People say that a picture is worth a thousand words. I would assume that a moving picture is worth even more. But that does not stop "My Man Mitt" Jason Bonham from dishonestly misquoting one of the YouTubes that I took of John McCain this weekend in New Hampshire.

First, the YouTube under discussion:


McCain clearly says:

I’d also like to point out that the courts have said that money is not free speech. Money is property

So how does Jason quote McCain:

Money is not free speech. Money is property.

Just dishonest. Shameful. And this is not the first time. This is the way the Romney campaign — which MyManMitt (and Evangelicals for Mitt, also liars) is a talking mouth for — behaves. They lied about Sam Brownback. They misquoted McCain on abortion with YouTube. They lie about Rudy Giuliani’s position on gay marriage. They lied to Redstate about an impending staff shakeup (when Julie "In"-Teers went from National Field Director to "assistant finance director for affinity groups"). Romney’s campaign lied about their own position on stem-cell research.

Furthermore, they are throwing stones from glass houses. As NRO’s Rames Ponnuru has noted:

Romney, it turns out, has—surprise, surprise—been on both sides of campaign-finance reform. In his 1994 race, Romney came out for banning political action committees, limiting spending on federal races (something the Supreme Court has not allowed), and opposed allowing larger contributions. All told, those positions place him to the left of McCain-Feingold,

Mitt Romney surrounds himself with people like this. They should be fired and denounced.

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CosmoReaxer · March 27, 2007 at 9:31 PM

I fail to see why this is a lie. Far be it from me to side with the so-called RomneyBots — I kinda like that term, though I’m not sure it applies here — but doesn’t it sound like McCain is agreeing with the courts?

More lies from Multiple Choice Mitt « Greg Prince’s Blog · March 27, 2007 at 7:43 PM

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eyeon08.com » More on McCain and campaign finance · March 28, 2007 at 7:56 AM

[…] Yesterday, I criticized an egregious misquoting (turns out the misquoting was not original. Derrida and Searle would be proud of a bunch of conservatives arguing about the authorship of Jason quoting Human Events quoting McCain quoting the Supreme Court…) of one of the YouTubes that Matt Lewis and I took on the Straight Talk Express. Matt pushed back, saying: In my view, Soren is being too hard on MyManMitt. Yes, technically McCain was misquoted — but not misrepresented.  It is clear that McCain agrees with the courts — that’s why he is quoting them. In my view, this is a matter of semantics (and not worth flaming somebody over). […]

race42008.com » Blog Archive » Bloggers Gone Wild · March 28, 2007 at 8:58 AM

[…] A little later Eye on 08’s Soren Dayton posted this: People say that a picture is worth a thousand words. I would assume that a moving picture is worth even more. But that does not stop “My Man Mitt” Jason Bonham from dishonestly misquoting one of the YouTubes that I took of John McCain this weekend in New Hampshire… […]

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[…] In few communities has the outsize influence of the Ronbots (borrowing more from “Romneybot” than “Rahmbot” here) has been felt more than fast-rising social news website Digg. Digg is a prize target for manipulators — getting listed on the front page all but guarantees a tidal wave of traffic headed toward the submitted link. After repeated revisions to the algorithm, it apparently remains no less vulnerable. […]

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