‘THEY CAME IN AND SUCKED THE LIFE OUT OF US’
So, okay; O’s new campaign ad technically calls Mitt Romney’s firm – Bain Capital – a vampire. But in the eyes of the public, what’s the difference? It’s the same as if I called the Regime a disingenuous, pandering, hypocritical bunch of exploitative socialists hellbent on destroying America as we know it, is it not? In either case, the message is received as intended.
In the event you missed it, the O reelection campaign has made the strategic decision to attack Mitt Romney on job creation, which is like Joan Rivers criticizing Burt Reynolds for having too much plastic surgery. Seriously, O? Really?
The O-man’s new ad focuses on GS Technologies, a steel mill in Kansas City, which was acquired by Romney’s private equity firm Bain Capital and went bankrupt soon after. (The irony of Solyndra is not lost here; at least Romney didn’t flush $535 million in taxpayer money down the toilet with GST, did he?) The ad attempts to paint Romney as out of touch with the needs of the local workers and concerned only with Bain’s own profits. (as opposed to the O-man only being concerned with his own reelection.)
“We view Mitt Romney as a job destroyer,” says one former mill worker in the ad. Another shill calls Bain “a vampire. They came in and sucked the life out of us.”
The spot will air in five key states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa and Colorado. It will run for only one day – May 16 – on the evening news. (The “major” networks, which will provide an excellent opportunity for the lapdogs to do excellent color commentary directly following the airing.) For your viewing pleasure, the O campaign has also launched a website – RomneyEconomics.com – which posts a six-minute version of the ad. Enjoy.
Of course, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul countered with reality – a foreign concept to the O-man and his minions: “Mitt Romney helped create more jobs in his private sector experience and more jobs as Governor of Massachusetts than President Obama has for the entire nation.”
Bain bought GST in 1993. Less than a decade later, the plant closed, and 750 workers lost their jobs. The workers were denied their severance and health insurance, and their pensions were cut. While it’s true that Romney was with Bain when it made the acquisition, he left the firm in 1999 to run the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. The steel company did not declare bankruptcy until 2001.
This fact – of course – has little bearing on Obamalogic. (See: “Continue to blame everything I screw up for the rest of my life on George Bush.”) Argued Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter on a conference call with reporters:“He set this in motion.” Of course he did, Stephanie, of course he did.
Yep, that whole ‘civil discourse’ thing’s sure workin’ out well for O, huh? Just like Hope and Change.
Actually, with all that hair Romney has, I would’ve expected O to go with a werewolf theme.