RoBamney & DuSanto

“During the presidential primaries this past March, Romney named an eleven-member Agricultural Advisory Committee that was packed with Monsanto connections, including its principal Washington lobbyist Randy Russell, whose firm has represented Monsanto since its founding in the 1980s and has been paid $2.4 million in lobbying fees since 1998.”

“…This history matters not just because of the light it sheds on Romney’s self-ballyhooed business experience but because of the litany of Monsanto corporate objectives that clash with planetary concerns. If Romney is elected, this bête noire of environmentalists will have a very old friend in a very high place.

…The romance between Romney and Monsanto began back in 1977, when the recently minted Harvard Law and Business School graduate joined Bain, the Boston-based consulting firm launched in 1973, the same year Monsanto became one of its first clients. One of Bain’s founding partners, Ralph Willard, described to the Boston Globe in 2007 how “Romney learned the technical aspects of the chemical business so thoroughly that he sounded as if he had gone to engineering school instead of business school,” and that Monsanto executives soon began “bypassing” him to go directly to Romney…

…John W. Hanley, the Monsanto CEO at the time, has said how “impressed” he was with the 30-year-old Mitt. Hanley became so close to Romney that he and Romney’s boss Bill Bain devised the idea of creating Bain Capital as a way of keeping Romney in the fold. Unless Mitt was allowed to run this spin-off venture firm, Hanley and Bain feared, he would leave. Hanley even contributed $1 million to Romney’s first investment pool at Bain Capital. Monsanto’s Hanley is in fact the only business executive outside of the Bain founding family to so shape Romney’s career—jumpstarting the two companies, Bain & Company and Bain Capital, that account for all but two years of Romney’s much-ballyhooed business experience. Bain and Romney whispered in Monsanto’s ear until 1985, when Hanley’s successor Richard Mahoney says he “fired” them and when Romney moved on to Bain Capital…

“Romney won’t answer our questions, or anyone else’s, about where he stands on the two pending farm bills—the Senate version backed by Obama that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, or the House bill that made it through the agriculture committee with two Republican amendments dubbed “Monsanto riders.” 

… Monsanto has so far spent $4.2 million to defeat a labeling referendum on the ballot in California this November, more than any other opponent, and several of the organizations connected to members of Romney’s advisory council have also opposed the referendum. President Obama supports a labeling requirement, though he’s done nothing to make it happen, while Romney’s campaign declined to respond to The Nation’s questions about his position on labeling or the California referendum…”

Read the (fantastic) full article here on Truth-Out

As if I didn’t already have enough reasons for not liking Mitt Romney, this latest little tidbit of information regarding his extensive ties to Monsanto would have definitely eliminated any chance there ever might have been for him to get my vote.

THIS is the man people claim is going to *save* America?

This blatantly obvious corporate whore is going to SAVE us?

How is he going to do so, exactly?

By stuffing us all with government subsidized GMO corn crops when all other foods are too expensive for people to buy?

Oh…but wait..! There’s more…! I HAVE A CHOICE!

If I vote for Obama things will be so much different!

Just so long as we ignore HIS connections to Monsanto…

Meet Monsanto’s number one lobbyist: Barack Obama

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 by: Jon Rappoport

“The new president filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA and the FDA:

At the USDA, as the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center.

As deputy commissioner of the FDA, the new food-safety-issues czar, the infamous Michael Taylor, former vice-president for public policy for Monsanto. Taylor had been instrumental in getting approval for Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.

As commissioner of the USDA, Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack. Vilsack had set up a national group, the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership, and had been given a Governor of the Year Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include Monsanto.

As the new Agriculture Trade Representative, who would push GMOs for export, Islam Siddiqui, a former Monsanto lobbyist.

As the new counsel for the USDA, Ramona Romero, who had been corporate counsel for another biotech giant, DuPont.

As the new head of the USAID, Rajiv Shah, who had preciously worked in key positions for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of GMO agriculture research.

We should also remember that Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, once worked for the Rose law firm. That firm was counsel to Monsanto.”

Source – Natural News

Trying to choose between Obama & Romney is the equivalent of being forced to eat Monsanto’s GM Corn…or DuPont’s GM Soybeans.

Both choices are unsatisfying…and both make me ill.

RoBamma, BoRamney…


There really is no difference.

17 comments on “RoBamney & DuSanto

  1. Genie says:

    No choice: same, same, same…


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  3. “RoBamma, BoRamney…”…lol ;) I do like your sense of humour :D Perhaps you guys should do what we’ve done and have a coalition government :) or coalition President should I say…one can keep the other in check…and it’ll still be a disaster…just like here!! Mind you I can’t vote so I have no say in it so that lets me off the hook I guess :)


    • It’s sad that such a thing should even BE humor. I mean, major world leader seems like a position that ought to be connected to something respectful but…our parties have given me no choice. The want clowns to lead us, so be it…I’ll poke fun and goofy men hiding behind fake painted faces!
      I have a sinking feeling that we are on a collision course with hell and like you say, even revamping our system isn’t likely to do much other than rearrange the players of the game. After this year, I doubt I will bother casting a vote again…


  4. Nosy Ass says:

    Pathetic state of affairs without a doubt! Awolination ahaha. It all makes me sick. I am trying to do everything I can to live in another country. I want to pick my society I live in, not society pick me. Nice!! :)


    • Hubby & I have discussed moving out of the country more than once. The problem is where to go that isn’t already filled with political corruption..?


      • Nosy Ass says:

        I have been trying to research that as well. I have some friends who live in Panama South America. They seem to be getting along just great and love the environment. How about South East Asia? lol


        • Hrm…think I’d pass on SE Asia…

          There are several places in S. America that seem appealing to us. The main concern would be then to know that I’d have to leave my firearms behind. That’s not something I’d do on a whim so before we head out, I’d have to be pretty damn confident in the place I was moving to. I’m still leaning towards a nice mountain cave off in the wilds somewhere. Surely there’s a way to pack in a 10yr supply of coffee…;-)


  5. Panama says:

    Sixteen of these officials are Members of the European Parliament or foreign governments including: the United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, Belgium, Brussels, Punjab, and the Czech Republic. The 17th is the former U.K. Minister of Defense, Liam Fox, who resigned earlier this year following a scandal involving the Atlantic Bridge Charity and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) .


  6. Edward Knutson says:



    • If you don’t like my posts and/or cannot be bothered to read through ALL of the Monsanto and Big Ag information I have on my blog and wrongfully assume I blame ONLY ONE PERSON then YOU really should not waste my time with POINTLESS COMMENTS LEFT IN ALL CAPS! Unsubscribe and take a fucking hike, why dontcha?


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