The American people were lied to by the dynamic trio of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld about the need to invade Iraq in 2003. Therefore it is not surprising to learn Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are now lying about exactly what was said by President Obama. Romney is running an ad which has Obama saying: “if we keep talking about the economy,we’re going to lose.” Actually, he was QUOTING JOHN MCCAIN, but, what the heck, he used those words so they are his words. Rich Perry has an ad which has Obama saying, “we’ve been a little bit lazy over the past couple of decades” when he actually was being critical of American business for failing to get larger foreign investments. Darrel West of the nonpartisan Brookings Institute, claims, “these ads are blatant misrepresentations.”
I really don’t understand why Mr. West is upset. Barack Obama has been charged with being born in Kenya, he has been charged with being a Muslim, and I await charges that he was never born. I do not put it past Mitt Romney to declare he is now a born again Christian if that will result in becoming president. Truth has never been one who knocked on the door of Republicans.