Obama Camp Triples Down On Bain Attacks – Won’t Apologize For Suggesting Romney’s a Felon

Are we witnessing a political meltdown? The Obama campaign is tripling down on the Bain attacks with a new ad, even though multiple fact-checkers have proven them wrong, and most of the MSM inconveniently isn’t playing along. Worse yet, team O won’t apologize for suggesting that Romney may be a felon, which Obama surrogate, Ed Rendall actually said on MSNBC “went a little bit too far.”  Squeamish Dems think this dishonest mudslinging is  “hurting O’s brand”, whatever that they think that is. I always knew that a dishonorable Alinskyite will use scorched earth, ends justify the means tactics to win, myself.

Guy Benson at Townhall reports:

Raise your hand if you’re surprised by this.  Dishonorable people behave dishonorably (click through for video):

Ed Schultz, MSNBC: “Now the Romney campaign wants President Obama to apologize for Stephanie Cutter’s remarks, you heard earlier, we played on that conference call about Mitt Romney either being a liar or a potential felon. Will there be an apology?”

Ben LaBolt, Obama campaign press secretary: “There won’t be. You know, Mitt Romney has been telling voters, since he ran for office in Massachusetts, that he left Bain in 1999. And the Boston Globe reported today that that wasn’t true.

Actually, that’s not what the Boston Globe reported, and Romney’s long-standing explanation for these events has been confirmed by multiple fact-checkers, as well as contemporaneous reporting — including stories from the Boston Globe.  As we’ve established, the Obama campaign certainly understands the difference between titular ownership and participation in the managerial process.  They haven’t even attempted to offerany evidence that Romney was running Bain after 1999, because no such evidence exists.  The Republican was off in Utah working 80-to-100-hour weeks to (successfully) save the Winter Olympics.  What Team O is doing here is glorying in their own lies, even (especially?) after they’ve been widely and scrupulously debunked.  The message is simple: “We are going to do and say whatever the hell we want to damage our opponent, and we think we’re going to get away with it.”  To make this point crystal clear, they’ve rolled out a new ad repeating the lie that independent analysts have just spent the last 30 hours picking apart.

Some mindless Obot on YouTube commented: “Owned. I can’t WAIT to see the debates.”

Oh, believe me, we on the right  can’t wait either, because the truth is on our side.

Every last element of this ad is untrue.  First, Mitt Romney does deny that he shipped jobs overseas.  That’s the whole point of this multi-week spat.  The Obama campaign has surely been making the claim over and over and over again, but Romney has denied it at every turn.  And guess what?  Mitt Romney is right.  The Washington Post gave Obama ‘Four Pinocchios‘ for his team’s original claims, and FactCheck.org affirmed that there is “no evidence” to support the accusations.  Second, there are no “newly disclosed” documents that disprove, or even disrupt, Romney’s assertions on his Bain timeline.  The very newspaper that ran the story cited in the new spot addressed this exact controversy ten years ago when Massachusetts Democrats were launching similar attacks (more on this later.

See the rest of Guy’s excellent report at Townhall which includes further analysis and more videos. Benson congratulates CNN, Fox News, MSNBC (!), ABC News, and CBS News for its unbiased reporting on this, so far.

The unanimity of calumny demonstrates how incontrovertible the evidence against Obama really is.


Mitt responds: Obama’s Attacks are “Beneath the Dignity of His Office”:

The Emperor-in-Chief Does it Again: Guts Welfare Reform – Romney Decries “Completely Misdirected.” Move

This is the biggest story of the week, according to the Heritage Foundation…

The Foundry, Morning Bell reports the astonishing news:

The imperial Presidency has overturned Congress and the law again. Not content to stop at rewriting immigration policy, education policy and energy policy, yesterday, President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an official policy directive rewriting the welfare reform law of 1996. The new policy guts the federal work requirements that were the foundation of the Clinton-era reform.

While this real news occurred yesterday, most of the media remained fixated on political ads and speeches, letting a major and unilateral shift in America’s welfare system go nearly unreported.

Welfare reform replaced the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children with a new program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The Heritage Foundation played a pivotal role in building bipartisan consensus for the reform and providing many of the recommendations that became part of the law. The whole point was that able-bodied adults should be required to work or prepare for work as a condition of receiving welfare aid.

This reform was very successful. TANF became the only welfare program (out of more than 70) that promoted greater self-reliance. It moved 2.8 million families off the welfare rolls and into jobs so that they were providing for themselves. Child poverty fell, and single-parent employment rose. Recipients were required to perform at least 20–30 hours per week of work or job preparation activities in exchange for the cash benefit.

Now, Obama’s HHS is claiming that it can waive those work requirements that are at the heart of the law, and without Congress’s consent.

So it hath been decreed, so it shall be done.

Allen West was absolutely right...Obama would ‘rather you be his slave and economically dependent upon him’.

Byron York of the Washington Examiner reports that the Romney campaign “is looking carefully” at the new policy (which some Romney aides found “stunning”) and could make it become a significant part of Romney’s case against the president.

Friday morning, with Obama’s action still largely unreported, Romney released a statement calling Obama’s move “completely misdirected.”

“President Obama now wants to strip the established work requirements from welfare,” Romney said.  “The success of bipartisan welfare reform, passed under President Clinton, has rested on the obligation of work. The president’s action is completely misdirected. Work is a dignified endeavor, and the linkage of work and welfare is essential to prevent welfare from becoming a way of life.”

John Sununu Was On Fire Last Night on Hannity – Slammed Obama Repeatedly, Chastised Juan Williams (Video)

If you missed this shooting match between John Sununu and Juan Williams on Hannity, last night, I’m doing you a big  favor by posting the entire thing, here.

Where has this amazing, intelligent and fiery, conservative, John Sununu been all my life?  I used to think  that he was a Northeastern RINOish, moderate squish. Lately, he has been anything, but.

He got my attention when he embarrassed Andrea Mitchell on national TV, the other day, literally laughing in her face as she stammered her hackish Obama talking points.

Last night he wrestled with poor Juan Williams, who did his very best to defend Obama, but found himself floundering almost as badly as Andrea Mitchell. When Sununu went after Obama for accusing Romney of a “felony”, (considering Obama’s profoundly shady political background in corrupt Chicago), Williams was reduced to using pathetic liberal tropes like “guilt by association!” in defense.

Every time Williams tried to gain the upper ground, Sununu slapped him down. Transcript via Newsbusters:

WILLIAMS: But the fact is — hang on. Just the fact is that what the Boston Globe reported today was that there was the signature of Mitt Romney on security sec documents that said that he was running Bain after he claims he had left Bain and was not involved in any decisions that led to the loss of jobs overseas.


WILLIAMS: That is not legal.

SUNUNU: Juan, don’t let your blind loyalty to this president make you sound foolish.

Sununu stayed on the offense, not only attacking Obama on his lack of character, but on his lack of intelligence, too.

After Juan accused Romney of “apparently” deceiving the SEC, Sununu pounced, again:

Juan, if you’re going to be responsible for that kind of a statement, I’m going to remind you about that until your dying days” he said.