My pre-holiday Tuesday column in case you missed it:
Okay, so this won’t be a column about the biggest lie in the history of the universe. I have no idea what that might be. But I can safely say that today’s column is about the biggest lie in the history of the last several days.
Before I dive into the specific lie, it’s important to underscore the Mitt Romney Is A Lying Liar tote board, maintained by the intrepid Steve Benen. Last week alone, Benen noted 21 different Mitt Romney lies. That’s three lies per day (that Benen is aware of), and they all line up with Romney’s prevailing campaign strategy of “a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth gets its shoes on.” In other words, these lies will resonate with voters, and when the lie is finally debunked it’s already too late. And anyone who notices will probably chalk it up to “politics as usual.”
Nevertheless, the big lie of the week is that the Affordable Care Act is the biggest tax increase in the history of forever times a thousand. Continued here…