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Bain Capital - Paragon of Capitalistic Virtue Donates Mostly to Democrats
Open Secrets ^ | 1/12/12 | Open Secrets

Posted on 01/12/2012 1:33:05 PM PST by vbmoneyspender

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1 posted on 01/12/2012 1:33:13 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

Rush Limbaugh gonna get you. You can’t attack crony captialist, they are his BUDDDIES. They wouldn’t buy votes in Congress, they wouldn’t dare suck that “ol gumament tit”.


2 posted on 01/12/2012 1:37:37 PM PST by swampfox101 (s)
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To: vbmoneyspender

You are going to get called an OWS Stalinist Trotskyite Alinskyite saboteur and wrecker for posting that.

Just saying.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 1:37:42 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Well Mittens is a leftists, so why wouldnt they?


4 posted on 01/12/2012 1:38:35 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

It’s over. Romney machine is to huge.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 1:38:39 PM PST by Logical me
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To: vbmoneyspender

Would be interesting to see how this compares to other firms on the Boston financial scene.


6 posted on 01/12/2012 1:38:39 PM PST by freespirited
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7 posted on 01/12/2012 1:39:56 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

Rush Limbaugh is soft as butter

The emporer’s clothes are off.

Long live Mark Levin.

Twice the balls in half the sized man.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 1:41:05 PM PST by wardaddy (I fear we cannot beat Roger Ailes and beltway GOP)
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To: vbmoneyspender
Good find. Looks like Bain Capital's been a big lobbyist too. Not sure what the details of all this mean yet, but let's rummage and find out.
9 posted on 01/12/2012 1:42:50 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Folks, the links in the first post don’t work (I was on gov’t time when I did that). However, the links in my second post (which I created while working at my private sector job) do work.


10 posted on 01/12/2012 1:43:23 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Logical me
Romney machine is to huge.

Too big to fail ???

11 posted on 01/12/2012 1:45:33 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Well, golly gee, this may be the reason for all the panic. Hope this spreads far and wide. Feeding the gravy train trough. Might as well elect a president who was head of Goldman Sachs.


12 posted on 01/12/2012 1:45:33 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: vbmoneyspender; sloop; Enterprise
Imagine the nerve of Gingrich criticizing the likes of this!

I coulda smacked him upside the head for some of his comments, but on balance ... Gingrich's attacks on ROMNEY and Romney's version of "capitalism" via Bain -- which SENDT MONEY to the likes of Al Franken already this year -- should be PRAISED, not knocked -- for Pete's sake, have a little PERSPECTIVE!!! Romney, not Gingrich, is the far greater threat. Romney needs to be taken out.

Attention Rush Limbaugh (and Happy Birthday, Rush!) -- If you're too squeamish for the way Gingrich is doing battle against the enemy that is Romney, at least remember who you're AIDING when you criticize Newt, and please consider just shutting up and letting the chips fall where they may. Thomas Sowell and I think it's pretty obvious that Newt is OBVIOUSLY preferable over Romney. Rush, however, is too chicken-hearted to state the obvious.

13 posted on 01/12/2012 1:49:03 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Is Willard at Bain now? When was he there last... and what was Bain & Bain-connected’s giving records for the time Willard was there? That’s more important than stuff they did when Willard wasn’t even there.


14 posted on 01/12/2012 1:51:59 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmit. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: vbmoneyspender
It is a shakedown, BTW.

Private Equity companies have a sweet deal in the tax code. Shummer wants to take it away, unless the Private Equity firms pay up.

15 posted on 01/12/2012 1:52:59 PM PST by joe212
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To: wardaddy

Look at the donations to the Democratic groups. In 2012, $100,000 was donated to the DCCC and $200,000 to the Democratic party.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 1:53:18 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

They’re all in the big Roman spa together.


17 posted on 01/12/2012 1:54:00 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: vbmoneyspender
Romney relied on corporate welfare
18 posted on 01/12/2012 1:55:43 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: vbmoneyspender

It’s called ‘hedging your bets.’


19 posted on 01/12/2012 1:56:04 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

So if I dig up the records for the 1990’s and they show a similar donation pattern, what will you say then?


20 posted on 01/12/2012 1:56:24 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

Rush’s position on this is looking more and more moronic with each passing day.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 1:57:06 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Romney left Bain in 1999, but he's technically still on their payroll.
22 posted on 01/12/2012 1:57:50 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Reagan69

“They’re all in the big Roman spa together.”

Yes they are. And we are the Goths outside. For now.


23 posted on 01/12/2012 1:58:01 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: dfwgator
It’s called ‘hedging your bets.’

The problem is the donations only seem to be going one way. Maybe they know something we don't.

24 posted on 01/12/2012 1:59:54 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

I might say you’d discovered a pattern. Is Willard at Bain now? Does he have any say in what they do now? I despise Willard - but also think it’s utterly ridiculous to hold him accountable for what Bain does today if he’s not there to say yes or no to what they do.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 2:00:20 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmit. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Does Willard have any say whatsoever in their operations???


26 posted on 01/12/2012 2:02:01 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmit. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa
I might say you’d discovered a pattern Might? Sounds like something Mitt would say.
27 posted on 01/12/2012 2:02:16 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

lol

it just gets worse and worse the further you dig with Romney!


28 posted on 01/12/2012 2:02:45 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Yeah. Just like the “capitalist” Soros!!!!


29 posted on 01/12/2012 2:05:52 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Later.


30 posted on 01/12/2012 2:07:47 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Error 404 - page not found :(

But, if you're talking about the "bail out" Bain received, I'd like to know (or read) more about that.

31 posted on 01/12/2012 2:17:24 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: vbmoneyspender
Finally seeing the picture? Photobucket Photobucket
32 posted on 01/12/2012 2:18:10 PM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Honorary Serb
Yeah. Just like the “capitalist” Soros!!!!

That is such an excellent point. I hope you don't mind if I use that.

33 posted on 01/12/2012 2:19:55 PM 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: vbmoneyspender; annieokie; Goldie Lurks; onyx; TBBT; TitansAFC

EXCELLENT POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


34 posted on 01/12/2012 2:20:55 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Keith in Iowa

[Is Willard at Bain now?]

He STILL earns money from their ventures and always will.


35 posted on 01/12/2012 2:21:09 PM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

What I find interesting is the contribution pattern in the last election, where Romney and Obama were both in the cycle:

http://influenceexplorer.com/organization/bain-capital/b4c7ee21345c459d9a2b14dec2f52122?cycle=2008

Yes, they contributed more to Romney... but it isn’t an overwhelming slam-dunk for Romney.

This is why I maintain that the GOP is stupid to go so easy on financial firms. The GOP gets little to nothing from them in appreciation, and the GOP gets tarred with the reputation of being in the pockets of Wall Street.... when the DNC is really the one who is in Wall Street’s pocket(s).

The GOP should go after Wall Street with sword and fire in retribution for what they’ve done.


36 posted on 01/12/2012 2:30:20 PM PST by NVDave
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To: Keith in Iowa
>> but also think it’s utterly ridiculous to hold him accountable for what Bain does today if he’s not there to say yes or no to what they do.<<

Yeah, they turned 180 just after Romney left and started donating mostly to Democrats of the most liberal ilk. /s

37 posted on 01/12/2012 2:33:22 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: Jane Long

Try this link: http://www.salon.com/topic/bain_capital/

Scroll down, it should be the 2nd article.

It details multiple bail outs Bain received, as well as bail outs Romney procured when he was running the Olympics.


38 posted on 01/12/2012 2:35:01 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: RetSignman

>>>He STILL earns money from their ventures and always will.

Does your 401k have any I vestments with Bain? Then you are equally to blame for Banis political contributions as Willard is today.


39 posted on 01/12/2012 2:35:06 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmit. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Oh, Willard’s company donates mostly to DemoRATS? Why aren’t I surprised?


40 posted on 01/12/2012 2:35:40 PM PST by Hilda
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To: Antoninus
Rush’s position on this is looking more and more moronic with each passing day.

No kidding...

41 posted on 01/12/2012 2:37:04 PM PST by b9 (NEWT all the way)
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To: Hilda

"Hey Ted, who should I make this check out to?"

42 posted on 01/12/2012 2:38:22 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: CynicalBear

Then can I blame the performance of the Mn Vikings this year on Bud Grant because he used to be their coach?


43 posted on 01/12/2012 2:38:31 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmit. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Antoninus

Yup.

I’ve already seen the data, but haven’t posted it because I don’t have the time to make the goods look pretty in HTML.

The net:net story of Bain’s political contributions is this: They started out very small... then in ‘94, the first time Romney was running for an office, the contributions markedly increased at Bain, with a big chunk headed for Romney.

After that, it was a mixed back for Congressional seats through the mid-90’s, somewhat favoring the GOP.

Then after the ‘99 to ‘00 cycle, the contribution level exploded again. In the 2000 race, they were backing Hillary and the Democrats. Since then, it has been pretty heavily stacked for the Democrats. Even in the 2008 cycle, they backed the DNC much more heavily than they backed Mitt.


44 posted on 01/12/2012 2:38:35 PM PST by NVDave
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To: vbmoneyspender

Slick Mitt ran to the left of Ted Kennedy, may as well be a democrat.....


45 posted on 01/12/2012 2:45:21 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: Keith in Iowa

[Does your 401k have any I vestments with Bain?]

I’m not running for president.


46 posted on 01/12/2012 3:00:07 PM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
>>Then can I blame the performance of the Mn Vikings this year on Bud Grant because he used to be their coach?<<

Did Romney leave Bain Capitol back in 1985 like Bud Grant left the Vikings? Now if you had said Brad Childress or Mike Tice we may have some kind of comparison.

47 posted on 01/12/2012 3:03:26 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: swampfox101

Rush has been a Romney supporter for a long time. He is clever about how he goes about it but It seems like people are starting to see the truth.

Rush is not a conservative, he just plays one on the radio.


48 posted on 01/12/2012 3:07:07 PM PST by Tramonto (Draft Palin)
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To: RetSignman

>>>I’m not running for president.

Irrelevant. You’d be just as evil as Willard for having investments in Bain, and just as responsible as he is for the current political contributions.


49 posted on 01/12/2012 3:07:39 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmit. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Romney is no longer with Bain but I know one of the guys running it now Steve Pagliuca is a big lib. I believe he ran in the primary for Dead Ted’s seat.


50 posted on 01/12/2012 3:16:55 PM PST by surrey
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