20 June 2012

Romney ad "misquotes" Obama

...by which I mean "lies," of course, but I'm just using the language that ABC did in their article on the blatant falsification of history in which Romney participated.

Yes, the article's from November, but I just read about it today. The internet is a weird place.

From the article!
The Romney video uses footage from Obama’s trip to New Hampshire in 2008. In the ad, text rolls over the screen reading, “On October 16, 2008, Barack Obama visited New Hampshire. He promised he would fix the economy. He failed.”

As video footage shows vacated business and foreclosed homes, Obama can be heard saying, “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”

But the ad does not make clear that in the speech Obama was actually quoting an aide to his Republican opponent at the time,  Sen. John McCain.

The Romney campaign did not deny that it took the president’s words out of context and even provided Obama’s full quote in a press release accompanying the ad: “Senator McCain’s campaign actually said, and I quote, if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”
Yeah. So you've taken a quote that was from a McCain aide, gotten a recording of Obama saying it, and put it in Obama's mouth. Good freaking job.

Family values, my ass.

No comments: