Republican Party / Right Wing Lie Machine / Tax Cut Dogma

Don’t Fall for GOP “Tax Burden” Deception

The White House Blog Getting the Facts Straight on America’s Tax Burden Posted by Dan Pfeiffer on September 26, 2011 at 01:45 PM EDT   Last week, the President put forward a detailed plan for jobs, controlling our deficit, and comprehensive tax reform. The President’s tax reform plan will abide by the principles of cutting rates, getting … Continue reading

Republican Obstructionism / Right Wing Lie Machine

“Build, Baby, Build”: How Dems Can Counter GOP Lies and Restore Political Debate

Democrats have to respond to “Gingrich speak” by calling it for what it truly is; — propaganda, lies and an attempt to deliberately mislead the American people (something I did on the air in stepping down from what had become a decidedly slanted radio show). In addition, Democrats should heed the words of another former House Speaker — Sam Rayburn — who once said that “a jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a carpenter to build one.” Continue reading

Barack Obama / Congressional Republicans / Republican Obstructionism / Right Wing Lie Machine

The “S” Word and a Bankrupt GOP

So socialism to the right means New Deal and Great Society programs such as (i) Social Security which reduces poverty among seniors by 75 percent, (ii) Medicare which has increased seniors’ access to health care and life expectancy; (iii) Medicaid which provides health care for half of the nation’s low-income children and 60 percent of nursing home residents; and (iv) Head Start which increases the likelihood a low-income child will pursue college and not crime. This is the red menace that the right is fighting against in order to return us to the days of laissez faire capitalism that gave us the Great Depression and Hoovervilles. Continue reading

2008 Election / Conservative Authors/Books / Right Wing Lie Machine

The Kool Aid Society Strikes Back

Safe in their ideological bunker and oblivious to the fact that their dream of a conservative epoch collapsed under the weight of its dogmatic excesses, cronyism and corruption, the right wing media’s true believers have lashed out with increased ferocity, recklessness and venom. Nothing illustrates this more than the completely fabricated story that Senator Obama “spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia” and Dinesh D’Souza’s latest polemic The Enemy at Home blaming the American left for 9/11 – both of which may be a preview of what is to come over the next two years.

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