Romney gets caught lying about Obama, military voters
By Steve Benen
Mon Aug 6, 2012 10:34 AM EDT
After spending the last several months paying attention to Mitt Romney's habitual dishonesty at a granular level, I've become largely inured to his more routine, casual lies. Some of the deliberate falsehoods are just too common to get upset about.
But once in a while, Romney tells a lie so blatant and offensive that it raises questions anew about the candidate's character and what standards of decency he's prepared to abandon to advance his ambitions.
<..> This is as loathsome a lie as Romney has told all year -- and given his record, that's not an easy threshold to meet.
<..> After the campaign's dishonesty was exposed, Romney put a twist on his lie, saying Obama now opposes giving the troops special treatment. But even by Republican standards, this is insane -- by this reasoning, Romney supports a policy that discriminates against military veterans in Ohio who would be legally prohibited from the same early-voting rights as active-duty servicemen and women.
This is where Willard gets in trouble for his lying. He then has to lie about the lie and gets tripped up. We can expect this to be pushed under the rug by the Romney camp as they go on to the next lie.