Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Big Lie

I wasn’t going to write about politics in this blog. But.

    After watching umpteen Republican debates, I wonder if anyone has a notion about what any of them would do if they got their hands on the White House? What happens when their stated positions run into the reality of divided government?
    No matter which Republican wins, I suspect the answer would be the same: executive rule by fiat like the last Bush, only worse. Since Democrats won’t agree to eliminate our tattered safety net, the next GOP president would simply take matters into his own hands and call it democracy in action. Works for the Supreme Court. Corporations are people? Really? So much for half a century of Republican dogma about strict interpretation of the Constitution.
    The Big Lie continues to prove its worth to Republican contenders, none of whom can open his mouth without uttering nonsense about the president. How sad that we’ve come to expect this. How astonishing when even a glimmer of truth escapes from elephantine lips.
    All this guff about taking back our country makes me wonder who Republicans are taking it back from--the voters, perhaps? As someone embarrassed by Kentucky’s two senators, I ask when are they going to give me my country back?
    I used to think Republicans would trade Bush’s huge tax breaks for the one percent for deficit reduction. How naïve. Now I see that the only thing the Republican Party stands for is money. However naïve occupiers are portrayed, at least they’re doing something.
    Cynical Republicans pander to the far right, but in their hands religion and patriotism are just tools to unseat Democrats. The Tea Party itself--how I despise their presumption in trying to highjack the American Revolution for their own selfish, selfish purposes--only further snarls things up.
    Whoever gets the nomination will no doubt continue to rely on the Big Lie, a propaganda technique coined by Hitler about using a lie so “colossal” no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously."

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