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Warren Buffett Reveals His Favorite Republican In The Race
Business Insider ^ | November 14, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 11/14/2011 4:59:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Warren Buffett is on CNBC this morning...

First, he sees all the Republicans going further and further to the right to out-Republican each other during the primary. It's natural, he says, though he's not sure it's good for the Republic.

...If he had to support a Republican, it would be, not surprisingly, Mitt Romney.

Given that Buffett is a pro-business, mainstream Democrat this obviously makes sense. He doesn't mind his past as a PE cost-cutter, though he's not crazy about Bain Capital's history of drawing cash out of companies they stuff up with debt.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: buffett; gopprimary; moderate; msm; romney2012
Obama's favorite billionaire would like to see Romney as Obama's challenger.

Special report: The golden age of opposition research......."....” A dossier assembled by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy’s campaign when he was challenged by Mitt Romney in 1994 remains a rich source on Romney’s career at Bain...Democratic strategists are ready to attack Romney as a job-destroying corporate raider if he becomes the GOP nominee.”..

1 posted on 11/14/2011 4:59:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Romney’s Troubling Appointments (Mitt's environmental policy team now works for Obama) …………….“"EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has taken most of the fire from Republicans as her agency rolls out a slew of controversial new climate and clean air rules. But McCarthy, the EPA assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, has taken on much of the heavy lifting of writing, structuring, and implementing the rules.

“Lisa’s the coach and Gina’s the quarterback” in the work of rolling out new clean air regulations, said Daniel Weiss, an energy and climate policy expert at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank with close ties to the Obama administration. “She’s running the plays, improvising on the line.”

Another Romney environmental adviser in the effort to regulate “greenhouse gases” is now Obama’s Director of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren. Dr. Holdren has some exotic views: …………..

Romney’s Advisers Met With Obama to Help Craft ‘Obamacare’ “Three of Mitt Romney’s advisers went to the White House at least a dozen times in 2009 to consult on the former Massachusetts governor’s health care plan that President Obama used as a model for his initiative -- now a federal law that all the Republican presidential candidates want to repeal.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday he was "not in a position to comment on specific meetings." But in a remark that won't help Romney in his pursuit for the 2012 Republican nomination, Earnest repeated that Obama took cues from the Massachusetts legislation.

"You've certainly heard the president himself say that there were a number of very good ideas included in the health care plan that then-Gov. Romney put in place in Massachusetts that were incorporated into the Affordable Care Act and so it’s clear that these are some ideas that we were interested in incorporating and we did incorporate.

That's -- I'm running for office, for Pete's sake, I can't have illegals. [video clip] -- Mitt Romney, GOP presidential debate - October 18, 2011 - Las Vegas, NV

Rudy Giuliani asked Mitt Romney the same question in the 2008 CNN debate that Rick Perry asked him during the CNN 2011 debate -- Mitt lost it both times.

Nov 28, 2008 CNN-YouTube Debate: Sound familiar? [LOOK who interrupts whom!!] Funny Accent

2 posted on 11/14/2011 5:01:57 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All I had to do was read the headline. It was like a rhetorical question.


3 posted on 11/14/2011 5:05:13 AM PST by Obadiah (I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Raise your hand if you didn't know the answer before clicking the thread.

Hey you! With your hand raised! You're an idiot.

4 posted on 11/14/2011 5:06:54 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Obadiah

NO kidding~!


5 posted on 11/14/2011 5:07:09 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney’s career at Bain...Democratic strategists are ready to attack Romney as a job-destroying corporate raider if he becomes the GOP nominee.

As opposed to a job-destroying corporate taxer.

6 posted on 11/14/2011 5:07:15 AM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Pro-business, mainstream Democrat" is an oxymoron.

In any case Warren Buffett is pro-Buffett, screw the rest of business world.

7 posted on 11/14/2011 5:08:13 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: reg45

Well said!


8 posted on 11/14/2011 5:10:15 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Sooth2222
[Oct 3, 2011) Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett hosted a fundraiser for the Obama campaign on Friday, with 'disappointing' turnout, one guest told The New York Post. The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee generated over $1.5 million from the fundraiser, The New York Times reported, meaning it was at least a partial success, but over a dozen of the $10,000-a-plate seats were left unfilled even after staffers filled empty seats. (Guests could also pay $35,800 to meet Buffett.) http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-10-03/politics/30237569_1_obama-campaign-fundraiser-empty-seats
9 posted on 11/14/2011 5:15:48 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Buffett is a tool.

(Birds of a feather.)


10 posted on 11/14/2011 5:15:49 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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11 posted on 11/14/2011 5:16:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Warren Buffett isn’t pro-business, he’s pro-crony capitalism. He’s pro-himself, but anti-everyone else: how else to explain that (a) his company spends millions and millions of dollars to avoid paying the very same taxes he wants everyone else to have to pay more of, and (b) he’s consistently favored government policies (i.e., liberal policies) that make it much, much harder for other people to make the same sort of fortune for themselves that he’s made. Creating barriers to entry for your erstwhile competitors is not pro-business or pro-capitalist, it’s socialist crony capitalism.


12 posted on 11/14/2011 5:17:34 AM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Conservatives need to reassess whether buying products from Buffet's companies is a good idea. Why support this fool? Why buy his products? Why make him richer as he destroys our country? Connect the dots, America...
13 posted on 11/14/2011 5:18:12 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

This, combined with the latest reports of insider trading by lawmakers, is more evidence of the charade and theatre that is Warren Buffet. But then again, a critical part of the REAL game IS working with the puppet strings and puppet masters of our government.

Charade and theatre are mandatory when Government is this big.


14 posted on 11/14/2011 5:23:02 AM PST by Voter62vb
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney isn’t a republican, he just plays one on TV.


15 posted on 11/14/2011 5:24:26 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Romney will be just like Obama if he gets elected. Herman Cain needs to win the nomination to save us from a Turd Sandwich vs. Giant Douche scenario.


16 posted on 11/14/2011 5:32:08 AM PST by bigdirty
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One year, after posing for a photo for a firm brochure, the partners did another take, the second time holding $10 and $20 bills. From left, Fraser Bullock, Eric A. Kriss, Joshua Bekenstein, Mitt Romney, Coleman Andrews, Geoffrey S. Rehnert, and Robert F. White. (Provided by Bain Capital)
17 posted on 11/14/2011 5:37:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: bigdirty
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18 posted on 11/14/2011 5:43:22 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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I agree, conservatives need to boycott Warren Buffett-lead companies as much as possible. Make your voice heard with your wallet.

And the fact Buffett’s favorite candidate is Romney tells you Romney would continue the crony-capitalism that Buffett so desires.


19 posted on 11/14/2011 5:46:30 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That pic is the truth.

Oughta be made into a larger bumper sticker and plastered all over the site of the GOP convention or debates.


20 posted on 11/14/2011 5:46:54 AM PST by NVDave
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” Given that Buffett is a pro-business,”

Given that Buffett is a pro-Buffett

There......fixed it : )


21 posted on 11/14/2011 6:12:04 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Of course, cause he knows Romney would be toast against 0


22 posted on 11/14/2011 6:14:28 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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I agree, conservatives need to boycott Warren Buffett-lead companies as much as possible..................................... OH no, that means no more Geico Gecko? Buffett pays for those adds.


23 posted on 11/14/2011 6:30:23 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Its not who we elect, its those who they appoint that mater most!.)
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Warren Buffett whose father was a Republican Congressman

Claims he changed parties over GOP's treatment of Blacks

In Selma, they have a whole section to Everet Dirksen who delivered more % of GOP to pass the Civil Rights Bill.

Jim Crow laws and Davis-Bacon Law were passed by Democrats to discriminate against the rights and pay of Blacks.

24 posted on 11/14/2011 6:41:52 AM PST by scooby321
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To: dead

I wasn’t raising my hand. I was scratching my head wondering why this was even an article. It’s like having an article stating that the ocean is wet.


25 posted on 11/14/2011 6:49:27 AM PST by spacewarp (Cain/Rubio 2012..... Change we can actually believe in. Change we need.)
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Gee, he likes the other major RINO in the race. Given that Warren Buffett is the poster boy for crony capitalism, who could have possibly figured that out?
26 posted on 11/14/2011 7:00:49 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: NVDave
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27 posted on 11/14/2011 7:27:53 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess it’d be Romney. What do I win?


28 posted on 11/14/2011 7:50:52 AM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I thought it was going to be a surprise, and he would be for Huntsman. But no surprise with Buffett. I’m sure the primary voters will comply accordingly.


29 posted on 11/14/2011 8:02:17 AM PST by Theodore R.
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In Selma, they have a whole section to Everet Dirksen

whole section of what? Howard Baker must have got that done. He was ol' Ev's son-in-law.

30 posted on 11/14/2011 8:04:11 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: dead

Snort! LOL!


31 posted on 11/14/2011 2:25:39 PM PST by prairiebreeze (I guess I'll keep living until I die.)
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To: Obadiah

Well.....just “Buck Fuffet!”


32 posted on 11/14/2011 2:26:17 PM PST by Gaffer
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