Mitt Romney Went To Town – $$$,$$$,$$$.00

You can try and defend, deflect, and defy Americans “about free markets” and capitalism all you like Mitts.. Folks have gotten your number.

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  1. Pro-Newt Gingrich Super PAC Sends Letter To Mitt Romney

    WASHINGTON — A super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich sent a letter late Friday to Mitt Romney, asking him to disclose information about his past employment and financial relationship with Bain Capital.

    Gregg Phillips, managing director of Winning Our Future, sent the one-page letter to Romney in response to a call by Gingrich earlier in the day for the super PAC to correct or take down a 28-minute film attacking Romney’s career at Bain, a private equity firm where he worked from 1984 to February 1999.

  2. Barry Bennett, Anti-Bain Documentary Maker, Has History Of Running Secret Money Operations

    WASHINGTON — South Carolina has a reputation as the most vicious contest in the presidential primary calendar. It’s where Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was attacked for having a black baby, it’s where then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and former President Bill Clinton were labeled racists, and it is now where Mitt Romney faces the harshest attack of his campaign to become the Republican standard bearer.

    “When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” a 28-minute documentary purchased by a cash-flush super PAC supporting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, highlights a series of business deals made by Bain Capital, the private equity firm formerly led by Romney, that cost thousands of Americans their jobs. Bain Capital and Romney are portrayed as Yankee aggressors leading a veritable Sherman’s March through the American economy. A state like South Carolina, with a 9.9 percent unemployment rate and a recent history of factory closures, has an electorate primed for this kind of argument.

  3. Hey, 3Chics! Looks like the GOP got to Newt!

    Newt Gingrich: Film Attacking Romney’s Bain Career Should Be Edited Or Taken Down

    WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich has called on a pro-Gingrich super PAC to edit a 28-minute film attacking Mitt Romney to “remove inaccuracies” and asked Romney to make the same public appeal to a super PAC supporting his presidential bid.

    “This week, fact check organizations like The Washington Post and Politifact have ranked advertisements produced by Super-PACs supporting Governor Romney and myself as containing enormous inaccuracies,” said Gingrich in a statement sent out by his campaign on Friday.

    “I am calling for the Winning Our Future Super-PAC supporting me to either edit its ‘King of Bain’ advertisement and movie to remove its inaccuracies, or to pull it off the air and off the internet entirely,” Gingrich said.

  4. theonlyadult:

    Obama Campaign Memo shows why Bain is so devastating for Romney!! via @dailykos

  5. Does Mitt Romney Have a Wealth Problem?

    The debate among the Republican candidates over Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital has raised again questions about whether Romney’s tenure in the “1%” will damage his campaign. The Obama team certainly welcomes this debate. After all, they have been attacking Romney along precisely these lines:

    The day after Mr. Romney squeezed out a razor-thin victory in the Iowa caucuses, Mr. Obama’s political brain-trust trained most of its fire on him, painting him as both a Wall Street 1 percent type and an unprincipled flip-flopper.
    Some new survey data that Lynn Vavreck and I have gathered in collaboration with YouGov suggests that Romney is vulnerable along precisely these lines. The survey was conducted nationwide from January 7-10—right about the time that the Republican attacks on Romney’s “vulture capitalism” were crescendoing as the New Hampshire primary approached.

    In this poll, we asked respondents:

    How well do you think each the following describes Barack Obama/Mitt Romney: very well, somewhat well, not very well, or not well at all?

    ■Personally wealthy

    ■Cares about people like me

    ■Cares about the poor

    ■Cares about the middle class

    ■Cares about the rich

    More here:

    • (The order of the candidates and the order of the descriptions were randomized for each respondent.)

      Consider first the responses to “personally wealthy.”

      Both candidates are obviously wealthy, and the public tends to see them as such. Very few people say that “personally wealthy” describes Obama or Romney not very well or not well at all. That said, the public thinks this description applies much more to Romney than Obama. Almost three-fourths (72%) say that “personally wealthy” describes Romney “very well.” Only 45% say that about Obama.

      But perhaps personal wealth doesn’t imply anything about who the candidates “care about.” Unfortunately for Romney, this proves not to be the case:

      More here:

  6. 1.American Pad and Paper (Ampad) – bought by Bain in 1992, went bankrupt in 2000. (8 years later)
    2.Stage Stores – bought by Bain in 1988, went bankrupt in 2000. (12 years later)
    3.GS Industries – bought by Bain in 1993, went bankrupt in 2001. (8 years later)
    4.Dynamic Details – bought by Bain in 1997, went bankrupt in 2003. (6 years later)

  7. And there you have it, 3 Chics. Romney is a ruthless bastard. He doesn’t give a fk if you lose your home or job. Just ask those families where he dismantled companies, made a disgusting amount of money while they struggled to put food on the table.

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  8. Ametia says:

    Yes, Romney Could Lose

    I just watched the Bain documentary featured below and being broadcast throughout South Carolina by Newt Gingrich’s SuperPac in full. It’s loaded with out-of-context quotes and heavily biased; it focuses on the specific human suffering of the necessary “creative destruction” of capitalism not its general benefits to the economy. It does so through the voices and stories of ordinary Americans. And, as an emotional bludgeon, it’s devastating.

    But what makes it so dangerous to Romney, it seems to me, is that the Bain Brahmin didn’t just fire thousands of working class people in restructuring and in closing companies. He made a fucking unimaginable fortune doing it. That’s the issue. Other Republicans can speak about the need for free markets in a sluggish economy. But with Romney, we have a singular example of someone who made a quarter of a billion dollars by firing the white middle and working class in droves in ways that do not seem designed to promote growth or efficiency, but merely to enrich Bain.

    Here’s the New York Post, for Pete’s sake, making the case last year against the shifty Wall Street games of Bain:

  9. Mitt Romney: I like Firing People!


    Mitt Romney = Greedy no good bastard!

  11. Bri says:

    Newt’s documentary is powerful.

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