This is getting ridiculous, the contortions people are undergoing to make believe Bain is not a problem for Mitt Romney.
It’s bad enough that they have conflated defending Bain with a defense of capitalism and free markets. I also noted yesterday how a couple of Romney defenders on Twitter were suggesting that criticisms of Mitt Romney’s financial dealings at Bain were suggestive of anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish financiers.
Barry Bennett is the Leni Riefenstahl of the blistering attack documentary. The political operative’s half-hour anti–Bain Capital film, endorsed by the increasingly unhinged Newt Gingrich and aired by his super PAC, is anti-market agitprop worthy of Michael Moore. If the Academy gave an award for tendentiousness, Bennett would be a sure-fire nominee.
Here is the closing scene from Leni Riefenstahl’s most famous work, Triumph of the Will:
King of Bain had some factual inaccuracies, but not more so than anti-Newt ads run by Romney’s SuperPAC. To compare it to Triumph of the Will is beyond absurd.
Stop everyone and think. Do you really need to go Godwin in order to defend Bain? And if so, what does that say about your defense?