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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at the James Koch Farm in Van Meter, Iowa October 9, 2012.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION)
Mitt Romney lies to Iowa.
This is news to all the residents of farm states who watched their Republican members of Congress desperately lobbying Speaker Boehner and House leadership to please bring the farm bill to the floor before taking off for the campaign. That failure isn't Boehner's fault at all, says Mitt Romney, it's President Obama's.
He also criticized President Barack Obama’s leadership on getting a farm bill passed by Congress.

“People have been waiting a long time for a farm bill,” Romney said, saying the president “has to exert the kind of presidential leadership” to get such a bill enacted.

Romney is so accustomed to lying, he just can't stop. There isn't an issue that he won't lie about. The unfortunate fact for Romney is that there wasn't a bipartisan failure on this bill at all. The Senate passed its version of the bill with very few problems, back in June with 16 Republican votes. The House Agriculture Committee passed a crappy farm bill, with too egregious cuts to food stamps.

But the nihilists in Boehner's caucus said no, they wanted deeper cuts and more pain, and that was that. Boehner refused to take up a bill that he could pass, one that Democrats would join him on. Boehner political calculation is the reason there is no farm bill. For the first time in modern history. And Mitt Romney just lied about it. Of course.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 01:35 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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  •  Title should just be "Romney Gives Speech" (23+ / 0-)

    The lies are a given.

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 01:38:54 PM PDT

    •  Yeah, but he doesn't even know how govt works... (4+ / 0-)

      Does he?  
      Oh well he will soon have nuclear codes so you all can rest easy.

      DEMOCRACY is a Relay Race... and you pass the baton by VOTING! So don't vote for OBAMA, VOTE for M&M's, MEDICARE and MIDDLECLASS

      by LOrion on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:33:01 PM PDT

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      •  Next persona (2+ / 0-)
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        Photobucket

        "It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth." - Morpheus

        by CitizenOfEarth on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:47:27 PM PDT

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        •  I'm convinced he's a pathological liar (5+ / 0-)

          Please feel free to HR me for my informative and argumentative nature. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

          by rbird on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:54:18 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  Fe Fi Fo Fum, I smell a Rove.....n/t (3+ / 0-)
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            4π^3 + π^2 + π

            by Boris49 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:59:54 PM PDT

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            •  "Like attracts like." (1+ / 0-)
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              My favorite line from Sanjuro.  Literally true here, where W's pathological liar is allied with Mitt the Liar.  No wonder Mitt's math doesn't make sense.  He's been taking arithmetic lessons from Rove.

              Please feel free to HR me for my informative and argumentative nature. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

              by rbird on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:20:13 PM PDT

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          •  More like a sociopath (5+ / 0-)

            It is characterized by at least 3 of the following:
             1.Callous unconcern for the feelings of others.
             2.Gross and persistent attitude of irresponsibility and disregard for social norms, rules, and obligations.
             3.Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships, though having no difficulty in establishing them.
             4.Very low tolerance to frustration and a low threshold for discharge of aggression, including violence.
             5.Incapacity to experience guilt or to profit from experience,
             6.Markedly prone to blame others or to offer plausible rationalizations for the behavior that has brought the person into conflict with society.

            And the ability to smile while you're lying and fucking someone over.

            The sleep of reason brings forth monsters. --Goya

            by MadScientist on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:16:41 PM PDT

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            •  Works for me. (0+ / 0-)

              Been a while since I read up on sociopathy, seems like a good fit for Mitt's observed and reported behaviors.

              Please feel free to HR me for my informative and argumentative nature. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

              by rbird on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:23:09 PM PDT

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            •  Why can't he be both? (0+ / 0-)

              I would say that Willard is a sociopath as well as a pathological liar. I mean, he's mastered being both an asshole and a dick at the same time...

              •  They usually go together (2+ / 0-)
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                Psychopaths (or sociopaths) do not stop at anything to get what they want. They have no conscience whatsoever -- they regard introspection of any sort as a pointless exercise.

                Read Robert Hare's Without Conscience for a deeper look.

                "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." —John Kenneth Galbraith

                by eyeswideopen on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:54:28 PM PDT

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      •  So this is what we're going to see (0+ / 0-)

        for the next month?  Romney blaming every failing of congress on Obama's leadership?  The Republicans in the House are like a mule who's sat down and refuses to move.  You can try smacking him between the eyes with a 2x4, but he'll still be sitting there - if you haven't killed him.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:55:53 PM PDT

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        •  this is Romney's pitch for voting for him (2+ / 0-)
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          Elect me because i can move the house.  The house don't like obama, so vote for me cause they won't hate me.  Which means that if elected,  you will see tea party house legislation move front and center.  They would already have a tea partier in the vice presidency.

          This electoon is too inportant.  If Romney wins he gets to solidify the conservatives on thw supreme court.  Say goodbye to any progressive legislation and if soem gets by the supremes will say its unconstitutional.

    •  The money quote is in the post's text (2+ / 0-)
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      Romney is so accustomed to lying, he just can't stop. There isn't an issue that he won't lie about.
      This is what all the Dem surrogates should be saying...
      •  Remember when the Republicans were all ... (0+ / 0-)

        ... saying, "Oh, it isn't about the blow job!  It's about the lie!"

        But the Republican candidate can tell, what was it, 20+ lies during a 90 minute debate, and at least a dozen lies a day for the past year, and suddenly the truth doesn't matter much anymore?

  •  When he moves his lips ... (8+ / 0-)

    My children are the joy of my life

    by Tom Stokland on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 01:39:26 PM PDT

  •  That's the game plan (15+ / 0-)

    Running out the clock with lie after lie after lie . . . Fact-checking matters little and straight out of Rove's play book, send Ryan out to call Obama a liar.  

  •  Dog bites man. Romney lies. (3+ / 0-)
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    Ask top al Qaeda leaders about Obama's foreign policy. Wait, you can't. They're dead. -Paul Begala

    by Fickle on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 01:42:05 PM PDT

  •  Its in his DNA (1+ / 0-)
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    "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

    by LaurenMonica on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 01:49:28 PM PDT

  •  Romney (5+ / 0-)
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    who in the words of the GOP's brain trust, just needs to be able to hold a pen and sign his name,  talks about exerting presidential leadership.   Is that leadership to the front of the buffet line??

  •  My brother's a farmer in Iowa. (18+ / 0-)

    He farms the farm that has been in our family for 4 generations (going on 5 with his son, and with his grandchildren hopefully 6). He may be a Republican, but he's not stupid. He knows exactly who's at fault on the farm bill stalemate (the House Republican leadership). He's not an Obama supporter, but he greatly dislikes Romney too, so he's said that he's not voting, at least for President & VP, in this election. One big reason he dislikes Romney is that he knows that Romney lies and will change his story to whatever he thinks his audience wants to hear. Like I said, my brother may be a Republican, but he's not stupid--or taken in by Romney. Now if I could only convince to vote for Obama--I've been trying, hard, but so far to no avail--but at least he won't vote for Romney.

    These are troubling times. Corporations are treated like people. People are treated like things. ... If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now. — Rev. Dr. William Barber, II to the NAACP, July 11, 2012

    by dewtx on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 01:51:43 PM PDT

    •  Not voting is the chicken's way out (9+ / 0-)

      What someone says by not voting is "I'm abdicating my power. I'm letting other people determine my future. I won't be responsible for anything." Your brother is probably not that kind of person, but he just hasn't thought through the consequences.

      After the election, when he and his friends are talking about it and someone asks him, "Who did you vote for?" he would have to answer, "I didn't vote for either of them." And someone is going to say, "Why not?" And he's going to have to answer.

      Better to have to answer for whoever you voted for than to have to answer for not voting.

      And of course, Obama and the Democrats are just better for him and his family than the Republicans are, and it goes way beyond holding the farm bill hostage.

      •  True, but my brother's answer is always the same. (12+ / 0-)

        "I ain't voting for either of those losers." He's stubborn as all get out and not a "lesser of the two evils" type--he likes to say "When forced to pick between two evils, pick neither."

        I've tried my hardest (and will continue to try) to convince him of why Obama is a better choice personally for him and his wife and his family (besides the country at large) than Romney--but so far, no where (and probably will remain so through November 6).

        Now it's funny in that he actually likes President Obama personally better than Romney, but he is a true believer in the Republican message and doesn't like or believe the Democratic message at all. But then on the other hand, he totally dislikes and doesn't trust Romney personally (mainly he can't stand his blatant lying and hypocrisy at all), though he is aligned with the Republican party politically and philosophically. So for him, in spite of all our numerous discussions, Obama and Romney cancel each other out for him and he can't and won't vote for either based on his own personal preferences--and that's all she wrote! When someone does ask him why he didn't vote for either, he'll have a detailed answer why. In fact he's teases me (knowing my politics) that if Allen West and Michele Bachmann were the only two running against each other for my congressional seat, which one would I have to pick? When I slowly say "Well, ....", he says, "See, I told'ya."

        We do love each other, and yet he thinks I'm as deluded as I think he is. As long as we stay away from politics, we get along great. You sometimes wonder how two brothers growing up in the same family can be so different. (By the way, I'm the oldest and my farmer brother is the youngest of three. My middle brother is a doctor in a small farming town in Minnesota and an Obama supporter also, but without the Navy vocabulary that I have sometimes been known to fling--he has a better "bedside manner" than I could ever hope to possess.) Oh well, you do the best you can and leave it all on the road.

        These are troubling times. Corporations are treated like people. People are treated like things. ... If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now. — Rev. Dr. William Barber, II to the NAACP, July 11, 2012

        by dewtx on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 03:59:51 PM PDT

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        •  keep trying (5+ / 0-)

          It sounds as though you are doing your best and there will always be those people that you just can't get to go that last little ways. That he knows the truth of what's going on is something. Down the road, he may finally realize that the Rs have been playing him for a long time.

          I sure hope he can keep the farm in the family, regardless.

          "The fools are as plentiful as ever." Albert Parsons, Haymarket martyr

          by kainah on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:36:18 PM PDT

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          •  The farm looks to be good for the 5th generation. (2+ / 0-)
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            My brother's son wants to continue farming the family farm, and is actually now a partner with my brother in the operation, with the hopes that one of his two boys (my brother's grandsons) will eventually want to take it on for the 6th generation. Farming is a really tough profession, but in Iowa it is also a noble profession and tradition. So we keep our fingers crossed.

            My brother was also very lucky as regards this year's terrible drought in the Midwest. His farm was in one of the few small areas that got some scattered showers during the summer. So although his crop will be below average in yield, it's not the total disaster that farmers elsewhere in Iowa and the Midwest have experienced, and given the very high prices now for soybeans and corn, he'll end up with an average year, finance-wise. But again that's just sheer luck--which is what a lot of farming is based on. And why a fair farm bill with support for crop insurance is such a necessity for farmers.

            These are troubling times. Corporations are treated like people. People are treated like things. ... If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now. — Rev. Dr. William Barber, II to the NAACP, July 11, 2012

            by dewtx on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:57:19 PM PDT

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            •  Two things, dewtx: (3+ / 0-)
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              First, who does your nephew (the farmer) support? If he's an Obama man then he should be pushing his father. Younger adults can be quite persuasive in expressing to their parents
              the important and stark differences in both Party's agendas.

              Secondly, you mentioned in your first post that he acknowledges that Congress holds the blame on the Farm Bill. How does he plan to vote for in his district's Congressional race? Even if you can't convince him to vote for Obama, as a farmer he should be fired up to not elect another Repub to Congress.

              •  I honestly don't know who my nephew supports. (0+ / 0-)

                It gets heated enough when I talk politics with my brother that I haven't bothered to ask about the politics of his son.

                But my brother turns out to be not totally Republican doctrinaire. He lives in the Iowa 5th Congressional District, represented by crazy Republican Steve King! Now my brother is actually supporting Christie Vilsack the Democrat! Imagine that! The reasons my brother is supporting Vilsack are twofold: First, my brother recognizes that Steve King is even too crazy for him and that even though he's a Republican there can be exceptions to party support when the candidate is totally nutso (I'm paraphrasing my brother here). Second, he's not supporting Vilsack because she's a Democrat; he's supporting her because he believes that she better understands the issues most important to Iowa farmers than King (her husband is also Obama's Secretary of Agriculture and a former two-term Iowa Governor) and her family has a long history within Iowa. Also my brother is a wind energy supporter (which is becoming ever more significant in Iowa) and thinks Vilsack will do a better job protecting and promoting Iowa wind energy than King. So there are indeed exceptions to the rule! However, he's still not giving an inch (yet) on either President Obama or Romney. So half a loaf is better than none in this case I guess. At least I know my brother is not totally nutso either (but I already knew that, he's actually a pretty decent guy even if he does vote mostly Republican, but with exceptions for obvious cases of insanity).

                These are troubling times. Corporations are treated like people. People are treated like things. ... If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now. — Rev. Dr. William Barber, II to the NAACP, July 11, 2012

                by dewtx on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 09:32:19 PM PDT

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        •  Bless you for trying. (4+ / 0-)
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          Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

          by earicicle on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:47:01 PM PDT

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        •  Just remind him of this.... (0+ / 0-)

          Elections have consequences and if he doesn't vote - he has zero right to complain about those consequences ... Good Luck.. ps at least potus is +67% with you three...

    •  Tell him to vote for Johnson! (5+ / 0-)
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      !! Four more years !!

      by raincrow on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 02:52:07 PM PDT

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    •  then he'll get what he deserves nt (1+ / 0-)
      •  problem is, so do all the rest of us when (1+ / 0-)
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        enough people think that way.  

        i definitely do not deserve romney to befall my life.

        “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.” ― William Gibson, Count Zero (-9.75 / -9.05)

        by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:55:32 PM PDT

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    •  Vilsack is bringing it hard vs King in House race (3+ / 0-)
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      The farmers of Iowa seem to know very well who is killing the farm bill, and that it isn't Obama.

      I saw a Christie Vilsack interview, and she was very good at pointing out the Republican obstruction.  The place to fix "dysfunctional Washington" is in the House, and the farm states are offering great opportunities to do it!

    •  Ag Secretary was on Weather Channel last week (1+ / 0-)
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      talking about this topic.  Here's a link to the video.

      farm bill

  •  Ronald Reagan lied through 8 years (4+ / 0-)
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    of his presidency. He's obviously Mitt's role model.

    Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

    by milkbone on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 02:10:10 PM PDT

    •  Actually, I have decided that it's Nixon. (3+ / 0-)
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      He reminds me a lot of Nixon aka Tricky Dick. He has not much ideology, doesn't believe in anything except power, is all about tactics, and is pretty much always lying. And his tactical blunders ultimately start tripping over each other.

      For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

      by Anne Elk on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:46:50 PM PDT

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    •  But in his heart, he was telling the truth (2+ / 0-)
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      He never traded missiles for hostages...at least not in his soul.

      And America bought it.  Because he knew how to look into the camera and act like a regular guy.

      The fact that he acted like a regular guy who traded arms for hostages didn't matter.

      I know many people here were in diapers then, but it is a lesson worth remembering.

      Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

      by Keith930 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:48:19 PM PDT

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  •  TDS (4+ / 0-)
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    ‏@TheDailyShow
    #TDSBreakingNews @MittRomney campaigns on Iowa farm, declares it, "The most beautiful dance floor a horse could ask for."

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:32:59 PM PDT

  •  important to remember (7+ / 0-)

    that there is a tenet in the LDS Church that says that a lie is not a lie if it is told in service of the church. And since Romney absolutely believes he is running to establish the legitimacy of the LDS Church in the US by being elected president, whatever he has to say to accomplish this is not a lie because it is being said in service of the church.

    "The fools are as plentiful as ever." Albert Parsons, Haymarket martyr

    by kainah on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:33:01 PM PDT

    •  makes me sick to my stomach. (2+ / 0-)
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      that he belongs to a church that thinks that way should be enough to disqualify his candidacy for the highest office in the land.

      and oh, btw, since the lds church gets 10% of every members earnings, those a-holes can stretch this tenet to mean that lying in every aspect of their business and financial doings is just a-okay with moroni.

      “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.” ― William Gibson, Count Zero (-9.75 / -9.05)

      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:58:25 PM PDT

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    •  Did not know that about LDS and lying. (2+ / 0-)
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      It seems the LDS has a lot in common with some conservative Christian denominations.  I wonder, does the LDS have anything similar to the Prosperity Gospel?

      Please feel free to HR me for my informative and argumentative nature. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

      by rbird on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:03:26 PM PDT

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    •  That's quite a religion, (0+ / 0-)

      that approves of lying - for any reason - but "in service to the church"?  Chilling.  

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:12:16 PM PDT

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  •  Lying is all he has (4+ / 0-)
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    And he keeps getting rewarded for it.

  •  Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies...nt (2+ / 0-)
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  •  He'll borrow from China to subsidize farms (2+ / 0-)
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    and big oil, but not Sesame Street.

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:33:38 PM PDT

  •  continual lies, too big (many) to fire...back at (0+ / 0-)

    80 % of Success is Just Showing Up ! ! !
    So just go vote ! ! !

    by Churchill on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:33:50 PM PDT

  •  romney lies again (1+ / 0-)
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    tell me when he isn't lying, now that will be news.

  •  I think he just lies so much (3+ / 0-)
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    because he knows that he'll never really be called on the carpet for it.  And, he'll lie so much that it's impossible to rebut everything without taking out a Ross Perot-like 30 minute TV show every night of the week.

    "I'm not a member of an organized political party - I'm a Democrat." Will Rogers

    by newjeffct on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:36:44 PM PDT

  •  Is it horrible of me to say that I just hate him. (8+ / 0-)

    He is the very definition of what dirty politics is all about. He doesn't have any convictions, doesn't care about anything but himself and his millions. He will screw anyone and everyone over if it means he gets to the top. He will lie through this teeth, all the while smiling, and actually convince stupid people that he is the trustworthy one who is going to bring a consensus to Washington.
    I feel sick to my stomach watching such an unprincipled, deceptive human being at work.

  •  It would help if the White House pointed it out. (1+ / 0-)
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    But I guess it wouldn't be bipartisan. Wouldn't change the tone.

    The case against Assange debunked: http://www.nnn.se/nordic/assange/suspicious.pdf

    by expatjourno on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:39:42 PM PDT

  •  tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies (0+ / 0-)

    Romney's "White Lies" are so much less offensive than Obama's complexion, for far too many voters.  I don't look for many cable talking heads to intone upon America's "post racial" era after this election.

    Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:43:01 PM PDT

    •  about the cable heads... (0+ / 0-)

      ive stopped watching them all after what happened post debate....i cant even watch MSNBC anymore :(. I thought i would stick to DKOS but then i see so many "the world is ending diaries" i dont know what to think! If i had the time (have to study for medical board exams), i would be phonebanking and even going out to Nevada for phonebanking. I decided to just donate to the campaign instead..

  •  Romney is right (1+ / 0-)
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    Obama should have taken a company of Marines down to the Congress and forced a vote at gunpoint! We need a leader who isn't afraid of doing a bit of leading for a change. OK, I am obviously kidding. But what does it say about a candidate when you can't even work out WTF he is talking about!

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:43:57 PM PDT

  •  any chance the Obama surrogates will blitzkreig (1+ / 0-)
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    davidkc

    news media to refute this? It needs to happen!

    Warning: That light at the end of the tunnel just might be an oncoming train.

    by history first on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:44:17 PM PDT

  •  Apparently Romney thinks (0+ / 0-)

    being President is the same as being King.  Does he realize there are two other branches of the Federal Government?

    "Life is a tragedy for those who feel, a comedy for those who think" - Jean de la Bruyere

    by Tinuviel on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:47:49 PM PDT

  •  The Democrats Should Hire A Person (0+ / 0-)

    that goes around wherever Romney speaks and shouts the truth out every time he lies.

    "Don't Let Them Catch You With Your Eyes Closed"

    by rssrai on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:47:52 PM PDT

  •  "Mitt Romney lies." (1+ / 0-)
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    earicicle

    You already said "Mitt Romney."  The third word is redundant.

    Everything there is to know about the GOP: They're the Bad Guys.

    by Troubadour on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:48:03 PM PDT

  •  Lying seems to be working for him (0+ / 0-)

    Maybe Obama should try it.

    •  Not entirely (3+ / 0-)
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      I just got off the phone with  my mother.  She informed me she was told by two Republican friends that they and their spouses are all voting for Obama due to having a visceral negative reaction to Romney, especially his lying about anything and everything.  One also cited admiration for the President's obvious care for people in the military in stark contrast to Romney's (and the Republicans in general) lack thereof.  Only one of the three voted for Obama in '08.

      United citizens against Citizens United ͭ ͫ

      by LeighAnn on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:10:56 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Christie Vilsack will be debating Steve King (2+ / 0-)
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    in a few minutes. It will be interesting to see what she has to say about the farm bill. She has already criticized King for refusing to  sign a letter to Boehner asking him to bring the farm bill up for a vote.

  •  He really is a piece of shit. (1+ / 0-)
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    If I knew what was good for me, I'd hibernate until election day/go to the polls/cast my vote/skip the after-blab + "projections" and read the results in Weds. morning's papers.

    "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

    by Sybil Liberty on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:59:48 PM PDT

  •  Mitt rMoney: Lying for the Lord (0+ / 0-)

    http://www.mormonthink.com/...
    http://packham.n4m.org/...

    "The standard doctrine of the Church is monogamy, as it always has been, as indicated in the Book of Mormon (Jacob chapter 2[:27-30])".

    Under certain circumstances, a Mormon man can still be "sealed" (married for eternity) to more than one woman at a time. A man who remarries after the death of his wife (or after divorce) can be sealed to his new wife and expect to live with both women in heaven.

    Joseph Fielding Smith, tenth president of the church (1970-1972) married Louise E. Shurtleff in 1898. She died in 1908. In 1908 he married Ethel G. Reynolds, who died in 1937. In 1938 he married Jessie Evans, who died in 1971. He was sealed "for eternity" to each of those women. Now, paraphrasing what the Pharisees asked Jesus: Which woman will be Smith's wife in the celestial kingdom? According to Mormon doctrine, ALL THREE will be his wives. Smith confirmed "...my wives will be mine in eternity.” (Doctrines of Salvation, vol 2, pg 67.)

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:04:28 PM PDT

  •  I NEED AN INTERVENTION! (0+ / 0-)

    okay, forget what i said about it being silly to tie your emotional life to the whims of a poll, to be so volatile....

    nate silver just posted his latest projections at 6 pm est,  and there's a continued downturn for obama.

    a) tell me when this downturn will end
    b) anything else that will help

    “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.” ― William Gibson, Count Zero (-9.75 / -9.05)

    by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:07:40 PM PDT

    •  read this diary, it may be calming (1+ / 0-)

      yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

      by annieli on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:22:21 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  thank you, but it was written before these results (0+ / 0-)

        were posted.  i can't believe how fast and how much the tide turned on this one.   romney has erased all of obama's convention bounce and in  terms of electoral votes, in nate's forecast, obama is down around 35 votes, and has lost comfortable edges in a number of states.

        i had no idea one bad day could do so much damage.

        i am now officially freaked.

        “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.” ― William Gibson, Count Zero (-9.75 / -9.05)

        by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 10:46:06 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Why do we call it "lying" now and not (0+ / 0-)

    "flip flopping"?

    Lying sounds like what all politicians do and it's easy to dismiss. Flip flopping is changing your position again and again based on nothing but polls. Meaning the flip flopper is a wild card and you shouldn't vote for him because you don't know what he stands for.

    I think we should go back to "flip flopper" -- it seems more damaging.

    Refuge Watch -- news from America's national wildlife refuges

    by Naturegal on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:24:45 PM PDT

  •  farms? (0+ / 0-)

    Do any farmers support Obama?  Well, I think they all deserve the attention the Rethugs afford women, gays, the poor, minorities, immigrants and the 47 percent.  I really am sorry, but the farm bill can wither away forever, as far as I am concerned.

  •  if i'm lyin' 'am dyin' (0+ / 0-)

    Just call me lie-a-minute-mitt. Although, I do prefer david Letterman's us of mitch romney instead of mitt whatever he's calling himself today.This fella is a manic psychopath who, just keeps going and going and going. I feel the Presidents strategy is to give him enough rope to entangle himself. Next he'll be claiming that he has an idea to get us to mars, altough his base might just stone him for heresy.

    romney = GOPperhead (the art of baffling with bullshit)(7)∞

    by longtimelurker on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 05:36:54 PM PDT

  •  if president Obama asserted himself... (0+ / 0-)

    the righties would cry about him strong-arming and dictating and interfering with freedom-lovers everywhere.

  •  romney = lying sack of shit (0+ / 0-)

    it's as simple as that

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

    by noofsh on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 06:02:28 PM PDT

  •  Farm bill (1+ / 0-)
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    Kay Observer2

    The lack of a farm bill is the total responsibility of the House Republican leadership. When we were in DC lobbying for the farm bill, we went to many offices, both Republican and Democratic, who said they would vote for the farm bill if brought to the floor for a vote. All said it was up to the House leadership. The Republicans let us down big time and should be held responsible for this.
    The last farm bill was passed twice over the veto of GW Bush.

  •  I took the California Zephyr through Illinois, (0+ / 0-)

    Iowa and Nebraska  in mid September  and the corn was just burned up.  Same as in Alabama this year.  I just don't get this political gamesmanship at this point in time.

  •  I don't want to hear about this... (0+ / 0-)

    ... in a DK diary (not a diss, Joan, at all -- fine diary).

    I want to hear about it from the fucking Obama campaign!

    There was a moment in last Thursday's debates that amazed me.  R-money made a very forceful five-point comment asserting that Obama's economic policies sucked, and Obama didn't refute it at all.  Lehrer moved on, sure, but it's not as if Obama couldn't have said "I'm not going to leave that unanswered", etc.

    I'm sure it's just the bad polling after the debate -- which otherwise seemed OK to me -- that's making me geek out about Team O's rapid response.  Maybe Politico didn't bother to ask them for a response.  Maybe they already have one out that I missed (just googled and searched YouTube).

    Anyone got a link to an Obama response to R-money's farm-state manure-shoveling?  You'll make my mid-early-late evening.

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