Most people don't just sit down and read through the Encyclopedia Britannica in an hour or two, much less the Holy Bible. But Romney's lies are now so encyclopedic that good old Steve Benen, stepping in to do the work of the ancient sages, sits down each Friday to note Romney's lies of the preceding week.
Believe me, it's no small task that Benen has taken on. Talk about work for the scroll wheel on your mouse...! And then, by way of reward for all that scrolling, you get this at the end:
Previous editions of Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity: Vol. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII,XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVI, XXXVII
So it's bad over there in Romneyland. One damn stinker emitted a minute, seems like.
I particularly like the opening on this week's list:
Try to imagine Romney being even half that candid! As Benen points out, The Onion had to do it for him.
For weeks many Beltway insiders had written off the Romney campaign as dead, saying the candidate had dug himself into too deep a hole with too little time to recover. However, with a month to go before ballots are cast, Romney has pulled even with President Obama, and the former Massachusetts governor credits his rejuvenated campaign to one, singular tactic: lying a lot.
"I'm lying a lot more, and my lies are far more egregious than they've ever been," a smiling Romney told reporters while sitting in the back of his campaign bus, adding that when faced with a choice to either lie or tell the truth, he will more than likely lie. "It's a strategy that works because when I lie, I'm essentially telling people what they want to hear, and people really like hearing things they want to hear. Even if they sort of know that nothing I'm saying is true."
"It's a freeing strategy, really, because I don't have to worry about facts or being accurate or having any concrete positions of any kind," Romney added.