Stephanie Cutter: “We weren’t making an argument … that Bain was bad”
In a story published at Huffington Post, Cutter said:
We weren’t making an argument … that Bain was bad.
I never understood why they never pushed back on our attacks on his business experience. … He ran largely on an argument that, ‘I understand the real economy, I know how to fix this and the president doesn’t — he’s never been in the real economy,’ with his only credential his Bain experience. … We weren’t making an argument … that Bain was bad, we were making an argument that this experience does not qualify you to be president of the United States or to understand the real economy. We obviously worked hard to tear that down, and they never built it back up. I never understood why.
Cutter must have a case of that darned Romnesia. Just look at some of the headlines from the last few months. The bold type has been added just to make sure you don’t miss the references to the Obama campaign‘s having attacked Romney on Bain:
- Bain Capital attacks put Romney campaign on defensive … “Mitt Romney continues to face questions over the timing of his decision to leave Bain Capital, as the Obama campaign and other Democratic supporters this week stepped up attacks after the release of Bain-filed Securities and Exchange Commission documents.”
- Will Obama’s attacks on Bain Capital backfire? … “The president is taking a lot of heat for his campaign’s assault on the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney, and even some Democratic allies are uneasy.”
- Bain Capital Attacks: Mitt Romney Demands Obama Back Away From Charges … “Mitt Romney demanded Monday that President Barack Obama back away from his persistent attacks on Romney’s record at Bain Capital, advising that it would be better “if you spent some time speaking about your record.”
Three examples from a simple online search should be enough to remind readers that Cutter’s selective memory is inaccurate. Shall we remind her that she called Romney a “felon” related to his time at Bain Capital? And again, the bold type has been added, selectively, just to make sure you see where Cutter called Romney in a “felon” in the same sentence in which she referred to Bain.
Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony. Or, he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments…
How many lame stream media outlets will report Cutter’s lie today? We should not hold our breath.
- Obama Aide On What She Calls Romney’s Big Mistake (huffingtonpost.com)
- Bain Capital Wants a Piece of Gawker [Bain Capital] (gawker.com)
- Stephanie Cutter’s Bad Day, Still in Progress (nationalreview.com)
- Obama’s Cutter Says: Everyone Must Pay Their Fair Share? (americanclarion.com)
- Stephanie Cutter: We Never Understood Why Romney Campaign Didn’t Push Back On Bain Attacks (digger666.com)