The coming Democratic hypocrisy about their coming NON-divestment from Bain Capital.
Let me summarize this NRO article by Deroy Murdock: Democratic (specifically, Barack Obama’s) rhetoric about Bain Capital has not particularly stopped Democratic-aligned organizations from investing with it. This includes groups like government employee pension funds ($1.56 billion since 2008), universities ($at least 425 million between 1998-2008), ‘center-left foundations and cultural establishments’… and my personal favorite: the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CSTRS), which has invested $1.25 billion with Bain Capital.
Read More »
Do Romney’s Lessons From Bain Prepare Him for Presidency?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Mitt Romney’s op-ed about his lessons from Bain Capital, whether a good business man can be a good president and how Romney can sell his mistakes.
Read More »
Obama assists Bain takeover at OMB and tries to hide it
It looks like President Obama is assisting in a friendly takeover of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by Bain Capital. As you may have heard, earlier this year Obama picked Jeff Zients to lead the OMB. You might not have heard that Zients worked at Bain from 1988-1990. The Zients White House biography did not originally admit that fact. Now Obama has appointed | Read More »
Collusion between Obama for America and Priorities USA on ‘their’ lying Soptic ads.
The Story So Far: two days ago, the Obama administration – using the fig-leaf/cutout of Super PAC Priorities USA – accused Mitt Romney of being a murderer because a company that Romney used to own closed down a steel mill (several years after Romney left that company) and that meant that the wife of the husband who lost his job at that steel mill (one | Read More »
Tags: and I approved this message.
, Bain Capital
, Barack Obama
, Bill Burton
, I'm Barack Obama
, Joe Soptic
, Mitt Romney
, obama for america
, Priorities USA
, Stephanie Cutter
Meet Bainers, the New Birthers
First, let’s dispense with the bull shiitake mushrooms. Condi Rice is not the veep pick. She served President Bush for 8 years, has never been elected, and is pro-abortion. It’s not happening. Likewise, much of the fawning the left does over Rice has more to do with her carefully portrayed image as a spoiller to Rumsfeld and Cheney than to her actual, though admittedly impressive, | Read More »
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hates Bain! …Except the parts* that are helping *him*.
This Bain thing is getting weird. And by weird I mean “self-immolating for Democrats.” Point: [Atlanta Mayor Kasim] Reed said on NBC’s Sunday political broadcast he was alarmed by the internal Democratic skirmish over whether or not President Barack Obama should attack his GOP rival’s business career, likening the prospect of campaigning without the volley to fighting “with one hand behind his back.” “[F]or Democrats | Read More »
Obama continues negative campaign – tries to trash Governor Romney
Having seen Mitt Romney, build a lead among the critical Independent voters and veterans, close the gender gap and improve his favorable ratings while the recently restarted Obama reelection campaign stumbles badly out of the gate. And as hid campaign suffers from the Democrats’ Bain mutiny and a campaign spokesman who bears false witness, Obama decides to continue his negative feedback loop by attempting to trash | Read More »
Obama’s campaign restart stumble
It has been one stumble after another since President Obama officially launched, some would say restarted, his reelection campaign three weeks ago. With the Dems’ Bain mutiny making a shambles of the what was going to be Obama’s main attack on Romney, this may have been Obama’s worst week ever. The RNC produced the following video that makes that point:
Obama campaign spokesman bears false witness
Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt was caught in a deviation from the truth when asked whether anyone from the White House or the 2012 [Obama] campaign had reached out to Mayor Booker, to make him reel his words. LaBolt answered, “We did not.” When the incredulous reporter immediately gave LaBolt another chance, he doubled down on his prevarication Shortly thereafter, Mayor Booker threw Labolt under | Read More »
Obama for America… provides Team Romney with its latest ad.
For free. Here’s Mitt Romney‘s latest strike-while-the-iron-is-hot attack ad “Big Bain Backfire:” Nice to see that they’re keeping up with events, huh?
Hero or Villain? Romney Under The Microscope At Bain Capital
Mitt Romney has been depicted as a blood-sucking, Wall Street Vampire. If only that were the simple truth. Having an iniquitous personality would be better than the public persona he exudes right now. It would add a certain cache to his otherwise soporific blandwagon of a campaign. Newt Gingrich represents the anti-Romney persecution with a 28 minute political ad entitled “When Mitt Romney Came to | Read More »
If I understand this right, I have a question
If I understand this right, Bain Capital profited from the creative destruction of capital. It went in, found the unappreciated or hidden value in companies, restructured and/or chopped up companies, and returned the valuable parts to health. It did it across the board. And if I understand it right, attacking Bain Capital or Mitt Romney for what Bain did is unacceptable as an attack on | Read More »
On Romney, Bain and Keeping Your Integrity
We’re far down the rabbit hole of primary season right now, and that inevitably means that charges and counter-charges are flying so fast that the news cycle can change dramatically from morning to afternoon. Naturally, when things are moving this quickly and emotions are running high, people get carried away. This happens to everyone. A lot of people who sit on the sidelines are too | Read More »
Mitt Romney: Corporate Raider or Capitalist Hero?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Mitt Romney‘s history at Bain Capital, how some of his investments may have killed jobs, and the disingenuous statistics his campaign is now using to inflate his record. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse | Read More »