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2012-08-20 08:46:44 AM  
12 votes:
You mean like these?

"Obama took $700M from Medicare programs to pay for Obamacare". 100% False.
"The Ryan budget protects Medicare". 100% False.
"I never said the Mass. health plan was a national model". 100% False.
"I saved the Salt Lake Olympics". 100% False.
"Obama is making it harder for veterans to vote". 100% False.
"The Ryan budget will reduce the deficit". 100% False.
"We built that". 100% dishonest, even ignoring the fact that many of the participants in those ads got where they are with government loans, government education, and, in many cases, government contracts!
"Obama is taking the work requirement out of welfare". 100% False.

What does it say about the challenger that he can't come up with even one factual criticism of the president?
2012-08-20 08:15:28 AM  
11 votes:
What does it say about the president that so many of the high-profile attacks against him have been grossly distorted, or entirely fabricated?
2012-08-20 10:50:16 AM  
5 votes:
www.boston.com

go fark yourself forever, submitter, townhall
2012-08-20 09:14:13 AM  
5 votes:
It says Romney is desperate and afraid Obama is landing punches. So Romney is complaining he's being unfairly attacked.

But I guess complaining is easier than actually explaining your positions (which requires having said positions in the first place).
2012-08-20 10:56:03 AM  
4 votes:
What does it say about the president's challenger that so many of the high-profile attacks against him have been completely accurate?
2012-08-20 08:09:28 AM  
4 votes:
Sorry, Subby. He's not going to sleep with you.
2012-08-20 11:56:38 AM  
3 votes:
www.missiontoisrael.org

How Christian of them.
2012-08-20 08:47:58 AM  
3 votes:

czetie: What does it say about the challenger that he can't come up with even one factual criticism of the president?


Well, they can't just *say* he's black.
2012-08-20 01:09:29 PM  
2 votes:

colon_pow: can't really blame obama since he can't run on his record...


Osama bin Laden agrees!
2012-08-20 12:42:58 PM  
2 votes:

soy_bomb: [www.investors.com image 800x555]


That is one shiattily drawn cartoon. Even by political cartoon standards.

/The content is almost too stupid to even bother addressing. Seriously, half that stuff is obviously stuff Obama *is* concerned about (and most of THAT is caused either by past Republican policies or present Republican obstructionism), and the rest is bullshiat. Seriously, how is Joe farking Biden an 'important campaign issue'? And Iran has been "on the verge of getting a nuke" for decades, so forgive us if we don't buy it.
2012-08-20 12:08:22 PM  
2 votes:
Its sad that the only opposition to Democrats is this nonsense.
2012-08-20 12:06:14 PM  
2 votes:
I think there's a message embedded in all those bold links.

"Governor Mitt Romney"
"The case against"
"secretive"
"$200 million"
"donated his share to charity"
"sterling"
"a precedent"
"including yours truly"
"have stated"
"than 13 percent"
"pioneer"
"a felony"
"no evidence"
"Four Pinnochios"
"save the 2002 Olympics"
"blowing smoke"

From what I can tell, this is a case against Mitt Romney, who stores 13% of his income in an offshore account in pounds sterling, using a method that he pioneered in order to leave no evidence of a felony. I'm unsure about the last part, but it either means that Romney's claim that he saved the 2002 Olympics is a fabrication, or he lit up with members of the U.S. snowboarding team down at the lodge.
2012-08-20 11:15:05 AM  
2 votes:

DarwiOdrade: What does it say about the president's challenger that so many of the high-profile attacks against him have been completely accurate?


When you are losing this badly, the truth is a luxury you cannot afford.
2012-08-20 11:08:52 AM  
2 votes:

vpb: What attack against Romney has been exaggerated or false? That he is a robot?

That's the only possibility I can think of, unless he actually did release his tax returns.


The one where it was Romney's fault that a woman died of cancer crossed a line but that was not an official DNC ad. Other than that, the attacks on Romney have been very legitimate.

If you consider Romney also wants to cancel Obamacare, I think is fair to indicate that people will die from lack of insurance company. Let Romney dispute that than you come out with the ads like the one above.
2012-08-20 10:43:56 AM  
2 votes:
Too bad this country is so full of idiots that we even have to consider the possibility that Romney could conceivably win. I don't think he will, but it's a possibility. People are just that stupid.
2012-08-20 10:36:56 AM  
2 votes:
This coming from the people who think Obama fabricated his birth certificate. We've gone 'round the bend.
2012-08-20 09:02:08 AM  
2 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: czetie: What does it say about the challenger that he can't come up with even one factual criticism of the president?

Well, they can't just *say* he's black.


It's not the Democrats' fault that the Republicans selected the worst candidate they could find to run against Obama. Now they have nothing but crying about criticism of said candidate being "unfair."

Nobody in the general public knows if Romney has good standing with the IRS. You cannot call Reid's statement 100% false--unsupported, sure. Unsubstantiated, of course. But not explicitly false. Does he have good standing? Did he have to take amnesty in 2009? He could actually have some outstanding tax issues and we wouldn't know.

I would ask what Romney did that actually "saved" the Olympics. What was it? Getting even more loans?

Why is it unfair to pick on Romney for his stupid tax plan? Why is it unfair to point out the fact that he would have to raise the actual amount of taxes paid by middle-income people to support the lowered taxes on the very wealthy?
2012-08-21 12:10:57 AM  
1 votes:

shotglasss:
Energy prices are near double. Unemployment is near double (the U6 is around 15%, that's the real number. One in 6 people can't find a job). Food prices have been climbing for a couple years, long before the drought started. Nice try though.

Food prices have been climbing because both sides in the farm states push subsidies for corn, which screws with supply and demand and price for all foods, especially meat. At best, you can blame this on Congress as a whole, not Obama. More accurately, the Republicans refuse to vote on anything other than status quo, so I would start laying blame there and see how much you have left.


Putting Romney in charge is a better bet than leaving Obama there. Obammy (DRINK!!) is running up deficits of over a trillion dollars every year. We can't afford that, but YMMABO!!!! (KNIRD!!!!!) will continue to piss away the futures of our children and grandchildren. He has to be removed to save our economy.

Remember when Bush got us into two wars without raising taxes to pay for either of them, and how everyone on the Right (now the Religious Right, I'm afraid) raised unholy hell for the trillions he added to the deficit? No? That's because they didn't.


I'm not going to even both with the tax return thing. It only proves that a career politician is a career politician. No big news story there other than we can't trust them.

As for Unemployment, assuming we take Romney's stance and say you have to give a president six months to a year to get settled and see his policies in action, unemployment peaked in 2009 and started heading down. Something about leading and lagging indicators...

Let me make an analogy for you: Suppose i buy a nice awesome house with a huge yard covered in grass. Sure, I do some upkeep to the lawn, but not a lot. Instead, I find there's great money in selling dirt, so I dig out all the dirt under the grass like a cave. It's nice and pretty on top, but hollow.

Then I decide to move, so I rent the place to a nice black man. He goes out to mow the yard and falls in the sinkhole I created. I immediately blame him and demand he fixes it. However, I have all the neighbors sign a pledge to not give anyone any dirt unless they dig it out from somewhere else in their own yard. Who cares if I moved all the dirt in the first place. Then, a few years later, when he's slowly finding ways to fill in the sinkhole, I blame him and demand he be evicted for destroying the yard.

Does that make any sense? You can't blame the past 3 years on Obama. You can blame it on Obama AND every stinking Republican in office that actively fought to delay any recovery to make Obama look bad, every Republican that signed a pledge to actively not consider all options when finding solutions to the problems of the country. All Obama can do is sign what is sent to him.

//Who cares, I'm writing in Nader.
2012-08-20 02:55:21 PM  
1 votes:

karnal: LordJiro

karnal: LordJiro

Oh look, a swarm of dipshiats just showed up. Guess the talking points were sent out.


I believe the correct terminology is Coalition - A Coalition of Dipshiats. Just like it is a Cowardice of Liberals and a Pandemonium of Conservatives.

Considering the Republican nominee opted to cheerlead for his cult in France rather than fight in the Vietnam war (which he vocally supported), I'd be careful which group you call 'cowards'.

/See also: George W. "used his daddy's connections to hide from Vietnam in Texas and STILL farked that up" Bush attacking John "an actual Vietnam war hero" Kerry for his service.

A Cowardice of Curs have invaded Capital Hill.

What about Obama and Clinton's service record? And Kerry's military record is dishonorable at best....so ashamed that he threw his metals away.


Kerry fought in the "war" unlike Bush who went AWOL. Then again a lot of conservatives cheer for war but are willing to go to extremes to avoid it.
2012-08-20 02:01:16 PM  
1 votes:

karnal: Kerry's military record is dishonorable at best....so ashamed that he threw his metals away.


The Silver Star is the third-highest combat military decoration that can be awarded to a member of any branch of the United States armed forces for valor in the face of the enemy.

John Kerry was awarded one.

//also medals not "metals"
2012-08-20 02:01:00 PM  
1 votes:

karnal: What about Obama and Clinton's service record? And Kerry's military record is dishonorable at best....so ashamed that he threw his metals away.


Headso: purple heart recipients served dishonorably? You've got a pretty high bar for honorable service in the military.


It takes a lot of ... something to walk into a thread about "high profile attacks" being "dishonest" in order to launch more completely dishonest attacks on a servicemember who saved his fellow soldiers' lives.
2012-08-20 01:57:40 PM  
1 votes:

karnal: Kerry's military record is dishonorable


purple heart recipients served dishonorably? You've got a pretty high bar for honorable service in the military.
2012-08-20 01:56:13 PM  
1 votes:

MyRandomName: 75% of obamas ads have been negative. He is not running on discussion, but on attack. In 2008 Obama made a statement along the lines of if one can't run on policy they rely on distractions. That's exactly what he is doing now.


So?
2012-08-20 01:54:05 PM  
1 votes:

karnal: LordJiro

karnal: LordJiro

Oh look, a swarm of dipshiats just showed up. Guess the talking points were sent out.


I believe the correct terminology is Coalition - A Coalition of Dipshiats. Just like it is a Cowardice of Liberals and a Pandemonium of Conservatives.

Considering the Republican nominee opted to cheerlead for his cult in France rather than fight in the Vietnam war (which he vocally supported), I'd be careful which group you call 'cowards'.

/See also: George W. "used his daddy's connections to hide from Vietnam in Texas and STILL farked that up" Bush attacking John "an actual Vietnam war hero" Kerry for his service.

A Cowardice of Curs have invaded Capital Hill.

What about Obama and Clinton's service record? And Kerry's military record is dishonorable at best....so ashamed that he threw his metals away.


Conservatives: Doing anything and everything to justify their hatred since 2009.
2012-08-20 01:48:00 PM  
1 votes:

dr_blasto: It's not the Democrats' fault that the Republicans selected the worst candidate they could find to run against Obama.


Did you see the people that didn't make the cut!? I'm no fan of Romney, but we could have been looking at a Bachman/Trump candidacy, you know.
2012-08-20 01:25:11 PM  
1 votes:

MyRandomName: Attacking the use of dress horses to help romneys wife and her MS is legitimate?


Heh, yeah I remember when Obama himself did this. What a dick.

MyRandomName: Putting for unsubstantiated rumors about romneys taxes is legitimate?


Heh, yeah I remember when George Romney said that.

24.media.tumblr.com

What a dick. Wait I mean Obama's a dick, what did you think I said?

MyRandomName: The left still using a modified version of politifacts lie of the year is legitimate?


Heh, yeah, saying changing Medicare into a voucher system changes Medicare as we know it is amazingly dishonest. No one will recognize the difference. Farking Obama.

MyRandomName: 75% of obamas ads have been negative.


It's true, I've seen the studies and the data myself.

MyRandomName: Oh. Some more. Romney was a bully 40 years ago. Ryan was voted brown noser. Seamus the dog. Yeap, Obama is taking the high road for sure!


Yep, on the one hand we have n0bama pointing out silly things that actually happened and on the other hand we have Romney completely fabricating things that never happened. Both sides are definitely equal, so I can feel secure in voting Republican.
2012-08-20 01:21:09 PM  
1 votes:

MyRandomName:
Obamas campaign surrogate stating romney probably committed a felony was legitimate? The left still using a modified version of politifacts lie of the year is legitimate? The campaign continueing to attack offshoring attacks despite every fact checking organization saying the attacks are false is legitimate? Attacking the use of dress horses to help romneys wife and her MS is legitimate? Putting for unsubstantiated rumors about romneys taxes is legitimate? Especially when the obamas themselves used every legal loophole available as well? Go fark yourself.

75% of obamas ads have been negative. He is not running on discussion, but on attack. In 2008 Obama made a statement along the lines of if one can't run on policy they rely on distractions. That's exactly what he is doing now.


I'm retarded.


FIFY
2012-08-20 01:20:39 PM  
1 votes:
Oh look, a swarm of dipshiats just showed up. Guess the talking points were sent out.
2012-08-20 01:08:17 PM  
1 votes:
"Here is my simple tag line: Somebody who will lie to you to get to be president will lie to you when they are president,"

-Newt Gingrich
2012-08-20 01:06:25 PM  
1 votes:
As soon as there is a lack of evidence behind these attacks, they continue to be valid, subby.

The first step to dealing with the reality that you will be blindly voting for a tax cheating, lying, smarmy billionaire who hates the poor, women, and generally anyone who isn't a part of his family is just admitting that you don't feel right about it. You know, instead of projecting harder than a thousand epsons.
2012-08-20 01:04:38 PM  
1 votes:
"It really has to do with what your principles and what your core is. I have a core.... And that's a sharp contrast with Mitt Romney, who was for RomneyCare.... this is someone who doesn't have a core. He's been on both sides of almost every single issue in the past ten years."

- Rick Santorum
2012-08-20 01:00:56 PM  
1 votes:

lennavan: John McCain: "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose"
Obama: "Sen. McCain's campaign actually said, and I quote, if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose"
Romney: "LOL FARTBAMA SAID "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose" 

Link


Wow, that is some dirty shiat.
2012-08-20 12:57:28 PM  
1 votes:
John McCain: "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose"
Obama: "Sen. McCain's campaign actually said, and I quote, if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose"
Romney: "LOL FARTBAMA SAID "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose" 

Link
2012-08-20 12:57:23 PM  
1 votes:

soy_bomb: [www.investors.com image 800x555]


Lol. That's hilarious. . . . wait, are you serious?

/LOL, Let me laugh even harder!
2012-08-20 12:24:07 PM  
1 votes:
Romney does, however, make exceptions for the rare cases of rape and incest, and if the mother's life is at risk.

His running mate, Ryan, co-sponsored the most controversial bill regarding abortions/rape/incest....

Sorry GOP, Romney's biggest problem is that your party as a whole has failed to do anything to improve the economy and has instead focused on penis goes where and shame the pregnant woman laws.
2012-08-20 12:20:55 PM  
1 votes:
It must really suck to have to vote for Romney. Four years ago, the talking point was that Obama was not ready to lead because he was a "celebrity" and he wouldn't be able to withstand the pressure of the office.

And now the same people are obligated to defend a gigantic over privileged pussy like Romney, who won't even committ to the most basic transparency test (one started by his own father, no less) because his "opponents will pick on him" for it.

THAT'S your candidate. You chest-beating troglodytes got stuck with this pussy, and now you have to somehow make it look like he's Chuck farking Norris, and you're voting for him out of "conviction".

Suck it cons. Suck it hard.
2012-08-20 12:16:35 PM  
1 votes:
subby: What does it say about the president's challenger that so many of the high-profile attacks against him have been grossly distorted, or entirely fabricated?

Subby is right. "him" being the president, the headline makes sense.
2012-08-20 12:12:47 PM  
1 votes:

Fluorescent Testicle: mrshowrules: The one where it was Romney's fault that a woman died of cancer crossed a line but that was not an official DNC ad. Other than that, the attacks on Romney have been very legitimate.

Didn't Romney (or one of his aides) say that ad was more or less accurate, though?


One if his aides went on Fox News and basically said if the guy's wife had lived in Massachusetts she WOULDN'T have died from cancer after he lost his job because of Romney's health care plan for the state. She of course broke the #1 rule of Right Club: you do not talk about Romneycare
2012-08-20 12:02:59 PM  
1 votes:

Corvus: czetie: "Obama is making it harder for veterans to vote". 100% False.

Oh forgot about that one. They even had to admit that was a lie when someone finally called on them out on this.

This Romney campaign is the biggest on out and out lying I have ever seen in a campaign.


Lying works with a poorly educated, economically stressed population. Hitler knew that. just tell the same lies over and over. eventually the dummies will believe it. lying starts taking on a legitimacy if its repeated often enough.
2012-08-20 12:01:18 PM  
1 votes:
Ask John Kerry.
2012-08-20 12:00:27 PM  
1 votes:

meat0918: Can we get some real and legitimate examples here?


Republicans don't work with specific examples, the only work with broad generalities.
2012-08-20 11:58:51 AM  
1 votes:
Hey Townhall! you can polish that Turd up all day and night, but in the end, its still a crony capitalist lying greedy selfish red white and blue Turd.
2012-08-20 11:58:14 AM  
1 votes:
static.ddmcdn.com
2012-08-20 11:56:50 AM  
1 votes:

czetie: "Obama is making it harder for veterans to vote". 100% False.


Oh forgot about that one. They even had to admit that was a lie when someone finally called on them out on this.

This Romney campaign is the biggest on out and out lying I have ever seen in a campaign.
2012-08-20 11:55:25 AM  
1 votes:

clancifer: Sorry, Subby. He's not going to sleep with you.


cause he's in bed with big business.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-20 10:21:06 AM  
1 votes:
What attack against Romney has been exaggerated or false? That he is a robot?

That's the only possibility I can think of, unless he actually did release his tax returns.
2012-08-20 10:16:20 AM  
1 votes:

NuttierThanEver: I'll take "what's good for the goose is good for the gander" for $1000 Alex

/seriously you farkers can EABOD for unleashing Karl Rove on the national scene in 1998.


Rove? Please.

Let's step back for a moment to remember the Darth Plagueis of the GOP: Lee Atwater.
2012-08-20 10:15:15 AM  
1 votes:
so has romney released those tax returns yet...? no?

well alrightie then. carry on.
2012-08-20 10:14:40 AM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: czetie: What does it say about the challenger that he can't come up with even one factual criticism of the president?

let's try: 57 States, teleprompters, arugula, mustard, knife and fork, binder clips.

did I miss anything?


Flag pin.
2012-08-20 10:13:12 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah, the republicans shouldn't lie so much and make so many false claims.

But, birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim.
2012-08-20 09:51:17 AM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: czetie: What does it say about the challenger that he can't come up with even one factual criticism of the president?

let's try: 57 States, teleprompters, arugula, mustard, knife and fork, binder clips.

did I miss anything?


I hear he has a black child.
2012-08-20 08:29:52 AM  
1 votes:
Town Hall loves playing Wheel of Fortune. They spin all the time

/Yeah, I know, shiatty joke
 
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