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:
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”: