Bain

Mythology of the Businessman-Politician

Read Greg Sargent's Plum Line blog today, which links to what he calls a brutal dissection from David Stockman on The Daily Beast of Romney's reason for running -- his business experience at Bain Capital. Stockman says:Romney was not a businessman; he...
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Want to Know Why Mitt Romney Flip Flopped on Health Care?

As Eskow says, "Unnecessary surgeries at HCA? Fraudulent billing of Medicare? Expired baby formula at Duane Read? That's the real RomneyCare." And it more than explains Romney's MA health care plan, which purposely did not contain medical costs. It also explains why even that was too much to countenance now. His new-found opposition as Obamacare is most likely attributable to the fact that it reins in the excess costs and abuse he has profited from. He may not be running Bain any more, but he still profits from a dysfunctional, fraudulent, and gouging health care system. Mitt Romney IS the problem.
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Chewing: Gov. Bentley Tries To Eat His Words About Romney's Taxes

Once the words are spoken, it's very hard to take them back -- especially when they're so obviously true.
“If you have things to hide, then maybe you’re doing things wrong,” Bentley said. “I think you ought to be willing to release everything to the American people.”
Dr. Gov. Bentley's comments about Mitt Romney's tax returns are featured in a new highlights reel (below the fold) of Republicans saying Romney ought to release those returns ... at the same time Bentley is desperately backpedaling via press release.
"I believe my comments were taken out of context, they were not reported in their entirety, and I want to make sure the record is set straight," Governor Bentley said in a statement. "I believe in trasparency, and that was the basis for my answer. I personally choose to release my own returns each year, and there was no effort to imply that Mr. Romney has anything to hide."
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Writing History ... Retroactively

Newt Gingrich's Campaign manager to Newt: Whatever you do, don't say "moon colony". #retroactively.
Kate Gosselin's publicist: Come on Kate, you and I both know you can't dance. #retroactively
Miss North Carolina 2007 prepares for the interview portion of the beauty pageant. #retroactively
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