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  1. Standard member vivify
    rain
    12 Dec '12 17:58 / 1 edit
    http://news.yahoo.com/mitt-romneys-jeep-ad-really-lie-095500709--election.html


    Politifact shames the "brazenly false" commercial as 2012's biggest whopper
    You lie! That's the message Politifact sent Mitt Romney today in billboard-size letters, proclaiming the defeated GOP candidate's controversial Jeep ad the "lie of the year." The commercial claimed that President Obama had "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" — all at the cost of American jobs. The false claim was furiously refuted by the Obama campaign, numerous media outlets, and Chrysler itself. At the time, Politifact gave the ad a "pants on fire" rating. The Washington Post said it was worth four Pinocchios. Yet the Romney campaign — which famously said it would not "be dictated by fact-checkers" — refused to take the ad down. Watch it for yourself:



    Of course, in a victory for the truth, the ad backfired on Romney, underscoring his opposition to the auto bailouts and cementing the impression that he would say anything to get elected.

    But was it really the lie of the year? There were some serious contenders for the top prize, like Paul Ryan's tearful story about how Obama's policies failed to save a General Motors plant in Ryan's hometown of Janesville, Wis. Or Harry Reid's completely unsubstantiated claim, repeated with venomous glee, that Romney hadn't paid any taxes over a 10-year period. And as Politifact's Angie Drobnic Holan notes, Obama didn't exactly behave like Honest Abe:

    It’s not that President Obama and his campaign team were above falsehoods, either. Their TV ads distorted Romney’s positions on abortion and immigration to make them seem more extreme than they actually were. A pro-Obama super PAC even created an ad suggesting Romney was responsible for a woman’s death when her husband lost his job at a Bain-controlled company.

    But the Jeep ad was brazenly false.

    It is the fourth time that Politifact has awarded a lie of the year. In 2011, it was the Democratic claim that Republicans had voted to end Medicare. In 2010, the notion, still widely held, that ObamaCare is a government takeover of the health care system. And in 2009, it was that ObamaCare would create death panels, a Sarah Palin gem.
  2. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    12 Dec '12 18:51
    Romney was always ever a piece of crap. Good riddance.
  3. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    12 Dec '12 19:13
    Originally posted by vivify
    http://news.yahoo.com/mitt-romneys-jeep-ad-really-lie-095500709--election.html


    Politifact shames the "brazenly false" commercial as 2012's biggest whopper
    You lie! That's the message Politifact sent Mitt Romney today in billboard-size letters, proclaiming the defeated GOP candidate's controversial Jeep ad the "lie of the year." The commercial cla ...[text shortened]... was that ObamaCare would create death panels, a Sarah Palin gem.
    You should have entitled this thread, "All politicians lie to get elected."
  4. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    12 Dec '12 22:16
    Well done Mitt!
  5. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    12 Dec '12 22:23
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Well done Mitt!
    It's just not clear that the lying is what was punished in the election result.

    If Mitt had told the truth, would he have come closer to being elected? Not so sure.
  6. 13 Dec '12 00:32
    Mitt lost the election when he said that paying his taxes at a 13% rate was "fair".
  7. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    13 Dec '12 06:51
    Originally posted by whodey
    Mitt lost the election when he said that paying his taxes at a 13% rate was "fair".
    Mitt lost because he thought it was obvious he was the best choice...
  8. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    13 Dec '12 20:37
    Don't you feel a little silly still talking about Mitt Romney? Aren't you lot supposed to e figuring out how to steal more of my money?
  9. Standard member vivify
    rain
    13 Dec '12 21:03 / 1 edit
    You Reps need reminders of the kind of people you support.
  10. 13 Dec '12 21:17
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Don't you feel a little silly still talking about Mitt Romney? Aren't you lot supposed to e figuring out how to steal more of my money?
    What else to they have to do, pick on Boehner? They actually like the guy I think.
  11. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    14 Dec '12 03:56
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Don't you feel a little silly still talking about Mitt Romney? Aren't you lot supposed to e figuring out how to steal more of my money?
    We know you hide it under the mattress. That's why it smells like pee.
  12. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    14 Dec '12 04:53
    Originally posted by Soothfast
    We know you hide it under the mattress. That's why it smells like pee.
    What?
  13. Subscriber KingDavid403
    King David
    14 Dec '12 12:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vivify
    http://news.yahoo.com/mitt-romneys-jeep-ad-really-lie-095500709--election.html


    Politifact shames the "brazenly false" commercial as 2012's biggest whopper
    You lie! That's the message Politifact sent Mitt Romney today in billboard-size letters, proclaiming the defeated GOP candidate's controversial Jeep ad the "lie of the year." The commercial cla was that ObamaCare would create death panels, a Sarah Palin gem.
    I didn't expect anything else from a current republican.