A day after General Petraeus exonerated the White House of any cover ups regarding the Benghazi situation Republican representative Dana Rohrabacher pressed on pointing fingers convinced of a grand conspiracy to cover up an act of terrorism. This is despite Obama’s now famous declaration that it was an act of terror in the Rose Garden less then 24 hours after the attack happened. Dana’s convictions led him to Anderson Cooper where he presented his argument directly contrary to the testimony of Petraeus. Cooper responds telling Dana “What you are saying is factually incorrect.” Dana gets quite upset but refuses to discredit the Petraeus testimony or provide evidence Obama is lying. He also neglects to actually say what Obama lies about since Mitt Romney already sank his own ship falsely claiming Obama denied a terror attack in the second presidential debate. Does this look like a lie without evidence? Or does it look like someone who’s really upset that his party just lost a major election and wants something to be angry about. Dana says Anderson Cooper doesn’t have the facts. But when asked if the facts are wrong he refuses to refute them or saying they are lies. It appears facts appear in Dana’s world as Dana wants them to be instead of as they are.
Perusing the polticalwebosphere (lets make that stick!) I’ve come upon so many “man pwns himself” style videos. Some of them are posted here. But I recently was sent a new one by a reader that was made before Romney’s debate and before he even really started campaigning. Mitt appears to have no problem defining the kind of man who will say anything to get elected and let flip flopping carry him as far as possible. Don’t worry about getting caught lying. If someone calls you on it you can lie about the lies. This used to be a tried, tested and true strategy in politics. However that was before the internet, alternative media and of course, political pwnage.
Here you have 20 straight minutes of Romney giving totally opposite accounts of what he ‘believes’… all from 6 months ago.
But wait! There’s more. So much more. This is why lying doesn’t work. It fuels your oppositions criticisms of you and they can make ads like this.
It empowers left leaning media programs to easily attack you like this:
And random people with time on their youtube hands make videos like this.
The reality is that Mitt Romney is in a battle with himself to fool the general public. If you believe him he is fighting it for everyone. But can you believe him? We try to be objective at Political Pwnage but it’s difficult when one man states totally opposite opinions on the most important issues the world faces and expects you to believe him.
This is only a short video but it entails something we believe has never before been seen in the history of the Presidential Debates. Notes are strictly not allowed. Sure, I recall getting busted on a math test as a child doing this, but this is different. Mitt Romney, with his campaign burning around him, was so desperate he actually smuggled in a stack of crib sheets into the first debate. The move is so smooth it must have been rehearsed. Mitt walks casually to the podium and sticks his hand in his pocket. Channeling David Blaine, he steps close to the podium to block the view of his hands from the moderator, the crowd and his opponent. Then slips the notes under the bottom of his jacket to the podium blocking the view from the side with his wrist… looks up and grins like he got away with something. Except this is 2012, cameras are cheap, and he failed to cover one angle and is now busted. Seriously… a guy running for president just got busted for cheating on his exams. LOLZ to you Mr. Romney. I guess you did need those since what you said was the opposite of everything you’ve claimed for 6 months. See you after third period. ;0
Media and politics are forever intertwined. Why? Simply because journalists commit the actions of politicians to a record that is retained and can be viewed later. William Saletan from Slate Magazine fully understands how important a tool this can be. When considering one’s talking points in the present you can look to the past and piece together a timeline of events and ideas that provide veracity. Or, in this case, make your job very easy. Present Romney says something happened at a specific time so Saletan merely went to that time, found media of younger Romney talking about abortion, and let Mitt do his job for him.