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Gingrich SuperPAC Rips Demonizes Romney in 30-Minute Doc: VIDEO


Winning Our Future: When Mitt Romney Came to Town, a new film produced by a SuperPAC that supports Newt Gingrich, uses Occupy Wall Street-style rhetoric to demonize Romney, NY Mag reports:

The documentary's subjects are the very people who worked at companies that private-equity firm Bain Capital bought — and according to the documentary, pillaged — during Romney's tenure there. The companies include UniMac, a manufacturer of laundry equipment that was based in Florida; KB Toys, and Ampad, a office supply manufacturer.

The interviewees appear broken and sad. They connect Romney to Bain and Bain to the death of their jobs, gutted companies, ruined families, lost homes, skipped meals, and Christmases without presents. And then those interviewees connect all of that back to Mitt Romney, which is what the filmmakers set out to convey.

The film's description: "Capitalism made America great - free markets, innovation, hard work - the building blocks of the American Dream. But in the wrong hands some of those dreams can turn into nightmares. This film is about one raider and his firm and how they destroyed that dream for thousands of Americans and their families - Mitt Romney and Bain Capital."

DailyKos notes: The attacks, the language, the framing—the very core—of this hit job sound like things you'd expect from a lefty operation."

Except it's not. It's Gingrich.

Check out the trailer for the film, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Bo Bama in 2012

    Join the Pac(k)


    Posted by: slippy | Jan 12, 2012 9:28:51 AM

  2. Let's face the dire truth. The US is founded on vulture capitalism. What else is slavery?

    It is a myth that capitalism is pure and good by itself and must not be regulated. It is now time to stand up for true righteousness and expose the hypocrisy. 

    Remember the civil war and how unwillingness and stubborness led to the bloodiest war in the history of the US. Great Britain got rid of slavery in a peaceful way. The United States, where all men are created equal on paper, had to have it pried out of their fingers.

    What would happen if the rich, who profit from vulture capitalism, and their powerful friends in the media and in Washington, are as stubborn and unwilling to acknowledge the evil of vulture capitalism. Why would God not bring justice to those oppressed by this selfish system as He did for the slaves?

    Watch my video: A German's preachers thoughts on 2012.

    Posted by: Matthias Klein | Jan 12, 2012 9:55:25 AM

  3. The jackals turn on each other and snarl.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Jan 12, 2012 9:56:01 AM

  4. Any Republican claiming to find this behavior offensive is disingenuous at best. It is entertaining though.

    Also, is it mere coincidence that many private equity firms have names that sound downright evil: Bain (bane = death, destruction), Blackstone, Cerberus...

    Posted by: M | Jan 12, 2012 10:39:34 AM

  5. OMG, that is devastating.

    Swift-boated by his own party. Poetic, almost.

    Posted by: Sean | Jan 12, 2012 11:01:12 AM


    Posted by: Mike C. | Jan 12, 2012 11:17:54 AM

  7. Jon Stewart made the astute observation that all the GOP candidates have accused the Democrats of engaging in "class warfare" against the wealthy, ranting about it in speeches and on Fox News, but now they're doing EXACTLY the same thing in regards to Romney, saying his wealth gives him an unfair advantage. Apparently Plutocracy is hunky-dory with them unless it puts THEM at a disadvantage.

    But infighting is funny so I don't care.

    But Romney no doubt has and will continue to have a bottomless "war chest" to spend on the election, and not from his own money. It won't be anywhere near as blatant, but you can bet that Mormons have been given the word to fund and work for Romney's campaign the same way they did for Prop8.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jan 12, 2012 11:22:54 AM

  8. Bain Capital deserves some exposure, though this is often a case-by-case situation. If the company was private, the sellers were just looking for the most amount of cash and didn't care about the employees. If it was public, it was either a proxy fight or some sort of backroom deal with management. However, you don't buy a company hoping to make a loss, so there must have been balance sheet items that were worth the selling price. Stopping these sorts of things won't necessarily save the jobs or the community, but it almost never benefits the employees or the community.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 12, 2012 11:47:02 AM

  9. The long version video is worth watching. It's damning. Gingrich's goons did their homework.

    Posted by: Clark Mark | Jan 12, 2012 7:07:01 PM

  10. You may like my video about Newt's three marriages at
    There are chickens in it. Everybody loves chickens!
    It also ends with a splash of Santorum!

    Posted by: SFHarry | Jan 13, 2012 1:57:17 AM

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