Sure, if a Republican’s lips are moving, more often than not, they are lying, obfuscation, spinning, revising history or smirking to themselves as they create some fabulous tale. Sometimes it’s all too obvious they enjoy creating their own reality. A form of mental masturbation, with some self loathing mixed in with supreme arrogance. Case in point serial liar neocon Stephen F. Hayes writing at the Weakly Standard – Don’t Mention the War, May 17, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 33
The Times Square attack was the third time in the past six months that an individual terrorist with ties to high-level Islamic radicals overseas has launched an attack on the American homeland. In each instance, America’s vast, multibillion dollar intelligence and law enforcement establishment failed to detect the terrorists’ plans beforehand.
Does Hayes mean Obama did not prevent an attempted attack the way Bush and Cheney did not prevent 9-11 after receiving warnings or Bush botched preventing Osama Bin Laden from escaping at Tora Bora. Neocons should come with a warning label – May Get Whiplash from Flying Hypocrisy. Former Bush speech writer Marc Thiessen – who thinks torture is the best thing since cheese spread in a can claiming that president Obama is killing too many terrorists. Than there was Dick Cheney – who those with a clear head have long suspected of wanting to perpetuate the never-ending war – “In 2007, then Vice President Dick Cheney personally authorized the release of 11 Saudis from Guantanamo Bay, who then passed through a leaky Saudi halfway house terrorist rehabilitation program to rejoin Al Qaeda.” The Right has been trying to play the weak on national security card for months hoping to get some traction. The fact is that Obama and Democrats have had remarkable success. So much so they have also been attacked from the left for the increased use of drones among other issues. Hayes has a lot invested in the urban myths surrounding terrorism. He has been lying about the Iraq/al Qaeda connection and WMD for years – which earned him a job at the “liberal” CNN.
The Republican fascist-lite blog Ace of Spades writes about Newsweek’s current problems in a mind numbing post absolutely free of any – what’s that stuff called? evidence. Oh the Irony: “America is Back!,” Baby, But The Magazine Proclaiming This Just Might Go Out of Business
People can debate ethics.
They ( referring to liberals) prefer to view their politics as a matter of strict black and white morality in which their view is not arguably the more ethical or sound one, but in which their view is Good (capital G optional), and the opposite politics are Evil (capital E required.)
One can debate such ethical dilemmas such as whether it’s better to see your kid go hungry or steal a loaf of bread from another family.
One can’t argue, really, whether or not it’s better to do Good than it is to do Evil.
Liberals favor the latter formulation.
Ace has the same short-term memory problems that plaque most Cons, in addition to the ability to live in a bubble of denial, the standard mental tools of every political zealot. For eight years George W. Bush was not just president he was the leader of a personality cult in which he could do no wrong and the slightest criticism of him was anti-American. Not anti-Bush per se and certainly not loyal opposition which is indicative of any democracy. No Bush critics were traitors and terrorist lovers. Hate? That was served up daily by the right-wing media and the so-called liberal media like the NYT that helped sell the Iraq disaster to the public..
Some books written by conservative ‘thinkers” during the Bush years included – Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism by Sean Hannity, Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism by Ann Coulter, and Michelle Malkin’s Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild. Remember the Jim Carey movie Liar. Liar. If such a spell was possible and put on the Conservative movement they’d knock themselves senseless in a few hours. If you took away their ability to push the egregious Pravdaesque propaganda they could not have a debate. Ace and the other right-wing bloggers gloating over Newsweek’s demise might cause a few liberals to have seizures if they just admitted they hated Newsweek because it did not feed the Right the constant vitriol filled pabulum that they can never get enough of. Newsweek was on occasion, actually balanced. And goodness forbid they mention the right-wing Moonie Washington Times is sinking despite all the money the Right poured into it to keep that revenue bleeding yellow rag afloat.
Sue Lowden now running TV ad claiming (wrongly) that chickens-for-checkups was “out of context”. Sometimes the worse thing one can do to a Republican is quote them accurately.
AG Paid $60,000 to Anti-Gay Activist Who Hired Male Prostitute. That state Attorney General was Bill McCollum(R). Another conservative more interested in finding an “expert” to tell him what he wanted to hear rather than the truth. A comrade of Stephen Hayes and Ace.
In the comment section where I took the screen shot of Big Government’s chief propagandist Andrew Brietbart were these,
Iam proud too Andrew! thanks for all that you do. It has been fun to watch.
Headplant – April 14th, 2010 at 7:47 pm
Been saying all along that I’m proud to be a tea bagger. Put it on my blog as well. The left really didn’t think this nonsensical word through (not that they ever think anything through), but if we are the teabaggers, then THEY are the ones being teabagged. Guess who has the power? WE DO. Finally, somebody catches this and utilizes it. Good work, Breitbart and Nussbaum.
TheAudacity – April 14th, 2010 at 7:50 pm
Well done! Can’t wait for tomorrow, Tea Bagger pride!
middle american – April 14th, 2010 at 7:54 pm