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Sarah Palin Challenges Romney's History Of Job Creation At Bain
TheBlaze ^ | 1/11/2012 | Tiffany Gabbay

Posted on 01/12/2012 7:26:31 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin challenged GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney to furnish his tax return and supporting documents that would prove he created the 100,000 jobs he claimed he did while CEO of Bain Capital.

"Governor Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain and people are wanting to know is there proof of that claim and was it U.S. jobs created for United States citizens?" Palin told Fox News Sean Hannity.

Palin said that transparency was needed as Romney would likely be targeted by Democrats on this issue if he were to become the Republican nominee.

Watch the segment below [click on url link]

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: bain; baincapital; freepressforpalin; gingrich; huntsman; liarromney; palin; perry; romney; romneyinhiding; romneylies4u; romneytheliar; romneytruthfile; ronpaul; santorum; sarahpalin; teaparty
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Other news articles:

Washington Post: "Romney's Bain Figures Don't Add Up"

Biggovernment.com: "How Did Romney's 10,000 jobs become 100,000?"

Forbes.com. "So, Did Romnry Create 100,000 Jobs, Or Not?"

Forbes.com: "...three recent reports by the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press and by Fact Check.org...say that the Romney campaign has yet to offer convincing proof to back up the claim."

1 posted on 01/12/2012 7:26:35 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

While I gave a few examples, news sources from the left, the right, Libertarian news sources, far-left news sources, far-right news sources are all coming to the same conclusion: Romney is full of crap.


2 posted on 01/12/2012 7:31:22 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Lakeshark; LibLieSlayer; little jeremiah; Mama Shawna; mazda77; McGruff; MestaMachine; meadsjn; ...
Sarah Palin's New Ping List

GO SARAH! - NO ROMNEY! NO WAY!

3 posted on 01/12/2012 7:31:37 AM 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: Laissez-faire capitalist

"Well.....we're waiting."

4 posted on 01/12/2012 7:31:54 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

Boston.com: “Report: ‘Romneycare’ a jobs killer.” University study rips Romneycare.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 7:34:57 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

6 posted on 01/12/2012 7:36:18 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: onyx

Uh, oh. There goes that pesky Sarah Palin, again, asking for the obvious.


7 posted on 01/12/2012 7:36:27 AM PST by azishot
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Gov. Palin is making a valiant effort to stay relevant, but truth is, she had her chance and chickened out.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 7:37:49 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

The Romney campaign’s retort is to cite Staples, Sports Authority and Dominos.

Problem is, is that they intentionally leave out the job losses from other companies with which Bain was involved and the Romney campaign’s tally is based on current figures, not the period when Romney worked at Bain.


9 posted on 01/12/2012 7:40:32 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: backwoods-engineer

Its called making a living. She gets paid for what she does.


10 posted on 01/12/2012 7:40:58 AM PST by kempo
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To: backwoods-engineer

Please, no deflections via ad hominem.

Focus on RINO Romney.

Thanks.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 7:42:48 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: onyx

Go get 'em, Sarah!

click the pic

12 posted on 01/12/2012 7:42:58 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

Thanks for the ping. I sent one your way yesterday. Hope you saw it.


13 posted on 01/12/2012 7:45:06 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: azishot

Isn’t it simply amazing that Sarah speaks a few simple words and changes the entire conversation? Nobody does it better.


14 posted on 01/12/2012 7:45:06 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Gov. Palin is making a valiant effort to stay relevant, but truth is, she had her chance and chickened out.

She can no longer be the star, but she has a role in the supporting cast. She can go after Romney because it doesn't matter if it runs up her negatives, she isn't running for anything. She can become the conservative answer to Karl Rove. Just as Rove savages conservatives as Romney's hit man, Gov. Palin can hammer the RINOs as the conservative branch of the party's enforcer.

It is not a job that is likely to make you loved. However by running up her negatives the press has given her little to lose in that realm. It is a job that pays well and provides TV face time.
15 posted on 01/12/2012 7:45:17 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Romney is to Bain and its “created” jobs what Kerry was to his Vietnam record and medals. You can get away with the false claims in local politics, but when you go national, the REAL data comes out.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 7:46:40 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Typical Rove Romneybot response.


17 posted on 01/12/2012 7:46:57 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: dfwgator

LOL


18 posted on 01/12/2012 7:47:04 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
I wonder if Romney has figured out conservatives don't like him and don't have his back yet? How does he think he's going to win when we obviously hate him and we're openly working against him? Does he think that's going to change because he manages to weasel his way in against our will? Hell no. That will make it worse. Why would anyone invest in this fool's campaign when it's clear that their investment will not yield a return?
19 posted on 01/12/2012 7:48:12 AM PST by RC one (Scorch the earth Newt. Scorch it.)
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To: cuban leaf

If what Romney did at Bain was legal, fine.....but don’t expect it to be a plus when running for President, and don’t try to dress it up that way....he made money, great....good for him...I don’t begrudge that, if it was legal, as maybe as unprincipled it may have been, but that’s not my business....but him running for President IS my business.


20 posted on 01/12/2012 7:48:48 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: azishot

You betcha! She’s not for Romney.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 7:48:48 AM 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: Laissez-faire capitalist

So, Sarah’s not gonna endorse him then?

;)


22 posted on 01/12/2012 7:49:11 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

By your logic, if we can call it that, the only relevant jobs on the planet are those of President and the six active candidates. Yeah, right.

Only 7 relevant human beings by your “logic.” Try again.


23 posted on 01/12/2012 7:49:42 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: GonzoGOP

Rove had a really stupid pro-Romney article in this morning’s WSJ. I don’t know why the GOP “leaders” are so in love with the guy.


24 posted on 01/12/2012 7:49:48 AM PST by livius
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Governor Palin.

Stop just opposing from the sidelines.

Get back in this thing.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 7:50:15 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: backwoods-engineer

The TRUTH is as I posted in my last post. When Sarah speaks, everyone listens. The shiv is stuck in romney now...where it should have been in the first place. Now ro twist it nd pour as much salt on it as we can.
He MUST NOT become our nominee.


26 posted on 01/12/2012 7:50:29 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I likely missed it. I’m on the FReepathon thread where I post the scoreboard and also a lot of huge graphics and huge graphics are posted to me, so I miss several pings to me.

:(


27 posted on 01/12/2012 7:51:30 AM 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: backwoods-engineer

So no one who’s been in office or ran for office has the right to express an opinion on candidates? I see.


28 posted on 01/12/2012 7:52:09 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: dfwgator

I was arguing this with another poster, and I completely agree with you. I liken it to Mr. Potter in “It’s a Wonderful Life”. He did everything legal, but he didn’t win any popularity contests.

We also saw, in the “alternate” reality, what unbridled capitalism, minus the controls of a Judeo/Christian culture, will get you. Without God, capitalism is WORSE than Socialism. It is unbridled and raw atheist selfish greed. With God, it is the best economic system there is.


29 posted on 01/12/2012 7:52:45 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

—Gov. Palin is making a valiant effort to stay relevant, but truth is, she had her chance and chickened out.—

That’s one way of seeing it. I see it as choosing one’s battles. Fools rush in.


30 posted on 01/12/2012 7:53:54 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: MestaMachine
Isn’t it simply amazing that Sarah speaks a few simple words

Yes, she has come a long way.

Next she'll master complete sentences, with luck and effort.

31 posted on 01/12/2012 7:55:39 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Let him release his returns when obozo releases his transcripts


32 posted on 01/12/2012 7:56:05 AM PST by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Photobucket Unfortunately, she has tough competition when it comes to Romney.
33 posted on 01/12/2012 7:57:13 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Facts, Are hard things (Pres. REAGAN :)
....For proven liars (Myth Romney).

34 posted on 01/12/2012 7:58:09 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: backwoods-engineer

I don’t know. I kind like this Newt/Sarah tag team thing ....works for me. lol.

Poor King Romney and his supporters are upset that he has been challenged. How DARE we, as Americans, question him?? How dare Newt cross that line ....

Sorry, as Newt says, the attacks go both ways!


35 posted on 01/12/2012 7:58:35 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: hecht
This issue is regarding our best, conservative republican candidate.

Here's a hint: it's not Romney.

36 posted on 01/12/2012 8:01:44 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: livius
I don’t know why the GOP “leaders” are so in love with the guy.

Because he is willing to be hated. There are very few people in the world who are so mercenary that they are willing to do a job even if the result is being hated by nearly everyone. Rove is hated by the left and the right with equal vehemence. He does his job as the RINO's hatchet man and in doing so allows the RINOs to keep their hands clean. In return he is very well compensated.
37 posted on 01/12/2012 8:02:38 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Rush gonna get u Palin. Better not challenge any of his “so called captialist buddies”, esp. Romney.


38 posted on 01/12/2012 8:04:00 AM PST by swampfox101 (s)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Sarah Palin gets right to heart of the matter as always.


39 posted on 01/12/2012 8:05:55 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Have any of those news organizations done a fact check on Obammy’s jobs created/saved number?


40 posted on 01/12/2012 8:06:07 AM PST by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republcan Party, it left me.)
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To: onyx

I bet I was possibly one of less than a dozen on FR that watched Larry the Cable Guy last night.

He had aaan Alaska special, part of it was visiting the palins in Wasilla.

I think I remember when it was filmed, the scene where Larry was getting cussed out by a driver that was pissed off because he was forced to drive behind the Larry convoy at the speed limit was funny, and quite true.


41 posted on 01/12/2012 8:06:53 AM PST by Eye of Unk (NO Romney,NO way)
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To: hecht

1.) I want Obama to release them, too, but bad behavior by Obama does not excuse bad behavior by Romney.

2.) Romney made his 100,000 jobs claim a centerpiece to his campaign and put that forward as making him highly electable.

Time for him to put up or shut up if he wants voters to believe in and go with 2.)


42 posted on 01/12/2012 8:07:32 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: hecht

1.) I want Obama to release them, too, but bad behavior by Obama does not excuse bad behavior by Romney.

2.) Romney made his 100,000 jobs claim a centerpiece to his campaign and put that forward as making him highly electable.

Time for him to put up or shut up if he wants voters to believe in and go with 2.)


43 posted on 01/12/2012 8:07:44 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: gogeo

Their hypocrisy is equaled by Romney’s obfuscation on his 100,00 jobs created claim.


44 posted on 01/12/2012 8:10:26 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

“Sarah Palin Challenges Romney’s History Of Job Creation At Bain Vulture Capital”

Uh-oh, Wassilio. Willard busted by the Sarahcuda!


45 posted on 01/12/2012 8:10:37 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: gogeo

I’m pretty sure the save number is a pretend number.


46 posted on 01/12/2012 8:13:26 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: jimbo123; Laissez-faire capitalist; C. Edmund Wright; MestaMachine
Typical Rove Romneybot response.

Typical "FReeper who does not know the posting history of someone he calls a Rove Romneybot" response.

Check my posting history: I LOATHE Rove.

Check my posting history: Romney is a statist gun-grabber. I will under no circumstances vote for Willard, even if it means 0bama is re-elected.

Read my posting history: I was a supporter of Gov Palin for President, until she chickened out from the death threats.

Check my posting history: I don't believe there is a political solution for what ails America, anyway, so Mitt will only make things worse. Still, I won't vote for the bastard.

47 posted on 01/12/2012 8:13:50 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

She makes a great point here!


48 posted on 01/12/2012 8:15:14 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Eye of Unk; TheConservativeParty

I didn’t watch it, even though my dear friend, TheConservativeParty, told me about it! I forgot, since I don’t watch the show and have no idea about the channel or the time of its airing.

Sounds like you enjoyed the show!!!


49 posted on 01/12/2012 8:23:26 AM 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: dfwgator

...............(crickets chirping)...............


50 posted on 01/12/2012 8:27:29 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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