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Unemployed? Mitt Romney Feels Your Pain!

June 20, 2011 by  

Unemployed? Mitt Romney Feels Your Pain!

Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney feels a strong connection to America’s unemployed. After all, he counts himself among their numbers.

“Mitt Romney sat at the head of the table at a coffee shop (in Florida) on Thursday, listening to a group of unemployed Floridians explain the challenges of looking for work. When they finished, he weighed in with a predicament of his own” the Caucus blog on NYTimes.com reported.

“I should tell my story,” Romney reportedly told the assembled group. “I’m also unemployed.”

As of May, the current unemployment rate in the United States is 9.1 percent. With a population of more than 300 million, 9.1 percent means about 27.3 million Americans are jobless.

The blog described the scene as “awkward,” as the former Massachusetts Governor joked, “I’m networking. I have my sight on a particular job.”

An editorial on the liberal website AlterNet was less charitable in its description of the encounter: “Because a multimillionaire with several spacious residences for his well-do-to clan — and a guy who made his money with leveraged buyouts that involved many layoffs — throwing his hat in the ring for President after five years of thumb-twiddling and failed political campaigning is the exact same thing as working people losing their jobs.”

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  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Not really a good way to connect with the voters. Joking about not having an income is not funny.

    • Harold Olsen

      As I tweeted on Twitter the other day about Romney’s comment, now that’s what I call condescending.

      I would never vote for Romney anyway, but if I had been considering voting for him, after he said something like that, he’d lose my vote.

  • lookingthrurosecoloredglasses

    does romney collect unemployment insurance compensation ? his remark is an insult to millions of Americans who are really out of work, and caused by OUR govt actions.

    • Harold Olsen

      The SOB’s a multimillionaire, maybe even a billionaire, I don’t know, but I would not be surprised if he is, or was, collecting unemployment.

  • meteorlady

    Romney is so far out of touch with working people it’s hard to even see him. Is this really what the Republican party has become? To put someone like him as their front runner? My vote is for Ron Paul…. he’s gaining a lot of momentum and the press won’t cover him because he scares the crap out of liberals.

    • Harold Olsen

      Romney’s going to end up the GOP candidate this year, I’m sure of it. The party will anoint him no matter who the voters prefer and there are enough sheep in the party who will support whomever the party tells them to. There’s no way I’ll vote for him. Right now, I’m leaning toward Herman Cain, but if Allen West gets into the race, I’ll switch over to him. I really believe that if Romney is the nominee it will give the election to Obama.

      • Bob from Calif.

        I like Cain’s (Huckabees) fair tax ideas. So far he seems a little weak on foreign policy. I don’t know all of his ideas yet so I will keep watching. One thing I do know is that we need to abolish the Federal Reserve as soon as possible and cut government spending to the bone and throw all the globalist creeps out of office before this country can make any kind of a comeback. I don’t know if Ron Paul has the clout to pull off the changes we need, but at least he and Rand are talking about it.

        • Robin from Arcadia, IN

          Bob… Cain couldn’t be any weaker in foreign policy matters than Barry. In fact, I’m sure Cain surpasses him in any situation! It wouldn’t take much with as little experience as he has!

        • Cathy

          Don’t hold your breath about the FED. Cain was PART of it at one time. Therefore, I will NOT vote for him.

          End of story…

    • http://deleted Claire

      And Ron Paul no doubt scares the hell out of the rest of the RINOs.

    • sylviam

      meterorlady—NO that is not what the REPUBS. have become, ROMNEY is NOT a conservative he is a RHINO.but with that being said I will not vote for HIM either. I am an INDEPANDAMT, which means I have voted for DEMS. a few times, but, that will NEVER happen again because in my opinion they have sold their selves to the DEVIL.
      I do, however hope that the REPUBS do come up with a GOOD STRONG PRINCIPALED HONEST person to run AGAINST OBAMA. I hope to GOD that this comes about because WE and OUR NATION NEED this to become a fact.OUR REPUBLIC is wounded & NEEDS OUR HELP along with GODS HELP to HEAL.
      GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • Ellen

    Mitt would be better classified as ‘early retired’ not unemployed. The fact that he’s financially self-suffient implies he doesn’t need to work. That’s completely different from unemployed. We need a better contender. Unfortunately, in our world of shallowness and stupidity, we need someone who can look like a celebrity. Obama’s 2008 campaign made him look like a rock star to all college kids and ignorant adults. Donald Trump had this celebrity image, so he was the Repub. front runner, even though he’s actually somewhat liberal. It’s become a big marketing campaign rather than a dignified election.

  • Captain Mike

    Between the Establishment Republicans and the leftist media, we’re going to get another “hold your nose and vote” candidate. They thought we would go for McCain since “anybody was better than Obama”. One loss didn’t teach them anything, and the left is salivating. As bad as BHO is, at least we know what we’re getting. I say screw the RINOs. My only concern is that Hillary jumps in and well-meaning Republicans cross over to push her into the nomination just to oust Barry. Then Demos can throw out the gargage and get a collectivist they can really believe in.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Captain Mike… My instincts told me back in 2008 that Barry stole the nomination from Hillary to begin with. Whoever is pulling the strings (Soros?) made sure Barry got the election, but I think if it was ever truly investigated and reported honestly, Hillary would have been the nominee.

  • Steve B

    I don’t think Jay Leno would even be so insensitive as to make a joke like that about our unemployed. It’s like a guy with a swimming pool full of water in his back yard saying he is dieing of thirst to 27 million people with parched throats.
    Does Romney know what it feels like to worry whether he’ll have enough gas to get to the grocery store…and if he makes it there and back…will he try to make one weeks groceries last two weeks.Has he ever had shutoff notices of overdue utility bills that might turn his home into a dark unbearable place to live…if he hasn’t sold it already because he can’t afford to keep it.
    From a distance he sees mainstream America through a telescope…but feels little up close and in his heart.
    Only a jerk with no common sense would make such an insulting comment to the hard working people of this country.
    We don’t need that kind of arrogance in the White House.

  • Thor

    The remark does not increase his chance of employment.

  • CanCan

    My first thought when I read this article was “Romney is such an idiot”. Him making such a stupid comment reminds me of the quote by Mark Twain, when he says “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”. I think Twain summed up Romney quite nicely, I think.

  • Dennis

    Really, the $200 Million dollar man feels our pain, this man does not need a job, an dam sure not the POTUS, Can you say RINO.

  • Bus

    I heard the comment, it wasn’t awkward, everyone was laughing and technically he is unemployed and looking for a new job.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Bus… Even so, I think is was in poor taste. Nothing to joke about!

  • Bob from Calif.

    When Mitt donates all of his money to charity and has to miss a meal now and then, because there just isn’t enough to go around. When he isn’t certain that the monthly bills will be covered. When he has to maintain his own vehicle and hope and pray that it doesn’t break down so he has a way to get to work. When he has to live by faith like the rest of us that are just surviving, will I believe that he feels our pain. Until then he just sounds like another blah blah blah politician that wants to be elected.

  • http://deleted Claire

    This man has no PR. No personality, no nothing.

  • Big Mike

    Things won’t improve until OBAMA is unemployed!

  • i41

    Still doesn’t come close to the book trained jug eared crossbred muslim, grinning like a raccoon eating cracked ice. Laughing at “there isn’t any shovel ready jobs”, after wasting a trillions on pipe dream green energy, and BS faggot dreams. All to pay back union s–t birds and give his Wall Street crooks bonuses, and never creating a year long job of any type. Anyone would have more experience on any policy, to beat Onumnutts, even in foreign policy, just tell all the sand n–gers to FO, and go back to the 3rd world s–tholes, where they crawled out of. Still will take any one for Pres. over a marxst/communist democrat wheather they are croossbred or not.

  • Commador

    The pompous and arrogant comment, from this guy, being unemployed, is insulting to working people. Just goes to show, how Politicians, will say anything to get your vote. Ron Paul has been consistent for years. He has never changed his political views. The mainstream Media News hates him. He’s got my vote!

  • sylviam

    One thing is for certain, I AM TIRED OF WORDS–WORDS–&– MORE WORDS, NO ACTIONS JUST WORDS. Actions speak VOLUMNS, but Words are just Words.
    Tell all your POLITITIONS that you want to se ACTIONS not just listen to them SPEAK WORDS that they DO NOT MEAN.
    ALL OF THE PUBLIC WORKERS, From Police OFFICERS all the way up to the PRESIDENT,put their hand on the Bible with their RIGHT hand up to GOD and Swore the same OATH, To Protect & go by the CONSTITUTION, and Protect the Citizens Each one of them.
    THE GOV. HAS BROKEN EACH AND ALL THE OATHS THEY HAVE TAKEN.
    That is reason to IMPEACH and HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE UNDER OUR LAW.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • http://www.moneyteachers.org/Ezra+Taft+Benson+Mit+Romney+Jon+Huntsman.htm Peter

    Liberals fear that Romney will be able to make a strong case against re-electing President Obama!

  • Jay

    To me he’s just another stuffed suit in gucci loafers, trained in the art of lying and bull**it!

  • http://Romney Donna

    The guys a baffoon. Ya right unemployed. Imagine having as much money as he has and to be unemployed. Get the picture. The guys a phoney. He a democrat with a republican title. He lost once, I hope he looses again or we will be doomed with more of the same Obama tricks, lies and deception. Do you really think he’d repeal Obamacare? DONT THINK SO.

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