Video: Obama campaign caught lying about whether they asked Cory Booker to backtrack on Bain?

New from the RNC. First watch the clip, then enjoy Hopenchange spokesman Ben LaBolt stooping to spin this lame:

“As Mayor Booker has said, the campaign did not reach out and ask him to record a video,” LaBolt told me. “Campaign officials also had not reached out directly to Mayor Booker yesterday [or Sunday], but he spoke with a DNC official who also did not ask him to record a video. He reaffirmed, as he has stated publicly, that he believed that a discussion of Mitt Romney’s private sector record is necessary given that he has made it the central premise of his candidacy but has falsely claimed that his goal was job creation, not profit maximization for himself and his partners.”

Booker specifically says in the vid that he talked with “campaign officials,” and Chuck Todd described “multiple conversations” because “the White House was simply upset.” How to reconcile all of this? One of three ways. One: LaBolt is lying, straight up. Two: So determined were they to keep the Unicorn Prince’s fingerprints off of this that they deliberately farmed out the task of reprimanding Booker to the DNC. Three: Booker did talk to campaign officials, but not until after LaBolt’s segment aired on CNN on Monday afternoon. That’s preposterous, of course — no one can seriously believe they let all of Sunday and most of Monday pass by without dialing him up — but I’m thinking maybe that’ll be LaBolt’s next move if people start snickering too loudly at this.

Read more at Hot Air.

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  1. […] Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker took considerable flak two weeks ago on the same program for calling the attacks on Bain Capital “nauseating”, but put aside his comments in a video he released the same afternoon in the wake of pressure from the campaign. […]

  2. Ana says:

    Obama NEEDS to go Obama NEEDS to go on they offensive and try to trash Romney’s bensiuss experience because Obama himself doesnt’ have any he is a life long politician who has made millions because of his political career. The attacks on Romney’s time at bain are laughably misleading and anyone who buys into them is an utter dupe.  Most people aren’t gullible enough to fall for it though so I hope he keeps on attacking bain and Romney’s bensiuss experience..IT JUST MAKES IT SO CLEAR HE CAN RUN ON HIS RECORD!! Was this answer helpful?