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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Keeping Track of Mitt Romney's Lies . . .

. . . is a bigger job than I could possibly handle.

Fortunately, we have professionals on the job.

Via MaddowBlog, Steve Benin gives us the current list.  For this week alone, 30 Romney Lies.  This man belongs in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Republicans simply make shit up.  It's astounding that they think they can get away with it - but evidently, they're right.

Because if you want to read any actual reporting on it, you have to leave the continent.

And we are SO screwed.


Suzan said...

And we've been that way for decades (since the early 70's by most indexes).

Beware the light at the end of the tunnel.

Love ya,


BadTux said...

Yeah, like Ronald Reagan simply making sh*t up about welfare whores and stuff like that, and he never got called on it by the SCLM. We've been fscked for a *LONG* time. Reagan was the prototype of the modern Republican -- he lied with a straight face and all apparent sincerity, and often enough got his lies accepted as truth despite the fact that they were clear and transparent balderdash if you just stepped back and examined them in the light of day, and every Republican since then has done his best to emulate Reagan. Who needs facts anyhow, when you can just make sh*t up?

- Badtux the WASF Penguin

Chaz said...

Booman has a good post today, opening with: "Watching the Republicans react to John Roberts' ruling on ObamaCare is a lot like going to an exotic zoo and seeing animals you've never seen before. Their behavior is unfamiliar and fascinating. I guess we're used to the collective freak-out aspect of it, but they seem so stunned and disoriented. It's also kind of revealing in the sense that many conservative politicians are showing that they really believe their own horseshit."

ACA Makes Democrats Strong

Also, thanks for the post on Kieran Healy's piece last week. I'm in Virginia so that was fun.

Jazzbumpa said...

You can see at the link Chaz provides that many elected Rethugs really do believe the party line. I know a lot of smart technically educated people who think this way, too. It's really sad.

I think Booman is an optomist. If people understood their self interest and voted accordingly, the rethugs would lose every election by a landslide.