Mitt Romney Ad airing in Toledo and Youngstown, Ohio:
Problem 1: “The spot states that Obama took the auto companies through bankruptcy, without acknowledging that that was Romney’s plan as well.”* (Huffpo)
*”The difference is that Obama supported a bridge loan from the government to help the auto companies go through bankruptcy, while Romney wanted the private sector to pick up the tab. But as basically every principal involved in rescuing the auto industry said at the time, there was no money available from the private sector during the height of the recession. When Dan Akerson, CEO and chairman of General Motors since September 2010, was asked what would have happened had Romney’s plan been followed, he responded that GM “would have been in bankruptcy for years and I think you could have written off this company, this industry and this country.” (Huffpo)
Problem 2: “It says that the Detroit News endorsed Romney, without noting that the endorsement included a criticism of Romney’s position on the auto bailout.” (Huffpo)
Problem 4: “Finally, it cites a debunked report from Bloomberg to suggest that Chrysler will be returning Jeep production to China, without explaining that the company is doing so to cater to a growing Chinese market and isn’t moving any U.S. jobs there to accommodate that demand.” (Huffpo)
The truth behind Chrysler building cars in China?
Steve Rattner, who oversaw the auto bailout for Obama, added that he had personally been in touch with officials at Chrysler to get an honest sense of the story. The company, he said, was simply increasing production in China to meet a growing demand there.
“It obviously makes sense to manufacture some or all of those cars closer to the customer rather than shipping them across the world,” he said. (Huffpo)
The response from the Obama Campaign:
“When the auto industry faced collapse, Mitt Romney turned his back,” the narrator says in the response ad. “Even the conservative Detroit News criticized Romney for his ‘wrong-headedness’ on the bailout.”
“And now, after Romney’s false claim of Jeep outsourcing to China, Chrysler itself has refuted Romney’s lie,” he continues. “The truth? Jeep is adding jobs in Ohio.”
“Mitt Romney on Ohio jobs? Wrong then … dishonest now.” (Huffpo)
I’m still mystified why anyone (aside from the “I Hate Black People” crew) believes Romney will be good for the country. You guys know he doesn’t believe that the federal government should be involved in providing disaster relief funds right???
Mitt Romney said America shouldn’t be in the business of providing federal disaster relief and that it would be better for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s functions to be handled by individual states or even the private sector. (TheAtlantic)
Right, because allowing people like him to reap a financial windfall from a natural disaster makes perfect sense. #VoteNoOnRomney
By the way, here is a quote from REPUBLICAN Governor Chris Christie:
“I appreciated the president’s outreach today in making sure that we know he’s watching this and is concerned about the health and welfare and safety of the people of the state of New Jersey.”
“I spoke to the president three times yesterday,” Christie said on CNN’s “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.” “He has been incredibly supportive and helpful to our state and not once did he bring up the election. If he’s not bringing it up, you can be sure that people in New Jersey are not worried about that primarily if one of the guys running isn’t.”
Remember what happened the last time a Republican president was in charge during a catastrophic storm. In Memory of Katrina, Vote for Barack Obama because Mitt Romney doesn’t give a shit.