I'm not sure what to make of this. The New York Times editorial board has been, up to this point, quite docile in it's criticism of Willard Romney and his "policies." But boy -- this piece sure breaks the ice on that front:
Mr. Romney’s entire campaign rests on a foundation of short, utterly false sound bites. The stimulus failed. (Three million employed people beg to differ.) The auto bailout was a mistake. (Another million jobs.) Spending is out of control. (Spending growth is actually lower than under all modern Republican presidents.) He says these kinds of things so often that millions of Americans believe them to be the truth.
Short translation: Romney is a fucking liar and unfortunately America is full of enough stupid and cluelss people for him to get away with the lies.
Not a good omen for the future survival of representative democracy in this nation.