MITT ROMNEY ACTUALLY DID BUILD THAT  11:55 am August 24, 2012

Mitt Romney Talks Down At You For A Bit Today

by Jesse Taylor

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Mitt Romney has taken to the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal to share with you a children’s story about How Mitt Romney Saved Capitalism. This is in preparation for the upcoming sequel, Mitt Romney Saves Everything In The World And Paul Ryan Is Here, Too.

The back-to-school season is here, and as parents take their children to shop for school supplies, I suspect that many of them will be visiting a Staples store. I’m very familiar with those stores because Staples is one of many businesses we helped create and expand at Bain Capital, a firm that my colleagues and I built. The firm succeeded by growing and fixing companies.

Do you know that pencil you use to write down your maths? The eraser you use to hide your shameful mistakes because under Obamunism you do not know your numbers? Mitt Romney gave you that power. It is his power.

A question before we continue: why does Mitt Romney write like a nervous high schooler writing for an essay competition? “I’m very familiar with these stores”? Is this some fucking novel revelation because you are fifteen years old and the most exciting thing you’ve ever done in your life is hugged a girl for a really long time behind an RV on your family vacation?

Mitt Romney also gives you clear information on how he would turn this great big old country around! He would build a team, and then make things easier based on Republican talking points!

A broad message emerges from my Bain Capital days: A good idea is not enough for a business to succeed. It requires a talented team, a good business plan and capital to execute it. That was true of companies we helped start, like Staples and the Bright Horizons child-care provider, and several of the struggling companies we helped turn around, like the Brookstone retailer and the contact-lens maker Wesley Jessen.

My presidency would make it easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses to get the investment dollars they need to grow, by reducing and simplifying taxes; replacing Obamacare with real health-care reform that contains costs and improves care; and by stemming the flood of new regulations that are tying small businesses in knots.

Mitt Romney has finally done what he needed to do to really connect with voters: turned his largely nonsensical campaign platform into a choppily written college admissions essay. We will spare you the rest of the piece, which is a starfucking name-check of companies you’ve never heard of but Mitt invented and/or nursed back to health.

When you buy a thing later today (which you won’t do, because this economy is terrible and you have no money), think of Mitt. It’s almost certainly his doing.

[Wall Street Journal]

 

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{ 126 comments }

nounverb911 August 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

Needs more "My Pet Swiss Bank Account".

SavageDrummer August 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

So… he's saying "Staples didn't build that" right?

JustPixelz August 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Yes he is. That's why every Staples has a dog stapled to the roof.

actor212 August 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Well, that was Easy.

SavageDrummer August 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

According to IntenseDebate this is the best comment I've ever made!

Wadisay August 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

Say, I would like to go out and pick up an I-beam and some rebar from GST Steel today, Mitt. Where the hell are their stores?

OneDollarJuana August 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Just try to find something at Staples not made in China. Except for a few pencils still made here, good luck.

ChillBill August 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm

"I’m very familiar with those stores because Staples is one of many businesses we helped create and expand at Bain Capital, a firm that my colleagues and I built. "

Hate to tell you, Mitt, but you didn't built that.

actor212 August 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Well, Bain might have had something to do with it.

About 7.3%, to be precise.

rockyoumonkeys August 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Less when you consider Staples was still tiny when Bain bailed.

BerkeleyBear August 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm

What's a little Central American blood money between vulture capitalists? Other than the only thing that they could get early on.

metamarcisf August 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I'd be more interested in hearing Romney explain how Bain's decision to hire Michael Scott torpedoed the once great Dunder Mifflin

Barb_ August 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Just wait until Mitt buys the Wall Street Journal and outsources it, renaming it the Bheemunipatnam Street Journal.

nounverb911 August 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

"The Secretary of the Treasury will be my Caymian banker."
–Mittens

eggsacklywright August 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Isn't a cayman some kind of abbreviated alligator? Vicious little fuckers, I hear. So having one as your banker seems appropriate.

Oblios_Cap August 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

A Caymian is a cross between a caiman (gator-like animal) and a Cayman Island. I think they're the Lizard People.

Jus_Wonderin August 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Dude. Dude, you really need to eat more paste.

nounverb911 August 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm

"My piles of money in Switzerland are just the right height".

Texan_Bulldog August 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm

"The back-to-school season is here, and as parents take their children to shop for school supplies, I suspect that many of them will be visiting a Staples store."

Actually, no, dumbass. People get back to school supplies from WalMart or Target because office supply stores charge people double or triple what the other stores do. Such a know-nothing-about-the-little-people dumbass!

BerkeleyBear August 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Staples and Office Depot will occasionally stock up on cheap pencils for back to school promos, but yeah, if you try to buy your whole list there you do wind up overpaying for something. I say this having had to wander from store to store to meet the very specific demands of my kids' schools for years – this year, for various reasons, no actual lists, and I'm freaking out a little.

zumpie August 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Or, if you live in the Pacific Northwest, you closely follow the weekly Price Blasters at Fred Meyer's and buy your stuff there—saving both an extra trip AND $$$$. Last year I bought enough school supplies for two years and spent around $10. Every office supply store around here has that "one step away from closing" feel anyway.

PsycWench August 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

That's exactly what I was thinking!! a) these stores jack up the prices (so they can offer "discounts" to businesses and b) if you've seen a supply list you'd know that Staples just doesn't have some of this stuff. I don't remember seeing a nap mat or ziplock bags or Clorox wipes there. They also lack a good selection of sparkly pencils and folders with ponies and dolphins on the cover.

Guppy August 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Except Target wants to execute gays and Walmart is generally evil. With Staples heavy with Mittens' taint, I have to ask: is there any particular reason avoid Office Despot right now?

mayor_quimby August 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I would tell you, but you really don't wanna know what they do to baby otters at Office Depot executive retreats.

Sharkey August 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm

He'll come around to see you once in a while. Or if you ever need a reason to smile.

FlownOver August 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Because he's a Real Man?

actor212 August 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm

You know that he'd be with you if he could.

Sharkey August 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm

It's important to him
that you think you are free

chicken_thief August 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

"…hugged a girl for a really long time …"

Needz moar Larry David 7 Second Rule.

actor212 August 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Ahem

Mr. Romney includes in his tally the total Staples head count today, about 88,000 jobs. Securities filings show Bain owned 7.3% of the office-supply retailer when it went public in 1989 and had sold out by early 1992, when Staples had 5,300 employees.

If you're going to claim credit for twenty year old "turnarounds", I think you owe us your tax returns from at least that far back proving you were involved.

BlueStateLibel August 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Just remember: Staples put many mom-and-pop stationers on Main Street out of business, it didn't create anything "new." I could buy the things Staples sold before Staples existed, and at stores more convenient to me, run by real small business people, not minimum wage workers.

hagajim August 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Not only that, but most of the Mom and Pops that Staples stomped usually paid their employees better.

OneDollarJuana August 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm

And they knew something about office supplies.

shelwood46 August 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Not in my experience. The small office supply store I worked for grudgingly paid me minimum wage. I made up for it by… well, you know how some people steal office supplies? Imagine if your whole office was just office supplies. I was the only 20-year-old making minimum wage with 3 Cross pens.

hagajim August 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Sounds like you had good "fringe" benefits.

MacRaith August 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

But Staples is more "efficient", meaning that it's better at making its wealthy shareholders even richer while delivering inferior products at inflated prices. And those minimum-wage workers? It's wrong to give poor people money for doing work, because that just makes them dependent.

Chichikovovich August 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Absolutely! The fundamental Republican principle: The poor don't work because they're paid too much, and the rich don't work because they aren't paid enough.

Lascauxcaveman August 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Exactly. Instead of paying $.25 for a pencil at nice little mom and pop store three blocks away, you're getting it for twenty cents at a place you have drive six miles to get to.

And that mom and pop store, when it closed, sat empty for four years until it became an informal meth/prostitution market and finally, was gutted by arson.

So "yay" for fucking Staples.

BerkeleyBear August 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Or on the flipside paying 70 instead of 80 bucks for what you think is a "good pen" as a gift but couldn't really get a sense for in the store since it was locked up, only to find out that it had cheap plastic guts because the company now makes everything in China for as little as possible and broke the first time your friend/relative used it.

Not that I've ever been on any side of such a transaction.

PsycWench August 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

But…but…but I thought it was Obama that didn't understand small businesses.

Chichikovovich August 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

A good idea is not enough. It requires….capital to execute it.

And that's why when I'm president I'm going to slash government revenues and ratchet up military spending.

GunToting[Redacted] August 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I'm looking forward to visiting Staples for all my artillery needs.

MissTaken August 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Shit like this is what happens when you use the Staples Easy Button to write your op-ed.

chicken_thief August 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

The WSJ?! Like your fucking base is going to read the WSJ! ahahhahahahah!!! Mittens, you so fuh-neeeee!!!

FlownOver August 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I was in Staples the other day and they've expanded their weapons department a lot.

Bring it on, U.N.! The Amercian business community is ready for you!

Calapine August 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Mitt's leaked first draft:

When I worked at Bain Capital I saved many companies, because I understand how business works. I know that a good idea is not enough, you need a team also. When I am President I will lower taxes after I repealed Obamacare. My reform will contain costs and improve care, because as a businessman I understand regulations are bad.
I believe in America.

Please vote for me in 2012.

Mitt Romney"

Ruhe August 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Brilliant!

Fare la Volpe August 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I feel like you missed a few "Everywhere, like such as"

GunToting[Redacted] August 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm

You don't get to that level until middle school.

Steverino247 August 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Remember KB Toys? I fucked her. It was great. I put something in her drink, leveraged the shit outta her. Heh, heh.

comrad_darkness August 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

That was the only decent toy store in my city. So sad.

Steverino247 August 24, 2012 at 12:33 pm

The point of my post is that groups like Bain essentially raped and left for dead one business after another. We should assign the FBI Behavioral Analsys Unit to look into Bain Captial.

C_R_Trogloraptor August 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Needs moar nervous Inappropriate Laughter

Blueb4sinrise August 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm
JustPixelz August 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

"A good idea is not enough for a business to succeed. It requires a talented team, a good business plan and capital to execute it."

If we apply that to governing instead of to a business, it's obvious Mittens would be missing only three of the needed elements in his presidency.

freakishlywrong August 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I never thought anyone could could make me miss Newt fucking Gingrich. Until now.

Mumbletypeg August 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Trickle-down patronistics.

weejee August 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

and capital to execute it

But, but, Mr. Mittens sir, you say you want to execute slash taxes. If you do that, then where is the capital needed for your plan? Oh, in the Cayman Islands. Now I get it, you will solve corporate jobz outsourcing by having the rich ship their monies overseas too. Quid pro dead crow. Got it.

hagajim August 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

It requires a talented team, a good business plan and capital to execute it…My presidency would make it easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses to get the investment dollars they need

So in this See Dick (or Mitt) Run essay, is R'Money saying that he would provide the capital for small businesses to grow? Why would he do that? Seems like he's been dodging paying the capital we the Peeples need to run our gubmint for years.

WhatTheHeck August 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Children, gather around. I have a lesson for you today. Have you heard of market capitalism? Well, if we let the market regulate itself, nothing can go wrong and we ’ll all be rich.
Class dismissed.

comrad_darkness August 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Needz moar women and children getting kicked out of company housing after dad is crushed in a horrific industrial accident.

Fare la Volpe August 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm

"Get out from under that I-Beam, Bill. Your break's not for 20 minutes."

zumpie August 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Needz moar wimmin and childrens workin' themselves for 70+ hour work weeks while constracting fatal illnez. Lazy sponges!!!

calliecallie August 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I actually might have gone to Staples to get my son's school supplies, but now that Mitt is shamelessly plugging for them, I can't. And for various boycotty reasons I don't go to Target anymore either. I'm running out of options….

Texan_Bulldog August 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I know–it's a dilemma. You can always try Office Max or Office Depot?

Blueb4sinrise August 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I see a start-up in your future. Get some capital going!!!

comrad_darkness August 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm

My local drug store has a half way decent aisle of stuff.

actor212 August 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

That was true of companies we helped start, like Staples and the Bright Horizons child-care provider, and several of the struggling companies we helped turn around, like the Brookstone retailer and the contact-lens maker Wesley Jessen.

Ummmmmmmmmm, Mitt?

The Advisory Board includes scholars and practitioners such as Ed Schein and Stew Friedman. The company was publicly traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol: BFAM until it was acquired by Bain Capital in May 2008.

So you actually retired in 2008? Not 1999? Or 2002? Is this a pre-retroactive retirement now?

SorosBot August 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Why would he need to do "stemming the flood of new regulations that are tying small businesses in knots" when the economy is now less regulated than it has been since FDR took over, and it's the lack of regulation that's allowed the financial industry to destroy our economy?

comrad_darkness August 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

What part of widening the gap between rich and poor as a political platform did you miss?

rockyoumonkeys August 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Now we see why he objects so much to Obama's "you didn't build that" comment. He thinks he built fucking EVERYTHING.

elviouslyqueer August 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm

See, THIS. When Mitt goes all first-person braggadocio, he's showing how successful he is. As opposed to just being an uppity, egomaniacal ni**er.

Weenus299 August 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

MITT STAPLES DICKS

Maman August 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

"It requires a talented team, a good business plan and capital to execute it."

Execute? Really, dude? I see you killing the dream of a nice company making a reasonable profit and turning it into a nightmare for everyone but you.

Execute indeed.

Goonemeritus August 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I never do back to school shopping I just steal pens from government offices for my kids. It makes us feel more dependentie and we like that.

mrblifil August 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

This dude has no idea how bad Obama is going to spank him in front of an audience of millions.

DahBoner August 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm

What's really shocking is how many Republicans will claim Romney "won" the debate…

ShuCityRefugee August 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I had to Wiki Brookstone before commenting, and was surprised to learn that they really are still in business. They have seemed to be going the way of Sharper Image for years. The last product I purchased from them was of shockingly poor quality, and their stores have had very little in the way of unique merchandise for ages.

FearofaBlackReagan August 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Brookstone is a dildo store.

All the other stuff is camouflage, so the Olds can walk in and buy "electronic massage products" (aka a dildo) without feeling like pervs. This is how Brookstone makes money, and the only thing they make money on.

NYNYNYjr August 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Ha– I was going to say- thank you so much Mitt- for Brookstone, the Sharper Image of the late-90s. It truly was a place that you could wander into while you were in the mall and entertain yourself for 5 minutes.

HistoriCat August 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

AKA "Christmas shopping desperation zone"

MLHencken August 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I give this essay a D-.

elviouslyqueer August 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm

It also has a terrible beat, and the autotune was way off. I give it a 42.

bobbert August 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

So, it can still accept vouchers in Louisiana, then?

orygoon August 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

There was no Staples when I was a child, so I never had any school supplies, and I never learned to read or write.

You stupid fucker.

Serolf_Divad August 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

" A broad message emerges from my Bain Capital days: A good idea is not enough for a business to succeed. It requires a talented team, a good business plan and capital to execute it. "

So all you businessmen who started out with an idea and set out to turn it into a reality: you didn't build this… Bain Capital did, when they bought it out from under you and fired half the employees.

Sharkey August 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

You didn't Staple that!

bfddad August 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I did get my kids' school supplies at Staples, and now I feel dirty.

CrunchyKnee August 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm

"write down your Maths." Well lateedah, Britisher. That ain't very 'Mercian. Also too.

Chichikovovich August 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

replacing Obamacare with real health-care reform that contains costs and improves care;

The first draft of the op-ed had continued:

"And you know I am serious about this – it will happen. It's true that Republicans have held the presidency for 20 of the last 33 years. And during that time people have talked about health care a lot, but not one of those Republican presidents moved a finger to do anything about it. Clinton tried, but it was blocked by Republicans in Congress. But the Republicans in Congress did propose a plan, that Bob Dole put forward as his alternative, when he ran for President. I was so impressed with this plan that I put it into operation in Massachusetts when I was governor there. And Obama, showing the instincts that led him to become the Most Divisive President in American History (sic) proposed my plan, the Republican plan, the Bob Dole plan, the Heritage foundation plan, as his health care plan, which tells you just how much of a socialist Marxist he really is. Naturally I'm going to repeal my own plan, and replace it with something else I'm not going to tell you anything about. Except that it involves selling insurance across state lines, and something-something-tort-reform. And tax cuts. There are some people who suggest that against the background of this history, the suggestion that I will do anything at all about health care after scuttling Romneycare Obamacare is laughable. But those people lack faith in America."

But it had to be cut for reasons of space.

NYNYNYjr August 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Oh God! Will somebody think of the tort reform!!

fuflans August 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm

yes!

C_R_Trogloraptor August 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Hey there, Mitt? Are you familiar with a company called Sensata Technologies? It's a firm with a factory in Freeport, Illinois that Bain Capital, bought, leveraged the bejeezus out of, skimmed huge profits off of and now is closing out and sending all those jobs to China.

Bonus: Bain's making the Freeport employees train the Chinese workers who are replacing them! Now, that's progress!

Oh, by the way: Some of those laid-off Sensata employees are coming to see you at the Republican Convention next week. Be sure to give them a nice little pep talk about the importance of supporting Society's Job Creators.

RadioBowels August 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm

So he didn't build it himself.
Anyway, Obama took ol' what's his name out — that's way better than some ink and toner depot.

not that Dewey August 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm

"You didn't arbitrage that"

owhatever August 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm

MEMO FROM MITT:
To RNC plannets
How many times do I have to tell you. We open with the Horst Wessel song, use Lili Marlene to introduce Ann's speech, and close with Tomorrow Belongs To Me.
Heil to me.
M.

GunToting[Redacted] August 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I can't wait to watch Leni Reifenstahl's montage!

Terry August 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

"It requires a talented team, a good business plan and capital to execute it."

Uh, Mitt? You know, right, that capital within government comes from taxes (some fees, too)? If you somehow do manage to become president, you can hire people, make a darn fine plan, but then if you cut the taxes on the rich people you won't have capital within government to do any of the nifty things you have planned to save democracy and the country. You know that, right?

hagajim August 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Unfortunately, he doesn't. None of the GOP presidents knew that, they just slapped it all on the China R Us credit card.

johnnymeatworth August 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Wow, all this AND he's patronizing?! Be still, my beating heart!

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

This is why I prefer Office Depot.

Fare la Volpe August 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Is this some fucking novel revelation because you are fifteen years old and the most exciting thing you’ve ever done in your life is hugged a girl for a really long time behind an RV on your family vacation?

QUIT READING MY DIARY WONKETTE. GAWD.

Naked_Bunny August 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Dude. Chillax. It's all good.

gullywompr August 24, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Brick and mortar? Mittens please… Jeff Bezos or GTFO.

Naked_Bunny August 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I'm not surprised that Mitt helped create a company with giant warehouse stores that crush surrounding small businesses, then pretends he's all for helping small businesses.

Oblios_Cap August 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm

"After all, the chief business of the American people is business."

PhilippePetain August 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I still get excited from hugging girls behind RVs.

Grown up lady girls I mean.

Naked_Bunny August 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm

My presidency would make it easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses to get the investment dollars they need to grow, by reducing and simplifying taxes

Taxes are so high, investors are holding onto their money instead of investing it, even though investing it would reduce their taxes. Obviously, if we reduce their tax rates so that they pay less on the money that they aren't investing, they will invest more of it.

replacing Obamacare with real health-care reform that contains costs and improves care

Republicans are suddenly concerned about these things, now that Obama actually did something about it over their unified objections.

and by stemming the flood of new regulations that are tying small businesses in knots.

Republicans hate burdensome regulations.

SnarkOff August 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Remember when schools used to supply us with pencils and books and stuff, because of taxes?

GunToting[Redacted] August 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

And when teachers were not expected to purchases school supplies for the class out of their own pockets, because of taxes, also?

Naked_Bunny August 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Yeah, I just saw the list of supplies one of my co-workers had to buy for her daughter. About the only items from that list that students had to buy when I was in middle school were the notebooks and pencils.

I'm half expecting them to add "toner" and "floor cleaner" soon.

deanbooth August 24, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Recommended first sentence: Webster's dictionary defines bullshit as "Statements made for personal gain, without regard for their truth or falsity."

DahBoner August 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm

There's an old saying in Tennessee or maybe Escondito, may the "Winds of Change" blow your Rich Hillbilly ass back to La Jolla…

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm

’m very familiar with those stores because Staples is one of many businesses we helped create and expand at Bain Capital, a firm that my colleagues and I built. The firm succeeded by growing and fixing companies.

By bankrupting them and selling off all their assets so that my colleagues and I can have dancing horses and car elevators.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

replacing Obamacare with real health-care reform that contains costs and improves care;

If only there was a model that Romney could follow…., something that had been tested on the state level and was approved by the Heritage Foundation so that conservatives would accept it. You couldn't do single payer (too socialist), but maybe if you mandated individuals to buy insurance….,

Naked_Bunny August 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Mitt Romney (R – Self Loathing)

Callyson August 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Running a business also brings lessons in tackling challenges. I was on the board of a medical diagnostic-laboratory company, Damon, when a competitor announced that it had settled with the government over a charge of fraudulent Medicare billing. I and fellow Damon outside board members joined together and immediately hired an independent law firm to examine Damon's own practices.
The investigation revealed a need to make some changes, which we did. The company, along with several other clinical-laboratory companies, ended up being fined for billing practices. And a Damon manager who was responsible for the fraud went to jail. The experience taught me that when you see a problem, run toward it or it will only get worse.

Really? We're supposed to be impressed because Bain called legal and hastily covered the tracks of one of their companies before the authorities got there?

Profiles in leadership at work…

Fox n Fiends August 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Dear Lord, show us you really exist by having Hurrican Isaac smite this heathen next week.

Thanks Dude!

An_Outhouse August 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

"My presidency would make it easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses to get the investment dollars they need to grow"

Now Romney is proposing turning the government into a bank. Talk about socialism.

An_Outhouse August 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I've heard of Staples. The rest of the fly by night scams Bain cooked up with in the smoky back quiet room, not so much. If you're going to name-drop you probably should drop a name somebody has heard of.

ttommyunger August 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

One of the few good things about being old and not having to work any more is the ability to tell self-important dicks like Mitt Romney to fuck off; hopefully to their faces. One of the nice things about being Mitt Romney is that he'll probably never have to see someone like me face-to-face.

VeraSevera August 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm

More dirt on Staples please. Surely they exploit workers, promote men over women, have toilets that don't flush, rob their employees' pension fund. Something, anything!

larrykat August 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm

This is a great medium for Mitt to get out the message! When the moms and dads get home at 5 o'clock tonight from their minimum wage jobs, kick back in their Lazy Boys with the Wall Street Journal, they will appreciate Mitt's explanation!

thurufally August 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm

"We will spare you the rest of the piece, which is a starfucking name-check of companies you’ve never heard of but Mitt invented and/or nursed back to health."

You should have posted the whole thing because this is the best part:

"So, when you and that skank you pick up at the bar tonight stumble into bed, bombed as Baghdad, and start fucking with an Olympian intensity, just remember to give thanks to Bain Capital. After all, it wouldn't be possible if she hadn't been carrying that "Easy" button."

fuflans August 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm

He would build a team, and then make things easier based on Republican talking points!

this should be on obama's website.

BZ1 August 25, 2012 at 1:18 am

Still nothing of substance as to what his "plan" is.

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