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Wed May 23, 2012, 07:59 PM

Of course I’ll win, I’m the white guy.” Satire

http://www.freewoodpost.com/2012/05/22/romney-of-course-ill-win-im-the-white-guy/

What could have been a game changing moment in Mitt Romney’s campaign turned into a horrendous gaffe Tuesday afternoon when the former governor was having lunch with a few of his supporters. Romney was hoping to show America how well he relates to the average working American by having a press recorded lunch at a local pancake house in rural Kentucky where the primary elections were taking place. However, what turned from a nice preplanned lunch with “common-folk conversation” ended up getting off track when one of Romney’s supporters asked him how he was so certain he would win.Romney turned to the man seated on his left and seemingly forgetting the ten plus reporters in the room said, “Well between you and me, we have to think about the reality of the situation. Obama is a popular guy and his supporters are hell-bent in getting him reelected. There is one thing that his campaign seems to keep forgetting over and over, and that is how many Americans can’t stand the guy for an obvious reason. Of course I’ll win, I’m the white guy.”

The Romney supporter looked at Romney with a look of agreement yet bewilderment. The chatter within the room got quite loud as reporters grabbed at their phones and took rapid notes. It’s not every day that a candidate is so brutally honest with his supporters.

One of Romney’s aides quickly tapped the former governor on the shoulder and whispered something into his ear. Romney’s face had a stone cold expression that can only be described as terrified. After talking with his aide for a minute or so, Romney turned back to the table and smiled saying, “It’s a good thing we all know how to take a joke here, huh? Of course the reason that I know I’m going to win in because I’m the guy that will stand up for true conservative values and economic prosperity. Which of course is what the American people will want come November.”
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Hahahaha - I fell for it - it's satire - my bad

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Reply Of course I’ll win, I’m the white guy.” Satire (Original post)
malaise May 2012 OP
derby378 May 2012 #1
malaise May 2012 #2
malaise May 2012 #11
ZombieHorde May 2012 #22
greatauntoftriplets May 2012 #3
drm604 May 2012 #4
TroglodyteScholar May 2012 #5
lumberjack_jeff May 2012 #6
cali May 2012 #15
Orangepeel May 2012 #18
Brickbat May 2012 #7
cali May 2012 #8
Webster Green May 2012 #9
malaise May 2012 #29
yellerpup May 2012 #10
malaise May 2012 #16
yellerpup May 2012 #32
malaise May 2012 #35
yellerpup May 2012 #36
PSPS May 2012 #12
malaise May 2012 #20
The Second Stone May 2012 #13
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2012 #14
malaise May 2012 #26
Cali_Democrat May 2012 #17
drm604 May 2012 #19
malaise May 2012 #21
MichiganVote May 2012 #23
Nye Bevan May 2012 #24
Blecht May 2012 #31
salparadise1000 Jun 2012 #38
Logical May 2012 #25
marasinghe May 2012 #27
malaise May 2012 #28
marasinghe May 2012 #37
Blecht May 2012 #30
99th_Monkey May 2012 #33
TrogL May 2012 #34

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:01 PM

1. Wait a second...

This is like The Onion, isn't it? It don't belong here.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:02 PM

2. You know I can't wait to see his concession speech

What a fugging racist.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:05 PM

11. You would hope

Tone deaf doesn't describe this racist

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Response to derby378 (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:09 PM

22. Yes, Freewood is satire, just like the onion. nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:02 PM

3. He didn't really, did he?

Last edited Wed May 23, 2012, 08:54 PM - Edit history (1)

My God, the man is tone deaf. McCain was a white guy too and we all know how that ended.

Oh drat! I can hear him saying it, though.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:03 PM

4. Just like the last white guy won.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:04 PM

6. This is a joke, right? Right? n/t

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #6)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:06 PM

15. otherwise known as satire. It's beyond fucking pathetic how often people here fall

for obvious satire. I mean for fuck's sake, the top of the site reads "NEWS THAT"S ALMOST RELIABLE". And now we'll be treated to the same lame ass "but it could be true" from those who were dupes.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #6)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:07 PM

18. Yes, a bad one. It is a poor attempt at satire.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:04 PM

8. I won't be sending this anywhere. it's SATIRE. Hard to find more obvious satire

The huge honking "NEWS THAT"S ALMOST RELIABLE" is a huge honking CLUE.

Sheesh.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:04 PM

9. Ah jeez.

That's a satire site. I was falling for it though.

Too good to be true.

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Response to Webster Green (Reply #9)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:14 PM

29. I fell for it

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:04 PM

10. I actually clutched my pearls over this one.

Then I notice that freewood is a satirical website. Ya got me!

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #10)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:06 PM

16. Shit - I just realized that

LOL

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Response to malaise (Reply #16)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:25 PM

32. And YOU posted it!



I needed a laugh.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #32)

Wed May 23, 2012, 09:08 PM

35. I'm laughing at me too

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Response to malaise (Reply #35)

Wed May 23, 2012, 09:09 PM

36. To be fair, it did sound like something Mittens would say.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:05 PM

12. Do you realize that the story is satire?

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Response to PSPS (Reply #12)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:07 PM

20. I didn't and I'm not easily fooled

Received it by email from a good friend and never checked the site.

My bad.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:05 PM

13. This is satire and fiction, right?

It's written as a straight news story.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:06 PM

14. Hello, folks, this is satire.

Unfortunately it's also an example of Poe's Law.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #14)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:10 PM

26. I edited the OP

Fell for it hook, line and sinker

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:06 PM

17. Is this for real?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:07 PM

19. I'm skeptical.

I think that website is questionable as a source. Here's another story from that website.

http://www.freewoodpost.com/2012/03/07/bananas-and-cucumbers-deemed-too-sexual-and-will-soon-be-banned-from-some-shelves-in-tennessee

Bananas and Cucumbers Deemed “Too Sexual” and Will Soon Be Banned From Some Shelves in Tennessee

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Response to drm604 (Reply #19)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:09 PM

21. I edited the OP

It is satire - I fell for it

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:10 PM

23. So the real State of the Union address: "My Fellow White Americans.."

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:10 PM

24. Those "Onion" wannabe sites are pathetic imitations of the original (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #24)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:17 PM

31. +1

Pathetic isn't a strong enough word.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:28 PM

38. why?

Last I checked the internets were a pretty big thing, yet you seem to imply that there is only room for a single satire site. Also, the Onion has many funny things, but some others leave me with nothing more
than a faint smile. Disclosure - I am a regular contributor FWP. Many of the things we publish are more daring than anything The Onion has put out in years.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:10 PM

25. Change the title or self delete!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:11 PM

27. dude, freewoodpost's disclaimer:

http://www.freewoodpost.com/disclaimer/

".... Free Wood Post is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within FreeWoodPost.com are fiction, and presumably fake news.

Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction ...."

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Response to marasinghe (Reply #27)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:11 PM

28. Edited the OP

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Response to malaise (Reply #28)

Thu May 24, 2012, 01:43 AM

37. i fell for it first go, too.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:15 PM

30. Not funny

This is idiotic. It's not funny, and you should delete the post.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:25 PM

33. Crap! I was about to launch a campaign to make this viral. never-mind. ~nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:53 PM

34. This really happened...

...in recent Provincial elections in Alberta. It's been called one of the "bozo moments" that cost the Wild Rose Party the election.

The candidate in question blogged that he had an advantage over other candidates because he is Caucasian

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