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McCain Hit Romney On Bain in 2008
Buzzfeed ^ | 1/13/2012 | Staff

Posted on 01/13/2012 3:45:14 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist

John McCain heartedly defended Mitt Romney's private sector record today.

"These attacks on, quote, Bain Capital is really kind of anathema to everything we believe in" said John McCain. "We believe in job creation, and the record of Bain Capital is to take companies that would otherwise fail and restore them to some kind of viability, and sometimes that doesn't work, but you know, when it always works is a thing called communism."

But that's exactly not what McCain was saying in 2008, when the rapaciousness of Bain was part of the end game he and his aides pressed against Romney.

From the Times

"...as head of his investment company he presided over the acquisition of companies that laid off thousands of workers."

... [more attacks from McCain]

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bain; baincapital; elections; gingrich; mccain; newtgingrich; perry; rickperry; romney
So he is implying that being against Bain is somehow communistic. So McCain was a communist in 2008?

Secondly, there is the following article:

Los Angeles Times, "Mitt Romney no stranger to tax breaks, subsides" Those who attack Romney over subsidies, and the corporate welfare this article talks about are attacking what McCain, Romney and others hold dear?

If so, how can they be for free enterprise, true private equity if they hold subsidies and corporate welfare dear? McCain did say the attacks were against evertlything they hold dear.

Finally, was McCain against Bain Capital before he was for it?

1 posted on 01/13/2012 3:45:18 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

They’re all a bunch of liars. It’s depressing.


2 posted on 01/13/2012 3:46:48 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

McLame hit Bain and Willard for shipping American jobs to China, too.


3 posted on 01/13/2012 3:49:43 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The real story here is an old one. The story of McCain always seeming to hit rival Republicans a whole lot harder than he ever hit candidate Obama or any other Democrat who opposes him on something.


4 posted on 01/13/2012 3:50:49 PM PST by DemforBush (May I have 10,000 marbles, please?)
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To: CainConservative

WOW! I hope Newt brings that up and embarrasses him....


5 posted on 01/13/2012 3:54:16 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Surprise surprise, McCain sometimes uses liberal talking points. Who could have guessed it?


6 posted on 01/13/2012 3:57:33 PM PST by COgamer
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To: Daveinyork; CainConservative; DemforBush; sheikdetailfeather

I wonder how many media conservatives and GOP politicians were attacking Bain in 2008, and what they said?


7 posted on 01/13/2012 4:01:07 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

“I wonder how many media conservatives and GOP politicians were attacking Bain in 2008, and what they said?”

I don’t know. I wasn’t supporting either Romney or McCain then.


8 posted on 01/13/2012 4:03:20 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: COgamer

So, Romney is being supported by someone who use liberal talking points.

What does that say about Romney?


9 posted on 01/13/2012 4:07:56 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Go McCain!


10 posted on 01/13/2012 4:08:02 PM PST by Leep
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
The fix is in and Romney will win the nomination.
11 posted on 01/13/2012 4:09:16 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I too, hated both Mclame and Willard the Lib in 2008 as well. I remember Huck hitting Willard about Bain in both IA and SC. And the result was Huck’s combined total of 64% versus Willard’s measly 39% (2008: 25% IA and 14% SC).

“Romney reminds you of the guy who fired you and sent your job to mainland China for two bucks an hour!”


12 posted on 01/13/2012 4:12:29 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I’m all for a full-throated primary but I wish the candidates were arguing over how fast they would repeal Obamacare and reduce spending. Bain bores me.


13 posted on 01/13/2012 4:30:27 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Daveinyork

BINGO!!!


14 posted on 01/13/2012 4:33:42 PM PST by marty60
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

What the F is McCain piping up for? He can just GO AWAY. He does not speak for me. He had his chance and he SO blew it.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 4:59:55 PM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Why ? Toxic Newt is the new McPain ... funny how history is repeating itself ... another fat, old, grey haired backstabbing RINO attacking Mitt the RINO ...


16 posted on 01/13/2012 5:09:17 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist ( Either of the two Ricks would be a fine nominee)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Well DUH, people.

In 2008, McCAIN was the “next in line”.

Now, Mitt is the “next in line.

Could you -like- get with the program?


17 posted on 01/13/2012 5:16:29 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Well DUH, people.

In 2008, McCAIN was the “next in line”.

Now, Mitt is the “next in line.

Could you -like- get with the program?


18 posted on 01/13/2012 5:17:01 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Daveinyork

Duncan Hunter went after Romney on Bain over the transfer of US technology transfer to the Chi-Coms....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bX2hkmE5zA

If Newt and Perry were going to attack Romney’s ties with Bain, they should have attacked Bain’s partnering with ChiComs for the transfer of US defense technology. We’ve seen the results of that transfer with all the cyber attacks the ChiComs have perpetrated all across our defense network.


19 posted on 01/13/2012 5:40:22 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

McLettucehead is a windsock.


20 posted on 01/13/2012 5:51:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: RasterMaster

They should have, but they didn’t.


21 posted on 01/13/2012 8:37:15 PM PST by Daveinyork
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