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Speakers at the Democratic National Convention

  1. American View profile image59
    American Viewposted 4 years ago

    The DNC announced today that they will have several speakers at the convention who are Bain capital employees or partners. With all the commercials of hatred that Obama put out there about Romney and Bain capital, is it not a little hypocritical to want that type of person campaigning for you?

    Obama has been talking for months about how the bankers, Wall Street, investment bankers such as Bain capital destroying the middle class and are destroying the country. He talks about how their the 1%, how they're crooks, how they ship jobs overseas, and now he wants them to speak on his behalf. Just when you thought Obama could not be any more of a hypocrite, he shows you he can.

    1. The Frog Prince profile image80
      The Frog Princeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Of course it's hypocritical but don't expect more from hypocrites.

      The Frog

      1. fpherj48 profile image84
        fpherj48posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Perhaps  these speakers are FORMER Bain employees.....as in whistle-blowers...as in intending to confirm the negative media exposure re Bain....as in.....hate Romney.....as in the wife who volunteers to testify against the husband in a criminal case!!    How the hell do we know until we see and hear it??

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He wants them to have their say, how is that hypocritical?

      1. eternals3ptember profile image61
        eternals3ptemberposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Honestly, I didn't think of that...

      2. Repairguy47 profile image60
        Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        He wants the type of person he has railed against to have their say? Nope, not hypocritical at all.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It could be having an open mind and letting the facts speak for themselves ... I know that is hard for some others to understand.

          And they are off... time to criticize ever person who will speak at the convention before they speak ...

          1. American View profile image59
            American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Yea, unlike the Dems who were so silent, like the ones who did not call for the death of Ann Romney before she spoke, or all of those who were accused of being race tratiors if they went and spoke. I do enjoy the silence of the left

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
              Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Funny, I never heard any of that. I don't read far left blogs any more than I read far right ones.

              1. American View profile image59
                American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Sorry you missed i, it was on the media, even MSNBC had a story on it

                1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
                  Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Ah, I don't get MSNBC smile

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image84
                    PrettyPantherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    I didn't see it either and I'm pretty plugged in to a variety of news sources.

                  2. American View profile image59
                    American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    It was on all the media stations, I only pointed out MSNBC because that is a story they would usually not report on

          2. Repairguy47 profile image60
            Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I'm never surprised by people who fall to the left using the open mind ploy. You guys never disappoint, it is always the same rhetoric. Liberals so enlightened and open minded, in fact liberals are the most closed minded people I have ever known. I'm not a Bill Oreilly fan but you should read Culture Warrior it describes the simple unabashed truth about liberal open minds.

      3. American View profile image59
        American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        They can have all they say they want, no-one is they cannot do that. We're not talking about the speakers here, we were talking about the Obama campaign who paints those guys as criminals yet now they want them to speak on behalf of Obama. You can't have it both ways, you're either for Wall Street or you're against, Obama makes it quite clear with all the ads that he runs all the speeches he makes he is totally against Wall Street.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I guess I hear different things than you do.

          1. teamrn profile image79
            teamrnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Dear Uninvited, what do you hear? I'm on the same 'side' as AV, but I'm curious to know what different things you hear. I don't doubt thaat you hear them.

    3. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The goal of the convention is to destroy Romney. When you have been as big a failure as Obama has you resort to namecalling and start parading useful idiots.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Or you can summon an old man who appears to be dementing to talk to an empty chair.

        1. Repairguy47 profile image60
          Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Clint isn't demented at all he is a pretty good actor and a brilliant director. And if he was suffering from dementia wouldn't it be rather unkind of you to talk about it? Oh, what am I thinking? Your a progressive you would never consider your actions wrong.

        2. teamrn profile image79
          teamrnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          The issues is NOT ATT ALL CLINT EASTWOO'S STUNT, the issue is (OR SHOULD BE): who is best equipped to lead this country out of the biggest whole in generations? Why is it that libs are quick to point out the dottering octogenarian and paint him as a distration, but don't think to paint Michelle Obama s just the same.

          We are presented with distractions: One, a woman with a lot of horses in the race, saying that she loves her husband (is this unique?) vs an actor who has given us many moments of genuine looks into out souls and who is genuine. I prefer to 'make my day' with the latter.

          Not who presented a dang good moment of levity, not the wife who speaks about her husband's kind, face, laughing, gentelnessl-ad nauseum.

    4. teamrn profile image79
      teamrnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, use them as part of defense, now part of offense. People will see through that thinly veiled attempt to USE Bain capital for double purposes, like they see Michelle Ovama's speech about selling HERSELF; too bad she's not running for office, HE IS..

      "The goal of the convention is to destroy Romney. " But, the Dems won't admit to this being EXACTLY why they complained about Mitch McConnel saying.

      As far as the 'old man,' Clint said his piece and at 80+, he's entitled, despite Rachel Maddows objections that Clint should have talked about Afghanistan, other issues; when all we wanted was what Clint gives, "GO AHEAD, MAKE MY DAY." Now, he could add, "DO YOU FEEL LUCKY" and mean it, to Obama!!

  2. eternals3ptember profile image61
    eternals3ptemberposted 4 years ago

    Seriously, this is why I'm a liberal who looks down on the Democrat politicians.

    1. teamrn profile image79
      teamrnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I can see looking down on the Democratic process, but I don't see how looking down on Democratic process makes you a liberal.

  3. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Maybe Obama wants people who actually "helped" Romney "help" companies to talk about how this "help" actually occurred and what it actually meant for the companies and worked involved. And how an LBO business model does NOT transfer on a large scale to US economic or jobs policy.
    Or if it does, how we are all royally yucked.

    Here's a fascinating article recently shared by RebekahELLE on another thread.
    Inquiring minds will not wait for the Bainiacs to talk at the convention. They'll check this out for themselves.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/ne … z25RR4Z3KA

    1. American View profile image59
      American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      MM,

      The link does not work, it says page not found.

      Obama can definitely have the people who work with Romney talk about what happened, I don't think that's a bad thing all. But don't you find it odd that the people Obama is knocking and putting down he now wants speaking at his convention?

  4. WillStarr profile image88
    WillStarrposted 4 years ago

    Obama can't run on his dismal record, so his only choice is to attack Romney, and the only thing he can attack Romney for is his success!

    Who would have believed that being successful would ever be considered evil by the left? But here we are!

    Lord help us all.

    1. teamrn profile image79
      teamrnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Michelle Obama made quite a case for 'pulling yourself up by the bootstraps' and how glamorous it can be. That REALLY doesn't negate that Mitt Romney accomplished the same goal-a different way. He had other challenges on his road.

      Mitt Romney's way is not a crime to be demonized, but SUCCESS TO BE APPLAUDED. Michelle Obabma's speech sounded more like a PLUS for her rags to riches story, than an endorsement of her husband. Are you placing your OWN name into the nomination?, Michelle?

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    SassySue1963posted 4 years ago

    "President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget is turning into something of a Bain alumni reunion, although you won’t hear about it from the president.
    Obama picked Jeff Zients to lead the OMB earlier this year, as the attacks on Romney’s Bain Capital career were heating up in the Republican Primary. Zients worked at Bain and Company from 1988-1990. Now Zients will be joined by another former Bain employee, as Obama appointed Boris Bershteyn to lead the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Bershteyn’s White House biography, like that of Zients before him, also makes no mention of the Bain connection."

    "The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration played “a central role” in encouraging a private equity firm to rescue a struggling refinery in Pennsylvania. This is rather ironic since part of the reason for the refinery’s financial troubles were the Obama administration’s burdensome regulations. "

    typical "it's only bad when the GOP does it" mentality.

    1. teamrn profile image79
      teamrnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sassy, I didn't know that the WH will have several Bain employees on staff in HIGH places. nor did i know of the role played by a private equity firm (EVIL INCARNATE!)

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        SassySue1963posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        @teamrn
        Yes, like I said, it's only evil when the GOP does it. smile

 
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