Beating A Dead Horse: The Romney “$77,000 Tax Deduction” Lie

My newest piece at is up. Here’s the lede:

One of the hottest attack memes on Mitt Romney is the allegation that he received $77,000 tax break on his ‘pet dancing horse.’ The story isn’t true — even the liberals who started the myth now admit that — but how this falsehood was hatched, grew and spread is an object lesson in the deception that the left will be gleefully engaging in from now until election day.

I demolish this horse-puckey. I first noticed it because I’m seeing stuff like this all over Facebook:

Here’s what I have learned : more often than not, when you see a meme like this going viral from the left, research it yourself because it probably isn’t true.

I also mention this video in the article but I want to highlight because of how totally contemptible it is : Lawrence O’Donnell actually attacks the Romneys because Mitt says that Ann Romney and her love of horses helped her battle with MS.

Read the whole article here!


  1. Looks like Romney got “swift-boated!” Where was and is this cry concerning both John Kerry in 2004 and President Obama from 2008 until now? Don’t cherry-pick your targets because of your own bias. This is disgusting from both sides. On a side-note dressing up animals is itself ridiculous.

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