Hey GOP 2012ers: You
by David Corn - Mother Jones
How many times can a
candidate peddle falsehoods before it’s okay to use the L-word?
(Sept. 13, 2011) Let's cut to the chase: The GOP
presidential field is a pack of liars.
That sounds like a rather intemperate assessment, the sort
of statement that is motivated by bitter partisanship or blinding ideology. But
taking a clear-eyed look at both the false statements hurled at Monday's
Republican debate (brought to you by the odd merger of CNN and the Tea Party
Express) and those deployed at other times in this still burgeoning primary
race, it's difficult to reach any other conclusion. Most of these presidential
wannabes are shoveling lies—and forcing fact-checkers to work overtime.
Glenn Kessler, who writes the Washington Post's Fact Checker column, spotted
numerous whoppers at Monday's debate. (It was easy work.) Some
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article, go to http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/09/hey-gop-2012ers-you-lie.