"White Lies" - Jason and the Scorchers
The only kind of lies Mitt Romney knows how to tell.
I was enjoying the destruction of the execrable Washington Post "fact checker" Glenn Kessler today. Kessler is the clown who specializes in giving "four Pinnocchios" to Democrats whenever they land a particular effective blow against Republicans. His most recent atrocity has been his contention that the Obama campaign lied when it claims that Romney continued to have involvement with Bain Capital after putatively leaving the company in 1999. When it came to light that SEC filings for 2000-2002 show Romney as the CEO, Chairman of the Board, and sole stockholder of Bain, Kessler nonetheless persisted in backing Romney. Kessler is being hammered all over the internet for his obduracy.
I had my own little tango with Kessler over his mendacity about the Ryan "Medicare Reform" proposal a little while ago. He is living proof that this whole "fact checking" phenomenon is an absolute and utter failure and newspapers would be better dropping the whole thing.
More importantly, I think Mitt Romney is showing a really poor ability to deal with the heat on this issue. He is coming off as an arrogant, entitled asshole -- probably because it is. He also seems -- what do you know -- like a guy who will say whatever is expedient for his purposes at any given time. I expect the Obama campaign to continue bringing the heat, not backing off the Bain stuff for a minute, while also hammering Romney on his taxes. Mitt's hoped for apology from Obama -- I don't see that happening.
What do you think?