Not so awfully honest
-Headline of the Day-
"In Defending Dishonest Ad, Romney Campaign Stunningly Claims Obama Won’t Talk About The Economy."
You might've heard that the Romney campaign has put out their first campaign ad. And you might've heard the ad is a damned lie. If this is the case, you heard right.
Team Mittens got a soundbite of President Obama saying, "If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose." Except President Obama never said that, candidate Obama did. And candidate Obama wasn't talking about himself, he was quoting Sen. John McCain's campaign, who were running screaming at the time from dumb things their candidate had said about the economy. When Obama used the quote, he was saying he totally wanted to talk about the economy.
So anyway, pretty much everyone figured out that Mittens' ad was bullshit right off the bat. As a result, the campaign's first ad is being seen as something of a disaster. So, caught in a lie, the Team Mittens decided the time was right to go to another lie.
"Three years ago, candidate Barack Obama mocked his opponent's campaign for saying 'if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose,'" says Romney's communications director Gail Gitcho. "Now, President Obama's campaign is desperate not to talk about the economy. Their strategy is to wage a personal campaign -- or 'kill Romney.' It is a campaign of distraction."
They had to lie about Obama, the reasoning goes, because Obama won't talk about the economy. Yeah, that makes absolutely no sense at all, but what are you going to do? That's Republicans for ya.
And it makes even less sense when you realize the President is talking about the economy all the damned time. Remember that whole Jobs Bill thing? What do you think that's all about? In fact, ThinkProgress did the legwork and gathered a buttload of recent presidential statements about the economy -- it's like he won't shut up about it.
Someone get an Romneyite to take a gander at that. It ought to clear up all their confusion over there. (ThinkProgress)
-The pepperspray cop meme evolves-
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The internets win again. (Mindless Ramblings)
"#OccupyLA Wins: LA City Council Offers Downtown Office, Homeless Housing, Farmland!"
Turns out you can deal with the Occupy movement without batons and rubber bullets and pepperspray.
Weird, huh? (Wonkette)