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.