Team Obama Caught Lying Again

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    WaPo: Three Pinocchios for Romney-is-a-felon attack
    POSTED AT 9:21 AM ON JULY 13, 2012 BY ED MORRISSEY

    Only three? Glenn Kessler gave Team Obama a 25% discount, in part because the SEC documents signed by Mitt Romney might suggest that his financial disclosures could use a little cleaning up. Overall, though, the Washington Post factchecker sticks to his January assessment of Romney’s involvement in Bain — and suggests that Team Obama needs a lot more cleaning up:

    Meanwhile, the weight of evidence suggests that Romney did in fact end active management of Bain in 1999. He stated that in a federal disclosure form he signed, under threat of criminal penalties. He said he was a “former employee” in a state disclosure form. A state commission concluded 10 years ago that he did, indeed, leave Bain in 1999. Investors in Bain funds were told he was not part of the management team.

    The SEC documents, especially the ones Romney signed, do raise some questions. One can certainly argue that because Romney did not fully extricate himself from Bain till after his Olympic sojourn ended, he should bear some responsibility for what happened in that period. But that is an entirely different matter than suggesting that he is a potential criminal. It is more of a PR problem, which the Obama campaign is trying to exploit to build a larger case that Romney is secretive.

    We were tempted to award this claim Four Pinocchios, but the documents with his signature leave some room for inquiry.

    Still, if the Obama campaign wants to put its money where its mouth is, it should immediately lodge a complaint about Romney’s financial disclosure form, filed just last year, rather than try to mislead people about potential violations in relatively unimportant SEC documents.

    Kessler also points out that Democrats in 2002 tried making theopposite argument — that Romney had not only left Bain in 1999, but had also effectively left Massachusetts as well to work on the Salt Lake City Olympics. They insisted that Romney had become a resident of Utah, not Massachusetts, and was therefore ineligible to run for governor. The Ballot Commission agreed with Democrats at that time that Romney had left Bain Capital on February 11, 1999, after having been employed in Massachusetts from 1975 to 1999.

    Furthermore, the commission noted that while Romney returned to Massachusetts for social and business events, none of the events had anything to do with Bain. Romney attended board meetings for Staples, but Romney sat on that board, as well as others. No mention was made of any Bain events or meetings attended by Romney — and in that case, Romney would have had an incentive to play up his involvement at Bain, in order to establish eligibility for the office he was seeking.

    In other words, the accusation that Romney is an uncharged felon is pure demagogic tripe — which Team Obama seems anxious to deploy in large quantities these days. Team Romney wants an apology:


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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6b9F9IiAZw]No Evidence - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Liberals Democrats care little for facts, they will continue to say he is a Felon over this till election day, they will continue to repeat the out sorcer and Chief despite that being false as well.

    Their President lies, and they lie. I am not much of a Romney fan, and was seriously considering staying home in NOV. But how could I, I don't care how much I don't like Romney, We must Defeat these lying, cheating left wings loons.
     
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    Barak Obama surrounds himself with campaign managers that apparently knows no shame. If he had an ounce of decency in him he would put a stop to all this with a press release to the public, apologizing not only to Romney but also to the American people for such dirty politics.
     
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    And the highlighted is what the Obama campaign depends on
     
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    Personally, I've been against Mitt Romney from the start. I just don't like him, but at this point I'm going to have to agree with you, forget about writing in Ron Paul and cast my vote for Willard.

    The Liar-in-Chief and his sycophantic gang of South Chicago criminals has GOT to go!!
     
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    i think Obama is helping Romey more than hurting before when some republicans were thinking of not voting for Romney now Romney has a war cry and its being shouted real loud.
     
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    Their hardcore base eats this b.s. up which they love and it clogs the media discussions and that's a win-win in their estimation. But what Barry's campaign team either misses altogether or simply dismisses outright is the effect of their campaign style on the many decent democrats in their party who recognize the attempts to deflect attention elsewhere, often on the basis or class or race distinctions that they don't agree with and don't want their party to be so identified.

    They can see the erosion among independents in polls, but they seem to believe no party democrats could ever get fed up with their "Chicago" style.
     
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    Apparently the Democrats position has 'evolved'.
     
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    It's the middle of July and Team Obama is still pandering to the base. They're in trouble. Romney has become something of the teflon candidate; none of their attacks stick. And that's because he really is squeaky clean... something they don't understand.
     

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