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New Obama Super PAC Ad Crosses the Line by Making Fun of Mitt Romney

The amoral scumbuckets who run the Obama campaign and Completely Unaffiliated Priorities USA Super PAC have really done it this time: they mock Mitt Romney’s history of saving the Olympics, a lil’ sidegig of his from back when he was still Bain Capital CEO, president, chairman, and sole stockowner. Have you ever saved an Olympics, Obama? HMMM. Let’s all thank the YouTube company for taking this ad down. It was just too mean to Mitt Romney.

The Romney campaign responded to this ad by saying that Barack Obama voted present in his state senate and so on:

“When Mitt Romney was working to turn around the Olympics, Barack Obama was voting ‘present’ in the Illinois State Senate. President Obama does not have a record to run on, so his liberal allies are resorting to false attacks in an effort to distract voters. President Obama’s record of broken promises and failed policies can’t match Mitt Romney’s record of creating jobs and rescuing troubled enterprises.”

[Daily Beast, HuffPo]

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115 comments

  1. actor212

    Mitt Romney accepted a billion and a half dollars in Federal and state subsidies for the SLOC

    By contrast, the Atlanta organizers only took $600 million.

    Romney: Socialist

    1. James Michael Curley

      Since the USOC is a privately held not for profit company there is no where one can go to find out how that money was spent,.

      1. actor212

        Ah, except Mitt promised to be the most transparent OC in history, with full disclosure

        Until the records were destroyed after he left the SLOC to run for governor.

        1. worrytron

          It's alright cause the records were written in the language of the angels and you needed mitt's special seeing glass to read them anyway.

    2. Native_of_SL_UT

      The right wing will never figure out that the Olympics was a major socialist enterprise and that it's leader was a major community organizer.

  2. Beowoof

    With so much to bring up, Obama would be remiss in not pointing out Mitt's bullshit. I do understand that republicans have an aversion to facts. As Dick Cheney said they create their own reality.

  3. Goonemeritus

    At least Obama was in attendance to vote present unlike Mitt who just had them forward his check to the Cayman Islands for three no-show years.

  4. sbj1964

    Mitt will say anything to distract attention from his Taxes.Which are written on magical golden tablets,and the Obama team can't find the seer stones to decode them.

  5. Barb_

    "Obama does not have a record to run on"
    Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive.
    That's enough for me!

    1. chicken_thief

      And there was that time sophomore year when he got a fake note from his mom to get out of gym class!!!!

    2. sullivanst

      Wasn't someone even bringing up Larry "I failed two lie detector tests on my Obama = gay crack ho story" Sinclair recently?

  6. freakishlywrong

    Per the librul media, this is "swiftboating". Except the part where these "attacks" are, y'know, true.

    1. MacRaith

      The fact that it's true makes it even more of a lie, because, um, Mitt's a job cremator!

      No, no, I meant creator! Job creator! And anyone who quotes what I said is lying!

  7. TavariousChinaSmith

    Romney should just be thankful that the PAC didn't say anything about the child sex ring. Although if you read between the lines…

  8. James Michael Curley

    The Obama campaign is effectively 'defining' Romney now, when October arrives and large numbers of the voting block start to realized "Romney Who?" is a Republican Presidential Candidate the 'defining' done now will appear to many as restatement of known facts. I am predicting a brutal polling period starting around October 1.

      1. James Michael Curley

        No thanks, Nate always appears to me as one of those guys who schedules his showers on a calendar – a monthly calendar.

    1. prommie

      They also have been fucking OWNING the news cycle every fucking day, there is just nothing but gaffes and missteps and feet-in-the-mouth episodes from Mitt, every day, thats The Story.

      1. James Michael Curley

        Getting home and surveying the news on line from London; as opposed to the Real News @ Wonkette, I don’t believe how bad this is going.When he gets to Israel will he wanders down to breakfast at the King David and ask for sausage with his eggs?

    2. An_Outhouse

      and what's up with Mittens destroying records on his way out of every job? That's strange behavior the American people might want to know about.

      1. James Michael Curley

        My employer is in the process of closing down and I'll be somewhat stuck until the end what with the legal and IT stuff. But when they first decided to do so I tried to tell them they have to create a 'records retention policy'. Didn't listen and now the whole process is extended a few years as different companies are filtered through different entities/states so that they can walk away and just forget decades of records.

        In this instance 'records retention policy' means a policy by which you can destroy old records without liability if some one comes along and says ….

        This is also the bane (pun intended) of creating a structure like Romney's domains. Being able to hide your tracks with impunity.

  9. Goonemeritus

    Shouldn’t we start a Wonkette Supper PAC I’m sure You-Tube would be thrilled to have our video productions.

        1. actor212

          Oh, it would be a very positive ad for buttechs and skullfucking! We won't go negative, like some SooperPACs (looking at you, Gawker)

      1. Native_of_SL_UT

        As long as we don't piss off the Olympic Committee, we should be fine. So no gold medals for buttsechs and skullfucking.

  10. FraAnima

    Personally, I like how all the "we built that" reductionist 'tards are turning out to have accepted loads of low-interest loans and government contracts. Truth is a bitch.

      1. SigDeFlyinMonky

        Great gramps Miles P. was a top competitor in this event drilling his string of five at his Mexican seraglio/hacienda.

    1. BoatOfVelociraptors

      Given his week in England, its the offshore digging competition. He just can't stop.

  11. Barb_

    Good Morning, Worrytron!
    My coffee hasn't kicked in yet. I can name only 4 more men, who are alive, who have more of a record: Bush, Clinton, Bush, Carter. Did I leave one out, lol?

    1. worrytron

      Nixon's frozen head.

      (He was scheduled for reattachment to run in 2016, but that's up in the air because of the whole EPA thing.)

      1. Barb_

        “A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.”
        ~Richard Nixon

        Or when he thaws out.

  12. ChernobylSoup

    Enough ads using Olympics metaphors. What other events taking place between now and the election can we use?

    1. James Michael Curley

      The season premier of Dr. Who. Dr.Who and River Song get trapped in the Dade County Court House during the Brooks Brothers Riot and have to shoot their way out. As a consequence time changes and global warming is halted, the ozone hole closes, full employment occurs, starvation ends and Al Gore as President provides everyone fiber optic internet service for free.

      Also, the PT Cruiser is never designed and built.

    2. LIT_Fag

      9/11. (announcer): "Mitt Romney was governor
      of Massachusetts in 2003. Why didn't Mitt
      retroactively prevent the 9/11 hijackers from
      boarding those planes in BOS?"

  13. RedneckMuslin

    Most asked question in England this week, "Who's this Mitten chap they keep showing on the telly"?

  14. Fairtackle

    I am feeling a little disoriented from all the effective anti-Mitt ads. Kind of like the little kid after the dentist, "Is this real life?" In a good way.

  15. johnnyzhivago

    It's a shame that this Obama fellow – who I used to think was basically an alright chap – is making it so inconvenient for Mitt to take over this President whatchamacallit thing.

  16. UnholyMoses

    Mitt Romney’s record of creating jobs in nations not named "America" and rescuing taking out huge loans against troubled enterprises, collecting enormous consulting fees, and then watching those enterprises be destroyed in a fiery ball of unemployment and bankruptcy

    There … all better now.

  17. johnnyzhivago

    This is amazing – Romney is BASHING the London Olympics!! What about the "special relationship" – Is Romney in love with Poland now????

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

    (CNN) – Security shortfalls and a now-cancelled strike from border guards make for a "disconcerting" start to the London Olympic Games, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney said in an interview Wednesday.

    Speaking with NBC News, Romney said it was too early to tell if the London organizers were ready for the start of the Games.

    CNN's Piers Morgan sits down with Mitt and Ann Romney Thursday in London. Watch "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m. ET for their interview.

    1. SayItWithWookies

      Sounds like someone doesn't understand our common Anglo-Saxon heritage with his host nation.

  18. HistoriCat

    "President Obama does not have a record to run on"

    Are you fucking kidding me? The Romney team is just phoning it in at this point.

    1. FNMA

      By Labor Day, the Romney people are just going to say, Fuck it, and launch a new campaign theme, "The President is near!"

  19. Katydid

    Two things: WTF got into the Democrats' butts, running two great commercials actually slamming Willard?

    And this is not the time to be politicizing politics.

  20. Doktor Zoom

    I think it was hilarious how the Daily Crawler guy complained that the ad was "xenophobic" and "fearmongering" because it mentioned outsourcing and offshore bank accounts.

  21. EatsBabyDingos

    Does Mitt carry a tube o' Preparation H for chapped lips with his Pander Bear suit?

  22. ChillBill

    Question: once you debunk the "Mitt saved the Olympics" and "Mitt created jobs at Bain," myths, WTF is "Governor" Romney going to run on?

    1. CapeClod

      His record as Governor of Massachusetts. Where the only significant thing he did is pass universal health care.

    1. ElPinche

      Gotta have a plan B. You can run as a failed presidential candidate forever. It's good to have something lined up after prison time.

  23. RadioBowels

    Wasn't Romney just a glorified, very well subsidized community organizer?

    I am Bill Ayers and I approve this message.

  24. smitallica

    The Obama campaign is stooping to broad personal attacks and character assassination, tactics right out of the Karl Rove playbook.

    And it's about fucking time.

  25. An_Outhouse

    I think these PAC people should ask about Mittens destroying records on his way out of every job. That's strange behavior the American people might want to know about. Could it be because that's what Mormons do? Is it a hold over from his family's days as Mexican citizens? The days they spent there with their twelve wives? It sure is strange.

  26. mosjef

    From London, Mutt is driving a rented car to Peking so he can show us all the jobs he created.

  27. SayItWithWookies

    What a scurrilous bunch of lies — next the Democrats are gonna say that Mitt didn't earn that Purple Heart he got in Vietnam.

  28. Typodong3

    "Rescuing troubled enterprises" is it? Was that by gutting the company, firing the employees until it goes bankrupt, while raking in tens of millions in fees? Would that be the rescuing you are referring to, Mittens? Remind me not to let you rescue me next time I fall through the ice. You'll mortgage me house, car and girlfriend.

  29. Me_K_Cong

    This ad is why it is so important that we have copyright/trademark laws with teeth in this country.

  30. Robman2

    The whole Olympic thing has been put into context by David Cameron's pointed remark about Mitt's games, being in the middle of nowhere…which is somewhere south and east of the golden spike. Well as the crow or buzzard travels on the updrafts around the Wasatch anyway.

  31. BarackMyWorld

    Obama has no record to run on…Why when Mitt was busy learning about business and getting his MBA, Obama was in middle school!

  32. DustBowlBlues

    He's gone from "turning an Olympics around" to saving the Olympics, period. No one this dipshit is such a popular figure around the world that only the Israelis like him, and that's only because they haven't met him.

    I do hope he explains to the Poles how labor unions can't do anything good for anyone. That should go over big with Solidarity. Maybe he'll stop by Brazil on the way back to the most noble, best, most heroic, never-made-a-mistake USA. Former Pres. Lula could use some schooling on the badness of the labor movement, as well.

  33. ttommyunger

    Spurting arterial blood from a severed arm, Mittens is standing fast, sword in hand, screaming – "It's just a flesh wound, come back here, you coward!".

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