By Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
Democrats know their supporters are generally not very smart. They know that to get their base to remember and understand a point they have to reduce it to a “four legs: good, two legs: bad” mantra. In recent years they have been very successful with this “reduce it to a bumper sticker” approach. By using Pavlovian conditioning they have trained their followers to foam at the mouth at the words “Gingrich” “DeLay” and “Halliburton.” Now they are trying to train their base to throw things at their TV sets when they hear the words “Bain Capital.”
So far they have had no success and at this rate they’re not likely to achieve their goal. The problem Team Obama has is clear: not even Democrats believe they should hate Bain Capital because Barack Obama says they must.
On Sunday the “Bain Capital is the enemy” scheme took a big hit when Newark mayor and African American Democrat Corey Booker said “I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity” which was a defense of what Bain Capital does.
This came on top of a childishly under verified video of two steel workers (one a Hispanic of course) complaining that the evil Bain Capital had closed the plant they worked at. Simple fact checking revealed this was true but happened two years after Mitt Romney the “evil face of the evil Bain Capital” left the venture capital firm.
Worse still was the embarrassing video Booker was forced to make on Monday. It looked like a “hostage” video and his reassurances that he wanted Obama reelected didn’t seem spontaneous. In response to Obama’s asinine charges against Bain many prominent Democrats have stepped forward with support for Booker and if not support for Romney at least support for the concept of venture capitalism.
Among those who have joined the ranks of Democrats not willing to be on record as attacking capitalism, even if that means indirectly supporting Romney, are Ed Rendell a former Democrat National Committee Chairman, Harold Ford a Black former Congressman, and former Obama economic adviser Steve Rattner.
When asked to react to Booker’s Sunday comment David Axelrod snidely remarked, “I love Cory Booker. He’s a great mayor. If my house was on fire, I’d hope he was my next door neighbor.”
For the record: the Obama campaign says Booker was not forced to make the “hostage” video; Booker says he was and Mister Axelrod, your house certainly IS on fire.
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