Friday, March 23, 2012

Sketching Romney’s serial lying

There are two things that are most striking about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and neither is his religion. The first and most important is simply that he’s a liar. He lies regularly, baldly and recklessly. His lies can be checked—we have Google nowadays and his continuing to lie anyway is reckless. If he lies so easily and carelessly now, how much more would he lie if he became president, and about what?

In this video above, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow takes Romney apart, using his campaign’s “Etch-A-Sketch Gaffe” as the starting point. While it’s irritating, even angering, how much Romney lies, it’s also incredibly sad that the Republican Party as decayed so much that their likely nominee is so awful.

I mentioned two things about Romney that are most striking. Aside from being a serial liar, the other is that he’s never met a position on an issue that he doesn’t like. But that’s really just a way of saying that he lies about his own positions on issues, too. Actually, it also means he’ll lie to anyone about anything—including his own past—if it helps him gain power.

Add it all up, and a man like Romney isn’t just wrong, and he isn’t just bad: He’s dangerous. Liars can never be trusted, and Romney is the living embodiment of someone who simply can’t be trusted—ever. Not even shaking his campaign Etch-A-Sketch can change that.


Roger Owen Green said...

Yup. As much as I despise Santorum, I believe he believes what he says. I don't know WHAT Romney believes.

I have to second somebody's request re the word verification. Took me three times to post last time.

Arthur Schenck said...

I completely agree about Santorum. He may be a complete fascist and religious chauvinist, but at least he really believes the B.S. he spouts, so everyone knows where he's coming from and what he believes.

I'll try turning off word verification to see what happens. I'm not going to "announce" that in a post, but if this unleashes the spam bots, I may have to enable comment moderation. We'll see.