Gingrich Hypocrisy

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    You've got to admire Gingrich's chutzpah. After taking nearly $2 million pimping Freddie Mac, we now find that he was once a paid adviser to the private equity buyout firm, Forstmann Little. Forstmann Little is the same type of firm as Bain Capital, the firm which is the subject of a 28 minute film produced by the Gingrich camp which blasts Mitt Romney.

    Attacks on Romney Divide GOP - WSJ.com
     
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    Wow- that was kind of desperate, wasn't it?

    He knows someone who was kind of in the same business? Really?

    Once again, October 2012. Commercial starts off with Mitt Saying "I like to be able to fire people".

    Crying Ampad Workers talking about how they lost their jobs.
    Crying KB Toy Workers talking about how they lost their jobs.
    Crying GS Steel workers talking about how they lost their jobs.

    I'm Barack Obama and I approved this message.

    Just doesn't look good, man.
     
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    Gingrich was a paid adviser to Forstmann Little. Forstmann Little is in the exact same business as Bain Capital (just not as good).

    Maybe you'd be just as outraged if Gingrich were a Mormon.
     
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    Hey, i'm a "paid advisor" for a company that buys out other companies.

    Being part of the hypocrisy is not the same as running the hypocrisy.

    Guy, there's just no way this smells good for Romney. Either Gingrich (and Perry and Huntsman) bring this up, or Obama will.

    But if you are trying to get the vote of Joe who has an underwater mortgage and a busted 401K, and is making less than he did five years ago because his employer knows he can get away with that shit in this economy, running a guy who made his fortune destroying jobs for profit is simply a bad PR Move. You might as well run a commercial having him clubbing baby seals outside his mansion.
     
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    the corprate raiders of the republican party.
     
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    Private Equity companies buy companies that are going to fail. They aren't 'raiding', they are salvaging. Hysterical bullshit and hyperbole are not rational.

    However, I am not surprised that Gingrich is a hypocrite.
     
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    Yes, I can see, the slogan now.

    "It's your own damned fault you peasants lost your jobs. You weren't working hard enough to make me rich!"

    Please. Please go with that.

    Because nothing will energize working folks more... just not in the way you want.
     
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    lol

    As long as he's not a Mormon capitalist, you'll rationalize away anything!

    Newt's finished. Stick a fork in him.
     
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    So's any chance of beating Obama. Hope you like four more years of him.

    Oh, wait. You voted for him. Supposedly.
     
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    I'm sure Newt was being paid in his capacity as a historian by the private equity firm...and not for his political connections to Congress to enable the vultures in their corporate raiding enterprises.
     

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