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Emails That Romney Tried to Hide Are Revealed
ABC News ^ | 5 June 2012 | Matt Negrin

Posted on 06/05/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi

Once-secret emails from Mitt Romney's time as governor that were revealed today spurred a flurry of comments about the candidate's support for the so-called individual mandate. Yet there's another issue that's been revived: Romney's secrecy.

When Romney left the governor's office in Massachusetts, his staff erased all the emails from a computer server and bought the hard drives used to store data, so that their correspondence would stay hidden.

Or so they thought.

Tom Trimarco, Romney's administration and finance secretary, never deleted his emails. Some of them surfaced today in The Wall Street Journal, which submitted a public information request for emails involving Trimarco and officials in the administration.

The emails show that Romney was neck-deep in negotiations to get his health care bill passed, that he personally wrote op-eds about it, and that he defended the so-called individual mandate to buy health insurance, a provision in President Obama's law that has drawn criticism from Republicans.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obamacare; romney; romney4deathcare; romney4deathpanels; romney4obamacare; romney4romneycare; romneycare4ever; romneycare4u; romneycorruption; romneyliberalism; romneysleaze; worstcampaignever
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1 posted on 06/05/2012 2:51:46 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

ancient history

he has ‘EVOLVED’

or I certainly hope so....


2 posted on 06/05/2012 2:54:24 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Milt to felon DiMasi: "I bet you $10,000 that I can fool the GOPe ALL of the time."


3 posted on 06/05/2012 2:56:42 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Meanwhile, in news the media has uncovered about Obama's past:
4 posted on 06/05/2012 2:58:00 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Can't wait to see ABC News reveal some of Obama’s emails.

Oh, wait, I forgot...

They don't cover Obama.

5 posted on 06/05/2012 2:58:39 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Erik Latranyi
I won't be voting for a pro-abortion, anti-gun, big-government liberal. Ever.

/johnny

6 posted on 06/05/2012 2:58:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Erik Latranyi

How is this news? Conservative oppose Romneycare. Liberals love socialized medicine.

It’s a non-starter except to try to persuade conservatives to stay home on election day.

Romney is not a savior for America but he isn’t a lifelong red diaper doper baby with a chip on his shoulder RESENTING everything about this country.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 2:58:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

yeah but does he still beat his wife?


8 posted on 06/05/2012 3:00:02 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Wake me up when ABC is interested in Barry’s secret college applications & transcripts.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 3:01:12 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: the invisib1e hand

just can’t understand why HE can’t seal every record of everything, if it’s good enough for the goose.....


10 posted on 06/05/2012 3:01:46 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: Diogenesis

So you’d prefer Obama?


11 posted on 06/05/2012 3:02:59 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

What’s really funny is that this might convince more liberals that Romney isn’t so bad and that perhaps they could ‘safely’ vote for him if they were unhappy voting for Obama.

Press is too stupid to realize this, though.


12 posted on 06/05/2012 3:03:01 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I won't be voting for a pro-abortion, anti-gun, big-government liberal. Ever.

I'm with you, but what alternative is there that has a chance of winning? We have five months to find that alternative and make him or her competitive.

13 posted on 06/05/2012 3:04:42 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: Vaquero

So evolved that the other day he picked notoriously radical left-wing “republican” former Utah governor that has a huge financial stake in Obamacare?

Yup, we can totally believe him.

/retard


14 posted on 06/05/2012 3:04:49 PM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Sounds like something Obama would do.


15 posted on 06/05/2012 3:05:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
We have five months to find that alternative and make him or her competitive.

You'll sooner walk on Mars.

There are two guys running - a douchebag liberal hump and Obama.

I'm voting for the douchebag liberal hump.

16 posted on 06/05/2012 3:08:28 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
I'm not worried about an alternative that has a chance of winning. I'm talking about not voting for a pro-abortion, anti-gun, big-government liberal.

And that, I will not do.

/johnny

17 posted on 06/05/2012 3:08:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dead

LMFAO!!

Me too, probably.

I’ll see how i feel on election day.


18 posted on 06/05/2012 3:13:41 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: Diogenesis

Apparently the MSM feels that the best way to help Obama is to reinforce Romney’s negatives with Conservatives, and thus discourage them from actively campaigning for him.

Judging from some of the replies on this thread, it’s working.


19 posted on 06/05/2012 3:14:41 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Ronin
Take a break, Jake.
20 posted on 06/05/2012 3:17:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Ronin

On the contrary, the MSM has lied about Romney,
covered up his weaknesses, and holds the facts
in abeyance until October.


21 posted on 06/05/2012 3:17:39 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: tumblindice
I almost set my... chair... on fire when I dropped my cigarette.

I may be a celibate, but I do smoke. Pix like that need a warning.

/johnny

22 posted on 06/05/2012 3:23:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dead
You'll sooner walk on Mars.

You may be right. I only hope Romney chooses a running mate that makes it easier to hold your food down while voting for him.

23 posted on 06/05/2012 3:24:01 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: Diogenesis
As soon as the convention is over and Romney has the 'lock', the media slime machine will really spin up. They are chomping at the bit to release a little slime now... but it will start later.

I've been saying it since last November and getting villified for saying it.

/johnny

24 posted on 06/05/2012 3:29:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Hardly a surprise.


25 posted on 06/05/2012 3:36:35 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Then you are voting for a lying, socialist, Kenyan born, spending, secretive, destructive, give secrets away, golfing, associating with terrorist, extremist, unfit, muslim, occupier, hates the US, inept in economics, never worked a day in his life, mysterious, non-credentialed, narcissist, homo, blue lipped, jug eared, hates his wife, affirmative action, no track record, did I say spending?, ignorant, elitist, racist, ........over a moderate successful pro capitalist businessman? If Freepers don’t hold our nose and vote for Romney, we are screwed. I will send you gas money if need be. And Ron Paul voters can go pound sand. This is a Romney vs Messiah race. Let’s not let this nation go to ruin over your dislike for Romneys views on some issues. Let’s get with reality here...


26 posted on 06/05/2012 3:56:07 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
I'm not going to vote for a pro-abortion, anti-gun, big government liberal.

Any of them.

/johnny

27 posted on 06/05/2012 3:59:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I won't be voting for a pro-abortion, anti-gun, big-government liberal. Ever.

I second that.

28 posted on 06/05/2012 4:02:17 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Funny I was just flipping through my TV stations and on Cnn they had a reporter just saying that Romneys emailed had been hacked. I don't know what else the newsreader had to say as I flipped her and the channel off
29 posted on 06/05/2012 4:02:29 PM PDT by funfan
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To: goseminoles
I did LOL at your post. ;)

/johnny

30 posted on 06/05/2012 4:04:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Tom Trimarco, Romney's administration and finance secretary, never deleted his emails. Some of them surfaced today in The Wall Street Journal, which submitted a public information request for emails involving Trimarco and officials in the administration.

Meet Tommy Trimarco and puke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vLSFDhc7aM

Apparently, Bill Ayers's book Dreams from My Father did the trick. It read like a novel, and he was so tremendously impressed.

31 posted on 06/05/2012 4:11:19 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: tumblindice

Sure - but can she cook??


32 posted on 06/05/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Erik Latranyi
State-controlled media and the Ubama administration CHOSE Rodney to be the GOP candidate because they thought they had so much stuff to throw at him that he would implode.

However you feel about Rodney, you have to admit it's funny to see the statists' plans blow up in their faces.

33 posted on 06/05/2012 4:15:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

” I did LOL at your post. ;)

I wasn’t trying to invoke Lol. My choices were Cain and Gingrich in that order. This isn’t good. If you are moderately conservativeand love this country, you will vote for he, that does not eat dog, who merely puts Fido on the roof at 65mph, vs one that dines on canine.. oh,,,, the irony.... at least Romney didn’t name his dog Mister(MR)..


34 posted on 06/05/2012 4:23:11 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: JRandomFreeper

Me either, no Romney, ever.


35 posted on 06/05/2012 4:24:34 PM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: Windflier

“I second that.”

Well then, you are the second fool on this thread. Congratulations!!!


36 posted on 06/05/2012 4:25:32 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: cynwoody
Apparently, Bill Ayers's book Dreams from My Father did the trick. It “read like a novel,” and he was “so tremendously impressed.”

It “read like a novel,” because...

...its Fiction.

37 posted on 06/05/2012 4:32:00 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: goseminoles
I'm not going to vote for anyone that is pro-abortion, anti-gun, or a big government liberal.

If that gets me beat up... I'll get beat up.

/johnny

38 posted on 06/05/2012 4:32:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: goseminoles; JRandomFreeper
gos whines to JRF, who refuses to vote for a socialist Republican: Then you are voting for a lying, socialist, Kenyan born, spending, secretive etc., etc.

BULLSH*T.

Refusal to vote for Romney is wholly separated from voting for Obama, and it is sheer emotional fallacy to declare otherwise. You ONLY state such nonsense because you are ANGRY. Period.

Here's the reality: if it's O vs R in the presidential, those who intend to vote will have THREE options.

THREE.

1. Vote for Obama.

2. Vote for Romney.

3. Vote for another "third party" candidate in the presidential race. THIS VOTE WILL BE 100 PERCENT NEUTRAL in influencing whether O or R wins. THAT IS A MATHEMATICAL FACT.

You sound like a crybaby little girl on the playground stomping your foot and declaring that if I don't give you my candy, it's the same as giving it to someone else. Which, of course, is total BS.

You can vote for arsenic, you can vote for cyanide because it's not arsenic, or you can vote to dilute whichever poison wins.

I know how I'm voting, and I know that it isn't the equivalent of "voting for a lying, socialist, Kenyan born" etc. etc. YOU KNOW IT TOO.

39 posted on 06/05/2012 4:34:16 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting to resist statism is voting smart.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m pretty sure Mittens resents conservatives. I suspect it roots from his Mormon Missionary days, as Evangelical Christians (whom the Mormons see as the Whore of Babylon) would have been his chiefest opponents.

Take note of how Romney systematically sabotaged Sarah Palin even unto the eve of the election in a bid to get her out or to insure Obama would win for his own future, long term benefit.


40 posted on 06/05/2012 4:36:37 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Finny
I won't vote for a pro-abortion, anti-gun, big government liberal. Ever.

/johnny

41 posted on 06/05/2012 4:37:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Erik Latranyi
When will the Birth Certificate, and transcripts, and college applications, and other documents that 0bama CONTINUES TO HIDE be revealed?

Hmmmm?

Until they are all made public, I don't GAS what a bunch of hypocritical leftists "reveal" about their Favourite Republican Whipping Boy R0mney.

42 posted on 06/05/2012 4:39:04 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: goseminoles
you will vote for he, that does not eat dog, who merely puts Fido on the roof at 65mph

Only libs and idiots who support mandatory "seatbelts for pets" (New Jersey)are upset with Mitt over that.

Used to have our dogs ride in the back of the farm pickup(along with us kids)

We both LOVED the wind blowing in our faces...

Too bad its illegal(for kids) in Tennessee, now.

Damned Nanny Staters....
43 posted on 06/05/2012 4:39:46 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

We’ve been here along time together. This election is like no other. Doesn’t even compare to 2000. So much is at stake. Romney is greasy as a ball bearing as the wheel on a 1987 boat trailer. However, I refuse to allow this foreigner to win re-election. Suck up your pride(I am) and vote for Romney.

BTW, did Hannity indicate Neil Bortz is running for office in a subtle way yesterday on his show?


44 posted on 06/05/2012 4:40:07 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
you will vote for he, that does not eat dog, who merely puts Fido on the roof at 65mph

Only libs and idiots who support mandatory "seatbelts for pets" (New Jersey)are upset with Mitt over that.

Used to have our dogs ride in the back of the farm pickup(along with us kids)

We both LOVED the wind blowing in our faces...

Too bad its illegal(for kids) in Tennessee, now.

Damned Nanny Staters....
45 posted on 06/05/2012 4:40:08 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: Finny
My intransigence on that issue infuriates some.

/johnny

46 posted on 06/05/2012 4:40:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

We’ve been here along time together. This election is like no other. Doesn’t even compare to 2000. So much is at stake. Romney is greasy as a ball bearing as the wheel on a 1987 boat trailer. However, I refuse to allow this foreigner to win re-election. Suck up your pride(I am) and vote for Romney.

BTW, did Hannity indicate Neil Bortz is running for office in a subtle way yesterday on his show?


47 posted on 06/05/2012 4:40:24 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Erik Latranyi
State vs. Fed. Romney's said it from the beginning. Obama can't change that distinction, no matter how hard he tries.
48 posted on 06/05/2012 4:42:06 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Finny

Thank you. Seems I may be on wrong site.


49 posted on 06/05/2012 4:42:42 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! OMG PLEASE vote ABO or OWW and our Country dies.)
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To: goseminoles
We have been here for a long time together. But no... I won't vote for a pro-abort. Ever.

Murder is always wrong.

I won't be voting for Romney. I hope we are here in the future for many, many years. Best regards.

I expect we'll live through this like we've lived through the rest of it.

/johnny

50 posted on 06/05/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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