Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mitt Romney- Liar...Today's Example

                                                        Mitt Romney, Professional Liar

Well, here we go again.

Here's what Mitt had to say about Obama today, in his never-ending quest to lie his way into the White House:

"That stimulus he put in place, it didn't help private sector jobs, it helped preserve government jobs, and the one place we should have cut back was on government jobs. We have a 145,000 more government workers under this president. Let's send them home and put you back to work!"

Naturally, coming from Mitt Romney, this is totally false.  As usual, he is screaming out the standard right wing lie that the Obama stimulus did not generate a single private sector job.  Here's the truth, from FactCheck.org:

"...the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report in August that said the stimulus bill has "[l]owered the unemployment rate by between 0.7 percentage points and 1.8 percentage points" and "[i]ncreased the number of people employed by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million."

If you care to read this in the original form, with data, here is the actual CBO report.  We don't tell lies here at Green Eagle, and we are happy to cite our sources.

Now about Romney's other lie, that we have 145,000 more government workers under Obama, playing into the endless Republican claims that Democrats are responsible for increasing the size of government.  In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, since Obama signed the stimulus into law, government employment has decreased by 608,000.

And meanwhile, what about the great job-creator Mitt Romney's success in generating jobs as governor of Massachusetts?  Here's a comment on that, from the Wall Street Journal:

"The Republican contender was the governor of Massachusetts from January 2003 to January 2007. And during that time, according to the U.S. Labor Department, the state ranked 47th in the entire country in jobs growth. Fourth from last. 

The only ones that did worse? Ohio, Michigan and Louisiana. In other words, two rustbelt states and another that lost its biggest city to a hurricane.

The Massachusetts jobs growth over that period, a pitiful 0.9%, badly lagged other high-skill, high-wage, knowledge economy states like New York (2.7%), California (4.7%) and North Carolina (7.6%). 

The national average: More than 5%."

On this subject, we have the classic Romney tactic that we see on issue after issue:  Bald faced lies belittling his opponent's record, coupled with bald faced lies attempting to put a positive spin on his own record.  The fact is, the Obama stimulus was highly successful in generating jobs and averting a total depression, while Romney was a miserable failure at job creation in his time as Governor of Massachusetts.

Romney and his surrogates are, of course, screaming that drawing attention to his record is some sort of dirty campaign trick.  And when that doesn't work, they are resorting to one of the most ludicrous claims in history:  that Romney's jobs record in Massachusetts doesn't count, because he inherited a bad economy.  This is, perhaps, one of the great examples of Republican chutzpah of all time.

Well, I'm afraid that I will be compelled in the next few months to point out this same stance on issue after issue:  A mass of lies from Romney about both Obama's record and his own, delivered with such unconcern for the truth that, after a while, you have to start wondering just how much of a psychopath we are dealing with here.  Get ready; it's only going to get worse, with the most abominable lies only coming in the last two months of the campaign, when the low information voters finally tune in.


And I hope I am not stretching your patience to add one more comment to this post:  I am not a professional historian or a researcher.  I have a full time job, and what facts I can dig up I find in my spare time, with the help of Google.  The Republicans' feigned ignorance of the most basic information about the state of our nation today could be remedied with a few minutes work.  They simply do not care about the truth, because it stands in the way of their endless struggle to slake their own greed and hatred.  They do not have a shred of concern for the damage that they do to others, as long as they get what they want; and it is, consequently, hardly surprising that they have chosen as their champion a man who made himself fantastically rich by destroying the livelihoods of thousands of other Americans.

12 comments:

Poll P. said...

And I can't forbear to point out that this shape-shifter of a mendacious deceiver, comes from a culture adept in re-writing history to suit its present purposes. He learned to lie in church!

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgbCtHV2cA8&feature=related

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=G44NCvNDLfc

Grung_e_Gene said...

If Republicans didn't have lies all they would have is their rank bigotry and putrid racism...

Murr Brewster said...

I am rather looking forward to a head-to-head confrontation, whatever form that will take, between Romney and Obama.

Green Eagle said...

Once again, the asshole Anonymous wants to waste our time, posting two videos, one by Jon Voight, a man so loathsome that his own daughter hasn't spoken to him in decades, the other more bullshit from Congressional Republicans, and neither one of which has a damned thing to say about the clear, sourced evidence I presented here that A) Obama has done a great job at creating employment, while Romney as governor of Massachusetts did a terrible job; and B) Romney is a liar of the worst sort.

Why don't you try dealing with the facts for once in your life, instead of posting meaningless videos?

Grung_e_Gene said...

Actors should shut up about their politics! That's what we Liberals always hear about Sean Penn and Tim Robbins. Laura Ingraham wrote a book entitled, Shut Up and Sing!

But if the actor happens to be a Conservative? In that case, Fox News and Right Wing Seditious Anti-American Traitors demand the actor in question get to voice "their" opinions, which, of course, just happen to coincide with the Republican Party Platforms of Deception, Theft, Wage Slavery, Rape and Murder.

the yellow fringe said...

Romney was in Craig Colorado on the 29th in a coal mining community pandering to those who want to see more fossil fuel used and an end to alternatives Rummie said "no clean energy jobs exist in the state".

Your bullshit alarm oughta be shriking like the girls showering at the Bates Motel. Craig's mayor and the city finance director fired back after Rummie left noting 70,000 in Colorado work directly or indirectly in the clean energy jobs, many in Craig.

Peabody bussed 148 coal miners to the appearance and paid them overtime wages for the day.

Curt said...

Another great piece G.E.

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha

Anonymous said...

and hahahahaha

But we are heading in the right direction. Actually we need to head in the "Right" direction

Green Eagle said...

Perhaps you would like to know what Anonymous linked to with the comment "hahahahahah"

It was a Huffington Post article entitled "Record Year for Gay Murders."

Care to tell us what is so funny about this, you cowardly jerk who hides behind the name Anonymous?