Shapiro wrote that “many of the very executives who were running Bain Capital during the 1999-2002 period now under media scrutiny donated to Obama’s presidential campaign. And Obama was more than happy to cash the checks.”
Joshua Bekenstein, a managing director of Bain Capital since 1986, gave Obama $4,600 in 2008. He also donated $50,000 to the Democratic National Committee.
“That’s outsourcing money, plain and simple,” Shapiro wrote. “And Obama was happy to take it.”
Stephen Pagliuca, another Bain executive, gave a $35,800 donation to Barack Obama’s Victory Fund last year, along with a $30,800 donation to the DNC.
Shapiro added that he cut “another $30,800 check to the DCCC.”
Two other executives have “maxed out to Obama already, as well as to the DNC,” and one was a bundler for Obama who raised over $100,000.
As we’ve seen, the leftist media thinks it’s a disaster if a private citizen, Mitt Romney, made money from an investment company that outsourced jobs to save companies. But the leftist media seems perfectly comfortable with Barack Obama cashing checks from the executives who actually made the decisions to outsource.
A post at Freedom Outpost notes that “there is nothing wrong with outsourcing jobs. There is nothing wrong with taking campaign contributions from businesses. The problem comes when one wants to bash his opponent over being in a company that did something you claim is bad and then took money from the very same people.”
“Apparently, it’s fine to outsource so long as the name on the contribution check reads ‘Barack Obama,’” Shapiro concluded.