Thursday, October 18, 2012


>>>>  This evening there will be a debate, televised throughout Ohio, between Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, and his Republican opponent.

  Politifact shows that Josh Mandel and his Republican big moneyed supporters are willing to lie about Sen. Sherrod Brown, again, and again:

...Crossroads GPS......

....the claim in the ad leaves out critical facts that would give a different impression.
  • The legislation included much more than just the surtax cited in the ad. Describing the bill solely as a "tax increase," is incomplete and misleading.

  • A review of the legislation by the non-partisan CBO identified $272 billion in tax relief for individuals and businesses, with tax cuts for businesses that hire new employees.

  • The vote that the ad cites was not a vote on passage of the legislation, but rather a procedural vote to open debate.

  • The legislation never became law.
On the Truth-O-Meter, the claim rates Mostly False.


The AtlanticWire highlights The Daily Show, with Jon Stewart:

Jon Stewart reviewed Tuesday's debate last night on The Daily Show, and with Libya attack, the one spot Mitt Romney could've had "an ace in the hole," Romney flubbed and ended up looking like Wile E. the Coyote the Coyote to Barack Obama's roadrunner.....

....Romney seemed to doubt that Obama said it was an act of terror at all. Obama's response? Please proceed, Governor. "There's your first clue," Stewart said. "When you're feel you're about to spring what you, Governor Romney, think is the checkmate moment of the debate, and your debate opponent says to you, 'Please, proceed,' 'Hold on, are you trying to open that door? Let me open it wider. The door you appear to want to walk through.

"You might want wonder if, a la Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner, that door your opponent your door is pointing to is merely paint on a rock." And indeed, Romney got fact-checked: Moderator Candy Crowley confirmed that Obama said it was an act of terror...