THE PLANE! THE PLANE!  4:40 pm May 24, 2012

Ungrateful West Philly African Americans Inhospitable To Poor Mitt Romney

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

GarbageAll poor Mitt Romney wanted to do was show some “compassion” to a group of African American schoolchildren in West Philly and explain to them that they are only poor because their mothers are sluts and their fathers are deadbeats, and what kind of thanks did he get? No thanks, that’s what kind!

Seeking to broaden his appeal heading into the general election, Romney was venturing for his first time in this campaign into an impoverished black neighborhood to hear the concerns of local educators and community leaders. But here in the streets of West Philadelphia, the emotion surrounding his contest with the nation’s first black president was raw, as dozens of neighborhood residents shouted, “Get out, Romney, get out!”

Well I say, old chaps, that is not the kind of welcome His Lord High Hairgel was expecting! So Romney is at this charter school, and trying to brag on his education record in Taxachusetts and he gets just cold interrupted and given a total lecture from the charter school’s founder about how in Boston when they tried to integrate, little black children were pelted with eggs. He answered, presumably, “Errrrrrrrr.” Then he talked some total bullshit about how class size doesn’t matter, and everybody in the room jumped down his throat and yelled GIVE ME SOME MORE ICE TEA, M-FER! (Maybe.)

But what was happening outside the school that Romney was having such a swell time visiting?

Outside, meanwhile, some brick row houses across from the school were boarded up. Police had cordoned off a full city block to protect Romney and his entourage. Residents, some of them organized by Obama’s campaign, stood on their porches and gathered at a sidewalk corner to shout angrily at Romney. Some held signs saying, “We are the 99%.” One man’s placard trumpeted an often-referenced Romney gaffe: “I am not concerned about the very poor.”

Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood. “It’s not appreciated here,” she said. “It is absolutely denigrating for him to come in here and speak his garbage.”

Oh dear. Anything else, most perfect Washington Post story of all time?

Although Romney has not focused on the black community in his campaign so far, his father, George, reached out to African Americans and pursued policies designed to help lift blacks out of poverty during his service as governor of Michigan and secretary of Housing and Urban Development as well as in his 1968 presidential campaign.

Right. Because Republicans used to be Kenyan Maoist Mau-Mau Anti-Colonial Socialist Communists!

Let us wrap up with this sad image of poor Mitt Romney trying desperately to get out of West Philly in one piece. Here he has just watched children sing a song about smiling, while bopping his head off-rhythm.

“You just sang a song about smiling,” Romney told the kids. “You’re all smiling right? Smile! Oh, that’s great.”

[WaPo]

 

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nounverb911 May 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Did Mitt ask if he could touch their hair?

Barb May 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Is that some sort of Mormon Afro-disiac?

FlownOver May 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I'm surprised he didn't insist that they dance for him.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Well, give him credit for noticing they hadn't brought their spears and costumes.

mayor_quimby May 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I would not be surprised, he wouldn't ask though, because he is not human. He would just touch that coal woolly magic yarn, unaware that an ass-whooping was moments away. Much like an old boss of mine, and by old, I mean 2008!

tcaalaw June 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I thought that was Rick Perry who did the hair touching thing?

veritass May 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Innnnnn West Philadelphia, born and raised, on a playground is where I spent most of my days…

Sorry. Had to do it. Good luck trying to get that out of your head the rest of the day.

bikerlaureate May 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm

We need to know to whom Obama's father reached out, in order to make an informed choice here.

Lascauxcaveman May 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

A cute white chick named "Stanley."

Haven't you heard this story?

Barb May 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Well, until Mitt met Barack Obama, he'd never seen a black person in real life before.

actor212 May 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I'm sure that there were one or two busing tables at the country clubs

What about his lawn jockey?

Jus_Wonderin May 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm

"When I enter a room, you must flee, hide in a corner, or stand as a statue that I bought on a quick jaunt to Africa."

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm

He met Barack? When? Where?

Doktor StrangeZoom May 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm

He still hasn't! Obama is half-white! Haw Haw Haw!

But he is black enough to be near.

Lionel[redacted]Esq May 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

He said the President is black enough to be near.

Thurman Munster IV May 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Romney, quoting Rick Santorum, went on to say 'blah blah blah.'

LettucePrey May 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Rmoney was shocked at how articulate some of those Philly kids are. Not one car got flipped over or any breakdancing in the street!

(Though he did pat to see if his wallet was still there. You know, just to be sure.)

SheriffRoscoe May 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm

He should have launched into his rendition of "Who Allowed The Dogs To Be Outside". Perennial crowd pleaser, that one.

Major Thom May 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

That's a real knee-slapper, a toe-tapper, if you will.

actor212 May 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Roof! Roof! RoofRoof!

Jus_Wonderin May 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Caused"

actor212 May 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Oh no, they din't!

bumfug May 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

"I don't understand – I mean, I offered them beads and everything!"

coolhandnuke May 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Mittens just got introduced to First Mondays at the Country Club where the caddies and the help are allowed for one day a month to be heard and seen.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I don't believe that for one minute. Why, the entire membership would cancel before they'd spend a minute of their precious time listening to some yawping whining 99-percenter ingrate.

mayor_quimby May 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Is that a thing? I am afraid to google it.

Barb May 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Mitt Romney: I love stay-at-home moms. (unless the home is a housing project)

UW8316154 May 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm

then they are lazy welfare queens.

Major Thom May 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

None of this would have happened had he not ordered his cheese-steak with swiss cheese.

veritass May 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm

He asked for brie but they were out.

finallyhappy May 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm

all he had to say was "wit"

Major Thom May 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I see you bin to Fullufia. I live downa shore myself.

finallyhappy May 25, 2012 at 7:13 am

Bred and born IN the city(none of those I'm from Philly and then it is Haverford or Doylestown crap). The shore- haven't been except for about 2 hours in 38 years. My kids grew up going to southern beaches

actor212 May 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

But then he wunna got Swiss. He'd a got American. Why does Mitt hate America so?

Pseudonymously_Joe May 24, 2012 at 8:04 pm

You know, people mock, and I'm sure I'll have to return my Former-Philadelphian card for speaking such blasphemy against the Terrible Gross Cheap Steak and Cheez-Whiz Processed Cheese Food Sandwiches the city is so well-known for, BUT:

The best version of the Cheesesteak IN EXISTENCE is steak and swiss, on garlic bread. In my native Westchester, NY, it was often called the Balboa, because it was almost a cheesesteak, and Rocky. Try it sometime, you shan't regret it. The only 'authentic' Cheesesteak that even comes close is a good fully-loaded Pizza Steak.

finallyhappy May 25, 2012 at 7:10 am

Cmon- A Philly cheesesteak is what it is.

Callyson May 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Gee, you mean that these ungrateful people did not want to be used as pawns in Mitten's transparent attempt to make the mushy middle think "oh, he's not so bad–look, he's reaching out to the blahs"?

Asshole.

ManchuCandidate May 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

The only mormon liked in Philie is Roy Halladay.

Barb May 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Mitt Romney: I've never met a black child before. I have some friends who are black children owners.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm

You know, it wouldn't surprise me in the least to say Mittens hear that. It wouldn't even surprise me if it turned out to be true.

Lionel[redacted]Esq May 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm

You know, I hate fisting you Barb, because, like you need it, but damn that was good. WIN Of The Day!

Barb May 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Lol, Lionel. Thanks. xo

edgydrifter May 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I hope he didn't stain his waistcoat when his monocle fell into his chalice of artisanal shrew's milk. A verbal confrontation with scoundrels such as these can give a fellow a frisson most unpleasant! Harumph.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Bonus toothy upfists for "artisanal shrew's milk," oh shrewd turner of phrase!

Callyson May 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) addressed protesters and the media, quipping that Romney “suddenly somehow found West Philadelphia.”
“It’s nice that he decided this late in his [campaign] to see what a city like Philadelphia is about,” Nutter said. But, he added, “I don’t know that a one-day experience in the heart of West Philadelphia is enough to get you ready to run the United States of America.”
“You want to have an urban experience?” Nutter added. “You want to have a West Philly experience? Then come out here and talk to somebody in West Philly.”

I take it this is Mayor Nutter's diplomatic way of calling Mittens an idiot and an asshole?

actor212 May 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Well, I don't think he called him an "idiot," per se….

Mumbly_Libel May 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm

It's definitely diplomatic for a Philadelphian, I'll give you that..

finallyhappy May 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Or as we say in Philly " Fuck , yeah"

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Dude, I'm so liking this Mayor Nutter dude already.

amarikah May 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Nutter does a good angry soundbite meanwhile he's selling out the Philly public school system and Kenny Gamble is one of the shadiest charter operators in Philly, which is saying something.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Is there a single decent politician left in this country? Oh, right, Pete Stark, Henry Waxman, BarneyFrankHowDareYouLeave, Bernie Sanders …

Damn these swine, they'll drag us back to the dark ages if they think it'll make them a penny more this week.

amarikah May 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Here's a sample of how messed up things are here: http://www.philly.com/philly/education/152403175….

Lizzietish81 May 25, 2012 at 7:28 am

I miss my old Rep Capuano. I mean yeah he tried to kill a dog for running too close to his kids, but he's very open about that kind of thing. I also was in Frank's district for awhile. good times.

Now I'm stuck with some Tea Bagger idiot whose under investigation by the FBI.

not that Radio May 25, 2012 at 8:51 am

♫ "Give 'em all a little Michael Nutter" ♫

Callyson May 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm

“You just sang a song about smiling,” Romney told the kids. “You’re all smiling right? Smile! Oh, that’s great.”

Oh, for fuck's sake…

GhostBuggy May 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Well, to be fair, his cold gears and unfeeling circuits are incapable of forming a smile, or of even understanding this hew-mon concept of "joy."

FlownOver May 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

cf. Dan Quayle and the Samoan "happy campers."

Supercilious asshat.

Pop_Socket May 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

It's terrible when the Romneytron gets stuck in a loop like that.

miss_grundy May 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Back in the mid-nineties I worked at Penn State and my colleague and I met with a UPenn librarian there in West Philly. The area around the university was very nice but one block away from the university, it looked like London after a blitzkrieg. It's a shame.

But, hopefully, Mittens learned something from the experience. Oh wait, we're talking about Mittens, never mind.

amarikah May 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Yeah, one block away from the university houses are now selling for $600K. You can definitely still find blitzkreig areas of Philly but none close to Penn anymore.

Lizzietish81 May 25, 2012 at 7:29 am

Yeah, his software isn't made for learning, its just capable of repeating learned responses.

HogeyeGrex May 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

The article fails to mention whether he ended his speech with, "Smithers! Release the hounds!"

fuflans May 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm

right? i will not be able to stand this awkwardness for the next five months.

much less the next four years. god forbid.

course, he'll probably drop all that fake 'niceness' if he gets elected. then we'll see what mittbot is really like.

Lizzietish81 May 25, 2012 at 7:32 am

I had him as a governor. The man lacks any political savvy and cant get shit done, because he thinks he's running a business. When he didn't get his way, like day one, he went on a cross country tour touting how much we suck. I don't know what he plans to do when things don't go his way as president. Tour the countries in the Middle East where there are a few super rich people and most of the population is poor, to start his campaign to be the next leader of Opec or something.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I swear to god this guy just does NOT KNOW how to talk to people.

Hopey goes anywhere and he's all warm and smiling and charming the fucking ass off everyone.

Mittens goes anywhere and it's like the whole crowd collectively shit its pants and the smell lingers and suffocates as everyone tries to be the first to flee the scene.

smokefilledroommate May 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I'd like to dump him off at 52nd and Baltimore without his Rombus or whatever the fuck he calls it.

cheetojeebus May 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

at 3 am

amarikah May 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Hey fuck you from 51st and Baltimore. You want Mittens to get roughed up you take that shit down to Kingsessing.

smokefilledroommate May 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Sorry–had to go further sw.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Man, there are towns all OVER this great nation that would enjoy to have Mittens earn his urban experience edjumacation in their gritty streets.

Schmannnity May 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Variety: "Philly Fiasco Mitt-steps" or "Fool Tool in School"

SayItWithWookies May 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Gee — you tell people you're gonna cut their taxes, unshackle them from the bonds of Social Security, public education and affordable healthcare, and yet they're completely ungrateful. I guess he scratched his plan to raffle off rides in his car elevator to some lucky hoodlum.

Mittens Howell, III May 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Guess what, Mitt–poor people are people too, my friend.

ProgressiveInga May 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Or, "Charter Schools are people, my friend."

V572 Is this him? May 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Well I suppose you could make that case. But they're not like us.

Advn2rgirl May 25, 2012 at 8:41 am

Yes, they have less money.

comrad_darkness May 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Therefore, less soul?

starfanglednut May 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm

It boggles the mind. He was probably genuinely surprised that they weren't grateful he was there.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Whatever gave you *that* idea, Thurston?

An_Outhouse May 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

Why are they all so blah?

Mittens Howell, III May 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

"Although Romney has not focused on the black community in his campaign so far …"

His campaign's only been going for seven years.

Lizzietish81 May 25, 2012 at 7:34 am

Try 20, he's been running for president since he challenged Ted Kennedy in the mid 90s.

calliecallie May 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

He must really think we are all freaking idiots. OMG.

Barb May 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Nah, just 99% of us.

starfanglednut May 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm

WIN!

CapnRadio May 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm

This just goes that blacks are the real racists and are blindly working on the Democratic plantation and that rap is a secret brainwashing code that is turning nice white kids like Marshall Mathers into degenerate thugs like Eminem and basketball sucks, libunatics.

UnholyMoses May 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I'm sure some of Romney's friends own blacks …

prommie May 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Looks like the City is gonna have to bomb a neighborhood again.

LetUsBray May 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Hey, that approach worked perfectly, except for the fire.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm

There's always something.

Negropolis May 24, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Besides that, Mrs. Lincoln…

imissopus May 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

There is a story on nymag.com right now about George Romney's efforts in Detroit during the '67 riots and his primary '68 campaign when he tried to reach out to the black community in the aftermath of the nationwide riots, thus costing himself support from all the law-and-order white people who were busy voting for Reagan and Nixon. Then he became secretary of HUD and pushed actually progressive housing policies to a president who had shored up the support of southern conservatives in '68 by making a deal with Strom Thurmond that while his administration would not oppose integration, it would also not lift a finger to actually implement any pro-integration policies.

Poor old Mittens. It's tough being a principled man in a primary, and just as tough to be an unprincipled 'ho when you belong to a party of psychopaths when you are in general election mode.

OldWhiteLies May 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

One wonders if watching his father lose that primary, and thus any chance of becoming preznit, is what turned Mittens into Mr. EtchaSketch.

V572 Is this him? May 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Thus the decline of the Republican Party from a group led by men of principle (Buckley, Goldwater, Eisenhower, Geo Romney) whatever their many failings, to a group of people who'll do or say any goddam thing to get elected.

They already have everything money can buy. Getting elected will kill the yawning voids of empty time their great wealth present them. Time they would otherwise have to spend with their wives.

commiegirl May 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Buckley was a racist piece of shit. Fuck that guy.

V572 Is this him? May 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

They all were in those days, lotsa Dems too. Just said they had principles and stuck by ‘em. Didn’t say they were good principles.

Butch_Wagstaff May 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm

No shit. You can see his racism on full display when he debated James Baldwin.

miss_grundy May 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Actually, my friends who are live-long Democrats have only nice things to say about George Romney. He was actually a very progressive governor in Michigan at the time. I guess if he were alive today, he probably would have become an Independent or, hopefully, would have seen the light and become a Democrat.

Negropolis May 25, 2012 at 12:01 am

Michigan had a few really decent Republicans governors prior to the 90's. Governor Milliken (who is the state's longest serving govrnor and still alive) ended up endorsing Kerry in '04, and endorsed McCain in '08, but revoked the endorsement in October after he saw how the McCain campaign was attacking Obama. Hell, the guy has a state park named after him in downtown Detroit because of his progressive views on environmentalism.

imissopus May 25, 2012 at 12:38 am

Oh, I'm not slagging on George Romney. He sounds like a pretty decent guy. It's too bad he produced a son as loathsome as Mittens.

actor212 May 25, 2012 at 8:49 am

Except, you know, when he destroyed that town in Michigan so he could move jobs to Wisconsin. An amusing anecdote, that.

Wonderthing May 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Yeah, he'll be wiping those smiles off their fucking little faces soon enough. Good for you West Philly. Represent!

OneYieldRegular May 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

“You just sang a song about smiling,” Romney told the kids. “You’re all smiling right? Smile! Oh, that’s great.”
http://www.theonion.com/articles/nations-blacks-c

BerkeleyBear May 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Fox News spin – Black Racists Heckle Upstanding White Political Figure

Butch_Wagstaff May 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Clearly, it's Obama's fault.

anniegetyerfun May 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

When will Obama apologize for this outrage?

Advn2rgirl May 25, 2012 at 8:59 am

If you read the comments on the article, it clearly is.

Guppy May 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm

In all seriousness, that is probably the entire point of this visit, to "reach out half-way" and be able to say "See? I tried! I was the reasonable one!"

Lionel[redacted]Esq May 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

"New Black Panther Party Controlling Philadelphia, Threaten White Man."

EatsBabyDingos May 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm

"Dang, I gave 'em all dimes like Rockefeller did."

actor212 May 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm

NEWSFLASH: They hated John D too!

V572 Is this him? May 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

After all he did for them…ungrateful leeches.

Guppy May 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Ever notice who they put on dimes these days?

bikerlaureate May 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

During the roundtable session, Romney said there was no correlation between classroom size and student performance, citing a report by consulting firm McKinsey & Company. That sparked a debate with some educators and other leaders around the table.

“I can’t think of any teacher in the whole time I’ve been teaching, for 10 years, 13 years, who would say that more students [in the classroom] would benefit,” said Steven Morris, a music teacher at the school. “And I can’t think of a parent that would say I would like my teacher to be in a room with a lot of kids and only one teacher.”

Rmoney can't actually be the challenger to an incumbent President. What's their game, here?

Larry McAwful May 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I'm a teacher, and I can tell you that twenty high school kids in one classroom is already a handful. Still no one has ever said, to my face, that we teachers should accept that classrooms need to be packed with more students. They've said it on the internet, the cowards, but on the internet it's okay to spout off about things you clearly have no clue about.

If you'll excuse me, I've got to head over to a nuclear physics message board and demonstrate my savvy.

anniegetyerfun May 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I'd argue that the best ratio of student to teacher is about 15:1. In the classes I taught abroad, I often had between 40-70 students at a time. NOTHING was ever learned.

Negropolis May 25, 2012 at 12:07 am

Hell, Detroit Public Schols wish they had a 20:1 ratio, and what's worse is that this is the case in a district losing thousands of students every year (mostly to in-city charters).

Rotundo_ May 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Good thing Diebold and hundreds of election officials around the country are disenfranchising these sorts of folks. If Mittens thought he actually had to get some of them to vote for him he might start trying to rap or have hydraulics installed on his limo. That would just be too flippin' weird for the world to deal with.

starfanglednut May 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Mittens rapping. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Gasps for breath.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Oh my god, stop it, it hurts.

Butch_Wagstaff May 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm

It would be like seeing Karl Rove or Elaine Benes "dance".

UW8316154 May 25, 2012 at 12:05 am

Sort of like Ronald Reagan as The Rappin' Duke?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s75pC_DI0ls

Mittens Howell, III May 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Concern Troll quote of the day:

"Residents, some of them organized by Obama’s campaign, …"

GhostBuggy May 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Because Obama is the REAL racist who hates the blacks, ya see…

Mumbly_Libel May 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Yeah, ,hmmm, I can't think of *any* other reason why a Mittens visit to a charter school where he gets the fundamentals of students and educators needs completely backwards might be poorly recieved, in Philadelphia.

Nope, no reason at all. It must be because of Obama.

BerkeleyBear May 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Especially when it comes a day after telling latinos how critical real school choice (ie no college for anchor babies and parochial school for everyone else) supposedly is.

OldWhiteLies May 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

The words RHYTHM and RMONEY, while onomatopoetically inclined, should never be allowed together in the same sentence or paragraph.

Just sayin

Larry McAwful May 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Hey! Not all white people lack rhythm! But, as a white person who lacks rhythm, himself, I can safely say that Mittens is definitely not one of the white people with rhythm.

Generation[redacted] May 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

"I was born a poor black child."

OldWhiteLies May 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Damn, sorry. Mixed up my poetic nomenclature. Alliteration is the correct word. So it would be alliterationally inclined.

Blueb4sunrise May 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm

pssst….Kenny Gamble, who hosted the round-table discussion……..not Mormon…..

Mayor and DA. presser. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8tSGUWgEFY

Jus_Wonderin May 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Do the Mormon texts have anything analogous to "Reap what you sow"?

Guppy May 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Other than in the form of copypasta from the KJAV, if there is it likely has an anti-intellectual spin on it. Bad guys in the Book of Mormon are almost universally "too smart for their own good."

actor212 May 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm

"You bang her, you bought her"

mormos May 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

For the first time in his life, Max Headroom here is having to deal with the repercussions of his actions. And it is HILARIOUS.

HogeyeGrex May 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

What do you mean, "everybody doesn't love me?" These are popular issues, aren't they? Why doesn't everybody love meeeeeeeee.

mormos May 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

praise be to white jesus!

WhatTheHeck May 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Next up, Obama heads to a trailer park in Kentucky and reaches out to a sea of white faces.

Steverino247 May 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm

And announces a new FBI crack down on Oxycontin in Appalachia.

BerkeleyBear May 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

And tells them that studies show white students statistically do better than minorities, so he's cutting all funding to schools in white dominated areas (since they don't need the help, obviously).

johnnyzhivago May 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Mittbott 3000's really CAN'T do a good job distinguishing between the kinds of humanoids it interacts with – so when it's with a group of dark people, it's programming just normalizes them to "basketball players", "cleaning people" and "potential terrorists".

V572 Is this him? May 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm

See? Mitt doesn't see race.

anniegetyerfun May 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Just potential employee categories.

ElPinche May 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Whoops! Looks like Romney ventured out of the bubble.
GOP: "NOOOOOO!! GET YOUR ASS BACK IN HERE!!! "

Larry McAwful May 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

As Mittens descended into West Philly, he addressed the crowd with a rousing "Hey, I'm sick of that food-stamp president! We're all sick of that shiftless food-stamp president, amirite?" 70 miles west, in or around Perry County, PA, rowdy white bigots were shocked by the cold reception Mittens got, and strengthened their resolve to vote for Mittens this November, if only to stave off the coming race war that was predicted by Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell.

FlownOver May 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

And Charlie Manson. Can't forget Charlie.

Billmatic May 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

"if only to stave off the coming race war that was predicted by Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell. "

And the midget from In Bruges.

Advn2rgirl May 25, 2012 at 9:17 am

Tyrion Lannister? (No, sorry: Jordan Prentice.)

Wadisay May 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Mitt cherished this chance to address the new generation of hair-shaving bullies.

SexySmurf May 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I don't understand why black people hate Romney? He knows some of the words to "Who Let the Dogs Out?"

Guppy May 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm
BigSkullF*ckingDog May 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

"We don't like your kind here, you got that rich boy?"

Guppy May 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Like he doesn't hear that from rural types in Real America™ all the time…

ifthethunderdontgetya May 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Hahahahahaha, he schadenfreuded.
~

starfanglednut May 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm

He made a schadenfreudian slip.

glamourdammerung May 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm

That comment stimulated my pleasure centers.

Lascauxcaveman May 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

He wants to come back and meet with these folks individually, one by one, in a quiet room. Just Mitt and few of his security detail.

Wile E. Barbote May 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I'm still thinking that those white boys would get their asses handed to them. West Philly is a tough place.

HogeyeGrex May 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm

trying desperately to get out of West Philly in one piece

Romneyers… come out to plaaa-yay.

Okay. Wrong town, but you get the idea.

Mahousu May 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm

The rooms were not really quiet enough for Mitt.

Wile E. Quixote May 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Sounds like the trees weren't the right height either.

Lizzietish81 May 25, 2012 at 7:39 am

Snerk, I love quoting that. Its such a perfect Mittens moment.

Mittens Howell, III May 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

To be fair, some of that anger was directed at the barking dog in the roof-top box on Romney's Limo.

CountryClubJihadi May 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being.

sbj1964 May 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Mitt talking to black people? Squirrel! Please make him stop my A.D._ Something is kicking in.

Pseudonymously_Joe May 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Just to repeat what I said elsewhere, with lots of hyperlinks, this seems more like another case of egregious local issues fail, more than the fact that West Philly is predominantly black, or the fact that it's solidly Obamaland, electorally.

See, there's an ongoing kerfluffle over a "restructuring" plan for the Philladelphia School District that basically amounts to massive, gouging cuts, most likely with an eye towards privatization. The plan involves shuttering 60 schools, and outsourcing management of 20-30 more to charters. Oh, and also the mass layoffs of thousands of support personnel, probably to break the union that represents bus drivers, cleaners, and maintenance staff.

So, yeah, I think people might've been miffed that Romney decided to take this moment to swing by to praise charter schools and large class sizes for reasons that have nothing to do with partisanship, frankly.

starfanglednut May 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Yeah, but he was too arrogant to research those issues before he went there.

Guppy May 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm

people might've been miffed that Romney decided to take this moment to swing by to praise charter schools

And since knowledge of such local politics doesn't extend much outside the city, their apparently inexplicable anger is perfect for the narrative of "The brown poors are just too unreasonable" that the GOP would like to build.

glamourdammerung May 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Of course the schoolchildren were attacked when they tried to integrate since that was before 1978 and blacks became real people according to the Mormon Church.

starfanglednut May 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I'm a Bostonian, and though I was just a kid during the desegregation of the schools, I remember clearly how harrowing it was. Even though I didnt really understand what was happening, I could feel the tension, fear and hate. It was a deeply, deeply shameful episode in the history of a city I love.

glamourdammerung May 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm

As I have said before regarding homosexuals and their rights, I simply do not "get" the animosity. Even if I thought a group was as bad as these folks claim homosexuals, blacks, whatever are, I would never attack someone for simply being in that group. And I do not even like people for the most part, which makes my apparently higher than average level of decency perplexing.

starfanglednut May 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm

And some motherfuckin' fried chicken, darkie.

spinozasgod May 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm

1) You seize the opportunity that having full state power gets you to begin the elimination of all public schools(ultimately to eliminate all public everything)you start the "privitization" push in the poor areas where you have low voter turn-out and and can easily get your way.
2)you deamonize teachers as lazy and over paid union thugs taking your hard earned money.
3)next you lower property taxes in middle class areas, which defunds the schools, setting them up for failure.
4)you rant about the failure of the public school system in middle class areas.
5)you push for profit "charter schools"
6)the corporate charter schools make lots of money, but fail.
7)you scream about any public funds going to education since it doesn't work and end tax supported schools of any kind.
8)only those who can afford a good education get one. The rest depend on "charitable"
organization for their childs education(jesus middle school, GE high school)

starfanglednut May 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

That's right, just keep on alienating the blahs, browns, poors and wimminz. It's not like your demographic of old, rich, white, racist, misogynist, homophobes is shrinking or anything.

Just how stupid are these people?

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm

It doesn't matter. They own the apparatus of power.

starfanglednut May 24, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Awww, Z. Try to haz teh optimism. We vote.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Everybody just damn well better, this time. I can't believe Hopey isn't outstripping MittTheShit by 2:1.

I'll try not to be such a pestimist, tho.

Guppy May 24, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Yeah, like the GOP was going to get the blah vote any time after the Goldwater nomination.

He wasn't there for the blah vote, he was there to be seen by the white vote as "reaching out."

starfanglednut May 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm

True. But now that non-white births have begun to surpass white births, that strategy will soon reach the point of diminishing returns.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Pardon me, boy
Is that the cat that chewed yer new shoes?

JackObin May 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Want to broaden your appeal, Twit? Have a drink and a cup of coffee. You know, human activities.

Wile E. Barbote May 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Caffeine or ethanol consumption will void the warranty on a Mormodyne Systems Mittbot 3000.

rickmaci May 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Thanks for the video clip. Romoney looks good in a white suit, although very gauche before Memorial Day. Matt Drudge looks great in white too. Glad he stopped wearing that goofy hat.

DahBoner May 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

This is very good news for Alaskan Grifter Poontang…

valthemus May 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm

The hecklers and protesters were doing Mitt a favor. They were sure he would make a racially insensitive Gingrichian or Santorumesque gaff and they were just trying to shut him up (no doubt wanting him to save it for September).

MissNancyPriss May 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Is there no video of this? Kinda need to see it.

Fukui-sanRadioBarb May 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Just saw one on the local news here. The kids sing very nicely and sway in rhythm whilst El Mittones claps out of time and looks utterly uncomfortable.

owhatever May 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm

New Fox News poll conducted by Frank Luntz has put South Phill firmly in the Romney column because nobody tarred and feathered him.

Wile E. Barbote May 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Poor Mitt, and he didn't even get a chance to bond with these children by showing them his favorite Disney film, Song of the South.

UW8316154 May 24, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Guess the children weren't just the right height.

Negropolis May 24, 2012 at 11:37 pm

BTW, I'd like to remind Romney that as poor off as some of our public schools are, we do not, in fact, provide a "third world" education. A "third world" education is a system in which there is literally not enough of a system to go around, where some children don't have access to a school, at all. We've got in bad, but coming into deprived place from on high and just talking random (and often incorrect) shit about it is tacky to say the very least.

Fukui-sanRadioBarb May 25, 2012 at 12:45 am

The public education system is best described as "shite compared to a lot of modern countries' systems", as evidenced by the US' constant underperformance in Math and Science vs countries like Belgium.

That's not a bad education system (and certainly not third world), but it's definitely indicative of both a cultural issue and a societal spending issue.

Neither of these issues would be fixed by Mint Rumley.

In my opinion.

Negropolis May 24, 2012 at 11:48 pm

When is Romney going to go home to Detroit?

He thinks Philly was less than friendly to your snake oil; just wait for the reception he gets on Gratiot and 7 Mile. In the venerable words of the late city councilwoman Kay Everett:

"I mean it, I'll cut the doggone cameras off and we will go for it right here … If you keep talking to me, you're going to see me from the east side of Detroit."

Try that shit, here, Mr. Mittens. I dare you.

Negropolis May 25, 2012 at 12:33 am

WIN

nomadicview May 25, 2012 at 5:28 am

My only question is how many of those people who were up in arms about Romney will bother to vote. No matter what kind of liar, what kind of political fail he is, if the people cannot put their anger into action, we can all expect to be moaning about the numbskullery of President Romney by this time next year.

ttommyunger May 25, 2012 at 6:43 am

Robert Mitchum was a strapping Silver Screen Idol, a pot-smoker, drinker, womanizer and admired by millions. After effortlessly working a crowd at an event, someone remarked to him that he seemed to charm the valets and waiters as thoroughly as he did the royalty. His soft five-word reply: "I've got the common touch." Mitt lacks the common touch more than any person in public life today, and his biggest problem: one can't learn it.

Hipple, Rev. Paul T. May 25, 2012 at 8:02 am

CEO Gov Mitt Romney went there to prove that the ungrateful negro is only interested in reparations, to draw a clear line for Conservative Christians between their Choices this Nov.

I guess you elitocrats have never heard of "multilevel checkers"??!!

Checkmate!!!

niblick77 May 25, 2012 at 8:13 am

Mitt is not comfortable in his human body!

calliecallie May 25, 2012 at 9:16 am

"Later, during a discussion about the gap in student performance between whites and blacks, Romney said a key to improving achievement in the classroom is traditional households of a mother and father.

“For a single mom living in a shelter with a couple of kids – those kids are at an enormous disadvantage, there’s no question about that,” Romney said. “Relative to a home where a mom and a dad are — where they’re able to be home for dinner….getting married and having families where there’s a mom and a dad together has a big impact.”

I couldn't stop thinking about this last night, so I finally actually read the whole article. OMFG.

bringmeanaxe May 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

"Get out, Romney, get out". I'm seeing a new bumper sticker in my future…

biblioteq_tress May 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Thank you, Rebecca, for "His Lord High Hairgel." I want to see that on campaign buttons now.

TribecaMike May 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Shades of Reagan's photo op stop in the Bronx during his 1980 campaign. That didn't go over so well either.

tracyhasfun September 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

Mitt twit shit fit.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Thank you.

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