Skip to comments.Scarborough: Perry 'Sounds Like Stoned NYU Grad Student In Zucotti Park'
Posted on 01/12/2012 5:02:36 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Joe Scarborough said it about Rick Perry, but it could perhaps have applied to other Republican presidential contenders who are going after Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital.
On Morning Joe today, discussing Perry's depiction of venture capitalists like Romney as "vultures," Scarborough said that the Texas governor: "sounds like a stoned NYU grad student in Zucotti Park."
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Apparently Joe never listens to himself...
What do you think of Republicans going after Romney’s Bain Capital record? Ping to Today show list.
Apparently Joe never listens to himself...
“Scarborough: Perry ‘Sounds Like Stoned NYU Grad Student In Zucotti Park’ “
So that means you like him, Joe?
Scarborough is a pompous ass.
Romney should properly be called a “greenmailer”. These were the odious people of the 1980s, whose made it their purpose to conquer otherwise healthy and prosperous companies, solely to destroy them, tear them apart and sell off their remains.
And often they sold junk bonds to finance these takeovers.
They were utterly ruthless, creating or producing nothing, and destroying anything in their path. About the only defense other companies had against them were called “poison pills”, that though it would not save them, it would prevent greenmailers from profiting from their destruction.
An analogy is killing yourself with a deadly poison, so that cannibals dare not feast on your corpse, lest they be killed, too.
Greenmailers tried to be very sanctimonious about what they did, that they were just carrying out corporate natural selection, to weed out the sick and weak. But the truth was just the opposite. They hunted out the strongest and most profitable corporations, because they had “more meat on their bones”.
All told, at the peak of their feeding frenzy, the Greenmailers destroyed more American corporation than are typically lost in a major economic downturn.
Eventually the Greenmailers evolved into just buying up enough shares of a company to *threaten* a takeover, then selling them back at premium prices in exchange for *not* launching a takeover attempt. So instead of outright killing their victims, they just looted them, weakening them so it would be decades before they could recover and again become prosperous.
Finally, Wall Street and the federal government had enough of these antics.
“Changes in the details of corporate ownership structure, in the investment markets generally, and the legal requirement in some jurisdictions for companies to impose limits for launching formal bids, or obligations to seek shareholder approval for the buyback of its own shares, and in Federal tax treatment of greenmail gains (a 50% excise tax) have all made greenmail far less common since the early 1990s.”
So this raises a question about Governor Romney.
Specifically putting him on a similar moral level to Jeffrey Dahmer.
Joe, there’s a reason they keep you around, you are their useful idiot!
Mika Brzezinski is Joe’s “handler”. When he starts to stray from the party line her hands disappear under the table or she will give him that evil stare of hers. This show is awful. They get some Republican on there and they have to bring in a half dozen lefties to grill them. I don’t know why Republicans even go on this show.
He speaks from experience.
Forbes went after Romney over Bain, Forbes is the most respected name in the business community. So if Forbes says there is something there, there is something there.
What Perry actually said in the Sean Hannity interview...
PERRY: Sean, there’s a real difference between venture capitalism and vulture capitalism. Venture capitalism we like. Vulture capitalism, no. And the fact of the matter is that he’s going to have to face up to this at some time or another, and South Carolina is as good a place to draw that line in the sand as any, because those people in Gaffney, South Carolina, understand what happened to that photo album company. The folks in Georgetown, South Carolina, understand the jobs that were lost and that Bain Capital took $20 million and $65 million respectively from each of those deals and walked away from it.
That’s not what we’re looking for in a president of the United States. We’re looking for someone that knows how to build jobs, create jobs. And that’s what I’ve done in the state of Texas. So there’s no use trying to paper this over. That is a problem for Mitt, and he’s going to have to face it.
HANNITY: Well, are you saying that he’s — you said specifically that they’re not ethical. You said specifically — you’re saying that Mitt Romney, Governor Romney, is a vulture capitalist, that Governor Romney is unethical?
PERRY: What I’m saying is that the way that they operate at Bain Capital, with those two particular companies in those two South Carolina cities, I think was irresponsible. So you know, the truth is the truth, Sean, and there’s no use in us trying to shy away from it. If we think for a minute that Barack Obama is not going to attack this and talk about it, we might as well get it out in the open and discuss it right now...
Sorry I’m late to this one. I think it’s a very bad move. Criticize Romeny on Romney care but not on Capitalism. The libs are loving this.
I am shaking my head at the sight of supposedly “conservative” republicans going after “RINO Romney,” not by running to his right on this issue, but on his LEFT.