The Latest Lie: Campaign Of Hate

Dave Johnson

Mitt “I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I” Romney has accused President President Obama of running a “campaign of division and anger and hate.” WTF?

FOX News: Romney unleashes on Obama, accuses rival of running campaign of ‘anger and hate’,

Mitt Romney, capping off a five-state bus tour in Ohio Tuesday night, delivered the most aggressive and fiery speech of his bid for the presidency — accusing President Obama of running a “campaign of division and anger and hate” while taking on what he called an “outrageous charge” by Vice President Biden.

The Republican presidential candidate lit into his White House rival at a rally in Chillicothe, Ohio. Though some of the candidate’s speeches are written by staff, aides told Fox News that Romney personally wrote this one over the course of two days.

This accusation appears to be based on Romney’s complaints about an ad run by a super PAC — not the Obama campaign — that features a man laid off after Romney’s Bain Capital took over the company where he worked, talking about what happened to his wife after the layoff took their health insurance. This ad resonates because it shows the effect on people’s lives when companies like Bain Capital lay people off or cut wages, and send the “savings” to a few at the top, as well as the effect on people’s lives if Romney is able to, as he promises, “repeal Obamacare.”

Romney’s accusations against Obama are based on his claim that the super PAC running the ad supports Obama. Meanwhile, the Drudge Report, a site that supports Mitt Romney, has the following headlines:

SPIKE LEE: OBAMA WILL DO WHATEVER HE WANTS IN SECOND TERM… (with picture of black Spike Lee)

New Black Panthers to RNC: Our ‘Feet Will Be On Your Motherf***ing Necks’…

In Harvard essay, young Michelle Obama argued for race-based faculty hiring…

Obama ready to sign up illegal aliens as amnesty program begins…

Following the “campaign of hate” accusation Romney moved on to make a false accusation that Obama is gutting Medicare, and a false accusation that Obama is gutting the work requirements in welfare… Politico, Mitt Romney blasts campaign of ‘hate’

“Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America,” Romney said to the cheers of thousands crowded into the streets here.

…“If the President is reelected, he will succeed in raiding $716 billion from Medicare — from the trust fund you have paid into all your lives — to pay for Obamacare,” Romney said. “He is taking your money to finance his risky and unproven takeover of the health-care system.”

Noticeably missing from Romney’s speech was his recent attack on Obama for changing work rules for welfare recipients, a charge independent fact checkers have deemed false.

Romney may also be referring to Joe Biden’s comment that Romney and Ryan unchaining businesses and Wall Street might “put y’all back in chains.” The Romney campaign called this a “new low.”

I know you are, but what am I?

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