Well, it is sort of stunning to see what is one of the most effective, devastating political ads / movies in decades, not because it is an attack ad, but because it is a brutally truthful documentary of the destruction wrought by Willard Mittens Romney and his Bain Capital vulture capital buddies on the the lives of thousands of American workers and jobs.
Brought to us courtesy of the Salamander, Newt Gingrich, and his superpac buddies, with whom he is of course not coordinating efforts or planning wink wink nudge nudge Citizens United.
The moment is finally here: the anti-Romney documentary produced by a pro-Gingrich Super PAC has been released.
It comes as the pro-Gingrich group, Winning Our Future, unleashes a tsunami of ads based on the documentary against Mitt Romney in South Carolina, following a $5 million donation by the casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.
The 28-minute documentary, “When Mitt Romney Came To Town,” details the corporate practices of Romney’s old company Bain Capital. Its scenes achingly depict the devastation caused to small-town America when profit-obsessed large corporations shut down local plants, and would not be out of place in a Michael Moore documentary.
Somehow I am enjoying my popcorn a little more today, seeing these movies, and seeing that the unlimited, anonymous millions of dollars the Roberts’ Supreme Court has allowed to be injected so destructively into our political and electoral process is going for a good cause at the moment. And you can’t label this swift-boating. The attacks on John Kerry were all a pack of lies. These films simply narrate the raw, awful truth about Romney and Bain Capital, and how that brand of capitalism has been so destructive to American jobs and workers, all to line the pockets of the 1% with more money.
If only the Democrats had the cajones to spend their money on material like this instead of just lying in the gutter by the curb and asking to be kicked again.
This genie, the truth about Romney, Bain Capital, his zillions of dollars and the clear fact he is totally out of touch with 99% of the American people who actually work for a living, actually seems to be bubbling into the consciousness of the voters. $DEITY, I hope so.
Of course, Willard just thinks it is money envy at his success. As quoted in the Washington Post:
QUESTIONER: Are there no fair questions about the distribution of wealth without it being seen as envy, though?
ROMNEY: I think it’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like. But the president has made it part of his campaign rally. Everywhere he goes we hear him talking about millionaires and billionaires and executives and Wall Street. It’s a very envy-oriented, attack-oriented approach and I think it will fail.