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(Guardian)   It is a sad state of affairs when a Presidential candidate tells so many lies the press corps can't keep up   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 80
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2012-06-28 09:39:25 AM
If there was really a 'liberal media conspiracy,' this would be front and center on a daily basis.
 
2012-06-28 09:48:53 AM
We had an old saying, "If you can't blind them with brilliance, dazzle them with bullshiat".
 
2012-06-28 09:53:35 AM
Mitt only lies this much because he's a horrible person.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-06-28 09:55:15 AM
That is pretty much the whole right these days. Nothing unique to Romney.
 
2012-06-28 09:56:35 AM
Well, the debates should be fun.
 
2012-06-28 10:06:10 AM
He's not even a good robot. Good robot's don't lie.

I guess that just makes him greedy, evil, and entitled.
 
2012-06-28 10:22:34 AM
He only lies so much because telling the truth would leave him with nothing to talk about.
 
2012-06-28 10:54:01 AM

Diogenes: He's not even a good robot. Good robot's don't lie.

I guess that just makes him greedy, evil, and entitled.


Perhaps he was trained to lie.

Apparently you can train robots to do lots of things.

file.walagata.com
 
2012-06-28 10:54:24 AM
I've been following closely ever since the primaries... the amount of lying Romney did before was what you'd expect from a politician, the amount he's done since Santorum dropped out has been exponentially worse. Like, there-just-might-be-something-wrong-with-his-wiring type of bad. Like "I can't see how this won't come crashing back down on him" bad. I'm glad it's finally getting some coverage....
 
2012-06-28 11:36:59 AM

Codenamechaz: Diogenes: He's not even a good robot. Good robot's don't lie.

I guess that just makes him greedy, evil, and entitled.

Perhaps he was trained to lie.

Apparently you can train robots to do lots of things.

[file.walagata.com image 245x282]


Well, Mom has been a bit randy lately....
 
2012-06-28 11:45:41 AM
But we should totally vote for him. Because zerobama and socialism.
 
2012-06-28 12:30:46 PM

Lando Lincoln: But we should totally vote for him. Because zerobama and socialism.


And both sides are the same. Don't forget that part. It's the lynchpin of the whole thing.
 
2012-06-28 12:32:13 PM
Surely truth can be created by repetition of a lie.
 
2012-06-28 12:33:09 PM
Can't? More like won't.
 
2012-06-28 12:37:09 PM
Whew! I thought they were going to shine a light on the nefarious Gary Johnson.
 
2012-06-28 12:37:39 PM

thurstonxhowell: Surely truth can be created by repetition of a lie.


I am thinking this is exactly what Romney and the Republicans are counting on. If they can keep the lies in the public view long enough, people will simply believe that it is the truth and just stop asking.

Personally I hope it all comes back to bite them hard.
 
2012-06-28 12:38:03 PM

DeltaPunch: I've been following closely ever since the primaries... the amount of lying Romney did before was what you'd expect from a politician, the amount he's done since Santorum dropped out has been exponentially worse. Like, there-just-might-be-something-wrong-with-his-wiring type of bad. Like "I can't see how this won't come crashing back down on him" bad. I'm glad it's finally getting some coverage....


The Guardian is a commie UK publication. Real Muricans only read the Washington Post.
 
2012-06-28 12:38:30 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Mitt only lies this much because he's a horrible person.


But he's an awesome robot.
 
2012-06-28 12:39:02 PM
Maddow has regular segments on Mitt's Mendacity.

Maddowblog updates every Friday.

He's just shameless.
 
2012-06-28 12:41:28 PM
Hmmm. No troll accounts yet.

What's going to be first? Obama lied about who wrote his book, about Obamacare being a tax...?
 
2012-06-28 12:43:33 PM

vpb: That is pretty much the whole right these days. Nothing unique to Romney.


This is exactly true. This was true of John McCain in the last election. Neither John McCain nor Mitt Romney is the source of their own words. Their GOP handlers tell them what to say at every turn. They're just doing what they're told - who knows what either of those two men believes about anything. The reason John McCain lost was that he became a generic GOP talking head - the same thing that Mitt Romney is making himself out to be.
 
2012-06-28 12:46:24 PM
Just reading the article made me throw up a little in my mouth.
 
2012-06-28 12:46:26 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The Guardian is a commie UK publication. Real Muricans only read the Washington Post. Times.


FTFY
 
2012-06-28 12:46:41 PM
Mittzophranic. Similar to schizophranic, except that it isn't.
 
2012-06-28 12:48:04 PM
This is happening at a time when fact-checking operations in major media outlets have increased significantly, yet that appears to have no effect on the Romney campaign.

You can't fact check republicans or you will be part of the liberal media conspiracy.
 
2012-06-28 12:48:18 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Just reading the article made me throw up a little in my mouth.


because you disagree with something that it said?
which part?

you think obama apologized? please post a link to the transcript.
(*crickets*)
 
2012-06-28 12:49:05 PM

Headso: This is happening at a time when fact-checking operations in major media outlets have increased significantly, yet that appears to have no effect on the Romney campaign.

You can't fact check republicans or you will be part of the liberal media conspiracy.


This is like girls saying "math is hard".
Facts are confusing.
 
2012-06-28 12:49:26 PM
Yeah, right. If there was any substance to this it would be on Fox News.
 
2012-06-28 12:49:51 PM

simplicimus: We had an old saying, "If you can't blind them with brilliance, dazzle them with bullshiat".


Baffle. Baffle them with bullshiat.
 
2012-06-28 12:50:22 PM

simplicimus: We had an old saying, "If you can't blind them with brilliance, dazzle them with bullshiat".


Romney should make "Razzle Dazzle" from Chicago his campaign song.

/Back since the days of old Methuselah
//Everyone loves the big bambooz-a-lah
 
2012-06-28 12:50:44 PM

SphericalTime: Lando Lincoln: But we should totally vote for him. Because zerobama and socialism.

And both sides are the same. Don't forget that part. It's the lynchpin of the whole thing.



We MUST give equal time to the guy telling a bold-faced lie and the guy who is telling the truth.

/Fair is fair
 
2012-06-28 12:53:23 PM
Now Mitt vows to repeal Obamacare due to its mandate. It's like the evil universe episode of Star Trek where a complete character reversal has occurred due to our original Mitt is held against his will and kept under wraps.
Mitt Romney: "Very Pleased With" the Individual Mandate
 
2012-06-28 12:56:33 PM
How can you lie when you've never had a solid opinion on anything?

/quantum f*ckwit
 
2012-06-28 12:58:00 PM
Romney just gave a press conference saying "it was bad policy yesterday"... "Obamacare was bad law yesterday"...

Wasn't it called Romneycare if you go back enough yesterdays?

Here's Romney on Romneycare.

"How do you insure the 45 or 50 million Americans not on the books?"

ROMNEY: "Well, that's what we did in Massachusetts. That is: we put together an exchange. The President's copying that idea, I'm glad to hear that."

Romney was for himself before he was against himself.

Romney in 2006, same link:

ROMNEY: "The Republican approach is to say: you know what? Everybody should have insurance, they should pay. It's the Republican way of solving the problem which we face as a nation."

And in 2007...

ROMNEY: "Every single stump speech that I can think of, every single one of my (we call them) Ask Me Anything Town Halls, I talk about my healthcare plan. Which is a way to get people in this country insured."

On Ask The Press in 2007, when asked about mandates in healthcare:

ROMNEY: "I think it's a terrific idea... those that followed the path that we pursued will find it's the best pass. And we'll end up with a nation that's taken a mandate approach."
 
2012-06-28 01:02:39 PM

theorellior: simplicimus: We had an old saying, "If you can't blind them with brilliance, dazzle them with bullshiat".

Baffle. Baffle them with bullshiat.


That works too. But Mitt's supporters aren't baffled, they just know things that aren't true.
 
2012-06-28 01:07:29 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: How can you lie when you've never had a solid opinion on anything?

/quantum f*ckwit


It's not Romney's fault he has a multiprocessor core. His core-1 say "No, no, no!" but you know his core-2 says "Yes!"
 
2012-06-28 01:08:43 PM
Mitt lies constantly, keeps getting debunked, and keeps repeating the same lies. This works because a significant portion of the mainstream media doesn't bother calling out lies. They want to be "balanced". It still works even if they do because Republicans have successfully created their own massive propaganda spewing media conglomerate and convinced people that any other media outlets are liberal bullshiat.

Conservatives and the media they consume have no basis in truth. It doesn't matter. So many of these people simply ignore other news sources. They have their own made up "facts" that are substituted for reality whenever the GOP wants.

/You are entitled to your own opinions. You are not entitled to your own facts
 
2012-06-28 01:10:56 PM

tortilla burger: vpb: That is pretty much the whole right these days. Nothing unique to Romney.

This is exactly true. This was true of John McCain in the last election. Neither John McCain nor Mitt Romney is the source of their own words. Their GOP handlers tell them what to say at every turn. They're just doing what they're told - who knows what either of those two men believes about anything. The reason John McCain lost was that he became a generic GOP talking head - the same thing that Mitt Romney is making himself out to be.


So you're saying they're... just following orders?
 
2012-06-28 01:12:01 PM

namatad: Contents Under Pressure: Just reading the article made me throw up a little in my mouth.

because you disagree with something that it said?
which part?

you think obama apologized? please post a link to the transcript.
(*crickets*)


Were we reading the same article? What's Obama supposed to apologize about?
 
2012-06-28 01:13:30 PM

Snarfangel: MaudlinMutantMollusk: How can you lie when you've never had a solid opinion on anything?

/quantum f*ckwit

It's not Romney's fault he has a multiprocessor core. His core-1 say "No, no, no!" but you know his core-2 says "Yes!"


I'm torn on whether that's better or worse than Gingrich's corrupted core that randomly yelled, "SPAAAAACE!" (or at least, "MOON BAAAASE!")
 
2012-06-28 01:14:08 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: /quantum f*ckwit


Heh
 
2012-06-28 01:20:18 PM
He has a long way to go to beat the sitting liar in chief. Why just the other year he told George Stefanopolis that 0bamacare is not a tax.
 
2012-06-28 01:24:53 PM
What really should scare the shiat out of Americans is the 2016 election.

My prediction:

Democrats lose both the House and Senate, but President Obama hold the White House. For four years we then see an unprecedented amount of veto's and lack of compromise between Congressional and Executive branches to repair anything. Due to lack of oversight, maintenance the American economy stumbles and falls into another recession.

With Americans facing a dismal economy, poor job prospects, mounting debt and various other services that have gone to hell in a hand basket, the 2016 election is a toss-up between both sides of the aisle. Everyone is interested to see who the Democrats will eventually primary in, but everyone knows how the "next in line" Republicans operate so we already know who their winner will be.

Several months later after a harsh election season the Republicans squeak out a White House victory. And on November 2nd America celebrates ..... President Santorum.
 
2012-06-28 01:26:17 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Even if he mostly lied to Hillary, I think part of the 'truth is optional' politics in the US started in the 90s. I thought back then the GOP would take advantage of it, and sure enough in came Gingrich and FauxNews. After the invasion of Iraq and "torture isn't torture" policies of Bush/Cheney, it's pretty tough to go back.

/I mean, at least Mitt hasn't killed thousands of people lately, so he can't be that bad
 
2012-06-28 01:27:51 PM

Mearen: He has a long way to go to beat the sitting liar in chief. Why just the other year he told George Stefanopolis that 0bamacare is not a tax.




How did Stefanopolis respond?
How would you describe a "tax"?
What part of the ACA would you describe as a tax?
Are there any parts of the ACA that you do like?
Are you aware the ACA was originally a Republican piece of legislation?
Are you aware the current Republican candidate wrote the same legislation for his state?
 
2012-06-28 01:29:22 PM
Mitt who? That clown ass is done after today.
 
2012-06-28 01:29:34 PM

T-Servo: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x287]

Even if he mostly lied to Hillary, I think part of the 'truth is optional' politics in the US started in the 90s. I thought back then the GOP would take advantage of it, and sure enough in came Gingrich and FauxNews. After the invasion of Iraq and "torture isn't torture" policies of Bush/Cheney, it's pretty tough to go back.

/I mean, at least Mitt hasn't killed thousands of people lately, so he can't be that bad


You believe that lying in politics started with President Clinton?


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*breath*
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2012-06-28 01:32:45 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: T-Servo: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x287]

Even if he mostly lied to Hillary, I think part of the 'truth is optional' politics in the US started in the 90s. I thought back then the GOP would take advantage of it, and sure enough in came Gingrich and FauxNews. After the invasion of Iraq and "torture isn't torture" policies of Bush/Cheney, it's pretty tough to go back.

/I mean, at least Mitt hasn't killed thousands of people lately, so he can't be that bad

You believe that lying in politics started with President Clinton?


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
*breath*
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


I had the same thought but perhaps he means 'truth is optional' pertains to how the media treats it.
 
2012-06-28 01:33:33 PM

T-Servo: Even if he mostly lied to Hillary, I think part of the 'truth is optional' politics in the US started in the 90s.


This is adorable.
 
2012-06-28 01:34:50 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: You believe that lying in politics started with President Clinton?


Lying ≠ acceptance of lying
 
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