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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:37 AM

Mitt Romney's Most Dishonest Speech

It seems that with every day that passes, the Mittster sets news markers in outright brazen lying.

Yesterday's so-called speech on foreign policy at VMI was no exception. In fact, Slate's Fred Kaplan touts this speech as the "most dishonest" and thoroughly dissects it.

One takeaway:

It was expected that he would distort President Obama into a caricature of Jimmy Carter. But it was astonishing to watch Romney spin a daydream of himself as some latter-day George Marshall, bringing peace, prosperity, and hope to a chaotic world—this from a man who couldn’t drop in on the London Olympics without alienating our closest ally and turning himself into a transcontinental laughingstock.

After describing Romney's leading with with the attacks on the Libyan consulate (which some might think that Romney would do well to avoid bringing up at all ) and stating that the "threats have grown so much worse ..." while President Obama does nothing, Kaplan notes:

Let’s pause here. First, these threats are not worsening; in fact, the number of attacks on U.S. embassies is near an all-time low. Second, the spate of attacks, riots, and American flag-burnings, which followed the attacks in Libya and Egypt, ended almost immediately. Romney himself, after recounting the grim events, noted that we’re now seeing “something hopeful”—protests by “tens of thousands of Libyans” against the militants and in support of the American ambassador.

Yet Romney ignored the reasons why the riots subsided and why the Libyan people went after the militants.


This is only the beginning. More at the link: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/10/mitt_romney_foreign_policy_speech_at_the_virginia_military_institute_was_the_most_dishonest_one_he_has_delivered_yet_.single.html

It's a good read and Kaplan is an example of one journalist who is actually doing his job. Good show!

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LisaL Oct 2012 #6

Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:47 AM

1. 'This is only the beginning.'

Of what?

The mainstream media calling out Romney as a liar?

I don't see that happening.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 03:19 AM

2. Sorry, I was referring to the beginning of the article.

I fear that your take on the rest of the media will be the correct one.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 03:20 AM

3. No need to apologize

I was just trying to express my frustration with the media.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:12 AM

4. Another day, another lie

mitt is extraordinally arrogant right now because his "sugar high" from his blip of a "bump"
still has effect on his little brain.

look for him to double down on his lies (creating great opportunity for the Obama team to create ads)
all the way to election day. all the obama team has to do is show mitt flip flopping over and
over and over. GAME. OVER.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:53 PM

5. Liar, liar, pants on fire, Mittens!

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Response to bushisanidiot (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:54 PM

7. No mas pantalones.


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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:54 PM

6. Why does that surprises anyone?

They signaled their strategy from the start.
Etch or sketch, anyone?

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