Oh, THAT’S rich
Today, the Obama campaign did a full-court press on Romney’s offshore tax havens where he hides money to reduce his taxes significantly. We’ll have more to say about that in upcoming posts but, in an act of utter GOPocrisy, Romney campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul went on a whining spree about the Obama campaign going negative.
This, from a campaign that has done NOTHING but negative attacks on the president.
President Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney have been proven false time and again. As job growth slows, manufacturing activity stalls, and our economy continues to sputter, President Obama knows he can’t make a legitimate argument for another term in office, so instead he is trying to tear down his opponent.
First of all, as Jed Lewison from Daily Kos (who has been on FIRE lately) points out, “proven false time and time again” is a complete lie. Romney won’t release tax information that would allow that to happen.
Proven false? By who? And, given that Mitt Romney still refuses to release his tax returns before 2010, by what? Everything else in that statement is misdirection. There’s a reason Mitt Romney isn’t releasing those tax returns, and until he does there’s no way his campaign can make the claim that concerns about what may lurk in those documents have been “proven false.” They haven’t.
Second, a most importantly, Romney’s campaign is nothing but negative attacks on the president. He has given no concrete proposals, offered no coherent plans for creating jobs and hasn’t landed on solid ground on any issue you care to mention. It’s non-stop, 24-7 “Obama sucks and I’m not Obama so vote for me”. Period.
Let’s not forget, even in other countries they’re starting to notice that Romney is setting a new low for lying.
Granted, presidential candidates are no strangers to disingenuous or overstated claims; it’s pretty much endemic to the business. But Romney is doing something very different and far more pernicious. Quite simply, the United States has never been witness to a presidential candidate, in modern American history, who lies as frequently, as flagrantly and as brazenly as Mitt Romney.
Add this to the pile.
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