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Mitt Romney’s ‘invisible’ garbage man trashes him in union campaign spot
twitchy.com ^ | 1 Oct 2012 | Twitchy staff

Posted on 10/02/2012 6:18:07 AM PDT by smokingfrog

At first, the new campaign video from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees seems to be a dialed-back take on Priorities USA’s infamous “Mitt Romney gave my wife cancer” spot. Really, though, aside from the “victim” still being alive, it’s essentially the same line of attack. Mitt Romney’s garbage man, Richard Hayes, knows that his body’s going to break down from hauling Romney’s trash each week, and Romney just doesn’t care.

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Please hug your garbage man today and ask them to vote for Mittens.

1 posted on 10/02/2012 6:18:11 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

I care about my garbage man’s happiness exactly as much as he cares about mine.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 6:20:36 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: smokingfrog

OK, I will! This seems ripe for a counter-ad of Mitt’s actual garbage man, who most likely gets a generous Xmas bonus from them every year.


3 posted on 10/02/2012 6:22:25 AM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: smokingfrog

This weirdo wants hugs from the people on his route? Better check the sex offender files.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 6:22:37 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: smokingfrog

The trash hauling company I use is owned by my republican county commissioner. His employees are well paid non union guys.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 6:23:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: smokingfrog

This ad is so stupid that it will backfire. It’s already the object of ridicule.


6 posted on 10/02/2012 6:24:17 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: smokingfrog

Yes, it’s such a sad story (sniff, sniff)...the poor man...Romney didn’t even have the decency to run out of the house and give the guy a hug. Which reminds me of my own work history. (reaches for hanky) Did you know that none of the employers I worked for more than 35 years had the common decency to hug me after I got done working? They just gave me these things called paychecks. Can you believe it? They thought paying me for services rendered was adequate compensation. The b.....ds. They never once thought (sob) that hugging me would have been better. (sniffles)


7 posted on 10/02/2012 6:24:28 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: smokingfrog

This ad is so stupid that it will backfire. It’s already the object of ridicule.


8 posted on 10/02/2012 6:24:28 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: madameguinot

Or the other low paid people who Mitt has visited, brought Christmas dinners to, helped fix their houses, counseled them when they went through troubles, paid for their kids’ education.

We may disagree with some of Romney’s policies, but I have nothing but admiration for the way he lives his life personally. He is a succesful man who goes above and beyond to give back to his community.


9 posted on 10/02/2012 6:25:22 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: smokingfrog

Mitt Romney WAS a garbage man for a day when he was running for Governor.

He worked in child care and even made hot dogs at Fenway Park to ‘walk a mile in someone else’s shoes’.

He needs to come confront that misrepresentation. The closest BO has come to taking out the trash is, well, I won’t go there.


10 posted on 10/02/2012 6:26:40 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: driftless2

You too? Same with me. That’s what happens when you work for a capitalist pig. /S


11 posted on 10/02/2012 6:27:15 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
wow, I am crushed, never realized what an A-hole I have been for never having hugged the garbage man.

Now I have to practice:

Puedo yo tener un abrazo hombre de basura?

12 posted on 10/02/2012 6:28:11 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Ambassador Stevens is dead and the Chevy Volt is alive!)
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To: smokingfrog

As opposed to Obama, who takes his garbageman out to dinner?


13 posted on 10/02/2012 6:28:46 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: smokingfrog

I think.....you know.......that this guy....you know........doesn’t really understand.......you know.......that no one......you know....is talking about cutting ........you know.......his job you know. You know, Romney was .....you know......talking about the people .....you know.......who have NO job ....you know the ones .......you know ......like the Obamaphone lady.....you know.......who are just leeches .....you know.....on society.


14 posted on 10/02/2012 6:29:56 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: smokingfrog

OMG IS THIS FOR REAL???????????

THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL

IT IS SO STUPID IT IS AMAZING


15 posted on 10/02/2012 6:30:05 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: smokingfrog

Mike Rowe, the “Dirty Jobs” guy is pro-Romney.

I think he needs to make a similar ad showing himself in the hundreds of Dirty Jobs he’s done over the years.

This is just stupid and in the end, probably good for Romney.


16 posted on 10/02/2012 6:31:57 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Vote for Romney to cancel a vote for the Empty Chair)
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To: smokingfrog

Our garbage man never gets out of the truck, which is fitted with an “arm” to lift and empty the specially designed trash bins.


17 posted on 10/02/2012 6:33:28 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: winner3000

Seriously...an absolutely STUPID waste of somebody’s donation. STUPID!


18 posted on 10/02/2012 6:34:20 AM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: Mr. K

Personally I would like to kick the SHlT out of my trash guy! @sshole leaves 1/2 on the ground EVERY TIME!

Oh and he is a White Trasher BWAAaaaaaaahaaaa!


19 posted on 10/02/2012 6:34:20 AM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: smokingfrog

First no one hugs a trash man——— Germs
Second Trash Truck depicted picks up can automatically -no human lifting


20 posted on 10/02/2012 6:35:50 AM PDT by TAP ONLINE ( Democrats are Scorpions, you get the ride you deserve)
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To: knittnmom
Our garbage man never gets out of the truck, which is fitted with an “arm” to lift and empty the specially designed trash bins.

Same here. Trash collection has almost become a white-collar job.

21 posted on 10/02/2012 6:37:46 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: smokingfrog

Reckon “fat boy” picks up only Mitts garbage? Or is he forced to pick up Mitt’s for no pay? Bettin he’s on a truck that charges $50 for 4 pickups a month and makes $15 an hour and NO drug testing.

Getting out holder’s people to actually vote must be tough when all da gets is a damn free phone.


22 posted on 10/02/2012 6:37:46 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Mitt Romney WAS a garbage man for a day when he was running for Governor.

He worked in child care and even made hot dogs at Fenway Park to ‘walk a mile in someone else’s shoes’.


Actually I find such things insulting coming from a multi millionaire. That's like wearing a firesuit, playing a NASCAR game, and claiming you raced in the Daytona 500. To walk a mile in someone else's shoes you have to do it for months and live their way for the duration.

Better to get out there and run as a rich guy that the people know you are.
23 posted on 10/02/2012 6:39:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Lou L

Back when I did it it was physical. Trailer parks were the worst because you ran every step of the way.


24 posted on 10/02/2012 6:41:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: smokingfrog

I hate it when people just make stuff up. This guy says he lifts 15 tons a day...at 40 lb a can, that’s 750 cans a day...or 93 an hour...or one every 38 seconds.

Problem no 2...when he talks about the health benefits of picking up trash, the ad plays a quick blurb of Romney saying we need to cut down on government....people outside the major metropolitan areas cannot even concieve of privately owned trash companies...the government just has to do everything.

Problem no. 3....isn’t it ILLEGAL to secretly tape Romney, in a private home in Florida? Didn’t he establish an expectation of privacy when he closed the event to the media? I can understand the media replaying the tape as ‘news’...but the Obama campaign is using the ill-gotten fruit of a crime, in their ad!


25 posted on 10/02/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: cripplecreek
Actually I find such things insulting coming from a multi millionaire.

That's probably why Santorum never tired it. He didn't want to be insulting. Right?

26 posted on 10/02/2012 6:48:19 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: FourtySeven

27 posted on 10/02/2012 6:48:22 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Just like the ‘secret’ 47% video, Romney should just slap an “I approve this message” on there and run it as his own ad.


28 posted on 10/02/2012 6:49:23 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: smokingfrog

I thought this was a joke. Now I know it is not and am wondering how to deal with the shame of not hugging my trash man every day.


29 posted on 10/02/2012 6:55:01 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: smokingfrog

I thought this was a joke. Now I know it is not and am wondering how to deal with the shame of not hugging my trash man every day.


30 posted on 10/02/2012 6:55:09 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: smokingfrog

The first time I read about this commercial I about fell out laughing! I had NO idea that hugging your garbageman was proper etiquette.

It will be a cold day in Hades before I hug mine! Freakin’ recycle Nazis! Our garbage collectors play some stupid control games. I quit recycling.

After this video I like garbage collectors even less. Ef ‘em!


31 posted on 10/02/2012 6:55:59 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
The closest BO has come to taking out the trash is, well, I won’t go there.

I thought he tried once, but got the poor Dalai Lama and his crew confused with a turgid Hefty Cinch Sak


32 posted on 10/02/2012 6:56:46 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: knittnmom

Ours is fitted with the arm as well but they still have two that ride on the outside to pick through and approve your garbage for a lift.


33 posted on 10/02/2012 7:00:38 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t think it is insulting at all. I have cleaned houses, worked as a flight attendant and worked in child care. Most people have no idea what each job entails. If any of the people I have worked for had wanted to do my job and see what is actually involved- from getting filthy, getting screamed at, getting physically attacked- I would be shocked and consider it admirable. It wasn’t something he HAD to do. He wanted to do it.

What jobs has BO ever done? Wanted to do? They brought their own chef to DC so they haven’t even cooked for themselves.

It has taken me a bit, but I think Mitt Romney is the real deal. I like the guy.


34 posted on 10/02/2012 7:06:20 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: smokingfrog

This can’t be real, can it?


35 posted on 10/02/2012 7:11:28 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: smokingfrog
"...my body's gonna be break down"



"You must socialize to economonize."

"Keep Obama in president, you know."

36 posted on 10/02/2012 7:12:21 AM PDT by floozy22 (The Bro must GO)
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To: smokingfrog

Call the waste management company and have this turd fired.

LLS


37 posted on 10/02/2012 7:12:42 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: smokingfrog

Unfortunately, Romney has played right into the theme of this video with his comments about how his wife owns two Cadilllacs and how earning $374,000 in speaking fees last year was “not very much”.

We would not have this problem with Rick Santorum. But then again, The GOP Establishment knows best!


38 posted on 10/02/2012 7:14:44 AM PDT by Perkalong
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To: ILS21R

What I find insulting is that these guys go out and pretend to do a job for a day and I’m supposed to find it believable.


39 posted on 10/02/2012 7:18:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: smokingfrog

I think we may be a little tough on our garbage collectors, the obama economy is so bad they are dropping off more garbage to starving customers than they are collecting.


40 posted on 10/02/2012 7:19:43 AM PDT by RetSignman (Remember the 2010 movement...Next Tsunami wave is building.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
"The closest BO has come to taking out the trash is".

I'll go there. Taking his wife out to dinner.

41 posted on 10/02/2012 7:25:49 AM PDT by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, 14 of them missed work)
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To: cripplecreek
What I find insulting is that these guys go out and pretend to do a job for a day and I’m supposed to find it believable.

Pretend? Romney was just pretending? You mean go out and DO a job for a day. There's a difference. Let go of your Romney (he's too rich) envy. It's destroying you.

42 posted on 10/02/2012 7:31:30 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: smokingfrog

They want us to believe people are watching for the garbage truck, gathering up the Gatorade, walking down their gated driveways, approaching dangerous and loud (beeping a warning to stay clear), smelly garbage trucks to hug to their sweaty garbage man?!

This ad smells like over-the-top desperation to me.


43 posted on 10/02/2012 7:33:48 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: smokingfrog

Aw, c’mon... this is satire, right??


44 posted on 10/02/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: ILS21R
Pretend? Romney was just pretending? You mean go out and DO a job for a day. There's a difference. Let go of your Romney (he's too rich) envy. It's destroying you.

OK boy, show me where I said he's too rich or you're a LIAR.
45 posted on 10/02/2012 7:36:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Well... I don’t want to be a liar or intellectually dishonest (hint hint) so I’ll rephrase.

Let go of your Romney (he’s rich) envy. It’s destroying you.


46 posted on 10/02/2012 7:44:10 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: ILS21R
Let go of your Romney (he’s rich) envy. It’s destroying you.

Nice strawman ya got got there liberal but its OK I knew you lacked the courage for anything else. LOL
47 posted on 10/02/2012 7:49:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: smokingfrog

This is a pretty weak ad. Basically, the guy is complaining about having to do the job he’s being paid to do, and is upset because Romney never gave him a hug. If anything, this ad will work in Romney’s favor.


48 posted on 10/02/2012 7:56:26 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: cripplecreek
Nice strawman ya got got there liberal..

lol.... hey that's my line. No, not a lib just a realist. Btw, I voted for Santorum in my primary. That was after two of my top choices bolted and it was evident that Newt was on his way out.

I do have have courage and will do what is right for my country and save as many sorry asses along the way as I can.

I'll let you have the final word. Peace out.

49 posted on 10/02/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: Perkalong

We would not have this problem with Rick Santorum. But then again, The GOP Establishment knows best!
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I used to think that Santorum was the right guy, that is after Michelle dropped out. Ricks problem isn’t that he has too much money, it is that he keeps putting his foot in his mouth.

What I have learned is that if you are someone who the mainstream press thinks has a chance and you are not a Democrat, that same press will hit you over the head over and over again with any small thing you say to try to get rid of you. That is how we ended up with Mitt. He just said less stupid things than the rest.

Probably Mitt is a really nice guy, better than most of us. I just wish someone would have taught him better political ideas. If he would move a little to the right he could become really good.


50 posted on 10/02/2012 7:59:35 AM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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