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I am amazed at the distortions and lies that fly by the surrogates for Obama in the media and the fact that frequently the progressives have no answers to correct them or further questions to ask.  When that happens, it appears to some that the accusations must be true.

Let's list the ones you have heard that are not being dealt with sufficiently and put the facts here so that at least we can refute what our friends, family, and colleagues say.

One of the best questions I have seen asked only on this forum is:  Why was Romney still working on the Olympics in 2002?  Why had he not either gone back to Bain or resigned officially?  If he was still negotiating his share of the pie, then was he not still a part of the company?

One that have seen and heard lately is that the stimulus money went to outsourced companies.  It is my understanding that the money went to companies who then decided to use it for outsourcing, which is part of the problem in my opinion.  This is one that I don't hear being answered by the surrogates.  Is my understanding correct?

There is justified targeting of outsourcing, but shouldn't there also be mentions of just flat shutting down businesses totally but still having Bain people walk away with millions?  They stacked the deck so that they could skim off money and left the people with pensions, benefits, and wages gone.  When the government had to help with the pensions, it was again a case of private gains, government (taxpayers) loss.  

What are some of the accusations that you see/hear that are not being countered with facts?  I think the Rs get their talking points ready and we don't always do that--especially when appearing in the media.  

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  •  Since (2+ / 0-)
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    kevin k, sockpuppet

    President Obama recognizes that communicating with the people was a problem in the beginning, I think it needs to be addressed during the campaign.  It does seem to be better, but there are still too many distortions getting by with no corrections.

  •  The one big example the other day was the (2+ / 0-)
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    sockpuppet, radical simplicity

    stimulus money that went to a Norwegian? company, and it turned out that it was a Norwegian owned co. that did the manufacturing here in the US with American workers.
    You are right. Dem surrogates need to be schooled in rapid response smack-down.

    They trotted out the "job creators" nonsense this am talking to Rep Clyburn about the tax cuts, as well as the "family making $300,000 being hurt by the tax cut repeal.
    At the end, Clyburn did a good job of winning the discussion, but in the meantime several outright lies were spoken by Harold Ford and the other guy, as well as Kevin Madden.
    We needed someone who would have interrupted them and corrected them immediately on that panel, (and angrily), in addition to Clyburn.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 06:11:05 AM PDT

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