A troubling pattern? That’s putting it mildly. As Twitchy reported, Joe Biden flat-out lied during last night’s vice presidential debate, claiming the Obama Administration was never informed of any security concerns regarding the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Since those remarks, Biden has been taking major heat from critics, including members of the intelligence community as well as members of the Romney campaign:

[Biden] will now come under pressure to clarify his position, which could extend the Benghazi controversy for one or more news cycles, causing further headaches for the Obama re-election campaign.

It also leaves [Biden] vulnerable to the accusation that the administration was out of touch with what was happening on the ground in Libya. That was seized upon by the Romney campaign, whose senior adviser, Dan Senor, questioned the administration’s grasp of vital national security issues. He said Biden’s statement had pointed to “the larger failures of the administration to be completely transparent about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi and the security situations leading up to the attacks.”

At a campaign rally this afternoon in Richmond, Virginia, Mitt Romney himself took Biden to task for his stunning mendacity:

From The Washington Post:

“He’s doubling down on denial and we need to understand exactly what happened as opposed to just having people brush this aside,” Romney told a crowd gathered outside an auto dealership in Richmond. “When the vice president of the United States directly contradicts the sworn testimony of State Department officials, American citizens have the right to know just what’s going on.”

Of course, the truth-averse couldn’t handle Romney’s candor. Rather than accept that Biden lied to the American public last night, they chose instead to echo lying liar Stephanie Cutter and accused Romney and Republicans of playing politics with the deaths of four Americans:

The idea that Romney and the GOP are “looking for a scandal” is vile on so many levels … Stephanie Cutter must be proud of her acolytes.

This Twitter user sums up the difference between the Left’s warped priorities and the Right’s commitment to the truth: