The Mighty Wall Street Journal has knotted its in situ undergarments again. The vapors! The vapors!
Obama and the L-Word
Wall Street Journal
‘Liar’ is potent and ugly—with a sleazy political pedigree. — The election campaign of the 44th U.S. president is now calling another candidate for the American presidency a “liar.” This is a new low. It is amazing and depressing to hear this term being used …
And Sal Russo and Howard Kaloogian, the guys who cooked up the Gray Davis recall campaign with Darrell Issa, sent this out from their long-running buses with different names Tea Party Express cash machine, “The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama”:
Their webpage from earlier this year
This morning we sent you an email warning about the fact that if and when Paul Ryan shines at tonight’s debate the Obama campaign – and his surrogates in the liberal news media – would just dismiss it as a pack of lies.
Friends, the Obama-Biden campaign isn’t even waiting for the debate to take place, they are already calling Paul Ryan a liar. Please help us fight back against the smear campaign the Obama-Biden campaign is waging against Paul Ryan by making a contribution to our “Support Paul Ryan” TV ad campaign – CLICK HERE to CONTRIBUTE.
Funny thing is, they’re not running a campaign for Mitt Romney, they’re running a campaign for Paul Ryan. All their emails over the past few weeks have focused on Ryan, and contributing to defend HIM.
Tea Party Express banner, click for web page (Where’s Mitt?)
That’s the strangest goddam thing I’ve seen for a vice presidential campaign since Curtis LeMay decided to sign up as George Wallace’s “American Party” veep choice.
But, suggesting that these serpents are less than truthful, honestly calling them “liars” is “a new low”?
I guess to the demonically-inspired, honestly telling the truth WOULD be a “new low,” in that inverted Universe. But here, let’s take a recent example:
Romney knew one Navy SEAL killed in Libya attack
By Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
VAN METER, Iowa – On a push to expose his softer side, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney today revealed his intimate connection to the attack last month in eastern Libya that left four Americans dead.
Call it a case of mistaken Christmas parties that led Romney to meet Glen A. Doherty, a former Navy SEAL who was killed in the Sept. 11 attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
Republicans, including Romney, have cited the attack to criticize President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. The attack also was the centerpiece of Romney’s high-profile, foreign policy speech Monday at the Virginia Military Institute.
But Romney waited a day to share his ties to the events in Libya, telling his story at a rally in Iowa, one of a handful of battleground states where he has been getting personal to help persuade undecided voters to support him.
The story begins with a chance encounter at a Christmas party in southern California in 2009 or 2010. He couldn’t be sure which.
On a blustery day on an Iowa cornfield, Romney explained that he had gotten a flier at his home in southern California for a neighborhood Christmas party. He hadn’t planned on going but, after noticing a party getting started at a house almost across the street, he and his wife, Ann, changed their minds and decided to pop over.
It wasn’t until after dinner that they realized they were at the wrong house.
“Turns out, this wasn’t the neighborhood party. This was a family having a party with their friends,” Romney said as his audience laughed. “We were a little embarrassed but they treated us well nonetheless and I got to meet some really interesting people.”
Then the story turns serious, as has become the custom in Romney’s campaign speeches in recent days.
At rallies in Florida, Virginia and now Iowa, he has swapped the tales of hard-working entrepreneurs that had filled his speeches for months in favor of anecdotes about people in his life who have died. He talks about a 14-year-old leukemia patient, a quadriplegic classmate and an American soldier killed last year in Afghanistan.
Then there is Doherty, the former Navy SEAL Romney met at a party he wasn’t supposed to attend.
Both were from Massachusetts. Both enjoyed skiing. And Doherty, who was 42 at the time of his death, talked about his work in the Middle East for a private security company after he finished his tour of duty as a Navy SEAL.
“You can imagine how I felt when I found out that he was one of the two former Navy SEALs killed in Benghazi on Sept. 11,” Romney said in Iowa, pausing to stay composed. “It touched me obviously as I recognized this young man that I thought was so impressive had lost his life in his service of his fellow men and women.”
Also killed were U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, diplomat Sean Smith, Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods, another former Navy SEAL.
The attack in Benghazi initially created a political headache for Romney, whose campaign issued a statement condemning the U.S. response before the severity of the violence was known. Romney was widely criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for trying to gain politically from the loss of four American lives.
In recent weeks, Obama’s critics have questioned the administration’s handling of the situation. Officials initially blamed what happened on a spontaneous protest they said was sparked by reaction to an anti-Islamic video that ridiculed the Prophet Muhammad and ignited mob protests at U.S. diplomatic posts across the Middle East and in North Africa.
The administration later said what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack carried out by al-Qaida-linked militants.
In the foreign policy speech Monday, Romney returned again and again to Benghazi.
“I want to be very clear: The blame for the murder of our people in Libya, and the attacks on our embassies in so many other countries, lies solely with those who carried them out — no one else,” he said. “But it is the responsibility of our president to use America’s great power to shape history — not to lead from behind, leaving our destiny at the mercy of events,” he said. Unfortunately, that is exactly where we find ourselves in the Middle East under President Obama.”
His tone today in Iowa was different.
Romney said he learned that Doherty was in another building across town when he and his colleagues found out the consulate was under attack.
“They went there. They didn’t hunker down where they were in safety. They rushed there to go help,” Romney said. “This is the American way. We go where there’s trouble. We go where we’re needed. And right now we are needed. Right now the American people need us.”
OK: dead former US Navy Seal, Mitt’s claimed “intimacy” with a guy he met once (or four times) at a party “he wasn’t supposed to be at.”
But then got a deferment and went to France
And then EQUATING the death of this U.S. patriot, in service to his nation to “They rushed there to go help,” [the dead ex-Navy SEAL] Romney said. “This is the American way. We go where there’s trouble. ["we Americans" ideally go, that is] We go where we’re needed. ["we" is subtly shifting from "we Americans" to ...] And right now we are needed. [We, Romney and Ryan, the royal "We"] Right now the American people need us.” [The Royal "We" are needed to save America. All divined from the corpse of a man Romney only met once.]
The Prince of Lies (no relation)
Now go back and read that smarmy speech, claiming first intimacy with a man he’d only met once, then claiming his heroism, then equating it to his own campaign and desire to “lead” us. And tell me whether “liar” isn’t too kind a characterization for this naked emotional looting of the graves of those fallen in service to our country.
But it gets worse:
Romney blasted for using story of dead soldier
Sydney Morning Herald
Date October 12, 2012 (Hey, it’s already tomorrow in Australia)
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio: The mother of a retired Navy SEAL killed in Libya blasted the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, for discussing her son’s death on the campaign trail.
”I don’t trust Romney. He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda. It’s wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama,” said Barbara Doherty, according to 7News in Boston.
Ms Doherty is the mother of Glen Doherty, who was killed during last month’s attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. Twice on Tuesday and again on Wednesday morning, Mr Romney described meeting Mr Doherty.
The tale starts out as a self-deprecating story about how the Romneys inadvertently crashed a private party.
After the crowd chuckles at Mr Romney, he grows serious and describes one man he met at the party – Mr Doherty – and their shared interests, and how Mr Romney had just learnt he was among the Americans killed in Libya, and how he exemplifies the American nature.
Storytime at the Romney dancing horse stable
”When they heard that the consulate was under attack, they went to the attack,” he told rapt supporters gathered in a pump manufacturing factory in Ohio on Wednesday.
”They didn’t hunker down and hide themselves. They went there. That’s what Americans do, when there’s a challenge, when there’s a threat, we go there. When things are tough, we don’t give up.”
A Seattle-area news site spoke with one of Mr Doherty’s friends, who disputed the details of the encounter, saying that Mr Romney repeatedly introduced himself then apparently forgot.
”He said it was pathetic and comical to have the same person come up to you within only a half-hour, have this person reintroduce himself to you, having absolutely no idea whatsoever that he just did this 20 minutes ago, and did not even recognise Glen’s face,” Elf Ellefsen told mynorthwest.com.
He added that his friend was non-political and his appearance on the stump ”does make me sick. Glen would definitely not approve of it.”
The Romney campaign said the nominee would no longer tell the story of meeting Mr Doherty to respect his mother’s wishes.
Now, Wall Street Journal, please lecture us all on “civility” and “new lows” in civil discourse.
But don’t do it in public.
People might just get the odd notion that you’re unprincipled.
They might even get the idea that you’re liars and call you that.
And we all know how bad it is to use THAT word, thanks to your sophistry-laden epistle.
The ever-truthful owner of the Wall Street Journal