Power don't come from a badge or a gun. Power comes from lying. Lying big and gettin' the whole damn world to play along with you. Once you've got everybody agreeing with what they know in their hearts ain't true, you've got 'em by the balls. ~ Senator Roark, Republican, Sin CityConservatism has gone morally bankrupt. Besides the murders and increasing Terrorist attacks by Conservatives and the Right Wing blogosphere furiously trying to disavow any connection to the violence they nurtured and helped grow, Republicans have consciously severed any ties to the past which sought to aid Americans and help this Nation. Because the modern Republican Party cares for themselves and their Ultra-Rich Masters, and the conservative dupes who support the GOP are an insular group of bigots who choose to believe that only white, christian heteronormative persons are "Real America".
Conservatism was rejected by the Founding Fathers. Otherwise the east coast of America would be a part of the Commonwealth. The Founding Fathers first started off with the idea that they were proper Englishmen and wanted to be treated as such, the word American was a slur amongst the British at the time. But, that ended with the adoption of a new ideal, while imperfect, with the creation of a secular land wherein, at first only a select group of people, but over time an increasing number were given enumerated Rights and Freedom.
But, Michele Bachmann and the Republican Menace must change history books and lie constantly. And Republicans lie big. The Republican Party recently staged a sham reading of the entire Constitution to kick off the 112th Congress. Oddly, the Republicans decided to skip some parts, specifically the parts about slavery.
Well, that's no problem! Just get Glenn Beck and Faux News to trot out a standard Republican lie about Slavery in the Constitution; The 3/5ths person slavery rule was actually to destroy slavery! But, if that's the case why didn't a new GOP Congressional Freshman proudly read that part of the Constitution? Because everyone knows that Republicans are pro-slavery. Their entire platform is a ceaseless push to destroy Unions, race to the lowest salaries and institute wage slavery on the American people.
During Obama's Presidency their evil cynicism has become evident. President Obama declared the Constitution was a flawed document, Laura Ingraham and Faux News have spent years attacking him for that statement. Yet, as the recent sham reading indicates, Republicans themselves believe the document to not be the perfect revealed word. But, to continue to dupe their ignorant base of bigoted voters they fetishize the Constitution. Republicans will go through any lengths, shamelessly adopt viewpoints and positions diametrically opposed to those they espoused a year or day earlier, and vote against any and all legislation which would aid the American People merely to re-gain political power.
Ronald Reagan famously stated the following, "maybe I should go see Andropov and propose eliminating all nuclear weapons" and "my dream is to see the day when nuclear weapons will be banished from the face of the Earth". Yet, when President Obama said,
“I state clearly and with conviction America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons”and took up the issue of limiting Nuclear proliferation and the START Treaty the Republican Party couldn't attack him fast enough. The Republican Party is stocked with shameless liars.
The Republican Party's job is to lie about everything. Lying gives Republicans power because whenever people learn the truth about Republican policies they lose consistently. So Republicans lie about everything from the ridiculous to the sublime.
The ridiculous; Judith Miller who reported verbatim everything Dick Cheney told her about Iraq's vast amounts of Nuclear Weapons as a casus belli for invading Iraq, recently chided Julian Assange as a bad journalist for not verifying his sources in the Wikileaks controversy.
"My job is to tell readers of The New York Times what the government thought about Iraq's arsenal."The sublime; The Republican Party plans to vote to Repeal Obamacare and reduce the debt. The Congressional Budget Office released an estimate that Repealing Healthcare Insurance Reform would add $230 Billion USC to the National Debt. So what do the Republicans do? Why they lie. Republicans have to continuously create false narratives to keep their base of battered conservative voters motivated and deluded.
Weapons of Mass Destruction, ACORN, "Climategate", Birtherism, the New Black Panther Party, Homosexuality, Obamacare are all issues the Republicans talk about to cover their true goal which is this:
US Census data for 2010 show the widest rich-poor income gap on record. In 1968, the top 20 percent of Americans had about 7 times the income of those living below the poverty line. By 2008, that disparity had grown to about 13. By 2010, it had grown even further, to more than 14.Lying it's the stock and trade of the Republican Party. But, it is for a purpose to beat down the Middle Class and Poor into a state of penury and a return to the Pullman Towns of the 19th century.
America has gone from the cherished mythical Land of the Free to the Land with the Biggest Income Disparity in the Western World. Get used to those chains America cause the Republicans are forging them and the conservatives are fastening them about you as quickly as they can...