has  a candidate been so open and sincere about buying an election.

Romney Told Bosses to Tell Their Employees Whom to Vote For

By Adam Clark Estes | The Atlantic Wire – 23 hrs ago

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Mitt Romney wants your vote. And if you’re a small business owner, he wants your employees’ votes as well and insists that there’s nothing wrong with giving them a little guidance this election cycle. On June 6, Romney led a conference call with support from the über-conservative National Federation of Independent Business and — to cut to the chase — urged the bosses on the call to persuade their employees to vote for him in the upcoming election.

“I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections,” said Romney in a recording obtained by In These Times. “Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision and of course doing that with your family and your kids as well.

Okay, Mitt. You’re right. It’s not technically illegal for employers to tell their employees how to vote. That doesn’t mean that it’s ethical or understandable or even acceptable to connect people’s livelihoods with their political beliefs. There’s a fine line between an employer telling an employee, “Vote Romney!” and a boss telling a subordinate, “Vote Romney, or else!” At least, in the eyes of the inevitably subordinate employees there’s not.

This hierarchical method of political persuasion is turning into a bit of a trend for Republicans this year. Just a couple of days ago, we learned that the Koch Brothers sent their employees a list of people to vote for, or else they could “suffer the consequences.” That was just a few days after the chief executive of a software company told his employees that he didn’t “want to hear any complaints regarding the fallout that will most likely come” if they voted Obama back into office. And a few days before that the CEO of Westgate Resorts and the owner of the largest house in America similarly said that he would “have no choice but to reduce the size of this company” if Obama won. “Whose policies will endanger your job?” he asked his employees.

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Mitt Romney’s campaign wouldn’t respond to questions about his proposition from that June conference call. We don’t blame them, either. After all, this is the guy that very publicly said he likes being able to fire people. Combined with the let-me-tell-you-whom-to-vote for proposition, this has to scare the crap out of your everyday middle class American wage earner. Especially the women. The binders full of women.

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4 Responses to NEVER BEFORE……………

  1. Grandma says:

    Beth, the ‘best and brightest’ that this party can field has become more and more surreal over the years. Where’s Dwight Eisenhower when his party needs him?

    • Beth says:

      The Republican party swallowed their pride and their “principles” and nominated Romney because, as proven by the primaries, he was the only one left standing. Four years ago, the party nominated John McCain who was offered an early release from a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp because he was the son and grandson of admirals in the US navy. McCain knew the enemy wanted to use him as a propaganda tool and he refused. The honor code of the prisoners was first captured, first released.

      Romney “served his country” by working as a Mormon missionary in France. In what alternate universe can that be considered serving your country? As to Romney’s honor code, there is no such thing.

      The Republicans are so desperate to win that they hold their noses and buy the eletion. The Koch brothers aren’t the only masters of the universe who have threatened their employees with loss of jobs if Romney doesn’t win. The freedom to vote one’s conscience has been eradicated by people who have no conscience.

      How, why are people actually going to vote for this man? The president disavows this theory, but if Obama were white, would anyone vote for Romney? The man is repellant. He doesn’t smile; he smirks. He thinks the middle class exists to serve his ego and he doesn’t think about the workin class at all.

  2. Ann says:

    I just wish we could find someone decent to run the country. It’s a sad state of affairs.

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