State Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton, MDP Chair Mark Brewer Call out Romney Campaign’s Distortions
LANSING – State Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton and Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer set the stage for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s visit today to Michigan on behalf of Mitt Romney, who is desperate to distract voters from his anemic record of job creation in Massachusetts and Michigan voters in particular from his opposition to the auto rescue.
“It was Mitt Romney who said, ‘Let Detroit go bankrupt,’” said Brewer. “He must have liked what he heard from Nikki Haley, who called it ‘a terrible mistake’ when she was running for governor.
“Of course, Mitt Romney was wrong, and Governor Haley was wrong, about the auto rescue. Just yesterday, the Detroit News featured a story about Michigan’s recovery outpacing the rest of the country. The resurgence of the American auto industry – bringing with it jobs and economic security for middle class families – have helped Michigan turn a corner. And Michiganders know we can’t go back.”
“Governor Haley is coming to Michigan today, and like everyone else associated with the Romney campaign, including the candidate himself, she will twist the President’s words and hold on for dear life to their thoroughly distorted interpretation – against the judgment of every single independent fact checker on earth,” said Lipton. “When your own economic policies are exactly the same as the ones that caused the greatest economic disaster since the Great Depression, it’s probably smart politics to talk about something else. But it doesn’t make it the truth.
“When your private sector record at Bain Capital – once the centerpiece of your campaign – looks more like a liability amid discussions of outsourcing, laid-off American workers, devastated communities and retroactive retirement, it’s probably smart to change the subject. But it doesn’t make it the truth.
“And when your job creation record in Massachusetts was awful, it’s probably smart to talk about anything else. But that doesn’t make it the truth, either.”