Mitt Romney is not only lying more often as the primary draws to close, he's also telling bigger lies.
“We know that under Barack Obama, 800,000 jobs have been lost,” said Romney, a candidate in the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday. “We know that under Barack Obama, 2.3 million homes have been foreclosed upon. We know that under this president, chronic unemployment is the worst it’s been in American history.”
No, it is not the worst it's been in American history.
I expect the general election will be filled with one lie after another, because there is no credible way for Romney and the Republicans to attack the president without lying or without saying things that a majority of Americans disagree with.
A majority of Americans approve of same-sex marriage, a majority of Americans approve of raising taxes, a majority of Americans favor comprehensive immigration reform, a majority of Americans approve of providing birth control, and a majority of Americans agree with ending our wars.
That leaves such a tiny space for Republicans to occupy that they will inevitably invent new spaces by conjuring them straight out of their asses. Or in other words, lie.