Skip to comments.Rep. Barbara Lee attacks Romney on Obama's behalf
Posted on 05/15/2012 10:25:36 PM PDT by SmithL
Rep. Barbara Lee on Tuesday went on the attack against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on behalf of President Obama's re-election campaign, blasting Romney's business record at Bain Capital.
Lee, D-Oakland, said America doesn't need a president who got rich by putting the concerns of other wealthy investors over those of workers.
"Like President Obama, I believe we need to restore middle-class security and create an economy built to last," she said on a conference call with reporters. "Unfortunately, Mitt Romney's economic policies would do even more damage to the middle class."
Lee touted Obama's Recovery Act economic stimulus, which she said focused on infrastructure, research and development, clean energy and environmental programs to create 500,000 jobs in California. She said her district saw $2 billion invested in private-sector job growth.
She said she's not attacking Romney's right to run a business as he sees fit, but rather she's questioning whether "the lessons and values Romney drew from his time as a buyout specialist" suit him to lead the nation's economic recovery.
"We don't want an economy where workers are left behind," she said.
Lee's teleconference is being packaged as part of the Obama campaign's focus on the story of GST Steel of Kansas City. Bain bought a controlling interest in GST in 1993 and GST went bankrupt in 2001, two years after Romney left day-to-day management of Bain. But he didn't formally leave the company until 2001, and he did so then under a retirement agreement in which he has shared in Bain's corporate buyout and investment profits ever since.
"President Obama and his billion-dollar attack machine are desperately trying to distract from their own failed record of wasteful spending and crony capitalism by launching an attack on free enterprise," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. "The president should be more concerned with helping the 23 million Americans who are struggling for work. Mitt Romney has the experience and pro-growth plan to promote job creation and get our economy back on track."
To see the Obama campaign's ads attacking Romney's business record, visit the Political Blotter blog at www.ibabuzz.com/politics.
I don’t know if she’s carrying the card, but . . .
Barbara Lee is an avowed Communist who came back from Cuba with the CBC praising Castro. She is a moronic Berkeley/SF Lib who was the understudy to ex-Black Panther, Ron Dellums.
She is an absolute nightmare, swilling off the public trough and demeaning the people who pay for Oakland to even exist.
Barbara Lee is a study in how Marxists are destroying the nation.
Green jobs? Infrastructure? God help us.
Obama ordered over 700 auto dealerships to be closed.
How many jobs?
No surprise after this week that Obama would need a girl to defend him.
Isn’t there a song “Who Let The Bitch Out”? If not, there should be, dedicated to Comrade Lee, once Commie Ron Dellum’s administrative assistant and possible go-between to Cuba. Carliotta Scott, another Dellum’s congressional aide, was his go-between to Marxist dictator of Grenada Maurice Bishop, whom she was screwing.
All this at the taxpayers’ expense.
“Even more damage to the middle class”, huh?
Headline: “Lee admits Obama policies have done damage to the middle class.”
She supports Obama and is blasting Romney. Newt, Santorum, Cain, Perry, and Bachman support Romney. Makes holding your nose a little easier.
One of the DNC’s token race baiters.
Ugh! She is really ugly. Her idiotic comments will help Romney .
Keeping with the norm Democrat women are beastly. Obama in drag would be better.
The spirit of the USSR lives on in the democrat party.
That was a far as I needed to read..She’s one of Holder’s and Obummers people.
I am not racist!
It’s Obama’s “policy” based on Romney’s “policy” that has caused my health insurance premiums to sky rocket 100% over the past few years.
A pox on both their houses.
This is a woman incapable of doing the simple math that would enable her to calculate profit or loss. She is a person who could ONLY survive on government sinecure. She is one of the lucky ones: she caught the golden ring, a racially gerrymandered safe seat in the House. The idea of her criticizing ANYONE’S business record is laughable.
All the bad private business decisions/practices/results/etc. rolled into one and pinned anywhere/anyone on earth PALES in comparison to the ineptitude and outright stupidity of Obama, his minions, and the current Congress collectively. This administration will live in enfamy as one that completely eradicated all previous definitions of arrogance and stupidity.
democrat, communist, islamist, idiot.... Same-same.
Isn’t she the one who thinks we left the Lunar Rover on Mars?
Earth to Barbara. Earth to Barbara.
LOL. I think that’s her Comrade Sheila Jackson Lee.
Separated at Birth.
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