Mitt Romney Does Not Care What You Tell Your Stupid Gaybies

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Romney to You People: Get Your ShineboxHere is a fun fact about gay people that Mitt Romney learned courtesy of a group of hero gay rights activists: gay people have families! YES, actual families. But wait, you might be thinking, how is it possible that Mitt Romney had gone his whole life not knowing where gay babies come from? Is he originally from Iran, where there are no gay people? No, of course he is not from Iran, so what could possibly explain the fact that he actually said “I didn’t know you had families,” to a group of gay rights activists? And can this same explanation also help us better contextualize all the other horrible things he said to those gay right activists during that meeting?

“I looked him in the eye as we were leaving,” recalls [Julie] Goodridge, [a gay rights activist who managed to meet with Romney when he was governor]. “And I said, ‘Governor Romney, tell me — what would you suggest I say to my 8 year-old daughter about why her mommy and her ma can’t get married because you, the governor of her state, are going to block our marriage?’”

His response, according to Goodridge: “I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.”

Of course, this was HER OWN BIOLOGICAL DAUGHTER, not her ADOPTED daughter, which once again raises questions about Mitt’s understanding of biology and where babies come from. But even so, this is great advice to tuck away in the event that a Republican becomes president for two terms. Example: what should we tell our kid when she asks us why we are living on cat food and stealing internet? Oh, that’s easy, the same thing we’ve been telling her the last eight years — something about Liberty and Freedom and the Free Market, etc. PROBLEM SOLVED.

While Goodridge cried [in his hallway], Romney brought the press into his office to give his take on the meeting.

He described it as, “Pleasant.”

[Boston Globe]

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161 comments

    1. mbobier

      Actually, the "I don't really care" part is probably the truest thing that Lord Romney, the Grand Duke of Snottingham, has said during his entire campaign.

    1. hagajim

      I assume so, being as polygamy has the proper letters for gay in it. However, it might have to be bi-sexual polygamy to fly for the R'Money.

      1. Baconzgood

        David Wilson (the other homosexual activist Romney met with) said “it was like talking to a robot. No expression, no feeling.”

      2. BaldarTFlagass

        [Damaged skin on the Romnenator is rotting from gangrene] "Hey, buddy. You got a dead cat in there, or what?"
        [the Terminator visualizes: 'POSSIBLE RESPONSE: YES/NO; OR WHAT?; GO AWAY; PLEASE COME BACK LATER; FUCK YOU, ASSHOLE; FUCK YOU']
        The Romnenator: "Fuck you, asshole."

    1. HogeyeGrex

      Actually, I think sociopath is more like it. The whole fucking party is based on sociopathy. Simply amazing that it has the support that it does.

      Often, I fall back on saying that they're just awful people, which seems to sum it up quite well.

      1. Willardbot9000_V2.5

        Romney, like Ash would also have admiration for the Alien monster: "I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality"…holy shit, Mitt Romney kinda IS like the Alien monster…except for the "survivor" portion…the most he's ever had to do to survive was to go without fresh Perrier for an hour…and that servant was caned and canned…

    1. JustPixelz

      My Roomba (which I call Callista because it's a robot that sucks) thanks you from the bottom of its heart.

    1. Goonemeritus

      We just need to give him a little more time, the LDS church allowed blacks to be full members in the 70’s so it would follow that their church would support gay marriage early next century.

  1. Ducksworthy

    Say, can we get back to Romney shitting on the dead Americans? Thanks. I do like the picture though so thanks for that too.

  2. Sue4466

    Of course Mittens didn't know gay people had families and of course he doesn't care what that woman tells her kid. He lacks any ability to understand or care about people who are not like him. Their experiences and humanity just do not register. He's a self-entitled schmuck.

  3. WhatTheHolyHeck

    It's important to note that Goodridge told the entire story of her difficult childbirth and how her partner wasn't allowed into the L&D room because they weren't legally family. He sat through her narrative with a blank stare, according to eyewitnesses, and then made clear with his replies that he hadn't even been listening.

    I rarely want to punch the ever living fuck out of another person with my own hands, but this is a sterling exception.

  4. BaldarTFlagass

    he actually said “I didn’t know you had families,” to a group of gay rights activists

    "I thought you people came from some hive out in Provincetown or something."

  5. Baconzgood

    “I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.”

    I bet she'll be telling her daughter for the next 60 years "fuck that Romney shit sack"

  6. BloviateMe

    Judging by the smirk on his mug when talking about American dead, I'm sure he did think making someone cry was "pleasant."

    She should be grateful she got out of there with her hair intact.

    Mitt is a completely apathetic fuck. The question isn't "does he have a disorder," it is "how many, and what kind of disorders."

  7. Lucidamente1

    “I didn’t know you had families.”

    "No, Governor, I have a family. What do you think I am, a Mormon?"

    1. hagajim

      And even if they didn't have children, I assume they have families. I don't think the gheyz were born in a fucking cabbage patch…maybe Mitt does.

    1. Guppy

      Jesus: "Fuck the widows and orphans."

      Mitt's got the orphans part down; he's delegating the widows portion to Ryan.

    2. writemeblue

      thank you, because I have actual smoke coming out of my head over this one!!! I know that's not the main issue with his absolute assholery in this particular story, but I HATE it when smuggy conservative anti-choicers are all "you should adopt, blah blah," and then act like kids who were adopted are somehow less "real." GAH.

    1. CommieLibunatic

      I've got one in mind that is rich in rare and exotic elements, but the last probe we sent in registered a pressure reading of 18 bars before it was destroyed by an atmosphere of carbon dioxide and acid rain.

        1. CommieLibunatic

          Ah, St. Helena. So isolated, the very curvature of the Earth prevents you from detecting any other landmass from its shores.

    2. CindynEncinitas

      If there's any justice in the great beyond, he'll get Planet Claire! Come get some hot buttsecks in the Love Shack, fucker!

  8. Ducksworthy

    Romney mistook her biological daughter for an adopted daughter because he actually doesn't comprehend how human reproduction, the kind on this planet, works. On Kolob, only married people have babies.

  9. hagajim

    What do I tell my daughter? Mittens….Two women having babies….does not compute, does not compute….beep beep beep!

  10. keinsignal

    This is the guy who said he'd run to the left of Ted Kennedy on gay rights? Reading the article now, and this guy… It's incredible. I don't think he actually believes in anything at all, except the idea that he should be in charge.

      1. BigSkullF*ckingDog

        Yes! OMG, Its like we were both pretending to work at the same time! But seriously, reading about this and then being reminded of the hair cutting incident made me want to punch somebody in the balls.

        1. emmelemm

          And by someone, you mean Mittens. As if he has any balls, anyway.

          Yeah, it made me feel stabby. Very, VERY stabby.

  11. BaldarTFlagass

    "The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human… sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he was nominated before I could zero him."

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        "You reach down and you flip the tortoise over on its back, Mitt. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping."

  12. Trannysurprise

    When one of Mitt's five sons admits he's gay, Mitt can learn what it's like to be in a gay family.

    Fucking asshole.

    1. Sivart_R1

      If experience going to high school in Idaho is any indicator, should one of Mitt's five sons admit he's gay, we'll find that the RMoney family only has four sons…

      (retroactively)

  13. BigSkullF*ckingDog

    In Mitt's mind, not calling them all faggots and dykes to their faces counted as a win. Hence the "pleasant" meeting.

    1. Nostrildamus

      It was "pleasant" because no one directly criticized him. He had to pretend listen to some losers whining, but they got what they deserved (nothing), and he was humming a happy tune in his head, so no prob.

  14. WhatTheHeck

    Well, if she had given birth legally to that baby, there would be no problem. But gay mothers continue to give birth illegally, causing this misconception amongst mormon governors.

  15. OneYieldRegular

    One rather sterling definition of "awkward" would be: Mitt Romney standing alone in the Hole in the Wall Saloon in San Francisco.

  16. Antispandex

    "While Goodridge cried [in his hallway], Romney brought the press into his office to give his take on the meeting."

    "Boys don't cry", Romney said, completely missing the ironic turddom of his insensitive remarks. "Shithead" was the response most often heard from the crowd on the other side of his heavy, hand carved, mahogany door, as the press, unquestioningly, copied his paltitudes.

    *Fixed…Now I can haz journalism jobs?*

  17. Mahousu

    A single quote that summarizes pretty much Romney's entire campaign, if not life:
    [...] he says he’s not sure Romney intended to be offensive. “It felt like there was a lord/serf relationship,” remembers Friedes.

  18. Callyson

    “I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.”

    OK:

    "Sweetheart, Mommy's bad mood has nothing to do with you: the Republicans have done yet another thing to fu–um, mess up our country. Mommy's going to do everything she can to get rid of them. OK, sleep tight…love you…"

  19. SayItWithWookies

    And another gay rights adovcate described this:

    "[Mittens] made clear that he was willing to listen to business leaders about the issue of family recognition. The impression was that if business leaders told him certain benefits and protections would increase the productivity of gay workers, he would be open to supporting those. … It was not really about what these protections would do for gay families, but what they would do for the titans of industry… It felt like there was a lord/serf relationship."

    Gee, who would imagine that Bishop/CEO Mitt Romney might not have any idea that the help might have the same type of humanity that The LORD granted him? It only makes sense, of course, if the little people think they've experienced every kind of exaltation that the Chosen have — and really, how would they know any better?

  20. CommieLibunatic

    I guess they share the same penny-pinching policies. Sounds more plausible to me than self-loathing, anyway.

  21. MonkeyMotion

    "Pleasant"?

    I think that'd better describe the angry mob's reaction after beating whatever little sense is left in Mitten's head out of him with rubber chickens.

  22. delaney_blom

    I'm surprised he really didn't care what she told her daughter.

    "You should tell your daughter that her mothers cannot marry each other, but they could both be married to the same man concurrently, as long as they tithe to the LDS church, wear special underwear, keep a doomsday stockpile of canned food, feast on the flesh of non-believers . . ."

  23. Incitefully_Joe

    “I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.”

    "Because Republicans are assholes."

  24. Pat_Pending

    I find Mitt to be an embarrassment to sociopaths everywhere.

    It's also been suggested that Mitt has Aspberger's. I don't think the 'Aspies' would have him either.

    1. finallyhappy

      no one better try to excuse that sack of shit by saying he is an Aspie or on the spectrum. The idea that people on the spectrum have no empathy is bullshit

    2. OneDollarJuana

      My daughter has had friends with Aspberger's. Even though a bit odd, they were much more compassionate than Mitt.

  25. BaldarTFlagass

    ‘Governor Romney, tell me — what would you suggest I say to my 8 year-old daughter about why her mommy and her ma can’t get married because you, the governor of her state, are going to block our marriage?’

    'Tell her I'm a complete asshole and I don't care anything about human beings. AHAHAHAHAHAHA!'

  26. sullivanst

    LCR are pretty weird, but I think even worse are their archrivals, GOProud

    ETA: bah, IntenseDebate's features page suggests you can embed imgs, but it don't work

  27. anniegetyerfun

    Silly lesbian. The only way to get Romney to respond is to ask questions like, "Governor Romney, how will I explain to my 20 year-old trust fund that I can't grant access to my partner? You know, TO MY MONEY?"

    His ears would perk right up.

  28. fuflans

    i have to say, as much as i never want to see this tool 100 miles or 10,000 years within shot of the presidency, i also get the willies thinking about the poor SOBs who had to work for him.

  29. OldWhiteLies

    I think I read elsewhere that this blatant example of Mitztler rMoney's complete incomprehension of the concepts of compassion and empathy is from his days as Governor. But allow me to use this to highlight another item – this also exemplifies the all too common bastardization, and dog-whistle-fortifying, of an important word: Family. Witness how his pin-point-narrow definition disallows him to even recognize that Goodridge – or any LGBT persons – have a Family.

    The dehumanizing effect is beyond chilling to me, and is all I would have ever needed to know to shun him as unworthy of any consideration whatsoever, let alone allowing him anywhere near being POTUS.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      It goes back to his days at Bain . . . all those laid-off workers didn't have families either. They were just liabilites, to be shed, for the sake of the almighty bottom line.

  30. ttommyunger

    I'm beginning to realize that Mittens fucks up more as the pressure on him builds. Should be a couple of interesting months…

    1. Veritas78

      Yup, we might be treated to a political meltdown unseen since that other guy caned Senator Sumner on the floor of the Senate.

      My money's on the debates. I suspect Barack has a few ideas of which buttons to press.

  31. Negropolis

    His response, according to Goodridge: “I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.”

    Really, fuck that guy. I totally believe Goodridge because this is completely something Romney, and only Romney should say. It's not even a proper "fuck off, bitch." It's said with the ambivalence only a Willard Romney can muster.

    Fuckin sociopath.

    You know, he tells us that corporations are people, but he's having the hardest of times convincing the American electorate that robots are people, isn't he?

  32. jamsie25

    He was so nervous, so uncomfortable during that meeting it makes me wonder if he expected one of the boys he fooled around with in prep school (one he didn't abuse by forcibly cutting his hair) to show up and dish. I'd be willing to bet there are a couple.

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