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  •  Why shouldn't they lie? (0+ / 0-)

    Well except for the inconvenience of the 9th commandment about baring false witness why shouldn't the lie?  Historically the right wing has been more likely to subscribe to the ends justify the means and after all they mean good as in good family values etc.  

    They know that they are getting away with it.  (It's not a crime if you don't get caught.  Really.  I know.)  The average  voter doesn't keep up with details and especially not someone who is still undecided.  Hell the average voter can't name the Governor of their State or their Senators or Reps let alone what Romney said about the 47%.  Forty seven percent?  Forty seven percent of what?  It was an absolute fluke that the moderator blew Romney's cover and I still believe that Joe and Joan Average didn't have a clue what the finer points who said terrorism first mean.  They may have caught that there was a gotcha but what percent do you think could have explained it.  Hell fire, 17% believe Obama is a Muslim and only 25% can ID him as a Protestant for God's sake.  That's right 75% of those polled could not ID Obama as a Protestant Christian, 75%.  

    Like the Mitch McConnnell cabal that met on Inauguration Day 08 and as Tom Hartman says "swore a blood oath" to break their oath to the constitution and bring the nation down if necessary to make Obama a one term president, the Republican candidates will do and say anything it takes to make that same goal happen.  Guess what, it's working.  

    This shouldn't even be a close race.  Obama has actually governed as a moderate business friendly Republican after all.  He manages to throw just enough meat to the base to keep us from total rebellion but where has he hurt business?  Wall Street should be backing him.  

    The strategy is simple.  Defeat the president by hook or crook.   Just keep throwing shit on the wall and confuse people until the clock runs out.  Only fact finders and wonks like us keep up with the facts.  So the more and bigger they lie the tighter the race gets.  Immorality be damned.  It's working and they won't stop until they win or go down in flames trying.  

    A bad idea isn't responsible for those who believe it. ---Stephen Cannell

    by YellerDog on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 09:06:15 PM PDT

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