Apparently, Mitt Romney is back to just flat out making shit up, hoping upon hope that someone in the media stops reading Sarah Palin’s facebook page long enough to notice him:
Is this just a rehashing of discredited objections that Romney mindlessly repeats? Yes. For the umpteenth time, the preamble to the treaty is non-binding, and the preamble’s acknowledgment of a relationship between strategic arms and defense capabilities is a statement of the blindingly obvious that in no way impairs U.S. ability to pursue missile defense. Whatever the Russians are saying, the actual treaty doesn’t do what Romney says it will. It is telling that treaty opponents must rely on the rhetoric of Russian officials over the testimony of our military officers. As Romney has been corrected numerous times on this point, his persistence in this error is a bit strange.
The Republican primary for 2012 is not going to be like any political primary that we have ever seen before. It is going to be like a Season of bizarro Survivor, where your goal is to be crazier than everyone else on the island. I’m reminded of this excellent comment from 2008 (where JSF predicted this would happen, if you will note):
Seriously, the Republican nomination race in ‘08 was a metaphorical lineup of oiled posers at Venice Beach flexing for the lunatics passing by.
They are no longer just flexing. They’re biting the heads off chickens and swallowing swords, all while being treated seriously by the establishment media. Hell, the crazier and more dishonest they are, the more likely they are to get a column at the Washington Post.