Just released Obama campaign ad targeting Romney:
The normally staid, one might even say humorless, editorialists at The Wall Street Journal delivered a zinger this morning in an editorial that called Barack Obama a hypocrite for releasing a campaign ad calling Mitt Romney a “vampire capitalist” for being in the private equity business on the very day he was having a $35,800-a-head fundraiser at the home of, gasp, the president of a private equity firm.
Paul “Chip” Schorr was at the top of the list.
The online posting said, “A closer look at Romney’s donors reveals a group of wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records. Quite a few have been on the wrong side of the law, others have made profits at the expense of so many Americans …”
Of Schorr the posting accuses:
“As a partner at Blackstone, Schorr closed a deal in 2007 to outsource the services of seven U.S. companies to a firm in India, boosting that firm’s profits by $220 million and making millionaires of the Indian management team. In 2006, he arranged a buyout of a Colorado travel reservations company that led to 841 layoffs while Blackstone and its partners recouped the billions of dollars they invested in less than a year.”
But you can buy a lot of campaign ads with the money from vampires, so pay no attention to the cross in one hand while the other is extended to accept a campaign check.
The aforementioned zinger?
The editorial ended with this:
“We weren’t invited to the fund-raiser, but perhaps Mr. James got everyone into the appropriately cynical mood by asking his donor-guests to show up with fangs and a funeral pallor. Mr. Obama no doubt wore garlic.”