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Republican Lies And The Gullible Public!

As Rachel Maddow has been saying for a long time, Republicans have no shame….none at all. They will go on television, radio or whatever and blatantly contradict themselves, lie, mislead, insinuate falsehoods and vilify innocent people and institutions with no second thought. The ironic part to me has always been their preaching out of the other side of their mouths about Christian values and morality while they lie, lie, lie. If there is a god, these fuckers sure ain’t going to be hanging with him when they cross over. And if there is a hell, these fuckers will be in the area with no air conditioning…you can bet on it.

When President Obama and the Democrats won in 2008, almost immediately we heard Boehner, Ryan and the whole lying bunch immediately start preaching about fiscal responsibility. My first thought was, yeah, now you care about fiscal responsiblity after George W. Bush ran up our debt by giving it all to rich people, Haliburton, Bechtel, Blackwater and the rest of their rich buddies. They did this with no shame whatsoever. And the dumb ass media just let them spew it, didn’t challenge them, didn’t point out the inconsistencies….they just played along with it like they usually do. E.J. Dionne has an excellent piece that speaks to this tactic that Republicans have been using for many years. Go read the whole piece, it is most excellent. Here is my favorite part…

Where were the moderate deficit hawks in all this? They have a very bad habit. When conservatives blow up our fiscal position with their tax cuts, the deficit hawks are silent – or, at best, mumble a few words of mild reproach to have something on the record – and let the budget wreckage happen. Quite a few in their ranks (yes, including some Democrats) actually supported the Bush tax cuts.

But when it’s the progressives’ turn in power, the deficit hawks become ferocious. They denounce liberals if they do not move immediately to address the shortfall left by conservatives. Thus, conservatives get to govern as they wish. Liberals are labeled as irresponsible unless they abandon their own agenda and devote their every moment in power to cutting the deficit.

It’s a game for chumps. The conservatives play it brilliantly. By winning their tax cuts and slashing government revenue, they constrain what liberals can do whenever they get back into power.

Pretty slick little game they have going. It fits well with their lying, philandering, cheating, stealing, lining their pockets and all the other very moral things they do collectively as a party. And of course it is only going to get worse in light of the Citizen’s United ruling that will put an end to American democracy in short order, in my humble opinion.

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February 18, 2011 - Posted by | Politics |

4 Comments »

  1. Allow me to rant about this subject:
    Another factor to the Republican revival in 2010 was progressives taking their ball and going home.
    I understand people being disappointment with things that has gone on. But how in the hell allowing people who doesn’t have your interest and whose policies almost brought on a second great depression back in the power teaches President Obama and the remaining Democrats a lesson?

    And that’s what I fear the most for the 2012 election, President Obama should steamroll whoever the Republicans put up against him but we could end up with a President Huckabee or Palin if she’s serious about running because we got people who believes making a point is more important the well being of the country.
    And if you’re a progressive and you subscribe to the take your ball and going home theory what point are you trying to make? How are you helping the people you claim to care about by making the selfish choice of President is not liberal enough so I’m staying home and if a Republican wins a congressional seat or senate seat so be it.

    Comment by Johnny C. | February 18, 2011 | Reply

  2. So be it…..where have I heard that one. :)

    True, very true Johnny.

    Comment by ExtremeLiberal | February 18, 2011 | Reply

  3. Man I’m getting so enraged and feel like the best I can do is just take a break for a little from politics. I’m seriously hoping something does something to this GOP and this isn’t really me… I actually want something bad to happen to them as a form of justice. I feel like its the only way to get them out because the American people are too stupid and will continue to vote for these idiots.

    Comment by Jeff | February 18, 2011 | Reply

  4. This country has a history of revolutions and uprisings, and history is said to repeat itself. We have seen strong dictatorships crumble recently, and we live in a free society. There was a time when I couldnt imagine our govt. being overthrown. But now its hard to imagine it being able to sustain itself at the rate we are going.

    Comment by Robert | February 24, 2011 | Reply


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