More 'Evolving': Obama Won't Return Bain Capital Donations...

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    Though the Obama campaign has repeatedly attacked Mitt Romney for his career at Bain Capital, President Obama still accepted $7,500 in campaign contributions from three Bain executives. His campaign press secretary, Ben LaBolt told The Politicker the president has no intention of giving the money back.

    “No one aside from Mitt Romney is running for President highlighting their tenure as a corporate buyout specialist as one of job creation, when in fact, his goal was profit maximization,” said Mr. LaBolt. ”The President has support from business leaders across industries who have seen him pull the economy back from the brink of another depression, manufacturing and the auto industry revived, and support his agenda to build an economy that lasts where America outinnovates and outeducates the rest of the world and economic security for the middle class is restored.”

    On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden defended the attacks on Mr. Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital. Though he insisted he wasn’t “criticizing private equity firms,” Mr. Biden said there were many examples of Mr. Romney and his Bain colleagues causing tremendous harm.

    “You hear all these stories about his partners buying companies … where they load up with a tremendous amount of debt. The companies go under, everybody loses their job, the community is devastated, but they make money,” said Mr. Biden. “They make money even when a company goes bankrupt, when workers lose their jobs.”

    Earlier in the week, President Obama described Bain and other private equity firms as a “healthy part of the free market” filled with many ”folks who do good work.” However, he also said the priority of private equity companies is to “maximize profits,” which is “not always going to be good for businesses or communities or workers.” Because of this, he said Mr. Romney’s work at Bain Capital isn’t good preparation for the presidency...

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    We all know by know Obama doesn't care where he gets his money, as long as he gets it.
     
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    Why should he? Exactly?
     
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    Obama's trying to walk one helluva fine line here, saying that private equity is fine but the practices of one guy were not. Holy crap, is he sure he really wants to do this? Especially since so many Dems are cozy with Wall Street contributors?

    If only money didn't play such a role in politics. Ah, to dream...

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    When Obama was exposing his true feelings on some issue and abandoning the posture that he had adopted to please the demographic he was trying to please, the Press called his position "Evolving".

    One observer in a panel discussion show said that his position was more the result of Intelligent Design than of Evolution.

    It's obvious that this is true of all of his positions.
     
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    Fruit of the poison tree?
     
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    I think the bigger sory here is why are Bain executives donating Obama instead of Mitt.
     
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    You speak the truth.
     
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    So Bain is making sure they cover all bases (in the event Obama wins) and you have a problem with Obama. Funny shit right there.

    Call Bain and bitch at them if you are so upset about where they give their money.
    You tell em it's the Mittens that they give money to. Not Obama.

    See how well they listen to you. A nobody.
     
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    Obama's polling appears to be getting ready to crash and burn, he is desperate.
     

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