Monday, July 23, 2012
Romney trying for The Big Lie
Romney continues to harp on Obama's "claim" that business owners didn't build their businesses. Of course, Obama said nothing of the sort, and instead was referring to the economic and physical environment in which businesses exist. But why let what Obama actually said get in the way of a good attack. Romney hopes that by continuing to spout the lie, the link between Obama and discrediting businesses owners might stick. It's another in a long line of ridiculous attempts by conservatives to portray Obama as "other". He is, at most, a center-left politician, who hasn't done anything much to deviate from previously accepted orthodoxy on the ways to run the nation. That doesn't motivate the GOP base, though, so they have to create a bogeyman where there just isn't one.