Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
I posted last week about how the mighty Wurlitzer of the right-wing noise machine, led by FAUX News Fraudcasting, fabricated a controversy by selectively editing a speech by President Obama to purposefully distort his words into "You didn"t build that," for GOPropaganda last week that the GOP and Willard "Mittens" Romney himself picked up and ran with. Then FAUX News Fraudcasting congratulated everyone, including the "lamesteam" media villagers, for repeating their GOPropaganda. FAUX News Fraudcasting was mighty proud of its "big lie" GOPropaganda capability.
For what it's worth, Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler, whom the Romney campaign has cited in defense of Romney's ridiculous "retroactive retirement" from Bain Capital claim (Kessler finally relented from his equally ridiculous support over the weekend), today demolishes Romney’s ongoing falsehoods, noting that conservative claims about Obama’s larger argument don’t change the simple truth that Romney’s use of the specific “didn’t build that” quote out of context clearly alters its meaning.
It seems Romney is losing even his last defender in Glenn Kessler with his shameless lying.
This latest line of attack is rendered more ridiculous with this revelation from Steve Benen, Romney's 'it takes a village' argument in 2002:
In retrospect, this is probably a quote Mitt Romney wishes he could take back.
This clip (below the fold) comes from the opening ceremonies at the 2002 Winter Olympics, at which Romney reminded the athletes, "[You] Olympians know, however, that you didn't get here solely on your own power. For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers, encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them."
Of course, the current iteration of Romney presumably finds this offensive. After all, President Obama believes successful businesses are the result of individual initiative and public institutions, and Romney spent nearly all of last week arguing that such a belief is "foreign," an attack on success, proof of radicalism, and an effort to denigrate private enterprise.
If Romney wanted athletes to share the credit for their success with families and communities -- they didn't get there solely by their own power, he said -- by his own standards, Romney was trying to vilify the hard work of Olympians, at the Olympics, no less.
In case there's any doubt, it's obviously pretty silly to believe Romney was attacking athletic success when he said Olympians didn't get there all on their own -- about as silly as Romney's major offensive last week, which was based on an out-of-context presidential quote he ended up agreeing with anyway.
When a campaign takes it cues from FAUX News Fraudcasting and Rush Limbaugh, it is no longer entitled to be taken seriously or deserving of respect.