Mitt Romney Wins Something: Politifact's Lie Of The Year

Owen Poindexter
Mitt Romney always had a flexible relationship with the truth, and he has been rewarded for it with Politifact's "Lie of the Year."

Desperate for a turnaround in the crucial Midwest, the Romney campaign released an ad late in the presidential contest about Chrysler moving all of their manufacturing jobs to China in response to President Obama's economic policies. And lo and behold, the ad won Romney a stirring victory! No, not the presidential race, Politifact's "Lie of the Year."

Here's the ad:

The whopper only placed third in Politifact's reader's poll for lie of the year, behind Rush Limbaugh's claim that Obamacare is the biggest tax increase in the history of the world, and Romney (again), saying that Obama meant that success was the result of government with the President's "You didn't build that," line. In fact, after Limbaugh's lie, the next four in the reader poll "winners" were all lies told by Mitt Romney about Barack Obama, and the sixth was by the President himself--that 90% of the rise in the deficit was the fault of George W. Bush and the recession.

Maybe electoral reformers should drop everything and start working on a truth serum.