Bainy Days And Mondays: Current Uncovers More Damning Mitt Romney Documents!

Sinpac 2012/07/14 18:06:15
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In a story that now has more smoking guns than the Cheech and Chong Armory™, Current TV’s The War Room with Jennifer Granholm reports that they’ve uncovered even more documents that contradict former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney‘s claim that he had nothing whatsoever to do with Bain Capital after February of 1999. Even if stubborn fact-checkers won’t do their jobs, the rest of the media ought to do theirs, and report what these documents indisputably say.

Building on reporting by The Washington Post, whose expose´ on Bain Capital’s outsourcing became the subject of Obama campaign attacks on Mitt Romney, and Mother JonesDavid Corn, who uncovered SEC documents which contradict Mitt Romney’s claim that he’s not responsible for Bain’s outsourcing, and The Boston Globe, who found more such documents,
former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm revealed new evidence that Mitt
Romney actually had a say in what the company he owned did.

“We have uncovered documents that reveal he was actively involved in
Bain Capital businesses, even though he claimed he retired from the
private equity company in 1999,” Gov. Granholm told viewers Thursday
night. “Current TV has learned that Mitt Romney was the 100% stakeholder
in 11 Bain Capital entities later than 1999. Romney signed, in 2003, a
Massachusetts State Ethics Commission document stating he held several
‘executive’ positions at Bain Capital and its affiliates.”

What makes this filing different than the others uncovered is that,
according to Gov. Granholm, “This Massachusetts Ethics Commission filing
distinguishes between the Bain companies in which he played an active
role, and others where he had ‘no active role.’”

The Romney campaign’s entire defense against the outsourcing claim rests on their claim, dutifully repeated and defended with lawyerly vigor by the website FactCheck.org, that “Since
February 11, 1999, Mr. Romney has not had any active role with any Bain
Capital entity and has not been involved in the operations of any Bain
Capital entity in any way.”

How big the pile of contradictory documents has to get before
FactCheck.org resumes doing its job is anybody’s guess, but the
mainstream media needs, at this point, to emerge from the weeds and hold
Mitt Romney accountable for what these documents prove beyond any
doubt. Whether he was involved in day-to-day operations, or in specific
deals, these documents prove that Mitt Romney was responsible for everything Bain Capital did from 1999 until at least 2002.

Mitt Romney was in Salt Lake City working on the Olympics, not the
dark side of the moon. If any reasonable person chooses to believe that
he could not have directed his Bain employees to abstain from investing
in outsourcing and offshoring companies, then let him answer that
question. He’s running for President of the United States, a position
which will require him to take responsibility for the things he signs,
even if people get mad at him later.

The wildly contradictory Bain-related documents raise a Hydra-headed
raft of fascinating questions, so it’s easy to get lost in the details,
but it’s time for the mainstream media to take a step back and ask Mitt
Romney these fundamental questions.

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  • Live Free Or Die 2012/07/16 15:31:06
    Live Free Or Die
    I'd just like someone to ask him about the federal disclosure forms directly on t.v. and just see how he spins that one.
  • Avenged7 2012/07/15 21:17:21
    Oh yeah!! Mittens has a lot of esplaing to do Lucy!!!!!
  • Samantha 2012/07/15 17:50:32
    Romney's Bain lies become more numerous every day.
  • LesWaggoner BN 1 2012/07/14 23:55:48
    LesWaggoner BN 1
    It is hard for me to believe that a man would put so much effort into a business like Bain Capital and leave it in the hands of others without any consultation with the Owner, president, CEO and Chairman of the Board.
  • Sinpac LesWagg... 2012/07/15 00:06:23
    Kinda funny ain't it?
  • Rebel Yell 2012/07/14 20:32:31
    Rebel Yell
    Government documents filed by Romney and Bain Capital say Romney remained chief executive and chairman of the firm three years beyond the date he said he ceded control, even creating five new investment partnerships during that time.

    Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed later by Bain Capital state he remained the firm’s “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president.”

    In Romney's 2002 race for governor, he testified before the state Ballot Law Commission that his separation from Bain in 1999 had been a "leave of absence" and not a final departure." Right from the horse's mouth.

    Romney chose 1999 as the fake date of his retirement from Bain because most of the bankruptcies Bain caused occurred after that year. But, in reality he did not resign, even partially, until 2002 at the earliest. In fact, he is still collecting 'delayed compensation' from Bain today.
  • Keeping It Real 2012/07/14 19:55:54
    Keeping It Real
    You could tell by his body language that he was lying!
  • sjalan 2012/07/14 19:17:21
    Well Romney dirty closet seems to be fuller than we thought. Let's dig some more!!!!
  • HarleyCharley 2012/07/14 18:27:38
  • Idiot r... HarleyC... 2012/07/14 18:50:10
  • Space I... HarleyC... 2012/07/14 20:07:49
    Space Invader

    And Obama is really Davis... liar liar pants on fire
  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2012/07/14 18:26:37
    Cons will no doubt come here to cry, "Its already been debunked." but the "debunking" is old news from over 2 weeks ago. The new evidence has the Romney Camp in a frenzy. Did he lie on his Presidential Disclosure Bid or did he lie to the SEC? its only one or the other.

    romney false disclosure


    One contradictory document would be enough. The SEC has disclosed 9 so far. Here are 3 of them:

    In November of 1999, his signature appears on documents connected to a deal with Stericycle:


    That same month, Romney's signature can be found on paperwork connected to a Bain deal with Integrated Circuit Systems Inc:


    In February 2000, he signed documents related to a deal with Wesley Jessen Visioncare Inc:

  • Aurora 2012/07/14 18:15:29
    More liberal propaganda, is Obama a felon because he told us he liked and used drugs, yep I think so.
  • Sinpac Aurora 2012/07/14 19:40:11
    well at least your off the Omen thing!
    muppet clapping gif
  • FAWKES'... Sinpac 2012/07/14 20:10:08
    All the cons are sidestepping this one.

  • Sinpac FAWKES'... 2012/07/14 20:32:03
    I see that. funny thing
  • Aurora Sinpac 2012/07/15 01:06:37
    No he is still an Omen, but I liked that movie, what was the name of that movie.
  • Sinpac Aurora 2012/07/15 01:44:42
    The Omen pt III
  • Aurora Sinpac 2012/07/15 14:03:04
  • Jesse J... Aurora 2012/07/14 20:26:04
    Jesse James
    Its the truth and you know it. Just like the right to want to point it as liberal propaganda. Propaganda has nothing to do with it. Its his own documentation and facts. Let's face it. We'er dealing with an individual who wants to become the president of the U.S. and he's nothing more than a liar, fraud, traitor and manipulator of businesses, peoples lives and income and now he wants to do with the rest of the country what he has successfully done with the companies he has divested in....RUIN them!!!
  • Aurora Jesse J... 2012/07/15 14:04:35
  • Jesse J... Aurora 2012/07/17 01:51:55
  • Aurora Jesse J... 2012/07/17 01:55:18
    So you like pot smokers, crack heads and cocaine users, great sounds like a reason to vote for Obama, he lies all the time too, whatever floats your boat. Did you read the article about GE moving their jobs overseas, and Immelt paying no taxes, and Immelt is Obama job czar. Guess not.
  • Jesse J... Aurora 2012/07/18 00:55:07
    Jesse James
    You must be living in a cave. I didn't say I like them. I said Obama is honest enough to admit he has tried it and said it wasn't for him and that he understands what it's like to experiment and make mistakes. Bush smoked pot and many others did worse and don't admit it. This election isn't about drug users past or present. It's about who can help steer us around this global disaster that is going to punch us in the stomach like a frieght train that is unavoidable. Were talking about decades of economic policies that have failed, gross mismanagement by corporations, city, state, federal governments, and countries all over the world that have all participated and now the house of cards is about to collapse. Revelations ain't no joke. The finger can't be pointed at Bush, Obama, Europe, China, Mexico, the middle east or anyone individual or country. It is a collective disaster of human greed and neglect. Unfortunately, we are all going to be paying the price in the near future.
  • Aurora Jesse J... 2012/07/18 02:26:31 (edited)
  • Jesse J... Aurora 2012/07/18 02:43:36 (edited)
  • Aurora Jesse J... 2012/07/18 02:50:24
    Go vote for him, I don't care to argue with you, he sucks, I know it, you know it and the American people know it. Be gone lemming.
  • Sinpac Aurora 2012/07/18 02:54:03
    I am voting for President Obama!
  • Aurora Sinpac 2012/07/18 03:01:41
    I don't care who you vote for.
  • Jesse J... Aurora 2012/07/18 02:58:57
    Jesse James
    Thank you. Better luck with your candidate in 2016'.....heheheheh
  • Aurora Jesse J... 2012/07/18 03:02:10
    Obama is one and done in 2012. All he has left are his sycophants. Tee Hee Hee.
  • Jesse J... Aurora 2012/07/18 03:06:29
    Jesse James
    Seriously...enough with the dylusional ramblings. Go back to the drawing board....2016 that is.

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