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This from the one being hoisted on his own petard and marched through the streets, denounced by even members of his own party.  He who has a difficult relationship with the truth and has shown disrespect for the The President, the Office of The President of the USA and the Secretary of State at a time when the safety of million is at stake.

This from Willard (I can't even refer to him as a man because that word has meaning and he does not fit it).

"Well I think he’s going to say a lot of things that aren’t accurate. And you know, I’d be tempted to go back to that wonderful line by Ronald Reagan, 'There you go again,'"

"But I think the challenge that I’ll have in the debate is that the president tends to, how shall I say it, to say things that aren’t true. And in attacking his opponents."

"I’ve looked at prior debates. And in that kind of case, it’s difficult to say, 'Well, am I going to spend my time correcting things that aren’t quite accurate? Or am I going to spend my time talking about the things I want to talk about?'"

This, as my Mom would say, stuck out like a sore thumb. 'spend my time talking about the things I want to talk about'  Isn't that exactly what Palin did during the debates?  

 Romney quoted St. Ronnie 'There you go again,' but added that he did not think it would be necessary because St. Ronnie was "one of a kind."  You bet he was and apparently they are two peas from the same pod:

Reagan's relationship with the truth was pretty complicated, and he would regularly say things that were just not true. I mean, regularly: after every press conference someone would have to clean it up (back then they cared about such things). William Safire attributes "misspoke himself" to Ron Ziegler talking for Nixon, but I think (although I could be wrong) it was really popularized for ordinary things with Reagan's presidency. The thing is that Reagan's genius was for believing what he wanted to believe, and once he was set on something it was nearly impossible to break him from it.

At any rate: during the Bush years there was a fair amount of pushback by Reagan supporters, but at the time one of the lessons that Republicans learned from Reagan was that facts just get in the way; what you want are politicians with strong beliefs, not a complex grasp of details.

Grover Norquist:
"All we have to do is replace Obama. ...  We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate. [...]

Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared."

This is where I hope Willard goes:


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  •  Whish is why arguing facts with Republicans... (5+ / 0-)
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    Olympia, NormAl1792, SaintC, a2nite, OooSillyMe

    ...doesn't work well.  They--and the American people--need to be confronted with a strong competing set of easily-articulatable beliefs.

    (And if Mitt's going to become the next Palinator, why even hold debates?  They'll just be free infomercials.

    The road to Hell is paved with pragmatism.

    by TheOrchid on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 08:28:31 AM PDT

  •  Great Post Olympia. What do you think of these (5+ / 0-)
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    theories about the "Lying for the Lord" idea, that might have affected Mitt Romney in his formative years?  

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 08:31:40 AM PDT

    •  oh HoundDog, I think that Willard's (3+ / 0-)
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      'Lying for the Lord' not only affected him in his formative years but continues to this day, strengthened only by his sense of entitlement.  There are so many things about him and his religious beliefs that scare the beJeesis out of me.

      One thing I have come to believe is that Michelle loves and grounds Barack.  Ann on the other hand feeds Willard's sense of entitlement out of duty, if not fear.  

  •  Project much, Willard? Pu-leeeze! (1+ / 0-)
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    This is pathetic. Project your weaknesses onto your competition. President Obama will not only take Mr. Romney's lunch money, he'll make him eat it within the first 10 minutes of the first debate!!!

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

    by history first on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 08:36:05 AM PDT

  •  like the old saying 'Lord make my (1+ / 0-)
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    words sweet and tender today for tomorrow I may have to eat them'.  Before this is over Willard will be well acquainted with the taste of 'crow'.  Who better to push it down his throat than Barack (and done with a soft voice, a smile and the facts).

  •  Willard Rodent lame ass (1+ / 0-)
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    What Grover said explains why Willy isn't buying his own stock. He is waiting for the Bain payoff. Crocksoakers

    A danger foreseen is half avoided.

    by ncheyenne on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 08:48:24 AM PDT

  •  There He Goes Again.... (2+ / 0-)
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    Olympia, a2nite

    We all know about the Karl Rove thing.  We all know about turning your opponents strength into a weakness.  Ditto for projection.

    If this is all he's got, Mitt's in worse shape than I thought.  

    I feel NO pity.  

  •  Romney's timing is off again (1+ / 0-)
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    ...the other day, Romney found himself responding to an earlier event (the protests in Egypt) even after he and everyone else knew about the killing of our U.S. ambassador to Libya.

    ...And now, Romney declares President Obama to be a liar in a series of debates...that haven't even occurred yet?

    Mittch-A-Sketch certainly does seem to have a serious case of...bad timing, to say the least. No wonder his jokes are so flat. As they say...timing is everything...and Romney seems to have no timing whatsoever.

    He'ls beginning to look like an old, washed up Vaudeville act, whereby the has-been comedian continues to spew his comic lines, but in staccato fashion, without any regard whatsoever to how those lines are timed...leaving the audience to scratch their heads in disbelief.

  •  So now he's trying to blame his bad habits on the (1+ / 0-)
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    President?  Like President Clinton said it takes some brass to blame a guy for what you have done.

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