If you read an article or an email that made grandiose claims without citing facts and contained copious amounts of hypocrisy, you’d hopefully stop reading, wisely recognizing that you were not being fed accurate or substantiated information. Well, factless claims about Romney’s TV ads and blatantly hypocritical statements about the campaign’s “negativity” were present in a recent Obama campaign email to supporters… and that was just in the first line.
But that’s par for the course from a campaign that has stooped to the level of accusing its opponent of indirectly killing a woman.
“While his campaign pours tens of millions of dollars into negative TV ads that independent fact-checkers continue to prove false, Mitt Romney’s in Ohio complaining about … negativity!” a recent Obama campaign email reads. The email, sent to supporters late last night, is penned by Jeremy Bird, the National Field Director for Obama for America.
Of course there are no links to support the claim that Mitt Romney’s TV ads are false. And while we’re on the subject of false television ads, it’s not out of line for Romney to “complain” about the Obama campaign’s negativity when he himself has been accused of essentially murdering a woman. Most would agree that a false accusation linking you to a person’s death is a legitimate thing to complain about.
“Last night, he railed against the campaign that you and I have built from the ground up, calling it a ‘campaign of division and anger and hate’,” the email continues. A campaign that accuses Romney of being a felon and a murderer would seem to be one that constitutes one of “division.” (In case you’re not paying attention, that’d be the Obama campaign.)
The email then asks for a donation of $5 or more to help the “best damn grassroots program this country has ever seen.”
The email concludes with another sourceless assertion that “Romney’s ads are 90 percent negative, and many are debunked almost as soon as they’re aired.” I guess the Obama campaign either doesn’t have any proof of that, or doesn’t know how to user a hyperlink. Or perhaps they assume their supporters will accept what they say at face value.
If the latter is the case, then it’s scary to think what other false claims, such as the stimulus “worked,” the Obama campaign is making in order to get reelected this fall.