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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:17 AM

Romney Tells Heartbreaking Lie About Single Mother Of 4

Romney Tells Heartbreaking Lie About Single Mother Of 4 He Never Met



HEMPSTEAD, NY—In response to a question on unemployment asked during tonight’s town-hall-style debate, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shared a touching and poignant lie about meeting a struggling single mother of four on the campaign trail.

“Just the other day I was in Richmond, VA, and a young woman named Sarah walked up to me and told me she had just lost her job and was finding it harder and harder to put food on the table for her kids,” Romney said of the woman he has never actually met because she does not exist. “She said to me, ‘Mitt, I just can’t survive another four years of high taxes and out-of-control government spending under President Obama.’ Well, Sarah, if you’re watching tonight, I want you to know that under my watch, we will reduce the tax burden on Americans, bring back jobs, and make sure everyone has a chance to be successful.”

Sources confirmed the debate audience was also moved by another completely fabricated story in which Romney spoke of an elderly woman in Ohio who isn’t real and who tearfully explained that she just wants to make her own choices about health care.


http://www.theonion.com/articles/romney-tells-heartbreaking-lie-about-single-mother,29945/

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Reply Romney Tells Heartbreaking Lie About Single Mother Of 4 (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2012 #1
bamacrat Oct 2012 #10
TrogL Oct 2012 #12
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #2
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #4
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #3
mercuryblues Oct 2012 #5
LisaL Oct 2012 #6
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #7
mercuryblues Oct 2012 #8
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #9
mercuryblues Oct 2012 #11
TrogL Oct 2012 #13
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #15
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #16
Aerows Oct 2012 #14
Kurovski Oct 2012 #17
mercuryblues Oct 2012 #18

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:18 AM

1. It's getting harder and harder to distinguish The Onion stories

from stuff Mittens really does.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:31 PM

10. Is the Onion trying to break into real news reporting?n/t

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:42 PM

12. I know, I got suckered in again

Used to be their stories were so far "out there" that they were easy to spot.

Now politics is so far "out there" that impossible to tell.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:20 AM

2. now THAT's the way to report on Mitt's performances.

 

Just work the fact that most of what he says is a lie
right into the story.. LOLOL

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:22 AM

4. Yeah they worked it into the title

I wish sometimes they would list the artist, I mean author of some of their great stories.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:22 AM

3. The lie's give-away (besides Mitt's speaking)? That she called him "Mitt." And she's worried about

 

"out of control government spending" instead of HER FOUR CHILDREN?!?!

NEVER. HAPPENED.

ROMNEY IS A PSYCHOPATH. Do NOT let him "help you carry your groceries inside, Ma'am?" !!

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:28 AM

5. from The Onion

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:29 AM

6. Hard to tell onion stories from real ones.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:30 AM

7. I usually suspect the Onion when a story about Mitt & friends sounds too good to be true.. nt

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:05 PM

8. like binders full of women?

Even the Onion can't make that up.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:29 PM

9. too good to be true that he would tell an outright imaginary moving story and it would be reported.

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:39 PM

11. I think the best part of the debate last night

Was rMoney's binders moment and blaming gun violence on single parents. But not for the reason many think. Because now we won't have to hear the meme that rmoney is gaining with women voters anymore.

I sometimes wonder if The Onion just reports some real stories as satire.



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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:44 PM

13. Could somebody explain that again?

I was following along and the topic was guns and all of a sudden Rmoney's babbling away about single mothers and I'm

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Response to TrogL (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:28 PM

15. a lot of Romney's responses seemed like wtf

 

I don't know how he got from there to there either.

More confusing & bizarre for me was when he started
harassing Obama about investments in China, in the
middle of discussion about immigration.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:10 PM

16. Bwah! I didn't check the link! Well, thank goodness I didn't believe it!

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:46 PM

14. Romney is the used car salesman

 

that tells you how the car you are about to buy has great tires, while neglecting to mention that they will fall off 10 yards after leaving the lot.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:15 PM

17. Sarah's lucky she doesn't exist because Romney would send her to Soylent Green Inc. for an interview

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:07 AM

18. within minutes of reading this post

I went to my local news site. Under a story about the "plot to blow up the Fed" a woman wrote that Obama has a son who sometimes travels with him" look it up!



I couldn't resist. I replied that liberals had to check real news stories to make sure they are not from the Onion. Conservatives use the Onion for real news.

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