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The Image and Story That Should Ruin Romney

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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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The Image and Story That Should Ruin Romney


To refresh your memory, the Bain-owned company, Sensata, is outsourcing Illinois jobs to China; employees want Mitt Romney to intervene. The soon-to-be-ex-workers have been forced to train their own Chinese replacements, and to add insult to injury, had to take down the American flag (added: temporarily). That’s right, Bain Capital forced Sensata to take down an American flag.


Note, earlier reports Sensata's Freeport plant took down the American flag and raised a Chinese one were incorrect - however, Sensata DID remove the American flag in deference to the Chinese trainees being brought in to the Freeport plant - of course, the real story is the fact that Bain Capital, using the very blueprint and business model Romney created, and which he will directly profit from, is forcing more American workers out of work, AND demanding they train their Chinese replacements.

Romney owns $8 million worth of Bain funds controlling 51% of Sensata shares, which it acquired - and is currently "harvesting" for profits.

VIDEO: Mitt Romney “should lose the election just on this issue.”


“This is a disgrace! [Mitt Romney] should lose the election just on this issue.”

“This can’t be the America we’re headed to. We’ve gotta stop this from happening.”

-- United Steelworkers’ Leo Gerard




From Dailykos;


Romney's Bain Capital did what they do best. They bought out a company called Sensata Tech and are in the process of outsourcing it to China.

They even brought in Chinese workers for the current employees to train. Yea, they were forced to train their own replacements.

And Bain Capital forced the company to take down their American flag and put up a Chinese flag while they trained them.

A Chinese flag was flying over a Bain-owned factory in Freeport, Illinois.

This is our economy if Romney wins.


From Crooks and Liars:


Right now in Freeport, Illinois, some 170 workers at an auto sensor plant are sleeping in tents to protest Bain-owned Sensata Technology’s decision to ship their jobs to China.

The company recently made factory officials take down the American flag when they were forced to train their Chinese replacement workers, according to Tom Gaulrapp, with the United Steelworkers Union.

That's un-American, my friends.

This is taking place as Mitt Romney tries to convince people to believe that he doesn’t know about Bain's shipping American jobs overseas. He is trying to distance himself from Bain Capital, a pioneer of outsourcing where Romney made a fortune as CEO.

Another employee losing her job, Mary Jo Kerr, is a young mom of three. She's heartbroken because she can’t afford dance lessons for her daughter. Another is Dot Turner, so close to retirement, but will not receive it. Instead Dot will get just 26 weeks’ severance for 43 years of work in the plant.

Listen to their stories in the video above, and be sure to note the Chinese flag flying in front of the plant at about 1:10 into the video...in Illinois.


The soon-to-be ex-workers, who were forced to train their own Chinese replacements, have set up a protest 'tent city' across the street from the Freeport, Illinois plant, calling it 'Bainport'. From the Ed Show, "Greetings from Bainport":



FINAL UPDATE: The #Sensata Story Could Destroy Romney

Update: A Chinese Flag Flying in Freeport, Illinois?

Is This Why Romney Won't Talk to Sensata Workers Whose Jobs Are Being Shipped to China?

Workers beg Romney to stop latest Bain outsourcing

As Romney Repeats Trade Message, Bain Maintains China Ties

Romney's Company Forces U.S. Flag to Be Lowered in Illinois


It took place as Chinese workers replaced U.S. workers losing their jobs.

(WASHINGTON DC) - (Link to follow up story posted below) If Mitt Romney is elected president, the American flag itself may actually be restricted from flying in the United States. That word comes from employees losing their jobs in Freeport, Illinois.


Naturally, in the spirit of free speech and American liberty, the workers have been arrested in several rounds over the course of their protesting the selling out of America;

Six more Bainport-supporters arrested at Freeport Sensata plant





Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, Sensata Technologies, Jobs for China! (VIDEO)

Sensata could go down in history as the last opportunity for the American Public to recognize the Real Bain Capital and the company benefits a potential President of the United States. Can you imagine Romney deriving financial benefit from operations in China while serving int he White House?



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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Sources ... Daily Kos, Occupy, Huffington Post and New York Times. All Left Wing Bias.

That being said, there have been tons of news stories that should have ruined the chances for previous presidents, but they didn't.

Clinton .. the womanizing and being in a 'blackmailable' position because of it. It should have 'ruined his chances'. It didn't.

Bush43 .. the drinking. It should have 'ruined' his chances. It didn't.

Obama .. his 20 years with the racist black liberation theology Chicago bunch. It should have 'ruined his chances'. But it didn't.

For some reason all these stories that 'should ruin' the candidate never seem to.
Unless you count Gary Hart. His 'ruined his chances' definately nailed him.


edit on 10/17/2012 by FlyersFan because: added word


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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Problem is, the neo cons who think Romney is the better choice won't listen to anything like this.

They're only voting for him "because he's not Obama".

The least likeable candidate in history.


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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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Just pay no attention to the current outsourcer in chief, from his job czar who has sent thousands of jobs to china to the famous "saved the auto industry" to the outsourcing of green jobs to the EU and China.

That person who saved GM? Saved Canadian, and Mexican jobs.

All of that should have ruined the other guy, desperate attempts as painting Romney for what the other guy has done which is the same old story different day.


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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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This is something that American voters need to know before they cast their ballot to elect Romney for president. I am truly beginning to grow a hatred for this guy.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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Explanation: S&F!

Way to Go Comrade Romney! I am sure Comrade Obama agrees with your POLICY!


I know the CPC does!


Personal Disclosure: Just a simple reminder to everybody ...

Next Elections lets Vote 1 China OK! (by OmegaLogos posted on 8-2-2010 @ 11:07 PM) [ATS]




edit on 17-10-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to fix broken bbcode.


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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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You do know that obama does own shares in sensata, right? It is hard to demonize one person for what the other is doing.

nation.foxnews.com...


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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:29 PM
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Blatant ad-hominen attack. Guess you can't defend Romney, Bain Capital or their actions with Sensata so you instead prefer to attack the sources reporting it.


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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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First of all, Romney no longer works for Bain.

Second, Bain doe not fully own Sensata nor is the decision to move manufacturing solely based on Bain's Decision

Lots of owners in Sensata!!!! I bet some of you with investments and retirement accounts own Sensata and don't even know it!

www.nasdaq.com...

You want the truth? Do the math


Yes, Bain Capital owns a 51.8 percent share of stock in Sensata Technologies, a company that’s closing an Illinois plant and outsourcing production to China. Bain bought out Sensata for $3 billion — years after Romney left the company — and despite what you might have read scrawled on a cardboard sign at an Occupy protest, Mitt Romney is not Bain. He and his wife reportedly own, through a blind trust, $7.8 million worth of eight Bain funds, which combined have a controlling stake in Sensata. Bain’s controlling share, however, comprises $2.6 billion worth of Sensata’s stock. So no, Romney does not own 51 percent of Sensata — not by a long shot.

In liberal math, though, two plus two equals giraffe:


Romney has nothing to do with this!! Period. Move on Daily Kos lemmings

twitchy.com...

Even Obama owns Sensata Stock


Pretty devastating. The only way this could be a dud is if Obama owned stock in this company as well…

For many sophisticated and wealthy investors, as well as for ordinary workers invested in pension funds, China is a part of any diversified investment strategy. President Obama, a former Illinois state senator, has as much as $100,000 in a state retirement plan that contains shares of Sensata Technologies, the same auto parts company controlled by Bain that is closing its Illinois factory.

Oh… it would seem that this is a non-story then, right?

Not when you’re snorting bathsalts. The liberals are dedicated to spreading this smear while ignoring the obvious problems with the criticism, including the fact that one of Obama’s most prolific fundraising bundler headed Bain during the closing of GST steel, the other attempt to derail the Romney campaign with lies.


More information. Just simple math!! Don't blow your minds trying to figure this out. Move On!


Based on the fact that Romney owns $8 million in Bain, and Bain owns 51% of Sensata, they conclude Romney is the evil puppetmaster demanding jobs be outsourced – except they don’t tell you that Bain has $65 billion in assets under management. Since Math is so hard for the side that has Biden as the intellectual center, here you go – Romney owns the equivalent of .0123% of Bain assets. Great job geniuses!



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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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First of all, Romney no longer works for Bain.

He still has quite a bit of money in Bain though. And how do we even know if he doesn't still work with them. And Obama's money is not in Bain.


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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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First of all, Romney no longer works for Bain.


No, he doesn't still 'work for Bain' - but Bain still works for Romney. His shares and retirement package (including dumping many Bain shares into his IRA) earns Romney millions of dollars a year from Bain Capital. The very business model adopted by Bain was pioneered by Romney - outsource and harvest.


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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by babybunnies

They're only voting for him "because he's not Obama".


Which is a pretty damn good reason alone...



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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So let me get this straight.

In reality, Romney has absolutely nothing to do with management decisions at Sensata's Freeport plant .... right ?

And maybe some Obama policies have allowed this to happen ... Maybe ?

And are we hearing those affected employees blaming Romney or Obama ?

Who will they vote for now ?



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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Does anyone actually think that political policy set by any administration turns every single corporation on its ear? Why have CEOs then? Why have any executives at all? Why not let the White House run everything? That's what you people think, do you? Don't be absurd.

There is just one reason why no one should vote for Romney: The only single thing that man values is money dropping into his pockets. That's it. He may call himself Mormon but his god is money. He would sell you and your families for a nickel.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by buster2010
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First of all, Romney no longer works for Bain.

He still has quite a bit of money in Bain though. And how do we even know if he doesn't still work with them. And Obama's money is not in Bain.


Romney owns the equivalent of .0123% of Bain assets. That's all!! Simple numbers. Obama's money is with Sensata via a state pension from his stint as State Senator. It's blind but its there. Just like Romney's
edit on 17-10-2012 by jibeho because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
So let me get this straight.

In reality, Romney has absolutely nothing to do with management decisions at Sensata's Freeport plant .... right ?

And maybe some Obama policies have allowed this to happen ... Maybe ?

And are we hearing those affected employees blaming Romney or Obama ?

Who will they vote for now ?



The unions and the progressives are behind this latest "faux outrage" by pushing this story and fabled attachment to Romney personally. It's a bogus attempt to taint Romney and the numbers don't support it one iota. Bain owns 51% of Sensata period.


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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:51 PM
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Mitt Romney hates America and cannot be trusted to lead it. He wants to murderer America, like he did all those companies at Bain...and all those American jobs.


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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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Unfortunately this won't matter because Right Wingers don't care about people or the working class (even though most of them are in the working class).

And undecides at this point are complete morons that will base their decision on emotion rather than logic.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 05:05 PM
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It is beyond me how any working class person can vote republican. I guess they must want their job to be shipped overseas?


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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by HostileApostle
reply to post by Blackmarketeer
 


Unfortunately this won't matter because Right Wingers don't care about people or the working class (even though most of them are in the working class).

And undecides at this point are complete morons that will base their decision on emotion rather than logic.


Classic comment!! and you are so correct. Wow! We hate people!! especially those people who have jobs.


You are good and so insightful....



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