(Another installment in our extensive ” Behind the Ad” series.)
Who: Obama-Biden campaign.
What’s going on: Mitt Romney has a shiny new lie to share with voters. This time it’s the untrue claim that Chrysler is exporting jobs manufacturing Jeeps to China, and that it’s all Obama’s fault.
Chrysler called the claim “a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats.”
“Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China,” said a spokesman. “It’s simply reviewing the opportunities to return Jeep output to China for the world’s largest auto market. U.S. Jeep assembly lines will continue to stay in operation.”
But the most disgusting part of this is the response by the Romney campaign to what even the company in question says is a lie. Amanda Henneberg of the Romney campaign emailed this response to the Obama ad:
“It appears the Obama campaign is less concerned with engaging in a meaningful conversation about President Obama’s failed policies and more concerned with arguing against facts about their record they dislike,” she said. “The American people will see their desperate arguments for what they are.”
Yeah. Right. “Arguing against facts?” What the hell does that even mean? I’m becoming very depressed at the thought that anyone running for the presidency could lie so openly. Unbelievable.
(Cross-posted at Lippmann’s Ghost.)