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Oops! Obama’s Top Bundler Jonathan Lavine Was In Charge of Bain During GST Steel Layoffs
gateway pundit ^ | 7/18 | jim hoft

Posted on 07/18/2012 8:00:04 AM PDT by RummyChick

The Obama campaign blamed Governor Mitt Romney for the demise of GST Steel company in a video they released in May. The plant closed in 2001. Mitt left Bain in 1999.

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 5:43 AM

Obama and top campaign bundler Jonathan Lavine from Bain Capital.

The Obama campaign blamed Governor Mitt Romney for the demise of GST Steel company in a video they released in May. The plant closed in 2001. Mitt left Bain in 1999.

For some reason the Obama camp forgot to mention this… Obama’s top bundler Jonathan Lavine was in charge of Bain during the BST layoffs. Chuck Slowe reported:

Blaming Governor Romney for any issues surrounding the failure of GST is wrong and it is a blatant lie. Mitt Romney had been long gone when the company started to fail and subsequently closed it doors. When are the President and his campaign hacks going to get the story correct? When are they going to get back to their economy and its dreadful condition? Mr. President, you can run but you cannot hide.

It turns out that Jonathan Lavine, current Obama bundler, was actually in charge, at Bain, during that period, when the layoffs occurred. Oops, that isn’t right, is it? Yes, that story is the one that needs to be reported on. Sorry Mr. President, your lies are just getting to be more than many of us are able to handle.

And, Jonathan Lavine is not your average Obama Bain donor. Lavine is one of Barack Obama’s top bundlers. ABC reported:

While Democrats assail presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital business practices, Republicans note that President Obama has not been bashful about accepting cash from Bain executives or other high-profile figures in the corporate buyout business…

…One of Obama’s top campaign financiers – Jonathan Lavine – is also managing director at Bain, bundling between $100,000 and $200,000 in contributions for the 2012 Obama Victory Fund, according to estimates released by the Obama campaign. The president has also relied on other leading figures in the private equity sector as hosts for high-dollar fundraisers and as members of his Jobs Council.

Maybe someday the liberal media will report on this.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bain; baincapital; bhocorruption; bholiar; democratcorruption; democrats; elections; gststeel; hypocrisy; jonathanlavine; lavin; obama; obamacampaign; obamahypocrisy; obamatruthfile; romney
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1 posted on 07/18/2012 8:00:13 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Did you email this to Fox News?


2 posted on 07/18/2012 8:04:52 AM PDT by defconw (RIP ANDREW!)
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To: RummyChick

Not to mention that another top bundler, Jon Corzine, was head of MF Global, which collapsed with the theft of $1.6 billion dollars of client money. Jon Corzine hasn’t been charged and remains a free man today, although the head of another failed futures broker (PFG Best), one Mr. Wasendorf, was charged with crimes a day after the collapse, in which “only” $200 million of client money was stolen. Oh, did I forget to mention that Mr. Wasendorf was a Republican, unlike Mr. Corzine? Because that might have something to do with who gets charged with which crimes.


3 posted on 07/18/2012 8:05:43 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: defconw

looks like it is old news

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/14/Dem-ad-attacks-romney-for-layoffs-made-by-obama-bundler

but Drudge is linking to the new article


4 posted on 07/18/2012 8:09:56 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Oopsie...but remember, it is the seriousness of the charges, not the accuracy of the accusations!


5 posted on 07/18/2012 8:11:02 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: RummyChick

Well, it was news to me.


6 posted on 07/18/2012 8:11:24 AM PDT by defconw (RIP ANDREW!)
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To: defconw

...just sent to Rush


7 posted on 07/18/2012 8:11:24 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: RummyChick
Attention Romney: Have you got the message? And this time call King Obama a liar based on he and his communists knew better. Stop pulling punches.
8 posted on 07/18/2012 8:11:58 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Doogle

I’ll have to listen and see if he brings it up.


9 posted on 07/18/2012 8:13:38 AM PDT by defconw (RIP ANDREW!)
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To: defconw

...just sent to Rush


10 posted on 07/18/2012 8:14:21 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: RummyChick
Attention Romney: Have you got the message? And this time call King Obama a liar based on he and his communists knew better. Stop pulling punches.
11 posted on 07/18/2012 8:15:14 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: defconw

..if more people send it ...it will be mentioned


12 posted on 07/18/2012 8:15:39 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

True, I am 24/7 member as well.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 8:18:09 AM PDT by defconw (RIP ANDREW!)
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To: RummyChick

This will not escape the echo chamber.


14 posted on 07/18/2012 8:19:14 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: RummyChick

I’m sure the mainstream propaganda machine will get right on this.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 8:19:44 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: RummyChick
Is this why those on the left are saying that Romney didn't really leave Bain in 1999?
16 posted on 07/18/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: anoldafvet
I’m sure the mainstream propaganda machine will get right on this.

Right after they show the Roanoke Virginia Speech

17 posted on 07/18/2012 8:23:01 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: anoldafvet
I’m sure the mainstream propaganda machine will get right on this.

Exactly! They will hit it as hard as they did Obama's Roanoke take down of American businesses. That is to say, not at all.

18 posted on 07/18/2012 8:23:53 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: RummyChick

News to me, too. I take the dogs for a walk, and occasionally miss a story that is posted here or at Breitbart.

Drudge is now a Romneybot, but he still does a useful service getting the word out about Obama—now that he’s not too busy bashing Santorum.


19 posted on 07/18/2012 8:25:17 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RummyChick

Mr. Jonathan Scott Lavine is a Managing Director at Bain Capital, LLC. He is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Sankaty Advisors, LLC. He is a Member of Credit Committee at Sankaty Credit Opportunities V LP. Mr. Lavine joined the firm in 1997. From 1993 to 1997, he was an Investment Executive in Bain Capital’s private equity business. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Lavine worked as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company. Previously, he worked in the ... Mergers and Acquisitions Department at * Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he focused on acquisitions, financings, and restructurings in a variety of industries. Mr. Lavine also worked as a Director of Modus Media, Inc. He is a Director of Banner Seventeen LLC and a Trustee at City Year, Inc. Mr. Lavine received a B.A. from Columbia College and an M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard Business School.

* Drexel Burnham Lambert was a major Wall Street investment banking firm, which first rose to prominence and then was forced into bankruptcy in February 1990 by its involvement in illegal activities in the junk bond market, driven by Drexel employee Michael Milken. At its height, it was the fifth-largest investment bank in the United States.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 8:25:40 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: RummyChick

WAHAAAAAAAAAA!!!.

Where do these ninnies in the 0bama campaign come from? They are not even doing BASIC CYA research. But then, with the pass the media in general gives them, they have absolutely no qualms about lying and omitting.


21 posted on 07/18/2012 8:35:32 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: coloradan; All
Not to mention that another top bundler, Jon Corzine, was head of MF Global, ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

And, not to mention the fact that another Thread just recently posted here, states that Michelle Obama praised a Day Care Center that was bailed out by Bain when Romney was in charge.

WHERE ARE THE FRIGGIN' TV ADS EXPLOITING ALL THIS STUFF??? Come on Team Romney; git 'er done.
22 posted on 07/18/2012 8:35:46 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: RummyChick

Is this that ad with Donny Boxx or whatever his name is?


23 posted on 07/18/2012 8:36:42 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: RummyChick

*


24 posted on 07/18/2012 8:39:52 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: RummyChick
For some reason the Obama camp forgot to mention this… Obama’s top bundler Jonathan Lavine was in charge of Bain during the BST layoffs.

LOL- More rain falling on the first gay presidents parade. LOL.

25 posted on 07/18/2012 8:46:51 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: RummyChick

Bookmark


26 posted on 07/18/2012 8:50:52 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: RummyChick

This is almost better than a guy who once ATE dog tops the guy who put his dog in a crate on top of his car.


27 posted on 07/18/2012 8:51:19 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: RummyChick

Why do I get the feeling that Romney knows about this and knew about it and has known about it all along. He was Mr. Bain Capital after all.

So why has he been holding his punches???


28 posted on 07/18/2012 8:57:51 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: RummyChick

Members of the communist “international” know very well that the purpose of regulation in America is to make returns from overseas more profitable. Besides, throwing whatever pennies that finally make it to workers is worth enriching the local dictator, if only as a matter of “fairness.”


29 posted on 07/18/2012 8:58:35 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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30 posted on 07/18/2012 9:01:31 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RummyChick
While Democrats assail presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital business practices,

They would compare this to Soetoro's business practices except...HE DOESN'T HAVE ANY.

31 posted on 07/18/2012 9:02:57 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

“This is almost better than a guy who once ATE dog tops the guy who put his dog in a crate on top of his car.”

I had a brief moment there where I misunderstood your post. I read DOG TOPS and wondered if it was like Seinfeld’s Muffin Tops...and then it dawned on me what you meant.


32 posted on 07/18/2012 9:06:35 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Uncle Chip
So why has he been holding his punches???

Maybe he's saving his ammo for the debates. That's when people will be paying attention.

For now, he and the first gay president are running about even. It's better not to rock the boat. ANYTHING Romney does now gives the left more fodder to attack him with.
Right now, "If it ain't broke - don't fix it." Maybe it's best he stand back and let Oboma destroy himself. Save the best stuff for later - "Save your ammo, and wait until you see the whites of their eyes."

33 posted on 07/18/2012 9:07:55 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: RummyChick

Sounds like Romney and Obama are all in with the same bunch.


34 posted on 07/18/2012 9:13:12 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: concerned about politics; All

Correct, and technically he is still primary mode. So until the convention is over he can’t really do much.. I believe there is a law..


35 posted on 07/18/2012 9:23:07 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: KevinDavis
technically he is still primary mode. So until the convention is over he can’t really do much..

Romeny spent the bulk of his primary dollars trashing conservative opponents. Obama didn't have primary opponents (other than a jailbird and 'none of the above'), so he is spending his un-used primary bucks now to trash Romney.

37 posted on 07/18/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: concerned about politics; KevinDavis
Maybe he's saving his ammo for the debates. That's when people will be paying attention.

Yeh right. They said the same thing about McCain four years ago. DeJaVu all over again.

38 posted on 07/18/2012 9:28:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Hoodat

What the hell are you posting man!?


39 posted on 07/18/2012 9:28:31 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Hoodat

Yikes!


40 posted on 07/18/2012 9:29:17 AM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Doogle

Rush said it!!!!!


41 posted on 07/18/2012 9:29:31 AM PDT by defconw (RIP ANDREW!)
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To: RummyChick

“Maybe someday the liberal media will report on this.”


Enjoying living in dreamland, I see.


42 posted on 07/18/2012 9:30:59 AM PDT by chessplayer
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You are disgusting!


43 posted on 07/18/2012 9:32:58 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: RummyChick

Will Romney begin to fight or is he waiting for the obama acceptance speech? There’s so much he can slam obum on in just the last week the teleprompter would go up in smoke.


44 posted on 07/18/2012 9:33:10 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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You are disgusting!


45 posted on 07/18/2012 9:33:10 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Hoodat

Damn, you trying to get me fired from work?


46 posted on 07/18/2012 9:34:43 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: RummyChick

47 posted on 07/18/2012 9:39:00 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: RummyChick

Wonder why they don’t have Lavine front and center bashing Romney for being the mastermind for gutting companies and ending jobs.


48 posted on 07/18/2012 9:42:36 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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Yikes!


49 posted on 07/18/2012 9:44:44 AM PDT by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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To: Uncle Chip
Why do I get the feeling that Romney knows about this and knew about it and has known about it all along. He was Mr. Bain Capital after all. So why has he been holding his punches???

I'm certain he has known about it...but it carries so much more credibility if it is reported independently, if Romney isn't the one reporting it. If it was Romney pointing it out Obama can pivot and have it re-interpreted as political give-and-take, he said, she said. If it comes out independently, then it shows that Obama's campaign are just plain old liars and hypocrites and it can't be used to counter-attack Romney as a negative campaigner and muck-raker.

Once it is out in the open from an independent source then it completely neutralizes the current main line of attack from the other side

50 posted on 07/18/2012 9:47:39 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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