Big Bird is sad because Mitt Romney apparently never learned arithmetic, so he must not have watched Sesame Street as a kid.
As my dad is fond of saying, "You just can't make this stuff up."
At the first presidential debate Wednesday night, Mitt Romney made of lots of misleading and occasionally outright false claims and has been subsequently hammered by fact-checkers in the media. And in what was arguably his most outrageous statement of the evening, Gov. Romney claimed that half of the clean energy companies that received money from the 2009 stimulus have gone bankrupt.
Here's exactly what he said:
“And these [clean energy] businesses, many of them have gone out of business, I think about half of them, of the ones have been invested in, have gone out of business.”
Just on its face, such a claim leaves one slack-jawed and dumbfounded in contemplating its audacity; it completely defies credulity and common sense.
But here's where it gets interesting.