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Republican Reality

PolitiFact is widely acknowledged as non-partisan, and to many people even a bit conservative. Even so, it should come as a surprise to nobody that their truthfulness ratings for the presidential candidates are pretty dramatically skewed:

That’s right, the Republicans lead in “Pants on Fire” lies, False, and Mostly False, while the Democrats lead in Mostly True and True. Half True statements are a tossup. Here’s the raw data:

Mitt Romney all by himself accounts for 58% of the “Pants on Fire” lies. Does anyone really want a president who lies so much?



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    Yup, those brain washed by Faux News

    Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Permalink
  2. Arthanyel wrote:

    All politicians lie. Obama lies sometimes, and he lies like a politician – using straw men, exaggerations and incomplete context.

    Romney, however, lies like a murder suspect – he will literally say anything and repeat any story even when he knows it is a “pants on fire” lie if it will help him get elected.

    I hope Americans are awake enough to see that and make sure he doesn’t win, because I would rather not have to move to Canada or New Zealand.

    Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8:10 am | Permalink
  3. Dan wrote:

    LOL, they are a sleep at the wheel as usual, that’s why they’re “undecided”

    Monday, October 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink
  4. Jeff wrote:

    I recently had someone comment on my blog where I had complained about Ann Coulter referring to President Obama as a “retard.” The comment was to the effect that this is no different than calling Romney a liar. I thoroughly enjoyed pointing them to this chart, and explaining that the difference is, whereas Obama is not a “retard”, Romney is in fact a liar.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink