Because, what else can he do at this point? It’s not like the truth is going to help him and it’s not as if he has any accomplishments to run on.

Mr. Obama this week, for the first time, entered the fray. Campaigning on Tuesday on college campuses in Iowa and Colorado, he told thousands of supporters not to believe the opposition’s attacks because, “how do I put this nicely? They will just fib.” On Wednesday in Charlottesville, Va., he ramped up his complaint, winning applause from the estimated 6,500 people.

“Sometimes they just make things up. But they’ve got a bunch of folks who can write $10 million checks, and they’ll just keep on running them,” he said. “I mean, somebody was challenging one of their ads — they made it up — about work and welfare. And every outlet said this is just not true. And they were asked about it and they said — one of their campaign people said, ‘We won’t have the fact-checkers dictate our campaign. We will not let the truth get in the way.’”

Here’s what “one of their campaign people” actually did say:

What Mr. Newhouse actually said was, “These fact-checkers come to those ads with their own sets of thoughts and beliefs. We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”

Erm, oops.

But at least we know now exactly where Deej got his exact talking points from when he used the exact same line as Jugears in an earlier thread.

Quoth he:

One of the most ironic statements made by the Romney campaign came out yesterday: “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers” Translation: “yeah, we are lying, but some people will believe us”.

Sounds awful familiar all of a sudden, doesn’t it?

Oh, and for those still wondering why we don’t give a flying fuck what says about “facts”, go ye and read.


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