Obama and some of his supporters dabbled in outsourcing

posted at 7:01 pm on September 29, 2012 by Matt Vespa

 

not again…

UPDATED: Last night, The Middle and Modern Family had their season premieres on ABC, but it appears the ‘Romney is an outsourcer ad’ has been rehashed and put back into circulation by the Obama campaign.  This nauseating ad, which uses the never biased Washington Post as a source, claims the same old drivel that Romney will ship jobs to China and is a pioneer of4 outsourcing.  This attack ad ran in June.  However, given the response from a crowd in Ohio on September 26 – I’m sure Cutter, Axelrod, and Plouffe with continue to run this borderline slanderous piece of media until Election Day.  Although, it’s not nearly as bad as Joe Soptic blaming Mitt Romney for giving his wife cancer.

As President Obama slammed Romney for being a “pioneer” in outsourcing jobs overseas, it appears the president himself and his most loyal supporters are leading the charge in that endeavor.  According to William Bigelow of Breitbart.com, “Obama’s second largest fundraiser is John Rogers, the CEO of investment giant Ariel Capital Management. He has raised more than $1.5 million for Obama’s reelection campaign. Bully for him, except for one thing: Ariel Capital Management owns a $48.6 million stake in Accenture, which just happens to be, according to the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, the nation’s ‘best’ outsourcer.”

Additionally, “Obama’s largest fundraiser, DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who raised $2 million for the campaign and co-hosted a $10 million Hollywood fundraiser in May, has been trying to outsource jobs to China by expanding his company’s work there. Why, Jeffrey has even been investigated by the SEC for doing it.”

Americans for Prosperity released a series of ads this past summer detailing how green energy jobs were created overseas thanks to Obama’s stimulus program.  In fact, $2.3 billion dollars was wasted on such jobs.  With Obama spurring growth in China, Finland, and Mexico, it’s incredible for him to have the audacity to accuse Mr. Romney of being a “pioneer” in outsourcing when he himself seems to be the Outsourcer-in-Chief.

On the other hand, Facthceck.org accused the Obama campaign of “overreaching” with their “Come and Go” ad, which began airing on June 20.  In their analysis, FactCheck stated:

Two electronic outsource manufacturing services companies controlled by Bain Capital closed plants in the U.S. and moved work to Mexico. But Romney had left Bain more than a year before the plants closed at both companies.

A picture frame company with operations in the Far East, including in China, closed a plant in South Carolina. The Obama campaign cites the plant closing, but those workers were manufacturing photo albums for professionals — a line of work that the company discontinued because it was such a small part of the business.

Let’s take the companies one at a time.

The first is Modus Media, an outsource manufacturing services company controlled by Bain. The TV ad cites a June 2, 2000, news brief by Bloomberg News about Modus Media’s announcement that it would close its plant in Fremont, Calif., in September and open a plant in Guadalajara, Mexico. The company provided “customer support, inventory management, software packaging and computer assembly for companies such as AT&T Corp., Dell Computer Corp., and other technology and Internet companies,” Bloomberg said. About 200 jobs in California were eliminated.

But the announcement of the Modus Media plant closing occurred more than a year after Romney had left Bain. Romney took a leave of absence in February 1999 to head the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and he did not return to the company. He became governor of Massachusetts in January 2003.

A similar situation existed at SMTC Corp., which is also an outsource manufacturing services company. The company closed a plant in Denver, Colo., and moved some of its production to Mexico. The TV ad cites a March 29, 2002, report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by SMTC Corp. The report (page 7) says: “In June 2001, we closed our assembly facility in Denver, Colorado. … Production at the Denver facility … has been migrated to SMTC facilities closer to locations and to our recently retrofitted and expanded lower cost Chihuahua, Mexico facility.” But, again, Romney did not work at Bain in 2001.

Other attacks on Mr. Romney’s character, like being a “corporate raider,” is a favorite amongst members in the Obama camp, but “a Reuters editor told the Washington Post Fact Checker that the wire service typically refers to Romney as a former private equity executive or something along those lines and that the use of the phrase corporate raider, by a Reuters stringer, “must have just slipped through the net.”

These rehashed ads are reminiscent of President Obama’s economic policies – which are comprised of absurdity and delusion.  They’re out of ideas.

This post was promoted from GreenRoom to HotAir.com.
To see the comments on the original post, look here.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

53%

Bmore on September 29, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Obama and some of his supporters dabbled in outsourcing

If no newspaper writes about it, it never happened.

Archivarix on September 29, 2012 at 7:03 PM

It’s like Obama is a virgin when it comes to being President..

72 of them…

Electrongod on September 29, 2012 at 7:03 PM

It’s like Obama is a virgin when it comes to being President..

72 of them…

Electrongod on September 29, 2012 at 7:03

Obama+virgin+Michelle+Patrick Ewing= More than I can mentally deal with

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I liked the AFP ad, but the narrator came across as condescending. The tone of voice was like a parent talking down to a misbehaving child.

AZfederalist on September 29, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Obama outsources his job and responsibilities to his lackies and sycophants. Nothing’s shocking from these incompetent liars. He’s been in over his head from Day 1. What do you expect from a person that ignores laws that are not convenient to his agenda and tries to bribe people into joining his lawlessness in order to win an election.

Philly on September 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Debate topic.
Even if Mitt has to bring it up.
Lying liar and his lying ads.

pambi on September 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Yes and let’s not forget Immelt & GE outsourcing 25 thousand American jobs and creating, what was it 39 thousand Chinese jobs? or something to that effect and all the while paying Zero, Zip, Nada in Taxes, on How Many Billions of Dollars in Profits? The Hypocrisy on the Left is never ending!

For those following,How to take on the Obama Enemy media, Here’s an Update: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on September 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Conservatives complain and whine too much. Why not run your own false ads if you feel Obama is beating you all too the punch. Oh wait…. You did! Americans prefer the guy they can relate to. Someone who won’t write them off God forbid they don’t vote for him.

HotAirLib on September 29, 2012 at 7:48 PM

It’s like Obama is a virgin when it comes to being President..

72 of them…

Electrongod on September 29, 2012 at 7:03 PM

…he’s already banged 57 of them!

KOOLAID2 on September 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM

There’s little doubt sleazy Eric Holder outsourced killing in Mexico to his friends in the Sinaloa drug cartel with his gift of the murder weapons to them as an added bonus.

viking01 on September 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Yeah. Tell us something we don’t know.

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Debate topic.
Even if Mitt has to bring it up.
Lying liar and his lying ads.
pambi on September 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Romney won’t win that fight if he dares to bring it up. Obama simply needs to ask the question are you referring to the America the beautiful ad or the 47% ad? Face it tea pots, the presidency is lost this time around for you all. You guys need to start begging Huntsman to run again in 2016. He is the only one who has a chance against Hilary.

HotAirLib on September 29, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Conservatives complain and whine too much. Why not run your own false ads if you feel Obama is beating you all too the punch. Oh wait…. You did! Americans prefer the guy they can relate to. Someone who won’t write them off God forbid they don’t vote for him.

HotAirLib on September 29, 2012 at 7:48 PM

You probably should consider having a talk with Brian Terry’s and Ambassador Steven’s families if they don’t kick you to the curb.

Until then best for you to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

viking01 on September 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Zero lazily outsourced consulate security to dubious Libyan locals and it got him four “bumps” in the road.

viking01 on September 29, 2012 at 7:56 PM

HotAirLib on September 29, 2012 at 7:53 PM

….HotLips !…you been practising singing instead of humming ?….SING!

KOOLAID2 on September 29, 2012 at 7:57 PM

…D A I S Y…!!!

KOOLAID2 on September 29, 2012 at 7:58 PM

No! Don’t start singing DAISY!

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Oh, heck, I’ll post this here, too.

Obysmal is outsourcing votes in Ohio via Obamaphones.
And how else is Obysmal trying to buy this election? Obamaphones.
They will herd the sheep to the proper polling place(s).
http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/free-obamaphone-facts-and-fiction-t9728.html

onlineanalyst on September 29, 2012 at 8:05 PM

The root of the outsourcing problem are statists like Bush, Obama and Romney who inflated the government bubble. The government needs to go into depression if America is to boom again. Right now the government is booming and America is going bust.

FloatingRock on September 29, 2012 at 8:07 PM

“I have known Islam on three continents. Before coming to the region where it was first revealed…”

Barack Hussein Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28

It’s just who he is.

mountainaires on September 29, 2012 at 8:13 PM

The root of the outsourcing problem are statists like………. Romney

FloatingRock on September 29, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Man, I H8 that Romney!

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Obama outsourced his balls to Valerie Jarrett.

natasha333 on September 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I talked to a friend that works at one of the largest pharmas in the country. He told me flat out that they have laid off hundreds this year in anticipation of ObamaCare coming.

Here is the best part. If ObamaCare stays in place they will have be forced to OUTSOURCE PRODUCTION JOBS OUTSIDE THE U.S.

In fact he said they even have to move their COMPANY out of the U.S. altogether taking THOUSANDS OF JOBS to Europe or more likely…..wait for it…..CHINA.

And this guy is non-political but he said the ChiComs will allow his Pharma giant to step rump overseas and actually make MORE MONEY IN A COMMUNIST COUNTRY than in the U.S.

THAT is real outsourcing right thar folks. Thank you Barack Obama.

And BTW, swing state voters…..this Pharma is in YOUR state.

PappyD61 on September 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Obama outsourced his balls to Valerie Jarrett.

natasha333 on September 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Tru Dat !

tbear44 on September 30, 2012 at 4:05 AM

Conservatives complain and whine too much. Why not run your own false ads if you feel Obama is beating you all too the punch. Oh wait…. You did! Americans prefer the guy they can relate to. Someone who won’t write them off God forbid they don’t vote for him.

HotAirLib on September 29, 2012 at 7:48 PM

if obama is the guy you relate to you’ve got more issues than an internet comment can address.
nice how you proudly admit the ads are false though.

dmacleo on September 30, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Zero lazily outsourced consulate security to dubious Libyan locals and it got him four “bumps” in the road.

viking01 on September 29, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Thank you! That’s exactly what I told my kids on September 12, when the first reports came out. Haven’t heard it elsewhere. It should be the first response to hysterical “Romney outsourced!” attacks.

PolWatcher on September 30, 2012 at 10:53 AM