Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Why Barrack Obama is BEGGING the GOP to make Romney the Nominee - Conservatives Are Being Played, Perry And Gingrich Are Right - Kennedy's Unaired Romney Attack Ad of 1994 - The Bain of Mitt Romney’s capaign - Mitt Romney: mThe Bailout King Of American Politics - Why America Cannot Trust Mitt Romney - Gallup: Majority of conservatives consider Romney “acceptable” - Mitt Romney’s biggest test: Can he connect with voters? - Romney Has Yet To Court Black Conservatives - Quotes from Mormon leaders about Blacks - Hey Romney can throw a brotha $10,000?

The Bain of Mitt Romney’s campaign - Politico


That ad would have been damaging had it appeared when it was produced nearly two decades ago. But it could take on new relevance in a 2012 campaign in which Romney is touting his business career as proof he can lead a national economic turnaround.

In every one of Romney’s campaigns, his time in the private sector — specifically, at the consulting firm Bain & Co. and the investment company Bain Capital — has been a double-edged credential, branding him as a savvy businessman while tying him to countless controversial management decisions.

Romney has served as chief executive at both Bain Capital, which he helped found in the 1980s, and Bain and Co., which launched his career and which he later helped rescue from failure.
When Romney challenged Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1994, it was his connection to those two companies that played a significant role in sinking his campaign as Democrats tied him to plant closings and worker firings.
In 2012, those familiar attacks from his past are likely to take on a new potency: Bain Capital’s involvement in mass layoffs is likely to haunt Romney in a campaign focused on jobs. Other episodes, such as the claims that Romney benefited from a federal bank rescue, could ignite anew.

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Mitt Romney: The Bailout King Of American Politics - Right Wing News 
"not only did Mitt support TARP, he has admitted during the debates that he’s open to EVEN MORE bailouts. Put it all together and even Barack Obama is to Mitt’s right on bailouts."
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 Conservatives Are Being Played, Perry And Gingrich Are Right - Riehl World View
Sometimes the stupidity out here gets too much to take. This is one of those times. What is going on between Gingrich and Romney has nothing to do with a battle for, or over capitalism.
Mitt Romney is depicted as a financier “more ruthless than Wall Street” and a son of privilege responsible for laying off thousands of workers in a 28-minute film bankrolled by supporters of Newt Gingrich set to be released tomorrow in South Carolina.
Romney is not simply a capitalist, what he is is a corporatist. And it's that insulation that would allow him to bankrupt a steel mill, walk away from its pension obligations, pocketing millions and leaving taxpayers on the hook to bail it out. And that's the bullshit he and much of the GOP is selling as capitalism today in defending Romney.

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Mitt Romney's Bain Capital Bailout: GOP Candidate's Firm Profited From Company That Required $44 Million Federal Bailout - Huffington Post 

Ok yes I know I’ve received a few e-mails, I’m posting more shit about Romney than I am Obama, well that is because if Romney is the nominee Obama is guaranteed a second term.
Obama really want to run against Romney and is willing to do whatever is necessary to secure he gets the GOP nomination.
More Democrats Than Republicans Voted for Ron Paul in New Hampshire
Folks I’m a mildly intelligent Negro with just a touch more common sense than the average individual, with a wee bit more political knowledge and insight than the average person or professional pundit so few of you who take the time to visit me for a few minutes out of your busy day and even those of you who accidentally found this blog because you were searching for porn know this… I don’t trust Romney, not even a little bit, it is in my gut.
From the first time I heard his name and checked him out back in 2008 I did not like him. I had the same feeling about Obama, but unfortunately millions of clueless white people fell in love with him and sent is idiot ass money in record numbers to pave his way to the White House.
At least on the GOP side most seem to get the message and did not support Romney, I hope that common sense comes to the forefront before Romney puts the GOP nomination to bed.
Folks what is the old saying: “better the devil you know than the devil you don't know”
I don’t like Obama not even a little bit, but I know who and what he is and if the GOP can somehow wrestle control of congress and limit the damage Obama can do that would be my hope.
Like I said Romney capturing the GOP nomination would be a disaster and guarantees four more years of Obama.
But let’s just say by some miracle Romney does beat Obama his presidency will be a one term gig and set the GOP back further hurting the chances of upcoming GOP rising stars.
I’m one lonely voice in the wilderness, and just one unknown ranting Negro, but folks I trust my gut and I’m rarely wrong when I follow it, Romney is not the man we want up against Obama.  

From Rush: 

BRAZILE: Mitt Romney won tonight because no one touched him -- and for Democrats, you know what? It was good news for us.

KARL: Why is that?

BRAZILE: Because we believe that the weakest candidate is the candidate that the Republicans are not attackin', and that's Mitt Romney.

KARL: Oh, come on.

STEPHANOPOULOS: No, you don't believe that, Donna.

RUSH: That's Stephanopoulos. What Stephanopoulos is saying is, "Shut up, Donna! What the hell are you doing, Donna? Did you not take your meds?" That, "Come on, Donna, what are you doing? You know you don't believe that" means, "Donna, shut up." You know, she's feeling her oats there. So Palin has come out said it and Donna Brazile saying it. "Oh, yeah, the one guy not being attacked..." She practically gleeful here, and I'll tell you why she's gleeful. She's gleeful because what she sees is Romney getting the nomination, so she thinks it's okay to blow the lid off this cover now. "Mitt Romney won tonight, because no one touched him -- and for Democrats that's good news for us." Stephanopoulos says, "Whoa, whoa, whoa! Why is that?" "Well, because we believe the weakest candidate is the candidate the Republicans are not attacking, and that's Romney," and Stephanopoulos says, "Oh, you don't believe that!" I guarantee she had a talking to. They had a talking to with her with her after this, because that's a major faux pas. The line that's supposed to come out of the Democrat Party is they're scared of Romney. The line is, "Oh, no, they don't want to face Romney. Romney is the toughest guy." That's the line, and they know, folks -- the Democrats know that our experts are stupid enough to believe that the Democrats will be honest and tell us who they really don't want to face.
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Ron Paul to Conservative GOP Candidates: Get Out!

 

Why America Cannot Trust Mitt Romney
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On Romney, Bain and Keeping Your Integrity - Red State 
Posted by Dan McLaughlin
The Bain storyline is a little more complicated, in part because there are a lot of angles to Bain’s business; while Romney’s record, as Jim Pethokoukis notes, includes a lot to be proud of, as Jonathan Last notes, you don’t have to necessarily take that business record as a whole if there are aspects worth defending and aspects worth criticizing.


A fair amount of what businesses like Bain do is to step in and take over businesses that are in bad shape. We have an ongoing debate in this country about what to do with failing businesses, but denying they’re failing is not an option – either you shutter or restructure them or you prop them up, and that raises the question of who gets stuck with the bill for propping them up. One of the great scandals of the past 5 years, which has given rise to the Tea Party and to some extent the Occupy Wall Street movement as well, has been the extent to which the answer to that question has been the taxpayers.
So, I don’t like seeing pro-free-market Republicans attacking the concept of what Bain does, any more than I liked seeing Romney attack Rick Perry from the left on entitlements. But just because the role of red-in-tooth-and-claw capitalists is a crucial and necessary one does not mean that they are likely to be popular candidates in today’s general election environment. Criminal defense lawyers, for example may be crucially necessary to our system of justice, but if they have represented a lot of unpopular clients, they are not likely to be politically viable. I continue to think that Romney’s business record is an under-explored political vulnerability (one Ted Kennedy used against Romney in 1994, but didn’t even use all the ads he cut) that the Democrats will exploit ruthlessly. And Romney’s existing defenses of that record are fairly weak.
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Romney likens work at Bain Capital to Obama’s auto industry bailout

Romney’s critics have accused him of destroying jobs in order to increase profits for his investment firm, Bain Capital, but speaking Wednesday on CBS, Romney said that what he did was no different from the Obama administration’s auto industry bailouts.
“In the general election I’ll be pointing out that the president took the reins at General Motors and Chrysler – closed factories, closed dealerships laid off thousands and thousands of workers – he did it to try to save the business,” Romney said Wednesday on CBS.
President Obama has publicly touted his plan to “retool and restructure” the auto companies as “an investment in American workers.” Romney was strongly opposed to the auto bailouts, but on Wednesday likened the president’s strategy to his own.
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 Gallup: Majority of conservatives consider Romney “acceptable” ********

 Mitt Romney’s biggest test: Can he connect with voters?
"Romney's life experience has at times been far different from the occasional snapshots he shares with voters on the stump. To take the most obvious example, in stressing his extensive private-sector background, Romney frequently downplays his long political career—and his pedigree as the son of a former Michigan governor and former top auto industry executive who also once ran for president.On Sunday, he told voters—as he frequently does—that he did not expect to run for president, in part to emphasize his argument that he's not a career politician.

"This is just a very strange and unusual thing to be in the middle of," Romney said in Rochester. "I mean, I was just a high school kid like everybody else with skinny legs. And, you know, I imagined that I'd be, you know, in business all my career. And somehow I backed into the chance to do this."

It was a claim that defied more than a little credulity, given that Romney is in the midst of his second presidential bid, which he unofficially kicked off almost as soon as he lost in 2008. What's more, Romney's awkward bid to depict himself as a political outsider reinforces what continues to be his biggest problem among voters: authenticity. Romney is trying hard to be the candidate of the people by insisting he's just like them--but in doing so, he's actually calling attention to the ways that his life experience has been so dramatically different than most average people."
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Romney Has Yet To Court Black Conservatives

Romney has essentially won evangelicals and overcome the Mormon gap, which means he has overcome the uneasiness voters feel about the Mormon religion. For instance, Pew Research Center found that “53 percent of Evangelicals don’t even consider it to be a religion.” So Romney had long odds indeed to convert enough voters to win an extremely close race against Santorum, a die-hard social conservative, in Iowa. But he pulled it out.

Let’s face it, New Hampshire isn’t exactly a beacon of diversity. Whites accounted for more than 92 percent of the vote last night, with Asians and Latinos accounting for 5 percent. What’s most interesting about Romney’s values-based campaigning and wooing of evangelicals is that he seems to not think any of it is applicable to Black voters, particularly Black conservatives. Yet promoting faith-based initiatives and education reform is typically an easy way to woo Black voters, even for the GOP.

George W. Bush used both on his way to winning 16 percent of the Black vote in Ohio, a crucial swing state, in his 2004 reelection.

What does Romney’s education-reform plan look like? Good question, let everyone know when you find it. There’s no mention of education under the issues area on his site, mittromney.com. Quite odd for a candidate who clearly has taken advantage of his own educational opportunities, having earned two graduate degrees from Harvard (an MBA and a law degree), and invested in those of his family, sending three of his five sons to Harvard Business School.
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Sarah Palin: Mainstream media and Barack Obama want Mitt Romney as nominee
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said the mainstream media and President Barack Obama “want to face Mitt Romney in the general election.” She made those comments on  “Justice With Judge  Jeanine” on FOX News on Saturday during the same time the Republican presidential candidates were debating in New Hampshire on ABC.
Palin said the mainstream media would take a hands-off approach to Romney “in order to bolster Romney’s chances” to “finally face Obama.”
According to Palin, the mainstream media and Obama would then portray Romney as someone who is out of touch with regular Americans in the general election.
“They are already gearing up to portray him, accurately or inaccurately … as being out of touch with the working class,” Palin said, noting that Romney’s wealth and perfect family may make it easy to paint him as someone “being a bit out of touch from working and middle class Americans and from the challenges we all face.”
Palin continued: “My opinion is that I can see what’s coming ... the media will try to bolster Romney so they can tear him down, and that is quite unfortunate.”
Palin then conceded that any of the candidates, though, would be better than Obama.
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The more Mitt Romney evades speaking about his Mormon beliefs the more you want to ask him questions about it. 

December 17, 2007
After the Today Show used video clips of me talking (ranting, to some) about the racist history of the Church of Latter Day Saints as a lead-in to Matt Lauer's interview of Mitt Romney, I feel compelled to clarify the obvious: religious affiliation is not a good reason to vote for or against a candidate for president. I mean any religious affiliation, including Scientology (if that's a religion). I know at least one Scientologist who would be a better president than many of the current candidates. I might know more, but they tend to be a bit secretive about being Scientologists, so ...
I don't hate Mormons. Some of my best friends are Mormons. Well, okay, one of my best friends is Mormon. Or used to be. He's not sure anymore. He's glad he grew up Mormon, likes the values he learned, the respect for family, etc. He's just not sure about some of the crazy beliefs of the religion. He would like to distance himself from some of that stuff and still be a Mormon -- the way Rudy Giuliani can be pro-abortion and very fond of divorce and sequential marriage and still be, or at least call himself, a Catholic. But Mormonism isn't as flexible as Catholicism. It's a hook, line and sinker deal. You buy it all -- every word of the Book of Mormon and its supplement, the Book of Abraham -- or you're not a Mormon. My friend is a surgeon. He says the Mormon doctors he knows are like him. They have doubts about some things in the books and there are some things in the books that they simply can no longer believe. He can't imagine any Mormon who graduates from medical school or Harvard Business School like Mitt Romney thinking any other way. But if Romney were to admit to such doubts and reservations, the Church of Latter Day Saints would be forced to say he is no longer a Mormon. And a candidate for president without a religion ... well, that could only happen on The West Wing.

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Quotes from Mormon leaders about Blacks 
    (1831 - 1844) JOSEPH SMITH Discoverer of the Golden plates

    First Prophet and President and Founder of the Mormon Church:

    "Had I anything to do with the negro , I would confine them by strict law to their own species and put them on a national equalization.''

    (1848 - 1877) BRIGHAM YOUNG 2nd Prophet and President

    "You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable, sad, low in their habits, wild, and seemingly without the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.

    "Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so."

    (1877 - 1887) JOHN TAYLOR 3rd Prophet and President

    "...after the flood we are told that the curse that had been pronounced upon Cain was continued through Ham's wife, as he had married a wife of that seed. And why did it pass through the flood? Because it was necessary that the devil should have a representation a upon a the earth as well as God;.. "

    (1901 - 1918) JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH 10th Prophet and President

    "I would not want you to believe that we bear any animosity toward the Negro. "Darkies" are wonderful people, and they have their place in our church."

    "Not only was Cain called upon to suffer, but because of his wickedness he became the father of an inferior race.

    "... and they have been 'despised among all people.' This doctrine did not originate with President Brigham Young but was taught by the Prophet Joseph Smith ..."

    BRUCE R. McCONKIE of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles

    The negroes are not equal with other races when the receipt of certain spiritual blessings are concerned..."

    ...As a result of his rebellion, Cain was cursed with a dark skin; he became the father of the negroes"


    "Cain Ham, and the whole negro race have _ cursed with a black skin, the mark of Cain, so they can be identified as a caste apart, a people with whom the other descendants of Adam should not intermarry."

    MARK E. PETERSON of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles

    "At least in the cases of the Lamanites and the negroes we have the definite word of the Lord Himself that He placed a dark skin upon them as a curse - as a punishment and as a sign to all others.

    " If there is one drop of negro blood in my children, as I have read to you, they receive the curse, There isn't any argument, therefore, as to intermarriage with the Negro, is there? "Now we are generous with the Negro. We are willing that the Negro have the highest kind of education. I would be willing to let every Negro drive a Cadillac if they could afford it.

    ORSON PRATT of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles

    "The Lord has not kept them in store for five or six thousand years past, and kept them waiting for their bodies all this time to send them among the Hottentots, the African Negroes, the idolatrous Hindoos, or any other of the fallen nations of the earth

    SPENCER W. KIMBALL:

    "Lamanites" is the Book of Mormon term for Native Americans. The quote below is from a Mormon General Conference talk given by Spencer W. Kimball in 1960. Spencer W. Kimball became the president of the Mormon Church in 1975.

    "The day of the Lamanites in nigh. For years they have been growing delightsome, and they are now becoming white and delightsome, as they were promised. [...] The children in the home placement program in Utah are often lighter than their brothers and sisters in the hogans on the reservation.

    At one meeting a father and mother and their sixteen-year-old daughter were present, the little member girl- sixteen- sitting between the darker father and mother, and it was evident she was several shades lighter than her parents- on the same reservation, in the same hogan, subject to the same sun and wind and weather. There was the doctor in a Utah city who for two years had had an Indian boy in his home who stated that he was some shades lighter than the younger brother just coming into the program from the reservation. These young members of the Church are changing to whiteness and to delightsomeness. One white elder jokingly said that he and his companion were donating blood regularly to the hospital in the hope that the process might be accelerated."

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