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Romney campaign aide claims auto bailout was Romney's idea
The HIll ^ | 04-28-12 | Brendan Sasso

Posted on 04/28/2012 4:36:42 PM PDT by raulgomez05

One of Mitt Romney's top advisers said Saturday that President Obama's decision to bailout Chrysler and General Motors was actually Romney's idea.

"[Romney's] position on the bailout was exactly what President Obama followed. I know it infuriates them to hear that," Eric Fehrnstrom, senior adviser to the Romney campaign, said.

"The only economic success that President Obama has had is because he followed Mitt Romney's advice."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automakers; bailouts; chrysler; generalmotors; news
Mitt has some explaining to do. I hope this top adviser is wrong.
1 posted on 04/28/2012 4:36:45 PM PDT by raulgomez05
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To: raulgomez05

Are they really that out of touch with their base, and what they think of Obama’s bailouts? If so, we’re in big trouble.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 4:40:19 PM PDT by Cherokee Conservative (If a tree falls over in the woods, and then snaps back upright as a joke, do the squirrels laugh?)
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To: raulgomez05

The rooster takes credit for the sunrise too.


3 posted on 04/28/2012 4:43:19 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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4 posted on 04/28/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: raulgomez05

First Romney/Obamacare, now we have more taxpayer dollars with Romney/Obama auto bailouts. These two are one and the same. If Romney wins (God forbid) we’ll still have four more years of Obama.

Lord help us!


5 posted on 04/28/2012 4:45:49 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: raulgomez05

while he’s at it he should take credit for tarp too. he’s toast if he believes that’s a good idea.


6 posted on 04/28/2012 4:46:48 PM PDT by patriot5186
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To: raulgomez05

We have passed the rubicon, no turning back, it really doesn’t matter who wins the election....


7 posted on 04/28/2012 4:47:46 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: raulgomez05

I can’t stand Mitt, but I can’t believe he would stiff the bondholders in favor of the unions.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 4:48:02 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: raulgomez05
One of Mitt Romney's top advisers said Saturday that President Obama's decision to bailout Chrysler and General Motors was actually Romney's idea.

And that's why America is in deep trouble no matter who wins this November. Romney might - might - be better than Obama on energy and a few other domestic issues. But Romney, like Obama, is a true believer in the power of government to "get things done". A GOP majority in one and possibly both houses of Congress means Obama will never get another major legislative initiative accomplished. Romney will, and his legislation will for the most part be indistinguishable from Obama's. And the GOP will tell conservatives to shut up and like it.
9 posted on 04/28/2012 4:49:16 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: stockpirate

I’m not going to have any hair left by November.A curse on the political class who have brought this country to this sorry point in it’s history.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 4:51:31 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Welcome to the Neo Democrat party.


11 posted on 04/28/2012 4:53:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RonDog
From For Romney’s Trusted Adviser, ‘Etch A Sketch’ Comment Is a Rare Misstep:
Eric Fehrnstrom is Mitt Romney’s David Axelrod...

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And so it was curious that when Mr. Fehrnstrom on Wednesday reached for a word to describe how Mr. Romney might pivot to the general election, the one that came tumbling from his mouth was “Etch A Sketch,” the children’s drawing toy in which nothing is ever permanent.

-- snip --

“Governor Romney holds out Eric’s counsel almost above all else,” said Gail Gitcho, the campaign’s communication’s director. “He certainly is keeper of the Romney record. He’s been there from Day One.”

And this guy is still working for the Romney campaign WHY?
12 posted on 04/28/2012 4:56:04 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: raulgomez05
Mitt has some explaining to do.

20 years in politics as a multifaced liberal socialist hack pretending to be a conservative and NOW he has some explaining to do?

13 posted on 04/28/2012 4:57:05 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

The GOP picked a hell of a time to launch a war on conservatives.


14 posted on 04/28/2012 5:01:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
The GOP picked a hell of a time to launch a war on conservatives.

Even if Romney could beat 0bama (he can't) the GOP will not survive and IMO that is a good thing.

Perhaps we can start running conservatives once again and save the country before it's too late.

15 posted on 04/28/2012 5:13:11 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: raulgomez05

Pres. Bush started the bailout of both GM & Chrysler


16 posted on 04/28/2012 6:12:18 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Cherokee Conservative

WTF is the matter with this idiot?

Are they really stupid enough to try to claim they were for the bailouts?

Most stupid thing I ever heard.


17 posted on 04/28/2012 6:22:29 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: raulgomez05

And this idiot thinks this is a plus for Romney, Why?


18 posted on 04/28/2012 6:43:45 PM PDT by calex59
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To: raulgomez05

Ford wasn’t bailed out.


19 posted on 04/28/2012 7:18:09 PM PDT by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: raulgomez05

20 posted on 04/28/2012 7:30:51 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

21 posted on 04/28/2012 7:55:56 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: raulgomez05
It is a lie. Romney's only support for a "managed bankruptcy" was through private lenders. Problem was, the financial system was in panic at the time, GM was melting down, and there was no private money available. None. This has since been confirmed by numerous Wall Street sources. The only possibility was a government supported bailout, which Romney opposed. If you don't understand this, you shouldn't pretend that you do.

Taken from another poster and this is the way it was.

22 posted on 04/28/2012 8:11:18 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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The bailout was popular with many people, and “bankruptcy” was a dirty word to them. Opposing the bailout was one of the few times Romney actually took a principled conservative position that could have cost him votes.

And now he’s giving the Etch-A-Sketch a shake and trying to pretend it didn’t happen.


23 posted on 04/28/2012 8:25:25 PM PDT by Eagle Forgotten
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To: cripplecreek

It’s a one party government between the republicans and democrats. Obama and Romney are indistinguishable and basically both candidates could run on one ticket. Republicans are a crony capitalist party supporting bailouts, rescue plans and big banks.


24 posted on 04/28/2012 9:06:23 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: Irish Eyes
"this is the way it was."

Exactly. GM WAS bankrupt. The only options were takeover, bankruptcy, or managed bankruptcy. In all three cases, most GM plants would continue to make cars, and most GM workers and retirees would continue to get something.

The problem with the Obama directed managed bankruptcy was that Obama stiffed everyone but the unions. Had a normal bankruptcy court directed the bankruptcy, the union contracts would have been voided and "the New" GM would likely be in an even better position than it is now.

25 posted on 04/29/2012 5:37:09 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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