Where the hell is Mitt Romney???

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That’s right, campers! It’s time for another exciting episode of Where the hell is Mitt Romney???

MSNBO:

Where in the world is Mitt Romney? (Hint: Not in D.C.)

Mitt Romney has kept an aggressively low profile since getting blown out by President Obama on Nov. 6. So perhaps it’s no surprise that he didn’t travel to Washington, D.C. for today’s inauguration. But the failed GOP presidential nominee reportedly didn’t even watch the event on TV.

Romney put out word through people close to him that he wasn’t going to watch President Obama take his ceremonial oath on Monday. Instead, he planned to be at one of his homes in La Jolla, Calif.

A Romney aide told NBC the former Massachusetts governor and his wife Ann have “no big plans.” And when asked if he’d watch the ceremonies, the aide said, “doubtful.”

Romney’s absence makes him the first losing candidate not to attend since 1989, when Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis didn’t attend George H.W. Bush’s swearing in. Instead, he stayed in his home state, watched on TV, and ate a tuna sandwich.

MNSBC host Lawrence O’Donnell weighed in on Romney’s no-show, saying it was an “understandable choice to not come here [to Capitol Hill] especially if you’re not a man of Washington…I get that, but I don’t get why you have to take that extra step and say ‘I’m not gonna watch.’”

“It isn’t the moment where he should have announced that about himself,” O’Donnell added.

Host Rachel Maddow said by making it known he wasn’t going to watch, Romney was “making himself the story.”


But wait! There’s more:

Addicting Info:

It is a tradition for the runner-up in any presidential election to be honored on the day that the President is sworn in. You can look through the history books and find dinners in honor of John McCain, John Kerry and Al Gore; you have to go back to Bob Dole to find one who did not at least attend festivities, although Dole himself was in D.C. on that day and held private events. To find a defeated opponent completely snubbing the inauguration, one has to go back to Walter Mondale in 1985, who left Washington D.C. prior to Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration.

Given this history, some look to the last presidential hopeful for the Republican Party to see where he is today and finds him eerily missing. Like Mondale, Mitt Romney is as far away from Washington D.C. as possible. A spokesperson said it was doubtful that Mr. Romney would be attending any events, or even watching the inauguration.

This, of course, lends credence to the claims by some that Mitt Romney did not want to be President at all. Or, perhaps, he’s just a sore loser suffering from “taking my ball and going home” syndrome. He didn’t win, so he wants to deny ever being in the race. It is doubtful that he will ever make himself a player on the national stage again.

So now we have a Republican party left without any leadership. Had Romney shown up, it would have been a sign that he could remain a leader in the party. Instead, his absence leaves the party adrift, teetering on collapse. The party’s open embrace of unpopular positions leaves them with little option but to rig elections, something they no longer even try to hide in their attempt to manipulate the process of putting someone in the White House.


So was it Dukakis or Mondale? Who cares.

What none of the several articles and blog posts on this subject bothers to mention is that all those other guys had business in Washington DC – they were sitting senators or in Gore’s case he was the outgoing vice president.

So exactly what was Romney supposed to do anyway? Show up at a couple dinners? Was he even invited to the inauguration? Mitt holds no elective office or official position in the GOP. I’m sure John Boehner would really appreciate Mitt showing up and trying to lead the party.

Mitt lost the election. He has no plans to run for office again. They complained because Sarah Palin stayed in the news even though she initially tried to resume her former life. Now they are complaining because Mitt is trying to go away.

Fucking asshats.


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69 Responses to Where the hell is Mitt Romney???

  1. Neither party has any real leaders. Seems to me they all just take whatever marching orders are generated from on high.
    We’re on our own folks.

  2. votermom says:

    Paul Ryan was there and apparently booed by the obots.
    I guess they wanted Mitt to show up so that they could throw rotten eggs at him.

  3. cj says:

    Awww, the media hasn’t found a new punching bag yet & is getting antsy.

  4. votermom says:

    I wish Mitt & Anne would vacation in Wasilla this summer. I’d love to see the exploding media heads.

  5. DandyTiger says:

    If they didn’t talk about Mitt (or Palin or others), or if they didn’t spend all their time talking about how evil and disruptive the minority party was, they’d have to talk about Obama’s job and policies and the economy.

    OMG, gun control. Look, squirrel.

  6. votermom says:

    OT

  7. lyn5 says:

    I didn’t watch. Obots are in a frenzy about how O’s second coming is “butthurting” Tea Partiers. Whatever.

  8. piper says:

    what nothing bronco says matters (did he ever say anything of substance besides demonizing his opponents)
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/01/21/why-nothing-the-president-says-matters-anymore/

      • piper says:

        Thanks – this gravatar sums up our behavior – actually his dogship is snoring beside me on the couch while I’m knitting scarves for our food bank and watching oldies and netflix. We’re suffering from cabin fever and need a walk but the arctic freeze is keeping us inside.

    • piper says:

      psychiatrists would have a field day analyzing all those butt wipers which includes the pressitutes fawning over a petty man who has done nothing for anyone but himself because of his black father. You can call me a racist but I don’t care for his white side either.

  9. driguana says:

    Astounding! How low will the progressive media descend, one wonders? Is there a bottom point? The next four years are going to be very hard to bear!

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m guessing more dumpster diving news about the Palins. Sarah’s still a threat ya know, and Julianne Moore award winning dumb.

      Oh I wish Sarah would send a signal. :D

      • myiq2xu says:

        I hope Sarah runs for the Senate in 2014.

      • driguana says:

        Yeah, me, too. I really like her….even though I got roundly lambasted again yesterday by a so-called friend who couldn’t believe that I actually like that “stupid” woman!!! Yowzer….

        Well, I’ll fix their asses real good…I’m taking the head of the Santa Fe Tea Party out for lunch tomorrow!!! I’ve grown to like her as well….once I started listening…..that rumor should run around town real fast tomorrow!!!!

  10. myiq2xu says:
  11. Damn it! It is below zero wind chill here! Cold enough the dog is going in the shed tonight- which will of course make him batshit crazy. But when it is cold enough to freeze the water in his heated bowl…..
    He loves it crazy dog. Would have been quite happy living in the frozen north pulling sleds. I, however, worry. Just put out fresh straw for him- which he is now busy throwing all over!

    • lildoggy4u says:

      I had a dog like that. He’d love to go swimming in a frozen pond. Then we’d have a time trying to get him out. We’d be all wet with icicles and he’d be wanting to go back in. Crazy.

  12. myiq2xu says:

    Lefties to Romney: “Get back here so we can boo you!”

    For most of 2012, our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters on the left screamed at Mitt Romney to go away: “Get lost, you tax-dodging, cancer-causing moneybags! And take your dancing horse with ya!”

    So he did. And now that’s a problem.

    • Erica says:

      Really, Obama’s gang is bereft. No decency, no perspective, no integrity. That list could go on and on. And it started with him. His “mayor from Wasilly” comment, his “99 problems,” his big fat lie about how he never voted to enter the war (duh, you weren’t in office) and on an on. I hope Sarah runs for the Senate, too. And I hope Mitt gets some pleasure out of all their bs, cause it makes me feel sick, and embarrased for my country.

    • it was just a very very low day yesterday….

  13. myiq2xu says:
  14. HELENK says:

    Nebraska’s governor approves revised route for Keystone XL pipeline that would connect Canadian oil sands to refineries in Texas – @AP

    guess that will show backtrack

  15. Al! Paging Al!

    Long Johns, sweats, socks, heated slippers, tshirt, long sleeve shirt, sweater, another sweater- AND the heat is on!
    Damn it’s cold.
    Tell me again about global “warming” and where can I get some?

  16. HELENK says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/21/Magic-missing-Obama-s-inauguration-crowd-lacks-luster

    maybe they needed Mitt to get the crowd excited, because backtrack did not

    • DeniseVB says:

      I watched the parade and the crowd reminded me of a North Korean fake worshiping (or mourning <—if you remember people were shot for not mourning loud enough for Dearly Departed Dear Leader). I think the crowds were playing to the camera truck (Cspan kept panning the crowds) more than to the Obamas.

      There ya go, a North Korean version of Let's Make a Deal :D

        • votermom says:

          the crowd gathered on the National Mall failed to catch the emotional fever pitch. It remains to be seen what, if any, role the strong smell of the marijuana smoke in one part of the Mall played on the crowd’s demeanor.
          ….
          As if supporters of the president had been lulled into apathy after the election, the crowd’s cheers took on a fiercer edge when Obama obliquely referred to his Republican enemies on Capitol Hill.

          -smelled of marijuana
          -didn’t care about mentions of gay rights
          -only perked up to jeer at the GOP
          Very two minute hate-ish, imo.

          http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/12463

  17. HELENK says:

    just saw this

    over a million people attended obama’s inauguration

    only 14 missed work

  18. cj says:

    Good read. “The Authenticity of Fake

    (whoa, long link…sorry)

    (FIFY)

    • cj says:

      “Mitt Romney… couldn’t compete against the truly fake Barack Obama, who in truly modern media style doesn’t just fake 30 seconds or 30 minutes in front of the camera, but fakes his entire life going back decades.”

    • HELENK says:

      very good article.
      I stole it

    • angienc (D) says:

      That Sultan can really write — his stuff is always a good read even if you don’t always agree with everything he writes.

  19. angienc (D) says:

    Fucking Romney.

    BTW — have you seen the farce going on in the GOP? It’s a civil war over there with all the GOP primary ABRs publicly stating that “Romney’s name is mud” and blaming it all on him. Is that the party he’s supposed to represent — the ones who threw him under the bus at 11:00 pm election eve?

    I do love the preemptive accusing the GOP of “rigging” future elections though — as with everything from the MSM/Obamacans – pure projection. They know who rigged the last election & they are probably already sensing they will not be able to pull it off again, hence laying the groundwork to scream “voting fraud” at the next GOP win.

    • DeniseVB says:

      One of Obama’s advisors (Puffle?) admitted BO wants to split the GOP in half so he can get his super majority back in 2014. Now we’ll see how stupid the GOP really is.

      Oh wait, giving the Dems a super majority might guarantee the GOP takes back the WH in 2016 and may just slog along Kabuki Style. A potted plant should have beaten Obama in 2012 …. how did that work out? Ugh, politicians.

    • votermom says:

      The right really needs to stow its crap and unite against Obama.

      • angienc (D) says:

        Too late — that ship sailed in November.

        And don’t think it wasn’t part of the plan — dragging out the primaries to get rid of the unelectables (and draining Romney’s primary money to leave him without much to fight against Obama’s summer attacks, instead having to wait until the actual convention to access “GE” funds). Who called Romney a “vulture capitalist” first, again? Oh yeah, Newt. And then, even during the “official” start of the GE after the convention they spent more time slamming Romney over trivial bullshit, echoing the MSM/OFA word for word, than Obama’s record (especially their willful ignorance on differences between RomneyCare & ObamaCare — really odd considering they claim such strong belief in the 10th Amendment). These grade-A morons *actually* think the BEST thing to happen for “true conservatives” (whatever the fuck that means) was for Obama to be “re-elected” so the Dems can get ALL the blame & that *next time* in 2016 a “true conservative” would be elected to “save us all” — and they loudly said just that during the GE.
        Dumbasses is really too kind.

    • Me! says:

      Have Republicans always been such awful Pi$$ poor politicians? It’s like they want to work with the world as THEY want it to be not as it IS. Is there anyone out there working with them? A pollster, social scientist, social media “expert.?”

      • myiq2xu says:

        In the 80’s and 90’s it was the Democrats who were inept and ineffectual. How does a whole party turn stupid all at once?

      • angienc (D) says:

        Probably — I actually never paid *this* close attention to politics in general (and the GOP in particular) until the 2008 Dem primaries. However, IMO, I think the main reason we’re seeing this SO MUCH on the GOP side is *probably* because the MSM has gone off the reservation in it’s fluffing of Obama — they are basically the PR arm of OFA — and in the past, while there may have been *some* “liberal bias” (although not anywhere near as much as the right claims) and, by the same token, are not only exposing every brouhahaha on the right, they are stoking the flames on them while at the same time totally covering up any fault lines on the left (i.e., May 31, 2008 for the most egregious examples).

  20. angienc (D) says:

    PS — FTR about that “blowout” (as the MSM is calling Obama’s “re-election”) Obama “won” by about 320,000 votes. About 70,000 in Florida, 100,000 in Virginia, 100,000 in Ohio, and 50,000 in Colorado OR 45,000 in New Hampshire.

    We need to keep repeating that as we do May 31,2008 for the future record, if nothing else.

    These fuckers are rewriting history BEFORE OUR EYES.

    • votermom says:

      Literally if not for Philly, Mitt would have won PA.
      I hope Mayor Nutter gets thrown under the bus soon like all Obama’s henchmen.

      • angienc (D) says:

        You can’t be 100% of the vote (which is what Obama got in Philly precincts — statistically impossible but hey, who’s counting).

        • Me! says:

          I think it’s possible for precincts and counties to give 100% of the vote to one candidate. Some of those deep red/blue areas especially. I’m not dismissing any irregularities.

  21. Mary says:

    Guess who else didn’t come to the inauguration? Oprah Winfrey.

    I think it would be much more interesting to find out why that happened than to hypderventilate about Romney.

  22. fif says:

    Favorite lines: “since getting blown out by President Obama on Nov. 6.”

    Blow out? How many millions of people voted for Romney and the Big Dawg had to help drag his ass over the line.

    And then they accuse Romney of making the dismissive comment about not watching the inauguration, but they said it was just an aide would said, “I doubt it.” How the hell do they know what Romney was thinking?

    They are incurable.

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