Following the push for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) vote last week, the Obama campaign has just released a video lambasting Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital. Due to air in major swing states, the ad focuses on select workers from GST Steel and their various criticisms of Mitt Romney. But guess what: it fails to mention one little, yet important, fact.
“We view Mitt Romney as a job destroyer,” they said, “[he] destroyed thousands of people’s careers, lifetimes…”
One man, who was perhaps a little too influenced by his daughter’s science-fiction novels, compared the presidential candidate to a “vampire.”
“They came in and sucked the life out of us,” he explained. “It was like watching an old friend bleed to death,” elaborated the companion.
Watch the short version of the ad, below:
Or, if you prefer, here is the long version:
The only problem? Though Bain acquired the company in 1993, the bankruptcy and major layoffs didn’t happen until 2001 — two years after Mitt Romney left the company.
Even more hypocritical, for many, is the fact that one of Obama’s top bundlers was reportedly a managing director at Bain in 2001, when the much-criticized bankruptcy and layoffs occurred.
National Review explains:
Left unmentioned (and blameless) is Jonathan Lavine. Lavine, according to the Los Angeles Times, is a top Obama bundler and a managing director at Bain Capital. Lavine, who has raised over $100,000 for the president, was at the firm when GST Steel declared bankruptcy. So according to the Obama team’s logic, Romney, who had left Bain, is responsible for GST Steel’s demise, but Lavine, who was there, is not?
In addition to the ad, the Obama campaign has also unveiled RomneyEconomics.com, a website that features the alleged “profit at any cost” attitude of Mitt Romney, with a run-down building in the background.
Even a former Obama adviser, Steven Rattner, has criticized the attack on Romney as being “unfair.”
Also known as the “car czar,” Rattner explained: “I do think to pick out an example of somebody who lost their job, unfortunately, this is part of capitalism, this is part of life. And I don’t think there’s anything Bain Capital did that they need to be embarrassed about.”
Mitt Romney’s spokesman Andrea Saul responded to the Obama camp: “[We] welcome the Obama campaign’s attempt to pivot back to jobs and a discussion of their failed record. 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.”
(H/T: Gateway Pundit)