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(Talking Points Memo)   Mitt Romney: "I left Bain in 1999 before all the bad stuff" SEC Filings: "Mitt Romney was the Managing Director of Bain Capital, Inc in 2000 and 2001"   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 171
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2012-07-10 01:59:19 PM  
oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).
 
2012-07-10 02:01:16 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).

So because he was only a managing director and not the managing director, that means he has no responsibility over anything.

Got it.
 
2012-07-10 02:05:46 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).


Haha, you're funny.
 
2012-07-10 02:32:23 PM  
It depends on the definition of THE! Also, Romney worked at Bane Capitol, totally different place!

Don't worry y'all, R-m0ney got this.

/0 instead of the o, I'm so clever
 
2012-07-10 02:35:25 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).


morninmojo.files.wordpress.com

PROUD
 
2012-07-10 02:35:41 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Good luck with that defense, Mitt.
 
2012-07-10 02:37:35 PM  
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-10 02:41:05 PM  
Listen submitter, the American people have said time and time again facts or fact-like information has no place in a political campaign.
 
2012-07-10 02:41:07 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).


He was just a greedy, amoral, callous corporate vulture, not THE greedy, amoral, callous corporate vulture
 
2012-07-10 02:41:48 PM  
Mitt Romney lies constantly even relative to other politicians, the guy has a sickness...
 
2012-07-10 02:42:32 PM  
So... is there anything that Romney hasn't been caught lying about yet?
 
2012-07-10 02:44:18 PM  
Yes, pitching yourself as a clueless incompetent is sure to make you look like Presidential material, Mitt.

Great plan.
 
2012-07-10 02:44:32 PM  
When he was involved in the fetus disposal company, Bain said the same thing.

And then it turned out Romney "may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power with respect to" 2,116,588 shares of common stock in Stericycle", "in his capacity as sole shareholder" of the Bain entities that invested in the company. That was about 11 percent of the outstanding shares of common stock. (The whole $75 million investment won Bain, Romney, and their partners 22.64 percent of the firm's stock... the largest bloc among the firm's owners.) The original copy of the filing was signed by Romney.

Another SEC document filed November 30, 1999, by Stericycle also names Romney as an individual who holds "voting and dispositive power" with respect to the stock owned by Bain. If Romney had fully retired from the private equity firm he founded in 1999, why would he be the only Bain executive named as the person in control of this large amount of Stericycle stock?

He wasn't just A Managing Director, you cock. He had sole control of the financial engine of a number of Bain spin-offs.

This election's getting GOOD!
 
2012-07-10 02:44:47 PM  

clkeagle: So... is there anything that Romney hasn't been caught lying about yet?


That he wants to cut taxes for the rich?
 
2012-07-10 02:45:11 PM  
Elect me because of all my experience with Bain!

What? What experience? I was hardly there!
 
2012-07-10 02:45:50 PM  

clkeagle: So... is there anything that Romney hasn't been caught lying about yet?


www.omninfo.com

I bet he doesn't even like the taste of lemonade.
 
2012-07-10 02:46:39 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).


That
Is
Beautiful

Do we give awards for Troll of the Year, 'cuz this one has got my nom.
 
2012-07-10 02:46:40 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Elect me because of all my experience with Bain!

What? What experience? I was hardly there!


I know how businesses run from running them. I've never run a business, what are you talking about? Vote for me!
 
2012-07-10 02:47:32 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).


That's your counterargument? Really?

Are you sure you don't want a minute to think this over?
 
2012-07-10 02:49:18 PM  
haha.jpg

Too bad you didn't work for Blackstone instead, Mitt. Then you could hold a campaign fundraiser and Obama would even come speak.
 
2012-07-10 02:49:19 PM  

Codenamechaz: tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director). So because he was only a managing director and not the managing director, that means he has no responsibility over anything.

Got it.


The great thing is that, while both "Romney was the managing director of Bain Capital" and "Romney wasn't at Bain Capital after 1999" are both inaccurate, the first statement is much closer to reality than the second.

It's like saying "This is a Red Delicious apple!" when you're holding a Granny Smith versus saying "THis is a Red Delicious apple!" when you're not holding a farking apple to begin with.
 
2012-07-10 02:49:55 PM  
At this rate, I'm going to have to resubscribe to cable tv, just for the debates.
 
2012-07-10 02:50:03 PM  

clkeagle: So... is there anything that Romney hasn't been caught lying about yet?


# of wives. I am sure there are more out there.
 
2012-07-10 02:51:00 PM  

clkeagle: So... is there anything that Romney hasn't been caught lying about yet?


I believe him when he says he's only been married to one woman and there's naught to refute it as far as I know. The establishment saw what happened to Herman Cain and they decided to go out and get the squarest white man they could find. Of course this pretty much only puts him on equal footing with the President in that department.
 
2012-07-10 02:51:28 PM  
Wow. Just wow.

What TPoC might look like:

i.imgur.com

"Vote Dildo Romney: for a better Amercia, not the better Amercia."
 
2012-07-10 02:51:45 PM  
What ever happened the the basic rule of "Keep your lies consistent"?
 
2012-07-10 02:53:32 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Are you sure you don't want a minute to think this over?


If he did, he would never post.
 
2012-07-10 02:53:52 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: At this rate, I'm going to have to resubscribe to cable tv, just for the debates.


They were streamed online in 2008 I believe.
 
2012-07-10 02:54:00 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).


Managing. Director. Good.
 
2012-07-10 02:54:31 PM  
Managing Director, left, bad stuff
 
2012-07-10 02:56:50 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).


maedomeuamigo.files.wordpress.com

Is this like when SkinnyHead said Palin leaked ink on her hand.
 
2012-07-10 02:57:07 PM  

abb3w: What ever happened the the basic rule of "Keep your lies consistent"?


That's hard to do when lying out of both sides of your mouth. He's told so many, he's got them mixed up. I knew a guy that was a habitual lier. He lied to make himself seem interesting. His problem was he lied so much he often contradicted himself. Mitt lies for different reasons, but the results are the same.
 
2012-07-10 02:57:18 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).


We get it. You're a republican cocksucker.
 
2012-07-10 02:57:19 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).


From the documents linked in TFA:

Mr. W. Mitt Romney is the sole shareholder, sole director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Bain Capital and thus is the controlling person of Bain Capital.

Listed first under "Executive Officers of Bain Capital Investors VI, Inc:"

W. Mitt Romney, Chief Executive Officer, President and Managing Director

Listed first under "Executive Officers of Bain Capital, Inc.:"

W. Mitt Romney, Chief Executive Officer, President and Managing Director

Was he just a CEO, rather than the CEO?

/you dolt
 
2012-07-10 02:58:11 PM  

clkeagle: So... is there anything that Romney hasn't been caught lying about yet?


To me, I see it as both a triumph of technical achievement and a foreboding insight into humanity's slide into the oncoming technological singularity. I appreciate that Mitt Romney's AI makes him appear almost human, they certainly need to work out few bugs. But his ability to lie, and very very frequently, I may add, is usually contrary to most digital logic and Asimov's laws of robotics. Just imagine a machine that can lie- you turn on your computer, and instead of Windows 7 popping up, Mac OS pops on with the computer saying that you always used a mac, even though it is clearly a PC. That's amazing Artificial Intelligence.

/It's a pity that all of this is being used for evil.
 
2012-07-10 03:01:05 PM  
Surely Obama has been up to something with his time machine again.
 
2012-07-10 03:02:38 PM  

Imperialism: God Is My Co-Pirate: At this rate, I'm going to have to resubscribe to cable tv, just for the debates.

They were streamed online in 2008 I believe.


Good to know - hope we get it up here in Canada. I was too drunk to remember most of the Palin-Biden fun.
 
2012-07-10 03:02:46 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Elect me because of all my experience with Bain!

What? What experience? I was hardly there!


This is the best part. The guy's been running entirely on his Bain experience. It's the foundation of his campaign and the thing he's pointed to most as to why he should replace Obama. Well that and the usual herpaderpa about Obama stealing our freedomz.

So now that the Bain thing has been entirely wiped out, what's he got left? It's mid-July and he cannot explain to anyone why he should be President or what he'd bring to the table. He's left with "Well Obama sucks more" and we just need to ask John Kerry how well Not Being That Other Guy works in a Presidential campaign.

And let's not even get into the fact Romney's campaign has just let this go on for nearly two months without offering any counter argument. I'm guessing that's due to in part to the fact his campaign is run by cretins, but I wonder how much of it has to do with the fact his work at Bain is just something that can't be well defended so they just decided to say "Fark it" and hope the story went away. Personally I don't think Obama's Campaign would be pounding this as much as they are were this not all something Romney could just easily explain away or walk back.
 
2012-07-10 03:03:33 PM  

Wessoman: To me, I see it as both a triumph of technical achievement and a foreboding insight into humanity's slide into the oncoming technological singularity. I appreciate that Mitt Romney's AI makes him appear almost human, they certainly need to work out few bugs. But his ability to lie, and very very frequently, I may add, is usually contrary to most digital logic and Asimov's laws of robotics. Just imagine a machine that can lie- you turn on your computer, and instead of Windows 7 popping up, Mac OS pops on with the computer saying that you always used a mac, even though it is clearly a PC. That's amazing Artificial Intelligence.

/It's a pity that all of this is being used for evil.


Nice. :)

The real pity is that such a bold-faced liar is still guaranteed 30-35% of the popular vote simply because of the (R) by his name on the ballot.

/and remember... "values" are what matter to that base
 
2012-07-10 03:04:21 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).


Look, another person who doesn't understand the term "I left", as opposed to the term, "I was still employed by the company as Managing Director".
 
2012-07-10 03:05:35 PM  
Wasn't his previous claim that he had left around '90 or so? It seems like he keeps adjusting his "left" date on how much bullshiat they find on him.
 
2012-07-10 03:07:15 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Personally I don't think Obama's Campaign would be pounding this as much as they are were this not all something Romney could just easily explain away or walk back.


They would probably be hitting it a lot harder if they hadn't already said:

no one is... questioning private equity as a whole,"

it's tough to sell private equity = bad when you've already said there's nothing wrong with it.
 
2012-07-10 03:16:57 PM  

clkeagle: So... is there anything that Romney hasn't been caught lying about yet?


I think he really did want to know who let the dogs out when his campaign manager allowed him to be suddenly surrounded by the blacks.
 
2012-07-10 03:17:00 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Soup4Bonnie: Elect me because of all my experience with Bain!

What? What experience? I was hardly there!

This is the best part. The guy's been running entirely on his Bain experience. It's the foundation of his campaign and the thing he's pointed to most as to why he should replace Obama. Well that and the usual herpaderpa about Obama stealing our freedomz.

So now that the Bain thing has been entirely wiped out, what's he got left? It's mid-July and he cannot explain to anyone why he should be President or what he'd bring to the table. He's left with "Well Obama sucks more" and we just need to ask John Kerry how well Not Being That Other Guy works in a Presidential campaign.

And let's not even get into the fact Romney's campaign has just let this go on for nearly two months without offering any counter argument. I'm guessing that's due to in part to the fact his campaign is run by cretins, but I wonder how much of it has to do with the fact his work at Bain is just something that can't be well defended so they just decided to say "Fark it" and hope the story went away. Personally I don't think Obama's Campaign would be pounding this as much as they are were this not all something Romney could just easily explain away or walk back.


He has nothing to run on other than "I'm the rich white guy." He should just start making it rain at his campaign events.

He can't run on his record as a governor of liberal "Taxachusetts" - RomneyCare, a state assault weapon ban, his stated goal to "preserve and protect a woman's right to choose."

He can't run on his business record - he's That Guy.

/without the boneitis
 
2012-07-10 03:17:05 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Soup4Bonnie: Elect me because of all my experience with Bain!

What? What experience? I was hardly there!

This is the best part. The guy's been running entirely on his Bain experience. It's the foundation of his campaign and the thing he's pointed to most as to why he should replace Obama. Well that and the usual herpaderpa about Obama stealing our freedomz.

So now that the Bain thing has been entirely wiped out, what's he got left? It's mid-July and he cannot explain to anyone why he should be President or what he'd bring to the table. He's left with "Well Obama sucks more" and we just need to ask John Kerry how well Not Being That Other Guy works in a Presidential campaign.

And let's not even get into the fact Romney's campaign has just let this go on for nearly two months without offering any counter argument. I'm guessing that's due to in part to the fact his campaign is run by cretins, but I wonder how much of it has to do with the fact his work at Bain is just something that can't be well defended so they just decided to say "Fark it" and hope the story went away. Personally I don't think Obama's Campaign would be pounding this as much as they are were this not all something Romney could just easily explain away or walk back.


ok - who thinks Romney's October Surprise is going to be him coming out and saying in front of a national audience, "Look, vote for me because I'm not black ok?"
We've all been thinking this is a sub-plot of his campaign but at this rate, he's going to have to come out and say it....
 
2012-07-10 03:17:53 PM  

Mikey1969: Wasn't his previous claim that he had left around '90 or so? It seems like he keeps adjusting his "left" date on how much bullshiat they find on him.


There was still some numbers showing on his etch-a-sketch.
 
2012-07-10 03:17:55 PM  
relax guys, these are just Freedom lies
 
2012-07-10 03:18:59 PM  

paygun: Shrugging Atlas: Personally I don't think Obama's Campaign would be pounding this as much as they are were this not all something Romney could just easily explain away or walk back.

They would probably be hitting it a lot harder if they hadn't already said:

no one is... questioning private equity as a whole,"

it's tough to sell private equity = bad when you've already said there's nothing wrong with it.


Private equity, done right, responsibly, and with concern tot he long-term prospects of the companies involved, isn't bad. Private equity, as done by Gordon Gecko, Paulie from Goodfellas, that guy from Pretty Woman before Julia Roberts sexed him up, or Mitt Romney on the other hand, is basically financial strip mining.
 
2012-07-10 03:20:59 PM  

Mikey1969: tenpoundsofcheese: oh look, another person who doesn't understand what a Managing Director is (vs. THE Managing Director).

Look, another person who doesn't understand the term "I left", as opposed to the term, "I was still employed by the company as Managing Director".


Guess we should have Mark E. Nunnelly and Michael Krupka (each signed one of the filings) arrested for lying to the SEC.

Mr. W. Mitt Romney is the sole shareholder, sole director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Bain Capital and thus is the controlling person of Bain Capital.
 
2012-07-10 03:22:47 PM  
At least if Romney is elected, he will just be a president and not THE president.
 
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