Friday, October 26, 2012

Romney The Liar, Revisited

You might like to look at a graphic-rich and very informative site, "Romney The Liar," a blog that has compiled much of the many egregious lies of the Republican nominee for President.  While all Conservatives have to lie out of self-preservation in a representative democracy, Romney has taken prevarication to new heights with not only the usual litany of lies, but repeated flip-flops - sometimes occuring within 24-hour periods.

From "Romney The Liar" today:


As is the case with SO MANY Republicans and right-wingers in general, the facade of moral rectitude they put up is a pose, a lie, an attempt to gull people into seeing these wingers as ethical models for others. But we are reminded here that Willard's facade is hiding a particularly cor8rupt individual. Items:

Profiting From 9/11

Romney’s involvement with an insurance startup called Endurance Specialty Holdings has largely been forgotten among the wave of questionable business deals that have come to light during the presidential campaign.

Endurance Specialty Holdings was designed to purchase debt from insurance companies that suffered huge losses in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. According to a report by Politicker’s Hunter Walker, Romney was invested in the company through Golden Gate Capital — a private equity firm started by one of his former colleagues at Bain Capital — and CCG Investment Fund, LP. By the end of 2003, Endurance Specialty Holdings was reporting a net income of over $263.4 million.

Sensitive to charges that he had profited from the 9/11 tragedy, the Romney campaign insisted that the Republican nominee had no control over his investments, as they were managed by a blind trust — an institution that Romney himself famously described as an 'age-old ruse.'”

And more:

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Unbelievable. Despicable. Borderline anti-American. On the night of 20 January 2009, the night Barack Obama had just become president, a group of right-wing Republican saboteurs met to come up with a strategy to destroy Obama and his presidency. Prominent among these saboteurs was PAUL RYAN, whom we fondly refer to as Little Paulie or Lyin' Ryan on this blog. The whole disgusting story is right here. Details:

[Guest List]:

Frank Luntz - GOP Minister of Propaganda
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (My emphasis)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),
Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),
Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) and
Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R).

Non-lawmakers present Newt Gingrich - Failed GOP candidate for President


At the meeting, Rep Kevin McCarthy said, "We've gotta challenge them on every single bill." (My emphasis)

"Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies."

So they fought against EVERY proposal the president made--EVEN THINGS THEY HAD SUPPORTED UNDER BUSH!

Here's how they had all voted [under Bush]: --

"Yes" to Bush/Cheney January 2008 Stimulus --
"Yes" to Bush/Cheney bailing out Bear Stern --
"Yes" to Bush/Cheney bailing out AIG --
"Yes" to Bush/Cheney TARP (Sept 2008) --
"Yes" to Bush/Cheney TARP (Oct 2008)

Supported Bush/Cheney keeping cost of two wars out of the Budget.

Supported Bush/Cheney spending $4 Trillion while giving Top 1% Tax Cuts; ignoring the fact that taxes pay for wars.

Now, here's what they opposed or did under Obama:

[Opposed] Funding Planned Parenthood,

[Opposed] Raising the Debt Ceiling which, in-and-of-itself, would cause US Economic turmoil. (BTW, Paul Ryan was more responsible than ANY OTHER MEMBER OF CONGRESS for the downgrade of the U.S.'s credit rating).

- Filibustered more Bills (over 300) than any Congress ... in US History.

- Voted NO on every single piece of Legislation brought to the Floor including:

NO on Al Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment,

NO on Lilly Ledbetter,

NO on Fair Pay Act,

NO on Anti-Outsourcing Bill (2010)

[Opposed] President Obama's American Jobs Act that independent economists claim would create 1.3 million new jobs.

And of course, they voted against the stimulus plan even though they had been granted major concessions and the ACA, where the mandate used was a Republican idea.

Oh, and here's a convenient chart for easy reference:

There's more, so please go to and check out the rest of the lies, myths, and attacks on human credibility from the Champion Conservative Liar, the pathological, sociopathic liar of all times, this year's Republican Party candidate for the Presidency of the United States, Willard Mitt Romney.

When Conservative politicians and their water carriers are able to use their microphones to spin the kinds of lies they do in order to subvert the Peoples' democracy in favor of the aims of the greediest in our society for power and riches, something is terribly wrong; when there is a difference between the two major parties - as Jefferson noted in a letter to Samuel Smith in 1789, "warring against (the principles) of the people..." - then it's time for Conservatism to be criminalized, it's time to take back our democracy.


"He is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then would mount the
stump for a conservation speech."

Adlai Stevenson, on Richard M. Nixon