Will Romney’s Dishonesty And Pandering To Birthers Become An Issue?

Eugene Robinson pointed out how Romney lies a lot, even by the usual standards for politicians:

There are those who tell the truth. There are those who distort the truth. And then there’s Mitt Romney.

Every political campaign exaggerates and dissembles. This practice may not be admirable — it’s surely one reason so many Americans are disenchanted with politics — but it’s something we’ve all come to expect. Candidates claim the right to make any boast or accusation as long as there’s a kernel of veracity in there somewhere.

Even by this lax standard, Romney too often fails. Not to put too fine a point on it, he lies. Quite a bit.

He went on to show that Romney both repeats the usual right wing fictions, with some embellishment of his own, and makes up totally new fictions.

Greg Sargent gave further examples of Romneys dishonesty and asked:

Many of the claims that form the foundation of Romney’s entire case for the presidency are going without any meaningful national press scrutiny to speak of. Why?

Perhaps if we really did have a liberal media. Or a news media which is willing to do real reporting.

Donald Trump is turning into a major Romney surrogate, and has been raising the discredited birther claims. One would think that this would also be damaging to Romney, but apparently he thinks he can win by bringing out the lunatic right wing fringe to vote for him.

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