Romney's Lies Are Like The Emperor's New Clothes . . .
When Romney appropriated Obama's five point economic plan, during the first debate, including every point except one, he prefaced the introduction of the plan with "you know, my plan has five points," like he'd been talking about it forever, even though he was describing it for the first time.
When Romney anticipated the backlash following John Sununu's racist remark about Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, he told us, speaking about the President, "we have watched him over the last four years and he's been divisive and demonized any group that opposed him."
When Romney sought to compete with Barack Obama as a benefactor of the auto industry, after Barack Obama had rescued the auto industry from extinction, and he had done nothing, he asked us to consider who, between the two of them, would do more for the auto industry.
And when Romney challenged Democratic opposition to trickle down economics, he did it by opposing "trickle down government," even though there is no such thing . . .
The common feature to these lies is that Romney begins by co-opting his audience into acquiescing to something they know is not true, as true. We did not know he had a five point plan, but he told us that we did. We did not know there were groups opposing the President that he demonized, but Romney said so. We did not know if he would do anything for the auto industry, a prerequisite for knowing that he would do more than Obama has already done; but he instructed us to quantify what does not exist. And there's no such thing as trickle down government, but he spoke to us about it, like it was an established fact. Which is like the Emperor in the story who introduced as clothes, what people thought they recognized as his naked body, but because of his status, they acquiesced to his characterization of what they were seeing as clothes, and eventually, they not only believed, they became co-creators of the finest, most grand royal clothing that could be imagined. By the same process, Mitt Romney, who has failed in every category, for the state of Massachusetts, that he promises to improve for the Nation, convinced most Americans that he can achieve on a large scale, what he failed to achieve on a small scale, based on words laced with guile, that have no basis in truth . . .