The GOP Lie Machine Is On Auto-Pilot
If Mitt Romney wins the Presidential election in November, it will be because he is an accomplished liar and the Republican party applauds every lie he tells. If Romney says it, the GOP swears it's true, even when it's not. There is not one day that goes by, that Romney and the GOP lie machine is not in full deception mode. Even when confronted with truth or fact, Romney and his surrogates do not hesitate to push ahead with their dishonest appraisal of issues. They lie with impunity because they have trained long and hard and more significantly, because every member of the media to whom Romney has granted an interview is aware that if you question Romney's version of the truth, it will be the last interview you will be granted. No one in the media has had the guts to face down Romney and his GOP lie machine. The members of the media who have suggested that he is less than honest will never score an interview.
The biggest lies?
- President Obama has been on a spending spree
- President Obama has raised taxes
- President Obama engages in a policy of appeasement and consistently apologizes for America.
Has President Obama been on a spending spree?
The answer is NO!
According to the Office of Management and Budget and the CBO, as well as in an article in the Wall Sreet Journal and in the chart that is illustrated, President Obama has been the furthest away from a spending spree than any other President in years, yet Romney and his surrogates insist on perpetrating the myth that the President is spending so much that, according to Romney, President Obama has created a "debt and spending inferno". Maybe, just maybe, this is the worst lie that Romney, and his campaign, with an assist from the folks at Fox and Karl Rove, Bush's brain, have foisted on the American people. A lie is a lie, folks!
The problem with a lie is that once told and repeated over and over, it is believed, especially by those who are either weak-minded or for some other reason, just want to believe untruths.
Has President Obama raised taxes on the American people? Romney calls Obama a tax and spend liberal every chance he gets.
The answer is NO!
President Obama has not raised taxes. We have the same tax rates now that we had when Bush implemented the 'Bush tax cuts' while he was in office. In fact, one of the first things that Obama did when he took office was further cut the taxes of 95% of the working families in the United States. He has also signed 18 tax-cuts for small businesses.
Has President Obama engaged in a policy of appeasement? Romney insists that he has.
The answer is NO!
In Obama's words, "Ask Bin Laden". As for traveling the world and apologizing for the United States, four-star General Colin Powell made it quite clear to Fox that the accusation is simply untrue. Powell has been to my knowledge, the only Republican to tell the truth. He has also wondered why Romney does not think before he makes idiotic remarks that demonstrate his ignorance of foreign policy, like the 'Russian Federation is the largest threat' facing the country.
If anything, Obama's foreign policy should make him the darling of the Republican party. It has certainly made him less popular with his own base. He has appeased no one. He has directed the most aggressive series of drone attacks ever conceived, neither asking permission or making apologies. He has continued to prosecute the war in Afghanistan that most think should have been over long ago.
Romney has surrounded himself with Bush's foreign policy team, but what's worse, he has said that he will adapt his foreign policy to the wishes of the military. Now that's a leader you can rely on.
Romney does not want to talk about much, except to say he was a job creator and businessman, and that he is rich. He has rules for what he will and will not discuss.