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gottaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:01 PM
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Poll question: Republican Liars
Which kind of Republican liar is most reprehensible?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:12 PM
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1. Payment indicates they felt they had a choice
Easily the more reprehensible of the two choices.
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gottaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:17 PM
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2. interesting angle
I entertained a distinction between cumpulsive liars and Republican partisan hacks, but found that it was meaningless. Not all compulsive liars choose to become Republican mouthpieces.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:27 PM
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3. Republicans who lie because they enjoy it.
But, they'll take money too.
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bobweaver Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:42 PM
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4. Many don't even realize they are lying - were programmed not to know.
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Undercover Owl Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:42 PM
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7. yeah that's bad, but..
..if they are such habitual liars that they don't even realize it, that's more like a mental illness, and we can feel a little sorry for them.
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happyjack27 Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:31 PM
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5. If they're getting paid, they have some sort of practical cause,
however banal and insipid.
If not, they have no justification, selfish or otherwise. Thus, more reprehensible.
To lie for a bad reason is better than for no reason at all.
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gottaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:54 AM
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9. That was kind of my thinking
and there are more elaborate forms, like the hack who lies for partisan advantage because he tells himself that the Republican Party stands for many things, and some of them are decent, and perhaps worth lying for, but in his heart there's an intimation that it may all be in reality nothing but lies, and so the more he comprises himself and his ideals and the Republican Party he speaks for, the more true it becomes that he's lying for no other reason than to lie.

AlleyCat though had a good point. The payola forces a conscious decision to lie in a way that that partisan sentiments do not. Or don't necessarily. I imagine that even like the 11th paycheck obtrudes into consciousness in a way that's different from the 11th calculation of how to avoid speaking the truth in the best interests of the RNC.
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paulie5 Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:37 PM
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6. All of the above
Nuff said.


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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:45 PM
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8. Republicans lie
because they can and it works. Telling the truth would not be an effective move for them so thye lie. They lie well and it pays off because the twits of America believe them.

Mz Pip
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