Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Behind the Ad: Mitt Romney, job destroyer

By Richard K. Barry

(Ed. note: I posted this video yesterday. It's worth posting again. -- MJWS)

(Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series.)

Who: The Obama-Biden campaign.

Where: Web video.

What's going on: Remember when some people, progressive people, said Obama's attacks on Mitt Romney's record at Bain wouldn't work, shouldn't work? I think they've worked. I suppose what we could not have anticipated was how helpful Romney would be in making sure these attacks worked. After all, it's not Mitt's job to worry about the 47 percent of Americans he screwed while at Bain.

If you want to say that firms like Bain aren't about job creation, they are about wealth creation, that's fine. But it was Romney who tried to convince us about all the jobs he created at Bain, which is to say that if creating a few jobs made his investors some money, that was fine. If they made just a bit more by closing down the plant, that was even better.

In Romney-Ryan World there are nothing but winners and losers. If you believe in that kind of Darwinian universe in which the strong get stronger and the rest of us die off, then you should vote for these guys. But if you think we ought to help each other even a little bit, you should stay away from whatever it is they're peddling.

In anticipation of Wednesday's debate, the Obama campaign has a new ad called "Remember: Romney's Private-Sector Experience Wasn't About Creating Jobs," once again recalling Romney's fine work at Bain.

(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)

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  • It was only the pro-corporate, I'll do anything for a campaign contribution, "new" Democrats who had a problem with the anti-Bain ads. I always thought they were golden.

    This is a good ad.

    By Anonymous Frankly Curious, at 7:19 PM  

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