Matt Davies for October 10, 2012

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    wolfhoundblues1  over 11 years ago

    All he has to do is quote Obama.

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    Dtroutma  over 11 years ago

    Mitt is juicing on that pre-eminent drug of the right today: hypocrisy.

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    braindead Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Once you pass the ChickenHawk threshold, all the other lying comes naturally: -Oh, I wish I could have been with those guys in Viet Nam.-Sorry if I offended PETA people because my dog likes fresh air.-I would never interfere with a woman’s right to choose.-I didn’t raise any taxes in Massachusetts, those were all fees.-Yes, I lived in Massachusetts the whole entire time I was in Utah saving the Olympics-No, I had nothing to do with Bain Capital while I was CEO, president and only stockholder — I retired retroactively.

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    Kilrwat Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Life imitates life

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    chazandru  over 11 years ago

    It’s only a lie if you decide not to believe it. Or so I’m told.C.

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    markjoseph125  over 11 years ago

    In a famous October 2004 New York Times article on the Bush administration, journalist Ron Suskind described his encounter with a “senior adviser” to the president: The aide said that guys like me were “in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. “That’s not the way the world really works anymore,” he continued. “We’re an empire now and when we act, we create our own reality.” (Chris Mooney, The Republican War On Science, p. 243)This cartoon nails it. The dems might not be anything special, but the right believes that “wishing makes it so.” They are completely dissociated from reality, whether it concerns the female body (Akin), creationism (Braun; a number of regular commentators in these comics), voodoo economics (giving all the money to the rich does good for everyone!), global warming (Inhofe), religion (not a single one of the lying hypocritical bastards has sold everything he has and given it to the poor—see Luke 14.33), and these are just the best known examples. They could be multiplied ad infinitum. In other words, Matt Davies got it right—they are just making stuff up (know any Kenyan muslim socialists?), pandering to the lowest of the lowest common denominators, in an effort to seize power. For what? Endless war (not only in Asia, but also against gays, women, blacks, Hispanics, etc., as well as the environment), and stuffing their pockets with cash from the fossil fuel companies.Two more from Mooney: “When politicians use bad science to justify themselves, rather than good science to make up their minds, we can safely assume that wrongheaded and even disastrous decisions lie ahead” and “Such flagrant misrepresentation goes far beyond mere dishonesty. It demonstrates a gross disregard for the welfare of the American public, whom Bush represents, and for the population of the entire globe, whose fate depends in large measure on the behavior of the American behemoth.”

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