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Ahhhh. Sublime. :)

Originally posted on The Cassandra Files:

Joshua Holland has spotted something:

The stories in question:

Republican National Committee Attacks Obama on Jobs–from Overseas Call Center

The Republican National Committee (RNC) used a call center based in the Philippines to hold a media conference attacking President Obama’s economic record, the Chicago Sun-Times reported today.The RNC didn’t help its image by pointing out that the call was run by Verizon. (AFL-CIO blog)

Mitt Romney Commissioned Pro-America Pins, Made Them In China

At a fundraiser in Virginia last night, Mitt Romney touted his experinece running the Salt Lake City Olympic Games in 2002 — a familiar refrain — but also introduced a new rhetorical line about something more specific: lapel pins….

Complicating Romney’s patriotic message is the fact that the pins were made in China, according to a website run by the Utah state government’s culture department, as TPM’s Evan McMorris-Santoro pointed out on Twitter. (Think Progress)

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  1. There’s a lot of hypocrisy in politics, isn’t there? I wouldn’t call any of it sublime.
    By Paul McDougall InformationWeek
    August 03, 2010 01:59 PM
    Despite President Obama’s pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $36 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia. Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business services to American companies looking to take advantage of the Asian subcontinent’s low labor costs. USAID just launched a similar campaign in Armenia.

    http://www.informationweek.com/news/226500202

    Here’s more hypocrisy and craziness featuring Elizabeth “High Cheekbones” Warren and Jon “Uber Thief” Corzine. Corzine formerly of Goldman Sachs, a former NJ Senator and NJ Governor(leaving it a fiscal disaster), was on Obama’s short list to replace Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary before it was discovered that a billion dollars was missing from MF Global, which Corzine led. Corzine is one of Obama’s biggest campaign funds bundlers.: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/05/03/elizabeth-warren-and-modern-liberalism/

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/03/elizabeth-warren-still-scrambling-to-explain-her-native-american-minority-claim/

    http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2012/04/16/corzine_steals_billions_sans_charges_errant_whale_watcher_faces_prison_99618.html

    1. You’re right, of course. I currently consider the WordPress reblog feature to be broken. Using it causes emails to spewed out that contain a subject line consisting of only a number. It also doesn’t provide much of an editor and once you click the reblog button is has already been sent. There is no facility to work on a draft a bit (like there used to be) before it goes out.

      I was going to add a few thoughts about how both sides are likely guilty of dumbassery like this.

      3,000 jobs is a lot, but not when you compare it to this stat that I’m still stuck on: U.S. corporations eliminated 2.4 million jobs in the United States and created 2.9 million positions overseas. That’s a juggernaut compared a little 3,000 blip on the radar.

      Most Americans, I think, have a special disgust (or at least distaste) of American companies using call centers overseas, from the thought that those could have been American jobs to the difficulties with language and accents.

      Yes, there is your garden variety hypocrisy, and then there is the legendary variety. Using a call center in the Philippines to attack about the economy is sad. I’m sure the RNC got a better deal, though. More bang for the buck.

      The American pins made in China has been lamented in the past right here on this very blog. The Romney campaign sure looks foolish on that one. Yet, like I speculated in the past, I’m willing to bet my lunch that all of them have been made there for quite some time. For some reason, I find that especially sad.

      After I put this reblog up I knew it needed a finishing touch of saying that both sides pull stuff like this. I’m not saying that one side is good and the other is bad. If anything, this just shows our inevitable drift into mediocrity and meaningless no matter which side is in charge.

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