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Mitt Romney: Vulture Capitalist

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by KingCheetah, May 23, 2012.

  1. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

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    Is this fair game?
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    GOP anti-Bain quotes used in ad from pro-Obama super PAC

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/29427886

    [Click the link for the commercial]

    One day after President Barack Obama vowed to attack Mitt Romney's private equity record through to November, a super PAC supporting his re-election unleashed a new ad that enlists the former Massachusetts governor's erstwhile primary rivals to do just that.

    There's Newt Gingrich, lumping Romney in with financiers who "loot companies, leave behind broken families, broken towns, people on unemployment." Here's Rick Perry, hitting those who "wait until they see a distressed company and then they swoop in and you know pick the carcass clean and then fly away." Jon Huntsman, seizing on Romney's out-of-context quote that he likes to fire people? Sure. Why not? Didn't get it the first time? Here's Perry weighing in against "vulture capitalists." John Brabender, Rick Santorum's chief strategist, also criticizes Romney.

    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has a cameo taken from a Fox News Channel appearance in which she calls on Romney to substantiate his claim to have created 100,000 jobs while at Bain Capital. "That's fair, that's not negative campaigning," she says. "That's fair to get a candidate to be held accountable."
     
  2. Rashmon

    Rashmon Contributing Member

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    Fair game.

    It is only repeating what rivals within his own political party have stated.

    What would be unfair and terrible innuendo would be for Obama's campaign to repeatedly remind voters of Romney's polygamist Mexican heritage.

    ...repeatedly remind voters of Romney's polygamist Mexican heritage.

    ...repeatedly remind voters of Romney's polygamist Mexican heritage.
     
  3. mc mark

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    Romney is running on his business record. He certainly doesn't want to run on his record as governor of MA.
     
  4. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
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    And he sure as hell doesn't want to run based on his knowledge of foreign affairs.


    Colin Powell questions Mitt Romney’s foreign policy: “C’mon, Mitt, think.”


    “C’mon, Mitt, think.”

    So said Colin Powell on Wednesday as he assessed Mitt Romney’s foreign policy views. Powell, appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said he wondered what Romney was thinking when he heard that Romney had declared that Russia was the top geopolitical foe of the United States. Powell said Romney’s comment about Russia was “catching a lot of heck from the more regular GOP foreign affairs community who were kind of taken aback by it.”

    Powell, who served as secretary of state in the administration of George W. Bush, endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 and said he wasn’t ready to make an endorsement for 2012. But he made clear he is concerned about what he called the positions of some of Romney’s foreign policy advisers.

    “Some of them are quite far to the right, and sometimes they, I think, might be in a position to make judgments or recommendations to the candidate that should get a second thought,” Powell said.


    Powell did not name the advisers he is concerned about. But Romney’s advisers include John Bolton, who served in the George W. Bush administration as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security and US ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton is known as a tough neoconservative who has at times clashed with the more moderate Powell.

    Powell’s comments highlighted what could be a major issue in the fall campaign. While the major issue is the economy, President Obama is hoping that his foreign policy successes, such as the killing of Osama bin Laden, will help him win reelection. Romney, meanwhlie, has criticized Obama’s foreign policy, saying, for example, that the United States should be tougher on Iran.

    An Obama spokesman said Powell’s comment speaks for itself. A Romney spokesman did not immediately to respond to a request for comment.


    http://bostonglobe.com/news/politic...-mitt-think/EGYNZCqjtuhqjZHYJ3pHMP/story.html
     
  5. da_juice

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    John Bolton is one of his advisors? Lord help us all. That man is the most egotistical, unintelligent asshole I have ever met.
     
  6. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

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    Russia spends 70 billion a year on their defense -- the US spends 700 billion not including black projects which pushes total spending to around a trillion per year. The Russians are least of our worries.
     
  7. pirc1

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    Ya but We need to spend at least half of the world's defense budget or we will not be safe.
     
  8. Sweet Lou 4 2

    Sweet Lou 4 2 Contributing Member
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    It's unfair to attack a candidate's record on job creation / elimination while they were in the private sector - they should be able to use that experience as promoting why they will be good at the economy without any disagreement.

    It is fair to attack a candidate's choice of pastor and hold said candidate for every word that pastor speaks. After all, candidate's don't think independently, they are merely drones of whatever church they attend.
     
  9. Batman Jones

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    You're kidding, right? You're usually kidding so I'll assume so.
     

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