Thursday, May 27, 2010

Romney Elected Detroit Foreclosures Will Seem A Paltry Number

The dust from Romney’s book tour has settled and outside of Romney’s non-stop tapping of the royal Romney endorsement wand there has been little interesting going on with Mitt in the press. Of course, Nikki Haley’s alleged affair and some blurbs the past week or so about the old Detroit Romney home being slated for tear down and removal. Mitt has been remarkably uninteresting.

It must have been something for the Romney’s to own a 5,500 sq. foot home in the posh Detroit neighborhood during the forties and early fifties. George Romney had been in Washington D.C. working as a lobbyist prior to coming to Detroit. And we all know how well thought of lobbyist are. While our fathers and grandfathers were fighting a war overseas, the Romney’s were living a life of luxury in America. Returning American soldiers, many struggling to purchase one of the many bungalows which were springing up in across America, many under 1,000 sq. feet, with the princess’ of homes being around 1,500 sq. feet or so.

What a great life it must have been for the Romney family during WWII.

Romney of course, blamed the down fall of Detroit on anyone but his own family, the Romney’s were among the first to flee Detroit for the then rural, but growing, elite Bloomfield Hills.

A comment in today’s Cape Cod Online caught my attention which brought up Romney’s Detroit home.

A President Romney will give us a nation of Detroit’s

May 26, 2010 2:00 AM

The 2012 presidential campaign got under way the day Obama was inaugurated. Tea partier Sarah Palin, the failed and humiliated 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, is the odds-on favorite to clinch the nomination, though not if former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has his way.

Campaigning in his home state of Michigan, Romney commented on the estimated 90,000 foreclosed and abandoned properties in Detroit that are slated for demolition, his own 5,000-square-foot childhood home among them: "Detroit ... has been left hollow by fleeing jobs and liberal social policies."

Voters will hopefully hold Romney and all other candidates accountable to the truth. It has been anything but liberal social policies responsible for the foreclosure fiasco. First and foremost in Michigan has been abysmal management of the U.S. auto industry by feckless white-collar management, unrealistic compensation schedules awarded blue-collar unions and a steady erosion of market share by savvy foreign competition.

If the likes of Romney get elected in the coming voting cycles, the same erosion of American competitiveness will be guaranteed and the 90,000 foreclosed properties in Detroit will seem a paltry number compared with the millions that will follow.

Mike Garvan

Wonkette gave a humorous slant on Romney’s babyhood home destruction-a picture is worth a thousand words.

Of course, Romney was not mentioning, as the announcement of his babyhood home’s destruction sent Romney babbling in the press, another piece of Romney’s history is up for sale in upscale Bloomfield Hills.
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Since Romney appears to be interested in public funded memorials (Mitt must be thinking the home will be of historical value, once he buys the presidency). Mitt who spent millions and millions on his last presidential bid, the mere million dollars to restore the Detroit Romney shrine is too much for him, better the public to fork over the money – at least that is what appears to be the view.

What about Romney dropping a million or so for the two acres+ from another slice of Romney history in Bloomfield Hills? He can save it for a memorial park, or maybe build a pyramid?

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Mitt Romney Backed South Carolina Nikki Haley Under Heat For An Affair -

Last March 16th, Gov. Romney endorsed Representative Nikki Haley for Governor of South Carolina
. In today’s news, GOP blogger Will Folks has gone public with a statement he had an inappropriate relationship with the female GOP for Governor of South Carolina hopeful.

Folk’s is a well-known GOP blogger and founding editor of “Fitsnews”. Folk’s has been described as “that disarmingly attractive and diabolically brilliant man”. Folks worked for U. S. Congressman Mark Sanford in media relations for Sanford, later working as Gov. Sanford’s spokesperson from 2001-2005. In addition to political wheeling-and-dealing Will Folks has a musical side, playing bass guitar in an alternative rock band.

Folks reason for coming forward now?

“...within the last forty-eight hours several pieces of information which purportedly document a prior physical relationship between myself and Rep. Haley have begun to be leaked slowly, piece by piece, to members of the mainstream media. I am told that at least one story based upon this information will be published this week. Watching all of this unfold, I have become convinced that the gradual release of this information is deliberately designed to advance this story in the press while simultaneously forcing either evasive answers or denials on my part or on Nikki’s part.“

Who was asking questions?

Will Folks had been contacted on May 14 in regards to the affair by Free Times. Free Times has been investigating the allegations of the Haley/Folk affair. From reports the affair was common knowledge among political insiders in S.C. State House. Folks is said to have admitted to the affair a year ago, with reports the affair between Haley and Folk were admitted as early as 2008.

Has Romney hit sour note with his Nikki Haley fascination?


A second man has step forward and claimed a one night stand with Haley --

“Lobbyist Larry Marchant Jr. alleged that he had sex with Haley in June 2008 and spent a night with her during a school choice conference in Salt Lake City.”

Salt Lake City? Mitt what's up?

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Sen. Bob Bennett was thrown out of office Saturday"- Romney Was Of No Help

BREAKING NEWS: Mitt Romney failed to bolster Senator Robert Bennett. Romney felted he was widely popular in Utah and his support would drive home a win at the Utah State GOP Convention. Early reports today stated Romney was not well liked by many of the Utah delegates and there was a strong possibility of Bennett’s defeat.

Romney’s lack of influence at Utah’s GOP may foretell future decline of political influence for Mitt Romney. After all if Mitt lacks influence in Utah of all places, it was felt a loss in Utah for Mitt, may signal a decline in Mitt’s national influence.

“SALT LAKE CITY – Republican Sen. Bob Bennett was thrown out of office Saturday by delegates at the Utah GOP convention in what represents a stunning defeat for a once-popular three-term incumbent who fell victim to a growing conservative movement nationwide.

Bennett's failure to make it into Utah's GOP primary — let alone win his party's nomination — makes him the first congressional incumbent to be ousted this year and demonstrates the difficult challenges candidates are facing from the right in 2010.”

This is a horrendous defeat for Romney.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Romney Ducking Responsiblity -- Mitt Into the Blame Game and Taking No Responsibility

There hasn’t been much interesting in the press on Mitt Romney. His book tour is over and political watchers know Romney bought up most of his books, giving a multitude of books away for free. The past few weeks’ articles also ran regarding Romney attempt to duck out of his ties to the health care issues. Mitt’s attempts are weak at best; most people are not buying Romney’s excuse.

This weekend is a big weekend for Mitt in Utah as he tries to save Bob Bennett’s senate seat. I noted the You-tube which was in a blog on this site of Bob Bennett endorsement of Romney in 2008 has been removed from You-Tube. Was it Bennett’s statement about the democrats he was close in Washington to felt Romney was the best man to win against Hillary, or something else on the tape troubling to Mitt Inc.?

An interesting article by Scot Lehigh had an intriguing statement on Romney’s failed 2008 GOP presidential race which ‘blamed’ advisers close to Mitt. Romney is no longer listening to ‘those’ advisers. This is different than the ‘Game Change” authors, which stated Romney needed endless data from his advisers on issues and Romney could not make even simple decisions with out asking for more data, to his advisers dismay. Mitt must not be listening to himself since he was the decision maker in his 2008 campaign. Is Romney taking advice from someone else regarding his campaign this time around, Karl Rove perhaps?

“Game Change” authors on "totally indecisive Romney"

Portions from Scot Lehigh’s article below:

“It's hardly news that Mitt Romney wants to run for president again. By the informal Republican rules, the horse longest in harness usually gets to lead the party charge, even if that mount is as unlikely as a 72-year-old John McCain or a 73-year-old Bob Dole.

So there's ample reason for Mitt, who will be 65 in 2012, to be hungry for the hunt.
But how will he run?

When I encountered Kerry Healey, his friend and former lieutenant governor, at the GOP's state convention in Massachusetts a couple weeks back, she had this to report: "I think he's going to be himself."

With Romney, though, the question arises: Which himself?

There's the Newly Minted Mitt of the 1994 Senate race, the fresh first-time candidate who asserted that he'd be better than his rival Ted Kennedy on gay issues and who betrayed a distinct lack of reverence for GOP patron saint Ronald Reagan.

There's Masterly Manager Mitt, the accomplished Winter Olympics impresario who ran as a moderate for governor in 2002. He was followed ever so quickly by the Amazing Morphing Mitt of presidential campaign fame. That Mitt tacked so hard to starboard that he was soon assailing McCain from the right. In one instance of chutzpah, he brazenly declared that he spoke for "the Republican Wing of the Republican Party."
Another source who was at the table in the 2008 campaign echoes Healey's comments.

Romney has concluded he made a mistake by competing to be the conservatives' favorite on the social issues and thinks he would have done better by focusing on jobs and the economy, this source says.

The person blames several (unnamed) political advisers for pushing Romney along that poorly considered course. Those advisers, he says, no longer have the Mittster's ear.

In search of what the newest Romney might be like, I read his book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness." Several Romney admirers had told me it was quite good, and some parts of it are. Unfortunately, other sections are both silly and contrived.”

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Romney, Wall Street and Goldman Sachs

On Friday April 30th, the Washington Post reported on a criminal probe into Goldman Sachs by the Manhattan U. S. Attorneys office and a civil suit filed by the SEC against Goldman. Goldman Sachs is also the target in a Senate investigation into the financial crisis. The senate hearing examined “Goldman's role in the financial crisis. Goldman's bottom line could also suffer if the Senate, now debating reforms to financial regulation, adopts proposed changes to limit trading in derivatives and certain investment activities by banks, for instance owning hedge funds.”

It will be intriguing to watch how Mitt Romney will handle his close relationships with Golden Sachs executives in the coming months. And if Romney’s current attempts to down play his ties to Goldman Sachs, will accomplish Romney’s desire to deflect attention away from him, or if Mitt’s ties to Goldman will eventually lead to a Romney melt down.

On Wednesday, April 28, prior to the criminal probe of Goldman Sac’s hitting the press, Mitt Romney was in Grand Rapids, Michigan attending a fund raiser for backer and close friend Pete Hoekstra, Hoekstra wasted no time "disregarding the Senate hearings as nothing more than” political posturing”. Romney while in Grand Rapids, defended Wall Street stating: "And frankly, I don't believe in discriminating against anybody, regardless of the street they're from," he said. "You see, all the streets in America are connected, and scape-goating and demonizing individuals based on where they live or where they work is a big mistake."

The Detroit Free Press reported on the Senate hearing down played by Hoekstra:

“Carl Levin, D-Mich., the subcommittee chairman, said Monday: "I think they're misleading the country. ... There's no doubt they made huge money betting against the (mortgage) market. “Goldman "knew of Paulson's involvement in the selection" of securities, Levin told reporters. "They knew Paulson was going short."

Romney may find himself handling a political hot-potato due to his many ties to Wall Street. Romney attended a fund raiser thrown for him by John Paulson in Paulson’s Manhattan home. John Paulson is the President of Paulson & Co. Inc. and is tied to the Goldman Sachs debacle.

Romney concerned about “demonizing and scape-goating” Wall Street is no shocking surprise, of course, Goldman one of Wall Streets biggest players, had no problems setting out to discredit the SEC’s which filed civil suit against Sachs on April 16th. The SEC’s allegations against Goldman Sachs are as follows:

“The Securities and Exchange Commission this month filed a civil fraud case against Goldman, saying it misled investors about securities tied to home loans. The SEC says Goldman concocted mortgage investments without telling buyers they had been put together with help from a hedge fund client, Paulson & Co., which was betting on the investments to fail.”

Mitt Romney ties to Goldman Sachs doesn’t end with John Paulson. Muneer Satter a Goldman executive was a major bundler for Romney during his failed attempt in 2008. Satter pulling in “a total of $200, 000.00 from Goldman employees – the money is seen as an effort to position Romney in the 2012 run”. The money going into the PAC Romney started after ending his 2008 campaign”. Romney has pulled in another $22,000.00 dollars from Goldman Sachs. Not to mention, the additional moneys Romney received at the fund raiser recently thrown by John Paulson.

No wonder the DNC put out the recent ad on Romney’s and Wall Street-

Meg Whitman, Romney’s former Bain buddy served Goldman Sachs board, as reported on

“Meg Whitman got rich the Wall Street way – through scams, shady insider deals and mortgage-backed securities that resulted in countless Americans losing their homes and jobs.” “Back in 2001, when she served on the board of Goldman Sachs, Whitman was directly involved in the decisions about executive bonuses and mortgage-backed securities that are now cited as major causes of the economic meltdown.”

Romney’s and Whitman’s connections to Wall Street, as well as their unrivaled campaign spending, lead to a recent nurses protest in California against Romney and Whitman:

California nurses mock Romney and Whitman elitism –

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