Dana Milbank catalogues the truly shocking number of lies that pour out of Willard's mouth on every occasion. If it weren't so repulsive, it would hold a sort of weird fascination. Here's a sample:PolitiFact has awarded Romney its “Pants on Fire” or “False” ratings for 32 claims. Among them are these: that Obama “didn’t even mention the deficit or debt” in his State of the Union address, that “our Navy is smaller than it’s been since 1917,” that Obama “never worked in the private sector,” that Obama “gave” the automakers “to the UAW,” and that “we’re only inches away from no longer being a free economy.”
Wednesday’s speech alone had more than a dozen distortions, including allegations that: Obama “has failed to even pass a budget” (Congress passes budget resolutions, which the president doesn’t sign); Obama created a panel empowered to deny treatments under Medicare (the board can only make recommendations, and only if Congress fails to find Medicare cuts), Obama “has added regulations at a staggering rate” (the Business Roundtable just said it “lauded” the administration’s attempt at regulatory reform).
No fewer than three Romney claims in that one speech merited PolitiFact’s “Pants on Fire” rating: that Obama led “a government takeover of health care,” has been “apologizing for America abroad” and is ending “Medicare as we know it.” Romney’s assertions that Obama “is the only president to ever cut $500 billion from Medicare” and that eliminating Obamacare saves “about $100 billion” were rated false.
Disgusting. Repellent. Appalling. If we let this S.O.B. lie his way into the White House, the future of this country will be grim. Not only has Willard adopted the most ultra-radical right-wing positions to placate the lunatic, howling-at-the-Moon Republican base, he intends to vomit out lies about Obama so fast that they can't all be refuted in time. Anyone who doesn't think the 2012 election matters needs to start paying attention--and start nailing Willard on his non-stop lies EVERY time.