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As luck would have it, Governor Romney's 2006 meet up with the press about his weak job numbers perfectly addresses the Truth about job creation.  

So, in Romney's own words, which I have edited into Rove's ad to make this new ad, Governor Romney explains exactly why many other factors affect job numbers.  In Romney's own words, it's not all Obama's fault any more than it was Romney's fault in 2006.

Thank you, Governor Romney for helping explain reality to Carl Rove.

Here's the new ad rebutting Rove's ad

(My apologies for the Picture-taking click noises in Romney's cameos.  I don't have the technology to edit those out because they happen simultaneously with Romney's words.)

On June 6, 2012 ABC News reports
Rove-Backed Super PAC $25M Ad Buy Attacks Obama

The Karl Rove backed GOP super PAC Crossroads GPS announced Friday a new $25 million ad buy in nine battleground states launching next week.

The new ad titled “Excuses” will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia from July 10 through early August.

We might not have $25 Million to run counter ads to Rove's ad, but we have

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And grass roots tenacity.

Help spread this video around for others to see to help counter the Rove ad they might see.

Will Independent American voters fall for Romney Redux?  He failed in Massachusetts.

Here's Rove's add in it's entirety

The ad ends with "For real job growth, cut the debt"

Really Rove?  I look forward to your indepth explanation of how less federal spending will create jobs.  As a matter of fact, cutting federal spending will cause job loss.  I mean, it's not freaking rocket science.

Oh, by the way Carl, Obama Et Al have added more private sector jobs per month than Bush did.

Here's the video of Romney, in 2006, explaining why it's not all his fault for his poor job creation record.  

Romney touts bringing Samsonite to Massachusetts at minute 1:36.

HERE'S A SHOCKING REVELATION FOR YOU.    

Bain Capital was part owner of Samsonite at the time!   Details below.  Governor Romney brought a Bain-owned company to Massachusetts.  Stellar!  Bwaaahaaaaaa really Mitt?

For those of you who can't play video, here's the Transcript of Romney's speech:

"You guys are bright enough to look at the numbers. I came in (2003) and the jobs had been just falling right off a cliff, I came in and they kept falling for 11 months.

And then we turned around and we're coming back and that's progress.

And if you are going to suggest to me that somehow the day I got elected, somehow jobs should have immediately turned around, well that would be silly. It takes awhile to get things turned around.

We were in a recession, we were losing jobs every month. We've turned around and since the turnaround we've added 50,000 jobs. That's progress.

And there will be some people who try and say, 'well Governor, net-net, you've only added a few thousand jobs since you've been in.'

Yeah but I helped stop,

I didn't do it alone, the economy is a big part of that,

the private sector's what drives that -- up and down --

But we were in free fall for three years.

And the last year that I happened to be here, and then we turned it around, as a state, private sector, government sector, turned it around.

And now we're adding jobs. We wanna keep that going, to the extent we can.

We're the, you know, we're one part of that equation, but not the whole equation.

A lot of it is outside of our control, it's federal, it's international, it's private sector.

But I'm very pleased that over the last a 2, 2 and a half, years we've seen pretty consistent job growth. 50,000 new jobs created, some great companies.

We just had, last week, Samsonite* announced their headquarters moving here. Companies outside Massachusetts moving in to Massachusetts.

That kind of commitment, that kind of decision, says something about what they feel about the future of our state."

[Romney Press Conference On Economic Stimulus Vetoes, 6/24/06; MA Archives, GO11 10 Tape No. 13]

*BAIN CAPITAL PART OWNER OF SAMSONITE PRIOR TO MOVING CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS TO MASSACHUSETTS!

SAMSONITE and BAIN CAPITAL

Without Romney's tax returns we can't know his personal shareholder interests in Samsonite.  But with a little bit of digging we find that Bain Capital and its two partners made over $1.5 Billion in four short years by flipping Samsonite.  No wonder vulture capitalists are so uberly rich.

Bain, Ares and the OTPPB first invested in Samsonite in 2003 with a $106m (£64.8m) recapitalisation, with Kirkland advising.

Samsonite to Be Sold By REUTERS  Published: July 6, 2007

The luggage maker Samsonite said yesterday that it had agreed to be bought by the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners in an all-cash deal of about $1.7 billion, including assumption of debt.

The deal, which was approved by the board of Samsonite, values the company at $1.49 a share, Samsonite said.

Its principal shareholders — entities controlled by Ares Management, Bain Capital Partners and Teachers’ Private Capital, a private investment branch of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan — have agreed to the transaction, Samsonite said.

Is there a manufacturing plant in Massacusetts?

In 2001, a corporate restructuring plan announced the closing of its long-time Denver manufacturing facility, which was scheduled to cease production of hardside luggage as it had done for almost a century. While hardside luggage manufacturing would proceed at plants outside the United States

06/21/2006 ROMNEY WELCOMES SAMSONITE TO MASSACHUSETTS

In October 2005, Samsonite moved 120 jobs from Rhode Island to Mansfield. Just last month, the company announced it would move its main North American office and many of its jobs from Denver, Colorado to Mansfield. When the move is complete, the total number of employees in Mansfield will be 220 at an average salary of $67,000.

220 Samsonite Jobs!  And this is the example of Job Creation Mitt summons to defend his poor record.  Good grief!

Do you remember that Mitt Romney spent two years as a missionary in France.

Well, some French women are suing Bain Capital

Laid-off French worker sues Bain Capital

When workers brought similar allegations in a French court, the case was dismissed for lack of evidence against Bain, the suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Boston states. The new suit goes on to allege that new evidence has emerged implicating Bain in wrongdoing.
5 Facts About The Massachusetts Economy Under Mitt Romney
1. Ranked 47th in job growth

2. Suffered the second-largest labor force decline in the nation: Only Louisiana, which was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, saw a bigger decline in its labor force than Massachusetts during Romney’s tenure as governor.

3. Lost 14 percent of its manufacturing jobs: Massachusetts lost 14 percent of its manufacturing jobs during Romney’s time in office, according to Sum.

4. Experienced “below average” economic growth and was “often near the bottom”: “There was not one measure where the state did well under his term in office.

5. Piled on more debt than any other state: Romney left Massachusetts residents with $10,504 in per capita bond debt, the highest of any state in the nation when he left office in 2007.

And, if that is not enough, Romney was an Executive failure overseeing one of the most important projects in his state:  The Big Dig.

"There was no ongoing safety examination!"

Thank you, Governor Mitt Romney, for explaining to Carl Rove why it takes THE PRIVATE SECTOR and others factors to solve the unemployment problems.

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IN ALL FAIRNESS TO JOURNALISTS AND OTHERS WHEN TRYING TO COVER ANY ASPECT OF MITT ROMNEY'S RECORD:

Everytime I try to look into some aspect of Romney's record, I don't just fall into a rabbit hole.  I literally fall into one hole that connects to an infinite rabbit warren.

I'm 64 years old.  I was a State delegate at age 22 and have been actively engaged in politics ever since.

NEVER IN MY ENTIRE LIFETIME, HAS A CANDIDATE HAD ANYWHERE CLOSE AS MUCH NEGATIVE BAGGAGE AS MITT ROMNEY.

It's stunning.

Originally posted to War on Error on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 01:34 PM PDT.

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