If Mitt Romney wins the presidency in November it will be because he has adopted the George W. Bush/Karl Rove “reality creation” strategy, wherein the candidate/elected official and his or her surrogates tell so many lies, day in and day out, that the overpaid but beleaguered national political media can’t be bothered to keep up.
Just as there was in the Bush years, a cottage industry is coalescing on the Interwebs around the mission of tracking the Romney team’s “blizzard of lies” strategy with fact checking and lie listings. Media Matters does a good job, of course, and there’s Factcheck.org and right-leaning Politifact, but check out Romney the Liar, at Blogspot, for starters. Here are a few other sources:
Steve Benen, formerly at the Washington Note, now at Maddow Blog, is doing real heavy lifting in tracking Romney’s lies. He’s up to Volume XX (for recently educated folks, please know that “XX” is the Roman numeral for “20.”) Here are links to previous editions: Vol. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII,XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX
Andrew Sullivan at the Dish/Daily Beast focuses on Mitt’s Big Lies: 1. 1. “No Military Options On The Table With Iran” ; 2. “Romney Backed The Auto Bailout”; and 3. Obama Has No Jobs Plan. (I would add Romney’s big lie that Obama went on an apology tour to this list.)
You’ll find a frequently updated list, “All of Romney’s Lies in One Place!” here at DailyKos.
There was even an article in the mainstream “U.S. News and World Report” in January titled,”Mitt Romney’s Lies.”
And in case you missed it, be sure to check out Xpostfactoid’s list of Romney’s Rules for lying.