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Monday, January 9, 2012

Newt's Revenge

After losing in Iowa, due largely to the negative ad campaign orchestrated by a super PAC allied with Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich appears to be going on the attack. With the aid of a $5 million dollar contribution from a Gingrich supporter, a super PAC is preparing to distribute a 30 min presentation depicting Romney as a predatory capitalist who eliminated jobs and disrupted communities during his tenure at Bain Capital. 

The brand new film about Mitt
Is sure to hurt him a lot
It shows what he won’t admit
That he made lots of workers distraught.

He’d buy up their place of employment
To make it run more efficiently -
His weapon most in deployment
Was to fire employees proficiently.

Now a SuperPAC’s on the attack
And the film that they’re making makes clear
That Romney brought ruin and wrack
To the workers whom he would cashier.

This might be Obama’s pitch
‘Cause the film surely helps him at lot
But no, it’s our old friend Newt Gingrich,
He’s just giving as good as he got.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When my owner worked at Compugraphic back in the 1980's the Bain Consulting Group came in for a period to review operational efficiency and recommend changes. By the end of their contract it was clear that Sherman's march through the south was better received by those affected then it was by Compugraphic employees, at all levels.