Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Cayman Island Liar's Club.


1 Liars Way, East India Tea Resort, Grand Cayman

Neocons will feel right at home at the Neo-Renaissance French Baroque mansion.

David Koch is the Executive Director of the Liars Club and of its charitable arm the Liars Foundation.

Sheldon Adelson is the current Dean, and Paul Ryan is the Abbot.

"Mitt Romney's campaign said on Tuesday that its ads attacking President Obama's waiver policy on welfare have been its most effective to date. And while the spots have been roundly criticized as lacking any factual basis, the campaign said it didn't really care. 'We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers,' Romney pollster Neil Newhouse said at a panel organized by ABC News." (Stein 2012)
"Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain finally admitted on Wednesday night that Mitt Romney’s welfare attack ad is false. But even for Comedy Central host Jon Stewart, that admission took some wrangling."    (Webster 2012)

R-money and his command group have created a Division of Misinformation that has remained largely hidden from  public view for the preceding eight years that he has been "The Running Man" for the presidency. Well, Fox Noise can now legally lie about what and how it reports, why can't a blogger ? I mean R-money would prefer that all good Americans follow his lead and avoid taxes, the draft, and above all the truth. Truthtelling has been delegated to the SCOTUS by the previous ancient Republican administration, and now the Teapublicans are to pick up the mantle of deception along with with R-money the empty suit with the rubber stamp. 

The anointment of R-money as the Rommulus and his exec VP as the one to Reamus with the Ryan budget will indicate who are to be the expected successors to the throne in the White House. Well, that is how they apparently see it, as a supplication. After all, they spent enough of their power elite backers' currency of the realm to deserve this, no ? 

"On Friday night’s edition of “The Young Turks,” host Cenk Uygur highlighted a report by controversial Republican political operative Roger Stone. The report alleges that vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) arrived at his place on the ticket through the machinations of David Koch, half of the powerful billionaire Koch brothers." (Ferguson 2012)

 (Ferguson 2012) "Stone claims to have heard from sources inside the presidential campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney that the governor was approached at a fundraiser in the Hamptons (the notorious “We are V.I.P.!” bash) by David Koch and his wife"

 (Ferguson 2012) "Koch, who has worked cheek by jowl with the Wisconsin Republican cabal that launched the career of Gov. Scott Walker and famously stalled out that state’s government for months in 2011, reportedly offered Romney an additional $100 million in campaign donations to C-4 and super PAC organizations dedicated to Romney’s election on the condition that Romney take Ryan as his running mate." 

Heck, I wouldn't be surprised, because that's been R-money's style during his Bain years. "Romney Relies On Employees At Bain Capital And Bain & Co. For Sizeable Campaign ContributionsEmployees At Bain Capital And Bain & Co. Donated Over $171,000 To Romney’s Campaign In The FirstThree Months Of 2007. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, persons affiliated with Bain Capitaldonated at least $99,800 to Romney’s campaign in the first quarter of 2007 and he received another $71,250 fromemployees of Bain & Co. (Center For Responsive Politics Website,, Accessed 6/15/07)" (McCain 2008 Opposition File) 

(McCain 2008 Opposition File) “Republican Mitt Romney Received Almost $100,000 From Staff At Bain Capital, The Private Equity GroupThat The Former Governor Of Massachusetts Founded. (Alex Barker, “New Tycoons Are Taking A Not Entirely AltruisticInterest,”Financial Times , 5/30/07)"

(McCain 2008 Opposition File)  "Bain Executives Also Donated Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars To Support Romney’s Pre-PresidentialCampaign Activities. ' [R]ecords of Mr. Romney’s political action committees indicate that he also accumulated avaluable Rolodex during his years at Bain. Executives of Bain Capital and its sister firm, Bain Consulting,contributed more than $64,000 over the last two years to Mr. Romney’s federal political action committee,Commonwealth PAC, and in 2002 they gave more than $14,000 to his campaign for governor. (David D. Kirkpatrick,“Romney Reaps $20 Million To Top G.O.P. Rivals,”The New York Times , 4/3/07)"

"Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney insists that he didn’t shut down his tax shelters in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Switzerland because it would “avoid the truth” and he wasn’t going to “manipulate my life” just to become president. (Edwards 2012)

This fella just seems to be having fun at our expense, with a patrician attitude that harks back to the robber barons of the late 19th century, but those magnates avoided the presidency like the plague. They'd rather have one of those, a few of these from Congress, etc., in their pocket than actually make like a politician. Just like today. 

"Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign on Wednesday partied with wealthy donors on a 150-foot yacht that flies the flag of the Cayman Islands, according to an ABC News report. Members of the Romney Victory Council, who have each raised more than $1 million for the candidate, mingled with Romney’s brother, Scott, and other relatives in Tampa aboard the luxury yacht 'Cracker Bay.” (Edwards 2012)

The "Cracker Bay". In Tampa. You can just not make this stuff up. Not as well as reality does.

(McCain 2008 Opposition File) "The real problem for Bain & Co., though, may be the firm’stendency to alienate and weaken lower-level managers at the companies where it works. … Notes the chairman of another management consulting firm: ‘Their product is brilliant. It’s the package that has been a problem. Five million Bainies saying, ‘Stand aside, asshole. Here we come.' (Nancy Perry, “A Consulting Firm TooHot To Handle?”Fortune, 4/27/87)" 

"The so-called offshore account in the Cayman Islands, for instance, is an account established by a U.S. firm to allow foreign investors to invest in U.S. enterprises and not be subject to taxes outside of their own jurisdiction," Romney said. 'So in many instances, the investments in something of that nature are brought back into the United States. The world of finance is not as simple as some would have you believe. Sometimes a foreign entity is formed to allow foreign investors to invest in the United States, which may well be the case with the entities that Democrats are describing as foreign accounts.' By taxes 'outside of their own jurisdiction,' Romney is referring to taxes imposed by the U.S. government." (Carter 2012)

(Carter 2012) "He's basically admitting here that the Bain funds are set up in the Cayman Islands to help people avoid tax,' said Rebecca Wilkins, senior counsel for federal tax policy at Citizens for Tax Justice, a nonprofit tax reform group. 'If you want to cheat on your taxes, boy, they're making it really easy."

Mitt Romney On The "Blind Trust" Then And Now:

"Under real-world rules, Dan Senor should not be anywhere near Mitt Romney‘s foreign policy inner circle. This is the man who, as spokesman for the disastrous Bush Administration reconstruction effort in Iraq, told a group of reporters, according to Imperial Life in the Emerald City by the Washington Post‘s Rajiv Chandrasekaran, “Off the record, Paris is burning. On the record, security and stability are returning to Iraq.” If there is a foreign policy moment in the past 20 years with which an adviser should not be prominently associated, it is the 2003 Paul Bremer era in Iraq, during which Rumsfeldian incompetence and willful ignorance produced an era-defining foreign policy failure" (Calabresi 2012).

To this little group I'd add the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the "yes woman" of the neocon bumbler assemblage in the Bushie group cabinet who fell into the slot after Gen. Colin Powell had a falling out with the neocons and resigned. She was one of the administrators who as National Security Advisor and later Secretary worked with the "enhanced interrogation techniques" that Sen. McCain was so adamantly against. But there's more neocons in the wings, including the former Representative to the United Nations John Bolton, who Gen Powell was highly concerned about serving in that position even after he left the Bushie bumbler administration, some of which allegedly stemmed from British complaints about this madman. (Wikipedia 2012)

"Matthew Scully is considered to be one of the preeminent Republican speechwriters of the past decade, from his work for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney during the 2000 presidential campaign to his speeches for Sarah Palin four years ago. {John} McConnell, who works with Scully, is a Yale Law grad. He rose to prominence during the Bush years, where he served as one of Bush 43’s top writers. He also penned many speeches for Vice President Cheney, with whom he remains close" (Costa 2012).

Then there's always the specter of the Cheney man in the background of the R-money campaign, helping raise the war chest, literally, and even sponsoring fundraisers to which the very rich and powerful flock. Cheney has become sort of a neocon combination of Frankenstein & Igor wrapped up in one, and just as deadly.

Bush the Junior left a stinkin' pile on our doorstep as a going away present, and it’s called a severe recession, with it's resounding effects still with us to remember him by. The Bumbling Bushies started 2 wars, bumbling through one of them on the cheap, fumbled the ball on the 2nd (firing one fall guy, the alleged war criminal Rummy), pushed a prescription plan for a drug company windfall all unpaid for. Then he let the LIBOR scandal develop and the toxic housing derivative bundles bust the housing bubble worldwide. He let them sell that phony bill of goods to the Europeans not caring that their economies would fail while our CEOs got drunk on pay raises and the Wall Street crowd sniffing bonuses up their noses. 

When Obama took office, the national debt was about $10.5 trillion.(Klein 2011) The current president implemented that TARP bailout plan that passed under Bush for those too big to fail buffoon “bankers” which has been repaid, but then had to do the auto bailout (which worked extremely well, subject for another post), and another “stimulus” of $800 billion to prevent us from repeating the Great Depression. It worked, so everyone stop whining. We’re now in a slow recovery, but not a flatline like the Japanese economy was for years and years, and in much better shape than most of Europe. 

Now the 38% of the Teapublican electorate wants to repeat the voodoo economics of the Reagan through the Bushie bumbler years that they pushed on us knowing full well that it was based on quicksand economic theory. They discovered that they could feed us that crap while claiming that their deep tax cuts would stimulate the economy when all they wanted was to match the tax cuts for the wealthy and very rich to the then rate of inflation. Looks like you can fool all of the people from time to time now, in retrospect. And you’re in severe danger of being fooled again.

"We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose." ~ George Orwell

List of George Bush Corruption Scandals, some of the most in presidential history, for your reading pleasure:

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