When Mitt Romney Came To Town


Here are how conservatives are attacking Mitt Romney–video above and description below. Andrew Sullivan argues that Romney can lose. Assuming he still wins the GOP nomination, the Democratic attacks on Romney in the general election might be even more brutal.

Mitt Romney. Was he a job creator or a corporate raider?

That’s the question this film answers.

And it’s not pretty.

Mitt Romney was not a capitalist during his reign at Bain. He was a predatory corporate raider. His firm didn’t seek to create value. Instead, like a scavenger, Romney looked for businesses he could pick apart. Indeed, he represented the worst possible kind of predator, operating within the law but well outside the bounds of what most real capitalists consider ethical.

He is exhibit number one the left wants to use in the coming election to give capitalism a bad name.

He and his friends at Bain were bad guys. Any real capitalists should disavow Romney’s ‘creative destruction’ model that made him wealthy at the expense of thousands of American jobs.

Mitt Romney and his cronies pioneered ‘deindustrialization,’ a process by which they searched out vulnerable companies, took them over, loaded them with debt, and collected obscene fees while doing so. He sent jobs overseas or killed them altogether, and then picked apart the remains – including pension funds – before the companies went bankrupt.

Some might call that the free market. Most of us think its just plain wrong.

If you wonder why America has lost so many manufacturing jobs overseas, look no further than Mitt Romney — the King of Bain.

Think you know Mitt?

Think again…


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Mitt Romney Facing New Dangers From Billionaire Republicans, Sarah Palin, And His Past

The night of the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney looked almost unbeatable. He had won the first two contests (even if the first was really too close to call). Paul and Huntsman, who came in second and third, are unlikely to provide a sustained challenge, and polls were showing Romney with a strong lead in South Carolina.

A few days later, Romney still looks like he will win the nomination, but his path has become a little more difficult. Romney’s lead in South Carolina has fallen to just two percentage points. Republicans with a lot of money to spend are still trying to block Romney. Even Sarah Palin is asking some legitimate questions. Palin has been pushing to see Romney’s tax returns and, even more importantly, pushing for Romney to prove his questionable claim of creating 100,000 jobs.

Going into the race, it appeared that Romney might please fiscal conservatives except for his support for a health care plan very similar to Barack Obama’s. It was thought that Romney s more serious problems would be with social conservatives who have legitimate reason to question Romney’s support for their positions considering how recently he held the opposite view on so many issues. Now it is his business background which is coming back to haunt him.

On the other hand, Republicans who want a religious fanatic who has out-dated views about women might be happy about this story (while most honorable individuals will be appalled). While a Bishop in the Mormon Church, Romney tried to pressure a single woman to give up her child. According to the account in Vanity Fair, “the church’s position is that if a happy marriage between parents of a newborn seems unlikely, adoption is preferable to single parenting.”

Update: Plus there’s this film, When Mitt Romney Came to Town

Quote of the Day

“Mitt Romney said that he liked to fire people. Well, there’s a pretty good message to send to Middle America.

“When Rick Perry heard that, he said, ‘Well that’s nothing. I like to execute people.'” –David Letterman