Romney Hood vs Obamaloney: Contenders enrich political lexicon


White House hopeful Mitt Romney has hit back at Barack Obama's 'Robin Hood in reverse' jibe, terming the President's attacks at him as false and contemptible 'Obamaloney'.

As the US presidential campaign peaks three months away from elections, it is sliding deeper into nasty terrain, with personal attacks increasing by the day.

The latest exchange between the incumbent and the challenger saw two new terms enter the American political lexicon.

A day after Obama used the term 'Romney Hood' to describe his Republican rival's tax plans, that would take away from the poor and enrich the already rich, in reverse Robin Hood fashion, Romney coined his own term to describe as nonsense the President's increasing attacks at him 'Obamaloney'.

Accusing Obama of making things up, Romney said the trend was "Hypocritical. Contemptible. Dishonest. Obamaloney".

"We have been watching the President say a lot of things about me and my policies and they're just not right. And if I were to coin a term, it would be 'Obamaloney. He is serving up a dish that is in contradiction to the truth," Romney told Fox News.

"The rhetoric, charges and counter-charges flew fast and thick as the presidential election campaign continued on its sharply negative trajectory," the CNN said, referring to the blame game from both the campaigns.

At a campaign event in Illinois, Romney told his audience to look at the performance of the US President.

"If you want to know where President Obama's re-election would take us, you can simply look at his performance over the last 3 1/2 years," he said.

Romney launched an aggressive attack on Obama's economic platform, accusing the administration of "gutting" the bipartisan welfare reforms championed by former President Bill Clinton 16 years ago.

The ad campaign said welfare changes by the administration would "gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements".

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