Romney and Ryan Have Resorted to Lying as a Form of Debating

Romney's criticisms of Obama -- on full display during the debates -- don't even make sense.

The hallmark of Republican thinking these days, especially as expressed in Romney/Ryan rhetoric, is just the sheer laziness of it. That’s presumably a consequence of having developed an amazingly efficient partisan press. There’s just very little incentive remaining to develop actual policies or even a real critique of Barack Obama’s administration. After all, if the president is a Kenyan socialist intent on destroying the United States, it’s ... Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 14, 2012

The basic Romney debate strategy seems to have been the Gish Gallop, as laid out in the wikipedia link I added here. Lies are spewed so fast, that in an unmoderated debate, the truth-teller is swamped and made to look incompetent. Lies are just part of a strategy for winning at any cost, but especially useful when your policies and platform is horses**t.

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