In an interview Friday with George Stephanopoulos, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stated that the debates will be tough because President Obama tends to say things that aren’t true.
That’s quite a statement coming from Mr. Pants On Fire, who at last count has told 616 lies in 33 weeks. Mr. Romney said, “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. 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?”
That stance is eerily familiar. Four years ago, during the Republican Vice Presidential debate, Sarah Palin chose to ignore questions she didn’t want to answer, instead opting to talk about the things she wanted to talk about. In the aftermath of that failed bid, it became glaringly apparent the reason for such a decision was based on the lack of knowledge regarding the issues of the campaign. Fast forward to 2012 and we are seeing a sad and disturbing replay of a candidate without an understanding of how things work in the real world. Only this time it’s worse because the candidate is running for the highest office in the land.
The Romney campaign has consistently twisted the truth and manufactured outright lies in an attempt to fool the American people into accepting the candidate that nobody wanted at the outset. The campaign has done anything and everything, including picking the Darling of the Right, Paul Ryan, to run as his second in command. The campaign and its surrogates have kicked and screamed when the lies they’ve told have been brought into the light of day and now it seems that all that is left is to turn the tables and accuse the President of the very thing they have been guilty of.
The fact is that Romney and his pathetically muzzled running mate Ryan have steadfastly refused to address the real issues facing this country, instead choosing to present their “plan” in a broad outline that provides no details and no data to back up the outcomes they assure will ensue once their “plan” is executed.
Romney talks about “real change” but the only change under a Romney administration will be to dismantle the strides we have made in the last three and a half years and a return to the Bush era policies that led to the financial crisis that still haunts us today. In fact, under a Romney administration, it will get worse when taxes on the wealthy will be cut even more.
The upcoming debates are certain to be quite a show.
You can read a full transcript of the Stephanopoulos interview here: Stephanopoulos Interview