I thought it was illegal to hold campaign events in the White House? Oh well, never mind, the current occupant of the White House has such disregard for the law, nobody even notices.
A White House official says President Obama’s speech Wednesday proposing tax breaks to businesses that keep jobs in the United States has been in the works for weeks.
But politically, the timing couldn’t have been better.
Just as Democrats and Republican opponents to Mitt Romney heighten their lines of attack against Tuesday’s big New Hampshire primary winner as a onetime “vulture capitalist” who destroyed many more jobs than he created while growing wealthy at Bain Capital, the president subtly weighed in.
Flanking himself with more than a dozen business executives, he pledged to unveil tax incentives for companies to bring back jobs to the United States and create more products in America
“I don’t want America to be a nation that’s primarily known for financial speculation,” the president said during the event in the East Room. “I want us to be known for making and selling products all over the world stamped with three proud words: “Made in America.”
To be sure, the president made no mention of Romney directly, but he has been critical of Wall Street before and the tenor of his remarks neatly complimented Vice President Biden’s assail on the former Massachusetts governor Tuesday, when he told New Hampshire Democrats via teleconference that Romney cares more about stockholders than employees.
He made no mention of Romney directly, but let his stooges do it for him. I wonder if Outsource King and White House economics adviser Jeff Immelt was in the house?
A week ago nobody could even tell you what Bain Capital was. Now it’s the focus of White House events. Just a coincidence, I’m sure. Give it a little time and the name Bain will be on par with names like Hitler and bin Laden.
This campaign event was so hastily convened, apparently, it wound up rather sparsely attended.
Check out poor lonely Joe Biden, with a whole row to himself.