GOP anti-Bain quotes used in ad from pro-Obama super PAC

Sinpac 2012/05/22 23:13:30

One day after President Barack
Obama vowed to attack Mitt Romney's private equity record through to
November, a super PAC supporting his re-election unleashed a new ad that
enlists the former Massachusetts governor's erstwhile primary rivals to
do just that.

There's Newt Gingrich, lumping
Romney in with financiers who "loot companies, leave behind broken
families, broken towns, people on unemployment." Here's Rick Perry,
hitting those who "wait until they see a distressed company and then
they swoop in and you know pick the carcass clean and then fly away."
Jon Huntsman, seizing on Romney's out-of-context quote that he likes to
fire people? Sure. Why not? Didn't get it the first time? Here's Perry
weighing in against "vulture capitalists." John Brabender, Rick
Santorum's chief strategist, also criticizes Romney.

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Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has a cameo taken from a
Fox News Channel appearance in which she calls on Romney to substantiate
his claim to have created 100,000 jobs while at Bain Capital. "That's
fair, that's not negative campaigning," she says. "That's fair to get a
candidate to be held accountable."

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Gingrich, who has swung from being one of Romney's chief antagonists
over Bain to endorsing him, predicted in an interview with CNN late
Monday that Obama's attacks on Bain would fail.
"One of the things we discovered we could never make clear an attack on
a particular case and Romney's ability to say 'no, this is about free
enterprise.' And the average American looked up and said, you know,
'it's about free enterprise,'" he told CNN.

At the same time, Gingrich
seemingly rebutted one of Romney's main counterarguments, that Obama's
criticisms of Bain are really attacks on capitalism as a whole.

"A discussion about a particular company or a particular decision is
not an attack on the free enterprise system," the former speaker said.

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  • Dweezle 2012/05/23 13:47:29
    "Please People, do not believe what I said when I was running against the guy. Believe what I say now!" What a joke!

    Look at the history, does a guy that made his wealth busting up & selling companies have the the experience of re-building a nation? No only destroying!
  • twocrows 2012/05/23 01:00:08
    if these folks didn't see it coming, they're fools.
    they're on tape trashing the man they all knew was going to be the nominee [or, if they didn't know they're even bigger fools than they look - - the rest of us sure knew]. and if they expect Obama's campaign NOT to use their own words, they're not only fools, they're idiots.

    for the record, I don't believe they are fools OR idiots.
    I think they all got the memo: the Republican party has decided not to win this time around. they plan to lose the presidential election AND a bunch of seats in Congress as well as governorships all across the country. then they plan to sit on the sidelines and complain for 4 years in hopes of swooping in and grabbing ALL the chips in 2016.

    wait and see.
  • David Lindner 2012/05/23 00:48:26
    David Lindner
    lets bankrupt the US some more with obamunism!
  • sjalan 2012/05/23 00:38:01
    Look at what Bain Capital has done to Sealy mattress company!
    $800 million in debt and stripped of its pension funds and move to North Carolina and the total loss of 1300 jobs
  • Sinpac sjalan 2012/05/23 00:40:57
    Mitt and Bain.............POS
  • westernslope~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/22 23:29:15
    Why use private money, when you can use public money. Stop the train!

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