Ever since entering the race for the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) nomination, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (aka Flopsy Mopsy) has said on occasions too numerous to count that while the economy was bad when President Barack Obama went into the White House he has made it worse, and this of course implies somehow that he, Flopsy Mopsy, is the candidate who can magically make it all better. It’s tag line he’s used almost every time his pie hole has popped open, but earlier this week, while campaigning ago in Pennsylvania, Flopsy claimed he had never said it.
When NBC producer Sue Kroll asked the former Massachusetts governor why he believes the President’s policies have made the economy worse, in spite of the fact the economy is now growing instead of shrinking as it was when he took office in 2009; when the Dow is climbing, and is no longer in a free-fall it was in when George Bush left office, and when the unemployment rate is beginning to turn around, now down nearly a full percentage point from where it was in the fall of 2009, Mopsy looked straight at her and said, “I didn’t say that things are worse…. What I said was that economy hasn’t turned around.”
Excuse me? It was just Monday, during Romney’s 4th of July campaigning in New Hampshire where he said, “The people of New Hampshire have waited long enough. They want to see good jobs. They want to see rising incomes. They want to see an economy that’s growing again, and the president’s failed. He did not cause this recession, but he made it worse.”
Romney has now proven himself to be what many – including me – have suspected for some time; he’s a liar. He’s just one more GOTP candidate willing to say whatever it takes to get the nomination and then to move on to the White House.
How exactly does bald faced lying mix with his religious faith? Well, Latter-day Saints (Mormons) take honesty very seriously, in fact one of the Church’s Articles of Faith says, “We believe in being honest …” How does that square Flopsy? Either the economy has gotten worse, or it hasn’t (it hasn’t); either you said it, or you didn’t (he did). So, basically you’ve lied (in this particular instance) twice. You said the economy is worse (it’s not) and that you never said that (you did). You’re a liar.
Flopsy seems to think he can say whatever he likes and that no one will notice, yes, he seems to believe American voters are that thick. In late April – while trying to attack the President on the economy – Flopsy claimed America wasn’t at war, and that the country was in the midst of a “peacetime” economy.
“Barack Obama is facing a financial emergency on a grander scale,” Romney said. “Yet his approach has been to engage in one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history.”
Yes, the would-be king of the GOTP actually said we’re currently in peacetime economy? Where has he been for the past ten years? Hello Mitt? 9-11? Afghanistan? Iraq? Any of these ring a bell? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone? You’re not only a pathetic liar who assumes you’ll never get got, you’re so out of touch you actually claimed we’re in a peacetime economy while we continue to spend more than $2 billion dollars per week in Afghanistan and Iraq.
You – Romney – are a liar, and yes, everyone knows it.