Friday, April 20, 2012

Mitt Romney Versus Reality

That is the title of Obama's newest web ad. It should be called "Barack Obama Versus Truth"

If you don't want to watch the ad, and I don't blame you if you don't, I'll break it down for you. First it starts off with a statement by Romney and then it cuts to something Obama has said that "contradicts" Romney. For instance:
Romney: He went around the world and apologized for America
ObamaWe will not apologize for our way of life.

So who is correct in this instance? Why Romney of course. Here is a short list of the times Obama has apologized for America... all within months of his taking office.
1. Apology to Europe: Speech in Strasbourg, France, April 3. “In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe‘s leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.”

7. Apology for America before the Turkish Parliament: Speech to the Turkish Parliament, Ankara, Turkey, April 6. “The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history. Facing the Washington Monument that I spoke of is a memorial of Abraham Lincoln, the man who freed those who were enslaved even after Washington led our Revolution. Our country still struggles with the legacies of slavery and segregation, the past treatment of Native Americans.”

8. Apology for U.S. Policy toward the Americas: Editorial “Choosing a Better Future in the Americas,” April 16. “Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors. We have been too easily distracted by other priorities, and have failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress throughout the Americas.”

Another part of the video has Romney correctly claiming that we have high energy prices because Obama stopped drilling in the gulf. Obama hits back "under my administration we have a near record number of oil rigs operating" In truth, in 2011 oil production in America was down almost 275,000 barrels a day and much of the expansion in 2009 and 2010 came from leases made under both the Clinton and Bush administrations that were just coming online.

There is a reason that ad doesn't use anything but statements from Obama - because flowery rhetoric is all they have. If they had hard facts rebutting Romney they would've used them similar to the hard hitting ad from Romney attacking Obama's failed administration.

The Obama campaign will continue using nothing but flowery rhetoric because it works to convince the segment of the population that isn't engaged in politics. Obama has been a Stuttering Clusterf*** of a Miserable Failure and we need to make sure the facts are out there so that Obama can't lie his way to another four years.

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