Time To Fight Back
by Jerry Fees
Thank you Al Franken. It's about damn time we woke up and
started using the word LIAR. Why is it that the Republicans
and their media mouthpieces can make up their facts as they
go and continuously get away with it? (Bill O'Reilly can claim
he's not a Republican but we know better and we sure as hell
won't claim him.)
Why is it that Herr Goebbels' - I mean, Karl Rove's - propaganda
machine runs unchecked spitting out one distortion after another?
I'll tell you why. It's because we've been acting like a bunch
of scared children, afraid we're going to appear shrill and
be called sore losers. That's what they're saying anyway so
what the heck, let's fight back!
As much as I respect Al Gore for his dignity and grace under
fire, he had no business allowing Bush and that bunch of self
righteous heathens to talk to him like they did. The audacity
of any one of that thieving, lying Bush clan to call Gore,
or anyone else for that matter, a liar. They have no shame.
Al took the high road and look at the mess it left us in.
We need to forget this whole civility charade and get on
with the program. It's only 21 months till the 2002 election
and we've got work to do.
I saw that moron Hannity on TV the other day and he and one
of his GOP puppets, Bill Dal Col, (they call this guy a Republican
strategist, I call him a LIAR) were talking about the economy.
Col made the observation that we have a $7 trillion dollar
economy with a $3.5 trillion dollar debt. What happened to
the other $2.1 trillion dollars of debt?
Look it up for yourselves. It would appear that, for the
sake of political expediency, the Republican strategists (see
LIARS) want to confuse the public by separating the amount
of debt held in private hands overseas and in central banks
($3.5 trillion) from the amount owed to the Social Security,
Medicare and other trust funds ($2.1 trillion). The last time
the national debt was $3.5 trillion was 1991.
Hannity then went on cry crocodile tears about government
spending. The Republicans are up to their collective ears
in pork and he knows it. They went on a spending spree last
year (a record $284 billion in non-defense spending) that
forever ended their right to call themselves conservatives.
Conservative about what? Certainly not in the use of lies.
Hannity can hardly open his mouth without telling a lie.
The reason I even mention these guys is that they're a microcosm
of the problem as a whole. Lies followed by misdirection and
what do we do about it? Nothing! Turn the other cheek. That's
getting old real fast and it just plays into their hands.
We have absolutely nothing to gain from this tactic. Do you
think we'll win votes this way? We already have enough votes
if we can just get them counted. It's in our best interest
to fight back and call them liars. Let's just do it!
Bush proposes a budget with a 4% rate of increase, knowing
full well the Congress will have to spend more than that.
Ask Pete Domenici. He's already acknowledged it won't be enough.
Of course it won't be enough. As dumb as Bush is, he knew
what he was doing. Now he can go to the people and point out
what the evil Congress is doing, especially those mean old
tax and spend Democrats trying to wreck the economy by funding
those wretched social programs. LIAR, LIAR, LIAR. My Grandma
Rohrscheib would wash his mouth out with soap. If a little
old lady with a southern accent shows up in Washington looking
for W with some Irish Spring in her hand, I hope he gets what
he's got coming.
Get with it Tom, Dick and the rest of you spineless wimps.
We are your people and we demand you go after these guys.
The Black Congressional Caucus and Terry McAuliffe look to
me to be the only ones left that still have their guts. I
have no idea why we as a party have decided to get sucked
into this civility ploy when it is such a transparent ruse.
I do know this though, if we continue to lie down for Rove
and his propaganda machine we will pay for it. We can ride
this out together but our elected officials are going to have
to be a lot more plain spoken and we're all going to have
to follow Al Franken's example. Seek out a specific case of
Republican lies, investigate it and blow the whistle loud
and hard. Blow it until someone listens and then go out and
find another lie. They're everywhere there's a Republican
mouthpiece. It's a target rich environment. ATTACK! ATTACK!