Mitt Romney is a liar. No spin, no nuance, he’s just a straight-up liar about so many large and small thingss. Gingrich called him on it with this:
“…Mr. Gingrich on Tuesday morning blasted Mr. Romney, calling him a liar and accusing him of misstating both his own record and the records of his rivals.”
Richard Cohen of the Washington Post recognized Romney’s fine art of lying and dubbed him an “Exceptional Liar.” He wrote:
“Time and time again, Romney has been called a liar during this campaign. (The various fact-checking organizations have had to work overtime on him alone.)”
So on yesterday, Thinkpro wrote about another huge, unnecessary whopper that Romney told Larry Kudlow. When Kudlow asked him to release 10 years of taxes he lied and said this:
“Well, we’ve had people run for president before, and they’ve released two years. John Kerry released two years of taxes.. I’ve released one already, put the estimate out for the next year. We’ll have two years of taxes.”However, Thinkpro reported Kerry actually released 20-years of taxes.
So because of all of these lies, I took a peek at Romney’s score card at Politifact and tallied his sheet. I deleted all of the “Half True” statements because that’s typical political-speak. I was then left with two categories: “Different Variations of Lies” and statements that were “True or Mostly True.” I also compared Obama’s score and the differences are quite telling.
Romney made just 93 statements (that were scored) in his short time on the national stage and 56% of them were lies of varying degree!! And of those lies, 25% were considered “Pants on Fire.”
Obama made three times more statements (271) when deleting the “Half Truths.” He scored 38% lies, 62% truth with 5% of them being considered Pants on Fire.
In fact, even though Obama has triple the statements, Romney has nearly three times more “Pants on Fire” lies 13/5 and that doesn’t include his latest big fat lie.
So yes, every other time Mitt Romney opens his mouth, just know that what you’ll hear will be a lie. It’s also important to know that his shadow campaign lies even more than he does.
Swiss Mitt: Liar in Chief.