Mitt Romney gave a speech at a shuttered factory in Ohio today wherein he blamed President Obama for failing to reopen the factory.
The only problem is the factory closed under Bush in 2008.
LORAIN, Ohio — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has visited a factory in suburban Cleveland that closed in 2008 when George W. Bush was still in the White House, and blamed President Barack Obama for failing to reopen it in more than three years in office. [...]
Now the vast plant stands nearly empty, and Romney said that’s evidence of the failure of the president’s policies to get the country working again.
Of course we all know the Obama presidency actually started in 2007 at the beginning of the recession and everything is his fault. At least that’s what the Right Wing wants you to believe.
Local officials in Lorain, Ohio weren’t impressed by Mitt Romney’s spectacle.
“When you have to clean up a mess that was created over eight years, you will not get it done in four,” Lorain City Council President Joel Arredondo, a Democrat, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said using the plant as the site for the speech was an attempt to “distort the president’s message.”
“Distort” is one way to put it. “Pull lies straight out of your ass” is another.
Is Mitt Romney even capable of telling the truth? About himself or his opponents? I’m unconvinced.
I suppose Mitt’s dishonesty is the president’s fault too.