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Mitt Romney, Registered ********

And apparently, the gift that keeps on giving for Democrats.

Posted by Stephen Daugherty at July 26, 2012 11:28 AM
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Comment #349302

There are many things to complain about regarding Mitt Romney. This isn’t one of them.

Posted by: Warped Reality at July 26, 2012 4:19 PM
Comment #349305

n other disgusting Romney news…

The Bain of America is currently in London collecting lots and lots of hefty checks from lobbyists and executive bankster crooks, such as those at Barclay’s — the men guilty of manipulating the Libor Rate. I guess Mittens supports the fact that these crooks have robbed every single mortgage holder in America (and many other places), along with every state, and every city, and every town in America who had investment holdings that were tied to the Libor Rate (almost all).


Barclays, Other Big Bank Support For Mitt Romney Criticized

Additionally:

So have 82 others who listed their employer as Barclays or Barclays Capital on U.S. Federal Election Commission records,

Barclays Staffers Backing Romney In Huge Margins Over Obama

Isn’t that special? I’m sure all the righties will now wish to applaud the fact that Romney is “thick as thieves” with all the “Anglo-Saxon” Libor Banksters. They’re so into Mitt and so pitifully in the dark about this mindbogglingly enormous scandal they’re sure to freaking just LOVE this news.

Posted by: Adrienne at July 26, 2012 4:33 PM
Comment #349306

Stephen, this is what passes on Watchblog these days? A link to another article without any political analysis or commenting on the article? I’m sorry, but I’m disappointed…

Adrienne, your own link shows that someone from Barclays donated the maximum to Obama, doesn’t that make them both guilty of what you are suggesting? Or is it because more of them gave to Romney than Obama that the real sin is?

You are suggesting that by accepting a donation from people at Barclays, Romney is complicit with the ‘damage that they did to the American people’, yet Obama accepting a donation from people at Barclays is ‘ok in your book and proof of nothing’?

Interesting…

Posted by: Rhinehold at July 26, 2012 4:42 PM
Comment #349310

Stephen Daugherty is a silly person.

Posted by: Billinflorida at July 26, 2012 5:39 PM
Comment #349312
Executives at Barclays have donated over $1M to Romney’s presidential campaign and will hand over more money on Thursday night at an exclusive fundraising dinner in a secret Mayfair location, where tickets cost between $50,000 and $75,000.
The dinner was due to be co-hosted by Diamond but he pulled out after resigning as chief executive in the wake of the Libor rate-fixing scandal. Diamond has been replaced by Patrick Durkin, the managing director of Barclays Capital, the bank’s “casino banking” investment arm.
MPs including Jim Cunningham, Mark Durkan, Margaret Richie and John McDonnell raised concerns that at least 15 of Barclays Capital’s most senior bankers based in the US have donated the maximum allowable individual donation per election to the Romney campaign.

MPs tell Barclays to stop fundraising for Mitt Romney

Posted by: Adrienne at July 26, 2012 5:45 PM
Comment #349314

Aside from collecting all that cash from the Libor crooks at that “secret Mayfair location”, Mitt’s London trip has turned into a trainwreck:

London mayor calls out Romney in front of 100,000 at Olympic torch lighting

If they’ve taken to publicly shaming him, I guess all that “special relationship is special” stuff hasn’t gone over too well!

Posted by: Adrienne at July 26, 2012 5:59 PM
Comment #349315

Romney tells public of secret meeting with MI6 spy chief

LOL! Despite all his moneybags, Mittens is simply unprepared to be the president.

Posted by: Adrienne at July 26, 2012 6:05 PM
Comment #349318

Rhinehold-
Oh, I’m so serious all the time, I just thought this was incredibly funny. Mitt Romney, a registered lobbyist.

Billinflorida-
Yes. Very silly. Very serious, too.

Adrienne-
I found all that stuff overseas to be funny, too. I mean, the whole point of this trip was, or should have been to demonstrate what a smooth international operator he was- the Winter Olympics thing in Utah was supposed to be implicitly just that.

But he blew it. He couldn’t keep his big mouth shut, and ended up making even a conservative government angry with him. God help him if he’d been dealing with Labor.

Romney’s too used to being able to fart in a room and have everybody pretend it doesn’t smell.

Obama’s got the advantage of knowing there are lines not to cross.

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at July 26, 2012 6:27 PM
Comment #349319

“There are many things to complain about regarding Mitt Romney. This isn’t one of them.”

Warped,

Normally, I would agree with your assessment. However, Romney has implied that his “saving” of the Olympics as Salt Lake City was a private sector, smart business effort. In truth, the majority of the “saving” was a result of enormous government funding obtained through intense lobbying efforts.

Romney was successful with the Olympic games in Salt Lake City by making it a government, socialized enterprise. It’s not a narrative that conservatives want to hear. I got the government to step up to the plate big time.

Posted by: Rich at July 26, 2012 6:38 PM
Comment #349320

Wow. Romney was laying the groundwork for his condescension in the last election. Glad to know he doesn’t think they’re third tier.

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at July 26, 2012 6:44 PM
Comment #349321

How silly.

The man helped save the Olympics and of course he advocated for them.

The Olympics are always heavily influenced by government decisions. In most countries they are funded by government. On ours we do it as a public-private partnership.

This shows Romney’s ability to work the public-private partnership. This is an important skill for any president, one that Obama lacks.

People who are bothered or outraged by this sort of thing are those who will always vote for Obama since, they don’t understand how things work, which is why they buy the Obama line.

Stephen

Honestly - put in a little more work. You either write tomes of dense verbiage or nothing at all. Try to find that balance.

Posted by: C&J at July 26, 2012 6:49 PM
Comment #349323

The Brits are absolutely aghast at Romney’s multiple gaffes in the UK. Insulting, unprepared and condescending without reason. Hard to imagine a worse start to his foreign policy tour.

Posted by: Rich at July 26, 2012 6:57 PM
Comment #349329

C&J-
There are so many things Mitt could avoid if he simply admitted things, and this is one of them. “Yes, I registered as a lobbyist, but isn’t bringing the Olympic games to the States a worthy cause?”

As for the brevity? Sometimes I feel the need to go into greater detail, and sometimes things just speak for themselves. Hence the censorship of the word, in order to lead people to the story, rather than tell them outright.

As far as Britain goes, Mitt has got to show that he will not let us down on the world stage. Instead, he has caused two or three international incidents in the first few days of his tour. God help him in Poland and Israel.

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at July 26, 2012 8:33 PM
Comment #349331

Stephen

The Obama strategy is to bring up one little thing after another in order to keep the people’s mind off the rotten Obama record. Romney would be answering these things all the time. It doesn’t matter if he answers well or poorly. It doesn’t matter how much truth their is in the charges.

Obama rightly understands that if the election ever becomes about the future and who could do a better job as president, he will be toast. So he keeps on digging into the past. Romney is an honest man who has been successful in business, government and non-profit sectors, but the Obama offensive team can find details to criticize.

Re the Brits - Romney messed up. He tried to answer the question and tell the truth. This is not good diplomacy. Obama would never have made the mistake of telling the truth. Romney will have to learn to be a little less open, more like Obama. See, Obama does some things well.

Re writing - it is not the length. You go on too long before hitting the points. I respect that you are trying to be honest and explain all your points, but sometimes if you go on too long it doesn’t communicate. On the other hand, just posting a link w/o your own comment is not writing.

In this case, IMO, some explanation was required. This is a bit of a silly subject. A comment about why you thought it was indeed a serious thing would have been useful.

Posted by: C&J at July 26, 2012 10:13 PM
Comment #349364
However, Romney has implied that his “saving” of the Olympics as Salt Lake City was a private sector, smart business effort.

I have not encountered this. Apart from his term as governor and his failed run for the senate, this is his only experience working in the public sector. Ever since he ran for governor in 2002 he has claimed that his experience with the Olympics was a public-private partnership.

Re the Brits - Romney messed up. He tried to answer the question and tell the truth. This is not good diplomacy. Obama would never have made the mistake of telling the truth. Romney will have to learn to be a little less open, more like Obama. See, Obama does some things well.

If Romney cannot resist divulging the truth, how in the world can we expect him to conduct diplomacy with less-than-friendly states? If Romney visits Iran, is he going to tell them the origins of the stuxnet worm?

Posted by: Warped Reality at July 27, 2012 11:13 AM
Comment #349382

Stephen,
I can’t stop laughing!

Warped:

If Romney cannot resist divulging the truth, how in the world can we expect him to conduct diplomacy with less-than-friendly states?

The best part is that Romney went to the London Olympics at the express invitation of the International Olympic Committee! Only to open his mouth and criticize them? Could he be a bigger idiot?!

This is great:
Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer: Mitt Romney’s Olympics Gaffe Was ‘Unbelievable,’ ‘Beyond Human Understanding,’ ‘Incomprehensible’

Posted by: Adrienne at July 27, 2012 2:12 PM
Comment #349390

Just been looking at The Daily Mail Political Editor, James Chapman’s tweets — and LOL, he’s been using the hashtags #romneyshambles & #mitthitsthefan!!!

A few of the best:

James Chapman (Mail) ‏@jameschappers Serious dismay in Whitehall at Romney debut. ‘Worse than Sarah Palin.’ ‘Total car crash’. Two of the kinder verdicts
James Chapman (Mail) ‏@jameschappers Romney blunders again by revealing he’s had (supposedly) top secret briefing by John Sawers, MI6 boss. Do we have a new Dubya on our hands?

OUCH!!!
Also:

James Chapman (Mail) ‏@jameschappers #romneyshambles has crossed The Pond to such an extent that it’s made an attack ad

And here it is:

#RomneyShambles

Posted by: Adrienne at July 27, 2012 3:49 PM
Comment #349392

Friend of mine sent me this link:
Mitt Romney Issued Comically Bizarre Cartoon-Mitt-Romney Olympic Pins

Mitt Romney is so Weird! What kind of creepy egomaniac would actually authorize commemorative Olympic pins commemorating themselves?! And who could they possibly have been designed for? Perhaps it’s some kind of bizarre Mormon hero-worship thing?

Posted by: Adrienne at July 27, 2012 4:04 PM
Comment #349404

“Ever since he ran for governor in 2002 he has claimed that his experience with the Olympics was a public-private partnership.”

The Olympic Organizing Committee running the games in Salt Lake City was strictly a private sector corporation. It was not a public-private partnership.

It did, however, receive an unprecedented amount of federal and state funds due to an extensive lobbying effort by Romney.

Posted by: Rich at July 27, 2012 5:17 PM
Comment #349421

Warped

“If Romney visits Iran, is he going to tell them the origins of the stuxnet worm?” Ask Dianne Feinstein about how well the Obama folks keep secrets. There is a difference between truth telling and leaking secrets.

Posted by: C&J at July 27, 2012 6:31 PM
Comment #349488

C&J-
And you’d believe she’d back that on the basis of one ill-considered remark?

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at July 28, 2012 5:09 PM
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