BUT AMERICANS LOVE OUTSOURCING!  9:59 am July 26, 2012

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

by Jim Newell

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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actor212 July 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

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

James Michael Curley July 26, 2012 at 10:08 am

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,.

actor212 July 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

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.

worrytron July 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

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.

prommie July 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

Ummim and thummim FTW!

Native_of_SL_UT July 26, 2012 at 10:46 am

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.

Beowoof July 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

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.

Goonemeritus July 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

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.

An_Outhouse July 26, 2012 at 10:47 am

Mittens retroactively voted present.

sbj1964 July 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

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.

Barb_ July 26, 2012 at 10:08 am

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

ManchuCandidate July 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

Obamer is the Bane of Mitten's existence.

ChernobylSoup July 26, 2012 at 10:10 am

They're seriously going back to the 'present' votes in the Illinois State Senate?

chicken_thief July 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

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

Fraudulently_Joe July 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

That whitey tape will surface any day now!

actor212 July 26, 2012 at 10:40 am

I'm so looking forward to the return of Chief Korir. I miss the bastard.

sullivanst July 26, 2012 at 10:50 am

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

lunchbox360 July 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

Next thing you know they will be saying he is a foreigner or a Muslin Iman.

rickmaci July 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Why won't Barry release his high school grades?

freakishlywrong July 26, 2012 at 10:10 am

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

MacRaith July 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

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!

deanbooth July 26, 2012 at 10:57 am

I've seen it being referred to as "swift yachting."

TavariousChinaSmith July 26, 2012 at 10:10 am

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

ph7 July 26, 2012 at 10:29 am

October surprise!

Veritas78 July 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm

…he didn't deny it, again!

prommie July 26, 2012 at 10:11 am

The cheek of this negro fellow!

James Michael Curley July 26, 2012 at 10:11 am

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.

Barb_ July 26, 2012 at 10:13 am

From your lips to Nate Silver's ears.
No, that didn't sound gay. : )

James Michael Curley July 26, 2012 at 10:59 am

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

prommie July 26, 2012 at 10:27 am

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.

James Michael Curley July 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm

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?

Veritas78 July 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm

"Ann was looking for some lampshades for the new house! Any ideas?"

An_Outhouse July 26, 2012 at 10:50 am

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.

James Michael Curley July 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

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.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 27, 2012 at 10:30 am

Make them buy a cloud account.

Puffperney July 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Ich bin nicht optimistisch.

James Michael Curley July 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Ich bin vorsichtig

Goonemeritus July 26, 2012 at 10:11 am

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

actor212 July 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

Full of teh buttsechs and skullfucking!

Goonemeritus July 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

Well yes but also creative and heartwarming in a neo-patriotic kind of way

actor212 July 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

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

prommie July 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

I can do heartwarming!

Native_of_SL_UT July 26, 2012 at 10:57 am

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

Guppy July 26, 2012 at 10:40 am

More like RedTube

MilwaukeeKent July 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

Mitt Romney, one-sixth the man his father was.

Biff July 26, 2012 at 10:22 am

If only money=character, instead of merely votes…

FraAnima July 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

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.

KeepFnThatOwl July 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

In the world of Christians who can't stand Obama, there's no dissonance like cognitive dissonance. Enter Kerby Anderson, and his commentary from yesterday that says "outsourcing ain't so bad."

weejee July 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

Mitt's sure to get gold in the offshore drilling decathlon.

actor212 July 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

It was really going to be a biathlon, but Mitt was uncomfortable with the buttsechs event

SigDeFlyinMonky July 26, 2012 at 10:58 am

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

BoatOfVelociraptors July 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

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

DemmeFatale July 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

Now, THAT"S the Chicago Way!!

Barb_ July 26, 2012 at 10:18 am

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?

worrytron July 26, 2012 at 10:22 am

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.)

Barb_ July 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

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

Or when he thaws out.

HogeyeGrex July 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Sarah Palin, on the other hand, is just getting started when she quits.

johnnyzhivago July 26, 2012 at 10:18 am

While Obama was in kindergarten, Mitt Romney was fighting in Vietnam! I mean Paris.

Katydid July 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

Wasn't Mittens fighting long-haired possibly effeminate fellow students at that time?

ChernobylSoup July 26, 2012 at 10:19 am

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

actor212 July 26, 2012 at 10:22 am

Well, there's the Vuelta a Espana…

Native_of_SL_UT July 26, 2012 at 10:58 am

The end of the Mayan calender?

James Michael Curley July 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

12/12/2012 almost a month and a half after.

James Michael Curley July 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

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.

LIT_Fag July 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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?"

RedneckMuslin July 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

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

Biff July 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

Probably reminds them of mutton. Crap, now I'm hungry.

James Michael Curley July 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

There's a penguin on the telly.

HogeyeGrex July 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Mittens don't molt.

FraAnima July 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

Mitt Romney established the new sport of Olympic Queefing!

Biff July 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

South Park did it first!

Fairtackle July 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

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.

johnnyzhivago July 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

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.

BigSkullF*ckingDog July 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

Oooh, present. I love presents.

UnholyMoses July 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

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.

johnnyzhivago July 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

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.

RadioBowels July 26, 2012 at 10:41 am

Yes, in '36 the "organizer" of the Olympics could not wait to go to Poland either.

ElPinche July 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

Bam!! Radio, you are on a roll this AM!

RadioBowels July 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

Thank Godwin.

SayItWithWookies July 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

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

ElPinche July 26, 2012 at 11:04 am

"disconcerting"
At least Mitt has kinda sorta of a stance on something.

RadioBowels July 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

It's my understanding that 94% of flip-flops are manufactured in China.

HistoriCat July 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

"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.

FNMA July 26, 2012 at 10:39 am

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

Katydid July 26, 2012 at 10:30 am

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.

Doktor Zoom July 26, 2012 at 10:33 am

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.

Fraudulently_Joe July 26, 2012 at 10:37 am

But meanwhile, you're a delusional lunatic if you think it might have been racist when Romney said he was going to bring whiteness back to the White House.

Native_of_SL_UT July 26, 2012 at 10:51 am

Obviously not enough Anglo-Saxon in it for his tastes.

Jennyjen798 July 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Well they needed to use those big words somehow. Definitions be damned!

CapeClod July 26, 2012 at 10:33 am

Doesn't Ann Romney have a horse in the Olympic Horse Standing Still competition?

Jennyjen798 July 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Pony Dressup?

EatsBabyDingos July 26, 2012 at 10:33 am

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

ChillBill July 26, 2012 at 10:36 am

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

CapeClod July 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

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

starfanglednut July 26, 2012 at 11:42 am

And spend 3/4 of the year out of Massachusetts, running for president, based on being the Governor of Massachusetts.

Puffperney July 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

He'll run on his "anglo-saxon heritage".

Ducksworthy July 26, 2012 at 10:38 am

I especially like the mockery of Romney's supercilious tone.

viennawoods13 July 26, 2012 at 10:38 am

And in related news…. Mitt Romney Registered as a Lobbyist

Mitt, you got some 'splainin to do.

ElPinche July 26, 2012 at 11:08 am

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.

RadioBowels July 26, 2012 at 10:42 am

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

I am Bill Ayers and I approve this message.

Doktor Zoom July 26, 2012 at 10:56 am

Well-sodomized? One would hope!

Oh. Really need to check my glasses prescription.

RadioBowels July 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

Doktor, heal thyself.

smitallica July 26, 2012 at 10:51 am

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.

An_Outhouse July 26, 2012 at 10:53 am

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.

mosjef July 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

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

ElPinche July 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

A caged Piers Morgan will be interviewing Mr. Romney from the roof of the car.

SayItWithWookies July 26, 2012 at 11:04 am

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

Typodong3 July 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

"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.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

Country First.

starfanglednut July 26, 2012 at 11:44 am

That Obama Super PAC is so uppity.

Me_K_Cong July 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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

Robman2 July 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm

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.

BarackMyWorld July 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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

DustBowlBlues July 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm

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.

ttommyunger July 26, 2012 at 10:56 pm

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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