Obama is getting ready to board his Canadian made campaign bus and tour the rust belt states touting his message of economic recovery, and Romney’s record of outsourcing jobs at Bain. There’s only one major glaring problem with this tour’s premise:
Bain has asserted and left-leaning factcheck.org has confirmed that Bain Capital did not outsource jobs under Mitt Romney’s leadership. Obama’s bus tour is based on a lie.
Meanwhile, Obama is the President who took Chrysler from its US bondholders and sold it cheap to Italy. Obama is the President who has limited US oil drilling while giving billions of tax payer dollars to Brazil so they can drill there. Then, in what one Yahoo! business commentator called a result of Obama’s incompetence, Brazil didn’t even sell the oil they extracted to us. They sold it to China instead. So while Obama is falsely accusing Romney of outsourcing jobs, Obama is stopping US energy jobs and instead financing Brazil’s energy sales to China. Way to go, Mr. President.
Obama is basing his campaign thus far on two propositions: his base will vote for him no matter how openly dishonest he is, and independents will not educate themselves about his lies. If these two factors hold up, the left’s ambivalence and the center’s ignorance will help Obama win in 2012.