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Stevieslaw: Mitt no More

“You won’t have Mitt to kick around anymore,” opined Smokey Diamond, our ace reporter.  “The word on the street is he is changing his name from Mitt to Franklin Delano Romney.”

We turned on the TV just in time to catch the end of the ceremony on Fair and Balanced.  Franklin Delano Romney waxed eloquently on just what Roosevelt and the New Deal had meant to him when he was growing up in a cold-water flat in Toledo, Ohio.  After, he hugged Bernie Sanders, the left leaning Senator from Vermont, and said Bernie was his “new best bud.”

Paul Ryan, who is apparently still severely conservative would only say, “I will be at the gym.”  “I will be pounding things at the gym--- pounding them bloody, for the next few weeks.”



a couple of good ones

Nice work man, teh funneh.

Lies about Romney


Watch it here:

Did he cut the deficit in half?  Not quite.  Obama is the first President to have 4 consecutive TRILLION dollar deficits.  Pledge broken.

According to Obama's own words, Obama is irresponsible and unpatriotic.

AND NOW OBAMA SAYS HE'S FOCUSING ON THE DEBT AGAIN?  And there is someone around who believes him?

The Obama administration also led us to believe that the stumulis was going to lower the unemployment rate to 5.4% by the end of 2012. (see chart on page 4)

It is not even close to 5.4%.  It's currently at 7.9%, higher than when Obama became President.

AND, in a new TV ad and in campaign speeches, Obama is making a claim that he added 5.2 million new jobs.

But according to, the total added during his time in office is ACTUALLY ABOUT 325,000.

AND Obama appeared on the David Letterman show 7 days after the Benghazi attack and stated: "We had a VIDEO that was released by somebody who lives here- sort of a shadowy character... This caused great offense in much of the Muslim world, but what also happened was extremists and terrorists used this as an excuse to attack a variety of our embassies, including the one- the consulate- in Libya."

But perhaps the most significant development from the hearings on Benghazi was testimony that there was NEVER ANY REASON to attribute the attack to a protest of an internet VIDEO.

AND now we know that the Obama administration was sent emails as soon as the Benghazi attack started.  The emails declared that it was a terrorist attack.

AND according to the following link, Obama twisted Romney's economic record as governor of Massachusetts.

AND according to the following link, Obama has made false claims about Romney outsourcing jobs to China.

AND Obama stated in a speech in Ohio on 11/3/2012:

"I understand that Governor Romney has had a tough time here in Ohio because he was against saving the auto industry, and it's hard to run away from that position when you're on a video tape saying the words, 'Let Detroit go bankrupt.'"

No, there is no video of Romney saying, "Let Detroit go bankrupt."  If this video exists, surely it would be on YouTube, but if you search that site, you will find that it is not there.

The truth is that Romney wrote an op-ed to the New York Times on November 18 in 2008.  In this op-ed, Romney stated, "The federal government should provide guarantees for post-bankruptcy financing and assure care buyers that they warranties are not at risk."

In other words, Romney stated that government can help out the auto industry in a structured bankruptcy.

The headline of the article is "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt", but this was a headline written by the NY Times, not Romney.  And as every good liberal does, it misrepresents Romney's stand.

You can read Romney's op-ed for yourself at

The many lies of Mitt Romney - "The Long Con"

Cool bro, thanx, I was wondering where I could put this... Kind of a long article about the way that the so-called "conservative" movement - who dont seem to believe in conserving anything - has embracing lying.

The difference between we democrats and you republicans is we know obama is a politician who has compromised with you extremists and your tea party threats of revolution and your destruction of moderate, non-extremist republicans. We know he's been dissapointing.

But you republicans willingly believe your canidate is some kind of a demigod, who. with no policy and no plans, and a history of political and financial shadiness, can magically fix a worldwide economic crisis caused by the same people that Romney represents - the oil companies, weapons companies, and wall street banks.

You guys have perfected political lying, dirty tricks, the intentionally deceptive organized spreading of false and bad information - and whats worst of all you have absolutely no shame about it, because you have lost your way morally.

The Long Con: Mail-order conservatism

Mitt Romney is a liar. Of course, in some sense, all politicians, even all human beings, are liars. Romney’s lying went so over-the-top extravagant by this summer, though, that the New York Times editorial board did something probably unprecedented in their polite gray precincts: they used the L-word itself. “Mr. Romney’s entire campaign rests on a foundation of short, utterly false sound bites,” they editorialized. He repeats them “so often that millions of Americans believe them to be the truth.” “It is hard to challenge these lies with a well-reasoned-but-overlong speech,” they concluded; and how. Romney’s lying, in fact, was so richly variegated that it can serve as a sort of grammar of mendacity.

Some Romney lies posit absences where there are obviously presences: his claim, for instance, that “President Obama doesn’t have a plan” to create jobs. Other Romney fabrications assert presences where there are absences. A clever bit of video editing can make it seem like Romney was enthusiastically received before the NAACP, when, in fact, he had been booed. There are lies, damned lies, statistics—like his assertion that his tax cut proposal won’t have any effect on the federal budget, which the Tax Policy Center called“not mathematically possible.” That frank dismissal vaulted the candidate into another category of lie, an attempt to bend time itself: Romney responded by calling that group “biased”;last year, he called them “objective.”

There are outsourced lies, like this one from deep in my files: in 2007, Ann Romney told the right-wing site that her husband had “always personally been prolife,”though Mitt had said in his 1994 Senate race, “I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country.” And then Ann admitted a few sentence later, “They say he flip-flopped on abortion. Well, you know what? He did change his mind.”

And then there’s the most delicious kind of lie of them all, the kind that hoists the teller on his own petard as soon as a faintly curious auditor consults the record for occasions on which he’s said the opposite. Here the dossier of Mittdacity overfloweth. In 2012, for example, he said he took no more federal money for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games than previous games had taken; a decade earlier, however, he called the $410 million in federal money he bagged “a huge increase over anything ever done before.”

There are more examples, so many more, but as I started to log and taxonomize them, their sheer volume threatened to crash my computer. (OK, I’m lying; I just stopped cataloging them, out of sheer fatigue.) You can check in at MSNBC’s Maddowblog for Steve Benen’s series “Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity”for the current tally. He was at Volume XXXIX as of this writing, though I’m confident several more arrived while this magazine was at the printers. Volume XXVIII, posted early in August, listed twenty-eight separatelies. Then came the Republican convention, when his designated fibbing-mate Paul Ryan packed so many lies into his charismatic introduction to the nation that a Washington Postblogger assigned by his editor to write a piece on “the true, the false, and the misleading in Ryan’s speech” could find only one entrant for the “true” section; and his editor then had to concede that “even the definition of ‘true’ that we’re using is loose.”

Pundits—that is to say, the ones who aren’t stitched into their profession’s lunatic semiology, which holds that it’s unfair to call a Republican a liar unless you call a Democrat one too—have been hard at work analyzing what this all says about Mitt Romney’s character. 

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