The Last Time We Elected a President Who Was a Serial Liar… [View all]
…over 20,000 U.S. servicemen died. Tricky Dick Nixon ran on a platform of “I have a secret plan to end the war.” Little did Americans know that he had no intention of moving our soldiers out of Southeast Asia. Instead, he bribed Henry Kissinger into sabotaging the peace talks that LBJ worked so tirelessly on in 1968. Nixon vowed to end the war, but instead he escalated it and even dragged Laos and Cambodia into the conflict. As a result, tens of thousands of our troops died---and countless more were injured, shell shocked and broken. And for what? We still lost the war.
Mitt Romney has vowed 1) not to touch your abortion rights 2) to cover pre-existing conditions 3) not to cut taxes for the rich 4) not to eliminate your mortgage exemption 5) not to dismantle Medicare and 6) to bring jobs home And yet, he is on record as supporting the overturn of Roe V. Wade, tax cuts for the rich, taxes hikes for the middle class, the end of Medicare as we know it, and outsourcing of American jobs.
Mitt Romney says that if you are poor, elderly or unemployed, he cares about you. But he is on record as saying that that he does not care at all.
Mitt Romney wants you to think of him as a second Ronald Reagan, wise, strong, fatherly. But what kind of father smashes his own kids' faces into food? What kind of caring individual attacks and tortures a fellow college student?
In 1968, Americans could argue that they had no way of knowing that Dick Nixon was a liar or that Henry Kissinger was a GOP mole within the LBJ administration.
This time, we have been warned. If we reward a candidate for being a bully, a braggart and a liar, do not be surprised if we end up with a bully, a braggart and a liar as president.