Last year, Romney called the Obama administration’s intervention in Libya “mission creep and mission muddle.” On Monday, he accused Obama of declining to use “America’s greatest power to shape history” and of eschewing “our best examples of world leadership” in that same corner of the world.
Last year, Romney said American troops “shouldn’t go off and try to fight a war of independence for another nation. Only the Afghanis can win Afghanistan’s independence from the Taliban.” On Monday, he spoke of that same conflict as a matter of the utmost national importance, saying the route to “attacks here at home is a politically timed retreat that abandons the Afghan people to the same extremists who ravaged their country and used it to launch the attacks of 9/11.”
Last night, I heard an old and drunk man in a wheelchair yell this at two cops: "Vote for Obama. Don't vote for the car salesman." A car salesman is a descendant of the horse dealer. What the car salesman inherited from the horse dealer of the past is the ability to say anything to make a sale. In the way a car salesman is dishonest about the mileage on a used car, the horse dealer was dishonest about the state of a horse's teeth. This is Romney we saw during the debate and who gave a speech on foreign policy yesterday—the Romney who cannot tell the truth about what he is selling, the Romney who, as the Onion points out, is running on outright lies. This, it turns out, is the best thing he has going for him. Nothing else has worked. Lying is keeping him in the race.
However, the lying has gotten so bad that it's now being explained as something normal, as nothing new under the sun, as the way any American politician gets the undecided votes. He/she lies:
CBS News, one the other hand, has decided to pretend Romney is not lying but is only being "unrealistic." I'm not kidding about this. Watch for yourself...