Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ryan's Dope

It takes my breath away, the amount of lies Paul Ryan told last night. It shouldn't have been any surprise and it's nothing new for politicians to lie to us. I think what is new, is the technology that allows us to check what he says within seconds. It was not only what he said, but  what the Governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin said. According to her, the great American dream in her great state came true without any help from the government. People settled there and worked hard. (I am presuming without the Homestead Act). I wonder if she thinks that Oklahoma was empty before white settlers began moving in?  I wonder who could have relieved Oklahoma of it's previous Native American occupants?
Then there's Condolezza Rice's speech " We cannot lead from behind" Really Condi? The way you led us into a war with Iraq ? Lying about WMD's? "The ultimate sacrifice of many of our bravest?" The bravest that didn't have to be sacrificed you mean? It really is sickening.
Before Romney starts lying tonight, read Matt Taibbi's excellent piece about Romney, Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital | Politics News | Rolling Stone
It is really eye opening. Matt really nails it when it comes to the cold, calculated Mitt. No one has ever tried to get elected on the big lie that Romney has, that he is just a cardboard cut out, flip flopper, a great business man that has created jobs by saving companies.
So let's go back to Paul Ryan, "Our right's come from nature and God, not government." Like dog eat dog? Those kinds of rights?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.*
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, 
They love to trot out the founding fathers, but they forgot to dust off the Declaration of Independence.
There were other errors, blaming Obama for shutting down a Wisconsin GM factory before he even got into office. How he really doesn't say how the poor will be paying through Medicaid cuts and cuts to other social programs in order to keep the Bush tax cuts going, and the money flowing to the 1%. While  the poor can starve in the streets. I don't know how Romney can compete with the whoppers told in the last 2 days, and it is really hard for a person with basic intelligence to listen to the overwhelming amount of B.S. that Republicans spout and everyone just claps and acts like it's truth. I believe there are a lot  of people who probably won't read or even check to see if maybe anything these Republicans say isn't true.
You would think the Religious conservatives, that influence Republican politics, with it's obsession on female reproductive rights and the Bible, would look at the 10 commandments. Besides thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.


  1. When conservatives say they're against government and in favor of the free market, i.e. private property, they're cherrypicking. The Indian Wars and the Homestead Act, as you intimated, shows you just how much government and the concept of private property is intertwined.

  2. Hi Kirk, Yes and I believe this came from John Locke, originally. Generally, it was assumed that taking land from Native Americans was justified by him, because of his statements on "unenclosed property". There seems to be a lot of cherry picking going on. Lol

  3. Secretary of State Condi Rice, the woman who went Shoe Shopping at Ferragamo on Fifth Ave and "several thousand dollars' worth of shoes" at the pricey leather-goods boutique during the Katrina disaster giving a speech about leading from behind while Hurricane Isaac beats down.

    It's awful the lack of shame from Republicans and the fervent desire by conservatives to ignore all the evil shit they do...

  4. They have no shame. That's pretty apparent, at least to us!