Barack Obama

Barack Obama Calls Mitt Romney a "Bullshitter" Without a Hint of Irony

The candidate who broke several high-profile promises from his 2008 campaign seems to have ignored that


How fatuous our politics are. The president wouldn't call his opponent a bullshitter himself, so why not put it in the mouth of a child? From Rolling Stone's interview/profile of Barack Obama, via Politico:

"We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, 'Tell him: You can do it.' Obama grinned. … 'You know, kids have good instincts,' Obama offered. 'They look at the other guy and say, "Well, that's a bullshitter, I can tell."'"

And the kids, they can't tell Obama's a bullshitter, because they're too young to remember broken promises like closing Guantanamo Bay. There's five pages of them on PolitiFact alone.

Romney may be a bullshitter, but only one of these candidates is the president already. And that he hasn't been completely forthcoming with the American people on a range of issues (like, say, the Iraq War, one of his clarion calls for re-election) ought to be clear to all but the most beguiled of his supporters by now.

At least there's just two more weeks of this nonsense… and then four years.