For those of you just tuning in, The Washington Post — notorious for being caught in bed with The Obama Campaign — put out a hit-piece on Romney’s business record this week. The Obama camp has referenced this misleading piece in their new ad, calling Romney a “pioneer of outsourcing.” And that’s not all… quotes from the same piece have even made their way on to Obama’s teleprompter!
Essentially, this bogus WaPo story is helping Chicago build their bunk narrative that Romney is a heartless corporate raider (as opposed his actual label: an extremely successful American businessman).
Here is a look at the slides that the Romney camp sent to The Washington Post’s editors, including testimonials from the owners/former CEOs of the accused companies. Notice that four of the companies refute the claim, and two of them weren’t even involved with Bain Capital until Romney had finished his tenure.
Riddle me this: After reviewing these facts, how is it that WaPo still refuses to retract their inaccurate story?
I like the research that James Pethokoukis at American Enterprise Institute did on this a few days ago — definitely worth a read. Pethokoukis suggests a few more accurate headline options for the WaPo piece, rather than “Romney’s Bain Capital invested in companies that moved jobs overseas”:
– “Romney’s Bain Capital invested in companies that expanded overseas jobs overseas after he left”
– ”Romney’s Bain Capital invested in companies that had international employees before it bought them”
– “Romney’s Bain Capital invested in companies that created foreign call centers to deal with foreign customers”
Governor Brewer’s word for the sound escaping one’s lips would be ‘disappointment’. Mine feels more like disgust.
After an hour and a half of sitting through White House Security Adviser John Brennan’s power point presentation – with no hard copies to follow or keep for reference, Governor Brewer was clearly frustrated with Obama’s underwhelming response to secure Arizona’s border:
Regarding the impending Obama Administration lawsuit…
“Well, you know I’m very disappointed. I think it’s wrong, but we will meet with them and we will push back. And, we will fight as hard as we can and I believe Arizona will win the lawsuit.”
Here’s how Obama and Napolitano are ‘bringing the hammer down’ on illegal immigration:
► Up to 524 National Guard personnel will be sent to AZ (not the promised 1200).
► National Guard personnel will be implemented in small numbers and fluctuate incrementally.
► National Guard personnel will conduct surveillance and support – not ‘boots on the ground’ apprehension duty.
► National Guard personnel at the peak number of 524 will be available for a limited time.
► 22 miles of existing border fence will be repaired.
► The $500 million originally pledged to Gov Brewer has been changed to $445 million. $310 million will be given to Mexico. Arizona will receive a whopping $135 million.
Phoenix 3TV report:
“No really substantial information was provided that would make us happy or pleased with the discussions today.” -Gov Brewer
White House Picks Critic of Local Immigration Enforcement for Key Role at ICE
Harold Hurtt, a former police chief in Houston and Phoenix, has been hired as the Director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of State and Local Coordination.
The Obama administration has tapped an outspoken critic of immigration enforcement on the local level to oversee and promote partnerships between federal and local officials on the issue.
Harold Hurtt, a former police chief in Houston and Phoenix, has been hired as the director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of State and Local Coordination. Starting July 6, Hurtt will supervise outreach and communication between ICE, local law enforcement agencies, tribal leaders and representatives from non-governmental organizations.
… as a police chief, Hurtt was a supporter of “sanctuary city” policies, by which illegal immigrants who don’t commit crimes can live without fear of exposure or detainment because police don’t check for immigration papers.
He also, during his tenure as Houston police chief, criticized ICE’s key program that draws on local law enforcement’s support.
Obama’s agenda is obvious. He may well have met his match in Governor Brewer.