Jim Clyburn: Romney and Bain “raped” companies or something

posted at 5:21 pm on May 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Accuracy in Media. Between this and Bookergate, I’m thinking we’re maybe 72 hours from Axelrod issuing an all points bulletin to Obama surrogates nationwide to stop. talking. about Bain. The latest backtrack:

The Obama campaign says a surrogate’s use of the word “raping” to describe Mitt Romney’s actions at his private-equity firm, Bain Capital, is inappropriate…

Patrick Devlin, a spokesman for Clyburn, said that the top-ranking Democrat used the word “raping” as a “synonym for rob or plunder.”

Obama spokeswoman Lis Smith said in an email, “We strongly disagree with Congressman Clyburn’s choice of words- they have no place in this conversation.”

Clyburn, of course, has taken plenty of cash from private-equity rapists himself. That’s symptomatic of why Team O keeps running into messaging trouble from its allies on this subject: Democrats are so hopelessly conflicted about Wall Street that they simply can’t manage to walk in lockstep in pushing this talking point. You’ve got hardcore liberals like Clyburn grasping for rape analogies (those donations notwithstanding), centrists like Mark Warner and Ed Rendell all but defending Bain and private equity, and aspiring Democratic superstars like Cory Booker playing both sides in the knowledge that he’ll need Wall Street money and the liberal base to help fund a run for higher office later. (Booker is now the subject of a Two-Minutes Hate for having taken cash from private equity donors before.)

It’s a mess, and probably a mess that won’t accomplish much since, as BuzzFeed notes, Romney’s been facing Bain attacks for nearly 20 years and they never seem to go anywhere. This time could be different since he’s running as a managerial genius/economic turnaround artist, not a true-blue social conservative a la 2008 or the centrist answer to Ted Kennedy a la 1994, but I find it hard to believe many swing voters will disqualify Romney because some Bain acquisitions resulted in layoffs. The takeaway for the electorate from his Bain tenure isn’t how many net jobs were created; hopefully, it’s the idea that “this guy really, really understands business.” Once that baseline of the challenger’s competence is established in the public’s mind, then they can proceed to judge the incumbent on his performance. It’s a referendum election, in other words, but only if Mitt passes the threshold test of seeming capable. That shouldn’t be a problem; the question is whether, if voters get a sour impression of his Bain work, that’ll help O’s likability advantage just enough to make a difference on election day.


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Same old tone, same old racist.

derecho on May 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Hum Der Kingfish

When did they start allowing reruns of Amos n’ Andy back on the air???

roflmao

donabernathy on May 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM

They raped the fields and pillaged the women! That evil Bain!

rubberneck on May 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM

But was it rape, rape?

Over to you, Whoopi.

BKennedy on May 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Some would say that imposed and mandatory taxation is closer to rape than what Bain/Romney did. Hell, Jim, at least buy us dinner first.

GoodSamaritan on May 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Speaking of rape…

OT: Obama’s war on coal hits your electric bill

Last week PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.

The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt. That’s eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16 per megawatt. In the mid-Atlantic area covering New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and DC the new price is $167 per megawatt. For the northern Ohio territory served by FirstEnergy, the price is a shocking $357 per megawatt.
Why the massive price increases? Andy Ott from PJM stated the obvious: “Capacity prices were higher than last year’s because of retirements of existing coal-fired generation resulting largely from environmental regulations which go into effect in 2015.” Northern Ohio is suffering from more forced coal-plant retirements than the rest of the region, hence the even higher price.

steebo77 on May 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Clyburn must be trying to edge out Sheila Jackson-Lee for “dumbest member of the CBC”.

teke184 on May 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Again with the Obama “likeability”. sigh.

I want to get a t-shirt with his picture on it and 4 words:

I don’t like him.

BettyRuth on May 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

steebo77 on May 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Oh I can’t wait.

/s

cajun carrot on May 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

The FIve discussing just this as I type. Juan “Talking POints” Williams on in place of Bob “Village Idiot” Beckel, still spouting the same lies about supposed spitting, etc. on behalf of the Tea Party that the Boss Emeritus bishslapped him on nationwide TV for – these people have no shame – at all.

PJ Emeritus on May 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Be careful… with all these Idjets DC may Tip over and Capsize into the Potomac.

roflmao

donabernathy on May 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

FWIW, I guess Ed Rendell and Mark Warner are relative “centrists” in that they aren’t nuts, but both are 90+% liberal. Maybe “pro-business liberals” might be more accurate.

BuzzCrutcher on May 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Democrats DeBaucherization of BOINKING/Scrotched terms!!

I’m OutRaged!!

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

The FIve discussing just this as I type. Juan “Talking POints” Williams on in place of Bob “Village Idiot” Beckel, still spouting the same lies about supposed spitting, etc. on behalf of the Tea Party that the Boss Emeritus bishslapped him on nationwide TV for – these people have no shame – at all.

PJ Emeritus on May 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

The spitting thing pisses me off to this day. I was standing not much more than 50 feet away when it supposedly happened, watching the Congress Critters make their way from the Capitol to the House office buildings. It did not happen.

steebo77 on May 22, 2012 at 5:31 PM

…R A C I S T !!!!
.
.
.
it’s the ECONOMY stupid…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM

It’s a mess, and probably a mess that won’t accomplish much since, as BuzzFeed notes, Romney’s been facing Bain attacks for nearly 20 years and they never seem to go anywhere.

As BuzzFeed notes… lol Might as well say “As PeeWee Herman notes…”

cicerone on May 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM

A Tale of Two Congressmen

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Meh, companies were asking for it.

RINO in Name Only on May 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Fluke all the stupid critters in the Congress, from all sides, not in a good way.

The land s/b ashamed of herself, for voting such morons into such life of ignorant luxury.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Peaceful country

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The takeaway for the electorate from his Bain tenure isn’t how many net jobs were created; hopefully, it’s the idea that “this guy really, really understands business.” Once that baseline of the challenger’s competence is established in the public’s mind, then they can proceed to judge the incumbent on his performance.

Then this issue could become a real Bain on the Downgrade campaign.

*Rimshot!*

Chip on May 22, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I’m definitely looking forward to the “new hires” that Romney will be bringing into the Executive Branch come January of next year. He’ll be running hair-follicles-to-toenails audits of all of the departments in the federal government. I would expect the auditors to be CFO/CEO types “on leave” from major corporations and private equity funds. The whining and wailing from the bureaucrats (and their Congressional lapdogs) will be epic, as they see their multi-billion dollar budgets slashed to ribbons.

If we don’t see at least two or three mergers/closures of cabinet positions, and their respective departments, by 2014, then Romney’s not doing his job. The Dems haven’t a clue what “raping and pillaging” is really like.

nukemhill on May 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I like it when Jim goes public. He can’t match Slow Joe, but, he gives it a mighty effort. Keep him out there. Shove a mic in his face every time he turns around.

a capella on May 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Somebody’s going to point out all the investment portfolios these dems share in with their union negotiated pension plans. Like all those local muni plans that rely on 8.5% to 12.5% annual returns on underfunded pools of money that will soon have no where to go for any kind of growth at all.

Pretty much like driving with the hood up as far as seeing where they’re going with their arguments.

DanMan on May 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Meh, companies were asking for it.

RINO in Name Only on May 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Well, it wasn’t rape..rape..

Chip on May 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Democrats are just ignorant.
Nothing more, nothing less.
But, he won’t be attacked for it, because it’s not rape raoe.
Obama raped our debt limit.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Me thinks,ahem……that Hopey/Changeys “Stimulus Packages”.
were,(utelizing the Lefty playbook),

Sod******g the US TaxPayer!!
(sarc)

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

NO one has ever torn the U.S. more apart than Obama.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Meh, companies were asking for it.

RINO in Name Only on May 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Winner.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Was this raping done in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan?

Buy Danish on May 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

If we don’t see at least two or three mergers/closures of cabinet positions, and their respective departments, by 2014, then Romney’s not doing his job. The Dems haven’t a clue what “raping and pillaging” is really like.

nukemhill on May 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Got a nice ring to it.

a capella on May 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Obama raped our debt limit.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver:Tru Dat!:)

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Once that baseline of the challenger’s competence is established in the public’s mind, then they can proceed to judge the incumbent on his performance.

Indeed

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

It’s all just gotten so bain-al or b-anal.

stukinIL4now on May 22, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Was this raping done in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan?

Buy Danish on May 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Buy Danish:I’m thinking more along the lines of,

The 1937 Rape of Nanking!!:)
(sarc)

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Did Romney also LYNCH to companies, too???

I’m really getting tired of the same old RACIST party line of the Plantation Party (DIMocrats)…

Khun Joe on May 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM

If we don’t see at least two or three mergers/closures of cabinet positions, and their respective departments, by 2014, then Romney’s not doing his job. The Dems haven’t a clue what “raping and pillaging” is really like.

Positions that should be on the chopping block-

Homeland Security, Energy, Education, Housing and Urban Development

At the least, these four should either be absorbed into other departments or outright abolished.

teke184 on May 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM

This time could be different since he’s running as a managerial genius/economic turnaround artist

Sounds mighty snarky AP…I’d say he’s running as competent…vast improvement!

winston on May 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Was this raping done in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan?

Buy Danish on May 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

No, but it did remind some people of the sort of pillaging Jenjis Khan used to engage in.

steebo77 on May 22, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Clyburn, of course, has taken plenty of cash from private-equity rapists himself.

So, would that make him a prostitute?
Somebody call Secret Service.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 5:43 PM

blue-on-blue-on-blue-on-blue!
a circular jerk a thon!

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Jim Clyburn: Romney and Bain “raped” companies

This racist belongs to the party of Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy and Chris Dodd and Eric Massa , you know actual rapists……imagine that

burrata on May 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Did Bain cause Guam to tip over?

acyl72 on May 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Clyburn, of course, has taken plenty of cash from private-equity rapists himself.

So……does that make him a pimp, or someone paid to shut up about the rape??

it’s so hard keeping these guys straight.

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

It’s almost as if the Obama team doesn’t talk with other Democrats on a regular basis. Wait, what?

RobertE on May 22, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Blacks against whites—or Latinos. George Zimmerman, of mixed white, Latino and black DNA, was alleged to have murdered Treyvon Martin, a 17- year-old black after profiling and stalking him. Obama sent his minions out to lynch George and make him the new KKK, Nazi, white symbol of slavery. The New Black Panthers, buoyed by Dear Leader’s proclamation that if he had a son, he’d look like Treyvon, issued a Fatwa against George to kill him in return for a million bucks. Now that more facts of the case have come out, Hahvad Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz has all but exonerated Zimmerman’s action as self-defense. Meanwhile, whites are being attacked by blacks in the name of Treyvon as egged on by this tragedy. Summer could be very violent. (Dave Weinbaum)

VorDaj on May 22, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Clyburn, of course, has taken plenty of cash from private-equity rapists himself.

So……does that make him a pimp, or someone paid to shut up about the rape??

it’s so hard keeping these guys straight.

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

See above post. He’s a prostitute.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

We can forget about Bain raping companies. Obama is getting ready to rape the US electricity consumer.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/22/obamas-war-on-coal-hits-your-electric-bill/

Last week PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.”

The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt. That’s eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16 per megawatt. In the mid-Atlantic area covering New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and DC the new price is $167 per megawatt. For the northern Ohio territory served by FirstEnergy, the price is a shocking $357 per megawatt.

So basically, someone with a $100 electric bill today can see theirs jump to $800 in 2015. If your bull is $200/month, expect to see $1600/month electric bills.

Look, people, this is the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the American people:

1. Obama shovels billions of dollars to cronies to get into the “alternative energy” business.

2. Obama cuts off conventional energy supplies forcing people to buy the expensive “alternatives” from his cronies.

There is absolutely no reason for shutting these plants down. They will not make an iota of measurable difference on a global scale.

Meanwhile, China is going gangbusters on a massive nuclear power construction binge.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Patrick Devlin, a spokesman for Clyburn, said that the top-ranking Democrat used the word “raping” as a “synonym for rob or plunder.”

Hmmmm…funny how the surrogate alllllways seem to know what the principal meant to say. (I am sooo loving this. Keep it up, lib-holes, keep it up.)

Dopenstrange on May 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM

it’s far more ethical and morally correct to rape the taxpayers… hence queen barry teh ghey is jesus or robin hood or something.

mittens on May 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Clyburn must be trying to edge out Sheila Jackson-Lee for “dumbest member of the CBC”.

teke184 on May 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I think if you totaled up the IQ’s of CBC members, you’d probably have an average SAT score.

The Count on May 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Clyburn, of course, has taken plenty of cash from private-equity rapists himself.

So……does that make him a pimp, or someone paid to shut up about the rape??

it’s so hard keeping these guys straight.

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

See above post. He’s a prostitute.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

so, if that’s true, that Clyburn is a prostitute, then is he worried about Romney movin’ in on his maaan, or his corner and gettin’ all that business?

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Wait a tick,where is the Contraception,er,lack of it,angle on this!
(sarc)

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Bob “Is that the best that you’ve got?” Schieffer is even defending Romney from this crapola.

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Wait a tick,where is the Contraception,er,lack of it,angle on this!
(sarc)

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

ol’ sandra fluke n’ Julia are probably elbow deep in a box o’ Trojans gettin’ their shag on.

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

His paycheck is another big waste of taxpayer money. The McLame of the left.

Kissmygrits on May 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Clyburn, of course, has taken plenty of cash from private-equity rapists himself.

So……does that make him a pimp, or someone paid to shut up about the rape??

it’s so hard keeping these guys straight.

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

See above post. He’s a prostitute.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

so, if that’s true, that Clyburn is a prostitute, then is he worried about Romney movin’ in on his maaan, or his corner and gettin’ all that business?

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Well, Mitt does have better hair.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I’m not going to call Clyburn a racist but I do think he is in mid to advanced Alzheimers.

jukin3 on May 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Again with the Obama “likeability”. sigh.

I want to get a t-shirt with his picture on it and 4 words:

“I don’t like him.”

BettyRuth on May 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Probably a lot nicer than what my t-shirt would read.

arnold ziffel on May 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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ol’ sandra fluke n’ Julia are probably elbow deep in a box o’ Trojans gettin’ their shag on.

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

ted c:Lol,good one!:)

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Again with the Obama “likeability”. sigh.

I want to get a t-shirt with his picture on it and 4 words:

“I don’t like him.”

BettyRuth on May 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Probably a lot nicer than what my t-shirt would read.

arnold ziffel on May 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

No doubt. The words would burn holes in the shirt.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Clyburn apparently enjoys rape.

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Yet another week of Republicans playing defense. I can’t decide if this is smart strategy by Romney to let Obama empty his quiver early, or if they are just bad at going on the offense. Romney was pretty good on the offense in the primaries, so I’m guessing/hoping that the lay-low strategy is designed to let Obama diminish himself while inoculating Romney against Obama’s main general election attacks.

Either way, Romney and the GOP don’t need to worry about Obama, they need to worry about Hillary Clinton. Romney would be wise to avoid offering any more praise for Clinton’s presidency, and the Republicans need to start diminishing Hillary’s sky-high approval ratings immediately. Obama will try to put her on the ticket, the big question is whether she will accept.

Lawdawg86 on May 22, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Same old tone, same old racist.

derecho on May 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM

yepper

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Clyburn must be trying to edge out Sheila Jackson-Lee for “dumbest member of the CBC”.

teke184 on May 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM

There is a lot of competition for that title. They have a guy who thinks an island can capsize if too many people are on it. I’m not making this up.

Alabama Infidel on May 22, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Any responsible, well informed person of integrity must realize the Democratic Party has become an insane, and insidious, wholly destructive organization that on a daily basis openly operates on the basis of lies, deceit and propaganda, the likes of which would receive nodding approval from the Soviet communist regime of yesteryear.

Its leaders reflect all of this not just on a daily basis, but almost hourly it seems.

The election might be about the economy, as goes the hackneyed phrase, but it should also be about exposing the leftists, and especially their propagandist fellow travelers in so-called “news” organizations, for what they are. Since these “news” organizations are commercial companies, those of us who see their destructive effect shouldn’t support their businesses or advertisers in any way. And I would personally hope to see some organized effort–via a good Web site–to curtail their support and to identify those companies providing the most income to these propaganda organizations. I’m not saying one shouldn’t go to Disneyland; I am saying that Disney’s management should be identified as the operators of ABC News and held responsible for all the many damaging news stories for leftists that it blatantly ignores, and assigned a score of some kind.

There is a credit score: There should be a leftist propaganda score too. Personally I see the media as actually worse than the Democratic Party itself, and action is called for.

Allendundit on May 22, 2012 at 6:13 PM

and the hits just keep on coming

where’s that popcorn bowl?

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Clyburn has dead eyes…

d1carter on May 22, 2012 at 6:16 PM

It’s a mess, and probably a mess that won’t accomplish much

I dunno, we’re all getting a hell of a laugh out of the exploding cigars. Great entertainment!

and the hits just keep on coming

where’s that popcorn bowl?

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I passed it over to you in the other thread! I gotta go get more. Orville’s Movie Theater…

Clyburn must have gotten the memo on Bain a little late…

dogsoldier on May 22, 2012 at 6:29 PM

When people’s electric bills go up 8x his “likability” is going to go straight into the toilet.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 6:31 PM

dogsoldier on May 22, 2012 at 6:29 PM

i got it…thanks!

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Ya that evil Bain – raped and killed companies like Dunkin Donuts, Baskin-Robbins, Toys R Us, Outback Steakhouse, Burlington Coat Factory, Carrabba’s, Clear Channel Communications…… and and – oh wait those are all fairly SUCCESSFUL aren’t they? damn facts….

dentarthurdent on May 22, 2012 at 6:45 PM

just curious but is he married to a High School Social Studies teacher in North Carolina that is currently suspended??

SDarchitect on May 22, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Yeah, not only raped ‘em, SPIT ON THEM!

GarandFan on May 22, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Mmmmm! Steak!

SouthernGent on May 22, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Clyburn has dead eyes…

d1carter on May 22, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Just showing that what’s behind them is dead and atrophied….

dentarthurdent on May 22, 2012 at 6:46 PM

As these morons speak……. O rapes America …………

angrymike on May 22, 2012 at 6:50 PM

With the representation the black community enjoys in congress it’s no wonder they are in such dire straits within their community.

Black on black murder rate is over 90% along with horrendous rates of drug use, fatherless households, school drop out, teen pregnancy, and JOBS, JOBS, JOBS.

And there is Jessie and Al over there carrying on about some Hispanic guy that killed one black guy… yeah, That’s the big problem in the black community alright…

Wake the “F” up in the black community. You are being played the fool by your own so called leaders and politicians. They are NOT working to solve your problems, they want you just where you are. Thinking you depend on them to solve all your problems..

Well HAVE THEY? But look at them, they are doing pretty good aren’t they….

Are YOU?

RockyJ. on May 22, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Wait, wait, wait. Point the camera over here. I have something more stupider to say than the last person.

- Jim Clyburn.

sdbatboy on May 22, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Clyburn and his crew are and have been RAPING (plundering) the american people. I mean honestly, is there anyone out there that would even hire this guy to sweep out their garage.

rik on May 22, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Mmmmmmmm……. I just love popcorn ………..;-)

angrymike on May 22, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Clyburn has dead eyes…

d1carter on May 22, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Their connected to his brain.

rik on May 22, 2012 at 6:55 PM

so we have james clyburn, on the record, acknowledging corporate personhood.

@obamuh on May 22, 2012 at 6:58 PM

i hate when people throw the word “rape” around needlessly… they trivialize what it really means.

Sachiko on May 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Some people lost jobs when companies failed. Meanwhile because of little Bammie’s inability to make a damn decision, 500,000 American servicemen will soon be unemployed.

slickwillie2001 on May 22, 2012 at 7:24 PM

You’re dying of a heart attack, I preform CPR. You’re still alive and complaining that I broke two of your ribs?

Bain doesn’t buy profitable functional companies; because you can’t turn a profit on those… they buy dying companies and try to get them to live.

Sometimes you lose and they die anyway, and there’s sure to be some injuries. But CPR isn’t known for being comfortable and enjoyable, it’s known for giving you a chance to NOT DIE.

I’m not sure you want to complain about this.

gekkobear on May 22, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Whoa! I distinctly remember Nanzi Pelosi relegating Clyburn to the [newly created] position of Assistant Leader (read: sit in the back of the bus and shut it) after the 2010 Democratic debacle.

“Should I receive the privilege of serving as House Democratic Leader, I will be very honored to nominate our outstanding colleague, Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, to serve in the No. 3 House Democratic position. I will also ask the Caucus to designate that position as Assistant Leader,” Pelosi said.

Get it? Number three. That’s like worse than a number two. No wonder brah is still pissed!

Hey, Wonder Brah!

I like it.

pain train on May 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Seems every time a Democrat accidentally says something intelligent they immediately have to repudiate it by saying the Republicans are taking it out of context.

aposematic on May 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

i hate when people throw the word “rape” around needlessly… they trivialize what it really means.

Sachiko on May 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM

When everything is “rape” or “racism”, then nothing is.

swinia sutki on May 23, 2012 at 5:36 AM

It did not happen.

steebo77 on May 22, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I wasn’t there but I believe you. But suppose it did happen? Suppose one or two or three individuals stepped over a line. How on earth does that in any way compare with an orchestrated effort to shut down the center of Chicago, engage violently with the police and plan a bombing all in the name of world peace?

I defy Williams, Beckel, or any other liberal papmonger to come up with a single instance in which the TP planned, much less carried out, anything even remotely resembling what the “Occupy” gang pulled in Chicago this last week.

Waiting.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on May 23, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I also just want to emphasize that this discussion is a non-starter so long as the focus is “job creation.” It is a false prism, and one that the government can manipulate any way it chooses. The issue is letting business take care of business. Legitimate jobs — jobs that produce something that leads to profit that expands the business — will increase as the private sector improves. But it doesn’t happen because a businessperson decides to “create jobs”, it happens because the business makes money.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on May 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM