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Republican Candidates Made to Eat Their Words

Well, you knew it was going to happen.

Priorities USA, the Obama-backing PAC, has smartly clipped together various statements by the loser Republican primary candidates – I do mean “loser” in a couple of senses of the word – criticizing Mitt Romney for practicing capitalism.

This group, particularly Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, helped pave the way for the current attacks on Romney’s time at Bain by the Obama campaign and blunt the rebuttal that Obama is really assailing Romney for making money.

13 thoughts on “Republican Candidates Made to Eat Their Words”

  1. I hope Newt and Rick are proud of their contribution to the Dem campaign. I knew this would happen but hopefully, Americans are smart enough to consider the loser source.

  2. With ‘friends’ like this, who needs enemies? Hopefully, Team Romney has the rebuttal ads ready to go! Vulture Capitalism vs. Crony Capitalism! Private equity vs. taxpayer $$$.

    Solyndra – Hundreds of millions of taxpayer $$$ lost. 1100 jobs lost.
    GE – Jeff Immelt – Obama Jobs Czar. 20,000 jobs outsourced overseas. Light bulb factories closed in U.S – open in China. $40B in back taxes – exempt!
    GM – owes $40B in taxpayer funded loans. Dozens of dealerships out of business. Bondholders mugged by Obama union thugs.

    The list goes on and on.

  3. This is precisely why the sloven philanderer (Newt) and Hee-Haw Perry aren’t on their way to having their names on the ballot in November – everyone with half a brain understands that, while capitalism isn’t perfect, it sure beats socialism. Criticizing creative destruction (and particularly those who are good at it, while you suck at it) may make you feel better about yourself, it’s not the way to win the hearts and minds of the shrinking number of people (being crowded out by the public sector behemoth) who rely on a capitalist system of their livelihood.

    My suggestion to Gov Perry & Speaker Newt – tone down your smug, self-righteous rhetoric about capitalism or it may come back to bite…. Oh, wait, too late.

  4. Well, duh! That’s why Mitt is the nominee now. We understand what venture capitalist do and what they don’t do. I really liked Newt until he started spouting this junk. I understand it’s always a free-for-all during the primaries, but don’t attack the essence of capitalism. And really, that’s what these firms do.

  5. Now the GOP needs to string a bunch of great Hillary slams against Obama from their primary. Turns out, she was right.

    1. Exactly what I was thinking DeniseVB. These comments were made in the heat of the battle for the nomination. I’m sure we can dig up some juicy tidbits from the Hillary-Obama cat fight. That campaign was way more brutal than this…

  6. I don’t listen to losers – or to people who lost the primaries. I’m still trying to figure out why Gingrich, the serial adulterer, gets to say anything about the sanctity of marriage – another do as I say, not as I do hypocrite.

  7. Mitt asked for it when he spent a fortune trashing the other candidates. His campaign here in Iowa was nasty and relentless. The stench still lingers.

  8. Glad everyone here agrees that Hillary Clinton is a better source than any of the numbskulls the GOP put up to stop Romney. Go ahead and use her ads. She’s gonna knock that curveball out of the park. On the most critical nat/sec issue of his Presidency, Obama gets a 100% WIN. And he didn’t get thousands of our boys killed in the process like the GOP did in its failed attempts to do the same.

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