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Washington Wire


Mitt Romney’s White House bid comes down to business experience – i.e. he has it, the president doesn’t.

To that end, the Romney campaign trotted out a roster of well-known business leaders Thursday who are backing the Republican presidential nominee. Supporters include Charles Schwab, Cisco Chief Executive John Chambers and Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot. The newest name on the list belongs to Intel CEO Paul Otellini, a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

Mr. Otellini’s relationship with the president has been hot-and-cold since Mr. Obama took office. In 2010, he criticized the administration for failing to generate more robust job growth. He was particularly critical of the stimulus. But the Intel CEO joined the president’s so-called jobs council to much fanfare the following year as Mr. Obama embarked on a very public – if short-lived – courtship of big business.

The president lauded Intel for investing in the U.S. during a trip last year to one of the chipmaker’s advanced manufacturing facilities in Oregon. During the visit, Mr. Otellini announced plans to build a $5 billion production facility in Arizona that would employ thousands of workers in the U.S. The Intel chief also made two high-profile trips to the White House, including a state dinner with Chinese President Hu Jintao. But the jobs council has not held an official meeting since January – a fact Republicans like to highlight.



  1. eternal cracker p

    November 2nd, 2012

    “jobs council has not held an official meeting since January” ..

    I’ll bet $100k everyone one said “jobs council” has received minimum $100k for being on said “jobs council.”

    Fuckin’ pricks.

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  2. Anonymous

    November 2nd, 2012

    obama is a sociopath and a low level gutter rat. The homosexual sodomite thug learned how to communicate and he was packaged and marketed to the dumbed down masses and they ate it up.

    Read something recently that was comforting:

    “the chance of this African demon reaching old age is absolutely zero. His fate is already sealed, and while he may wander about pretending to be normal for a while, he’s karmically bound to fall, through disease, assassination, or
    by an accident.”

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  3. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 2nd, 2012

    The newest name on the list belongs to Intel CEO Paul Otellini, a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.


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  4. Menderman

    November 2nd, 2012

    Sorta O/T, but…with Obama re-taking the lead…

    Hey Chalupa, can you come up with some lyrics to the tune of “Hammer Time” and change them to “Ammo Time”? Irony can do the music, and Mr. Pinko can make the video (and BFH can embed it) so that we all know what to do November 7th?

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  5. Chiefillinicake

    November 2nd, 2012

    News Item: Obama Touts Support From Fucking Losers

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  6. Bad Brad

    November 2nd, 2012

    Jeffrey R. Immelt, CEO of GE, Head of Jug Ears job council. He’s voting for Mitt. (So Says Fox news)

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  7. Ticklebee

    November 3rd, 2012

    Whoo – Anonymous – please get back on your meds!

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