Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

31 Aug

There have been a lot of cringe-worthy moments from both the left and the right in the current presidential race. Recently, Senator Akin’s misguided comments on pregnancy and rape have been getting a lot of attention and have received well-deserved condemnation, even from his own party. However, two wrongs don’t make a right, and President Obama and his party have abandoned their integrity to use Akin’s comments to their own advantage.

Recently, the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Convention, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, sent out a fundraising letter deliberately misquoting the LA Times and falsely claiming that the RNC had embraced Akin’s position. Anderson Cooper interviewed her about it, citing exactly how she misquoted the LA Times, and she refused to acknowledge that she did it. When Anderson Cooper offered to read her the real quote, her response was “Anderson, what I’m saying is, it doesn’t matter” [1]

She also took the opportunity during the interview to refuse to acknowledge that Mitt Romney supports abortion for cases of rape, incest, or danger to the health of the mother, saying that Mitt only says it “out loud” and that he is being “disingenuous” about his stance on abortion. In other words, she says Romney lies about his stance on abortion. However, even if Mitt repeated the RNC plank on abortion [2] word for word, his beliefs still wouldn’t mesh with what Wasserman Shultz’s claims he believes.

Straight from the horse’s mouth, we hear that integrity doesn’t matter to the Chairwoman of the DNC, and since there hasn’t been any condemnation of her behavior from the left, we can assume that is also the stance of the rest of her party. Telling the truth does not matter to Ms. Wasserman Shultz. To her, the only thing that mattered was getting her misleading information out to as many voters as possible.

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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Left vs. Right


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