Maybe I shouldn’t be, but I am occasionally amazed at the drooling stupidity of the American public, and how so many mouth-breathers are willing to be led lemming-like by the mouthpieces of the far right who do nothing but lie — lie loud and lie strong — about everything that they are against.
President Clinton’s health care plan was defeated in the ’90s because of their lies, and now the lies continue, primarily for two reasons: because conservatives want their power back and they’ll do anydamnthing to get it, including hiding behind God and American patriotism, and because they hate President Obama because he’s a democrat, he’s intelligent, and he’s black.
Joe Conason is a writer who suffers no fools, and he’s written an exposé about two of the leading liars in the news today:
If the current effort to reform American healthcare ends in frustration, much of the blame rests on our political culture’s empowerment of deception and ignorance. Fake erudition is revered, every hoax is deemed brilliant, and prejudice is presented as knowledge — while actual expertise is disregarded or devalued.
This revelation is just the tip of an underlying strategy by the far right which is designed to be invisible to us, the public, just as we are supposed to become simultaneously outraged that Obama isn’t an American, that he’s a racist, that his health care plan is Socialism, that God would never allow global warming to happen, and that Judge Sotomayor was a dyke in an all-girl Hispanic gang.
Okay. I made that last one up. But some of you believed it.
No matter how many pundits mocked her on Fox News and on talk radio, Hilary Clinton was right when she referred to a “vast conservative conspiracy.” From conservative think tanks and stealth-attack programs being funded by the rich and powerful Annenbergs behind the scenes, to the amateurish actions of the politicos with perfect, blow-dried hair and cheesy flag pins (such as Virginia’s Eric Cantor and his lame-ass job fair), there is a war going on — it’s a war for our wallets; it’s a war for raw power and mass control, no matter what. And it’s not a war being waged by the little people or the liberals — it’s one being waged by the conservative bullies and rich elites who have been kicked out of the sandbox, but are now scheming to take over the whole playground — and then blame those who are against them.
Do you know all the dirty tricks that are being played on us? Here are some, if you don’t believe me. Do the research. See for yourself.
UPDATE: SATURDAY 7:25 pm _________________________
. . . and the Republican lies keep gushing out, just like Old Faithless. Go here for more Obama hatred, health care fear-mongering, and how Medicare is socialist.