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Mitt Romney's Campaign Cancels Staffers Credit Cards In The Middle Of The Night

9:42 pm - 11/08/2012

The next time you have the misfortune of hearing a Wall Street titan or other one-percenter whine about how their trickle-down contributions are not appreciated by the masses remember this tidbit, courtesy of Garrett Haake at NBC:

From the moment Mitt Romney stepped off stage Tuesday night, having just delivered a brief concession speech he wrote only that evening, the massive infrastructure surrounding his campaign quickly began to disassemble itself.

Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked.

In case you are wondering, this did not have to happen. The Mitt Romney for President entity does not end with Romney’s Tuesday night loss. There are papers to be filed with various federal commissions and bills to be paid ….No doubt a whole host of Boston taxi drivers found themselves stiffed when it came to tips early Wednesday morning. That’s what happens when the money trickles up, not down and it’s why healthy economies don’t depend on the trickle down whims of overlords. The minute Richie Rich decides he doesn’t need all that stuff staff … well, that’s that.

But clearly not the taxi bills belonging to some of those most loyal to Romney. Maybe that’s what you get for taking a job with a multi-millionaire who boasts about the fact that he sneaks popcorn into movie theatres in wife’s handbag, so he doesn’t have to pay inflated concession prices for a snack.

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layweed 9th-Nov-2012 05:54 am (UTC)
shhh_its_s3cr3t 9th-Nov-2012 06:01 am (UTC)
I would expect nothing less.... nothing more either.
astridmyrna 9th-Nov-2012 06:02 am (UTC)
coraki 9th-Nov-2012 06:27 am (UTC)
Perfect response.
hermionemalfoy 9th-Nov-2012 06:06 am (UTC)
Horrible and unsurprising, if true.
browneyedguuurl 9th-Nov-2012 06:10 am (UTC)
Damn! That's cold as fuck.
purplerains 9th-Nov-2012 06:10 am (UTC)
Gotta pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

Working for a republican campaign, they need to understand that they aren't entitled to what's in anyone else's wallet!
naa_tualle 9th-Nov-2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
oceandezignz 9th-Nov-2012 06:27 am (UTC)
So does this mean they all still think he's a swell dude and that he was gonna be good for 'merica? Cuz what he did to them that night is what woulda happened to the whole country...
kaelstra 9th-Nov-2012 06:33 am (UTC)
What a dick. "Welp, I lost! Get on the phone with American Express and start canceling all those cards!"
whatisurdamage 9th-Nov-2012 06:40 am (UTC)
what a dick
tiddlywinks103 9th-Nov-2012 06:49 am (UTC)
Well, he's a businessman first and foremost, and when he doesn't get the return back on his investment, he cuts losses, and leaves people stranded while he slinks off with all the $$$. How do theses people not know this by now? THIS is who you were working for, dumbasses.
bettalaylow 9th-Nov-2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
You just summed it up perfectly!
little_rachael 9th-Nov-2012 06:50 am (UTC)
Holy shit, he's like a modern-day Ebenezer Scrooge. What a penny pincher.
astridmyrna 9th-Nov-2012 06:53 am (UTC)
More like one half of Marley and Marley.

dustbunny105 9th-Nov-2012 07:07 am (UTC)
Silly me, thinking I was done with this image for a bit...

cyranothe2nd 10th-Nov-2012 05:19 am (UTC)
ruby_stevens 9th-Nov-2012 07:12 am (UTC)
You know W would have at least let them have one last weekend blowout and then turn the things in on Monday. I feel bad, but then I remember that they happily worked for a man who believes people aren't entitled to food so...


Edited at 2012-11-09 07:12 am (UTC)
85redberries 9th-Nov-2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
This so fracking much. I am so relieved he is not my president.
karma_aster 9th-Nov-2012 07:19 am (UTC)
Damn, Mittens. Way to end on a classy, classy note.

Question is...would he have done the exact same thing if he'd won?
romp 9th-Nov-2012 07:26 am (UTC)
He SAID he liked firing people. You have to believe people when they tell you who they are.
bushy_brow 9th-Nov-2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
homasse 9th-Nov-2012 07:35 am (UTC)
I am so, SO glad we dodged the bullet that would have been him as president.
kyra_neko_rei 10th-Nov-2012 01:12 am (UTC)
Bullet? I'm thinking at least a small nuclear warhead.
spyral_path 9th-Nov-2012 07:38 am (UTC)
What a cheap jerk. I'm even more glad he lost now.
rainbow_fish 9th-Nov-2012 07:57 am (UTC)
I might be alone in this, but I truly hope this ISN'T true. Don't get me wrong, I have NO love or even tolerance for the man, but c'mon this is just really, really low, even for republicans.
kishmet 9th-Nov-2012 08:01 am (UTC)
I hoped all reports of Romney's douchebaggery were untrue tbh, but during the campaign he proved himself that huge a douchebag and more. Given what a businessman he is I really wouldn't be surprised if he made these economic preparations with no thought to the people who'd be affected, but it appalls me that anyone can be so callous
natyanayaki 9th-Nov-2012 08:04 am (UTC)
This is terrible, but unsurprising and I don't know if I feel bad for any of them.
abiding 9th-Nov-2012 08:06 am (UTC)
What a nice wake-up call for those aides.
baka_tenshi 9th-Nov-2012 08:11 am (UTC)
this is a dumb question but even if you quit the credit cards, are they under the aides' names or mitt's? and who was paying for the credit cards in the first place?

either way, still fucked up.
hinoema 9th-Nov-2012 11:25 am (UTC)
I'm assuming they were expense cards provided by the campaign.
moonbladem 9th-Nov-2012 08:45 am (UTC)
President Obama took the time after the election to thank the people who volunteered on his campaign. I'm willing to bet that Romneydouche did no such thing. I'm pretty sure those Romney volunteers worked their tails off, and he not only cancelled their credit cards but couldn't get out of there fast enough.

All the more I believe that we dodged a hell of a bullet there. Imagine this sociopathic asshole in the White House. The middle class and poor people would have been fucked and he'd still sleep like a baby. Fucking scary once you think about it.

Edited at 2012-11-09 08:46 am (UTC)
beautyofgrey 9th-Nov-2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
I'm willing to bet that Romneydouche did no such thing.

I did hear Mittens thanking his volunteers, actually. (I don't like the man's policies and I question his character, but I'm not sure he's a sociopath.. P. Ryan seems more like the sociopath to me.)
lozbabie 9th-Nov-2012 10:51 am (UTC)
I read the headline and thought 'OK not that unreasonable, it's been a couple of days' Then read it was the NIGHT of the election. Jesus fuck is that cold.
gashinenai 9th-Nov-2012 10:56 am (UTC)
unsurprising tbh
hinoema 9th-Nov-2012 11:26 am (UTC)
Time for him to crawl back under his rock and stay there.
moonshaz 9th-Nov-2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
Yep, back under his platinum-plated, diamond-encrusted, sable-lined rock.

Goodbye, Mittens, run along now and don't come back.
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