Romney agrees his Bain work like Obama auto industry bailout

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    Jan 11, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    http://thehill.com/video/campaign/203497-romney-likens-work-at-bain-to-obamas-auto-industry-bailoutRomney told me he’ll deal with that line of attack straight on.

    “The Vice President and the President, for instance, oversaw General Motors and Chrysler and what did they do? They came in and closed factories, closed dealerships, laid people off. They did it to try and save the business and every time we had a reduction in employment it was designed to try and make the business more successful and, ultimately, to grow it,” he told me. “And tens of thousands of jobs created by virtue of the work we were doing. I’m pretty proud of that record.”


    Now that Obamacare is off the table as a general election issue due to Romneycare, Romney is also taking bailouts off the table due to his work at Bain Capital.

    Thanks bro! Mwahahaha!
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    Jan 11, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said

    But the difference is that it was done (by Romney) within the private sector, without taxpayer money, without the influence of politics and constituencies to shape the approach to the bailout.



    Then maybe the presumptive "conservative" Republican nominee should have made that distinction. Of course he didn't, because he and Obama are flip-sides of the same coin. Of course Romney agrees with the auto bailouts; taxpayer funded auto subsidies was the basis of his 2008 Michigan primary campaign against McCain.

    Does the Tea Party energized Republican party know they're about to nominate a big government John Kerry clone as their nominee? Heads (Obama) the center-left wins, tails (Romney) the GOP still loses. This is awesome.

    Rush is hammering him on this today. Well played Iowa and New Hampshire, well played. Cue GOP Civil War: Round 3. Can't wait for South Carolina.

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    Jan 11, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    But wasn't he also against the auto bailout??

    Not sure if he was for it before he was against it, or against it before he was for it....but rest assured, Mittens take positions on both sides of every issue.


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    Jan 11, 2012 6:24 PM GMT
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    TrojanAthlete said
    southbeach1500 said

    But the difference is that it was done (by Romney) within the private sector, without taxpayer money, without the influence of politics and constituencies to shape the approach to the bailout.



    Then maybe the presumptive "conservative" Republican nominee should have made that distinction.


    Why would he have to make that distinction when it was clear to begin with? I understood what he was saying, and it certainly wasn't "he agreed with Obama on the auto industry bailout."


    Maybe you should contact Rush Limbaugh, FOX News, the National Review, and the conservative blogosphere and explain to them what he meant then. After all, they are the ones freaking out and slamming Romney for legitimizing the auto bailouts by comparing them with his work at Bain.

    I guess they got it all wrong too. Stupid movement conservatives, haha.

    Nice general election strategy by Mittens, too, by the way. No need to make distinctions between him and Obama clear: it's already clear to the average low information voter anyway. I'm sure Obama is going to have a real tough time running against a candidate who doesn't need to draw conservative distinctions between himself and the incumbent. Is that how dyed-in-the-wool principled conservative Mitt Romney, the flip-flopper who likes firing workers, ran against Ted Kennedy in '94 too?

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    Jan 11, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
    Does anyone understand the difference between public bailout using taxpayer money or China money increasing our debt versus private investment?
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    Jan 11, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidDoes anyone understand the difference between public bailout using taxpayer money or China money increasing our debt versus private investment?


    Or more to the point regarding today's rift between Rush Limbaugh conservatives and Mitt Romney moderates: Does Mitt Romney, the flip-flopper who likes to fire workers, understand the difference between public bailout using taxpayer money or China money increasing our debt versus private investment?
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    Jan 11, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidDoes anyone understand the difference between public bailout using taxpayer money or China money increasing our debt versus private investment?


    Or more to the point regarding today's rift between Rush Limbaugh conservatives and Mitt Romney moderates: Does Mitt Romney, the flip-flopper who likes to fire workers, understand the difference between public bailout using taxpayer money or China money increasing our debt versus private investment?

    The whole bullshit about Romney liking to fire workers was taken out of context. He was referring to people who provde services such as health services and the clear context was about having the ability to make that choice. Doesn't matter what Rush says. Also the lie was perpetuated by some desperate Republicans, such as Huntsman, so you're not alone here.
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    Jan 11, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    TrojanAthlete saidDoes Mitt Romney, the flip-flopper who likes to fire workers,...



    and the rest of his statement was: if they aren't doing their jobs or providing the service that you paid for.

    To answer the rest of your question, yes, I'm sure he knows the difference.


    That wasn't the rest of his statement. The rest of his statement was "who provide services to me."

    If indeed he knows the difference, the question is why don't the conservatives criticizing him know he knows the difference?
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    Jan 11, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidThe whole bullshit about Romney liking to fire workers was taken out of context. He was referring to people who provde services such as health services and the clear context was about having the ability to make that choice. Doesn't matter what Rush says. Also the lie was perpetuated by some desperate Republicans, such as Huntsman, so you're not alone here.


    Couldn't happen to nicer guy than Mitt, who loves to take his opponents out of context (see Rick Perry on Social Security and Barack Obama on foreign policy). Mitt Romney, the flip-flopper who likes to fire workers, is having karma come back to bite him.

    As to Rush, yeah, to me it doesn't matter what he says . To most of the nation's conservatives, what Rush says certainly does matter. I'm enjoying his Mitt Derangement Syndrome today very, very much.

    There never was nor will be a Republican more desperate than Mitt Romney. Poor guy's been running for President for six years haha.
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    Jan 11, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidDoes anyone understand the difference between public bailout using taxpayer money or China money increasing our debt versus private investment?



    Yes, but clearly TrojanAthlete isn't among them icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 11, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    As for why other people think the way they do, who knows? That's their business.


    Romney general election strategy: "How people think is their business. I don't have time to try to persuade voters."
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    Jan 11, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    This is hilarious! Thanks Troy for making the conservaposse desperately defend Romney who is heading for Goldwater like infamy.