Another weekly roundup of Romney’s falsehoods

It’s time for another edition of our regular Friday feature on Mitt Romney’s aversion to truth.

As usual, OUR SOURCE is progressive blogger Steve Benen. Be sure to check the bottom of Steve’s post for links to 38 previous collections of Mitt’s mendacity.



  1. Your reference is from Maddow’s blog, and you mock the moonie newspaper, Fox ,Drudge and probably the Orlando sentinel.

    “Contrary to President Obama’s assertions, Romney’s telling the truth when he says, “Production of oil on public land is down 14 percent and production of gas on public land is down 9 percent.”
    Your guy makes accusations, but has no supporting links or documentation.


    Looks like Benen was correct, Romney was too optimistic, the unemployment rate is really 14.7%

    “All of these are counted in the U6 unemployment rate as also reported by the BLS. Because the primary change during the month was that 582,000 on net shifted from unemployed to employed part time for economic reasons, this U6 unemployment rate remained unchanged last month at 14.7%. The total suffering this U6 unemployment was 23.2 million.”


    This one is really funny;

    “4. Romney also argued, “We have fewer people working today than we had when the president took office.”

    “No matter when we start the clock, there’s a net jobs increase under Obama, both overall and in the private sector.”

    He is measuring too different things and then calls Romney a liar.

    Typical liberal drivel.

  2. Poor Wilson. He tries so hard to defend the flip-floppingest, most dishonest presidential candidate in my lifetime.

    And on November 7, Wilson will making lame excuses for why his guy lost.

  3. Poor Pat.

    Wilson gives nice, specific responses to the points in his link and all he can do is act like a jerk.

    Liberals get so agitated when they are losing.

  4. Losing? Who’s losing? My side’s not losing? And the last time you expressed an opinion on the subject, doc, you said you expected Obama to win the election.

    Regarding Wilson’s comment, the fact remains that Romney is the most dishonest presidential candidate in my lifetime — and that includes Nixon.

    Even the Salt Lake Tribune, the biggest paper in Mormon country, called out Romney today for his prevarications. In so doing, the paper endorsed Obama.

  5. One other thing, doc. Here’s a little teaser for you:

    I’m working on a piece about how Romney expressed hope months ago for something like the Benghazi incident that he could “take advantage of,” as he put it.

    Stay tuned for that.

  6. You mean like never wasting a good crisis?

  7. By the way, the last time I expressed my opinion about Obama winning was well before the debate season began. I think it may have even been before Romney picked Ryan.

    I think things have changed a bit since them.

  8. doc: Another point about Mitt’s mendacity:

    Of all the candidates who sought the Republican nomination — Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann (and whoever else there was) — none was more dishonest than Romney. The others were often misinformed or obsessed with silly ideas or blatantly unsuited for the office, but none was the liar Romney is. And they all knew it. They’re backing Mitt now, but sometimes only half-heartedly, and the word in political circles is that none of them actually like the guy.

    The same was true of the people who ran against Romney for the 2008 nomination. None of them respected the guy. They all saw him as an unprincipled, dishonest opportunist.

    When I look back on the Republican nominees I’ve opposed in my adult lifetime — Nixon, Goldwater, Ford, Reagan, the two Bushes, Dole and McCain — I don’t recall any of them being anywhere near as dishonest as Romney. By comparison, most of those other guys were paragons of honesty.

    It is simply beyond me why anyone would trust this guy as far as they could throw him. I guess Obamaphobia trumps all other considerations, right?

  9. Well Doc it is typical Pat, when he can’t dispute the facts he changes the subject.

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