Romney gets caught lying about Obama, military voters

Mitt Romney is counting on his followers to be ignorant and complacent.

He thinks those Fox News viewers (the same people who will vote for him) will believe anything he says, and he’s probably right.  The fact is he’s a bold-face liar that doesn’t deserve the Presidency.

John McCain was an honorable and worthwhile adversary back in 2008.  Romney is a sleazy wannabe politician who has the corrupt values of a Wall Street Banker…

The Rachel Maddow Blog

After spending the last several months paying attention to Mitt Romney’s habitual dishonesty at a granular level, I’ve become largely inured to his more routine, casual lies. Some of the deliberate falsehoods are just too common to get upset about.

But once in a while, Romney tells a lie so blatant and offensive that it raises questions anew about the candidate’s character and what standards of decency he’s prepared to abandon to advance his ambitions.

As Rachel explained on the show on Thursday, voting rights in Ohio have been a mess in recent cycles, and new voter-suppression tactics imposed by state Republican lawmakers are inviting “chaos” at the polls this fall. Of particular interest is a state policy that restricts early-voting rights: active-duty troops can vote up to three days before Election Day, but no one else.

To that end, President Obama’s campaign filed a lawsuit a few weeks ago, asking a federal court to “restore in-person early voting for all Ohioans during the three days prior to Election Day.” Three weeks later, Romney came up with a new response to the lawsuit, posting this message to Facebook:

“President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage. The brave men and women of our military make tremendous sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms, and we should do everything we can to protect their fundamental right to vote. I stand with the fifteen military groups that are defending the rights of military voters, and if I’m entrusted to be the commander-in-chief, I’ll work to protect the voting rights of our military, not undermine them.”

Got that? Obama wants all eligible Ohio voters, including servicemen and women, to have the same ability to vote, which Romney says, in writing, means Obama is trying to “undermine” the troops’ ability to vote.

This is as loathsome a lie as Romney has told all year — and given his record, that’s not an easy threshold to meet.

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