Romney Learns His Lesson: Lie More
Three years ago, Mitt Romney urged President Obama to deny American automakers loans they needed to save their companies and American jobs. President Obama, of course, did not let the auto industry fail, and as a result, the industry is stronger than it has been in years, thriving financially and providing solid, made in America jobs. Voters in Michigan - Romney's birth state - didn't forget about his op-ed, and nearly handed right wing conservative Rick Santorum an upset in the February primary.
It seems Mitt learned his lesson, and now he's trying to rewrite history about his role in the bailout. This week, he claimed that he "pushed for a managed bankruptcy," and said he "takes a lot of the credit" for the bailout.
Let's refresh his memory.
In 2008, Romney's New York Times op-ed, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," said that the death of the automobile industry would eventually come if the automakers were bailed out. Romney, who claims to "love Detroit and American cars," wanted it cut the losses and bury a classic American jobs industry in the ground, which would have exponentially worsened the recession- not only in Michigan, but the entire Midwest, where these cars are built.
Mitt Romney claims to be a knowledgable businessman, but the only business he's proven to be good at is buying companies and firing their workers. In this election, voters will have a choice between a President who has time and again stood up for American jobs and a candidate who has stood up for his privilege to eliminate them.