Wright/Ayers Off Limits; Bain? Game On!

Are you starting to see how these rules work, Save Jerseyans?

Mitt Romney (R) is obligated to avoid discussion of the President’s relationships with radical leftists, anti-American racists and yes, domestic freakin’ terrorists.

But Barack Obama (D) and his campaign can freely slander Mitt Romney and it’s deemed a legitimate ground of inquiry?

Yup!

In case you missed it, Camp Obama had the temerity to suggest that Romney broke the law by lying to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – potentially a felony. How did he allegedly lie? By telling the SEC he left Bain Capital in 1999 when he remained listed as CEO through 2002. Governor Romney is countering with a weekend media blitz demanding an Obama apology and reiterating that he had zero role in Bain’s management after 1999.

It’s true… it’s already been investigated. The Massachusetts Ballot Law Commission looked into the matter in 2002 when Massachusetts Democrats tried to keep him off the ballot. Why? Because he had left Bain and spent so much time in Utah to (ironically) rescue the scandal-plagued Winter Olympics that the Dems actually questioned his residency. The Commission concluded that Mitt “remained actively employed at Bain Capital until January 1, 1999, at which time he left to take the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.”

Boom. Case closed.

Obama nevertheless defended his campaign’s underhanded tactics, telling Washington, D.C.’s ABC affiliated that “My understanding is that Mr. Romney attested to the SEC, multiple times, that he was the chairman, CEO and president of Bain Capital and I think most Americans figure if you are the chairman, CEO and president of a company that you are responsible for what that company does.”

All of this silliness really comes down to one thing: Obama’s desperate attempt to hang Bain client failures post-1999 on his Republican challenger. It’s not hard to understand the motive. Gallup shows the competitors pulling into a dead heat among registered voters.

Silly season just seems to be coming early this year. I guess that’s what you can come to expect with a community organizer Bill Ayers disciple in the White House.

Don’t give up now, Save Jerseyans. Keep telling the truth about our capitalist system and the Obama Administration’s record. And don’t let this President distract voters from how he’s wasted our money by turning the focus to how Mitt Romney spent his own money!

 

Matt Rooney

Matt Rooney

Save Jersey’s Founder and Blogger-in-Chief, Matt Rooney is a widely-respected New Jersey political commentator, practicing attorney at the law firm of DeMichele & DeMichele in Haddon Heights, and a graduate of the Rutgers Camden School of Law.

47 Comments

  1. Two reasons, JR: A) After you watch ONE piiotlcal satire show, you're kind of full , and don't really want another dose of the same. (There have been nights when both shows have ended up ( by virtue of covering the same story of the day ) basically doing variations of the same jokes (also true of the OTHER late-night shows, of course; it's not plagarism, it's just the nature of the game). B)THE DAILY SHOW's only major timeslot competitor is Conan (who's not a big draw these days, but does overlap with Stewart and Colbert's SPECIFIC fanbase- indeed, O'Brien's show does MUCH better in Canada, where it actually FOLLOWS their shows on the same network, and all three shows basically support each other). By contrast, Colbert goes directly up against not only the last half of O'Brien, but head-to-head with Letterman and Leno- both skew older, but there's going to be some attrition. It's possible Colbert would do better if he switched timeslots with Stewart but I tend to think his more conceptual humor needs the audience to be warmed up and in the mood to work best.It's a matter of taste which you prefer, but I think Stewart's straight-up here's what stupid things politicians did today approach has a more mainstream appeal- indeed, it's just a more specific, detailed descendant of the kind of monologues late-night hosts have been doing since Watergate made doing EXPLICITLY piiotlcal jokes acceptable to mainstream audiences.

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