In response to the biggest Romney gaffe of the campaign so far — the one about how it’s wrong to hire more teachers, firefighters and police officers — the Romney team has released a video showing the president apparently bragging that government employment has gone down under his administration.
Of course the video clip is insanely out of context.
Here’s the Romney ad:
And here’s what the president really said:
Naturally, the president was saying that it was a bad thing that government employment — teachers, firefighters, etc — has gone down. He also said that it was due to the Republicans filibustering his legislation to hire more workers. And that’s entirely true.
So Romney continues to lie with impunity and, in fact, he’s running an entire campaign on flagrant, easily-debunked lies.