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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

No Denial: ‘Son Of Detroit’ Profited From Bailout — And Jobs Shipped To China

No Denial: ‘Son Of Detroit’ Profited From Bailout — And Jobs Shipped To China

“I’m a son of Detroit. I was born in Detroit. My dad was head of a car company. I like American cars,” said Mitt Romney on Monday night when he met with President Obama to discuss foreign policy. “And I would do nothing to hurt the U.S. auto industry.”

That might be considered true—unless moving the most important American auto parts manufacturer to China counts as hurting the U.S. auto industry. But those words now stand as one of Romney’s most glaring falsehoods in the final debate.

Romney’s defensive statement came in response to a remark by Obama noting that the Republican nominee is “familiar with jobs being shipped overseas because you invested in companies that were shipping jobs overseas.” Moments later, he added: “If we had taken your advice, Governor Romne,y about our auto industry, we’d be buying cars from China instead of selling cars to China.”

Most viewers had little idea what Obama was talking about or why Romney felt the need to rebut him so specifically. But their coded exchange almost certainly referred to an investigative report that broke wide on the Internet, without much attention from the mainstream media so far—Greg Palast’s article in The Nation magazine, exposing Romney’s huge profits from Delphi, a crucial auto parts company that moved nearly all of its jobs to China after taking billions in auto bailout money from the Treasury.

As Palast reported, the Romneys made millions from that intricate deal, put together by one of his main campaign donors, billionaire investor Paul Singer — through a “vulture fund” known as Elliott Management. Having bought up Delphi at fire-sale prices, Singer and his partners essentially blackmailed the Treasury into paying them billions so that Delphi would keep supplying parts to General Motors and Chrysler. They stiffed the company’s pensioners, pocketed the bailout funds, and moved all but four of the firm’s 29 plants to China.

The neglect of the Delphi story by mainstream and even progressive outlets such as MSNBC has been remarkable, particularly because neither Romney nor his campaign has denied it. If anything,  a statement issued by the campaign to The Hill, a Washington publication, seemed to confirm Palast’s reporting by attempting to deflect blame onto the Obama administration:

Romney’s campaign did not deny that he profited from the auto bailout in an email to The Hill Wednesday afternoon, but it said the the report showed the Detroit intervention was “misguided.”

“The report states that Delphi had 29 US plants before the misguided Obama auto bailout, and just four after. Is this really what the president views as success?” Romney spokeswoman Michele Davis said.

“Mitt Romney would have taken a different path to turning around the auto industry,” Davis continued. “As President, Mitt Romney will create jobs and give American workers the recovery they deserve.”

Taking Delphi bankrupt under the management of Singer and Romney’s other partners didn’t create jobs or security for Delphi’s American workers. After taking nearly $13 billion in bailout financing from the Treasury — with the support of Rep. Paul Ryan, who has also received generous support from Singer — the new Delphi management abrogated the company’s pensions, closed all those U.S. plants, and moved production to China. And so far, Romney has escaped any questions about why he and Ann Romney invested their millions with vulture investors who used taxpayer funds to destroy American jobs.

  • Yes, he is the son of the CEO of a car company who lived a privileged life, at least in part, thanks to the sweat of tens of thousands of auto workers, the same ones he despectively dismissed when he acknowledged that 47% of Americans are not his concern. If Romney had been president and GM and Chrysler had been forced to file for bankruptcy there is a very good chance those companies would have faced the same fate our steel industry, Penn Central and much of our manufacturing did. Tens of thousands of American workers associated with the auto industry owe their employment to President Obama’s decision to put country ahead of politics. Sadly, he is paying a heavy price at the polls for having the audacity of championing causes that help the middle class at the expense of the wealthy accumulating more wealth.
    Incredibly, many of those who benefit the most from his policies are the ones who have been convinced that supporting the man that stood up for our rights, preserving and strengthening the social programs we benefit from, and iovercoming the effects of the disastrous Republican policies that caused so much pain and anxiety to the middle class is our enemy and must be replaced. This election is not only about the qualification of the candidates, their agenda and vision, but about honesty and loyalty. President Obama pursued policies that were quickly demonized by an elite determined to maintain the status quo at the expense of the middle class and the poor, his determination to eliminate injustices, such as the pre-existing condition and health insurance caps, did not change as a result of the barrage of negative advertising sponsored by those whose financial interests were being challenged. President Obama remained true to his convictions in spite of all the negativism and obstructionism he faced, and it is incumbent on us, the people who benefitted the most from the values he embraces to support him and help him achieve his dream of a better America by giving him four more years.
    The last 3.5 years were spent correcting the damage done by Republican policies and an inept and corrupt administration, the next four will be spent ensuring our economy is as strong as ever, full employment is restored, our standard of living becomes once again the envy of the world, our country remains safe from foreign terrorist attacks, and our dreams and aspirations exceed our wildest dreams.

    • BDD1951

      Good morning Dom. Today is the day that the Donald is supposed to release this terrible thing about our Pesident. Remember a few months ago he said the same thing, but said he decided not to. That guy has the biggest ego of anyone that I know of. Betcha he does the same thing today. He’s just got to keep his name out there. Don’t want to let anyone forget him.

      • Donald is an egomaniac idiot that does not deserve the attention he gets from an adoring media focused on superficiliaty and glamour instead of substance.

        • adler56

          He’s also a deadbeat as he dosn’t pay his sub contractors the full amount agreed upon- once the work is done all payments cease.

          • BDD1951

            I know how that goes. My son is owed thousands of dollars from people who didn’t pay him when he finished. Lesson learned, don’t finished the job until you have at least most of the money.

          • Donald Trump Is Just Another Low Life Selfish Greedy Sociopath!! Romney And The Donald Both Have That In Common And Both Of Them Are Full Of Shit!!!! And They Both Love Firing People!!

          • ralphkr

            At least your son finished the job. Coworkers of mine hired a contractor to add a family room to their house, paid him the mandatory 50% down and now have a house that is missing a living room wall but have gained liens on their house from various subcontractors who had not been paid for their work by the contractor. They have discovered 5 other families who have been ripped off in much the same way and that contractor is still in business evidently completely immune from liability because he has changed the name of his company.

          • BDD1951

            We have those people in our area too. But my son took pride in his work. He had to quit that because he had to feed his family.

          • ralphkr

            Very true, BDD1951, and it is illegal but it is really easy to beat it if you incorporate your company. After you have ripped off a number of people you strip all the assets from the company and form a new company. People can only sue the company that did the work and if it is just a shell they can’t collect anything. I learned about this back in the 50s in Alaska when a friend of mine was bragging that for the first time in 10 years they had gotten a company to come back and make good on a group of houses they had built and a subcontractor had failed to insulate the ceilings (not a good thing when it is over 30 below). Every time that major flaws had popped up previously he had ended up going after an empty shell but this time the prime contractor was a huge company that was just too massive to pull the normal defense shenanigan.

          • karinursula

            Now that should be against the law.

          • Cairndance

            Trump has no problem with going bankrupt in any of his small businesses that aren’t turning a profit! He can hold on to his Millions while denying payment to all of the regular workers.
            At this moment Trump is suing SCOTLAND for having the nerve to build energy producing windmills within his view! He is confident he can force them to build in front of “others”! You know, those people without the money to sue and entire country!

          • patuxant

            Interesting. Have been to the course he installed on the West Coast in CA. Just how many ocean views does he need? And he really should stay away from oceans since the breezes may muss up the bird nest on his head.

          • jarheadgene

            Check out the movie TRUMPED…..he is an A$$!

          • emadis41

            What to expect from gambling and prostitution mogol to do? I expect him if Obama produced his records to declare another bankruptcy and pay nothing of this $5 millions he promised to charity.
            Enough of his quaking.

          • CPANY

            The rich have a tendency to be deadbeats. I once heard a rich boss complaining about a tradesman who was bringing him into small claims court for an unpaid bill. The rich boss was shocked that the tradesman was suiing him for a bill that was “only four months old.”

            The rich are frequently sleazebags.

          • “He’s also a deadbeat as he doesn’t pay his sub contractors the full amount agreed upon- once the work is done all payments cease.” He considers this being a good businessman!!

          • Just like Frank Reynolds, on Its always sunny in Philadelphia

        • BDD1951

          He likes to pull his “dog and pony show” once in awhile.

          • puzzled21

            He is the new Barnum and Bailey, only he is the clown

        • jarheadgene

          WHO CARES what that silver spoon BLOWHARD has to say.

          • patuxant

            Hilarious! Come to think about it, he probably is suing for damages that the wind mills are doing to his coiffure!

        • amazonfan

          Plus he’s been bankrupt countless times.

          • lkreu

            I think it was 4 times. There are people that I work with who LOVE the Apprentice – a show I will never waste my time on – and had no idea he claimed bankruptcy. When I told them that he did 4 times, they said “oh where did you read that , on the internet” they don’t believe me, AND the best is, one of them (republican) thought he would be a good President!! People amaze me sometimes.

          • karinursula

            yes, and than he received more money a month while he was in bankruptcy than I make in an year.

          • lkreu

            And he built a hotel while in bankruptcy – I can’t even afford to stay at a hotel!

          • BDD1951

            True, I think it’s six times.

          • neece00

            And you know when someone files bankruptcy, we all pay for it.

        • Cairndance

          Trump just announced that he would donate 5 million dollars to the charity of The Presidents chosing, if he will release all of his applications and transcripts from college by October 31st at 5:00PM!
          How about we offer the same 5 million dollars if Romney releases the same 10 years of tax returns, that he supplied to John McCain, which eventually forced McCain to pick Sarah Palin as the better qualified to be his running mate in 2008?
          Oh, and these should be supplied by October 31st at NOON!

          • BDD1951

            Why doesn’t he offer 5 million if Romney will release his tax returns by Halloween. This smells more like a Halloween prank to me. Even if the president did it, Trump would back out of the offer.

          • patuxant

            Too funny! Like this is so much BS. Just like you said, the deal should also include Romney to be truly “fair”…..

          • patuxant

            Oh…and I guess he has that amount on hand so he can write it off on his taxes.. what a jerk!

          • Is Romney also required to make his college applications and transcripts public or does that only apply to African American presidents? Donald Trump represents the worst our society has to offer, an arrogant, greedy, despot with an ego far greater than his intellectual acumen.

        • patuxant

          He is also a hypocrite…

      • Jim Lou

        Don Trump loves to see his name in the eye of the public. His ego matches his size.

      • bwmconst

        Yep all ego , no hair, won’t grow decently on that polluted environment…

      • Mitt’s Father George did nothing to create jobs in Detroit or Michigan for that matter. However, it was a different world back then.

    • It’s Just More Bullshit From The Donald To Get That Low Life Romney More Vote he Wants Obama Passport Records And School Records !1 WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT HAS TO DO WITH ANYTHING????

    • patuxant

      Bravo, Dominick! Spot on as always!

    • Dominick; thanks for the cogent and well stated post. I voted for Ronald Reagan, but as soon as the religious right hijacked the Republican party and they embraced Voodoo economics, I had no choice but to shift to being a Democrat.

      Despite having been a Republican, I find myself at a complete loss as to where the Republicans of today are getting their votes from; it astonishes me that Romeny is even in the running at the moment.

      Again; thanks for a very good post.

      • DurdyDawg

        It’s really simple Dom.. The ‘me’ people holds the monopoly in idiocy.

      • northroader1775

        I’m pretty sure he’s not in the running…most polls tend to avoid latino and black voters…but they and other minorities are now 21% of the electorate and vehemently pro Obama.

    • musicman495

      One other point about your reference to Romney being the son of an auto executive: I grew up in Michigan during the years George Romney was governor, and Mitt Romney is not 1/1000th the man that his father was. George Romney was a rich man with a common touch – an auto executive who was welcome at any time on the shop floor, who respected, befriended, and won the votes of thousands of UAW members, a Republican who was a friend to the Civil Rights Movement,
      a man who abandoned his party on principle in 1964 over the extremism of Goldwater and his platform. I am thankful for George Romney that he did not live to see the morally and politically (though certainly not financially) bankrupt campaign that his son has been running.

    • daniel bostdorf

      This is simple math friends.

      Romney can’t win the electoral college. Obama has Nevada, Colorado and Ohio.

      The game is over.

    • The “distinguished professors at the University of Colorado ” developed AN OPINION months ago that Obama would lose is based on a different model than exists today….

      The latest polls-the average of 12 national polls including exiting polling in early voting states —indicates that this OPINION by “distinguished professors at the University of Colorado ” is dead wrong.

      This “statistical model” is now based on false data.
      Therefore, if you base information based on a false model that information is false.

      A= false model. B=”distinguished professors at the University of Colorado ” opinion c= false conclusion

      Therefore ….the false model associated with the “distinguished professors at the University of Colorado ” is incorrect, and discredited.

      A=B
      B=C
      A=C

      LOGIC!

      Obama has Ohio, Pennsylvania and others totaling 271.

      The election is Obama’s.

      But you still must go out and VOTE!

    • Dominick: Are you off meds? The American car industry fell beneath its own weight of rubber rooms, drunk and stone union workers and a general indifference to perpetuation of the industry. The unions were….are on the brink of insolvency and about to be found out. Obama saved them at the expense of the taxpayers and a group of GM bondholders “that probably wouldn’t have voted for him anyway.” To read this adventure any different is a complete misperception of reality.

  • My predictions are coming about…how Mitt. with the two T’s has hidden the truths about how he has accured his fortunes…look at this…he has sent jobs over to China and heavens know where else…the american people have taken their focus off of his character and what kind of person he really is…he is so into the “me” generation and not into the “we” generation you have to watch those Mormons because even if they pretend to be nice…they have a lot of hidden deceptive qualities one of the main ones is the fact that the Mormon religion is a man-made religion…and I believe in the true belief not a man made religion…I am not into any religion…I am into God, the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as such…and to think that him and his wife, Ann, that has done just like he has done..is an abomination to God Hisself…not concerned about the poor nor the needy…and he isn’t concerned about the poor…because as he has put it, the state will take care of them…and the fact that he acknowledged that the 47 percent of americans are just looking for handouts…God says…that when I give you wealth…you are to give to the poor till there is no poor to give to and then you save…he says….we are to show all actions of His love…and to take care of one another..to baby each other…and to be there for one another and to not let the poor suffer…look at this twosome…who has made their monies investing in unreputable companies..and sending jobs over to China as well as other places…they say that a leopard don’t change their spots..well, both he and his wife have those filthy spots..and then he has no intention of making the rich as he is..to pay taxes…my Jesus isn’t about monies…and I pity him…when he is going to take his crying towel out when he loses the election…you can’t buy all things with dirty monies..believe me…I am so glad I have Jesus Christ as head of my life..and I don’t deal with these kinds of filthy people..who look down on the poor and the needy..and think that a lot of the middle class and the poor are just looking for handouts..wrong..wrong..wrong.

    • BDD1951

      Not all Mormans are like that. I used to have neighbors who were wonderful people. Years ago our Air Force recruiter was Morman. I used to work with a woman sho was Morman. She was great. Mitt’s greedines is not because of his religion. It’s just his greediness personally.

      • old_blu

        You are absolutely right I have known many and for the most part they are very decent people, but not Romney.

        • It’s Not The Faith It’s The Person!! Romney Is More Moron Than Mormon!! I Have Seen Some Of The Worst People In The World Call Themselves Christians!! These People Are Far From Being Christians Nor Are They Patriots What They Are , Are Low Life Traitors And Racist Terrorists!!

        • DurdyDawg

          … As well as those Mormons who follow in his foot steps.. Not many to be sure but indisputably the loudest.

  • adler56

    williard is as un-american as cheney. Anyone voting for williard and lyin ryan are definitely against America.

  • grandbaby1

    So why is no one bringing this up to the people before now?

  • This story deserves front page coverage! The Romneys made a minimum of 15 million on the Delphi bankrupcy while while whinning about the goverment bailout. Paul Singer through Eliot Management closed most of the Delphi plants in the USA and moved them to China, while Romney blamed Obama for the jobs lost. The new Deplphi headquarters is located on the island of Jersey off the coat of France, another tax haven for the rich. Romney got major campaign donations from Singer and his friends. Birds of a feather stick together.
    It is also interesting the Eliot Management has been outlawed from doing business in most countries around the world except the USA for their scheme to steal funds dedicate to fight Maleria in east Africa.

  • ConservativeChuck

    You are so full of s—, if this had ANY truth, msnbc and lamestream media would be on TOP of thier desks yelling about this!!!!

    • nobsartist

      You no doubt voted for the AWOL coke head that lied us into 2 wars, was convicted of war crimes and tried to bankrupt our country, twice.

      Just to upset you more, when willard moved those manufacturing jobs to China, since the Army owns all manufacturing, he became a business partner with the RED CHINESE ARMY.

      Thats why he is hiding his tax returns.

      So not only did you vote for the AWOL coke head twice but now you support a nominee in business with the RED CHINESE ARMY.

      You are an idiot.

    • RIYADHMIKE

      You are right, Screamin Cris Matthews would be all over it. Obama’s bailout honored union member pension plans 100% and decimated the Delphi non-union pension plan. They are still fighting in court to get their pensions reinstated. Write about that!

      • Ed

        Romney destroyed Delphi, bought it and shipped all but four plants overseas. Of course the pension plans were removed.

  • why shouldn’t Mitt take a profit from outsourcing? Why shouldn’t he feel that the bailout was misguided? After all, it’s his job to squeeze every last dime out of the people who pay twice the taxes (by simple percentage, not by the impact on their lives), he is only doing what the republicans have canonized Reagan for implementing, the sell off of our industrial plant and the the lie that corporate and investor profits are the sole indicators of a sound economy.

  • montanabill

    Excellent hatchet piece for the ignorant and the gullible who won’t do their own research.

    Hint: when a writer uses words like ‘vulture investors’, it is your clue that it is not a piece of journalism.

  • nobsartist

    What bothers me is the fact that they are so willing to screw American workers and then he blows a billion trying to win office.

  • oldibtgdy

    I watched in horror as every time he had no idea what he was talking about (“Syria is Iran’s route to the sea”?) he unapologetically sidled up to the sitting president’s position. Shamelessly “being” who his handlers felt would “appeal” to the electorate regardless of content or actual intent — i’m terrified. It might just work. When the Soviet Union fell from the unyielding weight of their war in Afghanistan the oligarchs stepped in. A few Russians got amazingly rich at the expense of a helpless but loyal and largely oblivious middle class. I wondered then if the Republicans wouldn’t, at some point, think this was a wonderful idea. It only took them 20 years or so. All hail the Emperor! (but like any puppet, ignore the strings)

    • Jim Lou

      All Mitt showed in the last debate is that he has no idea.

      If you notice he didn’t bring up the killing of the Ambassador.

      All questions were turned into a showcase for his economic plans, what little there were.

  • oldibtgdy

    yes they are like that. as long as they think you could be useful, you’re their pal. nothing more. i’ve done business with ’em for decades. watch your fingers and toes, bro. they’ll say anything to advance their own agenda. just like willard.

  • Jim Lou

    Mitt is hiding behind the fact that he is an “investor” who doesn’t control what how the investment is being used.

    This is a case of see no evil hear no evil. If he were more involved he would have determined how the investments were being used.

    All that Mitt cares is the maximum return on the investment, not caring anything as to the details.

    I think that the missing tax returns would show that.

  • William Deutschlander

    It is TRULY AMAZING!
    President Obama, V P Joe Biden and their Administration SAVED THE U S ECONOMY FROM TOTAL COLLAPSE.
    The 5% at the top, the wealthy have done EXTREMELY WELL FINANCIALY!
    The remaining 95% have struggled, many much more than others. Consider for a moment what would have been the case had the Obama Admin. not rescued the U S Economy.
    First the dollar would have “0” VALUE
    Second the only means of trading would be to barter
    The Stock Market would have “0” VALUE
    Large businesses would cease to function
    Most small businesses would collapse
    The Pharmaceutical industry would collapse
    Hospitals would be limited in functionality
    Utilities would collapse
    The Internet would collapse
    Chaos would begin to emerge
    China could step in and take over the U S
    We know that the Obama Admin. did save our economy, there is NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT!
    The 5% at the top have done extremely well, the stock market is back strong
    The Economy has turned from near collapse to a painstaking RECOVERY that continues
    Unemployment remains at a level that is bad but is being reduced
    We are as a nation once again respected by other nations
    The Republican Wars are being ended and our loved ones are returning home
    Granted we still have a ways to go to get our nation in order for everyone
    Soon everyone will have health care coverage and can go to a doctor
    NOW I MUST RAISE A VERY VALID QUESTION
    The 5% are sitting PRETTY!
    The 95% are working hard to improve their circumstances
    I would VENTURE that 60% of the 95% are struggling pretty damn hard to recover

    NOW knowing that the Obama Admin. truly saved us from ECONOMIC DISASTER, caused by the Republican Cartel, why in God’s name isn’t 60% or 80% of the electorate not inteligent enough to be supporting President Obama’s RE-ELECTION?

    • Jim Lou

      Please remember that there is residual dislike of Obama, for whatever reason.

      That means that many have blinders on and ear plugs inserted. They want to have this dislike reinforced.

      • BDD1951

        That’s true. Racism reigns supreme in their minds.

      • patuxant

        Yes, and if you even suggest that there is a very evil bias that goes to the color of a person’s skin, they feign insult. Ha!

    • RIYADHMIKE

      Because they realize re-electing Obama will cause even more chaos than you predict with a Romney presidency.

      • Ed

        Yeah! The tea partiers may even call for armed revolution.

        • YepThatTell

          Yeah, they’re real patriots..NOT! …they’re traitors, and their fate will be clear after the election.

    • Because there are a lot of very naive voters and because when it comes to campaigning the GOP is second to none. They managed to convince the electorate that the economic and fiscal malaise we are finally overcoming started 3.5 years ago, that what took place when Bush was in office either did not happen or it is something inconsequential irrelevant to the problems we endured, they convinced seniors that efforts to save MEDICARE from the effects of Bush’s 2003 MEDICARE Part D reform are actually designed to destroy the program, and that the people who promised to dismantle it are its saviors. They convinced people who should know better that the U.S. dollar is going to be devalued, that our economy will collapse, that foreclosures and bankruptcies are still the order of the day, and that things have gotten worse instead of better. The fact that unemployment is going down, the companies are profiting and hiring, that the stock market is at record levels, the foreclosures have been replaced with increased house sales and real estate prices going up again, that cruises are booked to capacity and the lines at Disney are huge, that we have to wait in line to get a table at popular restaurants seems to be irrelevant to those who form opinions based on prejudice or a well crafted political ad.

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      WILLIAM!!!!!!!!!!!

      WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN????????

      obama hasn’t done ANYTHING—-and he surly DIDN’T save our economy!!!!!

      OMG, are you kidding me!!!!!!!!!!

      • BDD1951

        William doesn’t have his head buried in the sand like apparently you do.

      • YepThatTell

        It’s quite apparent – William has been PAYING ATTENTION, and for a whole lot longer than the last six weeks.

      • ChicagoGirl2975

        Dear ALLLL,

        How about some facts to back up your statements instead of punctuation marks.

      • Time magazine says Obama saved the economy, so does Businessweek and The Economist as do the majority of non-biased economists in the USA; only Republicans with their blinders on and their “belief” system instead of fact based logic, do not consider what Obama has done as anything other than a success.

        ALLLLAMERICAN is a prime example of a person who lets his preconceived belief system over-ride all factual and logical PROOF of what has happened.

        When Bush left office, we were losing 800,000 jobs A MONTH ! The stock market was in the toilet, house prices had crashed and were headed further down; we were in two UNFUNDED wars, we had no clue where Bin Laden was and Bush said he didn’t care about Bin Laden.

        GM was on the verge of going out of business and there was no other way of funding it (Banks were broke and were not lending money, so GM couldn’t have got it from Banks). Obama saved GM, saved around 2 million jobs when you take into account all directly employed GM workers AND those employed at companies that supported GM producing nuts, bolts, seats, pedals etc.

        We have consistently gained jobs since Obama took office; we have a stock market above 13,000; Home Depot just announced their stock has hit an all-time high, so has Walmart. Companies are sitting on RECORD amounts of cash right now; Apple is close to being the first Trillion dollar company.

        ALLLLAMERICAN: You are blinded by hate, not in possession of anything resembling logic; you cast off fact in favor of your own personal beliefs, even when confronted with actual proof…

        As someone who voted for Reagan, I am offended by today’s Republican Party.. it is a sad and pathetic shell of what it once was; sense, logic, fact, economic conservatism and values have been replace by dogma, belief instead of fact, religious lunacy in place of compassion; science illiteracy and denial and a general retreat from all intelligent thought.

    • YepThatTell

      Because while they suck at most everything else, the GOP right-wing are very good at fermenting hatred, suspicion, and prejudice. Dividing us when we’re actually in this boat together. Blame the poor. Fear those whom you do not know, or who look different from you. Distrust the weak, blame them and hate them. Blame the ill but make sure they cannot get healthcare. Disparage the uneducated but make sure they can’t get a decent education. And how ironic that these nut jobs consider themselves Pro-Life and devout Christians.

      • patuxant

        They are squeezing the life out of all of those you describe and I think it is their way of doing an ethinic and social cleansing. And they call themselves Christians!

  • ObozoMustGo

    Joe Conason, head useful idiot at The Memo, once again goes on a search and destroy mission with pure fabrications and hyperbole for the purpose of distracting all of you leftist freaks and fools from the real issues at hand. What is the real issue of the day? Obozo’s lies and cover up about Benghazi.

    The truth about Benghazi is coming out. Just like I said it would. The Ambassador was the point man on Obozo’s scheme to deliver weapons to the terrorist rebels (Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda) in Syria from Libya through Turkey. Obozo LIED to the world when he and his staff of fools paraded in front of TV cameras blaming the incident on a protest gone bad that was over a 2-bit YouTube trailer that no one had seen before. He perpetuated that lie so that no one would know that he was giving weapons to terrorist organizations. Russian news is now reporting that Syrian rebels (hear terrorists) are now in possession of American Stinger missiles. Those weapons were run from Libya to Turkey and then into Syria. This is what Obozo is hiding.

    OBOZO LIED ABOUT BENGHAZI TO COVER UP HIS GUN RUNNING TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS!

    It’s that simple!

    Obozo should be impeached and imprisoned for these crimes. He is a sociopathic liar and a scumbag that must be thrown out NOW!

    Have a nice day!

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      You got that right!!!!!!!!!

      I have said over and over he should be impeached and imprisoned for these crimes.

      This is NOT the only schemes he is hiding!!!!!!!!

    • YepThatTell

      Read some comments from smart and thoughtful people, like Mr. Deutschlander, below. And hard as it might be, try to have an open mind.

    • patuxant

      There is treatment for your mental condition.

  • WHERE is the media on reporting about this? Time to do your job, folks. By the way, if you would watch Rachel Maddow you’d KNOW what’s going on. She showed the facts pertaining to military spending as an example of HOW THINGS CHANGE. Pres. Lincoln ordered about 178,000 horses; Pres. Reagan ordered 3. Do you possibly get it now?

    • Ed

      Arlington Cemetary is the only army unit presently using horses. I think we all know what they do there. These troops are the burial details for our fellow americans.

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      Do your own RESEARCH does EVERYONE have to hand you everything!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    The National Memo REPORTER—-Joe Conason (What a typical New Yorker)

    You NO GOOD PRICK!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE HAVE THIS NEWS “BREAKING NEWS” AND YOU REPORT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!
    They were talking about this LAST NIGHT on the REAL NEWS!!!!

    THIS IS REAL NEWS WE NEED TO KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHAT A GREAT PRESIDENT YOU ALLLLL VOTED IN TO PROTECT OUR COUNRTY!!!!!!
    AND YOU’RE SOOOOO STUPID YOU STILL WANT HIM IN!!!!!!!!!!!

    obama DEFENDS Libya!!!!!

    U.S. Department of State ‘knew of attack plans up to 48 hours ahead of time but did not tell diplomats to go on lock-down,’ sources say

    obama KNEW it was a terror attack, WENT TO SLEEP then flew to Vegas to raise money. EVIL!!!!

    We let a bunch of effete politicians and diplomats call the plays and our people get killed. Now the likes of Obama and Hillary Clinton and their lackeys can engage in endless rationalizations and excuse making, which accomplishes nothing and perpetuates the status quo, as they are the very people responsible for the debacle in the first place.

    More rhetoric while the victims of their ineptitude lie dead. SICKENING!!!!!

    Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.

    Report: Emails Show White House Told of Terrorism Claim Two Hours After Benghazi Attack
    Of course that’s just the White House, so that’s a building in no way connected to barack HUSSEIN obama or Joe Biden.

    THE EMAILS SHOW IT AND PROVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

    The obama then went on for two weeks lying and claiming it was a video. The maker of the video sits in prison without bail.

    The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, EVEN AS IT WAS STILL UNDER WAY, TALKING TO WASHINGTON!!!!!!!

    Then five days later Susan Rice lied on national television, on five different programs.
    The president then again DOWN RIGHT LIED on The View, Letterman and six times at the UN.
    Administration spokesmen, including White House spokesman Jay Carney, citing an unclassified assessment prepared by the CIA, maintained for days that the attacks likely were a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim film.
    Seventeen days——-And most of the media was willing to let them get away with it. Think about that.

    U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Benghazi assault, which (OUR SUPPOSIDLY) President barrack HUSSEIN obama and other U.S. officials ultimately acknowledged was a “terrorist” attack carried out by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers.
    The records obtained by Reuters consist of three emails dispatched by the State Department’s Operations Center to multiple government offices, including addresses at the White House, Pentagon, intelligence community and FBI, on the afternoon of September 11.
    The first email, timed at 4:05 p.m. Washington time – or 10:05 p.m. Benghazi time, 20-30 minutes after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission allegedly began – carried the subject line “U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack” and the notation “SBU”, meaning “Sensitive But Unclassified.”
    The text said the State Department’s regional security office had reported that the diplomatic mission in Benghazi was “under attack. Embassy in Tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well.”

    THIS IS NOT LEADERSHIP YOU CAN TRUST!!!!!!!!!

    BTW, Obama DID build this!

    • So you think Romney is? Do you not see with your eyes, hear with your ears. WHERE IS YOUR LOGIC? ROMNEY and RYAN are the worst ticket ever. Maybe you should watch a little of Rachel Maddow, she would educate you, or are you a moron that thinks women should not be educated? If so move to IRAN.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Alll… you are right on point with this one. Don’t let these useful idiots at The Memo distract you from telling the real story.

      OBOZO LIED, AMERICANS IN LIBYA DIED!!

      Obozo is lying to cover up the fact that he has been running weapons to terrorist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda from Libya to Turkey and into Syria. This is what he is covering up.

      Keep spreading the news.

      Have a great day!

      “Obozo lied, Americans died” – ObozoMustGo

      • YepThatTell

        Wake up – use your misplaced anger to help make this a better world instead of being a hater and divider coached by Fox News. You’re being used, tool.

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          It sounds like to me you LIBS are very very angry about alllll most losing your Food Stamps!!!!!!

          • YepThatTell

            What a stupid remark and completely groundless as I am responding on my LUNCH BREAK at WORK. You GOP apologists just don’t get it. And sadly, you do not want to recognize the truth. As I said before, you’re a hater. Doesn’t that get really old after a while?

      • who is obozo you idiot it is spelled obama go to school you sound like a bozo yourself

    • YepThatTell

      HATERRRRRRRRRRR

  • The repubs, keep crying about the unemployment, but they keep making big bucks while supporting, shut down companies and sending jobs oversees. Where is the LOGIC?

    Today, I feel a little sad, I found out my best friend voted for Romney/Ryan. I read the newspaper today and front page, shows a sign from a CHURCH, that reads: Vote for the Mormon, not the Muslim, Communist. Then I read and article where a GOP organizer committed suicide because he is being accused of rape. And then read the story where another republican (can’t remember his name says that if you get raped “God intended it to happen, then there is this guy who is being arrested for stabbing another several times. He was defending the unborn at a Planned Parent Hood. And in Texas if a women’s clinic supports abortion they get shut down. If life starts at conception, then we should be able to take life insurance once we become pregnant. I am women hear me roar. My body is my constitution, please STOP trying to govern women’s bodies and decisions, stop playing God. If a women has an abortion that is ONLY between her, her doctor and she answers to GOD, not man, especially the wicked, warped ones. I feel that they scream against women’s rights, because they have skeletons in their closets.

    • They Are Just Conning The American People!!

    • patuxant

      Mary. Your point about being able to get an insurance policy for a fetus is brilliant! Don’t think insurance companies would let that fly. I love it and will spread the word. A+++++!

  • This man is running for President of the United States of America………………………

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    “IF” barack HUSSEIN knew anything about running a business, he would know what Romney was saying and he would understand.

    BUT, because he has no idea about anything or how to run a business (and like most ALLLL of you ) he hears BANKRUPT and that’s all he hears!!!!

    Romney said they need — these companies need to go through a managed bankruptcy. And in that process, they can get government help and GOVERNMENT GUARANTEES (DO ANY OF YOU IDIOTS UNDER STAND GUARANTEES) but they need to go through bankruptcy to get rid of excess cost and the debt burden that they’d built up.

    Romney said, that we would provide GUARANTEES and — and that was what was able to allow these companies to go through bankruptcy, to come out of bankruptcy.
    Romney also said, “Under no circumstances would I do anything other than to help this industry get on its feet.”

    • FLIP-FLOP

    • soul68

      I need to lay down… all this spin is making me dizzy.

      • patuxant

        Nobody ever told Yep and ALL, that when you use all caps, you are screaming at the readers. Ranting and raving is what they feed on; they cut and paste snippets of neo-con propaganda in an effort to “support their positions”. Their hatred goes beyond reasonable differences in opinion. These guys are confused and should be pitied. And we all know the disease they suffer from can be treated as a pre-existing condition under the Affordable Care Act!

    • YepThatTell

      BULLLLLSHIT

    • BDD1951

      Romney is just now trying to save his ass. He is a bully and will bankrupt the whole country of the United States of America. If it wern’t for the tragic affects it would have on innocent American people I would wish that R/R did win just so people like you would have to see how corrupt they are.

    • What’s it going to take to get all of you idiots to finally realize, the United States IS NOT a corporation, it’ a country.The only reason a corporation exits is to make money, they don’t give a da$$ about the people that work for them. The only thing that matters is money in their own pockets. That’s NOT how Government should run a country, you keep claiming
      it is.
      If he actually gave a da$# about this country, he’d invest the millions of dollars he has offshore that he pays ZERO in taxes on, and invest it here.
      It’s MY money, I can do anything I want. It is his money, but it should be invested here. Just because something is legal, doesn’t make it right.

      Romney “Guarantees”, how many times has he flip-flopped” on things he’s “guaranteed”. He couldn’t define it even if there was a dictionary in front of his face.

  • CPANY

    Hey, ObamaMustGo. Where are you? Haven’t heard anything from you in at least a week. What’s the matter? Is the heat you’re seeing here too much for you?

    By now, just about everybody knows that Romney is a bum and anyone still backing him is either a liar, a racist or rich. From one of your past admissions, I know that you’re rich, so I guess you have a good reason for supporting a bunch of scumbags.

  • To -h- with the Americans money is more important to Romney, wake up voters you might lose your retirement plan.

  • This adds on to the adage “Republicans are for the rich.” Many of us have seemed to forgotten that. From “Lifesty;es of the Ricn and Famous”, we have grown to worship at the altar of wealth, luxury, and glamour, trying to act and behave rich when we don’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out. It’s indicative of the many people who defend Romney/Ryan in the face of their plans to turn America into a corporate ruled society, hoping that they can get a few of the crumbs billionaires and millionaires wil toss to them. They should pay attention to Mardi Gras themes where kings and queens throws trinkets to throngs of begging people reaching up to them, who would trample one another in the cold and rain for worthless beads. We should pay attention to that because that’s the future of America under Romney/Ryan.

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      Heeeeeeyyyy Robert!!!!

      Maybe if YOU worked harder and more hours or maybe got a second job you could to be rich and famous!!!!

      Maybe you should try it instead of being LAZY!!!!!!!!!

      BREAKING NEWS—-YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET RICH WORKING A 9-5 JOB!!!!!!

      • that exactly my point, scum-bag. You’re an example.

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          telling someone to work harder?????

          that’s a scumbag????

          How bout the people with their hands out wanting to live off the Government and want EVERYTHING FREE and then the Government can tell you EVERY SINGLE move to make—–THOSE ARE THE SCUM BAGS

          • puzzled21

            What people?

  • peteserb

    How easy it is to forget the damage inflicted on the American people. The past six years of a democratic house(4), the past six years of a democratic senate, has nearly bankrupted the USA. We are now the laughing stock of the world, lead by a marxist,muslim, homosexual who hates us. Maybe if our people wake up , we can yet survive this socialist disaster.

  • Just imagine how much more Romney would have made off the Auto industry, since his specialty is profiting off bankrupt companies..That is why he was pushing so hard to let Detroit go bankrupt.. America if you want this country to be ran like FOX News then vote for Romney, for the other 98% of America the choices are complete contrast: Greed and more Greed (ROMNEY) or Power to the People and for the People to make the country even stronger..

  • Problem ids Most voters have NO clue what Mitt has done in regard to American jobs going overseas.. T Baggers Far right Fox fans do not care as long as Obama loses.
    Thats been the GOP ONLY goal from day one WE can not trust people who put their hate, anger and greed above good of country. Mitt has flipped on every position he has had
    NO core NO guts Just wishy washy

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      WE DON’T CARE ABOUT JOBS GOING TO CHINA!!!!!!!!!!!

      WE CARE ABOUT OUR SAFETY AND WE NEED A PRESIDENT THAT IS WILLING TO KEEP THE AMERICANS SAFE AND STOP LIES!!!!!!!!!

      WHAT A GREAT PRESIDENT YOU ALLLLL VOTED IN TO PROTECT OUR COUNRTY!!!!!!

      AND YOU’RE SOOOOO STUPID YOU STILL WANT HIM IN!!!!!!!!!!!

      Obama DEFENDS Libya!!!!!

      U.S. Department of State ‘knew of attack plans up to 48 hours ahead of time but did not tell diplomats to go on lock-down,’ sources say
      Obama KNEW it was a terror attack, WENT TO SLEEP then flew to Vegas to raise money. EVIL!!!!
      We let a bunch of effete politicians and diplomats call the plays and our people get killed. Now the likes of Obama and Hillary Clinton and their lackeys can engage in endless rationalizations and excuse making, which accomplishes nothing and perpetuates the status quo, as they are the very people responsible for the debacle in the first place. More rhetoric while the victims of their ineptitude lie dead. SICKENING!!!!!
      Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
      Report: Emails Show White House Told of Terrorism Claim Two Hours After Benghazi Attack
      Of course that’s just the White House, so that’s a building in no way connected to barack HUSSEIN obama or Joe Biden.
      THE EMAILS SHOW IT AND PROVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
      The president then went on for two weeks lying and claiming it was a video. The maker of the video sits in prison without bail.
      The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, EVEN AS IT WAS STILL UNDER WAY, TALKING TO WASHINGTON!!!!!!!
      Then five days later Susan Rice lied on national television, on five different programs.
      The president then again DOWN RIGHT LIED on The View, Letterman and six times at the UN.
      Administration spokesmen, including White House spokesman Jay Carney, citing an unclassified assessment prepared by the CIA, maintained for days that the attacks likely were a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim film.
      Seventeen days——-And most of the media was willing to let them get away with it. Think about that.

      U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Benghazi assault, which (OUR SUPPOSIDLY) President barrack HUSSEIN obama and other U.S. officials ultimately acknowledged was a “terrorist” attack carried out by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers.
      The records obtained by Reuters consist of three emails dispatched by the State Department’s Operations Center to multiple government offices, including addresses at the White House, Pentagon, intelligence community and FBI, on the afternoon of September 11.
      The first email, timed at 4:05 p.m. Washington time – or 10:05 p.m. Benghazi time, 20-30 minutes after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission allegedly began – carried the subject line “U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack” and the notation “SBU”, meaning “Sensitive But Unclassified.”
      The text said the State Department’s regional security office had reported that the diplomatic mission in Benghazi was “under attack. Embassy in Tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well.”

      THIS IS NOT LEADERSHIP YOU CAN TRUST!!!!!!!!!

      BTW, Obama DID build this!

      • patuxant

        There is a cure for the condition you have.

      • puzzled21

        So the 30 family members of mine, including my son who were in harms way in Iraq and Afghanistan, perpetrated by a BOLD FACE LIE, was leadership? How much time did you spend in harms way?

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

          obama is a lier that is what I’m saying!!!!!!!!!

          Right now we are talking about the last 5- weeks

          Do you try to turn everything around so you can say

          YOUR SON was in harms way?????

          Why was your son in Iraq????????

          He signed up for it RIGHT???

          Whose fault it that????

          YOURS!!!!

          • puzzled21

            I noticed you didn’t answer my inquiry as to how much time you have spent in harms way. If that equates to NONE, and you are also against paying your fair and equitable tax debt as your proposed leader Mitt, than change your handle from All American. If you haven’t put your life on the line and don’t want to pay your tax debt, how can you perpetrate that you love this country? You sound like one of those free loaders you are always .complaining about.

  • Knock off the far right racist lies and hate Muslim Kenyan Mao MAo Gay hater of whites Marxist Fascist Socialist Anti Christ Commie ..
    You sold like the KKK Make sure Rove pays you all for your rants

  • dph

    Are we supposed to believe that letting the fox live in the hen house will be better for the hens? Romney and his crew have been raping the U.S. economy for years; electing him will only make it easier for them.

  • dggrundhoffer

    The far right hates Obama more then Romney. So the money from the right is trying to buy the election. I have read and with all the information I have gathered this election is not all about policy. Yes, some of it is and some not. I grew up during the 60s and 70s and say the evolution and advaancement of womens and minority rights. I walked to protest and did sit ins. I am appalled that the far right seems to be trying to judge a mans value by the color of his skin and his birthright. I thought we had come along way from the 60s. I hope this election will tell me that we have not fallen back to those days of hatred and suppression. I will quote a unnamed source. today. ” We as a people will not advance till the old ways of hatred die. And the only way is for those with those ideas die and are buried along with those hatreds!!!”

  • Some people can bring the bad out for Mitt Romney back through those years can’t you get it and see here what’s gone on. The pass can’t be un done it happen and it’s over with.
    But it’s now were talking about . We are in need of a change we the people all the people that are very well off loadn’t with so much money and they don’t have anything to worry about but we do. People are with out Job’s all the thing’s that’s gone to be taken away from us and the middle class people and the women right’s how is it gone to help us by it being done away with. It’s the rich and not the poor that isn’t gone to come out ahead ! Only Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan can make this happen. Stop drilling about Mitt Romney pass the pass is the pass were talking about now. Stop trying to re-live ! Mitt Romney’s pass he wasn’t gone for President of the United States back then.

    • This type of mentality got us George W and Channey for a second term. Most of us can see thru Mitt Romney. Please, do you want another 4 years of the Bush mentality. Obama has had a national Jobs Bill in the republican house to provide millions of jobs. The republican controlled house sits on it., why? simply because they do not want to see Obama succeed as president. The party of NO rules the House of Representatives., the nation suffers.

  • bwmconst

    Oh, hell yes, why not, he’s already moved all profits to offshore banking account’s, and wants US Armed Forces to protect him so he can keep doing that…Mitt you are a suckass, not quite as heartless as Dick Cheney, but yes we all do owe you this lifestyle, for being so “selfish and snooty”…?//Question, when he opens his mouth was his tongue forked….

  • Bob Williams

    Mitt Romney is a businessman, and a very good one at that. As a businessman, he makes decisions that are best for his business – not some complaining schmuck who is living in his mother’s basement.

    I wonder how many of the folks that are complaining about Romney shipping jobs overseas are driving foreign cars or blogging while using a monitor made overseas. If your local gas station was charging $5 a gallon for gas, but the station 5 miles away was charging $3.50 a gallon, where would you go to buy your gas? But what about the poor guy at the local station who has to feed his family – don’t you care about him?

    I didn’t think so. BTW – Obama’s General Motors has shipped over 90 percent of it’s high-tech IT computer jobs overseas. There’s that Obama again – screwing the American workers.

    • bcarreiro

      your not profound in facts…he, who left massachusetts in debt, one the highest in the nation as first responders, firefighters and teachers lost jobs with his unbalanced approach and as he made profits off the misfortunes of others(americans). he only will protect a selected few and what will a mitt romney do for you?………NOTHING!.

      • Cairndance

        Remember when he left Massachesetts he took all of the hard drives from all the computers with him! He left no trace of his actions behind! He did the same with the Olympics. No records left behind for the next Olympics, where ever they may be held! Looks like he must have something huge to hide?

  • Romney does not care about the middle class or the poor he should be disqualified to run for President especially because he said let detroit go bankrupt and all his shipping jobs to china. I say lets give Mr Obama another 4 years to save this country.

  • bcarreiro

    mitt profits from others misfortunes……….thats why he says let it go bankrupt.

  • I believed George W. Bush, Chenney and the national banks on Wall Street have done more harm to this nation until., I read and hear discrepancies forthcoming about Mitt Romney and friends. If this man is elected, I truly fear for this nation and our allies. Bushes re-election amazed me, Romneys polls surprise me. How can he project such popularity when he flips convictions and tells outright lies about his business decorum. Frightening.

    • neece00

      I wondered that myself Bill, although I think Bush had his cronies pass him the vote. He didn’t earn it.

  • emadis41

    Obama showed courage standing for the Middle Class and the 47% whom Romney said he does care about. Romney on the other hand showed weekness as he abondand his positions one after another to win the votes, he now supported the bailout of Detroit, two days before the Monday debate he was against, but now he says it should have done differently…Delphi is another example of the grand thift of the taxpayers by so called successful businessmen.. and that is why they refuse to pay their fair share in taxes.
    Romney turnaround indicates that he is morally bunkrupt, as he attacks Obama day-in-day-out, and then say to Obama “Attacking me is not a good policy”. Mr. Romney, what is your policy, other than fleecing America?
    The econmoy improved inspite of GOP obstructionism and plotting against Obama, who sustained the worst attack on his patriotism, integrity and character, meanwhile they are feeding racism and divisiveness. Election of Romney means a retrack of the social progress and a derailment of econmic recovery as a result from his so called plan. Romney is still speaking trickle down economy that failed since 1980 to produce any real recovery or economic sense.

  • My husband is an auto mechanic. He is constantly replacing parts told to him that Made in China. He can not understand how such a valuable industry was sent to China. Mitt Romney is a VULTURE.

  • Will Chuck Todd , report this DELPHI .This is the American way more profits for less ,less pay no pension ,no medical insurance no benfits at all .This is CEO Romney capitalism plan he isnt telling

  • Excellent commentary, Dom, as usual. I think the obstruction the President has faced — and the Republicans who conspired to obstruct do not deny it, it was their goal — borders on treason. Not that obstruction was part of their agenda, it was and remains their entire agenda, to the detriment of the citizens they are sworn to serve.

  • Dead Beat wealthy repub wanting a goverment hand out! and then turn it around on someone else. I cannot believe people vote for these guys. Romanie and Ryan!

  • The broader question is this.

    WHY ISN’T THE NEWS MEDIA TELLING THIS STORY TO THE PUBLIC?

    These facts are very relevant to the outcome of the election. The public has a right to know.

  • He is a Mormon,they will LIE in a NEW YORK second. You people who are voting for this guy need to check out what morons believe before you do.

  • He is a LEECH on American business and workers!!!! In other words Romney sucks!

  • DurdyDawg

    Primarily because Romney backers and voters don’t want to hear about any dirty laundry, why else would they stand up and either reword the statement or try to shove it onto Obama once something leaks or the Mittwit spews from another part of his varied mouths? Plus, they or they’re puppets own most of the media.

  • northroader1775

    please continue to ignore this fool…if you speak to him he just keeps saying dumb shit and fills the whole space with crap you have to page through

    Short list of idiots to ignore

    ALLLL head-up-assican
    lana
    govissue
    chisolm

  • northroader1775

    Actually GM is bringing those jobs back. This also brings up the point the POTUS was making about cutting the tax advantages for outsourcing…and turning them to penalties instead. You go Barak

  • The reason why the media won’t report it is because, they are for Romney in some way or form. They like the tightness of the race, it bring them good coverage and boost their rating.

    • The media are for Romney? Is that why the Democrat got “moderated” more speaking time in ALL FOUR debates?

  • bcarreiro

    2nd worst in the nation.

  • totenkatz

    At the time of the auto bailouts Ford requested a $9 billion line-of-credit from the government, and a $5 billion loan from the Energy Department. Ford pledged to accelerate development of both hybrid and battery-powered vehicles, retool plants to increase production of smaller cars, close dealerships, and sell Volvo. Ford was in better shape at the time than GM or Chrysler because it had already mortgaged its assets in 2006 to raise $24.5 billion. Although Ford didn’t need, and didn’t receive any funds, it also didn’t want its competition to get the upper hand thanks to the government bailout. I now own stock in GM, as all Americans do, thanks to President Obama. It might be worthless stock but hey I’m waiting for the day it sells above what we paid for it. Oh and Chrysler is now owned by Fiat, so not even an American auto company but then again it was owned by Daimler who lost money on it and sold it to Cerberus Capital Management. Maybe we should have learned something from that. Isn’t this the second time Chrysler has been bailed out by the tax payers and didn’t the management of GM, at the time, state this was a bad idea and that tax dollars shouldn’t be used to bail out a private company. “Where should the Government draw the line?” GM Chairman Thomas A. Murphy has attacked federal help for Chrysler as “a basic challenge to the philosophy of America.” In 1979 this was the debate as stated by Time Magazine “The congressional debate will resurrect all the arguments for and against giving federal aid to any company. There is a strong case that such help rewards failure and penalizes success, puts a dull edge on competition, is unfair to an ailing company’s competitors and their shareholders, and inexorably leads the Government deeper into private business. Why should a huge company be bailed out, say critics, while thousands of smaller firms suffer bankruptcy every year? Where should the Government draw the line?” Yep I wonder how long it will be before the taxpayer is bailing out GM again.

    • lemstoll

      The fact remains that Obama has won the electoral college….talk all you want…Romney simply can’t win.

      • Nonsense. In fact, pair of distinguished professors at the University of Colorado with an advanced statistical model that has predicted the outcome of EVERY recent presidential election has predicted that Romney will win the electoral college in a runaway. So lots of luck sticking to your fantasy after November 6.

        • The “distinguished professors at the University of Colorado ” developed THAT ESTIMATE/OPINION months ago on a different model.

          you can program a computer with data, but if it is incomplete it can’t be trusted…

          The latest polls-the average of 12 national polls including exiting polling in early voting states —indicates that this ESTIMATE/OPINION is dead wrong.

          It is interesting you site a “statistical model” that is now based on false data.

          Therefore, if you base information based on a false model that information is false.

          A= false model. B=”distinguished professors at the University of Colorado ” opinion c= false conclusion

          Therefore ….the false model associated with the “distinguished professors at the University of Colorado ” is incorrect, and discredited.

          A=B
          B=C
          A=C

          LOGIC!

          Obama has Ohio, Pennsylvania and otehrs totaling 271.

          The election is Obama’s contrary to your “false data bad model.”

          Facts: Reporter Howard Portnoy on AUGUST 23RD, 2012, received this info from the professors themselves:

          Portnoy states: “I am in receipt of an email from Michael Berry, one of the two professors behind the University of Colorado model. He writes: “Mr. Silver and others confuse a prediction with an estimate. …”

        • lemstoll

          Guess that you and the “professors” were proven wrong eh?

  • Gerald Sutliff

    I had a bunch of Delphi stock, bought at bargain basement prices and it’s value just vanished before my eyes. I’ve always wondered what happened. I bought the stock based on the theory that the American government wouldn’t leave Delphi in the lurch.
    I guess I was a virgin in a brothel.

  • Poor Joe, he cannot find any real dirt on Romney. He is very sad.