It seems truth is not in the playbook for the Obama campaign. After being called out by the liberal-leaning Washington Post (http://loudmouthelephant.blogspot.com/2012/06/obama-campaign-deceit-machine-rolls-on.html), Team Obama maintained the allegations in this ad as it continued running mainly in battleground states.
The Obama campaign is at it again. A new ad by the Obama campaign is no different. In fact, it panders towards women, claiming "it's a scary time to be a woman" if Mitt Romney is elected president. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33NT0_MgsVU
Wow! Seriously? With 23,000,000 people out of work, record high debt, foreclosures on the rise, and dismal economic expansion, the Obama campaign thinks it'd be a great idea to scare women into voting for the President? This is awful, and the worst part is: the ad is a BIG, FAT LIE.
Politifact rated the ad as "pants on fire." It doesn't get much more dishonest than that: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jul/25/barack-obama/romney-abortion-rape-incest/
So again, just like I said in the first link, it appears Team Obama's plan is to simply lie to the American people, throwing whatever it can against the wall while hoping something will stick. Unfortunately, the media not only condones this, but it supplies free advertising for it.
CNN.com proudly displayed the headline "Obama campaign airs second ad hitting Romney on Abortion." If you read only the headline (I've talked about the power of this numerous times), you're left with a negative impression of Romney. Of course, the fact checking portion, you know, that crucially important part about whether the claim is true or not, doesn't appear until the 6th paragraph. CNN writes 5 paragraphs that promote a lie and waits until the 6th to mention how untrue Obama's claims are. This wouldn't be such a big deal if the Obama campaign wasn't called out on this not once, not twice, but time and time again.
What do you think? Should we stand by as Obama boldly lies to our faces? Share your opinions below.