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Rommey’s Deception

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Last week, the Romney/ Ryan campaign once again proved that their primary strategy for this election is deception.

At a campaign rally in Ohio, a key battleground state and a major beneficiary of the 2009 auto bailout, Governor Romney informed the crowd of a story he had read earlier that day; stating “that one of the great manufacturers of this state, Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China.”  This was of course, far from accurate and a complete distortion of the article he was referring to, written in Bloomberg News.

Not only does Jeep have zero intention of moving all production from the U.S. to China, it has added about 7,000 jobs in North American since 2009.  In actuality, the article in which Romney was referring to, explains that Chrysler, who owns Jeep, would be reopening its plants in China due to the increase in demand of Chinese costumers, never implying they were halting American production.

Executive, Gualberto Ranieri at Chrysler was quick to respond with a statement denouncing Romney’s dishonesty, saying “Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China…  A careful and unbiased reading of the Bloomberg take would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments.”

What did Romney do next?  Apologize for his misrepresentation?  No.  Pretend that he had never made those comments and move on?  No.

Instead, he began airing an ad making the exact same accusation.

If Governor Romney would decide to run a commercial reiterating a fact he had already been publically ostracized for stating, one can only wonder what ethical decisions he would make as President.

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  1. I will admit, the recent Romney TV ad is decieving…. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/so-whats-the-deal-with-that-romney-jeep-ad-that-has-the-left-so-annoyed/ while what he specifically said is technically true, it’s definitely decieving.

    But there’s no way in this world you can say the Romney campaign is dishonest, without talking about the Obama campaign. You want an example of an Obama ad that’s more decieving than this one? How about and Obama ad that is an outright undeniable flat out LIE?

    Obama Ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-GBGIFdahSo

    Miners’ response to ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9oE1O38-IIE

    Full story: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/coal-miners-release-scathing-ad-accusing-obama-of-lies-when-referencing-them/

    There you go….not a misinterpretation, not a deception, a LIE.

    As this article says about Romney, let’s turn it around on Obama:

    “What did [Obama] do next? Apologize for his misrepresentation? No. Pretend that he had never made those comments and move on? No. Instead, he [continued to air the same ad].”

    and the interesting other statement made in this article turned around:

    “If President Obama would decide to run a commercial reiterating a fact [LIE] he had already been publically ostracized for stating, one can only wonder what ethical decisions he would make as President.” …or one can only wonder what ethical decisions he has already made as President or has allowed his admin to make…..don’t get me started on Libya….

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  2. pbhatt2

    Basically they’ve both lied, so what I’m hearing is, “who’s a bigger liar”? If we don’t like their policies there are other candidates (3rd Party). But for me, Ron Paul is the most honest politician out there, I’m voting for him (and yes I know he dropped his campaign)

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