Georgia Republican David Perdue is getting snippy and defensive as
about his outsourcing career weigh down
his Senate campaign. Snippy and defensive David Perdue has something in common with calm, confident David Perdue, though: They're both really condescending. Perdue's explanation for why his record of outsourcing jobs is drawing criticism is that people are just too uneducated to understand what it's all about. Really:
You know, the criticism I've gotten over the last few weeks is coming from people who really have no business background and really don't understand what it takes to create jobs and create economic value, which is really what this free enterprise system is based on.
It's not just that Perdue's critics don't understand outsourcing, according to Perdue. They don't understand the entire economy, apparently.
Ignorance must have been what Perdue was counting on when he tried to redefine the meaning of outsourcing to sound harmless. But Perdue's problem is that you don't have to have a business background to understand his career—from building Sara Lee's "centralized sourcing operation" in Asia "from the ground up" to the 7,600 jobs lost when Pillowtex went under. Nor does it require a lot of business training to see Perdue's greed for what it is.
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Maybe if every Georgia voter got training in Perdue's greedy outsourcer mindset, they'd understand that everything he did was good because it all made David Perdue that much wealthier, but as it stands now, voters are seeing that Perdue's career has been all about moving jobs overseas. Having him lecture them about not understanding business and the free enterprise system probably won't close their eyes to that.
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