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Fri Aug 24, 2012, 02:28 PM

Republicans' Seven Biggest Lies

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The propaganda theory of “the big lie” is that if you tell a lie big enough often enough, people will begin to believe it, and the Republicans are masters of this tactic. The Republican Party has been selling the American public a bill of goods and unfortunately the public is falling for the scam. They want the average American to think that they are going to protect their interests and that the Democrats will ruin them. This is a classic “big lie” if ever there was one.

Their “argument” is based on the six subsidiary lies, which fall predominantly into two categories … the economy and health care/Obamacare. Unfortunately, the Democrats as usual have done a lousy job at countering these lies, and in some cases really haven't even bothered.

For a listing of the lies and my factual response to them, as well as other topics see my blog, http://PreservingAmericanGreatness.blogspot.com

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natrlron Aug 2012 OP
abelenkpe Aug 2012 #1
natrlron Aug 2012 #5
guardian Aug 2012 #2
Flashmann Aug 2012 #4
awwyeah Aug 2012 #3
natrlron Aug 2012 #6

Response to natrlron (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 02:32 PM

1. Good list

Especially these:

"Lie #1: The financial crisis and joblessness is the fault of big government, of government regulation.
            Fact:  The financial crisis was caused by rich investment bankers and mortgage brokers trying to find a way to make a fast buck at the expense of ordinary Americans or small-fry investors. It happened because people in the financial industry are greedy and cannot be allowed to regulate themselves.

Lie #2: The financial crisis continues because of the failure of the Obama stimulus package and the increasing government deficit.
            Fact:  The Obama stimulus package, while not creating many new jobs, resulted in preventing the elimination of millions of jobs, especially state and local jobs.  This kept the country out of a second Great Depression.
            Fact:  Once the stimulus funds were spent, Republican-led efforts to slash the budget in order to cut the deficit have made the jobless crisis far worse by reducing support for state and local governments, causing increased unemployment in that area that the stimulus had prevented and stalling the recovery.
            Fact:  The deficit, while large and undesirable, is more of prac†ical concern to investors in government bonds, and interestingly rather than fleeing from US bonds, investors continue to flock to them as a safe haven in this volatile global financial market."

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The lie that really gets me:

After seeing the chaos and suffering caused by austerity in places like Greece the GOP wants austerity here so that we don't become like Greece. How can they honestly say that if we follow the same path it will lead us elsewhere?

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 11:54 AM

5. Thanks ... please share

Please share my comments and yours with others. The most frustrating thing about all this is not so much the lies that Republicans spread, but that the Democrats, as usual, have been totally ineffective at countering those lies.

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Response to natrlron (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 02:33 PM

2. Only 7???

 

The list should have 700!!!!

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Response to guardian (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 02:49 PM

4. LOL....

My VERY first thought.....Only 7....Very very good....

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Response to natrlron (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 02:38 PM

3. yup

 

lie 1.shouldnt the SEC regulate them so they do not get out of control?

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Response to awwyeah (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 12:14 PM

6. Yes! See my blog post

on this topic from several months ago, "Truth in Politics: De-Frauding American Politics. Take a look at it. http://PreservingAmericanGreatness.blogspot.com

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