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Ann Coulter: STRONGEST CASE AGAINST ROMNEY A FEW SHEETS SHORT OF A REAM (REAM = HUGH!)
AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Jan 18, 2012 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 01/18/2012 3:10:44 PM PST by Syncro

STRONGEST CASE AGAINST ROMNEY A FEW SHEETS SHORT OF A REAM

January 18, 2012
Mitt Romney has spent more than 20 years in private enterprise, making thousands of business decisions affecting hundreds of companies that led to more than 100,000 new jobs and billions of dollars for employees and investors. So you can see why the left despises him.

Among Romney's thousands of business decisions, the one I gather his opponents consider his absolute worst was the decision to close a paper plant in Marion, Ind. Which wasn't his decision at all.

It was labor trouble at the Marion plant of a Bain-acquired company, Ampad, that formed the basis of Teddy Kennedy's desperate 11th-hour attack on Romney in their 1994 Senate competition. Plant worker Randy Johnson was featured in Kennedy campaign commercials against Romney and disgruntled workers were lavished with Dickensian lachrymosity in The Boston Globe.

In the current presidential campaign, Democrats -- and some Republicans -- have returned to Ampad and the Marion plant as their case in chief against Romney.

The "King of Bain" movie that a pro-Newt Gingrich super-pac just bought with money donated by a gambling magnate cites only one company closed by Bain when Romney was even there.

Guess which one? That's right: Ampad.

The Democratic National Committee has retained Johnson to go on tour in order to more fulsomely describe the horrors perpetrated by Bain Capital on workers at that plant. As salt-of-the-earth Johnson explains, he lost his job at Ampad because Romney "didn't care about the worker."

It is beyond journalistic malpractice for media outlets showcasing the bitter and lying Johnson to neglect to mention that he was the union president who led the strike that forced Ampad to close the plant.

And yet The New York Times, MSNBC and others who have publicized Johnson's sob story regularly refuse to convey that crucial fact. This would be as if a judge excluded the fact that the defense's principal witness is the defendant's mother. Read More »


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KEYWORDS: anncoulter; annformitt; barfalert; coulter; dontchangefr
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Conservative policies are the "Bain" of Romney's existance
1 posted on 01/18/2012 3:10:54 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Oh, Ann. Tsk.


2 posted on 01/18/2012 3:13:28 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Syncro

Ann, you are suffering from a romney obsessive-compulsive disorder...


3 posted on 01/18/2012 3:16:35 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: Syncro

Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a loser when the Romneybane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 3:18:16 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Syncro

I am far more concerned about the new revelation that Romney made money off the disposal of aborted babies dead bodies.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/17/mitt-romney-bain-capital-stericycle_n_1211228.html


5 posted on 01/18/2012 3:19:00 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Syncro

So, let me see. Romney is a successful, liberal businessman. Good for him. He should go on being one. We don’t need a progressive president.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 3:19:10 PM PST by pallis
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To: RonDog; jellybean; Rummyfan
Ok, now lessee here.

A ream is 500 sheets, sometimes referring to the large sheets cut down to 8.5x11”, so could very well be several thousand pieces of paper.

So if the case against Mitt is a “few” sheets short of a ream, that would be just a little under 500 any way you cut it.

So it looks like Coulter has inadvertently stated that the case against mitt is HUGH....not to mention that makes it VERY SERIS!

I think her slip is quite Freudian. With or without lace.

7 posted on 01/18/2012 3:19:10 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

I’ve been willing to give Ann some rope, because she has been a great force for conservatives, and she writes extremely well.

She has been shilling for the gay extremists, but I don’t think it has accomplished anything much for them.

But this really is too much. At a critical time for our country, when we have only this one more chance to turn things around, she shills for a lying scum of a RINO loser. And it couldn’t be at a worse moment.

Shut up, Ann.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 3:21:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Syncro

Actually, the case against Romney is about 200 pages long:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/18/opposition-file-on-romney-hits-the-internet-likely-from-2008-mccain-campaign/

Let’s see that washed-up hag spin everything in the Romney Book.


9 posted on 01/18/2012 3:22:00 PM PST by Cato in PA (GO NEWT!)
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To: Anybody; everyone; no one in particular; Just some boob; y'all
I scrolled down her Quotations sidebar and found a nice little quote, albiet wrongly attributed:
...glib, meaningless wordplay we have come to expect from brainless liberals, not conservatives.
I'll leave it at that...
10 posted on 01/18/2012 3:24:48 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

so that would be what, about 497 pages against him?


11 posted on 01/18/2012 3:25:12 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Syncro

Ann Dowd at it again I see......


12 posted on 01/18/2012 3:27:49 PM PST by ChuckHam
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To: Syncro

Coulter ridiculed and diminished ever Republican candidate last cycle EXCEPT WILLARD the LIB.

She has not changed.


13 posted on 01/18/2012 3:28:50 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

That’s sick.......


14 posted on 01/18/2012 3:30:48 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Syncro

My problem with Romney is not his hiring and firing people. My problem is he might hire you one day then change his mind and fire you the next.


15 posted on 01/18/2012 3:31:07 PM PST by Terry Mross (AN)
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To: Cicero

Poor Ann. She has lost her moral compass. We are not finished discussing how finished we are with Romney. She hoped we would be, after she lodged him down our throat. Romney is unexciting is reason enough to doze off and dump him. We crave a little inspiration, please, while eduring our Marxism cram down and our Romney cram down. What a poor diet.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 3:31:07 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012/ Ron Paul is already Third Party, inside OUR Party.)
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To: Syncro

When rumors of Ann dating Bill Maher were not denied by her, I knew she had sold out.

Ann should come back to her roots like Newt did on Monday night.


17 posted on 01/18/2012 3:31:36 PM PST by Hostage (The revolution needs a spark. The Constitution is dead.)
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To: Syncro

I have already thrown out her books and her autographs and videos I made

She has lost her mind. Romney is the biggest liberal, Ron Paul next to or tied with him


18 posted on 01/18/2012 3:32:04 PM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Syncro
Coulter jumped the shark in 2008 when she call the Article 2, Section 1. defenders, “CRANKS”, and then used the KKK to further drive home her point.

Well,... Coulter, has not disappointed me in my assessment. Every few weeks or so she is jumping one or several more sharks.

19 posted on 01/18/2012 3:32:49 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: Syncro
Ann just doesn't get it. Romney's problems with Conservatives arose out of the way he worked in the government ~ in Massachusetts.

Although a tiny thing he managed to "raise taxes on the blind" ~ but it was a clue. Later on he helped begin the bankrupting of the entire state by imposing RomneyKKKare on them.

The guy just hasn't done anything to make him popular with fiscal, social, or movement Conservatives, and without them there's no way he can win.

20 posted on 01/18/2012 3:33:48 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Syncro

You do know what a ream of paper is, don’t you? I don’t understand why you felt compelled to comment on it, and inexplicably so, in the title box.


21 posted on 01/18/2012 3:34:14 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: Syncro
Willard has had a constant 25 to 30 support in polls. When you people piss off all those people, and you some how get noot the nomination, I figure you will lose to obummer by at least 20 percent. Because all those people you have been hating and calling names will stay home.
22 posted on 01/18/2012 3:34:32 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: org.whodat

Hardcore Rombot,

We care not about the liberal wing of OUR party!


23 posted on 01/18/2012 3:42:54 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Syncro

“I don’t know how Mitt Romney is supposed to explain free market capitalism to career politicians”

Can’t even explain it to Freepers these days.


24 posted on 01/18/2012 3:43:02 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

After that, Willard the Lib can explain to us his $50 abortions, the public option, non-free market mandates, big government exchanges, and massive federal subsidies for his and Teddy Kennedy’s MassCare aka RomneyCare.


25 posted on 01/18/2012 3:50:08 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative
Wrong, but you will be begging for their votes, and just like McCain it will never happen. But then I do not think, that will be the out come. I still think Santorum has a better than 50/50 chance. We have 300 million people in the country, 5.4 million watched the show on fox the other night.
26 posted on 01/18/2012 3:53:38 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Syncro
When she became a Romney shill, Annie pulled a humbug.
27 posted on 01/18/2012 4:04:49 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Syncro

Are ALL of Ann’s columns about Willard these days?!

She needs a husband in the worst sort of way.


28 posted on 01/18/2012 4:08:26 PM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Syncro
Judge Learned Hand — as long as it is not illegal, people can try to lower their taxes as much as possible:

"Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes. Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands." [Source]


29 posted on 01/18/2012 4:21:59 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: CainConservative

It’s the Kennedy wing of the Republican party.


30 posted on 01/18/2012 4:28:16 PM PST by wastedyears (Not too long you devious little parathyroid. Soon I'll be rid of you and I'll be free.)
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To: CainConservative
Ex wife spills beans, oh, well you had a good run, for a couple of days. Santorum now has a 60/40 chance of winning.
31 posted on 01/18/2012 4:29:25 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Syncro

I wonder if Ann’s publisher is connected to Bain...


32 posted on 01/18/2012 4:33:13 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Syncro

Remember when Arianna Huffington was a good conservative?


33 posted on 01/18/2012 4:40:40 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: Syncro

Remember when Arianna Huffington was a good conservative?


34 posted on 01/18/2012 4:43:15 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: Hostage
Ann dating Bill Maher

Coulter and Maher have always been friends, but that is not her BFF according to Hannity, not long ago, who liked her choice, but would not give his name--even way back when you Liked her, Ms Coulter and Maher never hid that they were friendly media enemies.

That statement is very old news chatter. So what even if they were?

We could use an unlikely political couple of Mary Matalin and James Carville, Jr. To now think Coulter is not smart enough to think on her own is ridiculous and especially to blame on Maher who she has always known in the business. Mary Matalin and Carville stick to their own political persuasions and are married!

It has no bearing on anything that effects the lives of out of work, hard working employed, and retired Americans making it through a difficult economic>

I mean this becomes part of the ridiculous after a while and almost laughable in regard to Substantial issues surrounding the choice of a presidential candidate.

Division and Confusion is the very strategy what the Obama camp loves to put on "replay" and sit back following the blueprint they see working on the right.. and attempt to win by doing nothing.

It has become most difficult to know what is a Pinocchioism and what is not, when it starts getting personal.

Does this statement pass the Pinocchio test?

I will easily vote for the Republican who runs against Obama, a president who is considered the worst president in history by an overwhelming number of Americans.

I want Obama on the Hot Seat--he is just hiding in the audience at this point.

35 posted on 01/18/2012 4:58:28 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Syncro

Bah, the Bain junk is not the strongest case against Romney. You’d have to completely discount a few dozen stronger arguments against Romney before you even get to the silly liberal-ish Bain arguments. Then again, it’s Ann Coulter we’re talking about here, so she’s already done that.


36 posted on 01/18/2012 5:05:45 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Syncro
Hmmm, a standard ream is 500 sheets of paper....so....if printed on both sides....

Ann Coulter says case against Romney is 992 pages long!!

37 posted on 01/18/2012 5:24:21 PM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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38 posted on 01/18/2012 5:29:34 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Syncro
Does Ann really think Chowder boy wont get totally lambasted by the ENEMEDIA?

They are gonna laugh their @5535 off at Mittens and his dog transportation practices!!!

39 posted on 01/18/2012 5:36:03 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: org.whodat

So your genius counter-argument is what? The party should piss off the majority 70-75% of the party by nominating another RINO who can’t muster even half the support of his own party? How is that going to improve Republican turn-out?


40 posted on 01/18/2012 5:43:44 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: rawcatslyentist

You know that SNL skit is already scripted and ready to go as soon as he gets the nomination, and it might be more devastating than the job they did on Palin.


41 posted on 01/18/2012 5:53:38 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Cicero
More trickle down slime from the Queen of Scream. She is a shrill shill for Romney. Bet her adam's apple is bobbing up a storm.
42 posted on 01/18/2012 6:37:37 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: RitaOK

“Poor Ann. She has lost her moral compass”

Yeah, going to bed every night with Bill Maher will do that to you!


43 posted on 01/18/2012 7:30:09 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney / Anybody but 0bama))
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To: Brilliant; Syncro; JediJones
“I don’t know how Mitt Romney is supposed to explain free market capitalism to career politicians” Can’t even explain it to Freepers these days.

Sure you can. We all understand free market capitalism, and I totally support the legality of it. It is and should remain legal for people to do things like risk and invest money to buy tickets to shows and games in bulk, and then resell at as high a price as the market will bear. It's free market capitalism. It happens also to be a form of capitalism practiced exclusively by assholes, but that's the price of freedom.

I totally support the legality of you or anyone else buying up internet domain names in the hope that when someone comes along who has a legit need for the name, that someone will pay out the nose for it. Such capitalists as these -- and they are certainly practicing a legitimate form of capitalism -- drive up prices for everyone but produce zero service and zero product. They are legal leeches and pains in the ass.

If YOU want to make a living those ways, fine, but don't be surprised when people reject you as a piece of slime -- however, I am very surprised at how it cannot be explained to FReepers "these days" that rejecting such as a piece of slime is an entirely separate animal than rejecting capitalism. Indeed, many FReepers insist that we put such capitalists in the same noble ranks as folks like Henry Ford and Bill Gates.

Though to be honest, there's nothing to indicate that Romney every engaged in that kind of slimy capitalism. No, there are only indicators that this heroic capitalist helped by "financing" failing companies so they could borrow money, collected fees for doing so, transferred those company's assets to Bain, and then when the company filed bankruptcy and the creditors sought the assets to offset what was owed ... they found there were no assets and were left holding the bag. Romney pocketed the "profit" as a capitalist just being smart and knowing his way around tax and bankruptcy codes. Criticize it, and you're not criticizing Romney for being a slimy capitalist, but by Gawd, you're criticizing capitalism itself!!

Do I have that about right, Jedi? I know Brillian and Syncro will demand, "Links, please!" Well, B & S, I refer you to Jedi's posts in forum. You'll find them.

But something tells me you won't stop pretending that holding sleazeballs who make money in a slimy fashion isn't a whole nother ballgame from criticizing "free market capitalism." It's like saying folks who blame a drunk driver for a car wreck, are critizicing the entire automotive industry.

44 posted on 01/18/2012 8:16:14 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Syncro

Why doesn’t Mitt just release his income tax records, now? Why wait until April


45 posted on 01/18/2012 8:17:54 PM PST by Tribune7 (Vote ABR)
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To: Syncro

Dried up old Anne has finally jumped the shark. Now she’s just cutting off her nose to spite her own face.


47 posted on 01/18/2012 8:43:53 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: org.whodat

[Willard has had a constant 25 to 30 support in polls.]

Which means he has a consistent 70%-75% who don’t want him. And still you wish to push him down our throats.


48 posted on 01/18/2012 8:49:05 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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Re: Few Sheets Short Of A Ream

Couldn't help but notice that three of the first ten comments missed the irony and word play in the title of Coulter’s essay.

The business in question was a paper manufacturer.

And “ream” is also a verb, which means...well...to ream someone out.

49 posted on 01/18/2012 8:56:31 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Finny


“Romney pocketed the “profit” as a capitalist just being smart and knowing his way around tax and bankruptcy codes.”

Finny, I need a lesson in capitalism.

Explain to me exactly how Romney made a profit by financing companies that went bankrupt.

I don’t get it.


50 posted on 01/18/2012 9:09:31 PM PST by zeestephen
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