Friday, June 22, 2012

Do You Think Mitt's Magic Underpants Are Burning?

Spot the lies as Willard panders for the Hispanic vote in a speech given to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) on Thursday. This is what Willard said about the President:-

For two years, this President had huge majorities in the House and Senate – he was free to pursue any policy he pleased.  But he did nothing to advance a permanent fix for our broken immigration system. Instead, he failed to act until facing a tough re-election and trying to secure your vote.
Last week, the President finally offered a temporary measure that he seems to think will be just enough to get him through the election.  After three and a half years of putting every issue from loan guarantees for his donors to Cash For Clunkers before immigration, now the President has been seized by an overwhelming need to do what he could have done on Day One.

Well, since things usually happen in threes, Willard told three whoppers.

  • The Democrats only ever had the 60 votes required to prevent a filibuster for 14 weeks - that's, roughly, three-and-a-half months.
  • It's an abject lie that the President did nothing to attempt repairing the broken immigration system. Furthermore, Willard knows it. Proof below:-

  • The DREAM Act, which Willard references in his pandering, was actually killed by a Republican filibuster.
Since the audience was primarily Hispanic, I would hope there would have been a lot of subtle nudging and winking amongst the listeners, and I would hope they wouldn't buy the rotten tripe he came to sell and pass off as the truth. (Sigh) We all know that the heart and core of the Republican Party, those lilywhite people who traipse along to hear Willard's latest lie about the President, would buy his porkies hook, line and sinker.

The real question, however, is whether the Fourth Estate (that's the media, to most of the hoi-polloi) will call Willard out on his rather obvious "mistakes" (let's be polite about it); because, well, because that's what they're supposed to do. You know ... comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable and all that. And Willard certainly is comfortable.

We'll see. Rather, we won't see, because even though every one of the above three lies can be fact-checked, and should be, by any competent reporter, it's so easy to let the lies stand. After all, the media wants to present us with a good, close election, just for the excitement ... like 2000. And we know what happened there.

1 comment:

  1. No, Emilia, the underpants are coated in a heavy layer of Romney approved fireproofing solution! LOL