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Romney tried to tell you

Postby wavefan70s » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:10 pm

Last month, PolitiFact selected its "Lie of the Year." Given PolitiFact's dubious record of singling out Republicans for lying far more often than Democrats, you probably could have guessed the winner of this particular sweepstakes was a Mitt Romney campaign ad:

It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign -- that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep's parent company gave a quick and clear denial, Mitt Romney repeated it and his campaign turned it into a TV ad.

And they stood by the claim, even as the media and the public expressed collective outrage against something so obviously false.

"Public expressed collective outrage"? That's essentially wishcasting on the part of PolitiFact, nor are they accurately representing what Mitt Romney said in the ad. In fact, here's PolitiFact's original "fact check" on the matter:

[Mitt Romney] Says Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs.

Ok. Now here's what the Reuters reported earlier this week:

Fiat (FIA.MI) and its U.S. unit Chrysler expect to roll out at least 100,000 Jeeps in China when production starts in 2014 as they seek to catch up with rivals in the world's biggest car market. ...

"We expect production of around 100,000 Jeeps per year which is expandable to 200,000," [Chrysler CEO Sergio] Marchionne, who is also CEO of Chrysler, said on the sidelines of a conference, adding production could start in 18 months.

So, yes, it's confirmed that Jeep will be producing cars in China. According to the Toledo Blade last November:

Currently, Jeeps sell in more than 120 countries around the world, including China. They're nearly all built in factories in the United States.

By expanding Jeep production to China, instead of increasing Jeep production in the U.S., it's safe to say Jeep (or more properly, Fiat, which now owns Chrysler) is choosing to create more jobs overseas instead of in America where taxpayers bailed the company out.
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Re: Romney tried to tell you

Postby cavaliereagle » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:05 am

These liberals apparently love looking like fools. They keep doing it. Good luck Penguin and Billy. Wrong yet again. Glad ya'll are happy with "your" President.
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Re: Romney tried to tell you

Postby BiLlYdAkIDd » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:58 pm

very happy........
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Re: Romney tried to tell you

Postby Woodruff Star » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:28 pm

BiLlYdAkIDd wrote:very happy........

Shocker lol.
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Re: Romney tried to tell you

Postby wavefan70s » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:44 pm

BiLlYdAkIDd wrote:very happy........

Are you happy they moved production to china.dont go around your union brethren saying that anytime soon.theres no way in hades you can be happy about that.borrowed our money to save there butt from bad decisions then move the work.shoulda let them fall.they woulda went through a structured br and never actually closed.reopened und new management and renegotiated contracts with the union to acceptable levels.im not asking you about hiss job performance over all.some issues they have failed miserably at.this is one of them.we basically financed votes.then lost the jobs anyway.
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Re: Romney tried to tell you

Postby COWBOI777 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:20 pm

BiLlYdAkIDd wrote:very happy........


and no wonder they say ignorance is bliss...
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