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Devastating Anti-Romney Film Surfaces
The Root ^ | 1/12/12 | Lynette Holloway

Posted on 01/12/2012 4:07:31 PM PST by Antoninus

A film depicting GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney as a heartless corporate raider has emerged just as the race is heating up.

When Mitt Romney Came to Town, a film about Romney's time as CEO of Bain Capital, "is without a doubt the most serious attack on the former Massachusetts governor's campaign," the Raw Story reports.

Produced by a former top Romney strategist, the film focuses on people laid off from their jobs at four of the many companies Bain Capital essentially looted, tapping into the popular discontentment with Wall Street to label Romney a "corporate raider."

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The video may be seen here: When Mitt Romney Came to Town

I don't agree with the presentation of this video which is pure appeal to emotion. However, one can't deny that it is hyper-effective, makes Romney look positively evil, and will put his campaign on the defensive for a long time.

For the record, I do think some of the things Bain did run the ragged edge of legality, not to mention being grossly unethical.

This video is already getting passed around on Facebook among my liberal friends. It will go viral. At that point, if the GOP is still stupid enough to nominate this bum, we deserve the epic defeat that's coming.

1 posted on 01/12/2012 4:07:35 PM PST by Antoninus
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2 posted on 01/12/2012 4:09:47 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Antoninus
Devastating Anti-Romney Film Surfaces... Produced by a former top Romney strategist

What else can we expect when we consort with whores?
3 posted on 01/12/2012 4:10:32 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Right . And the dozens of wing nuts that take time from their lives to watch this will agree .


4 posted on 01/12/2012 4:13:12 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Micheal Moore-ish


5 posted on 01/12/2012 4:13:48 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Be careful of the names you use. It sure would be awkward at the wedding to be reminded that you called your bride a whore.


6 posted on 01/12/2012 4:14:03 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Doogle
Micheal Moore-ish

That it is. But there's no denying that it's effective. Most senior citizens will take one look at that and say "no thank you."

Romney deserves to lose, though, and if his background as a corporate raider is what sinks him, then I'm ok with that.
7 posted on 01/12/2012 4:19:48 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Antoninus

Romney doesn’t care. The establishment GOP RINOs are going to tell him to throw the election for Jeb in 2016 anyway.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 4:22:10 PM PST by PAConservative1
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To: Antoninus

It’s amazing how much 20 million from a casino boss will do.

I agree, Michael Moore would be proud.


9 posted on 01/12/2012 4:24:56 PM PST by Allon
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To: Antoninus

Now we can see why the phony OWS farce was created, they expect to run against Romney.


10 posted on 01/12/2012 4:26:10 PM PST by Kenny500c
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To: Antoninus

I bet when Romney gets elected Ft. Knox and its gold moves to Salt lake City.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 4:26:43 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Antoninus

I would like to suggest that you do a Google search of what Jack Welch said about Romney recently.


12 posted on 01/12/2012 4:30:05 PM PST by GOP_Harley_Guy
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To: Eye of Unk
There is still gold at Fort Knox?? I thought Obama shipped it all to Saudi Arabia!
13 posted on 01/12/2012 4:32:30 PM PST by RetiredArmy (The End of Days draws near. In this time, you should be drawing closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.)
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To: GOP_Harley_Guy
I would like to suggest that you do a Google search of what Jack Welch said about Romney recently.

Don't just suggest it, post it.
14 posted on 01/12/2012 4:34:29 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Kenny500c
Now we can see why the phony OWS farce was created, they expect to run against Romney.

Exactly. Now it's up to us to throw a monkey-wrench into the works and nominate Santorum or Gingrich.
15 posted on 01/12/2012 4:35:16 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: PAConservative1
Romney doesn’t care. The establishment GOP RINOs are going to tell him to throw the election for Jeb in 2016 anyway.

They can try. But ultimately, it's up to the voters. We need to make our voices heard in a big way this primary season!
16 posted on 01/12/2012 4:36:28 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: All

If you’re for Mitt......GET BENT!


17 posted on 01/12/2012 4:37:16 PM PST by paintriot
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To: fantom
Right . And the dozens of wing nuts that take time from their lives to watch this will agree.

There are already condensed versions of this on Youtube. The basic message here is going viral. When it does, Romney will be toxic and deservedly so.
18 posted on 01/12/2012 4:41:55 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Antoninus
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19 posted on 01/12/2012 4:57:55 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Liz; cripplecreek; ...

It’s better that this be released now than in the fall. The Obama campaign will have a field day with this. Conservatvives need to deny Obama that opportunity.


20 posted on 01/12/2012 4:57:55 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Antoninus

The Mitt-Bain Movie Is a Disgrace:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/288022/mitt-bain-movie-disgrace-andrew-c-mccarthy

“the movie is much less a discredit to Mitt Romney than to people who are sullying themselves by promoting it and drawing “vulture” narratives out of it.”


21 posted on 01/12/2012 4:58:56 PM PST by Catphish
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To: Antoninus
There are several shorter ads on the subject made by Kennedy years ago that are better made, and will be more effective than this one.

From what I've read Kennedy used this issue to defeat Romney, and pulled so far ahead he didn't even have to use all the ads he had made.

It's pathetic that GOP Establishment don't think we little peons should be allowed to know their anointed one’s full story, and the other candidates have to vett him.

22 posted on 01/12/2012 4:59:20 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Antoninus

That film is truly hard to watch without tears running down ones cheeks and an inner rage at what we have come to!

I’ve just made up my mind. I will vote down party elections and write in someone else for presidente’ before I vote for that scumbag!


23 posted on 01/12/2012 5:01:07 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Todd Palin gets my vote for toughest first dude ever!)
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To: Antoninus

Romney’s job in the private sector at Bain was to buy small businesses, fire the people and sell off the assets.

If it’s legal, I have no problem with that.

But to run for public office and claim you know how to create jobs because you worked in the private sector. Well, that’s just scary.

Yes, Romney does like to fire people. That was the business he ran.

I understand where Rush Limbaugh and others were coming from when they became critics of those attacking Romney. But I also understand where Newt and Perry were coming from.


24 posted on 01/12/2012 5:02:38 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: Antoninus

Did my part to stop the romenysteamroller by posting to my media site, even if it is michaelmoorish.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 5:03:43 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Catphish
“the movie is much less a discredit to Mitt Romney than to people who are sullying themselves by promoting it and drawing “vulture” narratives out of it.”

Really? You mean one of the MittBots at National Review didn't like the film? Well, will wonders never cease!

Mitt Romney is a disaster. As the Republican nominee, he will lead the party to a loss of epic proportions. We need to deny him the chance.
26 posted on 01/12/2012 5:03:54 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Antoninus

This is a puppet show compared to what will come out after the primaries...He cannot get on the ticket!!!!


27 posted on 01/12/2012 5:03:53 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: Eye of Unk

I’d bet if there is anything resembling gold there it’s gold plated titanium. The intense security there is to protect what is not there...compliments to DECODED.


28 posted on 01/12/2012 5:05:02 PM PST by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: IrishPennant
This is a puppet show compared to what will come out after the primaries...He cannot get on the ticket!!!!

That's what I'm talking about. We have the chance to ditch this creep right now. Let's make the most of it.
29 posted on 01/12/2012 5:05:21 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: greeneyes
From what I've read Kennedy used this issue to defeat Romney, and pulled so far ahead he didn't even have to use all the ads he had made.

Exactly. Once enough people see it, Romney and anyone nearby will become toxic. The video in ad form will be especially effective on senior citizens who remember when America was the unquestioned economic powerhouse.
30 posted on 01/12/2012 5:08:06 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Randy Larsen
That film is truly hard to watch without tears running down ones cheeks and an inner rage at what we have come to!

That's exactly what the film was meant to do. I found it to be emotionally manipulative and I could wish it had more facts than interviews. But the facts it did have were devastating, particularly the ones which show Bain to be a pump-and-dump outfit--the dog-crap on the bottom of capitalism's shoes.
31 posted on 01/12/2012 5:11:14 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: tsowellfan

Loading up a company with debt that can’t possibly be repaid so you can extract capital maybe legal but is not ethical.

Also, when the company goes belly-up, the taxpayers are on the hook for the worker’s pensions.


32 posted on 01/12/2012 5:12:39 PM PST by Kenny500c
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To: tsowellfan
If it’s legal, I have no problem with that.

I think the problem is that much of what Romney and Bain did was legal but grossly unethical. As such, it is perfectly fair fodder for attack ads.

I guarantee you that Romney is acting the part of the corporate raider on the Republican Party right now. He's planning to take it over, hollow it out, reap a reward for himself, and leave conservatives out in the cold afterward. We can not just sit here and watch him do it.
33 posted on 01/12/2012 5:15:12 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Antoninus
what Romney and Bain did was legal but grossly unethical

Agree 100%

34 posted on 01/12/2012 5:16:21 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: Kenny500c
Loading up a company with debt that can’t possibly be repaid so you can extract capital maybe legal but is not ethical. Also, when the company goes belly-up, the taxpayers are on the hook for the worker’s pensions.

I believe it's called "privatizing the profit, corporatizing the risk" or something to that effect. Basically, it's a form of legal theft.
35 posted on 01/12/2012 5:16:47 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Antoninus

If he’s a slash and burn executive in the private sector, he can apply the same to the government sector.

He may even remember the names of the departments he wants to eliminate.


36 posted on 01/12/2012 5:18:10 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: Antoninus
The New York Times reported in their article "After a Romney Deal, Profits and Then Layoffs" that Romney has acknowledged having second thoughts about some of the deals he drove. He said his post-Bain career in government had sensitized him to the consequences of his decisions as a businessman.

So if this was all just good, pro-American capitalism, what was Romney apologizing for?


37 posted on 01/12/2012 5:21:05 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: cicero2k
If he’s a slash and burn executive in the private sector, he can apply the same to the government sector.

You are crazy if you think that. He did no such thing in Massachusetts when he had the chance.

Instead, if he's elected (God forbid!) he will apply his "slash and burn" techniques to the Republican party and "fire" every conservative Republican in sight.
38 posted on 01/12/2012 5:23:01 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Antoninus

Yeh, and the people jumping in an equating the criticism of Romney with attacking capitalism are doing nothing but tarring capitalism with the same stink.

I think Romney is the least electible candidate, but I don’t think GOP cares as long as they can keep a conservative out. If they have their way, there will never be another Reagan.

Conservatives are to the Republican party what the Blacks are to the Democratic party.


39 posted on 01/12/2012 5:24:31 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Catphish
When Mitt Romney Came to Town

Why?

As I've heard it told, Bain Capital bought up small companies, sold off their assets, fired their staffs, and left a string of indebted shells in their wake. It's been further revealed that Mitt and his company profited from a multi-million dollar government bail-out connected to the fall of these businesses.

A lot of the people who were employed by those businesses not only lost their livelihoods, but also their pensions.

Do you find some redeeming quality in what they were doing?

40 posted on 01/12/2012 5:26:26 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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For the record, when I posted this thread about two hours ago, the YouTube video had 1,100 hits. It is now up to over 6,000.

This thing is going viral and Romney is going DOWN in South Carolina.
41 posted on 01/12/2012 5:29:32 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Antoninus; All

They can blame it on Newt or we can thank Newt and Palin for letting us know what Dems were going to do to Mitt. Sarah said we need to vet ALL the candidates. No way could the GOP hide this or give a reasonable explaination, but they chose Mitt anyway???? Newt and Sarah are saving the election, and giving us a chance to win if we get rid of Mitt. Mitt WILL NOT BEAT OBAMA.

If inclined, please ping interested parties. Thanks.

Ad from 1994.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdYx19temU8


42 posted on 01/12/2012 5:29:32 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (I am angry and that is why I am #withNewt))
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To: Catphish

Well, I have to agree the narrative is a slam against vultures. But sometimes a good public service announcement has to break some vulture’s golden eggs to catch attention.


43 posted on 01/12/2012 5:29:51 PM PST by chickenlips (Mitt Romney, Obama's ticket to term 2)
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To: Antoninus
This video is already getting passed around on Facebook among my liberal friends. It will go viral. At that point, if the GOP is still stupid enough to nominate this bum, we deserve the epic defeat that's coming(emphasis added).

We will go down to defeat with Romney, just as we did McCain. If nominated, he will not hit the Messiah nearly as hard as he needs to be hit politically. Mittens will not do so because he will fear being called a racist, which he may be called anyway.

And then there is Obamacare, Mittens winning the nomination will take that issue out of the equation since it was explained by Don Feder that they are pretty much the same thing.

There are also the Social Conservatives to consider with their opposition to infanticide and deadly sexual perversions. They would get a slap in the face with the Romney nomination, furthering his chances at defeat in the general election.

I am going with Newt Gingrich! At least, Newt manned up and apologized for his earlier anti capitalist attacks. As the nomination struggle goes on, Newt will not make these errors in the future.

44 posted on 01/12/2012 5:30:20 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Antoninus
That's what I'm talking about. We have the chance to ditch this creep right now. Let's make the most of it.

I'm down to praying for Divine intervention!!!!

45 posted on 01/12/2012 5:36:06 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: tsowellfan
Well now we know Newt's source when he said that Romney had "15 houses."

Being from Massachusetts, I remember the 1994 senate campaign very well so this film is old news to me and while it was effectively used against Romney, it was not necessarily the coupe de grace. After all, the same voters elected Romney their governor just eight years later.

That said, like another poster said, this is very Michael Mooreish. You could easily produce such a film against Steve Jobs and Apple for putting all those poor independent record stores out of business. No doubt you could find a lot of heart-tugging sob stories about how people's dreams of owning their own record store was shattered by the invasion of iTunes and iPods. Fact is, Bain Capital was behind a lot of success stories also, such as Staples, Dunkin Donuts, Sports Authority and Brookstones, to name just a few.

There are plenty of other ways to show Mitt Romney is unfit to be president besides putting ourselves in league with socialist, marxist scumbags.

This is not a defense of Mitt Romney but a defense of venture capital, without which, most of our successful companies today would never have gotten off the ground. So those who are cheering on this method of attack do so at their own peril and probably have no right considering themselves capitalists.

Those who

46 posted on 01/12/2012 5:39:27 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 27 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: Allon
It’s amazing how much 20 million from a casino boss will do.

Where did you find that number? I heard it was only $5m.

47 posted on 01/12/2012 5:40:32 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Antoninus

This picture says it all.
48 posted on 01/12/2012 5:41:57 PM PST by Clyde5445 (No to Biff Mittens.)
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To: Antoninus

I’m also already seeing Lefties happily grunting over this one.


49 posted on 01/12/2012 5:44:13 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: GOP_Harley_Guy
I would like to suggest that you do a Google search of what Jack Welch said about Romney recently.

Neutron Jack loves Romney

50 posted on 01/12/2012 5:46:41 PM PST by cynwoody
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