Saturday, September 1, 2012
In commenting on a Huffington Post story about the string of lies told at the Republican Convention this past week I collected a very negative return comment about how the Democratic Party is always lying:
"There has never been in American history a bigger group of downright liars than we have seen from team Obama and the Democratic Party every day. I hate to see a person try to do what he is unable to do. Obama is completely out of his league, he is incompetent and incapable of being President. The evidence is everywhere."
My response was:
"I am pretty sure that you misspelled Democratic it is spelled R-e-p-u-b-l-i-c-a-n. The mounting lies from the Right are stunning in their size and volume. Use a bit of fact checking and you will be forced to admit you are full of the Right-side Koolaid. Only the low information voter can believe the Righties any more. They have become the Party of Treason."
What has struck me more than ever that those on the Right are suddenly, blatantly saying things that border on or have crossed the line on what is treasonous language. It has happened subtly and at first I didn't even notice. They are charging ahead now however and saying they want to dismantle all of government. It is not enough to dismantle parts of government a brick at a time they are closer to a take over and burn mentality now. These are very scary times.
There may well be riots in the streets from the 99%-er's at some overtly oppressive moment but the gun toters are mostly Right-wingers not Lefties. The hate speech is Right-wing driven for the most part and the stack of lies being doubled down on is thickly from the Right. Fact checking has become a defense of sorts but the volume and vitriol of the lying is astounding.