IN MENTAL SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH  6:39 pm May 25, 2012

Mitt Romney Won’t Cancel Tacky Vegas Vow Renewal With Trump

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

Mitt Romney has announced that he will not be canceling his hot Las Vegas dinner date fundraiser with washed-up nut sack Donald Trump just because Donald Trump has been having birther “episodes” in the press — this time that he “knows” Barack Obama was born in Kenya — again. What is Romney supposed to do, go around discriminating against mentally ill people? That is not fair. He will just take their money, like any decent person.

Let us turn to Romney spokesnerd Eric Fehrnstrom for the official rationalization:

“Well, you know, not too long ago, Jay Carney, the spokesman for the White House made a statement which I think is correct, and that statement was that a candidate can’t be responsible for everything that their supporters say. And in this case, Mitt Romney has made it clear that the place of the president’s birth is not an issue for him. He accepts the fact that he was born in Hawaii. And we have many important challenges facing our country, and that’s what we’d rather talk about.”

One might say there is a small difference between having wacky supporters from whom a candidate can distance himself on the one hand and then on the other flying thousands of miles to show up at one of his tacky hotels and fill your pockets with money he gives you. But, eh, small difference.

Actually, the only thing we really wanted to say about this was that Barack Obama has George Clooney to fundraise for him and Mitt Romney has Donald Trump. Hahahahahahaha. [TPM]

 
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nounverb911 May 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Like that ever works.

sewollef May 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

George Clooney, Donald Trump…. Donald Trump or George Clooney.

Damn, why do they make this choosing thingie so hard for me to make a decision.

TribecaMike May 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm

But at least we'll finally learn the answer to the age old question, "How many wannabe Venezuelan supermodels can The Donald fit into Mitt's limo?"

Limeylizzie May 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Insanely excellent picture there, I hope the dog shits on him.

boobookitteh May 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

That's the picture I want to see.

smokefilledroommate May 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm

They should put that on velvet.

OneYieldRegular May 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

It can and should be done. Just Google "custom velvet paintings."

nounverb911 May 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm
nounverb911 May 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Is Mitt going to Mormon marry Trump at the Elvis chapel?

jjdaddyo May 25, 2012 at 9:22 pm

The will be presenting each other with matching Purity Cock Rings.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm

They'd better bring their tweezers and magnifying glasses, then.

12X34X May 25, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Only if Trump dies and he can Mormon baptize him first.

Beowoof May 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Oh I am sure there is some gay sex going on in the Trump Tower. Mitt and Trump who is the top?

nounverb911 May 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm

The gerbil on Trump's head?

drrty_martini May 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Difficult to tell when their lives have been a race to the bottom.

sbj1964 May 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Mitt should double down on the Don.

sewollef May 25, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I dunno, there's something wrong with that photo.

Anyone else see it? Oh wait. Who's the dude in the cowboy shirt?

nounverb911 May 25, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Wasn't Trump born in Jamaica?

smokefilledroommate May 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I thought he shot out of his mother's anus. Oh wait– the question was where, not how.

angerbear May 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm

"I don't claim the President is a Kenyan Marxist who used Reverend Wright's black-liberation theology as a cover for his own Muslim beliefs, but I am friends with Donald Trump."

memzilla May 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

It is only right and reasonable that a man who has profited massively from declaring corporate bankruptcy four times should campaign for a man who has profited massively from driving companies into bankruptcy. Because, freedom.

FakaktaSouth May 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

PresO has Eva Longoria and Mitt has Sarah Palin. HAHAHAHAHA

Sarah Palin is tacky.

pinkocommi May 25, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Romney: Obama and I have an understanding. I accept that Obama was born in "Hawaii," and he accepts that my underwear is "magic." Just like my understanding with Trump that the stuff on top of his head is "hair" and his marriage to Melania "has nothing to do with money."

Dr. Nick Riviera May 25, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Somewhere there's a painting of Mitt Romney gaining integrity. Mitt Romney will put this painting up for sale soon.

nounverb911 May 25, 2012 at 6:53 pm

The Portrait of Dorian Romney?

ProgressiveInga May 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Oscar Wilde quote that seems to fit:
"The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius"

WhatTheHeck May 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Vegas may be the ultimate Sin City, but the quest for money makes strange bedfellows.

Don’t forget to leave the money on the dresser, Donald.

Joshua Norton May 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Maybe The Donald is going for a Veep nom. I understand he claims he can see Russia from his penthouse.

nounverb911 May 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm

That's just his wife.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm

MAYBE??? Honey, he flat out told the papers this week that Donald Trump was the best person he could think of for the Veep nom.

Barb May 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Romney is having a raffle for $3.00 per ticket for a chance to dine with Trump. Winner of the raffle gets to stay home.

Callyson May 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Call me when they have the raffle to keep Mittens home in November…

James Michael Curley May 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I think were now working on dinner with
Obama, Sara Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour
and Dinner with
Obama and Bill Clinton.

I hope Anna likes my black and pink Sketchers.

FakaktaSouth May 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Oh lordy I would be the pink in some Clinton-PresO-Fakakta-Neapolitan Ice Cream. Yum.

ProgressiveInga May 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I hope Bill Clinton offers me one of his famous cigars.

Dr. Nick Riviera May 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm

You laugh now, but wait until Mitt has a raffle for someone to dine with the Nuge and Dog the Bounty Hunter

Rotundo_ May 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

In that case I would be more concerned with what I was eating than with whom. God only knows what gonzo Ted would come up with… At least Trump would consume something akin to real food. All bets off with Nugent, no wild boar testes au gratin for me thanks…

finallyhappy May 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Nuge is coming to my neighborhood in August and I plan to protest- any ideas for signs? I was going with "the Nuge is a moron" but I'll take better ideas.

ProgressiveInga May 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

"Cat Scratch Fever causes brain damage"

Butch_Wagstaff May 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

"Show Us What's Under The Hat, Nuge!"
"When's The Last Time You Had A Hit Song?"
"How Was The Visit From The Secret Service?"
"Who Are You?"

Barb May 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Oh my! Newt is going to be there. I wonder if Callista is going to drag his pasty white ass to Tiffany's while she is in Vegas?

ifthethunderdontgetya May 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

The Trump Hotel Las Vegas is a 64-story luxury hotel-condominium located on Fashion Show Drive near Las Vegas Boulevard just off the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, named for famed real estate developer Donald Trump.

Hahaha, Trump's a no-casino-in-Vegas- loser. I wonder if they allow space lizards into Bellagio?
~

Sharkey May 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

He's broke, you know. Why would she bother?

Baconzgood May 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm

So the POusS goes to Rev. Bat shit 20 years ago and its an issue. Mitt hangs out withwith Sweaty Teddy and Bankrupt, Flo-be birther Crazy every day in isn't an issue? Maddness. Just think if a Colin Powell (who I thought would have been a good contender in 2000) RAN keeps geeting more partisan every hour. They could run a gay chicken who is a card carring member on Nambla and the ACLU If they thought they could beat the oppisition. They only want to win and never know how to govern after the win! This is why I'm a registered republican, and you should be too. Don't protest outside the evil polluting company. Get a job inside as a janitor and fuck shit up. Its more effective.

End comunication.

Wile E. Barbote May 25, 2012 at 7:02 pm

This reminds me of that joke that Woody Allen told in Annie Hall. The one about how his brother thought he was a chicken but they didn't take him to a shrink because they needed the eggs. The Romney campaign feels the same way about the Donald, they're going to let him keep fucking the birther chicken because they need the eggs.

BlueStateLibel May 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Politics make for strange bedfellows – in this case, a robot and a tacky vulgarian. Sounds like it'd make a good sitcom too.

C_R_Eature May 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Kind of like This?

Smegging smegheads!

JustPixelz May 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm

The Apprentice?
Star Wretch?
Who's The Boss? … ?
That Girl! … ?
America's Got No Talent CEOs?

Tommmcattt May 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

What a wheezing, bloaty dinner that will be! Luckily, I would eat my own left testicle before attending. And I have never been a fan of the tastle of my own testicle, so that woun't be happening soon.

Dr. Nick Riviera May 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm

One of either Trump or Romney's surrogates argued that people only donated to the Clooney bash because Obama came out for marriage. Is that supposed to diminish it? "People only gave to your campaign because they agree with your stance on the issues…loser…"

weejee May 25, 2012 at 7:14 pm

 

Fox n Fiends May 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Trump will undoubtedly give Mitty advice on how to handle multiple wives.

Callyson May 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

“I can’t speak for Donald Trump, Gloria, but I can tell you that Mitt Romney accepts that President Obama was born in the United States. He doesn’t view the place of his birth as an issue in this campaign. We have many serious challenges facing this country dealing with jobs in the economy. That’s where we should center our discussion. And as I said, you know, Mitt Romney has made it clear that this is not an issue for him.”

He wants to focus on jobs…so he is going to hang out with the 4 – times business bankrupt wingnut best known on TV for the line "You're fired!" Why, that makes perfect sense!

ManchuCandidate May 25, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Romboto's covering his bases as he realizes he might have to be a contestant on next season's Celebrity Apprentice if he wants to win anything.

salt_bagel May 25, 2012 at 7:23 pm

"…Las Vegas dinner date fundraiser with washed-up nut sack Donald Trump…"

The guy has lots of flaws, but his scrotal hygiene is impeccable.

Exhausted66 May 26, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Because that's Milania's department.

deanbooth May 25, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I wonder if Romney fantasizes about cutting Trump's hair.

Wile E. Barbote May 25, 2012 at 8:09 pm

If I were some evil deranged fuck of a billionaire like Sheldon Adelson or Foster Friess I'd tell Romney that I'd donate 100 million to his campaign if he and his sons jumped the Donald, wrestled him to the floor and shaved his head, and then put the video on YouTube.

Vecchiojohn May 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Or having it dry cleaned.

sharethegrief May 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I love my God Detector and I love the mind that came up with it.

radio-of-owls May 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Mitt's switching campaign buses for this event. He's going to take the shorter one.

radio-of-owls May 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm

No doubt about it now, Mitt is morally weak.

TribecaMike May 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

What a drag. Get it?

Dr. Nick Riviera May 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm

At least he didn't murder noted Freedom Fighter and unjustly accused, Osama bin Laden like that thug, N0bama!

not that Radio May 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Okay, fine, but where's the thing about Chet getting banned because he mocked Ken? I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth.

johnnyzhivago May 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Trump for VP!!!! It's brilliant and will help Mitt capture the nutty part of the 1% who don't already support him!

johnnyzhivago May 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Romney/Trump 2012: Have you tried the cake?

johnnyzhivago May 25, 2012 at 7:46 pm

If he wanted to listen to an asshole he'd TIVO his show.

johnnyzhivago May 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Spoiler: highlight of the evening: Romney and Trump in duet singing Elton John/Kikki Dee "Don't Go Breaking my Heart" to each other.

Sharkey May 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Mitt is going to Vegas to… talk to… rich people. Not gamble. Not drink. Not do "illegal drugs". Not bang hookers or other Loose Lucies. Can't wait for the video!

EDIT: Maybe he "has some friends" that can "take care of" Seamus' corpse.

Fairtackle May 25, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Donald is doing his best to create a classless society.

C_R_Eature May 25, 2012 at 8:00 pm

O/T: If you're driving the highways in the Midwest, keep an eye out for A Very Interesting Hitchhiker.

Sharkey May 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Whoa! Nice!

C_R_Eature May 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Seriously. I can't wait 'till the book comes out…

Designer_Radio May 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I'd pick him up. I became a lifelong fan after "Serial Mom".

Sharkey May 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm

"Hairspray" did it for me. My memory tells me I actually saw this at a drive-in, with my mother. She was a controlling mother (when I was <18), but she has a sense of culture.

Designer_Radio May 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I like that movie now, but when it first came out it was over my head.. I didn't watch the Travolta thing, I just turned my nose up and assumed they ruined it, because I'm a snooty liberal elitist.

C_R_Eature May 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm

That was great! Cry Baby also. I like the fact that uses local talent in all his movies – both behind and in front of the camera. He's shot film in lots of Baltimore and surrounding locations, too. Waters is Hugely Poplar in Baltimore, needless to say.

Sharkey May 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I read this a while back, quite a read.

C_R_Eature May 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Woah, thanks! I didn't know all that, though I did read of his fascination with Charles Manson's followers.
Seems to be a pattern. He used Patty Hearst in a few movies, too.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Interesting. The Manson family has long been an interest of mine. As has Waters.

Thank you.

Butch_Wagstaff May 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Mark Joy (who played the dad in "Pecker") is in the commercials for Sheehy motor companies that air here in VA and MD. I met him when there was a local independent film festival here. Really nice guy.

C_R_Eature May 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Hey, I see those Sheehey ads all the time on the Baltimore channels! I'll look for him next time, thanks!

bcarter3 May 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Careful, Trump! It might be part of a Romney plot to have you held down while he forcibly cuts your "offensive" hair.

Chichikovobarb May 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Trump and Romney have a spiritual connection that transcends politics, rooted in their shared passion for firing people.

TribecaMike May 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Willard is looking forward to playing faro, since it sounds just like pharaoh. It's a masonic religionist thing; you wouldn't understand.

Indiepalin May 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Trump Tower has a higher vacancy rate than the U.S Judiciary System.

TribecaMike May 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm

But Trump Tower does have public toilets, which works on so many metaphorical levels.

Sharkey May 25, 2012 at 8:43 pm

People who go to Vegas are people too, my friend!

TribecaMike May 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Trump is hoping Sir Willard's connections will grease the wheels to get to the front of the LDS posthumous baptizing queue. It's the only way out of his personal hell.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money May 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I don't even understand why he's bothering to court the Donald. That's the one person who has even less of a constituency than Mitt.

DocChaos May 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

The best part of this is the humiliation that many country club Republicans are feeling seeing their candidate suck up to repulsive toad.

JustPixelz May 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm

It could be is Sister Solja moment … showing the middle that he's not beholden to the extremes of his party.

Exhausted66 May 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Bright side: He didn't finish the thought; . "He accepts the fact that he was born in Hawaii " with the favored "As far as I know."

ttommyunger May 26, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I guess "guilt by association" has no meaning to either one of these assholes.

Schmegeg May 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Finally, the replacement act for Siegfried and Roy.

beulahmo May 28, 2012 at 1:14 am

"…Barack Obama has George Clooney to fundraise for him and Mitt Romney has Donald Trump. Hahahahahahaha."

And Ted Nugent. Don't forget Ted. And Jon Voight. Wait who??

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