Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nice job

Mittens newest ad contains people complaining about their unemployment as an attempt to pin it all on the current incumbent.

Of course, such ads are not exactly novel or out of bounds -- but they might require some minor vetting:

Jason Clausen, a Mason City, Iowa, man featured in Mitt Romney's new video featuring unemployed people has a lengthy rap sheet and served ten days in jail for "assault on a peace officer," public records show...

The records show Clausen had nearly 20 busts, tickets or fines, a number of them traffic infractions related to things like driving while intoxicated, or with a suspended license. Some were related to accidents, others to driving without seat belts.
Some of these like seatbelts and possibly speeding are exceedingly minor. But as criminal background checks are common place (and Mason City is not exactly New York or Chicago) a guy with an assault against the police is not exactly a strong candidate to make it past a conditional offer.


Batman 54 said...

So why doesn't Mitt hire him?

jimmiraybob said...

Waddayamean? Mittens is unemployed too. He told us so. Ergo, it must be so. It's been so bad for so long for Mittens that I hear that he and the family are currently living in a hobo camp without a car elevator.

Raoul Paste said...

How many times has Darrell Issa been arrested for car theft? Is it 4?

So I predict this drunken loser with an arrest record (sound familiar?) could be the next Republican hearthrob.

pansypoo said...

he couldn't find any unemployed publikan?

Anonymous said...

(Raoul Paste )


Hell, look at unlicensed tradesman Joe “The Plumber” Wurtzelbacher! The Repukes should have thus guy's name up in lights, a speaker's slot at their Tampa hate-fest, and be running for office.