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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Have you ever seen a Mitt Romney lookalike bobblehead doll? Or the parody video, since removed from the Internet, with former Republican candidate Jon Huntsman’s three daughters interviewing a nodding Mitt bobblehead?

This year, the Romney bobbleheads are marketed on the Internet, along with Barack Obama bobble-eads that are reportedly selling faster. But the original Mitt bobblehead first appeared four years ago and was produced—by Ann Romney’s brother at a factory in China—as a party favor for big donors.

When former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was still in the GOP presidential primary race last January, his three daughters “went rogue” and produced the video, with two of them donning  blonde wigs to imitate Fox News anchors, and “interviewed” a Romney bobblehead doll. As they studied their nails and asked sarcastic questions — “Governor Romney, people accuse you of being stiff. Do you agree?” — the bobblehead would rapidly oscillate, indicating yes or no.

If those dolls could talk, they might have a lot to tell about their country of origin and who made them there. Although Romney now complains frequently that China has unfairly “taken American jobs,” the Chinese bobblehead Mitts are yet another example of Romney’s propensity to invest in the People’s Republic—and to enrich family members such as Roderick Davies, his brother-in-law, who oversaw the creation of the dolls in China through a Utah company called Asian Sources, Inc.

Asian Sources was one of a string of failed businesses formed by Davies — Ann Romney’s older brother — in Michigan, Florida, Colorado and Utah, culminating in his bankruptcy in 2010. (Mitt Romney’s older brother, Scott, performed legal services for at least two of Davies’ failed ventures. Davies’ son and Mitt’s nephew, Ryan Davies, would eventually join Asian Sources, Inc. after leading a Utah alternative energy company into bankruptcy and being pushed out by the directors amid allegations of embezzlement, tax fraud and securities fraud.)

When Roderick Davies got the campaign doll deal, he already had the connections and experience to handle the job. Among other Asian outsourcing tasks, Davies had worked for Lifelike Doll Company, a Colorado firm that made custom dolls to look like the little girls who received them as gifts (just as bobbleheads are supposed to resemble specific individuals). Davies got that job, too, via Romney — and Bain Capital. After Davies allegedly helped run Lifelike into the ground, attempted a hostile takeover, and was sued by the company, he founded Asian Sources, the firm that went on to create and import Romney’s 2008 bobblehead dolls.

  • Mitt’s entire business record is limited to plant closings, bankruptcies, layoffs, salary and benefit reductions to increase profits, outsourcings, tax exempt investments overseas and depositing his loot in safehavens abroad to avoid paying taxes to Uncle Sam. Hundreds of Americans ended up in jil for doing what Mitt Romney has done, but thing have changed and now those whose sense of entitlement, arrogance, greed and lack of patriotism can not only get away with their misdeeds, they can actually run for President with the full support of the corporate mafia.

    • JAYROSE

      you have not seen nothing yet . I hope and pray mitt don’tget pres . he will be like Bush 8ooo jobs going to china a month . mitt is moving the sensata that makes car parts to
      china now . it is a small town . THE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION MITT IS CLOSING IT COMPLETLY DOWN . BUSH LET G.E, MOVE THERE FACTORY FROM LINTON TO MEXICO . YRS AGO THEY MADE MORTORS IN LINTON MY HOME TOWN .
      TELL MITT TO SHOW HIS INCOME TAX BACK 6 YEARS . HE NEVER PAID ANY .

      • Sadly, what you are describing has been going on for decades. Ask the people in states like Pennsylvania where their steel mills went many years ago. You are right, if Mitt Romney is elected and he governs the way he behave when he was the CEO of Bain, the focus will be on facilitating the ability of corporations and wealthy investors to make more money than they already do, and the easiest way to do that is by outsourcing jobs to countries where the median hourly wage is less than $2 an hour.

    • ROMNEY IS THE PROBLEM AMERICA IS HAVING WITH THE WORK PROBLEM WE ARE HAVING HERE IN AMERICA!!! CAUSE HE IS STILL TO THIS DAY STRIPPING And SHIPPING!!! BLIND TRUST MY ASS, ROMNEY KNOWS WHERE HIS MONEY IS COMING FROM!!!

  • Is everything about Mitt Roney a contradiction?

    • edwardw69

      Yes.
      Next question.

    • Yes. Except when it isn’t. And it’s a secret at any given moment.

  • The ULTIMATE HYPOCRITES!! THE NEW MASTER RACE!!

    • WE WILL HAVE THE NEW WORLD ORDER !! IT’S TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE PEOPLE!!!!

  • Surely America can’t be that gullible about Mitt? Hope not.

  • Love the Hedwig and the Angry Inch wig.

  • DurdyDawg

    That was entertaining! Where are the girls when you need ’em? You go ladies, embarrass those damn pubs.. Make you’re daddy proud even though he can’t join in on the fun.

  • No one cares about this crap unfortunately. This country has now uneducated and groomed to many stupid voters. No one cares about someone’s character anymore. Anyone under 40 mostly cares about what can I get….not what about the country. People scream and shout but no one will really change if it means any kind of (even Momentary) hardship to right this once wonderful country. Americans are duped to easily. The fix is in.
    We may have a truly bobble headed president before long. The Christian community has forsaken America…no matter what they say. They have sold out God for the dollar. They will follow a liar if he says what they want to hear. Does not matter that he can be proven to be a liar and crook. It’s not about the country anymore. It’s about the dollar. This is not new. It’s finally in the open. It’s been in the works for decades and we slept. We were fat and lazy. Now we are going to be jobless, under fed and lazy. Quit blaming the president and assume the blame that you should carry. This is not America, plain and simple. Democracy is on it’s last breath thanks to the GOP. In Mitt they finally have the ultimate “yes” man.
    AND plenty of Democrats are culpable too.

  • peteserb

    You know the libs are getting desperate when they complain about where bobbleheads are made. Where are obama’s made beside the food stamp line. Obama admitted in Iowa that he didn’t worry about the unemployed during his first two years. Only after he thought he might not get a second term did he become “Concerned”.

    • nobsartist

      where are willards tax returns petethecroat?

  • I have always said that whatever is hidden will come out to the light…can you imagine…our dear Mitt ever lying…I said he has a “narcissitic personality”…a con-artist…and a swindler..and one of the biggest liars of the century…I pray that this article hits the big newspapers..and people start seeing what is in front of their eyes…the outside is handsome..but, on the inside is nothing but, lies and the biggest form of deceptive behaviors…I cannot help to think…that just maybe he is invovled with the “mafia”…oh, well that should be some more news..and just think that he has his own wifie in on everything as well…what liars and manipulaters….no wonder his own sons made a statement that they didn’t want to see their dad become president…when I predicted that the middle of October things would start coming out…see, his connections with China and other Asian countries..and we have the same kind of person related to dear Ann…Mitt’s wife.

  • Why buy a fake empty headed bobble head when we have the real one?

  • I love the Huntsman Girls!

  • Forget the Bobbleheads!… can someone on this blog speculate as to why Valerie Jarret (called by some as Obama’s mama)… a high level Chicago politician, who introduced Obama and Michelle, and who (still alluding to Jarret) was born in Iran… was in fact in Iran earlier this month, negotiating with the Ayotollah? Little wonder that Obama has been unwilling to be do anything but slap Iran on the hand!…. Why of course, Iranian born Valerie Jarret (Obama and Michelle’s godmother)… just wouldn’t like that, would she?

    • nobsartist

      what kind of drugs are you on? are they legal or do they grow in cow pies?

    • KO

      Valerie Jarrett was born to American parents in Iran. Her father was a doctor who ran a hospital for children as part of a program to help develop Iran’s public health efforts. The Jarrett family left Iran for London when Valerie was five years old.
      Oh No!

    • Sand_Cat

      Wow, did you make this up yourself, or just pass it on unexamined from someone else who did?

  • nobsartist

    willard specializes in bankrupting companies. Next he will finish what the AWOL coke head bush didnt and bankrupt America.

  • AliceR51

    Sounds soo nice of Romney to let people know how he operates. Ya,I really enjoy this tory of his family even being involved. So to have him for presi-???What do people think?Most of his stuff like this I dont believe he really wants anyone to know??CONTRADICTION?He does that all by himself.!!Videos to proof it-funny to watch himself going against himself.Yah-“”hypocrite!!lol

  • Paul Ryan’s brother works for Cargill in China, no wonder jobs are going to China. Romney and Ryan are crooks, and if they get in, this country will go back to the stinking Bush years.

  • ridemybroom

    someone about time had to make fun of him….its for his own good….hope they take him down

  • ridemybroom

    just hitting the newswire….Greg Peterson supporter of Mitt Romney had shot himself in the head and has died…he has raped over 26 women when he was caught….he just got out of jail 2 days ago i believe and was found dead….go google it…now if only Mourdock and Akin would only do the same instead of being an embarassment to the country and to their party…..talk about OB being influence by bad people….Romney seems to be surrounded by them….pot calling the kettle black…oh what a wicked web we weave

  • msrita

    This is too funny even his Wife’s Brother believes he is an idiot.

  • Mitt’s nephew profiting off aiding in an alternative’s bankruptcy.

    BIG surprise. *sarcasm mode off*

  • Attacked by honey-badgers. . . That things shking its head. That was funny. That whole video was really funny, man. I got a kick out of it. But, you got to give it to Myth Romney, he’s like an octopus on the economic scene. He has investments all over the place in corrupt, semi-corrupt, damned-near corrupt, and extremely shady deals. His millions are soaked in other people’s sweat and tears. The dirty money is washed in many off-shore accounts that we have yet to give a full list of. His wife, his sons, his family, and all his friends are heavily involved and are making out like fat rats in the investment world. That’s why he refuses to explain his economic plans because it will be just like his dealings in the investment world, shady and corrupt. Many of his base supporters are wanna-be millionaires thinking that Myth Romney will throw a few crumbs their way, but all they have to ask themselves: What has Romney done for me lately or any other time?

  • old_blu

    Only difference is the “bobbleheads are smarter than the real thing, and can be trusted more. It’s a good thing Jon Huntsman didn’t get the nod he might have won just because of his cute and smart daughters.