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Mitt Romney is a Bankerů (Mitt and His TARP Buddies)
The Weekly Dissent ^ | Jan 12 | The Weekly Dissent

Posted on 04/24/2012 6:36:35 AM PDT by xzins

I am not one to begrudge Mitt Romney for his wealth and how he got it, but I do begrudge him for stipulating and perpetuating a lie that he is not a banker. Mitt Romney is worth a staggering $250 Million and is a banker in every sense of the term. Most of this wealth was earned as the CEO of a Private Equity shop where he and his team flipped companies for profit by making them more lean, i.e. firing people and selling assets. Take a look at the top campaign contributors for Mitt Romney and Ron Paul and you will see who really Mitt Romney will work for if he takes office. ...snip.



TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: romneytruthfile; socialcorporatism; tarp

1 posted on 04/24/2012 6:36:47 AM PDT by xzins
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To: All

Romney’s support of TARP and caring for those “too big to fail” puts him in the social corporatist wing. Make no mistake...social anything is bad for freedom.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 6:38:23 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: xzins

Should I vote for 0bama in fall?


3 posted on 04/24/2012 6:41:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: xzins

I’m no Romney fan, but he’s not a banker.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 6:41:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: xzins

Since when do branches of the military contribute to political candidates? What is that?


5 posted on 04/24/2012 6:41:33 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Perdogg

“Should I vote for 0bama in fall?”

JR says no. He says stay home or write in a conservative like Palin. That way the GOPe gets the message, and the country gets what it deserves, four more years of Obama.

A banker indeed, and a rich one at that. Wait... I’m not quite sure what’s wrong with being a banker, or being rich?


6 posted on 04/24/2012 6:43:24 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: ecomcon

individual contributors have to list their places of employment. IOW, many individual members of the military have contributed, their employer gets rolled up by the reporting agency, and it’s listed as donations originating in that employer’s firm.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 6:45:51 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: brownsfan

If I stay home or vote for Palin, then Obama gets 1/2 a vote. Why not just give him a whole vote?


8 posted on 04/24/2012 6:46:02 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: 9YearLurker

Obviously, it’s a tongue in cheek reference to all his support from the financial realm.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 6:46:44 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: Perdogg
Should I vote for 0bama in fall?

You should vote for Newt, or God forbid we don't get a brokered convention, Virgil Goode.

10 posted on 04/24/2012 6:46:44 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: brownsfan; Jim Robinson
JR says no. He says stay home or write in a conservative like Palin. That way the GOPe gets the message, and the country gets what it deserves, four more years of Obama.

Hey Jackass,

If you are going to malign someone, at least have the manhood to ping them so you can do it to their face.

Coward.
11 posted on 04/24/2012 6:48:28 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: xzins

You misspelled a word in the title, it’s Bankster.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 6:48:28 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: xzins

I suppose one could try to stretch the merchant bank definition to private equity.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 6:51:35 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Sirius Lee

I live in Virginia and I wanted to vote for Newt or Rick but neither candidates could get his act together and get on the ballot.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SoConPubbie; Jim Robinson
JR says no. He says stay home or write in a conservative like Palin. That way the GOPe gets the message, and the country gets what it deserves, four more years of Obama.

"Hey Jackass, If you are going to malign someone, at least have the manhood to ping them so you can do it to their face. Coward."

#1 - That's an ad hominem, against the rules here at FR.

#2 - I posted one time to vote for Obama. JR posted directly to me, told me no, don't vote Obama. Vote for a conservative so that the GOPe gets the message. Where is the maligning? You got a problem with Palin?
15 posted on 04/24/2012 6:54:14 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Sirius Lee
Virgil Goode.

Amen to that!!!!

16 posted on 04/24/2012 6:55:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
If I stay home or vote for Palin, then Obama gets 1/2 a vote. Why not just give him a whole vote?

If not voting bothers you and your conscience can handle voting for the most liberal candidate the Republican Party have ever nominated, then vote for Romney. I won't for Romney and I feel no guilt for not doing so.

I'm not voting for one turd because it stinks a little less than the other turd. It's still a turd.

17 posted on 04/24/2012 7:16:41 AM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: brownsfan; Jim Robinson
That way the GOPe gets the message, and the country gets what it deserves, four more years of Obama.

Why practice deceit BrownsFan?

Show us where Jim has said that "the country gets what is derserves, four more years of Obama".

You, my FRiend, are a liar.
18 posted on 04/24/2012 7:22:10 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: xzins

Just one of many lies. Just wait until the MSM and Hussein really start tearing into him. Our only hope is he takes the GOP Elite down with him.

Santorum 2012


19 posted on 04/24/2012 7:26:48 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: brownsfan; SoConPubbie; Jim Robinson


Jim Robinson has never said "stay home," unless he was posting to a democrat!

He's always said to vote "conservative, and preferably TEA PARTY patriot up and down our ballots wherever possible, but conservative for sure."

The November election is not confined to choosing the next president. If Romney goes onto to become the GOP-E's nominee, then no matter which big-government-pro-abortion liar wins, our side has to have as many TEA Party and solid conservatives in the U.S. Senate and House to try to stop the _resident from enacting his unConstitutional crap.


20 posted on 04/24/2012 7:27:50 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: SoConPubbie; Jim Robinson

“Why practice deceit BrownsFan?

Show us where Jim has said that “the country gets what is derserves, four more years of Obama”.

You, my FRiend, are a liar.”

You are flirting with being banned, if the rules of FR still apply. You have aggressively insulted me for a second time, with no foundation.

The quote you include is mine. But it’s a logic extension of what I was told by JR.
- Don’t vote Romney
- Stay home, or write in, such as Palin.

So, I conclude:
The net result of that is Obama will win. It will serve many functions. It will teach the GOPe a lesson. It will give the country what it seems to want, 4 more years of Obama, to show them what liberalism really is about. A true conservative can then be elected once Obama bungles his way through 4 more years.

I stick to facts. You insult and rage. Are you unstable?


21 posted on 04/24/2012 7:29:51 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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22 posted on 04/24/2012 7:32:10 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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I stick to facts. You insult and rage. Are you unstable?

You implied that Jim Robinson stated that, that is a lie.

You know it, I know it, and Jim knows it.

Jim would never say something like that.

You lied, I stated the truth, if you were offended, that is your problem, not mine.

Quit twisting the rules to suit your position.
23 posted on 04/24/2012 7:33:39 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: RIghtwardHo

They ripped apart Perry, they ripped apart Gingrich, they ripped apart Santorum, and now they believe we’re stuck with the GOP-e selection, Mitt Romney.

But there will be other choices.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 7:34:30 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: onyx; SoConPubbie
He's always said to vote "conservative, and preferably TEA PARTY patriot up and down our ballots wherever possible, but conservative for sure."

Ok, so maybe I misunderstood the part about staying home. Sorry.

Perhaps you can advise SoConPubbie about the FR rules for civility?
25 posted on 04/24/2012 7:37:09 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: SoConPubbie; Jim Robinson

“Quit twisting the rules to suit your position.”

If there’s one thing I’m known for, it’s being clear. You, however seem to be the one twisting, and altering context. You do come from a liberal area, so perhaps you are more liberal than you understand?

You’re so emotional. I don’t understand your rage toward me. I told you what I said, what I remembered JR saying. I even apologized when onyx corrected me about the “staying home part”.

You are certainly not civil, and not in keeping with the high standards set by FR.


26 posted on 04/24/2012 7:41:50 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: xzins

I see, thanks.


27 posted on 04/24/2012 7:44:22 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: brownsfan
You are certainly not civil, and not in keeping with the high standards set by FR.

Try to remember that next time when you try to put evil words in somebody else's mouth.
28 posted on 04/24/2012 7:45:20 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: ecomcon

you’re welcome.


29 posted on 04/24/2012 7:47:22 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: SoConPubbie

“Try to remember that next time when you try to put evil words in somebody else’s mouth.”

I did no such thing.

You’re so emotional. With your ranting, and the way you play fast and loose with the facts, one might wonder if you’re a closet liberal?


30 posted on 04/24/2012 7:50:41 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan; SoConPubbie; Jim Robinson

I think we have Jim words straightened out. Everyone here knows, or should know, his positions on Romney, and there will be absolutely no campaigning for him on Free Republic because Romney, like The Marxist, stands for everything that goes against Free Republic’s foundations and principles.

FReepers are some of the smartest people on the whole of the Internet and also prayerful, IMO and experience, so I know that those who decide to vote for Romney, will do so, after a lot of thought and prayer and that’s entirely their business, not mine.

I can’t and won’t vote for Romney and that’s entirely my business, not anyone else’s. I ‘ve said that all along, and way before this primary; dating back to before ‘08’s primary.

He’s ruined this primary for everyone. We deserved a primary of ideas for a better America, solutions for our real problems instead of the vicious attacks Romney launched against his top rivals in his insatiable lust for power. I will never believe that any of the other candidates would have stooped to his level.

If he’s the nominee, I can’t wait to see how he’ll go about attacking the Marxist, when he refused to even call him “a socialist.”

God help us save our Republic! I continue to pray for Divine Intervention and an all-in bloody floor fight at the convention to stop Romney.

GO Newt! Something’s gotta give, I so pray.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 8:12:46 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
I can’t and won’t vote for Romney and that’s entirely my business, not anyone else’s. I ‘ve said that all along, and way before this primary; dating back to before ‘08’s primary.

He’s ruined this primary for everyone. We deserved a primary of ideas for a better America, solutions for our real problems instead of the vicious attacks Romney launched against his top rivals in his insatiable lust for power. I will never believe that any of the other candidates would have stooped to his level.


Thanks Onyx.

You're right, BTW.
32 posted on 04/24/2012 8:30:48 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: xzins

I would like to see Romney take this government; lean it out, and flip it to the next president. Seriously, a little downsizing would be a good thing. A lot of downsizing would be a great thing. That said, I doubt we would get much of that from Romney, but I wouldn’t mind being pleasantly surprised.


33 posted on 04/24/2012 8:53:00 AM PDT by pallis
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