Wednesday, October 17, 2012

5 Big Lies from the Second Presidential Debate

1. President Obama: "I told you I would cut taxes for middle-class families, and I did. I told you I’d cut taxes for small businesses, and I have."

Truth --The few tax cuts that Obama did enact, such as the temporary payroll tax holiday, were short-term, or conditional.  Moreover, Obama has raised taxes on the middle class.  The largest of these is Obamacare.  Keep in mind also that his so-called Millionaires tax will decimate small businesses.

2.  President Obama:  Romney "was asked, is it fair for somebody like you, making $20 million a year, to pay a lower tax rate than a nurse or a bus driver . . . and he said, yes, I think that’s fair."

   Truth:  Obama was referring to a 60 minutes interview where Romney said that capital gains should be taxed lower than other income because it has been taxed once already.  According to his tax policy, Obama agrees with this principle.  Thus, Obama's claim was a deliberate distortion.

3. Obama (referring to Romney's intention to limit funding to Planned Parenthood)  "They rely on it for mammograms."

    Truth:  Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms.  That has been confirmed by various fact checkers.  This was just a nasty cheap shot by the President intending to get women to believe that Governor Romney is anti-woman.

4. Obama:  "And the production is up....What you’re saying is just not true."

    Truth -- Romney's statement that oil production on federal lands is down 50% is not completely accurate.  It is actually closer to 60%.  Obama's statements were just plain wrong.

5.  Moderator Crowley: "He did call it an act of terror."

    Truth -- No, he did not.  His reference to "acts of terror" in his Rose Garden speech was in a general, abstract sense, and came long after he had described the 9/11 attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions as demonstrations against an anti-Islamic video.  Obama also went o the United Nations days later and again claimed the attacks were due to a video and not as a result of terrorism.  Crowley later walked these statements back.  One must ask what business a moderator has in fact checking the candidates, especially since she got it wrong.


Anonymous said...

The command and chief spanked Mitt last night. Quit trying to spin the facts, your not that good

Richard T. Cahill Jr. said...


Based upon your grammar and spelling, you should stop trying to write the English language. You're (not "your" as your typed) just not that good at it.

Second, I do not know what debate you were watching, but it was not Obama vs. Romney part two. Obama was dreadful. He "spanked" nobody.

Romney took his record apart. Obama was more aggressive. He interrupted constantly. However, no amount of yelling, interrupting, lying, or stamping of feet will make Obama's record look good. He is a failure as a President.

Anonymous said...

Obama crushes Mitt in NY and the rest of the nation. I thought you were the middle class? He only cares about the 1% no you.

Richard T. Cahill Jr. said...


Obviously, you cannot get past the liberal talking points.

Obama is part of the 1% you speak of. He is a multi-millionaire.

Here is a hint. Stop spouting talking points and actually listen to the candidates.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Obama was not up to par. He ignored the questions and started to use the democratic playbook.; Insult and make over exaggerated comments..
I googled the white house press conference on 9/12 and it is as Rich quoted.Then we americans had to wait over a week to get the "Yes, this was a terror attack." Doesn't take a real smart person to realize that this attack was on 9/11 and for the white house to say this was a spontaneous demostration regarding a Muslim's intrepretation of a movie. Really? with AK assault rifles and grenade launchers? Can't wait for the upcoming Presidential debate topic of foreign policies. Obama has failed miserably in that and the economy.