A garage full of energized supporters surprised the team this afternoon after landing in Pennsylvania. An emotional Mitt turned waved to the group one last time saying “this is when you know we’re going to win.”
Sometimes, when I feel bad, I go to Mitt Romney’s old tumblr and look at the most recent post, from election day of last year.
And then I laugh and laugh, and then I feel a little bit better.
aiming for that 2016 black vote early
too early to call child protective services or….?
already fucked up by naming him kieran.
I’m gonna give the Romney clan the benefit of the doubt on the name and assume the child was named before being adopted.
But Mitt Romney is flip-flopping again. This is the second time he’s welcomed grandchild #22. For a numbers guy, Mitt’s not very good with numbers.
His infamous 47 percent remarks were taken out of context, Mitt Romney told The Washington Post’s Dan Balz in an interview published Sunday. Asked about the oft-cited quote that 47 percent of Americans can’t be persuaded to take personal responsibility, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said, “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.”
Sooo, quick reminder of what he said:
"There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. … These are people who pay no income tax. … and so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Yeah. I don’t know the evil media could have taken that out of context.
Over a year after he made the comment, and almost nine months after the election and Mitt’s openly lie-filled campaign (remember when his team said they wouldn’t let their campaign be dictated by fact-checkers?), Mitt still can’t open his mouth without lies coming out.
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Read all about it in “Romney Readiness Project: Retrospective & Lessons Learned,” a 139-page report in which Willard’s transition team describes their plans for the Romney Administration. Spoiler alert: the Romney Administration would be a lot like listening to a management consultant give a PowerPoint presentation on brand synergy in a hot and crowded conference room. For four to eight years.
Highlights of the report include the statement “the White House staff is similar to a holding company,” the promise of “flow charts” for all departments to achieve “unity,” and plans for corporate management-consulting seminars.
Nothing on handshakefulness, though. Maybe that’s where the campaign went wrong.
Photo by Jewel Samad/Getty Images News/Getty Images
It wasn’t an election to Mitt; it was an attempted corporate acquisition.
i just spit my drink everywHERE omfG
I’m not even sorry
Just in the interest of full disclosure, Mitt Romney’s family did not spell his name wrong. It’s photoshopped. Here’s the original:
I’m not defending Mitt. Or his spelling. After all, his iPhone app touted his plans for “A Better Amercia,” wherever the hell Amercia is (I think it’s what he calls his off-shore accounts where he hides his money from the IRS). Anyone who followed me during election season knows how much I loathe Mitt Romney. I’ve got 12 pages of posts dedicated to it.
So it doesn’t bother me that people are having fun at his expense. The jerk deserves it. I just want to make sure everyone’s in on the fact that it is indeed a joke. An intentional one, unlike Mitt’s presidential campaign (which was a complete joke, but by accident).
if you ever get really embarrassed just remember that mitt romney prepared a victory speech and launched his official presidential website before the election was over and that motherfucker lost and now he’s fallen off the face of the earth out of shame
Sometimes I go to his tumblr and read the last part of his final post (the part that quotes him as saying “this is when you know we’re going to win”), and then I just smile because we made sure that shit didn’t happen.
Too late to save face, dude. You already sold your dignity.
This guy got paid $15,000 to get this tattoo and keep it until the election was over. Now he’s mad that it didn’t get him an “in” with Romney and Ryan.
"Now to me it represents not a losing campaign, but a sore losing campaign."
Number Crunch - Tumblr’s President
I crunched some numbers. It’s not a political post (though it is election-related), just statistical, so I’m going to share it here too.
So if any of you are wondering if the tumblr community made a difference in the election, let me present this to you:
In the 18-29 age group, 49.3% of eligible voters showed up and voted (the final tally may be as high as 51% once all votes are counted). Not too many elections ago, according to the census bureau, closer to only 30% of young voters were voting. It’s been rebounding over the past three elections, possibly because of how heavily contested the result of the 2000 election was; nobody wants a repeat of that election, where 537 votes in Florida were the deciding factor between President Bush and President Gore.
The 18-29 crowd made up 19.4 percent of all voters…almost one out of every five.
Obama handily won the young vote, with 59.8% of their votes. Romney received 36.5%.
Tumblr rocked the vote.
Votes are still being counted, but as it stands right now, the vote tally is:
Out of over 118,000,000 votes, the difference is only 2,841,759.
The 18-29 age group accounted for more than 22 million votes.
If young people hadn’t shown up, it would have cost Obama 13,689,416 votes. It would have cost Romney 8,355,580.
This would have made the vote total
I don’t have a state-by-state breakdown of youth voting to know exactly how the electoral college would have been affected, but Barack Obama would have lost the popular vote by 2,492,077 if you hadn’t shown up, tumblr. It’s also possible that up to 80 electoral votes could have swing to Romney, making him the next president with 286 electoral votes to Obama’s 233 (Florida could add 29 votes to either side, but Romney would still win in this scenario).
Barack Obama is your president. You helped him win. Your voice was heard, loud and clear.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference, or that your vote doesn’t count.
I usually keep politically and religiously charged posts to myself because if I am anything I am one that shirks from confrontation.
I never was nor will I ever be a fire starter.
But sometimes I get word back up and if I don’t get them out I feel like my head is going to implode.
So here I am.
Tomorrow is voting day.
I hope you vote, and I hope you vote according to your conscience, but I also hope you put a lot of thought into the way that you vote.
I live in a State where I am subject to criticism because I tend to be a little more liberal in my beliefs than is welcome.
My Governor is a Republican who would like nothing more than to shut down the very healthcare programs that helped me pay for some of the life saving tumor removal surgeries that I have had in the last two years.
He has tried. Three times. By some sort of miracle they haven’t been eradicated.
If Governor Romney is elected into Presidency that very thing will most certainly happen.
I fear a relapse even more if this happens because I simply will not be able to afford to pay to fight for my life.
What is happening in our Government right now is personal.
It’s personal to you and it’s personal to me.
If you don’t agree then you’re not giving the facts the consideration that you should be.
Perhaps I’m slightly more invested in this than some of you being that I am a woman and someone who has suffered repeatedly from terminal illness.
The day they canceled my medical benefits because I had hit my “lifetime max” fighting breast cancer was almost as devastating as the day that I had my diagnosis.
I may have been in remission but my fight was far from over.
I still needed to see the specialists that helped me get to that place.
I still needed to be monitored to make sure that I would stay well.
But I didn’t.
I didn’t stay well.
Just three short years after I was declared re-missed from breast cancer they found a sarcoma in my uterus.
My nightmare started all over again.
This time I had no one to help me afford the medications, treatments, and surgeries.
I sent letters to the State.
I didn’t qualify for a vast majority of the programs that my Governor had implemented.
Do you know why?
Because I was a single woman with a pre-existing condition who had no dependents.
I was as good as invisible.
I was a lost cause.
I had a cancer that only affects 5 in ONE MILLION.
The things that my Governor is doing in my state tells me he doesn’t care about me or anyone like me.
The things that Governor Romney as President would assist my Governor in doing by turning his head tells me that he doesn’t care about me or anyone like me.
It is absolutely the business of my Government to provide affordable healthcare programs that include EVERYONE.
This healthcare plan shouldn’t disregard me because illness has favored me or because it doesn’t agree with the decisions that I make for my body.
It shouldn’t be out of my reach because my salary point isn’t high enough.
It is the business of my Government to care about my well being; because a Country is NOTHING without it’s people.
I am just such a person.
I have a face.
My vote is going to the Presidential candidate that best represents me.
That man is not Governor Romney.
This is who suffers from “Day 1” of a Romney presidency. Because “Day 1” is when Mitt Romney has repeatedly said he will repeal Obamacare. In fact, he’s promised that signing the Executive Order will be the very first thing he does as president.
He will be signing an Executive Order telling people like the person who wrote the above post that they don’t matter. He’ll be signing an Executive Order telling people like the OP that he doesn’t care about whether they live or die. He’ll be signing an Executive Order that their lives are only important if they can afford for it to be important.
And that’s just on Day 1, with one stroke of his pen.
Imagine how screwed we’ll be by day 1,460.
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I could do this.
"Hello, sir or madam, I’m calling on behalf of Mitt Romney, and he’d just like to thank you for your support of his bigoted stance against same-sex marriage. It’s hateful people like you who will help us carry this election and ensure that freedom remains a word that we say but don’t truly mean. It will forever remain a code word for "free to live the way you are told to live, because anything else is an abomination to my version of God" just as Mitt Romney believes it should be. I mean, what’s next, women thinking for themselves? Please! Thank you for your time!"
Romney staff is holding children hostage at a frostbitten rally right now, according to NY Times reporter Michael Barbaro and USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich.
romney just lost the election
Holy shit wow, I would love to read about what’s going on, but there’s really no info other than some tweets.
Jesus Christ Romney these people aren’t your dog, you can’t keep them caged up in the cold.
Just went outside to check. Yep, it’s fuckin’ cold here in PA. Get out of my state, Mitt. Just get out.
For anyone wondering who Jackie Kucinich is, she’s a political reporter for USAToday.
And as always, Romney supporters who were NOT at the event and had no idea what was happening were quick to call her a liar:
Another tweeter, Ashley Parker, had this to add:
So did the Fire Marshall approve an arrangement where 25,000 people would be trapped in an enclosed space and unable to leave without it taking “a little while to sort it out?”
I’m not going to speculate on what really happened, because I wasn’t there and I haven’t seen any video. And unlike the “class acts” in the tweets to Ms. Kucinich, I’m not going to pretend I know more than someone who was there. I just wanted to add more of the story to this post.
In a way, I blame my friend Greg Sargent. In the first week in January, he noted, almost in passing, that Mitt Romney seemed to be making a lot of false claims, and someone “really should document them all.” That struck me as a good idea, so I decided to tackle this on my own.
After all, I thought at the time, how hard could this be? Once a week, I’d let readers know about Romney’s whoppers, which I assumed would total about a half-dozen a week, and maybe after the election, I’d do a top 20 list of my favorites. The project would be a nice little Friday-afternoon feature.
Little did I know at the time that Romney would become an ambitious prevaricator, whose rhetoric would come to define post-truth politics. Nearly 11 months after Greg Sargent’s harmless suggestion, I’ve published 40 installments in this series, which, before today, featured 884 falsehoods. (If you include today’s edition, the new total is 917 falsehoods for the year.)
I wish that were a typo. It’s not.