Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Voters head to polls in SC as Mitt Romney belittles Gingrich and does his own laundry
Boston Globe ^ | January 21, 2012 | Matt Viser and Michael Levenson,

Posted on 01/21/2012 2:02:36 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Voters battled rainstorms and tornado warnings as they streamed to the polls here today, capping a tumultuous and at times politically dizzying week of events that, by tonight, could potentially reshape the Republican presidential nomination process once more.

Extending a more aggressive phase of his campaign, Mitt Romney today renewed attacks on Newt Gingrich, calling on the former House speaker to release records related to his role consulting Freddie Mac, the quasi-public lending agency that many blame for accelerating the housing crisis.

“I’d like to see what he actually told Freddie Mac,” Romney told reporters after visiting his campaign headquarters. “Don’t ya think we ought to see it? This is a big issue. We’ve got a Washington insider talking about Freddie Mac, let’s see what his report was to Freddie Mac, what he said to them, what advice he gave them.”

His campaign sent out a press release – “Happy 15th Anniversary, Mr. Speaker” – to draw attention to the day 15 years ago when Gingrich was reprimanded by the House for ethical wrongdoing.

Yet while Romney was happy to criticize Gingrich to reporters, he avoided any face-to-face interaction with his rival......

Romney, in a week in which his opponents criticized him for being out of touch, showcased that he was doing one of the most humble chores, washing his own clothes. His son, Tagg, sent out a photo on Twitter of Romney dumping Tide into a washing machine. Ann Romney, dressed casually in a sweatshirt, removed clothes from the next machine......................

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; cleanliness; cowardromney; gingrich2012; gopprimary; nastyromney; patriotgingrich; rinoromney; romney2012; romneybehindmsm; romneyinhiding
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-148 last
To: T. P. Pole

Live streaming by Breitbart TV and Steven Bannon on SC primary

http://www.breitbart.tv/election-night-special-breitbart-news-south-carolina-primary-coverage/

Starts at 7pm EST


101 posted on 01/21/2012 4:16:56 PM PST by ak267
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 99 | View Replies]

To: T. P. Pole

Hatred? Strong word. I can’t stand Romney, but I don’t HATE him. If that makes sense, LOL.

It hasn’t been long since I read an account of how cold and aloof Romney is to the “regular people” when the cameras aren’t on and he isn’t grubbing for votes. I have no use for him. He’s as phony and plastic as one of those pod people from “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, and he’s so stiff and awkward that he invites ridicule. Still, I doubt any of us would have so much fun doing it if it wasn’t for his downright evil liberal record.


102 posted on 01/21/2012 4:20:03 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96 | View Replies]

To: T. P. Pole
Mitt Romney is NOT nor has he ever been a Tea Party candidate. That's where you're wrong.

Secondly, I have no idea why you pinged me in your comment for saying:

Anyone with that kind of money who has to wash his own clothes must have bad management skills

Well, I happen to think management skills is very important if the man wants to run a country.

103 posted on 01/21/2012 4:27:16 PM PST by tsowellfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 100 | View Replies]

To: tsowellfan

And I’m still trying to figure out to whom we would look like a bunch of “hateful hicks” for making fun of an extra super stupid photo of Romney, and why we should care?


104 posted on 01/21/2012 4:28:21 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 98 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Running scared from the growing chorus of "release your tax forms", Mitt fails at money laundering.

105 posted on 01/21/2012 4:28:36 PM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: CatherineofAragon
It may not be hatred-triggered for everyone (but trust me when I say that it is from some). But it is foolish, ignorant, and petty regardless of the motivation. We need to argue facts or we are just as bad as the left. Suggesting that holding a box of laundry detergent upside down is a disqualifier for president is bad enough. To be so ignorant to not know that when you pour a single-load box into the machine you kind of have to turn it upside down just makes you look foolish. And petty. And, sometimes, hateful.

And potty comments just makes us look like third graders.

106 posted on 01/21/2012 4:32:47 PM PST by T. P. Pole
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 102 | View Replies]

To: lonevoice
And I’m still trying to figure out to whom we would look like a bunch of “hateful hicks”

I can only guess we must look like a bunch of "hicks" to the Rockafellar Republicans of the RINO wing.

We must be SENsitive so we don't ofFEND them. Especially tonight... they're having a bad night I hear ;)

107 posted on 01/21/2012 4:33:28 PM PST by tsowellfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 104 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife
does his own laundry

Mitt spends a day slummin' wit de peons. Quote: "Hey, these machines are interesting. I always wondered how they worked."

108 posted on 01/21/2012 4:34:00 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Track9
Next thing we’ll see, he’ll be hanging curtains.

Almost time to ride a woman's bike with flat tires while wearing a Michael Dukakis autographed bike helmet.

109 posted on 01/21/2012 4:36:44 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife
“I’d like to see what he actually told Freddie Mac,” Romney told reporters after visiting his campaign headquarters. “Don’t ya think we ought to see it? This is a big issue. We’ve got a Washington insider talking about Freddie Mac, let’s see what his report was to Freddie Mac, what he said to them, what advice he gave them.”

Dear Mittens,

Freddie Mac paid Newt's firm for this, and the work product belongs to them. See, that's how capitalism works, Mittens. You buy something from someone, they provide it to you, you pay them for it, then it belongs to you. It becomes your property. I'm shocked, shocked I say, that you have so little understanding of capitalism, and so little respect for private property laws. You demonstrate once again why we should be very afraid of you.

110 posted on 01/21/2012 4:37:25 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: T. P. Pole
We need to argue facts or we are just as bad as the left

We did. All week and tonight our work has proven successful. We won. Tonight it's a time to celebrate. I don't know about you but I'm going to the 7 Eleven for some coke to go with my Bacardi 151 because tomorrow it OFF TO FLORIDA to do it all over again.

The only ones worried about the facts tonight are the Romneybots. I didn't think we had them here.

I guess I was wrong.

111 posted on 01/21/2012 4:40:36 PM PST by tsowellfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 106 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Assault

I think I got the hiccups from choking on my beer.


112 posted on 01/21/2012 4:42:13 PM PST by Track9 (There IS revolution brewing..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 109 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Assault
And go windsurfing! My, wouldn't he look manly doing that?


113 posted on 01/21/2012 4:42:26 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 109 | View Replies]

To: tsowellfan
I gave you a courtesy ping because I quoted you - "Looks like it’s his first time washing clothes. He holds the soap box so awkwardly." We tend to do that around here. I think I agreed with your "awkward" comment.

And I don't suggest that Romney is a tea party candidate. Far from it. He is as establishment as they come. What I am trying to say is that it reflects poorly on us (whom I assume are mostly supportive of the tea party philosophy) when we resort to the type of condemnation that I see on this thread. Come on, it's a hotel laundry room - the detergent boxes from the vending machines are small. When we get stuff like that wrong, it makes it hard to convince people about all the stuff we are right about - taxes are too high, government is too big, and there is nothing about Romney that suggests that we will fix either of those.

If you look at my prior postings (and I don't really expect you to) you will see that the only thing I stick in the "positive column" for Romney is his management/executive experience. I think that is very important in a president. Which is also why I was supporting Palin (sigh), and then Cain (also sigh). Between Santorum and Gingrich, Newt wins the executive score. But I am really struggling to overlook his flaws.

Like many here (but not all, that's for sure) I will vote for Romney if he is the presidential candidate. But I certainly am not voting for him in the primary. I'd consider Paul before Mitt.

114 posted on 01/21/2012 4:46:44 PM PST by T. P. Pole
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 103 | View Replies]

To: tsowellfan
Sorry, not a Romneybot. Far from it. But I do appreciate honorable discourse, and try to direct people to that instead of schoolyard upmanship.

I work with folks that think it is cute to have bathroom names for our largest customers. I stopped that type of stuff about third grade.

Why does Gingrich resonate with so many people? I think it is because he presents his case with provable facts. Hard to argue against that.

115 posted on 01/21/2012 4:55:29 PM PST by T. P. Pole
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 111 | View Replies]

To: lonevoice; Track9

And, of course, a little game of 'catch' once in a while is good, too!

And when he rides his bike, he needs to wear his wife's blue jeans.

116 posted on 01/21/2012 6:08:22 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 113 | View Replies]

To: T. P. Pole

Ex-Lax is very good for what ails you.


117 posted on 01/21/2012 6:11:49 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

She’s supposedly taking clothes OUT? and he’s just putting some IN?
Hmmmm.
I have had to use a laundromat on occasion and unless there’s only two washers in the laundromat and the one he’s supposedly loading was in use when she put her’s in....
Well, I just can’t imagine the wait to do your wash one load after he other. Sure would use up a lot of valuable campaign time.
Anyone else not buying thes staged shot?


118 posted on 01/21/2012 6:23:57 PM PST by bog trotter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Where ARE they; in a motel?

What’s that 3rd machine behind her?


119 posted on 01/21/2012 6:44:36 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana
Not measuring it out ???

It appears like a little box - the kind you get from a vending machine for one load.

120 posted on 01/21/2012 6:48:51 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: JustaDumbBlonde; goat granny
I'll guess alfalfa.

Three years ago I would not have known, but we got 4 pygmy goats for pets...


Who said HAY!


121 posted on 01/21/2012 6:52:35 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Elsie
Be careful with goat porn like that. Soon you will be getting solicitations from jihadis for dates and such.
122 posted on 01/21/2012 6:54:49 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 121 | View Replies]

To: exit82

And soap, too.

It’s a really cheap tub, just like MINE!

Notice the dropped ceiling?


123 posted on 01/21/2012 6:55:24 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: Elsie

might be the dryer


124 posted on 01/21/2012 6:55:24 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 119 | View Replies]

To: presently no screen name
Someone with photo shop tech skills should take the plug out of the wall and put it in the wash basin.

The outlet looks a little shakey already!

Right near the WATER and not a GFI!!!

[Where are the OTHER machine(s) plugged in?]

125 posted on 01/21/2012 6:57:51 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 62 | View Replies]

To: Elsie

126 posted on 01/21/2012 7:01:50 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 121 | View Replies]

To: CatherineofAragon
My clothes are in THAT machine!!!

Oh CRAP!

Now I will get scolded for MOCKING a MORMON and making us ALL look like rubes or boobs or dubes...

127 posted on 01/21/2012 7:03:45 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 102 | View Replies]

To: T. P. Pole
... (but trust me when I say that it is from some).

Ok then, because you are, obviously, the adult in the room.

128 posted on 01/21/2012 7:05:24 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 106 | View Replies]

To: T. P. Pole
To be so ignorant to not know that when you pour a single-load box into the machine you kind of have to turn it upside down just makes you look foolish. And petty. And, sometimes, hateful.

HMMMmmm...

129 posted on 01/21/2012 7:06:20 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 106 | View Replies]

To: Elsie

LOL!!


130 posted on 01/21/2012 7:07:31 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 127 | View Replies]

To: Elsie

Oh, my gosh, how precious!! I have rotten goats too. Aren’t they just the sweetest things?


131 posted on 01/21/2012 7:07:43 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 121 | View Replies]

To: exit82

Recess is OVER for you; Buster!


132 posted on 01/21/2012 7:08:06 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 117 | View Replies]

To: JustaDumbBlonde
Like big cats!


133 posted on 01/21/2012 7:10:42 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 131 | View Replies]

To: Elsie

Jack, Casper, Elly Mae and Gracie


134 posted on 01/21/2012 7:11:51 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 133 | View Replies]

To: Elsie

Unlike humans, whose eyes reflect RED; goat’s eyes reflect a blue color.


135 posted on 01/21/2012 7:13:42 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 134 | View Replies]

To: T. P. Pole

“It may not be hatred-triggered for everyone (but trust me when I say that it is from some). But it is foolish, ignorant, and petty regardless of the motivation. We need to argue facts or we are just as bad as the left. Suggesting that holding a box of laundry detergent upside down is a disqualifier for president is bad enough. To be so ignorant to not know that when you pour a single-load box into the machine you kind of have to turn it upside down just makes you look foolish. And petty. And, sometimes, hateful.
And potty comments just makes us look like third graders.”

Well, I guess I’ll have to own up to ignorance, because I’m not up to speed on the details of how to handle a single-size box of Tide!

Seriously, you should loosen up and develop a sense of humor. Just a suggestion. :)


136 posted on 01/21/2012 7:16:14 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 106 | View Replies]

To: Elsie
Photobucket
137 posted on 01/21/2012 7:20:45 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 133 | View Replies]

To: Elsie

I am so falling in love with your blue eyed goat...:O)

Just got back from the casino in downtown Detroit...I didn’t lose all my money so I came home winners....:O(


138 posted on 01/21/2012 7:23:08 PM PST by goat granny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 121 | View Replies]

To: C. Edmund Wright

at least he wasn’t riding a girls bike with a blue helmet on his head like the president we have now...He throws a ball more like a girl than a 5th grade girl....Yikes.


139 posted on 01/21/2012 7:27:05 PM PST by goat granny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Elsie
Recess is OVER for you; Buster!

Listen, Elsie. There's only room in here for ONE adult in this room----and it certainly isn't either of us!!!!!

140 posted on 01/21/2012 7:46:59 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 132 | View Replies]

To: goat granny

You got no argument from me on that point.....


141 posted on 01/21/2012 7:59:50 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 139 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Doesn’t every guy wash clothes wearing a freshly starched white dress shirt and pressed blue jeans?


142 posted on 01/21/2012 8:31:21 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: nesnah

“Gotta keep those magic underwear “white and delightsome”.”

Best comment ever!!


143 posted on 01/21/2012 9:30:57 PM PST by helpfulresearcher (Thank you Governor Perry!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Elsie
Where are the OTHER machine(s) plugged in?

LOL!! You are right, I didn't notice that.

144 posted on 01/22/2012 6:13:14 AM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 125 | View Replies]

To: T. P. Pole
We need to argue facts

Right. So why did his son feel the NEED to send this pix to the news wire? LOL! Give it up, the 'fact' is Mitt is not how he presents himself - 'his record' is and he can't wash that!
145 posted on 01/22/2012 6:23:01 AM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 106 | View Replies]

To: CatherineofAragon
Well, I guess I’ll have to own up to ignorance, because I’m not up to speed on the details of how to handle a single-size box of Tide!

No matter what - there is only one opening on one side of the box. I don't see anything coming out of that box. ;)

146 posted on 01/22/2012 6:28:49 AM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 136 | View Replies]

To: presently no screen name

Yup, I mentioned that earlier. No powder, no dust cloud from the powder. It is clearly a posed photo. A stupid political stunt. And even if it wasn’t, it tells me nothing about his political positions. Well, maybe the box leaning to the left is a hint. . .


147 posted on 01/22/2012 8:24:46 AM PST by T. P. Pole
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 146 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

The next time mittens does his own laundry it will be a grand total of two times in his lifetime.

If that is the best his handlers can do he should fire them all, how pathetic.


148 posted on 01/22/2012 9:55:18 AM PST by chiefqc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-148 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson