LaBolt: Of course it’s “absolutely fair” to posit that Romney could be a felon

posted at 3:21 pm on July 13, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Allahpundit thoroughly covered the lead-up to and subsequent total obliteration of the Obama campaign’s fun new swipe at Mitt Romney yesterday; in a nutshell, “either Romney misrepresented himself to the SEC (translation: Felony!), or he misrepresented himself to the America people.” Well, that’s us cornered! Not. But why should that stop Team Obama from defending their ridiculous line of attack? I wonder if Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt has ever been acquainted with the phrase, “To lead with one’s chin”:

“I think the question is fair, did he misrepresent himself to the SEC when he signed documents saying he was chairman of the board, president and CEO, sole owner, and sole shareholder during that period or did he misrepresent himself to the American people when he said he left Bain during that period?” LaBolt said. “I think that’s absolutely a fair question to raise and he can clear it up by releasing the normal amount of tax returns for a nominee of a major party.”

No, Mr. LaBolt — it’s actually really not fair. Not only are you presenting a completely false dichotomy of possibilities, but you don’t just run around pulling dumb “Well, we don’t yet have any evidence to the contrary, so this could be possible!” accusations out of thin air (made even dumber by the fact that we do have evidence the contrary, and amply so).

I’m pretty much in agreement with Charles Krauthammer on this one. Team Obama can probably win points by painting Mitt Romney as a lot of things: Boring, vanilla, out-of-touch, wealthy elitist, vulture capitalist without a heart, unpatriotic and greedy for having offshore bank accounts, blah blah blah. But less than law-abiding? The man comes off as cleaner than a whistle! Now Team Obama just looks silly.

So when they accuse him of deliberately lying to the SEC and committing a felony, they are then retroactively questioning all the series of charges up to then. That’s jumping the shark. That is a mistake.

I think there is not evidence on both sides on this; it’s all on one side. What happened is he left Bain capital suddenly. He was offered the job [with the Salt Lake Olympic Games] and nine days later accepted it. Bain is incredibly complex. Normally you have years to unwind a guy stepping down with all of the associated investment. He leaves in nine days. His own company, as you quoted, which included Obama contributors, said he had no involvement whatsoever — unequivocally ever — after that day. There is not a shred of evidence he was involved in anything after that date. He signed documents because officially, or at least technically, he had to unwind his position. That is all that you see in the SEC documents. No one showed otherwise. Factcheck.org, “The Washington Post,” not exactly a right wing rag, and a lot of other sources looked at this and said the charges are false.


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Isn’t this the tactic Obama used to get his State seat in Illinois? He got his opponents disqualified and ran unopposed? Could they be trying to disqualify Romney, even to the point of doing so legally? Far fetched? I’m not sure.

BillyWilly on July 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

But less than law-abiding? The man comes off as cleaner than a whistle! Now Team Obama just looks silly.

Erika – he has a lot of money. We all know the only way you get a lot of money is to steal it from someone. Stealing money is a crime. Ergo, Romeny is a criminal. My word are you dumb. s/

CycloneCDB on July 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Romney is scheduled to give interviews on the alphabets tonight. Should be good

pambi on July 13, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Lemme guess,
the ” interviewrs” a k a Obama propaganda team would grill Romney about important stuff , with questions like :
1. You almost killed your dog, why should America vote for you ?
2. You are white and rich, how can poor black welfare mamas relate to you ?
3. You are a felon and got away with felony because you are white and rich, does it bother you that you are white and rich ?
4. You are the father of Romneycare and now motivated by racism towards the most magnificent black man on Earth, you tell rich white people that you will repeal the ACA. Do you see the irony in that ?
5. You gave a speech at NAACP, why do you hate black people Mr Romney ?
6. You have never been a community organizer, how can you be a President Mr Romney ?

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM

The Internet Age will not allow these fascist aholes to get away with this shiite any longer.

Bishop on July 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Cannot dispute this.
Just hope he totally destroys them in the process.

pambi on July 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM

When has it NOT been perfectly fair for a Socialist ruler to decide that his political opponent should be imprisoned?

logis on July 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM

LaBolt is a pedophile…

… Prove me wrong.

Seven Percent Solution on July 13, 2012 at 4:47 PM

FIFY. Uou’re just too polite
timberline on July 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

It’s one of my many flaws. I blame parental upbringing. :)

Benedict Nelson on July 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Actually, I think you are wrong…this is his first round and they will not be prepared for his intellect, they will try to trap him with questions like his work with Bain, and out-sourcing (and have some obscure facts), who are the major parties in Syria, leaders names, they will not get it this time that he is smarter and wiser than they.

Next time, probably what you say, but this time, their ego is “I am smarter than Romney, and we have ‘secret’ info”, Romney will do great and the MSM will retreat back to what you state.

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 4:53 PM

The Obama has throw Romney the ultimate political curve ball. If Romney can leverage this right, it won’t matter how vague the interviewer is, he can bury this group with the right response.

C’mon Romney, nail it.

itsspideyman on July 13, 2012 at 5:04 PM

LaBolt is right! Romney should come clean!

And since Mr LaBolt is all about fairness, I think it’s time Mr LaBolt come clean on the allegations that he is a serial rapist!

I have it “on the best of reliable sources” that Mr LaBolt likes to work late into the night and then trolls the streets looking for victims.

So Mr LaBolt, PROVE you are not a serial rapist!

GarandFan on July 13, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Obama should definitely take advice from supervillan KrautenHammer and his side kick Regurga-Blog girl. But Barry’s got to be thrilled that his enemies are flabbergasted and demanding apologies. this is a play right out of the Rove handbook and it’s sick how good it is.

Get good practice stammering it looks like you are going to be in quite a fluffed up state for a while.

How dare he!!! Hahaha.

tommyhawk on July 13, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Next time, probably what you say, but this time, their ego is “I am smarter than Romney, and we have ‘secret’ info”, Romney will do great and the MSM will retreat back to what you state.

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 4:53 PM

The “I am smarter” meme is the their fatal flaw, and what trips up reporters. Andrea Mitchell drew back a stump after John Sununu chewed up her questions.

I’m not a great Romney fan, but I must give him credit for his aportment during the campaign. He’s been tested and came out on top in a race where he had a new opponent every two weeks.

Santorum, Cain, Bachmann, Perry all were tough opponents. The Obama campaign seems like amateur hour compared to them. If Romney brings his A game the MSM can get a taste of what Andrea Mitchell had for lunch from Sununu.

itsspideyman on July 13, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I think it’s hilarious that Romney is just sitting back and watching these people beclown themselves. They won’t have any ammo left for the fall campaign.

PattyJ on July 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

One way to settle it. Bring back the duel and choice of weapon.

AH_C on July 13, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Next time, probably what you say, but this time, their ego is “I am smarter than Romney, and we have ‘secret’ info”, Romney will do great and the MSM will retreat back to what you state.

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Romney’s “too good
He doesn’t play dirty with Obama’s hogs who roll in fecal matter for a living !

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Factcheck.org, “The Washington Post,” not exactly a right wing rag, and a lot of other sources looked at this and said the charges are false.

….LaDolt…lalalalalalalalalalal.hands.over.ears.lalalalal

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I disagree to a point.
His TEAM seems to be top-notch at finding and using stuff that actually undercuts Zero left and right.
Needn’t be filthy-dirty, ‘rolling in the muddy trenches stuff’ when the simple TRUTH can totally undercut/befuzzle the left.
That’s what I love about TRUTH ! :-)

pambi on July 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Looks like Obama’s Chicago crew has completely taken over the Obama campaign. Or all of Obama’s advisers other than the Chicago crew have abandoned him. Or both.

farsighted on July 13, 2012 at 5:52 PM

There should be a punishing price for this sort of hypocritical venality in campaigning. Something actually painful, rather than the transient nonsense of a blog rebuttal.

rayra on July 13, 2012 at 6:13 PM

LaBolt: Of course it’s “absolutely fair” to posit that Romney could be a felon

LaBolt = LaDolt.

Dr Evil on July 13, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Have you stopped beating your wife yet President Obama?

NotCoach on July 13, 2012 at 3:51 PM

HaHaHaHa!!!

If lil barry dared raise a hand to Mooch, she’d rip off his skinny little arm and beat him to death with the sticky end.

Solaratov on July 13, 2012 at 7:07 PM

By that ‘logic’, it’s absolutely fair to posit that LaBolt’s mother could be a prostitute and his father could be a crack dealer.

Hey, I think I LIKE this kinda logic!

…not.

MelonCollie on July 13, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I heard LaBolt diddles little boys. I think a warrant should be obtained to toss his house, with particular attention paid to pictures hidden in the walls. It’[s possible that Obama is involved, too. If Carney denies it, you know it’s true. He’s probably in on it…

claudius on July 13, 2012 at 8:09 PM

If lil barry dared raise a hand to Mooch, she’d rip off his skinny little arm and beat him to death with the sticky end.

Solaratov on July 13, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Oh, please – if only. That’d solve *so* many problems.

Midas on July 13, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Two things Romney has over Øbama:

1. He’s not a sociopathic liar

2. He’s not a communist

petefrt on July 14, 2012 at 7:36 AM

I guess if you are a republican or against Obama that innocent until proven guilty thing doesn’t count any more.

rpupton on July 15, 2012 at 2:18 PM

John Sununuu had the best response to this. But aside from that, tell me Mr. Obama, when did you stop beating your wife?

georgeofthedesert on July 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM

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