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Mitt Romney Lies #56 – ‘New Romney Campaign Distortion: Falsely Claims Obama ‘Promised Today To Bail Out Every Industry’

Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies. Hiding from questions.


From President Obama quoting Senator McCain and Romney ‘editing’ it to make it seem like President Obama was saying ‘if we talked about the economy, we’d lose’
See : ‘New Obama Truth Team Ad: “Tampered” Exposes Another Blatant Romney Lie’
‘Narrator: Wait a minute. Romney deliberately altered the meaning of the president’s words’.
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to ‘creatively’ editing the ‘you didn’t build that’ stump speech of President Obama
See : ‘Romney To Release Misleadingly Edited Obama Video As An Ad’
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and now to more ‘creative’ editing on ‘I want to do the same’.

Well I guess when you don’t have anything to run on that’s POSITIVE’, you HIDE your tax returns, you HIDE your work at Bain (which you say your ‘proud’ of) and run on just being against EVERYTHING President Obama does or says.

That IS the Republican party…………
See : ‘Republicans: If Obama Is For It; We Are Against it’
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Not to mention the out right smears of anti Americanism from the extreme right.
See : ‘The Anti-American President’
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‘Obama the anti-American Wimp, part II’
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‘Jim DeMint calls Obama the most ‘anti-American’ president of his lifetime’
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Well there are thousands of such responses. As I’ve said before. If the Republicans would have spent even HALF the energy on compromise as they do on demeaning and smearing President Obama, most of our Nations problems would have been solved.

See : ‘Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem’.

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So when rightie tighties yell and scream the Obama needs to disown or take responsibility for the ‘cancer’ ad, Mitt would spend the next 87 days disowning or taking responsibility over all the ads that have been ‘creatively’ edited by his campaign and Conservative Super Pac’s.

‘Deliberate misinterpretation is now a standard tactic from the Romney campaign playbook, starting with Romney’s very first ad, which ran a clip of Barack Obama saying, “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” Obama was in fact using the quote to criticize his 2008 presidential opponent, John McCain on his refusal to discuss the economic crisis’.

‘The campaign sent an email blast Thursday afternoon featuring a video of an Obama rally in Colorado from earlier that day and falsely claimed that he wants the government to bail out every industry. “I Want To Do The Same Thing With Manufacturing Jobs … In Every Industry,” it read’.

‘The distortion comes from Obama’s speech in Pueblo, Colorado, touting his administration’s successful revival of the auto industry, which came back from the brink of collapse to add thousands of jobs and is now poised for its strongest sales since 2007. Obama said he wanted to help other flagging industries experience the same kind of success. Conservatives, however, are using the clip to make it sound like Obama wants to bail out every industry’.

‘Here is what he actually said’:

OBAMA: “I said I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back and GM is number one again. So now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs not just in the auto industry, but in every industry. I don’t want those jobs taking root in places like China. I want them taking root in places like Pueblo”.
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Blog Running – ‘Romney: Campaigns shouldn’t run ads that fact-checkers say are false’

Dusting off my VERY best Captain Jack Sparrow – ‘WHAT’????

Once I stopped laughing I could cut and paste this FANTASTIC Greg Sargent op-ed at WaPo :

‘Yes, Mitt Romney really said this’:

“You know, in the past, when people pointed out that something was inaccurate, why, campaigns pulled the ad,” Romney said on the radio. “They were embarrassed. Today, they just blast ahead. You know, the various fact checkers look at some of these charges in the Obama ads and they say that they’re wrong, and inaccurate, and yet he just keeps on running them.”
I sympathize with Romney’s plight. I’ve said that the Priorities USA ad suggesting Bain is to blame for the steelworker’s wife goes too far. I agree that the Obama ad labeling him as an “outsourcer in chief” was false. It was unfair and misleading of Dems to quote Romney this way: “I like being able to fire people.”

And yet it remains puzzling that Romney would go here. After all, fact checkers have called out his ads as wrong, inaccurate, misleading or false again and again and again and again and again and again and again. If Romney pulled any of those ads, I’m not aware of it.

Many of Romney’s main attack lines been panned by the fact checkers. As the above links demonstrate, many of his ads have been based on complete distortions of what Obama has said or proposed, whether we’re talking about the “didn’t build that” ads, the “it worked” spot, or the latest ad claiming Obama wants to send “welfare checks” to those who don’t work.

And then there’s the king of them all: Romney’s comically dishonest ad wrenching this Obama quote out of context: “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” Heck, the Romney campaign even boasted that the dishonesty in that last ad worked, in the sense that it drew lots of free media attention.

And now Romney is lamenting that campaigns shouldn’t keep running ads when fact checkers call them out? Paul Krugman’s question continues to remain relevant: “Has there ever been a candidacy this cynical?”
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