Romney: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson details what he says is the GOP presidential candidate's dishonesty.

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Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson details what he says is GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney's dishonesty.

There are those who tell the truth. There are those who distort the truth. And then there’s Mitt Romney.

Every political campaign exaggerates and dissembles. This practice may not be admirable -- it’s surely one reason so many Americans are disenchanted with politics -- but it’s something we’ve all come to expect. Candidates claim the right to make any boast or accusation as long as there’s a kernel of veracity in there somewhere.

Even by this lax standard, Romney too often fails. Not to put too fine a point on it, he lies. Quite a bit.

“Since President Obama assumed office three years ago, federal spending has accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history,” Romney claims on his campaign Web site. This is utterly false. The truth is that spending has slowed markedly under Obama.

Read Eugene Robinson's entire piece at the Washington Post.

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