Saturday, July 14, 2012
Rachel Maddow drills down on the MItt Romney Bain Capital confusion.
I have been watching reports from MSNBC, CNN, and yes even Fox, to determine if the Democrats went too far in their assessment that Romney is completely lying concerning his role at Bain during this crucial 2000 to 2002 period. I have also read reports from ALL over, many with completely different takes on the story, about who is, and is not, lying about it.
I KNEW that Rachel would do the very best synopsis of the story, and of course she did.
In the end there seems to be no doubt that Mitt Romeny is a lying scumbag, and that the CENTRAL reason that he tells America they should elect him in 2012 over President Obama is based on a false premise about his business acumen.
Here is a little something that Andrew Sullivan also discovered RIGHT IN Bain's 1999 press release:
It was hidden in plain sight as a Bain press release in July 1999. Here's how it described Romney's position at Bain when he says he had no responsibility whatever, despite remaining CEO, Chairman and Sole Owner as far as forms filed with SEC testify:
Bain Capital CEO W. Mitt Romney, currently on a part-time leave of absence to head the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee for the 2002 Games said ... So Bain now contradicts Romney.
And one of the men mentioned in the press release, Marc Wolpow, described his relationship with Romney when Romney was on a previous part time leave in 1994 when running for Senate (while remaining CEO of Bain):
“I reported directly to Mitt Romney . . . You can’t be CEO of Bain Capital and say, `I really don’t know what my guys were doing,’” Mr. Wolpow said of Mr. Romney role at the company during his leave.
Is anybody else getting a Sarah Palin vibe off of Mittens right about now? I mean didn't he JUST launch a campaign calling President Obama a liar for bringing this Bain Capital connection up, and saying that he was actually there longer than he claimed he was there? Yet at the very same time he was calling the President a liar, he was lying his ass off!
Personally I think THAT is the takeaway here. The man is a chronic liar. He is essentially Sarah Palin in magic underwear!
And just like Trig's never produced birth certificate, Romney has NO intention of ever providing more of his tax returns which would, according to him, prove he is NOT lying. This from Business Insider:
First of all, we've complied with the law. The law requires us to put out a full financial disclosure. That I've done. And then, in addition to that, I've already put out one year of tax returns. We'll put out the next year of tax returns as soon as the accountants have that ready. And that's what we're going to put out.
I know there will always be calls for more. People always want to get more. And, you know, we're putting out what is required plus more that is not required. And those are the two years that people are going to have. And that's all that's necessary for people to understand something about my finances. And, look, if people believe this should be a campaign about attacking one another on a personal basis and go back to the kinds of attacks that were suggested in some campaigns in the past, I don't want to go there.
Look, just like Palin with Trig's birth certificate, the ONLY reason Romney would not be willing to provide the tax returns, which he had no problem providing to John McCain in 2008, is that he KNOWS they will prove that the Obama campaign is telling the truth and that HE is lying.