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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Romney Is Still A God-Damned Liar

But, unlike a few months ago, people other than rabid partisan Demorats are starting to notice, and, better yet, call him out on it.

 The core of Romney’s campaign strategy seems to be contempt for the news media (and the voters), the belief that he can say anything and pay no price — which was the way things worked for Bush. But maybe, just maybe, his calculation was wrong, and serial dishonesty will become, justifiably, part of the narrative.

Updatefrom PGLPolitifact rated Romney's comment on women's job losses as "mostly false."  The Romney campaign does not take such truth telling lying down.  Romneybot Lanhee Chen protesteth loud and long.

I guess when their mendacity gets noted – the next step for Team Romney is to bully the press. After all - truth has such a liberal bias.

Update 2:  In the spirit of Molly Ivins who admonished us to "rattle the pots and pans," I'm hoisting part of Suzan's comment.

It's the unconcealed contempt that he and all his ilk (backers, cohorts, promoters, etc.) show everyday to common citizens that should be sounding the alarms at 1000-decibel levels, taking us/US back to the Nixon era when the people be damned, full-speed ahead on the policy benefitting those at the top. (Need a break-in to accomplish espionage? No prob! Call Howard's team.)

I agree.

1 comment:

Suzan said...

It's not really the lies that should stop everyone's heart several times daily, sweetie.

It's the unconcealed contempt that he and all his ilk (backers, cohorts, promoters, etc.) show everyday to common citizens that should be sounding the alarms at 1000-decibel levels, taking us/US back to the Nixon era when the people be damned, full-speed ahead on the policy benefitting those at the top. (Need a break-in to accomplish espionage? No prob! Call Howard's team.)

And Reagan, who is so much quoted, is hardly the original who said "if the President does it, it must be legal."

As you well remember.

Love you and all you do to try to keep a napping population informed!

S