In Obama's first campaign ad of 2012, he makes some sketchy claims.
He claims that he created 4.2 million jobs. However if you look at net job growth he actually lost 2.5 million. That's a 6.7 million spread between his claim and the truth. Kinda a big deal. In fact, Bush netted 1 million jobs. That is 3.5 million more jobs than Obama actually created.
Obama claims he brought the troops home from Iraq. But considering he mixed an Iraq drawdown with a 30,000 troop surge in Afghanistan, I think it would be more accurate for him to say he brought our troops to Afghanistan, not home. In fact, Obama planned on keeping 3,000-5,000 troops in Iraq, but couldn't negotiate a simple immunity deal. So when Obama says he brought our troops home from Iraq, what he actually means is he couldn't keep Iraq from kicking our troops out of Iraq, so he sent them to Afghanistan.
Obama says he has revitalized Detroit, but doesn't mention that much of the growth of the auto industry is from Ford who avoided taking bailout cash and Chrysler who Obama stole from bondholders and sold to Italy. So if his idea of economic turnaround is seizing companies and selling them at a discount to overseas companies, I hope he doesn't do me any favors.
So here is the question. Is Obama just plain full of it? Does he think people aren't going to fact check his ads? Or does he actually believe this?