Tuesday, November 22, 2011

new lows

The Romney campaign has now set the bar a lot lower for the lying and dishonesty with their latest campaign ad, which contains a clip of Obama saying "If we keep talking about the economy we're going to lose."

What candidate Obama actually said in 2008 was “Senator McCain’s campaign actually said, and I quote, ‘If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.’” Romney's new attack ad turns that upside down, reversing the meaning.

I realize that most of the politicians in both parties engage in this kind of behavior to some extent. But I find this deliberate misrepresentation of facts descends to a new and stunning level of immorality in politics.

1 comment:

Joe said...

About missing (or misrepresenting) facts, Steven Keen explains why the economic failings are systemic. Mainstream economists rather than politicians in this case, are the ones doing it wrong.


On "Hard Talk," aired by the BBC, he explained it much better, though.