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Mitt Romney earned the “Lie of the Year” award from fact-checkers Politifact for his repeated “brazenly false” lie that Jeep was moving production to China. Romney told the lie on his campaign stump, forcing Jeep’s parent Chrysler to respond publicly several times, labeling his lies as “extravagant comments,” and “unnecessary fantasies,” and forcing the Obama campaign to release an ad refuting the Romney lie.
It should be noted that Romney’s lie injected fear into thousands of auto workers, fearing they would lose their jobs. Not a good way to get votes, and a horribly mean attempt to do so.