Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Winning Our Future Ad: Mitt's Blood Money

I don't know if there's any truth to the following, but the video is very compelling. I suspect we'll hear much more on this in the days to come.

I wasn't planning on posting this, but since so many MittHeads insist on cheap shots on anyone who doesn't kiss Romney's backside, here you go....



From Winning Our Future's website:
Debating in Tampa, Florida in late-January, while falsely characterizing Newt Gingrich’s income from his government consulting work, Mitt Romney denied that Bain did “any work with the government like Medicaid and Medicare”. Now we learn that Bain, under Romney’s “supervision”, purchased and ran the Damon Corporation, who pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges as a result of tens of millions of dollars in systemic Medicare fraud committed under Romney’s and Bain’s control. Damon was fined over $119-million which was, at the time, the largest criminal healthcare fine in Massachusetts history and Mr. Romney’s participation was characterized in 1996 by Corporate Crime Reporter thusly: “As manager and board member of Damon Corp, Mitt Romney sits at the center of one of the top 15 corporate crimes of the 1990’s.” Watch the substantiated mini-documentary, BLOOD MONEY: MITT ROMNEY’S MEDICARE SCANDAL, to learn the truth about Mitt Romney.

43 comments:

Right Wingnut said...

ABC News has more on this.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/the-story-behind-romney-medicare-fraud-and-the-latest-superpac-movie/

Right Wingnut said...

Conservatives opposed to Mitt Romney in the General Election.

http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2012/01/conservatives-opposed-to-mitt-romney-in-the-general-election.html

Anonymous said...

No conservatives are against Romney... Hypocrites are, but no conservatives.

Bain owned about 8% of this company. The fraud happened before Bain bought it... the first supeonas came the same day that Bain puchased it... so the crimes were committed before... and the investigation was well on it's way.

Mitt Romney totally co-operated with the government to expose the criminals and clean up the company.

NO ONE EVER SAID MITT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT.

Not even Ted Kennedy... who was the first to find it... Ted Kennedy didn't even try to pretend that Mitt had a thing to do with it... he used it as a smear, but was not as completely unethical as Newt Gingrich.

Teddy Kennedy was more honest than Newt... no surprize.

Gingrich is a complete sleeze bag to use the tacitics of Ted Kennedy and ruin the good name of the very upright and honest man--Mitt Romney.

I hope there is a special place in hell for people like Newt.

Once again the fake conservatives make their attacks from the left. Because Mitt Romney has out flanked them on the right.

There is no one more conservative than Mitt, that is why Newt has to stoop to this.

Right Wingnut said...

Ad connecting Romney to company in Medicare fraud case “mostly true”

http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/01/27/ad-connecting-romney-to-company-commiting-medicare-fraud-mostly-true/

Right Wingnut said...

This one is particularly damning...

Romney's Bain Controlled Company Linked to Medicare Fraud Says PAC Ad

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/RomneyWasManagerandBoardMemberofCorpGuiltyofMedicareFraud/2012/01/27/id/425817

Anonymous said...

too bad...Romney will still win.

Right Wingnut said...

Excerpts from the above linked Newsmax article. If this is true, Mitt Romney is a crook, and has no business in the White House.

....However, under Romney’s “supervision,” Bain purchased and ran the Damon Corporation, which pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges -- as a result of tens of millions of dollars in systemic Medicare fraud, alleges an ad now being run by a PAC sympathetic to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

When the dust settled after a consuming federal investigation, Damon was fined over $119-million, which was, at the time, the largest criminal healthcare fine in Massachusetts history, touts the ad.

(...)

According to a cited Forbes report, in 1989, Bain Capital purchased controlling interest in Damon Corp., a medical testing company located in Needham, Massachusetts.

“During the time that Bain held its ownership of the company, Mitt Romney personally sat on the board of directors,” notes Forbes. “And during that same period, Damon Corp. was busy submitting fraudulent reimbursement claims to Medicare to the tune of millions of dollars charged for unnecessary blood tests.”

(...)

What Did Romney Know and When?

According to Forbes, when Mitt Romney was hammered with the scandal during his campaign to become the Governor of Massachusetts, he acknowledged that he did have some awareness of the shady dealings going on at Damon.

According to The Deseret News, when his Democratic opponent for the governorship, Shannon O’Brien, accused him of lax oversight at Damon and failing to report the fraud, Romney defended that he had helped uncover the illegal activity at Damon, asking the board’s lawyers to investigate. As a result, he said, the board took corrective action before selling the company in 1993 to Corning Inc.

However, according to the court records, the Damon scheme continued throughout Bain’s ownership, and prosecutors credited Corning, not Romney, with taking corrective action.

According to a Boston Globe report, then Republican gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney, while insisting that he and fellow board members at Damon Corp. uncovered what was later determined to be a criminal scheme to defraud Medicare in 1993, acknowledged that the directors did not turn over their findings to federal authorities then investigating the medical testing industry.

While the medical testing company went bankrupt, with thousands losing their jobs, Bain Capital captured a $12 million profit— over $450,000 of that money going to Romney personally.

Terrye said...

Power to the People!!!....what liar that Newt is...the Democrats do not have anything on him.

Anonymous said...

PIOUS BALONEY. ANOTHER DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO SLOW THE MITTMENTUM. TELL NEWT'S CASINO FRIEND TO STOP WASTING HIS MONEY ON A FAILED CAMPAIGN.

Terrye said...

Newsmax??please...Newt is the crook, not Romney and everyone knows it.

leighrow said...

RW-
Don't you think if Ted used this case in 94, when Ted almost lost the Senate race to Romney, that this story, if it had legs with its connection to Romney, would have killed Romney's political career and that he would have never had the chance to win the governor's race in 2002??

Romney has been vetted by the vicious Democratic attack machine in 94 and 2002 and these liberal loons could find nothing of substance to bring down Romney. I see Newty is working quite closely with the Democrats in trying to smear Romney...I wonder if this little movie was also produced by another Soros organization like the previous Bain movie??

Personally I think it is great that Romney has had this type of exposure to scorched earth politics, because it has made him tough, and it will make him the better candidate to go up against Obama.

Have you noticed that Romney doesn't whine like Newty when things aren't going his way, like Newty did today on the Sunday shows?
Romney is a leader and Newty is a whiner.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Romney is soooooo guilty that he was thrown in jail.....LOL....

Something like this would sound more like something Gingrich would do, not Romney. Too bad the story doesnt have wings.

Teemu said...

Teemu: The King of Bain movie was crap, so is that most likely, Romney has probably sit in dozens of different boards of directors.

Directors surveyed in North America reported spending 16 hours per month on the work of one board,compared to 9.5 hours spent 20 years ago. So 20 years ago it was 2.3 hours per week. 2007 average 3.9 hours per week.

The work week of Romney's kind of people is 60-80 hours

Do you really think he knows everything about every company in which boards he sits?

Teemu said...

By the way Newsmax isn't a good news source just because it has News in it.

All of the main stories in the front page are now pro-Newt or anti-Romney.

Terrye said...

Teemu..that is why RWN likes it so much.

Teemu said...

So RWN, do you really think that because of 2-4 hours a week of board of directors work, Romney was aware of every details of the daily running of the business, what the medical details of the products offered, the details of which of them are compensated by Medicare and which are not? That is just stupid.

Doug NYC GOP said...

NewsMax was touting Romney as the new Reagan 4 years ago.

Now they are pro-Newt.

Another is a series of COnservatives Flip=Floppers.

Then we have that a-hole Dan Riel who RWN cites.

This POS is trying to create a conspiracy narrative that Saul Alinsky and George Romney ( an therefore Mitt because of his dad's influence) were allied and so Mitt is a sympathizer.

This is John Birch Society gutter Conservatism at its seediest.

And radical/fringe oppurtunistic charlatans like Palin/Rush/Levin et al, know how to stir the doubts and fears among the narrow gullible minority of our party.

But hey, this is Right Speak a place for Conservatives to Speak their mind....no matter how small, misguided or backwards.

nkmom said...

Based on what Anonymous at 5:15 said, I am even more disgusted with the Gingrich campaign than before. In the belief that Romney will win the primary, I am grateful that these smears are preparing him well for the general election.

Doug NYC GOP said...

BTW RW, you never clarified your remarks in the comments section the other day, where you lumped me in wihtthe folks who treat people like trash ofn this site.

You free to think what you want, just be honest and say it straight out.

BOSMAN said...

HaHaHaHa!

This is OLD NEWS. Been there, done that.

Folks in Florida don't have time to viwe this crap. To many FACT BASED ads on Gingrich on tv, to take up their time.

RWn, will THE FAT LADY sing on Tuesday night?

BOSMAN said...

BTW RWN,

Maybe you should post a few of Gingrich's ads for posterity and any Floridians who stop by. Romney has 10 ads to every Gingrich ad in Florida, I wouldn't want them to miss them.

After Tuesday night, Romney will go for the Newt campaign's jugular.

Isn't capitalism Great?

Right Wingnut said...

Bos, newt may not have the time or money for this too be effective, but Obama will.

BOSMAN said...

RWN,

That's fine.

This really is old news. At least with this crap, it is crap.

With Gingrich, there are SO MANY RELEVANT TRUTHS out there that the Dems could use.

Right Wingnut said...

It may be old news to you, but it's the first I've heard of it.

Terrye said...

RWN:

It is old news and from what I have heard we are not supposed to talk about old news..at least that is what Gingrich says when America is taken on a trip down memory lane via his past escapades.

As for Obama using it..it is nothing compared to the crap they have on Gingrich and yet we are supposed to overlook all of that.

Right Wingnut said...

First off, I'm not a Gingrich supporter. I'd prefer Santorum, but the math in Florida suggests that only Newt has a shot at beating Romney. Santorums only shot going forward is for Newt to win Florida. If Romney wins, the race is likely over. Santorum should urge his supporters to vote for Newt on Tuesday. Otherwise, his campaign will be effectively over.

Paul said...

RWN, this is your most pathetic out-put so far. Others have already written more than enough above to expose you. Eat your heart out while the object of your hate snowballs to victory.

Anonymous said...

LOL.


Yeah, yeah you're not for Newt. Just keep telling yourself that as you jump off the cliff with your fearless leader.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

RW has answered the email from his royal queen to go all out against Mitt and help Gingrich. How blind her and her sorry followers are. Santorum can tell his supporters to vote for Newt and Mitt still would win.

My prediction Mitt 51% Newt 32%

Lionhead said...

RW, I see the Mitt supporters have 'fire stormed' you on this new issue regarding Mitt's character. How are you holding up in your asbestos suit?

Looking at this objectively, since I have no interest in either Mitt or Newt, I think some things are being overlooked. So, Mitt supporters, don't bother to fire storm me, because I don't care what happens to either man. Take the time attacking me & say a prayer for Bella Santorum's recovery.

First, the information regarding this case is all in the public record. The Board of Directors minutes, the Federal Gov't investigation, the records of the transactions including the sales, the quarterly reports, etc. If the documentation establishes misconduct or fraud by any Bain employee, it will reflect back on Romney. Moreover, if it turns out there was a cover up or firewall in place, all the worse for Romney/Bain.

This issue may not sway the FL vote, but there are many states ahead where it could derail the Romney campaign. The optics are terrible with Mitt's connection to Obamacare & Bain Capital.

Missing in the supporter arguements is the fact that the Obama Atty General is in charge & might do something against Bain or Romney successors, although direct action against Romney is unlikely, unless there was deliberate lying to any Federal Officer which would be a criminal, felony offence under 18 USC 1001.

So, Mitt may survive the primaries only to face Obama & have this issue thrown up against him in a much larger way. I'm sure Axelrod, Debbie Wasserman Schultz & Eric Holder will be in the loop on this. The level of corruption in the Federal Gov't includes the judicial system. If TPTB want a prosecution, it will happen. If they don't, no matter how guilty one may be, the offender will walk away. We shall see; the facts may or may not determine the outcome here.

As Paul Simon sung,

"Whoah God only knows, God makes his plan
The information's unavailable to the mortal man
We're workin' our jobs, collect our pay
Believe we're gliding down the highway, when in fact we're slip sliding away..."

Slick-Willy said...

Pay no mind to RWN. He's a not-so-bright hater who is willing to smear Mitt from absolutely any angle except for the one cause of his real hatred for Mitt. He only let's that cat out of the bag during the most hateful and frustrating moments in the life of a blogger. RWN is a complete clown.

Machtyn said...

Lionhead: If Bain Capitol is a liability to Mitt's reelection after they've been cleared of this issue already, then the country is lost already and we deserve whatever worse troubles we face in the future.

If we allow a President, or any elected official, to brow-beat and harass a private business when no wrong-doing has occurred or when the apparent wrong doing has been found not to have happened, that is a travesty of Constitution and private citizen rights. (Similar to what Anthony Weiner was trying to do to Goldline and Glenn Beck.)

Right Wingnut said...

Machtyn,

That's a ridiculous comparison. Neither Glenn Beck nor the CEO of Goldline is running for President.

Teemu said...

Well, Newt actually ran "Nigerian prince - email" type of scam himself. He randomly spammed people that they have been chosen for a prestigious award and they just need to pay $5k to claim it.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rachel-maddow-newt-gingrich-running-scams-akin-to-a-nigerian-prince-e-mail/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/12/gingrich-faxes-doctors-in_n_759871.html

Teemu said...

I haven't still heard a credible explanation on why do you think that typical directors of board related work hours, 2-4 hours a week, would make you somehow aware of every details of the products and details of what is covered by medicared and what is not.

Anonymous said...

RWN says, "It may be old news to you, but it's the first I've heard of it."

I've said it before wingnut. TAKE YOUR FINGERS OUT OF YOUR EARS, you'll hear a lot better. There's a lot out there on Newt ol boy.
-Matt

Terrye said...

RWN:

Yes, Beck is not running for President, and Newsmax is not a credible source either but you went ahead and used it as a source didn't you?

Terrye said...

Lionhead..I am fired up because Mitt is being accused of something he did not do...maybe true conservatives like you are fine with unjustly accusing others, but not me.

Lionhead said...

Machtyn, indeed the state of the rule of law in the US is deteriorating rapidly. I could site you many cases of the Gov't prosecuting people not on facts, but by just 'conspiracy.' The conviction rate of the US Federal Court system is higher than Nazi Germany! Yet, no one complains, no one reports it, it goes unnoticed until someone runs afoul of it.

I've mentioned here before about the Federal Court in NYC. No one seems to care. Well, you might care now if the President charges someone for some crime or 'conspiracy' that is false. The NDAA has been passed & the President has signed the Bill into Law. No habeous corpus, just unlimited detention. Am I the only conservative aware of this? Maybe so, but at least I do know.

As for Bain being 'cleared' you might want to review the statements in the case & follow the links in the report:

http://www.mittsbloodmoney.com/sg_userfiles/romney-medicare-scandal-documentation.pdf

There was no prosecution of Bain, but that does not mean they were not involved in the fraudulent scheme. We have & will continue to have, selective Justice in the US. That is Romney's problem running up against Obama this fall. Remember, he took it upon himself to destroy & removing public records in Mass. after his term as Governor was over. Was he following the standard procedure in that matter? No, he pushed the envelope out by doing it in a way that he was above the law. A person can't have things both ways. Either you live & support the rule of law, or subject yourself to the consequences of being above it.

Lionhead said...

To Teemu:

"I haven't still heard a credible explanation on why do you think that typical directors of board related work hours, 2-4 hours a week, would make you somehow aware of every details of the products and details of what is covered by medicared and what is not."

Please go here & review:

http://www.redstate.com/williamjameson/2012/01/20/mitt-romney-involved-in-medicare-fraud/

The Board of Directors are supposed to oversee the Management's decisions, regulatory compliance, ethics & salary compensation. That is their fudiciary duty to any partners, stake or shareholders. They are to know & if they fail, then they are responsible. No excuses Teemu. If Romney knew & failed to follow through, then how does that reflect on his business prowess & ethics?

To Terrye:

"Lionhead..I am fired up because Mitt is being accused of something he did not do...maybe true conservatives like you are fine with unjustly accusing others, but not me."

I'm not accusing anyone, I'm reviewing the facts. Everyone here can draw their own conclusions after reviewing the facts. I have not unjustly accused Romney. I have laid out the facts as reported in the public domain beyond the 8 minute video.

If you think these behaviours are fine for a future President, then you can vote for him. As someone that has respect for the rule of law, the Constitution, the principles of free enterprise & a level playing field for all, I do not.

Right Wingnut said...

This case ranked #13 on the list of Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the Decade.

http://corporatecrimereporter.com/top100.html#Annotated

Machtyn said...

As far as I know, all of those records supposedly destroyed on computers were printed out. MoveOn and others sent guys over to check them out, got bored out of their minds not finding anything of value and went home.

Certainly, the rule of law is getting out-of-hand. A guy locked up for DUI, was in solitary for 2 straight years. He finally got out and was awarded $22 million. That should cover his attorney's fees, psych fees, and doctor's bills for awhile. (The psych is for the PTSD he is suffering... the guy literally went crazy and had to pull his own tooth out. $22 million is not enough, some people should be going to jail for this.)

Lionhead said...

Machtyn:

"Impressed with a conviction that the due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good Government, I have considered the first arrangement of the Judicial department as essential to the happiness of our Country, and to the stability of its political system; hence the selection of the fittest characters to expound the law, and dispense justice, has been an invariable object of my anxious concern."

George Washington, Letter to U.S. Attorney General Edmund Randolph (1789)

Times may change, people may change, but the issues in good government never do. Must we always relearn the lessons of history?

"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die."

George Washington, August 1776

The issue for us today is well described here, except our enemy is amongst us, the Marxist/Socialists. I stand with the Constitution & the rule of law. Without their protections, all will be lost to us. Choose wisely the man that would serve, protect & defend the Constitution.