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Bain employees to speak at Democrats' convention, officials confirm
foxnews.com ^ | 9/3/12 | Bret Baier

Posted on 09/03/2012 6:50:57 PM PDT by Justaham

Democrats plan to have Bain Capital employees make the case against Mitt Romney at their convention in Charlotte.

Senior Obama campaign officials confirmed to Fox News that at least two people who worked at Bain Capital -- Romney's former private equity firm -- will speak at the Democratic National Convention this week.

The bold move comes after Democrats have spent millions of campaign dollars on ads shedding light on companies that folded after Bain takeovers. While the campaign is not revealing who will be speaking or when they'll be addressing the convention, one thing is clear -- it will not be favorable to Romney.

A knowledgeable source told Fox News that possible speakers could include Steve Pagliuca -- managing partner at Bain Capital, considered the unofficial head of the firm. Pagliuca is a co-owner of the Boston Celtics who ran for the Massachusetts Senate seat formerly held by the late Ted Kennedy and lost in the Democratic primary to Martha Coakley in 2010.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1justoldnews; 2012dncconvention; bain; dncconvention
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1 posted on 09/03/2012 6:51:09 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Wow, that’s a first. Never, in the history of mankind, have disgruntled employees had anything negative to say about a former boss. How did they ever find not just one, but two (TWO!!) of Romney’s former employees to diss him?


2 posted on 09/03/2012 6:54:46 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Justaham

I’m sure this will be a nice, even-handed analysis of Romney’s time at Bain.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 6:54:46 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Justaham
A commie 'RAT politician also involved in Bain Capital trashing Mitt over his assocation with Bain? ROTFL!

The commie 'RATS are more desperate than I thought.

FUBO

4 posted on 09/03/2012 6:55:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Justaham

I’m sure part of his speech will include want to donate all the money he made while Romney was CEO to charity. Hypocrits are born everyday.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 6:56:32 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Justaham

I’m sure part of his speech will include want to donate all the money he made while Romney was CEO to charity. Hypocrits are born everyday.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 6:56:32 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Justaham

Maybe they need to attend a Massachusetts clambake in a big high speed Oldsmobile after the festivities.

Should be fun, right?


7 posted on 09/03/2012 6:58:24 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Justaham

Kinda like what they did to Herman Cain.


8 posted on 09/03/2012 6:59:19 PM PDT by ryderann
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To: Justaham
One is an Obama bundler and one is an failed RAT Massachusetts pol.

GUARANTEE R2 is setting a trap. The media cycle will be all about these two defending themselves against ads that R2 has already made. Bain is squarely going to be dropped in Team Obambi's lap, with all of the RAT politicians and Orgs who have their money there. Not to mention the fact that Obama Admin used Bain to bail out govt entities.

9 posted on 09/03/2012 6:59:31 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Justaham

I wish we’d have had the forethought to trot out some Solyndra employees.


10 posted on 09/03/2012 6:59:51 PM PDT by bronxville ( Obama "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra")
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To: Justaham

What’s that saying??? Failing at the same thing over and over... only thing accomplished is idiocy...


11 posted on 09/03/2012 7:01:04 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

oh and ex employees that are political too,,wow,,a two-fer!


12 posted on 09/03/2012 7:01:47 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: ryderann

somehow I think Romney will be able to deal with this,,just a hunch,,we’ll see what actually happens


13 posted on 09/03/2012 7:02:37 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Justaham

So democrats are showcasing their “ vulture capitalists”. That should go over well with anybody who knows the meaning of the word hypocrisy.


14 posted on 09/03/2012 7:03:38 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

I was thinking the same thing, although my thought was not quite as coherent as yours. How Romney handles this is important,,should be interesting.


15 posted on 09/03/2012 7:04:17 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Justaham

Well, the Democrat Party IS PROVEN to be the overwhelming party of choice for traitors.


16 posted on 09/03/2012 7:04:25 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Justaham
Ahh wants to leave. Ahh wants to leave sooo bay-ad. I even tole the woman down in HR "ah wants t'leave ma'am... ah wants t'leave Bain Capital." An de lady, she say "you caint leave, caint nobudy leave de Bain."

An you know what? She was raht. Later dat day, when ah'z waitin' f' de limo take me home, de Mitt-man hisself come up on me real quiet like, an' he whis' in my ear, just like de snake in'de garden hisself. An' he say "you ainna gowin nowhere boy, we got yo' mamma buried in a box breathin' through a pahp, you unnastan?"

Dat's why ah hadta stay. Dat's why ah hadta stay at dat turrible place, yes indeedy.

17 posted on 09/03/2012 7:04:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Justaham

Steve Pagliuca. Registered Democrat, Obama campaign contributor, multi-billionaire. Also donated to Romney back in the 90s.

http://www.wbur.org/2009/11/24/senate-defining-situation-pagliuca

His campaign slogan is “Pags = Jobs,” but the history of Bain Capital reveals a company that excels in the art of the leveraged buy-out. This is a process in which Bain often banks huge profits, but sometimes leaves acquired companies saddled with enormous debt. Some of those companies have been forced to make massive layoffs.

The process begs the question: What’s the real bottom line at Bain Capital? Wealth creation for investors or job creation for workers? When asked, Pagliuca hedged.

“Well, you know, that’s a complex question,” Pagliuca said. “What venture capital does is invest in new ideas and venture capital will fund them. Funding them is creating thousands of jobs because they essentially created a new industry.”

But Bain Capital also buys out established businesses in old industries, such as KB Toys and Dade International, both of which resulted in the lay off of hundreds of workers. Pressed on this, Pagliuca hedged even more.

“There’s investments in public companies and there’s debt in public companies, and there’s job creation and there’s job losses, and the job losses mainly come from competition, from global competition,” he said. “And those job losses in the United States now are 15 million unemployed. And there are 320,000 in Massachusetts. That’s why I got into this race, to try to reverse that.”


18 posted on 09/03/2012 7:06:10 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Justaham

Assuming the only place they’ll be seen is C-Span gavel-to gavel coverage because nothing such as that would have been widely televised from the RNC.


19 posted on 09/03/2012 7:07:50 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: ryderann

>Kinda like what they did to Herman Cain.<

Kinda like what Karl Rove and the GOP Establishment did to Herman Cain.


20 posted on 09/03/2012 7:10:35 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I read the article. These are present senior officers at Bain, not low level disgrunted employees. Go to that article to see who they are. I was surprised to see it is the top guys. I don’t think it would “be prudent” for Bain officers to seriously knock Romney when he could be the next president.


21 posted on 09/03/2012 7:11:11 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Justaham
Interesting article here

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/top-obama-donor-tied-to-bain-layoffs/

22 posted on 09/03/2012 7:12:15 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Marcella

I see a proxy fight in Bain’s future.


23 posted on 09/03/2012 7:12:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/top-obama-donor-tied-to-bain-layoffs/


24 posted on 09/03/2012 7:13:07 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Justaham

So how does this work? I hate Bain, therefore I like obama? Somehow I don’t think voters will make that connection.


25 posted on 09/03/2012 7:14:55 PM PDT by gotribe
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To: Justaham

Steve Pagliuca was SO successful at getting out his message while running for Teddy’s seat that while getting free airtime on WRKO every FRiday he still couldn’t score. I remember saying to my then Sophomore in HS at the time of our commute...”is this Dope for real?...How the heck did he get to be so wealthy with a mentality like that?”
My boy warbled “Witchcraft” ala Frank Sinatra.

Oh we had a good howl over that one!


26 posted on 09/03/2012 7:15:45 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Marcella
I don’t think it would “be prudent” for Bain officers to seriously knock Romney when he could be the next president.

I suppose that might depend on what kind of offshore money might have been promised in exchange.

Obama's handed out about five trillion dollars over the last three and a half years, as I understand it. You think anyone knows where all of it went?

27 posted on 09/03/2012 7:16:15 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Justaham
Steve Pagliuca -- managing partner at Bain Capital, considered the unofficial head of the firm.

You are either the head or your not. Since he lost to Coakley in the dem primary, I can guess he is a richard cranium.

5.56mm

28 posted on 09/03/2012 7:18:46 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Justaham

Time for Romney to get personal. Bring on an ad starring Wayne Allen Root talking about how no one remembers him. Flash that brochure with Obama’s Bio stating he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia. Remind people that in Obama’s own book he talks of being mentored by a communist. Remind people about Ayers and rezko. Bring it on Hussein.


29 posted on 09/03/2012 7:22:48 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
I think you could be on target. Talk about being handed a way to defuse.

Anyone who thinks broken-axlerod is a genius, needs to remember he only managed one big win in a run against mclame and nobama can hit his own ass with both hands without the TOTUS.

30 posted on 09/03/2012 7:23:20 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: X-spurt

Beating McLame is like beating the Houston Astros.


31 posted on 09/03/2012 7:24:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: X-spurt

can not.... of course


32 posted on 09/03/2012 7:26:20 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Justaham

All they had to do was find a couple of democrats. Those bastards will say / do anything to further the cause. We’ve seen it many times. Liars and bastards, all of them.


33 posted on 09/03/2012 7:28:07 PM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: dfwgator

What.... you mean the Astros are still playing baseball???
But it was a good analogy.


34 posted on 09/03/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Justaham

this is why you NEVER hire liberals / progressives

and if ou identify one in your company ... fire them


35 posted on 09/03/2012 7:35:16 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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This will come off as the peevish maneuver it obviously is.


36 posted on 09/03/2012 7:39:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Justaham

I’m assuming they are going to extol Obama and his plans to tax the rich.

If these are people who work FOR bain, not companies bain took over, what are they going to say?

All of us at bain are a bunch of capitalist running dogs, we stink?

I don’t think so.

I also rather doubt they are going to personally slam Romney, that would be extremely bad form and I doubt it would be worth it just to help the dis-loyal and term-limited Obama.

So, I’m pretty sure it will be along the lines of Obama is great, tax the rich, even though I’m rich, tax me, tax me tax ME (by which they’ll mean you, of course, but never mind).

I don’t think this is any more exciting than Artur Davis speaking at the R. convention or Charlie Christ speaking in Charlotte.

I suppose I could be wrong. We’ll see.


37 posted on 09/03/2012 7:44:17 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Justaham

Excerpt:
Democrats ignore this inconvenient truth: Bain’s private-equity executives have enriched dozens of organizations and millions of individuals in the Democratic base — including some who scream most loudly for President Obama’s re-election.

Excerpt:
They will accuse Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Bain’s other “greedy” co-founders of stealing their winnings, evading taxes and lighting cigars with $100 bills on their yachts.

But Democrats will ignore this inconvenient truth: Bain’s private-equity executives have enriched dozens of organizations and millions of individuals in the Democratic base — including some who scream most loudly for President Barack Obama’s re-election.

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/168045946.html?refer=y

Google Obama and Bain


38 posted on 09/03/2012 7:46:35 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: acapesket

Perhaps he was running against Marsha Coakley, I have forgotten.

Bottom line is, Steve is a Maroon, end of sory.


39 posted on 09/03/2012 7:55:17 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: jocon307

Maybe there will be an empty chair.


40 posted on 09/03/2012 7:56:13 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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To: acapesket

End of Story!! Sorry!


41 posted on 09/03/2012 7:57:07 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Justaham

Another chance to get the scoop!

Be the first Freeper to catch the lie and post the evidence!


42 posted on 09/03/2012 7:59:18 PM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: Justaham

They can’t let this stuff go, can they?


43 posted on 09/03/2012 8:06:29 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Justaham

Just a stupid thought here. It seems to me Romney could put the whole rich man thing to bed if he did something noble and declared he would only take a Dollar a year in salary as President, no benefits and no retirement.

I’m not on the tack of declaring who does and does not need what but if it were me and I were so successful to have the opportunity to take on such a job in public service it would be just that, in public service. Not expecting anything but costs to be covered and that would be enough.


44 posted on 09/03/2012 8:12:34 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: Sequoyah101

...that and hopefully he will pay for his own vacations (i.e. not milk taxpayers like Odummer and Moochelle). It would be very good optics...and a stark comparison to the trash currently occupying the WH.


45 posted on 09/03/2012 8:49:13 PM PDT by BMCinSC
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To: BMCinSC

Exactly to the point. A stark contrast to the freeloaders.


47 posted on 09/03/2012 8:54:43 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: Justaham
They should interview obamacare recipients.


48 posted on 09/03/2012 9:04:02 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Justaham

These super greedy company officials have figured out that they can sell out themselves for access to taxpayer money and special government waivers and contracts. The dems are cheap dates.


49 posted on 09/03/2012 9:06:13 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Justaham

This is personal. Romney/Ryan should reciprocate.


50 posted on 09/03/2012 9:18:31 PM PDT by kabar
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