This is Part 4 of my series on the lies told by Democrats during the present administration’s term in office. As I said earlier, I’m not concerned with his broken campaign promises so much as I am with the dishonesty while in office.
In the aftermath of the first Romney-Obama debate, Democrats are asserting that the only way Romney could possibly have won is that of course he lied.
On the subject of Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s remarks about “the 47%,” CNN’s Soledad O’Brien had this exchange:
So, to me, that is you say one thing for a certain audience to get them to support you and then you say something different, maybe completely contradictory, to another audience which some could define as lying[.]
Romney said that his remark was “inelegant,” then later called it “just plain wrong.” Yeah—couldn’t possibly be an admission of a mistake. Of course it’s a lie. Good to know, though, that the Democrats think Romney is perfect and never makes mistakes. Except by lying.
Then there’s Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama’s senior campaign advisor, David Axelrod. In a CBS Face the Nation interview, Axelrod had this on the debate’s outcome:
I think [Obama] was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which Gov Romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he’s run, walked away from his record[.]
When he said he never proposed $5 trillion in tax cuts, that was dishonest. I’m saying that he was dishonest in his answers.
Never mind that Axelrod just makes his bald claim, with no specifics. Or that Romney has been constant as the northern star concerning all of his positions save abortion, where he has evolved his position—which is OK for the Democratic candidate….
Never mind that there is no $5 trillion, and the only study that said so has been publicly debunked—including by its own authors who said their underlying assumptions were mistaken.
And Congressman James Clyburn (D, SC) had this:
Romney’s performance featured a rather dramatic departure from his public record and campaign proposals, and he displayed a reckless disregard for bedrock American values of truth and honesty.
This is the pot calling the kettle black. Recall that Clyburn also lied about spitting and racial epithets in April 2010 in the aftermath of Obamacare’s passage. In the present case, as then, Clyburn has chosen to offer no specifics, no evidence, beyond his bald declaration that Romney was dishonest.
How dishonest is that?