Let’s not forget Obama’s own words from 2008:
“If you can’t beat your opponent’s ideas, you distort those ideas — maybe you just make some up! If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as somebody people should run away from. You make big elections about small things.”
Barack Obama definitely knows how that game is played, and now he’s in the defense position. He has no record to run on, so his campaign will do anything to paint Mitt Romney as someone the American people should fear. We should be scared that Romney has been successful. We should be scared that he wants to reform a Medicare program that is running on empty.
In turn, this election has been about small things. Bain Capital. Big Bird. And now another dose of Bain Capital.
Someone on the liberal side of the fence still hasn’t learned that the Bain conspiracy theories aren’t working, because the most recent “breaking story” is that Bain company Sensata Technologies outsources some of its work to foreign countries. The simple-minded math works like this:
Bain = Outsourcing = Romney
The problem with this equation, and what your liberal friends will fail to mention, is that Romney gave up all controlling interest in Bain in 2001 to do other awesome stuff like govern the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for free and save the disaster that was the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Bain acquired Sensata Technologies in 2006.
To pound another nail in the coffin of the dead argument, one need to look no further than the New York Times:
President Obama, a former Illinois state senator, has as much as $100,000 in a state retirement plan that contains shares of Sensata Technologies, the same auto parts company controlled by Bain that is closing its Illinois factory.
That’s right. President Obama himself has investments in Sensata.
Not that we would blame him. First, given Bain’s propensity for economic success, it’s not a surprise that some Bain popped up in his portfolio. Second, that’s kind of how blind trusts work. A trustee has power of attorney, and makes the investments. Neither Obama nor Romney have any control of Bain or Sensata, or how the business is run.
Much of the credit for getting the truth about the fake Sensata scandal goes (once again) to blogger SooperMexican. His story has since been featured on the Fox News site, among other media outlets, but not without vile criticism from leftists. After all, it is hard to learn that your fake narrative was exposed as fake.
If Obama was calling his playbook correctly, I expect more small things to show up before this big election.