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Presidential debate provides plenty of lively moments

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:05pm

Presidential debate round two provided plenty of lively moments. and once again, both candidates were making false claims and misleading attacks. First this exchange about September's Embassy attack in Benghazi.   Governor Romney questioned the President calling it an act of terror.

Gov. Romney: "You said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror. it was not a spontaneous demonstration."
Pres. Obama: "Please proceed."
Gov. Romney: "Is that what you're saying?"
Pres. Obama: "please proceed, governor."
Gov. Romney: "I -- i -- i want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the President 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror."
pres. obama: "get the transcript."

(sot: eugene kiely / deputy director, factcheck.org)
"Well, actually President Obama called it an act of terror twice in the same day on sept. 12, the day after the attack occurred. he said it in the rose garden, and he also said it again that night at a fundraiser in Las Vegas."

But Governor Romney isn't entirely wrong. mister Obama did refrain from calling it a terrorist attack in the following weeks.

Next President Obama misquotes Governor Romney on green energy:

"Governor Romney says these are imaginary jobs, when you've got thousands of people right now in Iowa, right now in Colorado who are working, creating wind power, with good paying manufacturing jobs"

"He got it wrong when he said that Romney had called clean energy jobs imaginary jobs. That's not what he said. He referred to it as an imaginary world in which the economy could be powered by green jobs and solar and wind."

Finally Governor Romney gives an inflated figure about women who have lost jobs under Obama.

Governor Romney: "In the last four years, women have lost 580,000 jobs. That's the net of what's happened in the last four years. We're still down 580,000 jobs"

 
"The 580,000 figure he used is way off. The number is actually 283,000 during Obama's period from jan '09 to the most recent data."

And, the Bureau Of Labor statistics has announced its annual benchmarking process will result in adding jobs to official historical figures so the current loss of women's jobs would be closer to 93,000.
This townhall face off definitely kept factcheckers busy and you can count on hearing more of these repeated claims during monday's debate.

The next debate will be this coming Monday the 22nd in Boca Raton Florida.
The candidates will be discussing foreign policy.
It kicks off at 8:00 and can be seen right here on fox.
 

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