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Lie of the Year: the Romney campaign's ad on Jeeps made in China


See? Do something often enough you get really good at it!

It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign — that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep’s parent company gave a quick and clear denial, Mitt Romney repeated it and his campaign turned it into a TV ad.

And they stood by the claim, even as the media and the public expressed collective outrage against something so obviously false.

People often say that politicians don’t pay a price for deception, but this time was different: A flood of negative press coverage rained down on the Romney campaign, and he failed to turn the tide in Ohio, the most important state in the presidential election.

PolitiFact has selected Romney’s claim that Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs as the 2012 Lie of the Year.


PhotOH! The story of the night, Chrysler edition




VIDEO: Romney manages to unite corporate America and unions with his false Jeep ad


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: Fact checkers break down Mitt Romney's misleading and false Jeep ad. Romney is desperate and deceptive in Ohio.

President Bill Clinton called Romney’s Jeep Ad the “biggest load of bull in the world.”

A Chrysler executive called out Donald Trump's lies about sending Jeep productionto China by saying, “You are full of sh**!”

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?


VIDEO: "We know the truth, Mitt"


This ad hitting Mitt Romney's persistent lying about Jeep production moving to China will air in Ohio and Michigan.

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.


Romney's Jeep lie outdoes Richard Nixon in the mendacity dep't.


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.

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