Skip to comments.Anti-Mormon Bigot Behind Obama/Allred 'October Surprise'
Posted on 10/24/2012 3:50:40 PM PDT by mojito
As I write this, Barack Obama's gal-pal Gloria Allred and the Boston Globe have aligned themselves with the Chicago Machine in a partisan crusade to launch an October Surprise against Mitt Romney. That we all know. What you might not know is that Allred's client, Maureen Sullivan, the woman pushing to unseal the gag order on her own divorce records, is a embittered leftie, a Huffington Post "Super User," and a vicious anti-Mormon bigot. For what's obviously a manufactured reason, Sullivan blames Mitt Romney for a divorce settlement she received during the early-nineties. Time's Mark Halperin reports that while he was Chairman of Bain Capital, Romney was called to testify in the divorce proceedings between Staples founder (and Romney friend) Tom Stemberg, and Ms. Sullivan. Supposedly, Romney's testimony about the value of Staples at the time affected the eventual settlement agreement. Flash-forward over 15 years later and Ms. Sullivan still hasnt gotten over it.
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What a farce.
And why does Allred, a CA attorney, get to practice law in MA? Has she passed the bar in MA?
It would have had just the opposite effect as the one they desired.
After four years of Ubama, most people recognize a manufactured crisis when they see one.
Quick - somebody ping Greg West!
Never let a manufactured crisis go to waste.
Wait ! I think I hear the theme from The Twilight Zone playing as I read the article. :)
The “hack” part is right.
This is an October surprise?
Wow they really are running scared!
What do you mean, “passed the bar”??
She’s been in the bar. Lots of times. Just like Biden.
The attorney for Romney in this case has said Romney has no objection to the testimony being unsealed. He simply testified regards the value of a company because of stock involved in the divorce settlement. So this is much ado about nothing.
Let’s see: tens of millions unemployed for months and years.
Homes foreclosed and people living on the streets or in cars or shelters (when there is room).
Pensions lost. 47,000,000+ on food stamps.
Cuts to everything. Downsizing.
And the Zero Administration thinks that a pampered woman who got $5,000,000 and the pricey Manhattan condo WAHHHHHHH, is the woman scorned and beaten down.
Sounds like a winner to me.
No wonder the whole FOUR FLIPPING YEARS of Obama’s administration has been an exercise in stupidity.
The judge might unseal it tomorrow..I say GOOD do it! This story is such a dud Gloria WHORERED is such a laughing stock..even Romney’s campaign people said go ahead, unseal it because it will show NOTHING..my belief is that Obama is down big in the polls..otherwise if he were leading would they really need to resort to THIS
that figures..best to get the stroy out there ahead of time.
Colofornian works for Alred?
This woman sounds like a looney tune. If her child was being abused; why didn’t she do something about it? Apparently it was okay for her to send her child to the alleged abusers.
Does Allred have a license to practice in MA? Look it up for yourself.
Not so nothing. Say Romney testified that the Staples pre-IPO stock was worth 1.00, not unreasonable for pre-IPO valuation. Then say the divorce court gives her a million shares.
Then her lawyers get her to cash in the pre-IPO shares, for “legal expenses”. OK.
Then Staples goes public and the IPO share price is $20....ROMNEY RIPPED HER OFF to the tune of $20,000,000! I mean, that’s what the media angle is, or will be.
As for a law license, that does not seem to be a rule that Democrats need follow.
It’s polite to ping people when you attack them, with untruths.
Is this headline referencing you?
no one forced this turnip to sell her stock, she is an idiot...what fool would pay an atty 3 million for a lawsuit, the fool should have settled... She is after her X to keep him from serving in a Romney admin..
Ok you have a very bitter woman who thinks she was cheated in the divorce (appears she was), angry that her husband cheated on her and that in her mind the Romney’s were part of that.
Many women are bitter about the cheating husband and divorce or the friends of husband, and lash out at anyone who remains friends with the cheater.
That in an of itself does not make her anti-mormon.
What in her tweets about mormonism is not true, she is definitely anti-mormonism and she has the experiences to back that up her tweets.
I think it was about 2.50 and it didn’t go public ‘til about 2 years later.
In a new business, 2 years is a lifetime. New companies rise and fall in such a period of time.
So, her problem wasn’t that she got 500,000 shares valued at 2.50. Her problem was that she sold low.
There was no law saying she had to sell. Had she waited out the 2 years, she would have had a lot more. It sounds to me like she didn’t “believe in” her former husband, so she dumped the stock. She gambled wrong.
Others will provide details, but it's OK. Politically a more interesting question is how Elizabeth Warren, not a member of the MA bar, who can't provide a current license in any state can make court appearances. And get well paid. Different rules
Romney’s attorney said today that there were no objections to unsealing the records. Romney's attorneys no doubt have a copy of his testimony in their records and have reviewed it. There's not anything there.
Lest anyone think otherwise, there are hundreds of thousands of anti-Mormons out there. There are also hundreds of thousands of people who believe Romney is pro-choice. He’s had to fight off our own as much as the usual characters. I’m not surprised Obama has found a high profile, useful idiot in Allred.
anti-mormon or anti-mormonISM
Romney is pro-choice or at least not pro-life.
He has stated that he believes abortion is acceptable in rape, incest, and health of the mother (whatever that is).
He is however not pro-infanticide, as in murdering a baby born alive after botched abortion or late term (viable baby) abortions.
I agree with everything all of you say, it’s logical, factual, excellent research.
But that does not mean anything this close to a presidential election, I think the whole purpose of this is to generate a media storm (libs repeating talking points, from the news talking head to the local rock DJ) about how the War On Women led by Romney deprived this poor woman of her money. Logic and being correct won’t stop it, if their bet is correct and they can manufacture a story that the MSM likes to repeat.
And maybe it gives them an excuse to flame Mormons by proxy, having this woman rant on so that no important progressive has to go out on a limb and spout off against LDS.
This story’s got broken legs. A friend’s ex-spouse blames Romney for something or other. If I weren’t so bored, I’d yawn.
That’s funny right there, I don’ care who you are (though it does help if you live in Massachusetts).
How does it appear she was cheated in the divorce?
I get that some say the woman takes the man, but all the women who I know who gotten divorced that wasn’t the case.
Most end up out of a house and in an apartment, with half the debit and about 40% of the income.
They all work but make less which is normal than their husbands.
None get spousal support (except one) and the child support is really low. My niece receives $50 a month for each of the four kids, and her former makes $7K a month. (Just an example).
My daughter, receives nothing because the dad gets the kids two days a week. Their salaries are the same and she covers all expenses (like medical/dental and extra stuff like music). He is supposed to pay the deductible but wont.
My sister after 25 years of being a homemaker, received $50 a month in spousal support for three years. The kids were teenagers and she did not receive child support.
Ok, which has nothing to do with the question I asked.
Is it really the more common that men get the shaft?
I am really curious about this, maybe they all need better lawyers.
Or is it that neither party is treated fairly, and on occasion someone is shafted.
I have no personal (expect family and friends) with this, been together with husband 40 years, 3 months and 12 days ;-)
Well, I was just speculating on the IPO however reading some FR’s explanations about this issue, she may not have been.
I guess you could say she was cheated on in the marriage but probably not the divorce.
This bitter ex has tried to redo her divorce and blown thru all her money years ago .
It’s an old story .
The media is so discredit and the Romney trash like this is now just noise .
People hear ugly divorce and bitter ex and tune it out .
But the desperation move tells me that Romney is way ahead now .
What a truly bitter woman.
It could have just as easily gone the other way and she would take satisfaction knowing her life had relevancy for the pain her ex might feel.
I mean, she could have settled on some fictitious number that was incredible and a share price of $20 expected and took a lump sum. the company could have then gone BK and her ex would be broke or maybe not so wealthy.
But she’d have hers and take satisfaction in his pain.
Move the FK on and get a life.
“Is it really the more common that men get the shaft?”
Yes, according to my brother who received a PhD back in the mid-90’s, in Sociology, from Texas Womens University (TWU).
My brother studied rates of divorce and the impact of sex on custodial decisions (who gets the kids), as well as child support payments.
His findings were stunning in that (in Texas) the man gets “shafted” because the courts presume in over 90% of the time the mother is the default custodial parent. Basically, the man has to petition the court to be considered for joint, let alone sole, custody.
Further, he discovered, that when it comes to child support payments, men defaulted about 50% of the time (statewide). Interesting tidbit of info, however, WOMEN that were ordered to pay child support defaulted a little over 90% of the time though were prosecuted at a rate of less than half of men that did not make child support payments.
Additionally, dead-beat dads, those stats are completely unreliable. You see, once a “father” is unemployed or in prison, he can’t make payments therefore he is entered into the county database as a deadbeat—no exceptions. What is extraordinary is the fact that if the dad is DEAD, he is still carried on the rolls and officially classified as dead-beat simply because he is no longer making payments. . .even if he had life insurance and the children were the beneficiary.
My brothers research was very damaging to the ol’poor-women-they-are-so-abused-by-the-system argument.
His research was being introduced into a legislative committee session in Austin and Ms XXXXX, of the Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau, of Dallas, wrote a letter on official DOL letterhead condemning his research and sent it to various Texas women’s groups in an effort to get them mobilized to stop Texas legislators from using his research in their committee work.
Of course, this effort was a violation of the Hatch Act (federal employee using the power of the federal government to affect state legislative work). She was blatant in her dismissal of the law, and when the DOL IG was contacted in DC (I made that call), the IG (SHE) said, no big deal and said she wasn’t going to investigate. . . even after being provided with a copy of the DOL letter.
TWU, after initially accepting (passing) his dissertation, protests by women’s groups on campus exploded and TWU withdrew their passing and refused to accept his dissertation. A threat of a lawsuit convinced them otherwise.
Wow, how interesting.
I wonder if things are changing, the divorces I mentioned are in Colorado and California.
I do have a great niece in Texas, and she received full custody but only $50 per child support.
Even though her and her former had trouble, she said he was a good father, and he saw the kids weekly.
So I just don’t get it.
But thanks for the low down on your brother, that in itself deserves a new PhD award.
Reading this article, the lady is whining about the IPO. That is what this nonsense is about.
Yea, I think you are right.
It really is a none issue, Allred is just a female dog.
She received 500,000 shares ... however she sold them at say 2.00 just before the company went public and sold at 19.00.
This sounds like a problem with her financial adviser not Romney. At the time he testified the stock was not worth much and he didn’t believe they would ever be worth anything.
This is all ridiculous!!
“anti-mormon or anti-mormonISM”
You’ve stumped me. I’m not an intellectual but I think it’s “anti-Mormon.”
Anti-MormonISM seems to me to be anti-a-certain-religion. We have a little thing called freedom. That said, I don’t know why a large number of people use Governor Romney’s religion to explain a dislike for him. I think he’s a remarkable individual.
Who said people can not beleive what they want?
Don’t know anyone who is anti-mormon, I know I am not.
I am anti-mormonISM and yes I will expose mormonISM every chance I get.
Specifically in the order signed by the judge it states I will not receive a garnishment UNLESS I default. Three months after the settlement, they sent notice to my employer that I defaulted and issued a garnishment; even though I HADN'T defaulted. Lucky me, I made the child support payment AND a day later Mexas decided to garnish that paycheck coming in (without my knowledge). It's okay though, I didn't need to buy groceries.
Trying to talk to anyone with two brain cells to rub together and get a straight answer is like trying to pull teeth from a chicken. The clerk specifically stated they DID NOT have any record I defaulted, nor could they locate the order (even though I sent them the copy my employer provided) stating I defaulted and a garnishment was initiated. I existed in bureaucratic purgatory getting transferred from office to office and clerk to clerk for two weeks before I finally gave in.
In awesome fashion they sent her the extra (double) payment that month, but somewhere on some database, I supposedly have a 'credit' that I'm sure won't hit the system when I switch employers. Thankfully, I'm stationed on the other side of the country and can't afford to pay an attorney just to chase that rabbit down the hole.
But hey, at least with that extra CS payment my unemployed ex was able to get that new iPhone and I got to continue paying off her Suburban and the credit cards she ran up (as part of the settlement; she was "entitled" as it were, to provide quotes from the nasty divorce) during the marriage.
BTW, if anyone knows of any single subservient, not yet Americanized Arab (preferably attractive) women that are open to Christianity, beer, and bacon let me know. I think I'm done with crazy, spoiled, adulterous, white women that believe the world owes them something. And certainly I'm a better catch than some 4th world, cave dwelling savage. I'm also open to women from the former USSR. Looking in the 24-28 age range as I'd like more children; and a pre-nup.
You had many anti-Mormon bigots from FR to pick from, that’s for sure.
Again what anti-mormon bigotry?
Are you confusing anti-mormon with exposing mormonISM.
If you are, I pity you.
Allred is practicing “I’m a hack attorney and ambulance chaser for the stars”.
Understand that the case was thrown out of court and the door hit Allred’s big ass on the way out.
Even “courthouse lawyers” don’t like her. They have standards too.