View Full Version : Obama attacks Bain Capital........

05-24-2012, 08:57 AM
.......while taking money from them. Gotta love politics. *Disclaimer* This is not an endorsement of Romney. He's a douchebag.

05-24-2012, 09:35 AM
Just found this gem.......

Executives at Romney's old private-equity firm have donated more to the Democratic Party than the GOP.

We all know that Bain Capital, Mitt Romney’s former firm, is the paragon of capitalist evil, destroying the middle class in order to enrich greedy vulture oligarchs. We also all know that the Democratic Party is the defender of the middle class and the bold adversary of corporate pillaging. That’s why these facts (http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/205025-dems-receive-more-bain-dollars-than-gop) generate so much cognitive dissonance:

Democrats have accepted more political donations than Republicans from executives at Bain Capital, complicating the left’s plan to attack Mitt Romney for his record at the private-equity firm.

During the last three election cycles, Bain employees have given Democratic candidates and party committees more than $1.2 million. The vast majority of that sum came from senior executives.

Republican candidates and party committees raised over $480,000 from senior Bain executives during that time period.

While Romney himself has received more contributions from his former firm than Obama has, “President Obama received a sizable share as well.” More generally, “campaign finance records show that Democrats collect more money from Wall Street than does the GOP.”

Why would these cunning Master of the Universe villains want so robustly to fund a party that is so adverse to their interests? The only coherent answer is that the party which they’re funding is anything but adverse to their interests. From today’s Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-visitor-logs-show-lobbying-going-strong/2012/05/20/gIQA2ok4dU_story.html), comparing White House visitor logs to lobbyist registration records.........

The lobbying industry Obama has vowed to constrain is a regular presence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The records also suggest that lobbyists with personal connections to the White House enjoy the easiest access. . . .

The White House visitor records make it clear that Obama’s senior officials are granting that access to some of K Street’s most influential representatives. . . . Lobbyist Marshal Matz, for example, who served as an unpaid adviser to Obama’s 2008 campaign, has been to the White House roughly two dozen times in the past 2 1/2 years. He has brought along the general counsel for the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the chief executive of cereal maker General Mills and pro bono clients, including advocates for farmers in Africa. . . .


05-24-2012, 09:38 AM
only an idiot would think that private equity is a major cause of hurt for the country. the man bought companies in trouble and fixed them, what is so wrong with that? i also find it ironic that obama would think romney is unqualified to be preisdent. what exactly were canidate obamas creditionals. freshman senator, organizer?

05-24-2012, 10:28 AM
The only thing I'm hoping for now is that Trump enters the race. That way, at least comedy shows during the campaign season will be entertaining. So, we'll have that going for us, which is nice.

05-24-2012, 03:16 PM
Your so Bain

You probably thought this song was about you

05-24-2012, 03:20 PM
Your so Bain

You probably thought this song was about youBane looks pretty bad ass in Dark Knight Rises. Not sure I'd **** with him if I were Obama.