Thursday, June 19, 2014

You Can Fool Too Many of The People Too Much of The Time


"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." - Abraham Lincoln

"You Can Fool Too Many of The People Too Much of The Time." James Thurber.

Are one of the sides in the Conservative Civil War the Neocons?  Fox Noise is taking sides with the Establishment GOP, but we never thought we'd see this:

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Is even Fox taking notice that that they've been "fooled too much of the time?"

"Fox News host Megyn Kelly confronted former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday night about his own foreign policy track record in Iraq, arguing history proves he "got it wrong."

"Cheney had co-authored a blistering Wall Street Journal op-ed with his daughter Liz that blasted President Barack Obama for failing to negotiate an agreement to leave a residual force behind in Iraq and accused him of willfully undermining American leadership abroad.

"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," they wrote.

"But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir," Kelly said. "You said there was no doubt Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said the Iraq insurgency was in the last throes, back in 2005. And you said that after our intervention extremists would have to 'rethink their strategy of jihad.'"
Even the Washington Post is catching on as we see in Judd Legum's story at Thinkprogress.org, "Major Newspaper Dumps George Will, Apologizes For ‘Offensive’ Rape Column."



"Early this month, Washington Post columnist George Will wrote a column claiming that being a rape victim is now a 'coveted status' that college women seek out. Will argued that complaints of rape and sexual assualt on college campus were overblown. He also suggested that women claiming to be raped were 'delusional.'
Will’s column is syndicated in newspapers across the country by the Washington Post, which bills him as 'the most influential writer in America.' The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which has published Will’s column for a number of years, has had enough. In a message today to readers, the paper announced they were dropping Will from their paper and apologized for running his column on sexual assault..."

But headlines like this one make us wonder if we've entered some sort of Bizarro World: a story from Dailykos.com, "Glenn Beck Admits 'Liberals, You Were Right' On Iraq - Updated w/Pat Robertson TOO."

It soooo sucks to be soooo wrong
(HuffPo)"'From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into Iraq. I wasn’t.... Liberals, you were right. We shouldn’t have.'

"Beck made this surprising declaration on his radio show on Tuesday while discussing the widening rift between Republicans and Democrats. He urged both parties to come together to oppose another war in Iraq.

"'Not one more life. Not one more life. Not one more dollar, not one more airplane, not one more bullet, not one more Marine, not one more arm or leg or eye. Not one more,' he said. 'This must end now. Now can't we come together on that?'"

And finally, from famed political cartoonist Oliphant:



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Conservatives lie -- they have to.

As the demographics beat down the gerrymandering door and the GOP gang war continues, polls are showing that Conservatism continues to look bad to American voters as the lies are catching up to the liars.



And now even more are understanding what Reaganism has done to them and to their jobs but can we afford to wait?  Now that we know what Conservatism really stands for -- the protection, preservation, and enhancement of profits for the greediest and richest among us -- If progressive leaders and politicians can't do a better job of explaining the Conservative Menace, then it's way past time to criminalize Conservatism.



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"Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."

Mark Twain.


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