Guy who got Romney tattoo on face now wants it removed

A guy who apparently got a huge Romney “R” tattooed on his temple, now wants it removed.

While he doesn’t mind having a tatoo of a losing candidate, every since Romney made his comment about Obama winning the election because he gave “gifts” to various constituencies, the guy’s been getting yelled at by strangers, and he’s had enough.

You have to love how the LA Times summed it up:

Yeah, who would have guessed that having a giant red-and-blue R tattooed on your face would lead to ridicule?

From ABC OTUS News:

romney-tattoo-face“I could deal with being a part of a losing campaign, but to still stand behind Gov. Romney with the positions he’s taken post-election with the blame game instead,” Hartsburg said. “To be such a sore loser about it, to me I can’t walk around representing that.”The tattoo was meant to make politics more fun, Hartsburg said, but since Romney made those remarks strangers have been shouting lewd comments and hissing at Hartsburg on the street.

Romney made quite a splash post-election with his comments about President Obama winning the election because of his “gift”-giving:

“In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Mr. Romney said.

“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift,” he said. “Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008.”

The theme of Obama not quite winning the election fairly and squarely was repeated by Romney’s top strategist Stuart Stevens in a Washington Post op ed yesterday, who suggested that Obama didn’t really win young voters since he didn’t win young “white” voters under 30:

While John McCain lost white voters younger than 30 by 10 points, Romney won those voters by seven points

And his now-infamous line that Obama didn’t win the middle class (which isn’t necessarily true) and therefore didn’t “really” win the election:

On Nov. 6, Romney carried the majority of every economic group except those with less than $50,000 a year in household income. That means he carried the majority of middle-class voters.

So, while I’m glad tattoo guy finally saw the light about Romney, come on – it wasn’t exactly a secret that the man had a problem with 47% of the country.


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