Friday, November 2, 2012
Tell Lies, Suppress The Truth
Repeat lies over and over, reinforce with propaganda, suppress the truth. It's a time-tested plan.
No, I'm not talking about the former Soviet Union, which had it down to a science. I'm talking about today's Republicans. The lies are so ubiquitous that's it's a waste of time to repeat them: they're repeated every time Mitt Romney opens his mouth. He's even re-running the "gutting welfare" ads that were laughed off the stage a while back. And continues to go with his "full-of-shit" (quoting Chrysler exec there) Jeep claim.
Suppressing truth. In a democracy, is there anything worse for a political party to do? Whether it's climate change information, or the latest analysis of their tax claims, it's their game plan. And they get away with it. "Low information voters?" How about "no information voters?"
How can anyone in their right mind, no matter how far right, who believes in democracy and the importance of an informed electorate vote for these guys? What happens if they win?
Here comes my next newspaper column: Once upon a time, most Republican members and leaders had integrity. Believed in science. Consi...
My next newspaper column: “Being president doesn’t change who you are. It reveals who you are.” (Michelle Obama.) The same can be sa...
My next newspaper column : Allocated only around 700 words once a week, I’m always playing catch-up. So here’s a time- and space-limit...
My next newspaper column, sent in with too little time to address the latest mass murder. But Trump sent condolences, so it's all ok...
Tomorrow's newspaper column: Bullet points for Trumpists: · Trump said he’d protect Medicare and Medicaid. His budget cu...