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Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Look no further than the bailout, Granholm argued, to see whether Romney's words on economic issues are trustworthy.

"When Michigan was on our knees in our darkest hour in December 2008 ... Mitt Romney took the political assessment of how the public felt about [the] bailout," Granholm said. "And decided that the state that he grew up in ... was not important enough for him to be able to stand with this industry, to stand with the people who are employed there, and so he decided that he would stick a knife in our back when we were on our knees."

"That example of his cravenness should be and is," she said on the call, "why the president is winning in Ohio."


I had the pleasure of meeting and working with her when the state of Michigan was dealing with the meltdown of the automotive industry as a result of the great recession and rip-off. She is all heart.

You have no idea how much animosity and opposition there was to helping out the industry and the industrial midwest. Kossocks had pie fights over it, so you can imagine how bad it was from the likes of Romney and the senators from the south looking to boost their own automotive transplants and economies at the expense of Michigan, Ohio and the rest of the industrial midwest.    Venture capitalists and Republicans, they're all vultures.  Romney and the Republicans were partying on our graves.    

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  •  Let's hear it for Governor Granholm n.t (19+ / 0-)

    If money is speech, then speech must be money. Call your mortgage company and pay your rent now.

    by dkmich on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 01:44:09 PM PDT

  •  Powerful image, this: (3+ / 0-)
    ...he would stick a knife in our back when we were on our knees.
    Very sobering. And very true.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 02:01:59 PM PDT

  •  It's disgraceful the way the Romney ... (3+ / 0-)
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    dkmich, BitterEnvy, Hector Solon

    ... campaign, backed by certain factions of the corporate owned media, are attempting to rewrite the history on this.  They really do think people are stupid as stumps, and unfortunately, in may cases, they're absolutely right.

  •  she was Great at the Dem convention (2+ / 0-)
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    i think the last week of the campaign, she should be in OHIO ticking off the number of jobs saved like she did at the Convention. I wonder if there are any stats on how much that was TIVO'ed.?

  •  I Prefer To Leave That Metaphor To The Fascists (0+ / 0-)

    It was a central theme of Mein Kampf

    The theme of stab-in-the-back was articulated in 1919 most prominently by General Erich Ludendorff, one of the two top German commanders. He blamed the Berlin government and the civilian population for the armistice/surrender of November 1918, saying they had failed to support him, had let him down, and had proved itself unworthy of the traditions of a fighting nation. He popularized the Dolchstoß terminology, and became a prominent right-wing leader in the 1920s.[5]

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 02:45:42 PM PDT

  •  Even knowing this (3+ / 0-)
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    GwenM, Hector Solon, TheDuckManCometh

    and knowing that Romney profited hugely on the backs of MI workers, our so-called newspaper in Grand Rapids endorsed him. And there are plenty of idiots who think the paper is right.

    Also, I really miss Governor Granholm. She tried so hard to clean up the mess that Doughboy Engler left us and she got so much grief for it from the same idiots who think Romney has anything to offer them but grief.

    Re-elect Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI). Screw Pete Hoekstra.

    by BitterEnvy on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 04:26:36 PM PDT

  •  Was working on a piece... (3+ / 0-)
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    ichibon, dkmich, TheDuckManCometh

    ... on Fred Upton today, and came across this posting on the bailout titled "Romney Endorser Corrects Mitt On Auto Rescue: ‘No One Could Have’ Saved The Industry Except The Government":

    [Fred] UPTON: I did not see the article that he wrote. I do know that all of the Michigan delegation worked very hard as related to the revival of the auto industry. There was really a choice between bankruptcy and liquidation. There was no one that was willing to come up not only with the cash to keep them afloat but also to serve the warranties of everyone, you and I that drive all these cars. There was no one that could have picked up those pieces other than the federal government.
    BY THE WAY - REF "Michigan delegation" Pete Hoekstra didn't do SQUAT during that whole crisis. Sat there like a dang toad.

    Also Granholm worked for weeks, years before all this mess in 2008, on a meeting in DC on the "auto crisis" way before the car loans tanked. Did anyone heed that? No. WHO didn't heed those calls (and there were many)? Andy Card - Bush's chief of staff at the time a former Ford exec and former American Automobile Manufacturers Association (AAMA) CEO.

    Idiots, they deserve Mitt.

    For the occasional reluctant tweet

    by Hector Solon on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 04:55:58 PM PDT

    •  Hoekstra is a waste. (1+ / 0-)
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      Michigan really needs to clean house.  We've got way too many teabaggers in Lansing.   Think VanRaaphorst has a chance of beating McMillin?   I've helped how I can.  I sure want McMillin's ass run out of town.

      If money is speech, then speech must be money. Call your mortgage company and pay your rent now.

      by dkmich on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 03:28:03 AM PDT

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