Morning Mix: Romney Huge Fan Of Auto Bailout He Proposed

The Obama campaign may have decided to stop framing rival Mitt Romney as a flip flopper, but it may be hard to resist when the former governor is presenting them with such blatant examples.

The latest?  Apparently, bailing out the auto industry was Romney’s idea.

According to Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, the only reason there is an auto industry now is because of the likely GOP presidential nominee.  “His position on the bailout was exactly what President Obama followed…He said, ‘If you want to save the auto industry, just don’t write them a check. That will seal their doom. What they need to do is go through a managed bankruptcy process.’ Consider that the crown jewel. The only economic success that President Obama has had is because he followed Mitt Romney’s advice.”

That was Romney’s advice?  So what about all of the times the former governor called the bailout “crony capitalism?”  As The Hill notes, Romney himself once wrote an op ed stating, “The president tells us that without his intervention things in Detroit would be worse. I believe that without his intervention things there would be better.”

The Obama campaign isn’t letting this flip flop go unnoticed, either.  “The Obama campaign, for its part, is not about to share credit with Romney. Obama campaign spokesperson Lis Smith told the Post that despite Fehrnstrom’s comments, Romney would have let the industry fail. ‘GM and Chrysler are in existence, creating jobs, and posting some of their most profitable quarters in history because President Obama bet on American workers,’ Smith said. ‘If Mitt Romney had had his way, the American auto industry and the millions of jobs it supports would cease to exist.’”

A new Romney slogan? “Romney, he was against the auto bailout before he was for it!”


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Huber F.
Huber F5 years ago

A man who knows which way to lead.

Huber F.
Huber F5 years ago

To think that Romney was against creating jobs in the auto industry seems a little of a slinger jig.

Huber F.

Ira L.
Ellie L5 years ago

LIARS! All teabagger/republikkklans and Romney. Racists, Bigots, Homophobes, Hypocrites, Misogynists, Swiftboaters, Dirty Manipulative Deceivers - Tricking People, NO Ethics, NO Morals, Greedy Money-Hungry Pigs.

After BUYING the "5 extremist justices on the Less-than Supreme Court," they plan to BUY THE ELECTION through the horrific, UNAmerican sham, Citizens United's FLOOD of multi-million dollars from BIG OIL, BIG PHARMA, KOCH BROTHERS, ADELSON, ANONYMOUS GROUPS AND BILLIONAIRES -- TO SATURATE THE AIRWAVES with LIES to Fool and Manipulate the People, and PUSH their Radical Agenda to GRAB even MORE Money for themselves, and take from the Poor, Middle Class, Seniors, Disabled, Women, Children, Minorities, Unions, Teachers, Police, First Responders, to FORTIFY their unyielding Thirst for Power!

"Nazi Germany!"

Our only way out is to ignore/mute out their billions of lying, twisted TV/Radio ads, and VOTE DEMOCRAT. Have a paper ballot to back up your vote. THE MACHINES WILL BE RIGGED, THE VOTES WILL BE SUPPRESSED, AND THEY ARE HELL-BENT ON WINNING, AT ANY COST! BUT WE SHALL FIGHT ON!

And they have the audacity to call us 99%ers "Commie-Socialists. These religious extremist teabaggers are more EVIL than the worst dictators in the WORLD! Fire them all. None of them deserve mercy. When Americans start voting IN THEIR OWN BEST INTEREST, the teabagger/republikkklans will be booted out of office. FOREVER.

Jane Barton
Jane Barton5 years ago

Ooooh...riiiight. @^# liars.

Robert Fitzgerald

John Kerry was defeated in his bid for the presidency in part because he was portrayed as a flip flopper in Congress. Now Romney wants to change all of that and make flip flopping into a sign of great intelligent leadership. What grade are we in again???

Ron B.
Ron B5 years ago

Yet another attempt by the GOP at instant revisionist history. It is so refreshing to see the Obama Administration finally showing some spine against the Republicans and calling out Romney on his flip-flopping lies. But then, with the election just six months away, Obama doesn't have much choice.

Avril Lomas
Avril Lomas5 years ago

I have a question.( I am totally ignorant re. the teachings of the mormon church.)
Is lying acceptable in your faith?
Mr Romney obviously considers that to be true.! and the lies keep coming thick and fast.

Angela N.
Angela N5 years ago

thank you :)

Kevin Brown
Kevin B5 years ago

Romney will say anything to get elected. Don't these idiots really think we are so stupid as to forget what he said just a few years or months ago?

Gary Ansorge
Gary Ansorge5 years ago

Romneys crew still hasn't figured out this new fangled thing called video recording and the Internet. Seems every time their candidate makes a boo boo, someone somewhere will record it and preserve it for posterity.

The Internet will remember your lies forever, Mitt...