PUBLIC RADIO SCHOOLMARMS  1:50 pm August 23, 2012

NPR Now Eight Millionth Outlet To Shake Stern Finger In Mitt Romney’s Lying Face

by Kris E. Benson

romney gets his shoes shinedOh how precious, NPR thinks that Mitt Romney will stop running around lying to everyone’s face about welfare reform if only he is presented with the “facts.” But like most “severe conservatives,” Romney knows you can use facts to prove anything that’s even REMOTELY true — and even things that aren’t!

Wednesday marks the 16th anniversary of President Clinton’s welfare overhaul. That law has become a major issue in this year’s presidential campaign.

Republican Mitt Romney keeps saying that President Obama has gutted the law, even though every major fact-checking organization says the attacks are false.

Romney rolled out his line of attack two weeks ago in an ad that says: “On July 12th, President Obama quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements. Under Obama’s plan, you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check… How in the world could he not understand the power of work, the dignity of work?” Romney said last week in Zanesville, Ohio. “And taking work out of welfare is something I’ll change. I’ll tell you that — day one.”

Listen up, everybody, Mitt Romney just wants Poors to know the dignity of work! WHO WILL THINK OF THE POORS.

How in the world could Obama, the biracial son of a single mother, who engaged in community organizing in improverished urban neighborhoods after his graduation from one of the finest educational institutions in his country, not understand the dignity of work? Hopefully Romney can teach him. And by the way, in case you’re wondering, mothers are not considered to be “working” for the purposes of welfare reform. We guess Ann Romney’s “career choice” to be a “hands-on mom … who barely hired nannies or domestic help” isn’t considered work when Poors do it. Nor, usually, do Poors write off their dressage horses.

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JerkCade August 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Just wait until the late October robocalls about Obama's black baby.

Dr_Zoidberg August 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I heard that Obama's had two black babies! Oh, the utter horror!

Callyson August 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm

And they're *girls* at that–get him a cardigan and fallopian tubes!

widestanceromance August 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm

He should just turn in his 'nads now, since they're obvs duds.

Joshua Norton August 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

NPR thinks that Mitt Romney will stop running around lying to everyone’s face about welfare reform if only he is presented with the “facts.”

One is reminded of this bit of dialogue from "A Fish Called Wanda".

Wanda: But you think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?
Otto: [superior smile] Apes don't read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto, they just don't understand it!

marconidarwin August 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm

So Ryan is Wanda, and Mitt is Otto? It does not make sense without a vaginal probe, Josh.

MLHencken August 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

The central message of Buddhism is not "Every man for himself."

doloras August 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Aristotle was not Belgian!

prommie August 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm

The Gettysburgh Address is not where Lincoln lived.

MacRaith August 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

"Barely hired nannies or domestic help"? How does one go about "barely hiring" an employee? Do you just not pay them, or what?

Dr_Zoidberg August 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

You keep them locked in the basement when company comes over.

bumfug August 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Maybe she was naked when she hired them.

viennawoods13 August 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Ouch! The eyes!! The burning!

SayItWithWookies August 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

You hire an HR director who then does the rest of the hiring.

MissTaken August 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

No, you do pay them. Just barely.

kittensdontlie August 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Illegals are considered only 3/5 people, according to a retroactive Supreme Court ruling due out next week.

vtxmcrider August 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm

The Romney Realm Employment Office is run by a Saudi royal. They know how to get people to work for free.

eggsacklywright August 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

The lyin' sleeps tonight.

marechanden August 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm

No, with this bozo the lyin' never sleeps.

weejee August 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Nor, usually, do Poors write off their dressage horses

Do teh poor poorz need to hire moar tax accountants to really learn how to horse around with the tax codes?

shelwood46 August 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

The poor are too lazy to fill out the paperwork for their dressage horses. Some of them are even too lazy to have dressage horses. If everyone had their attitude, how could the US of A win the aluminum foil medal in dressage? God bless Ann Romney.

bumfug August 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

The closest thing to "work" Mitt ever did was pedaling his bicycle around France, annoying people with his bizarre stories about how becoming Mormon would be a good thing.

actor212 August 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

He was in the Tour?

OneYieldRegular August 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I can't for one second believe that anyone in France would put up with this kind of thing. I mean, Scientology is illegal there, and proselytizing one's religion is likely to result in a response like "Casses-toi, pov' con."

Rosie_Scenario August 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm

At least he didn't kill anyone when he rode his bike. When he drove a car however . . .

vtxmcrider August 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

He got his license from the Laura Bush Auto School.

marconidarwin August 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

NPR is paying the price for not carrying Romney's debut into singing: http://bit.ly/OyM6ig

Guess, they did not consider all things, after all.

Dr_Zoidberg August 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

The GOP doesn't believe in evolution, women's rights, or facts.

JustPixelz August 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

“And taking work out of welfare is something I’ll change. I’ll tell you that — day one.”

I thought Romney was the expert at taking the work out of things.

chicken_thief August 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Either or. Whichever way nets the most profit for him.

Callyson August 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

"We think that the fact that the work requirement has been taken out of welfare is the wrong thing to do," said Peggy Testa, attending a Tuesday rally near Pittsburgh for Romney running mate Rep. Paul Ryan.
When told that's not actually what had happened, Testa replied: "At this point, [I] don't know exactly what is true and what isn't, OK? But what I do know is I trust the Romney-Ryan ticket, and I do not trust Obama."

I don't know if they are lying to me or not, but I trust them.

This person has the legal right to vote.

I'm cold and frightened.

WhatTheHeck August 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

“I don't know if they are lying to me or not, but I trust them.”

Like one is l“egal” and one is “lawful.”

HarryButtle August 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I heard this exchange on the radio yesterday and this is what I heard:

"I don't know exactly what is true and what isn't, OK? But what I do know is I trust the nice, clean-cut white fellows and I do not trust that nigger."

elviouslyqueer August 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I heard this yesterday on the way home from work. I believe my exact words in response to this twatwaffle were "Which part of 'it's NOT FUCKING TRUE' don't you get, sweetheart?"

widestanceromance August 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Sure, our daughter will be tossed out of our health insurance on DAY ONE, but fuck her–for freedom.

pdiddycornchips August 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Somewhere in an office building on K Street, Karl Rove leans back in his chair and smirks in delight.

fuflans August 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

i hear you sister. (the WI restaurant owner fawning over romney's business skills at 6:10 AM this morning was what got me…)

i'm hoping though that this is npr (every fucking news organization) needing a story in the dog days of summer / this stupid campaign (and needing to appear 'even-handed').

and/or it might be similar to that delightfully insidious planet money project. you know the one. the one that appears positively designed to ensnare and highlight the hypocrisy of the anti-government right (whether it's bankers or farmers). (also this AM) most recent was the millionaire farmer family who just goes ahead and takes gov't crop insurance support even though they don't think it's right or really need it.

swear to go, it's like the use daily show script writers…

mayor_quimby August 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I googled and read the story. My brain shrunk a few sizes, then my balls punched themselves.
I have to figure out something to sell people this stupid, so I can be rich like Rmoney.

Doktor Zoom August 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Facts are simple and facts are straight
Facts are lazy and facts are late
Facts all come with points of view
Facts don't do what I want them to
Facts just twist the truth around
Facts are living turned inside out
Facts are getting the best of them
Facts are nothing on the face of things
Facts don't stain the furniture
Facts go out and slam the door
Facts are written all over your face
Facts continue to change their shape

eggsacklywright August 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Grid bless David Byrne.

SoBeach August 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Mitt Romney just wants Poors to know the dignity of work…

Screw that. I want Mitt Romney to teach me the dignity of NOT working while collecting $20 million a year in "carried interest" and paying only 14% in taxes.

1stNewtontheMoon August 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

He can't do that. But he can teach you to do all that and avoid paying taxes altogether. So it's a wash?

RedneckMuslin August 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Photo reminds me of a Pink Floyd album cover.
Yeah, kids, I said album.

RadioBowels August 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Who in the hell is this Mr. Floyd you speak of?

Doktor Zoom August 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

And by the way, which one's Pink?

eggsacklywright August 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

"But I don't want to be Mr. Pink."

SnarkOff August 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I think he sings that pop hit, "Blow Me."

MosesInvests August 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

A Mr. Pink Floyd calling from London, will you accept the charges?

Kris E. Benson August 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Yes, for some reason it looks like something that would have preceded the Division Bell.

MissTaken August 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Welcome to the Machine, indeed.

Doktor Zoom August 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

OK, it's just a rough MS-Paint job, but I promise to use it in a future RMoney post: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51549944@N00/7845903

(Flames from the original Wish You Were Here)

RadioBowels August 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Liar, liar pants on fire.

An_Outhouse August 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Wish You Weren't Here

prommie August 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I have it on 8-track. I am OLD.

FakaktaSouth August 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

You're old? How am I just hearing of this? I was thinking we were talking about pleased to meet me here. That was a regular old stolen cassette for this little girl.

prommie August 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I didn't steal it, I just never got around to giving it back.

prommie August 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

My favorite line from the Replacements ever is "I used to live at home, now I just stay at the house."

Nothing will work up a mean mean thirst.

FakaktaSouth August 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Lord how much do I love me some Paul Westerberg (the coolest Paul by FAR) writing the lyrics to my life.

UW8316154 August 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Shine on, you crazy diamond!

Nostrildamus August 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Bah, got all you duffers beat: a bunch of 7" 45s and a 78 or two.

FlownOver August 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Wrongney's willing to fess up, but only on an episode of The Delicious Dish.

ahnc August 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Is Romney drunk?
I hope not because the last non-drinking president we had was…oh, wait.
Is it Happy Hour yet?

Callyson August 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

It's past five o'clock in Europe–go for it!

ahnc August 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I'm in Costa Rica. I have 4 hours till Happy Hour.

Wilcoxyz August 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Romney's unemployed. He doesn't understand the dignity of … well, just dignity. He doesn't get it.

le petit mort August 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Pulling out all the old standbys out of desperation. Can the dreaded "welfare queen" complete with race-baiting photo be far off?

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I am enjoying NPR's series going around and talking to "voters". Mostly hilariously dumb voters, so far.
"There's just something about that Obama fella I don't trust." says an interviewee.
"He's black!" I yell back at the radio.

SnarkOff August 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Wait, WHAT??

UW8316154 August 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

NOW they tell us!

Jus_Wonderin August 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I am listening too. My morning edition blood pressure is the highest of the day.

widestanceromance August 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I yelled the same thing, but went further than black in a nice white whisper, like whites do so well.

Midway117 August 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Did we all yell at our radio at the same time? How sitcom-y!

Tequila Mockingbird August 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Will my librul card be revoked if I say it? I hate NPR.

Patton Oswalt perfectly articulates why.

738838 August 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I totally agree. They are mostly twats pretending to be neutral but to my eyes actually slant toward the right. And Scott Simon is a complete dick. Don't get me started on Susan Stamburg. UGH

widestanceromance August 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Bet you have been enjoying their dancing around the name of "that Russian girl band" too.

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Ha, I heard one of their European reporters just come out and say it the other day, and you just KNOW Robert Siegel was having heart palpitations while they played the clip.

widestanceromance August 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Not NPR, but can you imagine Warren Olney trying to wrap his lips around 'pussy'?

I'm sorry for the nightmares if you saw what I did there.

738838 August 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I wouldn't know. I actually don't listen anymore, but thanks for the update. The NY Times has also been a bit prudish around this issue.

GunToting[Redacted] August 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

The political junkie guy actually said "Pussy Riot" out loud yesterday. I nearly drove my car into a tree.

b[redact]opple August 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

At least Dan Schorr is now dead and doesn't have to listen to Simon patronize him every Saturday morning.

No, really, Scott Simon is the worst. I remember the night we started bombing Iraq in 2003, and "war correspondent" Scott Simon came on the radio to announce: "The campaign to disarm Saddam Hussein has begun!" Fuck him.

Also, too, I have it on good authority that he has been known to show up to work in a Chicago Blackhawks uniform. This is allegedly a grown-ass man. Fuck him with a cactus.

CommieLibunatic August 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm

…are we talking about the same NPR I'm thinking of? I listen to KPCC (SoCal branch, based in Pasadena), and of all the times I've flown into hellmurder shout-fest, it's always been the fault of someone they're talking about instead of the hosts. Rick Santorum or Herman Cain or whoever.

Also, one of the first things I heard on my radio alarm last week was "Pussy Riot busted, yo" (I paraphrase; I was tired and having dumb dreams again), so what the hell?

fuflans August 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

meh. i think they try to hard to be 'neutral' and end up being lib-nice to the right.

why susan stamburg? all i think of her as doing is covering art – and that stupid thanksgiving recipe (though full disclosure, i've worked with her son so feel a tad protective).

however, if you want to get my blood boiling mention fucking mara liassom (see below).

738838 August 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Susan Stamburg just annoys me. She is emblematic of the whole news department. My wife and I used to really laugh at Leanne Hanson on Sundays and we always called her Leon. One time before she started on the Sunday show I heard her give a report from somewhere in Central or South America with the line "Somewhere a dog barks in a neighborhood…..". Ugh.

SoBeach August 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I still like the calm, even delivery of the news on NPR. And there's Terry Gross — I could listen to that woman's voice all day. But then there's Diane Rehm. Holy shit. Five seconds of that woman's voice and I'm looking for something sharp to slit my wrists.

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Well, she has a medical problem. She was wonderful to listen to before that, and she's sharp as a tack.

There are a couple of correspondents who make me want to remove my ear drums with a chopstick. Like Sylvia Pogioli. MY GOD, you do not need to roll every single R in an Italian word for ten full seconds, woman.

SoBeach August 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Bummer about her medical problem, but this is radio. When she starts talking I picture tens of thousands of people desperately jabbing at their car stereos to get them to make any other noise.

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Yeah, I wish she had retired after she developed it, but I guess there's still enough demand for the content her show produces. Or NPR is comprised mostly of godless commies who like torture.

Nothingisamiss August 24, 2012 at 8:19 am

Now…I love me some Diane Rehm.

738838 August 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Terry Gross is great; I listen to her in my car on XM, and I do like "Wait Wait….." a ton. It's the news division that is filled with wankers.

SoBeach August 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I could listen to Terry Gross reading the owner's manual for her refrigerator and be happy. I'm amazed she hasn't gotten into other voice work. She would make a fortune.

Doktor Zoom August 24, 2012 at 1:38 am

Have you seen THIS?

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm

This is fucking brilliant.

fuflans August 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm

i cannot say that as i am totally smitten with jian ghomeshi

however, i can say with complete and utter sincerity i fucking hate mara liassom.

comrad_darkness August 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Uh oh, Romney says raising kids isn't work anymore? I smell a boycott by the million moms . . .

Yeah, I'll not hold my breath.

Jus_Wonderin August 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

The Thousand Moms?

Steverino247 August 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

This guy makes Richard Nixon look like Mr. Rogers.

SayItWithWookies August 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Romney said last week in Zanesville, Ohio. “And taking work out of welfare is something I’ll change. I’ll tell you that — day one.”

Mitt's gonna make the poor pay to work.

GunToting[Redacted] August 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

"What do you mean you don't want your job shipped to Bangladesh? Cough up the vig, pipsqueak!"

PeaceWithHonor August 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Lies are people, my friend.

BZ1 August 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

We don't need no stinkin' fact checks!

James Michael Curley August 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I read that as "We don't need no stinkin' fat cheeks!' I was listening to Queen.

mrblifil August 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Every time NPR tries to comprehend Mitt Romney with reasonableness, Ken Tomlinson masturbates into a hanky.

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Today, we are all hanky masturbators.

RadioBowels August 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Arbeit Macht Frei.

comrad_darkness August 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Romney: I'm totally incensed about this policy that I insisted I wanted when I was governor.

Flip flopper.

SorosBot August 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Romney is working hard on winning the Upper Class Twit of the Year competition.

SnarkOff August 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

It's high time the Dems rolled out the "We're Rubber, You're Glue" ads.

Incitefully_Joe August 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

But Biden once said chains! So we still all know who the outrageous, race-baiting liar really is here.

(P.S, Republicans just plain say that core Democratic positions -such as Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Pro-choice, Multiculturalism, the Lawfulness of Treaty Agreements, Anti-War, Progressive Taxation, Any Taxation, the Fed's Dual Mandate, etc. etc. etc.- are tantamount to slavery all the time, but that is totally different, for reasons.)

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

So, I managed to avoid reading anything about the controversy because I was so bored of the Republican hysteria surrounding Joe, but what he said – were only white people offended? I'm assuming so, but just wanted to check.

Chet Kincaid_ August 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Nobody was actually offended, they just played "offended" on TV.

GunToting[Redacted] August 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

"that is totally different, for reasons…"

Are those reasons Freedom?

Incitefully_Joe August 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Also because America, and 9/11.

SorosBot August 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

How can a man who has never worked a day in his life understand "the dignity of work"?

An_Outhouse August 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Ann told him about it. The hard worker that she is.

PubOption August 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

He wore a suit, and carefully dyed his hair, so that he looked dignified while he might or might not have been working at Bain.

You can substitute embalmed for dignified if you like.

WhatTheHeck August 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

No so.
Facts is facts
Women’s rights is not
and evolution has not improved the republican brain.

Estproph August 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I propose that the word "lie" be officially changed to "Romney".

Jus_Wonderin August 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

"Johnny, if you tell a mitt again, you will sit on the naughty step for a full week."

kittensdontlie August 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm

"Why, he is nothing but a romneying sack of mittens!"—NPR

actor212 August 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Facts are stupid things

- Reagan 81:1

Chet Kincaid_ August 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Changing any view you once had to get elected is established behavior for Mitt, but this business of lying repeatedly about your opponent's positions and records, out of your own mouth (not a surrogate's or a friendly PACs) and ignoring any and all corrections, is a new low in politics. There are three major tentpoles of Romney's campaign and stump speeches which are blatant lies, one of which is a lie manufactured from a doctored Obama remark.

Mitt conveys no real conviction when delivering these lies because he knows he is wrong in both a factual and ethical sense. He has the chuckling, bewildered persona of a man with no idea what happened to his soul.

SoBeach August 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

He has the chuckling, bewildered persona of a man with no idea what happened to his soul.

That line sings.

CthuNHu August 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

He has the chuckling persona of a man who has no idea what happened to his soul, and couldn't care less now that he's liberated from it.

FTFY

Chet Kincaid_ August 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I don't know, I don't think he is comfortable with what he is doing. But I'm sure he will take advantage of my slight twinge of empathy to kill me.

prommie August 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I suspect he will roll out the "Obama is gonna let the UN put all gun-owners in FEMA concentration camps" right before the election. That will get the "Bunker Hill" crod of revolutionaries out in force, maybe even result in some second amendment last-minute electioneering/voter intimidation. Kindof a putsch, you could call it.

AbandonHope_ August 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I've finally gotten around to reading Devil in the White City, and Romney could play H. H. Holmes in the movie adaptation quite nicely: polite, handsome, genial, able to lie right to a person's face and convince him/her it's the truth, playing everybody for fools to get ahead… all the while seeing everybody else as tools to be used, enjoyed, and ultimately disposed of in his hidden kiln of death.

Wait, possibly not the "kiln of death" part. That we know of. Yet.

elviouslyqueer August 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

"I think we always have to look at who the fact checkers are," Ken Mohn said. "There's lots of … groups that purport themselves to be neutral, nonpartisan, but often are [partisan]."

Unless of course they're conservative "fact checkers" like Fox News, who would never ever EVER dare tell even the teensiest tiny fib. Because why would they say they were Fair and Balanced if they weren't?

pinkocommi August 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Rmoney doesn't work, but he and his friends own workers.

GeorgiaBurning August 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm

ssh- that won't be official until February

kittensdontlie August 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Why not expand the Gingrinch Plan,'Dignity-r-US', to include all the nation's toilets, private and public. I know I have two toilets just sitting here, and they are not cleaning themselves.

Mittens Howell, III August 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm

"Actually, NPR were waving that finger in Barack Obama's face after he cut $12 billion dollars of Medicare moneys and replaced it with extra-enhanced sidewalk cracks for seniors to trip and break their hips on."

Signed,

Ryan/Romney 2012.

widestanceromance August 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

"We've secretly replaced their blood pressure medications with Pez candy. Let's see if they notice."

TootsStansbury August 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Lying sack of doodoo's pants catch fire. Who will stomp it out?

comrad_darkness August 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Nice Polite Republicans said wah?

philpjfry August 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

How can the tepublicans get away with lying like that? doesn't anyone call them on it? Isn't anyone smart enough to figure out they are being lied to? Oh wait, Americans, never mind. The collective attention span ,must be even shorter than mine. I need a drink. Wait, what was I saying?

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Drink. You need one. Let's concentrate on that for now. Will join you.

An_Outhouse August 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Daylight Savings Time!!!
Its gone!
I’ll tell you that — day one.

GunToting[Redacted] August 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Now THAT'S a party plank I could get behind. And I live in a state without DST.

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I hope he keeps it up because it would be really fun to see Obama call him a bald-faced liar during one of the debates. Like, repeatedly. With that look that Obama gets when he's super angry but controlled, you know? And I mean, really use the word "liar", so that Romney gets all red-faced and angry at a darkie daring to challenge him openly.

Jus_Wonderin August 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I totally agree. CAN NOT WAIT!!!!

widestanceromance August 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I was dreading them, but now it's just too damn rich (like Willard).

no_gravity August 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Bet he stiffed him on the tip.

aaarrrgh August 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

i live in the good part of the ghetto in jersey city, nj. cause my wife is black so we like it here.

the best part of living here is that when it gets dark and all the white people leave we party like there's no tomorrow. we pool our welfare checks and our food stamps and buy filet mignon, truffles, cristal and strawberries.

after we satiate our appetites, we drive around in our beemers and lexuses until we're so tired all we can do is flop in front of our home theater systems and watch a Big Mama movie.

shoot. we don't have time to work. life is great in this country when you're on welfare!

Oblios_Cap August 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I wish he would gut Clinton's law and strengthen the safety net.

Jus_Wonderin August 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

If Romney has soooo much money, why doesn't he buy up the part of the Internet that has photos of him looking like an entitled bitch? (ie: photo for this posting………)

mavenmaven August 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Its not a lie when a rich white man says it. And there you have all of European history in a nutshell.

vtxmcrider August 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Google "Lying for the Lord" and "White Horse Prophecy."

HeadsIWin August 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Fellow Americans, I will give you all the jobs you can handle.

NOW GO AND GET YER SHINE BOX!

GeorgiaBurning August 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm

do you like the leg or the wing?

Exhausted66 August 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Is there a job on Rmoney's resume where he wasn't the boss?

Value of work, my ass.

chicken_thief August 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

The great part of that lie is that it is a two-fer: he makes Obummer look bad now to those who don't fact check or don't believe the librul media fact checkers and then, if elected, on the second day he can announce, after doing not a damn thing, that it is all fixed.

I guess the guy does use that big fucking mellon head of his for something sometimes.

OneYieldRegular August 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

If it meant stopping someone from getting government assistance of any kind, Romney would pull seniors out of retirement homes and use them as replacements for the workers he fired from the factories he bought.

Isyaignert August 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Quote from Ann Richards, the late, great Democratic Governor of Texas:

“They blame the low income women for ruining the country because they are staying home with their children and not going out to work.
They blame the middle-income women for ruining the country because they go out to work and do not stay home with their children.”

TribecaMike August 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I'm a big fan of NPR, but jeez they've got the laziest camera operators in the business. In fact, their entire graphics department sucks.

ChrisM2011 August 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Romney Hulk: "You want to know my secret? I'm rich ALL THE TIME!"

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Strange, of those eight million, FOX News still isn't on the list. I wonder why that is?

pdiddycornchips August 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

"See, the problem isn't people like me who make millions sitting on my ass, earning carried interest, nor can we blame those large multinational corporations who earned billions and paid zero in income taxes last year. They aren't the reason you don't have a job or that you have to choose between eating tonight and putting gas in your clunker tomorrow morning. No, the reason the middle class is under such stress in that woman down the block with the three kids and no husband who's trying to scrape by on the $700 a month in welfare she gets. That's why, when I'm President, I'll make sure she's humiliated as much as humanly possible before we ultimately stop giving her any money at all. That's what made this country great."

I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this message.

NYNYNYjr August 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I've familiarized myself with the dignity of work, now I'd like to experience the dignity of inheriting buttloads of money.

DahBoner August 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Al Capone paid more than 13% in taxes…

LibrarianX August 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm

NPR still thinks that having people like Mara Liasson or Cokie Roberts on the air gives them credibility.

ttommyunger August 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Fuck Mitt Romney-and fuck NPR, too.

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

True story: for the first four years that I listened to his show, I thought his name was Mormon Ali. Because that is how he says his name, and I never bothered to look it up.

widestanceromance August 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

HA! True story: my partner thought he and Tom Ashbrook (On Point) were the same show/guys. I corrected him by pointing out that Ashbrook is the guy who goes off and cuts off his guests, whereas Olney is the old guy who falls alseep on his guest.

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Has anyone ever seen them in the same room?Actually, has anyone ever SEEN THEM?

mayor_quimby August 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Ashbrook always sounds either drunk or distracted. Like he wakes up in the middle of their sentence and has to interrupt.
Thank god for Martie Moss-Cowain, or whatever the fuck her name is.

prommie August 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

You and me both.

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