Tag Archives: bain capital

  sure why not

Obama Doesn’t Hate Bain, Unlike Gingrich And His Own Campaign

Guess where Barack Obama’s new Office of Management and Budget director, Jeff Zients, used to work? Just guess. Oh okay, the headline basically gives it away: he worked at Bain Capital from 1988 to 1990 in between Mitt Romney’s stints with the firm. So let’s review: Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry both hate Mitt Romney for letting Bain Capital steal all the jerbs, and Barack Obama just named a Bain alum to a Cabinet position amid streams of glowing praise such as, “Since day one, Jeff has demonstrated superb judgment.” Now. Whose public posture toward “things Bain Capital” more correctly represents the stated view of Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, Newt Gingrich’s or Barack Obama’s? Read more on Obama Doesn’t Hate Bain, Unlike Gingrich And His Own Campaign…
  capital pains

Romney’s Tax Rate Is About the Same As Congress’s Approval Rating

During a campaign stop in Florence, SC Tuesday, fresh off yet another night of news articles called “Focus Is On Romney at ______ Debate,” Mitt Romney told reporters that he believes his current tax rate is 15 percent. Yeah, that’s right, lower than what most middle class Americans pay annually and two percent higher than the current record-low approval rating of Congress. The reason? Why, vulture capitalism, of course: most of Romney’s income is from his investments in the smelly carcasses of former companies. As he’s proudly told reporters, he’s been “unemployed” since he left the Massachusetts governor’s office in 2007, meaning all of his income is coming from ancient investments, which is typically part of the deal when you are paid to “turn around” a company. Read more on Romney’s Tax Rate Is About the Same As Congress’s Approval Rating…
  logical progressions

Colbert Super PAC: Mitt Romney Is a Serial Killer

Stephen Colbert’s super PAC released an attack ad in South Carolina this weekend that makes the brilliant connection between Romney’s “corporations are people” comment and the number of jobs he killed while working at Bain Capital. Duh, that would make him A SERIAL KILLER by his own admission, if he ever admitted to anything. The ad (narrated by John Lithgow!) dubs Romney “Mitt the Ripper” and pleads with the people of South Carolina to vote “Not Mitt Romney” in Saturday’s primary. Read more on Colbert Super PAC: Mitt Romney Is a Serial Killer…
  math time

Sarah Palin to Mitt Romney: And But Like So, What 100,000 Jobs?

Sarah Palin, world’s greatest unwitting composer of spam correspondence, has joined delightfully unexpected team of avengers Gingrich, Perry, Paul, Santorum and Huntsman LLC in attacking Romney’s Bain Capital tenure, specifically his claim that he created 100,000 jobs while papering his 100,000-square-foot house with 100,000 benjamins. Never mind that in the past one-eighth-eon that constitutes a modern political day, some members of the anti-Romney force, most of all Rick Perry, have gone into temporary Bain-bashing retirement. Read more on Sarah Palin to Mitt Romney: And But Like So, What 100,000 Jobs?…
  sell sell sell

Gingrich As of An Hour Ago Regrets Bain Attacks On Romney

Newt Gingrich, Head Muckraker/Chief Hypocritical Ombudsman of Political Utterances Great and Small, is campaigning in South Carolina today, where he decided around 3 o’clock in the afternoon that his attacks of Romney’s time at Bain Capital might have gone too far. Gingrich was confronted by an unhappy Rick Santorum supporter during a — what else — book signing over his focus on Romney’s money-eating ways, which prompted the fourth-place New Hampshire primary contestant to admit that, yes, maybe this is all making him seem a little too Democratic. Read more on Gingrich As of An Hour Ago Regrets Bain Attacks On Romney…
  love is all around

Bain Capital Victim Prefers Despicable Obama Over Disgusting Romney

Glen Patrick Wells is a former steel worker from Peculiar, Missouri who was laid off as the result of Bain Capital’s restructuring of his former place of work, GS Technologies. Wells is so infuriated by the work of “predatory capitalist” Romney that he says he will now support MoveOn’s efforts to make Bain Capital Romney’s Swift Boat moment of 2012. Even though he also hates Obama! Read more on Bain Capital Victim Prefers Despicable Obama Over Disgusting Romney…
  mathemagics strikes again!

Romney Claims He Created 100,000 Jobs, Forgets To Carry the Negative

Bad news for Mitt Romney, again, as always: Now that his only real competition is a charm coffin like Rick Santorum, the press has no other choice but to pay attention to Romney’s actual, boring campaign. THAT IS SOOOO UNFAIR! Especially because the only way Romney’s campaign can back up his job creation record — Mitt’s only possible cudgel against Obama’s record — is by using imaginary numbers gleaned by looking into a hat full of “seer stones.” Read more on Romney Claims He Created 100,000 Jobs, Forgets To Carry the Negative…
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Here Is a Weird Old Photo of Mitt Romney Making Sweet Love To Money

Oh look, it is an old photo of Mitt Romney and some buddies from Bain Capital having loads of dirty sex with wads of dollar bills. This is how Money Is Made, children! Ha ha, you probably thought it “grew on trees” or something. Sorry, the reality is far more disgusting. [Political Wire] Read more on Here Is a Weird Old Photo of Mitt Romney Making Sweet Love To Money…