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Obama never feared a pink slip, not once

Obama never feared a pink slip, not once

This video is sure to result in great mockery, as Romney says that a couple of times in his life he feared getting a pink slip.

But remember, fearing a pink slip a couple of times is a couple of times more than Barack Obama ever feared a pink slip. 

Because mysteriously funded community organizers and Chicago pols who mysteriously get Tony Rezko to help them buy their house by overpaying for the lot next door, and who work for government most of their adult lives while their wives mysteriously get huge raises …. never have to worry, because there’s always some hack political organization willing to take them on so long as they pledge allegiance to the cause.

Word to Mitt.  If you are the nominee, you don’t need to pretend to be something you are not.  Keep hammering the mysterious other guy.


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He sounds just like he’s talking to a kindergarten class.

    janitor in reply to janitor. | January 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    (Didn’t Obama hold a short-term job or two in NYC right after graduating Columbia, from which he was fired or quit, prior to finding his calling as a community organizer in Chicago?)

    angela in reply to jetz. | January 8, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Egads! I hope, for the dog’s sake, that that story is either not true or seriously exaggerated. But since the “anecdote” evidently came from Romney’s son (is he a moron?), it may well be true. Repulsive.

Henry Hawkins | January 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I think Romney was referring not to getting fired, but to a woman’s undergarment.

TALE OF TWO TEA PARTIES. OBAMA TEA PARTY: Lavish event with Hollywood Glitterati. American Tea Party: Taxpayers, who funded the above event, challenge DC’s fiscal inanity.

Let’s be honest about who has to worry about pink slips these days because things in America have indeed changed over the years.

My father, who was a man of honor, owned a business and most of the employees were minorities. Every single payday, my dad gave every employee a full bag of groceries with their paycheck, and on Thanksgiving, that bag contained a large fresh turkey.

He also gave people loans to buy cars and other personal loans he knew would most likely not be paid back for one reason or another. Ask anyone who has a good deal of minority labor what Blue Monday is. Hint – it comes after payday on Friday.

When I owned a software business I made a distinct effort to reach out to minorities when hiring. After years of headaches, I simply no longer have the sympathy so many minorities have cultivated because of so-called discrimination against them.

Now lets talk about pink slips. I once politely confronted a Hispanic employee about the vast array of personal electronic equipment that adorned his desk. He didn’t even feel a need to rationalize of justify its presence. He simply told me right off that if I wanted to fire him that I was going to have to go through a whole lot of affirmative action.

Another minority employee that I allowed to gain superior knowledge about one aspect of our business had no appreciation for the opportunity I provided. Instead, he leveraged that knowledge against me continually. Whenever we would discuss how to do things, he always had a reason why we couldn’t do this or that. Of course, his reasoning always had to do with certain aspects of the code which were within his domain.

In another case, I hired a black woman who would NEVER have been considered qualified for the position she held, however, I was hell bent on giving her the opportunity I felt she would not have elsewhere, in the spirit of “affirmative action”.

That woman was such a nightmare (throughout the entire time she worked for us) that when we finally had no alternative but to let her go, she refused to leave the office claiming that we didn’t terminate her properly. After we called the police, she finally agreed to leave or be handcuffed.

I don’t think these stories are that rare. The truth today is that a significant number of minority employees in many different types of businesses behave poorly because they know they don’t have the same fear of pink slip that white employees have.

Today, there are simply many minorities that are holding jobs for which they are neither intellectually capable or technically competent. Clearly, Obama is one of them.

The minorities figured out that Americans are mostly generous people with big hearts, and they appealed for sympathy. And in far too many cases what we get back for the sympathy we have extended to them is payback and resentment. Again, Obama is a clear example of this.

I have now revised my approach to hiring. It seems to me that all the minorities have manipulated us to give them opportunities they are not qualified for under the name of seeking “equality”. I no longer accept this manipulative presentation. Think about it – who gets up in the morning and strives to be “equal” to other people? We all know now that the “equality” argument was simply engineered to get minorities a leg up on the ladder so that they could eventually work towards superiority.

Too bad they squandered what they were given. Look at the cynical and defiant Obama and you will see what we now have throughout America in every single business. If you don’t think a significant number of minorities are practicing payback – you need to wake up. Good American’s with big hearts were simply taken advantage weren’t we?

    “If you don’t think a significant number of minorities are practicing payback – you need to wake up.”

    It is indeed true that stories like yours are not rare and reading yours took me back to 1968 when I was ordered to hire a black employee to work in the credit department of a large department store in the name of ‘affirmative action’

    I interviewed about a dozen men sent to me by the local NAACP…the most qualified I could find had a resume that consisted of nine jobs in the span of three months and several arrests for thievery on his record. Needless to say, I had no choice but to reject them all….the end result was that I was ordered to park my car close to the front door and had to be escorted to it whenever I left the building because credit managers in other stores throughout the state had been killed for doing what I did.

    It was a frightening time but the saddest part of all was that we had many excellent black employees who were also threatened because they refused to be bullied into signing fake references for these applicants.

    My payback to them was a request for Santa to put a larger Christmas bonus in their stockings….he did 🙂

    punfundit in reply to Ipso Facto. | January 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    In the end, what you’re citing is the same problem (most) everyone here is discussing over and over and over again:


    It is the One Ring that must be cast back into Mount Doom.

Snorkdoodle Whizbang | January 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm

“But remember, fearing a pink slip a couple of times is a couple of times more than Barack Obama ever feared a pink slip.”

Thank you for the perspective, Professor.

Those who think executives and managers never have to worry about losing their jobs are those who have never been executives or managers – probably because they aren’t nearly bright enough to be considered.

No, but Romney’s companies issued many pink slips over the course of his venture capitalist career. He bankrupted companies by bleeding them dry and then left the federal government on the hook for the workers’ pensions.

The question is, would general election voters give Mitt Romney the pink slip when they discover that he made most of his money not by running companies but by draining companies of capital and assets to the financial benefit of his private equity firm, Bain Capital?

How will voters react to his business record – a record that involves medicare fraud, corporate welfare (government subsidies), bankrupting companies through excessive debt loads to the benefit of Romney and Bain at the expense of shareholders, workers, debtholders and taxpayers; leaving the government on the hook for the pensions of workers at companies he bankrupted, and benefiting from a deceptive analyst report which gave a higher rating to one of his companies than it deserved based on its financials thereby misleading investors and artificially inflating the value of the company.

Mitt Romney may very well be unelectable. And it doesn’t matter if conservatives would vote for him anyway. The real question is whether or not working class whites will vote for him after they learn about his “business experience.”

Sorry, venture capitalist should be vulture capitalist … he was a venture capitalist for only a short period of time before becoming a vulture capitalist (leveraged buyout specialist).

^^in addition…with Obama Im sure we have a sizable portion of folks that more or less walk on eggshells with any and all fair criticism. Democrats will never complain about any Obama mistakes for fear of tarnishing their investment in what they perceive as the great achievement: Our first black President. They have symbolism to protect as well as liberal talking points. And the symbolism btw began with Obama’s speech to the world in Berlin prior to his election. The man’s vanity and overworked ego are his weaknesses. Maybe someone will be brave enough to puncture the ego balloon or at the least whisper to him “you are just a man”.