Andrew Sullivan, the gay author, editor, conservative, and Daily Beast/Newsweek Daily Dish creator, via Twitter just minutes ago wrote, “The GOP’s current candidate is an obvious perjurer and thereby a felon. How long will it take before this sinks in?”
The GOP’s current candidate is an obvious perjurer and thereby a felon. How long will it take before this sinks in? thebea.st/NcVcDu
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) July 16, 2012
The link goes to his latest Daily Dish blog post, “Yes, Romney Perjured Himself,” in which Sullivan writes “Romney and Romney’s lawyer provide the strongest evidence that it was perjury,” and adds:
The claim that he committed a felony by falsely reporting his role at Bain Capital under oath is what has really gotten under Romney’s skin. But it seems pretty clear to me that he signed a federal financial disclosure form, under the penalty of perjury, saying he had not been involved “in any way” with Bain after he left for Utah in February 1999. That’s a strong statement. And it is directly undercut by Romney’s own statement in his 2002 attempt to prove residency to run for governor.”
I thought Republicans cared about perjury when it comes to high office. I mean, they impeached a sitting president for it. But their current candidate is an obvious perjurer and thereby a felon. How long will it take before this sinks in?
It has, Andrew, it has. But the GOP has made it clear that a perjurer who, if convicted would in fact be a felon, is not a problem when he is their only shot at taking a Black Kenyan Socialist Marxist gay womanizing water-melon-eating gun-stealing liar out of office…
Writing, “Sorry, Mitt. No deal. Own it all. Or are you actually ashamed of what your company did from 1999 – 2002?,” in a second, related post today, Sullivan accuses Romney of a “double standard,” and notes:
If today’s economy is the Obama economy, as Romney repeats ad nauseam, and if Obama must be held accountable for every job lost in his first year, even though no one can seriously blame Obama for forces that were far stronger than a new president in his first few months, then surely and obviously, Mitt Romney is responsible for the actions of a company he co-founded, managed with only a small leave from 1984 – 1999, was paid a salary of more than six figures from 1999 – 2002, and reaped all the benefits of the profits from 1999 – 2002.
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