Sunday no-brain open thread

I’m reading some stuff about Mitt Romney and Bain Capital and for some reason my eyes keep rolling back in my head and I lose consciousness.

I’ll post more later.

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26 Responses to Sunday no-brain open thread

  1. HELENK says:

    This is a person all Americans should take a look at. No experience, but too much power for someone NOT elected.
    Valarie Jarrett

    • catarina says:

      One might liken her to Don Corleone’s consigliere Tom Hagen, bedecked in a designer shawl, except Hagen gave better advice.

      Wouldn’t put it past old Valjar to use Hagen’s horse head in the bed trick if someone crosses her.

      I’ve watched her on TV telling blatant lies with such ease. Totally creepy.

      • Lulu says:

        She is about to be pulled into some of the scandals. She was in the WH talking to Kaiser about Solyndra supposedly. The Weekly Standard is probably trying to educate their lovely readers before the Republicans drag her out of the WH to testify what the hell she has been up to.

  2. yttik says:

    What’s the problem with Bain, anyway? I mean, it’s not my money, that was a PRIVATE investment firm. Now, taking taxpayer money and investing in car companies, solar companies, bailing out banks, that kind of pisses me of, especially when they go bankrupt. The US treasury is not supposed to be a politician’s personal investment fund.

    • myiq2xu says:

      What’s the problem with Bain, anyway?

      That’s what I’m trying to figure out.

    • Three Wickets says:

      Again, I think Romney’s time as Governor is more relevant. But as far private equity and also consulting firms go, their number one modus operandi is cutting jobs in big numbers to make money for investors (bondholders, shareholders, gamblers, etc). You can call that slash and burn ‘creative destruction’ capitalism which it is, but don’t call it ‘job creation’ which is what Rommey is claiming.

      Big time private equity titans are people like Steve Schwartzman of Blackstone and Henry Kravis of KKR and Leon Black of Apollo, and no, I wouldn’t want any of these guys near the presidency. Romney was is that small and very exclusive club.

  3. HELENK says:

    thought this was interesting.
    King sure had different ideals than backtrack

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