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Friday, January 13, 2012

2008 McCain / Huckabee: Romney a Heartless Capitalist; 2012 McCain / Huckabee: Romney a Successful Entrepreneur

Well, ain't this convenient. When John McCain was a candidate running against Mitt Romney in 2008, he went after Romney over Bain Capital. Now that he's supporting Romney, Bain Capital is apparently the beacon of capitalism. Paging Rush and Sean.....

John McCain then, via the New York Times:
Mr. McCain, speaking at a shipyard in Jacksonville, swatted aside Mr. Romney’s charge that he is a “liberal Democrat” by saying: “He is consistent. He has consistently taken both sides of every major issue. He has consistently flip-flopped on every major issue.”

He cited Mr. Romney’s support as governor for a regional greenhouse gas emissions control program, for a lenient policy toward illegal immigrants and for campaign finance revisions, all positions he has reversed as a presidential candidate. “People, just look at his record as governor,” Mr. McCain said. “He has been entirely consistent. He has consistently taken two sides of every major issue, sometimes more than two. So congratulations.”

Mr. McCain also went after Mr. Romney for his work as head of Bain Capital, a leveraged-buyout firm. “As head of his investment company he presided over the acquisition of companies that laid off thousands of workers.”
John McCain now, via CBS News:
McCain, the party's 2008 nominee, said that the Bain Capital firm, where Romney worked as its chief executive, profited from businesses that ultimately didn't succeed "perhaps more than they should have in a fair and equal world." But McCain also said that attacks from Romney's challengers, like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, go against Republican principles.

"These attacks on, quote, Bain Capital is really kind of anathema to everything that we believe in," said McCain. "We believe in job creation, and the record of Bain Captial is to take companies that would otherwise fail and restore them to some kind of viability, and sometimes that doesn't work, but, you know, when it always works is a thing called communism, where you keep everybody in business."
The other Republican nominee from 2008 - Mike Huckabee - has a similar problem. This, via Media Matters, is an excerpt from Huckabee's newsletter defending Romney's record at Bain Capital:
Romney has come under a lot of fire for Bain Capital's investments in some companies that were then scaled down with layoffs to become profitable. That's been demonized thoroughly by the media as corporate raiding, But it's surprising to see so many Republicans embrace that leftwing argument capitalism.
Uh, here is Romney in 2008 on Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital, via the AP:
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee criticized rival Mitt Romney's past as a venture capitalist Thursday, saying some workers lost their jobs as a result.

In 1983, Romney founded Bain Capital, a firm that developed a reputation for turning around ailing companies and earned him millions of dollars. Asked about Romney's experience, Huckabee said the former Massachusetts governor's success came at the expense of workers.

"If that's the turnaround, a lot of Americans would not want to see their lives turned around like that," the former Arkansas governor told reporters before running with a group of supporters about four miles along sun-drenched Fort Lauderdale beach.
McCain and Huckabee should be choking on their hypocrisy right now.

Never thought I'd say this but h/t to Think Progress and Media Matters.

Coast Guard having to Protect Ships from OWS

Back in December, OWS attempted to shut down all major ports along the Pacific coast. The plan had the support of former Obama green jobs czar, Van Jones. OWS is ratcheting up the effort to a point that requires the Coast Guard to escort ships into these ports. The reality is that OWS, which has the support of an unrepentant terrorist in Bill Ayers, is becoming a terrorist movement itself.

In early December, I suggested that the House Judiciary Committee ask Attorney General Eric Holder what the FBI is doing about OWS's agenda in this regard. They did not do that but Mr. Holder will be in front of Rep. Darrell Issa's Oversight Committee in about three weeks, on February 2nd (groundhog day).

Here is the latest on OWS and west coast ports, via TDN:
The U.S. Coast Guard will escort the first ship coming to the EGT grain terminal at the Port of Longview this month, and the Occupy movement and local labor groups say they are planning to greet the vessel with a massive protest.

EGT officials say they have not scheduled a date for the ship's arrival. The freighter is expected to haul thousands of tons of grain to Asia, but opposition groups are already marshaling their forces to support the lengthy protest by union dock workers at the grain terminal.

"We just want to swell the population of the city to show there are people behind us," said Jeff Washburn, president of the Cowlitz Wahkiakum Central Labor Council, which passed a resolution calling for a protest this week. 
He added that the labor council plans no attempt to stop the ship, a sentiment echoed in a similar call for protest by leaders of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

However, the Occupy movement is taking a more aggressive stance, calling for members nationwide to gather outside Port of Longview gates and thwart efforts to load the ship, said Paul Nipper, an organizer for Occupy Longview. The group shut down the ports coastwide, including Longview, Dec. 8.
Speaking of Van Jones, he is attempting to exploit MLK day to escalate the #Occupy movement. Check out the letter signed by Jones that refers to MLK as "the original occupier." Jones wants OWS to go crazy on MLK day, apparently.

How is this not inciting insurrection and lawlessness?

h/t GWP

Video: Michael Moore Trumps his own Hypocrisy

Nicholas Ballasy of the Daily Caller, caught up with Michael Moore inside Union Station and interviewed him about things like taxes, capitalism, and various other related topics.

Find out why Moore thinks the wealthy should pay more taxes but why he is not willing to donate to the Treasury himself. My personal favorite is his response to the question about him engaging in Capitalism by selling tickets to his movies.

Have a glass of water handy because you just might choke on this level of hypocrisy.

The only question I wish Ballasy would have asked involved finding out what Moore has in the plastic bag he had slung over his shoulder. Twinkies, perhaps?

Video: US Troops Urinating on Dead Taliban (and Selective Media Outrage)

The left wing media is already calling this Abu Ghraib II. A video that allegedly shows American troops urinating on dead Taliban insurgents is getting all kinds of attention and once again, the media has a far bigger problem with this than it does with, say, a murderous, cruel, and barbaric terrorist being given the red carpet treatment by the White House just last month.

Before getting to the video of US troops showing ill-advised treatment of barbarians who would have tortured those soldiers endlessly if they had the chance, let's have a look at Hadi al-Ameri; he was invited to the Oval Office last month as a member of an Iraqi delegation; al-Ameri is Iraq's Minister of Transportation.

Al-Ameri, according to a Jordanian source known as Al-Malaf Net, identified al-Ameri as a brutal terrorist who has been the head of an Iranian force known as Badr. He is also a member of al Quds, Iranian's elite military wing.

Fox News reported on the outrage of the victims of the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996. They were livid at the invitation of al-Ameri to the White House. Unlike the endless coverage we're likely to see about what US troops dead to Taliban corpses, the al-Ameri story was rather short-lived.

Translated documents reveal that al-Ameri seemed to climb up through the ranks of the Iranian power structure by making American troops at Abu Ghraib look like pikers:
While being in Iran, Al Ameri played a role in torturing the Iraqi prisoners, who were captured by Iran during the Iraqi-Iranian war. Prisoners who returned from there accuse him of being the cruelest against them. This role helped him to reach the status that he occupies in the eyes of the Iranians.
A tortuous, terrorist agent of Iran - who likely has the blood of Americans on his hands - is welcomed into the White House without any real media coverage to speak of while American troops urinating on dead Taliban insurgents is going to get wall to wall coverage.

Compare what al-Ameri has done with this.

Video via Washington Post:

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Here is video of al-Ameri bowing and kissing the Ayatollah. If we were dealing with a responsible media, this would get FAR MORE attention than the video above:

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