Joe Biden unloaded on Mitt Romney for his Jeep lies and said he will ‘say anything, absolutely anything, to win, it seems. But he can’t run from the truth.’
Here is the video:
Look, his saying he’ll get tough on China is only outdone by his bizarre, bizarre claim about the automobile industry. A week ago, remember what he was saying with the President — is, Mr. President, I supported the rescue of the automobile industry. I did it. I said exactly what you did. I said we’ll get them through bankruptcy, et cetera. Problem is he did not say there should be a — he would not allow a penny of federal money to help them out, and there was nobody, including Bain Capital, willing to come in and help them out.
But here’s the thing. This guy pirouettes more than a ballerina. Now he says — seriously, think of what he’s saying within two weeks. I find — I’ve never seen this in public. I’ve served with eight Presidents. I have never seen this in my public life. Within two weeks, he’s running an ad in this state saying that President Obama made the companies go bankrupt; is now — gave the industry the Italians, who are selling it to the Chinese. Whoa. As we say in my faith, bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I mean, what are you talking about? I have never seen anything like that. It’s an absolutely patently false assertion. It’s such an outrageous assertion that one of the few times in my memory a major American corporation, Chrysler, has felt obliged to go public and say, there is no truth. They said, Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China. Chrysler Corporation, which is highly unusual, said, a careful and unbiased reading would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments.
Ladies and gentlemen, have they no shame?
Romney will say anything, absolutely anything, to win, it seems. But he can’t run from the truth. He said in an article entitled — that he wrote — “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”
Vice President Biden played the role of our moral compass today, articulating what so many are feeling about the Romney campaign. “Have they no shame?” No, apparently, they don’t.
When Joe pointed out that this kind of blatantly fasle assertion compelled a major corporation to step forward in order to clarify it, his words have weight. It’s not too often you’re going to see a major corporation step into a political fray but Romney has a way of pushing people, allies, elected officials from other countries, and now corporations into defending themselves against his abuse.
The problem is that not only did Romney not think about the middle class he was frightening in Ohio with his Jeep moving to China lies, but he also never thought about the impact of his completely false assertion on the Chrysler corporation. Last I heard, corporations were people, so it follows that Romney has misused and abused Chrysler for his political gain with nary a thought as to what is moral, proper, or even wise. Were he to be president, he might find the binders full of enemies he’s creating troublesome, and so might we.
Smoking Joe really brought it home with this, “I find — I’ve never seen this in public. I’ve served with eight Presidents. I have never seen this in my public life.” It’s finally sinking in that Mitt Romney isn’t a Michele Bachmann type liar. Not only is Romney running for a national office on a platform of lies, but he isn’t crazy like Bachmann. At least Bachmann only attacks those she will never need. But Romney isn’t even that smart. Romney attacks our greatest allies, puts words in the Australian Foreign Minister’s mouth — using him to attack the President of the US which is not good for Australia, and uses Chrysler to scare Ohioans into forgetting that he was against them when it mattered.
Has Mitt Romney no shame? I haven’t seen any sign that he is capable of feeling shame. He proceeded forward with the Jeep ad knowing it was false. He avoids the press Paris Hitlon style, pretending he didn’t hear them as his entourage presses on. Mitt Romney is a hot mess of a candidate who never should have made it out of the primaries. The only reason he did was Jon Huntsman was too sane for the teabaggers and the rest of the gang was too crazy for average Americans. That left Republicans with the guy who will say anything to anyone with no guiding conscience and no shame.
Mitt Romney makes his own reality and he believes he has the right to do so. Didn’t we already have a decider in office? That didn’t work out so well.