The things Mitt Romney says can just astonish you. Romney shows a wondrous perfection of the ability to smile and just say whatever needs to be said at the moment to make the sale.
This time he tries to scare Ohioans by saying Jeep is leaving the country and taking all its jobs with it (when it is really expanding into other countries) and then promises to “fight for every American job.” He says this even as Bain Capital’s Sensata is closing their factory here and sending all its jobs to China — adding even more money to Romney’s huge fortune.
The Detroit News reports that “Romney picks up incorrect story about Jeep production moving to China”:
“I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state Jeep — now owned by the Italians — is thinking of moving all production to China,” Romney said at a rally in Defiance, Ohio, home to a General Motors powertrain plant. “I will fight for every good job in America. I’m going to fight to make sure trade is fair, and if it’s fair America will win.”
Romney was apparently responding to reports Thursday on right-leaning blogs that misinterpreted a recent Bloomberg News story earlier this week that said Chrysler, owned by Italian automaker Fiat SpA, is thinking of building Jeeps in China for sale in the Chinese market.
Jed Lewison writes at Daily Kos, in New Romney lie: Scare Ohioans by falsely claiming Chrysler may move all Jeep production to China,
Only Mitt Romney could take a story about how Chrysler is expanding into the Chinese market … and turn it into a story about how if he doesn’t get elected, Chrysler might send all of its Jeep production there.
… I know there’s a risk of sounding holier-than-thou because in campaigns there’s always going to be some exaggerations or stretching of the truth, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. But that’s not what Romney does. He lies. When he speaks, he doesn’t care about the accuracy of what he says—he only cares about whether his words help him achieve his personal goals. That is the essence of dishonesty and it’s a fundamental character flaw.
Meanwhile, right now even as Mitt Romney promises “I will fight for every good job in America,” Bain Capital is closing Sensata and sending all the jobs to China, the workers are asking Romney for his help, Romney refuses to help, and Romney will make a fortune from that.
Say Just Anything
By the way, here is what fellow Republicans say about Romney’s ability to just say anything:
It is astonishing and wondrous, in its own way. It is a spectacle to behold. But not in a good way.
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