"Rules??? In a knife fight?!? No Rules!" - Harvey Logan, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)- Paul Ryan lies about everything.
- This election is only about economic issues... except when an emotional appeal to Democrats being the anti-god Party might aid Romney.
- Ronald Reagan shrunk Government by growing it, decreased taxes by raising them, and had a higher unemployment rate unless conservatives wish he didn't.
- Republicans can mention Jimmy Carter whenever they wish but you must stop Blaming Bush who must never be named.
- ***Mitt Romney waves the Bloody Shirt on 9/11 uses Americans deaths to attack President Obama.*** (NEW)
Part of the Grand Game for Republicans is to create a massive disaster and then blame the Democratic Party for not cleaning it up quick enough. President Bill Clinton correctly proclaimed the Republicans Agenda at the DNC,
"In Tampa, the Republican argument against the president's re-election was pretty simple: we left him a total mess, he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in."Immediately when President Obama took office, Faux News declared it was time to stop mentioning George W(orst President Ever) Bush. Hence the GOP has left Bush
Despite their unceasing efforts, Conservatives are petuently perplexed the American people understand and blame Bush for the Economic Disaster, brought about by the Republican policies. Of course, when Bush's economy feel apart and plunged us into this Republican Recession Right-Wingers began clawing through history and blamed Jimmy Carter and the CRA of 1977!
"In 1980 under Jimmy Carter, 330,000 businesses filed for bankruptcy. Last year, under President Obama’s failed leadership, 1.4 million businesses filed for bankruptcy." Paul Ryan. [The correct numbers are: 43,000 business bankruptcies in 1980, 47,000 in 2011.] However, Paul Ryan's character is easy to ascertain because he is willing to lie about small things (i.e. a PR in a Marathon) he's willing to lie about big things.All Paul Ryan does is lie. It's why he was hired. Although there is another reason Ryan was chosen and it's the same creppy reason Republicans salivated over Sarah Palin. Because Paul Ryan is so dreamy, "Ryan’s selection sent a jolt of electricity, and the conservative base, including myself, were energized by it. In one week, he’s become a national sex symbol."
Paul Ryan is the Pretty Little Liar (or the Mountain Climbing Liar) for the Republicans in 2012. From Blaming President Obama for the 2008 closure of the Janesville Auto Plant when Bush was President, to decrying and bewailing the "failed" Stimulus while secretly begging for the funds.
And of course requesting Obamacare Funding while he voted to Repeal the Law,
On December 10, 2010, Ryan penned a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services to recommend a grant application for the Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc to develop a new facility in Racine, Wisconsin, an area within Ryan’s district. The grant Ryan requested was funded directly by the Affordable Care Act, better known simply as Obamacare.But, Mitt Romney and his staff have been flip-flopping around repeatedly trying to take credit for Obamacare while also trying to assure the rabid racists Romney doesn't like Death Panels.
"Of course there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I'm going to put in place. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage." Romney also said he would allow young adults to keep their coverage under their parents' health-insurance.That's the core of Obamacare and the only way you're going to implement it is with a Mandate, which Obamacare has and which Republicans claim they hate.
But, one of the Biggest Alternate Conservative Realities which President Obama has had to face is the growth of Government argument.
Senator Rand Paul was incredulous when Paul Krugman pointed out the Government has shrunk while President Obama has been in office.
"Are you arguing that there are fewer government employees under Obama than they were under Bush?" Senator Paul asked.The Government has eliminated 571,000 jobs under President Obama. Later, when faced with the numbers, Senator Paul tried a walk back claiming he was refering to the Federal Government. But, it's an article of Faith that under Obama Government has Grown.
"That's a fact. That's a Tremendous Fact."
"No, the size of government is enormous under President Obama."
This segues into the growth of Government under Reagan and W(orst President Ever). Both Reagan and Bush kept unemployment down and the "economy" going by creating millions of Government jobs with millions in direct Federal aid to local and state government.
Under President Obama assistance from the Federal Government to local and state governments has been drastically cut, precisely as Republicans wish, the result being that while Obama has added more Jobs in 4 years than Bush added in 8 there are 571,000 less local and state government jobs since President Obama took office.
This is another ploy used by Republicans. When they are in office they support creating Government jobs, when Democrats are in power they become very, very, very worried about the growth of government and demand cut backs. It's been a steady pattern spend amounts huge Government money when they are in power and declare it's the Free Market working, then when Democrats are in power cut back on Government spending and declare the Free Market doesn't like Liberals.
The biggest Myth in the Alternate Conservative Reality is Ronald Reagan. Much has been made about the Mythological Reagan all Modern Republicans must hosanna towards but, the real Reagan had a higher unemployment rate than President Obama and rasied taxes 11 times while in office.
Ronald Reagan's unemployment numbers were worse than President Obama's but what's important is Reagan got them down by Government spending and Government jobs.
Now, that Mitt Romney is looking weaker and flopping about like the cold dead fish he is, the biggest Social Issue the Right-Wing can muster has been brought roaring into the election: GOD.
"That pledge says 'under God.' I will not take God out of our platform. I will not take God off our coins. And I will not take God out of my heart," Mitt Romney in Virginia.The ulitimate ploy. The appeal to the Alternate Conservative Reality in which the holy spirit infused the Founding Fathers to write the Newest Testaments, the Declaration of Independence and the Consititution.
But, oh those pesky facts! Written in 1892, the original pledge is: I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. god wasn't added until 1954. One wonders how the Nation survived 62 years without every boy and girl intoning god every school morning...
The stench of an upcoming defeat is clinging to Mitt Romney.
Do you Miss them, yet? Never Forget Republicans were in Charge
9/11? That happened in 1999, right?