Benen has been tracking Romney’s mendacity and this one is a whopper.
In a speech in Virginia yesterday, Romney blamed “card check” for making things “tougher” on businesses.
Can you spot the lie?
Card check didn’t pass, so it’s impossible for Romney’s argument to be true.
He won’t correct himself and he doesn’t care. This is the centerpiece of his political strategy — say anything, even if it’s flagrantly untrue, because it’s not about Romney, it’s about defeating the president and Republican voters just don’t care what Romney says. So let fly. The most cynical campaign ever.
Romney went on to condemn Obama for “shutting down” a “wonderful” school voucher program in the District of Columbia.
And of course:
Obama didn’t shut down the school voucher program in the District of Columbia. It still exists.
He just yanks them out of his titanium alloy Ass-o-tron Unit, doesn’t he.
And you know what else? All along I think Newt Gingrich was exactly right about Romney.