"Lie Of The Year" Was Lie Of The Year

The Romney campaign last November ran ads that the Obama administration "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China." 

It was pounced on as false by the old media. The Tampa Bay Times called it "Lie of the Year"

Well suuuprise, suuprise, suuuprise. Reuters reported Jan. 17 Fiat sees at least 100,000 Jeeps made in China in 2014.

Why do the Republicans even give these dinosaurs the time of day? Why do they let them moderate their debates? They have not an ounce of credibility.

In Pennsylvania -- a state at this moment controlled by Republicans -- these propagandists are subsidized by state mandates requiring things like municipal bids, new ordinances and county sheriff sales to be advertised in them -- at inflated cost it should be noted -- at taxpayer expense.

The information could be disseminated much more cheaply and efficiently on government websites. It would be searchable and available to those who don't subscribe to the paper of records, and it would be in  easily accessed archives for those interested in keeping tabs on such things.

Why has this not been done? What would Rahm Emanuel do? What do people think the Republicans are the stupid party?


 

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  • 1/19/2013 11:35 PM Liz wrote:
    The Romney campaign last November ran ads that the Obama administration "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China." No what the Romney campaign was saying. They were saying jobs for building jeeps was going to be moved to China. Telling the workers here that they would lose their jobs. The truth is they are building new plants in China to build Jeeps not taking our jobs.
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    1. 1/20/2013 9:35 AM Bill Lawrence wrote:
      So you are saying that all the Jeeps being built in Ohio are solely for domestic use?
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    2. 1/21/2013 5:29 PM Robert Lawrence wrote:
      I just watched the ad. The quote is accurate "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China." and was known to be true when the ad was released.

      It is probably a wise business decision for Fiat to open a Jeep factory in China. It does not bode well for the American unionized automobile factory worker.

      You can see how the unions felt about Boeing opening a second Dreamliner plant in right-to-work South Carolina.

      It is very Orwellian to brandish an ad as the "Lie of the Year", because of a true statement.
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  • 1/22/2013 5:48 AM Liz wrote:
    You are missing the point. The truth about the Fiat report was that they were going to produce Jeeps in China. The lie was that they were taking away jobs in Ohio. This lie lost Ohio for Romney. Even when it was clear that he was wrong he continued to run that ad. Who will vote for such an outright lair for President. And you wonder why he lost.
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    1. 1/22/2013 10:57 AM Robert Lawrence wrote:
      You are missing the point.

      The truth is that the ad said "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China."

      The lie is that the ad said they were taking away jobs in Ohio.

      Watch the ad.
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