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BarackObamadotcom: Fact checkers break down Mitt Romney’s misleading and false Jeep ad. Romney is desperate and deceptive in Ohio.
But none of that stopped Willard M. Romney and Paul Ryan from perpetuating the lies at their campaign stops. This is who Republican voters are supporting? This is who they call patriotic and want as role models for their kids? Really?
My dear friend and mentor, Cliff Schecter, has a new post up at HuffPo; hence, because Cliff has given me permission to share his work with you, I’ll give you the latest edition of what I call Cliff Notes.
He skewers better than a chef at Smokey Joe’s BBQ. He has comedic insights that rival those of our mutual friend, the hilarious Lizz Winstead. He’s sharper than the point on Sarah Palin’s pin head.
Here are a few excerpts from his latest, with permission. Please read the whole thing, because he has way more than I’ve included here:
This is not the besmirch anyone’s analytical skills, but I think I can say as someone who grew up in New York City, lived in Washington, DC, and is now living in Ohio, there is only so much you can understand about how President Obama’s successfully tapped into our current cultural zeitgeist without living here.
Ohio has played an outsized role in this nation’s history. There have been seven presidents from this state. [...]
In recent years, however, the state suffered from a manufacturing decline as ill-considered free trade deals, deregulation and other factors beyond the control of everyday Ohioans decimated the economy. The state saw its population fall, and with it its importance as an economic power and cultural force. [...]
…Ohioans, and white workers in particular, are not just looking for policies, but for someone who is on their side on an emotional level.
For three key reasons, President Obama has become the candidate a disproportionate number of white-working-class Ohioans see as being planted firmly there. First, he enacted the auto bailout (result: the economy is rebounding here), while Mitt Romney was looking for a Bain-like arrangement where the auto industry would have crashed, with its parts auctioned off to China. [...]
This leads me to the second major factor, Mitt Romney’s record-breaking career of getting rich off of destroying successful companies. … Romney bought often thriving companies, saddled them with debt, paid himself and his country club pals obscene fees and then let the companies implode, taking with them the hopes, aspirations and healthcare of an untold number of American workers. [...]
Finally, an assist must be given to Governor John Kasich of Ohio. Kasich was elected with the help of many union members in 2010, and especially police and firefighters, only to turn around and try to dismantle their collective-bargaining rights. [...]
The people of Ohio know who’s on their side and who’s a phony, and no amount of tax-shelter-supplied campaign funds will change that.
Cliff Schecter is an author, pundit and public relations strategist whose firm Libertas, LLC handles media relations for political, corporate and non-profit clients.
Follow him on Twitter: @CliffSchecter
Our buddy Cliff Schecter tweeted this:
(@RalphGilles) Twitter bio reads: “Vice President Product Design Chrysler LLC, CEO SRT & SRT Motorsport. Love how cool cars bring great people together.”
And Ralph Gilles, Chrysler exec, tweeted this in response to a tweet by Donald Trump that you can see below:
Gilles called out Willard’s BullshMitt, right out in the open for all to see.
Is this really where Team Romney wants to go? Apparently lying is much, much more important to them than running a campaign based on integrity and honesty… and sadly, way too many Americans are willing to vote for someone they can’t trust or believe on an hourly basis.
Romney is a habitual liar who would do the same if he were to get into the White House. Imagine how the mistrust of Washington would soar if that nightmare happened.
Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:
Steve Benen, who writes the Maddow blog, has documented more than 500 Romney liesin 30 weeks. [...]
When the CEO of Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, rebukes an uber-capitalist such as Romney, you know the candidate has embraced the big lie as his main ally in the last week before the election. [...]
Yes, Chrysler is planning on hiring more Chinese for their production plant in China for Jeeps to be sold there. But that is not taking away US jobs. It’s the kind of global expansion of sales to new markets that Romney advocates for. And wasn’t Romney’s Bain Capital an innovator in real, not made up, movement of jobs to China anyway?
The stark reality for a Republican presidential candidate is that he or she cannot win a national election anymore running on the GOP platform. They will lose on the issues in such a case. So we have seen Bush, McCain and now Romney dissemble in order to attempt to win.
But Romney has entered uncharted territory when it comes to mendacity. He and his campaign are lying with abandon and without shame.
The Romney philosophy is lying doesn’t matter, because the victor can dictate what the truth is.
You can read the entire post here.
I keep asking myself how this election could be (reportedly) so close. There should be no contest, none. I mean, come on, which candidate is more qualified? The one who is presidential? Or the two-faced, Romnesiacal liar?
The contrast couldn’t be clearer. You can vote for this man:
Or the inveterate liar:
Pool reporter at Romney campaign event asked 5 times if he would eliminate FEMA/how he’d handle agency. “He ignored the questions.”
— Ram Ramgopal (@RamCNN) October 30, 2012
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