GOP Wants You To ‘Stand With’ Gov. Rendell AGAINST Obama
Remember we asked you the definition of “unbelievable sleaze,” and you said…what did you say, again?
In light of some Democrats weirdly coming out in favor of Mitt Romney’s former predatory management firm, Bain Capital, the GOP has begun using some of that criticism of the president’s criticism to “slam” the president. Their latest comes as both New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell criticize President Obama for jumping on the Bain Capital wagon, similar to the way Newt Gingrich did during the GOP primaries. Conservative radio hosts and Fox News have called Obama’s criticism of Bain an attack on “profits.” Apparently, all of them.
“I think they’re very disappointing,” Rendell said of the Obama ads attacking Bain, according to a Buzzfeed article. “I think Bain is fair game, because Romney has made it fair game. But I think how you examine it, the tone, what you say, is important as well.”
He continued: “People in politics should tell the truth. [Booker] could have qualified it better, he could have framed it better, but if you’re in this business, none of us like negative ads.”
Cory Booker’s name appeared in headlines this weekend as he called the president’s attacks on Bain Capital “nauseating” while making the rounds on the Sunday talk circuit. He later walked back the statements in a web video.
For their part, the GOP put up a truly ridiculous image on their website, asking Republicans to sign a petition saying, “I stand with Cory,” featuring an image of the New Jersey liberal and asking Internet web surfers to stand with the mayor on this issue, and, probably, this issue alone.
This isn’t the first time Rendell has criticized the president on national television. Last time he made headlines for doing so, he told Obama to “man up” on gay marriage—and Obama did. Oddly, after all these years, the GOP still manages to not understand liberals often criticize each other, and have differing opinions, unlike Republicans.
But it also begs the question, what else does the GOP want you to stand with Cory Booker and Ed Rendell on? Their support of gay rights? Their embrace of gun control? They should probably be specific.