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Perry Loses Key SC Donor To Romney after Attack on Romney
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Posted on 01/12/2012 10:04:15 AM PST by tsowellfan

Presidential candidate Rick Perry's criticism of Mitt Romney's business past has cost him the support of a prominent South Carolina Republican.

Investment fund executive and top GOP donor Barry Wynn told The Associated Press Thursday that he's leaving the Perry fold to endorse Romney. Wynn says he was irritated by Perry's attacks on Romney's time at the helm of the private equity firm Bain Capital.

As Wynn put it, "It's like fingernails on the chalkboard."

Perry struck hard this week at Romney's work at Bain Capital. The firm sometimes turned big profits even as companies it invested in went under and people lost their jobs.

By Thursday, Perry had backed away from that line of attack after days of calling Romney a "vulture capitalist."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: bain; election2012; perry; romney; sc; sc2012
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1 posted on 01/12/2012 10:04:25 AM PST by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Newt & Perry’s attacks on capitalism were disgraceful.


2 posted on 01/12/2012 10:11:11 AM PST by Crichton
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To: tsowellfan

I supported Perry more than any other candidate. But I really wonder about his political instincts. He’s all over the place. This was his final stand, and yet he starts out by sounding like some occupy hippie.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 10:11:38 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: tsowellfan

I doubt if Perry is worried about it. I’m beginning to think that he’ll be president......in 2016


4 posted on 01/12/2012 10:11:53 AM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Crichton

Baloney, dittohead.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 10:12:32 AM PST by ngat
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To: tsowellfan

These were DeMint loyalists...

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - A group of loyalists to South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint - including a top fundraiser for Rick Perry - will publicly endorse Mitt Romney’s presidential bid on Thursday, a source confirmed to CNN.
Former South Carolina GOP Chairman Barry Wynn, Columbia businessman and fundraiser Peter Brown, and Columbia attorney Kevin Hall will announce their support for Romney Thursday.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/11/demint-advisers-to-endorse-romney/


6 posted on 01/12/2012 10:14:00 AM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: Crichton

“Newt & Perry’s attacks on capitalism were disgraceful.”

There is not attack on capitalism.

Your statement is a total Straw Man argument, or lack thereof.


7 posted on 01/12/2012 10:14:04 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Crichton

I used to think it was Romney who was slimy, but now I’m beginning to think it’s Bain.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 10:14:17 AM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: nhwingut

“...sounding like some occupy hippie.”

That’s what all the Romneybots are saying.


9 posted on 01/12/2012 10:14:44 AM PST by ngat
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To: McGavin999
I’m beginning to think that he’ll be president......in 2016

President of what? Texas A&M?

I thought he would run a populist but disciplined campaign and do very well ... instead, he's gone out of his way to insult the conservative electorate.

10 posted on 01/12/2012 10:16:49 AM PST by Crichton
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To: true believer forever

“...Former South Carolina GOP Chairman Barry Wynn,”

Got a bio on this Romney supporter?


11 posted on 01/12/2012 10:17:16 AM PST by ngat
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To: Crichton

Capitalism is a means to an end, it can be a force for good, or it can be a force for bad, depending on the motives.


12 posted on 01/12/2012 10:17:42 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: tsowellfan

With Perry’s poll number he was probably looking for a reason to jump. Jump straight to the elite gravy train.


13 posted on 01/12/2012 10:18:32 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: ngat

I can hear things for myself. And I am a fan of Perry.


14 posted on 01/12/2012 10:19:22 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: tsowellfan

Instead of reinforcing their message or explaining why Romney is wrong (Romney comparing himself to DUh-bama gave left an opening), Newt and Perry both shot themelves in the foot when they backed off attack mode...

Perry backs off ‘vulture’ attack on Romney and Bain
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/12/10138367-perry-backs-off-vulture-attack-on-romney-and-bain

Gingrich Seemingly Backs Away from Bain
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/287890/gingrich-seemingly-backs-away-bain-brian-bolduc


15 posted on 01/12/2012 10:19:37 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: tsowellfan

He seems like an amiable guy with a good heart, and I feel bad for him the way things have turned out in his campaign.

But I think he’d be much better doing the right thing now and saving face, learning from the lessons of this run, and who knows?... there’s always the future.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 10:19:59 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: nhwingut

You have a point, but then why are Newt’s numbers going up?


17 posted on 01/12/2012 10:21:27 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Crichton

“...instead, he’s gone out of his way to insult the conservative electorate.”

You’ve been watching too much FoxNews or listening to too much Limbaugh or something.

How is it insulting the conservative electorate to call BS on a corporate raider touting how his stripping other companies “ceates jobs”?


18 posted on 01/12/2012 10:21:37 AM PST by ngat
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To: ngat

http://www.nndb.com/people/416/000118062/

the best I could find.. still, some very interesting connections..


19 posted on 01/12/2012 10:22:38 AM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: ngat

All filty rich millionare “investment” azzholes love Romney. They all do the exact same thing he does. They destroy others lives so they can make themselves richer. They do not build up companies and try to help out failing companies. The fire every person that works there and hire new people. They are the lowest of the low. Filthy rich baztards who have gotten filthy rich by destroying others. I have no use at all for this type of “capitalism”. It is called VULTURE capitalism, and that is exactly what it is.
They are all a bunch of VULTURES, as low as snake in the grass.


20 posted on 01/12/2012 10:23:09 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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Yeah, Gingrich shot himself in the foot so bad, he is Surging to the Top in SC in a statistical Dead Heat.

LOL.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 10:25:56 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: rbmillerjr

Why is it ok to hit Perry on Gardisil or immigration, to hit Newt on global warming or Fanny Mae but not Romney. What a setup. I;m so sick of the constant spin for their candidate.

Like Sarah said, it’s ok to question Romney on this stuff, he’s the one touting his experience.


22 posted on 01/12/2012 10:26:40 AM PST by Kenny (q)
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To: RasterMaster

“...Newt and Perry both shot themelves in the foot when they backed off attack mode...”

I will go to your links and see for myself before I swallow the news media gloatingly reporting they’ve “backed off” this line of attack.

Every radio talk show shill attacked mercilessly when Gingrich and Perry hit Romney on Romney’s BS claim that he was a private sector job greator through his corporate raider activities. All this tells me is they were hitting Romney where he is most vulnerable. All Gingrich and Perry did was try to explain they were not attacking the capitalist system itself and the Romney shills would say they had backed off their attacks on Romney.


23 posted on 01/12/2012 10:29:59 AM PST by ngat
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To: tsowellfan

It’s time for Anita to smell the coffee and realize that there’s no way she will be first lady and let Rick throw in the towel.

This has become painful to watch.


24 posted on 01/12/2012 10:30:50 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: rbmillerjr
There is not attack on capitalism.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 10:31:03 AM PST by Crichton
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To: rbmillerjr

“There is not attack on capitalism.

Your statement is a total Straw Man argument, or lack thereof.”

Just wait for when Obama and the MSM goes after him for the same stuff, I bet these guys think their denunciations will hold the same clout.


26 posted on 01/12/2012 10:31:21 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Qbert
He seems like an amiable guy with a good heart

Agreed! 110%

27 posted on 01/12/2012 10:32:47 AM PST by tsowellfan (Video - Romney On Abortion: http://tinyurl.com/742py5o)
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To: tsowellfan
As Wynn put it, "It's like fingernails on the chalkboard."

Yup. It was like Perry morphed back into the Democrat he used to be.

28 posted on 01/12/2012 10:33:55 AM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Crichton

“Go Bain Vulture Capital!”


29 posted on 01/12/2012 10:35:50 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: ngat

The local radio station played Newt’s comments several times yesterday - Newt telling a reporter his attacks were a “mistake”. He should have reinforced that he was taken out of context or that he was misunderstood...he should have explained himself, but instead comes off as weak and a knee-jerk reactionary.


30 posted on 01/12/2012 10:36:00 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: VanDeKoik
Just wait for when Obama and the MSM goes after him for the same stuff

No worries. There are more damning statements by Romney that are going to hurt him even more.

Video - Damning Statements By Romney

31 posted on 01/12/2012 10:36:39 AM PST by tsowellfan (Video - Romney On Abortion: http://tinyurl.com/742py5o)
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To: Sybeck1
With Perry’s poll number he was probably looking for a reason to jump. Jump straight to the elite gravy train.

Bingo. That's what unprincipled opportunists do.

32 posted on 01/12/2012 10:36:56 AM PST by TADSLOS (Gingrich-Santorum FTW!)
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To: dfwgator

“Capitalism is a means to an end, it can be a force for good, or it can be a force for bad, depending on the motives.”

From Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations”:

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”


33 posted on 01/12/2012 10:39:05 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: Crichton

They were unAmerican attacks.

Romney had a library of Congress quantity of flip-flops that he could be scorched before they attacked the economic freedom that his brilliant, profitable and private work at Bain fully utilized to make a more efficient economy. If you want to change the president of a water company - don’t smash all the pipes in the street, go after the man. Newt is a small man, and Perry looks foolish.

I think Newt and Perry hurt this nation, and fueled the Democratic disinformation machine that is dragging this country to socialism. They deserve to lose.


34 posted on 01/12/2012 10:42:04 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: RasterMaster

“...Newt telling a reporter his attacks were a “mistake”.”

Hate to hear that. Gingrich had to say something after the withering counterattack by the “conservative” talk show hosts. I gingrich going forward with the half-hour documentary expose of Romney? Isn’t there supposed to more in that regarding Romney record of getting rich as a corporate raider?


35 posted on 01/12/2012 10:42:11 AM PST by ngat
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To: tsowellfan

I guess all of the conservatives pretending like they arent supporting Romney (while going all out for him on this) better fortify themselves for all of the shilling they will have to do keep that act up if he wins.

Can you imagine 6 months of whining from Rush to the people on FR over how the press and Obama are just attacking poor widdle Willard?


36 posted on 01/12/2012 10:42:45 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: riverdawg

Adam Smith wrote another book called, “The Theory of Moral Sentiments”

“How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it.”


37 posted on 01/12/2012 10:43:29 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Crichton

BUT why should American taxpayers have to be forced to pay for Willard’s business incompetence and greed?

Workers were denied the severance pay and health insurance they’d been promised, and their pension benefits were cut..

What’s more, a FEDERAL GOVERNMENT insurance agency had to PONY UP $44 MILLION TO BAIL OUT the company’s underfunded pension plan.

Nevertheless, Bain profited on the deal, receiving $12 million on its $8 million initial investment and at least $4.5 million in consulting fees.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/01/bain-drip-drip-drip/

The Wall Street Journal analysis this week was devastating for Willard the Vulture/Lib at Bain..

Adding insult to injury, Bain would hide its profits in tax havens, not even paying the rate it was supposed to on the profits it made laying off workers.

Let’s see how the taxpayers feel about bailing out these companies’ pension funds and receiving no tax money back from Bain. Let’s let the people decide what they think of bailing out Romney.

Bottom line again: Why should American taxpayers have to be forced to pay for Willard’s business incompetence and greed?


38 posted on 01/12/2012 10:48:04 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Titus-Maximus

...they attacked the economic freedom that his brilliant, profitable and private work at Bain fully utilized to make a more efficient economy.”

BWAHAAAAAAAAHAAAAAHAAAA!

“If you want to change the president of a water company - don’t smash all the pipes in the street, go after the man.”

“If you want to improve the company, don’t grab all the assets for yourself and move the company to a land with lower wages....” Two can play this game.


39 posted on 01/12/2012 10:48:50 AM PST by ngat
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To: ngat

Yes, Newt is going forward with ads as well...I’ve heard the ads played yesterday. His PAC has also been flooding the airwaves (they’ve been playing all morning) with the same attack. Newt said it was a mistake, now denies he said that. I think his stance on the subject depends on which way the wind blows.


40 posted on 01/12/2012 10:49:55 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
“You have a point, but then why are Newt’s numbers going up?”

Newt's rallies have gone back to comparing his policies to Obama, and his conservative record to a mass. moderate’s record.

Perry's attacks and the Super Pac ads are also helping to damage Romney.

Romney claims to be a job creator. It is absolutely necessary to ask him to prove it, and answer questions about any controversial decisions that may have been made.

Were any mistakes made, and did he learn from them. The media and the GOP establishment are not going to vett him, so it is up to his challengers to ask the tough questions. Now the choice of words by some may have been ill advised, but I think that his record needs to be examined before the primaries, to help inoculate him from an October surprise.

The fact that the GOP Establishment has re-framed it as an attack on capitalism, should tell you that this is a big area of weakness. I am also still waiting to hear how well he translated his private sector experience into government action which helped create jobs in Massachusetts.

I did read on another thread, that his state ranked near the bottom during his governorship. I am still hoping to see some convincing stats that he had a stellar record on jobs there.

41 posted on 01/12/2012 10:50:08 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: ngat
“If you want to improve the company, don’t grab all the assets for yourself and move the company to a land with lower wages....”

The same will be said of Newt taking big money from Freddie and Fannie. Now he comes off as a hypocrite.

42 posted on 01/12/2012 10:52:55 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: CainConservative
According to NRO, Romney was gone from Bain when GS Technologies went under.

No, Bain Did Not Get a "Bailout"

43 posted on 01/12/2012 10:54:46 AM PST by freespirited
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To: tsowellfan

https://www.santeecooper.com/portal/page/portal/SanteeCooper/Environment

Don’t let the windmill hit you in the ass on the way out the door Wynn.

You know Perry will not support you BS.


44 posted on 01/12/2012 10:59:06 AM PST by marty60
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To: tsowellfan

Perry, whom I supported, needs to drop out and give his 5% to Gingrich and Santorum so that they can stop Romney. We can all quibble about who is better-Santorum or Gingrich-but we can also agree they are better than Romney.


45 posted on 01/12/2012 11:01:53 AM PST by MattinNJ
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To: VanDeKoik
Just wait for when Obama and the MSM goes after him for the same stuff, I bet these guys think their denunciations will hold the same clout.

The problem is that, regardless of who the nominee is (and I am not a Mitt supporter by any means), Newt and Perry have just ceded this issue to the Dems. So should Mitt be the eventual nominee ([/shudder]) he won't just have to fight off the MSM and the Dems ... he'll be hit with TV ads citing Newt and Perry.

There are much better ways to tackle this issue, and in a way that both educates the public and inoculates Capitalism against further attacks from statists like Obama and the MSM. Mitt isn't responding well at all, but Newt and Perry are doing the wrong thing in going for the quick kill and overlooking the long-term collateral damage this will cause.
46 posted on 01/12/2012 11:03:01 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Crichton

http://www.colonialgroup.com/index.php?loc=bios

Sorry they have hit the nail on the head.

I have been following the bread crumbs this morning and they have hit a really big nerve.
When the hedge fund, enviros, and sundry Wall Street VULTURE CAPITALIST start yelling you KNOW you have hit the right spot.

Does it bother you that Christie is out yelling for Romney when he thought the King of vulture capitalist CARL ICAHN and Beal Bank bought the TRUMP casinos in NJ?

They are not attacking Capitalism, they are attacking the Whore house called Business as usual on the EAST COAST.

F’ em’


47 posted on 01/12/2012 11:05:43 AM PST by marty60
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To: VanDeKoik

Limbaugh has lost his perspective.

He’s 61 today, not that old, but his ability to see the inner working of liberalism and now the Establishment is missing.

Let’s face it, we are probably going to lose to Romney.

But we still have a chance if Gingrich wins SC.
(Despite the numskulls on here that fall for the media line that “Capitalism is being attacked”) If you are saying that on FR, you are either a closet Mittens fans or ignorant.

Limbaugh is amazingly loose and unconcerned about Romney’s run...still focusing on attacks from Gingrich/Perry. Thanks Rush.


48 posted on 01/12/2012 11:07:11 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: ngat

““...instead, he’s gone out of his way to insult the conservative electorate.””

I dont know about recently but my first view of Perry was at the debate where he said conservatives who didnt want to give illegal immigrants children free instate tuition “heartless” is pretty insulting. between that and “oops” i realized this guy was going nowhere.


49 posted on 01/12/2012 11:08:01 AM PST by DM1
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To: dfwgator

Capitalism, if defined properly as an champion of economic liberty, is always a force for good.


50 posted on 01/12/2012 11:10:49 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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