Oops!… Obama’s Top Bundler Jonathan Lavine Was In Charge of Bain During GST Steel Layoffs

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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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Oops!… Obama’s Top Bundler Jonathan Lavine Was In Charge of Bain During GST Steel Layoffs
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 5:43 AM

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The Obama campaign blamed Governor Mitt Romney for the demise of GST Steel company in a video they released in May. The plant closed in 2001. Mitt left Bain in 1999.

For some reason the Obama camp forgot to mention this…
Obama’s top bundler Jonathan Lavine was in charge of Bain during the BST layoffs.
Chuck Slowe reported:

Blaming Governor Romney for any issues surrounding the failure of GST is wrong and it is a blatant lie. Mitt Romney had been long gone when the company started to fail and subsequently closed it doors. When are the President and his campaign hacks going to get the story correct? When are they going to get back to their economy and its dreadful condition? Mr. President, you can run but you cannot hide.

It turns out that Jonathan Lavine, current Obama bundler, was actually in charge, at Bain, during that period, when the layoffs occurred. Oops, that isn’t right, is it? Yes, that story is the one that needs to be reported on. Sorry Mr. President, your lies are just getting to be more than many of us are able to handle.

And, Jonathan Lavine is not your average Obama Bain donor. Lavine is one of Barack Obama’s top bundlers.
ABC reported:



So, a little more in depth information gets uncovered. I find it rather interesting, because where there is smoke, there is fire.

How many times have we been told that when they are waiving the right hand wildly about to grab your attention, watch closely what the left hand is trying to cover up.

In this case, boy, is it ever true.

As reported by ABC:

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Left unmentioned by Obama and Biden, however, is that three of the four companies identified as “outsourcing pioneers” in the Post piece were overseen in part by a Bain Capital executive who is now a major donor to Obama’s re-election campaign.



He also previously served on the board of American Pad & Paper (Ampad), a Bain-owned Indiana office supply company that went bankrupt, laid off its workers and is now a poster child for Obama campaign’s case against Romney as a job-killing corporate raider.



Isn't it odd that these things keep coming full circle, and somehow end up smacking Obama in the head? He really seems to have his fingers in everybodys' pies. It's kind of creepy in a Big Brother kind of way.

I keep asking myself, who would name their kid "Mitt"?




posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by Libertygal
I keep asking myself, who would name their kid "Mitt"?

His first name is actually Willard.

As for the story you posted ....
Man, the dirty secrets and hypocrisy of these politicians just keeps getting deeper and deeper. Who wants to be a box of donuts that the MSM ignores this .. or that MSNBC finds some way to shill this in Obama's favor?

OP .. GOOD FIND.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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So let me get your right wing logic right.

Jonathan Lavine, who was in charge of Mitt Romney's company (founder, CEO, sole shareholder), was in charge of Bain during the time of these layoffs.

But since then...he has donated money to Obama.

Thus...the layoffs are Obama's fault.




I love right wing logic...it's so fantastically stupid.


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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Thus...the layoffs are Obama's fault.

Not even close. It's obvious that the story shows the Obama administrations hypocrisy.
They whine and whine about Romney and Bain ... but they use the same 'evil' people who
took part in the layoffs.


I love right wing logic...it's so fantastically stupid.

I love left wing deflection .. it's so fantastically stupid.
edit on 7/19/2012 by FlyersFan because: fixed quote



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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GST was acquired by Bain in 1993. In 1995 Bain had GST acquire another company and incurred nearly $400 million in debt. From '97 to '99 took major losses and even got a federal bailout, before bankruptcy.

And the ENTIRE time this was taking place, MITT ROMNEY was the CEO of Bain. Even if we accept Mitt's lie that he was no longer in charge after 1999, it still places him in charge of the company during the GST debacle. Of course we know from the SEC filings that Mitt was still in fact the CEO of Bain at least until 2002.

Truth does not favor Mitt Romney in this case.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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We all know those things. More deflection.
What about Obama using the same 'evil' Bain people ??
This thread is about Obama's hypocrisy.
He's a typical politician. No hope. No change. No unity.
Just lies and bundlers and lobbiests and corruption and rhetoric and nifty catch phrases.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by Libertygal
 


So let me get your right wing logic right.

Jonathan Lavine, who was in charge of Mitt Romney's company (founder, CEO, sole shareholder), was in charge of Bain during the time of these layoffs.

But since then...he has donated money to Obama.

Thus...the layoffs are Obama's fault.




I love right wing logic...it's so fantastically stupid.


Not only that , but now we know where the Obama Camp may have gotten info about Mitt Romney from. Maybe , they know even more than they are telling us and will totally DTB on Romney closer to the Fall.


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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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OK, so we need to all join ATS anonymous,

Let's help each other admit both sides of the political spectrum SUCK,

Admit it, come on.

Free yourselves, its OK to say Democrats are dishonest.

Say it out loud.

Republicans politicians are dishonest.

It feels good try it.

You don't have to stick up for the dishonest politician on EVERY stinking TOPIC.

Unless your paycheck depends on it,
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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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LOL, right wing, my ass.

I don't like Romney.

I *love* the hypocrisy though!

Romney is, in my terms, Obamney. More of the same.

I think the article is great though! It shows that Obama knoweth more than he telleth! He is waving about wildly about Mitt in hopes that no one starts talking about THIS. LOL.

I just can't help but LOL. Sorry.

Surprised ABC even ran this. I should forward it to Fox News. Heheheh.

I am sitting back and watching all this, and thinking who will win, but, it doesn't really matter. Mitt was chosen to replace Obama just in case the kool aid drinkers feel out of love with Obama.

The only place the Dems have any need for concern at all is if they lose majority control in the Senate, which is a real possibility. We will just have to see. I doubt the republicans will lose the house.

And, I have stated repeatedly, I am not a Republican. But you insist on going there, don't you.

Keep guessing!



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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Amen! Hallelujiah! Tell it brother, tell it!! Both parties are scum who care not one whit about the American people. They are all rotten to the core PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS. I say we grab the pitchforks and tar and feathers and run the lot of them out of the country!




posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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What do you get when you put a left wing and a right wing together?

A bird.

Without either the bird comes spiralling into the ground.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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They whine and whine about Romney and Bain ... but they use the same 'evil' people who
took part in the layoffs.


Romney is running for president...not Lavine...but the OP and yourself are trying to attribute Lavine's actions to Obama...it's weak and rather pathetic.

Romney's record at Bain is relevant because if he wins the election, he will be running the country and he has repeatedly said that his experience at Bain gives him the experience he needs to run the country.


Please show me the quote from Obama saying that having a donor like Lavine gives him the experience he needs to run the country.


And if you want to talk about hypocrisy...how about the right wing trying to demonize donors...who according to them...use their money as free speech???




posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Wow, be careful! You sound *just* like the Republicans when Obama was running for President. You know, "He doesn't have any experience! He is a Community Organizer!", and "He has never held a *real job!*"



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by Libertygal
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
 


Wow, be careful! You sound *just* like the Republicans when Obama was running for President. You know, "He doesn't have any experience! He is a Community Organizer!", and "He has never held a *real job!*"



I do???

Where did I say Romney has no experience??? He has ton of experience...it's just shows what a horrible person he is.

Answer one thing...do you deny that Romney made his fortune by outsourcing jobs, laying off people, and selling off companies???



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
...but the OP and yourself are trying to attribute Lavine's actions to Obama...it's weak and rather pathetic.

Wrong again.
More deflection on your part or do you really not get it?
Either way .. weak and pathetic.


It's about Obama's HYPOCRISY in having a top bundler who was in charge of Bain during the GST Steel layoffs .. when all this time Obama has been blasting Romney for those layoffs and 'bad management' and for being evil etc etc. Obama whines about all that with Romney (which is legitimate whining) but then turns around and uses the same 'evil' people that Romney used. He shouldn't be whining about what Romney and his people did when he is in fact using the same people who did the dirty with Bain.

It's very simple. Read what I just posted a few times ... it might come to ya'.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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I am not denying anything. I am not a Mitt Defender. But that is not what the post is about is it? After all, it is what Bain did. They were a chop shop.

This is what the post is about:


It turns out that Jonathan Lavine, current Obama bundler, was actually in charge, at Bain, during that period, when the layoffs occurred. Oops, that isn’t right, is it? Yes, that story is the one that needs to be reported on. Sorry Mr. President, your lies are just getting to be more than many of us are able to handle.

And, Jonathan Lavine is not your average Obama Bain donor. Lavine is one of Barack Obama’s top bundlers.


A top Obama bundler donating money to the re-election campaign was in charge during the lay-offs while Mitt was in absentia or whatever the hell he is calling it today.

It smacks so loudly of hypocrisy I can hear it from here to D.C.!

It is a classic "Don't look at me! Look at Him!" act. How can you so blindly deny that? It's great fun watching you dance all around the topic. It truly is.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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when all this time Obama has been blasting Romney for those layoffs and 'bad management' and for being evil


I must have missed the speech of him calling Romney evil...oh...that's right...that is just your partisan propaganda.

Here's the thing ##snipped##..Romney is running for President...his record should be looked at.


Obama whines about all that with Romney (which is legitimate whining) but then turns around and uses the same 'evil' people that Romney used.


What is he "using" him for. Lavine is a free man and can fundraise for whoever he wants.

This is just your attempt to spread false information that Obama hates capitalism and so he shouldn't recieve money from capitalist.


It's a very simple concept...Romney is running for President...so his record is relevant. Lavine is not running for President...he isn't a member of Obama's campaign...he is a private citizen like the rest of us.


This is just more Reverand Wright, Bill Ayers, Obama's father was Muslim guilt by association crap that you and others like to try to play.


For someone who doesn't like Romney...you sure do go out of your way to bend over backwards to try to defend him. Your tactics are transparent, weak, and old...that's why there is a very specific name for it.
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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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It smacks so loudly of hypocrisy I can hear it from here to D.C.!


What hypocrisy?

Where has Obama ever said that he would never recieve donations from Bain employees???

I honestly don't think you understand the definition of hypocrisy.


And please...don't try to say you aren't a Mitt defender and a hardcore right winger...your tactics are just the same as FlyersFan.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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Ooops - Ron Paul's Midland County, Michigan's county coordinator is also Ku Klux Klan organizer! Ron Paul must be part of the Ku Klux Klan!!!

www.broowaha.com...



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
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It smacks so loudly of hypocrisy I can hear it from here to D.C.!


What hypocrisy?

Where has Obama ever said that he would never recieve donations from Bain employees???

I honestly don't think you understand the definition of hypocrisy.


And please...don't try to say you aren't a Mitt defender and a hardcore right winger...your tactics are just the same as FlyersFan.


He didn't. Thats the POINT.

Wow. You really went there?


hy·poc·ri·sy   /hɪˈpɒkrəsi/ Show Spelled[hi-pok-ruh-see] Show IPA
noun, plural hy·poc·ri·sies.
1. a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
2. a pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude.
3. an act or instance of hypocrisy.


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Obama Calls Romney Possible ‘Outsourcer in Chief’By HELENE COOPER and ASHLEY PARKER
Published: June 26, 2012


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President Obama Won’t Be Returning His Donations From Bain Capital
By Hunter Walker 5/24 8:33pm


I think those two articles scream hypocrisy. Why? He pretends to be oh-so-virtuous, (see definition of hypocrisy above^, note pretense of virtue that one does not really possess) that how could the Outsourcer in Charge at Bain have ever made those monies off the backs of those poor outsourced peoples' jobs? *cry* But, oh, yes, let me have that campaign money, and the Bridal Registry money too, and the toasters, and the coffee makers, and...

But, we can take it a step further, if you like.

From the same article:

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ATLANTA — President Obama escalated his campaign’s latest line of attack on Mitt Romney’s business career on Tuesday, telling audiences at a series of fund-raising events that when it came to job creation, the former Massachusetts governor excelled more at creating them overseas than in America.



At a fund-raiser in Atlanta, Mr. Obama derided Mr. Romney’s advisers for trying to distinguish between “off-shoring” and outsourcing. The president added cheerfully, “I’m not kidding, that’s what they said.”

As the audience laughed, he delivered his punch line: “Those workers who lost their jobs, they don’t know the difference.”


But he will still not return the money. Interesting. Hypocrisy much? Yeah..

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Obama Is A Job-Outsourcing Hypocrite
Thu, Jun 28 2012 00:00:00 E A12_ISSUES
Posted 06/27/2012 06:26 PM ET



Politics: The president accuses his likely opponent of outsourcing jobs as his re-election campaign hires telemarketers in Canada and the Philippines. And what about GM in China and those electric cars built in Finland?

After his attacks on Mitt Romney's involvement in the job-creating private equity firm Bain Capital failed to resonate with an underemployed America, President Obama has retooled his message somewhat.

Now, after the Washington Post published a story about Bain's alleged role in outsourcing factory jobs overseas, he's blasting Republican nominee Mitt Romney as an "outsourcer in chief" and "outsourcing pioneer."

He did so even as, the Washington Free Beacon reports, Team Obama spent nearly $4,700 on services from a Canadian telemarketing company called Pacific East between March and June. The Obama campaign also paid a call center in Manila, Philippines, $78,314.10 for telemarketing services between the start of the campaign and March.

Few people remember an August 2010 report at InformationWeek.com about the U.S. Agency for International Development, a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee, launching a $36 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia.

They were to provide offshore IT and business services to American companies looking to take advantage of the Asian subcontinent's low labor costs.

The hypocrisy only starts here. While blocking the Keystone XL pipeline and the 20,000 jobs it would bring immediately, with hundreds of thousands later in an economic ripple effect, this is the President who applauded a U.S. Export-Import Bank's loan to Brazil's state-run Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion with the promise of more to follow.



That's just a partial list of the hypocrisy.





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