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  •  Romney crossed a line (18+ / 0-)

    Whether or not the CEOs of GM and Chrysler are grateful to President Obama for the bailout, the fact is that rumors of the sort that Romney is spreading can impact the bottom line for these corporations.  So, guess what?  Members of the 1% can now actually catch a glimpse of what it is like to back a man with no principles.  He'll throw anyone under the bus if he thinks it will benefit him.  And all Mitt is interested in is what Mitt wants!

    The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. W.B. Yeats

    by SweetAuntFanny on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 03:34:38 PM PDT

    •  which makes it defamation, does it not? (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, AnnetteK

      Actionable?  Anybody here with legal expertise?

      Or do you figure that these companies are too much in the national spotlight to sue a politician to protect their interests?

      •  No defamation. (1+ / 0-)
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        political mutt

        The two barriers that come to mind are (1) protection is lower for well-known public entities and (2) what Romney is saying is technically true. Especially since Romney is making the accusations as part of a political campaign (political speech is absolutely protected under the robust First Amendment) I highly doubt this is actionable. Though I admit the First Amendment is not my area of law.

        The day may come, when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny.

        by Tetris on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 05:49:57 PM PDT

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