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The Top Seven Quotes From the Promo for the New Netflix Documentary, "Mitt": »

  1. "So what do you think you say in a concession speech?" — Mitt Romney
  2. "By the way, someone have the number for the President?" — Mitt Romney
  3. "The country may think of you as a laughingstock, and we’ll know the truth, and that’s okay." — Tagg Romney
  4. On one of his nicknames: “The flipping Mormon.” — Mitt Romney
  5. "I have looked, by the way, at what happens to anybody in this country who loses as the nominee of their party.  They become (presses L-shaped hand to forehead) a loser for life." — Mitt Romney
  6. On fighting public perceptions:  ”It’s like trying to convince people that Dan Quayle is smart, all right?  You’re not going to convince them that Dan Quayle is smart.  And maybe I’ve got to live with that.” — Mitt Romney
  7. Quoting critics:  “‘Oh, you flip-flop on everything.’  In which case, I think I’m a flawed candidate.” — Mitt Romney

Weekend News Read 3 November 2013.

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“Actually, I didn’t say that. …That’s how it began to be perceived, and so I had to ultimately respond to the perception, because perception is reality.”

A delusional MITT ROMNEY, former GOP presidential candidate, who denied to the Washington Post’s Dan Balz that he characterized “47 percent” of Americans as not taking “personal responsibility.”

Shit Romney.

(via The New York Daily News)

Scott Prouty revealed himself on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Wednesday night as the bartender who shot a damaging video of Mitt Romney dismissing President Obama’s supporters during a closed-press fundraiser last year.

“I was behind this whole thing,” Prouty said.

The bartender said he brought a camera to the Boca Raton, Fla. fundraiser in case Romney came back to take pictures with the staff, as former president Bill Clinton had done at another event Prouty worked. ”I didn’t go there with a grudge against Romney,” he said. “I really had no idea he would say what he said.”

Prouty grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Boston, he said. He said he felt that people who couldn’t afford to attend a high-priced fundraiser should get a chance “to find out what the candidate actually thinks.”

He said he struggled for two weeks with whether or not to release the video and risk his own career. He did not have health insurance. After wrestling with the decision, he decided it would be cowardly not to release the video: “I went down the path and never looked back.”

The Washington Post, "Scott Prouty Reveals Himself As Man Who Shot ‘47 Percent’ Video"

“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to … run. If he could have found someone else to take his place … he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.”

TAGG ROMNEY, son of Mitt, in an interview with the Boston Globe about his multi-millionaire, out-of-touch, fuck-the-47-percent-over dad.

Tagg probably sounded out those ellipses.

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Wonder what he ordered…
In other McDonalds news, fast-food workers in NYC are on strike.

Top Ten Things Mitt Romney Said at the McDonald’s Counter:
10.  ”I’d like my money back.  These fries aren’t actually French.”
9.  ”You guys don’t serve beer?”
8.  ”Yes, I’ll gladly put on the Hamburglar costume.”
7.  ”If I order the Number Two, do I also get to use the bathroom?”
6.  ”Hey look — a 47 percenter!”
5.  ”OMG.  These are so delicious.  I can almost taste a whole chicken in these Chicken McNuggets!  How do you do it!  Is there a special McNugget technology that you guys have available in the kitchen?  And what goes into this crisp, aromatic breading?  It is like nothing I have ever tasted before in my life!”
4.  ”But I don’t know how to ‘swipe your debit card.’”
3.  ”What do you mean the Shamrock Shake isn’t available because it’s a seasonal item?  WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?”
2.  ”Excuse me — have you seen Steve?”
And the number one Thing Mitt Romney Said at a McDonald’s Counter:
1.  ”This Happy Meal isn’t working.”

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Wonder what he ordered…

In other McDonalds news, fast-food workers in NYC are on strike.

Top Ten Things Mitt Romney Said at the McDonald’s Counter:

10.  ”I’d like my money back.  These fries aren’t actually French.”

9.  ”You guys don’t serve beer?”

8.  ”Yes, I’ll gladly put on the Hamburglar costume.”

7.  ”If I order the Number Two, do I also get to use the bathroom?”

6.  ”Hey look — a 47 percenter!”

5.  ”OMG.  These are so delicious.  I can almost taste a whole chicken in these Chicken McNuggets!  How do you do it!  Is there a special McNugget technology that you guys have available in the kitchen?  And what goes into this crisp, aromatic breading?  It is like nothing I have ever tasted before in my life!”

4.  ”But I don’t know how to ‘swipe your debit card.’”

3.  ”What do you mean the Shamrock Shake isn’t available because it’s a seasonal item?  WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?”

2.  ”Excuse me — have you seen Steve?”

And the number one Thing Mitt Romney Said at a McDonald’s Counter:

1.  ”This Happy Meal isn’t working.”

A week after losing the election to President Obama, Mitt Romney blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on what he said were big “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies, including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.

In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mr. Romney said that the president had followed the “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” Mr. Romney explained — with targeted gifts and initiatives.

“In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Mr. Romney said.

“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift,” he said. “Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008.”

The president’s health care plan, he added, was also a useful tool in mobilizing African-American and Hispanic voters. Though Mr. Romney won the white vote with 59 percent, according to exit polls, minorities coalesced around the president in overwhelming numbers — 93 percent of blacks and 71 percent of Hispanics voted to re-elect Mr. Obama.

“You can imagine for somebody making $25,000 or $30,000 or $35,000 a year, being told you’re now going to get free health care, particularly if you don’t have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 per family, in perpetuity, I mean, this is huge,” he said. “Likewise with Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus. But in addition with regards to Hispanic voters, the amnesty for children of illegals, the so-called Dream Act kids, was a huge plus for that voting group.”

The New York Times, "Romney Blames Loss On Obama’s ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters."

Mitt Romney, a fucking piece of shit asshole.  Fuck you, you privileged dicksmack.  Fuck you.

NY TIMES: "As he wrapped up his remarks (during a breakfast in Boston), Mr. Romney became uncharacteristically emotional, according to attendees. He choked up as he talked about the friendships he made on the campaign trail and thanked his campaign staff members by name. A few of them wiped back tears of their own. When he was finished, Mr. Romney lingered for a long time, shaking hands and delivering hugs. He waxed nostalgic, telling some staff members what positions he had envisioned for them in a Romney administration. It seemed, those in the room said, like he did not want to leave. 'He stayed until the last person left,' said an attendee." »

“There has stormclouds come over the United States. There is thunderstorms over Europe. There are hailstorms, and I mean major hailstorms, in the Middle East. There are storms brewing through China, through Asia, through everywhere, and there’s only one man that on the other night when President Barack Obama, God bless him, said to Mitt Romney, ‘The cold war is over.’ I have never heard such a thing in my life. The man needs to understand Putin and Russia, so I want you to know that there is one man who will stand tall in this country and fight the storm and bring the United States back to what it should be … Gov. Mitt Romney!”

Rock star MEAT LOAF, um, endorsing Mitt Romney at a rally in Ohio on Thursday.

I would do anything for love.  And a coherent sentence.

(via The New York Times)