Okay, okay…! Now this is going too far and it shows exactly what Mitt Romney’s campaign think of the American voters – that we’re really slow to understand, and we’re easily guided… or misguided for that matter!
Of course you remember the auto bailout that Republicans in Congress voted against. Their claim was that the only way for the auto industry to succeed, was if it failed. Mitt Romney even wrote an opinion piece saying that a bailout of the auto industry was a bad idea. In fact, Romney went as far as saying that Detroit should “go bankrupt.” Democrats and the President however, took a different position and helped the struggling auto manufacturers.
Needless to say, this position by Mitt Romney and the Republicans proved to be wrong as Detroit and the auto industry have made a complete turn-around. American auto makers are now number one in the world again and the Republicans are on the wrong side. So it comes as no surprise that they are now trying to take credit for the success of the auto industry.
This is what The Hill is reporting;
One of Mitt Romney’s top advisers said Saturday that President Obama’s decision to bailout Chrysler and General Motors was actually Romney’s idea.
“[Romney's] position on the bailout was exactly what President Obama followed. I know it infuriates them to hear that,” Eric Fehrnstrom, senior adviser to the Romney campaign, said.
“The only economic success that President Obama has had is because he followed Mitt Romney’s advice.”
Amazing… absolutely amazing! Not only is it amazing, their claim is also hilariously amusing!
If President Obama had “followed Mitt Romney’s advise” like this adviser is saying, the American auto industry would be an unpleasant memory. Hundreds of thousands (if not millions) would have lost their jobs, the unemployment rate would be in double figures and the economy would have taken a suicidal jump over the edge of the proverbial cliff. That is what the Republicans wanted and that was what Mitt Romney meant when he said “let Detroit go bankrupt.”
But now… now they want to claim credit!
Yes, these Republicans must think the American public have an attention deficit disorder!