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It's Election Season, so Wash Your Hands Often

nfaber Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 3:58 AM
First of all. Romney doesn't agree with all of Ryan's plans and neither do a lot of the Congressional Members. It is a starting place and hopefully, they don't do a lot of cutting on the lower wage earners until the opportunities for employment open up. The intents and what actually is the compromise or outcome is different and we all know that. I read Romney said somewhere that some of the changes would have to be slow and gradual because it would hurt the middle and lower wages earners the most. However, both guys worked in the private sector and neither Obama or Biden did. I don't like the dirty tricks and lies and low levels this presidential race is going and I hate almost all the Obama ones. Hateful says it all.

In this very negative election season, the Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns don't sweat accuracy. Even if fact-checking PolitiFact rates a 30-second spot as "pants-on-fire" false or Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler gives it four Pinocchios -- his maximum rating -- no worries; they don't clean up their act. As Slate's John Dickerson wrote, to the grizzled campaign operatives of 2012, "if you're not getting four Pinocchios or a pants-on-fire, you're not doing it right."

Last week's mud fight began with a Romney campaign ad claiming that in a July 12 memorandum, the Obama administration "quietly announced a...