Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton criticized Romney for saying that Chrysler is shifting production of its Jeep brand autos from Ohio to China.
Campaigning in Youngstown, Ohio, Clinton called Romney's claim "the biggest load of bull in the world."
Biden said it was "bizarre."
Clinton, who had been scheduled to appear with Obama, said the president was personally offended by Romney's claim.
Originally posted by moon1969Why would it 'come back to haunt' them? It is my understanding that most republicans are habitual liars and proud of it. Seriously now, have all the other blatant lies (Obamas birth, religion, communism etc) come back to haunt anybody?
While both left groups and non-partisan groups have slammed the ad as blatantly false, some right-wingers are defending the ad as true without any reasoned argument. Hopefully, that will come back to haunt those right-wingers.
Originally posted by EladarSo that means that Romney wasn't lying about Jeep shipping jobs to China?
[b]To counter the severe slump in European sales, Marchionne is considering building Chrysler models in Italy, including Jeeps, for export to North America. The Italian government is evaluating tax rebates on export goods to help Fiat. Marchionne may announce details of his plan as soon as Oct. 30, the people said[/b]
Originally posted by EladarThat statement doesn't say anything about moving jobs to China - just that they are expanding to make Jeeps in China in order to gain a bigger presence in that market.
Here is a link that has the China connection:
[b]In a Bloomberg interview, Jeep's president said the automaker plans to restore Jeep production in China, suspended in 2009, and is considering making all Jeeps in China. "Fiat SpA, majority owner of Chr ...[text shortened]... d of both automakers' operations in the region," reported the business wire service.
Originally posted by PsychoPawnIt’s gotten worse. From Business Insider:
That statement doesn't say anything about moving jobs to China - just that they are expanding to make Jeeps in China in order to gain a bigger presence in that market.
"Chrysler in an October 25 blog post had already rejected a statement made that day to a crowd in Oh ...[text shortened]... restate our position: Jeep production will not be moved from the United States to China.""
Originally posted by vistesdI've often wondered how Michael Moore feels about GM. I mean, he made the movie "Roger and Me" to protest them outsourcing jobs years back. Then we saw his man Obama bail them out.
It’s gotten worse. From Business Insider:
Apparently undeterred by the backlash over his false claim that Chrysler is shipping U.S. jobs overseas, Mitt Romney broadened his attack to include General Motors Tuesday. And General Motors was not happy about it.
BI called GM’s response, r ...[text shortened]... /20121030/BUSINESS01/121030036/1205/business01/Romney-implies-GM-used-U-S-aid-create-jobs-China
Originally posted by PsychoPawnThey would have gone through bankruptcy anyhow. The company wasn't saved. The only thing that happened is that a large chunk of the lost money came from the public sector.
Well, the policy that Obama backed brought them through bankruptcy with the government loaning them money.
Of course Obama himself didn't single-handedly save the company.