Why Romney has a problem

 

I now understand why Romney got shellacked in South Carolina while complaining that Gingrich is playing the class warfare card.  Take a look at the clip below.  It’s about a half hour long and gets into his activities at hedge fund Bain Capital.  It pretty much destroys the narrative he’s attempted to create around the fact that he’s been a job creator.

As with most things that are put out in the press nowadays, one must be very cautious about the motivations of those who put forth information even if some truths are revealed.   According to Reader Supported News, this is the back story on this film:

The video above, titled “When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” was produced by a so-called “Super PAC” named “Winning Our Future.” While Winning Our Future states on its website: “Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee,” they also go on to say, “Winning Our Future means nominating Former Speaker Newt Gingrich for President in 2012. And advancing that goal is what Winning Our Future is all about.”

The backing for Winning Our Future appears to come in large part from Gingrich’s friend and longtime associate, billionaire gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson. According to the New York Times, Adelson staked Winning Our Future with a $5 million war chest.

“When Mitt Romney Came to Town” appears to have been a component of Mr. Gingrich’s strategy for defeating Mr. Romney for the Republican presidential nomination. However, Gingrich, under pressure from Republican power brokers to tone down the criticism, has now backed away from the film citing “inaccuracies” and saying, “I am calling on them to either edit out every single mistake or pull the entire film.” — RSN Staff

http://readersupportednews.org/video/4-video/9475-gingrich-film-slams-romney-angers-republicans

 

With his gambling enterprises, the film’s main backer, Sheldon Adelson, is exploiting the same people that Romney is exploiting as it’s a well known fact that the main demographic of those who gamble are individuals with incomes less than $ 50,000.   So the film tells a partial truth, but fails to look at the entire system of economic exploitation and disaster capitalism that both of these guys play a part in and Romney’s activities have to be viewed in context of an entire political, economic and legal systems that support this.  So while the film reveals a truth about Romney and those like him, it fails to tell the whole truth about the system that allows this to occur.   That would be a bit too much truth to tell and it appears that  Gingrich is now under pressure to back away from the small portion of truth that has been revealed here.

If this keeps up, Romney will lose even though he’s the republican establishment’s favored candidate.  I don’t think that’s going to be allowed.  We’ll see what happens over the next few weeks, but I suspect Gingrich is going to get “Cained”. If that happens, remember you read the prediction here first!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • LTE
    • http://theafricanamericanclarioncall.com Greg L

      As you know by now, LTE, I don’t have a dog in this race.  For 2012, my vote will be none of the above.  I somewhat surprised at how quickly you’ve jumped to Romney’s defense, particularly since you’ve dismissed him as a RINO in previous posts.  Looks like you’ve reversed course and have decided to jump aboard the Romney train. 

      Be that as it may, the link reads like a press release from the Romney campaign which tends to cast some doubt on its veracity and  I suspect the truth is inbetween the Gingrich hit job and Romney’s rebuttal.  Of course, given the resentment in the country against the 1%, there’s little doubt that folks won’t bother to read the fact check account so the charges will probably stick.  This reminds me somewhat of the charges made against Obama that he’s wasn’t born in the country or that he’s a wild spending socialist.  Unfortunately, in America now, someone can assert a lie and it will stick and since the Republicans have done that often to Obama, it stands to reason that they’d ultimately deploy this against their own at the first opportunity.  Gingrich knows full well that no one is going to read Romney’s rebuttal, so the charges will stick.  Moreover, I find it interesting how you’re quick to dismiss folks like Brooks, Sullivan and Frum and yet are willing to quickly accept a defense of Romney. 

      I suspect you’re turning liberal on me LTE.  The RINO’s finally got to you!

      • LTE

        Actually I like Gingrich and have for ages. He is a big, bold thinker. He also can fly off the rails and do some pretty dumb stuff (like Nancy and him on the couch). In a race where we have a welfare pimp and a real nice guy, Gingrich is different.
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        Just cause I like Newtie doesn’t mean I appreciate his distortions. His anti Romney comments were a gamble that an ill informed (and uncaring Americans) will jump at the sound bite and not do their homework. Shame, shame Newt.
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        I was a bit surprised watching the CNN debate last night. I saw a different Mitt Romney, Mr Nice Guy was set aside and he became Mr. Bad Azz. For the first time I have felt Romney could throw a punch, a much needed quality he will need as he does battle with the Democrat Party smear and fear machine.
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        As for Brooks, Frum and Co., I listen to them once in a while. Even soft in the head Conservatives can have an occasional good point to make.
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        I catch at least a little Limbaugh during the day. I thought of you because he is starting to sound like you. So the question becomes, did Gregg listen to Limbaugh or did Limbaugh listen to Gregg? I have never heard ole Rush sound so jaded about the system, political and business wise.

        • http://theafricanamericanclarioncall.com Greg L

          >>>I was a bit surprised watching the CNN debate last night. I saw a different Mitt Romney, Mr Nice Guy was set aside and he became Mr. Bad Azz. For the first time I have felt Romney could throw a punch, a much needed quality he will need as he does battle with the Democrat Party smear and fear machine.< <<

          Well, Newt thumped that boy pretty good in South Carolina and is threatening to do the same in Florida, so Romney is forced to get down and dirty. After all, he supposed to be the front runner--even though he's only won one primary. That sorta dispels that notion, so he's gonna move heaven and earth to get back in this thing with a compliant press to help him out. In a way, Romney's big problem is that he's indeed a RINO with the republican party having been forced to moderate itself from the tea party crowd if it has any chance of prevailing in November. However, the tea party types aren't having it and Romney looks like he's gonna have a problem. You know, they set up the string of southern primaries to winnow the field so the guy with big money wins, but this could very well work against Romney. That beat down in South Carolina is significant for Romney and may very well augur how the rest of the south goes.

          >>>I catch at least a little Limbaugh during the day. I thought of you because he is starting to sound like you. So the question becomes, did Gregg listen to Limbaugh or did Limbaugh listen to Gregg? I have never heard ole Rush sound so jaded about the system, political and business wise.<<<

          ROFL! Well Limbaugh may be reading me as I’ve certainly am not listening to him. Yes, I admit, I’m somewhat jaded, but that’s basically a function of the lack of truth and forthrightness coming from those who are our leaders. Actually, people as different as Limbaugh apparently and Soros are arriving largely at the same conclusions about the trifecta of crises we face–political, economic and social.

        • http://theafricanamericanclarioncall.com Greg L

          >>>I was a bit surprised watching the CNN debate last night. I saw a different Mitt Romney, Mr Nice Guy was set aside and he became Mr. Bad Azz. For the first time I have felt Romney could throw a punch, a much needed quality he will need as he does battle with the Democrat Party smear and fear machine.< <>>I catch at least a little Limbaugh during the day. I thought of you because he is starting to sound like you. So the question becomes, did Gregg listen to Limbaugh or did Limbaugh listen to Gregg? I have never heard ole Rush sound so jaded about the system, political and business wise.<<<

          ROFL! Well Limbaugh may be reading me as I've certainly am not listening to him.  Yes, I admit, I'm somewhat jaded, but that's basically a function of the lack of truth and forthrightness coming from those who are our leaders.  Actually, people as different as Limbaugh apparently and Soros are arriving largely at the same conclusions about the trifecta of crises we face–political, economic and social.

          • http://theafricanamericanclarioncall.com Greg L

            Well, it looks like polls have Romney up 8 points in Florida, but the  fat lady hasn’t sung yet.  If that proves out, the so called front runner will have won 2 of 4 primaries, but according to what I read, Paul and Santorum are siphoning votes from Gingrich and if they weren’t in the race, it’d be neck and neck.  Romney is perceived not as an anti-Obama but a republican version of him and this is why Gingrich is giving him fits.  The republican strategy is to secure the votes of independents and they know the rabid drooling at the mouth t-party types aren’t appealing to independents so they figure they’ll diss them because there’s no place for them to go.  The T-party was only needed to shore up the base for the off year elections and have promptly been dismissed.  “Where’s Sarah Palin?” is like asking where’s Waldo?

            Quite frankly, the T-party is being handled in much the same way as the dems handle certain elements on the left.  Both parties are fighting for a pre-determined middle that’s actually not the “middle”, but the point that both choose to operate from while saying something far different to their constituents to get elected.  

  • Anonymous

    “If this keeps up, Romney will lose even though he’s the republican establishment’s favored candidate.”

    No matter which Republican presidential hopeful is crowned, if  he’s elected president, the whole nation loses–the whole nation suffers.

    I’ve said this before: This nation is on a collision course with its own eventual demise. The people have a choice to make: Do they wish a quick death or a slow one, over time, with the hope that we might find a way out of the destructive course we’ve set?

    If over time, elect Democrats. If quickly, elect Republicans. 

    This Novembers we will learn just how self-destructive this nation really is, just how deep our national, and collective death wish runs–will we be able to step back from the precipice in time before we hurl ourselves into oblivion.

    I know this sounds melodramatic, but all the signs are there for those with eyes to see. They aren’t hidden, but reside in plain view.

    This race for the White House–2012–will be the most important election of this century, and the preceding one.  It will determine the policies that we will pursue for the next couple of decades, set the stage for how we interact with others–internally and externally–and define our national soul: Will we take the lead in creating a world that benefits all, or will we continue to behave as though we have a proprietary right to all its resources, human as well as  natural?

    • http://theafricanamericanclarioncall.com Greg L

      I don’t wish a death at all BD.  I’d like to see a dramatic course correction, but it seems that we’re moving inexorably toward our demise in the absence of that.  I don’t think it’s just me, but I think most people on a whole want to see that and that’s one of the reasons that Obama had so much backing; people wanted change.  Recently polling on Ron Paul shows broad support for his candidacy for largely the same reason–people believe he can bring change.

      I don’t think any one man is capable of doing that absent some dramatic change in the entire political system.  I don’t see that happening until there’s an acute crisis of some sort that will make real change compelling for all concerned.  We’re close to that point I think but I don’t know if I’m especially confident of  what sort of changes may arise from that.  Fear tends to produce extremes in actions and in the sort of leadership that’s produced from that environment and that concerns me. 

      I don’t necessarily care for George Soros as I think he’s a manipulative schemer, however he did have some very interesting prognostications the other day.  He called the economic system evil and offered this:

      “As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable.
      “Yes, yes, yes,” he says, almost gleefully. The response to the unrest
      could be more damaging than the violence itself. “It will be an excuse
      for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and
      order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive
      political system, a society where individual liberty is much more
      constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United
      States”

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/01/22/george-soros-on-the-coming-u-s-class-war.html

      That’s our answer as to why NDAA was passed. 

       

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