This claim throws reality in reverse
Says Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs.
Treats a hypothetical study like a crystal ball
"Under President Obama: $4,000 tax hike on middle-class families."
Repeating it over and over doesn't make it true
Says Barack Obama began his presidency "with an apology tour."
Don't know much about history...
"Redistribution" has "never been a characteristic of America."
The tour that never was
Barack Obama began his presidency "with an apology tour."
Inflaming old resentments
"Under Obama’s plan (for welfare), you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check."
The evidence is not even close
President Barack Obama is "ending Medicare as we know it."
Reagan did many things; this wasn't one of them
Ronald Reagan’s philosophy of "peace through strength" is why "the Iranians released the hostages on the same day and at the same hour that Reagan was sworn in."
No mentions? Try six.
Says in the 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama "didn't even mention the deficit or debt."
Our horse cavalry ain't what it used to be, either
The U.S. military is at risk of losing its "military superiority" because "our Navy is smaller than it's been since 1917. Our Air Force is smaller and older than any time since 1947."
Pants on Fire once, Pants on Fire twice ...
"We're only inches away from no longer being a free economy."
Words taken way out of context
Says Barack Obama said, "If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose."
Repeating false charge doesn't make it true
President Obama "went around the world and apologized for America."
Comparing apples and oranges
The Massachusetts health care plan "dealt with 8 percent of our population," far less than the "100 percent of American people" affected by President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Pants on Fire in June, Pants on fire now
"We're inches away from no longer having a free economy."
Wrong before, and even more wrong now
"A few months into office, (President Barack Obama) traveled around the globe to apologize for America."
Marx wouldn't be happy with the U.S., circa 2011
"We are only inches away from ceasing to be a free market economy."
The claim lives on
President Obama’s health care law "represents a government takeover of health care."
Amnesty, amnesty, amnesty, amnesty!
"I don't describe your plan as amnesty in my ad. I don't call it amnesty."
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