Who Hijacked Our Country

Friday, November 09, 2012

Romney Admits Defeat, Then Shits All Over the Help

I was planning to give politics a rest for a few days.  But this story is just too funny.  Or sick, or appalling, or something.

As soon as Mitt Romney finished giving his concession speech Tuesday night, the first thing he did was cancel all the credit cards that had been issued by the Romney/Ryan 2012 campaign.

God only knows how many jillions of Romney/Ryan campaign staffers were left suddenly stranded, twisting in the wind.  Oh I’m sorry, were you planning to check out of your hotel?  You wanted to purchase an airline ticket back home after a grueling campaign?

Tough shit.  You don’t exist any more.  Mitt Romney says you’re last week’s newspaper; yesterday’s coffee grounds.  Buh bye now.

Somehow, this just figures.  The Gordon Gekko clone who bought, chewed up and spat out companies (and their employees) left and right, the sheltered Blueblood who dismisses half of the population as moochers and parasites because they don’t earn enough money to pay federal income taxes — it makes perfect sense that this self-absorbed sociopath would shit all over his employees the minute he doesn’t need them any more.

The more stories like this that are trickling out — and there are a lot of them — the clearer it gets:  We dodged a bullet.  The election wasn’t close, and yet, forty-eight percent of the voters wanted Marie Antoinette to take over the White House.

And no, it’s NOT standard procedure for a candidate to drop his/her campaign staff like a hot potato the minute the campaign is over.  A Forbes Magazine columnist wrote:

“In case you are wondering, this did not have to happen.  The Mitt Romney for President entity does not end with Romney’s Tuesday night loss. There are papers to be filed with various federal commissions and bills to be paid.”

This incident — and dozens of others — speaks volumes about what kind of person Mitt Romney is.  Thank God, Allah, the Unified Force Field, whoever/whatever that this arrogant puke didn’t get elected.

On Election Night, Mitt Romney didn’t have a concession speech prepared.  But he DID have $25,000 worth of fireworks with which to celebrate his certain victory.

The hubris before the fall.



Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Well my goodness.

November 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not like it came out of his own pocket


November 9, 2012 at 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if it did, it's one reason why he gets that 15% tax rate


November 9, 2012 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Really, Romney can't have the hired help running around with usable credit cards after their jobs are kaput. They were lucky security guards didn't make them surrender their laptops and escort them out of their hotel rooms and onto the street or parking lot. That's how many corporations do it.

November 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Just another data point that republicans don't give a shit about 99% of the people. I bet the top people in the campaign did not get their cards cancelled.

November 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG McKenna was just elected Governor! Governor of cocksuckers!

November 9, 2012 at 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

"Conservative" policies at their naked best.

November 10, 2012 at 4:45 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Jeez, didn't any of these naive staffers ever hear of credit fraud?

November 10, 2012 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

No surprise here..."Shitters are as shitters do" - Forrest

Yep, we definitely dodged a hollow point bullet, Tom.

November 10, 2012 at 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Well he probably didn't have enough, after giving his top tier staff their bonus. Come on now, it's hard out there to be a loser. What an asshole, we truly dodged a bullet on this one more than last time with Snow Snooki and old walnuts.

November 10, 2012 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mr. C: My reaction too.

Erik: He needed that money for another yacht.

SW: True, these employees could have had it a lot worse, like the corporate layoffs you described.

Jerry: Romney needs to pay high salaries and bonuses to his top level staff. Otherwise they'd take their incredible talent and genius and go to work for somebody else.

Anonymous: Wrong. McKennerd lost. Jay Inslee is the next governor.

JR: Ah yes, the good old Free Market.

Randal: They have now.

jadedj: "Shitters are as shitters do," LOL.

Jess: Yup, bonuses for his top tier staff, and a little extra to stash in one of his Cayman accounts. Fuck the help.

November 10, 2012 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger harry said...

Something for all the Rawmoney watchers -


Too funny

November 10, 2012 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Harry: Too funny. Thanks for the link.

November 10, 2012 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

One of the snippets I like was a comment made by one of his campaign workers when they found out their card had been canceled, "Fiscal Conservatism, gotta love it."

November 10, 2012 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

MRM: Maybe that person will vote Democrat in the next election.

November 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well dandy, how about the quote, "We have to pass the bill to know what's in it"? Our country has been hijacked, but it started a hundred years ago. I don't understand how you liberals can support someone as stupid as BHO and his Assclown circus. Well, I don't actually think he's that stupid, but anyone who puts on a show having people surrounding him with lab coats is performing for a stupid audience.

November 10, 2012 at 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McKenna needs to move to a state and start over. A state that shares his "moderate" values.

November 10, 2012 at 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Obama just cancelled America's credit card.

November 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anon. 6:54 p.m.: Under GW Bush we had to invade two countries to find out "what was in it" and how much our great grandchildren would be paying for it. But that's "fiscal conservatism," right?

Anon. 6:57 p.m.: McKennerd wanted to move to Texas but they wouldn't let him in because he's too dorky looking.

Anon. 7.52 p.m.: If he did, Wall Street and Halliburton would be screaming louder than anyone.

November 10, 2012 at 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Dave from Sequim said...

Hell, we can't worry about those peons while we're still waiting for Karl Rove to submit his last billing cycle.

November 12, 2012 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Dave: LOL. Karl Rove will be lucky if he ever gets another dime from his rightwing millionaires.

November 12, 2012 at 9:43 AM  

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