Letter: Romney's 'truth' not fact-based
Published 9:40 am, Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The GOP 2012 presidential campaign slogan is "Believe in America." A more apt slogan would be "Believe in Thomas Sowell."
Thomas Sowell is the nationally syndicated super-conservative columnist who wrote, "What matters in politics is what you can get voters to believe, whether it bears any resemblance to reality or not." (Connecticut Post, October 22, 2011.) Seems like the GOP put that advice on page one of their campaign playbook. How else would you explain the recent comment from Romney campaign spokesman, Neil Newhouse, who said, "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers."
Seems the words of the late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, mean nothing to the Romney campaign. Moynihan said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."
The Romney campaign does however believe in "truthiness," which is defined by the Wikipedia dictionary as, "Truth that a person claims to know because it feels right without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts."
It is defined by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary as, "The quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true."
I believe in the words of Chester A. Riley, "What a revoltin' development that is!"