Mitt’s Stupid Lies

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President Obama enjoying St. Patrick's Day at The Dubliner on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Pete Souza)

I listened to part of Mitt Romney’s speech Tuesday night – his “victory” in Illinois (enjoy it while you can, dude, ’cause this is the last victory you’re gonna see in Illinois during this election cycle), and I listened to him take swipes at President Obama about his community organizing, mock President Obama as “Professor Obama,” claim President Obama has never had a “real” job, and basically thumb lazily through the Palin Campaign Strategy playbook.  It reminded me of what a liar this man is – and, by the way, I really hate his wife.

But I digress.

Liar, liar, pants on fire . . . Mitt Romney is apparently working to out-do Michele Bachmann as the ultimate lying machine.  While glad-handing in Illinois recently, Romney said of the President, “The No. 1 issue in America is the strength of our economy . . . And on that issue, this president’s a lightweight. Now it’s not because he’s not smart, it’s because he never worked in the free economy. He’s never had a job in the free economy. It’s hard to create a job if you’ve never had one.”  Of course, anyone with two brain cells to rub together and Google on the computer can debunk Romney’s claims in a New York minute.

What is this “free economy” Romney claims the President has never worked in?  Was the Developing Community Project, a “church-based community organization,” where he worked as a community organizer, somehow not a job?  Was the consulting and teaching position President Obama held at the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing institute, not a job?  How about his jobs as an associate attorney at highly-respected Chicago law firms Sidley Austin and Hopkins & Sutter?  Won’t the partners at those firms be surprised to learn that the work of their law firms have nothing to do with the “free economy” and employees there don’t have “real” jobs?

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I suppose working as a Visiting Law and Government Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School – where he penned his first book – wasn’t a real job.  Neither, apparently, was his position – spanning a 12-year period – as a Constitutional Law teacher and lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

Oh, and hey – somebody needs to notify the civil rights and neighborhood economic development law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, that their associates are toiling at fake jobs – President Obama was an associate at that firm for three years, and of counsel to the firm for eight more.  (Partner Judson Miner went to the University of Chicago too – I smell a conspiracy.)

julie driscollThese not-really-free-economy-jobs, of course, were all held by the President before he became a state and U.S. Senator and – of course – President of the United States.

You know, it is true:  Being a community organizer and Constitutional law attorney and professor is, in fact, nothing like being a corporate wrecking machine for Bain Capital – and here’s the one exceptional difference:  Earning success in President Obama’s professions were not predicated on scorched earth policies.

Julie Driscoll
Politics Anonymous 

Published by the LA Progressive on March 21, 2012
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About Julie Driscoll

Julie is a 25-year veteran legal assistant in the Chicago legal community and, although always passionate about various causes, is a recent – within the past several years – entrant into the field of political activism. For a year and a half she was a writer for News Hounds, a website that is dedicated to critical analysis of Fox News (“We Watch Fox So You Don’t Have To”), is currently the Chicago Liberal Examiner for Examiner.com, is involved with the media side of the local MoveOn.org chapter, and runs multiple large political groups on Facebook. Although she began her activism through writing, she has more recently become a “boots on the ground” activist, having attended many protests on behalf of the unions in Madison, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, and Chicago, as well as a rally in Benton Harbor, Michigan, advocating on behalf of the residents whose town has been taken over by the Emergency Financial Manager appointed by the Governor. Her causes are people-oriented . . . and her belief is that people need to be protected before dollars are counted. Her motto: Make sure people are safe, healthy, housed and fed – and screw the cost.