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Posted on June 23, 2012 by Jueseppi B.
Not everything Mitt Romney says is on the level. Scratch that…NOTHING Mitt Romney says is on the level….scratch that….Mitt Romney Is a Lyin Prick.
Much Thanks to Rachel Maddow & Steve Benen for compiling this never-ending list.
The Lies of Mitt Willard Romney…..ALL Of Them: Oh yeah….immediately following each lie, is the true fact that disputes each Mitt Willard Romney lie. All 344 lies.
He’s lying; the president never apologized for America. Romney knows this, but he keeps making the claim anyway.
2. Romney on Fox News on Tuesday: “I’ve still got the same positions on the issues I had four years ago. My record as governor and my positions are pretty darn conservative.”
That’s not even close to being true.
Actually, no, he didn’t.
5. Romney in a new campaign ad airing in South Carolina: “The National Labor Relations Board, now stacked with union stooges selected by the president, says to a free enterprise like Boeing, ‘You can’t build a factory in South Carolina, because South Carolina is a right-to-work state.’ That is simply un-American. It’s political payback of the worst kind.”
Romney has said this before, and he’s been told every time,he’s lying.
Honorable mention: Romney continues to make wildly misleading comments about the president’s jobs record, too.
The hosts of CBS’s “The Early Show” this week seemed taken aback when Newt Gingrich called Romney “a liar,” prompting the disgraced former House Speaker to say they shouldn’t be “shocked” given Romney’s constant dishonesty.
As lists like these help demonstrate, Gingrich has a point.
January 13, 2012:
1. Romney told voters in New Hampshire, “I know what it’s like to worry whether you’re gonna get fired. There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip.”
2. Romney argued in a debate, “[W]hat unfortunately happens is with all the multiplicity of federal programs, you have massive overhead, with government bureaucrats in Washington administering all these programs, very little of the money that’s actually needed by those that really need help, those that can’t care for themselves, actually reaches them.”
This is the exact opposite of the truth.
3. After winning the New Hampshire primary, Romney said of the president, “He lost our AAA credit rating.”
In reality, it was congressional Republicans who were responsible for the downgrade.
4. In the same speech, Romney said of Obama, “He apologizes for America”
5. Romney told a debate audience why he didn’t seek re-election as governor: “That would be about me. I was tryin’ to help get the state in best shape as I possibly could. Left the world of politics, went back into business.”
He’s lying — Romney didn’t re-enter the private sector after leaving the governor’s office; he transitioned to a presidential campaign.
6. Romney talked about savings he’d find in the budget: “[T]he number one to cut is Obamacare. That saves $95 billion a year.”
Actually, that’s backwards. Repealing the Affordable Care Act would cost the nation billions and increase the deficit.
7. Romney argued that the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory bill “makes it harder for community banks to make loans.”
8. Romney argued during a debate, “[I]n the business I had, we invested in over 100 different businesses and net-net, taking out the ones where we lost jobs and those that we added, those businesses have now added over 100,000 jobs.
9. After being pressed on ads being run by his Super PAC, Romney said, “With regards to their ads, I haven’t seen ‘em.”
Romney then proceeded to recite the attacks in the ad, almost verbatim, making clear he’d both seen and memorized the ad.
10. Campaigning in New Hampshire, Romney insisted “European-style welfare” countries end up with a system that “creates poverty.”
Not only is that wrong, but when asked to support his statement, Romney lied and pretended he never said it.
So far, the political world has been reluctant to call Romney out on his dishonesty, and some even seem taken abackwhen others, including Republicans, accuse the former governor of being deceitful.
January 20, 2012:
1. “The president is planning on cutting $1 trillion out of military spending.”
That’s a Romney favorite, but it’s not at all accurate.
2. “This president has opened up no new markets for American goods around the world in his three years, even as European nations and China have opened up 44.”
That’s not even close to being true.
3. “We’ve got a president in office three years, and he does not have a jobs plan yet. I’ve got one out there already and I’m not even president, yet.”
This one actually includes multiple lies.
4. “Our navy is smaller than it’s been since 1917.”
That’s wildly misleading and intended to deceive.
5. “[D]on’t forget who it was that cut Medicare by $500 billion. And that was President Obama, to pay for Obamacare.”
As Romney almost certainly knows, that’s just not true.
6. “I went off on my own. I didn’t inherit money from my parents.”
Yes, actually, he did.
7. “While we’ve got $15 trillion of debt, [the president] said, ‘Look, I’m going to put another $1 trillion of debt for Obamacare.’”
That’s demonstrably ridiculous. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t add to the debt, it cuts the debt by hundreds of billions of dollars.
8. “I stood as a pro-life governor and that’s why the Massachusetts Pro-Life Family Association supported my record as governor, endorsed my record as governor.”
Actually, Romney was a pro-choice governor until late in his term (right around the time he decided he’s run for president as a culture warrior), and when he was endorsed by the Massachusetts Pro-Life Family Association, Romneyforcefully rejected their support.
9. “I’m concerned about the poor in this country. We have to make sure the safety net is strong and able to help those who can’t help themselves. I’m not terribly worried about the very wealthiest in our society; they’re doing just fine.”
10. Romney described himself as “someone who’s lived in the real streets of America.”
It’s unclear what constitutes a “real” street in Romney’s mind, but given his wealth and background, this is, at a minimum, entirely misleading.
Feb 3, 2012:
1. Romney claimed President Obama “went before the United Nations” and “said nothing about thousands of rockets being rained in on Israel from the Gaza Strip.”
True or false? The claim isn’t even closeto being right.
2. Romney said Democrats “passed Dodd-Frank,” which “has made it almost impossible for community banks.”
True or false? He’s has said this before, and it’s still completely untrue.
3. Romney continues to insist, “Our Navy is now smaller than any time since 1917.”
True or false? It’s one of his favorite talking points, but it’s wildly misleading.
4. Romney boasted, “I did not inherit what my wife and I have, nor did she. What I was able to build, I built the old-fashioned way, by earning it, by working hard.”
True or false? In reality, he inherited quite a bit from his wealthy, powerful parents.
5. Attacking Newt Gingrich, Romney said of House Republicans, “They also took a vote, and 88 percent of Republicans voted to reprimand the speaker, and he did resign in disgrace after that.”
True or false? That’s not really what happened.
6. Romney said, “We have $15 trillion of debt. We’re headed to a Greece- type collapse, and he adds another trillion [dollars] on top for Obamacare and for his stimulus plan that didn’t create private-sector jobs.”
7. Describing his state-based health-care law, Romney said, “At the time we crafted it, I was asked time and again, ‘Is this something that you would have the federal government do?’ I said absolutely not. I do not support a federal mandate.”
True or false? Reality shows the exact opposite is true.
8. Going after Obama, Romney said, “[W]e shouldn’t forget that for two years, this President had a Congress that could do everything he wanted.”
True or false? Republicans love this, but it’s plainly false.
9. Again commenting on Obama’s record, Romney argued, “If you want to get the economy going, lower corporate tax rates. He’s raised them.”
True or false? It’s one of the more transparent lies Romney has told.
10. Asked about his investments in Freddie Mac, Romney told Fox News, “My investments, of course, are managed not by me. For the last 10 years they’ve been guided and managed by a trustee, they’re in a blind trust. And the trustee invested in mutual funds and so forth and apparently one of the funds had Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac bonds.”
True or false? He’s lying again.
11. Romney argued, “I didn’t get involved in politics early in my life,” adding he didn’t “politically involved” until after he ran the 2002 Olympics.
True or false? Romney ran for the U.S. Senate in 1994. He might remember spending $7 million of his own money on the race.
12. Asked to explain his 1992 vote in a Democratic primary, Romney said, “I’ve never voted for a Democrat when there was a Republican on the ballot.”
True or false? That’s not only untrue, it’s a story Romney has changed literally five times.
13. After winning the Florida primary, Romney argued, “On one of the most personal matters of our lives, our health care, President Obama would turn decision making over to government bureaucrats.”
True or false? Even for Romney, this is kind of dishonesty is just brazen.
14. After receiving Donald Trump’s endorsement yesterday, Romney, commenting on President Obama and the economy, said, “He’s frequently telling us that he did not cause the recession, and that’s true. But he made it worse.”
True or false? Not only is the economy much stronger than it was, evenMitt Romney himself has repeatedly said the economy has improved since Obama took office.
Jon Chait noted last week that Romney appears to be “an audacious liar,” adding, “Even by the standards of politicians, Romney seems unusually prone to dishonesty.”
Feb 10, 2012:
1. Romney claimed, “We are the only people on the earth that put our hand over our heart during the playing of the national anthem. It was FDR who asked us to do that, in honor of the blood that was being shed by our sons and daughters in far-off places.”
This is both untrue and rather strange.
2. Romney argued in a speech, “You know, like his colleagues in the faculty lounge, who think they know better, President Obama demonizes and denigrates almost every sector of our economy.”
Asked to back that up, the Romney campaign pointed to President Obama’s criticism of Wall Street recklessness, insurance company abuses, and oil companies. If those three represent “almost every sector of our economy,” then Romney doesn’t understand the private sector as well as he thinks he does.
3. Romney claimed, “Just this last week, this same administration said that in churches and the institutions they run, such as schools and let’s say adoption agencies, hospitals, that they have to provide for their employees, free of charge, contraceptives, morning-after pills — in other words abortive pills and the like at no cost.”
That’s not even close to being an accurate description of the policy.
4. Romney argued, “More Americans have lost their jobs during President Obama’s term than during any other President in modern history.”
That only makes sense if Romney holds the job losses from early 2009 – before Obama could even begin governing in earnest — against him. If you blame the president for job losses that occurred 11 days after his inauguration, then Romney’s claim is sort of true. If you’re willing to be fair, then Romney’s being deliberately misleading.
5. Romney once again insisted this week, “This is a president who began his presidency by apologizing for America.”
That’s a lie. It never happened.
6. Romney claimed, “Three years ago, a newly elected President Obama told America that if Congress approved his plan to borrow nearly a trillion dollars he would hold unemployment below 8 percent.”
7. Romney told supports in Las Vegas that the president told Americans “to skip coming here for conventions and meetings.”
No, Obama actually said, in reference to Wall Street recklessness, “You are not going to be able to give out these big bonuses until you pay taxpayers back. You can’t get corporate jets. You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime. There’s got to be some accountability and some responsibility.”
8. Romney argued, “[O]ne of the most important and personal matters of our lives are our health care, is our health care. President Obama would turn the decision-making over to government bureaucrats.”
No honest evaluation of the Affordable Care Act could lead a literate person to believe this.
9. Romney claimed, “President Obama is shrinking our military.”
Obama has increased defense spending three times in three years. The Pentagon budget is poised to shrink, but Republicans have backed the cuts, and the reductions are to be expected after one war ends and another scales back.
10. Romney told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto he tried to “remove” the contraception mandate in Massachusetts, but the state legislature wouldn’t let him.
Paul Krugman, noting Romney’s dishonesty, recently said the Republican presidential candidate “seems confident that he will pay no price for making stuff up.” Given the frequency with which he repeats falsehoods, it seems clear Krugman was right.
Feb 17, 2012:
1. At CPAC, Romney vowed, “I will finally balance the American budget, and as I’m sure you know, that will start with the easiest cut of all: I will eliminate Obamacare.”
This is just bizarre. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit considerably; trying to balance the budget by killing the law is ridiculous.
2. Also at CPAC, Romney promised, “I will cut off funding for the United Nations Population Fund which supports China’s barbaric one-child policy.”
This is a common lie on the right, but UNFPA does not support the one-child policy, and cutting off funding for the fund — a fund that enjoyed broad, bipartisan support as recently as Bush’s first term — would be a real example of barbarism.
3. In trying to lower expectations, Romney claimed he won the Michigan primary in 2008 “by two points,” adding, “[I]t was pretty darned close.”
In reality, Romney won Michigan by more than nine points.
4. In a statement, Romney claimed, “This week, President Obama will release a budget that won’t take any meaningful steps toward solving our entitlement crisis. The president has failed to offer a single serious idea to save Social Security and is the only president in modern history to cut Medicare benefits for seniors.”
Not only does the second sentence contradict the first, but Obama didn’tcut Medicare benefits for seniors.
5. Complaining about the auto industry rescue, Romney claimed, “While a lot of [GM] workers and investors got the short end of the stick, Obama’s union allies — and his major campaign contributors — reaped reward upon reward, all on the taxpayer’s dime.”
That’s really not what happened.
6. Romney claimed this week, “My campaign hasn’t run any negative ads against Rick Santorum.”
Well, that depends on how one defines “campaign.”
7. Trying to take credit for the auto-industry-rescue policy he opposed, Romney claimed “the course I recommended was eventually followed.”
8. Romney said the “real unemployment rate” is actually 15%.
9. On contraception access, Romney’s campaign published an online petition arguing, “The Obama administration is … now using Obamacare to impose a secular vision on Americans who believe that they should not have their religious freedom taken away.”
Feb 24, 2012:
1. Romney told an audience in Arizona this week, in reference to President Obama, “He said he’d cut the deficit in half. He’s doubled it. He’s doubled it.”
For an alleged numbers guy, Romney is either lying or he’s bad at arithmetic. When Obama took office, the deficit was about $1.3 trillion. Last year, it was $1.29 trillion. This year, it’s on track to be about $1.1 trillion. Does Romney not know what “double” means?
2. On health care, Romney argued, “Our bill [Romneycare] was 70 pages; his bill [Obamacare] is 2,700 pages.”
This not just a dumb argument, it’s also not true.
3. On foreign policy, Romney said, “[T]his president should have put in place crippling sanctions against Iran, he did not.”
Actually, he did.
4. Romney claimed that Syria is Iran’s “route to the sea.”
Iran has 1,520 miles of its own coastline – and doesn’t share a border with Syria.
5. Romney boasted, “I also served in the Olympics, balanced a budget there.”
Well, that’s not entirely right. He hired lobbyists to get a taxpayer bailoutfor the Olympics and then balanced the budget.
6. Romney claimed, “You can’t be, I don’t believe, anything but a fiscal conservative and run a business, because if you don’t balance your budget, you go out of business.”
That’s both untrue and ridiculous. Businesses operate in the red all the time, and take out loans for capital improvements, expansions, acquisitions, etc. If Romney’s background is in the private sector, how could he not know this?
7. On contraception access, Romney argued, “I don’t think we’ve seen in the history of this country the kind of attack on religious conscience, religious freedom, religious tolerance that we’ve seen under Barack Obama.”
That’s so ridiculous, even Romney couldn’t actually mean that.
8. Also on contraception access, Romney said, “[The Obama administration is] requiring the Catholic Church to provide for its employees and its various enterprises health care insurance that would include birth control, sterilization and the morning-after pill. Unbelievable.”
Yes, it’s literally unbelievable, because he’s lying: churches are exempt. (He’s also contradicting his own previous position.)
9. On the Affordable Care Act, Romney said, “I will repeal Obamacare for a lot of reasons. One, I don’t want to spend another trillion dollars… Number two, I don’t believe the federal government should cut Medicare by some $500 billion.”
10. On Pentagon spending, Romney claimed, “This is a president who is … cutting our military budget by roughly a trillion dollars.”
That’s not even close to being true.
11. On international affairs, Romney argued about the president, “He decided to give Russia their number one foreign policy objective — removal of our missile defense sites from Eastern Europe — and got nothing in return.”
That’s just not what happened.
12. Romney’s new attack ad says Rick Santorum voted to confirmSupreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Santorum left the Senate in 2006 — three years before Sotomayor’s confirmation. [Update: It looks like the Romney camp played fast and loose on this one, showing Sotomayor with President Obama in 2009 when she was nominated for the Supreme Court, but counting Santorum's vote when Sotomayor was a lower-court nominee. The implication for viewers is that Santorum backed Sotomayor for the high court, which is not true, when he and other Republicans did support her confirmation to a lower court.]
Foreign Policy columnist Michael Cohen noted yesterday that he understands that “politicians mislead and occasionally fib,” but added, “[H]onestly, I’ve never seen anyone do it as brazenly as Mitt Romney.”
Mar 2, 2012:
1. Going after President Obama, Romney told voters this week, “Did you hear this? He believes he ranks among the top four presidents in American history. Can you believe that? I’d find a different spot for him.”
Obama never said this.
2. Romney told Michigan voters about his presence at Detroit’s Golden Jubilee, celebrating the American automobile’s 50th anniversary. Romney said he “probably 4 or something like that” when his dad “had a job being the grandmaster.”
Romney wasn’t born at the time of the event.
3. Referring to the president, Romney argued, “He also promised he’d cut taxes for middle-income Americans. Hasn’t done that, either.”
Actually, Obama has cut middle-class taxes several times over the last three years. If this is supposed to be one of Romney’s key areas of interest, how could he not have noticed this?
4. After winning the Michigan primary, Romney boasted, “[T]here are a lot of people who were saying that if you are running for office you really can’t speak honestly to the American people. Well, we did.”
5. Romney also argued, “This president, by the way, he likes to remind us that he inherited an economy that was in crisis. But he doesn’t like to remind us that he also inherited a Democrat [sic] Congress. He had majorities in both the House and the Senate. He was free to pursue any policy he pleased.”
Mitt Romney, after nearly two decades in electoral politics, has apparently never heard of the filibuster.
6. Romney claimed this week about Obama, “He lost our triple AAA credit rating.”
No, actually, he didn’t.
7. Romney also argued in Michigan, “This president wants to raise your taxes. I’m going to cut them.”
Well, not exactly. Obama only intends to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year, so when Romney says the president wants to raise “your” taxes, unless he’s talking to an audience filled exclusively with the 2% of all income earners — at a Romney event, I suppose that’s possible — he’s lying. As for his vow to “cut” your taxes, the very poor would see their taxes go up under Romney’s tax plan.
8. Romney claimed about the president, “Do you realize after saying that Medicare and Social Security were in trouble, he has yet to offer a single serious proposal for saving Medicare and Social Security?”
Ironically, Romney has also attacked Obama for doing too much to scale back entitlements. He can’t — or at least shouldn’t — have it both ways.
9. Romney boasted this week, “I have a plan to save both [Medicare and Social Security], and unlike [Obama], I have the courage to put my plan on the table.”
No, actually, he doesn’t — at least not yet. Romney has presented no details about his “plan” for Medicare and Social Security.
10. Romney also claimed this week, “My plans will … will not add to our deficit. They will abolish it.”
No serious person could possibly look at Romney’s plan and believe this.
11. Romney argued yesterday, in reference to oil production, “This is a president who`s not been helping the situation. And then he takes his EPA and uses them to try and stifle the development of oil and gas in this country.”
That might make more sense if U.S. oil production under Obama weren’t up so significantly.
12. Romney argued this morning, “You know how many trade agreements this president has negotiated? Zero.”
Panama, Colombia, and South Korea know better.
Newt Gingrich argued this week that Mitt Romney “has a near Pavlovian reflex of lapsing into falsehoods in order to rearrange reality to his liking.” That’s harsh, but hardly unfounded.
Mar 9, 2012:
1. Commenting on his health care reform law in Massachusetts, Romney told voters in Ohio this week, “Early on, we were asked if what you did in Massachusetts should be something you’d have the federal government do? I said no from the very beginning. No. This is designed for our state and our circumstance.”
2. Romney said of President Obama and veterans’ health care, “He’s going after TRICARE. Saying, ‘Ok, we’re going to raise the co-pays. We’re going to cut the benefits.’ Why is it we go after military families?”
This isn’t even remotely accurate.
3. Romney said of Obama this week, “He gave a speech the other day at his State of the Union address. He didn’t even mention the deficit or the debt.”
Obama mentioned the deficit and the debt six times in his State of the Union address.
4. Pretending to understand U.S. policy in Iran, Romney said Obama “failed” to place sanctions on Iran.
That’s the opposite of reality.
5. Also on Iran, Romney said this week that Obama “failed to communicate that military options are on the table” with regards to Iran’s nuclear program.
6. On Tuesday night, Romney said Obama has “doubled” the deficit.
It’s amazing Romney keeps saying this — he’s either lying or he’s bad at arithmetic. When Obama took office, the deficit was about $1.3 trillion. Last year, it was $1.29 trillion. This year, it’s on track to be about $1.1 trillion. Does Romney not know what “double” means?
7. In the same speech, Romney said Obama “lost our AAA credit rating.”
No, actually, he didn’t.
8. In the same speech, Romney argued, “President Obama wants to raise your taxes; I’m going to cut them.”
Actually, Obama only wants to raise taxes on those making over $250,000 a year. Romney proposes massive tax breaks, except for those struggling most — their taxes would go up under Romney’s plan.
9. On Social Security and Medicare, Romney claimed, “I have a plan that saves both of them, and I have the courage to put that plan on the table.”
No, actually, he doesn’t — at least not yet. Romney has presented no details about his “plan” for Medicare and Social Security.
10. Romney told AIPAC that Reagan’s philosophy of “peace through strength” is why “the Iranians released the hostages on the same day and at the same hour that Reagan was sworn in.”
Romney isn’t just lying about what transpired in 1981; he’s making a claim that’s laughably untrue.
Paul Waldman wrote this week, “So here’s my question: Just what will it take for reporters to start writing about the question of whether Mitt Romney is, deep within his heart, a liar?”
Mar 16, 2012:
1. Romney told voters in Mississippi this week, “Don’t forget by the way that this President, how many months ago was it, 37 months ago, told us that if he could borrow $787 billion, almost $1 trillion, he would keep unemployment below 8 percent.”
Putting aside the fact that $787 billion is not “almost $1 trillion,” the “below 8 percent” canard just isn’t true.
2. Romney also told Mississippi Republicans about the president, “He was going to cut the budget deficit in half. He’s doubled it.”
This is one of Romney’s favorite lines, but it’s simply absurd on its face — he’s either lying or he’s bad at arithmetic. When Obama took office, the deficit was about $1.3 trillion. Last year, it was $1.29 trillion. This year, it’s on track to be about $1.1 trillion. Does Romney not know what “double” means? (Even if we believe Romney is confusing the words “deficit” and “debt,” it’s still wrong. The only modern presidents to double the debt on their watch were Reagan and George W. Bush. Obama inherited a $10 trillion debt, and it’s nowhere near $20 trillion.)
3. Going after Rick Santorum this week, Romney said, “This is the guy that voted to fund Planned Parenthood.”
This is wildly dishonest. Not only did Romney fund Planned Parenthood as governor, but during his Senate campaign, Romney attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser (his wife even dropped off a $150 check).
4. Romney argued in a press statement this week that Obama plans to “end Medicare as we know it.”
This is both dishonest and ironic. Obama’s Affordable Care Act strengthens and protects Medicare, while Romney has endorsed Paul Ryan’s House Republican budget plan, which ends Medicare and replaces it with a voucher scheme.
5. Romney mocked Obama this week by arguing, “This is a president who thinks America is doing better.”
You know who agrees with the president? Mitt Romney.
6. On energy policy, Romney said Obama blamed higher gas prices on Republican presidential candidates who “are talking in a very muscular way about Iran and their nuclear program.”
That’s not what Obama said.
7. As Paul Krugman noted, Romney also argued that gasoline prices are high because President Obama won’t allow unrestricted drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
What Romney’s saying just isn’t true.
8. Romney told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, “Time and again, I pointed out I’m not in favor of a health care plan that includes a national mandate.”
Time and again, Romney has said he’s in favor of a health care plan that includes a national mandate.
9. In the same interview, Romney told Kelly, “I believe we should get rid of Obamacare. It’s a disaster. It’s going to cost a $1 trillion-plus.”
No, it won’t. The Affordable Care Act actually cuts the deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars.
10. Romney told Fox News this morning about the president, “It’s hard to create a job if you never had one.”
The economy has created 3.4 million jobs in the last three years. As for Obama “never” having held a job, he’s actually held several — one of which happens to be serving as president of the United States during a time of several crises.
Mar 23, 2012:
1. Romney argued this week, “There’s no question that when [President Obama] ran for office, he said he wanted to see gasoline prices go up.”
2. Romney told Fox News, “[President Obama] said that energy prices would skyrocket under his views and he selected three people to help him implement that program: the secretary of energy, the secretary of the interior, and the EPA administrator.”
That’s not even close to being true.
3. Romney also told Fox News’ Bret Baier this week about President Obama, “This is a president [who] simply does not have experience in tough situations.”
That’s ironic coming from a coddled multi-millionaire from a powerful, wealthy family, but it’s also blatantly untrue. Obama has experience leading the nation during a time of multiple ongoing crises. Love him or hate him, the economic crisis, the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, the strikes on bin Laden and al Qaeda, and the offensive in Libya count as “tough situations” — tougher than anything Romney has ever seen in his entire life.
4. In reference to Iran, Romney told Fox News, “It’s quite clear that the president wants to avoid in any way a discussion about a military option.”
It’s quite clear Romney’s not telling the truth. Obama recently told AIPAC, in a speech Romney heard and critiqued, “I have said that when it comes to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, I will take no options off the table, and I mean what I say. That includes all elements of American power: A political effort … a diplomatic … an economic effort … and, yes, a military effort to be prepared for any contingency.”
5. In making the case against the Affordable Care Act, Romney said, “Now we find out from the Congressional Budget Office that [Obama administration officials] underestimated its costs — multiple trillions of new federal spending is simply not something people can afford.”