Steve Jobs for President
Please note: The following post is meant to be taken in a light-hearted manner. I’m not advocating we run Chinese sweat shops to be competitive. I’m just having a little fun.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died late last year. Prior to his passing, the iconic genius not only founded Apple Computer with the help of Steve Wozniak in a California garage back in the 1970s, but he resurrected the company to worldwide prominence more than a decade ago.
While Jobs will be remembered for being a technological wizard, his prowess as a businessman should never go overlooked. Prior to Jobs’ death, Apple had $76 billion cash on hand — enough to almost pay for California’s fiscally ruinous $91.3 billion budget. That’s saying something.
Jobs was a darling of the Left. That never-ending stream of filthy reprobates that comprises Occupy Wall Street all have their iPhones and iPads at the ready to document their lawlessness. President Barack Obama lauded Jobs when he died as “among the greatest of American innovators.” Obama even met with Jobs back in 2010, when Jobs told the Preezie of the United Steezie “you’re headed for a one-term presidency.” (I can only hope and pray Jobs is right.) He also was critical of Barry’s administration for not being business-friendly, and told him that “regulations and unnecessary costs” make doing business in the United States, as opposed to China, prohibitive. (Silly Steve Jobs, clearly Obama knows more about private sector success than you do. How dare you suggest his practices aren’t helpful to business.)
Had Job lived, I’m certain he’d be further dismayed by President Obama’s full frontal assault on private enterprise and capitalism. Perhaps Jobs would’ve thought, I know how to turn this economy around better than President Obama, maybe I’ll challenge him for the Democratic nomination for president in 2012!
I wish that had happened because we would’ve seen much earlier the types of attacks with which Obama’s now pummeling Mitt Romney. Think about it.
Mitt Romney outsourced jobs! Well, even if that’s true – and I’m not conceding it is, seeing that it’s coming from Obama and you can’t trust anything he says – take a look at Apple’s outsourcing. It dwarfs whatever alleged outsourcing took place under that nefarious Bain Capital. Most, if not all, Apple products are assembled in what can only be described as misery factories. Recall The New York Times stories earlier this year exposing the horrendous working conditions Chinese laborers face every day at Foxconn, the company hired by Apple to assemble its goods. Four workers, according to the article, were killed in an explosion at the factory two years ago. Can you imagine the campaign ads Obama would be using against Steve Jobs in 2012?
1. The television ad opens with an unflattering photograph of Steve Jobs in the foreground, preferably looking perturbed; in the background, one of those huge video presentation screens displaying the famed Apple logo:
2. An announcer says in ominous voice: “Steve Jobs claims he knows how to create middle-class jobs.” (Cut to a smiling, happy family portrait consisting of a modern American family.)
(Remember, this is a Democrat ad.)
3. The narrator continues: “But could his jobs kill you and leave your child an orphan?” (Cut to the following photograph.)
4. The narrator continues: “Steve Jobs not only outsourced thousands jobs to Chinese factories, but he stood idly by while workers were violently killed in his factories of death.” (Cut to photograph …)
5. The narrator: “Steve Jobs: remorseless billionaire outsourcer of deadly jobs.” (Cut to …)
6. And finally the obligatory …
“I’m Barack Obama, and I approved this message.”
This is entirely possible, and given that we’re still more than three months away from November, I expect we will see something almost as repugnant as my ad targeted at Romney in the not-too-distant future. Romney has to be like Eliot Ness and fight back like Sean Connery recommended in The Untouchables: “He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue.”
Romney as Eliot Ness? Given what he’s up against and where his opponent’s from, the comparison couldn’t be more spot on.