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(Newsweek)   "Mitt Romney was not a businessman; he was a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses," says noted liberal pinko former budget director for Ronald Reagan   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 40
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2012-10-15 11:47:47 AM  
9 votes:

xynix: The years of 1978-1999 have no bearing on who he is today and what he stands for today.


Yesterday seems to have no bearing on who he is today.
2012-10-15 12:49:27 PM  
7 votes:

SandMann: So, Romney was as much a businessman as Obama was a professor?


Obama burned down the school, fired all his students and shipped them all to China? What a dick.
2012-10-15 10:30:52 AM  
6 votes:
Myth Romney

everything is lies
2012-10-15 01:00:31 PM  
5 votes:

keylock71: mark12A: Because a "Community Organizer" Is sooooo much better at dealing with the complex financial manuevering needed to get us out of the current mess.....

Give us some of Romney's "specifics"... Particularly, how 5 trillion in tax cuts and a doubling of the defense budgets is "revenue neutral". Also please detail all the loop holes that will be closed to pay for these cuts.

Thanks.


If you would just take the time to read the specifics on Romney's budget plans you'd see that it will work only if you forward on the plan to 10 of your friends before midnight on November 5th. Otherwise we'll have 4 years of bad luck and our crushes will think we're ugly.
2012-10-15 12:46:46 PM  
3 votes:
Mitt also keeps his funds offshore which prevents them from trickling down to Americans. Draft dodging, tax avoidance, and firing people, he is truly America's greatest patriot.
2012-10-15 11:44:43 AM  
3 votes:

FlashHarry: Myth Romney

everything is lies


Mitt Romney is secretly Cardassian. Whar Earf Cirtificat!? Whar?
2012-10-15 02:37:31 PM  
2 votes:

Supahl33t: My bad, we haven't had Democrat lawyers try to run the country.

Democratic and Republican Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates since 1980, and let's seehow many lawyers there were:

[Democratic] Attorneys (10 out of 12 total - 83%)
Obama
Biden
Kerry
Edwards
Lieberman
Clinton
Dukakis
Bentsen
Mondale
Ferarro
[Possibly Gore, who never graduated - if he's included, the percentage is 92%]
Carter was the only non-lawyer, non-law school attendee.

[Republican] Attorneys (2 out of 9 total - 22%)
Dole
Quayle

Non-lawyers - McCain, Palin, Bush 43, Cheney, Kemp, Bush 41 and Reagan

Keep on grasping there you twit.


Percentage of Democratic lawyers presidenting us into a financial collapse - 0%

Percentage of Republican MBA's presidenting us into a financial collapse - 100%

Also, Romney has his juris doctorate as well as his MBA, so I put the probability that he will president us into a financial collapse at 204%. QED.
2012-10-15 02:23:03 PM  
2 votes:
At least Republicans didn't start this expensive and useless "war on drugs".
2012-10-15 02:10:09 PM  
2 votes:
i235.photobucket.com
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-15 12:56:41 PM  
2 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So, you think we'll be sold to China, or will a Anglo-Canadian consortium come in to buy a controlling interest in the USA?


Why wouldn't we become a subsidiary of Koch Industries?
2012-10-15 12:53:11 PM  
2 votes:
This is why I am voting Republican for the first time in my life: if anyone is going to trade, flip, and strip me, it's going to be someone I trust not to take advantage of me afterwards
2012-10-15 12:43:42 PM  
2 votes:

spelletrader: The article would hold more weight if her weren't he wasn't peddling a book, and for thirty bucks at that.


FTFM: I must have had a minor stroke or something.
2012-10-15 11:17:21 AM  
2 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's a kind of businessman.


Then, I submit, so is the Mafia.
2012-10-15 11:06:56 AM  
2 votes:
So, you think we'll be sold to China, or will a Anglo-Canadian consortium come in to buy a controlling interest in the USA?
2012-10-15 10:31:18 AM  
2 votes:
He's not a businessman. He's a business, man.
2012-10-15 05:34:06 PM  
1 votes:
If "Corporations are people, my friend," wasn't Romney a serial killer at Bain?
2012-10-15 04:34:30 PM  
1 votes:

Amos Quito: Ich bin mit Mitt.


Translation: I'm with stupid.
2012-10-15 04:09:41 PM  
1 votes:

Goetz: God damn. How many alts do the GOP Tards have in deep freeze anyway? How long have they been stockpiling them?
I'm seeing multiple freshly thawed out derpers on a daily basis. If that doesn't spell desperation, then I don't know what does.


Well, you know that massive pile of money Rmoney has to run on, with SuperPAC's and all? Yeah, paid shills are cheap. Hell, some are probably even True Believers who are volunteers and not being paid.
2012-10-15 04:00:26 PM  
1 votes:

Vtimlin: FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS IN 3 YEARS. Bring on the excuses.


Let me guess - you were the guy in Calculus 101 who kept saying "I'll never need to use first and second derivatives in real life"...
2012-10-15 04:00:16 PM  
1 votes:
God damn. How many alts do the GOP Tards have in deep freeze anyway? How long have they been stockpiling them?
I'm seeing multiple freshly thawed out derpers on a daily basis. If that doesn't spell desperation, then I don't know what does.
2012-10-15 03:41:17 PM  
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: Jaws_Victim: I love talking about how rmoney has no real position, but remember that the president flipped on gay marriage when it became politically favorable to him.

Sure, but Obama hasn't flipped back.

Romney doesn't flip-flop, he oscillates.


as was stated in his Mass. Gov. debate... Mitt isn't pro-choice or anti-choice... he's multiple choice.
2012-10-15 03:08:03 PM  
1 votes:

StanTheMan: And no, Obama didn't "inherit" anything


I guess those wars Bush kept off the books paid for themselves like he promised.
2012-10-15 02:50:38 PM  
1 votes:

Verzio: Seriously, can't you guys find a Romney critic with even a tattered shred of credibility?


So you can't defend Bain either eh?
2012-10-15 01:37:43 PM  
1 votes:

BN0: xanadian: Run the government like a business--like Bain--and we'd be rolling in the moulah.

Romney got rich while working at Bain. Bain didn't do so good. They fared about as well as a company as the stock market itself did during the same time period.

Bain Capital was much better for Romney than Romney was for Bain.

Also, look at what Bain REALLY did for Dunkin Donuts: saddled it with MASSIVE debt from it's own leveraged buyout. Thanks Bain!

Also Bain did wonders for KayBee Toys.. (look it up)STUDY IT OUT.


FTFY
2012-10-15 01:35:13 PM  
1 votes:

ghare: According to Ayn Rand, Romney is a looter.


That can't be, he doesn't even drink Heineken.
2012-10-15 01:27:46 PM  
1 votes:

gameshowhost: I_C_Weener: This is like saying Nancy Pelosi is a terrible Congresswoman because all she does is stuff that helps her side.

That's not a good analogy.


yeah, but he got to work a 'Nancy Pelosi' reference in there. Next up" "SOROS!"
2012-10-15 01:20:10 PM  
1 votes:

Supahl33t: Yes, having lawyers for president has worked out so wall for us in the past.


Yeah, because that Harvard MBA did such a stellar job.
2012-10-15 01:16:31 PM  
1 votes:

vpb: This is true of a lot the investment and finance industry. It produces nothing but makes money by manipulating the system. It's not hard to figure out why people like Romney hate government regulation so much.


Rmoney and his kind hate more government the way a serial killer hates more cops.
2012-10-15 01:09:17 PM  
1 votes:

xynix: Yeah but he's white and a huge supporter of the military industrial complex.


So he's got that going for him. Which is nice.
GBB
2012-10-15 01:07:20 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: Myth Romney

everything is lies


"Mitt"... I bet that's not even his real name!!
2012-10-15 01:04:42 PM  
1 votes:

tommyl66: keylock71: mark12A: Because a "Community Organizer" Is sooooo much better at dealing with the complex financial manuevering needed to get us out of the current mess.....

Give us some of Romney's "specifics"... Particularly, how 5 trillion in tax cuts and a doubling of the defense budgets is "revenue neutral". Also please detail all the loop holes that will be closed to pay for these cuts.

Thanks.

If you would just take the time to read the specifics on Romney's budget plans you'd see that it will work only if you forward on the plan to 10 of your friends before midnight on November 5th. Otherwise we'll have 4 years of bad luck and our crushes will think we're ugly.


One need only send Romney their name , address, social security number, bank account routing and account number and a money order for $1000 (to cover administrative costs) and $10,000 will be deposited into their account immediately and a voucher for a brand new six figure job with health insurance will be mailed to them...
2012-10-15 01:01:20 PM  
1 votes:
Please don't sell us out to Mittens and Butch Patrick.
kthxbye BB
2012-10-15 12:55:37 PM  
1 votes:
lynnrockets.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-15 12:47:10 PM  
1 votes:
Because a "Community Organizer" Is sooooo much better at dealing with the complex financial manuevering needed to get us out of the current mess.....
2012-10-15 12:46:31 PM  
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So, you think we'll be sold to China, or will a Anglo-Canadian consortium come in to buy a controlling interest in the USA?


Nah, everything will be privatized and franchised. These asshats are using Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" as an instruction manual.
2012-10-15 12:44:52 PM  
1 votes:
So, Romney was as much a businessman as Obama was a professor?
2012-10-15 12:40:48 PM  
1 votes:

probesport: Let's give him a chance to do it for the US, nothing else has worked so far.


Well, actually, basic Keynesian principles to pull us out of republican-induced tailspins followed by more conservative deficit-reducing efforts during times of prosperity when we can afford to pay off our debt have worked fine on more than one occasion, but your bald-faced lie is probably good too.
2012-10-15 12:08:07 PM  
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Exhibit #1 in the case against unfettered western capitalism.


That is quite possibly the greatest Fark handle of all time.

/I wonder if it would fit
//it's going on the list
2012-10-15 11:31:41 AM  
1 votes:

propasaurus: And even if you do accept that he was a businessman, a genius who ran a company, what's he done since he retired in 1999?


He ran the Olympics and then was a governor for 4 years. This is what Republicans look at.. Did he suck at running the Olympics? In a financial way yes but they don't see that. Did he invent Obamacare while governor of MA? Indeed he did but that doesn't matter. Did Bain Capital do all kinds of sneaky shiat? Of course they did but capitalism is capitalism and it doesn't matter because he hasn't run the company since 1999. The years of 1978-1999 have no bearing on who he is today and what he stands for today.
2012-10-15 10:38:37 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah but he's white and a huge supporter of the military industrial complex.
 
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