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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Griper Blade: Romney's Running Out of Time

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Election week began -- appropriately or inappropriately, depending on your point of view -- on Halloween. There are now less than seven days until the election. For Mitt Romney, the sentence, "There's still time to turn this thing around," gets more and more untrue with each passing hour. Signs of his desperation abound. The Cleveland Plain Dealer describes him "flailing" in Ohio, "recklessly" telling lies about Chrysler moving jobs to China. A company spokesperson said that Romney's Chrysler-Jeep story was "a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats." Meanwhile, tick-tock. At the same time, the Republican nominee is dusting off his old -- and just as thoroughly debunked -- welfare lie.
CNN: Mitt Romney's campaign has brought back a widely-discredited welfare claim in a new television ad, one week before Election Day. In the ad--which was unannounced by the campaign but posted Tuesday on Romney's YouTube site–the narrator lists the "gutting" of the work requirement in welfare as one of President Barack Obama's so-called failed policies in his first term. Along with high unemployment and a rise in food stamps, the Romney ad paints Obama as a threat to future generations. "We may have made it through President Obama's first term," the narrator concludes, as footage of children are featured on the screen. "It's our children who cannot afford a second."
Politifact rated Romney's take on welfare and work requirements as "pants on fire" -- a cute way of saying the man is a blatant liar...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]

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