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(Scribd)   McCain's actual 200-page opposition research file of Mitt Romney is released. This is bad news...for flip flops   (scribd.com) divider line 82
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2012-07-16 12:05:50 PM
WOW I smell Toast!

After calling for economic divestment from Iran, Romney was embarrassed by revelation that the Italian branch of Bain & Company - firm where Romney started as young consultant and served as CEO in early'90s - received $2.3 million contract from National Iranian Oil Company in 2004

Bain Capital, the private equity firm that made Romney his fortune, currently owns a chemicals and paint company called SigmaKalon that operates an office in Tehran.
 
2012-07-16 12:12:00 PM

wee beastie: FlashHarry: Rev. Skarekroe: RexTalionis: This isn't the VP file.

Clearly. I mean, we all know for a fact that McCain wouldn't bother to vet a VP candidate.

lol. well, yeah, there's that.

actually, i'm sure they vetted several - romney included. just no women. the palin pick was a completely reactionary move by a desperate campaign. it gave them a brief bump and then ultimately sunk them. but it did thrust sarah palin upon our poor unsuspecting country. and for that alone, mccain should burn in hell.

She was already a rising star in the republican party. McCain sped her along, but she was already on that trajectory.


Yep. If I remember correctly, quite a few Farkers were stunned by how hot she was, when she was first elected.
 
2012-07-16 12:15:44 PM

Well what exactly does this little nugget insinuate?


"Bain Capital, the private equity firm that made Romney his fortune, currently owns a chemicals and paintcompany called SigmaKalon that operates an office in Tehran"
 
2012-07-16 12:41:27 PM

Modguy: Yep. If I remember correctly, quite a few Farkers were stunned by how hot she was, when she was first elected.


I hate to say this out loud, but...
has anyone heard anything from Sarah Palin lately?
 
2012-07-16 12:42:46 PM

Bungles: Well what exactly does this little nugget insinuate?


"Bain Capital, the private equity firm that made Romney his fortune, currently owns a chemicals and paintcompany called SigmaKalon that operates an office in Tehran"


It seems to indicate that Bain is suppling the ayatollahs with the nerve gasses they'll use on American troops when President Romney decides to invade Iran. It's the logical extension of Cheny getting Halliburton contracts to rebuild Iraq - why settle for just being paid by the winners to clean up if you can get paid by both sides to make the mess?
 
2012-07-16 12:44:11 PM

Bungles: Well what exactly does this little nugget insinuate?

"Bain Capital, the private equity firm that made Romney his fortune, currently owns a chemicals and paintcompany called SigmaKalon that operates an office in Tehran"


That McCain had nothing.
 
2012-07-16 12:46:12 PM

FlashHarry: Rev. Skarekroe: RexTalionis: This isn't the VP file.

Clearly. I mean, we all know for a fact that McCain wouldn't bother to vet a VP candidate.

lol. well, yeah, there's that.

actually, i'm sure they vetted several - romney included. just no women. the palin pick was a completely reactionary move by a desperate campaign. it gave them a brief bump and then ultimately sunk them. but it did thrust sarah palin upon our poor unsuspecting country. and for that alone, mccain should burn in hell.


Yeah, 23 years of tax returns scared McCain off from Romney.
 
2012-07-16 12:47:56 PM
In related news his half page review of Sarah Palin's resume is also available.
 
2012-07-16 12:50:45 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Bungles: Well what exactly does this little nugget insinuate?

"Bain Capital, the private equity firm that made Romney his fortune, currently owns a chemicals and paintcompany called SigmaKalon that operates an office in Tehran"

That McCain had nothing.




My point was, is this suggesting some sinister support of the Iranian regime, or that it may violate US trading embargoes?

Or is it just"Iran! Bogeyman!". It's hard to get to the meat of the issue in bullet points.
 
2012-07-16 12:55:33 PM
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2012-07-16 12:57:45 PM

magores: Walker: Lots of damning stuff in there.

Romney Claimed To Have No Idea How Much Profit He Made From Selling DDi Stock.

"Governor MittRomney yesterday continued to distance himself from a controversial stock sale, saying he took no responsibility for any role that his former company, Bain Capital, had in touting the stock's value and that he has no idea whatprofit he made when he sold it. 'I left Bain long before the events,' Romney said in his first, but brief, publiccomments about DDi Corp. ..."
(Frank Phillips, "Romney Says Profit Unknown In DDi Sale,"
The Boston Globe
, 8/21/03)

Report: Romney Personally Sold More Than $4 Million In DDi Stock In 2001.

"Romney, according to theSecurities and Exchange Commission's records, sold 182,436 shares of DDi stock in May 2001 for $4.1million. His profit is unclear."
(Frank Phillips, "Romney Investment Surfaces In Probe,"
The Boston Globe
, 8/19/03)


Romney Refused To Release Tax Forms Or Profit Records.

"Citing privacy reasons, Romney aides saidthe governor would not review his 2001 income tax to find out his profit on DDi. He also declined to releasecopies of his tax forms."
(Frank Phillips, "Romney Says Profit Unknown In DDi Sale,"
The Boston Globe
, 8/21/03)

$4 million? That's all? That would be like asking me to remember how many pennies I found on the ground in the month of February.


So, given the SEC documents showing him at CEO of Bain in 2002, would this then infer that he was guilty of insider trading as well? How many felonies can he rack up this week? Can we get a "three strikes" please? That'd make a great campaign ad!

"Mitt Romney wants to be president...but in the state of California, he'd be serving a life sentence under the 3-strikes law...can you really trust this man to run our nation, when he can't even run his own life?"

LULZ
 
2012-07-16 01:02:44 PM
I'm not American so have no idea, but isn't it de rigueur to release your tax record for at least a decade when running for US president?

Not like something you can just say "Nah..." to?
 
2012-07-16 01:07:05 PM
One member of his health care board has to be from planned parenthood and he forced Catholic hospitals to give emergency contraception in cases of incest or rape. Wow, that'll be a hard one to rebuff. That, and the tax increases while he was governor. Pretty much everything the GOP is against in just those three little issues.
 
2012-07-16 01:07:08 PM

Bungles: I'm not American so have no idea, but isn't it de rigueur to release your tax record for at least a decade when running for US president?

Not like something you can just say "Nah..." to?


Google "George Romney tax returns."
 
2012-07-16 01:11:46 PM

Bungles: I'm not American so have no idea, but isn't it de rigueur to release your tax record for at least a decade when running for US president?

Not like something you can just say "Nah..." to?


It's typical, but there is no law requiring such. But not doing so makes it looks like there's something in there you don't want to become public knowledge.
 
2012-07-16 01:16:11 PM

Geotpf: Bungles: I'm not American so have no idea, but isn't it de rigueur to release your tax record for at least a decade when running for US president?

Not like something you can just say "Nah..." to?

It's typical, but there is no law requiring such. But not doing so makes it looks like there's something in there you don't want to become public knowledge.


And it's about 10x as bad when it was your own father who started the practice. We've seen 12 years of Obama's tax returns. We've seen 1 of Romney's.
 
2012-07-16 01:16:15 PM

Bigdogdaddy: One member of his health care board has to be from planned parenthood and he forced Catholic hospitals to give emergency contraception in cases of incest or rape. Wow, that'll be a hard one to rebuff. That, and the tax increases while he was governor. Pretty much everything the GOP is against in just those three little issues.


then add on nominal if not no job growth in Mass while governor and you have a non-conservative businessman who did not bring his economic savvy to his last govt job.
 
2012-07-16 01:16:47 PM

monoski: then add on nominal if not no job growth in Mass while governor and you have a non-conservative businessman who did not bring his economic savvy to his last govt job.


He took MA from the mid-30s in job growth to 47th.
 
2012-07-16 01:19:35 PM
If you look at Romney's actual record, he is FAR worse than Obama regarding gun control laws.

Yet the NRA is supporting Romney. I see this as proof the NRA is NOT about 2nd amendments rights, and just another reason my family won't listen when I explain why I support the 2nd amendment and NOT the NRA...
 
2012-07-16 01:20:30 PM
While I'm really loving this document, I think everyone is over thinking the conspiracy behind why McCain didn't pick Romney. It's much more simple. McCain = tortured GI Joe action figure, Romney = Guy who hid in France to avoid service. If I were McCain, I wouldn't want him on my campaign either, you don't want to invite those comparisons and questions about whether McCain has gone soft and feeble. Also, he just might not have liked the guy.
 
2012-07-16 01:30:14 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Geotpf: Bungles: I'm not American so have no idea, but isn't it de rigueur to release your tax record for at least a decade when running for US president?

Not like something you can just say "Nah..." to?

It's typical, but there is no law requiring such. But not doing so makes it looks like there's something in there you don't want to become public knowledge.

And it's about 10x as bad when it was your own father who started the practice. We've seen 12 years of Obama's tax returns. We've seen 1 of Romney's.


nhlnumbers.com
 
2012-07-16 01:47:15 PM
FTA, this just leaped out at me: Romney Imposed Fee On Blind Citizens Romney Charged Fee For Being Blind.
 
2012-07-16 02:05:17 PM
Romney In South Carolina, January 29: "Over the last multiple years, as you know, I have been effectively pro-choice ... I never called myself that as a label but I was effectively pro-choice and that followed a personal experience in my extended family that led to that conclusion." (Bruce Smith, "Romney Campaigns In SC With Sen. DeMint," The Associated Press, 1/30/07)

Romney In South Carolina, February 8: "I am firmly pro-life ... I was always for life. (Jim Davenport, "Romney AffirmsAbortion Opposition During Stop In SC,"The Associated Press, 2/8/07)


Mitt Romney 2012: Willing to say absolutely anything if it means you'll like him. Please please like him.
 
2012-07-16 02:07:13 PM
There's some hope for a floor fight at the convention after all.
 
2012-07-16 02:20:05 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: cameroncrazy1984: Geotpf: Bungles: I'm not American so have no idea, but isn't it de rigueur to release your tax record for at least a decade when running for US president?

Not like something you can just say "Nah..." to?

It's typical, but there is no law requiring such. But not doing so makes it looks like there's something in there you don't want to become public knowledge.

And it's about 10x as bad when it was your own father who started the practice. We've seen 12 years of Obama's tax returns. We've seen 1 of Romney's.

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Is that the same guy from the picture with the girl kicking him in the nuts from behind? If it is, that guy gets kicked in the nuts a lot. He must be a douchebag.
 
2012-07-16 02:53:37 PM

coeyagi: zipdog: Fortunately for Romney, 200 pages is about 2 orders of magnitude more than the average American is willing to read about someone who may become leader of the free world.

Take every point, make it an infographic, use HootSuite to meter out the posts to twitter / Facebook for the next 100 days, boom - electorate educated (or enraged and calling you a puppet of Soros despite using a document from McCain)!


If someone were to start a Kickstarter campaign or a SuperPAC that was explicitly for this (think "swiftboat veterans who hate Heinz ketchup or what the hell ever they were called) I would gladly contribute to it.
 
2012-07-16 03:58:17 PM

themindiswatching: There's some hope for a floor fight at the convention after all.


A pile of guns should be placed in the middle of the convention floor, giving the NRA an instant hard-on.

It will be a battle between the Romneybot's Schrödinger Flip-Flop Battalion and Baroness Sarahmir Palikonnen and her 101st Mechanized Sardaukar Hoveround troops.

The derp must flow.
 
2012-07-16 04:59:38 PM

Rann Xerox: themindiswatching: There's some hope for a floor fight at the convention after all.

A pile of guns should be placed in the middle of the convention floor, giving the NRA an instant hard-on.

It will be a battle between the Romneybot's Schrödinger Flip-Flop Battalion and Baroness Sarahmir Palikonnen and her 101st Mechanized Sardaukar Hoveround troops.

The derp must flow.


Set off the Atomics!
 
2012-07-16 05:00:31 PM
Unless they run this on Fox News it wont mean shait. And if it did, it wont have much of an impact.

/not holding my breath either way.
 
2012-07-17 12:57:54 AM

RexTalionis: Bladel: It may not be new, but there's enough material in here to run three or four campaigns against Romney.

In a Republican Primary.

A lot of the issues there in that file basically comes down to the argument that Romney is too liberal. Not exactly a easy argument for Obama to make.


Actually, I've always said that Obama should basically point out that Mitt Romney agrees with Obama on most things, or at least did, before 2012.
 
2012-07-17 03:53:38 AM

Lunaville: FTA, this just leaped out at me: Romney Imposed Fee On Blind Citizens Romney Charged Fee For Being Blind.


Actually, McCain's oppo people farked that up a bit.

During his time as Governor of Mass Romney had a bit of a Grover Norquist thing going on. A "No New Taxes" pledge. He refused to straight up raise taxes but had this notion of 'Fees as a flat tax" that he implemented. He tried taxing blind people 10 bucks as a user fee. A big hue and cry was raised after he proposed this and the idea was dropped.

He still raised fees by half a billion dollars in his first year in office though.

Romney and Democratic lawmakers ended up approving hundreds of millions in higher fees and fines, making it more expensive to use an ice skating rink, register a boat, take the bar exam, get a duplicate driver's license, file a court case, install underground storage tanks, sell cigarettes or alcohol, comply with air quality rules and transport hazardous waste.

He was nicknamed "Governer FeeFee" for his efforts.
 
2012-07-17 03:57:06 AM

catmandu: on page 88:
"In 2002, Romney proposed installing 10 percent tax on private donations to political campaigns."

This year's donations could easily wipe out a sizeable chunk of the deficit. Tax corporate donations also and we can take care of more.


Actually, how about 75% taxes on political contributions (including PACs) beyond $500?

Let's see the Supreme Court try to resolve that.
 
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