Skip to comments.Obama to FactCheck.org: Drop dead
Posted on 07/04/2012 8:20:14 AM PDT by Nachum
The Obama campaign accuses Mitt Romney in new campaign ad of being a pioneer in outsourcing, repeating a charge that the Romney campaign has strenuously contested over the past week.
The ad refers back to a June Washington Post story that showed Bain Capital invested in firms that created jobs overseas. The Romney campaign demanded a retraction of the story, to no avail, and more recently pointed to a FactCheck.org analysis questioning the outsourcing charge.
The Obama campaign has dismissed the FactCheck.org assessment as inaccurate and penned a letter to the truth-squadding website disputing its conclusions. And its newest commercial re-ups the attack on Romneys business record.
What a president believes matters, the ad begins. Mitt Romneys companies were pioneers in outsourcing U.S. jobs to low-wage countries. He supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.
President Obama believes in insourcing. He fought to save the U.S. auto industry and favors tax cuts for companies that bring jobs home. Outsourcing versus insourcing. It matters.
The whole FactCheck.org/Politifact/Glenn Kessler approach to covering the campaign has its uses, but one of the limitations is that it often blurs the difference between standard-issue political rhetoric and brazen, obvious distortion of the facts. Right now, the Obama campaign is casting undisputed facts of Romneys records (Bain assets created jobs overseas and also cut jobs in the U.S.) in a very negative light (it created foreign jobs at the cost of the U.S. economy.) Romneys response so far has been to try and discredit the whole line of attack as false and vicious, without really getting into the weeds of what it means to lead a major financial firm with a complex web of foreign entanglements.
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But they don’t care, for them it’s in your face politics, even if its an obvious lie... they sqeal with glee if you cannot retort effectively.
I heard that Obama once got caught telling the truth, but he quickly lied his way out of it.
so saving American auto industry which creates jobs in china = insourcing???
Obama doing to Romney what Romney did to NEWT
and we are stuck with him
Romney would be better off saying that while the accusation is true, the Democrats are just as guilty...
Nobody likes a liar regardless of the party affiliation...
Obama will not stop. Romney must blast back.
The solution here is to hit them back with something dirtier. There is so much material on Obama to do this with. Do a commercial on how he was a pothead for two years in high school and now still acts like a foolish druggy. While they are busy being offended with that, move on to an ad about his discount house deal and associations with Rezko. While they are defending that move onto him saying that he will not raise taxes, then discuss the healthcare tax impact on new college graduates that don’t have healthcare (because they are healthy) and how much they will be taxed for that privilege now. And we haven’t even hit him on the economy yet. So much more material.
Hussein’s kill list grows?
In November, I hope most Americans will agree that being ruled by a Gangsta Prez sucks and we can go back to being a Constitutional Republic again.
I notice that the ad doesn't say who gets these "insourced" jobs, like cheap Mexican labor. Perhaps the Obama campaign could paint themselves as fans of "come-on-in sourcing".
Which is why he wants to raise our, already highest in the world, corporate tax rate.
That would be an absolute waste of time and money. The moment that ad aired, there would a collective rolling of eyes all over this country. There would be almost no one who cares, and any who do weren't going to vote for Obama, anyway.
This election cycle needs to be about "it's the ECONOMY, stupid!". THAT will get more folks' attention, because everyone, with the exception of the very rich, has been affected by the sorry state of the economy, brought on by 3-1/2 years of the policies and decisions of Barack Obama.
It would be an especially timely message for those young people who, at 18-22, voted for the 'cool black guy', but who now, having graduated from college with a Bachelor's or Master's degree, are struggling trying to find their first professional job in this Obama-created economy.
There were also companies who took stimulus (porkulus) funds and used them to set up shop in China. That’s another “insourcing” victory for Obama... We borrowed money from China to give to people to create jobs in China that we will have to pay back to China with interest...a huge economic win for the USA brought to us by team Obama.
Actually this Bain Capital stuff was done by Newt against Romney...Newt pitched left against one of Romney’s few conservative credentials.
So Obama and Annenburg are fighting? What’s the gag here. Something’s up.
Obama's position is to lower everyone (except for the bureaucrats) to the lowest human denominator, ie, the poorest. The Bureaucrats aim is to manage poverty and reward a subsistence to those who help keep them in power... your goal is to liberate as many as possible from under bureaucratic domination.
That would be a good tagline.
If FactCheck.org doesn’t support Obama, Homeland Security might see them as ‘extreme’ maybe even terrorists... They better be careful...