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Dear Mitt: You Did Nothing to Save Detroit

Posted by on May. 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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Dear Mitt Romney:

There are politics, there are lies, and then there's you. You take it to a whole 'nother level.

OK, I admit that I have a particular animus toward you, as a guy that knifed us in the back when Michigan was on its knees, but you simply cannot be our president. It cannot happen.

As you know, Mitt, I was governor of Michigan during that horrible time, when the financial industry was melting down and the auto industry was in free fall. And you were running for president. You saw the polls about the unpopularity of bailouts and you lumped the auto industry in with the bank industry -- the auto industry, where your father and so many of your family members had worked.



You raised your finger into the air, saw which way the wind was blowing, and followed it. Way to lead, Mitt.

You weren't looking into the eyes of autoworkers getting laid off as factory after factory closed.

In the six month period surrounding the president's inauguration, more than 1,018 Michigan companies had announced mass layoffs in response to the crash.

Our unemployment office was receiving more than 800,000 calls per day from people desperate for help. The auto industry was heading over the cliff, we were begging for help, and you were coolly standing behind us giving your home state a shove over the ledge. And now you have the nerve to claim credit for the auto industry's rebound? It's a joke, right?

Steve Rattner, who headed the president's auto task force said it succinctly today when he said, "Mitt Romney is nuts." If only that's all it was.

So Mitt, here's my request: Just stop it. Stop denying that you were pandering to a national audience when you wrote that Detroit should "go bankrupt" and then stop taking credit for the success of the Obama administration's intervention to save the auto industry and more than a million jobs that went with it.

The Obama team wasn't taking advice from you. So just. Stop. Talking. Just stop.

And to you, reading this in The Huffington Post -- let's be honest, most Democrats aren't going to vote for Mitt Romney anyway. This latest example of his deception and distortion is just that, the latest example.

But to the Republicans and Independents who are reading this: Could you honestly see George H.W Bush, or John McCain or Bob Dole, or even George W. Bush, demeaning the intelligence of the American people like this? Acting in a way so devoid of integrity?

It's ironic that on a day in which we focus on the auto industry, we're debating the merits of a guy who exhibits all the clichés we unfairly assign to used car salesmen.

America is not a business. It's not about ROI. It's not a trophy to mount on your wall.

America is an idea. And it's the solemn responsibility of each "temporary" president to protect and nurture that noblest of all ideas -- with integrity.

This man, Mitt Romney, has shown -- not through his experience, but through his actions and words -- that he is unqualified to carry out that responsibility.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-m-granholm/dear-mitt-you-did-nothing_b_1501626.html?ref=politics

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nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on May. 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

If the auto industry would have went under after the loans romney would have said I told you so.But because they came back with a vengeance he was all for it.What a lire! He not only talks out of both sides of his mouth he is now talking out of his hands,feet and butt.

PamR
by Platinum Member on May. 9, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Romney is delusional.  He'll say anything.  Sad.

mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

And Obama took a big bunch of other people's money and shoved it in their faces.

Talentedddddddddd......................................

ExecutiveChick
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Uh hum... Kissy, Mitt Romney was NOT/NEVER "governor of Michigan" and had no involvement with Detroit or Michigan's woes. Huffington Post and it's readers??? Come On!

Mitt Romney was...


70th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 2, 2003 – January 4, 2007
LieutenantKerry Healey
Preceded byJane Swift (Acting)
Succeeded byDeval Patrick
Personal details
BornWillard Mitt Romney
March 12, 1947 (age 65)
DetroitMichigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ann Romney (m. 1969)
ChildrenTaggart (Tagg) (b. 1970)
Matthew (b. 1971)
Joshua (b. 1975)
Benjamin (b. 1978)
Craig (b. 1981)
ResidenceBelmont, Massachusetts
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
San Diego, California
Alma materBrigham Young University (BA)
Harvard University (MBAJD)
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
PositionsCo-founder, Bain Capital (1984–1999)
CEO, Bain & Company (1991–1992)
CEO, 2002 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee (1999–2002)
SignatureSignature "Mitt Romney", first name more legible than last name
WebsiteMittRomney.com
sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on May. 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

 Well President Obama and President Bush

Quoting mustbeGRACE:

And Obama took a big bunch of other people's money and shoved it in their faces.

Talentedddddddddd......................................

 

mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2012 at 1:08 PM

So we agree that it took no particular talent?

I mean, spending other people's money?

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on May. 9, 2012 at 1:09 PM

 She never said he was

Quoting ExecutiveChick:

Uh hum... Kissy, Mitt Romney was NOT/NEVER "governor of Michigan" and had no involvement with Detroit or Michigan's woes. Huffington Post and it's readers??? Come On!

Mitt Romney was...

 

 

70th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 2, 2003 – January 4, 2007
Lieutenant Kerry Healey
Preceded by Jane Swift (Acting)
Succeeded by Deval Patrick
Personal details
Born Willard Mitt Romney
March 12, 1947 (age 65)
DetroitMichigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ann Romney (m. 1969)
Children Taggart (Tagg) (b. 1970)
Matthew (b. 1971)
Joshua (b. 1975)
Benjamin (b. 1978)
Craig (b. 1981)
Residence Belmont, Massachusetts
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
San Diego, California
Alma mater Brigham Young University (BA)
Harvard University (MBAJD)
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Positions Co-founder, Bain Capital (1984–1999)
CEO, Bain & Company (1991–1992)
CEO, 2002 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee (1999–2002)
Signature Signature
Website MittRomney.com

 

ExecutiveChick
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Then, How is Mitt Romney in any way responsible for the auto industry and Detroit's woes??? And where is he claiming credit for their ability to continue to tread water? That was done on the backs of the tax payers and the old stock/bond holders (who got completely SCREWED while the unions and the US Government took major ownership of GM)

Look, I don't like Mitt Romney. I will vote for him and hold my nose while doing so but only because I don't believe he will harm our country as much as PBO has or will in a second term but COME ON!!! Let's at least be honest about the facts.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 She never said he was

Quoting ExecutiveChick:

Uh hum... Kissy, Mitt Romney was NOT/NEVER "governor of Michigan" and had no involvement with Detroit or Michigan's woes. Huffington Post and it's readers??? Come On!

Mitt Romney was...



70th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 2, 2003 – January 4, 2007
Lieutenant Kerry Healey
Preceded by Jane Swift (Acting)
Succeeded by Deval Patrick
Personal details
Born Willard Mitt Romney
March 12, 1947 (age 65)
DetroitMichigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ann Romney (m. 1969)
Children Taggart (Tagg) (b. 1970)
Matthew (b. 1971)
Joshua (b. 1975)
Benjamin (b. 1978)
Craig (b. 1981)
Residence Belmont, Massachusetts
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
San Diego, California
Alma mater Brigham Young University (BA)
Harvard University (MBAJD)
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Positions Co-founder, Bain Capital (1984–1999)
CEO, Bain & Company (1991–1992)
CEO, 2002 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee (1999–2002)
Signature Signature
Website MittRomney.com

 


sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on May. 9, 2012 at 1:24 PM

 He isn't responsble, BUT he threw more than his two cents in quite a few times about what SHOULD have and what SHOULDN'T have happened in HIS opinion...and what HE would do if HE WERE POTUS (you know, that job he is applying for)

and HE WOULD LET DETROIT crash and burn...on it's OWN

yet NOW it's SUCCESSFUL....so he is taking CREDIT...

tell me, if he isn't responsible, how does he desereve any credit as HE STATES?

Quoting ExecutiveChick:

Then, How is Mitt Romney in any way responsible for the auto industry and Detroit's woes??? And where is he claiming credit for their ability to continue to tread water? That was done on the backs of the tax payers and the old stock/bond holders (who got completely SCREWED while the unions and the US Government took major ownership of GM)

Look, I don't like Mitt Romney. I will vote for him and hold my nose while doing so but only because I don't believe he will harm our country as much as PBO has or will in a second term but COME ON!!! Let's at least be honest about the facts.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 She never said he was

Quoting ExecutiveChick:

Uh hum... Kissy, Mitt Romney was NOT/NEVER "governor of Michigan" and had no involvement with Detroit or Michigan's woes. Huffington Post and it's readers??? Come On!

Mitt Romney was...

 

 

70th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 2, 2003 – January 4, 2007
Lieutenant Kerry Healey
Preceded by Jane Swift (Acting)
Succeeded by Deval Patrick
Personal details
Born Willard Mitt Romney
March 12, 1947 (age 65)
DetroitMichigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ann Romney (m. 1969)
Children Taggart (Tagg) (b. 1970)
Matthew (b. 1971)
Joshua (b. 1975)
Benjamin (b. 1978)
Craig (b. 1981)
Residence Belmont, Massachusetts
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
San Diego, California
Alma mater Brigham Young University (BA)
Harvard University (MBAJD)
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Positions Co-founder, Bain Capital (1984–1999)
CEO, Bain & Company (1991–1992)
CEO, 2002 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee (1999–2002)
Signature Signature
Website MittRomney.com

 

 

 

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on May. 9, 2012 at 1:25 PM

 

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