Obamateurism of the Day
posted at 8:01 am on July 23, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
Barack Obama wanted to impress on people that Mitt Romney’s economic plan wouldn’t help the American economy — which would make it at worst a tie with Obamanomics, of course. In making that argument, Obama cited a serious study by what he claimed was a disinterested, non-partisan economist:
“We have not found any serious economic study that says Governor Romney’s economic plan would actually create jobs, until today,” Obama said. “I’ve got to be honest: Today we found out, there’s a new study out by [a] non-partisan economist that says Governor Romney’s economic plan would in fact create 800,000 jobs. There’s only one problem: The jobs wouldn’t be in America. They would not be in America.”
Non-partisan? Nonsense, says the Weekly Standard:
In addition to her financial support for Obama, Clausing has donated money to the Democratic Party of Oregon ($250), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ($500), the Democratic National Committee ($500), John Kerry for President ($1,000), Dean for America ($300), Gore and Gore/Lieberman ($1,500), and many others.
The Oregonian has called Reed College, where Clausing teaches, “one of the most liberal and academically liberal colleges in the nation.”
Ironically, the Obama campaign’s citation of a donor’s economic research happens to coincide with the same day that the Romney campaign is hitting them for engaging in crony capitalism.
Irony! That’s one of our favorite qualities at the OOTD Hall of Shame.
Note: Yesterday’s poll was a real squeaker, wasn’t it?
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