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The great Romney button hoax

keymanjim 2012/09/08 06:18:56
It was recently reported that Future Presiuden Romny's "believe in America" campaign buttons were made in China.
Sadly, (for the left) that turned out to be a lie.

future presiuden romnys america campaign buttons china sadly turned lie

The button image actually came from a site called Zazzle:

campaign buttons china sadly turned lie button image site zazzle

(Note the matching reflections on the back of both buttons)
The Romney button, the hand and the "made in China" were all added afterward.

We expect the left to stoop low in their smear campaigns. We just wish they would do a better job of it.
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  • Jabber19 2012/09/09 12:20:30
    Jabber19
    +5
    If this is the same exact button why was "Believe in America" recreated using a different font and why was the Romney campaign website added? It could just as easily be that the zazzle version is the fake. Rather trivial issue, though I don't see why republicants would be so concerned and disavow this, since their party endorses outsourcing as part of "free market" economics. Wouldn't Ayn Rand order HER buttons from China and just tell people to STFU? republicants should grow a spine and stand up for what they believe in, in this case: "so what if they were made in China?"

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  • jamiecooper187 2012/10/29 08:51:40
    jamiecooper187
    why no hint even of the watermark lines at all on the photo in hand? again, I'll point out the zazzle pic, isn't a pic, it's a digital mock up
  • keymanjim jamieco... 2012/10/29 15:55:51
    keymanjim
    So is the Romney "made in china" button.
  • jamiecooper187 2012/10/29 08:49:32
    jamiecooper187
    the zazzle pic isn't a photo at all, it's a digital mockup
  • Mica 2012/10/05 13:37:51
    Mica
    +3
    All OFFICIAL merchandise of the Romney Campaign is made in America, and they can't be held responsible for those individuals who are "cashing in" on the market and having merchandise made outside the U.S.A.!!!
  • dr blais 2012/10/02 21:02:32
  • keymanjim dr blais 2012/10/03 01:44:17
    keymanjim


    It's photoshopped.
  • Lazarus_Long 2012/09/15 20:45:20
    Lazarus_Long
    +2
    A whole lot easier to photoshop out the hand and "made in China" imprint than the other way around. I think in this instance Occam's razor applies.
  • keymanjim Lazarus... 2012/09/18 02:52:35
    keymanjim
    Link to the zazzle website:
    http://www.zazzle.com/mitt_ro...

    It as their stock photo that was used to manufacture the fake 'made in china' button.
  • Janet Christian 2012/09/10 19:51:41
    Janet Christian
    +2
    Photos or a link that is NOT Fox or Beck or it didn't happen.
  • keymanjim Janet C... 2012/09/11 03:32:48
    keymanjim
    The photo came from Zazzle.

    As the watermark says.
  • dr blais keymanjim 2012/10/02 21:08:02
  • keymanjim dr blais 2012/10/03 01:45:05
    keymanjim
    See my reply above.
  • Guido 2012/09/10 17:35:09
    Guido
    +1
    I agree that these petty fabrications are reprehensible, and hope you are at least as appalled that the GOP has decided to base its campaign on big lies.
  • Hafiza 2012/09/10 17:31:40
    Hafiza
    +1
    Wow. Still no "proof" of anything. Someone needs to collect a bunch of the Romney campaign buttons and take a look at the back. As mentioned here, these two buttons are not the same ones. Also, has anyone taken a look at the Obama buttons? Most likely, ALL of the campaign marketing goods and materials are made "off-shore". That's the way it is now a days. :-( At the very least, the button BLANKS are almost certainly not "made in USA". Printing *might* have been done in USA. ???
  • lisa.ge... Hafiza 2012/09/10 22:53:24
    lisa.genelle
    +5
    Actually the Obama buttons all have a Union stamp on them, so they are made here. I don't know about the rest of his materials...but I did hear a story on NPR in the weeks leading up to the Democratic Convention about how the local unions were getting a boost because the Democrats were mainly using Union workers and print shops.
  • disabledvet 2012/09/10 16:02:01 (edited)
    disabledvet
    +1
    where is the blue circle around the edge? obviously you are are trying to cover something up
  • cliffordgarstang 2012/09/10 15:04:46
    cliffordgarstang
    +1
    I'm not saying the "made in china" button is legit, but these images aren't the same.
  • keymanjim cliffor... 2012/09/11 03:45:59
  • Jabber19 2012/09/09 12:20:30
    Jabber19
    +5
    If this is the same exact button why was "Believe in America" recreated using a different font and why was the Romney campaign website added? It could just as easily be that the zazzle version is the fake. Rather trivial issue, though I don't see why republicants would be so concerned and disavow this, since their party endorses outsourcing as part of "free market" economics. Wouldn't Ayn Rand order HER buttons from China and just tell people to STFU? republicants should grow a spine and stand up for what they believe in, in this case: "so what if they were made in China?"
  • brian.b... Jabber19 2012/09/10 23:50:22
    brian.barrish
    +2
    Zazzle actually does also have the exact button from the picture... the article just used a different one. The point is that Zazzle uses the same image for all of its buttons on their site. They just change the image on the face of the button. If you look at the meme, the reflections and spacial orientation of the buttons are EXACTLY the same. It was clearly a photoshop.
  • keymanjim brian.b... 2012/09/11 03:47:16
  • greenlynn 2012/09/09 02:17:33
    greenlynn
    +3
    I guess he can call himself, "Presuiden," but he'll be calling Obama, "Mr. President" all during the 2013-17 administration.
  • keymanjim greenlynn 2012/09/09 02:30:28
    keymanjim
    +1
    Take it up with whoever on the Sodahead staff that rewrote my post and apparently doesn't have spell check.
    They removed the link to the related thread also.
  • greenlynn 2012/09/09 02:15:20
    greenlynn
    Presuiden?
  • lisa.bean.735 2012/09/08 16:28:17
    lisa.bean.735
    +2
    That doesn't prove that they weren't made in China. For all you know it was the left calling the right out on their hypocrisy. Until someone comes forward with a button that has an American union stamp, you can't say one thing or another.

    waaawaaawaaa "We expect the left to stoop low in their smear campaigns" just not as low as the right?
  • keymanjim lisa.be... 2012/09/09 02:33:45
    keymanjim
    What proof do you have that they were? This has been thoroughly debunked.
    For all you know, ALL of obama's swag was made overseas.
  • B A keymanjim 2012/09/10 23:25:45
  • keymanjim B A 2012/09/18 02:57:19
    keymanjim
    Made in the USA. or assembled in the USA with foreign components?
  • B A keymanjim 2012/09/10 23:29:18
  • keymanjim B A 2012/09/18 02:55:30
    keymanjim
    No 'made in China' label either.
  • Elizabe... B A 2012/10/31 03:17:35
    Elizabeth F
    +1
    The website (victorystore.com) to which you refer is not the website that sells official Romney merchandise, this one is. http://store.mittromney.com/a... ALL Made in USA labels. I really wish people would take some initiative to look up facts than to swallow whatever BS that flies by.
  • stevmackey 2012/09/08 16:21:39 (edited)
    stevmackey
    Don't tell me that you hate our country. Why were the Democrats photographed wearing "Vote Black" buttons. if we had Vote White buttons we would go to jail. Reverse discrimination is ok??
  • lisa.be... stevmackey 2012/09/08 16:28:49
    lisa.bean.735
    +4
    what the hell are you even talking about? Did you comment on the wrong article old man?
  • guy polito stevmackey 2012/09/09 01:52:58
  • Janet C... stevmackey 2012/09/10 19:52:43
    Janet Christian
    +3
    Photos or a link that does NOT come from Fox, Beck, or Limbaugh or it didn't happen.
  • ken 2012/09/08 15:04:42
  • angelbaby 2012/09/08 06:31:35
    angelbaby
    +2
    So they made up a lie and then reported you? That's just not right!!
  • ken angelbaby 2012/09/08 15:05:26
    ken
    +2
    That's a tactic so-called progressives use on a regular basis.

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