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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
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What time do the polls close? Maybe Mitt has time to do some grocery shopping :^D


51 posted on 01/21/2012 2:46:40 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: SoConPubbie

That is exactly what he was doing - those peons do their own wash, I’ll show them I’m just like them. Next we will see him mowing a lawn and eating a peanut and jelly sandwich.


52 posted on 01/21/2012 2:46:46 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: lonevoice

I hope Gingrich cleans Romney’s over-wound clock but good.


53 posted on 01/21/2012 2:48:03 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: SatinDoll

Without seeing the exact color or smelling it, I would guess alfalfa or bermuda. It looks very much like my bermuda hay, but I don’t know exactly where the photo was taken, which would also clue one in as to what kind of hay it is.


54 posted on 01/21/2012 2:48:03 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Nickname

Anybody else have an automatic paper towel dispenser in their laundry room?

Or just Mittens?


55 posted on 01/21/2012 2:48:27 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: livius

...Worse.....and I didn’t think that was possible. Funny they’re both Mass liberals trying to show they are what they are not. Kerry too. What is it with the Mass folks?


56 posted on 01/21/2012 2:48:54 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Fresh Wind
there’s no way I would be doing my own laundry.

He isn't either - It's a 'barry walks the dog' moment.
57 posted on 01/21/2012 2:49:48 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Nickname

Anybody else have an automatic paper towel dispenser in their laundry room?

Or just Mittens?


58 posted on 01/21/2012 2:51:48 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


reminds of bush sr. not knowing about grocery scanners.
59 posted on 01/21/2012 2:51:58 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: exit82

Looks to me like a hotel facility


60 posted on 01/21/2012 2:52:22 PM PST by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: gswilder

We I in a barn or other building full of hay ... I would ask what it is if I didn’t already know. If you’re gonna stand on it and give it the ‘country look’, ask a simple question of someone. Around these parts, knowing your hay is important.


61 posted on 01/21/2012 2:52:40 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hold the empty back and now move to the side a bit, dad. There - perfect!

Someone with photo shop tech skills should take the plug out of the wall and put it in the wash basin.

Are they renting a house in SC?


62 posted on 01/21/2012 2:56:00 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“I’d like to see what he [Newt] actually told Freddie Mac,” Romney told reporters

He probably told Freddie Mac to stay the Hell away from corporate vultures and economic predators like Bain Capital.
63 posted on 01/21/2012 2:56:06 PM PST by mkjessup (I support the *NEWTerizer* - the only candidate who can and WILL Kick 0bama's AZZ!!)
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To: AdamBomb

you know that is a lie right ?

Sr knew what a bar code scanner was.....what surprised him was a label was ripped and a portion of the bar code was literally gone yet the scanner was accurate scannin a description

just sayin


64 posted on 01/21/2012 2:56:52 PM PST by advertising guy (piss on the media like a Marine !)
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To: Track9

Next comes the ironing board.


65 posted on 01/21/2012 2:58:32 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I hope he didn't wash the family dog in that machine. "Well gosh Anne, we can't tie him to the roof rack and hose him off, we caught Hell for that last time!"
66 posted on 01/21/2012 2:58:51 PM PST by mkjessup (I support the *NEWTerizer* - the only candidate who can and WILL Kick 0bama's AZZ!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He should have hired someone to do his laundry...then he could claim he created 100,001 jobs.


67 posted on 01/21/2012 2:59:51 PM PST by HalfFull ("Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?" -PHenry)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mitt is exposing himself as the desperate, shallow, rich “I-deserve-it” brat I always suspected he was.


68 posted on 01/21/2012 3:01:24 PM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: All

FYI, I just voted... it’s a lazy rainy Saturday and the turn out (here at least) is extremely low.


69 posted on 01/21/2012 3:02:54 PM PST by za_claws (Our President is the new Milli Vanilli)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Blue jeans and a white, button-down oxford shirt is such a COOL look. It makes him look one of us common folks.


70 posted on 01/21/2012 3:04:32 PM PST by vortigern
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To: Eleutheria5
I send photos of me doing the laundry to wire services all the time

This is how out of touch they are. They must think this will go over big! Will someone tell them they should be embarrassed?

71 posted on 01/21/2012 3:05:06 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Tennessee Nana
Dumping ??? Not measuring it out ???

Yeah, what happened to the little cup that came with the detergent? You supposed to use that, Mitt.

72 posted on 01/21/2012 3:06:25 PM PST by Kazan
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To: presently no screen name

Boxers or briefs, Mitt?


73 posted on 01/21/2012 3:07:52 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Hugin
What happened to his personal servant? I remember in 2008 there was a story about some guy who made him PB&J sandwiches.

An illegal that got deported?

74 posted on 01/21/2012 3:08:16 PM PST by Kazan
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To: C210N
It’s a good thing there are directions under the lid..Romeny would be lost otherwise.

Toilet lid?

75 posted on 01/21/2012 3:08:20 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There has been too much dirty laundry already in this campaign...


76 posted on 01/21/2012 3:09:18 PM PST by fhayek
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To: tiredoflaundry

Seems like a pingworthy thread.


77 posted on 01/21/2012 3:09:54 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Damn lipstick...”


78 posted on 01/21/2012 3:10:30 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

LOL!! With clipped coupons hanging out his pocket.


79 posted on 01/21/2012 3:10:34 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: nesnah

Family centered money laundering!


80 posted on 01/21/2012 3:16:18 PM PST by Babba Gi
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To: svcw; All
No one on the face of the earth believes you wash your own clothes UNLESS you are talking about your “garments” then yes that would be true.

Hey, ya gotta understand that if...
...the Zion Mormons won't let us "Gentiles" into their sacred, secret temples after they've been cleaned from post-open house exposure,
...them Mormons...
...ain't gonna allow us peons...
...to clean their magic peed-on underwear...
...that's also "secret" and supposedly "sacred."

Now you Mormons wanna 'xplain how it is that this underwear remains "sacred" after it's been streaked on...or yellowed-out...etc.???

81 posted on 01/21/2012 3:17:22 PM PST by Colofornian (f 94% of LDS repeat voting for Romney, then such RINO-voting reveals a liberal Mormon bent)
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To: gswilder
neither could Newt or Santorum or Paul or Obama tell you what kind of hay that was

I bet Perry could.

It’s the “government crap” we need to identify and eliminate.

And the gov't crap is standing on hay - it's called romneycare.

82 posted on 01/21/2012 3:19:05 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: CatherineofAragon

#2 - Catherine, it’s so deeply desperate yet FAKE I could cry at how pathetic it is...if I could stop LAUGHING!


83 posted on 01/21/2012 3:23:23 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: za_claws

Oh no! But thanks for the ‘on the ground’ report.


84 posted on 01/21/2012 3:25:40 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think we all appreciated the ‘funnies’ on this thread. Thanks.


85 posted on 01/21/2012 3:31:17 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"...Mitt...does his own laundry.."

What's wrong, Thurston? Gilligan sick or on strike?

86 posted on 01/21/2012 3:33:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Kazan; Tennessee Nana
Dumping ??? Not measuring it out ???

Yeah, what happened to the little cup that came with the detergent? You supposed to use that, Mitt

The box looks like it's a laundromat sized portion.

87 posted on 01/21/2012 3:36:16 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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


88 posted on 01/21/2012 3:36:43 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: livius

“This is as bad as Dukakis in a tank...”

ROTFL!


89 posted on 01/21/2012 3:40:18 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: tsowellfan
Looks like it’s his first time washing clothes. He holds the soap box so awkwardly.

And a teeny tiny box of Tide it is. That stuff is not cheap! Where are they? That CAN'T be their home.

90 posted on 01/21/2012 3:42:14 PM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Caipirabob

“#2 - Catherine, it’s so deeply desperate yet FAKE I could cry at how pathetic it is...if I could stop LAUGHING!”

It almost makes you feel sorry for the dweeb, doesn’t it, lol? ALMOST. ;)


91 posted on 01/21/2012 3:44:37 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Kazan
What happened to his personal servant? I remember in 2008 there was a story about some guy who made him PB&J sandwiches.

An illegal that got deported?

My mistake. I was thinking of John Kerry in 2004. I can't keep my rich Massachusetts liberals straight!

92 posted on 01/21/2012 3:45:13 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: All

One of the best anti-Mitt videos.

http://nebraskattitude.blogspot.com/2012/01/not-romney-video.html


93 posted on 01/21/2012 3:47:05 PM PST by ak267
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To: Pride in the USA
Romney’s over-wound clock

Haha!

94 posted on 01/21/2012 3:52:33 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: vortigern

Exactly what I was thinking, who does their laundry in a crisp, white buttoned-down collared shirt? Most people are in sweat pants and t-shirt on laundry day. And who has a commercial soap dispenser on their wall?


95 posted on 01/21/2012 3:54:34 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; tsowellfan; Tennessee Nana; CatherineofAragon; gswilder; exit82; Mom MD; ...
Lots-o-courtesy-pings

Come on, folks. Don't let the hatred get in the way of common sense.

Yes, this is probably a photo op. But the comments being made only provide evidence to those who believe that the tea party is a bunch of hateful hicks.

Dumping ??? Not measuring it out ??? did he know what it was ??? His first time at washing clothes ??? Looks like it’s his first time washing clothes. He holds the soap box so awkwardly. Yeah, what happened to the little cup that came with the detergent? You supposed to use that, Mitt. Is the box of Tide upside down, lol?

I have done enough traveling to recognize a hotel laundry room. You know, they sell single-load boxes from vending machines there? Doesn't really matter which end you open it up from, you are just going to dump the whole thing in there. And they don't come with little cups. But I agree he is holding it funny, like it is something he hasn't done much of.

what do they need 2 washers for ??? Anybody else have an automatic paper towel dispenser in their laundry room?

Most hotels laundry rooms have multiple washers. And a sink of some sort. And around my house we divide our laundry into colors (although they both seem to be loading whites).

I’ll bet you $10k that Romney couldn’t tell you what kind of hay that was to save his life.

Have we come down to this? Heck, I couldn't tell you what kind of hay that was either. Do I need to turn in my conservative card? From the responses, even those that self-select to answer didn't know for sure. Are we going to ask him what kind of wood the podium is made from?

Folks, there are real issues to talk about. Romneycare, for starters. Flip-flopping on issues for next. This kind of petty critique, especially flawed petty critique, makes us look foolish.

96 posted on 01/21/2012 3:55:27 PM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: T. P. Pole
Have we come down to this?

Well......Romney started it with this ridiculous photo op.

97 posted on 01/21/2012 4:03:04 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I’m still trying to figure out the connection to Romney’s photo Op and the Tea Party.


98 posted on 01/21/2012 4:08:11 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Then point out what is ridiculous about it. The fact that he is wearing jeans and a white dress shirt. That they are using two machines, but appear to be loading them both with whites. That there is no powder (or cloud) from the pouring, which makes it look like he is holding a pose and and is not in an action shot.

Complaining about a sink with a soap dispenser in the shot just make us look like third graders in the school yard. Complaining about the size of the box just makes us look like ignorant fools.

99 posted on 01/21/2012 4:12:14 PM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: tsowellfan
The connect is that it is folk that claim to be or support the tea party that are making the foolish comments about it. Unless all you all are not tea-party-minded. I guess there is that possibility.
100 posted on 01/21/2012 4:16:00 PM PST by T. P. Pole
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