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Mitt Romney and his version of “truth”

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.

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