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(Rolling Stone)   Mitt Romney's five biggest lies. Missing from the list: his hair   (rollingstone.com) divider line 87
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2012-10-05 09:04:15 AM
It's real. He just uses "Just for Mor-Men" gel.
 
2012-10-05 09:41:10 AM
His side of the debate consisted of:

1) Lies
2) Vague concepts without substance
3) Whining that it should be his turn to speak
 
2012-10-05 10:08:55 AM

Diogenes: It's real. He just uses "Just for Mor-Men" gel.


I LOL'd

thank you I need that this morning
 
2012-10-05 11:54:51 AM
Yes, because the Rolling Stone is an unbiased source I could trust. When Kerrang starts doing political commentary, maybe I'll pay attention.
 
2012-10-05 12:32:58 PM
They forgot one

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-05 12:34:33 PM
Mitts own advisers admitted they were lies after the debate.
 
2012-10-05 12:36:24 PM
What all of you don't realize, is that Mitt Romney has a magic job-creator wand. Apparently he must hold the Presidency before it will work right. I don't know why it didn't work in his previous elected capacities.
 
2012-10-05 12:37:28 PM

karmaceutical: What all of you don't realize, is that Mitt Romney has a magic job-creator wand. Apparently he must hold the Presidency before it will work right. I don't know why it didn't work in his previous elected capacities.


To be fair, he's only had 1 chance. You can't judge him based off such a small sample size
 
2012-10-05 12:37:52 PM
Just five? shiat, there was a whole thread about how he set a new record for number of lies per minute.
Link
 
2012-10-05 12:38:33 PM
No 5 I noticed when he said it. I have no clue as to why we can't look at ourselves saving money LONG TERM not having to pay for people any damn way when they get ill and show up at the hospital with something that could have been prevented. It's ludicrous how we like to put the onus on the person who gets sick instead of just dealing with it.
 
2012-10-05 12:39:44 PM

slayer199: Yes, because the Rolling Stone is an unbiased source I could trust. When Kerrang starts doing political commentary, maybe I'll pay attention.


Enlighten us then. Why is Rolling Stone wrong? Or are you just tossing shiat into this thread because you've got nothing.
 
2012-10-05 12:41:57 PM
How about "Hey Republicans and Tea Partiers! I'm just like you! I'm a fiscal and social conservative, I swear! Don't mind the neocons sneaking in the door behind me. They're just here to...decorate. Yeah, that's it, decorate."

If Romney wins we'll be returning to the neocon policies of spending, not taxing, and waging war. I guess that's really what the GOP wants at heart. That, or they just got totally duped.
 
2012-10-05 12:46:12 PM

TimonC346: No 5 I noticed when he said it.


Same here. I made a joke about it in the debate thread.

slayer199: Yes, because the Rolling Stone is an unbiased source I could trust. When Kerrang starts doing political commentary, maybe I'll pay attention.


The source was Mitt Romney. Feel free to substantiate any of the claims he made that are listed in TFA. We'll wait for as long as it takes you because we find the sound of crickets to be very soothing.
 
2012-10-05 12:47:00 PM
It's not so much lies as the contrast between what Mitt wants and what his controllers want.
He was trying to go Rogue.
 
2012-10-05 12:50:17 PM
"Independent economists at the Tax Policy Center have shown that the price tag for those cuts is $360 billion in the first year, a cost that extrapolates to $5 trillion over a decade."

And if you look at it over a century or a millennium, it's even worse.
 
2012-10-05 12:52:17 PM

slayer199: Yes, because the Rolling Stone is an unbiased source I could trust.


You could always post something that contradicts them...

But no, just keep attacking the source rather than the arguments.
 
MFL
2012-10-05 12:55:28 PM
Obama didn't lose the debate....it was just a spontaneous protest from a youtube video that got out of hand.
 
2012-10-05 12:57:34 PM
Hasn't Ronmey's strategy since spring been "Blizzard O'Lies"
 
2012-10-05 12:57:46 PM
That Romney has support in excess of the weirdly consistent 20% shows, I think, more than the desperation of the Republicans. I think it indicates the depth of their hatred for Obama. It doesn't make sense that rational people would support a sleazy liar, unless their hatred for Obama is greater than their own self interests. That, or they watch Fox News and the propaganda works.
 
2012-10-05 12:58:23 PM
Romney is the monkey fighter.

Sure, he gets in a few good hits, and even scores a surprise early victory.

But we all know what happens to monkey fighter.
 
2012-10-05 12:58:36 PM

rufus-t-firefly: slayer199: Yes, because the Rolling Stone is an unbiased source I could trust.

You could always post something that contradicts them...

But no, just keep attacking the source rather than the arguments.


I won't take away that Mitt won the debate--he completely did. He also did more than stretch the truth though--much of what he said were blatant lies that almost any ill informed frequenter of the Fark politics forum could identify as BS.

Sadly, he still won the debate. Fact checkers can do what they want--this one is in the books as far as the public is concerned.
 
2012-10-05 01:02:17 PM
Romney: "If you vote for me, I promise you the cake."
 
2012-10-05 01:03:21 PM

TimonC346: Sadly, he still won the debate. Fact checkers can do what they want--this one is in the books as far as the public is concerned.


Just like all the other election losers that "won" debates.
 
2012-10-05 01:03:49 PM

Wyalt Derp: "Independent economists at the Tax Policy Center have shown that the price tag for those cuts is $360 billion in the first year, a cost that extrapolates to $5 trillion over a decade."

And if you look at it over a century or a millennium, it's even worse.


Yeah, it sucks but its become the standard that we talk about taxes/etc in terms of 10 years. I guess for many thing its more accurate because the first and last year often have skewed numbers so it gives you a better average over 10 years.
 
2012-10-05 01:04:15 PM

slayer199: Yes, because the Rolling Stone is an unbiased source I could trust. When Kerrang starts doing political commentary, maybe I'll pay attention.


Oddly enough, everybody else is pointing out the same lies. Just because it's Tolling Stone that's saying "2+2=4" doesn't make it any less true.
 
2012-10-05 01:04:29 PM
It's 2012, and farking Mitt Romney got up in front of the entire American public and repeated Sarah farking Palin's farking "death panels" lie.
 
2012-10-05 01:07:58 PM
Who doesn't want a President who's willing to lie to win?
 
2012-10-05 01:08:04 PM

Lost Thought 00: Mitts own advisers admitted they were lies after the debate.


See? They're so honest!
 
2012-10-05 01:08:45 PM

TimonC346: I won't take away that Mitt won the debate--he completely did. He also did more than stretch the truth though--much of what he said were blatant lies that almost any ill informed frequenter of the Fark politics forum could identify as BS.

Sadly, he still won the debate. Fact checkers can do what they want--this one is in the books as far as the public is concerned



When watching debates I usually just comment on style and their tactics. Basically for this one I was mostly saying, "that's complete BS" and "not another anecdote."
 
2012-10-05 01:11:38 PM
I watched the debate with a friend and our verdict was this: if we had known nothing else about the candidates, we'd have declared Romney the winner; however, we _have_ been paying attention these past months and know that Romney is a used-car salesman who will say whatever he needs to say to make the sale, no matter how untruthful.
 
2012-10-05 01:12:05 PM

12349876: slayer199: Yes, because the Rolling Stone is an unbiased source I could trust. When Kerrang starts doing political commentary, maybe I'll pay attention.

Enlighten us then. Why is Rolling Stone wrong? Or are you just tossing shiat into this thread because you've got nothing.

 

Come on Slayer199, prove them wrong. Oh, I get it, you're just another lying sack of shiat anxiously waiting to have the glorious wealth of your betters shower down upon you like the urine from the gods.
 
2012-10-05 01:12:38 PM

slayer199: Yes, because the Rolling Stone is an unbiased source I could trust. When Kerrang starts doing political commentary, maybe I'll pay attention.


Is it time to play Spot The Logical Fallacy?

Rolling Stone has actually always had serious political commentary. If you have counter arguments to the article, they'll have to be better than attacking the source.
 
2012-10-05 01:15:03 PM

MFL: Obama didn't lose the debate....it was just a spontaneous protest from a youtube video that got out of hand.


Yeah, that's great. So what do you think about points made in the article?
 
MFL
2012-10-05 01:16:13 PM
Jackson Herring
It's 2012, and farking Mitt Romney got up in front of the entire American public and repeated Sarah farking Palin's farking "death panels" lie.

So the Independent Payment Advisory Board is just a figment of our imagination.
 
2012-10-05 01:18:51 PM
The $90 Billion 'Into Wind and Solar' whopper was pretty big.
 
2012-10-05 01:19:09 PM
Rolling Stones source:

http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2012/08/01-tax-reform-brown- g ale-looney

Interesting read. Right from the top they drop this this in:

We make the following assumptions:

Any reductions in revenue due to the lower corporate rate would be offset by reducing corporate tax preferences. As a result, we examine only changes to the individual income tax, alternative minimum tax, payroll tax, and estate tax. We ignore the effect of the proposal to reduce the corporate rate to 25 percent.

Well okay then.
 
2012-10-05 01:20:18 PM

MFL: Jackson Herring
It's 2012, and farking Mitt Romney got up in front of the entire American public and repeated Sarah farking Palin's farking "death panels" lie.

So the Independent Payment Advisory Board is just a figment of our imagination.


To think it's a death panel is sheer lunacy. From the very thing you linked.

The new system grants IPAB the authority to make changes to the Medicare program with the Congress being given the power to overrule the agency's decisions through supermajority vote.

With regard to IPAB's recommendations, the law says "The proposal shall not include any recommendation to ration health care, raise revenues or Medicare beneficiary premiums under section 1818, 1818A, or 1839, increase Medicare beneficiary cost sharing (including deductibles, coinsurance, and co-payments), or otherwise restrict benefits or modify eligibility criteria."[12]
 
2012-10-05 01:27:23 PM

12349876:

The new system grants IPAB the authority to make changes to the Medicare program with the Congress being given the power to overrule the agency's decisions through supermajority vote.


That's our safeguard? One of those Congressional Supermajority Votes?

yeah . . .
 
2012-10-05 01:27:49 PM
It's 2012, and prolific shiposter MFL just got up in front of all of Fark and repeated Mitt Romney's farking "death panels" lie.
 
2012-10-05 01:28:07 PM

Hickory-smoked: Rolling Stone has actually always had serious political commentary. If you have counter arguments to the article, they'll have to be better than attacking the source.


Perhaps you missed my points.

First off, Rolling Stone is biased left and always has been. Secondly, they're a music magazine...they should stick with that (hence my comment about Kerrang).

Finally, I don't care as I hate both the Democrats and Republicans and vote 3rd party like I have the last 20 years.
 
2012-10-05 01:34:53 PM
An additional 2.6 million Americans have stopped looking for jobs.

So those people are what exactly?
 
2012-10-05 01:35:36 PM

Dr_luckyz: His side of the debate consisted of:

1) Lies
2) Vague concepts without substance
3) Whining that it should be his turn to speak


Don't forget:
4) Accusing Obama of lying whenever he pointed out something bad about Romney's plans.
("$5 trillion tax cuts" and "no deductions for outsourcing" come to mind)
 
2012-10-05 01:36:40 PM

azazyel: TimonC346: I won't take away that Mitt won the debate--he completely did. He also did more than stretch the truth though--much of what he said were blatant lies that almost any ill informed frequenter of the Fark politics forum could identify as BS.

Sadly, he still won the debate. Fact checkers can do what they want--this one is in the books as far as the public is concerned


When watching debates I usually just comment on style and their tactics. Basically for this one I was mostly saying, "that's complete BS" and "not another anecdote."


Me too. I also noticed the great lack of real failed policies for either candidate. While I think Mittens is a hack, his governing record isn't too shabby. You can call Obama's "failed economic policies" out all you want, but as today's projections have it, you would be wrong.

They basically sat there and attacked one anothers' downsides to their political policies, and honestly it was a little weak, even with Mitt winning that round. Furthermore, I had to remind myself how much easier it must be to tell everyone what you would have done different vs. explaining what you have done currently. I'd rather have been Romney for that debate.
 
2012-10-05 01:36:48 PM

slayer199: Hickory-smoked: Rolling Stone has actually always had serious political commentary. If you have counter arguments to the article, they'll have to be better than attacking the source.

Perhaps you missed my points.

First off, Rolling Stone is biased left and always has been. Secondly, they're a music magazine...they should stick with that (hence my comment about Kerrang).


I underlined the part where he dealt with your first point and bolded the part where he dealt with your second. Take an English class.
 
2012-10-05 01:40:13 PM

slayer199: Hickory-smoked: Rolling Stone has actually always had serious political commentary. If you have counter arguments to the article, they'll have to be better than attacking the source.

Perhaps you missed my points.

First off, Rolling Stone is biased left and always has been. Secondly, they're a music magazine...they should stick with that (hence my comment about Kerrang).

Finally, I don't care as I hate both the Democrats and Republicans and vote 3rd party like I have the last 20 years.


They do lean left. It doesn't mean when they report on things that are factually correct you get to see them as wrong.

I was speaking with a friend of mine about "Obama's America", that crap propaganda film. She is convinced I'm brainwashed by the left wing media. However, she did like to tell me how that movie began to show her how "it all made sense" with Obama and his "far left" policies. When I posted an article a linked article from the AP linked through Yahoo News basically tearing the facts in there apart, she went with the same excuse you just did "(it's) left and it always has been." and went about her day believing how I was the moron.

I repeat--even if it favors a left wing point of view, a fact is a fact. You don't have to like that, but that frankly doesn't change anything.

/csb
 
MFL
2012-10-05 01:40:27 PM
that was my nickname in highschool
Romney is the monkey fighter.

That's racism.

Hickory-smoked Yeah, that's great. So what do you think about points made in the article?

Really don't care. Rolling stone political commentary isn't worth the paper it's printed on. But here's something to chew on.

"Now, add it all up, and the plan that I'm proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years." President Obama to a joint session of congress 2009.
www.theblaze.com

"I will cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term" President Obama 2008
www.investors.com 

Email Shows State Department Rejecting Request of Security Team at US Embassy in Libya


The Obama administration is one big farking lie after another.

But you lemmings eat it up like dog vomit.
 
2012-10-05 01:43:26 PM

MFL: But you lemmings eat it up like dog vomit.


Are lemmings known to be eager to eat dog vomit? I can't say I've ever heard that.
 
2012-10-05 01:43:43 PM

slayer199: Finally, I don't care as I hate both the Democrats and Republicans and vote 3rd party like I have the last 20 years.


Then go away and stop dropping pointless turds in the thread.
 
2012-10-05 01:44:57 PM

MFL: Rolling stone political commentary isn't worth the paper it's printed on.


You're a liar and everything you say can now be dismissed out of hand as you are not a credible person.
 
2012-10-05 01:46:23 PM

Leo Bloom's Freakout: Romney: "If you vote for me, I promise you the cake."


Obviously, after reading this article, we have to conclude that the cake is a lie.
 
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