There is a pattern to Romney's campaign of lies: accuse President Obama of the very things candidate Romney is doing.
Note -- see the update at end of post, in which the Romney campaign uses astonishingly doctored audio, to make it seem as if Obama said something he never said.
In April, 2011 American pastor Terry Jones burned a Koran which set off days of riots in Afghanistan that killed 12 people, including four UN guards.
Back when Bill Clinton was President there was a huge media-swarm controversy because a decade before her husband was elected Hillary Clinton had made $100,000 over ten months by investing in cattle futures. Now, skip forward to 2012.
Did Mitt Romney really "create 100,000 jobs" with Staples? Simple answer: only if no one else was selling office supplies, stationery, etc.
Apparently the press is not calling the Romney campaign out for using a fabricated quote in their new ad. Seeing this, at least one other campaign has launched an ad that also fabricates a quote.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a Bain Capital partner told him Mitt Romney won't show his tax returns because he paid no taxes for ten years. Romney offers a nonsense response - essentially challenging REID to show us Romney's tax returns, to prove it.
After a series of blatantly dishonest Mitt Romney campaign ads have been saturating the airwaves -- one even editing audio to make it sound as if the President said something that he never said --our media elites have finally found an ad to click their tongues at.
Earlier I pointed out Romney biggest debate lie: Obama did not "double the deficit" he cut it by almost 1/3. Here are three more big Romney debate lies.
Mitt Romney's "binder full of women" comment has gone viral, which is pretty entertaining but has had the unfortunate side effect of crowding the phrase "wind jobs." That's a real loss, because that term could become a very useful part of our political vocabulary.
I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak -- President Barack Obama, 3/25/09
Michael Moore points out that Romney proved last night that he plays by different rules. Here's the president making the claim:
Echoing the memo that Stan Greenberg of Democracy Corps published Monday, I called on President Obama to offer a bold agenda on jobs and the economy on Tuesday night, one that would lay out specific contrasts to the empty suit of the Mitt Romney agenda and would inspire both the progressive ba
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.
Two items in the news: a congressional committee warns that Chinese telecom companies might be spying on us, and the Secretary of Defense warns about "cybersecurity." One report even says that Chinese-made equipment used in businesses here sends data to China at night! What's the story?
Last summer I compared the GOP to a mutinous first-mate on the Titanic, steering the economy into an iceberg in hopes of taking over when the captain goes with the ship, while forgetting that they're "in the same boat.
Democracy Corps distributed a polling memo Monday that put its finger squarely on a frustration among progressives with President Obama's campaign for re-election that had been simmering long before his disastrous first debate.
President Obama and Governor Romney continue to take to the airwaves with competing ads that claim each is tougher than the other in confronting China's predatory trade practices.
Not so long ago, the U.S.-China Business Council released a study showing that U.S. exports to China have risen over the past decade. Their point was, isn't this great-- trade with China means that U.S. exports keep growing.
If you go to MittRomney.com/JobsPlan you see an ad in which Romney says:
Billy Koehler died on March 7, 2009, for lack of health insurance. Mitt Romney said on Oct.
"Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste ..."
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games. I deliberately wrote the headline above to make some CG&G readers (and you know who you are) angry.
If you support strong and effective government, then the unfamiliar glow you felt after last Thursday's debate was the satisfaction of seeing your opinions forcefully defended by a national candidate.
Candidates this fall are taking plenty of pokes at the financial industry's best and brightest. But they could be doing a lot more than poke. They could push to start taxing Wall Street.
George Will calls for breaking up the big banks.
History will judge us, at least in part, by our willingness to defend our moral principles against the corrupting influence of the Wall Street capos.
Man, that felt good.
Once again, Mitt says everybody in America has hunky dory health care even if they don't have insurance: “We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack,’ ” he said...
Joe Biden showed up for the debate.
In her recent Washington Post op-ed, Michelle Rhee ruminated over the outcome of the Chicago Teachers Strike and concluded that not only were the Chicago teachers "never about the k
Sen. Todd Akin calls for abortion on demand and free distribution of condoms. The CEO of Exxon decries global warming and demands an end to oil company subsidies along with new public investment in renewable energy. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio calls for amnesty for undocumented workers.
Robert Reich has some excellent advice for Vice President Joe Biden, regarding his debate we VP wannabe Rep. Paul Ryan: Don't debate the earnest, affable Paul Ryan who's likely to show up tonight. Debate the right-wing Randian behind those blue eyes.
It's been one week since the debate. How many lies has Mitt Romney and his campaign told since? Let's tally it up. ***
Written with Michael Winship. Matt Sitton knew the war in Afghanistan was going badly. He knew it because he was fighting it. He could see for himself. Twenty-six years old, with a wife and child back home, Staff Sergeant Sitton was on his third combat tour there.
Matt Yglesias wrote an important post today about why Pete Peterson's ongoing crusade to cut the deficit is killing us.
Forget the "Buffett rule." It's not enough. What's more, "letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the rich" isn't enough either - although it might get us halfway there.
Federal regulators have actually been cracking down somewhat lately on financial industry fraud. But the power-suited executives responsible for that fraud are still paying no personal price.
He botched the debate despite his reputation as a great communicator. He gave long-winded answers that were hard to follow. He got lost in the weeds of economic and fiscal statistics . His speech was halting. He was defensive. He forgot to smile.