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Obama team: Romney committed a felony or lied to voters
politico ^ | 7/12/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 07/12/2012 1:41:07 PM PDT by ColdOne

Mitt Romney either lied in federal filings that show he worked at Bain Capital through 2002 and could be guilty of a felony, or has lied to the American people in saying he left the company in 1999, the Obama campaign is arguing in light of news reports on the firm’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coverup; fastandfurious; obamalied; smokeandmirrors
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1 posted on 07/12/2012 1:41:14 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

These are the same people that said Mitt Romney was ineligible to run for Governor in 2004 because by taking over the Olympics he became a resident of Utah!


2 posted on 07/12/2012 1:44:56 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ColdOne

Consider the source.


3 posted on 07/12/2012 1:46:07 PM PDT by Ben Mugged ("Life's tough..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne)
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To: ColdOne

This was debunked by Factcheck.org about three hours ago. Try to keep up Politico.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 1:46:42 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ColdOne

Already rebutted: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2905779/posts

Man, those Politico clowns are gonna wear out their knee-pads early and often if they keep it up...


5 posted on 07/12/2012 1:47:09 PM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: ColdOne
This has already been refudiated.
6 posted on 07/12/2012 1:47:48 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ColdOne

Oh yeah, the Chicago Way!


7 posted on 07/12/2012 1:48:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: ColdOne

http://factcheck.org/2012/07/factcheck-to-obama-camp-your-complaint-is-all-wet/


8 posted on 07/12/2012 1:48:11 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: ColdOne
Mitt Romney either lied

Speechless. Where have they been the last 3+ years?
Seriously. NOW they're concerned about lies? Why the change of heart?

9 posted on 07/12/2012 1:49:51 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ColdOne

This has already been debunked. Next.


10 posted on 07/12/2012 1:50:06 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Perdogg

You FReepers are the sole reason I keep my sanity
Otherwise I’d be suicidal viewing America destroyed.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 1:50:52 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: bicyclerepair
You FReepers are the sole reason I keep my sanity Otherwise I’d be suicidal viewing America destroyed.

HEAR HEAR! I second that!

12 posted on 07/12/2012 1:53:07 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: ColdOne
Oooohooh that smell, Can't you smell that smell? The smell of it surrounds you I love the smell of `rat fear in the afternoon. It smells like ........... victory.
13 posted on 07/12/2012 1:55:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: ColdOne

If OBAMA didn’t lie He couldn’t say anything, Give me a Break.
It looks lIke the POT calling the Keyyle “BLACK”.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 1:56:08 PM PDT by chatham
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To: ColdOne
From the article:

Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter laid out the issue as the Obama team sees it: “Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony." "Or," she said, "he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments,” including layoffs and the outsourcing of jobs.

The only thing more tortured than the logic of the charge is the writing of the author of the article. Really, two paragraphs for on sentence.

Then, at the end of the article is this quote:

People who interacted with Romney at Bain between 1999 and 2002 -- and who would corroborate the storyline suggested by the SEC filings -- haven't emerged. Nor have documents or other details that would suggest Romney has been lying about when he left the company. But, Bauer hinted, there might be new developments to come. “I would stay very much tuned on that,” he said.

This is a great example of why politico is little more than a mouthpiece for the dem party.

15 posted on 07/12/2012 1:56:44 PM PDT by quimby
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To: ColdOne
Mitt Romney either lied in federal filings that show he worked at Bain Capital through 2002 and could be guilty of a felony, or has lied to the American people in saying he left the company in 1999, the Obama campaign is arguing in light of news reports on the firm’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Clearly, this is FAR MORE serious than lying to the American people about being a Natural Born Citizen and, therefore, eligible to be POTUS and presenting 3 forged BCs to try to back it up!!

It is obvious that zero says stuff without EVER looking in the mirror!!

16 posted on 07/12/2012 1:56:59 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: massgopguy
This was debunked by Factcheck.org about three hours ago.

What is it now....4 strikes by the left so far?
They haven't been right about the guy yet! Everything they've hit him with as turned out to be false. Geeeze. Do they just make this stuff up as they go along, or what?

17 posted on 07/12/2012 1:58:11 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ColdOne

If Pinocchio and his pals keep this up, he is never going to turn into a real boy...no...no...no... that nose will just keep growing like Bubba’s did.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 1:58:34 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: ColdOne

19 posted on 07/12/2012 1:59:03 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: ColdOne

Well, let’s see..... Obamainator calling Romney a liar....Bwahahahahahaha, now THAT is funny! Can you say grasping at straws?


20 posted on 07/12/2012 1:59:14 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: ColdOne

And Obama and his administration are guilty of enabling the murders of 300 plus Mexican citizens, at least 2 US Federal agents, and possibly several dozen US citizens. All in the name of subversion of the Civil Rights of US citizens.

Um... Until that is addressed, I couldn’t care less what Romney puts on his tax forms.


21 posted on 07/12/2012 2:01:39 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: ColdOne

Take the gloves off and bring the heat... Romney should start delving into the shady background of Obama.

No more Mr. Nice Guy, Mitt. Try doing to a Democrat what you’ve been doing to Republican adversaries for years.


22 posted on 07/12/2012 2:02:32 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: ColdOne

Barack Obama either lied about the White House involvement in the Fast and Furious murders or else he illegally used Executive Privilege to shield documents.

Booyah!


23 posted on 07/12/2012 2:03:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: ColdOne

There is absolutely no proof that Joe Biden is NOT a pediphile. Joe Biden needs to prove that he is not a pediphile.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 2:03:14 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: ColdOne

I was in the private equity/venture capital business for over 25 years.

Most investment funds have three parts:
The Limited Partners (investors like pension and endowment funds, etc.)
The General Partner (the deal makers)
and
the operating company.

The operating company is a pass-through entity that exists on paper for the purpose of paying the rent and writing paychecks to the staff. Usually the founder(s) of the General Partner own the operating company (I owned 50% of our operating company). It means absolutely NOTHING to own or control the operating company since it starts out each year with zero dollars in it and ends each year with zero dollars. It is strictly a way of having a Sub “S” or LLC handle the day-to-day money. In many ways, it is like owning the cash box (shoe box in my kids’ case) at a lemonade stand - it starts out empty and it ends empty, regardless of how much cash it held during the day.

Mitt could own and control the operating company and have absolutely NO INVOLVEMENT with the General Partner.

This is too difficult to explain to Democrats, but the issue will die down as the lawyer-types tell the front men to back off.


25 posted on 07/12/2012 2:04:30 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: ColdOne
Either Barack Obama lied his whole life about having a Kenyan father, or he told the truth and therefore is is not a natural born citizen, but a usurper of the office of president. Either Barack Obama lied for 17 years about being born in Kenya, or he's a usurper not eligible for the office of President. Either Barack Obama lied to Congress about having nothing to do with Fast and Furious, or claimed executive privilege about Fast and Furious on false grounds. In any case, he could be a felon.
We can go on and on.
26 posted on 07/12/2012 2:05:33 PM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: ColdOne

Not so fast

Let’s not shoot the messenger on this one. Perfect opportunity for mittens to gracefully drop out in Miami in August and we have Newt or Santorum pick up the standard


27 posted on 07/12/2012 2:05:59 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: ColdOne

OBAMA is claiming somebody ELSE lied to the public???????!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 07/12/2012 2:07:26 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Joe Biden lied to voters about his wife being killed by a drunk driver.

Joe Biden lied during the Clarence Thomas nomination hearings.

Democrats lie. It’s the Stalinist gene they carry.


29 posted on 07/12/2012 2:14:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: concerned about politics

Yes, they make it up.

If it had any weight, we’d hear about it in October.

The scent of desperation is in the air...


30 posted on 07/12/2012 2:19:05 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: ColdOne

Complete Bullshit.

He was running the Winter Olympics.


31 posted on 07/12/2012 2:20:59 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Vaquero

No thanks to Saintorum.


32 posted on 07/12/2012 2:24:20 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Missouri gal
Nice compilation.

I do believe that it is a felony offense to lie about one's country of origin on a student loan application.

33 posted on 07/12/2012 2:27:56 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: massgopguy
This was debunked by Factcheck.org about three hours ago. Try to keep up Politico.

Actually, it was debunked by FactCheck.org over a week ago.

And when the Obama campaign tried to get them to change their story with new "facts", FactCheck told them:

FactCheck to Obama Camp: Your Complaint is All Wet

Next, someone at the Boston Globe will complain that they didn't know this, or that it is "disputed". That's unmitigated BS: FactCheck literally destroyed Obama's claim.

The Globe's editors should be ashamed of perpetuating this smear. Even the Washington Post already said these claims were bogus.

34 posted on 07/12/2012 2:30:34 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: ColdOne

The Democrats and their operatives like Politico know this is a lie, along with the 10,000 other lies they will drop over the next 120 days.

If they can convince a few feeble minded fools to vote democrat with each orchestrated deceit, they consider it a victory.


35 posted on 07/12/2012 2:33:36 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill
Mitt could own and control the operating company and have absolutely NO INVOLVEMENT with the General Partner.

Since you have some experience in this, I recommend that you go read the FactCheck article about it that I linked in an earlier posting.

Romney turned over control of Bain to other officers when he went to rescue the Winter Olympics in 1999. He filed documents with the government to that effect. Mitt reportedly was working 16-hour days, 7 days a week in Utah, and didn't have any time for Bain. No one has come up with any evidence to the contrary -- and the Obama campaign can only make vague innuendos.

However, Romney did not officially retire from Bain and become a limited partner until a few years later. To me, it looks like he planned to return to Bain, but after being away for a few years, he decided to make it official.

36 posted on 07/12/2012 2:42:05 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: BrewingFrog
According to the site you reference the story was that "Romney was a “passive, limited partner [with] no management capacity", not that he had absolutely no involvement with Bain.

I believe others have already pointed out that he was THE SOLE OWNER of Bain at the time, or the sole owner of the financial fund involved in these activities.

So, the Sole Owner's company is outsourcing jobs and raking in the big bucks with a trade in the bodies of murdered babies, and he bears no responsibility for any of that.

Sure guys.

How about this, the neighborhood procurer was getting tired of dealing directly with the girls in his stable so he hired a bunch of street thugs to take over the jobs and give him both expansion in the market place and some vacation time. The cops busted his employees. Ross claimed to be innocent since he didn't actually hustle the girls directly.

Now that's a true story ~ and the cops went ahead and busted Ross anyway.

You will need a comprehensive story that demonstrates that Romney had absolutely no contact with his money, and gave it all away to charity or something. So far this one is not smelling right at all.

37 posted on 07/12/2012 3:00:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: concerned about politics
Speechless. Where have they been the last 3+ years? Seriously. NOW they're concerned about lies? Why the change of heart?

They're worried about competition??

38 posted on 07/12/2012 3:01:13 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Aria

Hey, this is nothing yet - and just barely starting. You better fashion your seat belts now if you think this is rough. After the conventions the proverbial matter will really be flying.


39 posted on 07/12/2012 3:02:33 PM PDT by 103198
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To: ColdOne

Does Obama have A mole in the Romney Campaign?


40 posted on 07/12/2012 3:04:11 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill
Your own statement includes "investors". I think everybody understands that part ~ an investor places his money with someone else, a General Partner, to use to make a profit.

Next step is ~ the General Partner then engages in disreputable activities ~ although the "investor" might be held harmless there could be moral opprobrium.

Do you agree?

Owning the brothel does not make you a saint.

41 posted on 07/12/2012 3:08:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill
Your own statement includes "investors". I think everybody understands that part ~ an investor places his money with someone else, a General Partner, to use to make a profit.

Next step is ~ the General Partner then engages in disreputable activities ~ although the "investor" might be held harmless there could be moral opprobrium.

Do you agree?

Owning the brothel does not make you a saint.

42 posted on 07/12/2012 3:08:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Missouri gal
Of course Obama is an immoral liar and a coward, and he consorts with mad bombers and commies.

That's really no excuse for getting down with the other hawgs in the wallow now is it?

43 posted on 07/12/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ColdOne

I love the smell of desperation in the morning.


44 posted on 07/12/2012 3:10:14 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
That was what he was running, but where was his money? Did he have it off neat and tidy in a blind trust?

I don't think so ~ his money was being used in some business(s) doing something. What were they doing?

45 posted on 07/12/2012 3:11:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ColdOne

If Romney gets knocked out of the race today, that would be good.


46 posted on 07/12/2012 3:15:06 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: massgopguy

Politico....facts? .....................Really?


47 posted on 07/12/2012 3:28:21 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something, or fall for anything.)
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To: ColdOne
How do you spell "desperation?" O-B-A-M-A

This is so transparent that it screams "desperation." Their internal polls must be even worse than I thought.
48 posted on 07/12/2012 3:30:12 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: Vaquero

That is what I expect to happen.


49 posted on 07/12/2012 3:34:12 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: tsowellfan
Daniel Henninger has a column in today's WSJ which treats the photo of Mitt and his wife on the jetski as a colossal blunder (up there with Kerry's windsurfing and Dukakis in the tank). I guess that means 4 more years of the Dear Leader.
50 posted on 07/12/2012 4:08:15 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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