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Monday, May 07, 2012

Griper Blade: Romney's Latest Attack Just Another Lie

It's becoming very clear that Mitt Romney plans to run a campaign of lies. If you check out Steve Benen's posts on the subject at the Maddow Blog, you'll see that the sheer number of Romney lies is really pretty astonishing. That Romney is a shockingly dishonest man is the most overlooked story of the 2012 campaign. It ties in with his constant readjustments on the issues; Mitt has his finger in the wind and his eye on polling, constantly trying to tell people what they want to hear -- even when it's a plain lie. It's one of the things that really disturb me about him. He clearly wants the power of the presidency very, very badly -- probably more than any candidate in my lifetime -- but he doesn't seem to want to tell anyone why. It's clear he's willing to do or say whatever it takes to get it. What he'd do with it remains a mystery.

On the bright side though, he and his campaign haven't been stellar examples of competence. He's constantly tripping over himself. The real Mitt often shows up at the least opportune moments. But it's easy to focus on the gaffes to the distraction from the lies.

Somewhere in our recent history (i.e., during the Bush administration), it became a terrible thing to call a lair a liar. The media shies away from pointing out untruths, preferring instead to simply report the things a public figure says -- and then report how that figure's political opponents respond. If the only information you ever got was from the mainstream media, you'd live in a world where there's no such thing as facts and lies, only differences of opinion.

So it shouldn't surprise anyone to learn that a photo circulated by Romney spokesperson Ryan Williams (posted above) isn't the most honest depiction ever...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]

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