Both Barack Obama and Joe Biden have proven themselves worthy contenders for the title
Master of Mischaracterization and Fact Manipulation, something Democrats have been doing for as long as I can remember. As if that were not despicable enough, neither of these two men are inhibited in the slightest about spewing outright lies when it serves their purpose. For this reason, I hope someone close to Mr. Romney will advise him of what to expect next week and how to prepare for a tidal wave of Obamabulls***. The Barack attack will consist of three main components:
First, he will hammer the charge that Republicans generally, and Romney/Ryan in particular are dedicated to creating/maintaining 'tax cuts for the rich' while increasing the tax burdens of the "middle class". He will speak of huge 'additional tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires', he will claim are primary planks in the Romney/Ryan platform. Romney MUST challenge BHO to substantiate his charges, then carefully explain exactly what the Romney/Ryan plan will ACTUALLY do, demonstrating that his plan DOES NOT FAVOR high income citizens over those considered 'middle class', and that such charges are gross mischaracterizations.
Secondly, BHO will insist that Romney/Ryan will institute policies that will END MEDICARE as we know it, and cost seniors an additional $6400 a year for healthcare. Mr. Romney MUST be very specific in rebutting this mischaracterization of his plans for Medicare, explaining how his plan will actually work to SAVE Medicare from going bankrupt for future beneficiaries, while NOT affecting current recipients of Medicare benefits negatively.
Thirdly, Obama will allege that his policies have resulted in Five and a half million new private sector jobs since he took office, and that he is, therefore, most qualified to lead an economic recovery effort for the next four years that will 'continue' to move the country forward and create even more new jobs. This is the most blatant lie of all. Mr Romney MUST challenge Obama's absurd claims by breaking down the ACTUAL numbers related to employment, giving specifics as to the NATURE/TYPE of 'new' jobs that have been reported (high percentage have been only temporary/short term, low-paying jobs), and then show how MORE AMERICANS are now either unemployed or UNDEREMPLOYED than there were on January 1, 2008, clearly showing how miserably Obama's 'recovery/job creation' policies have FAILED!.
Unfortunately, lies, repeated often enough and with conviction, are hard to combat. But if no effort at all is made to expose them by contrasting them with the truth, those they effect have little chance of survival. I only hope someone in the Romney/Ryan camp is listening, and will have Mr. Romney prepared for the tidal wave of BS he's going to face at the next debate.