Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Mitt Romney is insane:

Latest proof: (emp add)
Romney taking credit for auto industry success

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Campaigning in the backyard of America's auto industry, Mitt Romney re-ignited the bailout debate by suggesting he deserves "a lot of credit" for the recent successes of the nation's largest car companies.

That claims comes in spite of his stance that Detroit should have been allowed to go bankrupt.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee told a Cleveland television station on Monday that President Barack Obama followed his lead when he ushered auto companies through a managed bankruptcy soon after taking office.

"I pushed the idea of a managed bankruptcy, and finally when that was done, and help was given, the companies got back on their feet," Romney said in an interview inside a Cleveland-area auto parts maker. "So, I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry has come back."

Romney has repeatedly argued that Obama ultimately took his advice on the auto industry's woes of 2008 and 2009. But he went further on Monday by saying he deserves credit for its ultimate turnaround.

The course Romney advocated differed greatly from the one that was ultimately taken. GM and Chrysler went into bankruptcy on the strength of a massive bailout that Romney opposed. Neither Republican President George W. Bush nor Democratic President Barack Obama believed the automakers would have survived without that backup from taxpayers.

Romney opposed taxpayer help.

"If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye," Romney wrote in a November 2008 opinion article in the New York Times. "It won't go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed."
The key is Romney's use of the "help was given" element, which is where there was an enormous difference between what he advocated and what Obama (and Bush!) set out to do.

Interesting that Romney doesn't claim "some credit", but "a lot of credit". Why not, if you are living in a fantasy world?

NB: The thing to do is take Romney at his word, and not as a scheming pandering politician. Romney really thinks he deserves a lot of credit for the automobile industry recovery. What do you call such a man? Insane.


He's also a pathological liar. He lies even when the truth would serve him better.

By Anonymous Death Panel Truck, at 5/09/2012 8:10 AM  

This is Mitt's version of "FLIP, FLOP AND FLY." Mitt thinks he's "hep" but he needs a "hip" transplant. Maybe he should relax on his Nash Rambler "Hide-a-Bed."

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 5/10/2012 5:32 AM  

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