The Obama campaign has shot back at Romney's Jeep commercial with one of his own. Oh sure, it's the same old "let Detroit go bankrupt" clip you've heard hundreds of times, but what sets this one apart is this line: "Chrysler itself has refuted Romney's lie." Barack Obama to Mitt Romney: You're a fucking liar
But isn't that what Romney is doing? He's not mistaken, he's not confused. He's lying. People call ads "misleading" because they're technically true but intended to cause people to draw erroneous conclusions. But that's not really what Romney is doing either. He's lying.
Is there potential blowback for calling your opponent a liar?
Edited to reinsert link. WSJ pulled theirs for some reason.