With this latest crap, why do people want to vote for this guy? Of course, you could say that about Obama, too…

The latest defense seems to be that Romney is not responsible for anything that happened in Bain because he “retroactively retired.” However, many voters might have a problem with Romney excusing himself from Bain’s actions through a legal technicality like retroactive retirement. If he is elected president, Romney will not have the option of “retroactive retirement” to take away any of the bad effects from his presidency.

“If you’re signing an SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission] document with your own signature that you’re the president, C.E.O., chairman of the board and 100 percent owner of a company, in what world are you living in that you’re not in charge?” Cutter said Sunday on “Face the Nation.”

“If he wasn’t the head of it, who was?” she asked.

  1. Lowhangingfruit says:

    Few people vote for who they like but rather against for whom they loath the most, That’s the way they want it!!!!! just as long as you know that a 3rd choice will be a vote for the enemy. so you better vote for one of the lesser evils.
    The lesser of two evils is still evil.

    • ± says:

      Why would you vote for evil? I don’t get it. Voting for a third party that hasn’t shown itself to be fundamentally evil is the only way to vote and not be a part of the problem.

      You’re speaking to a blog mostly full of sheeple (R and D voters). This fall, they will join most of the rest of the voters to rehire a governance which will continue to destroy their country. By voting D or R, you are complicit in the destruction of the USA. Logic doesn’t work with D and R voters.

      • Lowhangingfruit says:

        Not sure If you agree or disagree but we do agree. Agree?

        • ± says:

          I think we agree. I couldn’t tell that you were against voting for the lesser of evils.

          Again, people who know they are voting for evil is the problem. Not who they hire.

  2. Glenn E. says:

    I’m remembering how Dick Cheney was some executive of Halliburton. And retire or resigned to become VP. And all the while, Halliburton was getting some pretty sweet defense contract deals, without having to compete for them. You can bet Cheney’s stock in the company got a boost, as a results. So does Romney still own a ton of stock in a company he doesn’t run? Being “in charge” hardly matter, when he still stands to profit from their shady business dealings. This “I’m not in charge” crap is just a diversion. Why don’t they ask him about his stock holdings? Because they’re part of the deception too.

  3. LotsaLuck says:

    As you read this story, and watch all the forthcoming negative advertisements, just remember one thing:


    • no spam says:

      When he’s running against someone like romney, how much does he need? Seriously…it seems to be the only difference between them.

      But hey, in November you will have a clear choice at the polls: you can vote for the liberal, anti-gun owner, pro-abortion author of the current health care law…or you could vote for obama.

  4. Glenn E. says:

    BTW, don’t you love how “Bane” is the latest bad guy, in the Batman movie franchise? Do you think anyone is making the connection? This is why I don’t believe Romney will win. Even the summer blockbusters, have got it in for him. His “war record” is bound to be next on the chopping block. Right now, all Romney can do is cry foul, of Obama questioning his companies finances. Which of course, was exact what Romney was doing about the nation economy under Obama. Discounting that it was a mess that Obama inherited. Apparently, that negativity is ok to build one’s campaign on. Just don’t let the DNC or Obama point to Bane’s game. That’s dirty pool. Yeah, right.

  5. Dallas says:

    With this latest crap, why do people want to vote for this guy?

    Well, he looks pretty white to me and Obama..not do much. To a large % of the sheeple population without much book learn’n, that’s all they need to see.

    • Tomas says:

      What a despicable little shit you are.

      Where were all the racist in 2008? Oh yeah, voting for the black man.

      I won’t vote for Romney, and I won’t vote for Obama, and it aint got nothing to do with race.

      But I HAVE heard one black celebrity after another proclaim they will vote for Obama because of his race. You sicken me.

      • Dallas says:

        I assume ‘you dispicable shit’ means you disagree with my point that people vote on race.

        That’s a pretty violent response! Usually it means I hit a nerve.

        • ± says:

          You deflect from his valid point.

          And I’ll add to it. Blacks are the most racist voters in the USA. 95% of them voted for Obama. Whites voted for him very close to 50/50. If whites voted 95% white that would be PROOF that they are racist voters just as it is with blacks.

          Whites elected Obama you asshat. But hey, I guess you just struck a nerve.

          • Rick says:

            95% of blacks voted DEMOCRAT. Obama just happened to be black.

            Clinton was also extremely popular among blacks, not because he’s african american but because his policies weren’t openly hostile to the black community.

          • Mextli: ABO says:

            So 95% of blacks consistently vote Democrat and don’t even consider Obama’s race? Bull! Which candidate has/had policies “openly hostile to the black community”?

          • Dallas says:

            I wasn’t commenting on his point, I was commenting on his response to mine.

            Are blacks racist? Yes they are. Are they more racist than whites? Probably. Should they be? Probably.

            You don’t strike a nerve with me as if to imply i have some deep sentiment to hide , much less under my alias. I tell it like it is.
            My enjoyment in this blog is to say it like it is and watch the hypocrites squirm around the response.

          • orchidcup says:

            Only 13% of the population is black.

            Who gives a shit who blacks vote for?

            Black people don’t swing an election one way or the other.

          • NewformatSux says:

            >Blacks are 13% of the vote.

            Are you being sarcastic?

  6. noname says:

    Sad and amazing that Romney is the most appealing Republican candidate at this juncture. Always thought Republicants didn’t like Flip-Floppers. With opportunist politicians moral convictions change as convenience dictates, it seems. It’s hard to know what to stance to appreciate he stands for.

    • Rick says:

      The GOP has plenty of better qualified people, but the RNC figured he’s the richest and thus can garner the biggest war chest for election.

    • Dallas says:

      The problem is that during the primaries beauty contest, the lunatic fringe get to choose who makes it to the general election. Mitt Romney was the best the lunatics can agree on.
      Sadly, a smart rational candidate like Huntsman was the first voted off the island.

  7. dusanmal says:

    Not a legal technicality but a Left BS. Did he or didn’t he run Olympic Games during the period in question? Could anyone operate mega-business AND Olympic Games, separated both by space and fundamental business concerns? No. So stop the BS. Stop technicalities and look at real world – he did not and could not operate Bains during the period in question. End of the issue. But he was listed as… That is BS. Is REALITY more important or is the BUREAUCRATIC PAPERWORK a’la Vogons more important? Obama cronies are behaving more and more like Vogons.

    • Alex says:

      Yes, Mitt “operated” the Olympic games and simultaneously make a lot of money from Bain, this is the point. If for Mitt was not possible to do both things at the same time, I guess he will not able to be commander in chief of a super-power, deal with Afghanistan, middle east, and many other international conflicts, find the way out of recession, reform the tax code, generate jobs, balance the budget, reform the healthcare system, etc, etc. All at the same time !!! Too much for him !

      • bobbo, only soundrels run from the truth says:


        Yep–once the flip flopper stops talking to his base, he comes off looking more criminal than mastermind.

        Something is wrong in a country where someone like Romney can get more than 5% of the vote.

  8. deowll says:

    What do you not get? Having had much better luck with his Olympic efforts than Obama at a certain point in time Romney went off to work on the Olympics. This kept him rather busy so somebody else ran the company. He still owned some shares in it at the time though if I recall correctly he was apparently in the process of divesting and what he did own shares in was part of one of two different organizations with the word Bains it.

  9. sargasso_c says:

    Retroactive, is getting a whole lot of dictionary lookups today.

    • What? says:

      Are you serious? People don’t know what retroactive means?

      Is the US now populated with stupid people?

      • Rick says:

        Many americans are probably out buying lead clothing to protect them from retroactive retirement.

  10. The0ne says:

    I’m not sure about Romney winning the title of “pioneering” out-scourcing but he’s done his fair, wait…make that a lot of it. I personally am hoping more concrete information will come out of this. While the Obama camp is trying really hard to paint a bad picture, a good strategy even if it doesn’t pan out, not all of the statements are true. This, of course, is obvious to anyone reading more than blogs. Still, what Uncle Dave chose to post is very significant. I don’t think Mick is going to get out of this one clean 🙂

    Retire but signed paperwork in the name of the ceo…smart move. This is factual so I’m curious to see how he’s going to rebuke it lol

  11. voter2223 says:

    Because he is white.

  12. Chris Mac says:

    as leader, it’s his vision they are to carry out

  13. NewformatSux says:

    Hasn’t Obama retroactively retired, and blamed everything on George Bush?

  14. NewformatSux says:

    Obama’s head of the Justice Department. If he thinks Romney has committed a felony, why isn’t he prosecuting?

    • Rick says:

      Probably because it would be seen as political witch hunt, etc…

      Now AFTER the election, that’s a whole different story. The attack dogs of the now-funded SEC will take Romney to the cleaners.

      Remember Obama’s push to go after Swiss account holders…not even wealth and influence will protect them from the tax man.

  15. gear says:

    Romney came to my state and ran for governor (as a liberal) saying he had a strong desire to “fix” the state. But he didn’t even bother to finnish his term. This was an executive office position, not some watered down legislative position. He was running the show. Once he got in, he lost interest.

    Romney will say absolutely anything and take absolutely any position if it will get him elected, but doing the job is not what he cares about.

    • NewformatSux says:

      What are you talking about? He finished his term, and he raised all sorts of fees to avoid the tax hikes the Democrats wanted, and passed once he left office.

  16. kmfix says:

    Willard, you can’t unfuck yourself!

  17. orchidcup says:

    Screw it all. I’m moving to Panama.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Did everyone forget that Romney is still a Mormon? You might say that’s one too many m’s! (Mor_on)

    Looks like the cat’s out of the bag now.

    • Anonymous says:

      The bad news is that I’m still going to have to vote for this idiot.

  19. bobbo, if only shit always ran down hill .... and then stuck says:

    “The latest defense seems to be that Romney is not responsible for anything that happened in Bain because he “retroactively retired.” /// Yeap. I suppose in the best case we could assume just what is stated: Romney had no active management role at Bain after he left. but what did he “leave?” Romney selected all the top employees and developed the corporate culture. Romney has never stated whether or not outsourcing is good or bad. He always dodges the question trying to have it both ways.

    I say we should give it to him both ways. I think its called double penetration.

  20. orchidcup says:

    I was walking through the woods with my dog the other day when I came across an angel blocking my path and he was pointing to a hollow log beside the trail so I went to investigate and discovered gold plates inscribed with strange heirogliphic writings.

    I asked the angel what was up and he explained that God chose me to translate the writings so the human race would finally know the truth of all things. I am curious about such things myself, so I was pleased that God chose me.

    To make a long story short, I translated the writings on the gold plates with the help of an angel and discovered to my surprise that I would be the leader of a religion. As it turns out, according to my translations, Jesus is actually from Missouri and God expects me to marry 12 wives and move to Arizona where I won’t be persecuted by heathens that think I am insane.

    The angel prophesied that one of these days a member of my church will be the President of the United States and people will stop making fun of me.

    • Howard Beale says:

      How is this any different than the Constantine and Council of Nicea , the ramblings of Muhammad or Hubbard’s stories?

      Sheep will believe what they want to Mitt’s religion is no more or less relevant than than anyone else the only difference is it’s more recent and easily shown to be completely off the mark with the actual history of the early peoples of the Americas.

      Lots-O-Good reasons not to Vote for Mitt but religion ant one of em.

    • jasontheodd says:

      I’m from Missouri…………….

  21. Dewerks says:

    “Nixon is a shifty-eyed goddamn liar. . . . .He’s one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.”

    Harry S Truman

    Romney reminds me of this..cant stand him.

    • orchidcup says:

      I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social – or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.

      — Willard Romoney

      Is this what you mean by “talking out of both sides of his mouth?”

      Or how about this:

      I know what it’s like to start a business. I know how extra ordinarily difficult it is to build something from nothing. I know how government kills jobs and, yes, I know how it can help from time-to-time.

      — Willard Romoney

      • Dewerks says:

        Not taking sides here. Let me make that clear. I am neither for Obama, or Romney, But it is the same rhetoric coming from Romney’s mouth. Obama did this, Obama is at fault for that. Obama did this, that and the other thing etc. Romney is good at saying he needs to be our next president, however he lags sorely on content. I have not heard one thing Solid on what it is he plans to do if elected to President, to better this country, or otherwise turn this horrible economy around. I know lets outsource our workforce? Not the answer I believe. Not to mention his Bain & company tenure. Maybe it is perhaps the years his father, George W. Romney spent in the Nixon administration as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, just plain fear of bad vibes emanating from him? not sure, but there is something there, other than the obvious grab for votes made clear by your statements above.

        • Dewerks says:

          Or Perhaps..it resides in the following:

          “Sometimes the medicine is a little bitter but it is necessary to save the life of the patient. My job was to try and make the enterprise successful, and in my view the best security a family can have is that the business they work for is strong.”
          —Mitt Romney in 2007, commenting on job losses at companies that Bain Capital executed leveraged buyouts

          • orchidcup says:

            Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.

            — Willard Romoney

            It is comforting to know that a candidate for President is aware that the great majority of Americans are as confused as he is.

  22. orchidcup says:

    Our economy is on the move and we are creating thousands of new jobs, but we need to keep our foot on the gas pedal.

    President Barack Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history. And that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this President throughout history.

    Opportunity expands when there is excellence and choice in education, when taxes are lowered, when every citizen has affordable, portable health insurance and when constitutional freedoms are preserved.

    The right way to reign in healthcare costs is not by applying more government and more controls and making it more like the post office, it’s by making it more like a consumer-driven market.

    We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world.

    — Willard Romoney

    A lot of good talk, but not one single word about HOW all of these things will be accomplished.

    I believe this, I believe that, but no specific plan.

    All rhetoric and no substance.

    How do you propose to provide every American with affordable, portable insurance and make it more like a consumer-driven market, Mr. Romoney?

    Do you have a plan?

    • The0ne says:

      He may have a plan similar to 999 or rather since it’s Mitt 9999999999 (- 0% tax)

  23. Sea Lawyer says:

    Outsourcing of jobs is just a boogeyman. The truth is that the United States manufactures twice today what it did in the 70’s but with significantly fewer people due to capital investment in automation. Most of those “outsourced” jobs were lost anyway, and as the cost of labor increases in China, they too will replace workers with machines, and the cycle will continue.

  24. orchidcup says:

    You balance the budget by restraining the growth of government and encouraging the growth of the private sector.

    — Willard Romoney

    How do you propose to accomplish these goals, Willard?

    When it comes to the economy, my highest priority as President will be worrying about your job, not saving my own.

    — Willard Romoney

    Don’t worry too much about my job. Worry about telling me what you will do to keep your job.

    We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves.

    — Willard Romoney

    That’s nice. I believe Martha Stewart had a boob job. Explain how you will create opportunites and challenge each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves. I am all ears.

    We have serious enemies and growing threats around the world. Unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea of a rogue state is Arizona.

    — Willard Romoney

    What is your idea of a rogue state, Willard? Do you have any ideas, any plans, any strategies to resolve specific problems?

    Together we will build an America where hope is a new job with a paycheck, not a faded word on an old bumper sticker.

    — Willard Romoney

    Wow. That was a clever play on words. Speaking of words, do you have any words to describe your clever plan to create new jobs?

    Our nation is too different, too diverse to say that what works in Massachusetts is somehow going to be grabbed by the federal government, usurping the power of states and imposing a one-size-fits-all plan on the nation. That will not work.

    — Willard Romoney

    Okay. So please explain what will work. Inquiring minds need to know.

    Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.

    — Willard Romoney

    Okay. I’ve got the blueprint in my hand, but I seem to be missing your plans. Could you send me your plans?

  25. Uncle Patso says:

    orchidcup asks:

    “You balance the budget by restraining the growth of government and encouraging the growth of the private sector.

    – Willard Romoney

    How do you propose to accomplish these goals, Willard?”

    My guess is that the plan is something like this:

    * Close Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, US Postal Service and Amtrak and raid their trust funds

    * Close the SEC, the Consumer Protection Agency, the Federal Reserve, the departments of Energy, Education, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, the mission to the United Nations

    * Repeal all income taxes and institute a flat tax of, say, $20 000 per year on all citizens of all ages — anyone who can’t pay the tax will either have to leave the country or enter into service to a feudal lord who will pay their tax and thereby own all their physical and intellectual assets

    Something like that.

    • orchidcup says:

      Willard has a number of “plans” on his web site.

      He proposes a number of things, including “streamlining regulations” for example.

      He does not say HOW he will streamline regulations.

      This is an example of a classic political ploy.

      The phrase “streamlining regulations” produces joy in the Republican heart and they immediately start applauding before the words are out of his mouth.

      When you get down to the nuts and bolts of his “plans” there are many details left to work out. The main detail is HOW.

      Oddly enough, it appears he won’t have all the nagging details worked out until after he is elected.

      This is similar to the ploy of retroactive retirement.

      He is saying “Let me have the Presidency based on a number of vague catch phrases that appeal to conservatives, and then I will reveal my specific plans with charts, numbers, and specific details.”

      I plan to get a date with Mick Jagger’s playmate Jerry Hall, a former schoolmate of mine. Right at the moment, I don’t know HOW I will do it. But I am making plans.

      • Rick says:

        Maybe we can streamline laws against murder so murderers can kill more efficiently without nuisance regulations against killing.

        A regulation is a LAW, lets treat them as such.

  26. SchwettyBalls says:

    So does this mean that Romney owns a time machine? I’m glad that the Democrats FINALLY stop being pussies and push back. It’s pretty funny to watch the bully after those that are bullied hit back a few times. The only way that I could be more proud of the Obama campaign for pushing back is to release some “Romney is a racist that hates Jesus” commercials.

  27. We the People says:

    Romney has struck a fatal blow to capitalism.
    Obviously, Bain enjoyed success despite the complete absense of the owner/CEO. The workers managed to ship American jobs offshore & probably their own in a most efficient manner.


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