The Astounding Cynicism of Mitt Romney: Who Cares What Fact Checkers Say?
The Mitt Romney campaign openly admits that they’re lying like a rug, and they just don’t care: Fact Checking for Thee, but Not for Me.
Get this: The Romney campaign’s position is now that the Obama camp should pull its ads when fact checkers call them out as false — but that Romney and his advisers should feel no such constraint.
This is not an exaggeration. This is really the Romney campaign’s position.
As Buzzfeed reports this morning, top Romney advisers say their most effective ads are the ones attacking Obama over welfare, and that they will not allow their widespread denunciation by fact checkers as false slow down their campaign one little bit:
“Our most effective ad is our welfare ad,” a top television advertising strategist for Romney, Ashley O’Connor, said at a forum Tuesday hosted by ABCNews and Yahoo! News. “It’s new information.”…
The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” awarded Romney’s ad “four Pinocchios,” a measure Romney pollster Neil Newhouse dismissed.
“Fact checkers come to this with their own sets of thoughts and beliefs, and we’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers,” he said.
Clearly, Romney’s deliberate dishonesty mirrors the right wing base, who simply don’t care whether anything is true any more as long as it paints President Obama as an America-hating “other” who’s secretly plotting to destroy the country. This really is the post-truth campaign.