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"Mitt Romney has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport."


I love that sound-bite;  because it is clear and it's true.

Well this former Ohio Governor knows a thing or two about telling the tale of the Republican Grinch, and what pinkslips he would have brought to his Midwestern towns.


Former Gov. Ted Strickland delivers a strong speech at DNC


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Published on Sep 4, 2012 by CNN

Former Gov. Ted Strickland delivers a strong speech about Mitt Romney and his economic policies at the DNC.

Transcript over the jump ...



Transcript of Ted Strickland remarks as prepared for delivery, Democratic National Convention

by Transcripts Editors for Transcripts and Documents -- Sep 04, 2012

[...]
Mitt Romney proudly wrote an op-ed entitled, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." If he had had his way, devastation would have cascaded from Michigan to Ohio and across the nation. Mitt Romney never saw the point of building something when he could profit from tearing it down. If Mitt was Santa Claus, he'd fire the reindeer and outsource the elves.

Mitt Romney has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport. It summers on the beaches of the Cayman Islands and winters on the slopes of the Swiss Alps. In Matthew, chapter 6, verse 21, the scriptures teach us that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. My friends, any man who aspires to be our president should keep both his treasure and his heart in the United States of America. And it's well past time for Mitt Romney to come clean with the American people.

On what he's saying about the president's policy for welfare to work, he's lying. Simple as that. On his tax returns, he's hiding. You have to wonder, just what is so embarrassing that he's gone to such great lengths to bury the truth? Whatever he's doing to avoid taxes, can it possibly be worse than the Romney-Ryan tax plan that would have sliced Mitt's total tax rate to less than one percent?

My friends, there is a true choice in this election. Barack Obama is betting on the American worker. Mitt Romney is betting on a Bermuda shell corporation. Barack Obama saved the American auto industry. Mitt Romney saved on his taxes. Barack Obama is an economic patriot. Mitt Romney is an outsourcing pioneer. My friends, the stakes are too high, the differences too stark to sit this one out. Let us stand as one on November 6th and move this country forward by re-electing President Barack Obama.


"If Mitt was Santa Claus, he'd fire the reindeer and outsource the elves."


Another instant classic.  Worker-bees, take note.  In Romney-land you're 'just numbers on a spreadsheet' -- not valued members of a nation, of a wider, vibrant community.

In Romney-land you'll never be a full-shareholder of the American Dream -- that is, if the Republican fairy-tale of Romney-Ryan, ever 'comes to town.'

They'll be no joy in Whoville, on that dreaded night -- and for many, many dreaded days to follow.





Former Gov. Ted Strickland: President Obama 'Betting on the American Worker'

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Published on Sep 4, 2012 by PBSNewsHour



Ho! Ho! Ho!  America.  Merry Mitt-mas!



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