OK, Mitt! It’s your turn to explain

This latest ad from the Obama campaign is a nice little zinger.

I’m sure the Romney apologists among our Applesauce regulars will have a thing or two to say about this.




  1. expdoc

    It’s a typical BS ad from the DNC. The issue isn’t Mitt Romney’s success. It’s Barack Obama’s failure. Even if Romney “outsourced” jobs he often saved these companies with his and other’s money.

    Obama has outsourced jobs with taxpayer money and his investments seem to have a propensity to fail.

    Besides, it is all a lie. Also interesting is that people fear of speaking the truth lest they “anger the Obama campaign.”

    Gotta love Chicago style thug politics. No wonder they are so tightly aligned with the union bosses.


    But first, is there anything other than the SEC filings to suggest a hands-on Romney role at Bain post-February 1999?

    No is the word from four sources who communicated with CNN on Thursday — all of whom have firsthand knowledge of Bain’s operations at the time in question. Three of the four are Democrats, and two of the four are active Obama supporters in Campaign 2012.

    All four told me Romney is telling the truth.

    Only one, Bain Managing Director Steve Pagliuca, would talk on the record. The others spoke only on condition of anonymity, citing either Bain’s low-key culture or the desire not to anger friends in the Obama campaign.

    Pagliuca, a Democrat who unsuccessfully ran for Senate in 2010, told CNN: “Mitt Romney left Bain Capital in February 1999 to run the Olympics and has had absolutely no involvement with the management or investment activities of the firm or with any of its portfolio companies since the day of his departure.”

    In explaining the SEC documents filed in 2000 and 2001, Pagliuca said, “Due to the sudden nature of Mr. Romney’s departure, he remained the sole stockholder for a time while formal ownership was being documented and transferred to the group of partners who took over management of the firm in 1999. Accordingly, Mr. Romney was reported in various capacities on SEC filings during this period.”

    Another Bain Democrat who did not want to be identified by name said Romney had no role after taking the Olympics post.

  2. doc: “Chicago style thug politics”?

    You actually believe that crap, don’t you?

    What a bumpkin you are!

  3. expdoc

    Bumpkin? Ha Ha!


    But you didn’t even comment on the actual content of the post, just the jab I directed at you (and apparently landed a solid blow).

    Liberals are so predictable.

  4. expdoc

    By the way, bumpkin is a particularly choice word coming from a backwater journalist in Rockford.

  5. Ooh! I got you with that one, didn’t I, Gomer?

  6. expdoc

    You got me all right. You got me so bad that my laugh startled the doc working at the computer next to me! Don’t do that again, it’s embarrassing.

    By the way, I will be out of the loop starting next Monday for 2 weeks. This bumpkin is headed to Hawaii for 8 days with a long weekend in Vancouver on my way home.

    I wonder if I will be able to communicate in Canadian? Do you think I will need to hire a translator? 🙂

  7. By the way, doc, unfairly impugning the credentials of a journalist is a dangerous business — especially for one in your profession.

    The blowback might include a certain one-syllable word associated with the Anatidae family of birds.

    You wouldn’t want me to go there, would you? No, of course not. Even a bumpkin knows when to quit in certain circumstances.

  8. Oh, one other thing, doc: You mentioned yesterday your conversion to Roman Catholicism a few years back.

    I strongly recommend that you read Garry Wills’ book “Why I Am A Catholic.”

    It’s got a lot of fascinating insights into church history, especially before and since Vatican II.

  9. expdoc

    You’re going to goose me?

    That seems a bit odd.

  10. expdoc

    By the way, did you know the origin of the word Gomer? Did you choose that word just for my benefit? I bet you ddi, you smart journalist you.

    I strongly recommend the book “The House of God” to those that haven’t read it. Very revealing about the way medicine used to be practiced in this country.

  11. Willard continued to benefit from Bain decisions and acquisitions long after 1999. That’s one reason he’s reluctant to share all of his tax returns.

  12. expdoc

    Who cares if he did benefit from the decisions he made Stevo? Did he do something illegal?

  13. Where are Willard’s tax returns? Hiding something?

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