Romney Camp: We’ll Continue Lying, Because It’s Working

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    Aug 29, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    The campaign of Mitt Romney said bluntly Tuesday that they were going to continue running untruthful ads about President Barack Obama, because the ads are working.

    Despite universal agreement among independent fact-checkers that Romney is lying about Obama’s welfare policy, Romney campaign pollster Neil Newhouse said that wouldn’t deter the campaign.

    “Fact checkers come to this with their own sets of thoughts and beliefs, and we’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers,” Newhouse told BuzzFeed.

    Romney strategist Ashley O’Connor agreed, telling ABC News that the ad was “new information.”

    The “new information” in the ad is that Obama plans to eliminate work requirements added to welfare in the 1996 reform law signed by President Bill Clinton. This information is new to voters because it is flatly untrue; the Obama administration is simply not doing what the Romney campaign claims they are doing.

    The Obama administration has offered waivers that would allow states some flexibility in setting rules for welfare. These waivers were requested by both Democratic and Republican governors, who are looking for new ways to move people from welfare to work in a stagnant economy. Bob Haskins, who worked as a Republican staffer for welfare policy during the Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Clinton administrations, told NPR flatly, “There’s no plausible scenario under which [Obama's policy] really constitutes a serious attack on welfare reform.”

    Nevertheless, the Romney campaign has gone ahead with the ads, which claim that Obama has simply eliminated the work requirement for welfare.

    Read more: this one by by Jeff Fecke


    This lie about Obama cutting out the work for welfare requirement is an obvious lie but it is working.

    Don't we deserve a media that's on the side of truthfull disclosure for the public good instead one that keeps giving the damn lies 'air time' much more so than the facts. This is an insult to Americans inteligence, but do we collectively demand better ? Doesn't seem like it to me !!

    Maybe we're getting what we ask for, I don't know, Anyone got any ideas on why so many lies are promoted but the facts are buried? Is it that most of the money is behind the lies for an agenda as apposed to money behind the truth ? what do you think ?

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    Aug 29, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    “A little distortion. A bit of oppo jiu-jitsu.
    “But why stop there? Why not go whole hog and just make stuff up?”

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    Aug 29, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    Amazing isn't it?

    They should play Circus music whenever he comes on screen
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    Aug 30, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    "Bush Senior Adviser, as reported by Ron Suskind:
    The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who 'believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'
    I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off.
    'That's not the way the world really works anymore,' he continued. 'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'
    From: Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush"

    We can expect the above from Romney because most of his advisors are left over Bushies