"While some of these investors aren't the brightest knives in the drawer, they're not complete idiots over a long period of time." - Jonathan Macey, Professor of Corporate Law at Yale University, on private equities companies like Bain Capital
Jon Stewart's interview with Prof. Jonathan Macey continues after the jump.
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Tags: Bain Capital, Corporations, Education, Jon Stewart, Jonathan Macey, Law & Order, The Daily Show, Video
Will you just look at this disgusting left-wing anti-capitalist propaganda…
The former Speaker is making the case that, in contrast to good old fashioned businesses who make stuff, Romney and his ilk have instead gamed the system to create a soulless machine that profits from the misery of others. Whereas Republicans used to merely whisper that Bain was an electability problem for Romney, Gingrich and other candidates are now openly making the case that the invisible hand has failed to stop corporate raiders from hurting American workers — even as they condemn President Obama as a radical socialist for his rhetoric on Wall Street.
"I am totally for capitalism, I am for free markets," Gingrich assured reporters on Monday. "Nobody objects to Bill Gates being extraordinarily rich, they provide a service." What he instead is concerned about is when an investor receives "six-to-one returns, and the company goes bankrupt."
Isn't that essentially the exact same thing that dangerous left-wing radicals like Elizabeth Warren and Occupy Wall Street protesters have been saying? By the transitive property, I suppose that makes Newt Gingrich a dangerous left-wing radical.
Frankly, you have to ask yourself what's wrong with a country that would allow such a blatant unapologetic socialist to get this close to the Oval Office. Historically speaking, anti-capitalist sentiments of such vehement hostility toward job creators should be met with batons and pepper spray, not television cameras.
This Newt Gingrich guy needs to get a job and take a bath. Not necessarily in that order.
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This, in my opinion, is a mitvah.
If only we could all have such passion for our jobs…
Okay, given the proper context, that quote isn't nearly as insane as it might seem coming from a candidate who is constantly fighting back against the perception that he looks like the guy who just fired your dad and made him cry…
"I want individuals to have their own insurance. That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means that if you don’t like what they do, you could fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. You know, if someone isn’t giving the good service, I want to say, I’m going to go get someone else to provide this service to."
But the thing about the proper context is, it's not really something that Mitt Romney is particularly passionate about.
(via Political Wire)
Tags: Corporations, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Republicans, Unemployment
If corporations get to be counted as people, I hope I can grab a drink with Boeing someday. (I think it seems best to get on his good side.)
Coverage continues with Stephen's interview with Dick Harpootlian, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman, after the jump.
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As the "Rainbow Connection" taught us, the Muppets have always been powerful exponents — puppets, if you will — of the gay agenda. But did you know they’re also vicious, godless communists?
Last week, on the network's "Follow the Money" program, host Eric Bolling went McCarthy on the new, Disney-released film, "The Muppets," insisting that its storyline featuring an evil oil baron made it the latest example of Hollywood's so-called liberal agenda.
Bolling, who took issue with the baron's name, Tex Richman, was joined by Dan Gainor of the conservative Media Research Center, who was uninhibited with his criticism.
"It's amazing how far the left will go just to manipulate your kids, to convince them, give the anti-corporate message," he said.
It’s about time someone brought this left-wing conspiracy to light. I mean, didn’t you ever wonder why these things are called Muppets? "Muppet" is clearly an abbreviation of "Marxist puppet."
As Friedrich Engels wrote, “Communism is the doctrine of the conditions of the liberation of the proletariat. Mahna Mahna. What is the proletariat? The proletariat is that class in society… whose sole existence depends on the demand for labor. Mahna Mahna.”
Liberals have tried to cover their tracks, but it's painfully obvious that the Muppets took Manhattan in order to gain control of the means of production and bring capitalism to its knees. The House should immediately resurrect its Un-American Activities Committee to probe congressmen for adorable songs, felt skin, and great capers.
Tags: Communism, Corporations, Energy & Oil, Fox, The Muppets