Obama’s Filthiest Lie Ever?

By  via The Western Center for Journalism

If the Obama re-election campaign has not yet made you feel like you want to take a shower, then you are either not paying attention or you have an incredible tolerance for lies. Make no mistake; Obama, the Democrats in Congress, and the party’s celebrity-funded Super PACs will do whatever is necessary to hold on to the power they feel slipping through their fingers. And that includes outright lies.

Not mistakes. Not distortions. Not factual errors. Not mendacities. Lies!

 

Democrat Leader Harry Reid took to the floor of the Senate and lied through his smirking teeth about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “The word it out that he hasn’t paid taxes in a decade,” Reid said in that smarmy voice of his. He offered no proof of this scurrilous allegation, and when challenged on it, he simply shrugged and said someone told him.

The latest filth to come oozing out of the president’s re-election mud hole is a television commercial being run by Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama super PAC run by former administration mouthpiece Bill Burton and defended by another former administration mouthpiece, Robert Gibbs, who now works for the campaign (but they don’t coordinate, because that would be wrong).

The ad is running in Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Florida, as well as on the Internet. It depicts former steelworker Joe Soptic earnestly speaking into the camera about how he lost his job after GST Steel closed its doors in 2001. Bain Capital, the private equity firm formerly run by Romney, was part of a group that had taken over the Kansas City area steel company. Soptic blames Romney not only for the loss of his job but also the loss of his wife, who subsequently died of cancer.

“When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant,” Soptic tells us, “I lost my health care, and my family lost their health care. And a short time after that my wife became ill. I don’t know how long she was sick, and I think maybe she didn’t say anything because she knew that we couldn’t afford the insurance, and then one day she became ill and I took her up to the Jackson County Hospital and admitted her for pneumonia, and that’s when they found the cancer, and by then it was stage four. It was…there was nothing they could do for her, and she passed away in 22 days. I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he’s done to anyone, and furthermore I do not think Mitt Romney is concerned.”

The Washington Post gave the ad four Pinocchios, the same rating they gave Reid’s comments on the Senate floor. It seems the Obama slime machine conveniently overlooked a few little factoids: 1) of the $75 million put into the original 1993 deal by several investors, Bain Capital put in a mere $8 million; 2) Romney left Bain Capital in 1999, a full two years before the GST plant was closed; 3) Mrs. Soptic had health insurance through her own employer after her husband lost his job; and 4) she did not die until 2006, five years after the closure of GST Steel.

In the midst of all the lies being told by Barack Obama and his minions, here is the unvarnished truth about health care. If you remember nothing else, remember this. No employer or insurance company can tell you that you cannot have a medical procedure. They may not cover it, and that may be a hardship. You might have to mortgage your home or take on some other form of financial burden. You might have to turn to a charity or work out some sort of payment plan. But in the United States of America, no one can dictate that you cannot have health care.

However, when the federal government takes over our health care system — and that is the ultimate goal of Obamacare — they will be the only game in town. No competition and therefore no place else to turn. They will send you home with an aspirin and an excuse: you’re too old; you’re too sick; you’re too whatever. It happens everywhere government-run health care is the law of the land.

Read more here.

Pinocchio Has Nothing On Obama Campaign – Lies About Romney and Bain Continue

Hypocritical Obama Outsources ‘Stimulus’ Funds and US Space Program While Falsely Criticizing Romney for Outsourcing While at Bain

The Obama camp claims Mitt Romney either outsourced thousands of jobs at Bain Capital or is a felon…both of which have been proven false.  Obama, the king of outsourcing is also the king of hypocrisy when he claims, with a straight face, that outsourcing is bad for the American economy – while he outsourced billions in taxpayer stimulus funds and sent our space program to Russia!  Isn’t he the same hypocrite who had his Justice Department shut down Gibson Guitar and recommend they outsource their jobs?  Is there no limit to his ego, narcissism, childishness, and pure unadulterated evil?

President Obama Outsources ‘Stimulus’ Funds While Americans Struggle to Find Jobs

Posted by Katie Boyd via Speaker Boehner

Speaker Boehner took President Obama to task for recent reports that taxpayer-funded ‘stimulus’ dollars were outsourced to foreign firms and workers, saying “the president owes every American an explanation” as to why their money was shipped overseas while millions remain out of work here at home. Here are just a few examples of the Obama administration’s ‘stimulus’ outsourcing for which the American people – particularly the nearly 13 million unemployed – deserve answers:

  • After receiving a $500 million stimulus loan guarantee, Fisker Automotive is producing their $100,000 luxury electric sports car in Finland.  (“Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars in Finland,” ABC News, 10/20/11)
  • Nearly Half of President Obama’s $2.4 billion devoted to advanced vehicle batteries went to foreign companies in places like Russia, China, South Korea and France. (“Obama Sends Stimulus Aid to Foreign Firms,” Washington Times, 8/6/09)
  • Sempra Energy was awarded a $337-million loan guarantee to supply panels for a solar power plant in Arizona.  However, the company purchased its solar panels from the Chinese solar giant Suntech.  (“Sempra Gets $337 Million Guarantee for Arizona Solar Project,” Bloomberg News, 9/28/11)
  • Two South Korean companies – LG Chem and Dow Kokam — were given $303 million to produce car batteries in the U.S., but then brought in foreign workers.  Local unions have criticized the company for filling jobs with foreign workers.  (“Unions Say Foreign Workers Taking Stimulus Jobs,” CBS News, 4/13/12)
  • “An April 2010 study by the Energy Department found that 60 percent of the 40 largest wind farms then financed by the stimulus relied on foreign manufacturers for their central components, including turbines.”(“Obama’s Record on Outsourcing Draws Criticism from the Left,” The Washington Post, 7/9/12)
  • California-based Tezo Systems lost its bid for a ‘stimulus’-funded grant to install television monitors on California buses to a New Zealand company. (“Santa Clarita Rejects Protest, New Zealand Company Keeps Stimulus Contract,” NBC4 Los Angeles, 5/16/12)
  • A federal investigation found that “at least $7 million in federal stimulus money intended to provide jobs to unemployed Oregonians instead paid wages to 254 foreign workers.” (“Federal Stimulus Money for Oregon Jobs Hired Foreign Workers,” The Oregonian, 10/20/12)

Meanwhile, Americans are struggling under a sputtering economy made worse by the president’s policies.  Small businesses are planning to cut jobs because of the president’s health care law and are afraid to hire with the looming tax hike scheduled to take effect on January 1st.  And the president has refused to call on Senate Democrats to pass the more than 30 bipartisan, House-passed jobs bills they continue blocking.  With all due respect, the president’s priorities could not be more misplaced.

House Republicans continued fighting for jobs this week, voting to fully repeal the president’s health care law that is raising costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire, and will vote later this month to stop the president’s small business tax hike that economists and job creators say will make new jobs even harder to come by.  Learn more and see what else the Republican-led House is doing to lead where the president has failed on creating a better environment for private-sector job growth in America (not China) at jobs.gop.gov.

For Help With Their Failed GM ‘Investment,’ Obama Administration Asked…Bain Capital

Posted by Seton Motley via Tea Party Nation

Note: This first appeared in BigGovernment.com.

President Barack Obama is in full 2012 reelection mode.  Part of that process is preparing to possibly take on Mitt Romney – whom (it appears) he thinks has the strongest chance to be his Republican opponent.  Which he and many Democrats think is very good news.

Romney fits right into the Left’s absurd anti-capitalism, “robber baron,” Occupy Wall Street anti-1%-er, scorched earth storyline.

Romney is very wealthy, which for Obama and his Democrats is the height of eee-vill (except – these Donkeys are mostly rich…).  Never mind that Romney’s wealth is right in line with many past Presidents and candidates – including 2004 Democrat nominee John Kerry.  (The difference?  Romney earned it, Kerry married it.)

And as Romney recently told us, he these days pays the 15% capital gains tax rate – rather than the (absurdly) higher income tax rates those of us receiving salaries do.  Never mind that this is perfectly legal (and good fiscal policy, and “fair”) – it is culled right from the Leftist, Warren BuffettI pay less in taxes than my secretary” fraudulent script.

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How did Romney make his coin?  Via the epitome of eeeee-villll free market entities – the venture capital firm.  His was, of course, Bain Capital.

Yes, Bain sometimes invests in failing companies.  Some of which they determine to be not worth saving, so down they go.  Welcome to Reality, Boys and Girls.

See, President Obama – it’s kind of like your “investing” in Solyndra, and Fisker, and Beacon Power, and….  Only President Obama – yours never work out.  And Bain would never dump money into such absurd companies or concepts.  And Bain uses their own coin, not ours.

Bain has created far more jobs than they’ve closed down – which again makes them the polar opposite of Obama, Inc.  There is no Staples, Sports Authority or myriad other Bain-like successes to which Obama can point and say “See, my government ‘investment’ did that.”

‘Shovel-ready’ wasn’t as shovel-ready as we expected.”  And “created or saved” doesn’t cut it – and fooled only the foolish.

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And, of course, the Obama Administration is chock full of Wall Street 1%-ers.  Whom they vilify and legislatively assault by day – and shake down for campaign cash by night.  Heck, Democrats receive more contributions from Bain Capital than do Republicans.  Obama has his own self received $80,000 from Romney’s old digs.

And the new Obama Administration acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jeffrey Zients, worked for Bain Capital.

And behold Obama, Inc. campaign adviser Stephanie Cutter.  Who just wrote a scathing memo about Romney’s Bain days – subtitled “Profit at Any Cost.”

Cutter sounded like a sworn enemy of private equity.  Except a few years ago, she was a spokeswoman for J.C. Flowers, a private-equity firm….

Presumably Cutter wanted to be as well compensated as possible, by J.C. Flowers and the “several Fortune 500 companies” her communications firm served, according to her bio.

Just another poster-child for Obama, Inc.’s “Poverty for Thee – Not for Me,” DC-Wall Street Nexis.

For Obama, Inc., Bain’s good for campaign fodder – and campaign cash.  And, as it turns out, even more than that.

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We’ve just discussed Bain Capital investing – vis a vis Obama, Inc. “investing.”

One of the biggest Taxpayer Money “investments” is the $50+ billion in General Motors (GM).  Which has been an unmitigated disaster.

President Obama once promised us we’d make money on the auto bailout – then had to begrudgingly up the (admitted to) loss from $14.3 billion to $23.6 billion.  And We the Taxpayers still own 500 million shares of GM stockwhich is tanking.  So that loss number still has growth potential.

GM is foundering because they insist on doing fabulous things like overproduce the unprofitable, unpopular, combustible Chevy Volt.  And in 2010 file for more green non-energy “energy patents – a la Solyndra, Fisker, etc. – than any other company in America.

As GM continued to sink like a stone, guess who Obama’s Auto Task Force asked for assistance in trying to turn around their colossal automotive failure?

Why, Romney’s ex- Bain Capital – and their fellow Wall Streeters.

Oops.

Obama Administration officials working on a turnaround of General Motors and Chrysler asked for advice from the consulting firm Bain & Company, among other consulting firms, speaking to partners there at least twice, according to multiple sources familiar with the conversations.

In addition, a partner at Bain & Company later detailed his advice on the auto companies when he was contacted for a follow-up review by the office of the inspector general for TARP, according to that office.

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Obama will this year be trying to convince We the People to give him four more years in the White House.

Not because of anything he’s done – because what he’s done has been atrocious – but to prevent an evil 1%-er from succeeding him.

And if that proposed successor is Romney, Obama, Inc. has the anti-Bain Capital dossier already prepared and at the ready.

But when it came down to it, Obama, Inc. had to admit that they had with GM (and just about everything else) absolutely no idea what they were doing.

And they had to go to…Bain Capital, and their fellow eeee-villl Wall Streeters, to ask for help in trying to salvage their incredible failure.

Whose expert advice he desperately sought as he amateurishly blew up General Motors – and our $50+ billion.