Remember when a desperate Mitt Romney put out an ad saying Obama sold Chrysler to Italians who were moving jobs to China? Yeah. Those were the days.
Specifically, the Romney lie that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China is the super special something that finally got over 47% of the vote for Romney. Yes, he wins Lie of the Year from PolitiFact!
The factcheckers at PolitiFact note with what seems like incredulity, “they stood by the claim, even as the media and the public expressed collective outrage against something so obviously false.”
I say, hey factcheckers, this is nothing! You should have heard what he said about women in binders. Okay, well, we are not corporations so our denials are not as serious.
They continue, “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.”
Yes, a flood of negative press rained down on Romney because he lied about a corporation. That is a no-no in America. You may lie about union members, gays, women, Hispanics, black people, and just about anyone else (but not conservatives or white men) but you may not lie about a corporation. It’s in the Bible (where it also says greed is one of the seven sins).
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