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  • Romney’s Bain Capital Owns Media Giant Broadcasting Limbaugh, Hannity

    01/30/2012 1:15:35 PM PST · by STARWISE · 64 replies · 2+ views
    The New American ^ | 1-13-12 | Alex Newman
    Activists are expressing serious concerns that Mitt Romney’s private equity firm Bain Capital owns one of America’s largest media conglomerates, Clear Channel Communications, Inc., which broadcasts numerous popular talk-show hosts with incalculable influence in the 2012 GOP primary. Among the radio personalities syndicated by Clear Channel or aired on hundreds of stations it owns nationwide are Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, and many others. Because of the San Antonio-based media giant’s enormous influence — it is the largest owner of radio stations in the United States, and experts point out that it essentially owns what...
  • George Soros: There isn't a bit of Difference Between Romney and Obama (Video)

    01/30/2012 12:15:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies · 5+ views
    Click for Video Go, Newt!! Defeat this statist/socialist SOB!!
  • Romney Advisor: Putting the boot on the neck of Gingrich. Aiming to destroy Gingrich in FL for good.

    01/29/2012 12:30:25 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 153 replies · 1+ views
    After Gingrich Newt scored a surprise blow-out victory in South Carolina last week, the former Massachusetts governor not only unleashed a political broadside of epic proportions. "It not about winning here anymore," one Romney staffer told BuzzFeed. "It's about destroying Gingrich — and it's working." After two standout debate performances that put him up 9 points in recent polls, Romney is keeping the pressure on Gingrich, looking to score a blow-out victory of his own here. To that end, Romney has rolled out a team of surrogates in the Sunshine State to take the fight to Gingrich in person: from...
  • Hey Rush! Here's why Romney will not distance himself from RomneyCare! Click here!

    01/30/2012 10:31:54 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 91 replies
    Jim Robinson
    Romney will not distance himself from RomneyCare. Here's why: Romney wants to impose RomneyCare on all 50 states!! That is absolutely correct. He's already recruited Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi as his healthcare czar to get it done. Romney claims that he wants to repeal ObamaCare, but he's already lined up Pam Bondi to head up his national healthcare task force to push RomneyCare on all 50 states. After all that has been said and written about socialized healthcare and individual mandates, Romney and Bondi, still LOVE RomneyCare and should he become president will attempt to impose it on ALL...
  • Gingrich: I can beat Obama, 'liberal' Romney can't

    01/30/2012 6:16:24 AM PST · by xzins · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 30 Jan 12 | Byron York
    THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich is painfully aware that Mitt Romney is pulling away from him in Florida on the strength of one issue: electability. Republican voters here are determined to nominate the candidate most likely to defeat Barack Obama, and many are acting as armchair political analysts, trying to weigh Newt's baggage versus Mitt's baggage, and trying to divine how the media might cover Newt versus Obama versus how it might cover Mitt versus Obama. Among voters most concerned about electability, Romney leads Gingrich by a significant margin. That is why Gingrich, on a visit to this sprawling,...
  • Romney Explains Why He Can't Beat Obama

    01/30/2012 6:08:58 AM PST · by xzins · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 30 Jan 12 | David Catron
    The most telling moment of the debate was (Romney's) response to Rick Santorum's eloquent explanation of Obamacare's importance to the GOP's strategy ...and why giving Romney the nomination would be ...surrendering the high ground on health reform: "Folks, we can't give this issue away in this election. It is about fundamental freedom." ...Romney then uttered the most revealing words of the debate: "First of all, it's not worth getting angry about." Obama's recent State of the Union address contained only three references to his "signature domestic achievement." This is, as Michael Barone puts it, "the strongest evidence possible" that the...
  • Mitt Romney Not Making Time For Tea Party In Florida

    01/28/2012 8:18:25 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/28/2012 | David Hogberg
    Should Mitt Romney win the Florida primary, it will be with minimal Tea Party support. Many in the movement view the former Massachusetts governor warily. But his campaign also has made little effort to reach out to activists, say many Tea Party leaders in the Sunshine State.
  • Florida pro-life event may only hear from Gingrich [No Mitt]

    01/28/2012 9:17:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 2+ views
    One News Now ^ | January 28, 2012 | Charlie Butts
    "This is the third [pro-life] event that he has declined to attend," says Mason. "It seems he is not interested in engaging with social conservatives, not interested in defending his apparent pro-life conversions, and not interested in courting those who are pro-life or pro-marriage -- both." [snip] Personhood USA is hosting the third conservative presidential forum in Florida on Saturday...but Newt Gingrich may be the only candidate to speak. The forum, called "Florida Awake," is co-sponsored with Liberty Counsel. Personhood USA president Keith Mason says Mitt Romney will be a no-show again. On Friday, a spokesperson for Personhood USA reported...
  • A Brief History of Mitt Romney’s Record of Putting Profits Ahead of People as CEO of Bain Capital

    01/28/2012 9:40:26 AM PST · by JediJones · 29 replies · 3+ views
    Romney Gekko 2012 ^ | 1/23/2012 | the job losses under Mitt Romney's Bain Capital and Americans United for Change
    Bain Capital is a classic “strip and flip” shop — a private equity firm that made its money buying businesses and sucking profit out of them by any means possible that often resulted in a stack of pink slips for everyday Americans. Romney “made fortunes by bankrupting five profitable businesses that ended up firing thousands of workers.” Here’s how it often went down. Romney’s Bain would buy a company and increase its short-term earnings through firing workers and shuttering plants in order to borrow enormous amounts of money. The borrowed money was used to pay Bain dividends, however, those businesses...
  • Romney's Financial Relationships with Health Care Organizations

    01/28/2012 10:03:02 AM PST · by reegs · 6 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.whatisworking.com ^ | January 27, 2012 | Linda H
    Republican Former Massachusetts Governor Willard Mitt Romney and Bain Capital and Numerous Health Care Corporations Today's Wall Street Journal summarized the investments made by Bain Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm lead by Governor Romney, The Wall Street Journal, aiming for a comprehensive assessment, examined 77 businesses Bain invested in while Mr. Romney led the firm from its 1984 start until early 1999, to see how they fared during Bain's involvement and shortly afterward. Among the findings: 22% either filed for bankruptcy reorganization or closed their doors by the end of the eighth year after Bain first invested,...
  • Romney Was Manager and Board Member of Corp Guilty of Medicare Fraud (More info - the sauce thickens

    01/27/2012 10:57:39 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/27/2012 | Dave Eberhart
    Debating in Tampa Florida this month, Mitt Romney strongly denied that his investment company Bain Capital did "any work with the government like Medicaid and Medicare." However, under Romney's "supervision," Bain purchased and ran the Damon Corporation which pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges - as a result of tens of millions in systemic Medicare fraud... According to a cited Forbes report, in 1989, Bain Capital purchased controlling interest in Damon Corp. a medical testing company located in Needham, Massachusetts. "During the time that Bain held its ownership of the company, Mitt Romney personally sat on the board of directors.."...
  • Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal

    01/27/2012 1:29:19 PM PST · by TBP · 39 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | Wednesday, January 25th at 9:10AM EST | Erick Erickson
    As Ben Domenech notes in his Transom, Mitt Romney’s advisors have now advised him to support “a $2 gas tax, a VAT, and open Taliban talks.” Add to that list not repealing Obamacare. Norm Coleman, an advisor to Romney, went on record saying We’re not going to do repeal. You’re not going to repeal Obamacare… It’s not a total repeal… You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president… You can’t whole-cloth throw it out.
  • In Mass., Romney raised taxes, fees

    01/27/2012 1:11:07 PM PST · by TBP · 9 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:00 am | DEROY MURDOCK
    In fact, Romney increased taxes by $309 million, mainly on corporations. These tax hikes, described by Romney apologists as loophole closures, totaled $128 million in 2003, $95.5 in 2004, and $85 million in 2005. That final year, Romney proposed $170 million in higher business taxes, the Boston Globe reports. However, the Bay State's liberal, Democratic legislature balked and only approved an $85 million increase. Tax rates on many corporations almost doubled because of legislation supported by Romney, Boston Science Corporation chairman Peter Nicholas explained in Jan. 6, 2008's Boston Herald. Also, from 5.3 to 9.8 percent, Romney raised the tax...
  • Romney & His Supporters Engaging In Constant Personal Attacks Sound Just Like Race-Baiting Democrats

    01/27/2012 1:09:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    1/27/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Democrats to others they disagree with, especially if it deals with an Obama political policy: "you are a racist." McCain: Gingrich is "dangerous." Romney: Gingrich is "erratic." Lots more where that came from, too. Especially from Romney. Romney during the last debate: Santorum is "angry." Gov. Christie: Newt is embarassing to the GOP. Get ready....soon Romney and his supporters will be calling Gingrich a "racist"? There will be nastiness, but Romney started it all with his vicious ad-hominem laced ads in Iowa, and neither Gingrich, Santorum or Paul have even come close to taking the hurling of personal insults to...
  • Something Revealing That Voters May Not Be Privy To Concerning Damon Corp & The Medicare Fraud

    01/26/2012 11:39:41 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 2 replies · 1+ views
    1/27/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I'll give a link to the entire Forbes.com article below, which I am quoting and excerpting. I believe that pro-Gingrich people are running ads on this. "In 1989, Bain Capital purchased controlling interest in Damon Corp...During the time that Bain held its ownership of the company, Mitt Romney sat on the board of directors...during that same period, Damon Corp. was busy selling fraudulent reimbursement claims to the tune of millions of dollars...By the time Damon Corp. pleaded guilty...Bain was long gone having sold the company in 1993 to Corning Inc... When Mitt Romney was confronted with the matter during his...
  • Romney revising disclosures for overseas accounts

    01/26/2012 1:32:26 PM PST · by TSgt · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/26/2012 | Michael Isikoff
    Mitt Romney could face new questions about his overseas investments after a campaign official acknowledged to NBC News that his campaign is revising his financial disclosure forms to report more than a half dozen offshore holdings, including income from a multi-million dollar Swiss bank account that was not disclosed last year. The tax returns released by the Romney campaign this week showed that the Ann Romney Blind Trust had reported $1,783 in interest income from a bank account held at UBS in Switzerland in 2010. But the Swiss bank account -- as well as other offshore investments in the Cayman...
  • 7 Reasons Voters are Souring on Mitt Romney

    01/25/2012 12:55:40 PM PST · by no dems · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Week ^ | January 25, 2012 | The Week, Staff
    "The main reason the Republican establishment overwhelmingly favors Mitt Romney over Newt Gingrich is that Romney stands a better chance of beating Barack Obama," says Jonathan Chait at New York. So it's a problem for Romney that "as the campaign goes on, this seems to be growing less true." A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that negative views of Romney have "spiked" over the past two weeks, from a net +4 favorability rating (39 positive/34 negative) to a -18 rating (31 positive/49 negative) — very similar to Gingrich's -22 rating (29/51). The shift is most notabe among independents, who...
  • Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal

    01/25/2012 7:39:42 AM PST · by red flanker · 158 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 25, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    As Ben Domenech notes in his Transom, Mitt Romney’s advisors have now advised him to support “a $2 gas tax, a VAT, and open Taliban talks.” Add to that list not repealing Obamacare. Norm Coleman, an advisor to Romney, went on record saying We’re not going to do repeal. You’re not going to repeal Obamacare… It’s not a total repeal… You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president… You can’t whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what’s been done.
  • Romney Supervised Medical Testing Company Guilty Of Massive Medicare Fraud

    01/24/2012 3:59:01 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/21/2012 | Rick Ungar
    In 1989, Bain Capital purchased controlling interest in Damon Corporation, a medical testing company located in Needham, Massachusetts. During the time that Bain held its ownership of the company Mitt Romney personally sat on the Board of Directors. And during that same period, Damon Corporation was busy submitting fraudulent reimbursement claims to Medicare to the tune of millions of dollars charged for unnecessary blood tests. ... By the time Damon pleaded guilty to defrauding the United States Government of $25 million - and paid a total of $119 million in what was, at that time, the largest penalty of its...
  • Who Won the Florida NBC GOP Debate? Newt Gingrich First, Ron Paul Second, Mitt Romney Last

    01/24/2012 5:55:37 AM PST · by xzins · 133 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | 24 Jan 12 | Chris Miles
    Are we watching the meltdown of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney? Fending off pointed attacks by fellow GOP candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum ... Romney looked ...flustered, stiff, and at times just babbled In comparison, Gingrich looked like he still had all the momentum from Saturday’s South Carolina primary win. He calmly answered questions ...(snip) The biggest surprise in the debate: Gingrich was not asked about his personal transgressions, ... ...After his 12-point South Carolina win, Gingrich has surged ahead in the Florida polls, leading 41% to the former Massachusetts governor's 32%. Still, Romney does expected to win Florida....
  • South Carolina Message (Thomas Sowell)

    01/23/2012 1:00:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 24, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Just days before the South Carolina primary, polls showed Mitt Romney leading Newt Gingrich. Then came the debates and the question about Gingrich's private life, which brought a devastating response from the former Speaker of the House — and a standing ovation from the audience. Apparently the television audience felt the same way, judging by the huge turnaround in the support for Gingrich. The stunning victory in South Carolina brought Newt's candidacy back to life. But the message from South Carolina was about more than a reaction to how Gingrich dealt with a cheap shot question from the media....
  • Romney the DC outsider praising the liberal DC inside establishment for imposing socialism

    01/22/2012 5:30:50 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies · 1+ views
    With clip and excerpts from: letfreedomringblog.com | 1/22/12
    Romney today on Fox News Sunday claimed to be a Washington outsider and would if elected to the presidency bring change to Washington's insider ways. Well, guess his working with Senator Kennedy to impose socialist healthcare on his Massachusetts constituents was just an exception to his Reaganesque conservatism and dedication to liberty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4iTtNGjFY4&feature=player_embedded And link to article: http://www.letfreedomringblog.com/?p=11908 ‘Ideal TEA Party candidate’ Romney praises Ted Kennedy Newt sat on a couch with Nancy Pelosi. Mitt collaborated with, then praised, Ted Kennedy in putting Romneycare. I’m pretty certain that actions are infinitely more important to TEA Party activists than empty gestures....
  • Speaking of jobs and American energy: Romney in 2003: Coal plant ‘kills people’

    Just days after his 2002 election, Mr. Romney hired Douglas Foy, one of the state’s most prominent environmental activists, and put him in charge of supervising four state agencies. Gov. Mitt Romney and Douglas Foy at a March 2006 event. Mr. Foy had initiated a lawsuit that led to the cleanup of Boston Harbor and had worked to protect fishing grounds and seashores. Once in the Romney administration, he served as the governor’s negotiator on a regional climate-change initiative and put emissions caps in place for coal-fired power plants. With Mr. Foy by his side, Mr. Romney joined activists outside...
  • Romney's Energy Project Past (Romney's Solyndra? CTP Hydrogen, Protonex Tech...

    01/18/2012 11:40:49 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/26/2011 | Ben Smith
    Mitt Romney penned an op-ed in the Orange County Register Monday carrying the new line of attack on President Obama's energy policy: the Solyndra collapse is more evidence he wrote that the government "shouldn't be playing venture capitalist" when it comes to alternative energy projects. "It's not merely that government bureaucrats are bad at picking winners" he wrote. "The very process invites cronyism and outright corruption." But Romney is a private-sector venture capitalist by vocation, and during his tenure as Massachusetts Governor, he set up a program almost exactly like the ones he's now denouncing. In 2003 Romney launched the...
  • Romney Was Board Member Of Company Fined Over $100 Million For Medicare Fraud -- Criminal Fine

    01/18/2012 8:28:27 AM PST · by xzins · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | PDF Pg 140 | McCain Campaign
    DAMON CLINICAL LABORATORIES Romney Was Board Member Of Company Fined Over $100 Million For Medicare Fraud – At The Time, It Was The Largest Criminal Fine For Health Care Fraud In History Romney Sat On Board Of Damon Clinical Laboratories, A Bain Capital Portfolio Company Fined Nearly $120 Million In 1996 Due To Medicare Fraud. “A Needham clinical laboratory agreed yesterday to pay $119 million in criminal and civil fines after pleading guilty to charges that it defrauded the nation’s Medicare system by seeking reimbursements on millions of dollars worth of unnecessary blood tests. … Damon Clinical Laboratories Inc. admitted...
  • See How Much An Abortion Costs Under RomneyCare [Mitt 1/16/12: "I've always been pro-life"]

    01/17/2012 12:48:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 1/17/12 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Politics Buzz Mitt Romney has been firmly pro-life since his 2005 conversion after legislation came to his desk in regard to Stem Cell research. But a trek over to the website of Commonwealth Care, the state funded health insurance program for low and moderate-income Massachusetts adults who don't have health insurance, created by RomneyCare, offers a copay for abortions.
  • Newt grabs himself a South Carolina lifeline. Gingrich wins debate as Mitt Romney stumbles

    01/17/2012 6:37:23 AM PST · by xzins · 160 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 17 Jan 12 | Toby Harnden
    Newt Gingrich's fluent, policy-rich performances in the early debates, laced with derision for the media's attempts to question the Republican candidates, propelled him to the front of the GOP pack in early December. His command of the stage here in Myrtle Beach for the 16th (yep, there have been that many, and the next is in Charleston on Thursday) could just be the lifeline he needs to achieve the task he has set himself - overcoming Mitt Romney's clear lead in the South Carolina polls to win the state on Saturday. Romney was under pressure over releasing his tax returns...
  • Bain Often Couldn't Lose With Buyouts (Romney spent much of his career with leveraged buyouts not VC

    01/16/2012 12:55:17 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/14/2012 | Beth Healy
    Mitt Romney has long called himself a venture capitalist, experience he says helps him understand the economy better than other candidates for president. But he spent much more of his career in leveraged buyouts than in the investments in start-up companies known as venture capital...
  • Romney Used Polls to Determine His 1994 Abortion Position

    01/15/2012 12:22:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 65 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/13/12 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, January 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney has been dogged by allegations that his shifting positions on abortion have been politically opportunistic. That perception will be bolstered by a new book that reveals Romney consulted polling data before deciding to campaign as “pro-choice” during his 1994 Senate race. In the book Mitt Romney: An Inside Look at the Man and His Politics, Ronald Scott wrote that Romney commissioned former Reagan pollster Richard Wirthlin to survey Massachusetts voters on key issues. Wirthlin showed Romney a poll indicating any candidate describing himself as “pro-life” was unelectable in the...
  • 7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney’s Electability Is A Myth

    01/14/2012 2:37:06 PM PST · by xzins · 191 replies · 1+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | John Hawkins
    Written By : John Hawkins Mitt Romney was a moderate governor in Massachusetts with an unimpressive record of governance. He left office with an approval rating in the thirties and his signature achievement, Romneycare, was a Hurricane Katrina style disaster for the state. Since that’s the case, it’s fair to ask what a Republican who’s not conservative and can’t even carry his own state brings to the table for GOP primary voters. The answer is always the same: Mitt Romney is supposed to be “the most electable” candidate. This is a baffling argument because many people just seem to...
  • Romney Must Get Personal Over Bain Capital Attacks

    01/12/2012 2:23:40 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/12/2012 | David Hogberg
    With Wall Street out of fashion this election season, can Mitt Romney fend off the attacks on his tenure at Bain Capital? Some GOP presidential rivals, especially Newt Gingrich, have laid into his private equity past, accusing him of "looting companies" and laying off workers. While those attacks may backfire now — conservatives have rallied to Romney's defense — they might work in the general election.
  • Palin urges Romney to Release Tax Returns, Provide Proof he Created 100,000 Jobs at Bain Capital

    01/12/2012 2:00:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 179 replies
    Big Government ^ | January 11, 2012
    Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has called for Gov. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, as well as the data that could substantiate his claim of having created 100,000 jobs as CEO of Bain Capital. Romney has resisted releasing his tax returns, and his campaign has thus far refused to provide the hard proof to back up his claims about Bain. “Governor Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain, and people are wanting to know: is there proof?” Palin told Sean Hannity on Fox News. Rick Tyler, former Gingrich aide and head of Newt Gingrich’s...
  • Romney benefited from a $10 million federal bailout (Nullifies Romney being a free enterpriser

    01/12/2012 3:08:20 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/10/2012 | Juggernaut
    It wasn't really a TARP style bailout - worse - Romney's Bain placed a $10 million dollar liability with the taxpayers. All this while he benefited $4 million dollars directly... The facts of the Bain & Co. turnaround are a little more complicated, but a Bostin Globe report from 1994 confirms that Bain saw several million dollars in loans forgiven by the FDIC. Fact remains an FDIC bailout only occurs when the Fed and politicians agree, not to mention the bailoit comes from funds paid by every bank customer who eats highet costs as a result of funds going to...
  • Romney Gave Three Contributions To Democrats

    01/12/2012 2:21:41 PM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 20 replies
    TPM ^ | 1/25/2007 | Eric Kleefeld
    Romney's contributions to Dems came at a time when he was a registered Independent, and even voted for Paul Tsongas in the 1992 primaries. Indeed, his contributions at the time suggest that he was drifting away from the GOP. In addition to his giving to the Dems, his donations to Republicans had all but ceased. Romney had routinely made donations of $1,000 or more to the Massachusetts Republican State Committee throughout the 1980's, but did not make any donations to them in 1990, 1991 or 1992. Only two years later, however, Romney veered back to the GOP, unsuccessfully running for...
  • 35 Romney endorsers received contributions first

    Money may not be buying Mitt Romney much Republican love, but it’s going a long way toward helping him buy the next best thing: endorsements in the GOP primaries. Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC and its affiliates states have lavished close to $1.3 million in campaign donations to federal, state and local GOP politicians, almost all since 2010. His recipients include officials in the major upcoming primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, and in three southern Super Tuesday states where he was trounced four years ago. In New Hampshire, a U.S. senator, a congressman, 10 state senators...
  • Sarah Palin Challenges Romney's History Of Job Creation At Bain

    01/12/2012 7:26:31 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 99 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 1/11/2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin challenged GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney to furnish his tax return and supporting documents that would prove he created the 100,000 jobs he claimed he did while CEO of Bain Capital. "Governor Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain and people are wanting to know is there proof of that claim and was it U.S. jobs created for United States citizens?" Palin told Fox News Sean Hannity. Palin said that transparency was needed as Romney would likely be targeted by Democrats on this issue if he were to become the Republican nominee....
  • Devastating Info About Mitt Romney's Unelectability that He Wants to Keep from the Public!

    01/11/2012 5:50:49 PM PST · by xzins · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | Xzins
    Mitt Romney is a loser...an election loser. In his 1994 senatorial campaign, he lost by a huge margin (by more than 17 points) in a year when Republicans took over Congress. Despite everyone else’s success, Romney managed to lose. Of all his campaigns he has won only once when he won a single term as governor of Massachusetts, but he quickly tarnished that close victory. After becoming governor in 2002 with Kerry Healey as his running mate, Romney proceeded to mismanage his position so that his approval dropped rapidly into the 40's and then the 30's. He left that mess...
  • Bain & Co: The 1994 Ad By Sen. Ted Kennedy Which Will Floor Mitt RomBOT in 2012

    01/10/2012 3:24:25 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 78 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/14/2011 | politicalarticles
    "...Mitt Romney says he saved Bain & Co. but he didn't tell you the day he took over he had his predecessor fire hundreds of employees or the way the company was rescued was with a federal bailout of $10 million dollars. According to the Globe, Romney's company failed to repay at least $10 million dollars to a failed bank and the rest of us had to absorb the loss. Romney, he and others made $4 million dollars in this deal which cost ordinary people $10 million dollars. Mitt Romney - maybe he's just against government when it helps working...
  • So Did Romney Create 100,000 Jobs, Or Not? ("campaign has yet to provide convincing proof"

    01/10/2012 8:56:32 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/9/2012 | Susan Adams
    In the Republican presidential candidate debates this weekend, Mitt Romney repeated his claim that he is an effective leader who created a "net net" of 100,000 jobs while he was working in the private sector. But three recent reports, by the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press and by Fact Check.org, the nonprofit nonpartisan project run by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania say that the Romney campaign has yet to offer convincing proof to back up the claim. ... It hardly seems plausible to suggest that he created the positions that make up the current...
  • Romney's False Choice: You Either Support Asset-Stripping Or You Are Anti-Free Market Capitalism

    01/09/2012 4:20:37 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 72 replies
    1/9/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Gordon Gekko Romney is being taken to task over his proclivities, and activities at Bain. To make it short, Romney engaged in what is commonly known as asset-stripping. My point in this thread isn't to delve into the minutiae of what asset-stripping entails, but rather to point out that Romney is attempting to pigeonhole Gingrich as being anti-free market capitalism through the use of a false choice: If Gingrich doesn't support what Romney did at Bain, then he is anti-free market capitalism. Romney's false choice... And all the while, Romney is trying to use a smokescreen to cover what he...
  • Mitt Romney Fights With Reporter After Being Exposed As A Liar (One more time... 600k hits in 3 days

    01/08/2012 11:09:48 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | UrbanWarfareChannel
    Romney: "I don't have lobbyists running my campaign. I don't have lobbyists tied to my..."
  • Romney: 'I'm independent of Wall Street' ('cept for those other guys)

    01/08/2012 9:07:11 PM PST · by STARWISE · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-6-12 | Gregory Wallace
    Mitt Romney sought on Friday to dispel any notion he is undesirably close to Wall Street, but said his business experience prepares him better than his rivals to be president. "I'm independent of Wall Street," the former Massachusetts governor told Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook in an interview. "By the way, I haven't ever worked on Wall Street. They were service providers to the business I was in, I was not in a Wall Street firm, although I was in financial services broadly."
  • Romney tonight in debate: a technocrat spouting lots of platitudes & little specifics

    01/07/2012 8:32:05 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    1/7/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Romney has a record where he touted his belief system, policy proposals, etc, when running for U.S. Senator against Ted Kennedy. He has a record as governor. But Romney says ignore THOSE specifics - here is who I claim to be now, and what I claim to stand for. And he says now to take him at his word about who he is and what he stands for. But he is low on specifics, especially tonight, and throughout the debates, Romney has been heavy on platitudes and speaking moatly in generalities (I will restore America, America can be great again,...
  • The Romney Con

    01/07/2012 4:42:55 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | InflationUS
    Don't be conned into nominating Mitt Romney.
  • Mitt Romney Fights With Reporter After Being Exposed As A Liar

    01/06/2012 1:23:11 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | UrbanWarfareChannel
    "I don't have lobbyists running my campaign. I don't have lobbyists tied to my..." [then a reporter takes Romney to task].
  • Romney apparently lost in Iowa, worst showing ever there, and poll #'s sinking in NH

    01/06/2012 6:18:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    1/6/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Several news reports have it that Romney did not win the Iowa Caucuses. Mr. True supposedly has a photo showing 2 votes for Romney, not 22, on a piece of paper. Barring any objective, verifiable proof that shows more than 12 votes mistakenly being credited to Santorum, Romney lost. On the flip side, if Romney did win, the Weekly Standard, in a news piece entitled "Answers from Iowa," says that Romney's 24.6% in the Iowa Caucuses was the worst ever (for either party) for a candidate winning the Iowa Caucuses. Romney spent millions in Iowa, had the worst percentage ever,...
  • Backflip (Brilliant campaign ad about Mitt Flopney

    01/05/2012 11:02:43 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/28/2011 | Jon2012HQ
    If Republicans didn't like Mitt Romney's position on the so-called union-busting proposal in Ohio, all they had to do is wait one day before he changed it... ... ...
  • Is Mitt Romney taking the high road during this GOP nomination cycle?

    01/04/2012 7:55:29 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    1/4/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Though Romney is personally not working with any pro-Romney super PAC(s), can Romney at least tell them or ask them to cease any potential negative attack ads aimed at Gingrich or someone else? If he doesn't, is he still taking the high road? Secondly, how could pro-Romney forces ask pro-Obama forces to do the something if they won't? How can pro-Romney RINOS and CINOS berate Obama surrogates for saying something about Romney if pro-Romney surrogates do the same to GOP candidates?
  • Romney And His Romneycare Abortion Problem

    01/04/2012 5:15:23 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | Jan 4, 2012 | by JEN KUZNICKI
    Republican backers of Mitt Romney get a bit terse when you bring up Romneycare. My last discussion with a fellow Republican who backs Romney resulted in a shrill, “Asked and answered! Move on!” He didn’t want to continue the conversation. I guess we are supposed to move away from the topic because after all, the question of whether Mitt Romney stands behind Romneycare has been asked and answered, many times. We are supposed to believe that Mitt Romney was acting out of duty to the highest sense of morality for conservatism, the 10th Amendment to the Constitution. Or something like...
  • Answers from Iowa (Romney sets all-time record for lowest winning share of the vote

    01/04/2012 2:19:13 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 7 replies · 2+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/4/2012 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    ... Mitt Romney set a new all-time record for the lowest winning share of the vote (for either party) in the Iowa caucuses - 25 percent [24.6%] - one point lower than Bob Dole's 26 percent level of support in 1996. That's well below the 31 percent tally that every previous Republican winner except for Dole had achieved... Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich both matched or surpassed the 13 percent level of support that John McCain on his way to winning the Republican nomination received in Iowa... Lastly, Romney failed to equal the 25.2 percent share of the vote that...