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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:56 PM

Poor Sad Mitt and Ann. Mitt Romney Orders Boston Market For Thanksgiving, Paper Reveals

I know it is wrong to be enjoying Romney's loss so much but....(and in my family the children were the REASON for cooking the feast....)



Ever since conceding to President Obama in the early-morning hours of November 7, Mitt Romney has kept a low public profile. After blaming his election loss on Obama's "gifts" to minorities in a phone call to donors--comments that drew criticism from many in his own party--the former GOP standard bearer has hardly even surfaced in the news, popping up occasionally on a California rollercoaster or incongruously pumping his own gas.

A new Washington Post story sheds light on Romney's post-election mourning period.

It quotes sources close to Romney as saying the now California-based businessman, who has waged what seemed like a perpetual campaign for president over the past six years, is facing boredom as he struggles to adapt to a wide-open schedule.

It also details a surprisingly casual Thanksgiving dinner, courtesy of Boston Market:

Over Thanksgiving, one of Romney’s five sons, Josh, his wife and their four children packed into a single bedroom at the Spanish-style villa on Dunemere Drive here. One friend said they ordered their turkey dinner from Boston Market, the home-style restaurant chain, because there were too many kids running around the house to bother with cooking a feast.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/01/mitt-romney-boston-market_n_2224959.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

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Reply Poor Sad Mitt and Ann. Mitt Romney Orders Boston Market For Thanksgiving, Paper Reveals (Original post)
DonRedwood Dec 2012 OP
tanyev Dec 2012 #1
Barack_America Dec 2012 #37
jberryhill Dec 2012 #2
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #22
jberryhill Dec 2012 #41
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #3
nc4bo Dec 2012 #4
dballance Dec 2012 #5
russspeakeasy Dec 2012 #6
dballance Dec 2012 #24
russspeakeasy Dec 2012 #33
dballance Dec 2012 #35
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #9
dballance Dec 2012 #25
Enrique Dec 2012 #11
Lucinda Dec 2012 #23
GP6971 Dec 2012 #38
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #7
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #19
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #8
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #12
liberalmuse Dec 2012 #10
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #14
RichGirl Dec 2012 #29
Quixote1818 Dec 2012 #13
Politicub Dec 2012 #15
all american girl Dec 2012 #16
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #18
Ilsa Dec 2012 #31
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #32
KurtNYC Dec 2012 #17
niyad Dec 2012 #20
thelordofhell Dec 2012 #21
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #26
rurallib Dec 2012 #27
Retrograde Dec 2012 #28
brooklynite Dec 2012 #30
Bucky Dec 2012 #34
Cleita Dec 2012 #36
snooper2 Dec 2012 #39
rufus dog Dec 2012 #40
niyad Dec 2012 #42

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:00 PM

1. I'm surprised the kids wouldn't rather camp out in the car elevator.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:32 PM

37. I think they bought A Boston Market instead of SOME Boston Market.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:00 PM

2. They had to. Chik-fil-a was closed

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:51 PM

22. do they close for Thanksgiving?

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:09 AM

41. I wouldn't have the foggiest notion

Since I do not know where one might be in my area, and I do not fact-check my snarky comments.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:04 PM

3. How nice of them!

They gave "Cookie" the night off.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:05 PM

4. **eyeroll**. **facepalm**. **jawdrop**.

Good grief - seems the kiddos would have had a fantastic time helping the adults prepare a T-day feast. Little kids love having things to do and feeling like they've contributed to a family project. Guess because the white horse kingpin is behaving like Mr. Grumpy Gills, everyone has to enjoy the damp, gray cloud of doom right along with him. Way to go Mitt, Ann!

So so so sooooooooooooooooooo glad these people will never have the opportunity to be the First Family.



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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:05 PM

5. What's wrong with ordering from Boston Market?

We did it a couple of times for T-Giving and Christmas. No fuss, no muss. You can spend all your time with friends and family rather than in the kitchen. And, no, I don't work for Boston Market and no, I don't like Willard and Ann. I won't cast aspersions on their innocent grand kids though.

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Response to dballance (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:08 PM

6. I think you missed the point.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:18 PM

24. Well then can you enlighten me? I was trying to be nice.

It seemed to me the point was the Romney's have sunk to some sort of low so they ordered Boston Market because, perhaps, they were so downtrodden at the loss of the election they couldn't bring themselves to cook a feast like so many families do. I was actually trying to be nice and support their decision to order out rather than feeling they had to go through the ritual of cooking the annual t-giving dinner.

Perhaps I'm so jaded by now that what I think is trying to be nice really isn't.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:24 PM

35. I didn't take offense

I really want to know your opinion. I'm open to civil discourse.

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Response to dballance (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:17 PM

9. Nobody is putting down their grand kids... in fact, I feel really badly for them

My mom lovingly cooks and entire Thanksgiving even though usually it is just me, my partner and my mom. I feel a little sorry for anyone who doesn't get that kind of treatment. But the article says the family spent the day crammed into one bedroom and eating a take-out turkey dinner. It's just kind of sad...and especially for the kids-we all wish better for them.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:29 PM

25. I doubt it's all that bad for the kids in La Jolla

I'm not sure why they were cramped into one bedroom. However, when I was a kid there were four of us kids and we regularly got cramped into one hotel room with my parents on family trips. We also used to spend a lot of time during the summer at my grandmother's farm where the house had three bedrooms. The master bedroom for Grandma and Grandpa and the two other bedrooms for the thirteen kids.

I don't think it phases kids because I don't think they've learned it should yet.

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Response to dballance (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:17 PM

11. i agree

I can imagine people being burned out and not wanting to go through the usual fuss, maybe people at DU, maybe it's a good thing this got out about the Romneys, lessen an unnecessary stigma about celebrating the "wrong" way.

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Response to dballance (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:15 PM

23. I agree with you. Nothing wrong with it. :)

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Response to dballance (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:35 PM

38. I miss

Boston Market. They closed up shop out here about 15 years ago. Now would I get a holiday meal from them? Not for their quality......just I enjoy cooking holiday meals.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:13 PM

7. Anne just was..

not in the holiday spirit so she didn't feel like cooking. Boohoohoo

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:37 PM

19. Hello SummerSnow! Welcome to DU!

Lots of new names around after the election. Welcome!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:15 PM

8. Boston Market poultry products and sides are delicious. I don't care much

for Romney, but in this case, the Romneys made an outstanding choice.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:19 PM

12. The closest Boston Market to us is a good 12 hour drive....

so that would have to be one mighty fine turkey!!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:17 PM

10. Ann was so devastated...

that she couldn't even manage to ring the under-paid kitchen staff to prepare a Thanksgiving menu.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:21 PM

14. LOL

well, he did cut off his campaign cards the night of the election. Maybe they were SO sure they'd be in the whitehouse, they laid their staff off.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:57 PM

29. If she had called in the staff to prepare the meal...

You'd accuse her of depriving the them of spending Thanksgiving with their own families.

I don't like the Romney's at all...but that doesn't mean that every single thing they do needs to be criticized.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:20 PM

13. Maybe they really do shop at Costco then?

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:22 PM

15. This sounds like something written about Kim Jung Il in the People's Daily

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:26 PM

16. I'm going to be a bit rude....

4 kids are too much? Whaaaaaa......My grandma had 13 grandkids running around crazy, and we did, with 5 adults.....the only thing anyone could bring was a pie....she did the rest. My mom and aunts took over when we all showed up. There is nothing wrong with ordering in. In fact, I think it's a great idea, but don't blame it on the the kids.

OK, done being rude....for now

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Response to all american girl (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:36 PM

18. Welcome to DU! It's OK to be rude a little bit...

But, yeah, two unemployed grandparents with five sons and five daughters-in-law and not one of them was willing to put together a meal because the kids were too much to handle. My mother would have cooked an entire meal and the trimmings, 2 cheesecakes, 2 pumpkin pies , apple pie and her great grandmother's cake recipe...and there would have been enough left over for everyone take a meal or two home with them.

And I know Ann has MS but my mother only has one hand so... sorry, no violin playing there. (hand and a half...to be fair, she has 1.5 hands)

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:23 PM

31. I don't understand why one of the sons

didn't host Thanksgiving for them plus any siblings not with their in-laws. I would think Mitt and Ann would have appreciated Tagg or another son inviting them over to eat.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:04 PM

32. I've had weird holidays before...but that they discussed it with the media

blaming the kids for being to much to handle so they couldn't cook. ? I'd just think they'd be more media savvy than that.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:27 PM

17. They say "Youth is wasted on the young.' This seems more like:

'Money is wasted on the rich."

If they sent Paul Ryan to pick it up he would have brought it back and insisted that HE cooked it.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:38 PM

20. and they just HAD to get in a dig at president gore in that last statement--just. . .wow.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:41 PM

21. More bullshit from the Romneys

Do you seriously THINK they ordered out?? They probably had a personal chef whip up a feast for their billionaire asses.............

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:35 PM

26. Sure, they ordered from Boston Market.

And threw it right in the trash or fed it to The Help.

Lying for the Lord has no boundaries.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:44 PM

27. 'spose when Romney called and said he'd like to buy some Boston Market

all the employees froze thinking their jobs were going to China?

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:50 PM

28. Six people crammed into one room????

Isn't this a mansion? Do they only have one spare room? I don't even have a spare bedroom, and I was able to put up my sister, her husband and their two kids for a week. And yes, kids can help with a lot of household chores (although for two and three year olds you may have to lower you standards a bit, but,hey, you can overlook a lot with people you like).

It's never their fault. If they had come out and said, we've been very busy lately, we're exhausted from the campaign, we're just going to get some take out - fine, I'd have no problem with that. But Mitt's trying - again - to push the blame on someone else, and in this case it's his kid and grandkids. I am so glad he's not going to be in a position of influence.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:02 PM

30. Let us live The Good Life vicariously...

Complete Boneless Turkey Breast Banquet for 4-6 with Apple Pie
1- 3 lb. Roasted Turkey Breast (average size)
1- 32 oz. Spinach Artichoke Dip & Crackers
1- 32 oz. Side Mashed Potatoes
1- 32 oz. Side Fresh Vegetable Stuffing
1- 32 oz. Side Cranberry Walnut Relish
1- 32 oz. Side Gravy
6 Dinner Rolls
1 Apple Pie




Wonder what they did with the FREE BOTTLE OF PEPSI?

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:16 PM

34. I always find it ironic when Republicans attack "entitlements"

in the apparent belief that the word should only be used in the singular.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:30 PM

36. Give them credit for giving the help the day off.

It's too bad with all their mansions and other amenities that they don't know how to do a dinner by themselves one day a year.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:44 PM

39. Boston Market does have good gravy..

I'll like that little plastic bowl every time

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:51 PM

40. I actually do feel bad for them (somewhat)

We had a new addition (due to a move) of a relative this year. She had family coming to her house for years, and likely a bit of drama. This year she just hung out and helped wherever, at one point I came into the kitchen and she was doing, hell I can't remember what, but some not a critical task, but a job none the less. She looked at me and said, "this is sooooo much fun."

Later I am starting to carve the turkey and it is typical chaos, one asking for the juice to make gravy while stating she is worried the gravy will be any good, others reaching over me to get spices, the occasional hand coming in to steal a slice of turkey.... you get it. It was annoying as hell, what the majority of us experienced, but that wasn't the experience at the Romney compound, so yes, I do feel bad for them.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:10 AM

42. actually, the more I think about this, the more I think the whole thing is BS--just like queen ann

shopping at costco for his shirts (for one thing, costco is a blue company) even with that picture of the whole blinking family that someone put up--where all the kids were dressed alike) I cannot believe this story. even if the kids don't have sophisticated palates, I am sure one of the better restaurants in the area (and there are plenty) would have put something together for them. and having read the whole piece in the wapo, strikes me as more loser sour grapes, especially the dig at president gore.

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