Skip to comments.Club for Growth Blasts Gingrich for Bain Attacks
Posted on 01/09/2012 10:01:52 PM PST by Saundra Duffy
In a press release this afternoon, Club for Growth criticized Newt Gingrich for his attacks on Mitt Romneys career at Bain Capital, calling them unbecoming a Reagan Conservative. Club for Growths statement:
Yesterday, Gingrich said Those of us who believe in free markets and those of us who believe that in fact the whole goal of investment is entrepreneurship and job creation we find it pretty hard to justify rich people figuring out clever legal ways to loot a company, leaving behind 1,700 families without a job. Gingrichs attack was echoed that same day that by the Democratic National Committee, which also attacked Romney for his job creation record at Bain Capital.
Newt Gingrichs attacks on Mitt Romneys record at Bain Capital are disgusting, said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. There are a number of issues for Mitt Romneys Republican opponents to attack him for, but attacking him for making investments in companies to create a profit for his investors is just wrong. Because of the efforts of Bain Capital, major companies like Staples, Dominos Pizza, and the Sports Authority now employ thousands of people and have created billions in wealth in the private economy. Attacking Governor Romney for participating in free-market capitalism is just beyond the pale for any purported Reagan Conservative. Newt Gingrich should stop his attacks on free markets and apologize to Governor Romney for them.
Sickoflibs may be a bit deranged (my pet name for him), but he is no Romney supporter.
You are a supporter of Romney...you sit on the couch of Romney and defend Romney.
That is a FACT.
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I am calling BS on that. Show posts where SOL has ever supported Romney.
Thanks, I think :)
After calling me a Romney-bot 10 times rbm fessed up and posted that he knew all along I was no Romney-bot. I told him that it was our little secret. But I hate to let him down, try this:
“Look, Romney is the only one that can beat Obama. He has the business experience to liquidate bankrupt organizations like the USA, he made Obama-care, err Romney-care, work; he can get independents and liberals support. If Obama gets elected we all die. I know he's not perfect but he's better than Obama who will kill us all after he forces us to have abortions and teaches our kids to be gay, that is worse than Romney. We can work on Romney after he gets elected. We will have MORE control then,
No, not convinced.
He did bupkis while he was Massachusetts Governor, so why would he do it as POTUS?
So many people just buying into Romney's electability with out even looking at his true record to see whether he really was any good as a job creator. Judging by the outrage at Newt and now Perry, his record must not be good enough to with stand any scrutiny.
If his record is exposed, to all the people in S. Carolina, I don't think Romney will win.
“Good luck. Sandy is a Romney supporter. I suspect it has much to do with the fact they are both Mormon, since her past conservative behavior is directly contrary to Mitts policies.”
I posted mostly for the benefit of other Freepers anyway. Just feel obligated to post the rest of the story in the interest of balance.LOL
“Evidence you have NOT seen?”
LOL at me. I’ve not been on the internet so much lately to see exactly who destroyed Cain.
If you have links, I would certainly appreciate them
I thought, as many did, that Obama didn’t want another black man...a Conservative black man...standing next to him, and debating him.
“He did bupkis while he was Massachusetts Governor”
I guess that’s why he’s so popular there. Go figure.
Sandy; how would you describe the ATTACKS in #157?
Lame & wrongheaded or Right on target?
Will we EVER see THIS thread??
Duffy Blasts MORMON Headquarters for CHRISTIAN Attacks!
I haven't either.
There were ACCUSATIONS that seemly had weight behind them so Cain bowed out rather than fight.
Would an "I didn't have sex with that woman" been believed?
I wasnt taking his accusions the least bit seriously. He was on the side of a losing issue, defending Newt (aka noot LOL) for using leftist talking points.
I don't see how Newt using those lib arguments helps himself, and it might even help Romney. Rush even pointed that out.
Sandy, all other things being equal...with Romney’s history, policies and views, if he were not LDS would you still be supporting him?
Uh, this is a PRIVATELY owned CONSERVATIVE web forum, not a libertarian or RINO web forum.
Get over yourself.
>> I’d say that this rather clearly reveals Newt supporters as Anti-Capitalist/Communist/Statists.
Too bad you lost your mind before coming to terms with the Capitalism rhetoric in question.
Explain how Romney and Obama differ in terms of putting struggling operations out of business? Oh... you can’t, you imploded... Well, Romney claims he’s just like Obama in that sense.
What a maroon. Buh bye, DUmmie.
Thanks for the ping, TOL. Seems the world is full of idgits.
“Bain is an albatross for Mittens”
What isn’t? It seems to boil down to a pitch that he must be a ‘good man’ because ‘he don’t drink nor smoke nor chew, and he don’t kiss the girls who do’. The same could have been said of Himmler, who was a similar cold blooded moral void.
Great post! :O
“Romney is nothing but a white Obama with an R by his name.”
I disagree. Obama is actually very candid about his aversion to all things honest, normal and whole. Obama openly embraces the dark, whereas Romney pretends he does not. Romney adds hypocrisy to the void which defines both him and Obama.
My pleasure, Jazusamo! I love that cat graphic. He looks so happy!
Yeah he has committed political suicide for this year. I thought sitting on the couch with Pelosi might end him forever. That didn’t so who knows who if attacking capitalism even more directly will be enough.
Do you think Romney’s Mormonism has a superiority attitude? That it’s OK to steal the pension funds of the non-Mormon peasants. Do you think this runs through Roney’s mind?
“Throwing thousands of people out of work by viable businesses and then selling off the parts to make millions of dollars more for yourself and your friends is not CAPITALISM.”
So you think owners doing with their PROPERTY is not capitalism. [You do understand that “buying up” MEANS YOU OWN WHATEVER YOU BOUGHT UP.] Let me just say, you have little to no understanding was capitalism and free enterprise is then.
If I am poor I am sinning. If I am wealthy I am righteous. Mormonism runs on "works". "FLDS/LDS "Prophets" all the way back to Joseph Smith have preached this.
Romney literally thinks he was chosen before birth for wealth and power, probably because he was a valiant fighter in the war in heaven. Really.
He also believes he is doing God(s)'s will to relieve the simple, sinning poor workers from their pensions and jobs. He believes God(s)'s will make them wealthy once they accept Joseph Smith as a prophet.
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Sentienel’s post is accurate. I speak from experience as well.
In Mormonism, wealth and material success is proof that you are living the Mormon gospel and the fact that he is Mormon ‘royalty’ is generally thought to be proof that he was ‘valiant’ during the War in Heaven after Lucifer rebelled because God picked Jesus to be the Savior over him.
Thanks much for explaining this. I had no idea one way or the other. Kind of dismaying. On the bright side you have Mormons like John Huntsman Senior who made a few billion in chemicals and Styrofoam and is very charitable giver in cancer research etc
The technicolor eye of zot strikes again!
As it should! :)
Onward, ever onward!
Gingrich is right to stick it to Romney. If you drill down into what transpired at Bain you will understand that, while Bain did was legal, it was not honorable. As someone pointed out on another FR thread last night, what Bain did was akin to salting a mine. Buying up distressed companies, dolling them up enough to obtain investments and loans, strip out the cash, take the profit, and let them go bankrupt. Even pension funds were stripped. In some cases the Fed Gov/taxpayers had to back up the pension fund. In some cases, persons receiving pension benefits had their monthly pension checks reduced.
Legal, yes, but also heartless. Not the Christian/Mormon thing to do.
Also...Romney cast the first stone. Payback is a bitch!
I sure as hell am no Gingrich fa, but love him or hate him, he is a kick ass street fighter and the only one capable of beating Obama at this point. Obama sucks as a president, but he is corrupt, well organized and knows how to steel elections. Romney is clueless. If he gets the nomination he will have his ass handed to him by Obama in the general election
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No, we have very few Paultards here.
Methinks his “hairy white ass” makes a nice welcome mat for yon entrance of fell Trollhenge ...don’t forget to wipe your feet! ;)
Well, I’ll be.
There’s no actual evidence?
My goodness! How in the world could that have happened?
And, now, everyone seems to have gone missing.
I don't know.
I can only state that I've seen none vetted.
Sounds like a job for Scoutmaster Man!!!
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Hey, Dude. Take your stupidity back to DU or KOS. It festers there like a bad virus. Should suit you admirably.
Now, for the fun...
True. And ironic since Newt and his latest trophy wife Cassandra, or is it Candace, or is it Callista...have a $500,000 line of credit at Tiffany's. Or is it Nordstrums, or is it Saks...
So Newt is not exactly one who should be engaging in class warfare.
That all said, Newt is, in perhaps an unintentional way, doing the GOP a huge favor by getting all this crap about Mitt out now because it certainly would have been used by Obama in the general election. So now the GOP has the opportunity to dump Mitt from the ticket (before it is too late) or if Mitt does survive, this will all be somewhat "old" news by the general election cycle.
Now....THAT was funny! lol
I’m old enough to remember Batman, and this is the best takeoff I’ve seen from the younger generation.
If you did this, Scoutmaster, kudos and high fives to you!
You must be around my duaghters age.
Her first word was Batman!
(Well Baapmah, but she would say it when B&R were on TV)