Mitt The Mendacious

Paul Krugman talks about Mitt Rmoney’s recent gaffe… Krugman defines a gaffe as “when a politician accidentally tells the truth” … in which Rmoney revealed himself to be a closet Keynesian. This is hardly surprising; anyone who does not acknowledge the fundamental correctness of Keynes’s hypotheses on depression economics and the necessary government role they imply is looking to send America the way of Greece, Ireland, Spain et al… sooner rather than later.

So what did Rmoney accidentally say aloud? Only this:

If you just cut, if all you’re thinking about doing is cutting spending, as you cut spending you’ll slow down the economy.

So there you have it. Speaking truth to Republicans is not permitted, especially if you are a presidential candidate. So Rmoney’s campaign has walked back this scarcely questionable, let alone deniable statement.

So Mitt is lying again, and everybody in his party is happy with his return to orthodox mendacity, or is it mendacious orthodoxy. Ain’t life great?

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  • LiberalTalkingPoints  On Thursday March 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Love that Krugman quote. It seems to just sum things up. Mitt’s image is all veneer and once in awhile you get to see through the cracks to see what truly lies beneath. The problem is his image is muddled enough by self contradictions and flipflops that when you truly are looking through the crack at the core of the man, you can’t be sure if its just another flaw in the facade what…

    • Steve  On Thursday March 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Joe, a day ago, I used the Monopoly man (probably in violation of copyright, though I believe parody is protected) as an image of Mitt Romney. I do not believe I was far off in that assessment!

      • LiberalTalkingPoints  On Thursday March 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

        That image is iconic in exactly the same way that Romney epitomizes the 1%. Someone should photoshop a top hat, tux and cigar on an image of Mitt. That would be ritzy!

        • Steve  On Thursday March 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm

          Ah, if only… how many times have I wished for PhotoShop skills! But my late father and I divided up the artistic talent: I was a pro musician and he was tone-deaf; he was a decent painter and I couldn’t draw my salary. Some things are not meant for me!

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