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Romney Taking Credit for Auto Industry Success
AP viaYahoo News ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve Peoples

Posted on 05/09/2012 2:31:21 AM PDT by lbryce

Campaigning in the backyard of America's auto industry, Mitt Romney re-ignited the bailout debate by suggesting he deserves "a lot of credit" for the recent successes of the nation's largest car companies.

That claims comes in spite of his stance that Detroit should have been allowed to go bankrupt.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee told a Cleveland television station on Monday that President Barack Obama followed his lead when he ushered auto companies through a managed bankruptcy soon after taking office.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: inventedbaseball; romney; savedautoindustry
Romney realizes that unless he acts quickly to make claim on popular grass roots political issues as the inspiration, impetus for their success he's going to have a tough time against Obama during the election. With the most popular knee-jerk reaction issues such as the killing of Osama taken up by the President, global warming and the internet Algore's very own inspiring wet dream, good issues to claim as your own are getting harder to find with each passing day. And now with General Motors reportedly about to change its name to China Motors, Mittens has finally found a way to connect with many more destitute heathen-Americans he ever thought possible.

There's also unfounded rumors abound that he's going to announce the most controversial yet promising campaign pledge ever. To help get the economy up and running, he'll offer to marry any woman divorced as a result of poor economic conditions, have her join his "Sisterhood Presidency" to live in the White House while in office.

1 posted on 05/09/2012 2:31:25 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

So begins the MSM in campaigning for “the one!” While the leftists scream about corporations being allowed to donate money to candidates they also pretend that the media isn’t a corporation and isn’t their biggest campaign “contributors” merely by the sheer ignorance they display every time they pretend that their biased “opinion pieces” are actually “news!” Good thing the media is merely preaching to the choir. They can smear to their heart’s content but the fact is that they no longer have exclusive rights to the podium. Thank God for talk radio, Fox News and the internet. If this were the 1960’s, Romney would definitely be toast!


2 posted on 05/09/2012 2:38:25 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: lbryce
Managed bankruptcy??? What the feathers???

Urkel STOLE the auto industry from the bondholders.

We are so screwed.

While you're at it, Mitt, why don't you take credit for Urkel's takeover of the health care industry.

We're going to need a lot more Senator Mourdocks to protect us from these two clowns.

3 posted on 05/09/2012 2:56:38 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Really! Bankruptcy court should have managed the bankruptcy.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 3:19:37 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind;)
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To: lbryce
Anybody but Obama...

Anybody but Obama...

Anybody but Obama...

It's not helping...

Maybe I should close my eyes and click my heels together...

5 posted on 05/09/2012 3:20:34 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: lbryce
Bush and Obama were wrong on this issue and American Airlines proved it. AA filed bankruptcy and are still alive and didn't need the taxpayers to bail them out first.
6 posted on 05/09/2012 3:38:21 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: lbryce

Mitt, Mitt, Mitt. Your magic underwear is too tight.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 4:07:54 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: lbryce

It is a smart strategy by Romney.

First, Romney can say he supported a managed bankruptcy, but not at taxpayer expense.

Second, Romney can say Obama did exactly what Romney did at Bain Capital.....managed bankruptcies and reorganized debt.

Lastly, Romney can show how a bankruptcy reduces the cost structure, paving the way for profits.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 4:18:18 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: lbryce

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

If nothing else, it will be fun watching the ABO crowd twist themselves in knots trying to justify their support for Romney.

Richard Mourdock and Tom Smith will sure have their work cut out for them regardless of which socialist wins the presidency.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 4:51:22 AM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: lbryce; All

General Motors is becoming China Motors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvl5Gan69Wo


10 posted on 05/09/2012 5:10:19 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Erik Latranyi

Wait a minute!

You’re not allowed to say anything good about Romney around here!

ABO.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 5:28:37 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Cato in PA

The tea party has it right, get a Conservative Congress, a President that is not a Marxist with a free reign in his second term and hold the RINOs feet to the fire. Afterall, the Nazis have come back in Greece, the Muslim Brotherhood are in the TSA and Putin is waiting until BOs “next election” to take Poland and the rest of Eastern Europe.

Read the post above yours.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 5:32:47 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: lbryce; P-Marlowe

Romney is an idiot.

First, he claims he objects to auto “bailouts”.

Then, he supports financial institution bailouts.

Finally, he claims the auto industry, which did get bailouts, was his brainchild, and that their recovery is to his credit.

He is a terribly confused man.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 6:09:44 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode not Evil (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: Texas Eagle; SeekAndFind; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3
While you're at it, Mitt, why don't you take credit for Urkel's takeover of the health care industry.

Yes indeed!

14 posted on 05/09/2012 6:14:06 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: lbryce

There the Left goes again. Saying stupid things they do.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 6:14:24 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Erik Latranyi

It is never smart to be caught on video tape lying. He thinks we have the memory of a gnat. It does not seem to bother him that he is now known as a liar.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 8:55:52 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: xzins

I actually don’t think he’s confused on this. What he called for was a managed bankruptcy with government support that would have allowed the auto industry to get out from under some of their debts and allow them to achieve profitability again. He was arguing against giving them a straight-up bailout, which was what they were asking for at the time. What ultimately happened? They got a bailout, but they got what amounted to a managed bankruptcy in which some of their biggest creditors and bondholders got next to nothing for their investments. Obama went too far, giving up way too much to the unions, but essentially these companies got the benefit of a bankruptcy without court intervention, with the decisions made instead by a politician.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 9:35:09 AM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: netmilsmom

I read it.

Romney can say whatever he wants; I won’t believe a word of it, and I won’t support him.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 10:33:43 AM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: Cato in PA

Love your country more than you hate Romney.

If nothing else to get the Muslim Brotherhood out of the Department of Homeland Security.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 12:41:10 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: netmilsmom

Nothing can entice me to support a socialist.

I plan on working overtime to make sure that we get good conservatives like Mourdock and Smith elected. That’s our only chance at reining in whichever socialist wins the presidency.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 5:26:36 PM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: Cato in PA

>>Nothing can entice me to support a socialist.<<

No one said to “support” anyone, just to vote for the only guy who can get BO out of office.

>>I plan on working overtime to make sure that we get good conservatives like Mourdock and Smith elected. That’s our only chance at reining in whichever socialist wins the presidency.<<

LOL! Why would a second term get BO to listen to ANYONE in congress. He ignored them in his first term when he had something to lose. Now with no election looming in his future, he will slash and burn everything.

What makes you think there will even BE conservatives if he wins?


21 posted on 05/09/2012 6:13:14 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: netmilsmom

Voting for Romney is akin to spitting in the face of God.


22 posted on 05/09/2012 6:17:44 PM PDT by Tau Food (I am not a Romney Republican.)
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To: Tau Food
Voting for Romney is akin to spitting in the face of God.

God just did a Danny Thomas spit-take at the absurdity of your comment.

23 posted on 05/09/2012 6:20:39 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Sorry if something I said caused you to get your magical underwear in a bundle.


24 posted on 05/09/2012 6:23:22 PM PDT by Tau Food (I am not a Romney Republican.)
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To: netmilsmom

I won’t vote for Romney because cognitive dissonance doesn’t sit well with me. I leave that broken logic to the people in the “pro-choice” movement who claim to oppose abortion but vote for it anyway.

What makes YOU think there will even be conservatives if Romney wins? Do you think Boehner and McConnell will suddenly start listening to us when they’ve already thrown us under the bus with a sitting socialist in the White House? Do you think Romney will listen to us when his political and campaign records say otherwise?

My point is that conservatives are in the for the fight of a lifetime regardless of who wins the presidency. It’s lunacy to suggest otherwise. Our best, albeit slim chance for survival will come from conservative representatives, not a socialist president. That’s where our focus should be.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 6:25:11 PM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: Cato in PA
...................My point is that conservatives are in the for the fight of a lifetime regardless of who wins the presidency. It’s lunacy to suggest otherwise. Our best, albeit slim chance for survival will come from conservative representatives, not a socialist president. That’s where our focus should be.

Are you saying that you can not focus on two things at once?

26 posted on 05/09/2012 6:29:57 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Cato in PA

>>My point is that conservatives are in the for the fight of a lifetime regardless of who wins the presidency<<

That may be, but American is gone if BO makes it in.
Jihadis, and Communists are in the White House RIGHT now.

Unless you ditch BO, you lose our country.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/cali-fait-accompli-beck-explains-why-the-caliphate-is-coming/

A Muslim lover as the POTUS will destroy us.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 6:48:54 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: dead

Tau Food
Since Feb 2, 2012


28 posted on 05/09/2012 6:50:10 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: dead

>>God just did a Danny Thomas spit-take at the absurdity of your comment. <<

You always make me giggle!


29 posted on 05/09/2012 6:52:42 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Irish Eyes

No, I’m saying that one of these things isn’t worth focusing on.

Everybody knows Obama is bad news. Which makes more sense: using that knowledge to prop up a socialist OR doing what we did in 2010 and tying Obama’s record to vulnerable Democrats so that more constitutional conservatives get elected?

Every minute you spend talking up Romney is a minute you could be using to promote a conservative. Every dollar you spend on Romney is a dollar that could go to a worthy conservative like Scott Walker.

Neither Romney nor Obama will do a thing to advance conservatism, so it doesn’t make sense to dedicate any resources to either of them. Wasted time in moderation is still wasted time. I don’t know how much clearer I can make this.


30 posted on 05/09/2012 7:56:09 PM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: Cato in PA
No, I’m saying that one of these things isn’t worth focusing on.

I am saying to be perfectly clear, is that you can focus on more than one thing at a time.

Exactly how many more Supreme Court Justices do you want obama to put on the court?

How many more obama czars do you want?

It is very important to get the WH along with the Senate this next election.

31 posted on 05/09/2012 8:10:12 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: ejonesie22

32 posted on 05/09/2012 8:14:33 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Irish Eyes

If you’re determined to be foolish, I won’t try to talk you out of it.

Those of us who recognize that 2012 is merely the opening salvo in the counterattack against socialism will have to work even harder as a result of your lack of complete commitment.


33 posted on 05/09/2012 8:39:14 PM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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