Romney campaign wins award for Political Lie of the Year


The envelope, please.

Hmmm. No big surprise HERE:

It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign — that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep’s parent company gave a quick and clear denial, Mitt Romney repeated it and his campaign turned it into a TV ad.

And they stood by the claim, even as the media and the public expressed collective outrage against something so obviously false.

People often say that politicians don’t pay a price for deception, but this time was different: A flood of negative press coverage rained down on the Romney campaign, and he failed to turn the tide in Ohio, the most important state in the presidential election.

PolitiFact has selected Romney’s claim that Barack Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China” at the cost of American jobs as the 2012 Lie of the Year.

 By the way, one of Applesauce commenters said at the time that the Romney campaign was telling the truth about Jeep.

The poor sap was disabused of that notion by me and others, and we never heard from him again.



  1. Never mind Joe Soptic’s dead wife.

  2. I would have given it to Harry Reid.

    He accused a presidential candidate of a crime on the Senate floor…and was wrong.

  3. shawnnews

    The American Thinker is still looking for a birth certificate. I really feel bad for this guy — genuinely. He has decided not to believe the State of Hawaii or old newspapers. He claims he has spent hours and hours analyzing the birth certificate. I think the author has really been hurt — in the form of wasted time and resources — trying to defend the country from the alleged Kenyan usurper. I think there’s a lot of damage that has been done to party believers by conservative media.

  4. Brian Opsahl

    He told so many whoppers during the campaign, but the biggest and most hurtfull to him was the great JEEP outsoursing to China lie he cept telling and telling even after everybody told him to stop…

  5. Craig Knauss

    Before the debates, Romney told the media that Obama was going to lie about everything in the debates. That was another lie, because it was Romney who told the most and biggest lies.

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