The Very Definition of Hypocrisy

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on May 25, 2012

Barack Obama: Bashing Bain Capital in public, taking its money in private.

Mind you, this sort of thing no longer surprises me in the slightest. But it is worth reminding all of the Obamaphiles who dismiss Bain and Bainiacs like Romney as “vulture capitalists” that their candidate is more than happy to court vulture support. He just doesn’t want you to hear about it.

UPDATE: Oh, and would you look at this?

One of President Barack Obama’s top campaign spokesmen is a private equity manager whose firm has shut down several factories and laid off hundreds of people amid a stalled economy.

Federico Pena’s role at Vestar Capital Partners has emerged as Obama’s aides and deputies continue their effort to portray former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney‘s investment career as ruthless, job-destroying, profit-maximizing “vulture capitalism.” Pena has been a partner at Vestar since 2000.

Pena is a former mayor of Denver in swing-state Colorado, a former cabinet member for President Bill Clinton and one of 35 “national co-chairs “ of the president’s 2012 campaign.

The news will likely further undermine the Obama campaign’s effort to focus on Romney’s business practices, rather than Obama’s White House policies, and the resulting debt, deficits and unemployment.

Well, yes, if there is any justice in the world.

  • Grannie Pants

    The hypocrisy is DEAFENING.

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