Will Willard Engineer a New Hostage Crisis in 2012?

I feel the need to bring up history to prevent us from repeating horrible mistakes. With Willard Romney, mistakes of monstrous proportions are practically guaranteed. Reagan was inaugurated January 20, 1981, the same day our hostages were released from captivity in Tehran, Iran. The Iranians stormed the embassy 444 days earlier and held the Americans hostage. Coincidentally, they were released the same day Reagan was inaugurated. Coincidence? Hardly. The GOP leaves nothing to chance when they are orchestrating a power grab. They are, if anything, Machiavellian in their strategy. Just look at what Karl Rove has done. This is why we must be diligent in exposing them for their criminality and expect nothing less than the most sinister from the Republicans.

The headlines for the day

It seems William Casey, Reagan’s campaign manager, was quite busy with the Iranians prior to election day, 1980. Along with a carefully constructed campaign to smear Carter as weak combined with overblown gas shortage claims, they were able to pull off a victory that would result in employing Reaganomics, largely responsible for the demise of the middle class. Casey was a ruthless man who would stop at nothing to win. He negotiated with then president Bani-Sadr and finagled a release in exchange for weaponry from Israel. This was his October Surprise . Carter had far too much integrity to exchange human lives for guns and ammo. Reagan’s people in the GOP of course had other ideas.

The Culmination of this treachery was Iran Contra in Reagan’s second term

It is an event well documented by Gary Sick, who was on the staff of the National Security Council under President Carter, and was the principal White House aide for Persian Gulf affairs from 1976 to 1981. He wrote October Surprise: America’s Hostages in Iran and the Election of Ronald Reagan. Since Romney and his GOP are always touting Reagan as practically the standard-bearer for how a president should behave, it is worth bringing up.

Romney seems to be very hawkish about war with Iran, even if he’s never spent one day in the military. In fact we’ve actually asked the very question Elect Romney, Get War in Iran? It seems worth noting this previous event as history does tend to repeat itself. It is entirely possible he and his wealthy minions are negotiating this very minute with Iran to create a manufactured crisis of epic proportions to steal the election in November. After all, he actually believes Reagan was truly responsible for Iran’s cooperation in 1981. He also has no issue with profiting from corporate dealings in Iran. He claims to be religious, but his religion is really money and power disguised as Mormonism. He’ll stop at nothing to rule, no matter what the cost in blood for America.

Romney and his attack dog, Eric Fehrnstrom

Stop Your Solyndra Lies Romney!


Last week we saw the smug Willard Romney appear in front of now bankrupt Solyndra, touting it as a failure of the Obama Administration. Period. It was 100% President Obama’s fault, right? Hell no! Solyndra is allegedly to the Political Left what the Keystone XL Pipeline is to the Political Right. Except Solyndra never threatened to endanger natural resources and lives .

Perhaps Captain Flip-Flop may want to check a few FACTS:

1. The Solyndra deal is more than three years old, and started under the Bush administration, which tried to conditionally approve the loan right before Obama took office.

2. CLAIM: Email Saying Deal Was “NOT Ready For Prime Time” Was Warning About Financial Risk FACT: The Email Did Not Voice Any Concerns About Risk Of Loan

3. It’s often claimed that the Solyndra loan guarantee was “rushed through” by the Obama administration for political reasons. In fact, the Solyndra loan guarantee was a multi-year process that the Bush administration launched in 2007.

4. You have to read half the story to learn that the loan guarantee was made in 2009 and the audit was done in 2010 after market conditions had sharply worsened! The media never explains that the company itself raised $250 million from private investors after the supposedly devastating audit!

5. In October, 2011 car thief and richest man in Congress, Darrell Issa, hosted a breakfast fundraiser for Willard with a lobbyist from SOLYNDRA. Wonder what that’s all about?

6. The company’s backers included private investors who had diverse political interests. The loan comprised just 1.3 percent of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) overall loan portfolio. To date, Solyndra is the only loan that’s known to be troubled. The loans were guaranteed by $10 billion in a Congressional fund. This was not a colossal loss by the standards of any Bush Administration debacle! The taxpayers have sure suffered much more from Halliburton. Let’s talk about that, Willard!


Mitt Romney also had his own history of supporting green energy while severely conservative Governor of Massachusetts. He created a clean energy fund portfolio and was very enthusiastic about the industry, something he’s obviously against now. Of the six companies listed in the renewable energy fund, three are now bankrupt.

But he’s the business man. The master of the private sector. He critiques President Obama for his lack of private sector experience, as if politicians need that. Romney never mentions his stint as a politician, because frankly, he sucked pretty bad in the jobs department. Unlike Obama, Romney took office during an economic uptick. Massachusetts had a net job growth of 1.4 percent under Romney. However, that was far slower growth than the national average of 5.3 percent.

Romney is completely full of shit. Period. I wish he didn’t own the media so we could truly see how much of a liar this man is. But don’t hold your breath.