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(Huffington Post)   Mitt Romney "retroactively retired" from Bain after the Olympics. Subby hopes this gets retroactively greenlit by the mods   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 518
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2012-07-15 04:14:59 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-15 04:33:01 PM
Romney stole Obama's time machine!
 
2012-07-15 05:10:21 PM
I retroactively didn't get married that first time.
 
2012-07-15 05:53:45 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: I retroactively didn't get married that first time.


I retroactively divorced my husband and I'm pretty sure he owes me a year's worth of Alimony.
 
2012-07-15 05:59:13 PM
I retroactively had sexual relations with that woman
 
2012-07-15 06:03:38 PM
Romney didn't implement Romneycare, he retroactively implemented Obamacare.

/stolen from similar comments.
 
2012-07-15 06:04:51 PM
I don't think there's ever been a more clown-shoes Presidential candidate than Mitt Romney. There isn't a single aspect of his campaign that cannot be made better by Yakety Sax playing in the background.
 
2012-07-15 06:08:18 PM

I'm going to refer to the Romney Campaign as the Trailer Park Boys from now on. Seems fitting.

i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-15 06:09:19 PM
Al Gore has declared himself President from 2001-2009 retroactively.
 
2012-07-15 06:10:31 PM
Romney has been retroactively renamed Rmoney.
 
2012-07-15 06:12:50 PM
So he gave back the salary he earned from 1999-2002, right?
 
2012-07-15 06:19:50 PM
Retroactively fire Gillespie. Tell reporters your former campaign manager's statements mean nothing.
 
2012-07-15 06:19:56 PM
Mitt Romney has just retroactively lost all elections.
 
2012-07-15 06:32:43 PM
This thread is just going to be sh*t from Twitter, right?
 
2012-07-15 06:37:12 PM

Sgt Otter: So he gave back the salary he earned from 1999-2002, right?


Hmm. I'd guess no. After all, he obviously earned that money by not actually doing anything.
 
2012-07-15 06:42:40 PM
Man, they're just digging themselves a deeper hole here.
 
2012-07-15 06:53:49 PM
I would like to retroactively not post in this thread
 
2012-07-15 06:58:13 PM
So it's like a woman on maternity leave that decides shes not going back to work.......
 
2012-07-15 06:58:53 PM

cameroncrazy1984: This thread is just going to be sh*t from Twitter, right?


Billie Jean was his lover #retroactively
 
2012-07-15 06:59:42 PM

Sgt Otter: So he gave back the salary he earned from 1999-2002, right?


It's only $300 large. He can write a check. Retroactively.
 
2012-07-15 07:00:04 PM
AARP is going to be very upset about this. Retroactively, of course.
 
2012-07-15 07:01:32 PM

Walker: Man, they're just digging themselves a deeper hole here.


I saw a clip of an interview Obama did with a TV station in Virginia. He was smiling when this topic was brought up.

Obama is loving this!
 
2012-07-15 07:02:29 PM
I would like to retroactively move all my posts from the Rahm Emmanuel thread to this one.
 
2012-07-15 07:03:07 PM
Wonder which of Bain's board members are going to end up face down in a creek?
 
2012-07-15 07:03:43 PM
sfaw.files.wordpress.com
Smells like boolsheet!
 
2012-07-15 07:04:25 PM

Mrtraveler01: Walker: Man, they're just digging themselves a deeper hole here.

I saw a clip of an interview Obama did with a TV station in Virginia. He was smiling when this topic was brought up.

Obama is loving this!


I don't blame him. He's coming off a series of wins. It's a good summer for the man.
 
2012-07-15 07:06:55 PM

Sgt Otter: So he gave back the salary he earned from 1999-2002, right?


That would require releasing tax returns from those years to verify how much he earned from Bain.
 
2012-07-15 07:07:53 PM
Didn't the Obama SSN tax cut apply retroactively to the beginning of the year? He was retroactively against it before he was for it retroactively.
 
2012-07-15 07:08:40 PM
I can't help but think it would have been easier for Romney to come out and say he stopped actively participating in the management of Bain in 1999, though he remained the titular CEO until they found a successor in 2002.

If he had just done that we could forget about this in a few days instead of it being a huuuge issue for like two weeks.
 
2012-07-15 07:08:57 PM
George Romney's 1968 campaign was done in by an epic gaffe, and this one may do Mitt in.
 
2012-07-15 07:09:41 PM
Mitt, just get up on a podium and own it. You were Monty Burns. You lit the metaphorical match on each and every Bain destruction of a company, and you're damn proud of it. Drop the mic, rip off your shirt and throw it into the crowd.

How would that be any worse?
 
2012-07-15 07:09:52 PM
Bain subsidiaries did business with the Olympics. I wonder how many contracts he threw their way?

While conceding that Mr. Romney "legally" remained the firm's chief executive, Mr. Conard said he did not remember Mr. Romney's taking part in any meetings.



"I can't recall" is not a definite no. weasel words lawyers used to mislead and stay out of legal trouble.
 
2012-07-15 07:12:08 PM
This "retroactively" thing is taking off faster than etach-a-sketch and "not intended to be a factual statement"

I can't wait to see what happens next.
 
2012-07-15 07:12:33 PM
He's running from Bain's acquisition of Stericycle stock in November 1999.

According to John King's article entitled "John King: Why is 1999 so important in 2012?":


And inside both Bain and the Romney campaign, there is a strong belief that either the Obama campaign or a Democratic ally wants to use another Bain investment against Romney late in the campaign but cannot do so with any credibility under the February 1999 departure scenario.

The investment in question: Stericycle, a medical waste company that, among other things, disposed of aborted fetuses.


How could the Stericycle investment be used against Romney?


Bain's involvement in a company that disposed of aborted fetuses could make a powerful final week direct mail piece or attack ad on Christian radio. And in a close election, turnout of the religious right is one of the keys to a Romney victory in November. (emphasis mine)



Romney has reason to be worried.  In fact, he should be very worried.

You see, if the Grey Global Group stock acquisition SEC filings were fairly easy for me to find...


...so were the Stericycle stock acquisition SEC filings on November 22, 1999.  And they're a doozy.


First and foremost, Bain didn't aquire Stericycle.   Brookside Capital Partners Fund did, and David Corn has already outlined W. Mitt Romney's role in Brookside, as well as its relationship with Bain Capital, in "EXCLUSIVE: Romney Invested Millions in Chinese Firm That Profited on US Outsourcing".  Brookside is a subsidiary of Bain Capital.


Moreover, Bain Capital was, in fact, also directly part of the acquisition of Stericycle stock.


More importantly, this SEC filing represents W. Mitt Romney as "the sole shareholder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of BCI, BCP VI Inc., Brookside Inc. and Sankaty Ltd" (emphasis mine).  That pretty much speaks for itself--he's not only the chair, CEO, and president of Brookside, but also Bain Capital Investments ("BCI") and other the other Bain parties involved in the acquisition.  This kind of declaration is repeated over and over throughout the document.


Moreover, unlike many of the other SEC filings, including the SEC filings for the acquisition of Global-Tech Appliances that David Corn exposed three days ago, W. Mitt Romney actually signed this one:


Date: November 19, 1999             s W. Mitt Romney

                              -------------------------------------------

                              W. Mitt Romney

This is not merely some document formed by Brookside and signed on Romney's behalf by Dominic Ferrante, like the acquisition of the Grey Global Group stock or the Global-Tech Appliances stock were.

And he didn't just sign it once.   He signed it twice.

 
2012-07-15 07:14:59 PM
The Romney people were really hoping this would die over the weekend and it seems to have gained strength, like that funk in Seinfeld's car. I expect Romney to launch a Jerk Store counter-offensive come Monday.
 
2012-07-15 07:15:02 PM
Poor Mittens.
 
2012-07-15 07:15:56 PM
Mitt Romney: Everything good Bain did involved me and my leadership.

Mitt Romney: Anything bad Bain did, I was not involved.

That is pretty much what he wants everyone to buy into.
 
2012-07-15 07:17:58 PM

dugitman: Retroactively fire Gillespie. Tell reporters your former campaign manager's statements mean nothing.


And then those responsible for the sacking can be sacked when things get worse.....hey, I think you're onto something......
 
2012-07-15 07:18:00 PM
Haven't seen a campaign go down in flames so fast since Trollbama released his birth certificate and pulled the rug from under Trump.
 
2012-07-15 07:20:44 PM

downpaymentblues: Mitt Romney: Everything good Bain did involved me and my leadership.

Mitt Romney: Anything bad Bain did, I was not involved.

That is pretty much what he wants everyone to buy into.


I bet Obama used his time machine to buy non-dividend paying shares, wrest majority control in a stockholder's revolution, and outsource all those jobs. But, even if we are to assume Barack Obama IS cunning enough to usurp power in a company with one stockholder, that just adds to the reasons why he should remain President.

/I'm so confused
 
2012-07-15 07:21:05 PM
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Ed I am Disappoint

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Sorry Boss.

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N00b!


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WTF?? I Should have you killed, you Shtummie!
 
2012-07-15 07:21:20 PM

Coco LaFemme: I don't think there's ever been a more clown-shoes Presidential candidate than Mitt Romney. There isn't a single aspect of his campaign that cannot be made better by Yakety Sax playing in the background.


But everything can be made better by playing Yakety Sax in the background.
 
2012-07-15 07:21:26 PM
Mitt should just stand up and admit to running Bain. Just say that they were a business and their business was making money. Sometimes they bought companies that were in bad enough shape that the only way to make them profitable was to switch to cheaper foriegn labor. Then spin that into a spiel about how reducing regulations and government oppression will make the US a more business friendly land. Sell it not as shipping jobs overseas but instead as saving as many as you, or anyone possibly could have.

Pin the blame on Big Brother and move on, because absolutely no one is buying that you got paid $100,000 a year and told the SEC you were the big dick while at the same time having no idea or control of what was going on.
 
2012-07-15 07:22:34 PM

cameroncrazy1984: This thread is just going to be sh*t from Twitter, right?


Do we get anything else from Twitter?
 
2012-07-15 07:24:50 PM
"and he ret-uhhhm .. retired retroactively"

He blew the line. I wonder why?
 
2012-07-15 07:26:15 PM
Retroactively retired--this is an oxmoron, emphasis on moron.

They are just digging themselves deeper into a hole of pity. But if it's retrocative maybe they're already in the grave and it's just a dog digging for bones?

The embarassing problems the GOP have caused themselves isn't limited to within America. The whole world is watching and guffawing. Lady Liberty needs to have her torch removed and elbow bent so she can do a facepalm.
 
2012-07-15 07:26:32 PM

murray208: "and he ret-uhhhm .. retired retroactively"

He blew the line. I wonder why?


He downloaded it from Romneybot. Corrupt file.
 
2012-07-15 07:27:46 PM
Do you get the feeling that Obama's opposition research team has a quiver full of arrows to be unleashed after the conventions?
 
2012-07-15 07:30:00 PM
Romney is working a retconn worthy of JJ Abrams...
 
2012-07-15 07:30:49 PM
I'm retroactively inhaling as we speak.
 
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