By Tom Z
10:12 AM EDT, July 3, 2012
I’d like to think that Americans are smart enough to focus on important political issues and ignore negative attack ads. I’d also like to think that I’m going to marry Carrie Underwood one day. But just because I think something doesn’t mean it’s true. After all, Carrie Underwood is married to a professional hockey player, and he’s smart, and good-looking, and charming, and I’m just a lowly web producer and oh god I hate him so much! Also American voters are gullible. So President Obama’s new attack ad, which calls Mitt Romney the “outsourcer-in-chief,” will probably be very effective.
The Romney campaign has pushed back on the president's line of attack, saying that the [Washington] Post article confuses outsourcing — where companies hire other companies to perform tasks usually done in-house — with offshoring, where jobs are sent overseas. But Obama twice mocked that defense during campaign stops Monday.
"Yesterday, his advisers tried to clear this up by telling us that there was a difference between 'outsourcing' and 'offshoring,' " Obama said in Boston. "Seriously. You can’t make that up. What Mr. Romney and his advisers don't seem to understand is this: If you’re a worker whose job went overseas, you really don’t need somebody explaining [to] you the difference between outsourcing and offshoring. What you need is somebody who is going to wake up every day fighting to make sure that investments and jobs are happening here in Massachusetts, and here in the United States of America."
Why does everyone always badmouth outsourcing? It saves money, and the quality of work is pretty much the same. In fact, to prove how well outsourcing works, I’m outsourcing the ending of this post. Usually I made some irreverent joke about the topic at hand, but today, I’m paying a freelancer from India to come up with a joke for me. You ready? Here we go. Oh, that Mitt Romney, his outsourcing become the cause of much divisive to America, he is quite accurately impersonation of human much similar to one of robot civilization, and from which, much humor can be derived! LOK!!
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