Skip to main content

I originally posted this on Friday afternoon and since then it's gotten about a half million views, but if you haven't watched it yet, it's worth taking a look:

Mitt Romney, 10/3/12: I will not reduce the taxes paid by high income Americans.

Mitt Romney, 2/22/12: There were so many misrepresentations in there it's going to take me a little while. Number one, I said today that we're going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by twenty percent—including the top one percent.

Mitt Romney, 10/3/12: The key to great schools? Great teachers. So I reject the idea that I don't believe in great teachers or more teachers.

Mitt Romney, 6/8/12: He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government.

Mitt Romney, 10/3/12: Actually, it's a lengthy description, but number one, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.

Mitt Romney, 3/27/12: If they're 45 years old and they show up and they say I want insurance because I've got heart disease, it's like: "Hey guys, we can't play the game like that." You've got to get insurance when you're well, and then if you get ill, then you're going to be covered.

The one thing that unites all these clips is that Romney appears equally passionate about his convictions in all of them. The problem is that he's saying the exact opposite things. Apparently, the only thing he really cares about getting what he wants, and he'll say whatever he thinks it will take to get it. And with his track record of dishonesty, voters shouldn't believe a word of it.

Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 4:15 AM PT: Nearly one million views as of Tuesday morning.

Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 4:18 AM PT: As of Tuesday morning, this video had gotten more views than the last 13 videos posted to Mitt Romney's YouTube channel combined.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  RoboRomney agrees with you (11+ / 0-)

    Check out this hysterical site: RoboRomney

    Pick a position-- any position! -- any end of the political spectrum-- and Romney agrees with you.

    Romney: "I'm the caring person who brought universal healthcare to my state. And the dick who'll take it away from the rest of the country"

    by smileycreek on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 01:49:54 PM PDT

    •   sounds like ROMNEY will vote for OBAMA. (0+ / 0-) Jed notes in posting of Round 2

      DEMOCRACY is a Relay Race... and you pass the baton by VOTING! So don't vote for OBAMA, VOTE for M&M's, MEDICARE and MIDDLECLASS

      by LOrion on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 03:50:09 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  The Mendacity of Mitt - volume 68, 451.... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    OldDragon, Eric Nelson

    The man will literally say anything to get elected.

    Conservatives seem to believe that the rich will work harder if we give them more, and the poor will work harder if we give them less. E.J. Dionne

    by blueyescryinintherain on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 01:51:11 PM PDT

  •  I am so sorry about the visuals, though (0+ / 0-)

    Romney looks like he's from Central Casting so the visuals somewhat soften the words, alas.

    Meanwhile, I just came across a quotation from Theodor Reik to the effect that the best never look like they are.

  •  He's simply an actor reading lines written for him (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
  •  Hope it goes viral or hit 'mainstream' bloggers (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    ColoTim, rbird, gsbadj, Eric Nelson

    By 'mainstream' I mean people who have huge newspapers or networks in their ear like Maddow or Greg Sargeant.

    This is an excellent video.

    It could be an ad in itself.

  •  Watched it when you first put it up (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Eric Nelson

    Excellent work.

    The Obama campaign should release the power of youtube on Romney's ass.  The Prez should remind people in every speech he makes that there is a ready resource of information on the true Romney that anyone can access with the click of a mouse button.

    Please feel free to HR me for my informative and argumentative nature. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

    by rbird on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 02:22:58 PM PDT

  •  Add a tagline, then it's ready for some airtime (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Eric Nelson

    How about a little mini SuperPac action to get this on the Teevee?

    Some people are intolerant, and I CAN'T STAND people like that. -- Tom Lehrer

    by TheCrank on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 02:35:51 PM PDT

  •  Not enuf to say he lies-its WHEN and WHY (0+ / 0-)

    Voters think all pols lie, including BO.  For many 'persuadables' we might as well say 1% is a politican.

    What's important is when he lies and why: i.e., when the voters can't hear and to his fat cat supporters.

  •  I think this video is strong, but (0+ / 0-)

    I think it would be stronger by including the dates of Romney's statements.  Really shows off his flip-flopping.

  •  It must be hell being Romney (0+ / 0-)

    Imagine him standing in front of the bathroom mirror in the morning...

    Romney 1: I am committed to growing a beard...

    Romney 2: I am committed to being clean-shaven... and so on ad nauseum.

    It's a wonder the guy ever makes it out of the bathroom...I guess he must flip a coin...

    Lightly Seared On The Reality Grill

    by Retroactive Genius on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 03:15:57 PM PDT

  •  Thanks! This video was succinct and current. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Eric Nelson

    I try to shut up my interlocutors, but this video did it for me and HOW!!!

    It shows what a forthright/pandering, brave/spineless leader/nonleader is Mitt/Myth Romney.

    Two/or more candidates in one!

    We/they needed/hated that!

    skipping over damaged area

    by Says Who on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 03:33:02 PM PDT

  •  200 word letter to editor : (0+ / 0-)

    My right-wing paper, in a right-wing area ( Issa my rep) prints all letters, so I've sent in a couple hundred over 15 years. Here's my latest :

    Romney, Mr. Etch-a-Sketch, has played everyone for something. He uttered so many falsehoods, Obama was shellshocked, nonplussed, and reminded me of an empty chair. Maybe not lies, but Romney  just changed everything he's been campaigning on for the last 1.5 years, opposing his Vps policies and Party Platform. Multiple Choice Mitt. Who ya' gonna' vote for? Who Ya' gonna' get?

    ObamaCare won't allow insurance discrimination for pre-existing conditions. When Obama stated that Romney's plan condemned millions to a multifaceted misery of low medical care and potential financial disaster. Mitt responds “no”; his plan addresses this. Watch his words (I say “federal income tax” he says “tax”). Mitt's plan only allows pre-existing coverage on uninterrupted , or continued coverage. Anyone without coverage in their future could find themselves effectively – meaning financially - cut off from coverage forever. Lie by deception.

    So how will Romney's coupons (vouchers) work for Medicare? His plan has lowball bids determine value, then elders take their crappy coupon out shopping for insurance. The coupon goes up 2% a year while costs go up around 10%. Falling behind by plan, an endearing touch.

    Will Romney remove the mortgage interest tax deduction? Mitt talks circles, but his arithmetic says yes.

  •  Republican voters don't care what he says--as long (0+ / 0-)

    as he fools enough folks into denying President Obama a second term.

    That's the enthusiasm and stupidity hurdle the Republicans have set up, and only turnout is going to make the difference.

  •  There oughta be a whole series (0+ / 0-)

    Someone with video editing skills should put together a whole series of blatant flip-flops of primary-election Mitt vs general-election Mitt.  In the middle, put in the clip of Eric Fehrnstrom.  Something like this:

    ROMNEY, last February: I was a severely conservative Republican governor.

    FEHRNSTROM: I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign.  Everything changes.  It's almost like an Etch-a-Sketch.  You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.

    ROMNEY, at last week's debate: My legislature was 87 percent Democrat. And that meant I figured out from day one I had to get along.  And I had to work across the aisle to get anything done.

  •  To Tell the Truth (0+ / 0-)

    Mitt "the Master Panderer from Massachusetts" Romney's campaign has been based on a steady stream of unabashed lies and frequent flip-flops … followed by his strategic plan to hit his "reset button" whenever the need arises.

    During the recent debate, Mitt apparently thought he was a contestant on the old 1960's game show, "To Tell the Truth" -- "Will the REAL Mitt Romney please stand up."

    However, Romney's team appears to be unaware of YouTube -- the online repository of instantly accessible video clips, providing evidence of the previous policy positions of Mitt v.1, Mitt v.2, Mitt v.3, etc.

    Let us pause now for a moment of SCIENCE

    by labman57 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 07:57:14 PM PDT

  •  This ad running heavily in Arizona (0+ / 0-)

    Which is fantastic. I am most struck by the way he laughs off the idea that a person who is already ill could expect to be able to get health insurance.

    Just that scoffing laugh; "obviously you get insurance when you are well, so that when you are sick you are covered."

    Well, duh, Mitt, thanks.

    Lover, fighter, dreamer

    by kate mckinnon on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 06:51:35 AM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site