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  •  Jed, you are absolutely right. Now, if they lie (8+ / 0-)

    they get called out on it, the lie is exposed and it doesn't make a damn bit of difference. This phenomena is driving me crazy.

    The people who vote for him just clearly do not care that he lies repeatedly and continually. He is still polling very well and the Dems are still at risk of losing the White House. How did our nation become so careless and ignorant? (rhetorical ?)

    "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

    by rubyr on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 09:12:11 AM PDT

    •  U.S. News & World Report: (17+ / 0-)

      "Lies, Damned Lies, and Mitt Romney's Ads" -- written by Robert Schlesinger

      An excerpt of the managing editor's (Robert Schlesinger's) opinion piece:

      What happens to political and journalistic norms when a national campaign decides to blow past the run-of-the-mill cherry-picking of facts, distorting of policies, and playing in the gray area between truth and untruth, and instead simply runs hog wild into malicious deception and prevarication? We're going to find out.

      Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has displayed a special level of shamelessness in its ads and attacks since its very first one, when it ran a clip of Barack Obama saying "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose"—a clip from 2008 when Obama was quoting an aide to then GOP nominee Sen. John McCain. His campaign has also taken other Obama quotes out of context ("you didn't build that" and "it worked") to portray the president as having said things he flatly didn't say. More recently they accused the Obama campaign of trying to curtail the voting rights of members of the military (a thoroughly debunked accusation—USA Today, for example, called it "a falsehood").

      -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

      by sunbro on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 09:33:14 AM PDT

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      •  One day, maybe one day soon, (2+ / 0-)
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        some media outlet will use the proper term when faced with this kind of thing. One day, they will say: "[This person] lied."
        And on that day, the world will cease to exist.

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 10:37:58 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks so much, sunbro, I hadn't seen this. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

        by rubyr on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 10:49:50 AM PDT

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      •  Cherry-picking, distortion, gray area, deception, (1+ / 0-)
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        prevarication, quotes out of context, things he didn't say, debunked accusation, falsehood, but none of the words lie, liar, lying.

        Whereas the right feels no impediment to calling Harry Reid "a dirty liar", and the MSM simply repeats the accusation.

        So much for moral equivalence, then.

        Hands off my ObamaCare[TM]

        by Mokurai on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 06:19:08 PM PDT

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    •  ruby!! long time no see! (3+ / 0-)
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      Hope you're doing well.

      draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

      by quinn on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 09:34:55 AM PDT

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      •  quinn!!!!!! I was thinking about you recently. (1+ / 0-)
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        I went to the tree where I attached my wish (I learned this from you) and it had disintegrated. It was there for almost two years, though. I thought about you and Yoko and wishes, dreams and hope and prayed that you are well.

        How and where are you? So glad to see you here. This is great.

        "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

        by rubyr on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 10:52:39 AM PDT

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