Newt Gingrich presents: “When Mitt Romney Came to Town”

“Winning the Future,” the Newt Gingrich-allied Super PAC, has posted a YouTube version of its 28-minute documentary on Mitt Romney’s tenure as a venture capitalist, dubbed, “When Mitt Romney Came to Town.” See it here:

The Washington Post’s Factchecker blog has a thorough analysis of the video — and awards Gingrich a rating of four Pinnochios for the effort:

Romney may have opened the door to this kind of attack with his suspect job-creation claims, but that is no excuse for this highly misleading portrayal of Romney’s years at Bain Capital. Only one of the four case studies directly involves Romney and his decision-making, while at least two are completely off point.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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31 comments Add your comment

le pelerin

January 12th, 2012
10:11 pm

It could be 10 minutes long and do the job of exposing.

Centrist

January 12th, 2012
10:20 pm

“See it here” says the Democrat huckster.

patrick r. cleburne

January 12th, 2012
10:21 pm

The election cycle is to the media what Christmas is to retailers. It doesn’t do much for the rest of us though.

everyman

January 12th, 2012
10:24 pm

Ted

January 12th, 2012
10:28 pm

The Ron Paul movie on Newt is much better. “Serial Hypocrisy”. See it on you tube.

The GOP Condones Vulture Capitalism

January 12th, 2012
10:32 pm

Mitt Romney is the face of the 1%. He has shown his true colors.

He represents the 400 riches americans. And has vowed to cut their taxes.

He DOES NOT represent the 150 million poor people. And he will raise their taxes.

Republicans be careful what you wish for.

patrick r. cleburne

January 12th, 2012
10:38 pm

@Centrist
Do you not realize that our entire political process is in the same genre as pro wrasslin? It is a theatrical performance. The politicians are the wrasslers -”Gorgeous” Mitt, “Stone Cold” Newton vs. “The Rock” Barack…

td

January 12th, 2012
11:00 pm

patrick r. cleburne

January 12th, 2012
10:38 pm

“The Rock” Barack”

You have to do better on this one. Obama could not hold the Rocks jock strap and the Rock would talk him under the table.

JW

January 12th, 2012
11:16 pm

Interesting. Do you have a link for that Ted?

honested

January 12th, 2012
11:35 pm

‘Winning the Future’, a concept Nut Getrich can forget about entirely.

Newt Bohemian Grove

January 12th, 2012
11:42 pm

Newt Gingrich has attended the SFO Bohemian Grove, look it up.

B. Thenet

January 12th, 2012
11:57 pm

Some will be genuinely surprised when Obama wins re-election this year.

The GOP are acting like Democrats in days of old, eating their own and doing their opponents work for them.

missing the point

January 13th, 2012
12:54 am

B. Thenet…you got it. All you have to do to a republican is let them be. They will destroy themselves from within. Crabs in a barrel and have conned some of the 99% into believing they are going to look out for them. Now in this case no one will nor should be suprised when President Obama gets to do another four years. Once again as I have before in other blogs, welcomed the repubs to spell out what the President has done to make you hate him so much. Here are your choices…
A) He’s too intelligent and makes republican colleagues look stupid.
B) I’ll be honest, I just can’t stand a black man sitting in that office.

“Who ya wit??” Obama 2012!!!

Auntie Christ

January 13th, 2012
1:22 am

The repubs are horrified because getrich is exposing the true nature of unbridled, unregulated vulture capitalism in a way the ‘Occupy’ movement could only hope to. This is the party that says you are an immoral, no account, slacker, dead beat if you can;t pay your mortgage. They ‘reformed’ the bankruptcy laws to make it damn near impossible for a working man to declare bankruptcy when they have lost their job and accumulated astronomical credit card debt to simply survive. Yet romney is being defended and his vulture tactics praised by the republicans; this man who raided companies, cashed them out, gave golden parachutes to the executives, then renounced the pensions and other benefits due the blue collar workers, leaving then with nothing, or else sticking us with the tab for their pensions, through the government backed pension insurance fund. This epitomizes the republican mind set: let the middle class, working class pay the debts and call them free loaders when they protest, and praise the rich for being “good capitalists, good Americans” when they scam us into assuming their debts.

double

January 13th, 2012
1:46 am

Auntie Christ You said it so well.Yes the buzzards are circleing.

hsn

January 13th, 2012
3:05 am

This video is a heat-seeking missile aimed at especially rural folks in the south to expose the fraud that Romney is, and it will take its toll on him.

Romney is not a true conservative. He will say and do anything to get ahead in the polls. In Mass., he boasted about not being too conservative like some of the “other” Republicans. He bragged about being a moderate Republican, but now he is claiming to be a staunch conservative.

Newtie is doing a heck of a job. At a certain point, most of the South will see Romney for the RINO that he is and also never forget that “for tens of millions of Americans, the suffering began when Mitt Romney came to town.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_evS-T-c35M&list=UUSadXvwqY1cfiHEQksL3m1A&index=4&feature=plcp

He also contradicts himself and then when challenged by a reporter, he gets testy. Watch the funny flopper. Nominate him and the media will have fun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ2FdqufKdA&feature=player_embedded

captgutuitarman

January 13th, 2012
3:12 am

I hope that Obama remembers whow his friends were when he starts his second term and that there are good positions for Perry (Palin With a Penis) and Newt the Baggage Man in his cabinet or in the White House or perhaps in some other nice cushy administration role. Here we have a male nitwit who never had a chance from the day he declared, and a petulant, angry bomb thrower not happy that he lost the cat bird seat so quickly after his Fannie Mae shenanigans came to light in Iowa and is not getting his way. Another 4 years of Obama will be a disaster, but ego and hubris need attention and nurturing, and Perry and Newt are just nurturing guys. When this is all over an Obama is back for 4 more years, we will be able to think so fondly of Newt and Rick and St. Santorum, and how they helped to make it possible.

Tom Degan

January 13th, 2012
4:06 am

Great video, Newt! You just saved the Obama campaign at least ten million in advertising!

Well over a year ago I predicted that the religious bigots and crazy people who long ago hijacked the “the party of Abraham Lincoln” would never nominate Mormon Mitt Romney. “David Duke will be named head of the NAACP before that ever happens” I speculated at the time. It appears that I might be forced to eat a healthy dish of crow on the occasion of Mitt’s victory in the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday night. This is not to imply that the half-witted “base” of that party are happy about what happened on Tuesday . Anything but. Let me put it to you this way: The Republicans just got the news that they’re pregnant and they’re trying to fall in love as rapidly as possible.

Assuming he will be the 2012 nominee, Romney has a few hurdles to overcome. Let’s face some uncomfortable facts here, campers. Even his own people can’t stand him. He doesn’t come off as the most sincere guy – and that’s being generous. In fact he’s the most superficial candidate who ever sought the office. He reminds some people of the host of some lame, 1970’s game show. He’s not likely to inspire “the base” to show up at the polls en masse. Not only is his religion a hindrance, but there’s also the fact that this former governor of “Taxachusetts” is seen by these knuckleheads as the worst kind of bleeding heart liberal. Isn’t that a hoot? And you wonder why I get such a kick out of politics.

http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

Tom Degan

BitterEXdemocrackkk

January 13th, 2012
5:00 am

There is ONLY one BIG DOG in this fight for freedom and liberty!
Wake up Sheeple, your All American Father Son Dream Ticket is ready!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXCZVmQ74OA

mehlman rings twice

January 13th, 2012
6:36 am

In some ways I appreciate Mitt Romney. Many of those “workers” who lost their jobs needed to be let go. The group of 7 or 8 woman (mostly white and in their early 30s) I see in the parking deck who take smoke breaks every 2 hours have no ideal how unproductive they are. They feel that they are part of the protected class who think that they are entitled to a job and are supposed to keep it whether they perform or not.

Ol' Timer

January 13th, 2012
6:39 am

@BitterEXdemocrakkk – Okay, okay; but what if I don’t want to return to the 19th century?

catlady

January 13th, 2012
6:55 am

Romney is awful; Newt is just as bad. Newt flip-flops, too: This woman, that woman? And he is just as much of a user and elitist.

BitterEXdemocrackkk

January 13th, 2012
7:27 am

not sure what you mean there Ol’timer…did you take your gingko biloba today? Ron Paul defends the Constitution and the Founding Fathers, prior TO the 19th Century. duh.

honested

January 13th, 2012
7:54 am

There was a piece on NPR this morning about a ‘conservative’ gathering to determine the candidate who is ‘most conservative’ that the ‘conservatives’ can rally round.
Preposterous.
Apparently:
There are not enough voter left in this country concerned with who is ‘most conservative’
Those remaining voters who do consider themselves ‘conservative’ are too dense to ferret out a candidate who shares whatever views fit that mold.
The ground identifying just what ‘conservative’ means has shifted under the ‘leaders’ feet while they were busy raking in the lobbying money.

By the way, anyone who has been watching has heard the clown car candidates bellowing ‘I am most conservative’ for months. Notice that it hasn’t been generating any votes?

George Hills

January 13th, 2012
7:54 am

Mr. Gingrich has a record of duplicity & deceit that defies belief. Claims by his cronies are just more water under the bridge.

findog

January 13th, 2012
7:58 am

Bitter,
Will the electorate be voting for something or against something?
Problem with Paul is he is attempting to do a white knight with a lot of mud on his boots where he perpetuated the issues he seeks to fix.
His son returned 16% of his office budget; if only the father had done something similar, like not earmarking all those spending bills he voted against.
Paul is the political equivalent of Jimmy Swaggart, leading a flock from the Sodom and Gomorrah where he was running the brothel…

Garth

January 13th, 2012
8:39 am

Listen, the truth of the matter is, Newt couldn’t win the governor’s office here in Georgia. We all know that. He’s a twice divorced loser who’s lied about his divorce, lied about his finances, lied about campaign contributions and has taken millions from Fannie & Freddie–two intsitutions who got us in the housing crisis in the first place. As a congressman he destroyed thousands of jobs in Georiga when he helped destroy Eastern Airlines. It was so bad, the GOP knew he couldn’t get re-elected in the south Atlanta area, so they carved him another district in west Georgia. He’s hot tempered and ill-suited to be President. That’s why he doesn’t have ONE sitting congressman or senator supporting him. Do us all a favor, Newt, get out of the race and keep your mouth shut.

mehlman rings twice

January 13th, 2012
10:36 am

Not only that Garth, but he also exhibits European, anti-American, secular anti-Judeo Christian behavior. His behavior is that of recent European socialist Prime Ministers who attempt to govern by a culture of personality at the same time moonlighting as a worldly playboy.

double

January 13th, 2012
11:09 am

Mehlman which would you say has cost the employer most? Smoking breaks or cell phone use? just asking.

mehlman rings twice

January 13th, 2012
11:19 am

double @ 11:09 am:
I would guess smoking due to loss in productivity and increased insurance premiums.

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