I can't remember a candidate so brazenly allergic to facts. What a travesty.And Kevin Drum:
This really is a post-truth campaign. It's different. It's one thing to be nasty. All campaigns are nasty. It's one thing to twist and distort and mock. Every campaign does that too.... But this is different. This is a presidential candidate just baldly making stuff up on the assumption that nobody will ever know.Of course there are the daily "little lies," but if you think back over the last few months there were the campaign's themes - ALL of them based on lies.
- That the stimulus was all about "crony capitalism" when analysis found 0.001% fraud.
- The whole "you didn't build that" controversy which was based on an editing lie.
- The one about President Obama gutting welfare reform...another lie.
- The latest about ObamaCare cutting Medicare benefits to seniors. Check out this smack-down of that one.
On the other hand, when President Obama talks about our choices, he points to the fact that they:
- want to give additional tax cuts to the wealthy
- have proposed turning Medicare into a voucher system
- want to get rid of regulations that would protect us from another financial meltdown
- said that we should have "let automobile companies go bankrupt"
- said that we should let home foreclosures take their course
So what this campaign comes down to is whether or not voters will be able to tell the truth from a lie. They're going to have millions of dollars to use to try to sell the lie. President Obama not only has the truth on his side - he has US. Lets get out there and do everything we can to spread the truth!