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Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:30 PM

Robert Reich: How Romney Keeps Lying Through His Big White Teeth

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How Romney Keeps Lying Through His Big White Teeth
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012

“We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers,” says Neil Newhouse, a Romney pollster.

A half dozen fact-checking organizations and websites have refuted Romney’s claims that Obama removed the work requirement from the welfare law and will cut Medicare benefits by $216 billion.

Last Sunday’s New York Times even reported on its front page that Romney has been “falsely charging” President Obama with removing the work requirement. Those are strong words from the venerable Times. Yet Romney is still making the false charge. Ads containing it continue to be aired.

Presumably the Romney campaign continues its false claims because they’re effective. But this raises a more basic question: How can they remain effective when they’ve been so overwhelmingly discredited by the media?

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Together, these three mechanisms are creating a parallel Republican universe of Orwellian dimension – where anything can be asserted, where pollsters and political advisers are free to create whatever concoction of lies will help elect their candidate, and where “fact-checkers” are as irrelevant and intrusive as is the truth.

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Cha Aug 2012 #3
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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:35 PM

1. How can we expect a liar to run the country effectively?

How could we believe anything he told us?

My mind boggles.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:36 PM

2. Here are Romney's own words about fact checkers and false ads

“You know, in the past, when people pointed out that something was inaccurate, why, campaigns pulled the ad,” Romney said on the radio. “They were embarrassed. Today, they just blast ahead. You know, the various fact checkers look at some of these charges in the Obama ads and they say that they’re wrong, and inaccurate, and yet he just keeps on running them.


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:45 PM

3. What is mitt romney

lying about today?

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:54 PM

4. What is he not lying about?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:58 PM

5. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland - Off with her head!

What ad has Pres Obama run that wasn't true?

My statement would be that if Romney isn't able to
understand what Pres Obama is saying and can't
create a factual ad then how do we know he has enough
intelligence to run the country.

He reminds me of the General Manager who has his e-mail hard copied by his secretary and has his underlings do all the work.

Last week his wife said in an interview - I don't think he could do this without me. What a statement! The guy running for Pres of the U.S. is incapable of running a campaign.

All the stuff his wife does makes him look very weak and disorganized to me.

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