We’re all used to hearing politicians saying things that go from pushing the truth all the way to outrageous lies. The Washington Post does have a column, as do others, in which a comment is analyzed and rated as to how honest it is. That is sad! A statement, in my mind, is either honest or it isn’t. The unfortunate thing is that we are so used to lies — or we simply don’t care — that the politicians know they can keep repeating the lie without any problem.
A good example was during the Bush administration when higher-ups in that nightmarish regime kept repeating that Saddam had something to do with 9/11 even though it was clearly not true.
Well, here we go again. I just saw an interesting article in Tribune of the People — which lead me, in turn, to the Wall Street Journal. Basically, Mitt Romney made the comment, “Since President Obama assumed office three years ago, federal spending has accelerate at a pace without precedent in recent history.” That is an interesting comment. I don’t know where he might have gotten that information, but the Wall Street Journal says something totally different.
The Journal says that under Obama, spending went up by 1.4% That is a slower rate than anytime in the last 60 years! Now, remember, the Wall Street Journal has been owned by the Rupert Murdoch news empire (the owner of Fox News – a paragon of honesty) since 2007. The Journal, needless to say, has never been known to be a defender of President Obama.
The Daily Koz has a good list of other Romney’s “mis-speaks”. For example he has said that Obama’s record includes the “first trillion dollar deficit in history.” It is easy to check that one out: the day that President Obama was inaugurated, there was a $1.3 trillion deficit that President Bush left for him to clean up.
In a speech in Ohio, Romney referred to the Bush/Cheney era as “before the recession.” What??? Who the hell does he think caused it!
In 2006 Gov. Mitt Romney signed a bill requiring all Massachusetts residents to purchase health insurance. In 2007 he became a critic of his biggest accomplishment!!!
I hope that the American people are paying attention.