CNN: Two “active” Obama supporters at Bain confirm Romney left in 1999

posted at 12:41 pm on July 13, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

CNN reported last night that the accusations from Team Obama of felonious conduct are sheer nonsense and lies — and got that message from four executives at Bain, two of whom are “active” supporters of Barack Obama.  John King spoke to all four, three of whom are Democrats, and all four said that Mitt Romney left Bain in a big hurry in 1999 in order to work full time on rescuing the Salt Lake City Olympics.  The rushed departure created a lot of paperwork headaches as Bain tried to unwind Romney from leadership, which required a significant amount of time.  That’s why the company had Romney’s name on their SEC paperwork the next two years, as King reports:

CNN isn’t alone in debunking the ludicrous charge of felonious conduct made by Team Obama.  FactCheck concluded that even with the “new” evidence produced by the Boston Globe, it still points to the same conclusion:

None of the SEC filings show that Romney was anything but a passive, absentee owner during that time, as both Romney and Bain have long said. It should not surprise anyone that Romney retained certain titles while he was working out the final disposition of his ownership, for example….

We would reassess our judgment should somebody come up with evidence that Romney took part in specific management decisions or had any active role (not just a title) at Bain after he left to head the Olympics. But nothing we’ve seen directly contradicts Romney’s statements — which he has certified as true under pain of federal prosecution — that he “has not had any active role” with Bain or “been involved in the operations” of Bain since then.

And we wish to note, we’re not alone in this judgement.

FactCheck links to the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, as I did this morning, as well as to Fortune’s Dan Primack in his July 2 review of the same data, this time from a Mother Jones “exposé.”  Primack also has an update, and it also debunks the Obama campaign’s accusations:

But the contemporaneous Bain documents show that Romney was indeed telling the truth about no longer having operational input at Bain — which, one should note, is different from no longer having legal or financial ties to the firm.

As Fortune wrote earlier, Romney left Bain suddenly — rather than as part of an organized transition plan — after being asked to lead an Olympic organizing committee that had spiraled out of control. Moreover, it was unclear in February 1999 if Romney’s leave of absence would be permanent, or if he would return (as he had in 1994, after losing a U.S.Senate race to Ted Kennedy). He didn’t formally give up his title and firm ownership until 2002, once the Games had been successful and he was interested in other elective office. In the interim, he continued to fulfill legal obligations such as signing certain documents — but actual investment and managerial decisions were being made by others.

Put it simply: Team Obama is lying, and it continues to lie about Romney.  They are desperate to find a way to make Romney’s time at Bain work in their favor, and that desperation has nearly reached pathological levels.  Still, for Obama, it beats talking about the economy, jobs, the deficit, and anything else that actually matters to voters.


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This Bain crap is getting almost as tiresome as the racism accusations.

MikeknaJ on July 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Leftist hacks will be mysteriously absent from this topic.

Bishop on July 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Is Fox News reporting this, or are they going to let Obama Girl Stephanie what’s-her-name, or Axelrod spread their lies unnopposed for another couple of days?

Mr. Arkadin on July 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

that was fast…

Ok CNN, now go find some folks that remember Obama at Columbia and care to go on the record about it… We’re waiting…

gatorboy on July 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Leftist hacks will be mysteriously absent from this topic.

Bishop on July 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Naw, sesquipedalian has been desperately flogging this all morning on the other thread.

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Can it still be called a scandal when it puts me to sleep? Wake me when Obama releases his college transcripts.

NotCoach on July 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Obama campaign is in full desperation mode, methinks they’ll self-implode soon…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Still, it’s good to see a little media pushback on this stupidity from TFGRP. Now let’s have someone kick Opie Carney in the teeth with this information during the next presser just to watch him spin.

Bishop on July 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

When you have nothing to go on … Lie.

When you say the lie over and over and over, eventually it becomes truth.

Liberal mantra.

upinak on July 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Never let a lie get in the way of a good story. Again.

tru2tx on July 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Mr. Arkadin on July 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Surely you jest.. FauxNews is no more interested in the truth than MSNBC

gatorboy on July 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Team Obama is lying

IOW Business as usual.

davidk on July 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

La la la we cant hear you
- the rest of cnn and msdnc

They wont acknowledge what has been. Debunked

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Naw, sesquipedalian has been desperately flogging this all morning on the other thread.

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM

You should invite the little reprobate over here.

Bishop on July 13, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I like it. The vibes of desperation aren’t hard for the voting public to read. Hey, Axlerod,…..let’s have another.

a capella on July 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Romney needs to issue a challenge, “Let’s each pick a record for the other to release, and we’ll see who blinks.”

foreman3 on July 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Never let a lie get in the way of a good story. Again.

tru2tx on July 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

True, and we did learn that the reason Obama is such a freaking failure as POTUS has nothing to do with his policies, actions, ineptness, inexperience… no, it is because he needs to tell more stories.. like this one..

gatorboy on July 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Waiting for the Cutter moron’s apology…

Hope ‘n Change morphed into Fear and Desperation – 2012

Obama is this, all in one

PimpnMadam™

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Yaaaaaawn

bbordwell on July 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Fox is useless.

Also, what Mikekna said. This is very tiresome.

I think the Romney campaign should send out some emails floating questions about Obama’s alleged pedophilia. Tell the press there is no evidence that disproves Obama is a child molester. And a dog eater.

juliesa on July 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM

This is a gift, now they will have to face the fact that he left Bain to succeed at turning the Olympics around…and the opening ceremonies are just weeks away.
The international committee was going to pull the Olympics out of the U.S. it was in such bad shape, Mitt came in and saved that embarrassment with excellent leadership. No doubt his shining moment, and the dems have made it a centerpiece.
Now they can begin running some ads explaining what a great job he did, under the guise of correcting Obama…it’s a twofer

Putting Obama down, and promoting his best performance…thank you democrats.

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM

CNN doing some actual reporting – color me shocked.

gophergirl on July 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Team Obama’s Bain obsession causes them to think that not only are some of their own supporters going to spin for them, they’re going to lie about their own personal histories if they’re tied in any way with Romney’s history at Bain and his departure 10-15 years ago.

Underlings may be willing to contradict themselves, as was the case with the Clinton staffer who testified to Congress he lied to his diary when caught in a lie,, but if you’re high enough of a person to have an identity outside of the Democratic Party, you’re not going to make a fool of yourself in front of millions just to pull Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire.

jon1979 on July 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Have any of you noticed that Nancy Pelosi either drinks, heavily, is on illegal drugs, or went insane?

Her statement yesterday on “Mitt went to the NAACP to please the Southern racist whites”, with her independently clappering faux teeth, was a classic. She needs help.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Naw, sesquipedalian has been desperately flogging this all morning on the other thread.

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM

He needs to give his dolphin some respite from flogging. But hey, whatever improves his blood circulating, his brain needs every extra drop.

Archivarix on July 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Obama lying? Gee, who would have guessed that.

MTF on July 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

The rushed departure created a lot of paperwork headaches as Bain tried to unwind Romney from leadership, which required a significant amount of time.

So the real story is that there is so much federal bureaucracy and regulation that it took a company years to catch up to reality.

gwelf on July 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Romney needs to issue a challenge, “Let’s each pick a record for the other to release, and we’ll see who blinks.”

foreman3 on July 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Hey now, that is a grand idea.

Bishop on July 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

The best thing about this report is that my CNN-obsessed friends & family will have heard it.
Now… On to the economy ?
Or the welfare edict ?
CNN ?????????

pambi on July 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Romney needs to take Obama to task at the debates on this sort of stuff, much like Bibi did over the “1967 borders” lesson at a WH photo op.

BobMbx on July 13, 2012 at 12:52 PM

So the real story is that there is so much federal bureaucracy and regulation that it took a company years to catch up to reality.

gwelf on July 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Ding,ding,ding. We have a winner!!

Deano1952 on July 13, 2012 at 12:53 PM

This Bain crap is getting almost as tiresome as the racism accusations.

MikeknaJ on July 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Yes on the former but I love the latter. To watch the leftist’s idiocy and desperation on it, while they are the most racist of all the people in the world, is schadenfreudig and hilarity pure.

1. To expect so little, or nothing at all, from Obama, the first black president, is very racist.

2. To keep the poor in modern day plantations, uninspired, uneducated, uninformed, exploited just for votes, is the ultimate form of racism and elitism.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 12:53 PM

GG the problem is the rest of cnn doesnt acknowledge it as well as msdnc

Its full on attack mode. Facts be damned

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM

of racism and elitism….

to continue…while their masters live like kings and queens.

Obama is a

PimpnMadam™

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I’d like to know why those 3 Bain execs still claim to be Dems and support Obumble when they are apparently the people who are really being attacked by Obumble’s ads. Face it – the Obummer ads that talk about Bain being such mean and heartless people are really hitting the decisions those guys made.
I want someone to ask them how they feel about being very direct collateral damage in the attacks on Romney.

dentarthurdent on July 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I keep hoping that someone, anyone in the media who is sitting on info on BHO (college transcripts, birth info etc) will realize that BHO is dangerous and for the good of the country will come forward with that damaging info. I know it’s a long-shot but I just wish these msm types would actually show concern for the country over them looking like idiots for backing this manchurian candidate. The only thing we can conclude from them continuing to not vet Obama is that they are as dangerous as he and want the country to go down the tubes. These idiots don’t realize that as the country goes so will they.

Stop looking at the splinter in Romney’s eye and start looking at the plank in Obamas!!!!

neyney on July 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Her statement yesterday on “Mitt went to the NAACP to please the Southern racist whites”, with her independently clappering faux teeth, was a classic. She needs help.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Yeah – I think she has a Liberal’s Cliche Magic 8 Ball she shakes and repeats for every press conference.

gwelf on July 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM

We’re still all talking about it. Who knew what a bad week this would be for Rmoney? Talk about a quick implosion!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Anyone else notice that the MSM is now trying to cover for Obama and distance themselves at the same time?

kingsjester on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

The problem is, the Obama Administration knows nothing about business, and knows no one who knows anything about business. And furthermore, doesn’t want to.

kbTexan on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

If Obama’s candle had any wax or a wick he could at least have a light that shines a little. Instead he spends all his time attempting to blow out Romney’s light.

I guess that when you have nothing you just want to make sure that nobody can see that fact.

The Rock on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 12:55

Put down the pipe, kid.

kingsjester on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Still, for Obama, it beats talking about the economy, jobs, the deficit, and anything else that actually matters to voters.

More Cowbell!

CNN: Two “active” Obama supporters at Bain confirm Romney left in 1999

Settled this with the title for me. I mean, if active Obama supporters have passed on it, it must be true. Although, in fairness, we should probably wait to hear from inactive Obama supporters.

Axe on July 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM

And a dog eater.

juliesa on July 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM

He admitted to being a dog eater already. He read the words out loud that Ayers wrote.

NotCoach on July 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Romney needs to issue a challenge, “Let’s each pick a record for the other to release, and we’ll see who blinks.”

foreman3 on July 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Hey now, that is a grand idea.

Bishop on July 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Don’t challange pelousy to a blinking contest! Nooooooooooooooooo!

VegasRick on July 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM

We’re still all talking about it. Who knew what a bad week this would be for Rmoney? Talk about a quick implosion!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Implosion is 2 Obama supporters saying that Obama is completely full of crap?

gwelf on July 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM

So the real story is that there is so much federal bureaucracy and regulation that it took a company years to catch up to reality.

gwelf on July 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

What happens when someone required to sign his John Hancock to SEC filings dies? They have a special form for deceased people to fill out?

Seems kind of ridiculous a company can’t restructure its executive personnel as quickly as possible. Why would it be so difficult to hand off those responsibilities under government regulations?

NotCoach on July 13, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I’d like to thank John Roberts. Ever since the ACA decision, the momentum has fundamentally shifted. Before that it looked like Romney was becoming inevitable…now, not so much. Story after negative story keeps popping up everyday.

Thank you, Chief Justice for the help!

Obama/Roberts ’12

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

We’re still all talking about it. Who knew what a bad week this would be for Rmoney? Talk about a quick implosion!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

How is this a bad week for Romney when multiple Obummer supporters are publicly admitting the Dem ads are lies?

dentarthurdent on July 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Riddle me this. How can these supposedly great financial minds (these Democrat Bain guys) support Obama?

Tis a quandry.

bluealice on July 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

CNN has spent more time on this non story than on Fast & Furious where an America citizen and hundreds of Mexican citizens were killed by a policy put in place by this administration…amazing.
How many people did Bain kill during Mitt’s tenure?

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 1:03 PM

This truly smacks of desperation.

And, hopefully the Romney camp hits back twice as hard. One thing this has done is turn the focus back to Romney…he needs to flip it back to them. Answer the charge, call them liars, then double down on what a miserable failure Obama is. Call him out on the outsourcing he’s down, his waste of billions of taxpayer dollars, on the abuse of power via EOs and F&F, etc.

changer1701 on July 13, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Is Fox News reporting this, or are they going to let Obama Girl Stephanie what’s-her-name, or Axelrod spread their lies unnopposed for another couple of days?

Mr. Arkadin on July 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Fox News has to check if that’s okay with George Soros first. That takes time.

slickwillie2001 on July 13, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Tis a quandry.

bluealice on July 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Power equals money…they don’t care about anything but the power they wield…from the beginning of time.

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Nice try, losers.

thebrokenrattle on July 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

What happens when someone required to sign his John Hancock to SEC filings dies? They have a special form for deceased people to fill out?
NotCoach on July 13, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Yes – but it has to be done in Chicago – where dead people can fill out and sign forms of all kinds….

dentarthurdent on July 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

CNN doing some actual reporting – color me shocked.

gophergirl on July 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM

…they almost suggested someone is lying…you’re shocked…I almost wet my chair!

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Don’t challange pelousy to a blinking contest! Nooooooooooooooooo!

VegasRick on July 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Her knickers would drop.

davidk on July 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Obama/Roberts ’12

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I love the smell of trolling desperation in the afternoon.

NotCoach on July 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

They need to keep at this right thru the Olympics. When Romney’s ads start airing about how he answered the call and saved the US sponsored Olympic games 12 yrs. ago b/c it was so hopelessly in debt and the leadership was in over it’s head, the parallels will be so stark even libtards will be able to see it!! Ok maybe not, but independents will see it.

JAM on July 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

If Obama’s candle had any wax or a wick he could at least have a light that shines a little. Instead he spends all his time attempting to blow out Romney’s light.

I guess that when you have nothing you just want to make sure that nobody can see that fact.

The Rock on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Great metaphor. Lyrical in fact.

bluealice on July 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM

What happens when someone required to sign his John Hancock to SEC filings dies? They have a special form for deceased people to fill out?

Seems kind of ridiculous a company can’t restructure its executive personnel as quickly as possible. Why would it be so difficult to hand off those responsibilities under government regulations?

NotCoach on July 13, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Ask the two Obama supporters at Bain who know the details.

gwelf on July 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Why is GM bailing out French auto makers with our taxpayer money?!?!

John the Libertarian on July 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I’d like to thank John Roberts. Ever since the ACA decision, the momentum has fundamentally shifted. Before that it looked like Romney was becoming inevitable…now, not so much. Story after negative story keeps popping up everyday.

Thank you, Chief Justice for the help!

Obama/Roberts ’12

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Momentum has fundamentally shifted? Worse economic news has come out since Roberts, Romney’s fundraising is now more than Obama’s and the polls haven’t shown any shift towards Obama (unless the poll has a higher D+ ration than the 2008 election). Winning! Tiger blood!

gwelf on July 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Team Pathetic & Pathological–that pretty much nails it. I certainly hope that the people Ofibber is “targeting” with these lies react as I do when I hear about Bain–my eyes glaze over and I tune out.

stukinIL4now on July 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Ask the two Obama supporters at Bain who know the details.

gwelf on July 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM

active Obama supporters

Axe on July 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM

We’re still all talking about it. Who knew what a bad week this would be for Rmoney? Talk about a quick implosion!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Heh. Barry flips the bird to the NAACP and they notice. Yeah,..there’s a real Romney implosion

a capella on July 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM

We’re still all talking about it. Who knew what a bad week this would be for Rmoney? Talk about a quick implosion!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Thanks so much for sharing that.

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

They need to keep at this right thru the Olympics. When Romney’s ads start airing about how he answered the call and saved the US sponsored Olympic games 12 yrs. ago b/c it was so hopelessly in debt and the leadership was in over it’s head, the parallels will be so stark even libtards will be able to see it!! Ok maybe not, but independents will see it.

JAM on July 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

It’s really desperate (and hilarious) if the only thing left in Romney’s arsenal is how he is the “savior” of an Olympics that happened 10 years ago that no one remembers. Desperate, but can’t wait to see The Daily Show have fun with it!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

The Huffers still think this is the end of Romney’s campaign. They haven’t read all the other news sites that have completely debunked this. This is how the left does a disservice to it’s people. It keeps them in a bubble so they don’t now how to respond to a challenge.

juliesa on July 13, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Who knew what a bad week this would be for Rmoney? Talk about a quick implosion!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Kinda early in the day for that sort of deranged gibberish, isn’t it? Even in college back in the ’70s, I rarely started with the hallucinogens before lunchtime.

Harbingeing on July 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

It’s really desperate (and hilarious) if the only thing left in Romney’s arsenal is how he is the “savior” of an Olympics that happened 10 years ago that no one remembers.

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Oh, really? Have you ever saved an Olympics? Has your messiah?

John the Libertarian on July 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

It’s really desperate (and hilarious) if the only thing left in Romney’s arsenal is how he is the “savior” of an Olympics that happened 10 years ago that no one remembers. Desperate, but can’t wait to see The Daily Show have fun with it!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

This is the forum equivalent of nervous laughter and sweating.

MobileVideoEngineer on July 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM

calling your opponent a felon? chicago politics works in chicago, but not across the rest of the country. this level of desperation helps Romney.

burserker on July 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Looks like the youngsters have finally figured out the real Obama message. Shame about that enthusiasm factor.

a capella on July 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Bain! Koch Brothers! Offshoring! The Democrats claim that it’s too hard for people to even get an ID and show up at the right polling place for crying out loud. But they’re going to grasp that stuff?

Borgcube on July 13, 2012 at 1:14 PM

This is the forum equivalent of nervous laughter and sweating.

MobileVideoEngineer on July 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Yep. He/she doesn’t think we notice.

a capella on July 13, 2012 at 1:14 PM

It’s really desperate (and hilarious) if the only thing left in Romney’s arsenal is how he is the “savior” of an Olympics that happened 10 years ago that no one remembers. Desperate, but can’t wait to see The Daily Show have fun with it!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Who said that was the only thing in the Romney arsenal? We’re saying this “scandal” brings up the fact that Romney left Bain to save the SLC Olympics.

It’s good to see that the mask has slipped though. Die hard lefties like you have dropped all pretense of Hope and Change which drew in so many low-information voters in 2008. Now all you’re left with is Chicago-style politics which won’t translate well on the national stage.

gwelf on July 13, 2012 at 1:14 PM

The Huffers still think this is the end of Romney’s campaign. They haven’t read all the other news sites that have completely debunked this. This is how the left does a disservice to it’s people. It keeps them in a bubble so they don’t now how to respond to a challenge.

juliesa on July 13, 2012 at 1:11 PM

They are only following the Little Blue Book. It teaches good little liberals how to be good little parrots. Meanwhile we totally destroy their arguments and reinforce our own as they try and pretend our own don’t exist.

NotCoach on July 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM

It’s really desperate (and hilarious) if the only thing left in Romney’s arsenal is how he is the “savior” of an Olympics that happened 10 years ago that no one remembers. Desperate, but can’t wait to see The Daily Show have fun with it!

inthemiddle

Awwww, what’s a matter dearie? Someone who can actually point to past successes (the Olympics being one amongst many) is funny to you? Poor dear. You are so desperate for an Obama success, you can’t even see straight anymore. FLailing about, waiting for John Stewart to do your heavy lifting. Pathetic. Go have a slurpy and pout in the corner w/your Obama bobble head. Leave the ecomony fixing to the grown-ups!

JAM on July 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM

It’s really desperate (and hilarious) if the only thing left in Romney’s arsenal is how he is the “savior” of an Olympics that happened 10 years ago that no one remembers. Desperate, but can’t wait to see The Daily Show have fun with it!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

“no one remembers” something that happened just 10 years ago, but “everyone remembers” what Romney did or didn’t do at Bain 3 years before that?

BTW, I know it destroys your O’bama-Fluffing meme, but those 2002 Olympics that “on one remembers” were in fact

among the most successful Winter Olympiads in history; records were set in both the broadcasting and marketing programs. Over 2 billion viewers watched more than 13 billion viewer hours. The games were also financially successful raising more money with fewer sponsors than any prior Olympic Games, which left SLOC with a surplus of $40 million at the conclusion of the games.

Talk about desperate (and hilarious)

Epic FAIL-

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Put it simply: Team Obama is lying, and it continues to lie about Romney. They are desperate to find a way to make Romney’s time at Bain work in their favor, and that desperation has nearly reached pathological levels. Still, for Obama, it beats talking about the economy, jobs, the deficit, and anything else that actually matters to voters.

If only we had an honest media. Then this campaign would very quickly become about the President of the United States lying and falsely accusing his opponent of crimes.

rockmom on July 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM

It’s really desperate (and hilarious) if the only thing left in Romney’s arsenal is how he is the “savior” of an Olympics that happened 10 years ago that no one remembers. Desperate, but can’t wait to see The Daily Show have fun with it!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

are you refering to the same Olympics that Obama couldn’t even get to come to Chicago? keep slinging those noodles against the wall, one of them is bound to stick before November!

burserker on July 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Praise for CNN. We are truly in Bizarro World, Toto.

TheLastBrainLeft on July 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM

We’re still all talking about it. Who knew what a bad week this would be for Rmoney? Talk about a quick implosion!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

…and some people, just keep talking out of their azz!

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM

This is the forum equivalent of nervous laughter and sweating.

MobileVideoEngineer on July 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM

The lunatic on the side of the road holding the, “The end is nigh!” sandwich board. Most people just politely ignore him. I am a little rude myself. I like to point and laugh.

NotCoach on July 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM

The reason Obama is trying to link Romney to Bain after 1999 is that Bain apparently invested, soon after Romney left for the Olympics job, in a waste management company which had a division or department specializing in the disposal of aborted fetuses.

It’s all a set up for them to, at just the last minute and probably in October, attempt to depress the socially conservative vote. This is why we’re hearing about Romney’s so-called involvement in Bain until 2002.

TXUS on July 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Oh, really? Have you ever saved an Olympics? Has your messiah?

John the Libertarian on July 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Obama wouldn’t have even been asked to rescue Salt Lake, that’s the thing. His expertise is in organizin’ and hanging with the Choom Gang, apparently.

changer1701 on July 13, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Do you think that a little proof is going to stop barack from continuing these lies? Oh ye of little faith. The force is strong in this one. He wont quit until the LSM tells him that this nonsense is making him look like a little girly man, or it backfires (the most likely outcome) and his poll numbers start to drop.

DuctTapeMyBrain on July 13, 2012 at 1:20 PM

in a waste management company which had a division or department specializing in the disposal of aborted fetuses.

It’s all a set up for them to, at just the last minute and probably in October, attempt to depress the socially conservative vote. This is why we’re hearing about Romney’s so-called involvement in Bain until 2002.

TXUS on July 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Thanks. I had heard that but had forgotten it. Now the attack pattern is more clear.

a capella on July 13, 2012 at 1:20 PM

It’s really desperate (and hilarious) if the only thing left in Romney’s arsenal is how he is the “savior” of an Olympics that happened 10 years ago that no one remembers. Desperate, but can’t wait to see The Daily Show have fun with it!

inthemiddle

You are on some Charlie Sheen-grade substance.

Tiger blood!

gwelf on July 13, 2012 at 1:20 PM

We’re still all talking about it. Who knew what a bad week this would be for Rmoney? Talk about a quick implosion!

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

hahahahaha :-) they caught that pathological liar in the WH with the hands in the cookie jar, alas, again, lying through his teeth about Romney and his time at Bain, and that’s all you can come up with? if there’s any campaign imploding, you, pathetic, imbecilic troll, that’s 0′s…no doubt about it, their desperation has reached the critical mass…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Is Fox News reporting this, or are they going to let Obama Girl Stephanie what’s-her-name, or Axelrod spread their lies unnopposed for another couple of days?

Mr. Arkadin on July 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Why change horses in midstream?

These are the times that try men’s patience.

squint on July 13, 2012 at 1:23 PM

The timing here is NOT accidental. Romney gives big speech at NAACP which, all efforts by the Dems/Press notwithstanding, was getting at least respect for doing it, so Obamedia has to do it’s usual “change the subject” thing to avoid Romney getting favorable coverage.

These people are, quite simply, despicable. No other word. Despicable.

FiveG on July 13, 2012 at 1:23 PM

inthemiddle on July 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Thanks for the laughs. You are truly delusional, precisely how I love leftists to be, in addition to starved.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Team Obama: Bad bad Romney had a successful career in the evil private sector! And he rescued the Utah Olympics! Wonder-boy Obama has no taint of ever having worked in private industry. And he failed to bring the Olympics to Chicago. Isn’t he wonderful?

How does this help them? Are they nuts? They need to join Barackaholics Anonymous.

starboardhelm on July 13, 2012 at 1:24 PM

PimpnMadam™

Applies to Obama and inthemiddle

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM

This operation by the Democrats in throwing this out is what I call political “chaff”. They are desperate to keep Americans’ focus shifted away from the economy and other failures by the Obama administration. In the second half of the video interview that is actually explained. It is an attempt to toss out as many squirrels as possible to keep people focused on anything else but Obama’s record:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?client=mv-google&hl=en&v=LiLzhspzLdU

crosspatch on July 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Is Fox News reporting this, or are they going to let Obama Girl Stephanie what’s-her-name, or Axelrod spread their lies unnopposed for another couple of days?

Mr. Arkadin on July 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Megyn Kelly has a segment on this coming in… a few minutes, I think…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Leftist hacks will be mysteriously absent from this topic.

Bishop on July 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Never underestimate how hard our darling little Grand Wizard can beat that dead horse. She’ll be back.

MNHawk on July 13, 2012 at 1:27 PM

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