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Mitt Romney: Lying to victory

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by Barbara Morrill

The results of Wednesday night's first presidential debate are in and it's official: Mitt Romney won round one. He was aggressive, he was decisive, he delivered. Of course he also lied through his teeth for most of the debate.

Romney lied:

  • When he claimed that "pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan." They're not.
  • When he said that President Obama had "cut Medicare by $716 billion to pay for Obamacare." Obama didn't.
  • When he denied proposing a $5 trillion tax cut. He did.
  • When he said President Obama had "added almost as much to the federal debt as all the prior presidents combined." Not even close.
  • When he resurrected "death panels." That was called "one of the biggest whoppers of the night."
  • When he stated that half the green energy companies given stimulus funds had failed. Only if three out of nearly three dozen is half.

Stay tuned. These just scratch the surface.

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I think both sides need equal time. We are talking... by Dylan on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 5:20:42 AM
Brad, if you want equal time why don't you list si... by Randy Moor on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 8:05:49 AM
He hasn't done one thing of consequence since he h... by Lester Shepherd on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 9:00:51 AM
It's not my job. It's the job of the writer to giv... by Dylan on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 11:00:33 AM
Including OBOMBA, and every other political office... by Lester Shepherd on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 8:49:22 AM
without starting a battle is that Obama is dead wr... by Michael Morris on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 10:08:09 AM
Romney lying? Possibly. But Barack Obama is a habi... by Phil Weingart on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 11:00:34 AM
This has to be the most untrue statement I've ever... by Fannie LeFlore on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 8:51:30 PM
Regarding your comment, "Virtually nothing (Obama)... by Fannie LeFlore on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 1:13:19 PM
I feel like I'm beating a dead horse, but here goe... by comncents on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 7:33:50 PM
If Romney can lie his way to victory, I think this... by Fannie LeFlore on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 8:42:38 PM
Sheesh! Didn't you get the memo? This guy belongs ... by mrk * on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 11:11:44 PM
Where is Paul Ryan?  They (The Corporate Medi... by Dennis Kaiser on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 6:51:01 AM
A debate has a judge or panel of expert judges who... by Simon Leigh on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:56:37 AM
Yep, Obama lost.... by FrankieC on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 5:17:26 PM
When you have to lie about Romney lying, I'd say h... by FrankieC on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 12:19:57 PM