JOIN RED SOX NATION OR DIE  3:50 pm August 8, 2012

Romney Spokeslady: Move To Romney’s Socialist Massachusetts Paradise If You Want To Live

by Josh Fruhlinger

Seems like a nice lady, glad she doesn't have to worry about losing her health insuranceSo you probably haven’t seen it if you aren’t in one of America’s precious, coddled Swing States, but a pro-Obama PAC has been running a mean ad featuring a guy who was laid off because Bain Capital made the business he worked for more efficient, and he says that his wife died because they didn’t have health insurance because he was laid off because Bain Capital thought that would be a good idea. You might think this is mean and unfair and don’t hate the specific corporate player hate the employer-based health-care system game etc., but surely when an ad is going out that basically has a blue-collar dude saying “MITT ROMNEY KILLED MY WIFE” the Romney campaign has to respond somehow, right? Well they did, actually, and they did actually respond with legitimately good advice! This advice was: people who need good health care should move to Massachusetts, because they have universal coverage there, thanks to Governor Romney. Wait, what?

Andrea Saul is a Romney campaign flack, so she may well live in Massachusetts! Which is good for her because her chances of being fired just went up dramatically, so it would suck if she had some sort of pre-existing condition that would prevent her from buying health insurance on the individual market in every other state in the union. She’s probably pretty aware of this point, which is why, in reacting to the aforementioned campaign ad about that guy’s wife dying of cancer, she said this:

To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Gov. Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care.

She said it on Fox News, even, which, haha, whoops! And now all the right-wingers are having a freakout. Erick Erickson said “OMG. This might just be the moment Mitt Romney lost the election.” (Don’t take it too personally, Andrea, Erick Erickson flips out and OMGs about things constantly, he’ll have forgotten about this in a week.)

Mitt Romney has of course pledged to grant every state a waiver on the health care law on his first day in office (it’s neat, how the president can just tell states they don’t have to obey laws they dislike!). Of course, he also told a Reuters reporter that health care needs reform and “I have some experience doing that.” You guys, what if … what if Romney repeals Obamacare but then replaces it with Romneycare, which is exactly the same except the word “Obama” is replaced wit “Romney”? Oh, Mittens, you crafty devil! [TPM]

 
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nounverb911 August 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Andrea Saul should get a retroactive case of Herpes.

weejee August 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Or any of a number of retroviruses.

MittBorg August 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I would settle for a sound beating. With votes.

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I dunno. I think she's a po-mo hero.

MittBorg August 8, 2012 at 11:13 pm

She's being pilloried by the entire RepuglyCon army. Has she been fired yet?

Generation[redacted] August 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm

REPEAL ROMNEYCARE!

(and replace… with the unregulated free market)

Designer_Rants August 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I think Mitt Romney retroactively killed my goldfish. Wish I lived in Taxachusetts, where Romney's left-wing Rules For Radicals social engineering would make it so it's impossible to not have a perfect life.

nounverb911 August 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm

So do all MS victims in Massachusetts get a dancing horse like Ann Romney did?

ph7 August 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Yes, and a nice trust to pay for people to ride it and board it and groom it for you, as part of your therapy.

Geminisunmars August 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

It's good therapy, you know.

WIDTAP August 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Doesn't every little girl in Massachusetts get a dancing pony?

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Southies get a sawr horse.

Clancy_Pants August 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm
SayItWithWookies August 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm

In Mitt Romney's campaign, the left hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.

nounverb911 August 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

It's probably playing with itself.

emmelemm August 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm

No, the magic underwear makes that too difficult. (Isn't that what it's for?)

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

That would be cheating on itself and Mormons don't cheat.

chicken_thief August 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Lying though, well that's a whole 'nother ball game.

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Who has time or money to cheat, what with all those multiple wives.

BerkeleyBear August 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Ah, "the Stranger."

widestanceromance August 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

He has denied having a LEFT hand, while gesticulating with it on camera.

anniegetyerfun August 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm

This? This is my OTHER right.

MilwaukeeKent August 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm

So, like Reagan said, "[His] right hand doesn't know what his far-right hand is doing?".

arihaya August 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Fapping?

DerrickWildcat August 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Looks kinda like a Match.com profile picture.

ph7 August 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

She likes to take long walks on Cape Cod beaches, and snuggling up to watch Atlas Shrugged in front of the fireplace. She is equally comfortable in blue jeans and SS uniforms.

HistoriCat August 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

She is equally comfortable in blue jeans and SS uniforms.

But does she know how to handle a whip?

Hammiepants August 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Hahaha, Romneybots are right on message as usual – if by "right on message" you mean "completely contradictory".

Blueb4sinrise August 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

OMG!!
The cheeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I thought someone implanted manhole covers next to her nose like of those Ubangi tribeswomen.

Chet Kincaid_ August 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Nobody out-cheeks Founding Editrix Ana Bella "Sweet Cheeks" Cox, shown here with Dame Noonington of Nooningshire (and a mouthbreathing Morning Joe Scarborough in the background, bloviating, no doubt): http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/files/origi

actor212 August 9, 2012 at 9:20 am

Fuck. I could serve a dinner party off those

Chet Kincaid_ August 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

She is not allowed to show her face near airport runways, due to the blinding fresh-scrubbed-ness!

rickmaci August 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Paid for by Romney Care?

ph7 August 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Cheek implants – compare her then and now

Blueb4sinrise August 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Whoa.
We're just asking: Did Andrea Saul get cheek augmentation?

Geminisunmars August 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm

She didn't specify which cheeks, and before she knew it…

arduinohacker August 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm

At least when Marlon Brando puffed up his cheeks to play the Godfather, he did it with some Kleenexes. This broad seems to have done it with a couple golf-balls.

ph7 August 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

It also appears she had her chin rounded. Maybe Mitt paid for that. Maybe she's one of his secret wives.

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Beauty tip. Stay out of Mommy's Minerals blush.

Angry_Marmot August 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I don't see anything wrong with a nice set of pouched cheeks…?

Come here a minute August 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul went on to add that if the steelworker, Joe Soptic, and his wife had lived in Canada, or one of dozens of other civilized (and some not-so-civilized) countries, preventive treatment that may have saved her life wouldn't have cost a nickel!

emmelemm August 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

"If you don't like our fucked up health care system that kills and bankrupts sick people, but makes insurance company CEOs rich, move to another country, damnit!"

Love it or leave it argle bargle flargle…

OzoneTom August 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm

This just shows how desperate Barack HUSSEIN Obama is becoming.

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Another sad, sad example of his failed economic policies.

gullywompr August 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Pledging to grant every state a waiver on the health care law on his first day in office is just the first step. Next step is to allow individual persons (ie. Bain Capital) to opt out.

Billmatic August 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm

It's sad when Michelle Bachmann is more politically consistent than the candidate for president.

kittensdontlie August 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Saul had previously worked on the following campaigns:
John McCain–Lost.
Charlie Crist–Lost.
Carly Fiorina–Lost.
There seems to be a pattern here…is she a Dem operative??!

BaldarTFlagass August 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm

"…what if Romney repeals Obamacare but then replaces it with Romneycare, which is exactly the same except the word “Obama” is replaced with “Romney”?

Ya know what? I could live with that.

Callyson August 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm

people who need good health care should move to Massachusetts

Yeah, because it's so easy to sell your house (who the fuck is getting a mortgage with the asshole bankers not lending to anyone?), leave your extended family and friends, and go live in a place where you may have zero contacts, personal or professional.

Assholes.

Geminisunmars August 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm

And it's cold. And they speak funny. And, despite having a reputation of being a liberal state, they vote in Romenys and Scott Browns.

BaldarTFlagass August 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

That's my extended family doing that stupid voting-in-Republicans shit. I'm headed up there for a visit next week, I'll try to get them in line but it's never worked before.

Geminisunmars August 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Might as well save your breath and sanity. But I've learned that nothing pisses off the rabid rightwing relatives like maintaining a state of zenlike calm through all conversations.

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm

And drugs. Lots of drugs.

Nothingisamiss August 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I'm planning on mind altering substances this weekend to help me with my zenlike calm of the family hivemind.

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

In fairness, once you leave Boston…and frankly, who would?…the state is about as blue as a red sky on a red planet in a red solar system

SorosBot August 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

And it's filled Red Sox fans; ugh no thanks.

Fraudulently_Joe August 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Not to mention the fact that you're required by Massachusetts state law to be a Red Sox fan, and consequentially, an asshole.

Chet Kincaid_ August 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Who isn't required to be an asshole, along the entire Eastern Seaboard? (I keed because I can't afford.)

actor212 August 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

Some of us had assholism thrust upon us.

BaldarTFlagass August 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Both the paternal and maternal branches of the Flagass family reside in Massachusetts, but I would still rather jack off a mad lion than move back up there. I'm not Roald fucking Amundsen, they can keep that cold-ass weather.

BloviateMe August 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

She then went on to assert that the Mormon faith is indeed a cult.

LetUsBray August 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

And then she mused, "You know, it does look kind of like he's hiding something by not releasing his tax returns. Something bad."

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Yeah, she joked. Even with Daddy's trust fund, my tax rate is higher than his. How does that work?

Wadisay August 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

The process of relocating to Massachusetts is referred to as "self-deporting."

CleverSobriquet August 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Isn't it delicious when a Republican is caught telling the truth?

chicken_thief August 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Sort of like witnessing Haley's Comet. And happens just about as often.

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Yes, if you lose your job and don't have health insurance, just hock your mom and move to Massachussetts and everything will be all better…

…until we run out of room for the 100 million or so of you. Everyone line up! Single file please and have your urine sample ready and papers proving you're descended from the Mayflower!

BaldarTFlagass August 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

It would really be funny if Mitt wins the election and after being administered the oath of office, tears off his mask a la Mission:Impossible or Scooby Doo, and reveals that he's Barack Obama's twin brother. That would be pretty funny.

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Brother from another mother? Works for me.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2012 at 12:00 am

That, and evil twin, are hard to reconcile. Then again, Republican platform…

BaldarTFlagass August 9, 2012 at 7:42 am

Maybe "stupid twin."

Callyson August 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Another RedState editor, Dan McLaughlin, wrote…What conservatives are doing re Andrea Saul's comment is the same as how you housebreak your dog. Romney needs to know not to go there.

Glad to see that even they can see that Mittens is full of shit…

doloras August 8, 2012 at 8:38 pm

So they're tying Mitt to the roof of the RedState car?

Baconzgood August 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I was for it before I was against being against it?

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I was against being for it before I was for being against it.

I think.

Baconzgood August 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

You need a flow chart to know what Mitt is for/against on any given day. And it would be more confusing than the Inca calander.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2012 at 12:06 am

It's just a matter of figuring out the algorithm behind his RND function.

WhatTheHeck August 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Massachusetts: Come see the Paradise, but stay for the healthcare.

Estproph August 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

As a Masshole, I should say that I am OK with Romneycare. So OK with it in fact, that I think it should be a jumping off point for single-payer for the entire US.

CrunchyKnee August 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Soes, I kin become a Southie and eat hoodsies all day, not having to worry? Retaaarded cool!

Estproph August 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Ya pronouncin yoah aahs wicked hahd.

mrpuma2u August 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Yes hoodsies, cuz if mittens wins, there will be no "lobstah dinnah by the harbah, with chowdah and steemahs" for any commoners.

SmutBoffin August 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Then everyone can go to the Government Center! I still don't really know what that is, but let's presume it is just Jonathan Richman's summer home.

SmutBoffin August 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm

No issues- or policy-based fuckup can cost Mitt Romney the election. The election (from the perspective of one side, at least) is about nonspecific or misinformed outrage.

CrunchyKnee August 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

And blahs. Don't forget the blahs.

HistoriCat August 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

That's the outrage!

SorosBot August 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Sure Bain may have killed a few people, but it's all worth it in pursuit of corporate profits.

Biff August 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Shrub once famously said "sometimes profit trumps peace." Looks kinda fucked up embroidered on a pillow, so turdblossom had it scrubbed.

rickmaci August 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Collateral damage in the fight to secure the total freedom of corporations from any civic obligations.

Negropolis August 9, 2012 at 1:48 am

All people are equal, but some people are more equal than others (corporations).

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Romney: "I will repeal the individual mandate, and replace it with an individual mandate, just like the Heritage Foundation says is best!"

Chet Kincaid_ August 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

OT: OK, what is with the weird fucking Space Baby Yul Brynner on the Wonkette home page asking me to become a Social Worker?!

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

You see that too?

OH THANK GOD!

I thought the LSD flashed in from when I saw "2010"….

SorosBot August 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

That baby is seriously creeping me out.

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Andrea Saul is a Romney campaign flack, so she may well live in Massachusetts!

DC, I think.

TribecaMike August 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm

C Street.

Goonemeritus August 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I will be attempting to insert this latest argument into my logic diagram which captures other Republican arguments this election cycle. In preparation I will be blowing bubbles into a bottle of Rebel Yell Bourbon and eating paste to be in the most syncopathic frame of mind

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Does Bubbles like bourbon?

Beowoof August 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I think you have to eat boogers to be in a republican state of mind.

Steverino247 August 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm

This Mitt Romney campaign is starting to resemble a Bugs Bunny cartoon. You know, Bugs says one thing until Daffy Duck gets so used to saying he doesn't notice when Bugs reverses it. "I do want you to slap my bill off my face!" "Oh Kayyyy" SMACK!

That or Mitt can't keep his lies straight anymore…

Fraudulently_Joe August 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Duck Season!!!!!

OldWhiteLies August 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Not with Bugs, but still prolly my all time fav w/DD and his bill follies:

"Ho! Ha ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!"

Angry_Marmot August 8, 2012 at 11:20 pm

"I'm rich! I'm a happy miser!" might be more Mitt's tune.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2012 at 12:13 am

"Conthequences, schmonthequences — ath long ath I'm rich!!!"

There's the moral compass of the Millionaires for Mitt.

Serolf_Divad August 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm

What if Mitt Romney replaces Obamacare with Romneycare? Well, I'll tell you what: the AEI, National Review, Cato Institute and Tea Party will hail it as the greatest thing since sliced bread, and only Ron Paul and Reason magazine will holler "Socialist Despotism!"

RadioBowels August 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Oh Zeus, Right Wing Radio has been in a lather over that ad for the last two days. And I must admit it was maudlin, inflammatory and baseless. Other than Andrea Saul Alinsky sticking her foot in her mouth, what good could come out of such stupidity?

Chet Kincaid_ August 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Obama wins.

MissNancyPriss August 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm

i love you.

Negropolis August 9, 2012 at 1:49 am

This.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

You gotta remember, it's targeted at the dumbasses who are considering voting for Mitt.

RadioBowels August 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I know the wingfucks do this shit all the time. But it doesn't make it right. I now you have to fight fire with fire, but this ad was so far-fetched in its premise, i.e. Mitts somehow caused the lady to die of cancer, that I felt uncomfortable.

Boojum August 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Birth certificate. Muslim. Socialist. Communist. Terrorist.

RadioBowels August 8, 2012 at 11:56 pm

In over his head, community organizer, teleprompters, Chicago style politics, baby killer, 150 rounds of golf, a failure….the list is interminable.
I hate them fuckers with the heat of a thousand suns, but there is a thousand ways to skin this cat and I don't agree with this simpleton, debased misrepresentation. Sorry I have an opinion.

not that Dewey August 8, 2012 at 11:51 pm

It's not so much that Mittens killed this lady. The emphasis is on his amoral capitalistic opportunism that drives him to liquidate companies and maximize his wealth, regardless of consequences. I mean, he knows the consequences, he either chooses not to mind, or he actually relishes the idea of impoverishing people. He is at best apathetic to the plight of this lady, at worst antipathetic. To a sociopath like Mitt, the company's demise is a trophy, a symbolic victory over all those losers who can't even afford their own medical treatment. The ad is a very effective polemic.

Or something.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2012 at 12:20 am

It's similar to how Mitt likes to fire people. Even in context, the word he used is "like". Business owners, when forced by circumstance to fire people, will generally do it — but not many would tell you they like it.

RadioBowels August 9, 2012 at 12:56 am

Dewey, I agree with what you say; then why didn't they just say that? Maybe it was just a trial balloon to look for a Willie Horton, Swift Boat moment?

Negropolis August 9, 2012 at 1:49 am

As long as you're still comfortable enough to vote for Obama, I couldn't care how dirty this makes you feel.

Estproph August 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Is it just me, or does she look like the Overly-Attached Girlfriend? http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/overly-attached-gir

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm

She looks like a tour guide for the Alabama state capitol building "And we're walking…."

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Hair not big enough.

MittBorg August 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Totally. It's the crayzee eyes.

Mondo_Cane August 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm

first thing that came to my mind –

Weenus299 August 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

"it’s neat, how the president can just tell states they don’t have to obey laws they dislike!"

- Like Presidential nullification. "Hey, all those federal and constitutional laws I take an oath to uphold and defend? Don't obey them!"

Mumbletypeg August 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

OMG. This might be the moment Mitt lost the election [!!1!]

Mitt (to self): "Here's my hat. … What was my hurry, again?"

elviouslyqueer August 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Just for comparison's sake, I would like to offer a few other twats from @Ewick Ewickson:

OMG. So cold today. This might just cause my pee-pee to turtle.

OMG. Too much Mexican last night. This might just be the moment I have a really stinky poop.

OMG. Girlfriend moved out. This might just be the moment I give myself the perfect handjob. Wow.

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

OMG. I ran out of whole milk so I had to use half and half for my Froot Loops. EWWWWWWWWW!!!!11!!!!!!

TribecaMike August 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm

OMG. Round donuts. Who knew?

Mondo_Cane August 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm

please…."Chocolate Treats"

Nostrildamus August 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm

OMG. My finger stinks. Wow.

Jus_Wonderin August 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I am getting really, really confused by this stuff. Is it me, a stroke or people talking out of all holes of their body?

Chet Kincaid_ August 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Aw shucks. In Illinois we don't get to see the good ads because cakewalk!

actor212 August 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Feel blessed. We get the "B" menu of commercials, because eastern PA is part of the NYC market.

BerkeleyBear August 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I bet most places outside of the Chicago are swimming in them out of the St. Louis, Indiana and even Iowa markets, but lucky you. If Michigan is in play, though, you might get subjected to some bought in Chicago to cover West Michigan, aka Crazy Calvinist Compound.

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Honey, nobody even bothers to come to Texas. I have to get my vicarious thrills from MSNBC.

Nothingisamiss August 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm

In the south we don't get any ads because shithole.

Chet Kincaid_ August 9, 2012 at 9:49 am

Hopefully, good folks like you perfume the joint!

Extemporanus August 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Gov. Romney’s jobs plan, they would have had to plan on looking for a job.

majicunderwear August 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

If Mitten's skills at running government are anything like his ability to direct his
presidential campaign, then like Bush Jr. he is someone born on third base thinking that he has hit a triple.. Since the Republican party 's only measurement for an individuals success in life is wealth accumulated then this vapid automaton is their idea of a perfect candidate.

TribecaMike August 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

That's it, I'm moving to the ghetto, where they have single-playah health care.

zippy_w_pinhead August 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

so just how many people can you fit in Massachusetts anyway?

Limeylizzie August 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

She obviously has dental insurance and a dentist who believes that "Size Does Matter".

Mumbly_Joe August 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Erick Erickson said “OMG. This might just be the moment Mitt Romney lost the election.” (Don’t take it too personally, Andrea, Erick Erickson flips out and OMGs about things constantly, he’ll have forgotten about this in a week.)

Nonsense. Mitt Romney lost the election weeks ago.

chicken_thief August 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm

God – the one that is really buff and kinda pissed looking all the time, I wish.

Fraudulently_Joe August 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Don't pray to that one! Muscular Jeebus is totally a Romney supporter!

timbo71351 August 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm

If Mittens had brains and balls, he would pull a "Sista Souljah" and tell Ewick Ewickson to go fuck himself gently with a chainsaw.

BerkeleyBear August 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm

But he's running for President, for Pete's sake! So far, the closest thing to such a moment he's had is telling black people he won't give them anything – which is probably as close as he will get to it.

Fraudulently_Joe August 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm

That's also the closest he's come to telling the truth during this campaign, also too.

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

And letting Paul Ryan tell us olds we aren't getting anything either, so he won't have to.

Sir_Fartz_Alot August 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm

he will secretly replace obamacare with folgers crystals and you wont know the difference

pinkocommi August 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm

"Mitt Romney has of course pledged to grant every state a waiver on the health care law on his first day in office . . . ."

Let's play this out…. Blue states choose to keep Obamacare. Red states don't. Which means that Blue state citizens get good healthcare and Red state citizens don't. Which means that Red state citizens die off at higher rates, most of them pleased with themselves for living out their principles without that terrible "socialized" health care, causing a major demographic shift toward Blue voters…. Could be the best fucking thing that has ever happened to this country….

(except for the totally innocent, poor people dying without healthcare in the meantime, that is).

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Ahem. Apparently you have never been in a Red State emergency room.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2012 at 4:11 am

Where uninsured people are getting their health care, at taxpayer expense. I've never quite figured out how doing it the more expensive way makes it not socialized medicine … but that's true of most teabagger thinking.

ttommyunger August 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Proof that even if professional liars talk constantly 24/7 the truth will occasionally slip out in spite of their best efforts.

chicken_thief August 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Word has it that Mittens only keeps Andrea Saul around because she reminds him of his dad's good buddy, Saul Alinsky.

LetUsBray August 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Erick son of Erick should buck up. Willard and/or his campaign do or say something that by all rights should cost the election at least two or three times a day. Hasn't finished 'em off yet. The electorate is just that messed up.

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm

The electorate being those allowed to vote after they disqualify all potential Democrats?

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2012 at 4:22 am

You've got the hopeless 30% who will vote for zombie Hitler before voting for Obama, so the real battle is over the 20% or so who haven't been paying attention.

The Dems and their superPAC supporters should spend as much as possible on voter registration … it would be great to see people get so pissed off at voter suppression efforts that there's a net increase in minority/poor voting.

johnnyzhivago August 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm

The GOP ought to just concede now before wasting anymore money on this…

NellCote71 August 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Oh, no. Let them spend millions.

DustBowlBlues August 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Holy fuck, just read this and already there are over 100 responses. I'm too busy for this shit, so I'm moving on. Fast. Cheers!

sullivanst August 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Is it just me, or did Andrea Saul just neatly highlight precisely the reason that States are not able to effectively regulate healthcare by themselves, because savings gained from reforms like Massachusetts' are often more than cancelled out by the inward migration of sick out-of-staters?

I seem to recall that precisely this argument was included in the Supreme Court opinion upholding the ACA.

rocktonsam August 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Do the morning meetings begin with Mitten$ walking in late and telling his staff,"alright people, tell me what I what to hear!"

a_pink_poodle August 8, 2012 at 7:05 pm

But everyone drives like crap there! I should know, I encountered a Massachusetts driver in the Seattle area a while ago. That's how bad he was; he got lost and somehow winded up on the other side of the country, changing lanes every 5 seconds at 15 miles an hour because he can't decide whether he wants to go front or right.

TribecaMike August 8, 2012 at 9:32 pm

It's from drinking all that Moxie.

tessiee August 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm

You guys, what if … what if Romney repeals Obamacare but then replaces it with Romneycare, which is exactly the same except the word “Obama” is replaced wit “Romney”?"

He would be hailed by all as a genius and a savior, and we'd all have to hear about it 24/7.
I haz a disgust.

Mumbly_Joe August 8, 2012 at 7:47 pm

AH-hahahahahahaha. "OMG", to quote Erick son of Erick.

This Balloon Juice helped me just realize something. Something awesome.

Mitt Romney's campaign just took a stick to the hornet's nest that is his base. They're suddenly super-pissed, on the eve of the VP announcement that isn't actually going to distract from talking about his taxes.

Now, he basically has no choice but to pick a wingnut veep.

Get ready for Going Rogue, Part Two: Going Roguer, Electric Boogaloo: the Roguening, Return of the Rogue, with a Vengeance.

(It's also possible that this was the plan all along and this was an intentional trial balloon for a more "moderate" pick, but that's giving the the Romney campaign far more credit than they deserve at this point)

emmelemm August 8, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Going Rogue: This Time, It's Personal.

Generation[redacted] August 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm

The Romneybot T800: "Come to my state if you want to live."

Chet Kincaid_ August 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm

snicker

Negropolis August 9, 2012 at 1:55 am

"Get in zee chahpah! Nee-owwww!"

actor212 August 9, 2012 at 9:19 am

"Ah'll be black"

Oh come on! We all know he's going to go there.

mosjef August 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Mitt denounces all actions taken by the governor of Massachusetts while he was governor of Massachusetts.

Chet Kincaid_ August 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Just ask your parents to give you $10,000 for moving expenses!

arihaya August 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Clearly Andrea Saul is a turncoat.

She betrayed Rmoney the moment she saw oppo research files that read "Barrack HUSSEIN Obama has a huge dick."

IceCreamEmpress August 9, 2012 at 12:41 am

Jesus wept, Romney taking credit for Massachusetts health care reform is like when my littlest goddaughter thinks she's driving the car a la Maggie Simpson.

I mean, I like when it happens because it makes his base hate him, but what a Mitt this guy is.

Negropolis August 9, 2012 at 1:30 am

OMG! Andrea Saul…told the fuckin' truth! Heads must roll in the Romney campaign because of this.

Estproph August 9, 2012 at 6:25 am

A Boston steamer is a clam. A Cleveland Steamer comes from a brown starfish.

Negropolis August 9, 2012 at 7:19 am

And here I was thinking the difference was that the Bahstin Steemah came with more Santorum…errr…."chowder."

BZ1 August 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Ann Coulter's head actually blew up on TV yesterday

not that Dewey August 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I was listening to El Rushbo this morning, and he is absolutely APOPLECTIC about this ad. He couldn't even speak.

[sly grin]

Strong work, Priorities USA.

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