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Obama ramps up campaign, knocks Romney's CEO past (Obama never ran even a Lemonade Stand)
reuters ^ | 5/5/2012 | Reuters

Posted on 05/05/2012 6:42:39 PM PDT by tobyhill

U.S. President Barack Obama used his first rallies of the 2012 campaign on Saturday to attack Republican Mitt Romney for learning the "wrong lessons" as a business executive, and promised to move the economy forward if he wins a second term.

Obama formally launched his Chicago-based re-election effort last year, but the Democratic president's own campaigning has been confined to fundraisers while the Republican Party whittled down possible nominees to run against him.

That changed this weekend. Addressing spirited crowds in Ohio and Virginia - two states that could be critical to keeping the White House - Obama tried to regain the momentum that fueled his 2008 victory while sharpening his focus on the presumptive Republican nominee.

Obama, dressed in a button-down shirt with no jacket or tie, called Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and private equity executive, a "patriotic American" whose policies would not help the middle class.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Ohio; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; ohio; virginia

1 posted on 05/05/2012 6:42:43 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Knocking someone for being successful. Now THAT’S the American Way, huh?

Obama, and the Dems, are out of gas, and this proves it.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 6:46:46 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tobyhill.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 6:47:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Thanks Vintage Freeper for posting this:

Debt Ceiling Debate in a Nutshell | Creators.com | 07/29/2011 | Chip Bok | Posted on 07/30/2011 12:12:11 PM PDT by Vintage Freeper

4 posted on 05/05/2012 6:48:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s funny.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 6:51:33 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Signalman
Yep. I think Romney should thank Obama for this one because most everyone who works for a company knows where the paycheck comes from.
6 posted on 05/05/2012 6:56:06 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill
(Obama never ran even a Lemonade Stand)

he's shut down a few, though, hasn't he?

7 posted on 05/05/2012 7:06:09 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: the invisib1e hand

Yep, he learned to ruin companies without even being employed by them.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 7:08:21 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill
the boy isn't smart enough to understand the business model of a lemonade stand...
9 posted on 05/05/2012 7:19:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tobyhill

(Obama never ran even a Lemonade Stand)
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Nor did Romney...

Willie Mitty never produced or sold anything...


10 posted on 05/05/2012 7:32:03 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: tobyhill

Obama, ... called Romney, ... a “patriotic American”
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Obama wouldnt know a “patriotic American” from a hole in the wall...


11 posted on 05/05/2012 7:34:40 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Not a Romney fan but wasn’t he a CEO of some company that offered something of value?


12 posted on 05/05/2012 7:42:00 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill

So, all those Section 8 vouchers and Food Stamps, who PAYS for those?

Attacking Romney about making money is hysterical, it plays to the lowest common denominator of the illiterate or dependent or guilty (rich) people who but this jackass in the WH back in 2008.

Business pays for Government, but bureaucrats and Socialists think money and wealth come from Government. It is a fundamental difference in world views, one being the hard and sometimes harsh truth, the other is a debt and borrowing disaster to subsidize lifestyles for votes.

Obama is a massive and utter disaster.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 9:10:29 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Romney’s firm, Bain Capital, provided investment capital and management expertise to companies to be successful. He produced economic growth for the companies he was involved with, thus his success.
You seem like a person who places social issues high on the list of priorities. My sincere question for you is if given a choice between a candidate who stood issue by issue with yourself on the socon issues but was very Leftist on economic issues or a candidate who was indifferent or moderate on the social issues but a true free market pro business candidate, who would you choose.
I myself would choose the later, but I’m interested to know how Social Conservatives place the social issues over economic ones in priority of importance.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 10:23:59 PM PDT by gusty
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To: gusty
Romney’s Bain Capital Made Billions While Bankrupting Nearly One-Quarter Of The Companies It Invested In
15 posted on 05/06/2012 2:51:18 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: gusty

My sincere question for you is if given a choice between a candidate who stood issue by issue with yourself on the socon issues but was very Leftist on economic issues or a candidate who was indifferent or moderate on the social issues but a true free market pro business candidate, who would you choose.
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You ask me, a Christian, that ???

OK

God could care less about the economy in the US..

God’s never been poor...He owns the cattle on a thousand hills...

He walks on gold in Heaven.. the streets are full of it...

But He does have a lot to say about murder and immorality...

Now, which would God prefer me to choose ???


16 posted on 05/06/2012 3:44:51 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Brown Deer
It's called risk taking. Some of the companies survived and others didn't but if it weren't for Bain then none of them would have survived.
The headline that you posted is very misleading because Bain never Bankrupted a company that wasn't already heading in that direction. A better headline is “Romney’s Bain Capital Made Billions While Saving Over Three-Quarters Of The Companies It Invested In”.
17 posted on 05/06/2012 4:41:16 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Tennessee Nana
But He does have a lot to say about murder and immorality... Now, which would God prefer me to choose ???

Sometimes the question is, "Who is more likely to repent and be saved". In God's eyes, we're all as sinful as Obama or Romney, unless one has blasphemed the Holy Spirit - I would wager Obama has more likely caused the blaspheme.

Not pushing Romney, and probably won't vote for him, but I don't try to be more discerning than He Who Created Us.

18 posted on 05/06/2012 5:53:44 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: tobyhill
It's called risk taking.

Risk taking? This country would be in big trouble if that many companies in the S&P 500 went bankrupt!

Over 22% of their companies went bankrupt in only 8 years! Only 6% of the original S&P 500 went bankrupt in a period of 46 years. That's a factor of over 20 when adjusted for time!

Some of the companies survived and others didn't but if it weren't for Bain then none of them would have survived.

Nonsense!

Bain never Bankrupted a company that wasn't already heading in that direction.

Really? How Romney’s Firm Drove Steel Plant Into Bankruptcy, But Still Profited Thanks To Federal Bailout

Video: When Mitt Romney Came To Town

Romney’s Bain Capital Made Billions...

That's exactly right, but it was more like TENs of Billions!
19 posted on 05/06/2012 6:28:39 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Tennessee Nana
I think your answer shows the division among both Republicans and Conservatives. Conservatives, from my perspective have been battling leftism throughout the post-WW2 era, while you represent the wing that supported Democrats through Carter, and came to Conservatism around 1980. The social conservatives broke from the Democrats over the cultural turmoil of the 60’s and 70’s, but still retained no real disdain for the Democrats big government statism. Example, Bob Casey Jr. crushing Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania. They both are pro-life, the social issues were off the table.
I think this election should be telling in where the citizens of the US really stand. If Romney wins, then we are truly a right of center country in fiscal and foreign issues. However if Obama wins, big government is here to stay. The only difference between the Left and Social Conservatives is where to use big government's power in running people's lives, while they both agree on the retention of the entitlement state.
20 posted on 05/06/2012 6:36:46 AM PDT by gusty
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To: Tennessee Nana

God’s broke until payroll. I just asked Him for a small loan.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 6:50:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Brown Deer

You seem to have a problem with the way Romney made his money?

It’s interesting you use a Liberal website when arguing about whether “Romney” bankrupted a steel company. My guess is that the unions probably had more to do with their bankruptcy than Romney.


22 posted on 05/06/2012 6:54:42 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill

The only private sector, for-profit experience Obama claims was as an employee of an icecream stand. In that role, he took pride in stealing from his employer by giving away product to his friends.


23 posted on 05/06/2012 8:19:32 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: tobyhill
You seem to have a problem with the way Romney made his money?

Are you a Romneybot and/or 0bot? You like Romneycare and 0bamacare too? You also proChoice?

My guess is that the unions probably had more to do with their bankruptcy than Romney.

Keep guessing bozo.

It’s interesting you use a Liberal website...

It's interesting that you are defending a lying liberal.
24 posted on 05/06/2012 9:12:15 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: trebb
In God's eyes, we're all as sinful as Obama or Romney...

Maybe you are.

...but I don't try to be more discerning than He Who Created Us.

You just claim to know what He sees through His eyes.
25 posted on 05/06/2012 9:18:59 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: tobyhill
Not a Romney fan but wasn’t he a CEO of some company that offered something of value?

Only if you consider LBOs something of value. They strike me as a perfect example of the zero-sum game the Left characterizes the economy as. Bain always made money, though, no matter how many employees of the target company were let go or if the company went bankrupt or whatever.

From Romney and his supporters you hear more about Bain's early venture capital successes, e.g., Staples (though I heard they only invested about 10% themselves). But Bain seems to have made its big money in "private equity" (LBO's); I don't even know if they kept up any of the venture capital side.

26 posted on 05/06/2012 9:28:56 AM PDT by maryz
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To: tobyhill
oh, and btw the "liberal" video about your liberal hero Romney was made by the conservative SuperPac Winning Our Future.

27 posted on 05/06/2012 9:30:31 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer
First, Romney is not my “hero” but when you boil all the fat off then we will be left with 2 choices, Obama or Romney and this country can't take another 4 years of Obama.

Second, I was not referring to the “Liberal” video, I was referring to the link you posted sending me to “Thinkprogress”.

Third, Winning Our Future won't be doing any “Winning” this year because we are not going to have the option of our preferred candidate, he already dropped out.

28 posted on 05/06/2012 12:28:19 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Brown Deer
You posted the link to “Thinkprogress” twice on this same thread. Is that your favorite website?

First, I'm neither a Romneybot or Obamabot.

Second, no, I don't support Obamacare or Romneycare, even though Romneycare is a state issue which thankfully I don't live in that state.

Third, I am Pro-Life and find you insinuation disgusting.

Forth, Most American Steel Companies went bankrupt because the unions and Federal Regulations made sure they couldn't compete with cheap Chinese Steel.

Fifth, I usually don't call people name but in your case I'll make an exception, you're an idiot.

Sixth, there's a difference in “defending a lying liberal” and pointing out that Romney did nothing illegal to make the money he has made. You seem to be disappointed with someone elses success?

29 posted on 05/06/2012 12:57:18 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill
You seem to be disappointed with someone elses success?

Success? He failed at keeping those companies in business. So another idiotic statement from a moron! and yes, you certainly are a Romneybot!
30 posted on 05/06/2012 2:50:17 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer
Oh, and you could have saved the companies?

Since Romney didn't do anything illegal and made billions doing what he does, yes, he's a success. How about you Dick?

No Dick, I'm not a Romneybot, I'm an ABO.

Dick, don't write me again.

31 posted on 05/06/2012 3:09:17 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Brown Deer
In God's eyes, we're all as sinful as Obama or Romney... Maybe you are. ...but I don't try to be more discerning than He Who Created Us. You just claim to know what He sees through His eyes.

I know what the Bible says - we are all sinners and the penalty for any sin is death. Jesus died so those that accepted Him as Savior could be washed of their sins and have eternal life. The only unforgivable sin is to blaspheme the Holy Spitit. If either Romney or Obama has accepted Christ, God sees them as holy and pure, just like all who have done so. I doubt Obama has and find it ironic if Romney has, but I don't know any more than you do. Being saved does not exclude us from sinful acts, it just means that the acts aren't counted against us anymore - anyone who thinks differently is fooling themselves. I've known many in various churches who proclaim their infallible goodness because they are saved, yet I have also recognized their imperfections. It is said that the poor in spirit will inherit Heaven - Paul demonstrated what it is to be poor in spirit when he lamented that he was doing the things which he would not do, and not doing that which he would do. he was distressed at his inability to not commit sinful acts and to always do what was right and good - he recognized his imperfections and knew that withjout God's love and forgiveness he was unworthy.

It has nothing to do with me, it has all todo with God. I repeat: Do not try to be more discerning than God.

32 posted on 05/06/2012 3:35:31 PM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: tobyhill
Oh, and you could have saved the companies?

I'm not running for president, DICK!
33 posted on 05/07/2012 3:40:18 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: trebb
I repeat: Do not try to be more discerning than God.

Maybe you should listen to yourself. ;-)
34 posted on 05/07/2012 3:42:25 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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