Nice ad, too bad it’s built on a blatant lie (Alternate title: A Mitt Romney ad)

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 @ 6:49 pm | Politics

So look at what Obama said:

Then look at the ad Mitt Romney has released, editing out-of-context the phrase “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” where “that” unequivocally refers to the American “system,” and “roads and bridges.

So the question is, did the guy in this ad get the full quote, or just the Romney-ed version? Because he should care about being lied to. And if he did see the full quote, expressing a sentiment that Mitt Romney repeated almost word for word himself just days later, while attacking Obama, then there you have a case study in completely fake winger sentiment. How earnest he is! I’m proud of the guy for what he accomplished, but guess what? So’s Barack Obama, and he said nothing less.

The only remaining question is who’s lowering themselves to the other’s level, Mitt Romney or the GOP base?

-hw

P.S. More questions: Are we to believe that maybe Republicans do think they personally built the roads they drive on? Or the Internet they’re spreading this smear around on?

UPDATE: Remember, Romney did this before. This counter-attack, once again, applies:

9 Responses to “Nice ad, too bad it’s built on a blatant lie (Alternate title: A Mitt Romney ad)”

  1. Liberals are in denial Says:

    Obama policy sucks and you can’t defend it.

  2. Henry Whistler Says:

    A troll-says-what?

  3. Phoenician in a time of Romans Says:

    Look on the bright side – this is all RMoney has left. Seriously, his whole schtick has been “I’m a businessman” and now that’s been turned against him.

    I hope Team Obama keeps kicking his ass about those tax returns from now until the next century.

  4. George Says:

    Look on the liberal side (tunnel vision) – this is all Iowaliberal.com has left. Seriously, their whole schtick has been “We can’t defend Obama’s record so we have to lie about Romney’s record.”

    It’s the classic, tear the opposition down because it’s too hard to come up with something positive about the liberal guy, approach.

    You guys are pathetic.

  5. Henry Whistler Says:

    Except we’re quite happy to defend Obama’s record, and you come in here repeatedly with nothing to say about Mitt Romney’s record, trying your best to tear Obama down by associating the economy that Obama was given after eight years of Bush tax cuts and deregulation, the economy that Republicans have sabotaged at every step of Obama’s entire term, the economy that has improved with each Obama measure that has passed, as something for which Obama MUST BE FIRED FOR, with zero explanation as to why Romney is better for the country than Obama.

    I mean, really, is it necessary to always accuse your opponent of what you yourself are doing? You do realize that projection signals your own weakness, and is not a valid tactic in itself, right?

    Tear down Obama, refuse to talk about Romney, every day from the Coralville Courier crowd. Don’t you wish you had a candidate you could stand behind, like I do?

  6. George Says:

    All the best you seem to be able to do is make excuses for yourself and your candidate of choice.

    The reality: 8+% unemployment for what now, 41 consecutive months? Record deficit spending and national debt, a military spread too thin, to sum – we have a nation in decline. That’s the legacy of Barack Obama. He hasn’t fixed anything, he’s made things worse across the board.

  7. Henry Whistler Says:

    There’s you doing exactly what I said you do. A string of assertions, no argument because you can’t make one and prefer to keep repeating yourself like a troll working for the Romney campaign for free.

    Obama spread the military too thin? That’s pretty rich considering he ended the unnecessary war your beloved George W. Bush got us into. How so? Can you explain?

    Obama made the economy worse? How so? Tea Party obstructionism has prevented Obama from doing much beyond extending the payroll tax cut. Obama has a jobs bill that economists say would create jobs ready to go. When will Republicans pass it?

    Obama literally saved the auto industry. The stimulus kept unemployment two percent lower. When he can act, he helps.

    When he’s prevented from acting, Republicans use the results to blame him.

    Hmmm, Republicans have an incentive to hurt the economy it seems. Hurt the country, lie to the people…

    Don’t you babble about honor quite a bit? What’s honorable about sabotaging the country then pointing the finger elsewhere?

  8. Phoenician in a time of Romans Says:

    He hasn’t fixed anything, he’s made things worse across the board.

    Ahem – http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/business/economy/28bailout.html

    —-
    In a new paper, the economists argue that without the Wall Street bailout, the bank stress tests, the emergency lending and asset purchases by the Federal Reserve, and the Obama administration’s fiscal stimulus program, the nation’s gross domestic product would be about 6.5 percent lower this year.

    In addition, there would be about 8.5 million fewer jobs, on top of the more than 8 million already lost; and the economy would be experiencing deflation, instead of low inflation.
    —-

    That would be Princeton professor Alan S. Blinder and chief economist at Moody’s Analytics Mark Zandi making that statement.

    Rather than some twerp who enjoys looking like an idiot on the Internet.

  9. Henry Whistler Says:

    Pho, how dare you provide evidence!