Our last (let’s hope) 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 40 previous collections of Mitt’s mendacity.



  1. Here is a roundup of lies told at the Democratic National Convention. You will have to click on the links at the bottom of the original to get all of the lies from all 3 days.


  2. Here is an impressively long list of Obama’s lies with source material.

    I think the man has a problem. Maybe he should stop hanging around Harry Reid.


  3. It’s over. Michael Barone just called the election for Romney. Barone is the undisputed master of psephology in my book. Hear his words, for they are strong and true.

    You might know him, Pat. Barone is the one who said that Hispanics were the new Italians, and that in a generation or two America will have tens of millions of Spanish-surnamed citizens, but they will have vanished into our melting pot and become just as Americans as the Italians and Irish and Germans are now. A dreamy future, and one that scares the daylights out of liberals because their engine of identity politics will finally sputter and die.

  4. Dan: Michael Barone’s prediction, like yours, is nothing but wishful thinking. It has virtually no basis in current state polls. He says Romney will win 315 electoral votes. I wish I knew Barone so that I could wager coin of the realm on that prediction.

    Mind you, Romney might yet win. But all of the indicators — all of them — suggest that it’s unlikely. I don’t say that because I want it that way, although I do want it that way. I say it because that’s what the numbers say. It is highly unlikely that most, let alone all, of the polls in swing states are wrong.

    Ed Kilgore of the Washington Monthly said it well the other day:

    “Watching the slow but steady decline of Michael Barone into partisan hackdom has been one of the sadder phenomena of my career in politics.”

    By the way, Dan, if the polls in the swing states show a movement toward Romney before election day, I will report it here. At this stage of the game, I, too, am interested only in the numbers. I’m not going to predict an Obama victory unless I think the polls indicate it. At this point, on Friday night, they do indicate it.

    Meanwhile, you can continue with your wishful thinking. Who knows? You might luck out. But don’t be foolish enough to bet on it.

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