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Sat Jun 23, 2012, 11:21 AM

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handmade34 Jun 2012 OP
barbtries Jun 2012 #1
KurtNYC Jun 2012 #2
perdita9 Jun 2012 #9
whathehell Jun 2012 #3
freshwest Jun 2012 #18
stlsaxman Jun 2012 #4
stlsaxman Jun 2012 #5
handmade34 Jun 2012 #14
JDPriestly Jun 2012 #16
SoutherDem Jun 2012 #6
stanleyyelnatsdotCOM Jun 2012 #7
MiniMe Jun 2012 #8
jonthebru Jun 2012 #13
pansypoo53219 Jun 2012 #10
jonthebru Jun 2012 #11
handmade34 Jun 2012 #12
progressoid Jun 2012 #15
stockholmer Jun 2012 #17
TexasTowelie Jun 2012 #24
freshwest Jun 2012 #19
handmade34 Jun 2012 #20
PotatoChip Jun 2012 #21
handmade34 Jun 2012 #22
JDPriestly Jun 2012 #23

Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 11:40 AM

1. building your own coffin.

that's a good ad. shared on facebook and i hope it goes viral.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 11:46 AM

2. Devastating. Perfect.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 01:34 PM

9. Agreed! It counldn't have been better.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 11:53 AM

3. Great ad...I'm glad they didn't stop talking about Bain

despite some of the idiotic criticisms thrown at it, some even

from other dems.

This is a VERY good ad...They need to keep pounding Romney

on his being BAD for the middle class.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 11:33 PM

18. +1

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 11:55 AM

4. So... who's gonna call Mike Earnest a LIAR?

anyone who votes for Romney- that's who.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:02 PM

5. Another from prioritiesUSAaction

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:25 PM

14. ...

"Mitt Romney's America, is not our America" ...true enough

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 06:25 PM

16. The digging your own grave ad is more effective.

I know people who had to train the Indians who took their jobs. I know people who drove trucks filled with machinery from American factories headed overseas. The ad about digging your own grave speaks to the working people who are hurting now, even under Obama.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:35 PM

6. For me Bain is a big issue and shouldn't fall from the message

Romney is running as a business person, well Bain was his main effort and has been a source of his great wealth.
Romney is claiming all the jobs he created. We should force him to count jobs for China and India too.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:36 PM

7. Willard RMoney is so Bain................

 

The private equity firm, co-founded and run by Mitt Romney, held a majority stake in more than 40 United States-based companies from its inception in 1984 to early 1999, when Mr. Romney left Bain to lead the Salt Lake City Olympics. Of those companies, at least seven eventually filed for bankruptcy while Bain remained involved, or shortly afterward, according to a review by The New York Times. In some instances, hundreds of employees lost their jobs.


read more

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Response to stanleyyelnatsdotCOM (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 01:14 PM

8. That would make a great commercial

"You're so Bain, you probably think this song is about you"

If Carly Simon will allow them to use the song.

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Response to stanleyyelnatsdotCOM (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:22 PM

13. I read somewhere that

40% of the companies failed and were closed down.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 01:45 PM

10. needed to give rmoney fangs.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:19 PM

11. Where to start...

How about: The government is not a business and the concept that it should be run like one is wrong and destructive.
What Rmoney did to companies like this was legal, but we do not want this philosophy to run our government. Bain came in and destroyed the companies they purchased and destroyed the lives of the people who worked there.
I feel this will be a disaster for the repugthugs and with hard work and luck we may regain the congress and keep the senate. If that occurs we, the people had better not go back to sleep and leave the governing up to the elected. The governing must be done by the governed. Stay awake and involved.
Lets just hope the people who watch TV aren't swayed by the negative ads and keep focused on the real issues ahead.

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Response to jonthebru (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:21 PM

12. nice sentiment...

"...better not go back to sleep and leave the governing up to the elected..."

(see my signature...)

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 04:07 PM

15. Rec.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 06:40 PM

17. couldn't this backfire?

 

Bain Capital Sent $500,000-Plus to Obama and Dems in 2008

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11553276/1/bain-capital-sent-500000-plus-to-obama-and-dems-in-2008.html

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Turns out Bain Capital has been generous to President Obama and Democrats the last two presidential election cycles. A study of Federal Election Commission data through opensecrets.com shows that donors connected with Bain Capital contributed a total of $524,920 to Obama, Democrats and various Democratic-backing groups for the 2008 cycle, and have already sent $323,250 to them in 2012.

For comparison, a select five Bain individuals during this cycle have given some $1.6 million to Romney-supporting super PAC Restore Our Future. In addition, $171,100 has been spread directly to Romney's campaign and various other Republicans and GOP-supporting groups. This data does not include contributions of less than $200.

In 2008, Democrats received more cash from Bain Capital donors than Republicans, who received some $352,500.

It's difficult to gauge whether Obama and Democrats will match in 2012 the more-than half million dollars they received from Bain donors four years ago, but the president likely hasn't helped his status within the firm with his relentless attacks of Romney's record with Bain -- a tactic that has provoked the private equity firm to publicly defend itself.

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http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/12256128-bain-capital-actually-likes-obama-and-democrats

Mitt Romney's Bain Capital is a firm that Democrats love to hate. There is a bit of irony in this because the figures for contributions show that actually Bain capital prefers Democrats to Republicans!

Doug Henwood of the Left Business Observer in an article points out that 72 per cent of contributions have gone to Democrats. So although Bain Capital does give considerable amounts to Republicans they give Democrats even more. In fact Bain capital gives a larger percentage of its donations to Democrats than the AFL-CIO.

The top recipients are well known Democrats such as Al Franken, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi etc. They also contribute to the Democratic National Fund. No doubt this generosity of Bain to the Democrats could have something to do with their thinking that the Democrats were likely to win. It is a type of hedging! One prominent Democrat Cory Booker defended private equity firms such as Bain against Obama's campaign attacks. It just so happens that Bain capital gave funding to his own campaign. See here. http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/05/21/488002/bain-financial-industy-gave-over-565000-to-newark-mayor-cory-booker-for-2002-campaign/?mobile=nc

While Private Equity firms and Hedge Funds may not be as happy with the Obama administration as before the campaign attacks are no doubt mostly rhetoric meant to capture votes. In case people have forgotten Wall St. was a big supporter of Obama a few years back. Hedge Fund giant Paul Tudor gave a 500 guest fundraiser for Obama.

For more see the full article. http://lbo-news.com/2012/05/26/bain-actually-loves-dems/

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Response to stockholmer (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 06:35 AM

24. Okay, so they are covering their bases

or maybe it would be more appropriate to label it as hedging against their losses?

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 01:38 AM

19. Romney Economics: Job Loss and Bankruptcy



Another, longer video about Marion, Indiana. It appears these people understand very well what a Romney presidency would mean for them. But the state is run by the GOP, so I still don't get it. There might be some chance that other residents in the state will vote Democratic this year. For them, this is probably the first time anyone took an interest in the events that hurt them so much.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 07:15 AM

20. thanks, excellent video

it should be clear to most (and we need to inform the rest) that a profit-oriented business model is not what our goverment needs to run on... thank goodness Romney hasn't duped all the people

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 08:04 AM

21. What a despicable man Romney is.

I hope this ad gets plenty of air-time between now and November.

"Job Creators" indeed.

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 08:21 AM

22. ...

important that we share with all that big business does not 'create' jobs; big business exists solely to make a profit for themselves and shareholders (stakeholders should be a concern, but often are not)... the people they hire are needed because the general public creates a demand...

the Republicans really do have it backwards

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 04:05 PM

23. I would like to forward this to someone. Is there a source other than

DU for this video?

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