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  •  Yes, Tammy, but from which of his... (25+ / 0-)

    six homes would he give these fireside chats?

    Tammy Baker, a military spouse originally from Texas, said she thinks Romney should sit down for "fireside chats" with the American people so they can get to know him better. "
    But I do feel that he's pretty rigid, and because of that we don't get a chance to really get to know that person."
    By all means, Tammy and Dawn, let the world get to know Mitt! Broadcast his bio from the rooftops.

    We could discuss his career as a job creator.

    Or how Mitt was one of a brave few who protest FOR the Vietnam War. Of course, he didn't actually go himself. He had people in France to convert. Those years were tough. Can you imagine getting by with a reduced staff that only included a "houseboy" and a chef? No parlor maids...not even a butler!

    And the people definitely need to learn all about Mitt's wild and zany sense of humor!

    Shall we begin with how he assaulted a classmate he thought was gay?

    Or the time he walked a blind professor into a door for amusement?

    I know! How about we share with the world the time Mitt posed as a cop, and pulled people's cars over.

    The startling incident began when Romney called him and two or three other residents into his room, saying, “Come up, I want to show you something.” When they entered Romney’s room, “and laid out on his bed was a Michigan State Trooper’s uniform.” ...Said Madden in a recent interview, “He told us that he had gotten the uniform from his father,” George Romney, then the Governor of Michigan, whose security detail was staffed by uniformed troopers. “He told us that he was using it to pull over drivers on the road. He also had a red flashing light that he would attach to the top of his white Rambler.”

    In Madden’s recollection, confirmed by his wife Susan, who also attended Stanford during those years, “we thought it was all pretty weird. We all thought, ‘Wow, that’s pretty creepy.’ And after that, we didn’t have much interaction with him,” ... Other eyewitnesses have previously recalled Romney’s alleged use of a police or trooper uniform in pranks during his high school years...Phillip Maxwell, a prep school buddy, told the New Republic in 2008 that Romney had pulled over students from a girls school next door to Cranbrook while wearing a police uniform as a prank. Other former classmates described Mitt as a “happy-go-lucky guy known less for his achievements and more for his pranks.”

    Hey, who doesn't enjoy a good prank, right?

    Like the time Mitt pulled that fake home invasion, and made his friend think he was about to be killed by a terrorist - boy that was a barrel of laughs.

    Then there's that oldie, but goodie, strapping poor Seamus the dog to the roof of the car. Ann says the dog just loved it!

    Hijinks with the kids. Who doesn't like a bit of butter in the face, right?

    Yes, by all means, please let the people really get to know Mitt. Brilliant idea.

    You can tell Romney’s depressed. Last night he just sat on his couch and bought the Häagen-Dazs corporation ~ Jimmy Fallon

    by AuroraDawn on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 06:05:20 PM PDT

    •  Ya know.... (12+ / 0-)

      From what has been reported, has been remembered, has been recollected by his boys and many others, this guy is a mean bully, who would probably benefit more from therapy than a run for President.
      These actions aren't 'pranks', they're abusive behavior and someone, somewhere along the line should have nipped this psycho behavior in the bud.

      I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

      by Lilyvt on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 07:21:37 PM PDT

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      •  His behavior isn't normal, I agree. (7+ / 0-)
        These actions aren't 'pranks', they're abusive behavior and someone, somewhere along the line should have nipped this psycho behavior in the bud.
        If he'd been middle class or poor his bad behavior would have landed his butt in prison. For one thing, it's illegal to impersonate a cop in Massachusetts. I believe it was illegal at the time he did it, too.

        But when you're father is the former head of American Motors, and a popular Governor, who served multiple terms in office, well...you can get away with so much more than most of us could.

        Nothing happened to him when he bullied that young man at Cranbrook, mocking him and cutting off his hair. But not long afterward, the kid he bullied was expelled from Cranbrook. Why? He was caught smoking a cigarette.

        You can tell Romney’s depressed. Last night he just sat on his couch and bought the Häagen-Dazs corporation ~ Jimmy Fallon

        by AuroraDawn on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 08:00:20 PM PDT

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        •  You can even tie your dog to the top of the car (3+ / 0-)
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          without a whimper from the ASPCA.

          And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

          by MrJersey on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 11:00:49 PM PDT

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          •  I really don't understand why... (5+ / 0-)
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            people just sort of shrugged off that story. Seriously, what sort of human being straps their pet to roof of the car?! And the Romney's view that as a "humorous" family story. These are very strange people.

            You can tell Romney’s depressed. Last night he just sat on his couch and bought the Häagen-Dazs corporation ~ Jimmy Fallon

            by AuroraDawn on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 11:44:50 PM PDT

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            •  Another dog story: (2+ / 0-)
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              A former colleague of mine, Ron, had a three-legged Great Dane. When I asked what had happened to her, Ron said that she had ridden in the bed of her previous owner's pickup truck. One day they got into an accident, and the dog was thrown from the truck bed and ended up having to have one leg amputated.

              After the surgery, the veterinarian flat-out refused to let the owner have the dog back. He said someone who didn't let his dog ride inside the vehicle didn't deserve to have a dog. Apparently, the owner accepted the vet's decision and let him find a new home for the Great Dane, which is how she came to live with Ron.

              261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

              by MaikeH on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 05:51:22 AM PDT

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              •  I'm so glad the vet found that dog a new home! (0+ / 0-)

                I can't stand people who are cruel to animals or commit animal neglect. If you are cruel to animals, you are bound to be callous and cruel to humans, too.

                You can tell Romney’s depressed. Last night he just sat on his couch and bought the Häagen-Dazs corporation ~ Jimmy Fallon

                by AuroraDawn on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 10:05:58 AM PDT

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    •  Fake terrorist home invasion? Wow, hilarious!!! (2+ / 0-)
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      I can hardly wait till he tries that with Vladimir Putin..or Benny Netanyahu. Should be a million laughs. In this respect, though, he's not much different from Shrub. Giving everybody stupid nicknames (Turdblossom?) was one of GWB's ways of being the big dog. He was an overprivileged asshole same as Romney.

      Your black cards can make you money, so you hide them when you're able; in the land of milk and honey, you must put them on the table - Steely Dan

      by OrdinaryIowan on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 07:47:03 PM PDT

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    •  Dear Lord... (3+ / 0-)
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      Hadn't seen the "butter in the face" story before. Jesus, that's horrifying.

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      by JDRhoades on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 08:30:46 PM PDT

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    •  Typical bully (1+ / 0-)
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      From the article about the butter in the face:

      "He does like pranks but he doesn't like to get pranked. We've learned that the hard way," Josh said.

      261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

      by MaikeH on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 05:44:41 AM PDT

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    •  AuroraDawn, what's that smile you have on? (1+ / 0-)
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      (sorry, blast from the past.)


      "A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous..........got me?" - Don Van Vliet

      by AlyoshaKaramazov on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 08:55:11 AM PDT

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    •  This man is truely ill ... (2+ / 0-)
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      ... a psycho, a bully even with his own kids.

      I do not scare easily but I am terrified that there is even a slim possibility this person could become President of the US.

      Hannibal Lector is imminently likeable next to the man.  The 'smirk' is totally bone chilling and probably the truest indicator of what Romney is -really- like.

      Peace ... what's left of it.

      •  That smirk was haunting... (1+ / 0-)
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        The 'smirk' is totally bone chilling and probably the truest indicator of what Romney is -really- like.
        Who smirks when discussing the deaths of four individuals? And not just any four individuals, but four individuals who were serving their nation abroad.  

        You can tell Romney’s depressed. Last night he just sat on his couch and bought the Häagen-Dazs corporation ~ Jimmy Fallon

        by AuroraDawn on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 12:21:47 PM PDT

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