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Monday, May 14, 2012

Mitt Romney: Job-Killing Vampire

Mitt Romney:  job-killing economic vampire is the theme of a new ad put out by the Obama campaign.  Personally I think being compared to Mitt Romney is an insult to vampires everywhere.  But I’m glad the Obama campaign is taking the Republicans’ hyped-to-death “job-killing” soundbite and throwing it back in their faces.

This is Karl Rove’s M.O. — attacking your opponent’s strongest point instead of his/her weaknesses.  Mitt Romney doesn’t have any ACTUAL strong points, of course.  His unparalleled flipflopping ability only counts if he’s entering an acrobatics contest.  Oh, and when he gets five friends with him (if he even has any), he’s one Tough Hombre.

Even though Romney doesn’t have any actual strengths, the strong point he keeps hyping and marketing is his “job creation” record.  Let’s see, taking over a company, laying off most of the workers and selling off the company’s assets at a huge profit — job creation?  Oh, those new jobs all went to children in Third World countries.  I get it now.

The “job-killing vampire” ad talks about the rape of GST Steel by Bain Capital when Romney was at the helm.  (GST Steel went bankrupt in 2001.)  In the ad, one laid-off GST employee says:

“It was like a vampire. They came in and sucked the life out of us.”

Another laid-off worker describes how Bain Capital cut corners on safety:

“It was like working in the sweatshops of the 1930s.”  He also said when the plant closed it was “like watching an old friend bleed to death.”

But hey, think of the millions of Third World 7-year-olds who have jobs now — IF they work fast enough and don’t take a break to go potty every twelve hours.

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Blogger Dave Dubya said...

It's kinda sweet we have Republicans to thank for the popularity of "vulture capitalism". Now we have "vampire capitalism" for the "Twilight" fans.

May 14, 2012 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

and you are comparing this to all Obama's economic successes before he ran?

May 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

Never forget how tough his 5 Sons were as well when it came to signing up to serve in the military:

"One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president."

May 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Saw this this morning and could only think, if this is what they have this early, what can they possibly do to top this but I think I will be pleasantly surprised by PO. Oh and those damn 3rd world kids could wear diapers and then they wouldn't need to take potty breaks ever, I'm just sayin Tom, you are not thinking like a Mittbot 2.0 here.

May 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

and you are comparing this to all Obama's economic successes before he ran?

You know, you're right. I don't think we honor these kinds of "successes" enough. So I'm sure you'll be thrilled to give your support to my idea for a way to honor men like Willard. Plantation Owner Memorial Day would highlight this kind of "success," both in the pre Civil War era and in the modern one.

May 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to think, we've accused him of not being aggressive enough


May 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Dave: Vultures and vampires, two creatures Republicans can readily identify with.

Grung: You're right, they sound like a rough tough family.

Jess: Damn, you're ahead of me on this one. Diapers so the workerbees don't need a potty break -- a capital idea. I need to work harder in my Mittbot 2.0 training.

JR: Plantation Owner Memorial Day -- a holiday whose time has come.

Erik: I'm glad he's getting more aggressive now that push is coming to shove.

May 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM  

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