- Posted June 14, 2012 by
Watertown, New York
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Romney Pounces On Obama's Gaff- "Private Sector's Fine"
Mitt Romney says he feels American's pain. He was quick to jump on President Obama's "gaff" and claimed that the President was "out of touch".
What part of Obama's statement didn't Romney and the GOP understand?
When you take a statement out of context, it's often used to distort the truth.
Americans remember the Romney ad that quoted President Obama as saying, "If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose". Obama was referring to what John McCain had said during the 2008 election. Obama was paraphrasing McCain.
"A paraphrase typically explains or clarifies the text that is being paraphrased. For example, "The signal was red" might be paraphrased as "The train was not allowed to proceed."
Romney wasn't paraphrasing Obama when he jumped on Obama's remark about the private sector. He was distorting what the President had meant.
Romney can't win on his own ideas. So he lies.
Whose words are cheap, Mr. Romney?
The media also has allowed more to be made of what Obama said than they should have.
But when controversy drives ratings, you can count on CNN and other news networks to fan the political flames.
Divorce attorneys are great at creating the "he said - she said" conflict in order to make more cash from both parties.Our news is now in the business of making money at the expense of the truth.
SuperPACs are spending a lot of money. Why miss out on your networks share. Truth? What happened to responsible journalism?
When Romney and the GOP say they feel American's pain, it's hypocritical.
When you cause the pain by not allowing jobs to be created, and then fake empathy for those that your politics hurt, what do you call that?
Some Americans cheer for a party that's willing to win by distorting the truth. Our news networks are supposed to parse their words for us. But we can see that we have the best government and news that SuperPAC money can influence.