It just doesn’t get more absurd than this. Here is MSNBC’s Martin Bashir calling out Mitt Romney for ‘lies’ that he supposedly told, and using his Mormon faith to repudiate him. Bashir read a few verses that talk about liars deserving hell or something and said Romney can risk that or start telling the truth. But wait until you hear these awful, repulsive lies that Romney told.
The first was something ado about ‘who called who first’, with respect to Romney and Ted Nugent. Apparently Romney is a big fat liar in saying that Nugent contacted him, and must be going to hell because of that.
Then Romney reportedly said that there’s a vast left-wing conspiracy against him in the media, trying to undermine his campaign. Oh yeah, in the media’s eyes, he’s definitely going to hell for calling them out.
And finally, the most egregiously egregious lie of them all was that Romney had the audacity to say that Obama promised that his stimulus would keep unemployment below 8 percent. Woah, now wait a minute. Have we all been so misguided that in fact he never made this promise? Well, here’s where I have to credit Mediaite’s Noah Rothman, because they did the research on this one and found the truth:
In fact, a search for “8 percent unemployment stimulus” in Google reveals the first three results are from 2012 (WaPo and Politifact respectively) which take Romney to task for claiming Obama said that the stimulus would keep unemployment below 8 percent.
Somehow, the entire nation and the press was cleverly duped into believing that the Obama administration predicted that the 2009 stimulus funds would keep unemployment at or below 8 percent after the funds were fully spent. True genius.
This from the Washington Post:
Before passage of the stimulus bill, the Obama administration had predicted that unemployment would peak at 8 percent before beginning to abate this fall. But unemployment has already reached 9.4 percent, the highest level in a quarter-century, and the situation is not projected to start improving until long after the White House had predicted.
And the AP:
Just 10 days before taking office, Obama’s top economic advisers released a report predicting unemployment would remain at 8 percent or below through this year if an economic stimulus plan won congressional approval.
There’s more, including a nifty graph published by none other than Christina Romer, the former White House chief Economist, that shows unemployment peaking at, you guessed it, 8 percent. So go read the rest of their analysis.
So Bashir is essentially condemning Romney to Hell via his Mormon faith over the fact that Obama’s lips never publicly muttered that specific promise even though his administration did release the figures.
See, this is why people don’t take jackholes like Martin Bashir seriously, because they themselves are the most egregious of liars and are simply trying to cover for Obama’s bankrupting policies. And as Rothman points out, there is a concerted effort to do exactly what Bashir does here in covering for the president. But no, there is no left-wing conspiracy against him in the media.
Watch below if you can handle it.