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Gingrich's Defense of Bain Capital Far Superior to Anything You Ever Hear Coming from Romney
Reaganite Republican ^ | May 28, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 05/28/2012 9:40:24 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

"How can you be the president with the worst 
unemployment record since the Great Depression 
-and pick a fight over job creation
There's a point where this becomes ludicrous..."

"Bain as an issue doesn't work, because people look at it on balance... and they say 'wait a second -yeah- you can pick a couple companies that lost. You can pick a lot of companies that succeeded.' And as even as the governor of Massachusetts said last week, it is a good company."

"This is going to fall flat on its face ... Obama picking a fight on the economy is probably the worst possible strategy for his campaign."

"(Cory Booker) described what I think is a big reality for him as the Mayor of Newark: that that free enterprise system has been creating jobs, paying taxes, improving his city."

Re. Newt's own (primary) attacks on Mitt's record at Bain: "I think Governor Perry will tell you when he tried to use it, it didn't work... when I went head-to-head with Mitt over it didn't work...
I'm a little surprised Obama is trying it"

"In effect, what Obama is saying is that government investment is smarter than private equity -and if you look at their track record of losing billions on various solar companies -$2.1B on one company alone- you'd have to say Obama's a pretty bad venture capitalist. 

And remember, he's doing it with your money... for better or worse, Romney was taking a risk as a private person, with private money, in the private sector... Obama's been throwing our money as taxpayers away, and our children's and grandchildren's in the national debt"

"I think private equity on balance creates far more jobs that it kills... I think private equity creates a far better future... look at the rise of Google, of Apple."

"Private equity in general has been a force that has overwhelmingly been more effective at creating jobs than any socialist government in history. So if I had to choose between private equity and socialism, I'd choose private equity every time.

Countries that use private equity get richer, and countries that follow socialism get poorer.... Obama's frankly a pretty good case study in that: his examples of public equity -investing in Solyndra, investing in other failing companies -I mean he's thrown-away billions of dollars of taxpayers' money- because it turns-out that bureaucrats don't make very good venture capitalists."
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bain; equity; gingrich; newt
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To: Reaganite Republican
what class he has then to offer his unqualifed support and formidable communication skills to the Romney campaign, a REAL team-player.

Newt's campaign debts needed to be paid.

21 posted on 05/28/2012 3:32:24 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: rogue yam

Your Alinskyesque methodology betrays your agenda (freeze the traget and isolate, accusing me of believing I’m ‘the only one not played like apuppet’). So, you came not to praise Newt but to bury him. Are you afraid he might be important in beating little barry bastard commie?

22 posted on 05/28/2012 4:48:38 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Reaganite Republican; upchuck

You both have made excellent points. Yes, I agree that Newt is the bigger man to now, after the negative campaigning by Romney in Florids, back Romney. I live in Florida, and out of 9 consecutive commercials, 8 would be bashing Newt, one would be positive. The mute button came in awfully handy.

Reaganite Republican, both Bachmann and Palin (especially Palin) could explain the conservative stand, but I’ve thought they were dismissed by the RNC because they are women. America is not ready for a Margaret Thatcher. I have wondered if this is why Sarah Palin decided not to run. The last 3 times I saw her on T.V. before she announced she wasn’t running, she looked sad/tired/ill/??? She said her family was for her running, and she certainly generated enthusiasm among Americans. This is the only reason I can think of why she didn’t run. I read where she told Michelle “it’s not (her) time yet”. Isn’t that what they told Romney in 2008?

All I can think of with Romney is “Obama lite”.

23 posted on 05/28/2012 4:57:01 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Humal; upchuck


Actually, I was a Palinista from Nov 2008, and wrote about the first Palin 2012 post I’ve ever seen back then-

I decided before most she wasn’t going to run, so I was backing Bachmann until she really fell apart, I jumped ship to Newt when he gathered momentum at hers and Perry’s expense.

Sounds like we took an identical path, interesting

As a defense hawk, I can’t stand Ron Paul- so now it’s down to the default setting I guess lol

24 posted on 05/28/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Parley Baer

And if he hadn’t taken the opposite tack with Bain back in January, and argued the opposite of what he is now, he might well be our nominee.

25 posted on 05/28/2012 8:23:12 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Reaganite Republican

The paths are similar.

I went for Bachman, then Cain, then Newt. Never could get into Perry.

Sure wish we had somebody better than Myth.

Hopefully, God willing, we’ll keep the House and take back the Senate.

26 posted on 05/28/2012 8:33:45 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Sorry, should have mentioned... voted for Newt in the SC primary.

27 posted on 05/28/2012 8:37:11 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Bump for Newt!

28 posted on 05/28/2012 8:52:06 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cyber Liberty

In the article he says attacking Bain failed for Perry and it failed for him, and he can’t figure out why Obama thinks it’ll win for him. So in that sense, it works coming from someone who attacked Romney for Bain Capital.

29 posted on 05/28/2012 9:11:22 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Reaganite Republican
“so now it’s down to the default setting I guess lol”

I agree. Romney is not my first, or even my 5th choice, but he is head and shoulders better than Obama. Personally, I feel we have lost the best candidates by loses in the primaries (Palin was my first choice, but she didn't run; Newt; Cain; Bachmann; Santorum; Perry). What bothers me is when people say “I'm not going to vote for Romney”. This is so foolish. By doing that, they are essentially giving Obama their vote. I've tried explaining this to people, and they look at me like I have lost it.

30 posted on 05/29/2012 6:30:35 AM PDT by Humal
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To: Humal
I've been trying to figure out why the “Republican Machine” wanted Romney over Gingrich.

The RINO Party's political identity centers around its ability to "work with" Democrats. This requires that they maintain the fiction that "working with" Democrats is necessary and desirable. The worst thing that could happen for a RINO would be for the public to realize refusing to work with Democrats would be better than trying to "work with" them to implement their agenda less badly.

31 posted on 06/18/2012 3:47:51 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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