Note from Dan: The post of the day is by me, a response to dave, who wrote: “The biggest lie perpetrated by Romney and the Republicans and the outside groups sponsored by the Koch Bros. and the oil/coal barons was that Obama was killing energy policy and keeping us subservient to foreign oil. If we would just let them have free rein with no regulations, we would solve all our energy issues.”
I think it’s actually hard to characterize the biggest lie. Those and the other examples of misinformation were so many, and so varied, and they were even posted here by so many RWers like Leon, Suzie, terps, Michael Howdyshell, pammala, LC, Chuck, mikeO, Frank, Pistol Pete, matt, Sharon N and others. It was astounding.
The comforting part is that it backfired on the RWers. Recall, it wasn’t that many months ago they considered Obama the easiest incumbent president to beat, EVER. All of them KNEW (in their deluded minds) that he was by far the WORST president in history, and none of them could imagine a 3-million vote majority of electorate voting for him, against anyone with a pulse.
The very notion that Obama would win 332 electoral votes was absurd. It could not happen — in their minds. It was totally out of the question.
It’s obvious what happened. The public saw through the RWers’ smokescreen. The public got tired of the lies — about energy, the ACA, Dodd-Frank, the birth certificate, welfare reform, Medicare, taxes, spending, unemployment, the economy. That list barely scratches the surface. Those were everywhere, all over the place, all the time. The RWers even lied to themselves about Romney’s poll numbers — which is an actual hallmark of insanity.
And they backfired big on Romney. The nonstop, breathtaking lies turned voters off to Mitt.
Boo hoo! They have only themselves to blame.
Are you happy, RWers? You shot yourself in the foot. I was happy to provide one of many forums for you to do that, btw.
Don’t give us that bitter stuff about: “Oh, you’ll see now. You just wait until this country goes to hell in a handbasket.”
Because, based on all the other garbage you folks wrote, over many months, we know that’s BS as well. Your credibility is totally shot. We don’t believe you. Why should we?
But please come back! We still have to clean up the House of Representatives. And you can help!