Mitt Romney tells 533 lies in 30 weeks, Steve Benen documents them

I’ve written about or linked to a great deal here “chronicling Mitt’s mendacity” — to borrow Steven Benen’s phrase.

Mitt Romney says many, many things that are not true. He says this despite being in possession of the correct facts of the matter.

Which is to say that Mitt Romney lies. A lot. He lies more than any other national candidate for office in my lifetime. And I was born before the Nixon administration.

This is documented. Proven. Validated, verified, demonstrated, catalogued and quantified. Mitt Romney lies.

Here are 30 — 30! — of Benen’s weekly “chronicling” posts. These are all backed up and sourced. These are not assertions, interpretations or allegations. These are facts, actual instances.

Over the past 30 weeks, Mitt Romney has told lie after lie after lie: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX.

Click those links. Read the lists. List after list of lie after lie. Hundreds of them — 533, to be exact, although Benen does not make any claim to providing a comprehensive chronicle.

This is unprecedented. “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers,” Romney’s pollster, Neil Newhouse, said.

This has produced what James Fallows calls the “post-truth” age — a relentlessly dishonest onslaught of brazen falsehoods with which the media and the political system are struggling to cope. What do you do when every article, every “fact-check,” every arbiter denounces a lie and corrects it, but then a politician just keeps repeating it?

It’s remarkable to behold.

One of the weirder aspects of this for me is watching this unfold in the politically conservative culture of my evangelical world. The most partisan evangelical conservatives are also those most likely to rant against “relativism” and to trumpet their status as defenders of “absolute truth.” Those same folks will dismiss this post — and all 30 of Benen’s posts above — as mere partisan attacks without ever bothering to examine the 533 factual instances of Mitt’s mendacity, chronicled.

That’s the only cognitive defense they have, I guess. Jam fingers in ears and shout la-la-la-you’re-being-partisan!

Because, you see, the fact that Mitt Romney said something he knew to be false is a partisan fact. And the fact that he has done this at least 533 times in the past 30 weeks is also partisan.

I suppose the other approach for Romney defenders who cannot bear to face the fact of those 533 facts will be to angrily pore over all of Benen’s lists, reading each one with a lawyerly eye.

Have at it. Please. Cherry-pick. Spin. Split hairs. Hand-wave away whichever lies you wish as mere misdemeanors and not full-fledged felonies against honesty.

But how many of those charges do you think you can get dismissed? 10 percent? 20 percent? Maybe, if you’re that sort of person and you work really hard at it — if you’re willing to get even more pedantic and semantic and technical than even you are usually comfortable with — maybe you could half convince yourself that 50 percent of those lies somehow shouldn’t really count against Romney.

That still leaves more than 260 lies. That still leaves Mitt Romney as a convicted liar, 260 times over. And at that point you’ll have to join your friends with their fingers in their ears.

But you’ll still know.

Because everyone knows. Mitt Romney lies. A lot. That is what he does. That is who he is. And friend or foe, he does not care if you know it.

  • Madhabmatics

    I thought this was supposed to be a website where a dude acts like an Old Testament prophet and mourns the state of society while reminding us of how God wants us to live a good life and help our fellow man!

    But it turns out that it is actually a website where people DON’T agree that fucking the poor is good?! What kind of outrageous bait and switch is this?! I don’t read religious websites to figure out how to wish good things for my neighbors, I read websites to crush!!

  • Madhabmatics

     Fred should put a big warning on the website: “THIS SITE DISCUSSES WISHING FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHAT WE WISH FOR OURSELVES” that way I am not hoodwinked into thinking that this religious website will be about anything but socialism and devil worship.

  • James

    That article has no facts only opinions…. What to see the facts? Go To:http://www.ijreview.com/2012/08/14581-president-obamas-top-ten-biggest-lies/

  • http://twitter.com/mhc4bucks Mike

    Obama apologized for America, bowed to foreign leaders, lost egypt to the muslim brotherhood.  Romney and Ryan have not lied about a single thing.  Look at your hole card lefties…even Michael Moore knows it is over.

  • AReber

     James: You ought to be embarrassed to post this. These “lies” JReview compiles don’t qualify no matter how hard the author strains the definition and most are utterly false — in fact, the list leads off with one of Romney’s biggest lies, the “Obama stole $716 billion from Medicare” line that has been utterly debunked. You need to stop reading sites like this and listening to Fox News.

  • http://twitter.com/mhc4bucks Mike

    Democrats do want to and have raised taxes dramatically.  Democrats and Obama have spent at unprecedented levels.  They continue to propose more spending and more taxes.  Obama has proposed preposterous spending programs.  His budget was so ridiculous it did not get a vote.  Obama and democrats supported the UAW bailout at GM and stiffing the secured creditors abrogating bankruptcy law.  Obama and the democrats spent and supported the wisconsin unions against scott walker and the people of wisconsin.  What else do you need to know.  

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

     What gets me is how many of them come here because they’re angry at what Fred said about something, and the alternative they insist on is substantially worse — like with the Billy Graham thing, those people who came in and said “No, Billy Graham isn’t being used, he really did decide at the last minute to be a hateful overt bigot intent on destroying his own credibility and legacy!” think they’re defending him.

  • PJ Evans

     And they’re so busy lying about the other guys that they don’t even notice that everything they’re saying about the other guys is actually true of the people they’re supporting.

  • qcubed

    The only thing Democrats should ever be apologizing for is the ignorance of the right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1437130185 Lonz GottawatchwutIsayaroundhe

     I think I found lie #534 about Obama’s spending, or is the spending whopper included in the article already?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1437130185 Lonz GottawatchwutIsayaroundhe

     I think I found lie #534 about Obama’s spending, or is the spending whopper included in the article already?

  • Loki100

    Really? Increasing taxes to the Clinton levels is “ras[ing] taxes dramatically?” You remember the Clinton tax levels, the ones where we had a budget surplus and sent Alan Greenspan into a tizzy over paying back our debt too fast?

    Democrats and Obama have spent at unprecedented levels

    This is just a lie. Remember Afghanistan, Iraq, the Bush tax cuts, and Medicare Part D? New spending has significantly slowed, compared to the 5.7 trillion Bush the second added to the deficit.

    They continue to propose more spending and more taxes.

    Yes, and?

     Obama has proposed preposterous spending programs.

    Such as?

    His budget was so ridiculous it did not get a vote.

    That’s not how our country does budgets.

    Obama and democrats supported the UAW bailout at GM and stiffing the secured creditors abrogating bankruptcy law.

    Good for them. And they didn’t “abrogat[e] bankruptcy law.” They created a specific set of conditions for the bailout, and fulfilled them. The end.

    Obama and the democrats spent and supported the wisconsin unions against scott walker and the people of wisconsin.

    Actually Obama rather specifically didn’t support the Wisconsin unions against Scott Walker. In fact, the Democratic Party didn’t support the Wisconsin unions against Walker. The Unions wanted Kathleen Falk to run. The Democratic Party was the one that picked Tom Barrett.  Oh, and 46% of the people of Wisconsin still voted against Walker, so that last little bit is a flat out lie.

    What else do you need to know. 

    The part where reality has anything to do with any of this…

  • Loki100

    Really? Increasing taxes to the Clinton levels is “ras[ing] taxes dramatically?” You remember the Clinton tax levels, the ones where we had a budget surplus and sent Alan Greenspan into a tizzy over paying back our debt too fast?

    Democrats and Obama have spent at unprecedented levels

    This is just a lie. Remember Afghanistan, Iraq, the Bush tax cuts, and Medicare Part D? New spending has significantly slowed, compared to the 5.7 trillion Bush the second added to the deficit.

    They continue to propose more spending and more taxes.

    Yes, and?

     Obama has proposed preposterous spending programs.

    Such as?

    His budget was so ridiculous it did not get a vote.

    That’s not how our country does budgets.

    Obama and democrats supported the UAW bailout at GM and stiffing the secured creditors abrogating bankruptcy law.

    Good for them. And they didn’t “abrogat[e] bankruptcy law.” They created a specific set of conditions for the bailout, and fulfilled them. The end.

    Obama and the democrats spent and supported the wisconsin unions against scott walker and the people of wisconsin.

    Actually Obama rather specifically didn’t support the Wisconsin unions against Scott Walker. In fact, the Democratic Party didn’t support the Wisconsin unions against Walker. The Unions wanted Kathleen Falk to run. The Democratic Party was the one that picked Tom Barrett.  Oh, and 46% of the people of Wisconsin still voted against Walker, so that last little bit is a flat out lie.

    What else do you need to know. 

    The part where reality has anything to do with any of this…

  • dmq

    When did he apologize for America? Romney and Ryan have lied about LOTS of things. Ryan’s speech was mostly lies. (or not factual)

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

     

    Obama apologized for America,

    No he didn’t, liar.

    bowed to foreign leaders,

    Like Nixon and Eisenhower, though admittedly, Nixon only did it to Emperor Hirohito.

     lost egypt to
    the muslim brotherhood.

    I wasn’t aware Egypt was ours.

    Romney and Ryan have not lied about a single
    thing.

    Okay, see, I do not believe you actually believe this. No matter how much you might love Romney and Ryan, even if you approve of their lies, even if you are a total sociopath, you must know that they are liars. We’ve seen the video tape. Romn ey and Ryan have both been caught in OBVIOUS FLAGRANT lies about things which are matters of public record. This isn’t a matter of opinion or nuance or perception; they have said things which are false when they knew they were false.

      Look at your hole card lefties…even Michael Moore knows it is
    over.

    You know, smart money is not on Romney. But even if it were, I would still rather lose while supporting the policies of the left than back the lying, murderous, sociopathic, authoritarian, fascist MONSTERS who the right are proposing. I would rather lose honestly than side with a bunch of liars bullies and sociopaths.

    God, I wish there was a way that the right coudl get everything it wants and only have it affect them personally. I do not like schadenfreude, but I think I could swallow my pride and take joy in watching th e abject suffering they would bring on themselves.

  • Guest

     

    Obama apologized for America,

    No he didn’t, liar.

    bowed to foreign leaders,

    Like Nixon and Eisenhower, though admittedly, Nixon only did it to Emperor Hirohito.

     lost egypt to
    the muslim brotherhood.

    I wasn’t aware Egypt was ours.

    Romney and Ryan have not lied about a single
    thing.

    Okay, see, I do not believe you actually believe this. No matter how much you might love Romney and Ryan, even if you approve of their lies, even if you are a total sociopath, you must know that they are liars. We’ve seen the video tape. Romn ey and Ryan have both been caught in OBVIOUS FLAGRANT lies about things which are matters of public record. This isn’t a matter of opinion or nuance or perception; they have said things which are false when they knew they were false.

      Look at your hole card lefties…even Michael Moore knows it is
    over.

    You know, smart money is not on Romney. But even if it were, I would still rather lose while supporting the policies of the left than back the lying, murderous, sociopathic, authoritarian, fascist MONSTERS who the right are proposing. I would rather lose honestly than side with a bunch of liars bullies and sociopaths.

    God, I wish there was a way that the right coudl get everything it wants and only have it affect them personally. I do not like schadenfreude, but I think I could swallow my pride and take joy in watching th e abject suffering they would bring on themselves.

  • Guest

     

    Obama apologized for America,

    No he didn’t, liar.

    bowed to foreign leaders,

    Like Nixon and Eisenhower, though admittedly, Nixon only did it to Emperor Hirohito.

     lost egypt to
    the muslim brotherhood.

    I wasn’t aware Egypt was ours.

    Romney and Ryan have not lied about a single
    thing.

    Okay, see, I do not believe you actually believe this. No matter how much you might love Romney and Ryan, even if you approve of their lies, even if you are a total sociopath, you must know that they are liars. We’ve seen the video tape. Romn ey and Ryan have both been caught in OBVIOUS FLAGRANT lies about things which are matters of public record. This isn’t a matter of opinion or nuance or perception; they have said things which are false when they knew they were false.

      Look at your hole card lefties…even Michael Moore knows it is
    over.

    You know, smart money is not on Romney. But even if it were, I would still rather lose while supporting the policies of the left than back the lying, murderous, sociopathic, authoritarian, fascist MONSTERS who the right are proposing. I would rather lose honestly than side with a bunch of liars bullies and sociopaths.

    God, I wish there was a way that the right coudl get everything it wants and only have it affect them personally. I do not like schadenfreude, but I think I could swallow my pride and take joy in watching th e abject suffering they would bring on themselves.

  • Peter Vandelay

    Those who are complaining about the list being redundant:

    If some of the lies may be similar or redundant, does that make Romney any better? The overall number may decrease (though the list is not comprehensive), but it still reveals that Romney is a complete liar, attempting to persuade Americans to vote for him by repeating false attacks. Sure, some may be redundant, but obviously that doesn’t make it excusable. It just proves that he’s is a compulsive liar, just trying to get elected. 

    I’m not even going to mention why else he is just a terrible candidate.

  • Pam

    Ah, shadow governments, that old canard. And Ron Paul would magically avoid being controlled by this shadow government how?
    As to Paul never telling a lie, please. 

  • Pamelabox

    tl:dr – ‘I don’t like librulls so I’m not gunna read your evidence you’re just poopoo heads LALALALALALALALALALA’

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.kramer.71 Jeffrey Kramer

     I did look at the quotes from Heritage on Obama’s “apologizing”.  They were variations on “we’re not perfect, we’ve made mistakes.”  (Feel free, of course, to bring up any specific quotes which you think don’t fit that category.)  This does not count as an “apology,” either under the dictionary definition or under any kind of definition which would make any sane person regard “apologies” as bad things. 

    Romney saying that statements like these made him “heartsick” show he’s either a liar or a pathological supernationalist who literally cannot stand to have even the most self-evident truths about his country spoken out loud in public if they are, in the tiniest degree, unflattering.

  • Lori

     

    the difference is conservatives believe in American exceptionalism.  It
    is what separates us, and our friends, from the life that liberals all
    want us to lead….”you have what I want…gimme so I don’t have to work
    for it too”  

    Here’s a tip for you Keith—you can’t actually believe in American
    exceptionalism because you clearly don’t know what it means. You should
    look it up.

  • Pamelabox

    America isn’t exceptional. It’s pretty similar to every other western nation. The only real difference is how many of you think you’re a special little snowflake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.kramer.71 Jeffrey Kramer

    The two Romney-Ryan lies which stick out most for me are:

    1) Romney’s repeated lie that Obama was “removing the work requirement from welfare,” when what Obama actually did was simply what the two previous presidents had done, and what was specifically encouraged by the original welfare reform law: approving requests by states to substitute their own work program for the federal program.  And among those who had requested such an allowance in the past was Mitt Romney, as governor of Massachusetts.

    2) Ryan’s lie that Obama “created a bipartisan debt commission. They came back with an urgent report. He thanked them, sent them on their way, and then did exactly nothing,” when there was no urgent report, there was no official report at all, because no agreement was reached.  And no agreement was reached in larged part because the commissioners’ plan was rejected by commission member Paul Ryan.

    I guess we’ve all heard the definition of chutzpah a few dozen times: it’s when the man who’s murdered his parents asks the judge for leniency because he’s an orphan.  Maybe we’ve heard it too often, and it’s time to replace it with “Chutzpah is when the candidate attacks his opponent for being so destructively irresponsible as to agree to a request that the candidate made himself.”  Or “Chutzpah is when the candidate attacks his opponent for ruining the country’s economy by failing to follow the plan which the candidate himself had killed.”

  • Lori

    Obama apologized for America, 

    No he did not. This has already been covered. I’m sorry that your reading comprehension isn’t up to the task of following along.

     

    bowed to foreign leaders, 

    Yes, he did. Are you one of those people who gets all his information from Right wing blogs and therefor is convinced that the president of the US never bows to anyone? USA! USA!

    If so, I hate to break it to you, but presidents of the US do bow. That America-hating pinko Dwight Eisenhower certainly did.

    http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2012/08/obamas-the-only-president-whos-ever-bowed-except-for-all-the-others/comment-page-1#comment-331759

    So have a bunch of other presidents. You can look it up. There are pictures and everything.

    At least Obama only bowed. It’s not like he held hands with a prince of the country that was home to most of the 9/11 hijackers or something. Or kissed him or something like that.

    lost egypt to the muslim brotherhood. 

    You are aware that we don’t own Egypt and that Egyptians don’t need our permission to vote for people of their choosing, right? You are aware that part of the reason the Muslim Brotherhood is popular is that we’ve spent a lot of years & an enormous amount of money propping up the last guy, who was really nasty and abused his own people, right? And I’m sure you’re also aware of our less than glorious track record when it comes to manipulating elections in other countries and how that tends to come back to bite us in the ass, right?

    You must know all of this or your wouldn’t be commenting on it in public, right?

    Romney and Ryan have not lied about a single
    thing. 

    Aw, there’s so cute when they’re still young enough to believe in fairytales. Did your mom say it was OK for you to use her computer?

    Look at your hole card lefties…even Michael Moore knows it is
    over. 

    How in the world did you get the idea that Michael Moore is the Left’s “hole card”? Also, I’m not a fan of Michael Moore, but his comment about the RNC’s big surprise guest was pretty priceless:

      Speaking to Invisible Obama last night, in a performance that seemed
    to have been written by Timothy Leary and performed by Cheech &
    Chong, Clint Eastwood  was able to drive home to tens of millions of
    viewers the central message of this year’s Republican National
    Convention: We Are Delusional and Detached from Reality. Vote for Us! 

    Yup, Moore clearly sees the writing on the wall. A Romney/Ryan victory is inevitable.

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

     I thought Ryan’s list of complaints against Obama sounded a lot like he was bragging about his own skills at obstructionism. Every sentence of the form “Obama promised X, but he didn’t deliver” could have read ‘Obama promised X, but I stopped it from happening”

  • Lori

    When it comes to Romney & Ryan’s lies I think Andrew Sabl really summed it up very well:

    The Republican convention contained a lot of claims, but the claims that
    were true weren’t substantive, and the claims that were substantive
    weren’t true. 

    He then goes on to say some interesting things about the ideas regarding public goods that underlie the whole “we built it” business.

    http://www.samefacts.com/2012/08/economics/if-we-all-built-it-who-are-we-and-what-is-it/

  • PJ Evans

    Romney and Ryan have not lied about a single thing.

    Ryan lied about running a marathon in 3 hours (or less; he was vague on it). When his time was actually tracked down, he’d run it in four hours. And that isn’t something that’s political.

  • Cameron

    You all talk about his lies but i mean seriously look at Obama he basically told lies…. he promised changes…. lots of changes…… what has he really changed?…. Sure he was delt a really bad hand when he became president but almost none of his polocies helped change the fact that we as americans are digging ourselves into a giant hole……. Tell me if obama promised change and he didnt give us change until the last couple months of his presidency(VERY LITTLE CHANGE) is that not considered lying?

  • http://loosviews.livejournal.com BringTheNoise

     http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/

  • EllieMurasaki

    the difference is conservatives believe in American exceptionalism.  It is what separates us, and our friends, from the life that liberals all want us to lead….”you have what I want…gimme so I don’t have to work for it too”
     
    No, no. Liberals think policies to ensure enough to go around for everyone will work as well in the US as they do other places. We think this because we do not think the laws of physics, the rules of economics, or the forces driving human nature work any differently inside US borders than outside them.

    We are perfectly happy to work for what we get; in fact, we prefer it that way. We simply want it so that people who cannot work do not suffer for that inability, so that people who can and do work do not have to work themselves to death in order to maintain a reasonable standard of living, and so that as many people as possible are among those who can and do work rather than among those who cannot work.

    That last would be easier to achieve if people who have hundreds of millions of dollars started signing paychecks like they’ve been promising for the past thirty years they’d do if only we arranged matters so that they got more money.

  • EllieMurasaki

    While I agree that Romney lies significantly more than Obama, saying
    that Obama doesn’t lie is just partisan foolishness. For example:

    I didn’t say–I pointedly did not say–Obama doesn’t lie, I said I knew of no times Obama lied. Now I know of some times Obama lied. I’d appreciate citations, though.

  • Lori

    Ah yes. The old “Obama has not able to single-highhandedly” overcome Republican obstruction and rescue the country from 8 years of gross mismanagement in less than 4. He’s clearly both a failure and a liar and the only thing to do is remove him and put the GOP back in charge. Because that worked out so well the last time we did it.

  • D_viant

      the same lie told twice equals two lies

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

     Um. No?

    When a quarterback says “We’re going to win!” during the pregame show, and they go on to lose, is that considered lying?

    Obama promised change. He brought some change. He failed to bring other change. Failure to accurately predict the future is not lying. It’s not lying when I say “I’ll be home at five” and I roll in at ten past because of traffic.

    What Obama said wasn’t a lie. It wasn’t even false unless you wantto be pedantic and say that he should have said “I’ll *try* to do X” instead of “I’ll do X”, but in that case, go fuck yourself because you’re just being an asshole.

    And “Tell me if obama promised change and he didnt give us change until the last couple months of his presidency”? So… he said he’d give us change and he gave us change, and for some reason you think that’s a lie? 

    Your argument doesn’t make sense, and I suspect you know it. I suspect you know the difference between being mistaken and telling a lie, because otherwise, you are so stupid I am not sure how you managed to type out an entire paragraph without impaling yourself.

    (All of that overlooks the fact that Obama *did* deliver on most of his promises. In many cases, not so much as we’d hoped, but he *did* improve the economy, he *did* slow the rate at which unemployment was increasing. He didn’t wave a magical wand and make everything better, but I’m fairly sure I’d remember if he’d promised to do that.)

  • Lori

    I actually think it’s worse the 2nd time. He told the lie, got busted and just went ahead and told it again any way. It’s lying squared.

    AFAICT that’s the thing that has gotten James Fallows’ goat. He’s been doing a series of posts at The Atlantic on the post-fact age because it infuriates him so much that people lie and lie and lie again and it doesn’t seem to have any effect.

    I do think the R&R may have over-played their hand though. Their lying is so overwhelming and blatant that the media seems to finally feel obligated to at least call it what it is. Even one of the writers at the Fox News site said that one of the 3 words  that best described Ryan’s convention speach was “deceiving”. I have no idea if Sally Kohn is Fox’s in-house heretic/beard or what, but even if she is you know you’re over the line when your party’s propaganda arm says flat out that you weren’t truthful.

  • Peter Gatliff

    What do you expect from a corporate CEO. “We are not sending your jobs to China. Just work as if everything will stay here in the US”. A week later the company has  private security firm grabbing you by the arm throwing into the street because the company closed down. That happened in Duncan Oklahoma.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Jensen/1680225954 Debbie Jensen

    Andrew, I don’t think truth is irrelevant, and yes I think most voters care if Mitt lies,,I am not overly concerned about what every lie is about, as one who has followed  this campaign from the beginning I know the worst lies he has told..what concerns me is that he lies, and lies, and lies..and there are voters who just don’t get it and there are voters who are so disgusted they won’t vote for him. But most of all I am concerned that the Republicans have caused such hatred and bigotry to come out full force that there are people who are taking out their anger on others.  The group who were planning to assassinate the President for instance.  And I think that all around people are really getting sick of it.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/davisholidays Sherry Davis

    Every time Mitt opens his mouth he flip flops or lies. The GOP knows if Mitt buys the election he will only last four years. They are scrambling to find someone to take his place. Quite frankly, the nuts they keep coming up with are nothing but Koch brother puppets. THAT is a frightening thought.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.kramer.71 Jeffrey Kramer

     Presumably based on Samuel Johnson’s famous book review, “This book contains much that is good, and much that is original. Unfortunately, the parts that are good aren’t original, and the parts that are original aren’t good.”

  • Carstonio

    Yes. So weird to see the term “American exceptionalism” used in a positive way, because it originated as a criticism of the special-snowflake mentality. Loving one’s country means acknowledging its flaws and when possiblem working to change them. It doesn’t mean “ha ha we’re better than you” like it’s a contest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/milarqui Miguel Lallena

    Not sure if his repeating a lie counts as two (or more) different lies…

  • PJ Evans

     Sallie Kohn is their unpaid token liberal writer.

  • Guest

    another uninformed american thinking nothing has happened this past 4 years…..I’m not going to bother to waste my time explaining it to you

  • PJ Evans

     see about five or six comments up: it’s telling a lie the second time.
    Worse, they’re telling lies that they know are lies, because they’ve been called on them before.

    Like that GM plant in Janesville: Ryan sent out a press release about it in October 2008, so he knows for a fact that it wasn’t closed while Obama was president, and he knows for a fact that the decision was made before the election.

  • Jrokk417

    why are we counting the lies of a politician? They are all professional liars….all of them.

  • Lori

    Ah, that explains it. Literally nothing to lose. Still, it is up on the site and as of yesterday they hadn’t taken it down so I stand by my comment—when your party’s propaganda machine admits that you’re lying then you’re lying too damn much.

  • Lori

    I assume you don’t vote. If repeating the tired old crap about how all politicians lie is what you think passes for smart then you really probably shouldn’t.

  • Lee01

     Than don’t put the questionable “lie” on the first list.

  • Loki100

    If “American exceptionalism” actually exists, why is America not demonstrably better than all other nations?

    Actually liberals are the only people who truly do believe in something like “American exceptionalism,” because liberals are the people who look at America and think “we can be better!”


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