Romney Admits Pushing Misinformation In Debate

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Smart Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Oct 4, 2012
During Wednesday night’s president debate, Mitt Romney claimed that “half” of the green firms Obama invested “have gone out of business” and noted that “a number of them happened to be owned by people who were contributors to your campaigns.”

Fact checkers — including this blog — quickly pounced on the claim, explaining that only a tiny percentage of firms that received grants or loans from the Recovery Act have actually filed for bankruptcy. And now, the Romney campaign itself is walking back the GOP presidential candidate’s claim. From Michael Grunwald, author of The New New Deal: The Hidden History of Change in the Obama Era:

Michael Grunwald@MikeGrunwald

ICYMI: Romney camp told me (after my tweet-rants) Mitt didn't mean to say half the #stimulus-funded green firms failed. Probably <1% so far.

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Grunwald estimates that less than 1 percent of green firms have gone bad in terms of dollar value.

Romney also singled out Tesla Motors, which designs and manufactures electric vehicles, and received a $465 million loan from the Department of Energy. Last night, he quipped,“I had a friend who said you don’t just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers, all right?” But the company is not a loser.“Founder Elon Musk says it will accelerate its payment of the principal in the spring — and the Department of Energy isn’t complaining it’s not getting its money back.” Romney, unfortunately, has turned to rooting against an American company in his effort to unseat Obama.

Since: Jul 12

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Oct 5, 2012
Well, well, an admission of guilt by Romney's camp.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#3 Oct 5, 2012
The Corporate Welfare from the Messiah's Money Tree is "different" than that evil Corporate Welfare practiced by Romney!

God wants Barry Soreto to redistribute his Neighbors wealth to the winners and losers of the Chicago Mobs choosing!

Ignorant and inconsistent children get a vote to!

Since: Apr 12

Farmington, MN

#4 Oct 5, 2012
Toidi Slayer wrote:
Well, well, an admission of guilt by Romney's camp.
So you believe a story by Think Progress, citing a tweet from Mike Grunwald. Here's what else Mike Grunwald has to say on Twitter.
"Here's my @TIME take on Obama running away from his record. If he won't defend last 4 years, why give him 4 more?"
And,
"Tnx 4 plug @thinkprogress but ur a bit off. <1% of green firms in #stimulus failed. For loan program about 10% failed, losing 2% of the $."
And,
"@drgrist @mattyglesias @dylanmatt I support scrapping federal $ for PBS regardless of where the $ goes. It's not what government is for."
"@JAPITTER @TIMEPolitics uh, people, 7.8 percent unemployment is a national tragedy! Nobody should be excited about those numbers."
And,
"Blaming GOP obstruction for the lame recovery is legit! Denying lameness of the recovery is a problem."

Funny how Think Progress only took the tweet that supports their Messaih, from a guy (Mike Grunwald)who seems to be very critical of both sides of the political spectrum.



goose

Des Plaines, IL

#6 Oct 5, 2012
Trolls wrote:
<quoted text>So you believe a story by Think Progress, citing a tweet from Mike Grunwald. Here's what else Mike Grunwald has to say on Twitter.
"Here's my @TIME take on Obama running away from his record. If he won't defend last 4 years, why give him 4 more?"
And,
"Tnx 4 plug @thinkprogress but ur a bit off. <1% of green firms in #stimulus failed. For loan program about 10% failed, losing 2% of the $."
And,
"@drgrist @mattyglesias @dylanmatt I support scrapping federal $ for PBS regardless of where the $ goes. It's not what government is for."
"@JAPITTER @TIMEPolitics uh, people, 7.8 percent unemployment is a national tragedy! Nobody should be excited about those numbers."
And,
"Blaming GOP obstruction for the lame recovery is legit! Denying lameness of the recovery is a problem."
Funny how Think Progress only took the tweet that supports their Messaih, from a guy (Mike Grunwald)who seems to be very critical of both sides of the political spectrum.
Must fit the playbook to be legit. In other words sit down and shut up unless you are a "progressive"
That has always been the lefts playbook!

Since: May 11

Burnsville, MN

#7 Oct 5, 2012
Thats been Romneys style for months. He says whatever he wants in front of the camera and then a few hours later he sends out a flunkie to walk it back.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#8 Oct 5, 2012
Snake Dr wrote:
Thats been Romneys style for months. He says whatever he wants in front of the camera and then a few hours later he sends out a flunkie to walk it back.
Here is a little video of your Messiah that is HIS words, not filtered through the Talking Points created by Propagandists that you allow yourself to be manipulated by.

Please watch this and come back and tell us more about what Mr Romney "Does"
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#9 Oct 5, 2012

Since: Jul 12

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Oct 8, 2012
Fact checkers — including this blog — quickly pounced on the claim, explaining that only a tiny percentage of firms that received grants or loans from the Recovery Act have actually filed for bankruptcy. And now, the Romney campaign itself is walking back the GOP presidential candidate’s claim.

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