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When Mitt Romney Came To Town. View it now!
King of Bain ^ | 1/11/2012 | DoctorZin

Posted on 01/11/2012 12:14:59 PM PST by DoctorZIn

The movie is online.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kingofbain; mittromney; newt

1 posted on 01/11/2012 12:15:10 PM PST by DoctorZIn
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To: DoctorZIn

This is the full 28 minute movie.


2 posted on 01/11/2012 12:26:04 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Blog Now!)
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To: DoctorZIn

Weak, IMO.

His fundamental hypocrisies, liberalism, pettiness and record as a governor are the jugulars. This goes for the capillaries.

Thank you for posting it. It is informative, and once again illustrates how feeble are the attacks on this very fragile target.


3 posted on 01/11/2012 12:26:36 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: DoctorZIn

My daughter (just 19 years old) and I just watched the video. She said, “he’s disgusting that’s not what Americans do to Americans. My father wouldn’t retire for fear his clients wouldn’t stay with his company without him and he felt a responsibility to his employees and their families. After first suffering a stroke, the job finally killed him. Some people are principled and I wish there were more of them.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 12:27:39 PM PST by cnsmom (csmom)
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To: DoctorZIn

Can we get a “mic check” here too?

Please. Didn’t Newt just disavow his Bain attacks earlier today and now his PAC is releasing this flick?

Attacking Romney the chameleon from the left is not going to work. It’s actually helping RINO Mitt, not hurting him. It is forcing conservative talkers like Hannity and Rush to defend him and making him sound like the only in one in the race who understands free markets and capitalism. It is a real shame hearing Perry and Newt sound like occutards using this line of attack. It smacks of utter desperation and it will fail miserably.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 12:38:31 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969
Hello,

Mitt has compared his time at Bain to The “o” taking over private firms in the auto industry. Well. That's a game changer.

MOgirl

6 posted on 01/11/2012 12:46:09 PM PST by MOgirl (STAND)
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To: DoctorZIn

OH MY.

This man is disgusting.


7 posted on 01/11/2012 12:46:18 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Reagan69

I am sending it to EVERYONE I can.

An eye-opener.


8 posted on 01/11/2012 12:53:56 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Psalm 144
There is no way that Romney will win in the general election. This is devastating! These where all profitable companies taken private, looted, loaded with debt, pumped, and dumped.These are only four companies.

There is a difference between being a capitalist and being a corporatist.

9 posted on 01/11/2012 12:58:04 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: DoctorZIn

[http://www.freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://www.kingofbain.com/]

This video will be picked apart and denigrated by Romney, Paul and some radio talk show hosts but keep this in mind...THIS IS ONLY AN OPENING SALVO OF WHAT THE LEFT WILL USE TO EASILY DESTROY ROMNEY.

Fortunately for a Romney PAC, they bought our governor in SC for a song...$36,000 and reaped a major endorsement.

Thanks Nikki, see ya’ at your next bid for election.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 12:58:47 PM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: DoctorZIn
I'm not impressed. Even though I could not take this thing beyond the 12 minute mark, I'm confident in labeling it a hatchet job.

Your first clue is the use of four examples rather than the full record. Bain probably has done scores if not hundreds of deals, and I'll take a WAG that this lefty cherry-picked the worst outcomes.

I'm going to defer to the Wall Street Journal on Bain:

We have our policy differences with Mr. Romney, but by any reasonable measure Bain Capital has been a net job and wealth creator. Founded in 1984 as an offshoot of the Bain consulting company, Bain Capital's business is a combination of private equity and venture capital. The latter means taking a flyer on start-ups that may or may not pan out, something that neither Mr. Gingrich nor Mr. Obama seem to find offensive when those investments are made by Silicon Valley firms in "clean energy."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204879004577108500491449164.html

None of the above should be interpreted to mean that I'm happy with Mitt, which I am not. I just hate seeing the GOP borrow a page from Occupy Wall Street.

11 posted on 01/11/2012 1:01:15 PM PST by freespirited
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To: Jim from C-Town

I am just looking at it as a weapon. It is too long, too slow, too conventional and too predictable IMO. The rather naive and unimaginative people here who think utterly unfettered capitalism is ipso facto a good thing won’t be swayed.

Romney and his choir need to be politically obliterated. I don’t think this will do it. Too much mood development, not enough points.

This is a sledge hammer where a jack hammer is needed.

Just my opinion. I certainly support the objective, which is to crush Romney.


12 posted on 01/11/2012 1:07:39 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
There is a difference between being a capitalist and being a corporatist.

Exactly. Even ZeroHedge doesn't defend Romney's record as a 'capitalist':

"Lately, Bain founder and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has found himself in a spirited defense of the private equity industry, doing all he can to spin decades of data which confirm, without failure, that PE Leveraged Buy Outs are nothing but "efficiency maximizing" transactions whose only goal is the "maximization" of EBITDA in the pursuit of dividend recap deals, IPOs or outright sales, while loading up the company with untenable amounts of leverage. All this with a 3-5 year investment horizon, which ignores the long-term viability of a company and seeks to streamline (read fire as many as possible) operations as quickly as possible in the goal of maximizing short-term returns. We wish him luck in his endeavor."


Which is exactly the sort of thing the film highlights.

Shame we have so wannabe Capitalistas here at FR and elsewhere, who adamantly defend this kind of shuck and jive financial paper shuffling as exemplary acts of free-market enterprise.
13 posted on 01/11/2012 1:08:44 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: freespirited

Definitely an academy award contender. Just wished it had talked about those worker’s pension plans that had to be picked up by the taxpayer. Last figure I heard was in the neighborhood of ten million or more. This needs to be played three or four times on prime time all over SC and Florida, with the last being played the night before the voting starts.


14 posted on 01/11/2012 1:10:02 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
There is a difference between being a capitalist and being a corporatist.

Exactly. Even ZeroHedge doesn't defend Romney's record as a 'capitalist':
"Lately, Bain founder and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has found himself in a spirited defense of the private equity industry, doing all he can to spin decades of data which confirm, without failure, that PE Leveraged Buy Outs are nothing but "efficiency maximizing" transactions whose only goal is the "maximization" of EBITDA in the pursuit of dividend recap deals, IPOs or outright sales, while loading up the company with untenable amounts of leverage. All this with a 3-5 year investment horizon, which ignores the long-term viability of a company and seeks to streamline (read fire as many as possible) operations as quickly as possible in the goal of maximizing short-term returns. We wish him luck in his endeavor."
Which is exactly the sort of thing the film highlights.

Shame we have so many wannabe Capitalistas here at FR and elsewhere, who adamantly defend this kind of shuck and jive financial paper shuffling as exemplary acts of free-market enterprise.
15 posted on 01/11/2012 1:10:11 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: DoctorZIn; TitansAFC; DJ MacWoW

Thank you! I plan to watch ASAP.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 1:10:11 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: freespirited
The point is that this is tame compared to what Obama can do with his billion $’s to Mittens. This is a small slice paid for by a relatively small amount of money. All of it is true.Everything about it is backed up by news article, TV news, eye witness accounts and corporate documents. All of it is public record. Did he really think this wouldn't come out.

This is on top of his numerous flip flops on all things Conservative.

This is what vetting looks like to a Republican candidate. His skeletons are numerous and look bad from the Left and the Right end of the spectrum.

Stick a fork in him HE IS DONE!

17 posted on 01/11/2012 1:12:38 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: freespirited

I doesn’t matter if it’s seen as a hatchet job by some, as I mentioned in my post:

[...THIS IS ONLY AN OPENING SALVO OF WHAT THE LEFT WILL USE TO EASILY DESTROY ROMNEY.]

Romney will be more vulnerable to defeat than McCain ever was especially with so many people who can relate to those same folks in that video.


18 posted on 01/11/2012 1:12:51 PM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: DoctorZIn

There is no doubt, Barack Hussein Obama will eviscerate Massachusetts liberal Romney.

America will lose, but Romney will still look forward to eventually going to his very own planet........ where instead of president, he can be a god.

GO NEWT GO.........


19 posted on 01/11/2012 1:15:53 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: Psalm 144
This is the FIRST salvo in the battle. By the time they come out with the Federal bail out of Bain, the numerous pension raids and the stiffing of the Federal Pension Protection Agency with BILLIONS in losses while Romney and Bain got fat. He will be in single digits.

Several Conservatives, especially those of us on FR have warned repeatedly about this Corporatist PIG. He is the kind of guy that gives those of us in business a bad name.

There is a thing called ethics. Romney has proved in his business life and his political life that the only person that matters is HIM. That is NOT ethical.

20 posted on 01/11/2012 1:21:38 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I will watch with interest. I long to see Romney taken down.


21 posted on 01/11/2012 1:24:17 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: DoctorZIn
I know I probable will get 'face palmed' for posting my graphic again but this is how I see things. Photobucket
22 posted on 01/11/2012 1:32:31 PM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...

Ping!


23 posted on 01/11/2012 1:54:57 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santuckabee is 2012's version of Mike Huckatorum. Avoid Conservicide voting; support Newt!!)
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To: TitansAFC
I did view it and I want Romney to explain why tax dollars were used to shore up the pensions, instead of the profits taken by Bain.

I am not ok with this. It reeks of Solyndra. Gov dollars given to corp, so investors could make big dollars. In the end, employees and TAXPAYERS get screwed. CRONY CAPITALISM.

24 posted on 01/11/2012 2:03:53 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (I am angry and that is why I am #withNewt))
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To: RetSignman

GREAT GRAPHIC


25 posted on 01/11/2012 2:06:46 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: DoctorZIn

mark


26 posted on 01/11/2012 2:15:56 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: freespirited
"I'm going to defer to the Wall Street Journal on Bain:

Then you might consider deferring to a news piece rather than an op ed.

Regarding Romney's tenure at Bain...."Ten deals produced more than 70% of the dollar gains.

Some of those companies, too, later ran into trouble. Of the 10 businesses on which Bain investors scored their biggest gains, four later landed in bankruptcy court."

27 posted on 01/11/2012 2:27:14 PM PST by moehoward
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To: RetSignman

I agree. Newt is not my candidate but they are piling on him over doing what he should be doing. Showing what the republicans will get if they nominate Romney. They’re wrong. There are 14 million people out of work right now, how do you think they will vote after seeing this or something like this? The media will be going 24/7 with stuff like this from the day after the convention until election day. It will be a blue sweep like you can not even imagine.


28 posted on 01/11/2012 2:33:15 PM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Psalm 144

Agreed. It is long, and it brushes a little too closely to the kind of class warfare hussein’s goon squad blathers on about.

But there will be many tools cobbled together for this job. Hate to say it but the ad the DNC put out is snappier and has a bigger stinger.


29 posted on 01/11/2012 2:33:33 PM PST by moehoward
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To: TitansAFC

Newt’s PAC HAD to show this.

Romney is a hot mess of a candidate.


30 posted on 01/11/2012 2:47:08 PM PST by b9
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To: DoctorZIn

This video is bound to go viral because it is tied to a presidential election, and will do political damage to Romney.

You can already see the Romneybots squirming.


31 posted on 01/11/2012 2:52:09 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: RetSignman


GO NEWT!!

32 posted on 01/11/2012 2:52:41 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
"There is a difference between being a capitalist and being a corporatist."

FAUX news is spinning Mitt as a "Venture Capitalist". He was really a "Vulture Capitalist". The earlier thread from The American Thinker had it right. Now I'll go look for it.

33 posted on 01/11/2012 3:31:05 PM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: matthew fuller; SeekAndFind

Today @ 12:21, SeekandFind.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2831554/posts


34 posted on 01/11/2012 3:41:34 PM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: DoctorZIn
Be Honest, no one will see this. People just could no even be bothered.

The money is all that matters on the Hill.

35 posted on 01/11/2012 3:42:49 PM PST by Afronaut (It's 1984)
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To: Jim from C-Town
"That is NOT ethical. "

It's Mormon ethics. It's called screw the Gentiles.

36 posted on 01/11/2012 3:54:56 PM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: DoctorZIn
As a Republican myself, if Republicans on the Radio and TV defend this type of capitalism, then all forms of capitalism will be defined by this type of ruthless behavior and Obama will get his second term. Americans are hurting badly now, and Mitt's past actions as the head of Bain will naturally cause concern.

Making millions at the expense of the destruction of peoples livelihood, will come back to haunt you if you desire the Office of President. He now needs the vote of the thousands who suffered by his actions, and the millions more who sympathize with them.

I for one think this behavior was sickening, and rescuing companies from bankruptcy wasn't their goal. It seemed to be clearly the opposite by placing them intentionally in that positon for personal monetary gain.

WAKE UP REPUBLICANS!!!!!

37 posted on 01/11/2012 4:14:08 PM PST by Jefflb1961
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To: brytlea; Diana in Wisconsin; Kakaze; Tammy8; unkus; metmom; Cap Huff; svcw; leapfrog0202; Concho; ..

Ping


38 posted on 01/11/2012 4:35:31 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Let's not vet Mitt w/Bain so Obama can do it all summer. /sarc)
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To: Longbow1969

“Attacking Romney the chameleon from the left is not going to work.”

Attacking from the left is a mindless meme some of you have picked up. If you haven’t been around business acquisitions and venture capitalists, you have no idea how bad vulture capitalists can be. Gingrich’s attack has raised legitimate issues of whether Romney gutted some companies, you don’t just walk away with millions and a bankrupt company unless you were pretty cold blooded ruthless.


39 posted on 01/11/2012 6:11:51 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: DoctorZIn; All
Well no wonder Romney said this week on the NH campaign trail:
Romney Likes ‘Being Able to Fire People’

He likes having that power to fire people.

40 posted on 01/11/2012 6:26:47 PM PST by Colofornian (Romney = pro-abortion)
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To: Longbow1969

Its not an attack from the left.

Vulture capitalism is for leftists like Buffett and Icahn. Its disgusting, and we need to disavow it.

One very good thing has come out of this: Limbaugh has been exposed for the jerk he is down deep inside.


41 posted on 01/11/2012 6:51:54 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: freespirited

The WSJ has always been aligned with those kind of jerks; no surprise.


42 posted on 01/11/2012 6:54:30 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Psalm 144

>> “ The rather naive and unimaginative people here who think utterly unfettered capitalism is ipso facto a good thing won’t be swayed.” <<

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But they might be exposed for what they are at least.


43 posted on 01/11/2012 6:57:10 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: RetSignman

>> “Romney will be more vulnerable to defeat than McCain ever was especially with so many people who can relate to those same folks in that video.” <<

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Yep! - About 40 million voters that have been negatively affected by that kind of activity in the last 5 years.


44 posted on 01/11/2012 7:01:04 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: All
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Mitt Romney and the Hypocrisy of Bain Capital

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45 posted on 01/11/2012 7:10:57 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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