Romney and Bain Capital – his start at building an evil empire

Romney’s appears as a tortured sanctimonious man, praying profusely over his decision whether to send a spear Trump’s way in the impeachment saga. So he claims in his presentations to the media and on the Senate floor. There is much more to Mitt Romney. This noble man who is nothing more than a political hack, who made his money the old fashioned way that the Progressives so often remind us as offensive. A chip off the old block of his dad George Romney. I give you an old post about Romney – there are so many – but this one let’s us know just how he got to where he did,

“Profoundly religious” starts his motif.

Refresher: Romney and Bain Capital – a Company ‘Harvester’

How about a refresher now that Romney has arisen like the “Ghost of Christmas past.”

How easy to forget what a swamp creature he was and is, and we should not be surprised that he couldn’t even wait to be sworn in to attack Trump. His baby – Bain Capital. The harvester which bought distressed companies, attempted to make improvements, but not to worry. If they failed they simply sold their assets, went bankrupt with employees losing their pensions in some cases then on to the next – wash, rinse and repeat. He no doubt was successful. There is no doubt had a couple of super hits – Staples being one.

Here are a few snippets:

But at Bain, Romney’s top priority wasn’t to boost employment. As the Wall Street Journal recently noted, creating jobs “wasn’t the aim of Bain or other private-equity firms, which measure success by returns produced for investors.” And, the newspaper reported, Romney’s 100,000-jobs claim is tough to evaluate.

Mother Jones has obtained a video from 1985 in which Romney, describing Bain’s formation, showed how he viewed the firm’s mission. He explained that its goal was to identify potential and hidden value in companies, buy significant stakes in these businesses, and then “harvest them at a significant profit” within five to eight years.

……But this short clip offers a glimpse of Romney when he was at the start of his private equity career and saw businesses as targets of opportunity that could be harvested for the benefit of his investors, not as long-term job creators or participants in a larger community. His remarks were hardly surprising, but they did encapsulate the mindset of get-in/get-out private equity deal makers.

H/T: Mother Jones

This video was created in 1985.

Mitt Romney on Bain’s plan to buy and “harvest” companies

Oh, by the way Romney was against calling the whistle blower. Now he no longer has to worry about his involvement in the Ukraine matter. He will just say Trump is out to get him, his political adversary. See how the game works?

Romney’s National Security Adviser? Burisma Board Member Cofer Black

You see, all remains well in the swamp.

Pelosi has meltdown, Mutt Romney has the blues

 

The Friday roundup of the absurd. It’s never over till its over but poor Nan doesn’t know what to do with her choppers as she melts down yesterday as the impeachment of the Donald appears to be slipping away. The roundup would not be complete with an homage to our favorite GOPer Mittens Romney. He has about as much sense now as he did years ago. We will give homage to Seamus his Mutt.

Washington Post reporter Paul Kane asks if President Trump will be chastened or “emboldened because the Senate will have acquitted him?” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “He will not be acquitted. You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. And you don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation.”

 

 

Let’s not forget about Romney who is and has done all he can to be a jackass. Worked hard for the first time in his life ever to derail Trump. What we learned about him last time around. Dogs know.

In brief, as the Boston Globe first reported in 2007, in 1983, Mitt Romney, then 36 years old, drove his station wagon packed with five sons and his wife on a 12-hour trip from Boston to Ontario, where his parents had a cottage on Lake Huron.

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“Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family’s hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon’s roof rack. He’d built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog,” read the article.

Ry Cooder Mutt Romney Blues

 

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp. Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Great blog  If A ll You See… » Pirate’s Cove Thanks for making us post for the day.

 

 

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Romney’s National Security Adviser? Burisma Board Member Cofer Black

 

Interestingly, – Romney’s 2012 national security adviser sits on the board of Burisma. Just who in the world is one J. Cofer Black?

Why would Mitt Romney need a retired CIA spook as his national security adviser during his run for President? Why would Burisma want an old CIA spook on its Board?  Blackwater ring a bell? Someone who has about as much experience in energy as Hunter Biden?

The mystery. Yesterday I touched on Mitt Romney, Burisma and his demand for testimony from his BFF John Bolton.

John Bolton – pocketed $115,000 from Ukraine oligarch, Clinton Foundation donor

but I digress.

Cofer Black served on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company that was being investigated for corruption. Black served with Hunter Biden, the son of former VP Joe Bidan; the Trump White House has relentlessly called for investigation into Biden’s role at Burisma, while completely ignoring Black’s mysterious role on the same board.

Biden was appointed for his name; Black has a wealth of knowledge and experience in covert operations and counter-terrorism as the article explains cited below.

Who was a greater risk to America’s safety and security? And why is the public left in the dark about this matter?

Cofer Black was a former Vice Chairman of Blackwater (2005–2008), he resigned in 2008 after learning about Blackwater’s illegal payments to Iraqi officials. After 26 years of service to the CIA, Cofer Black today now works in the private sector.

For the full back story check out the link below.. ran into a pay wall.

Cofer Black served on the board of Burisma a Ukrainian gas company that was being investigated for corruption

The Looming Shadow Of The CIA, Cofer Black
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Adam Fitzgerald

Check out the link at the top of the above link for the full history of this operative.

 

Now read this from Thomas Lifson via The American Thinker

Well, this is certainly an odd coincidence! In fact, when you dig in, you find an amazing series of coincidences. If you believe in coincidences when the CIA is involved, that is.

Mitt Romney’s national security advisor in his 2012 campaign — a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels — sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications.

Back on October 6, 2011 presidential candidate Mitt Romney proudly announced that Joseph Cofer Black (listed as “Cofer Black”) was among the people chosen as “special advisers”

…to advise Governor Romney on foreign policy strategy, defense issues, intelligence matters, counterterrorism, and regional policy. These advisers will assist Governor Romney as he presents his vision for restoring American leadership in the world and securing our enduring interests and ideals abroad.

Mr. Black brought to this role his extensive background at the CIA, which he joined in 1974 and trained for covert operations. He rose rapidly through the ranks, becoming Director of the National Counterterrorism Center from 1999-2002. Coincidentally, this was the time in which Al Qaeda planned and carried out the 911 attack without hindrance from the counterintelligence apparatus of the intelligence community. But Black was not penalized, he failed upward, being appointed Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counter-terrorism by President George W. Bush in December 2002.

And in yet another amazing coincidence, Black was succeeded in his job as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center by John Brennan.

 

 

Cofer Black left the CIA in 2006 (does anyone ever completely leave the CIA after being a spook?) to join Blackwater, the huge contractor for services related to military and intelligence action, where he served as vice chairman until 2008. After illegal Iraqi payments were discovered.

Burisma Board: Joseph Coffer Black third from the left.

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So many coincidences.

Still more oddly coincidental is the background of Mitt’s adviser deep in the CIA, part of the intelligence community that has “six ways from Sunday” in foiling a mere president who might oppose them, according to Chuck Schumer.

Let’s do a flashback now that we know what we know.

President Elect Donald Trump sent a tweet on January 3rd 2017. The following is US Senator of NY Chuck Schumer’s response. That “the intelligence has 6 ways to Sunday of getting back at you [Trump].”

Chuck also stated that Donald was being very dumb to treat the “intelligence community” the way he was.

Dumb? Or was he willing to try and take them on?

 

 

Sept 19, 2019 | Phil Mudd – “I am about ready to blow a gasket.” He nails it.

During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Mudd, a former FBI and CIA official, responded to a report from The Washington Post about a mysterious whistleblower complaint that involved a call in which Trump made a “promise” to his foreign counterpart. Story ends at about 3:35 on the clip then moves on.

 

Hint: Want to know why this will not go anywhere?

The Intelligence I.G. Atkinson – another plant by the Deep State

That is why the Senate will not vote for witnesses…does anyone think for one nanosecond the GOP or Dems want any of this to come to light? They will fold like cheap suits unless they intend to pull the kill switch and end our Republic.

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

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Romney’s adviser revealed as a Burisma board member

 

All roads lead to Ukraine. Looks like it is now time to have a look at Romney and his connection to Burisma? Romney states “it is critical for the facts to come out.”

“I did read the transcript. It remains troubling in the extreme. It’s deeply troubling,” said Romney to reporters on Wednesday. “Clearly what we’ve seen from the transcript itself is deeply troubling.”

“If the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme,” Romney tweeted, adding that it’s “Critical for the facts to come out.”

Interestingly, however – Romney’s 2012 national security adviser sits on the board of Burisma.

Now read this from Thomas Lifson via The American Thinker

Well, this is certainly an odd coincidence! In fact, when you dig in, you find an amazing series of coincidences. If you believe in coincidences when the CIA is involved, that is.

Mitt Romney’s national security advisor in his 2012 campaign — a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels — sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications.

And it also an odd coincidence that Mitt has as CNN puts it “been a lone Republican voice expressing concern about President Donald Trump’s July phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump asked Ukraine’s President to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family.”

Back on October 6, 2011, presidential candidate Mitt Romney proudly announced that Joseph Cofer Black (listed as “Cofer Black”) was among the people chosen as “special advisers”:

… to advise Governor Romney on foreign policy strategy, defense issues, intelligence matters, counterterrorism, and regional policy. These advisers will assist Governor Romney as he presents his vision for restoring American leadership in the world and securing our enduring interests and ideals abroad.

Mr. Black brought to this role his extensive background at the CIA, which he joined in 1974 and where he trained for covert operations

A great read and worth the trip: American Thinker
More at Zero Hedge

What is getting apparently clear is that what we thought was the State department running our foreign policy in fact is the CIA. I ask why is the CIA transcribing what happens with phone calls the President makes. Why not the State department?

Whistle blower? This is no whistle blower. This is a Coup.

All is very well in the swamp.

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Refresher: Romney and Bain Capital – a Company ‘Harvester’

 

How about a refresher now that Romney has arisen like the “Ghost of Christmas past.”

How easy to forget what a swamp creature he was and is, and we should not be surprised that he couldn’t even wait to be sworn in to attack Trump. His baby – Bain Capital. The harvester which bought distressed companies, attempted to make improvements, but not to worry. If they failed they simply sold their assets, went bankrupt with employees losing their pensions in some cases then on to the next – wash, rinse and repeat. He no doubt was successful. There is no doubt had a couple of super hits – Staples being one.

 

 

 

Here are a few snippets:

 

But at Bain, Romney’s top priority wasn’t to boost employment. As the Wall Street Journal recently noted, creating jobs “wasn’t the aim of Bain or other private-equity firms, which measure success by returns produced for investors.” And, the newspaper reported, Romney’s 100,000-jobs claim is tough to evaluate.

Mother Jones has obtained a video from 1985 in which Romney, describing Bain’s formation, showed how he viewed the firm’s mission. He explained that its goal was to identify potential and hidden value in companies, buy significant stakes in these businesses, and then “harvest them at a significant profit” within five to eight years.

……But this short clip offers a glimpse of Romney when he was at the start of his private equity career and saw businesses as targets of opportunity that could be harvested for the benefit of his investors, not as long-term job creators or participants in a larger community. His remarks were hardly surprising, but they did encapsulate the mindset of get-in/get-out private equity deal makers.

H/T: Mother Jones

 

This video was created in 1985.

People are still puzzled how he became so rich so fast. Especially his IRA.

Mitt Romney’s unprecedented refusal to release his tax returns* is the one about how he got so rich–and how, more specifically, he managed to accumulate $20-$102 million in his IRA.

On the IRA question, donations to individual retirement accounts, which are shielded from taxes until withdrawals begin, are limited to $4,000 per year (and used to be $2,000).

So, barring a miraculous rate of return from as-yet-unspecified “investments,” it’s hard to see how Romney’s IRA could have grown so large.

But since Romney’s IRA investments are disguised via a byzantine series of offshore entities designed at least in part to minimize US taxes, it is impossible to do this analysis without having access to his returns. More at Business Insider

Biden: ‘Mitt Romney wants to go to war in Syria’

Tell me, what’s the plan Mr. President?  A few clips of famous sayings by our Community Organizer and good ole Joe from the past. The last one has humor. What more is there to say regarding his latest misadventure that has another bombing without a plan.

Mitt Romney Wants To Go To War With Syria :Joe Biden
During the Obama campaign for reelection Joe Biden pushed Mitt Romney’s desire to go to war with Syria. Now the Obama Administration is attacking Syria. 

This 2007 excerpt of an interview with then Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden shows him arguing why he would seek to impeach then President Bush if he were to take military action against Iran without congressional approval. The same goes for Obama, who also made a similar statement back then. Now, they are using the same arguments Bush made to justify any attacks against Iraq and Iran to drop “freedom” bombs on Syria.

 

Flashback – Obama: Iran, Syria will help stabilize Iraq, & the region, Presidential debate ’07;

 

Published on Oct 23, 2012

During the Presidential debate on Monday, Barack Obama resorted to his usual style of rhetoric to evade scrutiny of his disastrous policies on Iran and Syria. However, he can’t hide the fact, that from day one, ever since he rose to national prominence, he has sought to befriend the Syrian and Iranian regimes, despite their atrocious and despicable nature.

The President’s voice was nowhere to be heard, in 2009, during the post election demonstrations in Iran, much to the chagrin of the Iranian protesters. And, despite his claims to the contrary, Obama sent two letters to the Supreme leader of Iran, in which he made some shocking concessions and also offered to conduct negotiations with the despotic regime.

In 2010, Obama returned the U.S. ambassador to Syria; the ambassador had been recalled by President Bush after the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Harri.

Moreover, in July of 2009, the Obama administration announced a decision to ease sanctions on Syria.

And who can forget Obama’s incredibly ridiculous statement, during the Democratic Presidential debate, in 2007, when he was asked if he’d be willing to negotiate with the leaders of Iran, Syria etc.

Obama replied: “I think that it is a disgrace that we have not spoken to them.We’ve been talking about Iraq — one of the first things that I would do in terms of moving a diplomatic effort in the region forward is to send a signal that we need to talk to Iran and Syria because they’re going to have responsibilities if Iraq collapses. They have been acting irresponsibly up until this point. But if we tell them that we are not going to be a permanent occupying force, we are in a position to say that they are going to have to carry some weight, in terms of stabilizing the region.”

The Iranian and Syrian regimes “are going to have to carry some weight, in terms of stabilizing” Iraq and the region??? Are you kidding me?

Unbelievable!

And, let’s not forget some of Joe Biden’s preposterous statements on Iran.

In October 2001, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Biden was quoted as telling committee staffers, during a meeting, “Seems to me this would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran.”

[Biden] looks around the table with raised eyebrows, a How do ya like that? look on his face.

Malaysian plane crashes, Rebels confess, Obama parties on – Audio

While Dear Leader fills the Democratic coffers and dines on Burgers while Mooch is not around, the world continues to go down the crapper.  I caught Obama’s first embarrassing remarks regarding the crash while he hung out on the 495 bridge outside Wilmington, Delaware. Oh, he was a real joker.

Ukraine Releases YouTube Clip “Proving” Rebels Shot Down Malaysian Flight MH-17

 

 

Here is how it should have gone. The full talk was 17 minutes. He cancelled his vacation and came back to the White House.

What the heck, this is the real joke. This demonstrates our Savant in full dress mode with Romney during just a smidgen of time ago during a debate

“A few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia…the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.” 

Having any thoughts on Mitt Romney yet? He foretold the events in Iraq

The more I hear from Mitt, the more sensible he sounds as a potential candidate in 2016. The clips below say all we need to know about Obama, and gives us a good look at an observer of the world by Mitt. It took Ron Reagan a couple of tries. Maybe time for an adult in the White House? What say you?

Mitt Romney warned that if the U.S. completely withdrew from Iraq, it would crumble and for that Barack Obama called him a foreign policy novice. Islamic militants have thrown Iraq into a tailspin and the country is on the verge of an all-out civil war. So, we have to ask, who’s the foreign policy novice now? Romney was right. Obama was wrong…again.

 



“A few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia…the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”

Obama spoke as well that Romney wanted to go back to the 1950’s economic policies.

Yes, I would like go back to the economic policies of the 1950’s. Thank you very much.

Candy Crowley interrupts Romney a zillion times – then explains, video

Why does this person still have a job? Now I know now why the debate was so annoying. There is a longer version out there, but this should do it for us to get the gist of it.

Hot Air:

Candy herself used to think the White House’s spin about “acts of terror” was lame, and that Obama had all but admitted to an audience member afterward that, yeah, the Rose Garden statement didn’t mean a whole lot. But hey — she wanted a bigger role in the debate and the left wanted more “fact-checking” of Romney since the only reason he won that first debate was because he’s a lying liar who lies, you know, so she chimed in at an opportune moment on their candidate’s behalf. CNN sounds pretty happy about it, which is what’s really important.

 
Candy admits she might just get a question on Libya when she is the one that picked them? Romney picked the wrong word????

 

So Romney, what are you going to do with Press Secretary Andrea Saul?

With all of this kerfuffle over the ad that Obama’s so-called PAC ran with the dying steel worker’s wife whose end came at the hands of Romney, we are not addressing what is Romney going to do with the idiotic statement by his less than attractive Press Secretary Andrea Saul? All he can say about the ad is that he is dissapointed?

If this is an example of what Romney’s astute capability of selecting talent is, we are indeed lost. I am already at a slow burn with him dancing around with who his VP pick is going to be. I suppose it will be Portman. Someone of equal energy and charisma. Add to my slow burn, is his early announcements of who will be the headliners at the Republican convention. Jeb Bush, Good old McCain. No Allen West, no Sarah Palin, No Michelle Bachmann. The folks who carried the early water to get him to where he got. Kind of a dismissal of the Tea Party foiks I would say. No matter how one feels about Sarah, she for one brought the GOP back from a moribund state. By the way, besides being the press secretary for Romney, Andrea Saul was the same face for McCain, in case one thought it rang a bell.

Influential conservative blogger Erick Erickson tweeted this afternoon that Saul’s slip-up may have been the moment that cost Romney the election:

OMG .. this just might be the moment Romney lost the election. WOW

 

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