Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Leading with falsehoods

Just got done watching the first night of the Republican convention.  I can't believe that with all the legitimate criticisms of and attacks on Obama at their disposal, the speakers kept coming back to attacks which are demonstrably false, that Obama has eliminated welfare-to-work requirements, and the "you didn't build that" smear.  Do they really think these lines will hold up when people are paying attention, say, at a debate?  Any moderator worth their salt would throw the welfare to work thing out for discussion, and Romney would be eviscerated.

Smears like the Swift Boat stuff works because there was no clear answer; no one really knew the truth.  That's not the case here.  There are facts, and they're not on the GOP's side.

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