Romney’s “Humor” Not Drawing Laughter or Support

Mitt Romney certainly has a weird sense of humor. On the campaign trail, his idea of funny shows just how out of touch he is with the middle class. According to TPMLiveWire, the presidential candidate told of a “humorous” anecdote while on a conference call.

At the outset of the call, Romney said he has some connections to Wisconsin.

“One of most humorous I think relates to my father. You may remember my father, George Romney, was president of an automobile company called American Motors … They had a factory in Michigan, and they had a factory in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and another one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” said Romney. “And as the president of the company he decided to close the factory in Michigan and move all the production to Wisconsin. Now later he decided to run for governor of Michigan and so you can imagine that having closed the factory and moved all the production to Wisconsin was a very sensitive issue to him, for his campaign.”

Romney said he recalled a parade in which the school band marching with his father’s campaign only knew the Wisconsin fight song, not the Michigan song.

“So every time they would start playing ‘On Wisconsin, on Wisconsin,’ my dad’s political people would jump up and down and try to get them to stop, because they didn’t want people in Michigan to be reminded that my dad had moved production to Wisconsin,” said Romney, laughing.

I know that’s quite the chuckler! I mean, hard-working Michiganers lost their jobs while Wisconsin kept two factories open. Hilarious!

This happened more than 50 years ago, yet he thinks it is still funny. He’s already said he likes to fire people who provide services for him. At Bain Capital, they regularly wiped the floor with workers in order to make rich people richer.

On the same conference call, Romney called the currently embattled Scott Walker an “excellent governor” and said he supports Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget. The same one that would leave everyday Americans even further behind than they are now.

The real hilarity comes from the home renovations of the Romney’s Southern California home. The home once had less than 3,600 square feet of space in total. The new one will have a basement of that size and feature a split-level garage with an elevator for the cars.

Is he really prepared to be President? I mean, he’d have to downsize to live there!

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46 comments

Sam Richardson

I remember hearing that and wondering "how the eff would ANYONE consider that funny?" the funny part is that Romney is floating on his own cloud, so far away from the rest of us!

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Christopher Fowler

Mitt Romney is proof that we NEED to keep abortion legal.

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Karen Friedman
karen Friedman5 years ago

He wouldn't even make it on the kindergarten comedy circut. Then again maybe that is about his level of his followers.

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Tony C.
Tony C5 years ago

continued..
PLEASE REMEMBER, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

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Tony C.
Tony C5 years ago

Republicans could still get in.When you try and vote the party of NO out you better make sure that you can vote. Some States have changed their voter registration laws so that even if you wanted to vote you won't be able to vote due to them putting in new regulations. PLEASE CHECK with the voter registration laws of the States that you live in NOW so that you can have the right documents when it comes time to vote. PLEASE tell ALL your family and friends about this, especially students, seniors, immigrants and the poor. I am sure that the 1% will be flocking to the voting booths so that they can retain their power and money. The 99% had better start THINKING about what will happen if the republicans get in again. For example no contraceptives which will lead to more people. 8 BILLION PLUS. No abortions even for sick babies, unwanted babies because of rape or incest. No Jobs, undrinkable water because of fracking, war with Iran, no health care. Abstinence programs only, which do not work and many others. Sex Education is needed so that unwanted pregnancy and abortion can be lessened along with STD’S that can KILL your child. So if you don't vote and get as many as you can to vote along with you and the republicans get into power this may and probably will happen. Here is an idea, car pool with a car full to the voting booths (saves gas) and after you vote, have a party and KNOW that you have done your best for your country. Have a designated driver. PLEASE REMEMBER, DON'T

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mike rollo
mike rollo5 years ago

Well IDK if Romney's a comedian or even funny but what i do know is he's a big joke

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Patrick F.
Patrick f5 years ago

Ba da bump, tSSHHHHH

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James K.
Mike K5 years ago

What do you mean Mitt Rawmoney is not funny. "I love... (insert state's name here)... the trees are the right height. I love lakes. Not just the great big lakes. I love all the little lakes. I love cars."

Even his biggest skeptics will have to admit that the performance above was hilarious.

The singing. Have you all forgotten about his rendition of "America the Beautiful"? I was rolling on the floor. My abdominals still hurt.

Remember when he baptized his atheist father-in-law after the old guy was dead and could no longer tell Mitt Rawmoney where he should stick his religion? We don't actually have the exact, suggested location that Mitt's father-in-law mentioned for the insertion of his religion, but we think it was somewhere inboard of Mitt's magic underwear. Mitt had the last laugh though, when he baptized the corpse.

The dog crapping himself half way through a 12 hour ride on the roof of the Rawmoney family station wagon. How could you forget Seamus? Oh the joviality that that created. Nothing like family good times, right Mitt?

Funny, funny guy, that Mittster.

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Ron B.
Ron B5 years ago

Every time Romney hits the campaign trail, it's like he leaves his brain behind in one of his mansions. Let's see, if I make jokes about how my rich daddy used to fire people, that ought to get me into the White House alrighty...a-yuck.

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Ken W.
Ken W5 years ago

He makes me SICK !!

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