The story alleging ties between investment firm Bain Capital and Salvadoran death squads has been making the rounds for a while, but the highly publicized ad from Priorities USA linking Mitt Romney to a woman’s cancer death has many asking not only has Romney killed, but how many? Just how bloodthirsty is this guy, anyway?
Bain Capitol was started using blood money from families tied to Salvadoran death squads. Romney's candidacy is an assault on human decency.
— Cynthia Boaz (@cynthiaboaz) August 9, 2012
An article at the Huffington Post yesterday revived the story and retweets made sure it was spread far and wide.
Romney's fortune got a helping hand from the same people who funded right wing death squads in El Salvador: http://t.co/LGtzed9W
— benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) August 8, 2012
Mitt Romney reportedly began Bain Capital w/ money from families linked to Salvador death squads. Links need scrutiny. http://t.co/dwi9RYrK
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) August 8, 2012
Romney's Bain Capital is soaked in blood money and he knows it:http://t.co/dKdEVQDo
— David R. Evans (@wisermann) August 9, 2012
This Romney "Humor" photo all the more chilling now that we know it was from El Salvador, think "Death Squads" http://t.co/LM3i1xBS
— Micheal Stinson (@Symbolman) August 9, 2012
Mitt Romney started Bain Capital with blood money. Just what any devout Mormon would do, right? #p2
— Devin (@devbost) August 8, 2012
Fed up with the Romney campaign’s lack of fight, a fed-up Rush Limbaugh on his radio show Wednesday decided it was time to push back.
Rush Limbaugh describes Planned Parenthood and NARAL as 'death squads' while defending Romney: http://t.co/EJaWorf5
— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 9, 2012
Just as no one disputes that Joe Soptic’s wife did die of cancer, the atrocities committed during the Salvadoran Civil War are well documented. In either case, though, the line drawn to Romney is a very sketchy one at best. Even Salon, which ran with the story in January, noted there was “no evidence that any of Bain Capital’s original investors were involved in these sorts of activities” but, in a very Harry Reid-like way, pointed to “family names that raise questions.”
And at this point in the campaign, isn’t raising questions the name of the game? Even satire site The Onion has taken notice, posting a parody ad linking Romney with the murder of JonBenét Ramsey. But if murder has become the subject of satire in August, what’s in store for October? We can only guess.