The Pain from Bain Falls Mainly on the Plain

May 15th, 2012

A follow-up to Corporate Executioners, Romney’s Real Economy, and Feeling Their Pain, inspired by Obama hits Romney on Bain job record with new TV ad (Ed Show blog 5/14/12) and Obama’s Bain ad: ‘Like watching an old friend bleed to death’ (Politico5/14/1206:18).

 

“They made as much money off it as they could and they closed it down, they filed for bankruptcy, without any concern for the families or the communities. It was like watching an old friend bleed to death.” — former steelworker Joe Soptic

 

“Bain Capital was sucking money out of the company like there was no tomorrow. The business model of loading a company up with debt in order to extract immediate profits for yourself… Bain Capital went to the bankruptcy court and sought elimination of the pension plan and termination of employee and retiree life insurance and health insurance… When you take away all the good-paying jobs such as we had here in GT Steel inKansas City, the middle class is going to become extinct.” –former steelworker John Wiseman

 

“As I look around at the millions of Americans without work, it breaks my heart.” – Mitt Romney‘s line

 

You don’t become super-rich by being nice,

And it’s always the plain folk who pay the price.

 

But it’s a little unfair to blame it on Mitt himself,

Just because he was only thinking of himself.

 

To do what Mitt did, you have to be cold and unsympathetic,

About which Mitt isn’t the slightest bit apologetic.

 

You have to not care about taking people’s jobs, healthcare, and pensions away,

And just focus on how many million dollars you made that day.

 

You can’t blame Mitt for getting rich by any means whatsoever–

It’s like blaming an executioner for pulling the lever.

 

Like the executioner, Mitt was just doing his job–

He can’t afford to care about some poor unemployed slob.

 

Mitt never felt remorse for the people he laid off–

He had to so he and his investors could get paid off.

 

But people unemployed in 2012 are a different story—

Those poor people really make Mitt worry.

 

Those poor people just break Mitt’s heart—

Poor guy, you can see how it’s tearing him apart.

 

What’s that—you say Mitt is once again

Exploiting their suffering, like he did then?

 

He’s again trying to profit from their pain

Just like he did when he was at Bain?

 

But that is of course as it’s supposed to be.

Don’t you wantAmericaand our markets to be free?

 

My, how well Fox’s fair ladies repeat those phrases,

Leading the right-wing chorus in singing Mitt’s praises.

 

But can voters be taught to sing along?

I guess we’ll all know, before too long.

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Here’s the commercial (watch more at RomneyEconomics.com).

Here’s Ed’s5/14/12 report.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

 

Here’s your theme music and our titular inspiration, The Rain in Spain from the iconic musical My Fair Lady (including the not-often-heard intro Poor Professor Higgins), followed by our suggested new lyrics for the big number in a new musical about Fox News’ efforts to make America forget about Mitt Romney’s Bain career, My Fair and Balanced News-Lady. (Since Megyn Kelly recently interviewed Mitt Romney, she takes the part of Eliza.)

 

 

The Rain in Spain/My Fair Lady: Original and Modified Lyrics

The Rain in Spain

The Pain from Bain

Servants: Poor Professor Higgins! Workers: Poor Investor Mittens!
Poor Professor Higgins! Night and day Poor Investor Mittens! Night and day
He slaves away! Oh, poor Professor Higgins! He slaves away! Oh, poor Investor Mittens!
All day long On his feet; Up and down until he’s numb; All day long On his feet; Up and down until he’s numb;
Doesn’t rest; Doesn’t eat; Doesn’t rest; Doesn’t eat;
Doesn’t touch a crumb! Poor Professor Higgins! Doesn’t touch a crumb! Poor Investor Mittens!
Poor Professor Higgins! On he plods Against all odds; Poor Investor Mittens! On he plods Against all odds;
Oh, poor Professor Higgins!Nine p.m. Ten p.m. Oh, poor Investor Mittens!One p.m.,two p.m.
On throughmidnightev’ry night. On throughthree p.m.ev’ry night.
One a.m.Two a.m.Three…! Quit, Professor Higgins! Four p.m.,five p.m., six! Quit, Investor Mittens!
Quit, Professor Higgins! Hear our plea Quit, Investor Mittens! Hear our plea
Or payday we will quit, Professor Higgins! Or by payday we’ll be fired, Investor Mittens!
Ay not I, O not Ow, pounding pounding in our brain. Ay not I, O not Ow, fired, fired, fired by Bain.
Ay not I, O not Ow, Don’t say “Rine,” say “Rain”… Ay not I, O not Ow, Don’t say “Bine,” say “Bain”…
Eliza: The rain inSpainstays mainly in the plain! Megyn: The pain from Bain falls mainly on the plain!
Henry: By George, she’s got it! By George, she’s got it! Romney: By George Bush, she’s got it! By George Bush, she’s got it!
Now, once again where does it rain? Now, once again who gets the pain?
Eliza: On the plain! Megyn: The plain!
On the plain! The plain!
Henry: And where’s that soggy plain? Romney: And where goes all that gain?
Eliza: InSpain! InSpain! Megyn: To Bain! To Bain!
The three: The rain inSpainstays mainly in the plain! The three: The pain from Bain falls mainly on the plain!
The rain inSpainstays mainly in the plain! The pain from Bain falls mainly on the plain!
Henry: InHartford,Hereford, and Hampshire…? Romney: In Holyoke, Humboldt, and New Hampshire…?
Eliza: Hurricanes hardly happen. Foxia: Hiring hardly happens.
How kind of you to let me come! How kind of you to let them go!
Henry: Now once again, where does it rain? Romney: Now once again, who gets the pain?
Eliza: On the plain! On the plain! Megyn: The plain! The plain!
Henry: And where’s that blasted plain? Romney: And where goes all that gain?
Eliza: InSpain! InSpain! Megyn: To Bain! To Bain!
The three: The rain inSpainstays mainly in the plain! The three: The pain from Bain falls mainly on the plain!
The rain inSpainstays mainly in the plain! The pain from Bain falls mainly on the plain!

 

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