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Friday, June 24, 2011

Mitt Romney Can't Find Any Unemployed People to Star in His Videos

Posted by on Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 2:11 PM

The Romney campaign wants you to meet Ryan King, who is miserable because of Barack Obama's economy, and baloney sandwiches:

But the Wall Street Journal discovered that King, who is the vice chairman of his county's Young Repubican organization, might not have it all that bad:

According to his Facebook and MySpace pages, [King] graduated just last month from Northwood University in Midland, where he studied accounting, was a residential adviser and mail clerk. On May 6, just as he was graduating, he announced that he “got the job, booya!!!” at Quality Marketing Enterprise, a Midland company.

On June 10, he cut the Romney video, telling his Facebook friends, “Last night went great and I hope that I make the final cut. It would be refreshing to be part of something nationwide. Off to work for the day.”

It is clearly a crime that Mr. King is not the CEO of a Fortune 500 company more than one month after graduating from college. I blame Obamacare. Oh, the misery! If Ryan King is the new Joe the Plumber, we're in for a very long election cycle.

 

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The contradictions are right there in the video. He says he has "$3 to my name before I cash my paycheck tomorrow" and then laments not finding a job. What paycheck?

And he's so poor that he went to college and has a car and a place to live... Hardly poverty on a global scale. They should have just shown him looking for jobs on his iPhone and been done with it...
Posted by Daily in LA on June 24, 2011 at 2:31 PM · Report this
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No, he's just the poster child a Republican campaign needs. While blaming Obama for unemployment is fine, and having someone who is a quasi-victim of unemployment under Obama is fine, Republicans have still have as a core value a total lack of sympathy for anybody without a job. Every jobless person ever has nobody but himself to blame -- absolutely nobody. To think otherwise would create such cognitive dissonance in the Republican mind as to... to... well, to make them a Democrat. Disgust for the unemployed is practically the definition of what it means to be a Republican.

So yes, naturally, a Republican poster boy for unemployment must have a job. And a pretty good one at that. You're not expected to understand. You're not one of them.
Posted by The Wretched Harmony on June 24, 2011 at 3:06 PM · Report this
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@TWH Yes a sociopathic lack of empathy for anyone except fetuses and infants.
Also among King's FB "likes": Oscar Mayer Foods, mayo.
Posted by Stacey on June 24, 2011 at 3:22 PM · Report this
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@4:

You can scratch infants off the list as well. The GOP doesn't give a flying fuck about fetuses after they're born...
Posted by COMTE on June 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM · Report this
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My college roommate was from Midland and told me the rich kids that couldn't get into a "real university" would go to Northwood.
Posted by AKTheresa on June 24, 2011 at 4:26 PM · Report this
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um, he says in the video that has has a job.

I mean, the message can be wrong, but it's lame to misrepresent the video.
Posted by fetish on June 25, 2011 at 8:48 AM · Report this

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