LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM  10:18 am August 6, 2012

What Is Mitt Romney Lying About Today?

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

And then come the death panels!Did you know that Barack Obama hates the US military soooo much that he is trying to take away their voting rights? Mitt Romney said it, so it is a thing that could possibly have been true! (Haha, no it isn’t.) Yes, according to Old Mr. “You’ll Just Have to Trust Me,” the Barack Obama campaign is suing the state of Ohio to take away early voting for members of the military. Now, it gets a little complicated here, see if you can follow along: until last year, all Ohio voters could vote early. Then the GOP passed a bill taking away early voting for everyone but members of the military. Now the Democrats are suing to get early voting reinstated for everyone. We know that was really, REALLY complex, but were you able to follow it? You were? You didn’t read that and then have a stroke that made you differently abled, in your brain? Then you are a better man than Mitt Romney.

Here he is on Facebook, the preferred mode of talking at the more special members of one’s base.

President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage. The brave men and women of our military make tremendous sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms, and we should do everything we can to protect their fundamental right to vote. I stand with the fifteen military groups that are defending the rights of military voters, and if I’m entrusted to be the commander-in-chief, I’ll work to protect the voting rights of our military, not undermine them.

But guess where Mitt Romney picked up this creative take on Ohio’s early voting lawsuit? Would you believe … Ghost Andrew Breitbart?

I think it’s unconscionable that we as a nation wouldn’t make it as easy as possible for members of the military to vote. They arguably have more right to vote than the rest of us, since it is their service and sacrifice that ensures we have the right to vote in the first place.

If anyone proposes legislation to combat voter fraud, Democrats will loudly scream that the proposal could “disenfranchise” some voter, somewhere. We must ensure, they argue, that voting is easy and accessible to every single voter. Every voter, that is, except the men and women of our military.

Well, that is about what we would expect from Ghost Andrew Breitbart. But Mr. Romney should watch out. He is starting to get a Reputation.

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actor212 August 6, 2012 at 10:22 am

"I invented 'Curiousity' and discoverd Mars" – M. Romney.

thatsitfortheother1 August 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

Mars Rover. Home schoolers think it's a dog that likes candy bars.

actor212 August 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

The Rover discovered a singles bar on Mars. Still hasn't found life, apparently.

Oblios_Cap August 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

A Mars Bar, as it were?

sewollef August 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

"… Unlike the current president, who wanted to scrap the space program and give it to Mexico." — Mitt Romney

RadioBowels August 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

Mars is the god of war, ergo Mitts is pro-military.

johnnyzhivago August 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

Not true. In fact Romney is RELATED to the Robotic Curiosity Rover.

actor212 August 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

So who'd he fuck to make the machine?

viennawoods13 August 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Callista?

Oblios_Cap August 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

They arguably have more right to vote than the rest of us

Bullshit.

mookwrthwilson August 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

I think he's been watching Starship Troopers too much.

Oblios_Cap August 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

Service Brings Citizenship!

It was on again this weekend.

actor212 August 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

Some network ran all four…yes, four…of them back to back recently. I stopped watching after I realized I wasn't going to see Jolene Blalock's tits

Oblios_Cap August 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

I feel your pain.

smitallica August 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

That movie baffles me.

"Service brings citizenship! But not, apparently, tanks, artillery, or heavy weapons of any kind!"

actor212 August 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

That's the satire of the film (which on this point diverges wildly from the book by Heinlein): the society they're fighting for has completely collapsed, and humanity would probably be better off if the bugs won. In fact, the opening sequence of the film is ripped straight from Riefensthal to highlight the parallels between waning Nazi power and its rush to hyperpropagandize itself.

SorosBot August 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

And apparently doesn't get irony,

mookwrthwilson August 6, 2012 at 11:13 am

Neither does my wife. I was watching part of it this weekend on basic cable and she was like "this movie is terrible". I kept trying to explain that it was intentionally this way and that Verhoeven was making satire…she didn't get it…

GhostBuggy August 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

Would you like to know more?

Oblios_Cap August 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

They'll keep fighting..And they'll win!

Dr. Nick Riviera August 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

So Conservatives think only the military should vote, and women and gays shouldn't be allowed in the military…

Makes sense.

larrykat August 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

I prefer the white male landowner cohort myself.

ChrisM2011 August 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

If they knew how many African Americans serve, I'm sure they'd change their minds

thatsitfortheother1 August 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

I'm a veteran, and I agree with you. Particularly as an all volunteer force.

The baggers whining about losing their freedums to big government should think back about 35 years. To a time when the man came and got you when you were 18, and sent you humping an M-16 in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Talk about invasive.

SorosBot August 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

Yeah, assholes, nobody has more or less a right to vote than anyone else; except for (sometimes former) convicted felons, which is a quite frankly disgusting feature of American democracy.

Guppy August 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

And what do we find in § 1.04 of the Ohio Constitution?

(T)he military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power.

Teabaggers like constitutions except when they're wiping their asses with one.

rickmaci August 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

From the mouth of a fucking draft dodger. At long last sir, have you no shame?

DemmeFatale August 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

All animals are created equal, (but some are more equal than others).

eggsacklywright August 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

It is written in Mormonic magic scripture that Mittz is destined to be King of America.

Callyson August 6, 2012 at 11:48 am

The logic is truly frightening when you think about it. The people in the military fought for our rights, so they deserve them more than we do? They why the fuck should we have them risk their lives fighting for our rights if we're just going to abdicate them in the end?

Christ…

Lascauxcaveman August 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Not to mention the problem of leaving all our decisions in the hands of people not smart enough to avoid military service.

No, I don't hate our troops; I just wonder about them sometimes. Do they even realize how they're being used?

twaingirl August 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Some do but many who join the military do so because there is just no economic opportunities available to them (or, conversely, there may be but because of poor information and media manipulation, people just don't know. Apathy may play a part too).

Oblios_Cap August 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm

The gunman suspected of shooting six people dead at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday was a former US serviceman.

The gunman, shot dead by police during the attack in a Milwaukee suburb, was Wade Michael Page, 40, police said.

US officials said Page had been discharged from the military after being demoted.
Page, a former psychological operations specialist and a Hawk Missile System repairman, was discharged after being reduced in rank from sergeant to specialist.

He was reportedly disciplined in June 1998 for being drunk on duty, and discharged for "patterns of misconduct".

thatsitfortheother1 August 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

Somebody needs to kill Andrew Breitbart again.

Biff August 6, 2012 at 10:28 am

I'm afraid if we invoke his name often enough, he will truly rise again and become Zombie Breitbart.

PsycWench August 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

Kind of like the Dark Lord but not powerful enough…maybe the Dark Lackey?

Goonemeritus August 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

I’m going with the dark stain on the bedding of democracy.

actor212 August 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

Kinda "Beetlejuicy" of him…

Guppy August 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

The None-Comprehending Eye of Breitbart?

Schmannnity August 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

Gotta get the Horcruxes.

actor212 August 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

I'm not familiar with that Pokemon.

Lascauxcaveman August 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm

An airbender could prolly figure this out.

James Michael Curley August 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

Back in the day in Pittsburgh there was a one legged whore who needed a …

An_Outhouse August 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

I heard from a trust worthy source that Seal Team 6 is otherwise preoccupied at the moment. (Did you know there's Russians training in Colorado? shhhh… don't tell anyone).

GhostBuggy August 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

GhostAndrewBreitbartbusters.

ShreditorsDesk August 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

I love it when he lies about lying the best.

BaldarTFlagass August 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

He's acting like Richard Nixon never existed.

rickmaci August 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

Twitt is suck a cunning linguist he can manage lying out of both sides of his mouth simultaneously.

GhostBuggy August 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

We'll see soon if he's a master debater.

bikerlaureate August 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

You get to be delighted a lot, with this Simittlacrum.

freakishlywrong August 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

No matter how loud "Democrats scream", (to expand VOTING in a DEMOCRACY; I KNOW..), nothing can drown out the brass band that is the conservatives and their so-called media.

PsycWench August 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

You'd think dead people would be way past lying to advance a political cause.

Biff August 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

Being dead has in no way hindered Zombie Raygun and his agenda.

Wadisay August 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

Look, if you're already smoldering in hell like Breitbart, what's a few more lies?

Goonemeritus August 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

Considering the troops voted for Obama in bigger numbers than any other group except female Kenyan exchange students. I seriously doubt he would want to voter cage the troops.

not that Dewey August 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

Republicans disenfranchising voters = DEMOCRACY
Democrats reenfranchising same voters = TRANNY!1!!

thatsitfortheother1 August 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

Should we reenfranchise more than they disenfranchise, it will indeed be a trannysurprise.

BaldarTFlagass August 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

"And we're going to up the ante on the Obama administration, who only want to disenfranchise the military, by disenfranchising blacks, browns, olds, youngs, students, and anyone else we think might possibly vote Democrat. Your move, Barry!"

Boojum August 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm

And we are going to retroactively make all these things we already did into a response to this stuff you haven't actually done.

DerrickWildcat August 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

Birds and Cats arguably have more of right to vote than the rest of you.

Biff August 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

They were here first!

Mittens Howell, III August 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

Tweet early, and meow often.

starfanglednut August 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

What is Mitt Romney lying about today?

ALL OF THEM KATIE!

(Sorry)

ChillBill August 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

You know who else tried to make a career out of posting bullshit on Facebook?

not that Dewey August 6, 2012 at 10:29 am
actor212 August 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

Weedlord Hitlerboner?

anniegetyerfun August 6, 2012 at 7:16 pm

There will never be another made-up name in the world that can make me as happy as this one.

AddHomonym August 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

Errebody?

hagajim August 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

I just wanna know why Mitt hasn't posted any sexy mirror self-shots…no I don't really.

BaldarTFlagass August 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

My ex-girlfriend?

thatsitfortheother1 August 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

Bristol Palin? No wait, that was fvckbook.

anniegetyerfun August 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

Tila Tequila? Or was that MySpace?

Schmannnity August 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

It's simple to explain later. Mitt was taken out of context taking Brietbart out of context in an out of context Facebook statement. So there, haters.

RedneckMuslin August 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

Two lies make it right, right?

ShreditorsDesk August 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm

'…retroactively.'

Oblios_Cap August 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

I stand with the fifteen military groups

Jeez. How many groups do we need to have dedicated to killing folks that aren't us?

James Michael Curley August 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

I don't know what a 'military group' is; but according to some of the recent veterans I meet, their are as many localized 'gangs' on many bases as there are 'gangs' in prisons.

actor212 August 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

Who knew?

The Republicans hate us for our freedoms!

thatsitfortheother1 August 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

I did. Figured it out round about Watergate or so.

freakishlywrong August 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

You know, this asshole lies so much I'm starting to doubt he has a dancing horse in the Olympics. Wait..what?

SorosBot August 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

Gee, so the GOP wants to make it harder for people to vote, unless it's a group they think is more likely to vote for them; what a shocker.

PsycWench August 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

Oh, that can't be true. If it were true they would have put hurdles in the way of black people voting in Florida. And they would have demanded voter ID laws. And they would throw a fit every time a polling station in a city (say, Durham NC) stayed open late to compensate for malfunctioning equipment. See?

sewollef August 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

Hurdles wouldn't have stopped our dark-skinned brethren.

Did you see the 100 metre Olympics event? Notice all those white guys? Neither did I.

BoroPrimorac August 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm

That's why Rick Scott and the Florida GOP didn't fiddle with absentee ballots. Coincidentally there's a huge scandal in Miami right now which has to do with Republican politicians paying little old ladies to go around to nursing homes and falsify signatures on absentee ballots.

not that Dewey August 6, 2012 at 10:31 am
deanbooth August 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

He got that right. I'm in a daze.

John Birf Society August 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

Given the quantity and quality of his everyday lies, I find it unlikely that he would lie about something like taxes.

BaldarTFlagass August 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

"…it is their service and sacrifice that ensures we have the right to vote in the first place. "

How the fuck would you know, Mitt?

thatsitfortheother1 August 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

He asked his sons?

No?

Mittens Howell, III August 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

He knows all about service and sacrifice, that's what he was running away from when he went to France.

Oblios_Cap August 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

The local paper had a two-page story on Saturday about Moron missionaries and how this is the Moron Moment, because …Mitt. What a hunk of tripe. But not surprising, since the USA Today bought it a couple of years ago. At least we get good baseball box scores, because there damn sure isn't any real news in it.

BeefHardcake August 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

No, no, no, you have it all wrong. Mittbot 2.0 simply encountered an error in its English-language carbon-based lifeform interface translation program. This will be fixed in the next version of the operating system.

sewollef August 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

"This will be fixed in the next version of the operating system."

That'll be the Business & Executive – 1% edition I'm guessing, right? The Home & Student edition [aka stripped down piece of shit] is for the rest of the us.

not that Dewey August 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

From Think Progress:

Mitt Romney, by supporting the Ohio law that would do away with three days of early voting for all but those covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act (‘UOCAVA’), is supporting the restriction of voting rights for as many as 913,000 Ohio veterans.

Mittens Howell, III August 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

Hey, stop lying at Mitt with the truth!

Callyson August 6, 2012 at 11:51 am

I read that as "Uninformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act." Perfect description of Romney voters…

not that Dewey August 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

His voters are absent and uninformed citizens. His money is overseas.

Chet Kincaid_ August 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

Mitt Romney is also lying about what happened on The Island!! http://www.sixteensmallstones.org/wp-content/uplo

not that Dewey August 6, 2012 at 11:13 am

Does that mean they're all dead? Whew. What a relief.

kittensdontlie August 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

"It's not a lie, if you believe it"–George Costanza

mavenmaven August 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

Oh, but lying is built into Romney's robot program. Its that wingnut lying program, "lynuts".

Biff August 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

I'm usually pretty wary of clicking on any .exe extensions.

ChillBill August 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

Cause nobody cares about the rights of the Military like a draft dodger, right?

sewollef August 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

Damn it, it's the exact opposite of the lawsuit. WTF? Does he think there's no way to check these things or does he believe the Kock Brothers will cover for him?

e_z August 6, 2012 at 11:19 am

"Does he think there's no way to check these things or does he believe the Kock Brothers will cover for him"

Actually he doesn't give a fuck ether way.

Chow Yun Flat August 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

They arguably have more right to vote than the rest of us, since it is their service and sacrifice that ensures we have the right to vote in the first place.

No, I have more right to vote than anyone else because I said so.

anniegetyerfun August 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

Then you are a better man than Mitt Romney.

Well, my dick's bigger.

Oblios_Cap August 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

I hear Willard's isn't that small for a rat.

Geminisunmars August 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

His lie du jour is all over the internet in the form of political ads: How he (singlehandedly) saved the Olympics. You know his campaign has been waiting until the middle of the current Olympics to place these ads, because jingoism and medals.

MumbletyPesade August 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

That can't be a real SNL clip. Too much actual eye contact between the actors; not enough staring at offscreen cue cards.

not that Dewey August 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

Also, not enough contrived dialog that no human would actually say.

JustPixelz August 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

you notice that too. it's like the skip rehearsal, skip reading the script, and can't remember the line long enough to look away from the card. they may as well move it to radio.

BaldarTFlagass August 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

Sure, make sure they can still vote, but fuck any additional funding for PTSD and the Veteran's Administration in general.

James Michael Curley August 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

A republican congress, in 1996 the year of the Christmas closure, took the VA off the status of not being lumped into the budget process and only getting the budget increases most other agencies got. By many estimates this has resulted in the VA operating on 60% of what it would have been entitled to under the old system. It took the democratic congress and VA director Shinseki to get the VA out of the 'sequestered funding' category in 2010. However the current congress and the Paul Ryan budget still cuts the VA requested funding. Even a program higballed through congress in 2009 to rehabilitate Walter Reed has been cut again.

If you had a leg blown off it takes six to nine months to get a prosthetic. Not 6 to 9 months after the incident but 6 to 9 months after there has been enough healing to be able to measure you for a prosthetic. Then you may spend weeks with it sitting by your bedside while you wait for a therapist to be available.

starfanglednut August 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Fuck.

PuckStopsHere August 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

If Mitwit simply hired people to manufacture the outrage his campaign appears to require on a daily basis, the nation's unemployment problem would disappear overnight.

Rosie_Scenario August 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

But Mitt being Mitt, those jobs would be outsourced to China or India.

An_Outhouse August 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

I arguably have more right to vote than military members. After all I'm the one with the job who pays the taxes that supports them. They're practically my slaves.

Guppy August 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

I stand with the fifteen military groups

These groups, are we talking more VFW or more along the lines of SCV?

fuflans August 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

this is what i was fighting about over at the economist all night and now i have a hangover.

i fucking hate mitt romney.

gullywompr August 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

That's their eternal narrative – whenever Dems try to get something for a group of people, it means theat they are taking it away from everybody else. See: taxes, marriage, social programs, etc.

PS, can we stop calling it "gay marriage", and just call it "marriage"?

mr bojangles August 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

asshole's lips are moving!!

Come here a minute August 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

Next Romney will propose that each servicemember receives TWO votes. Yeah, that's the ticket! (CEO's too, naturally, because they're bravely serving our country creating jobs)

rickmaci August 6, 2012 at 11:19 am

Also the sons of CEO's who dodge military service.

Fraudulently_Joe August 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

Incidentally, it would be much less of a blatant lie to argue that in opposing this challenge to Ohio's early voting elimination, Mitt Romney is saying that he doesn't think that our veterans should have access to early voting.

Why do you hate our veterans, Mr. Romney?

fartknocker August 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

So Mitshit has adopted the same strategy as GWB2 in the 2000 elections. Apparently this goat fucker believes no one remembers how a court decided an election because of the numbnuts in Florida.

MonkeyMotion August 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

I hope Harry Reid is taking notes…

pinkocommi August 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

"Then you are a better man than Mitt Romney."

I am a woman, but you are still right.

RadioBowels August 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

I also heard that the Mars Curiosity landing was a secret private sector project. And despite Obama gutting NASA, he is go to take full credit for the accomplishment.

anniegetyerfun August 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

Hey, Obama Campaign:

This would be a decent issue to get mad over, I think? It's hard to say how many horrible lies Rmoney's campaign is going to try to get away with over the next few months (thousands), but a good, angry, WELL-WORDED strike back on this one would be good.

Also, maybe a bit of condescension – go ahead and pretend to be understanding about how Romney doesn't understand complicated things like "laws".

RadioBowels August 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

Or "taxes".

anniegetyerfun August 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

I feel like the taxes thing is better handled by minions.

eggsacklywright August 6, 2012 at 11:34 am

So much material to use and so far the Dims are not taking much advantage.

Boojum August 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Start a site, MittLies.com. List them all. Plug hell out of it.

Mittens Howell, III August 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

If we're going to have a lying cunt for a President, can we at least have a clever one?

Chow Yun Flat August 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

Joseph Goebbels, 1941.
———
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Mitt Romney, 2012

MumbletyPesade August 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

So he takes information presented to him, this Mitt, and extracts a twisted-up backwards conclusional flop that would make Coach Karyoli blanche. Nothing Presidential about this drone-a-tron except the exceptional dimensions of his disingenuity.

not that Dewey August 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

the exceptional dimensions of his disingenuity

NASA is working on that next. Just give them a day to rest.

rickmaci August 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

You just never know what nonsense will come out next from Twitt Romoney's clown car of a campaign.

smitallica August 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

Yes, we can see why Obama would want to prevent the military from voting, since there are so few blacks and HIspanics in the military.

Monsieur_Grumpe August 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

I hate to lump groups of people together but I'll risk being called a bigot to point out that Mitt the Bishop is living up to my expectations that come from past dealings with other Mormons. Some people will use God to justify all kinds of sleaziness.

Harrison Wintergreen August 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

Anecdotal evidence: the meanest, angriest man I've ever known was an 'elder' in the LDS Church. In a way, he was sort of an anti-missionary: his message was "become a Mormon and you too can be a thoroughly unpleasant and miserable excuse for a human being."

TheGyrus August 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

Ohio: "Let's disenfranchise everyone except the troops."

Obama: "You can't do that!"

Romney: "Troop hater!"

johnnyzhivago August 6, 2012 at 11:12 am

I'm waiting for the "Only Republicans Can Vote" law being introduced….

mwittier August 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

Well, they arguably have more of a right to vote than any of us, since it is their servants and sanctimoniousness that ensures they have the first place in line to vote.

Fraudulently_Joe August 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

Frankly, at this point, Mitt Romney's managed to paint himself as less credible than "some guy who called called Harry Reid's office and told him a thing".

Kinda impressive, in its own way.

James Michael Curley August 6, 2012 at 11:19 am

I wasn't finished ranting about For-Profit Colleges scamming veterans and now you want me to switch gears and rant about republicans denying voting rights to veterans and pumping them up with dioxin. I'm gonna get whiplash.

proudgrampa August 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

Liar, liar, pants on fire!!!

BlueStateLibel August 6, 2012 at 11:21 am

Has anyone in Mitt's family ever served in the U.S. military? Certainly not him, his father or his sons. On the other hand, Obama's daughters are eligible to join DAR: http://suite101.com/article/president-obama-desce

johnnyzhivago August 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

Better question, has anyone in Mitt's family FOUGHT the US Military????

Weren't there some skirmishes back in the day with Morman settlers??

An_Outhouse August 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

If the U.S. retroactively seized Mexico, then maybe someone in Mitt's family could have joined the U.S. military, retroactively. But otherwise, no, they were in Mexico.

BaldarTFlagass August 6, 2012 at 11:26 am

The real question should really be "what isn't Mitt Romney lying about today?" Probably a lot shorter answer…

BarackMyWorld August 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

At this point if Obama ordered Mexican food for dinner, Mitt would accuse him of being anti-American.

DahBoner August 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

How can you tell Mitt Rommey is lyin?

On his control panel, LED #3 indicates power, which means the LIE YOUR ASS OFF TO GET ELECTED subroutine is executing once per second….

Comrade Wingtardd August 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm

FIGHT!

viennawoods13 August 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Ok, I think understand their reasoning, stupid as it is. I teach, and when we have a student with learning disabilities, we have a report which outlines the things we can do to make that student better able to learn. One day I was called into a meeting with parents by a bright red principal, she was so upset, as the parents were giving her the gears about how unfair I was to their little darling. I went in and explained to them how I broke down assignments into small steps, etc, etc, all according to the kid's IEP, but then I made the cardinal error of saying that this was standard in all my assignments for the whole class, not just him. Well!! I had to have special, extra things for him,above and beyond what I was doing for the others, even if half of them had IEPs too. In other words, he was SO special, that if the others got the same, he deserved more. Either that or take away those accommodations for the others, to preserve his "advantage".
So, you see, by wanting everyone to be able to vote early, Obama is taking away a privilege given to the military, and so they no longer are "special" At least, that's the only way the argument makes sense. Or maybe Rmoney is just stupid.

Designer_Rants August 6, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Shorter Article:
Today's Furious Wingnut Outrage claims: Chicago-style New Black Panther Obama is using Chicago-style politics to kill the freedom of the military — Chicago-style.

BZ1 August 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Man, where's the Supreme Court when you need them?

MonkeyMotion August 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Slightly OT: Still waiting for Rush to claim the Sikh temple shooter was actually a liberal looking to pin the blame on conservatives who, once again — like all flag-waving, bible-thumping, gun-toting, freedom-loving, Fox-watching Americans — are the real victims of this tragedy.

ttommyunger August 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm

"WHAT IS MITT ROMNEY LYING ABOUT TODAY?" Clue: watch his lips; if they move, he is lying.

actor212 August 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

BORING CORRECTION: All three of the films. If memory serves, it was G4 network that ran them along with a discussion of the fourth film, which is in preproduction.

I have to stop drinking on weekends and limit it to weeknights.

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