It's easy to lie. Just ask Mitt Romney.
But it's more difficult to tell the truth, especially when you present progressive arguments in a conservative stronghold like Cobb County. When I write my columns and blogs, I know they'll be scrutinized and any error will be vigorously waved in recrimination. So I'm especially careful to get my facts straight but some scrutinizers find fault anyway.
One of them is Mr. Pete Borden who believes he "called me out" and I should now just slink away, intimidated by his soaring intellect and acid pen. To Mr. Borden, standing up to his baseless attack is "juvenile." This is the motis operandi of so many conservatives in the face of undeniable facts.
Scream "liar" and then, "I'm done talking about this."
So, Pete, thanks for the last word.
You claim I have made "untrue attacks" on Romney when, in fact, I merely presented his ever-changing positions on a score of important issues. I repeated his own words and I quoted his co-religionists and his critics. Virtually everything I wrote is verifiable.
You of course failed to back up your charge in the first blog post and then, after I called you out, came back with two bogus "examples" that "prove" your point. But anyone who has carefully listened to Paul Ryan's views on contraception knows he wants it outlawed. Likewise, anyone who has paid attention to Romney knows he'll make access to contraception harder and more costly for women if he can.
Ironically, contraception wasn't even a political issue until the far right social engineers like Paul Ryan seized control of the
Republican party and made it one.
I began voting in 1972 and I have never seen a presidential candidate as craven and as dishonest as Mitt Romney. As I noted recently, he's just an empty Armani suit reciting any line he thinks will get him elected, true or not. This is how he behaved in business and as governor of Massachusetts.