Thursday, October 04, 2012

27 Lies in 38 Minutes

Twenty-seven lies. Thirty-eight minutes. That's the score for Mitt Romney, the King of Smirk, in last night's debate. That comes out to about one lie every 90 seconds. That's gotta be some kind of record.

And where the fuck was Obama during all this? Standing there with his head down like a chastised child for most of it. Even when Romney basically called him "boy"...

Mr. President, this is not the way to do it.

I've read some analyses today that say that this was all part of some grand give-him-enough-rope-to-hang-himself strategy, a neo-Muhammed Ali political rope-a-dope, but I think if that's true it's a dangerous tactic. It's political Russian roulette.

Eight years ago in the debate between Darth Shoot-An-Old-Man-In-The-Face Cheney and John I-Can't-Keep-It-In-My-Pants Edwards, Cheney said something to the effect that he presided over the US Senate for four years and this was the first time he'd ever met Edwards. That was a lie. The debate wasn't even over before someone put up a photo of the two of them together.

Edwards had to have known it was a lie. Why didn't Edwards call him out on it? I never got an answer to that, and I don't suspect that I will. But that's all kind academic now.

Now we are dealing with the question as to why didn't Obama call Romney out on those lies?

7 Comments:

vpose said...

I agree with you 100%.

vpose said...

I agree with you 100%. And Jim Lehrer just let Romney go on and lie without a follow-up question.

vpose said...

I agree with you 100%.

Anonymous said...

No argument or coinsidence here.

James Buchanan said...

And you expect lehrer to say something? he should have, being of the news occupation. But propaganda, the big lie sells. And The repug congress ould fire him, and there would go his pension.
But i do wish that the pres, or someone in the audience would say bullshit when the bad statements come out, or if the moderator would say it instead of thinking it.
But then, to lie and say it without smirking, like R was. Thats years of pratice. Remember, they can lie to you and go to their 27 virgins, or 2 wifes, or some thing like that. Shows how alike the old emenies we are becoming.
Truth don't count anymore.

doose529 said...

dude! You are one observant guy! I gotta follow your blogs. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who isn't batsh*t crazy!

doose529 said...

spot on and observant.... Gotta follow your blog!