View Full Version : GOP frontrunner follies...

07-01-2011, 05:07 PM
Romney sorta takes back his claim that Obama made the economy worse, by denying he ever said any such thing.

The problem is he just said that exact claim several times very recently, and they're all on video (w/audio).

Clumsy liar.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> July 01, 2011 4:00 PM Dems hit Romney for comical flip-flop

For weeks, one of the driving messages of Mitt Romneyís presidential campaign has been that President Obama made the economy worse, not better. The argument is a demonstrable lie, but Romney has repeated it over and over again anyway.

Yesterday, asked to defend his bogus claim, Romney flip-flopped: ďI didnít say that things are worse.Ē

Jamelle Bouie had a good take on this:

Compared to this, Michele Bachmannís John Quincy Adams gaffe isnít even worth a mention. Not only did Romney lie about Obamaís handling of the economy, but then ó once caught in the lie ó he lied again. Whatís more, he backed down from the core message of his campaign, and ceded a tremendous amount of ground to the president. For the front-runner in a presidential nomination contest, itís an extremely amateur performance.

Well said. Lying about lying, on camera, isnít just foolish, itís amateurish. Lying about lying on the campaignís central economic argument offers a reminder that Mitt Romney probably isnít quite ready for prime time. (Remember, the guy is one-for-three in seeking public office. A natural candidate he isnít.)

The DNC is pouncing on Romneyís latest mistake, and unveiled this video this afternoon.

DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse said in a statement, ďThe fact is that Mitt Romney was plain wrong on the economy, and instead of admitting it, he is compounding the problem by making another ridiculously false statement. Mitt Romney has a well-deserved reputation for flip-flopping and misleading voters about his previous statements and positions - but this really takes the cake. Not only can you not count on Mitt Romney to stand by what he said in the last campaign or in the last year ó you literally canít count on him to stand by what he said in the same week. The only question now is: what will Mitt Romney say tomorrow?Ē

Actually, that need not be a rhetorical question. If I had to put money on it, Iíd wager that Romney flips back to his original position, and again tries to once again say Obama made things worse. Indeed, he probably canít stick to this new line, since it would mean Romney has to admit that Obama made the economy better, and thatís not a line Romney wants to make.

Indeed, as of right now, it appears that Romneyís new is that the economy is stll in bad shape, but Obama didnít make things worse. Behold, the GOP frontrunner.</div></div>

DNC video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I18uThm8sTA&feature=player_embedded

07-02-2011, 01:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Clumsy liar. </div></div>


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">SCHIEFFER: I want to ask you about something else. A lot of your critics say you have been very fast and loose with the truth. You know, the po-- PolitiFact, which is a website that won a Pulitzer, did an analysis of twenty-three statements that you made recently. Of these twenty-three, only one they said was completely true. Seven they call pants on fire kind of falsehoods. Four were barely true and two were half truths. How do you answer that criticism? <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Because hereís one of them, you know, <u>you said on the record there had been only one offshore oil drilling permit during the Obama administration and, in fact at that time they had been two hundred and seventy. How do you explain that?</u></span>

BACHMANN: Well, you know, I think that what is clear more than anything is the fact that President Obama does -- has not been issuing the permits, that he should have been issuing on offshore drilling thatís--

SCHIEFFER: Well, itís more than three hundred now.

BACHMANN: Well -- </div></div>

CBS' Bob Schieffer calls out Bachmann for her lies on 'Face The Nation'. She responds by prevaricating. (http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/cbs-bob-schieffer-calls-out-bachmann)

Mitch M is also a serial liar, much like the whole GOP leadership.


07-02-2011, 02:51 AM
Romney is Obama-lite.

What was your point?

07-02-2011, 06:25 PM
Romney is Obama-lite.

What was your point?

That the GOP will try to beat Obama with Obama Lite, who has already trashed his brand over this and the last race he ran for president. The right is all over this problem with Romney, that he's simply been for and against everything, just not all at once (although sometimes quickly in succession). This hasn't gone unnoticed.

It's been said by many acute observers of politics that when the electorate faces a choice between the real thing and the pretend thing, or thing-lite, or faux thing, they will take the real thing.

07-02-2011, 07:10 PM
Actually ... the Obamedia is trying to push Robomney as the candidate with the best chance of beating Obama, when in fact he is the least likely to win.

07-03-2011, 11:20 AM
InTrade has him leading as well, and that is independent people making a market in order to bet on the winner.

Winning the money race.

I'm thinking he really is the favorite for the nomination. The election? Not so much.