Mitt Romney Glitter F-Bomb: Did he say "fuck," "faggot," or something else? [VIDEO]

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Mitt Romney said a word beginning with "F," and he was angry.
As you've no doubt heard, Mitt Romney got glitterbombed twice yesterday in Minnesota.

The second glitter shower provoked genuine anger on Romney's face, and he appeared to utter a word starting with "F."

Although the video is inconclusive -- the sound is inaudible and Romney's lips cannot be reliably read -- the second glitterbomber has posted a video and a tweet suggesting Romney called him a "faggot."

Here is the Tweet suggesting that Romney used a slur against gay people in response to the glitter attack:
The notion that Romney may have uttered a gay slur isn't entirely out of left field -- after all, the glitter bomb is the favorite protest tactic of choice by gay rights activists against anti-gay marriage Republicans, so perhaps it was the first "F" word that came to Romney's mind when he got sparkled for the second time in a row.

Even if he said "fuck," it wouldn't exactly put the devout Mormon in good stead with faith-based Republicans.

But unless audio surfaces, we're going to have to give Romney the benefit of the doubt on this one, and hope that he followed the advice of A Christmas Story and said, "FFFFFFudge!"

Whatever he said, the look on Romney's face is priceless. You don't want to see RomneyHulk when he's angry!

Judge for yourself by conducting a Zapruder-like analysis of this footage:



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brownkushington
brownkushington

Mitt Romney can rot in "Hell" for all i care. all that man is gonna do is reflect his Mormon beliefs into our country, which means:

Marijuana is evil.

Gay marriage is evil.

Establishing good foreign relations, and trying to make other countries NOT think were a dick country is evil.

Obamacare is evil, but Romneycare wont be.

Children will continue to be strangled with religion while their not even a year old because "God" remains on our money, although were supposed to have a mix of cultures here?

 

Im not surprised he would commit hate crimes against a homosexual individual. Its pretty obvious he doesn't like gays because of him saying the marriage is "Unconstitutional" (slavery was around while the constitution was written by the way) and his religion alone which he seems to have a closet homosexual passion for.

Mr. RPM
Mr. RPM

I'm not a big fan of Romney but he should have had the Secret Service hold the guy down so he could beat theliving stuFFing out of him. Glitter or not, that's assault! Gays want to betreated equal, start acting like normal people not glitter flinging princesses.

Scott Drummond
Scott Drummond

Timmy just looks like a bigger bitch each time he makes a public appearance or opens his mouth.  CP should have included a profile of him in their story about kink in the tc.  He'd be the guy who loves to eat shit and be stepped on.  

Max
Max

This article deserves a Pulitzer.

Misojossonnegros2000
Misojossonnegros2000

This man is a racist and shouldn't have a piece of our great state much less our nation. Minnesota has many mixed marriages, mixed families by chose and  by adoption. A state where most will stand and helpl each other in times of need, that is what Minnesotans stand for. We don't need hate in our state. We need a president who respects all people, white, black, latinos, and everyone else, but most of all he must respect all Americans no matter what the color of their skin might be.Be proud to be An American, be proud to be a Minnesotan but most of all be someone who can be proud a human being!

Wriprodir
Wriprodir

Phony. Paranoid Gay video-fumbler... get over yourself. You probably hear the word "faggot" in Airport Loading Zone announcements.

Joseph Arnold20
Joseph Arnold20

The "99%" stand on their own. I am not rich and I am considered middle class. I work my ass off to provide for my family, I pay my bills, pay for my own health insurance. I dont expect the govt. to bail me out of a problem I created. So if all this applies to me and I am not part of the 99 or 1% then what am I? Lets do numbers...the people who claim to be part of the 99% are actually only 1.8% of the population. I promise you, that you do not, in any shape or form, represent me nor my family! The 99% are a bunch of washed up people who need attention and will use any stage to pass their "message" along. What is their message exactly..."Dont work because the govt will pay for everything." This is the attitude that the current administration has lead on and it is time to get a new, well qualified, person in the White House.

NONE
NONE

Mitt got excited and called his buddies at Bain Capital to go out and purchase all the manufacturers of Glitter to corner the market and make it too expensive  for him to be glitterbombed except by rich "glitterati".

Boy, the Chinese will be SO upset....they cannot make glitter any cheaper than WE can!

NONE
NONE

He said "Freddie Mae"...thinking that NEWT was behind the glitterflitterflinger."A-T-T.....A-C-KATTACK ATTACK ATTACK!HIT EM HARD,HIT EM DOWNPUT EM ON THEIR BACK!"

FIGHT FIERCE, HARVARD!

ericbwoo
ericbwoo

This is dumb.  What would you think if the right started throwing dead pig fetus at pro-choice politicians?  Right or wrong, a large % of Americans are anti-gay, but that % is definitely on the decline, I would guess because more people find sympathy for a lack of equality.  These kinds of act won't get that movement any sympathy.  On the contrary, it makes me only less supportive of the GLBT effort.  

theoko
theoko

If we judge a potential candidate by their ability to pick the right person for the right job, I'd like to point out that Romney chose Pawlenty to fire up a crowd.

E tu Brute?
E tu Brute?

Why don't you glitterbomb Barack Obama?  He's anti-gay-marriage, too.  Unless you believe he's lying. 

blah
blah

Everybody in this country needs to grow the F up.

Greg
Greg

What ever he said,,his facial expression tells the story. A fine example of what I call the ol' 1-2, the 1%,2 faced.

Anna
Anna

Don't worry, Newt will win, you can all stop complaining about Mitt. Then you can go back to throwing glitter at each other or whatever you do when you're not "occupying" or throwing handfuls of glitter at people.

Sigh
Sigh

Glitter bombing is pretty innocuous, compared to the vitriol you find on the internet about Barack Obama.

Compared to the professional smear bomb dropped on McCain 2000 and Kerry 2004, glitterbombing is only slightly better than those guys who used to throw pie into people's faces (Bill Gates famously getting a pie in the face), and less insulting than the Iraqi who threw a shoe at George Bush Jr.

Considering the Sons of Liberty went so far as to dump tea, masquerade as Indians and harass tax collectors (and are considered "patriots"), it seems we hold a double standard on what actions are considered legit in political theatre.

wade
wade

It's time for all sides to be accountable for what they say - Newt Gingrich is a liar, period and we shouldn't tolerate it.  Sam Richards knows in his heart Romney didn't call him a faggot, but then where would his 15 minutes of fame go?  Pathetic.

Mark S
Mark S

Although I dislike these anti-gay right-wing candidates as much as the next person, I find this tactic "glitter bombing" juvenille and hurtful for the cause of equal rights and, ulitmately, to the general election.  Additionally, I find that City Pages seemingly embracement of this tactic low-grade journalism.  These disruptive techniques (Mike check, Glitter-bombing) do not help your cause, just ask Nixon.  It's not the left-leaning voters you need to appeal to, it's middle America, and when middle America sees this crap, they become more resistant and ultimately the struggle for equal rights will take longer.  Grow up.

wade
wade

He absolutely did not say faggot.  I find the disruption of the political process from the right or left fairly disgusting.  Of course it can be argued that all politics these days are fairly disgusting, but this is pathetic and childish and as in speaking to children, 'two wrongs don't make a right.'   However with that - the slanderous attempt to make his comment into something it CERTAINLY was not is the most reprehensible aspect of this entire affair. 

Misojossonnegros2000
Misojossonnegros2000

You are one of those who stand on the side lines until the dust has settled and then wonder why things didn't turn out the way you wanted.  You don't fight either way because it's not your battle even when the war is at your front door.  The 1% doesn't want you and you don't want the 99%, so where does that leave you? NOWHERE'S LAND

Jody
Jody

This is basically the message of the OWS:  "Because I am a fucking loser and could not accomplish anything in my life, I am going to protest against the wealthy because they have what I don't and never will.  So, all you rich people out there, YOUR money should be MY money.  You owe it to me just because I said so.  I don't give a crap if you inherited the money, earned it yourself, or won the lottery, YOU OWE ME!!!! MINE!  MINE!! MINE!!!"

However, the ironic thing about the OWS: They are all liberals who support Obama.  How much did Obama and Michelle earn last year from their income and investments?  Seems like Obama is part of the 1%....the very people whom they hate so much.

Makes no sense.

theoko
theoko

"Lets do numbers...the people who claim to be part of the 99% are actually only 1.8% of the population."  Thanks for doing the numbers for us - that really makes it all crystal clear.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

So you support the Westboro Bapist Church when they picket the funerals of dead soliders with their anti-gay message?   Since you are blaming the entire gay rights movement for the actions of two activists that must mean you support the entire anti-gay movement including the Westboro Bapitist Church right?   What is more civil glitter bombing or protesting a dead solider's funeral?   I think I will stand with the glitterbombers.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Does Obama donate millions to the Mormon Church which is one of the biggest spenders  in the anti-gay marriage movement? 

Braden83
Braden83

Pretty innocuous? For all the 'vitriol' about Obama online, can you imagine if someone threw some mystery substance on the president? It is a disgusting act. The individual should be charged with assault, regardless of who the victim is. It has no place in our political system.

Mark S
Mark S

Of course the smears, the lies, are bad...but they are verbal, not physical.   Your free speech allows you to speak your mind, not to throw things at people.  No double standard that I see, one is verbal, one is physical.

wade
wade

The Sons of Liberty have no credibility with me either.  When we have to justify our actions by what "others" (whom we normally despise) do then we have obviously lost our way.

HurdyGurdy
HurdyGurdy

In other words: Be quiet! You're interrupting our regularly scheduled status quo!

ericbwoo
ericbwoo

Two activists? You act like the Romney glitterbomb was a first. And what is more civil between your two examples?? They're both negative and divisive attacks. I support neither. You're trying to say we either protest gay soldiers deaths or glitterbomb? No. Those aren't people's only options. Please.

Mr
Mr

No, but Obama does support radical Muslims that actually murder gay. 

HurdyGurdy
HurdyGurdy

I regret this reactionary and simplistic statement because it assumed too much and ignored the nuance of your statement, though it was mostly in response to the "grow up" barb and your perceived judgmental tone. Mark, you seem alright by me.

Mark S
Mark S

You don't have to be quiet, quite the contrary....just act like adults and be reasonably respectful.  It's quite rude to throw things at people and most Americans understand that. Your not winning any converts to the cause of equal rights by acting like jackasses, in fact, your more likely to help the Romney campaign.  I'm for gay marriage and equal rights, but I wish these glitter bombers would go away, because equal rights would happen faster without them.

ericbwoo
ericbwoo

How does Obama support radical Muslims? 

Jody
Jody

Michelle.....you don't live in the same world as the rest of us, do you?  I don't know what you are smoking, but it must be some REALLY good shit.  Where do you score that stuff?

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Lots of people told MLK his tactics were wrong.  The establishment never likes it when a minority pushes for their rights.  I am sympathtic towards gay activists because its pretty awful what some people insist on doing to them in this society.   When the ulta-rich like Mitt Romney stop funding homophibic hate I'll agree gay people should stop throwing glitter.   Maybe if Sam Richards made forty million bucks a year he could influence the debate in a civil manner like Mitt Romney does.  Since he's part of the 99% he has to show the world how silly an evil dickhead like Mitt Romney is.   I'm just curious Mark S how patient you'd be if you had less civil rights than other people.   Why don't you give up some of your civil rights and see how you like it?   I bet you will want to do more than throw glitter at Mitt. 

HurdyGurdy
HurdyGurdy

Mark S, it seems clear that your only criticism is the exact method, not that this injustice is not worth fighting against. And that's a valid point I hope people can debate while avoiding the assumptions, vitriol, and personal attacks that so quickly derail a discussion.

Getting something thrown at you would be scary, especially in that moment of someone cocking back their arm when you don't know what's coming. It seems like these glitter-bombs, though, are really only noticed when the glitter is already in the air, and that there's no real fear from the "victim," just surprise and then annoyance. In a way it's performance art, and I respect that the protest is brought to the politician, instead of sitting on an easily-avoided street with a sign. But it's still closer to violence that many people are comfortable seeing in protestors, who are already caricatured as uncontrolled and anarchistic. 

A state-wide survey would be interesting, especially to gauge how many people are actually aware of glitter bombing. I'd predict less than a third of respondents, but what do I know?

Mark S
Mark S

@michellebachman   I did see Dr. King get arrested for protesting. However, I never saw him throw things at peope, destroy personal property, or act like a jackass.  He always protested in a repectful and inspiring manner.  Where did I say shut up?  Lying will not help the cause either. I was proud to actively protest at the 08 Republican Convention.  I also protested the first Tea Party at the Capitol in 09.  I am proud to say that, never once, did I throw anything at people.  I am proud to say I never threw a rock through a window.  I am proud to say I never destroyed anybody's personal property.  In short, I never acted like a jackass.  You know why am I proud...because those tactics are wrong...plain and simple.  Also, I knew that it was harmful to my cause.

HurdyGurdy
HurdyGurdy

It's a strange world we're living in. How many "respectful" people get attention by media outlets? It's a far cry from MLK asking activists to dress well and embrace restraint, yes, but he also had huge numbers of people (that were built up over dozens of years, of course) who were able to convey a message in solidarity. Our society is much more fractured (at least, it feels like it) and hyperactive. More media outlets, more people begging for screen time. Is this is a situation where only something drastic will get you noticed?

However, I do believe you have a point in the potential negative reactions to these kind of stunts. Does embracing your stereotypes (glitter, shallow party-music, rainbows) make you appear confident, or does it further alienate you? How does being so enthusiastically different from the apparent society at-large (and completely alien to some) reinforce the idea that you should be treated equally?

Respect is essential, but what happens when you give respect to people who are masters at turning that into inaction and apathy? These politicians have shown very little real respect to human life, but cry foul when people don't play by their rules. My initial reaction to you was too simplistic, but your argument is the same that many use to just ignore a problem because it makes them uncomfortable. Should we treat injustice with civility? I'm not sure.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Great point.   That's traditionally how people get their civil rights by shutting up and not confronting injustice.   Look at the civil rights movement in America.   Did you ever see Martin Luther King, Jr getting arrested?    I"m sure if gay people just learn to shut up and accept their lack of civil rights they will eventually get them.   Look how reasonable the opponents of gay marriage are.   The only reason they think the government should tell gay people who and how to love is because Republicans once had someone read this awesome book called the Bible to them.   This book was written like 2000 years ago but those that wrote it were some pretty smart cavemen who make a pretty good arguement that gay people are evil.   Mitt Romney especially deserves respect and civility since he paid more to the Mormon Church than he did in taxes.  When I think civility I think the Mormon Church.   Remember when California was planning on letting gay people decide who they loved and the Mormon Church spent millions to make sure gay people would always know they aren't as good as straight people?    What I loved is how the Mormons refused to sign their name on the advertising.  They just hide behind some anonymous advocay group.  How civil is that?   I know I'm going to love it when they do the same thing here to fuck over our gay people too.  

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