So much for dissenting voices
The Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker, dogs his fellow Democrats and Obamunists for their senseless and ineffective attacks on Mitt Romney.
Cory, bus; bus, Cory.
And for you others, the beatings will continue until morale improves. The most serious crime against the glorious revolution is counter-revolution; the second most serious crime is dissention.
As for the criticism that the Team Obama’s Bain attack is part of “nauseating” political discourse with which Booker has become “very uncomfortable,” Axelrod said, “on this particular instance he was just wrong.”
Booker is not the only Democrat to question the aggressive, negative portrayal of Romney’s work in private equity. Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr. said today he agreed with “the substance” of Booker’s comments and “would not have backed out.”
“I agree with him, private equity is not a bad thing. Matter of fact, private equity is a good thing in many, many instances,” the Democrat said in a separate appearance on MSNBC earlier in the day.
Former Obama administration economic adviser Steven Rattner made similar comments last week, calling a new Obama campaign TV ad attacking Romney’s role in the bankruptcy of a Bain-owned steel company “unfair.”
“Bain Capital’s responsibility was not to create 100,000 jobs or some other number. It was to create profits for its investors,” Rattner said. ”‘It did it superbly well, acting within the rules, acting very responsibly. … This is part of capitalism, this is part of life. I don’t think there’s anything Bain Capital did that they need to be embarrassed about.”
The good news for the Obama campaign is this kerfuffle keeps the nation from focusing on the unemployment rate, the national debt, Taxmageddon, and a nuclear Iran (among other things).