Mitt Romney Makes Layoff Joke, Hopes Humans Will Laugh

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We all know that Mitt Romney has a weird, stilted sense of humor. His neural-programming circuitry has previously detected humor in various subjects, including puns“guy waitresses," and glitter in his hair.

Today, Mitt shared some of his connections to the state of Wisconsin on a conference call.

One of most humorous I think relates to my father. You may remember my father, George Romney, was president of an automobile company called American Motors …  They had a factory in Michigan, and they had a factory in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and another one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And as the president of the company he decided to close the factory in Michigan and move all the production to Wisconsin. Now later he decided to run for governor of Michigan and so you can imagine that having closed the factory and moved all the production to Wisconsin was a very sensitive issue to him, for his campaign.

The joke is laying off working-class factory workers. The punch line is screwing over Michigan, the state in which he was born. Awkward-truth-bot strikes again.