Auto Industry to Mitt Romney: “Lying Cocksucker, Shut the Fuck Up”
That wasn’t the exact wording, but it’s the general drift. In his frantic last-ditch effort to win in Ohio, Mitt Romney has brought lying to a whole new level. The name Romney might become synonymous with “beyond lying.” Generations from now, people will be saying:
“He wasn’t just lying; he told a Romney.”
Romney has started blitzing Ohio with a series of ads that are so full of shit, people’s TV sets and radios are brown. These ads are saying that Jeep is planning to eliminate jobs here and outsource them to China.
This is a blatant lie, and some auto executives are not too happy about it.
Chrysler — Jeep’s parent company — has condemned these ads, and their website says they have “no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China.” Not only that, their Toledo factory will be ADDING over a thousand new jobs.
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said Romney’s claims were “inaccurate” and said:
“Jeep is one of our truly global brands with uniquely American roots. This will never change. So much so that we committed that the iconic Wrangler nameplate, currently produced in our Toledo, Ohio plant, will never see full production outside the United States. Jeep assembly lines will remain in operation in the United States and will constitute the backbone of the brand.”
General Motors spokesman Greg Martin said:
“We’ve clearly entered some parallel universe during these last few days. No amount of campaign politics at its cynical worst will diminish our record of creating jobs in the U.S. and repatriating profits back to this country.”
Another GM spokesperson said:
“At this stage, we’re looking at Hubble telescope-length distances between campaign ads and reality….GM’s creating jobs in the US and repatriating profits back to this country should be a source of bipartisan pride.”
Bipartisan? That’s sooo last century.
It’s long past time for somebody to ask Mitt Romney: “At long last, have you not a shred of decency? Have you no shame?”