Friday, December 16, 2011

Making shit up.

Presidential candidates have always, to some degree, played loose with facts to make the case for their candidacy. Kennedy ran on a non-existent missile gap and Clinton accused HW Bush of coddling "Communist China."

The weird thing about Republicans today, though, is that they run on stuff Obama has never said, in any shape or form -- but, one assumes, what they imagine him to be saying in his head.

This is a particularly strange tic, especially in an era where everything every public figure says is clearly recorded for posterity.

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