Mitt Romney lies. A LOT.
Oh my gawl, you guys, did you hear? Uncle Joe used slavery as a metaphor for what Mitt Romney and Wall Street have planned for us hapless
99 percenters Negroes Latinos immigrants women seniors POCs LGBTers Americans and the Romney campaign is outraged by the slander! Outraged, I say! This is a new low in politics!
TO THE FAINTING COUCH!
John Sununu is a mad man.This clip is jaw-dropping. When O’Brien won’t let Sununu lie about Obama robbing Medicare and cutting Medicare services — which, again, is a lie — he tells her to “put an Obama sticker on her forehead.” Seriously. Did you watch it? I know it’s 7 minutes long. I get it. I usually skip any video more than 3 minutes long, too. But you really need to watch it. Don’t make me come over there. [via Media Matters]
Last week, President Obama began running a radio ad in Ohio, attacking Mitt Romney’s record on coal plants. The ad plays a clip of Romney telling reporters at a coal plant in Ohio nine years ago that he would not support jobs that kill people. In the ad, Romney says, “That plant kills people.”
During a speech in Beallsville, Ohio today, Romney accused Obama of “saying things that aren’t true” even though President Obama was simply quoting the kindler gentler Mitt Romney of yesteryear.
Romney is still lying about Medicare — no surprise there. Also it is no surprise that Romney is now dog whistlin’ while he does it. It’s the southern strategy updated for the twenty-first century:
“What Paul Ryan and I have talked about is saving Medicare, is providing people greater choice in Medicare, making sure it’s there for current seniors. No changes, by the way, for current seniors, or those nearing retirement. But looking for young people down the road and saying, “We’re going to give you a bigger choice.” In America, the nature of this country has been giving people more freedom, more choices. That’s how we make Medicare work down the road.”
Get it? He is “robbing” Medicare. The black guy is stealing money from seniors! He is coming for your wallet!
Loath as I am to cite Politifact, they clearly explain why the current talking point about Obama cutting $500 billion from Medicare is a steaming pile of horseshit.
Politifact rated Harry Reid’s statement that a Bain investor called him up and told him that Romney didn’t pay any taxes as “Pants on Fire.”
Gee whiz, Politifact! If only there was someway to figure out whether or not Romney paid any income tax. Some way aside from having the Romney campaign describe what’s in his tax returns. Maybe a rousing game of “Hot/Cold” would do? We’ll throw out tax rates and Romney could tell us “Warmer… Warmer…”
There must be some easy way that would answer this question once and for all. Perhaps there are some documents that Romney could provide to the public to answer this wretched tax return question? Perhaps some documents that he provided to the McCain campaign that caused Pepaw to run screaming into the arms of the Wolf-Killah from Wasilla?
There must be something that Romney could do — just can’t put my finger on it…
Just give me a minute – it’ll come to me.
Well, well, well — this post seems to have caused a lot of consternation among the wingnuts. I’ve been called a far-left extremist (finally!) and complicit in a conspiracy between the Obama Administration, the Washington Post, and aliens (probably.)
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