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They can't even tell a decent, believable lie.
This latest creation of the Right Wing Noise Machine, this nonsense about "War on women: Obama White House paid women less than men in 2011" is not only laughable, it's insulting to anyone who can count to 11 without having to take off his shoes and socks to count on his toes.
As we pointed out in a series of stories today (April 14) what the desperate Republican spin machine did was throw all the salaries revealed in the White House Annual Report of Salaries into a centrifuge, spin the numbers down to "men vs. women", and then regurtitate meaningless figures.
Anyone with a working cerebral cortex knows that, in order to do an actual comparison of actual work for actual pay, one must compare people doing the same job, holding the same job title, performing the same duties.
Even using the same "throw all the numbers in the centrifuge" mentality, the Obama White House is better than the Bush White House. Using the Noise Machine's "MixMaster" approach, one finds women being paid 18% less than men as a whole. If we use the same "MixMaster" and throw in the $19,814,325 paid to men and the $13,378,686 paid to women by the Bush White House in 2008, simple math tells us that men got 60% of the pie while women got 40%. That's a 20% deficit.
So, using the same metrics as the Right Wing Liars, the headline should read, "Obama White House makes small strides toward pay equity between men and women over Bush White House." Right?
The 2011 report says the average income among male White House staffers was $71,000 while the average female income was $60,000. Nowhere in any of this "shocking and startling" reporting, blasted all over the far right wing blogosphere and on all the right wing news sites, is the word "Bush" even mentioned.
Again, this is all from the Karl Rove playbook. Take your own weakness and project it onto your opponent. Republicans are trying to strip women of their reproductive rights, their rights to equal pay for equal work, their right to contraceptive care and numerous other rights.
What better way for idiots to fool other idiots than by saying it's the Democrats who are the bad guys. Not us Republicans.
White is black. Day is night. Up is down. War is peace. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.
The GOP "Ministry of Truth" is at work day and night, night and day, to shove the truth down the "memory hole" and rewrite us all the way back to, not 1984, but 1784.
Just how stupid do they think we are?
How stupid are you?
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