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Mitt Romney Lies

Discovering Why Mitt Romney Lies So Much

Eliot Daley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Mitt. Oh, Mitt. Whatever became of you, anyhow? Please tell us that what we see in you today is not really who you are. Blame it on your advisers or your campaign staff or your speechwriters, if you must. Heck, say you were brainwashed. Say anything.

Obama vs. Romney: The Bottom Line

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The latest Gallup poll indicates the economy and unemployment remains the number one concern of most Americans. While both Obama and Romney have promised to create millions of jobs if he is elected president, there are stark differences between their proposals.

In Politics and Business, Truth Is an Endangered Species

Larry Magid | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Magid

It's time for everyone to insist on honesty in public whether it's from our elected officials, political candidates, businesses, interest groups or non-profits. Whether we're electing a president or buying a product, we want to be doing business with someone with integrity.

Romney's Entirely Untrue, Objectively False Statements

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

It's impossible to spend the larger part of six consecutive years campaigning for president of the United States of America without saying a lot. Some...

Mitt Romney's Guiding Principle Is Mitt Romney

Richard Kirsch | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Mitt Romney has always had one firm guiding principle: Mitt Romney. I don't mean this just to be another Romney put-down. It really is what has guided his life in business and in government.

Debate, Lies and Videotape

Robert Hardaway | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Hardaway

Self-proclaimed pundits have had a field day claiming that everyone on the debate podium "lied". But as with any word in the English language that is over-used (and thereby trivialized), this may be a time to reflect on that word.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw the first presidential debate. The main topic was the economy, but we heard more about Big Bird than jobs or the foreclosure crisis. Also missing: President Obama, who was more present on stage with Eastwood in Tampa than with Romney in Denver. It wasn't a bad metaphor for the last three years: one side lying about tax cuts and deficits, the other defensive and unwilling to fight for its own job-creating policies. The election narrative shifted again on Friday when the latest jobs report showed a drop in unemployment to 7.8 percent. Republicans screamed fraud, with no basis in reality. But lest we pop the champagne too soon, remember that at the present rate of 114,000 jobs added a month, it would take over a decade to reach full employment. A celebration based on such meager numbers underscores just how badly we need a real debate on the economy.

The Daily Szep -- LIES

Paul Szep | Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Obama Campaign: Romney Won Debate Because He Lied

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Democratic surrogates in the cable TV spin rooms Wednesday night seemed to have trouble explaining President Barack Obama's weak debate performance. B...

Overcoming Arrogance: An Election Lesson

Linda Durnell | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Linda Durnell

Arrogance goes hand in hand with disrespect and this certainly destroys our ability to connect with others effectively. Too much arrogance will manifest as disdain and foster the belief of superiority.

TheDaily Szep -- LIBYA

Paul Szep | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep


George Will Says the Republicans Should Be Winning, But Here Is Why They Are Not

Mitchell Bard | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

One of the most lauded speeches at the Democratic convention was given by Bill Clinton, and the bulk of it found the former president debunking the assertions made by Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and others at the Republican convention. It's no wonder then that the undecided voters in key swing states who will determine the winner in November are not ready to trust Romney and Ryan enough to buy into a policy that doesn't help them initially, but only will based on the promises of those who would benefit immediately. They don't trust Romney and Ryan to deliver. Throw in the GOP's shift to the extreme right on social issues, which is scaring away some women voters, and the president's ability to hold a lead in the polls despite the economic conditions starts to make clear sense.

The FactCheck Election

Dave Helfert | Posted 11.04.2012 | Media
Dave Helfert

How did politicians completely lose their fear of getting caught? When did they lose their shame? When did it become acceptable political behavior to twist reality or just make things up?

Romney/Ryan and the Lullaby of Lying

Marty Kaplan | Posted 10.30.2012 | Media
Marty Kaplan

2012-08-28-scblog2.png News producers are afraid that indefatigable fact checking of either party will bore the pants off people. But I don't smell any fear of ennui emanating from station owners making billions off broadcasting the Big Lie.

How Romney Keeps Lying Through His Big White Teeth

Robert Reich | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Presumably the Romney campaign continues its false claims because they're effective. But this raises a more basic question: How can they remain effective when they've been so overwhelmingly discredited by the media?

WATCH: Finally, An Easy Way To Tell When Mitt Is Lying

Posted 08.28.2012 | Comedy

When it comes to keeping our politicians honest, we trust David Letterman far more than Politifact. Which is why we're glad that Dave debuted a new se...

Ryan's Medicare Cuts Would Hurt Wisconsin and America's Seniors

Jon Richards | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Jon Richards

As Ryan attempts to dismantle Medicare as we know it, he is trying to distract attention from his plan by falsely claiming that Obama is the one who is cutting Medicare. People in Wisconsin have not fallen for Ryan's illusion, and I expect voters across America won't either.

Romney's Lying Machine

Robert Reich | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Every campaign is guilty of exaggerations, embellishments, distortions, and half-truths. But this is another thing altogether. I've been directly involved in seven presidential campaigns, and I don't recall a presidential candidate lying with such audacity, over and over again.

Five Lies from Romney-Ryan

Jess Coleman | Posted 10.20.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

Come November, tens of millions of people will cast a vote to make Romney-Ryan one of the most powerful duos in the world -- and nearly half that decision will be based on shameless lies.

Pick of Ryan for VP Slot Tells Us More About Romney Than His Campaign Speeches

Mitchell Bard | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan speaks far louder than any (usually dishonest) words that have come from his mouth. Let's hope the American people are listening.

Romney's 'Hide the Ball' Strategy

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

What if Mitt Romney said something he really meant? Amid his rhetorical wreckage, what would happen if Mitt said what he really believes? Would anyone hear that tree fall in his forest of flip-flops, gaffes, and outright lies? I think it happened. Once.

Jason Linkins

In Wisconsin, Lessons Learned And Bridges Burned: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For June 8, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Your mainstream media came out of Wisconsin with only one takeaway to their name -- that the Wisconsin recall election is a harbinger of the larger pr...

Five Lies from Mitt Romney

Jess Coleman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

It's amazing what you can gain from lying. It can get you in jail or lose you a few friends. But done the right way, lying can mislead an entire country -- and maybe even get you elected president.

Mitt Romney's Most Enviable Trait | Richard Cohen | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

Among the attributes I most envy in a public man (or woman) is the ability to lie. If that ability is coupled with no sense of humor, you have the sor...