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    1. jody.cannon54 20 months ago | reply

      Have you no SHAME?!

    2. bluemuse2012 20 months ago | reply

      Flat out bullshit from Reince Priebus. Not that we expect anything else. It is Priebus who is sad and pathetic. Obama did nothing of the sort.

    3. Charles_BCCA 20 months ago | reply

      Do you have no shame AH? Go fu6ck your self.

    4. Charles_BCCA 20 months ago | reply

      You will make a good cabana boy servicing old gay evangelists and mormans.

    5. Charles_BCCA 20 months ago | reply

      Self deport yourself AH to Cuba where you will be neutered with no pain killer.

    6. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      @Reince You are the WORST I have ever seen in the Republican Party. Your performance at the RNC was beneath your status!!

      War mongering Mitt Romney - A dangerous alternative.

      With Citizens United and Voter Suppression looming large over this election I am really concerned the GOP with their Billionaire donors and Billionaire Super Pacs will STEAL this 2012 November 6th election like they did in 2000 and Bush changed the course of HISTORY for American politics by starting two wars: One warranted in Afganistan and another un-warranted in Iraq because he was predisposed to Neo-Cons.

      With a great DNC speeches by Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama, I am hoping for some changing of INDEPENDENT minds and some bump in the Gallup Poll for the Democrats moving the needle in this election!

      If the Billionaire SUPER PACS have their way of propagating the Romney-Ryan-GOP LIES and they stick with the low information FOX NEWS (noise) voter then we are in trouble.

      CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER: Romney may get elected by hook or by crook like the ambitious NIXON "I am not a CROOK" did. Then guess what 'President Romney' will instigate a war with Iran even though we have yet to conclude our longest war in Afganistan.

      'President Romney' may even start a war in Syria with China & Russia on the other side of this 'proxy' war, creating another "potential VIETNAM".

      After loosing the proxy war in Libya Russia will surely rebuff an arrogant (citation: recent Romney remarks on Russia in his acceptance speech) and mis-calculating 'President Romney' and 'President Romney' would have America sucked into another "potential VIETNAM".

    7. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

      Reaction to Libya Attack Could Color Poll Analysis, and Vice Versa
      By NATE SILVER
      Earlier on Thursday, I suggested that we have now gotten some pretty good guidance on the size of President Obama’s convention bounce. For the next week or two, most of our attention will be focused on how much of that bounce he maintains — and how it translates into swing states — and not on trying to gauge its magnitude.

      However, there has been a significant news event since the conventions, with the killing of four Americans in Libya.

      Personally, I find the murky back story about the film that ostensibly prompted the attacks more interesting than its implications for the election, but the attacks do have the potential to complicate polling analysis.

      In general, the historical experience is that unexpected foreign policy crises are more likely to move the polls in favor of the incumbent in the immediate term — the rally-around-the-flag effect. However, the effects are much less predictable as the crises play out, with their various diplomatic, military and economic implications.

      Even acknowledging that Mitt Romney offered a poorly reviewed initial response to the attacks, I think we’ll need to be a bit careful if there are signs of a shift toward Mr. Obama in the polls because of them.

      I don’t mean to suggest that the attacks won’t have any implications for the elections in November, or that we’ll make no effort to analyze what they might be. But it will be important to keep the causality straight. Read more…

      fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

    8. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      Here are the top 10 comments about Bain from Romney’s Republican rivals Perry & Newt:

      1. “The idea that you’ve got private equity companies that come in and take companies apart so they can make profits and have people lose their jobs, that’s not what the Republican Party’s about.” — Rick Perry [New York Times, 1/12/12].

      2. “The Bain model is to go in at a very low price, borrow an immense amount of money, pay Bain an immense amount of money and leave. I’ll let you decide if that’s really good capitalism. I think that’s exploitation.” — Newt Gingrich [New York Times, 1/17/12].

      3. “Instead of trying to work with them to try to find a way to keep the jobs and to get them back on their feet, it’s all about how much money can we make, how quick can we make it, and then get out of town and find the next carcass to feed upon” — Ric k Perry [National Journal, 1/10/12].

      4. “We find it pretty hard to justify rich people figuring out clever legal ways to loot a company, leaving behind 1,700 families without a job.” — Newt Gingrich [Globe and Mail, 1/9/12].

      5. “Now, I have no doubt Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips — whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company, Bain Capital, of all the jobs that they killed” — Rick Perry [New York Times, 1/9/12].

      6) “He claims he created 100,000 jobs. The Washington Post, two days ago, reported in their fact check column that he gets three Pinocchios. Now, a Pinocchio is what you get from The Post if you’re not telling the truth.” — Newt Gingrich [1/13/12, NBC News].

      7. “There is something inherently wrong when getting rich off failure and sticking it to someone else is how you do your business, and I happen to think that’s indefensible” — Rick Perry [National Journal, 1/10/12].

      8. “If Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he’s earned from bankrupting companies and laying off employees over his years, then I would be glad to then listen to him” — Newt Gingrich [Mediaite, 12/14/11].

      9. “If you’re a victim of Bain Capital’s downsizing, it’s the ultimate insult for Mitt Romney to come to South Carolina and tell you he feels your pain, because he caused it.” — Rick Perry [New York Times, 1/8/12].

      10. “They’re vultures that sitting out there on the tree limb waiting for the company to get sick and then they swoop in, they eat the carcass. They leave with that and they leave the skeleton” — Rick Perry [National Journal, 1/10/12].

      Just last night, Newt Gingrich defended his attacks, saying “I think there are things you can legitimately look at in Bain Capital. I think there are things you can legitimately look at in anybody’s record, including Mitt Romney’s record.”.

    9. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      Note: The author, John F. Ince of this article is a former classmate of Mitt Romney at Harvard Business School and former reporter at Fortune Magazine. He is the author of Mitt Romney: King of Bain and the Man Who Wants To Be President.

      There are at least 12 reasons why Mitt Romney would not make a good president. Here's John F. Ince's list. What's yours?

      1 • Romney neither understands nor represents most Americans. The man lacks empathy for those who have not had all the benefits he has had in life. His presidency would be deeply polarizing. One can easily image his election as president would generate new waves of social unrest and violence. He clearly represents the 1% and the 99% will not tolerate policies that exacerbate the growing divisions between rich and poor.

      2 • Romney's job creation claims are inflated and unreal istic. Mitt Romney's professional career was based on a very specific task: buying and selling companies for profit. He wants people to think that this qualifies him to be a job creator. With the exception of his investment in Staples and a few other early venture capital deals, his jobs creation claims are mostly chimera. He takes credit for creating jobs, when he was only an investor in those companies, not an executive. In practice, he predominantly used his power as an investor to eliminate jobs and shift other jobs overseas, all in the interest of making profits.

      3 • Romney does not have a sound fiscal plan. Extrapolating from the projections Romney has offered for increased defense spending and tax cuts, his policies would blow a hole in the Federal budget, further eroding investors faith in the government's ability to get its fiscal house in order.

      4 • Romney has little respect for the natural environment, nor a commitment to protect and preserve it for future generations. He blindly subscribes to Republican views that climate change is not scientifically proven. He gives no indication of any desire to develop alternative sources of energy that can mitigate the man made sources of pollutants. Instead he supports the rollback of environmental regulations all but giving companies a green light to pollute the environment and waste vital natural resources.

      5 • Romney has lived a cloistered and privileged life and today has a very narrow view of the world. From the Cranbrook School to Brigham Young University, to Harvard Business School to Bain Capital, it's difficult to imagine anyone who has been less exposed to the lives and conditions under which most Americans live. The covenants of his Mormon faith are extremely rigid, restrictive and unrealistic. His devotion to his faith is admirable, but his inability to step beyond the confines of that religion suggest that he would have difficulty reconciling who he is with who others are in an increasingly diverse world.

      6 • Romney's worldview is rooted in intolerance. He has a very narrow view of the world. America today is a diverse nation with many different racial groups, faiths, all in need of respect. The bully incident at his prep school and his aggressive corporate behavior buying and selling companies at Bain Capital suggest someone who has little desire help those who are different, less fortunate and in weaker position than him.

      7 • Romney does not fully understand the transformative power of technological change. Mitt has no professional technical training. Most of the companies he invested in at Bain were low tech. His expertise is finance: specifically buying and selling companies. All this suggests someone who will pay lip service to the tech sector, but won't fully grasp the potential for transforming the economy and culture through advancing technology.

      8 • Romney is temperamentally unfit for the presidency. He is peevish, controlling and less than transparent. He has a rigid worldview that revolves around what is best for himself and a small circle of those who support him.

      9 • Romney lacks direct foreign policy experience. His four years as Governor of Massachusetts do not give him sufficient knowledge or expertise to effectively deal with an increasingly complex world. On the job learners nearly always make blunders, sometimes blunders so large that they create huge problems for the U. S..

      10 • Romney lacks integrity and honesty. His fudging of issues is a sign that he feels he can head fake his way though difficult debates. His statement that he does not remember the prep school bully incident is implausible. His evasiveness over release of tax forms and embellishment of his accomplishments are all red flags. His decisions as an executive at Bain Capital were not rooted in ethical behavior. The man is simply not forthright enough to earn the trust of the American people.

      11 • Romney has no commitment to women or equal rights. There is little in his public statements or record to suggest he feels any responsibility for advancing the interests of women and minorities.

      12 • Romney lacks sufficient charisma and personality to be a strong leader. The country needs someone to lead forcefully and inspire citizens to tackle problems that threaten the diminishment of American stature on the world stage. Romney's robotic and reptilian personality fails to connect, leaving people feeling that Romney is in the game only for himself, rather than in it for the good of all.

      Note: The author, John F. Ince of this article is a former classmate of Mitt Romney at Harvard Business School and former reporter at Fortune Magazine. He is the author of Mitt Romney: King of Bain and the Man Who Wants To Be President.

    10. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      ROMNEY ON TRACK TO LOSE ELECTION

      President Barack Obama is keeping up a drumbeat of skepticism over Mitt Romney's insistence — displayed in a blitz of TV interviews — that he stepped down from his private equity firm years earlier than federal records indicate.

      Obama planned another day of campaigning in Virginia on Saturday, a state he won in 2008 but before that last supported a Democratic presidential nominee in 1964. Advisers said he would remind voters of the discrepancies between Securities and Exchange Commission filings and Romney's recollection of his role at the Boston-based firm.

      His re-election campaign released an ad that repeated its allegation that Romney's Bain Capital shipped American jobs to China and Mexico; that Romney has personal wealth in investments in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands; and that as governor of Massachusetts, he outsourced state jobs to India.

      "Mitt Romney's not the solution. He's the problem," Obama's latest ad says as it plays video of Romney awkwardly singing "America the Beautiful."

      The ad was set to run in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

      The ad, targeting Romney's vast personal wealth, comes as Democrats — and some Republicans — call for Romney to release tax returns going back several years. Romney has said anew that he won't go beyond releasing his 2010 tax records and, before the election, his 2011 taxes.

      "You can never satisfy the opposition research team of the Obama organization," Romney told CBS on Friday. In the same round of interviews in which he defended his account of his role at Bain, Romney said Obama owed him an apology for an aide's suggestion that the Security and Exchange Commission filings, if false, could bring a felony charge.

      "This is simply beneath the dignity of the presidency of the United States," Romney told ABC.

      It wasn't just Obama, though, pushing the presumptive Republican nominee to put the issue of his tax returns and wealth to rest.

      "There is no whining in politics," chided John Weaver, a veteran Republican strategist. "Stop demanding an apology, release your tax returns."

      Contact:
      Ed Schlick
      Executive Director
      Maine People’s Voting Coalition.
      E-mail eschlick@roadrunner.com

      YOU CAN JOIN THE COALITION – JUST SEND AN E-MAIL TO GET INFORMATION.

    11. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      ROMNEY ON TRACK TO LOSE ELECTION.

      Romney’s financial manipulations have, in the last 48 hours, exploded from mysterious shouldering embers into a political bonfire that could consume his entire campaign.

      Romney is calling President Obama a liar and Obama is continuing his call for Romney to release full information about his financial manipulations and more than one year of tax returns.

      Articles in the Washington Post and Boston Globe have probed and continue to probe into Romney’s convoluted finances and his years as CEO and owner of Bain Capital. Romney has called for retraction of these widely quoted articles without success.

      For a Rachel Maddow interview with the Boston Globe writer who probed Romney’s SEC reports click here: video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-....

      For a broader discussion of Romney’s financial man ipulations on Morning Joe click here: video.msnbc.msn.com/morning-joe/481735....

      Either Mitt Romney was "sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president" of Bain Capital from 1999-2002, when all sorts of ugly outsourcing and vulture fund activities were taking place, or he was just listed as "sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president" on the company's documents, which means he was simply a figurehead collecting cash generated by said ugly outsourcing and vulture fund activities.

      There appears to be more than ample multiple evidence that Romney is not telling the truth about completely leaving Bain after 1999. If you want to read all the details:
      1. Click here: www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/mitt... ;
      2. Click here: www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/12/us-... ;
      3.Click here: www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/07/romne... ;
      4. Click here: www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/b....
      And these articles on Romney/Bain only scratch the surface. After the Boston Globe article on Thursday the Internet lit up like a Christmas tree as everyone with access seemed to have something to report.

      More MoJo coverage of Mitt Romney (www.motherjones.com/category/tags/romn... ):
      ►The Mystery of Romney's Exit From Bain:http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/m... ;
      ►Romney Invested in Medical-Waste Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses, Government Documents Show: www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/r... ;
      ►Romney Tax Tips: 10 Ways to Stiff the IRS:http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/04/t... ;
      ►Mitt Romney's Long History of Misremembering His Past:http://www.motherjones.co/m/politics/2012/06/mitt-romney -history-problem;.
      ►Get-Rich-Quick Profiteers Love Mitt Romney, and He Loves Them Back:http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/04/m... ;
      ►How Romney Fibs—and Gets Away With It:http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/04/r....
      Of course the Obama campaign wasted no time getting out TV ads on the subject. One of the most recent has Romney singing “God Bless America” while the graphics pound him for his financial manipulations. Click here:http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/14.... Voters in the swing states are getting their first glimpse behind the mask of Romney’s polished campaign performance.

      This all brings back Richard Nixon’s famous statement,“I am not a crook.”.

      The problem for Romney is that it is impossible for him to win an election campaign based on whether or not he is a potential criminal who has lied on legally required reports. Every day the media probes deeper into the Romney financial paper trail and reveals more and more conflicts between Romney’s personally signed reports and his recorded campaign statements is a day closer to his political defeat.

      Contact:
      Ed Schlick
      Executive Director
      Maine People’s Voting Coalition.
      E-mail eschlick@roadrunner.com

      YOU CAN JOIN THE COALITION – JUST SEND AN E-MAIL TO GET INFORMATION.

    12. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      Bill Clinton full DNC Speech 2012:

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzDhk3BHi6Q&feature=colike

      President Barack Obama DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd8MFmUDbg4&feature=colike

      Michelle Obama DNC Speech 2012: "How hard you work" More Important than INCOME!

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVGAI8o5i4o&feature=colike

      Elizabeth Warren's Remarks at the 2012 DNC

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNcbg1EU_bI&feature=colike

      San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro DNC Speech "It starts with education"

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jx3m7jk1CY&feature=colike

      Gov. Deval Patrick's DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_3SL0LYySw&feature=colike

      Mayor Cory Booker DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8XlOL_mkwk&feature=colike

      Sandra Fluke - DNC SPEECH

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCp3CWpiPUE&feature=colike

      Mayor Rahm Emanuel: We Have a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime President'

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=h49sG12fLrU&feature=colike

      Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wXJJxWCu_A&feature=colike

      Sister Simone Campbell DNC Speech (Nun on the bus)

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw-m8Hfj4rw&feature=colike

      Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6a1avwl0cs&feature=colike

      Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid DNC Speech 2012

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UGop1b93gE&feature=colike
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      Mitt Romney and his flip-flops over the years:

      mittromneyflipflops.com/#javascript:void(0)

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      From The New York Times:

      OPINIONATOR: The Crackpot Caucus

      It's not just Todd Akin. Many Republicans cling to ignorance that would get their ears boxed even in a medieval classroom.

      nyti.ms/Q6w9Tm

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      Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

      Read more: www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-tru...

      www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-tru...

      The author of the above article, Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. He’s the author of five books, most recently The Great Derangement and Griftopia, and a winner of the National Magazine Award for commentary.

      Read more: www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-tru...

      On Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and Private Equity

      Read more: www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/on-mitt-romn...

    13. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      The GOP has adopted an EXTREME PLATFORM that is incredibly out of touch.

      Take a look at JUST TEN of the policies Republicans hope to enact under a Romney presidency:

      1. Ban all abortions, with no exception for victims of rape and incest

      "We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage."

      2. Harsh treatment of immigrants

      "In order to restore the rule of law, federal funding should be denied to sanctuary cities that violate federal law and endanger their own citizens, and federal funding should be denied to universities that provide instate tuition rates to illegal aliens, in open defiance of federal law."

      "We insist upon enforcement at the workplace through verification systems so that jobs can be available to all legal workers. Use of the E-verify program—an internet-based system that verifies the employment authorization and identity of employees—must be made mandatory nationwide."

      "We support changing the way that the decennial census is conducted, so that citizens are distinguished from lawfully present aliens and illegal aliens."

      3. Restrict voting rights and civil rights

      "With a Republican Administration, the Department will stop suing States for exercising those powers reserved to the States, will stop abusing its preclearance authority to block photo-ID voting laws, and will fulfill its responsibility to defend all federal laws in court, including the Defense of Marriage Act."

      4. Oppose marriage equality

      "[W]e believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage."

      5. Extreme on taxes

      "We call for a Constitutional amendment requiring a super-majority for any tax increase with exceptions for only war and national emergencies, and imposing a cap limiting spending to the historical average percentage of GDP so that future Congresses cannot balance the budget by raising taxes."

      6. Extreme on the environment

      "The most powerful environmental policy is liberty, the central organizing principle of the American Republic and its people. Liberty alone fosters scientific inquiry, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and information exchange. Liberty must remain the core energy behind America’s environmental improvement."

      7. Attack human rights for LGBT people living abroad

      "The effectiveness of our foreign aid has been limited by the cultural agenda of the current Administration, attempting to impose on foreign countries, especially the peoples of Africa, legalized abortion and the homosexual rights agenda."

      8. Put airport security in the hands of private firms

      "We call for the private sector to take over airport screening wherever feasible and look toward the development of security systems that can replace the personal violation of frisking."

      9. Scrap the Wall Street Reform law that protects our economy

      "But no peril justifies the regulatory impact of Obamacare on the practice of medicine, the Dodd-Frank Act on financial services, or the EPA’s and OSHA’s overreaching regulation agenda. A Republican Congress and President will repeal the first and second, and rein in the third."

      10. Kill Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)

      "We agree with the four dissenting justices of the Supreme Court: 'In our view the entire Act before us is invalid in its entirety.' It was the high-water mark of an outdated liberalism, the latest attempt to impose upon Americans a euro-style bureaucracy to manage all aspects of their lives."

      "Through Obamacare, the current administration has promoted the notion of abortion as healthcare."

    14. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      "Given the precedent set by past seven Presidents and Presidential candidates of releasing multi-year tax returns why is Romney making an exception?" Because he has a lot to hide, apparently.

      He's the only one that knows what's in there, and apparently he's made the judgement that he's better off having us suspect the worst, rather than us knowing what's in there, which apparently in his mind is worse than anything we're likely to imagine.

      Possibilities include:

      (1) He ended up with 120 million in his 401K by the trick of agreeing with Bain to grossly undervalue the market value of his stock, then a few years later have the stock get unvalued to the stratosphere.

      (2) He participated in the tax avoidance amnesty program of a few years back, avoiding major tax penalties or prosecution.

      (3) Any one or more of the other borderl ine legal but very bad smelling tax dodges-- "in-kind" trades, "no-risk" trades, no-risk write-offs, the list is almost endless.

      And BTW he HASn't even released all of his 2010 return, he very conveniently left off the foreign investments and deposits form. Very convenient.

      And his argument that it would be "bothersome" to collect the tax data is a crock too-- he supposedly collected 23 years of the stuff to show to McCain in 2008.

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      Republicans betrayed their own conscience when they went against established Republican principles like the MANDATE over healthcare which was a Heritage foundation issue popularized by Gingrich.

      Obama did more than his share to UNITE but the Republicans were out to oppose for opposing sake and not following any policy or principles. In the famous words of Minority Senate Leader Mitch McConnell the Republicans were out to defeat the Obama agenda even if it went against established Republican policies set by past precedent.

      Mitch McConnell was out to make sure that President Obama remains a one term President and see where it has brought the Congress and its public esteem.

      Gingrich out of his own admission was out to defeat Obama from the day he was sworn in as President.

      You can not justify the Republicans as the "loyal" opposition as is the case in most mature democracies. They have been out to get President Obama by hook or by crook. A leader can meet the opposition half way but can not fold completely to their whims and fantasies like that of the current Tea Party affiliates.

      Republicans will loose in 2012 just like they did in 2008 but with a smaller margin because of the dark money of Billionaires due to Citizens United verdict of the right wing Supreme Court.

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      Ed Gillespie on CNN’s "State of the Union" Sunday 7/16/2012

      "... Mitt Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie said Sunday on CNN’s "State of the Union" the GOP candidate “retroactively” retired from Bain Capital after the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics began.... "

      No body who has been drawing at LEAST $100,000.00 per year from 1999 to 2002 from Bain Capital “retroactively” retires from Bain Capital AFTER the 2002! Then why draw the salary of at LEAST $100,000.00 per year from 1999 to 2002 from Bain Capital if Romney retired from Bain “retroactively”!

      "... Gillespie continued, "He took a leave of absence and, in fact, Candy, he ended up not going back at all and retired retroactively to February of 1999 as a result."... "

      However SEC documents show Mitt Romney as sole owner of all shares of Bain Capital. Romney is also shown as CEO, President and Chairman of Board of Bain Capital in 2001 and 2002 then LEGALLY speaking Mitt Romney has been responsible to all that goes on under the banner of Bain Capital. Then to run for Governor of MA Romney sought residency of MA by lieu of his Bain positions. Now either Romney was at the Olympics OR he was at BAIN.

      Only one can be true not BOTH at the same time simultaneously! Will the true Willard Mitt Romney stand up and accept ONE thing? Does Romney want to accept untrue SEC filings and be called a Felon or agree that he represented Bain from 1999 to 2002?

    15. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      On Friday the 13th Mitt Romney gives very defensive interviews to FIVE networks on a single day!! Just a few days ago Mitt Romney said to FOX News that explaining means that you are WEAK. So his five interviews explaining his time at Bain were signs of his weakness!!

      Presidential Candidate Mr. Mitt Romney is clearly feeling the heat on his role in BAIN Capital which was supposed to be his sole criteria for creating jobs and running for the American Presidency!

      When SEC documents show Mitt Romney as CEO, President and Chairman of Bain Capital in 2001 and 2002 then LEGALLY speaking Mitt Romney is responsible to all that goes on under the banner of Bain Capital. Mitt Romney can not just share the good like job creation and leave the ugly like Bankruptcies and layoffs behind as if he had nothing to do about them.

      If he really wanted to disassociate himself from Bain Capital he could have resigned and sold all his shares in Bain Capital in February 1999 then it would have been a different matter but to share in the glory of Bain's job creation accept a salary of $100,000 or MORE (where are the Tax Returns?) for three years and only to refuse to take the responsibility of Bankruptcies and layoffs on his WATCH (1999-2002) is trying to have it both ways and then complaining of playing politics having been caught with his hand in the proverbial Cookie Jar that is the very essence of an ACTIVE LEGAL ROLE in Bain Capital till 2002!!

      Mitt Romney will have to face the consequences of this lie that Mitt Romney has brought on upon himself. If we keep reminding the Romney campaign of Bain and its ill effects on workers robbing them of their hard earned salaries and life long benefits all the way to November then today, 7/13/2012 (FRIDAY the 13th) will go down as the turning point of the 2012 Presidential election!

    16. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      PAUL RYAN = BIG SPENDER

      Ryan can grandstand about the debt all he wants, but at the end of the day, Ryan is a root cause of many of the financial issues our country faces today.

      From supporting two unfunded wars, to dumping millions of senior citizens into the Medicare Part D 'donut hole' while tying the hands of the government to negotiate prescription drug prices, and from fighting for subsidies for Big Oil that his family personally benefits from, to supporting the unfunded Bush tax cuts for the rich, Ryan's hypocrisy is astounding.

      Ryan has been a steady voter for unwise bailouts of big banks, unfunded mandates and unnecessary wars. Few members of Congress have run up such very big tabs while doing so little to figure out how to pay the piper.

      For all of Ryan's bluster, he is anything but a consistent advocate for fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets. He is, in fact, a liar and a hypocrite.

      www.opednews.com/articles/1/Paul-Ryan-Seriously-by-John-N...

      wonkwire.com/2012/08/11/paul-ryan-is-no-deficit-hawk/
      THE 2012 REPUBLICAN PLATFORM ENDORSES TODD AKIN'S ABORTION STANCE. AND MITT ROMNEY AND PAUL RYAN SUPPORT IT.

      There is no daylight at all between Todd Akin's position on abortion and the GOP's official position on abortion.

      It would be bad enough if Republicans merely wanted to overturn Roe v. Wade, stripping women of their reproductive rights and bringing back the era of back alley abortions, but they also want to force victims of rape or incest to deliver their attacker's child. They even want to force women whose live's are at risk to continue their pregnancies.

      Despite the GOP's attempts to distance itself from what Todd Akin said about rape and pregnancy, this is exactly what Akin was arguing for. He might be apologizing for the way he offered his argument, but he has not changed his position—not one little bit.

      But it's not just about Todd Akin. This is also Paul Ryan's position. For the past five years, it's been Mitt Romney's position too. And now, it is once again going to be the position of the Republican Party.

      youtu.be/uVjMQj3fMYQ

      politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/20/first-on-cnn-gop...

      www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr3

      youtu.be/ovHWulL3Ydw

      youtu.be/6GAsNeE1BvU

      The GM Plant closed December 2008, two months BEFORE Obama became president. An eight year old with a computer can find that out, but Paul Ryan can't?

      Congressman Paul Ryan's brazen FACTS:

      ¹ Congressman Paul Ryan voted for GWB's failed Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 (on eve of Great Recession).
      clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll042.xml

      ² Congressman Paul Ryan votes for TARP, the bank executive bailout that sparked the TeaOP insurrection.
      clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll681.xml

      ³ Congressman Paul Ryan voted for the auto industry rescue AND the executive bonus claw back.
      www.michellemalkin.com/2009/04/15/an-army-of-tax-revolter...

      ⁴ Congressman Paul Ryan voted for the unfunded Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit.
      clerk.house.gov/evs/2003/roll669.xml

      ⁵ Congressman Paul Ryan voted for Iraq War (but hasn't admitted the mistake (as Biden has)).
      clerk.house.gov/evs/2002/roll455.xml

      ⁶ Congressman Paul Ryan vote "Yes!" for the debt ceiling bill last summer.
      thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112%3As.00365:

      ⁷ Congressman Paul Ryan wrote a letter praising the "job creators" requesting Obama's 2009 stimulus money.
      bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2012/08/13/wisconsin/49GliK...

      ⁸ Congressman Paul Ryan derailed the Simpson-Bowles plan that Romney supposedly supports.
      www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg/article/Ryan-Helped-Der...

      ⁹ Congressman Paul Ryan's never worked outside a congressional office.
      www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/08/11/pau...

      ¹⁰ Congressman Paul Ryan's family business began as and remains a federal public works contractor.
      www.salon.com/2012/08/14/paul_ryan_didnt_build_that/singl...

      ¹¹ Congressman Paul Ryan married a corporate lobbyist.¹².
      www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/14/janna-ryan-paul-ryan-wi...

      ¹² Congressman Paul Ryan so-called budget cutting keep $40 billion in subsidies for Big Oil companies.¹¹.
      www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/03/ryan_big_oil.html

    17. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      Wassermann Schultz, who serves with Congressman Paul Ryan on the House Budget Committee, said, "To suggest that Congressman Paul Ryan is fiscally responsible is ludicrous, because his record doesn't even remotely reflect that." Just take his claim that President Obama failed to advance a deficit reduction plan. What Congressman Paul Ryan neglected to mention was that as a member of the Simpson-Bowles commission, Congressman Paul Ryan voted against the plan.
      "On August 29th in his acceptance RNC speech, Congressman Paul Ryan lied. Repeatedly, knowingly, and brazenly, reciting charges that have been universally dismissed as false by news organizations. Republicans just don't care. And they've said so: Two days ago, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney said they're not going to be beholden to fact checks. And boy, did they prove that last night on AAugust 29th 2012."

      A few of Congressman Paul Ryan's biggest lies:

      On his district: Congressman Paul Ryan blamed President Obama for an auto plant that closed in his district—but the truth is the plant had shut down in 2008, when George W. Bush was president.

      On Medicare: Congressman Paul Ryan said that he and Romney would save Medicare for future generations. Their plan would actually replace Medicare as we know it with a voucher system—raising costs for seniors by $6400 per person.

      On the deficit: Congressman Paul Ryan said, “President Obama has added more debt than any other president before him.” False.

      On the middle class: Congressman Paul Ryan called for “the strong to protect the weak.” But the Romney-Ryan plan would ask for nothing from the wealthiest Americans—instead their plan would raise taxes on middle-class families, and strip key programs like Pell Grants and Medicare, just to provide more tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

      Here are the most glaring 6 lies from Congressman Paul Ryan's RNC acceptance speech:

      1. “A downgraded America.” Congressman Paul Ryan blamed the president for the nation’s credit downgrade in August 2011 after Republicans threatened to allow the government to default on its debt for the first time in history. But the ratings agency explicitly blamed “Republicans saying that they refuse to accept any tax increases as part of a larger deal.”

      2. “More debt than any other president before him, and more than all the troubled governments of Europe combined.” Romney has made the almost identical claim, that Obama has amassed more debt “as almost all of the other presidents combined.” But their math doesn’t add up: when Obama took office, the national debt was $10.626 trillion. It has increased to slightly above $15 trillion.

      3. Shuttered General Motors plant is “one more broken promise.” Congressman Paul Ryan described a GM plant that closed down in his hometown, Janesville, Wisconsin, and blamed Obama for breaking his promise to keep the plant open when he visited during his campaign. But Obama never made that promise, and the plant shut down in December 2008, before Obama even took office.

      4. Obama “did exactly nothing” on Bowles-Simpson. Congressman Paul Ryan said, “He created a bipartisan debt commission. They came back with an urgent report. He thanked them, sent them on their way, and then did exactly nothing.” In fact, Congressman Paul Ryan was instrumental in sabotaging the commission, leading the other House Republicans in voting against the plan.

      5. “$716 billion, funneled out of Medicare by President Obama.” Congressman Paul Ryan’s favorite lie is a deliberate distortion of Obamacare’s savings from eliminating inefficiencies. Furthermore, Ryan’s own plan for Medicare includes these savings. Romney has vowed to restore these cuts, which would render the trust fund insolvent 8 years ahead of schedule.

      6. “The greatest of all responsibilities is that of the strong to protect the weak.” Congressman Paul Ryan closed the speech with an invocation of social responsibility, saying, “The truest measure of any society is how it treats those who cannot defend or care for themselves.” However, numerous clergy members have condemned Ryan’s budget plan as “cruel,” and “an immoral disaster” because of its devastating cuts in social programs the poor and sick rely on. Meanwhile, Ryan would give ultra-rich individuals and corporations $3 trillion in tax breaks.

    18. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      Now with the Todd Akin RAPE "doctrine" and the Todd Akin and Paul Ryan connection redefining rape in the FORCIBLE RAPE BILL with 225 House Republican co-sponsors and also the PERSONHOOD BILL can not be dismissed by Romney as just another flip flop! The Romney Ryan ticket is sinking like the Titanic even before the Republican Convention where they are supposed to be NOMINATED next week!

      Vote straight Democratic ticket on November and throw the freshman class of 2010 House Republicans out because since 2010 the house Republicans have blindly opposed President Obama!

      The fact that Romney/Ryan purposely distort Obama's $716B cut to medicare shows me just how dishonest they are. Especially since the cut is being spent on medical care, it doesn't reduce benefits to seniors.

      Compare that to Ryan's proposal that cuts the same amount and the money is used to make up the difference created by tax breaks for th e very rich.

      As The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn writes:
      The most significant Medicare funding difference between the two sides, at least for the short- to medium-term, is how they handle the savings these cuts generate. Obamacare puts the money back into the pockets of people who need help with their medical bills. A portion of the money is earmarked for children and non-elderly Americans, who, starting in 2014, will become eligible for Medicaid or receive tax credits to offset the cost of private insurance. A smaller, but still significant, portion of the money is for seniors. It helps them pay for prescription drugs, by filling the "donut hole" in Medicare Part D coverage. It also eliminates out-of-pocket costs for annual wellness visits, some cancer screenings, and other preventative services....

      Ryan's budget—which, again, Romney has repeatedly embraced and said he would sign—actually takes those new benefits away. The Part D donut hole would open back up. Access to free preventative care would vanish. And where would Ryan and Romney put the money instead? They say it's for deficit reduction. I'd say it's really for their big new tax cuts, which disproportionately benefit the wealthy.

      "The $716 billion in cuts do not affect benefits for today's seniors. Instead, they reduce provider reimbursements and are intended to curb waste, fraud and abuse." ----- And I'll bet you ten thousand dollars, Ryan / Romney did NOT mention that little bit of information to the crowd.....

      “When Paul Ryan says his priority is to make sure that we’re, you know – that he’s just being America’s accountant and trying to be responsible… I mean this is the same guy who voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that costs as much as my health care bill – but wasn’t paid for,” Obama said on April 15, 2011.

      In 2008, Ryan released his "Roadmap for America's Future," which described his sweeping vision for how to gut America's main entitlement programs of Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid. The plan made him a hero among conservative circles, and Ryan eventually remade it as his "Path to Prosperity" plan, which President Barack Obama and Democrats have criticized for embracing tax cuts for the very rich while slashing government programs that help the poor. (It wasn't just Democrats who criticized Ryan. While running for president, Newt Gingrich called Ryan's plan "right wing social engineering," which probably helped kill Gingrich's bid.)

      President Obama actually helped raise Ryan's profile on the right by critiquing the Congressman's budget, and just last year, Ryan was reportedly mulling his own run for president.

      Critics have called Ryan’s 2011 proposal the “end of Medicare as we know it,” and that’s true. Until now, Medicare has operated as a “fee-for-service” system; under Ryan’s plan, it would operate more like a voucher system, although Ryan and his aides have resisted this term. Medicare would cease to pay for health services directly, instead operating as a board that approves a menu of health plans for public sale and doles out predetermined lumps of money to people enrolled in Medicare, to help them buy those plans.

      After its release, the president called Ryan’s plan “fairly radical” and posited that it would “change our social compact in a pretty fundamental way,” ABC’s David Kerley reported.

      “I guess you could call that bold. I would call it short-sighted,” Obama told 500 Facebook employees and 200 other attendees at a town-hall meeting held at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., in April 2011. “Nothing is easier than solving a problem on the backs of people who are poor or people who are powerless or don’t have lobbyists or don’t have clout.”.

    19. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      Bill Clinton full DNC Speech 2012:

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzDhk3BHi6Q&feature=colike

      President Barack Obama DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd8MFmUDbg4&feature=colike

      Michelle Obama DNC Speech 2012: "How hard you work" More Important than INCOME!

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVGAI8o5i4o&feature=colike

      Elizabeth Warren's Remarks at the 2012 DNC

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNcbg1EU_bI&feature=colike

      San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro DNC Speech "It starts with education"

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jx3m7jk1CY&feature=colike

      Gov. Deval Patrick's DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_3SL0LYySw&feature=colike

      Mayor Cory Booker DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8XlOL_mkwk&feature=colike

      Sandra Fluke - DNC SPEECH

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCp3CWpiPUE&feature=colike

      Mayor Rahm Emanuel: We Have a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime President'

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=h49sG12fLrU&feature=colike

      Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wXJJxWCu_A&feature=colike

      Sister Simone Campbell DNC Speech (Nun on the bus)

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw-m8Hfj4rw&feature=colike

      Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6a1avwl0cs&feature=colike

      Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid DNC Speech 2012

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UGop1b93gE&feature=colike
      ========================================================

      Mitt Romney and his flip-flops over the years:

      mittromneyflipflops.com/#javascript:void(0)

      ========================================================

      From The New York Times:

      OPINIONATOR: The Crackpot Caucus

      It's not just Todd Akin. Many Republicans cling to ignorance that would get their ears boxed even in a medieval classroom.

      nyti.ms/Q6w9Tm

      ========================================================

      Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

      Read more: www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-tru...

      www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-tru...

      The author of the above article, Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. He’s the author of five books, most recently The Great Derangement and Griftopia, and a winner of the National Magazine Award for commentary.

      Read more: www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-tru...

      On Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and Private Equity

      Read more: www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/on-mitt-romn...

    20. ajay_jain_tx 20 months ago | reply

      @Reince You are the WORST Republican Party Chairman ever!!
      Bill Clinton full DNC Speech 2012:

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzDhk3BHi6Q&feature=colike

      President Barack Obama DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd8MFmUDbg4&feature=colike

      Michelle Obama DNC Speech 2012: "How hard you work" More Important than INCOME!

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVGAI8o5i4o&feature=colike

      Elizabeth Warren's Remarks at the 2012 DNC

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNcbg1EU_bI&feature=colike

      San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro DNC Speech "It starts with education"

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jx3m7jk1CY&feature=colike

      Gov. Deval Patrick's DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_3SL0LYySw&feature=colike

      Mayor Cory Booker DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8XlOL_mkwk&feature=colike

      Sandra Fluke - DNC SPEECH

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCp3CWpiPUE&feature=colike

      Mayor Rahm Emanuel: We Have a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime President'

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=h49sG12fLrU&feature=colike

      Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wXJJxWCu_A&feature=colike

      Sister Simone Campbell DNC Speech (Nun on the bus)

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw-m8Hfj4rw&feature=colike

      Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) DNC Speech

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6a1avwl0cs&feature=colike

      Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid DNC Speech 2012

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UGop1b93gE&feature=colike
      ========================================================

      Mitt Romney and his flip-flops over the years:

      mittromneyflipflops.com/#javascript:void(0)

      ========================================================

      From The New York Times:

      OPINIONATOR: The Crackpot Caucus

      It's not just Todd Akin. Many Republicans cling to ignorance that would get their ears boxed even in a medieval classroom.

      nyti.ms/Q6w9Tm

      ========================================================

      Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

      Read more: www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-tru...

      www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-tru...

      The author of the above article, Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. He’s the author of five books, most recently The Great Derangement and Griftopia, and a winner of the National Magazine Award for commentary.

      Read more: www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-tru...

      On Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and Private Equity

      Read more: www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/on-mitt-romn...

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