“Lying is what makes you sound like a conservative”

From Rick Perlstein's dark journey into the mind of Mitt Romney

It’s time, in other words, to consider whether Romney’s fluidity with the truth is, in fact, a feature and not a bug: a constituent part of his appeal to conservatives. The point here is not just that he lies when he says conservative things, even if he believes something different in his heart of hearts—but that lying is what makes you sound the way a conservative is supposed to sound, in pretty much the same way that curlicuing all around the note makes you sound like a contestant on American Idol is supposed to sound.

Genuinely frightening, if you believe in democracy. 

Romneysnakeoil

From The Baffler.

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