The Obama campaign has repeatedly twisted itself into pretzels within pretzels to try to paint Mitt Romney as an evil capitalist who outsourced jobs to foreigners at the expense of American workers. One ad asked if Americans “really want an outsourcer in chief in the White House.”
Turns out, we’ve already got one.
Twitter is buzzing today about the Republican National Committee’s new Obamanomics Outsourced website. The microsite exposes “the truth about how Obama shipped the recovery overseas.”
Over his four years in office, Obama promised that he would focus on creating “jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced.” However, as he racked up trillions in new debt, billions of dollars did go to create jobs that were outsourced or spent overseas.
— Hunter K. Cabe (@HuntKeatCab) July 10, 2012
One example: “Swiss-Based Landis+Gyr received over $50 Million in stimulus contracts for their smart grid meters.”
Switzerland? But, isn’t sending money to Switzerland the root of all evil?
The site includes examples of President Recovery saving or creating jobs in over 20 nations.
Unlike the BS accusations that Romney shipped jobs overseas, Obama actually has – with OUR money!!! http://t.co/RxYnCCCP
— AlexaShrugged (@AlexaShrugged) July 10, 2012
— Thompson (@RayburnThompson) July 10, 2012
— David Kramer (@Kramer_Dave) July 10, 2012
The Dems, of course, haven’t caught up quite yet. They’re sticking to the same ol’ failed talking points this morning.
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) July 10, 2012
How long will Romney keep information about his overseas investments secret? "Time will tell": http://t.co/IDJ47BRK
— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) July 10, 2012
— OFA TruthTeam (@OFATruthTeam) July 10, 2012
Obama’s official campaign site even criticizes Romney’s chief economic adviser for saying, “Outsourcing is good for America.”
What. A. Joke. Pot, kettle, we see no introductions are necessary.
OFA must think reporters memories are bad if they are going with "not true" defense on outsourcing. Dems/media slammed admin in early 2010
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) July 10, 2012
Today at The Campaign Spot, Jim Geraghty nutshells the candidates’ records on overseas outsourcing:
So, just to clarify on the amount of business contracts each candidate has sent to foreign and overseas companies:
President Obama: Almost $29 billion.
Mitt Romney: $0.
Obama’s record on outsourcing draws criticism from the left – The Washington Post http://t.co/JmPMdzrB
— Nansen Malin (@nansen) July 10, 2012
Even Obama’s lapdogs at The Washington Post are nailing the president for his record.
American jobs have been shifting to low-wage countries for years, and the trend has continued during Obama’s presidency. From 2008 to 2010, U.S. trade with China alone cost about 450,000 American jobs because of the growth of Chinese exports, said Robert E. Scott, a pro-labor advocate at the liberal Economic Policy Institute. That figure was less than in previous years, but the decrease was probably tied to the U.S. economic slowdown, which crimped demand for imports.
“I think he has walked away from the campaign commitments,” said Scott, the institute’s director of trade and manufacturing policy research. “He has done far too little to improve U.S. trade.”
Will others follow?
Watch media interest in outsourcing go from 10 to 1 –> Obama Used Stimulus Tax Dollars To Create Jobs Overseas http://t.co/Dz2oZwpD
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) July 10, 2012