That's Steve Doocy at Fox 'News' explaining how Mitt Romney saved the American auto industry. Heh, heh. How dumb would you have to be to believe that? (Dumb enough to watch Fox 'News' in the first place?)
Of course, Republican Mike DeWine supported that idiotic interpretation (apparently, it's a right-wing talking point these days), and Ted Strickland upheld the Democratic Party's timidity and political ineptitude by letting such a bald-faced lie pass without an argument. (Honestly, I don't know which is more frustrating.)
I got that video clip at Media Matters, and in an earlier article, they show just how big a lie it is - in part, by quoting Mitt Romney himself:
Three years ago, in the midst of an economic crisis, a newly elected President Barack Obama stepped in with a bailout for the auto industry. The indisputable good news is that Chrysler and General Motors are still in business. The equally indisputable bad news is that all the defects in President Obama's management of the American economy are evident in what he did.
Instead of doing the right thing and standing up to union bosses, Obama rewarded them.
This was crony capitalism on a grand scale. The president tells us that without his intervention things in Detroit would be worse. I believe that without his intervention things there would be better.
Those were Romney's own words in February. Now, he claims that Barack Obama stole his idea. Well, February was a long time ago, huh? Mitt Romney has probably changed positions a dozen times since then.
But seriously, this is just the Republican Party trying to rewrite history again. And they've got Fox 'News' to parrot their claims, no matter how stupid they are.
But wouldn't it be nice if Democrats actually stood up to them?