With one visit to the failed solar energy firm Solyndra, Mitt Romney hit a perfect trifecta today—a perfect trifecta in that he leveled three separate accusations against President Obama today ... each of which were not only false, but the mirror image of valid criticisms against Mitt Romney.
First, Romney's campaign cloaked his visit to Solyndra in secrecy, refusing to tell reporters where they were going when they set out to stage the event. Their explanation for the secrecy?
"We knew, if word got out, that Solyndra would do everything in their power, and the Obama administration would do everything in their power, to stop us from having this news conference," the adviser said.
Asked how the Obama administration could prevent an event staged on public property, the adviser said there might be a way.
"Well, he's only the president of the United States," the adviser said. "I mean, they could work with town officials to deny us access."
Not only is that Glenn Beck-style black helicopter nonsense, Romney's own campaign earlier today disrupted an Obama campaign press conference, hoping to shut down a discussion of Mitt Romney's record.
Second, when Romney was asked about his campaign's effort to drown out the Obama press conference, Romney claimed his staff was merely doing what the Obama campaign has already done:
If the President is going to have his people come into my rallies and heckling, why, we’ll show them that we conservatives have the same kind of capacity he does.
This wasn't a campaign rally—this was a press conference. And President Obama has never sent his staff to disrupt a Romney event, whether it's a press conference or a rally. So this wasn't a case of turnabout is fair play: this was a case of Romney trying to be a bully. Axelrod was lucky to escape with the (admittedly scarce) hair on his head.
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