It is infuriating and it happens every cycle. It’s no different than the leaves changing in the fall or Tony Romo collapsing later in the season. What is it? It is the predictable and inevitable stupid comment of the MORON GOP candidate for high office. In recent memory we’ve had people have to defend themselves that they aren’t witches, candidates who believe in legitimate rape, and now we have this:
Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue’s admission that he is “proud” that he spent most of his career outsourcing the work of several businesses to Asian companies is giving Democrats new hope in a state where he had led polls since winning his July runoff election.
“The race has tightened,” Republican strategist Joel McElhannon told The Hill. “Dave has taken a few hits here over the last week or two from a very well-coordinated, aggressive campaign.”
According to polls released this week, the businessman leads Democratic challenger Michelle Nunn by just one point in a Survey USA poll announced on Wednesday, and by two points in a Democratic Public Policy Polling survey published on Tuesday.
Overall, according to RealClearPolitics, Perdue still maintains a 3.2 point lead.
But that margin could narrow even more, with millions of dollars in advertising coming out that slam Perdue for his outsourcing comments, reports The Hill.
Perdue’s ratings are dropping after reports that he had revealed in a legal deposition in 2005 that he spent “most of his career” outsourcing businesses.
The deposition was ordered over a dispute about money he had made at a North Carolina textile company, Pillowtex, which shut its doors and laid off thousands of workers after Purdue left as its CEO in 2003.
He also told attorneys during the deposition that he had helped companies increase production in Asia, and said he moved production at Pillowtex overseas to try to save it, but the company closed before that happened.
He added fuel to the fire on Monday, when he told a local reporter that he not only would defend his career on outsourcing, but he’s “proud of it,” The Hill reports.
“This is a part of American business, part of any business,” Perdue said. “Outsourcing is the procurement of products and services to help your business run. People do that all day.”
He then went on to blame government policies, not outsourcing, for killing Americans’ jobs.
The last sentence about government is pretty irrelevant at this point, it got drowned out by the all of theair being sucked out of the room. The voters in GA heard:
“I happily got paid a lot of money to send jobs overseas and put Americans out of work becasue I am a heartless and uncaring bastard”.
For Christ’s Sake GOPSTERS!!!! Is it too hard not to be a MORON? This same idea of gutting American jobs hurt Romney as well.
Moron then jammed the rest of his bilateral lower appendages into his eat-hole by doubling down on ‘teh stupid’:
“Yeah, I spent most of my career [outsourcing jobs to China.]“
“Defend it? I’m proud of it. This is a part of American business, part of any business. Outsourcing is the procurement of products and services to help your business run. People do that all day.”
You’re PROUD of putting Americans out of work and shipping jobs to China??? You tone deaf tool. Georgia has one of the highest unemployment rates in America and you brag about getting paid a lot of money to ship American jobs out. What the hell were you thinking???? WHO is advising you? Georgia should be a SLAM DUNK for the GOP! But no, the GOP has to double dip in the salsa, puke on the host, knock over the punch table, and make an embarrassing and irritating fool out of itself at what should be their victory party.
Is it so hard to answer the question this way:
“Yeah, *pause, lower head* I was involved with outsourcing and I am not proud of my role in it. It’s how things were done a decade ago. And you know what *raise head up, regain the floor* , man, were we wrong. We blew it! And now we should work hard at getting those jobs back. And here is how we WILL get those jobs back. I will lead the way in getting government out of the way so that jobs come back home and are Made In America Again!”
See that? I got the core of a great campaign stump speech, a killer slogan, and destroyed one ‘gotcha’ question all in one paragraph that only took me 2 minutes to put together. Believe me, it isn’t rocket science, especially if I can do it!
When the press hands you a hanging curve ball…hit the cover off of it. When the press tries a gotcha question…point that out to the reporter and chide him for it asthe school master would to a wayward pupil. When they ask you a question about rape…RAPE IS BAD! When they ask you about sending jobs overseas…show remorse and talk about how you will bet them back. When they ask you whether or not you are a witch…invite them to build a bridge out of you!