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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 07:33 PM

Romney Campaign Lies Again: "The GM Bailout was Mitt's Idea"

Romney Campaign Lies Again: "The GM Bailout was Mitt's Idea"

by joelgp

No, you can't make this stuff up. Remember when Romney wrote this in the New York Times: "If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed."

Well, Obama gave them the money, restructured the company and they are the strongest car company in the world. So how does an Etcha-a-Sketch so-called business expert "un-say" something that was so obviously wrong?

YOU JUST LIE, and hope no one notices. Thehill.com notices:

"One of Mitt Romney's top advisers said Saturday that President Obama's decision to bailout Chrysler and General Motors was actually Romney's idea.

"(Romney's) position on the bailout was exactly what President Obama followed. I know it infuriates them to hear that," Eric Fehrnstrom, senior adviser to the Romney campaign, said.

"The only economic success that President Obama has had is because he followed Mitt Romney's advice."

Wow!!

- more -

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/28/1087214/-Romney-Campaign-Lies-Again-The-GM-Bailout-was-Mitt-s-Idea-

Romney is either extremely desperate or delusional.

Mitt Romney's bailout problem

by Jed Lewison



Mitt Romney isn't against all bailouts. He's only against some of them. And in fact, he's really only against one in particular:

Bailouts approved by Mitt Romney:............Bailouts opposed by Mitt Romney:
• Wall Street (2008)................................• American auto industry (2009)
• Salt Lake City Winter Olympics (2002)
• GS Tech, owned by Bain (2002)
• Bain & Co. Consulting (1993)

So when it came to bailing out Wall Street or his own enterprises, Romney was thumbs up. And when it came to taking tens of millions in public subsidies for companies in which he invested, Romney was thumbs up too.

- more -

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/17/1065790/-Mitt-Romney-s-bailout-problem





And who knows, maybe the naysayers would finally come around and say that standing by America's workers was the right thing to do. (Applause.) Because, I've got to admit, it's been funny to watch some of these folks completely try to rewrite history now that you're back on your feet. (Applause.) The same folks who said, if we went forward with our plan to rescue Detroit, "you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye." Now they're saying, we were right all along. (Laughter.)

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/02/28/remarks-president-uaw-conference





http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/02/21/429291/infographic-auto-industry-rescue/

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Reply Romney Campaign Lies Again: "The GM Bailout was Mitt's Idea" (Original post)
ProSense Apr 2012 OP
Cali_Democrat Apr 2012 #1
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2012 #3
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2012 #2
dballance Apr 2012 #4
Old and In the Way Apr 2012 #5
Mendocino Apr 2012 #6
Scuba Apr 2012 #7
madokie Apr 2012 #8
ProSense Apr 2012 #11
hootinholler Apr 2012 #9
ailsagirl Apr 2012 #10
ProSense Apr 2012 #12
ailsagirl Apr 2012 #13
deacon Apr 2012 #14
tblue37 Apr 2012 #15
ProSense May 2012 #16
Rex May 2012 #17
hughee99 May 2012 #18
tallahasseedem May 2012 #19
cbdo2007 May 2012 #20
ProSense May 2012 #21
aint_no_life_nowhere May 2012 #22

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 07:38 PM

1. Romney also killed Osama

Not only was he the one who ordered the hit, but he was with Seal Team 6 as they stormed the compound. I believe he was also on the ship that dumped Osama's body into the Indian Ocean.

It's true.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 07:41 PM

3. This will make wonderful TV ads!

the more we can paint him as impostor the better

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 07:38 PM

2. OMG! Trying to steal the show!

like that student in your class who always said 'oh that was me' 'I did that' Lying brat!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 07:46 PM

4. Romney already has the reputation as a flip-flopper and liar

Does he think doing stuff like this for the next few months is going to help? I'll bet no auto worker wants to vote for him.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:09 PM

5. This is unbelievable.

I can't see how taking this tactic will do anything but expose him as the congenital liar that he is. The Obama re-election team had been handed a gift by Team Rmoney. He could have defended his original and public position by saying, "things would have been better if Detroit had gone through a structured bankruptcy". No one would believe it, but at least there was no way to disprove the hypothetical. Instead, he's not only signaling the Obama was right on his position to save the industry, but, worse, he's flat out lying about his own, hi-profile position. This will be a total PR disaster for Mitt, just in time for tomorrows News Shows. Well played, Mitt!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:22 PM

6. Yea that's the ticket!

He also invented Rock and Roll, Swing too. Scored the winning touchdown in the 1st Super Bowl. Dated and dumped Angelina Jolie. Left a dog on his car roof during a 10 hour drive. Whoops, that last one is a lie.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:10 PM

7. Desperate or delusional? I'm thinking both.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:19 PM

8. A desperate delusional asshole

There I said it

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Response to Scuba (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:39 PM

11. He's

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:20 PM

9. It had to be his idea!

Why else would Ann have so many Cadillacs? Otherwise they would have gotten a Mercedes or Audi...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:39 PM

10. I'm not surprised

Definitely I think Nitt is getting uber desperate. What on EARTH is team nitt thinking? Let's face it: they're in quicksand and thrashing around wildly--it's beyond absurd! Is this really going to continue for six more months?

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:49 PM

12. That's a

"What on EARTH is team nitt thinking?"

...question for the ages.

"Nitt" Romney, I like it.



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Response to ProSense (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:22 PM

13. Glad you like "nitt" (the nickname)


I know I didn't make it up but I think it's pretty appropriate

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:49 AM

14. That is so pathetic. That guy is such a loser. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:02 AM

15. Let's see, now--

John McCain thinks it is a terrible thing for Obama to take credit for something he actually did do (killing Osama), but it is perfectly fine for a Republican to take credit for something that he didn't do but that Obama actually did do, even though that selfsame Republican argued vehemently at the time that Obama shouldn't do it.

That about right?

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #15)

Thu May 3, 2012, 12:57 PM

16. Yup. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:07 PM

17. Let us keep this at the top.

I cannot believe how desperate the GOPukers are getting. It is sad to watch...maybe they should just disband and start over. What an embarrassing party of losers.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:19 PM

18. "President Obama's decision to bailout Chrysler and General Motors"

For some reason, I seem to recall that being decided before Obama took office.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:28 PM

19. K&R

This is going to be a LONG election season...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:30 PM

20. We just need President Obama to bring this up during the debates.....then it's game over.

They can lie all they want now, but let's put mitt on the hot seat and make him squirm and lie to our faces.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #20)

Thu May 3, 2012, 02:40 PM

21. When they're not

lying, they're whining and throwing hissy fits.

President Obama's rescue of the auto industry is a big problem for Republicans
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002622822

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 03:01 PM

22. Next they'll say Romney was the leader of Seal Team 6 and fired the kill shot on bin Laden

If you're going to live by the lie, you might as well make it a whopper.

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