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RobJohnson
10-02-2012, 07:23 PM
No one made you go be a garbage man. If you find it to be such thankless work then find something else to do. If you need a big warm and fuzzy pat on the back from everyone all of the time you picked the wrong career. While it is a nice gesture, I don't believe it is necessary to thank anyone for doing a job they are getting paid for. Thats what makes a job a job instead of it being charity. What a bullshit ad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68q28r7m_FU

Zathras
10-02-2012, 11:06 PM
Something else that doesn't pass the smell test (no pun intended) is the person in the video stating that he loaded the garbage into the truck manualy. We have Waste Management, the same company that picks up the trash in La Jolla, here in San Jose and all of their trucks are one man operations due to every truck having an automated arm that picks up the entire can and dumps it in the back of the truck then puts it back on the ground. The driver doesn't have to get out at all to operate this. So now they expect me to believe that they don't have the same equipment in La Jolla that they have in San Jose? I don't think so.

Rockntractor
10-02-2012, 11:09 PM
Garbage in garbage out.

LukeEDay
10-03-2012, 08:52 AM
Did he do this much complaining when a liberal didn't come out of their 15,000 square foot mansion to thank him? I have to wonder how much the obama campaign paid this guy to embarrass himself? I also have to wonder if they are trying the Meg Whitman house keeper ploy?

m00
10-03-2012, 10:48 AM
Did he do this much complaining when a liberal didn't come out of their 15,000 square foot mansion to thank him? I have to wonder how much the obama campaign paid this guy to embarrass himself?

Well, I don't live in a walled mansion but I say hi/wave to the mail-man, trash-man (who also pick up trash by hand here). I think the point of this ad is "Mitt Romney either doesn't understand or doesn't care that a working class exists. And therefore Mitt Romney has no interest in being the president of everyone." Given the mistakes of the Romney campaign, I don't think in general terms this is an entirely unfair criticism.

LukeEDay
10-03-2012, 10:59 AM
Well, I don't live in a walled mansion but I say hi/wave to the mail-man, trash-man (who also pick up trash by hand here). I think the point of this ad is "Mitt Romney either doesn't understand or doesn't care that a working class exists. And therefore Mitt Romney has no interest in being the president of everyone." Given the mistakes of the Romney campaign, I don't think in general terms this is an entirely unfair criticism.

Given the mistakes of obama, I don't think saying that he is a Muslim terrorist sympathizer who hates christians, and cares more about illegal aliens and union thugs than he does about anyone else is an entirely unfair criticism.

They were saying on Quinn and Rose this morning about how Romney used to work labor jobs when he was Governor of Mass, so he can understand how they feel. One of those jobs was a 'TRASH MAN'. I don't recall obama ever doing that. obama has no idea what a job, or manual labor is. He has never held a private sector job, or picked up a shovel in life.

Bringing up how Romney was a trash man, shows once again that the obama campaign stuck their foot in their mouth. This happens every time they try to bring something up against Romney. You would think that after a while they would just give up. I guess they are just too stupid to do that.

m00
10-03-2012, 12:57 PM
They were saying on Quinn and Rose this morning about how Romney used to work labor jobs when he was Governor of Mass, so he can understand how they feel. One of those jobs was a 'TRASH MAN'.

Where is this Romney on the campaign trail? Because campaign-trail Romney paints an entirely different (and substantially less-favorable) picture of himself.

Rockntractor
10-03-2012, 01:21 PM
Where is this Romney on the campaign trail? Because campaign-trail Romney paints an entirely different (and substantially less-favorable) picture of himself.

You have to get these stories from the alternative media, I heard it from talk shows at the beginning of the campaign. Main stream media has reported every detail they could find to portray Obama in a positive light but have ignored everything favorable about Romney unless it is shouted in their faces where they cannot ignore it.
Romney campaign needs to get much louder.

Rockntractor
10-03-2012, 01:23 PM
Well, I don't live in a walled mansion but I say hi/wave to the mail-man, trash-man (who also pick up trash by hand here). I think the point of this ad is "Mitt Romney either doesn't understand or doesn't care that a working class exists. And therefore Mitt Romney has no interest in being the president of everyone." Given the mistakes of the Romney campaign, I don't think in general terms this is an entirely unfair criticism.

The message of the ad is a whiny black man trying to make Romney and the rest of us look racist an aloof again, an extremely tired mantra at this point.

FlaGator
10-03-2012, 02:03 PM
I never see the people who pick up my garbage. They either do it before I get up or after I'm gone to work. Perhaps I'll start leaving thank you cards on the top of the trash cans. I wouldn't want Team Obama getting made a me.

LukeEDay
10-03-2012, 04:23 PM
Where is this Romney on the campaign trail? Because campaign-trail Romney paints an entirely different (and substantially less-favorable) picture of himself.

Romney has an issue where he doesn't like to talk himself up. There area lot of things that he does and won't tell anyone. I think he needs to start telling people. But then if he did, the MSM would accuse him of showboating.

Gee what is this?

http://commonamericanjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/romney-as-trash-collector.jpeg

patriot45
10-03-2012, 06:48 PM
HA! That will be the day I go out and give my nasty garbage man a hug! Gross. And if I did he probably would throw me in the back of the truck!

m00
10-03-2012, 10:28 PM
Romney has an issue where he doesn't like to talk himself up. There area lot of things that he does and won't tell anyone. I think he needs to start telling people. But then if he did, the MSM would accuse him of showboating.

Gee what is this?

See here's what im talking about. Where the hell has Presidential-debate-Romney been? That's a Romney worth voting for. Why can't he be like that full-time? Why are we just seeing this today?

Gina
10-04-2012, 09:18 AM
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LukeEDay
10-04-2012, 09:41 AM
See here's what im talking about. Where the hell has Presidential-debate-Romney been? That's a Romney worth voting for. Why can't he be like that full-time? Why are we just seeing this today?

I do know what you mean, and I agree with you. I hope he keeps it up. He was great last night.

Unreconstructed Reb
10-04-2012, 01:00 PM
Well, I don't live in a walled mansion but I say hi/wave to the mail-man, trash-man (who also pick up trash by hand here). I think the point of this ad is "Mitt Romney either doesn't understand or doesn't care that a working class exists. And therefore Mitt Romney has no interest in being the president of everyone." Given the mistakes of the Romney campaign, I don't think in general terms this is an entirely unfair criticism.

The whiny left wing. Wah, wah, wah! Womney doesn't hug me when I pick up his twash! Wah, wah, wah!

The fucknut has a job and he gets paid for it. But nooooooo, not good enough. He wants somebody to come out and rub his nuts and tell him how wonderful of a garbage man he is and how if it wasn't for him civilization would crumble.

Do you realize how utterly pathetic you left wing fucktards are? Do you?

m00
10-04-2012, 01:31 PM
The whiny left wing. Wah, wah, wah! Womney doesn't hug me when I pick up his twash! Wah, wah, wah!

The fucknut has a job and he gets paid for it. But nooooooo, not good enough. He wants somebody to come out and rub his nuts and tell him how wonderful of a garbage man he is and how if it wasn't for him civilization would crumble.

Do you realize how utterly pathetic you left wing fucktards are? Do you?

:rolleyes:

Unreconstructed Reb
10-05-2012, 08:35 AM
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:

m00
10-05-2012, 10:04 AM
:rolleyes:

Seriously though, just because I self-identify with the "right" side of the American political spectrum, doesn't mean I'm not allowed to agree with certain positions that have been traditionally categorized as "left" on the spectrum (again, in the USA). My point was that Obama doesn't even adhere to (what I consider) the good ideas of the left.

Rockntractor
10-05-2012, 10:22 AM
Seriously though, just because I self-identify with the "right" side of the American political spectrum, doesn't mean I'm not allowed to agree with certain positions that have been traditionally categorized as "left" on the spectrum (again, in the USA). My point was that Obama doesn't even adhere to (what I consider) the good ideas of the left.

You could say you were a fish but you couldn't live underwater.

m00
10-05-2012, 10:27 AM
You could say you were a fish but you couldn't live underwater.

Oh, so I don't pass your political purity test to be able to vote Republican? Noted.

Actually, I think attitudes like yours is why the party is in such shambles.

Unreconstructed Reb
10-06-2012, 09:32 AM
Seriously though, just because I self-identify with the "right" side of the American political spectrum, doesn't mean I'm not allowed to agree with certain positions that have been traditionally categorized as "left" on the spectrum (again, in the USA). My point was that Obama doesn't even adhere to (what I consider) the good ideas of the left.

What good ideas from the left? Name one! I can't think of one single good idea that comes from the democrat/communist party.

RobJohnson
10-07-2012, 11:31 PM
I duct tape (it can get windy here) and give my garbage man a Christmas card and a gift each year. He works hard for a private company and often I really have my green plastic can on wheels packed and it takes some extra work on his part.

He's never left one scrap of garbage behind, I truely do appreciate him.

Adam Wood
10-07-2012, 11:54 PM
My garbage guys don't make it here before I leave in the morning. I see them, and I wave to them, but I very sincerely doubt that they give two shits about me. They stick the can on the hydraulic lifter, the garbage is dumped, and they put my can basically back in the same place from whence it came. I will leave them a couple of tens in an envelope this Christmas, because that is the polite thing to do at Christmas (http://www.findalink.net/tippingetiquette.php). But I damn sure ain't going to be late getting to the office just so that I can give them a hug in the morning. How ridiculous.

You want to hug your garbage man? Go right ahead. Want to give him a good handshake and a "thank you?" I'm all for that, and if I ever actually directly encountered the guys who pick up my trash, I would. But 99.9999% of all trash pick-ups occur when no one is around to say "thank you" or "kiss my ass," because they are happening either when people are asleep or when they are away from home at work. Do I appreciate the work that these guys do? Absolutely. Life would really suck if I had to take my trash down to the landfill every week on my own, and it would suck even worse if I had nowhere to take it. Garbage men do a valuable job. But you know what? I don't hug every cop on the street, who are, in effect, garbage men themselves. I don't hug every fireman who drives by. I don't hug every person who works for our local electric company, or the sewer service, or the cable guy, either. All of these people work for a living, and they don't want hugs. They want money paid for a job well-done.



What ..... well, garbage.

LukeEDay
10-08-2012, 12:39 PM
My garbage man makes $45,000.00 a year...

m00
10-09-2012, 11:30 AM
What good ideas from the left? Name one! I can't think of one single good idea that comes from the democrat/communist party.

Well, I said liberal not democrat (which under Obama has betrayed a lot of the classical liberal ideals). But civil liberties is one.

Unreconstructed Reb
10-09-2012, 12:11 PM
Well, I said liberal not democrat (which under Obama has betrayed a lot of the classical liberal ideals). But civil liberties is one.

Actually, you didn't say 'liberal' or 'democrat'. Here's what you said: "My point was that Obama doesn't even adhere to (what I consider) the good ideas of the left."

You said 'left' and that's what I responded to. So, I'll give you another chance: Name one good idea that's ever come from the left?

NJCardFan
10-09-2012, 12:16 PM
My garbage men are assholes. They leave our cans in the street far too often. Not to mention the Draconian rules regarding trash collection in my town. If your lid is open by the slightest degree, you will be fined $75 the first offense. If you want to have anything that doesn't fit in the can picked up, you have to buy a sticker for $3 and make sure that sticker is on whatever you want picked up. If not, it's a $60 fine. When I first moved into my house, they picked up every thing as long as it was properly set for pick up. For example, if you has construction wood to be picked up, it must be bundled and secured, not just laying around. But of course the city needs money so they go after the tax payers for it. Not the 20,000 or so illegal Mexicans all over town driving illegal vehicles.

m00
10-09-2012, 01:56 PM
Actually, you didn't say 'liberal' or 'democrat'. Here's what you said: "My point was that Obama doesn't even adhere to (what I consider) the good ideas of the left."

You said 'left' and that's what I responded to. So, I'll give you another chance: Name one good idea that's ever come from the left?

Yeah my mistake -- I was being unclear. I meant the left ideology (liberal), not the current representation of the left in political-party form (Democrat). I think the problem with Democrats is that they throw away the good ideas from the left, and keep the bad ones. And lets put the rhetoric aside for a second, and accept that an ideology with hundreds and millions of adherents has both good and bad ideas.

So for example, if you look at the DMCA which Clinton signed into law (and it's a bad law), the left was against it, but Democrats were for it. Same with the Iraq war. Same with Obama's expansion of spying on US citizens, and hassling us at airports. If you believe in civil liberties, Obama is waaaaay worse the Bush. Which is why the left was very strongly against SOPA, but strangely the Republican presidential candidates (other than Santorum) were also against SOPA to varying degrees while the Democratic party keeps trying to ram through different versions.

So how odd is this, right? If you've skimmed through the above, just read the following:

SOPA is a good example of an issue where liberals (and presumably Democratic voters) aligned with the Republican presidential candidates including Mitt Romney, but not with elected Democrats. So personally I think it's pretty silly to be closed-minded and calling the left a disease while at the same time lamenting the ratio of Republicans-to-Democrats in our 3 branches of Federal government. Because there are ideas that come from the left, that Republicans typically agree with (I can rattle off a few more), and Democrats don't. In fact, Obama does a terrible job of representing left-wing values (the real values, not the parody of the values) on key issues. This is an opportunity for Republicans to pick up voters if not in the presidential race than at least in Congressional elections. But calling someone a disease, or being elitist, or having a purity test, or telling someone they have no good ideas because of ideological sympathies (even when there actually is common ground) is a pretty big turn-off.

So, good ideas that came from the left (liberals) -- and note the discrepancy between liberal and democrat:

1) Limiting executive authority
2) Not going to war in Iraq (specifically, being against the War Powers Act and foreign adventurism)
3) Stopping any number of privacy/civil liberties violating bills (and generally being against Homeland Security / TSA from the very beginning)
4) Not allowing commercial banks to be investment banks (which is a huge reason for the recent crisis)
5) No corporate handouts from government
6) Don't bailout wall-street


But as they say: this is just my opinion, man.