Some call them lies, others call them myths

When you take an objective view, they are all worthy of a used-car salesman and not a presidential candidate. Igor Volsky wrote in Think Progress:

At Last Night’s Debate: Romney Told 27 Myths In 38 Minutes

Pundits from both sides of the aisle have lauded Mitt Romney’s strong debate performance, praising his preparedness and ability to challenge President Obama’s policies and accomplishments. But Romney only accomplished this goal by repeatedly misleading viewers. He spoke for 38 minutes of the 90 minute debate and told at least 27 myths:

Go to Think Progress to read the article. My only problem was that I was getting used to the press and politicians calling a lie a lie and not being politic by referencing things like myths. But I suppose that when the GOP tells the same lies over and over again they do begin to reach mythological status.

Makes you proud to be an American

I ran across this article from TruthOut (actually, I only read the teaser which follows):

Three Ways Romney Can Still Win the Election
Art Levine, Truthout:

Romney may be shooting himself in the foot at every turn, but the race could still be very close thanks to a GOP trifecta of lies, dark money and vote suppression.

Does this seem to suggest that “lies, dark money and vote suppression” are legitimate tactics to use in an election campaign? Was it so long ago that the mere suspicion of corruption such as this was enough for the United States to consider an election in any other country as being flawed and illegitimate? But here in American these are common tactics used by one of the major political parties and even progressive political writers seem to accept them as challenges to overcome rather than activities to reject and condemn.

This clearly speaks of the illegitimacy of the Republican Party but perhaps more importantly it further reduces the respect the United States receives from the rest of the world. How can we comment on or send observers to monitor elections in other countries when we clearly have shown our own elections to be open to corruption and blatant cheating.

One bright spot is that it is only one side that intends to win at any cost. It’s a good thing I don’t believe in God or the Devil lest I worry about the GOP making a deal with the Prince of Darkness. Yet there are rumors that Lucifer is a Republican and living in Wyoming … maybe I should worry?


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