Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mitt Romney Personally Responsible for Destroying Five Million Careers

When Mitt Romney was working for various private equity firms, he single-handedly eliminated five million jobs.  The elimination of these jobs has taken $14.7 billion out of the U.S. economy.

NOTE:  The above paragraph was not intended as a factual statement.  It was only an illustration of Mitt Romney’s newest variation on the Big Lie technique.  Instead of the usual endless repetition of “job-killing regulations” versus the “job creators,” Romney is using specific numbers to give his Big Lie some authority.

Romney told a New Hampshire audience:

“The rate of regulatory burden has increased four-fold since Obama has become president. Four times the amount of regulation coming out per year as in the past. And so businesses say, ‘gosh, I’m not sure I want to invest in America.’”

The facts — remember those quaint old things — are a bit different.  The Obama Administration has actually approved 4.7% fewer regulations than George W. Bush had approved at this same point in his administration.

Mitt Romney’s campaign staff even admits there’s no truth whatsoever to Romney’s statement.  But it’s an interesting variation on the Big Lie.  Usually the Big Lie consists of a few simple phrases that get repeated millions of times until they become the conventional wisdom.

Or you can put out a bunch of subtle implications and innuendos and let them seep into the public consciousness.  The biggest example of this was Bush-Cheney “implying” that Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks.  They never came out and said it, but there were jillions of public statements that purposely blurred “al Qaeda Iraq Saddam bin Laden Hussein 9/11 Iraq 9/11...”  It worked like a charm, since millions of bone-stupid Fox viewers still believe Saddam Hussein helped mastermind the 9/11 attacks.  And at the same time, if someone called Bush-Cheney on their Big Lie, they could honestly say “What??? I never said that!!!”

Apparently the more variations there are on the Big Lie technique, the more effective each variation can be.  In fact it’s kind of fun.  Let’s take Newt Gingrich (please!).  You could put out a few subtle rumors and innuendos about Newt Gingrich, prostitutes and drugs.  Or you could Mitt Romnify it and say:  “Thirteen underage prostitutes were arrested during an orgy at Newt Gingrich’s mansion.  Police also seized $25,000 worth of cocaine.”

[ahem]  Again, the above paragraph is not making any accusations against Newt Gingrich.  It’s just another hypothetical example of the Big Lie Technique, as told by Mitt Romney.

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Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Romney's stint at Bain Capital led directly to 4,762 suicides, and 9,578 orphaned children, 3,190 of which wound up in foster care.

Spread the word. And remember..... I get my numbers from the same place Willard does.

December 13, 2011 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Suzan said...

Romney was ultimately responsible for 1009 murders due to the wake ensuing from his involvement in Bain Capital's job destruction and self-enrichment policies.

Have I got it down, Tom?

Good stuff. Glad Dick and George showed us the way.

And Goebbels.

Love ya,


Hey, this is easy! No wonder it's so popular with the righties.

December 13, 2011 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Obama was born in Kenya.(See what you caused Hillary)
George Soros is his sugar daddy.
Where do you think the money came from for world wide campaigns especially that propaganda speech in Germany.
George Soros destroyed 3 economies,possibly 4(don't ask me,ask Taiwan,Russia and England)
OWS was funded by groups of George Soros.Nah all that food and those tents were donated by caring surrounding businesses .
Oh come on on that's just insane.

Obama used Saul Alinsky tactics when setting up protests against banks(some things never change)

Oh and Bill Ayers is just a guy from the neighborhood .

Obama sat in Rev Wright's church for 20 years and never heard any anti-semitsm remarks.

See Herman if you just kept it in your pants who knows?

December 14, 2011 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: And those 9,578 orphaned children went on to commit $90 million worth of robberies and their prison sentences are costing taxpayers $750 million a year.

Suzan: And don't forget, some of those 1,009 murders were torture-slayings. Mitt Romney is responsible for each and every one of them.

December 14, 2011 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

And there's that dumb broad Lisa again, trying to be cute so we'll let her out of the kitchen into the living room to talk to the men.

It isn't working, you dumb broad. Go bake us a pie and stay out of MAN business.

December 16, 2011 at 5:00 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Obama destroyed jobs to save GM.

Or should I say Obama good,anyone else bad

Oh JR you are such a real man.

December 16, 2011 at 8:45 AM  

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