Cutting Through The Crap

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Strategy



In an exclusive interview with America's finest news source, The Rominee has explained his recent turnaound in the polls:
“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.
Funny thing: I read that one right after reading a real article, about how Romney's family had insisted, before the debate, that he be allowed to "be Mitt." Following which, he jettisoned everything he'd ever said and began to ooze lies even more nonstop, like sweat in a sauna. So evidently truth and satire, when it comes to Romney and lying (and his family's okayness -- from familiarity, I assume -- with it), are as inseparable as his morals are separable.

Which is not to say it's not brilliant: a party that lies as strategy, supported by a news organization that does it as business plan, with supporters demanding to be lied to, anxious to repeat the lies, can hardly be expected to punish their candidate for doing what it is they so obviously need and want. Quite the opposite: they reward him with their votes, just as Mitt Romney (and his devoted family) obviously predicted: the more we lie, the better it gets. It's what we (or, at least, a frighteningly lot of us) have become.

And thus, on the wings of programmed prevarication, is the end in sight.

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