Thursday, August 30, 2012

Quote of the Day, Jr.

"The good news is that the Romney-Ryan campaign has likely created dozens of new jobs among the legions of additional fact checkers that media outlets are rushing to hire to sift through the mountain of cow dung that flowed from Ryan’s mouth."

-- Sally Kohn, of all things a Fox News contributor, in a column which claims that Ryan may have set the world record for the number of blatant lies in one political speech

I'm not sure how many times or ways this can be said: There's a difference between political spin, which all campaigns engage in, and outright lies, which the Romney camp has been almost breathtakingly audacious about dispensing and repeating, even in the face of a mountain of contradictory evidence.

If this kind of staggering detachment from reality were being displayed by anyone not trying to win a political campaign, you'd call that person a sociopath.

To dig back to an old and appropriate Saturday Night Live reference, at this point the perfect Republican campaign slogan would be, "Romney-Ryan 2012: Yeah, That's the Ticket."


Jester said...

The Sally Kohn piece bugs me because while it mostly correctly points out Ryan's small fibs, it completely skips his two biggest whoppers:

* Obama walked away from Simpson-Bowles?
* Obama did nothing about unemployment upon taking office AND the stimulus didn't create anything but more debt?

Easily the two biggest lies in Ryan's speech and Kohn doesn't even mention them.

Anonymous said...

I don't call the DC crew sociopaths because it is implied with the title "politician".

Though, I have to admit the sociopathy is particularly strong in the Republican party. On the heels of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, caused by Wall Street gambling and outright fraud, the Republican party nominates Mr. Wall Street. With his trusty sidekick, he promises to eliminate all the economic stimuli that prevented us going into a full-bore depression, any remaining regulations that could possibly prevent a repeat, and any taxes that might affect the very group of people who put us in this hole (offsetting it by taxing the poor with a VAT).

It's somewhat amusing to reflect on the GOP push to return our civil and women's rights back to the early 1800s, because the crap they're pulling now would have gotten every single one of them tarred and feathered back then. It is unfathomable that even a tiny fraction of the public supports the GOP, let alone enough to make this a close race. Unfortunately, the American public has become too stupid to realize that the trickle-down plan is raining yellow instead of green.

TheReaperD said...

@Anon10:32: I really like you last line. A name, even if it's not an actual account would make it easier to give you an actual pat on the back.