Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 28th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL
Pants on Fire Romney
Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
There are those who tell the truth. There are those who distort the truth. And then there's Mitt Romney. Every political campaign exaggerates and dissembles. This practice may not be admirable — it's surely one reason so many Americans are disenchanted with politics — but it's something we've all come to expect. Candidates claim the right to make any boast or accusation as long as there's a kernel of veracity in there somewhere.
Bain Attacks Could Backfire on Obama
Michael Barone, Wash Examiner
The ham-handed Barack Obama campaign attack ads on Mitt Romney's former firm Bain Capital have drawn a lot of ire from other Democrats.And not just because they were sloppily fact-checked (the ads hit Romney for layoffs long after he left Bain) and because a leading Obama money bundler is a Bain executive himself.Chiming in with various degrees of disapproval were Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker (“nauseating”), former Rep. Harold Ford, Obama car czar Steven Rattner, Sen. Mark Warner and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.There are other signs of unease among Democratic elites….