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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:34 AM

At The Last Presidential Debate: Romney Told 24 Myths In 41 Minutes

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Source: ThinkProgress

1) “Syria is Iran’s only ally in the Arab world. It’s their route to the sea.” Romney has his geography wrong. Syria doesn’t share a border with Iran and Iran has 1,500 miles of coastline leading to the Arabian Sea. It is also able to reach the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.

2) “And what I’m afraid of is we’ve watched over the past year or so , first the president saying, well we’ll let the U.N. deal with it…. Then it went to the Russians and said, let’s see if you can do something.” While Russia and China have vetoed multiple resolutions at the U.N. Security Council on Syria, the United States has also been working through the Friends of Syria group and other allies in the region. Obama’s approach “would essentially give U.S. nods of approval to arms transfers from Arab nations to some Syrian opposition fighters.”

3) “Former chief of the — Joint Chiefs of Staff said that — Admiral Mullen said that our debt is the biggest national security threat we face. This — we have weakened our economy. We need a strong economy. We need to have as well a strong military.” If Romney is worried about the national debt, why does he want to increase military spending from 3.5 percent of GDP to 4 percent? This amounts to a $2.1 trillion increase over a ten year period that the military says it does not need and Romney has no plan to pay for it.

4) “hen — when the students took to the streets in Tehran and the people there protested, the Green Revolution occurred, for the president to be silent I thought was an enormous mistake.” Obama spoke out about the Revolution on June 15, 2009, just two days after post-election demonstrations began in Iran, condemning the Iranian government’s hard-handed crackdown on Iranian activists. He then reiterated his comments a day later in another press conference. Iranian activists have agreed with Obama’s approach.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/10/23/1070781/at-the-last-presidential-debate-romney-told-24-myths-in-41-minutes/

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Reply At The Last Presidential Debate: Romney Told 24 Myths In 41 Minutes (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2012 OP
broiles Oct 2012 #1
FailureToCommunicate Oct 2012 #2
SaveAmerica Oct 2012 #3
Hemp_is_good Oct 2012 #6
Hemp_is_good Oct 2012 #4
Flashmann Oct 2012 #5
Mnemosyne Oct 2012 #7
OKNancy Oct 2012 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:36 AM

1. Don't you mean lies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:38 AM

2. Myth Romney

As another DUer nicknamed him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:43 AM

3. Do we know why they say 'myth' and 'whopper' instead of calling them Lies as they are?

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Response to SaveAmerica (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:46 AM

6. The President insists on being the better man, we might want to attempt to follow his example

 

that said... yeah Rmoney is a fucking shit mouthed liar who needs some grade-A reality dropped on his head!

Gods I hate spoiled, entitled assholes like him. the worst thing you can do to a rich asshole like him, is take his money away. I seriously doubt he'd know what to do.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:44 AM

4. He must be getting tired

 

the last 2 debates, wasn't that number reversed?
It was so refreshing to see the President kicking that little shit's ass up and down the street, as it were.
Seeing him being aggressive with the facts.

Am I the only one who noticed that he must have been getting pointers from Joe Biden on how to deal with these twits?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:45 AM

5. The phrases

willard speaks and willard lies are interchangable...One means exactly the other....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:54 AM

7. No myths, just lies. He is a liar, not a myther. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:59 AM

8. This isn't breaking news

This is an analysis piece. Re-post in Politics2012, or add to one of the debate threads already posted in LBN.

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