Team Obama caught blatantly lying about $5 trillion figure

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During the debate, President Obama kept repeating the $5 trillion tax number despite Mitt Romney’s clear denunciation of the number. The claims don’t hold up, even the Obama campaign has admitted on TV it’s not $5 trillion – but that’s not stopping them from continuing the lie in smear ads. Pat and Stu played one of the ads on radio – check out their reaction in the clip above.

In one ad, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell is shown on air reading a talking point from the campaign, one that campaign officials have even refuted.


Mitchell has since come out refuting the ad. TheBlaze reports:

“Some viewers might be understandably confused by the fact that the Obama campaign is airing a commercial right now including a video clip of me fact-checking Gov. Romney after last week’s debate,” Mitchell said.

“You should know that NBC News has not granted either campaign permission to use our news material, and immediately requested that the campaign refrain from using NBC News material in this and future advertisements.”

“In this case the Obama campaign uses only a short clip from a ‘Truth Squad’ report that, in fact, pointed out exaggerations and/or misstatements that both candidates had made during the debate,” she said. “Just wanted to make that clear.”

But she’s not the only claiming the Obama administration is misrepresenting themselves. One economist that the Obama campaign has referenced to say the Romney plan would require higher taxes on the middle class has even written to The Weekly Standard to claim his work isn’t being interpreted accurately.

He wrote:

I can’t tell exactly how the Obama campaign reached that characterization of my work. It might be that they assume that Governor Romney wants to keep the taxes from the Affordable Care Act in place, despite the fact that the Governor has called for its complete repeal. The main conclusion of my study is that under plausible assumptions, a proposal along the lines suggested by Governor Romney can both be revenue neutral and keep the net tax burden on taxpayers with incomes above $200,000 about the same. That is, an increase in the tax burden on lower and middle income individuals is not required in order to make the overall plan revenue neutral.

“Think of the awful person you have to be to sit back and know you’re lying to the level that your senior campaign advisors admit on national television and to still, after that, make this ad, which makes the same claims that your own campaign disagrees with. That the actual economists you cite yourself have released statements saying they’re untrue, and you still keep running with it,” Stu said.

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    This shows the continuing desperation of Team Obama; they have no facts to counter Romney with, they cannot run on Obama’s record of absolute failure across the board, so they have to result to mud-slinging and blatant lies to try and snag the election.

    The only other thing we have to be concerned with is how much fraud there will be at the election polls, how many republican votes tossed out, and how the SCOTUS will swing with the inevitable challenges sent to them by the Democrats.

    If Romney wins in the end, then in the lame duck session, Obama will go for broke with the rest of the Democrats – recall well their threats to collapse the economy before they hand power over to the Republicans.

    • Huss Family

      Cloward and Piven. Hell hath no fury….

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    This shows the final desperation of the House of Obama; let all the truth of all their dark deeds and corruption come forth into the light for all to see and understand first hand.

  • Sam Fisher

    He lied wale accusing Mitt of lying. Is he brain dead? Double standard anyone?

    • Layna Palmer

      You know liberals, if it weren’t for double standards they’d have none at all

  • Anonymous

    Such is the methodology of the Obama administration. Even when they have to publicly admit that they have lied and the people that they quote denounce them, the admit they lied….and continue to put out the same lying ad with no break in the action.

    This is simply further evidence that the Obama administration consists of firm believers in “the end justifies the means”. They admit it’s all lies, but the ad stays because there might be a few morons out there who still might believe the lies. They actually seem confused as to why anyone would care that they are totally lying AND misquoting their sources and mischaracterizing their opponent.

    This is not unusual or sensational. It is the norm for liberalism. In fact, this is such a small thing compared to the monumental lies they normally tell and actions they usually take, it surprises me that anyone noticed. However, this is at least the third time that I have seen those quoted as sources in their ads that have completely humiliated them and disavowed the content. Yet, not on any of these occasions has the Obama campaign apologized, nor have they retracted the ads. According to their way of thinking, even being caught in a lie is free advertising. They believe that no one cares. Not so, it is just that the corruption is so rampant that we simply have been shell shocked.

    • J.w. Appling

      The problem is that when they play the ad on comedy central more than a few morons will believe it because they don’t follow real new they get their new from John Stewart.

      • Anonymous

        You have that right, J.w. It is Stewart, Colbert , even SNL who are followed as the news source of many younger folks. We saw the results in ’08.

        • Anonymous

          they are all brain dead and heart less! they all can’t do Anything WithOut a teleprompter!

  • greywolfrs

    Anyone who can do math knows Obamao was lying. Saying he will close loopholes, but lower taxes speaks for itself. In the end, Obamao is just pist that he didn’t do that when he had the majority in congress. So, instead, when in doubt, follow Saul and tell the lie enough times, until the useful fools think it is truth.

  • mspatdev

    Well, the FAR-LEFT SOCIALIST, COMMUNISM, TERRORIST are at it again, lying as usual. Doesn’t the rest of the USA understand how Obammy and Axelrod are lying and covering up everything? America wake up, before it is too late. Obammy has bought votes all over the world. Obammy wants to be King of the world. We need to fight him and his goons, czars in the white house. Because I and others are outspoken we are on his hit list, but that is ok. We will at least have freedom and not have socialism. Go Mitt and Ryan. May God Bless America

  • tho_as

    I’m not sure what the subject was, maybe jobs going overseas or something, but after BO finish his long diatribe about what he knew and whafo’ about it, Romney replied, ” I have been in business for 25 years and frankly do not understand what you just said”. BO did not answer and Romney went on to cream BO with another set of facts and solutions. It is what it is.

    • Doreen D. Jenkins

      We will at least have freedom and not have socialism. Go Mitt and Ryan. May God Bless

  • Anonymous

    For once, glenn isn’t lying.
    It is 4.8 not 5.
    Well done glenn.

    • Guest

      Aw, aren’t we being just a little sensitive?

    • SoThere

      There is no set figure, as Mitt Romney said so many times, it’s all going to depend on what is negotiated with the House and Senate. Romney (unlike Obama) swore he would work with Congress and has proven he can do that when he was Governor of Mass.

      With Obama it’s gridlock and lies.

      strtlk, if the figure is 4.8, list where it comes from and don’t leave anything out, the Country wants to know where you get your facts (lies) from.

    • Darryl Vanderklein

      Would you get a clue? The very economists the Obama admin cited for the alleged tax cut stated it was not true and and their data shows the opposite of what Obama has been touting. Obviously you didn’t watch this video either because Glenn isn’t even in it, the one saying it, and Obama’s people even admitted it was a lie and then continued to tell it.

      • Anonymous

        I never said he was in the video.
        Holy shit, becklings will do anything to attack the truth.

        • Anonymous

          So, what is it that you actually are saying?

      • SoThere

        Darryl, a little history on strtlk. He lied about his Military Service and got caught at it. He’s a daily spammer on Becks site and he has an unhealthy fixation on Beck and little children. He threatened Becks life more than once. He’s a vulgar little man as you can see in his posts.

        He’s what a Liberal Progressive looks like and he spews his hatred here almost daily. strtlk’s jealous of Beck and a racist when it comes to Conservative blacks.

        He is what he is and it’s on display every time he posts here. He’s having a fit now that Obama is going down hill. Strtlk’s typical of all the Obama Cultists right now, they can’t stand to see the downfall of “The One” The Obama.

    • VindicatorX

      Your lies do not contribute anything to the conversation, but then you never do.

  • Anonymous

    But, of course. Why not keep saying the lie over and over again? Does anyone ever hear ”the corrections?” If not, the Obama campaign is safe to keep repeating the same lies. Over and over and over—until the followers all believe.

  • Anonymous

    Romney has a better solution to the tax problem; unfortuantely, obammy has nothing to offer–which is par for the course where he is concerned, The lies are finally catching up with him and those ads are back-firing on his bid for re-election. I noticed that the only thing the obammy camp could say after the debate was: “Romney lied…..; Romney lied…… and Romney lied ….” ad nauseum. They couldn’t even give an exact lie that Romney was supposed to have uttered and, oddly enough, they couldn’t give a sellling point on obammy’s responses either.

    As for the teleprompter question: a debate is to offer a topic in which the individuals are to respond with based on their personal knowledge of the topic. I don’t know of any debate where the participants are provided questions in advance, although they are given information on the topic area to be discussed; the debater is to study the material and be prepared to answer any question asked. The answer can be based on the material provided, the participants actual knowledge, or a combination of both–most debaters use both when answering the question.

    Allowing one participant the use of a teleprompter means that the individual is given advance questions and can prepare the best answer while the other participants are placed at a disadvantage and are set up for failure. obammy knows teleprompters are not allowed in a true debate—is this how he gained an advantage in the 2008 debates? If so, that alone should have been a signal to more astute voters–but then, there were alot of people who wanted their ears tickled and failed to study the person they were voting for. This time around, one can see the huge effect buyer’s remorse has had on them.

  • Anonymous

    Hell, they are all from Chicago the thug town. What do you expect?

  • Anonymous

    I really don’t think those uninformed slugs no what a teleprompter is.

    • Anonymous

      That teleprompter displays LIES. That is the DC trend. Apparently this administration believes the majority are just plain dumb,

  • Anonymous

    Obama needs a teleprompter man what desperation of the democrats.
    i guess their all afraid Romney going to win. he probably will anyways.

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