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Rick Santorumís camp hits Mitt Romney on Bain tenure
The Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2012 | By Felicia Sonmez

Posted on 03/19/2012 10:32:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s campaign is taking aim at rival Mitt Romney’s tenure at the helm of Bain Capital.....

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Back in January, when Perry and Gingrich were hitting the former Massachusetts governor hard on his Bain tenure, Santorum had told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, “I hate to sit here and be a defender of Mitt Romney, but to me this is federal capitalism, and I have to say that this is an attack probably not warranted.”

“Bain Capital, at least from the record I looked at, had a lot of success,” Santorum said at the time. “I mean they weren’t a company that has a long track of record basically destroying the companies and selling off the pieces. They had some situations where they had failures but every company does.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anticapitalist; anticapitalistrick; bain; cronycapitalism; economy; jobs; newtgingrich; pseudoconservative; romney2012; santorum; santorum2012
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1 posted on 03/19/2012 10:32:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

WOW!!!!

Somebody at the Washington ComPost just had multiple brain orgasms!!!

An opportunity to slam TWO Republican candidates in ONE ARTICLE!!

(And Nothing - NADA - EVER - about the Phoney-in-Chief ensconced in the Oval Office.)


2 posted on 03/19/2012 10:37:33 AM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All Mittwit and Lil Ricky are doing is helping obama save money. They are so busy attacking and mud slinging that there will be nothing left for obama to use. They are killing eachother.

Morons!


3 posted on 03/19/2012 10:43:27 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, Santorum is right that we don’t need someone with Romney’s crony-capitalist acumen in office.


4 posted on 03/19/2012 10:44:07 AM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: ZULU
I wonder will Rush go after Santorum for a couple of days over this, like he did Perry and Newt?????

Hmmmmmm????

Maybe some of us should E-mail Rush and ask him if he now has some doubts about what Santorum will be fighting for, one day to the next.

5 posted on 03/19/2012 10:47:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Marguerite; sodpoodle; Right_in_Virginia; Gator113; CynicalBear; ...
Is there anything of Newt's that Santorum won't copy?
6 posted on 03/19/2012 10:49:59 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
I Suwannee Santorum would have endorsed Newt if he'd run in 2008 [VIDEO]
7 posted on 03/19/2012 10:52:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: onyx

Yes there is. His record of adultery.

You asked.


8 posted on 03/19/2012 10:53:05 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

I am glad you are so sure of that. Just because someone’s sins are not ‘public’ does not mean they are not there. It is best not to be so cock sure of things that you really do not know. Just an observation.


9 posted on 03/19/2012 10:56:14 AM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I wonder will Rush go after Santorum for a couple of days over this, like he did Perry and Newt????? Hmmmmmm????

NOT A CHANCE!

Perry and Newt had to go!

"Wall Street financier,” claimed the newly enlightened Santorum!

10 posted on 03/19/2012 10:56:32 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: dt57

The door was left open, so I walked through it;)


11 posted on 03/19/2012 10:58:21 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bump!


12 posted on 03/19/2012 10:59:26 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: dforest

Don’t be so haughty! You’ve probably jinxed Rick now!


13 posted on 03/19/2012 10:59:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL. The same guy who endorsed Romney in ‘08.

He’s a talker all right.


14 posted on 03/19/2012 11:00:29 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
Also wondering if Mark Levin is going to criticize Santorum for his “assault on capitalism” as he did with Newt???
15 posted on 03/19/2012 11:03:07 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I love this one...Rick and Newt together at Pac....asked question....Santorum scratching his head right from the get go with more than a dah moment. He passes to Newt who promptly gives an answer....

Video Short but makes a statement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wDknt8RdyY&feature=related


16 posted on 03/19/2012 11:08:11 AM PDT by caww
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To: onyx

I keep saying don’t underestimate Newt....here’s someone who doesn’t either.....

“The thing I remember about Newt, we came to Congress together at the same time - ‘78... When Newt showed up he said,... ‘we can become the majority, we can take back the House of Representatives.’

We hadn’t had the House since the 1940’s. And initially, none of us believed him..... But he was persistent and he was tenacious.... He kept it up, kept it up, kept it up.

Finally by ‘94 he’s the newly elected speaker of the House of Representatives with a Republican majority... So I wouldn’t underestimate him.”.....’Chenney’


17 posted on 03/19/2012 11:16:11 AM PDT by caww
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Yes and he should have done so long time ago. Romney would lose the elections to Obama mainly on the Bain Capital issue, that is unless the gas prices are still high by elections day and then he would have a good chance to beat Obama but in that case even a ham sandwich would have a good chance of beating Obama.

When Gingrich and Perry brought the Bain Capital issue few months ago they were quickly shutdown by many on our side and of course the establishment Republican who support Romney under the claim that attacking on Romney Bain Capital is an attack on Capitalism and that is absolute BS. Bain Capital is not the Capitalism that majority of Americans believes including a majority of conservatives and it represents the ugly side of business and most importantly it is a great political loser.

Someone wisely said: Capitalism can defeat Obama but Bain Capital cannot”.

18 posted on 03/19/2012 11:16:21 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: dforest

Be careful of those open doors friend, sometimes there is a trap door on the other side. I have walked through them a few times. I remember once speaking with real passion on behalf of my beloved Pastor as his innocense, only to find that I was very wrong. I would have bet my last penny he was an honorable man. Few of us get through life without making really bad mistakes, at least once and sometimes twice. Let’s not turn Rick into a saint just yet.


19 posted on 03/19/2012 11:16:53 AM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: onyx

“Is there anything of Newt’s that Santorum won’t copy?”

Newt’s cheerfulness :)


20 posted on 03/19/2012 11:17:16 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: onyx
Is there anything of Newt's that Santorum won't copy?

A chance to pander to the left by sitting on a couch with Nancy Pelosi and proclaiming the importance of the fight to end global warming?

21 posted on 03/19/2012 11:17:21 AM PDT by kidd
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To: onyx
Is there anything of Newt's that Santorum won't copy?

Federal healthcare individual mandates under penalty of law.

As an aside I think Santorum should not attack venture capitalism any more than Newt should which is to say not at all. Leftist bs.

22 posted on 03/19/2012 11:22:24 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: kidd

I’m not hearing Santorum promise to create a whole new Federal environmental agency like Newt.


24 posted on 03/19/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just emailed it! (commence holding breath)


25 posted on 03/19/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: kidd

So you are saying Rick Santorum never pandered to the left?

Votes for planned parenthood
Endorses Alen Spector
Endorses Mitt Romney
Is a team player when it comes to playng politics?

Just who are you talking about not pandering? Give me a break.


26 posted on 03/19/2012 11:24:16 AM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: dt57
If this goes to the convention, Santorum will be the nominee; but not for the reasons one may think. When it becomes apparent to the “E”s that they will not be able to pull their soul mates across the finish line, they will go for the candidate they can control. That candidate is Rick Santorum. Played for a fool by the people who wanted to rid the party of Newt, starting a chain of events that eventually gave us John “Crybaby” Boehner (oddly one of the original backstabbers), he has proved time and time again that his “principles” are for sale. The bigs will eventually coalesce around the marionette from Pennsylvania.
27 posted on 03/19/2012 11:30:49 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: dt57

Oh come on, he is already named here as Saint Ricky the Holy One.

If y’all found out he cheated you would have to change the whole narrative.

Ricky, the Fallen One, the bad boy hypocrite, can’t win if he does or doesn’t. LOL Has a certain ring to it. /sarc

I do understand what you are saying and it is very true. We never know for sure, but if there is a hidden bimbo, we should know soon.


28 posted on 03/19/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT by dforest
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To: caww

This is good too. Lavish praise of Newt by Santorum.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2861032/posts


29 posted on 03/19/2012 11:34:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Bump!


30 posted on 03/19/2012 11:36:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I just want SOME conservative - Newt or Santorum or SOMEBODY to take on Mittens and beat Obama.


31 posted on 03/19/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Maybe but I don’t think so. The estabishment guys are too worried about their own jobs, and they believe that Rick S. would be a diaster for the down ticket. I happen to think they are right, but I don’t care if they lose their jobs really. The republican establishment is part of the problem. It is hard to imagine at this point anyway Mitt loses, brokered convetntion or no. I hate it, becaue he will lose in November.


32 posted on 03/19/2012 11:38:54 AM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7VUg7nG3lw&feature=related

Have you seen this? From roughly a year after the regretted couch incident. Nothing says “I’m Sorry” like b*tch-slapping Gore :-)


33 posted on 03/19/2012 11:39:35 AM PDT by Taxachusan ("Let me be clear...and cheerful." #withNEWT)
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To: onyx; ZULU

Perry and Newt are for amnesty and not just for grandmothers. They both had no business being in this race. New got clobbered in FL and lost big time in every single major demographic in a must win state. He has since never recovered. His is simply unelectable and has never been able to shake off his sky-rocketing negatives and his Grand Canyon-size gender gap. His own “southern strategy” went up in smoke. Why he continues to be a spoiler and help Romney is beyond comprehension. Perry got TKO’d in debate after debate. The only viable alternative to Romney is Santorum. Want evidence? Election results do matter. Go check the states he’s won and doing so on a shoestring budget and is now besting Obama in four core states. Time for the disappointed Newties to call off their anti-Santorum jihad and wake up to the reality.


34 posted on 03/19/2012 11:41:00 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: jveritas
.....Bain Capital is not the Capitalism that majority of Americans believes including a majority of conservatives and it represents the ugly side of business and most importantly it is a great political loser.

Then in FL Mitt pounded Newt with negative ads - $2Million/day for 10 DAYS! Including that deceitful :30 sec news lead-in piece by Brokaw! Mitt has no scruples and I do NOT want him as president.

35 posted on 03/19/2012 11:41:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: dt57; onyx; dforest

The unforgiving and small minded with no core like to feather themselves up and roost on the existance of those previous weird exwives of Newt, but swiftly lower their high faluting standards down around their ankles when it comes to issuing equally scandalous indictments against the salty past of Santorum’s poor wife, Karen.

Neither of the candidates deserve this cheap finger pointing, when Karen has redeemed herself and Newt has repented, recieved absolution and is happily married.

By these ignorant claims and standards, they elevate only Romney to the proper purity standard.

Ignore these coreless wags.


36 posted on 03/19/2012 11:47:07 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"The bigs will eventually coalesce around the marionette from Pennsylvania. "

Not a chance. Won't happen.

The uncommitted super-delegates will not support Santorum.

However, at this point things look moot. Look at the latest PPP poll out of Illinois. Romney leads by 15 points.

Santorum's crash is picking up steam because every time he opens his mouth he appears to be a hypocrite, mean 'ol church lady or just plain dumb.

Soon even the committed SoCons will be looking for another horse.

37 posted on 03/19/2012 11:47:41 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: dt57; kidd

This is the same old tired anti-Santorum stuff. Newt needs to withdraw. He’s unelectable with soaring unfavorability ratings and a gender gap that is oceans apart. We’ve had enough of his loony (like in lunar) big ideas and that does not include his amnesty proposal (oh, I forgot just for grandmothers). He simply continues to be the spoiler in the race despite calls for him to quit by some many. Carl Cameron was spot on when he reported on Super Tuesday night on Fox News that Team Romney is “happy” to see Gingrich continue in the race. Gingrich is now a saboteur in the effort to derail Romney.


38 posted on 03/19/2012 11:48:24 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: dforest

LOL dforest.


39 posted on 03/19/2012 11:48:30 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: dforest
"We never know for sure, but if there is a hidden bimbo, "

There is no hidden bimbo or we would have known by now. Santorum appears to be as clean as snow in his personal life.

41 posted on 03/19/2012 11:50:52 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Steelfish

You think the Newt supporters should be disenfranchised? there are many in Texas along with Perry and Norris that want to vote for the Speaker..not the Rooster.


42 posted on 03/19/2012 11:53:15 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Steelfish
Perry and Newt are for amnesty and not just for grandmothers. .....

You are flat out wrong on that but you have decided you need to return to it in some sick way. The only reason the Establishment hasn't taken Rick out is that they aren't finished using him to call for the only conservative left in the primary, Newt Gingrich, to withdraw. But hey! Rick is too busy following Newt's lead on the issues -- since Rick doesn't have enough conservative bones in his body to hold himself up for comparison to real conservatism.

I wouldn't be surprised if we see a political cartoon of a dummy that looks like Rick Santorum, with Newt making his lips move and giving him his talking points.

43 posted on 03/19/2012 11:56:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
HYPOCRITE = SANTORUM

44 posted on 03/19/2012 11:56:41 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Maybe if you would quit posting awhile and turn on Rush right now, you would hear Santorum kicking ass on issues. He was even defending Newt.


45 posted on 03/19/2012 11:56:41 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

LOL ...will check it out:)


46 posted on 03/19/2012 11:58:44 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Taxachusan

Great Gingrich testimony ! Thank you for pinging me to it.


47 posted on 03/19/2012 12:02:06 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; FrankR
I wouldn't be surprised if we see a political cartoon of a dummy that looks like Rick Santorum, with Newt making his lips move and giving him his talking points.

Your assignment Mr. Phelps... (aka FrankR)

48 posted on 03/19/2012 12:04:18 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: RitaOK

Agreed. enough.


49 posted on 03/19/2012 12:09:11 PM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: Mariner

B.S., no one is clean as snow in their personal life, save Jesus. Baloney.


50 posted on 03/19/2012 12:12:34 PM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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