garbaj" line from Derelik.

    Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?

    1. anniegetyerfun

      Well, let me answer your question with a question. How many abadigitals do you see modeling?

    2. proudgrampa

      "To be fair, his raingear was from the new "Garbaj" line from Derelik."

      Only available at that new French store; Tar-jay!

    1. anniegetyerfun

      Surely, one of them is whipping up a nice laryngitis recipe in the kitchen as we speak.

  5. mormos

    good grief! You'd think he'd realize he needs to stop opening his mouth as his foot seems to have a magnetic attraction towards it.

  6. Urban_Achiever

    "And we’re out there in the rain; the rain was getting us soaked; I didn’t have a rain coat myself I would have liked one of those."

    So, question–would it have been MORE or LESS awkward had he offered to buy the poncho off of one of their backs?

      1. OhNoGuy

        No, Willard! No! That's an illegal alien wearing that garbage bag. Don't give him the $10,000, it'll look bad in the campaign.

  7. Hera Sent Me

    Mitt's trying to become the first handicapped president of the US.

    Political Tourette's Syndrome is a handicap, right?

      1. YasserArraFeck

        Most of the time, we didn't realize W was speaking English, so he largely got away with it

  8. BaldarTFlagass

    "Look, I have worn a garbage bag for rain gear myself. And we’re out there in the rain; the rain was getting us soaked; I didn’t have a rain coat myself. I would have liked one of those. And I made fun of myself, I said “I like that fancy raincoat I'm wearing. Really sprung for the big bucks.” So, you see, I can laugh at myself just as easily as I laugh at the hoi-polloi."

  9. Major Thom

    Mittt: "I have a camouflage trash bag that I like to wear when I'm I hunting those small varmints with my imaginary gun, if you will…

  10. SoBeach

    “Is it worth it for you even to say those things?” host Bill O’Reilly asked…

    Like Mitt thinks about things before he says them…

    Unless his handlers manage to convince him to never, ever, EVER go off-script we've got eight more months of this stuff to look forward to.

    1. GOPCrusher

      But he is learning to play the victim card when he's called out on the stupid shit he says.
      Must have Sarah Palin as a tutor.

  11. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    It is just a shame that we are not all wealthy enough to understand Romney's humor at the expense of the poor.

    1. anniegetyerfun

      Or China! Where he can really talk tough about.. the economy and other things that he knows a lot about.

  12. owhatever

    It's a Mormon thing. The garbage bags are magic and repel water, so you should keep a few boxes in your end of the world stash. Every NASCAR fan who wears one gets a free baptism in Salt La Kacity and can worship Joseph Smith along with Jesus H. Christ.

  13. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    And, really, what is the use of bankrupting tons of company's if you can't them make fun of those who don't have billions of dollars. That is so Anti-American!

  14. MrFizzy

    I would be quite pleased to help fit a plastic bag over his head. To keep his hair dry of course.

  15. a_pink_poodle

    I've changed my mind. I want Romney now to get the nomination instead of Gingrich.

    Gingrich has the most trash but I find that I enjoy seeing Romney's disastrous attempts at relating to ordinary people.

    1. anniegetyerfun

      And it's not like it's going to change. The guy just get so flustered. It's odd, too, because I imagine he's a fairly smart guy, but just not comfortable enough in his own skin to deal with the attention. He seeks it out, and then he fucks it in the face.

  16. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Maybe one of the brilliant minds behind the Romney campaign should see that he now only appears in public dressed as a hobo, so he can bond with the common man.

    1. bikerlaureate

      Unless he's got Hobo Bean sauce splattered on his oversize polyester lapels, I ain't buying it.

  17. Goonemeritus

    Well I can’t have a beer with him but at least we can stand around in garbage bags discussing what it’s like to be unemployed.

    1. SorosBot

      Has anyone managed to figure out what the fuck he meant with that nonsensical tree comment?

      1. Fare la Volpe

        Google has apologized publicly for any problems their Romneytron 3000 may have caused. The problem has been linked to an error in his PanderPlus program and corrections have been made.

  18. SayItWithWookies

    Okay, Mitt's never actually worn a garbage bag — but he did help create the cheap, shoddy America where garbage bags were an affordable form of rain gear. And I'll bet those bag-wearing NASCAR fans didn't even thank him.

  19. Texan_Bulldog

    Needs more North Face.

    OT but since we're on the topic of garbage bags, here's the cheapest Halloween costume ever: wear one garbage bag, slather on some mayonnaise & presto(!), you're a used condom.

    1. KeepFnThatChicken

      I love knowing most The North Face wearers have great manicures and smooth hands.

      1. MissTaken

        My garbage bag is encrusted with last night's Lean Cuisine dinner. Not quite the same.

  20. YasserArraFeck

    So desperate for votes, Mittens courts the Homeless Dumpster-Diver bloc

    Romney, (R)efuse

  21. WunkRocker

    Conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, who was behind investigations that led to the resignations of former Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York and former U.S. Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, has died in Los Angeles at age 43.

    Haha, at least I outlived this shit bucket.

  22. gullywompr

    O’Reilly chided somebody for saying stupid off-the-cuff insensitive insulting remarks? Should have given him a membership card instead.

  23. KeepFnThatChicken

    Well you know, it’s hard to imagine all the things they’re going to try and turn into attacks.

    Yes, those things called "Shit My Mormon Says"

  24. BlueStateLibel

    Republicans like Bill-O just about now coming to realize what an unmitigated walking, talking disaster they have on their hands with Willard… let the panic begin.

    1. YasserArraFeck

      The only thing better than a Romney/Santorum ticket in November would be any ticket with Lou Sarah (like Gingrich/Palin….ohmygodohmygodohmygod…)

  25. Wilcoxyz

    Now that Mitt has embraced this game of admitting to things working class folks do in a pinch, lets see what else he'll cop to. It's totally lose-lose!

    You steal hotel towels?
    You ever eat dinner over the sink?
    Ever run out of toilet paper and had to improvise?

    C'mon Mitt, what else have you and Joe the Plumber got in common?

  26. Tundra Grifter

    " He probably only rents his suits, too…"

    Never bury your uncle in a rented suit. He'll be gone, but the bills will just keep coming.

  27. annettaj

    How the hell does Mitt, the cardboard cutout walk with one
    corrugated foot constantly in his mouth?

  28. Oblios_Cap

    "So, you know, it’s just the nature of the process.”

    I am so ripping this line off.

  29. Sassomatic

    The nature of what freaking process? The process by which he snatches the garbage bag off one of his assistants and sends the assistant out to buy him a raincoat, pronto? I'm assuming that's the process.

  30. barto

    "it’s just the nature of the process"

    No human being would ever utter those words in that sequence in that context.

    Romney = robot QED

    1. anniegetyerfun

      I was thinking he might be a cartoon drawn and written by the same people who create Mary Worth.

  31. hagajim

    Is it just me, or is Mitt starting to remind everyone more and more of W. Granted, he doesn't have the Tejas accent – but like W. he was a CEO, like W., he was a governor, Like W., he ran a big sports franchise (though its arguable that Mitt did more with the Olympics than W ever did with the Rangers), AND, and like W. he says really stupid shit on a regular basis…..etc. I'm not sure about you all, but I really don't want another CEO Preznit who can bumfuck the country just one more time.

  32. Sheesko

    His wifey wears a good Republican garbage bag coat.

    Note: Versace has branched out. Doing a "Faux G" line of garbage bags "prêt-à-porter" now, in raw silk with 24 KG zippers.

  33. Chet Kincaid

    “And I remember it like it was yesterday, the time my Dad took me to MacArthur Park. My Mom wore this yellow, cotton dress, foaming like a wave. And then someone left a cake out in the rain so that all the sweet, green icing was flowing down. And being just a small varmint at the time, I said to my Dad, ‘but it took so long to bake it! Will we ever have that recipe again?’ That’s the America I believe in, where we can all have that recipe again!”

  34. LiveToServeYa

    The difference between their gaffer and ours is when Joe Biden gaffes, it's a Golden Gaffe of Truth by Accident. When Mitt gaffes, it's Gaffe Gas of Unreality. They can both have a gaffe-off in '16.

    1. James Michael Curley

      We didn't elect the Gaffer. We got him because he came with the package. (Shipping and handling additional) We had a choice between the package that came with the Gaffer and a package that came with the Grifter. We chose the Gaffer as our free selection

    1. MissTaken

      Very pleased to hear the Senate finally took the garbage out. It was really stinking up the place.

      1. SorosBot

        Though I do want to give a big fuck you to my ostensibly Democratic Senator, Bob Casey, for voting for this woman-hating piece of shit bill. Very glad it still went down despite him.

  35. James Michael Curley

    Where is SNL when we need a new character. I'm looking for a Mitt Romney version of the character who is at a party and every time someone says something she says she did, had or whatever the same thing but it was bigger, worse or more expensive.©

  36. proudgrampa

    I just wanna say that, one summer I spent some time on the Pacific Crest Trail. To save weight, I packed a large plastic garbage bag for rain protection. Best investment I could have ever made.

    Why does Mitt hate the plastics industry so much?

  37. Poindexter718

    "By golly, I'll never forget the big storm out on Lake Michigan. We were on the governor's yacht, The Moroni, and nobody had packed the Patagonia foul weather gear. We all donned Hefty bags. Then she began taking on water and the bilge pump failed.
    'Have you got any tampons, Ma?' I asked. We were in luck …"

  38. sezme

    Ticket to NASCAR: $45
    Disposable plastic poncho from the concession stand: $12.99
    Being a smarmy rich asshole: priceless

  39. rickmaci

    Romoney seems destined to keep opening his mouth for the sole (LOL) purpose of putting the other foot in.

  40. DemonicRage

    Thank you, Republicans, for this gift that keeps on giving. Hopey will CRUSH this very inarticulate fellow.

  41. Troglodeity

    Romney in a garbage bag would look almost as ridiculous as Santorum in a sweater vest.

  42. ottercliff

    I think I dropped some change into his Dunkies cup a few weeks ago and had no idea it was him!

    Maybe that's how he gets the bucks for Ann's Cadillacs??

  43. ottercliff

    OK, he never really wore a garbage bag, but he has a bunch of friends who own garbage bag factories.

  44. Abernathy

    I hear the nickname "trash bags" is free, ever since the one gal dropped off the Jersey Shore.

  45. Abernathy

    Of course, the MittBot would need to be protected from moisture BAMN, even if it means just throwing part of the packaging he came in over his head.

  46. mrblifil

    I like his manicured and managed national campaign effort, involving friendly and compliant media personalities. Really sprang for the big bucks.

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