Obama Ads Hit Romney On Offshoring, Apology Demand (Videos)

Two new Obama Campaign ads attacking presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney launched this weekend.  One ad attacked Romney over his personal finances and the offshoring involvement of his former company, Bain Capital. The other, a web ad, mocked Romney for demanding an apology from Obama for statements made by his campaign about Romney’s departure from Bain.

In the first ad, Obama uses a video of Romney singing “America the Beautiful” on the campaign trail as a soundtrack to a series of news stories, detailing jobs outsourced by Bain, jobs outsourced by Massachusetts while Romney was governor, and Romney’s bank accounts in Switzerland, the Cayman Islands, and Bermuda. The ad closes with the tag line, “Mitt Romney: He’s not the solution. He’s the problem.”

The Romney campaign responded to the ad by complaining that the ads mocked “America the Beautiful.”

“Sad and shameful?”

“It is sad and shameful that President Obama would mock ‘America the Beautiful,’” said campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul in a statement. “But sadly it’s not surprising for the man who launched his presidency with an apology tour. The ‘Uncle Jims’ of our country - as he condescendingly calls middle-class Americans – don’t believe in mocking America the Beautiful and don’t believe in apologizing for America.”

Saul did not explain how the ad mocks “America the Beautiful.”

The second ad hit Romney over his demand for an apology from Obama over Obama campaign staff comments. Obama staffers had noted that Romney signed Securities and Exchange Commission documents between 1999 and 2002 listing him as sole stockholder of Bain, despite Romney’s continued assertion that he had ceased day-to-day control of the company in February of 1999.  The Obama campaign had noted that falsifying SEC filings is a crime.

The ad contrasts Romney’s demand for an apology, and argument that the statement is beneath the “dignity” of the White House, with a series of statements by Romney accusing Obama of being an “appeaser,” hating capitalism, and “apologizing for America.” The ad includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., who also sought the Republican presidential nomination, saying that Romney “doesn’t try to build up” his own campaign, but seeks to tear down others.

The two ads indicate that Obama has no intention of backing off his attacks on Romney, which appear to have thrown the GOP candidate off his game. Mitt Romney may have demanded an apology, but it doesn’t look like he’s going to get it.

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Bill Reese
Bill Reese4 years ago

Lee you are a very sweet lady with some very different ideas on the world. I am sorry that I upset you so much that you sound angry. I really do not mean to do things like that, only present facts that you refuse to accept.

Please keep watching your news and you will see it all happening in a few short weeks.

Thank you for your replies and have a wonderful week.

Bill Reese
Bill Reese4 years ago

Lee W. I fully respect your opinions and ideals, However, I hope you will keep watching what I have said and you will very soon find that Michelle will be a court room trying to defend he use of Government money to take all her friends and relatives on vacations. Just this last year alone she has gone to South Africa, Botswana, Martha's Vineyard, Hawaii, and Aspen. More vacations than most American's can afford in a life time. That was just in the last 12 months.
So Dear, use your head and look up some information on your own and you will find some surprising facts that may help you learn that America is being taken for a ride.

Enough said, have a wonderful week and pleasant surfing.

Bill Reese
Bill Reese4 years ago

Lee, your sweet comments always bring a smile with a chuckle from me. Thank you for your kind consideration.

As you already know, I do not lie and never lie as the truth is always worse than any of us can imagine. For instance check out the following website:


The website has the heading, that reads,
"Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations"

Bill Reese
Bill Reese4 years ago

Lee, Thank you for your kind comments. I just got back from taking 16 Boy Scouts camping on an 8 day independent summer camp in the wilds of Eastern Oregon. Yes, I do get careless just as many others do also, but I never complain as I am never there in their home checking on what is happening to make them hurry along. Life is too short.
By the way there is a law suit being filed against Michele Obama for 500,000 dollars she spent on her Kenyan vacation. I think the people that filed the law suit feel that giving Kenya an additional 1.2 billion dollars this year is enough of a topping for helping to defend mr. Obama. That is over and above the money given as foregin aid.

Have a nice day and keep cool.

Beth K.
.4 years ago

Sorry, typos. Must drink more coffee. That should be between 13 and 15 trillion. But you've got to admit, that's a lot of money. I wonder what effect 7% (what tax they pay, compared to the 20-30% the rest of us pay) of that would have on the deficit, or what that amount of money invested in America could do.

Beth K.
.4 years ago

Between 30 and 50 TRILLION dollars have been invested offshore by the very rich in this country. It may be legal, but when someone wants to be president of this country, why would he not then invest in this country? Does Romney have so little faith in America, or is he simply incredibly greedy and self-serving?

Either way, it is hardly a good thing for someone who claims to be able to fix all our problems. Imagine the huge impact if they only paid the same taxes as we do.

Bill R, your troll mother is calling - go back under your bridge.

Bill Reese
Bill Reese4 years ago

This whole post is nothing but a diversion from the No accomplishments of Obama. He has done nothing to run his record on for re-election so he will try to throw mud at Rommey not careing if it is true or not, just to keep people from talking about the loss of jobs, the jobs he has sent to Brazil and China, the payments made to his intercircle in the solar industry, and all his worthless Czars that make more money than the average CEO in this country. We could go on and on with the waste Obama has caused but you all have seed it from the Michelle and children spending millioins on trips, to the wasteful Obamacare and the many wonderful increase that he has worked so hard for, the high unemployment numbers, the high gasoline prices the high food prices, and on and on we go everything up except Job numbers.

Dr Clue
Dr Clue4 years ago

-- continued --
For those on fixed entitlement incomes it's a simple matter to build an offset into their checks. Those who buy homes would actually be able to truly pay them off instead of being taxed out of them.

Businesses would have a far more difficult gaming the system and would know exactly what was going to be involved year to year. Enforcement costs would be but a fraction

Government , Business and the people would all be pulling in the same direction, and the treasury would have the money it needs to address the wrinkles.

As was said, even the basics are hard to fit in a Care2 post , and probably everyone and their uncle is going to find a way to be unhappy that there is no wiggle room nor three box tops , win a prize aspects to it.

Dr Clue
Dr Clue4 years ago

@David F. [My response to the earlier post would be to credit the incredibly complex and expensive 70,000 page tax law we all have to pay for. The solution is to somehow adapt the Fair tax policy. And dump what we have.]

Having heard various plans, and their attending arguments both pro and con over time, a general thought , which the vast majority will take issue with in one regard or another has evolved. While any system would be a bit unwieldy to describe in a care2 post, a stab will be taken at addressing but the main points, which themselves would need at some point to be made conforming to constitutional requirements through further efforts.

** When money is moved from any source via any mechanism to the government this would here be termed a tax.
** All taxes outside those described here would need to be abolished.
** There would be but two types of tax.
** On the citizen side it would be a flat %, no deductions sales tax.
** On the business side it would be a flat %, no deduction input tax.
ie funds no matter their source would be taxed when coming into the control of a business.

For the room really available in a Care2 post ,that's basically it.
There will be the natural shouts of "regressive" and the corporations will miss crying of high tax rates while paying none, but it gets the money in the door in a very transparent way that leaves little room for hocus-pocus no matter if one is rich or poor.

For those on fixed entitlement incomes it's a sim

Dr Clue
Dr Clue4 years ago

@David F. Here, there is willingness to believe in your particular case that the expressions made unlike some other posters, actually represents a point of view on the subject matter.

The problem would seem that aside from various corporate and partisan echo chambers
where there is little to be had but textual Photoshop-ing the data simply does not support the echos.

One of the heavily used skills in the trade practiced here is research, and that tool is not left sitting on the shelf in considering these issues. Some would find digging through the reports of those with no dog in the fight , digesting data to be boring , but here it is found both interesting and at the same time the only way to form an independent view.

Trust can be given to neither the Republicans , Democrats or their media outlets in doing my homework for me.