Accidentally bragging about your place high up in the economic stratosphere; comparing the difficulties of being rich to those of being poor
Examples of Romneying:
10. “I like those fancy raincoats you bought to people wearing plastic ponchos
. Really sprung for the big bucks.’”
9. “I know what it’s like to worry about whether or not you are going to get fired. … There are times when I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip.”
8. “Corporations are people, my friend.”
7. “Rick Perry
, I’ll tell you what: 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet?”
6. “I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.” $374,000
5. “I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners.“
4. “Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs.”
3. “I’m not concerned about the very poor. … We have a safety net there.”
2. “I’m also unemployed.”
1. “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.”
Accidentally bragging about your place high up in the economic stratosphere is Romneying.
Credited to David Weigel in his 2012 post for Slate title "Introducing: Romneying"
Romneying Example 1: Asked by the AP reporter if he follows NASCAR, Romney responded, "Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners."
Romneying Example 2: Romney said he owns a Ford Mustang and a pick-up truck while his wife, Ann, drives "a couple of Cadillacs," in an offhand remark during a question-and-answer session after a speech on economic policy.
Firing or laying off a large number of employees following a takeover of a company.
The bank is romneying over 400 people after the merger and I might be one of them.
Making a huge bet most people cannot afford
I am romneying $10,000 that I will win this match