After listening to politicians for more than 50 years, I have to admit that they all fudge the truth.
George W. Bush brought lying to a new level that had never been seen before. As he went through his administration, he continued to hone his lying skill to a level that most sane people would say was epic.
I have to applaud the Romney-Ryan campaign for achieving truly world class status for lying. They have each found new and truly impressive ways to lie about so many issues.
What they do is go on a nationally televised program or hold a nationally reported speech and lie about their position on an issue. The following day, their campaign staffs issue low-key statements that say “What he said yesterday about whatever was not really what he thinks.”
For example, Romney told David Gregory on "Meet the Press" that his health care plan would make insurance companies provide coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. The next day, the Romney staff claimed that was not going to happen under Romney’s plan.
Does that mean that Romney doesn’t even know what his own plan has in it, or was he just lying?
Robert Tremaine, Livermore Falls