Lies at the Train Station


August 17, 2012 by Julia

Of course, lies everywhere one of its representatives is speaking, but in this case, it was my train station.  Seriously, I got off the train, and there were three guys wearing bright pink placards with slogans such as “Fire Romney!” on them, handing out papers.  Obviously, I had to take the papers.  Here is what I got:

(If you have any interest in using the scans, I do have larger files, they’re just huge.  I  have no problem sharing them.  Also, yes, the first page really was cut off like that)

After a little Googling, I learned that these gentlemen were visiting the train station as part of this event.  If the outright lies on the “pink slip” made you laugh, read the site.  Seriously.  “Ryan is an extremist ideologue who wants to end Medicare.”  Not “end Medicare as we know it,” just “end Medicare.”  Classic.

The “pink slip” isn’t much better, though.  First of all, the entire concept is weird.  Why would a liberal organization have the authority to “fire” or “terminate” a Republican presidential ticket?  Wouldn’t that have to be done by Republicans?  Second of all–oh my gosh, the lies!  The lies!  How dare Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan use FACTS, MATH, and EXACT QUOTES to criticize the President?  Why, that’s “lying and misrepresenting!”  When did either Romney or Ryan lie about their “personal work history?”  What “record” is Romney (I assume that he is the “his,” since they abruptly switch to the singular) hiding?  Oh, because he didn’t pay taxes for 10 years?  Or because he’s a felon?  And look, the “outsourcing pioneer” makes a comeback!

The “experts” who say that the Ryan budget will cost 1 million jobs in a year seem to be various people who work for the “shared prosperity” think-tank Economic Policy Institute, who wrote a series of reports (combined here) that apparently no one has bothered to debunk because no one who isn’t a socialist or anti-Leftist watchdog has heard of this outfit before.  I’ll remind you, however, that the Tax Policy Center report has been repeatedly debunked.

Personally, I find one of the most hilarious things to be the assertion that Romney and Ryan specifically intend to raise taxes on the middle class for sole purpose of giving tax cuts to the rich (aka “Romneyhood”).  There is, of course, no citation for this, but I presume is relying on noted tax policy expert Barack Obama.  Here‘s a general list of counter-points to the Romneyhood theory; the Wall Street Journal also disagrees.

Page 2 is less interesting, because it’s just a summary of Paul Ryan’s plan to save Medicare.  It’s not neutral but also not incredibly critical–I’ve seen headlines more critical than that whole analysis (it even proves Debbie Wasserman-Schultz wrong).  Was really the best op-ed or report they could find?

If this is the best could do even with all that Soros money, I think we’ve got a pretty good shot at this one.


3 thoughts on “ Lies at the Train Station

  1. Ish says:

    It’s an incredibly minor quibble, but for months now, the claim by the DNC that Bain Capital was an evil hotbed of “outsourcing” has just annoyed me to no end… Oh, sure, there is the lying, the misrepresentation of facts, and just a general sense of ‘what business is it of yours how a private firm is run?’ But the think that has me MOST annoyed? They’ve got their damn terminology wrong.

    Outsorucing is obtaining goods, services, or contract-labor from an outside supplier in place of an internal source. Moving some or all of a company’s processes or services overseas, in order to take advantage of lower costs, is called Offshoring.

    Granted, Obama’s handpicked DNC Chairwoman, Rep. Wasserman Schultz, cannot tell the difference between “under 55” and “over 55,” so I guess expecting community college level business managment course jargon from the woman is to much… she can’t handle basic counting.

  2. Stuart the Viking says:

    I really don’t get “”. They had some legitimacy as an anti-incumbent organization, but now they are trying to get the incumbent re-elected by shouting “MOVE ON! YEA!” to the four winds. Seems silly to me.


    • Ish says:

      MoveOn was never anti-incumbent — unless those incumbents had an “R” at the end of their name. It was a “progressive” political action committee started in 1998 as an e-mail group / petition opposed to the impeachment of President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice.

      Since then, they’ve moved on (ha! pun!) accusing military generals of treason, boycotting and censoring critics of Michael Moore, been criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for anti-semitism, successfully encouraged the `08 Democratic Presidential Candidates not to attend two debates sponsored by Fox News, and accussed McCain of wanting to draft infants to fight in the war in Iraq…

      Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, once took MoveOn to task for for “10 years of making even people who agree with you cringe.”

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