I actually started talking about this in the Burn Everything thread as another example of Mitt Romney's sliminess, but in an ironic turn, that thread stubbornly refuses to deviate from the original topic. So... Mr. Greg Sargent, the article's author, expresses exactly the point I am appalled by: Romney (and Rick Perry as well) seem to be plumbing a new low in lying. Caught in a lie (deliberately misrepresenting Obama's words), they are now taking the attitude, "We know it's a lie, we admit we took it out of context -- but he actually said those words, so our lie is fair game." They know, of course, that there are enough stupid voters out there who will believe the lie. This goes beyond even the swiftboating of John Kerry (which was itself a new low). At least those people, when they told a lie, boldly stuck to the lie and insisted it was plausible. Romney & co. are now admitting they are lying and insisting it's okay.