Romney’s American Value: Lying

One of the reasons a local birther cited for choosing Mitt Romney over Barack Obama is that Romney is an American who holds American values with other Americans in America and has America’s best American interests at American heart. 

One of those American values must also involve lying

For instance, American Mitt Romney hopped on a Bloomberg story indicating that Jeep would return to the Chinese market. Jeep doesn’t make cars in China, and not a single car made in the People’s Republic of China is sold in the United States at this time.  That didn’t stop the Romney campaign from saying – with a straight face – that Obama is an outsourcer because Jeep will start building its cars in ChinaThe report was that Jeep would resume exporting American-made Jeeps to China. From Chrysler: 

There are times when the reading of a newswire report generates storms originated by a biased or predisposed approach.

On Oct. 22, 2012, at 11:10 a.m. ET, the Bloomberg News report “Fiat Says Jeep® Output May Return to China as Demand Rises” stated “Chrysler currently builds all Jeep SUV models at plants in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. Manley (President and CEO of the Jeep brand) referred to adding Jeep production sites rather than shifting output from North America to China.”

Despite clear and accurate reporting, the take has given birth to a number of stories making readers believe that Chrysler plans to shift all Jeep production to China from North America, and therefore idle assembly lines and U.S. workforce. It is a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats.

Let’s set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China. 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. A careful and unbiased reading of the Bloomberg take would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments.

That didn’t stop the American Romney campaign from completely making something up out of whole cloth. On the American stump, Romney began saying that Jeep was going to start building cars in China. When Chrysler and the media pointed out that this was false,  American Romney doubled down on the lie and made an ad about it. It’s a lie. It’s false. Mitt Romney’s American or Mormon or whatever values allow him to just blatantly make stuff up

It’s so bad that it’s now actually become a thing. The Obama campaign is pouncing, Americanly 


  • Although Mittens’ dishonesty is obvious and rightfully criticized, the problem stems from the terribly worded Bloomberg story. 

    The wingnuts are seizing on the following line:

    “and may eventually make all of its models in that country”

    If you read the entire story, in context, you understand that they’re saying they make all of thei modems in new plants in that country, but the lede of the story really doesn’t make that clear. 

    Not an excuse for Mittens, but not good on Bloomberg either. 

  • I find it incredible that Romney is seen as a viable candidate. This is a man that has contempt for half of the American people, lacks basic integrity, and seeks to further enable the entitled class. He has proved to be a bold faced liar willing to do or say anything and change his position on an almost daily basis. His refusal to release his tax returns and his use of offshore bank accounts should be more than enough to disqualify him. I hope common sense and basic decency will prevail on election day but sadly most Americans voters are too uninformed or filled with misplaced anger to make a rational decision.

  • I am really looking forward to 4 years of this crying when Romney is President

  • Mitt Romney should be ashamed of himself.  Think of all the auto workers he scared with this lie.

    Stay strong, Ohio!

    Keep this bullshitter out of the White House.

  • Let’s review some  foggy writing:  “Let’s set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of
    its Jeep models out of North America to China. It’s simply reviewing
    the opportunities to return Jeep output to China for the world’s largest
    auto market.”


    “Reviewing the opportunity to return Jeep output to China”??  What does that mean? 
    Don’t compound the confusion.

     Fortunately, the Chairman of Chrysler issues an  unambigious statement saying that Jeep would NOT be made in China. 

    Yes, Romney was lying and he continues to lie. Like any con man, he can’t stop lying. He will say whatever is needed to close the sale. Truth plays no role in his equations.  But then auto workers won’t be fooled.  They won’t buy it for a second.

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