The Audacity Of The Dope: Obama “Leads” from Behind, Media Tags Along
I remarked on Twitter earlier today that it seems Obama’s strategy is to propose something Mitt Romney has brought up, and then claim Romney can’t do it. You know, because somehow, even though Obama’s record is terrible, we’re supposed to take Obama’s word for it. I guess the Obama campaign is so confident in the media’s support for him that they know the media will just play along with the game.
So keep an eye out for this little trick. The latest example is China. The Romney campaign started making noise about China last week. The LapDogMedia was too busy hitting Romney on his criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the attacks on our embassies across the globe to cover the other stuff Team Romney was talking about - i.e. China. But now Obama is talking about China and the media is finally paying attention although only giving brief attention to how these moves are pure politics – I mean, Obama’s been in office for close to four years. Why is he doing this stuff now? Why not before?
Which leads me to the second part of my theory. Mark Knoller of CBS tweeted this out a little while ago:
In campaign speech today, Pres Obama will say Romney “can’t stand up to China when all you’ve done is send them our jobs.”
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 17, 2012
Now that’s audacity. Again, he’s only doing this stuff because Romney brought it up! And then he’s implying Romney won’t get tough on China because “all you’ve (Romney) done is send them our jobs.”
Really? That’s all Romney has done? When? Where are the fact-checkers on this? What is the basis of this ridiculous accusation?
Because if you want to talk about sending jobs to China, we need look no further than the company Obama spent the entire DNC saying he “saved.” GM is opening up new plants in China. Michelle Malkin has even more details about auto-makers “sending jobs to China” – under Obama’s watch.
GM has increased its manufacturing capacity in China by an estimated 55 percent after the bailout, according to industry watchers. GM’s Dan Akerson crowed at the Beijing auto show earlier this year: “One of our aims is to help grow a new generation of automotive engineers, designers and leaders right here in China.” The U.S. auto giant’s ventures with the Communist regime include Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co., Ltd.; GM China Advanced Technical Center; FAW-GM Light Duty Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd., in Harbin, Heilongjiang; FAW-GM’s Changchun plant in Changchun, Jilin; FAW-GM Hongta Yunnan Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd., in Qujing, Yunnan; and Shanghai Chengxin Used Car Operation and Management Co., Ltd.
And President Downgrade has the audacity to claim “all” Romney has done is send jobs to China??
Are you kidding me?