Creepiest Mitt Romney Video Yet

Y’all, if ever we had any doubts that the Romneys might be pod people from outer space, this video has completely settled the matter:

And the money quote:

“Bain Capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in startups and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and, hopefully, five to eight years later, to harvest them at a significant profit.”

Harvest?? Are you kidding me? Like the way we “harvest” a cadaver for organs? So, you folks who worked for AmPad, Sensata Technologies, and CSI: you were “harvested” for the sake of Bain’s profits. Hey, Randy Johnson of Marion, Indiana — you and your fellow employees just got “harvested.” Sucks to be you. You didn’t need that kidney, did you?

So this is how the ownership class looks on the rest of us peons. Right, you “nails ladies” and lower income folks, you just don’t understand how it works, you don’t get it. You need to remember that your purpose in this life is to someday be harvested by the 1%.

I mean, Jesus. Bain Capital is supposed to be the reason Romney is qualified to be president. And the soulless, sadistic “harvesting” of American jobs and intentional bankrupting of American companies so they can be “harvested” for profit is not a selling point for most of us. Romney didn’t build that, he just “harvested” it.

{shudders}

Can someone tell me what the hell is wrong with these people? Are they completely incapable of talking like normal humans? Is there some kind of human emotion chip missing or something?

Oh and by the way, in case you missed it, yesterday Ann Romney told an interviewer that her biggest concern if her husband gets elected is for his mental health. What the hell? Honey, is there something you should be telling the rest of the country?

I’m going to echo this guy who noticed that whenever a Romney tries to humanize Mitt, they just make him sound like a sadist or a sociopath. Seriously, just shut up already. Every time you guys tell a supposedly charming and heartwarming Mitt Romney story the rest of the country recoils in horror.

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14 responses to “Creepiest Mitt Romney Video Yet

  1. Mary L. Wilson

    This is absolutely one of your BEST, SB! Of course our MSNBC gang played with this ‘harvest’ concept all day yesterday, And his Campaign and the right wing media pretended this damning video did not exist. If they are forced to explain it, they will claim his “words were taken out of context” or some BS.
    Thanks…hopefully you or someone with “NET skills” will make this tape go viral…even send it to FOX!!

  2. “Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
    Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
    Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves”
    Knowles Shaw-1874

    Saving “Ill Doctrine” for treatment of silly season despair. LMAO.

  3. Doubting Thomas

    Do Romney’s harvesting activities for Bain make him the grim reaper?

  4. I missed this on MSNBC,.Yeah, it really is weird.

  5. Because I am a conservative-leaning libertarian, I cannot vote for Romney:
    Romney is not conservative.
    Romney is not in favor of liberty.

    After watching this, I’m not sure Romney is even sane.

  6. From a book review of Taking America: How We Got from the First Hostile Takeover to Megamergers, Corporate Raiding and Scandal
    By Jeff Madrick

    The modern merger movement, sparked by low stock prices in the mid 70s, was fueled by a bold new generation of deal makers who seized an economic opportunity and invented the rules as they played. Never before in modern times had trading securities been as profitable to a select few as it had become in the mid 80s. The vast financial movement that had produced the largest corporate mergers in history had led directly to the insider trading scandals. Taking America identifies and retraces the steps in the merger movement to show for the first time the evolution of this phenomenon and its far-reaching consequences for us all.

    As the subtitle reveals, Taking America connotes the indiscriminate buying up of the nationā€™s assets of large corporations by investment bankers, insider stock traders, arbitrageurs, and the like. This occurred in the mid-1970s, when low stock prices made many large corporations attractive as takeover targets. At the time, they were not ready for what was going to hit them. This was the business era when the term ā€œhostile takeoverā€ came into use. Ivan Boesky, Carl Icahn, and T. Boone Pickens became household names for their inconceivable, bold attempts to buy out corporations. In doing so, they would stand to make hundreds of millions of dollars as the stock of the acquired company rose. But in most cases, such a stock rise would come at the cost of breaking up the newly-acquired company by selling off its most prized and valuable operations and assets or by drastically reducing its work force to save on wage and benefits costs.
    In many ways, this wave of buyouts and mergers fundamentally changed the way corporations did business; and it changed the way corporations were seen by businesspersons and the public. Corporations came to be seen not mainly as businesses relating to a particular business sector or making a particular product or product line.
    Such considerations as operations and growth within a particular or closely-related sector, employee security, and long-term strategic planning were swept aside by the single-minded aim of using a corporationā€™s cash and other assets as leverage to takeover vulnerable, and often unsuspecting, corporations for quick, huge profit. Running a corporation became like playing the stock market.

    My take on this is Romney wants to do a hostile take-over of the United States of America and run off with the money to the tune that will make Bush and Cheney look like Barnum and Bailey.

  7. democommie

    “My take on this is Romney wants to do a hostile take-over of the United States of America and run off with the money to the tune that will make Bush and Cheney look like Barnum and Bailey.”

    I’m thinking more along the lines of Count Vlad Dracule and Renfield. On reflection I can Romney as an absolute smash as the leader of the undead.

  8. So if the dog pees on your rug, you’ll forgive them, but I’m tied to a higher standard? Sigh. BRB.

    This country’s been heading to the dogs anyway ever since the MBA way of thinking that the bottom line cost was the only thing to consider for business success took over. People don’t realize that actual product quality and attention to detail and customer service (e.g., Apple, Dyson and others) results in businesses having truckloads of cash on hand.

  9. P.S. The banner’s still really grainy. You may have to redo it. If you’ve still got that red outfit … šŸ˜‰