The Truth Hurts

That’s why it falls by the wayside at the RNC. No wonder they liked her speech so much–it was full of lies, exaggerations and smug sarcasm. And not just her speech, but Romney’s, Huckabee’s and others were full of shit. For example:

At her first press conference, why not ask her why she said that Obama has never passed a single reform, when he passed the 2007 Ethics Reform, described by many as the most sweeping package of its kind since Watergate. Of course, she doesn’t know. She was given this speech. But she should be asked to respond to the question of why she said something patently untrue to the entire country.

Palin lied about her opposition to the “Bridge to Nowhere,” about Obama’s tax plan, about the gas pipeline, about earmarks…Republicans really eat this shit up! Mike Huckabee stated that Palin “got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States.” That one, as the Tribune notes, is “a whopper”:

Palin got 616 votes in the 1996 mayor’s election, and got 909 in her 1999 re-election race, for a total of 1,525. Biden dropped out of the race after the Iowa caucuses, but he still got 76,165 votes in 23 states and the District of Columbia where he was on the ballot during the 2008 presidential primaries.

In the real world,the Bush administration keeps following Obama’s lead as far as foreign policy goes, this time in Pakistan. As Sullivan points out:

It’s also a policy – like the withdrawal timetable and like talking to Iran – in which Barack Obama was ahead of the Bush administration. If his judgment is so faulty, why do the wiser heads in the Bush administration keep following it?

Has McCain or his smug running mate come up with anything of substance, or is it all going be whining about media and sarcastic attacks? Talk about a vapid campaign.


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