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  • Kerry Led Outsourcing Trade Mission to China

    07/15/2012 6:49:21 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 4 replies
    GoGov ^ | August 15, 2004 | Gogov
    Kerry Led Outsourcing Trade Mission to China. Ties to Boston Company Boasting Over 70 Outsourcing Projects John Kerry, who has made opposition to corporate outsourcing of U.S. jobs to places like China a major part of his presidential campaign, appears to have had major involvement with a Boston, Massachusetts company specializing in outsourcing of U.S. manufacturing and jobs. During the late 1990's, Kerry led at least one of the company's outsourcing trade missions to China, appearing for photos at a banquet in Beijing with representatives of Boston Capital & Technology and unidentified Chinese trade representatives. The exact date of the...
  • Durbin says Romney running from Bain 'like a scalded cat'

    07/15/2012 9:53:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 15, 2012 | By Tom Curry
    Democrats pressed their attack Sunday on Mitt Romney’s record as head of the investment firm Bain Capital in the 1990’s. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the Senate majority whip, asked on NBC’s Meet the Press, “Why is Mitt Romney running away from his company, Bain Capital, like a scalded cat? Because there’s abundant evidence that under Bain Capital they were exporting American jobs to low-wage countries and he doesn’t want to be associated with it.” Defending Romney’s record at Bain Capital, Romney campaign advisor Ed Gillespie told NBC’s David Gregory that outsourcing – U.S. companies setting up foreign operations to replace...
  • Obama Took Cash From Bain Outsourcing Execs - Breitbart

    07/15/2012 3:50:18 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 16 replies ^ | 13July12 | Ben Sharipo
    Barack Obama’s campaign has been quick to rip Mitt Romney for his association with Bain Capital, which outsourced certain jobs during restructuring of companies. There’s only one problem: many of the very executives who were running Bain Capital during the 1999-2002 period now under media scrutiny donated to Obama’s presidential campaign. And Obama was more than happy to cash the checks. The same SEC form from February 2001 that lists Mitt Romney as “sole shareholder, sole director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Bain Capital … the controlling person of Bain Capital” also lists over a dozen other managing directors...
  • Romney... No More Mr. Nice Guy... (HAH!)

    07/15/2012 8:00:01 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 19 replies
    7/15/12 | me
    How does Romney handle dirty campaign attack adds and whispered lies about who he is? (the purpose of which is to cause doubt in the minds of those willing to vote for Romney but not wanting to). I was working with my son-in-law and a few of his friends a few weeks back. I know those guys to be conservative to some degree or another... I wanted to razz them a little so I asked them, "so, are you guys voting for Obama again?" They, all at once, denounced that they had voted for him the first time and would...
  • Mitt and Matt: Fire the T Rex

    07/15/2012 6:31:32 AM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 3 replies
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | July 15, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    Matt Rhoades, Romney’s clever campaign manager, responded to insinuations that the Republican presidential candidate is a felon: “President Obama’s campaign hit a new low today when one of its senior advisers made a reckless and unsubstantiated charge to reporters about Mitt Romney that was so over the top that it calls into question the integrity of their entire campaign,” Rhoades said. “President Obama ought to apologize for the out-of-control behavior of his staff, which demeans the office he holds. Campaigns are supposed to be hard-fought, but statements like those made by Stephanie Cutter belittle the process and the candidate on...
  • Romney is NUTS To Keep Dancing to Obama's Bain Rap

    07/14/2012 6:20:23 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 14, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    GO ON THE OFFENSIVE against  this shameless fraud, DAMMIT! Let me make it real simple for you, Team Mittens: 1) Refuse to discuss any more issues related to Bain Capital. 2) Point-out publicly how the WaPo found Obama Bain claims dishonest, then review list of all Dems who find these attacks appalling. 3) Instigate a relentless new narrative re. how Obama is the most secretive (and hypocrital) president in US history... and demand immediate release of the below records: Actual PHYSICAL COPY OF long-form birth certificatePassport files, including dubious trip to PakistanUniversity of Chicago Law School scholarly articlesHarvard Law Review articlesHarvard Law School...
  • Romney interview with CBS News: Full transcript (Ownership vs Management of Bain Capital)

    07/13/2012 4:18:03 PM PDT · by xzins · 164 replies
    CBS ^ | 13 Jul 12 | Transcript
    On Friday, July 13, 2012, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down for interviews with all five networks following several days of heightened criticisms over his time at the private equity firm Bain Capital. Romney defended his work there to CBS News chief political correspondent Jan Crawford, and said the president owes him an apology for his campaign's "reckless and absurd" accusations. Below is a transcript of the full interview. Video clips are also available at JAN CRAWFORD: Governor Romney, the Obama campaign is saying that you either committed a felony by lying to the SEC or you...
  • Team Obama: No, We Won't Apologize for Falsely Suggesting Romney's a Felon

    07/13/2012 6:01:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | July 13, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Raise your hand if you're surprised by this.  Dishonorable people behave dishonorably (click through for video):   Ed Schultz, MSNBC: "Now the Romney campaign wants President Obama to apologize for Stephanie Cutter's remarks, you heard earlier, we played on that conference call about Mitt Romney either being a liar or a potential felon. Will there be an apology?" Ben LaBolt, Obama campaign press secretary: "There won't be. You know, Mitt Romney has been telling voters, since he ran for office in Massachusetts, that he left Bain in 1999. And the Boston Globe reported today that that wasn't true. Actually, that's...
  • The Only Ones Who Care About When Romney Left Bain...

    07/13/2012 4:26:16 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-13-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Documents: Romney didn't manage Bain funds

    07/13/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    Fortune (CNN) ^ | July 12, 2012 | Dan Primack
    FORTUNE -- Mitt Romney did not manage Bain Capital's investments after leaving to run the Salt Lake City Olympic Games, according to confidential firm documents obtained by Fortune. The timing of Romney's departure from Bain became a lightning rod earlier today, when The Boston Globe published an article suggesting that Romney remained actively involved with the firm longer than he and his campaign have claimed. The sourcing is largely SEC documents that list Romney as Bain Capital's CEO and sole shareholder through 2002 -- or three years after Romney officially left to run the Salt Lake City Olympic Games. These claims...
  • Democrats Now Claiming Romney Lied About His Bain Departure, Facts Disagree

    07/12/2012 7:15:59 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 19 replies
    With millions out of work, the American growth and jobs pictures dimming, the cost of healthcare skyrocketing, and the national debt spiraling out of control, Democrats are exhibiting some rather strange priorities. On a policy level, they're fixated on raising taxes on nearly one million small businesses (while blocking votes on their own party's proposals) in order to fuel class divisions. On a political level, they're obsessed with baselessly speculating about Mitt Romney's foreign investments (while blithely ignoring their own) and lying about his non-existent role in Bain Capital's supposed "outsourcing" (even amidst revelations that $29 billion in Obama "stimulus"...
  • The Boston Globe Gets its ‘Romney Stayed At Bain’ Story Wrong (FactCheck: Obama's claims "all wet")

    07/12/2012 11:45:37 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    PJM ^ | 7/12/2012 | Bryan Preston
    Today the Boston Globe reports that it has discovered that Mitt Romney stayed at Bain Capital three years longer than he has stated. The Globe bases its report on government documents that bear Romney’s name, but the Globe is apparently confused about what the documents mean. It’s common knowledge that Mitt Romney joined the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee in 1999. The story of Romney’s ultimately successful efforts to turn that Olympics around, avoiding disaster and finishing strong with a gangbusters winter games in 2000, forms the backbone of Romney’s fix-it man resume. Very few could have stepped in as...
  • Obama Campaign: Romney A Liar, Potential Criminal (Chicago Thugs At Work)

    07/12/2012 10:06:34 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 27 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 07/12/2012 | Rosie Gray
    Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter suggested that Mitt Romney may be a criminal on a conference call with reporters this morning about a Boston Globe report that shows that Romney stayed at Bain Capital three years past when he said he'd left. Cutter said that there were two ways to interpret the story. The first: Mitt Romney was "misrepresenting his position" at Bain to the Securities and Exchange Commission, "which is a felony." Or, he was "misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people. If that’s the case, if he was lying to the American people, that’s a...

    07/10/2012 6:27:12 PM PDT · by MrChips · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/10/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Two analyses from the flawed WaPo/ABC poll, as well as spending in swing states, deliver grim news to Team Obama this morning. Their main line of attack in which they hope to paint Mitt Romney as an uber-rich vampire capitalist clearly isn’t moving the needle among voters — and that’s true despite an overwhelming spending advantage Barack Obama has enjoyed in the early going. Unless they can come up with a better argument, Romney’s fundraising will shortly put them in a very big hole. . . .
  • CNN’s Candy Crowley Grills Obama Advisor Over Anti-Romney Attacks Rated False

    07/08/2012 9:17:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/8/12 | Josh Feldman
    On CNN’s State of the Union today, Candy Crowley grilled Obama campaign advisor and former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on a recent attack ad released hitting Mitt Romney for outsourcing. Crowley ran the ad, pointing out that The Washington Post rated it false (“four Pinocchios”), and challenged Gibbs to explain why this is still being used as a line of attack against Romney. RELATED: Romney Seeks Formal WaPo Retraction For Bain Capital Outsourcing Story (UPDATE) Crowley also cited a more recent ad where the Obama campaign cites a Washington Post article on the claim that Romney outsourced jobs...
  • Obama Ad Calls Romney 'The Problem' With Job Losses To China (FactCheck Calls BS)

    07/07/2012 5:05:59 PM PDT · by edpc · 31 replies
    ABC via Yahoo News ^ | 7 July 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    Undeterred by independent fact-checkers that have debunked the thrust of their claims, the Obama campaign is redoubling attacks on Mitt Romney as an "outsourcer" in a new TV ad airing in eight battleground states. The 30-second spot — titled "The Problem" — claims Romney condoned the Chinese "taking our jobs and taking a lot of our future." "He made a fortune letting it happen," the narrator says, focusing on Bain Capital outsourcing to China, a country Romney has vowed to challenge as president. It's the latest in a steady drumbeat of negative attacks on Romney's record as a corporate buyout...
  • Obama Is A Job-Outsourcing Hypocrite

    06/27/2012 6:51:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 27, 2012 | Editor
    Politics: The president accuses his likely opponent of outsourcing jobs as his re-election campaign hires telemarketers in Canada and the Philippines. And what about GM in China and those electric cars built in Finland? After his attacks on Mitt Romney's involvement in the job-creating private equity firm Bain Capital failed to resonate with an underemployed America, President Obama has retooled his message somewhat. Now, after the Washington Post published a story about Bain's alleged role in outsourcing factory jobs overseas, he's blasting Republican nominee Mitt Romney as an "outsourcer in chief" and "outsourcing pioneer." He did so even as, the...
  • Romney to seek Washington Post retraction

    06/27/2012 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | June 27, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Mitt Romney campaign representatives will meet with The Washington Post today to seek a formal retraction of its June 21 report that Bain Capital invested in firms that specialized in outsourcing American jobs, POLITICO has learned. The representatives will meet with executive editor Marcus Brauchli and other senior Post staff at 2 p.m. today at the Post's offices in Washington. The group intends to argue that the Post's allegations against Bain Capital and the firms in question are either incomplete or inaccurate, sources familiar with the meeting say. Specifically, the group will argue that the Post misinterpreted the SEC filings...
  • Is Bill Clinton a Cain Mutiny Coward?

    06/12/2012 6:31:55 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 June 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    If Dick Morris is right and Bill Clinton is like a solar panel — only warm and bright when the sun is shining — he has certainly been catching his share of rays recently with his defense of Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital. In case you missed it, the former President said in a CNN interview with Harvey Weinstein, “I don’t think we ought to get into the position where we say ‘This [Romney’s Bain endeavors] is bad work’ — this is good work”; he furthermore said that Romney had a “sterling business career” and “crosses the qualification threshold”...
  • Romney's Bain Capital Vs. Obama's Solyndra: Game On

    06/03/2012 1:25:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 1 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | June 3, 2012
    Industrial Policy: At the NATO Summit, President Obama said his opponent's private equity success vs. the administration's failed industrial policy was what this election was all about. Speaking at the bankrupt Solyndra headquarters, his GOP opponent agreed. It is said a picture is worth a thousand words. The photo of Mitt Romney holding a surprise press conference in front of the headquarters of the bankrupt solar energy firm Solyndra poster may just be worth a good portion of the 270 electoral votes needed for victory in November. "Two years ago President Obama was here to tout this building and this...