One has to wonder what is the method to GOP presumptive presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s insistence on lying on his campaign ads attacking President Obama?
It could be that he knows his “Fox News watching base” is rather dense on many areas about politics and simply hate the President, so they would believe anything Romney says about Obama.
The problem with that line of thinking is that he already has the votes from his base. He needs to sway independents to believe him, which might be more difficult…
Mitt Romney’s campaign continued to attack President Barack Obama over welfare reform with the release of a new ad on Monday, once again falsely stating that the president dropped work requirements from welfare.
The ad, titled “Long History,” is the second ad from the Romney campaign to claim that Obama has “gutted” welfare. The campaign’s previous ad on welfare, released just last week, was widely criticized as inaccurate and debunked by numerous fact checkers.
The Obama administration announced in July that states could seek waivers from certain welfare rules, but in doing so they would have to provide ideas for projects and initiatives that would do a better job of increasing employment among welfare recipients. Furthermore, the Obama administration has made it clear that it would not drop requirements for states that failed to promise better work outcomes.
Yet in the new ad, the narrator states, “On July 12th, Obama quietly ended work requirements for welfare. You wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job.”
- Romney renews welfare attack in new ad (kansascity.com)
- Mitt Romney’s FALSE (LIES) Welfare Attack: What People Are Saying About | MEDIA-BLOG ROUND UP: (3chicspolitico.com)
- Romney ad says Obama is ‘gutting welfare reform’ (cnsnews.com)
- Obama And Romney Blame Each Other For Engaging In ‘Gutter’ Politics (politicker.com)
- Lyin Mitt Romney Sinks To New Low With Blatantly False Ad: Lyin Mitt IS UnFitt (theobamacrat.com)
- Obama ad hits Romney on ‘untrue’ welfare claim (content.usatoday.com)
- Romney’s New Lie (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)