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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:11 AM

MITT hid 11 to 15 MILLION from the auto bailout in Ann's "blind trust"- Violating Federal Ethics Law

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BREAKING: Mitt Romney Charged With Violating Federal Ethics Law!



As of November 1, Mitt Romney is one of the first presidential candidates ever to be charged with violating federal ethics law.

United Automobile Workers (UAW) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have just charged Romney with hiding between 15.3 to 11.5 million dollars from the auto industry bailout in his wife Anne’s “blind” trust to conceal the gain and reduce taxes on it.

http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/1818?share_ref=FlEbYl_K4V4

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Reply MITT hid 11 to 15 MILLION from the auto bailout in Ann's "blind trust"- Violating Federal Ethics Law (Original post)
elehhhhna Nov 2012 OP
elehhhhna Nov 2012 #1
libertypirate Nov 2012 #50
spanone Nov 2012 #2
Beartracks Nov 2012 #24
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #27
Ineeda Nov 2012 #35
WCGreen Nov 2012 #67
Isoldeblue Nov 2012 #68
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #69
Isoldeblue Nov 2012 #83
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #78
Isoldeblue Nov 2012 #84
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #3
NoOtherMedicineNovel Nov 2012 #61
ywcachieve Nov 2012 #79
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #86
ywcachieve Nov 2012 #88
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #89
leveymg Nov 2012 #4
elehhhhna Nov 2012 #6
DarleenMB Nov 2012 #10
elehhhhna Nov 2012 #13
ClusterFreak Nov 2012 #18
elehhhhna Nov 2012 #20
orangejuice Nov 2012 #21
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #38
heaven05 Nov 2012 #46
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2012 #55
WillyT Nov 2012 #5
elehhhhna Nov 2012 #7
cbdo2007 Nov 2012 #8
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #12
notadmblnd Nov 2012 #9
mother earth Nov 2012 #11
chuckstevens Nov 2012 #14
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #15
patrice Nov 2012 #28
kerouac2 Nov 2012 #16
George II Nov 2012 #17
elehhhhna Nov 2012 #22
heaven05 Nov 2012 #52
George II Nov 2012 #73
heaven05 Nov 2012 #74
99Forever Nov 2012 #19
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #23
spanone Nov 2012 #25
YOHABLO Nov 2012 #80
cthulu2016 Nov 2012 #26
Ineeda Nov 2012 #29
formercia Nov 2012 #42
marlakay Nov 2012 #54
Marrah_G Nov 2012 #30
SDjack Nov 2012 #31
mopinko Nov 2012 #32
TBF Nov 2012 #44
glinda Nov 2012 #33
freshwest Nov 2012 #41
Berlum Nov 2012 #63
jwirr Nov 2012 #34
orangejuice Nov 2012 #36
mountain grammy Nov 2012 #37
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #39
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #53
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #72
mstinamotorcity2 Nov 2012 #87
ffr Nov 2012 #40
felix_numinous Nov 2012 #65
gateley Nov 2012 #43
TBF Nov 2012 #47
gateley Nov 2012 #64
TBF Nov 2012 #75
gateley Nov 2012 #77
Warren Stupidity Nov 2012 #45
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GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #49
tavalon Nov 2012 #51
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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:18 AM

1. November surprise brought to you by CREW and the UAW


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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:47 AM

50. 15.3 to 11.5 Read the source it's "115.0 million" -- Why are we playing telephone with FACTS?


http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/17613-uaw-charges-romney-with-profiteering-from-auto-bailout


At a press conference in Toledo, Bob King, President of the United Automobile Workers, will announce that his union and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have filed a formal complaint with the US Office of Government Ethics in Washington stating that Gov. Romney improperly hid a profit of $15.3 million to $115.0 million in Ann Romney's so-called "blind" trust.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:20 AM

2. k&r... bet the msm won't go near this story

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:53 AM

24. Of course not! It might affect the outcome of the election, so....

.... the responsible thing would to remain, um, objective. Yeah. That's the ticket.



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Response to Beartracks (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:12 AM

27. I miss Tommy Flanagan.......

too few remember that great SNL character brought to life by Jon Lovitz... I thought about doing a video about him as Romney, but few would have gotten the reference.....

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:48 AM

35. Yeah, yeah. That's the ticket.

I miss him, too.

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Response to Ineeda (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:01 PM

67. that was Lovitz best character...

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:31 PM

68. I used to like Lovitz...

But he is so anti-Obama now and the lies he tells about him make me ill.

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Response to Isoldeblue (Reply #68)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:39 PM

69. I agree, and welcome to DU

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #69)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:59 PM

83. Thank you :) n/m

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Response to Isoldeblue (Reply #68)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 06:42 PM

78. He did turn into an ahole, that's for sure. And welcome to DU! nt

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #78)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:00 PM

84. Thanks, Proud :) n/m

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:20 AM

3. Yes UAW!

Solidarity! Fucking felon taxivader!

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 03:10 PM

61. Come on, MSM, pick up this ball and run with it!

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Response to NoOtherMedicineNovel (Reply #61)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:13 PM

79. If he were a Dem, this would be all over the mainstream news.

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Response to ywcachieve (Reply #79)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:35 AM

86. Don't hold your breath; we're dealing with cheat'n richie rich.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #86)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:14 AM

88. I am not holding my breath, we know the media

will not go after a Repub. But will slaughter a Dem.

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Response to ywcachieve (Reply #88)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:35 PM

89. They own that too.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:21 AM

4. RMoney hasn't been "charged" - a Complaint has been filed.

Complaint - Submitting an accusation to the police to investigate if a crime is committed.

Pressing Charges - After the complaint is investigated and the police feel there was something illegal that happened to the complainant, charges can be filed if the victim wants it.

(Of course, prosecutors or police can act on their own, independently of any complaining party.)

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Response to leveymg (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:25 AM

6. hey smartypants, check out 9 and 10:

charge (chärj)
v. charged, charg·ing, charg·es
v.tr.
1. To impose a duty, responsibility, or obligation on: charged him with the task of watching the young swimmers.
2. To set or ask (a given amount) as a price: charges ten dollars for a haircut.
3. To hold financially liable; demand payment from: charged her for the balance due.
4. To postpone payment on (a purchase) by recording as a debt: paid cash for the stockings but charged the new coat.
5.
a. To load to capacity; fill: charge a furnace with coal.
b. To saturate; impregnate: The atmosphere was charged with tension.
6. To load (a gun or other firearm) with a quantity of explosive: charged the musket with powder.
7. To instruct or urge authoritatively; command: charged her not to reveal the source of information.
8. Law To instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
9. To make a claim of wrongdoing against; accuse or blame: The police charged him with car theft. Critics charged the writer with a lack of originality.
10. To put the blame for; attribute or impute: charged the accident to the driver's inexperience.

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:33 AM

10. There IS a difference

between a dictionary definition and a LEGAL definition.

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Response to DarleenMB (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:36 AM

13. yes, and?

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:44 AM

18. I think it's great that these groups have filed a complaint over this.

However in your OP the impression is clearly given, in fact clearly stated, that Romney has been 'charged'. I think people are making the point that unless legal authorities actually file charges, he is not charged but only accused by the UAW etc. The authorities will either take up these complaints and file formal charges or not.

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Response to ClusterFreak (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:48 AM

20. it's from the link - i didn't write it,

just reposted.

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Response to DarleenMB (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:49 AM

21. Darleen is correct. The difference between a complaint and formal charges is significant.

They say they have filed a complaint. (http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/17613-uaw-charges-romney-with-profiteering-from-auto-bailout)

This is not the same thing as being charged, from a legal perspective. A criminal complaint would contain formal charges, but it would come from the government. This is not a criminal complaint.

They say they have filed it with the Office of Government Ethics.

The website of the Office of Government Ethics says that the office itself "does not handle complaints of misconduct, nor does OGE have investigative or prosecutorial authority." (http://www.oge.gov/About/Mission-and-Responsibilities/Where-to-Report-Misconduct-in---/)

This is the statute they believe he has violated: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode05a/usc_sup_05_5_10_sq3_20_I.html

ETA: The statute describes the process for referral to the Department of Justice as follows:
"the Director of the Office of Government Ethics, each congressional ethics committee, or the Judicial Conference, as the case may be, shall refer to the Attorney General the name of any individual which such official or committee has reasonable cause to believe has willfully failed to file a report or has willfully falsified or willfully failed to file information required to be reported" (http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode05a/usc_sec_05a_00000104----000-.html)

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Response to orangejuice (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:05 AM

38. The difference between a complaint and formal charges is significant.

Indeed.


But Rmoney is still a money-grubbing greedy crook who doesn't want to pay his taxes. He was clearly that before any accusations or charges from the UAW or CREW.

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Response to orangejuice (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:42 AM

46. everyone

knows mittshit has no ethics, so he'll probably skate on this one also. He is a very important rich, rich white male in amerikkka with a co-opted MSM who would never, ever give wide coverage to something like this. Give me a break.

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:18 PM

55. Hey smartypants, when discussing legal matters, precision is necessary: COMPLAINT FILED, not CHARGED

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:23 AM

5. HUGE K & R !!!




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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:27 AM

7. props to my fave HS teacher for this catch -

now watch your grammar, I invited him to this thread. He'd be a brilliant addition to the DU family.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:28 AM

8. Why didn't they do this 2 months ago???

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:35 AM

12. Now that is a mystery isn't it.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:32 AM

9. Charged or accused?

Does the UAW or CREW have the authority to charge anyone with a violation of any law? Or is it just an accusation by these two groups?

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:35 AM

11. Pig at the trough...we knew he had good reason to hide those returns.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:36 AM

14. Once again a vigorous, vigilant free Press. NOT!

Not ONE words about this in the Mainstream Media. What LIBERAL media?

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:39 AM

15. Any better sources for this yet?

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:20 AM

28. Uh . . . CREW doesn't!! fuck-around. nt

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:42 AM

16. And it will be on MSM when? Exactly. nt

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:43 AM

17. Why is the first, almost immediate reaction to complain about the "main stream media"???

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:49 AM

22. one complains, another asks if they've sanctified it yet

it's complicated.

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:53 AM

52. beeeeecauuuuaaaassssseeee

our media is CO-OPTED!!!!!!!!!! Nothing about mittshits taxes lately, Bain and the WORKERS at Sensata have been ignored again. Jobs in china that bain shipped out of american communities destroying lives, not mentioned lately. Why complain about our MSM? Our POTUS has gotten absolutely jack shit out of our MSM in terms of fairness in reporting and as in the case of Faux news even reporting what our President has to say. That's why I'm complaining! Horse race, neck and neck, my ass!!!!

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #52)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:53 PM

73. Well (he says calmly and quietly), I've seen reports..........

.....about Sensata, jobs going to China, Romney's taxes, etc., ALL on various "main stream media" outlets.

Is CNN part of the "MSM"?
Is the NY Times part of the "MSM"?

etc..........

There are other newspaper and media outlets that have reported on the Bain story, not to mention Romney's taxes.

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Response to George II (Reply #73)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 06:11 PM

74. he replies

calmly and quietly, I haven't seen much about sensata, bain, taxes mittshits lack of integrity and truth at all this election cycle. Mr. Mittshit has had a pass from our MSM, this whole election cycle. Period. And yes that is CNN, NYT, MSNBC, we won't mention that other station, I forget their letters. minus a few on MSNBC have kept the light on Mr. Mittshit, bashir, maddow, o'donnell, big ed. Lately for me for me it's just frustration at how our MSM is making this seem like horserace and cannot be trusted to tell the truth. Nothing personal, just hate our financially and ideologically co-opted media.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:46 AM

19. What this reveals (yet again)...

... is that this scumbag feels so entitled and is so arrogant that even as he sought the highest office in our nation, he could feed his greed and it would go unnoticed.

That this asshole is even a candidate of a major political party speaks to just how sick our country is. I'm glad I'm at the end of my life, the future doesn't look good. At all.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:51 AM

23. IOKIYAR

It's OK if you're a Republican.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:55 AM

25. katrina vanden heuvel just brought this up on Up with Chris Hayes

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Response to spanone (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:31 PM

80. I wonder if you can get this clip? I would like to hear the response

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:00 AM

26. He has not been "charged"

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:34 AM

29. The problem with

threads like this is that it leaves us with the question, "So, what is going to be done about it?" and the answer: "Nothing."

When a LAW is broken, there should be consequences. Just like when churches preach politics and the IRS does NOTHING to take away their tax-exempt status. It's selective enforcement of the law and infuriating. The rethugs are using the system brilliantly and getting away with murder (metaphorically.) Ya gotta hand it to 'em.

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Response to Ineeda (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:33 AM

42. The GOP is literally, getting away with Murder

Besides suicide and small plane crashes, just think of the thousands who have died due to lack of services and foot-dragging by the Republicans in Congress.

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Response to formercia (Reply #42)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:57 AM

54. And that's not counting Bush's wars...nt

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:37 AM

30. Not a fucking this will happen... unless he was homeless and stole a hot dog

THEN, by god, they would throw the book at him!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:38 AM

31. Off to prison simultaneously. nt

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:39 AM

32. i agree with the others. please edit for correct legal language.

at least put charged in quotes, and explain in the first line.
this is why i find crew to be a little suspect. they put out this kind of misleading things frequently.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #32)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:41 AM

44. I agree. The headline should be updated.

I'd love for him to be charged today, but a complaint and arrest are two different things - anyone can allege just about anything (and things get thrown out of court all the time).

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:40 AM

33. Does anyone know what happens IF Romney should win and then it is found he actually

is charged with a crime? Does the VP Ryan take over? Are both out and Obama remains in office?

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Response to glinda (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:32 AM

41. IMO, Ryan would take over and Mitt would move to the Caymans.

While Nordquist authored the bills and one of them would be to pardon Romney. Then legalize everything he's done.

Could be that's been the plan all along, whether this gets into court finally or not. I don't think Mitt wants to work for anyone else and put up with legal restraints. He'd find the office of presidency, or at least as we've known it, an insult to his way of doing business.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #41)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 03:16 PM

63. Which may well be part of the Republican plan against America

Willard as the smarmy draft-and-tax dodging PREDECSSOR to the Ryan BEASTLY predator.



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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:43 AM

34. Wonder what he would have made if he had gotten them to go bankrupt?

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:00 AM

37. But, but, but, Obama's black!

and a mooslim.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:11 AM

39. PRESIDENT RYAN

Mitt Romney, if elected, will not finish out his full term of office. Who's going to plant the knife in his back? The Teabaggers -- every ounce of dirt they have on Romney (and remember that as insiders, they have the access to the most damaging information) will come out during Romney's first year. The tax evasion, the violation of ethics standards, the off-shore accounts, everything. And the House will have enough votes to impeach him. And Romney will pull a Nixon and resign, as he has no base of support in Washington.

That would leave Teabagger Darling Paul Ryan as President.

Count on i t.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:55 AM

53. ((((PRESIDENT RYAN)))) Scariest words I've ever heard!

Scariest thoughts I've ever encountered.
Scariest thing that could ever happen to this country.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #53)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:45 PM

72. YIKES!!

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #53)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:51 AM

87. I have always thought this was their whole premise.

They can't stand Willard Mitt Romney. They don't trust him. They in my opinion would torch him is a second. They have engineered questionable practices in the past concerning Opposition against the republican party and how they met with their untimely demise. It is always the lone gunman or an airplane crash with pilot error or mechanical failures. We except these findings but still find them questionable. Paul Ryan and his Ayn Rand way of life is more to their core beliefs. He is their idea of the American Dream.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:19 AM

40. BOOK HIM DANO!

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Response to ffr (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 03:54 PM

65. Wish someone would make a poster

with Mitt (and all the other RW criminals) in jail and it saying "Book 'em Obama!"

I really should learn how to photoshop

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:39 AM

43. As long as he broke the law, can we go after him? Too much of this stuff IS legal, but

if he broke the law, let's go get him!

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Response to gateley (Reply #43)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:43 AM

47. A complaint is not an arrest -

as much as I'd like to see him taken down. If they had enough they would charge him ...

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Response to TBF (Reply #47)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 03:53 PM

64. I understand the difference, but you make THE point -- if they had enough, they'd charge him.

Damn!

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Response to gateley (Reply #64)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 06:12 PM

75. He's such a slippery character and I'm sure he has excellent lawyers.

I think it would be really hard to catch him on any of this stuff. But all together it does paint a picture of an entitled millionaire (or possibly billionaire) who skirts the edges and cares about little but money and his church.

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Response to TBF (Reply #75)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 06:38 PM

77. Totally agree - they know what they're doing to keep from being charged with anything. I hate him.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:42 AM

45. Its not too late Mitt: show us the goddamn tax returns!

prove you are not a fucking liar, a fucking cheat, and a fucking scoundrel.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #45)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:43 AM

48. This. nt

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:44 AM

49. How just would it be if Mitt's run for the White House ...

turned out to be his first step to the Poor House.

Mitt deserves to be POOR.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:51 AM

51. Now, I'm not saying I want them to go to jail

Oh, fuck it, yes I am.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:54 PM

56. Whites think the problem is Obama BLACK but it is Romney's WallStreet GREEN

There is one advantage Romney holds that may get him the Presidency: OBAMA IS BLACK. Sure, people will at some point come to their senses and realize that their racist hue is psychopathic; but by then it may be too late as they will have lost a very able leader, replacing him with a chameleon who loooooves the color GREEN and will play the color BLACK to get it. Indeed, history will recall this period—no matter which of the two wins, BLACK OR WHITE—as a time when the cultural deficiencies of Americans haven’t been as glaring as since the days when this nation was built by shysters, shooters, and robber barons. Like a severe encephalitis inflaming the brains of white Americans to making historic fact the old 19th Century motto: THERE’S A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE, on which the American economy depended until Theodore Roosevelt switched from the raping of Americans by corporate America to the raping of the Third world by imperial America. The corpoRATe cleptocrats switched to raping the less developed nations under te protection of the US Navy. Could that be why Romney wants to increase so much our navy?

Then, through deadly struggles, was born the labor movement which, at the cost of many lives, created a balance between capital and labor; indeed, even often a collaborating with each other (as when George Meany of AFL-CIO would sit to plan America’s economy with David Rockerfeller, which a friend that participated told me all about). But in those days of domestic balance, foreign lands and their poor were exsanguinated by corporate America based on the Monroe and TR Doctrines which made Asia and South America the exclusive feeding grounds of American corporate vampires. Only Communism, as if it were daylight, frightened these corpoRAte vampires into transfusing rather than bleeding the poor of the Third World…but even that was done schizophrenically with the CIA in service of the corpoRATes.

Well, all that is over. With the end of the USSR, all the nations whose left wing revolutionaries resisted our corporate predation have turned to their own domestic rapacious capitalism as a way of sucking industrial capital out of America, as does China, so that-- like Europe in the second half of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries—cheap labor attracted US capital away from domestic industries driven by idiotic avaricious thesis that slave labor in Asia would make production cheaper without lowering prices in the America market so profits would become gigantic!!!

No student of economic history and international politics can avoid scratching his head asking: WHAT THE HELL WERE THESE “ENTREPRENEURS” THINKING?

In a course in economics I took long ago in an American university, the professor explained that the Marxist theory of “Surplus Value” was wrong because under capitalism profits are re-invested in industry, not stored in vaults. Well, it turns out that since the tech bubble profits have increasingly turned into non-productive Monopoly play-money so that bankers instead of industrialists handle it and Americans use their homes as ATM machines, made possible by fraud and deception on the part of banks, homes were turned into Las Vegas chips.

2008 became they year the Republican rape of America through commission of every crime Leftists extremists ever accused Wall Street of perpetrating proved to be true as our economy sank into Depression. GW Bush quietly snuck out the back door of the White House, filthy rich with unearned $millions, counting on the Obama’s promise that if he, Bush, doesn’t attack him, he, Obama, will not expose the reckless criminality of the Bush years.

Obama followed a rational process of saving the economy. But he knew that if the public ever knew that to do that he’s have to transfuse with taxpayers’ cash the “too big to fail” corporate and bank criminals, his political future would come to an end. Quietly, Congressional Republicans dished out the Middle Class’s red blood corpuscles, leaving it exsanguinated and dying. But instead of using America’s transfusion of big business to save America, the banks got rich doing EXACTLY what they had done under Bush. The exec bonuses turned white America Middle Class hate for the GREEN color of the 1%’s ill gotten gains and self-awarded bonuses from the funds delivered by the White House, into hate for Obama’s BLACK color.

NO ONE PROFITEERED FROM THIS SWITCH OF PUBLIC HATE FOR THE GREEN OF THE CORPORATE AND BANKING SHYSTERS TO HATE OF THE BLACK OF OBAMA’S SKIN AS ROMNEY EXPLOITED TEA PARTY SLOGANS AND LIES TO FUEL THAT RAIST FIRE.

The TEA PARTY is nothing but a hate fest that cascaded down the calumny line in labeling the Obama Administration from CommunistFascistWall Street StoogeUnion ShillCorporate ShillChinese StoogeIllegit PresidentAfrican Invader…..to finally, BLACK…BLACK….BLACK! REPUBLICANS RAN WITH THESE SLANDERS BECAUSE IT WORKED!!!! That’s what activated many of the barely high school graduate white American “Middle Class”-- made “middle” by union arm twisting of capitalists as well as by the ever growing productive capacity of American workers. To the racist minds of many, NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY BE DUE TO EACH INDIVUAL’S EDUCATIONAL INADEQUACY IN ADAPTING HIM/HERSELF TO BECOME USEFUL IN A CHANGING AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT *MUST* ALL BE DUE TO THE FACT THAT WE’RE STUCK WITH A “N----ER” IN THE “WHITE” HOUSE!

And so, the people who elected Obama because THEY KNEW in 2008 that to elect another Republican, given how things were going, would be suicide, by 2010 voted in a Republican Congress ONLY because AMERICA HAD NOT TOTALLY RECOVERED AND THEY COULDN’T GET BACK INTO THE “SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP MODE” THEY WERE ACUSTOMED TO…….THIS MUST BE SO, SO MANY WHITE “MIDDLE” CLASS PEOPLE THOUGHT, *ONLY* BECAUSE OF ONE REASON: BECAUSE AMERICA “SOMEHOW” (???) WAS TRICKED INTO VOTING-IN A BLACK PRESIDENT that is a Muslim foreigner!!!! Nothing better gives away that kind of imbecilic thinking than the common sign at Tea Party and Republican demonstrations: “MAKE THE WHITE HOUSE WHITE AGAIN.”

The fact is that NO ONE PERSONALLY PROFITED FROM WHAT BUSH AND THE REPUBLICANS DID TO WRECK THE AMERICAN ECONOMY NOR AS MUCH FROM EVERYTHING OBAMA HAS BEEN DOING TO SAVE THE ECONOMY AS MITT ROMNEY…. “Mitt” indeed, for his mit was always out there catching all the cash. That’s why he won’t show his tax returns—because his returns show what a corpoRATe PROFITEER he has been, never working one day, just collecting his Federal $$$ and getting his tax deductions….and that’s “OK,” he sais, because, “IT’S ALL LEGAL!!!”. If people could see Romney’s tax returns, they would realize that their real enemy is the GREEN corporatist cannibals like Romney and his infamous 1%-ers!!!

Had the Democrats exposed the Bush criminal imbecility and the Romney criminal profiteering, racist white American “Middle” class Tea Partiers might realize ONCE AGAIN that their real enemy is GREEN Wall Street (ROMNEY&Co.) greed and not Obama’s BLACK skin color. But to realize that these white Americans would have to realize that they put the Republican criminal crew serving the rapacious 1% into Congress in 2010 because FELLING racist is so much easier than feeling screwed by the CorpoRATe Establishment. Alas, Americans can’t take blame for their own actions so they’re forever looking for an “other” scapegoat. Romney&Co Republicans were more than willing to lie to fan white America’s fires of racial hate and Obama and the democrats were too unwilling to put a mirror before each and every white American caught in this racist mindset. Too bad, because Americans are basically good people and would have come to their senses once they could no longer escape the truth.

IF GOD FORBID OBAMA LOSES it is totally due to the white “Middle” Class racism that allowed Romney to hide his profiteering behind Obama’s skin color. But if Obama becomes President once again, his success oer the next four years will depends on his making it quite clear that he will TOTALLY EXPOSE THE REPUBLICAN RECORD so that White Americans looking for someone else to blame but themselves for their predicament will realize that their color problem is not Obama BLACK but Wall Street GREEN and, also because of THEIR OWN racist mindlessness…..MINDLESSNESS that almost caused them to elect as president a specimen of the parasitic predator species, Shysterius Romneyicus, a chameleon that takes any color so long as he eventually can turn fat and green.

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Response to chirurgdecreier (Reply #56)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:52 PM

60. Jeez, a book...

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Response to Maynar (Reply #60)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:43 PM

81. books abound, all telling criminal truth. But who takes time to read them?

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:57 PM

57. Not a *whisper* of this on M$M this morning.

Not 1.

Not surprised.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:00 PM

58. Just highlights the fact that there are no current charges against Romney - disappointing news.

Does anyone have a link that has more info on the UAW/CREW complaint and what the likely next steps will be? Or is this as far as it goes, ie a complaint is filed, but no action taken against Romney? Am on dialup and haven't found much yet.

It is discouraging that Romney keeps getting a pass on his bad behavior - it is "noted" and he goes on about his business as usual. Nothing sticks, no one files charges, no one takes him to court.

The only good news is that Romney is going to lose the election; but I'd also like to see him pay for his misdeeds with some jail time and fines. Not looking likely, though.

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Response to DeschutesRiver (Reply #58)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:19 PM

66. Romney gets a pass because Big Bird is scared he might win!

Dems somewhat over-reacted to Nixon in the midst of war. But they failed to nail Romney because they wished that he and his baggage would be Republican candidate. But they never figured how strong is race issue. First debate was like a Great White Hope creamed Mohammed Ali in boxing or Williams sisters in tennis. They don't care if Romney is Jack the Ripper....HE'S WHITE and they wanted to "put the white back in the White house." That's why to me this is as historically portentous an election as Germany in 30s. Herr Hitler was no more radical as a candidate and JUST AS MENDACIOUS....the Nazi Revolution came later. That's why Romney's must be crushed at the polls-- to affirm loudly: Americans are too smart to eat s--t and think it a McDonald's freebee!

I hate to think that a lot of Dems are being accommodating in fear that they have to call this thing "Mr. President." IF ROMNEY WINS IT SHOWS THE WORLD THAT AMERICANS' MINDS ARE CAPTIVES OF TV COMMERCIALS RATHER THAN FACTS.

Read Joan Hoff's NIXON RECONSIDERED. Romney is far more dishonest and a predatory corpoRATe type. So why didn't Dems pick up on the lead of Sen. Harry Reid to hit Romney's taxes at least as truthfully intensive as Romney hit Obama with Birther crap? Are Liberals scared of Romney?

TRUTH MUST DESTROY EVIL AS THE ENLIGHTENMENT DESTROYED THE DARK AGES!!!!!

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:49 PM

59. If only he'd been smoking pot when he did it. Then he'd have to pay for his crime.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 03:11 PM

62. Skanky (R) and certainly un-patriotic & un-ethical

This Bishop Willard (R) & his tax-and-draft dodging cronies should be allowed no where near the White House.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:43 PM

70. When will they arrest him?

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:44 PM

71. Which this and the tax loop whole discloses came out earlier not two day before the election in the

middle of Sandy news.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 06:17 PM

76. You messed up the numbers.

The second number is supposed to be 111.5 million not 11.5.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:58 PM

82. Missing a much bigger picture

If you haven't caught it yet, Greg Palast does a fantastic job on C-Span's Book-TV segment.
He indeed investigated this very topic and it seems Romney did receive $115 million. This, he surmises, is the reason he won't release his 2009 tax returns as it will show the transaction in question. Did the article reveal that 3 of Mitt's billionaire hedge fund buddies made $4.3 billion of taxpayer money in the auto bailout by holding hostage the auto industry?
He also shared some incredible stories about the Koch brothers, not flatteringly.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Bandit

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:48 AM

85. Does this mean we get President Paul Ryan

If Romney pulls out some (cheating) miracle and wins?

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