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Romney tells a ‘humorous' tale about how his dad laid off workers
The Examiner ^ | 3/29/12 | Ryan Witt

Posted on 03/29/2012 10:59:24 AM PDT by DManA

Some people tell knock, knock jokes, other like to recall funny movie lines. Today, Mitt Romney told a “joke” to voters about how his father closed a factory in Michigan and then tried to hide it from voters. Romney narrated what he described as a “humorous” tale in a conference call with Wisconsin voters. The full story, as transcribed by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, can be read below,

“One of most humorous I think relates to my father. You may remember my father, George Romney, was president of an automobile company called American Motors … They had a factory in Michigan, and they had a factory in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and another one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” said Romney. “And as the president of the company he decided to close the factory in Michigan and move all the production to Wisconsin. Now later he decided to run for governor of Michigan and so you can imagine that having closed the factory and moved all the production to Wisconsin was a very sensitive issue to him, for his campaign.”

The reporter goes on to describe how Romney was “laughing” while telling the story.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney
I can't believe nobody posted this yet. I searched on Romney and didn't see it.

Romney is just plain weird.

1 posted on 03/29/2012 10:59:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Romney can’t tell a joke, he IS a joke.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 11:02:38 AM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: DManA

Weird and maybe none too bright!


3 posted on 03/29/2012 11:02:43 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: DManA

Dead Man Walking...

Best,

Chris


5 posted on 03/29/2012 11:03:29 AM PDT by section9
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To: DManA

Romney is so detached and disconnected from real humans it is unbelievable that he has any supporters at all.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 11:05:05 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: KJC1

The Glenn Beck guys were busting a gut over this this morning.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 11:06:59 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

W.
T.
F....


8 posted on 03/29/2012 11:07:36 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: DManA

Mitt Romney and Joe Biden walk into a bar...


9 posted on 03/29/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: DManA

Romney = ObamaLite


10 posted on 03/29/2012 11:10:49 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: chris37
He's Obama redux......in every way.
11 posted on 03/29/2012 11:12:18 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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The Republicans should be well positioned to win the election, and they’re rushing headlong to nominate a clueless gaffe machine who would get beaten like a drum even by the most feckless president since Carter.

You'd alsmost think they were doing it on purpose, eh?

12 posted on 03/29/2012 11:12:56 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Jack Burton007

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

No wonder the "establishment" wants Obama and Mittens as our only choices!!!!!

The GOP machine is setting us for failure!!!!!

Hell, I would take Ron Paul at this point....

I weep for the future of this country...

13 posted on 03/29/2012 11:13:11 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: DManA
"He closed a plant which made AMC Gremlins and made the world a more beautiful place" (drumroll.....top hat)
14 posted on 03/29/2012 11:13:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DManA
Someone needs to ask Romney “Do you think before you speak, or does it just roll out with no brain waves involved?” We don't need a non-thinker for a president. He'll get us in all kinds of trouble.
I'm for the best thinker in the country....and that would be Newt Gingrich.
15 posted on 03/29/2012 11:19:22 AM PDT by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: GraceG

I agree, it is obvious to me that the GOP leadership desperately wants to lose.

I can only assume they know everything is about to do down, and don’t want a Republican at the helm when it does. Maybe they even think a brother in the white house will help keep the natives from getting to restless, who knows.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 11:20:28 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: DManA

The Mittwit will make sure that the GOP establishment’s suicidal death wish comes true.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 11:23:16 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: DManA
Will someone please turn him upside down and give him a shake already?
18 posted on 03/29/2012 11:24:16 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
it is obvious to me that the GOP leadership desperately wants to lose.

They have the same mindset that thought Wendel Wilkie, Alf Landon and (egad)Herbert Hoover were the perfect candidates to defeat FDR.

They remember Goldwater losing in 1964 but just can't seem to remember Reagan's landslide victories in 1980 and 1984.

19 posted on 03/29/2012 11:26:24 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I agree, it is obvious to me that the GOP leadership desperately wants to lose.

Then our choice is clear. The Tea Party becomes a REAL party. We draft Sarah or someone like her, and make Mitt come in third. The GOP Going Out Of Business Sale would then start 3rd. week of November.
20 posted on 03/29/2012 11:29:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DManA

Boy, this guy is a regular laugh riot.


21 posted on 03/29/2012 11:29:08 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: liberalh8ter

I don’t think he’s a radical black separatist communist muslim at all.

However, he is a blithering doofus of a politician who, if nominated, will likely guarantee Obama a second term.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 11:51:01 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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Oops, Romney slips up and shows who he really is, more of
his true character coming to light.

It’s happening more and more, I think it is God making
evident what is truly going on and we see it in other ways this week, the leftists, liberal’s intentions are no good.

It is an answer to prayer. Keep praying, the nomination, the
election, they aren’t decided yet.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 12:03:14 PM PDT by stpio
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To: DManA

It’s indicative of the out-of-touch world these people live in.

You can bet obama & Crew have this safely tucked away and will play it for all its worth in Michigan, et al.


24 posted on 03/29/2012 12:16:39 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: DManA
A very funny story it sounds like.

There were probably some humorous stories of laid of workers packing up and moving also.

Maybe some strapped their dog to the top of the car as they left their homes the final time?

That Mitt is really a wild and crazy guy.

25 posted on 03/29/2012 12:25:26 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“So THAT’S a Matador!”

The Gremlin. The Pacer.

It’s amazing they survived for so long.


26 posted on 03/29/2012 12:30:27 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: DManA

I don’t know how smart he is. I do know he’s very wealthy. I also know this guy has the worst political instincts I have ever seen.


27 posted on 03/29/2012 12:33:08 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Oatka

Read the article, Axelrod’s already tweeting it.

Romney is an incredibly self-centered individual. It would be impossible for him to have succeeded in the kind of corporate chop-shop business he was in if he wasn’t very self-centered and indifferent to other people’s feelings. He has the emotional makeup of a classic socialist that views people as units and thinks he is smart enough to run a system where they function as mere cogs. If the numbers look good on paper, he’s happy. He couldn’t care less about how the people actually feel about things.


28 posted on 03/29/2012 12:36:46 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: DManA

Remember when Obama complained about the price of arugula at Whole Foods? He and Romney are equally out of touch.


29 posted on 03/29/2012 12:43:56 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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We're doomed.

Bush put the nail in the coffin of the Reagan Revolution and Romney will throw the dirt on the grave.

30 posted on 03/29/2012 12:46:28 PM PDT by daniel boob (No Mitt)
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To: DManA
We are about to nominate Forest Gump.


31 posted on 03/29/2012 12:48:47 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: daniel boob
Bush put the nail in the coffin of the Reagan Revolution and Romney will throw the dirt on the grave.

A Romney election would be the presidency Ted Kennedy never got to have.

ObamaCare is the worst legislation to be passed in the history of the country that led to a solid drubbing of Dems in 2010.

So, who do the RINO establishment people support?

Mitt Romney of RomneyCare.

Un-freakin-believable!

32 posted on 03/29/2012 12:58:51 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: GraceG

I can’t support Paul either. He’s a truther who agrees too much with the Occutards.

Also, it appears that Paul and Romney have been working together to help Romney seal the nomination.

I just can’t trust Paul. Something about him creeps me out. Too many things in his past send up red flags to me.


33 posted on 03/29/2012 1:06:03 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: N. Theknow
"A Romney election would be the presidency Ted Kennedy never got to have."

That is a keeper!

So the question is, how much of a drop in gas prices will insure another 4 years of hussein? I figure about 25¢.

34 posted on 03/29/2012 1:07:12 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I had an AMC Javilin at one time. Odd but cool looking car. It was fast as hell. I blew the engine in it racing it against other hot rods on the street.

That is one car I was rather fond of. Most AMC cars sucked.


35 posted on 03/29/2012 1:11:37 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: N. Theknow
He's made other blunders too. Everyone in media is saying he's the only one who can beat Obama?

IMO-he has a lot of negatives-Rommneycare, exc..that Obama and co. can use against him.

While I've heard him say he'll repeal Obamacare if elected-other times he changes the words around a bit-"as much as I can". What does that mean?

I'm just afraid that he's going to turn into Mc Cain if he gets nominated-"we have nothing to fear if we re-elect Obama"; then bumble and stumble his way into a loss in the election.

The Obama team has already set this election up as the 99% vs 1%. How is Rommney going to overcome being portrayed by the left and MSM as the cold hearted 1%?

36 posted on 03/29/2012 2:18:12 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Do it today. Don't wait.)
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To: N. Theknow
He's made other blunders too. Everyone in media is saying he's the only one who can beat Obama?

IMO-he has a lot of negatives-Rommneycare, exc..that Obama and co. can use against him.

While I've heard him say he'll repeal Obamacare if elected-other times he changes the words around a bit-"as much as I can". What does that mean?

I'm just afraid that he's going to turn into Mc Cain if he gets nominated-"we have nothing to fear if we re-elect Obama"; then bumble and stumble his way into a loss in the election.

The Obama team has already set this election up as the 99% vs 1%. How is Rommney going to overcome being portrayed by the left and MSM as the cold hearted 1%?

37 posted on 03/29/2012 2:18:26 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Do it today. Don't wait.)
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To: Jack Burton007
I had an AMC Javilin at one time. Odd but cool looking car. It was fast as hell. I blew the engine in it racing it against other hot rods on the street.

I saw Javelin on the streets a few weeks ago and concluded it was a pretty nice-looking car.

I always liked the AMX. It looked nice and was fast.

Remember the Scramblers? Ugly as hell - a Rambler with a hoodscoop and the red, white, and blue paint job. In a straight line, they were rockets.

38 posted on 03/29/2012 5:06:14 PM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: JediJones
Read the article, Axelrod’s already tweeting it.

I was thinking more of during the election campaign. Tweeting it now gets them nothing, given the attention span of the Left. Different story one month before election as it will be a "timely reminder" at how hard-hearted the GOP is.

39 posted on 03/29/2012 6:17:51 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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