Friday, September 21, 2012

Mitt Nears 700 Lies

Mitt Romney was caught in 28 more lies during the past week as he continued to run a campaign that has so little regard for the truth that his pollster recently boasted the campaign would not be "dictated by fact checkers."  

"I thought many months ago that it was at least possible that Mitt Romney would be more cautious about telling falsehoods as the election drew closer," Steve Benen wrote in his 35th weekly installment of "Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity at "After all, candidates can get away with more in, say, April than in September -- there's far more scrutiny now.
"Alas, Romney seems unfazed, both by the calendar and by life under a microscope -- he keeps repeating falsehoods without any real concern for consequences," Benen noted.
Since Benen started keeping count of Romney's lies in January, he has documented 682 Romney lies through Friday, according to our count.  He appears likely to break through 700 lies in the coming week. 
With only six weeks remaining before the election, Romney will have to step up the pace, needing an average of 53 lies a week to reach the plateau of 1,000.  His average is 19.48 lies per week since January, with a personal high of 37 lies in week 31, ending Aug. 24. But as his increasingly desperate campaign enters the stretch run, the temptation to stretch the truth can only increase.
— Jim Cullen


  1. Barack Obama has been proven by more than one fact checking organization to be a habitual liar.

    “I am told that Governor Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days,” he said while in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “He is one of the leaders of Congress standing in the way. So if you happen to see Congressman Ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is to Iowa and our rural communities.”

    House passed bill on August 2, 2012 (Paul Ryan voted yes)

    The American automobile industry has come roaring back…So now I want to say what we did with the auto industry, we can do it in manufacturing across America. Let’s make sure advanced, high-tech manufacturing jobs take root here, not in China. And that means supporting investment here. Governor Romney … invested in companies that were called ‘pioneers’ of outsourcing. I don’t want to outsource. I want to insource.
    Forbes- Outsourcer-In-Chief: Obama Of General Motors

    “You Didn’t Build that”
    A few examples

    While writing the previous piece where Washington Post’s The Fact Checker gave Barack Obama four Pinocchios on a statement he made on April 30, 2012, I clicked over to PolitiFact and took a look at the Obama File they keep where they have three pages of statements made by Barack Obama that were rated false statements.

    Obama- If the Supreme Court throws out the federal health care law, it “would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False
    (PolitiFact- Slim majority, not unprecedented)

    Obama- “For the first time since 1990, American manufacturers are creating new jobs.”
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False

    Obama- “Preventive care … saves money, for families, for businesses, for government, for everybody.”
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False
    (PolitiFact- Wrong in 2009, and wrong today)
    Obama- “Thirty million Americans, including a lot of people in Florida, are going to be able to get healthcare next year because of that law.”
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False

    Obama- “I made a bunch of these promises during the campaign. … We’ve got about 60 percent done in three years.”
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False
    (PolitiFact- “In the Works” does not equal “done”)

    Obama Admin.- Under President Barack Obama, the United States has “doubled our exports.”
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False

    Obama Admin.- The president’s proposed budget “will help reduce the deficit by $400 billion over the next decade to the lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower was president.”
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False
    (PolitiFact-A mangled reference to a prior talking point)

    Obama- Under the White House’s budget proposal, “we will not be adding more to the national debt” by the middle of the decade.
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False
    (PolitiFact-Revenue would equal outlays, but he ignores growing interest on the debt)

    Obama- Twelve judges have thrown out legal challenges to the health care law because they rejected “the notion that the health care law was unconstitutional.”
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False
    (PolitiFact-Score two to two on judges’ decisions on constitionality)

    Obama- “I didn’t raise taxes once.”
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False
    (PolitiFact-We’ve tracked a few increases)

    Obama- When President Franklin D. Roosevelt started Social Security, “it only affected widows and orphans,” and when Medicare began, “it was a small program.”
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False
    (PolitiFact-A grain of truth in the big picture, far off on the details)

    Obama- The Bush administration had been “giving (auto companies) billions of dollars and just asking nothing in return.”
    Truth-O-Meter rating: False

    1. The first three statements you cite were not lies. In the first case, Obama told Iowans to tell Ryan the farm bill is important.

      You cite 11 Obama statements that PolitiFact has ruled false. Some of them are arguable, but please come up with 670 more "lies" told by Obama before you expect me to take you seriously when you allege that President Obama is an habitual liar.

  2. for more Obama lies-(since there are just too many to list)
    go here

    1. Come on ... is not a remotely credible source.