Election 2012

Mitt Romney is a Pathological Liar

The ease at which Mitt Romney shoots pure dishonesty out of his eyesockets is a sight to behold.

Romney responded to the speech President Obama gave to the Associated Press Luncheon yesterday, and while his usual line of attack relies on telling pure lies, his new strategy also relies on --you guessed it-- telling pure lies.

The entire response was filled with astonishing dishonesty, but this gem in particular is so ridiculous and childish I can't even read it with a straight face.

I’d be willing to consider the President’s plan, but he doesn’t have one. That’s right. In over three years, he has failed to enact or even propose a serious plan to solve our entitlement crisis.

Instead, he has taken a series of steps that end Medicare as we know it.

To say the president doesn't have a plan is to ignore the fact that he was the first to debut a plan.

Before even the first temporary extension of government funding which prevented a government shutdown in the early spring of 2011, President Obama outlined a comprehensive budgetary road-map which was not entirely dissimilar from the plan he favored during the debt-ceiling debacle or that he spoke of as recently as Monday.

Not long after the president originally debuted a plan to turn the economy and the country's finances around, Paul Ryan debuted the Path to Poverty Path to Prosperity, which is basically the same plan Ryan trumpeted last week. The same plan Mitt Romney is now latching onto to as if it were his own.

And it's not a serious plan. In fact, I'm not sure if you can even call it a "plan" unless you view it from the perspective of Pinky and the Brain.

I have no doubt Mitt Romney and the Republicans will continue to claim the president "has no plan" from now until November, but this must have left even Republicans scratching their heads in bewilderment.

Instead, he has taken a series of steps that end Medicare as we know it.

If this kind of projection continues, Mitt Romney will soon be indistinguishable from your average forum troll. If he isn't already.