UPDATE (10/26/12): It appears the news is heating up. Thanks to the Daily Kos, we may well be looking at the real smoking gun in this campaign. Whether it’s enough to take away Romney’s momentum and make even the staunchest racist Republican vote elsewhere remains to be seen. After all, there are those in the Republican party who simply can’t abide a black man in office.
Sometimes it’s terribly hard to see the big picture, especially when people go to great lengths to keep us from seeing more than little bits and pieces.
I’ve been checking my feed and seeing what I’ve missed over the last couple of days, so forgive me if this is coming as a surprise to you. I’m shocked I didn’t see the connection before, but as the writer in the piece from the Daily Kos says, it’s hard to catch everything unless you’re really looking for it.
What? Miss what?
I just spent some time catching up on video I should have watched a while ago. I suspect I can be forgiven for missing this, but the video came so early in the race, Romney was still fighting against his opponents prior to the RNC, there was still too much noise to filter.
From ABC News, aired March 2, 2012, just four days before Super Tuesday, this should have blown Romney’s candidacy out of the water, but it didn’t because it’s been forgotten. Seems his base has Romnesia too.
But here’s the thing: When I posted my own story on the barrage of information hitting my screen, I missed a huge connection thanks to burn-out and a sudden intensification of work at the office. Thanks to a friend, I’ve read all these articles. They add up. In fact, they leave me wondering if this is the very thing Ann Romney’s worried about.
See, here’s the thing. Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard more and more about Sensata, Bainport, and Romney’s disinterest in helping keep American jobs from being shipped overseas to China. So what does that have to do with the video above? Not much, except to question Romney’s ethics again, only…wait for it…this isn’t the first time Bain was implicated in forcing jobs related to the automotive industry to move overseas.
In 2008, Ann Romney made a ton of money because the manager of her “blind” trust bought out Delphi and–yes, that’s right–shipped their jobs to China.
Don’t believe me. Read the articles below. Ever since Ryan’s flap at the soup kitchen, which now strikes me as the tempest in a teapot it really was, these articles have been popping out in various places. These guys are experts at smoke-screens.
The Nation got there first, though, two days after Ryan’s disastrous photo op.
Romney’s had Harvard lawyer’s training, even if he doesn’t practice at the Bar. He knows how to cover his tracks. So why is his tax form such a big deal when his father’s opinion was so clear on the subject?
Well, just how would it look if you and your wife took a direct profit from American jobs being shipped overseas, and from the bankrupting of GM? Not so good, I’m thinking, especially for those hundreds of thousands of people who are out of manufacturing jobs thanks to the screeching halt of auto sales right in the middle of the financial crisis?
Read these and get back to me. Take your time. I’ll be here.
October 17, 2012:
The Nation (November 5 Edition): Mitt Romney’s Bailout Bonanza
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012:
Dayton Daily News: Report: Romney benefited from Delphi bankruptcy
Saturday, October 20, 2012:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012:
The Huffington Post (10:10pm): Mitt Romney Profited By At Least $15.3 Million From Auto Bailout: Report