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(Forbes)   Noted liberal rag Forbes Magazine lists 35 questions that Mitt Romney must answer about when he left Bain Capital   (forbes.com) divider line 49
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2012-07-14 08:00:15 PM
14 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
"I have answers to all of those questions. Let me just get them from my car."

wanderingnerds.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

www.remunda.com

1.bp.blogspot.com
2012-07-14 10:43:06 PM
4 votes:

spongeboob: What the hell is everyone who works there a managing director?
That just seems like resume padding.


scrubs.maxupdates.tv

"Here at Bain Capital, even I am a managing director! Join our team today!"
2012-07-14 09:00:47 PM
4 votes:

Bendal: Look what happened at Apple when Gates stepped down; there was a big changing of the guard procedure and everyone knew who was taking over from him.

Now Romney is saying he "took a leave of absence" from Bain, but never says who then ran the company. It didn't just run itself; the SEC would want someone named as CEO or President or something if Romney left those positions. So, who took over for Romney while he was gone? There has to be someone, right?


Yeah, I remember when Bill Gates left Apple. It was a free for all at IBM.
2012-07-14 08:47:23 PM
4 votes:

rocinante721: PapaChester: rocinante721: So why does any of this poop matter?

Really? REALLY? You on a fifteen minute break from flipping burger patties at Micky D's? Under the age of 15? Over the age of 85 and senile? Or do you just hate America?

I'm a 40 year old PhD researcher in one of the most prestigious institutes in the world & am busy working in lab to one day save lives. In fact, it's Saturday & I just got home.

Not all of us have the luxury or time to be an Internet Tough GuyTM


And yet you've found the time to get 198 submissions greenlit.
2012-07-14 08:05:46 PM
4 votes:

Sock Ruh Tease: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 634x326]
"I have answers to all of those questions. Let me just get them from my car."


That second photo should have a dog carrier strapped to the roof.
2012-07-14 10:34:54 PM
3 votes:

mrmyxolodian: "There is no whining in politics. Stop demanding an apology, release your tax returns."

-- GOP strategist John Weaver, quoted by the AP, calling on Mitt Romney to disclose his tax returns.

"If you have things to hide, then maybe you're doing things wrong. I think you ought to be willing to release everything to the American people."

-- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R), quoted by the AP, calling on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns.


Like those guys have any say in the matter. He'll release them when his boss tells him to, not one second before.

forward.com

"Ya see this, Mitt? This is your balls."
2012-07-14 09:39:26 PM
3 votes:

FuturePastNow: McCain is a respectable human being.


Yes, and he has a hot wife that keeps him from floating away when he forgets to wear his metal shoes.

media.monstersandcritics.com
2012-07-14 09:34:51 PM
3 votes:
Require him to release his long form SEC filing!
2012-07-14 09:11:10 PM
3 votes:
farm8.staticflickr.com
2012-07-14 09:05:31 PM
3 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com
2012-07-14 08:37:15 PM
3 votes:

mrmyxolodian: If he wasn't involved in Bain in those years, then he lied on the SEC forms, which is a felony.
If he was involved with Bain in those years, then he was lying to the media for the last 10 years and the "outsourcing" attacks by the Obama campaign are 100% accurate.


2.bp.blogspot.com

"But I wasn't involved involved."
2012-07-14 08:05:48 PM
3 votes:
5. [...] Can you give an example of anyone else you personally know getting a six figure income, not divided or investment return, but actual income, from a company they had nothing to do with?

i.ytimg.com
2012-07-14 08:04:29 PM
3 votes:
Quick, look over there! Obama chewed a piece of RED gum! Communism! Pay no attention to this, there's socialism going on! Kenyan! Teleprompter! Birth certificate! LIIIIIIIIIBBBBBBSSSSS!
2012-07-14 10:15:43 PM
2 votes:
I wonder how this all jibes with his statement to the NAACP of them not asking for "free stuff"
Not doing anything and expecting to get paid for it is sort of a text book definition of expecting "free stuff" is it not?
2012-07-14 10:09:52 PM
2 votes:

rocinante721: PapaChester: rocinante721: So why does any of this poop matter?

Really? REALLY? You on a fifteen minute break from flipping burger patties at Micky D's? Under the age of 15? Over the age of 85 and senile? Or do you just hate America?

I'm a 40 year old PhD researcher in one of the most prestigious institutes in the world & am busy working in lab to one day save lives. In fact, it's Saturday & I just got home.

Not all of us have the luxury or time to be an Internet Tough GuyTM


Which university might that be? Liberty or Regent?
2012-07-14 09:32:17 PM
2 votes:

Mantour:
Once Mitt loses the GOP will declare him as just another RINO tat they never really liked and they will lurch even further to the right into full John-Birch-land.

He will be McCained


There's a difference between Mitt Romney and John McCain.

McCain is a respectable human being.
2012-07-14 09:22:17 PM
2 votes:

Corvus: The whole Rice VP thing was a BS smoke screen to try to get off this topic from Romney. Drudge report releases whatever the RNC asks them to.


newshour.s3.amazonaws.com

"Matt? It's Mitt. RELEASE THE CONDALEEZZEN!!!"
2012-07-14 09:06:39 PM
2 votes:

propasaurus: rocinante721: PapaChester: rocinante721: So why does any of this poop matter?

Really? REALLY? You on a fifteen minute break from flipping burger patties at Micky D's? Under the age of 15? Over the age of 85 and senile? Or do you just hate America?

I'm a 40 year old PhD researcher in one of the most prestigious institutes in the world & am busy working in lab to one day save lives. In fact, it's Saturday & I just got home.

Not all of us have the luxury or time to be an Internet Tough GuyTM

And yet you've found the time to get 198 submissions greenlit.


Ha!

\Phd researcher researching something tangentially related to saving lives. Fark is more interesting than my research.
2012-07-14 08:59:28 PM
2 votes:
farm8.staticflickr.com
2012-07-14 08:35:07 PM
2 votes:

Mrtraveler01: acefox1: Once Mitt loses the GOP will declare him as just another RINO tat they never really liked and they will lurch even further to the right into full John-Birch-land.

That's a scary thought.


Arpaio/Santorum 2016!

/I weep for this country.
2012-07-14 08:24:41 PM
2 votes:

rocinante721: PapaChester: rocinante721: So why does any of this poop matter?

Really? REALLY? You on a fifteen minute break from flipping burger patties at Micky D's? Under the age of 15? Over the age of 85 and senile? Or do you just hate America?

I'm a 40 year old PhD researcher in one of the most prestigious institutes in the world & am busy working in lab to one day save lives. In fact, it's Saturday & I just got home.

Not all of us have the luxury or time to be an Internet Tough GuyTM


You are so smart that it is ok to be ignorant. Way to go.
2012-07-14 07:59:53 PM
2 votes:
36) Is it true, since you set up Bain Capital, that it is a front for the Cult of Cthulu and as such dedicated to the destruction of mankind?
2012-07-14 11:33:37 PM
1 votes:
Well its nice to see that Romney might actually be asked to explain his past and past associations without somebody hyperventilating about how it's just a smear campaign and not relevant and how we really ought to be paying attention to things he says and does in the here and now.

Get back to us when somebody actually manages to accomplish this for Obama because we've been waiting since late 2007 at least.
2012-07-14 10:36:15 PM
1 votes:

ox45tallboy: spongeboob: If Bain could function from 199-2002 without a CEO why did they need one prior to this? Have they had a CEO since then?

Apparently they now have like 50 managing directors, so it'll be easy for any of these guys to point the finger somewhere else if they ever run for office.


What the hell is everyone who works there a managing director?
That just seems like resume padding.
2012-07-14 10:02:59 PM
1 votes:

Graffito: That's what I want to know. Somebody had to be the decider. If not Romney, then who?


I'm betting on zombie Al Davis.

www1.pictures.zimbio.com


He looks evil enough to have done those sort of things, and he sure as hell wasn't running the Raiders during the time period in question.
2012-07-14 09:57:08 PM
1 votes:

spongeboob: If Bain could function from 199-2002 without a CEO why did they need one prior to this? Have they had a CEO since then?


Bain is Skynet. Romney is just one of their programs.
2012-07-14 09:55:32 PM
1 votes:

Bendal: Look what happened at Apple when Gates stepped down; there was a big changing of the guard procedure and everyone knew who was taking over from him.

Now Romney is saying he "took a leave of absence" from Bain, but never says who then ran the company. It didn't just run itself; the SEC would want someone named as CEO or President or something if Romney left those positions. So, who took over for Romney while he was gone? There has to be someone, right?


That's what I want to know. Somebody had to be the decider. If not Romney, then who?
2012-07-14 09:54:26 PM
1 votes:

Corvus: Well the real answer is probably Mitt owned the company so he wanted the job so he could pay himself a trunk ton of money but that doesn't jibe with his "I know about business" line Romney keeps telling people.


$100,000/yr isn't exactly a truck-ton on CEO scales. That's only 3X what the receptionist makes!
2012-07-14 09:49:31 PM
1 votes:
I don't know if he did anything actually illegal. I kind of doubt it, and figure he would never be indicted anyway. I think the big problem as far as his image is that he only has two options:
1. He lied about not being there and is responsible for what Bain was doing.
2. He really wasn't there, but still collected a salary. That is probably not very unusual in big business, but to the average voter he looks like a freeloader. Definitely not a good image to have when so many are struggling to find work.
2012-07-14 09:43:37 PM
1 votes:
If Bain could function from 199-2002 without a CEO why did they need one prior to this? Have they had a CEO since then?
2012-07-14 09:39:43 PM
1 votes:

rocinante721: PapaChester: rocinante721: So why does any of this poop matter?

Really? REALLY? You on a fifteen minute break from flipping burger patties at Micky D's? Under the age of 15? Over the age of 85 and senile? Or do you just hate America?

I'm a 40 year old PhD researcher in one of the most prestigious institutes in the world & am busy working in lab to one day save lives. In fact, it's Saturday & I just got home.

Not all of us have the luxury or time to be an Internet Tough GuyTM


Usually PhDs know how to read
2012-07-14 09:39:23 PM
1 votes:
Near as I can tell, the shills defending Romney on this are saying essentially that he was "A" managing director, not "THE" managing director. He was CEO in name only, didn't make the day-to-day decisions.
Sure, he signed paperwork for the company, but he didn't make the decisions. He can't say who did, but it wasn't him. He just collected a paycheck for doing nothing.
So, his best defense is that he's a clueless moron and while he didn't personally outsource/offshore those jobs, he still profited from it.
Good luck with that.
2012-07-14 09:39:21 PM
1 votes:

wademh: I have seen this. Deals are made to keep paying someone while asking that they stay away.


He kicked himself out of the company?
2012-07-14 09:24:48 PM
1 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com
2012-07-14 09:15:03 PM
1 votes:

Mantour: Why does Forbes hate America?


They did have a gay guy running it at one time, and I think gays are on the list of people ruining America.
2012-07-14 09:09:50 PM
1 votes:
I have only one question:

So you are saying as the owner, CEO, and managing director you could not call them up on the phone and say "Stop outsource these jobs to other countries"?

If so he is the shiattiest leader on the planet.
2012-07-14 09:03:41 PM
1 votes:

mjjt: Erix: So, if it really turns out to be painfully obvious that Romney was indeed with Bain until 2002, and he did in fact lie on that SEC document and therefore committed a felony, and becomes otherwise utterly unelectable... what then? For the election I mean. Romney would be out, so how would they go about picking someone else? Would RON PAUL suddenly have a real chance at the convention? Would it be a free for all? Can they then nominate whoever they want? Will Scooby and Shaggy uncover the truth behind the astronaut's ghost?

Well, Sarah, obviously. Are you stupid?


Sarah Connor? Man, the Secret Service would be screwed.
2012-07-14 08:51:37 PM
1 votes:
Look what happened at Apple when Gates stepped down; there was a big changing of the guard procedure and everyone knew who was taking over from him.

Now Romney is saying he "took a leave of absence" from Bain, but never says who then ran the company. It didn't just run itself; the SEC would want someone named as CEO or President or something if Romney left those positions. So, who took over for Romney while he was gone? There has to be someone, right?
2012-07-14 08:50:15 PM
1 votes:

Erix: So, if it really turns out to be painfully obvious that Romney was indeed with Bain until 2002, and he did in fact lie on that SEC document and therefore committed a felony, and becomes otherwise utterly unelectable... what then? For the election I mean. Romney would be out, so how would they go about picking someone else? Would RON PAUL suddenly have a real chance at the convention? Would it be a free for all? Can they then nominate whoever they want? Will Scooby and Shaggy uncover the truth behind the astronaut's ghost?


Pre GOP convention, the delegates would vote for a new candidate.
Post GOP convention, he would remain on the ballot until the party reconvened and voted for a new candidate.
Either way, I would imagine the Paultards would be the most organized of the bunch and would probably be able to put RON PAUL on the ballot thereby securing the largest landslide since the '84 election. For Obama that is.
2012-07-14 08:42:09 PM
1 votes:
So, if it really turns out to be painfully obvious that Romney was indeed with Bain until 2002, and he did in fact lie on that SEC document and therefore committed a felony, and becomes otherwise utterly unelectable... what then? For the election I mean. Romney would be out, so how would they go about picking someone else? Would RON PAUL suddenly have a real chance at the convention? Would it be a free for all? Can they then nominate whoever they want? Will Scooby and Shaggy uncover the truth behind the astronaut's ghost?
2012-07-14 08:41:44 PM
1 votes:

rocinante721: So why does any of this poop matter?


Hey, Romney isn't black, and everything else is secondary. Socialism. Job creator. Tax and spend.
2012-07-14 08:31:32 PM
1 votes:

acefox1: The Mitt-Tanic is going down folks.

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The fun part is watching the folks in control of the GOP try to rght this ship by blasting the Romney campaign and shocking them into action. Once they see that the tipping point is looooong past then they'll go full Derp and scream on Fox News 24x7 about abortion, gays, foreigners, soshilism, obamacare, and muslim commie robots raping the elderly.

Once Mitt loses the GOP will declare him as just another RINO tat they never really liked and they will lurch even further to the right into full John-Birch-land.


He will be McCained
2012-07-14 08:18:03 PM
1 votes:
The Mitt-Tanic is going down folks.

farm8.staticflickr.com

farm9.staticflickr.com

farm8.staticflickr.com

The fun part is watching the folks in control of the GOP try to rght this ship by blasting the Romney campaign and shocking them into action. Once they see that the tipping point is looooong past then they'll go full Derp and scream on Fox News 24x7 about abortion, gays, foreigners, soshilism, obamacare, and muslim commie robots raping the elderly.

Once Mitt loses the GOP will declare him as just another RINO tat they never really liked and they will lurch even further to the right into full John-Birch-land.
2012-07-14 08:10:06 PM
1 votes:

rocinante721: So why does any of this poop matter?


Really? REALLY? You on a fifteen minute break from flipping burger patties at Micky D's? Under the age of 15? Over the age of 85 and senile? Or do you just hate America?
2012-07-14 08:06:53 PM
1 votes:

Bontesla: While we need more information - these 35 questions are awful. So, for example:

2. You have stated that in "Feb. 1999 I left Bain capital and all management responsibility" and "I had no ongoing activity or involvement." It depends on what the definition of "involvement" is, doesn't it? Clearly you were involved with Bain to the extent that you owned it. Are you defining "involvement" in a uniquely specific way that only means "full-time, active, 60-hours-a-week, hands-on manager?"

3. How exactly are you defining "involvement?"


That's because no reporter working today seems to understand the concept of pressing for an answer or asking a follow-up question. They can only read their list of questions. So they put the pressing/follow up on the list.
2012-07-14 08:04:45 PM
1 votes:

rocinante721: So why does any of this poop matter?


Well, if Romney committed a felony in his SEC filings, that's pretty much the end of the road for him as a presidential candidate. If he didn't, then someone else appears to have done this on his behalf. Or there's a whole other explanation which he isn't talking about.

Either way, Romney is trying to evade the question by blaming the Obama campaign for the whole thing. It's perfectly valid for the media and supporters of both candidates to examine the facts more closely.

The fact that Forbes would post this article, and the associated video, does not speak well of Romney's chances of winning this particular pissing match. He'd better suck it up and start answering some questions, or this cloud won't go away.
2012-07-14 07:57:47 PM
1 votes:

abb3w: Bontesla: While we need more information - these 35 questions are awful.

I dunno. 5-7 are pretty epic damning.
5. You earned at least $100,000 as an executive from Bain in 2001 and 2002, separate from investment earnings according to filings with State of Massachusetts. Can you give an example of anyone else you personally know getting a six figure income, not divided or investment return, but actual income, from a company they had nothing to do with?

6. What did you do for this $100,000 salary you earned from Bain in both 2000 and 2001?

7. If you did nothing to earn this salary, did the Bain managers violate their fiduciary duty by paying you a salary for no discernible reason?

Either Romney did something to earn the $100k, and can be spit-roasted for dishonesty; OR, he did nothing to earn the $100k, and can be spit-roasted on the issue of Wall Street executives getting overpaid for their work, while regular workers get underpaid.

Catch-22.


This, to me, is the case in a nutshell. No matter which of these two options is true, he's in trouble because he represents the worst aspects of Wall Street.
2012-07-14 07:52:39 PM
1 votes:
Why does Forbes hate America?
2012-07-14 06:32:06 PM
1 votes:

Bontesla: While we need more information - these 35 questions are awful.


I dunno. 5-7 are pretty epic damning.
5. You earned at least $100,000 as an executive from Bain in 2001 and 2002, separate from investment earnings according to filings with State of Massachusetts. Can you give an example of anyone else you personally know getting a six figure income, not divided or investment return, but actual income, from a company they had nothing to do with?

6. What did you do for this $100,000 salary you earned from Bain in both 2000 and 2001?

7. If you did nothing to earn this salary, did the Bain managers violate their fiduciary duty by paying you a salary for no discernible reason?


Either Romney did something to earn the $100k, and can be spit-roasted for dishonesty; OR, he did nothing to earn the $100k, and can be spit-roasted on the issue of Wall Street executives getting overpaid for their work, while regular workers get underpaid.

Catch-22.
 
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