Saturday, August 30, 2014

Conservatives Get More Hypocritical The Closer We Get To Election Day

As we close in on Tuesday, November 4th the GOP remembers the disaster of the Romney candidacy when his "severe Conservatism" ruined their plans. We all know what they've said since the election, but their braggadocio will be tempered the closer we get to Election Day...

Here is what they tell their faithful...

"Larry Klayman: Obama Wants To Rename The White House 'The Black House,' Start A 'Race War.'"

"Unhinged right-wing legal advocate Larry Klayman believes that President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have created a 'race war in the nation.' Klayman wrote in a WorldNetDaily column on Friday that the president and Holder are 'racist' against white people 'and in favor of their black brothers.'

"According to Klayman, the administration is deliberately fomenting and ignoring 'racially motivated crimes against whites,' while using Obamacare to 'have whitey pay reparations to blacks.'

"'At this rate, it is remarkable that Obama has not renamed the White House "the Black House..."'

And this...

And this...

BUT this is what happens as we near Election Day, just in one State...

"GOP ads full of hypocrisy, rely on gullibility."

"CHARLESTON – Well, the 2014 general election campaign is in full swing and the ads are flying. It only takes about a week to get your fill of them.

"This year’s run of Republican ads is full of little thought or imagination. The negative ads by Republicans Capito and Jenkins (you remember, the guy who was a Democrat just months ago) have a simple message. President Obama doesn’t like coal and, therefore, all other Democrats don’t like coal either..."

So even though we know what the Conservatives really are...

"Secret McConnell Recordings Underscore Need For Reversing Citizens United."

McConnell answers questions from reporters after the weekly Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

"In a recent, secret Koch brothers summit first brought to public attention by The Undercurrent, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – not knowing he was being taped – spoke candidly to his audience of wealthy corporate CEOs, uber-elite donors, and fellow conservative politicians that push their anti-worker, pro-business agendas.

"Speaking of the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. The Federal Elections Commission, McConnell said:
"…So all Citizens United did was to level the playing field for corporate speech…. We now have, I think, the most free and open system we’ve had in modern times. The Supreme Court allowed all of you to participate in the process in a variety of different ways."
"McConnell continued, and bashed Democratic attempts to raise the minimum wage for workers, extend expired benefits to the unemployed, and allow students some relief from crushing student debt. It seems McConnell was channeling George Orwell who said"
"All men are created equal, but some are more equal than others."
"The playing field that McConnell spoke of has 'leveled' to the point that actual citizens voices have been reduced to the level of background noise while that of millionaires and corporations have been elevated to a deafening roar. A recent Princeton study showed that the influence of average people, even when joined with thousands of others, has only a fraction of the power of that of the wealthy and of corporations..."

Here's the kind of stuff they're going to say to save their jobs...

"Another 'Red' State Admits They Were WRONG About Obamacare, Quietly Accepts Medicaid Expansion."

"Remember earlier this year, around the time news of the ACA roll-out’s success were starting to trickle in, when Republicans finally started revealing their true fears about it?

"Rand Paul summed it up nicely:
"People get assumed and accustomed to receiving things, particularly things that they get for free.”
"Or, to paraphrase: 'We’re terrified people will like it, and then we’ll all look like idiots.'

"After the roll-out, fully half the states in the U.S., all of them controlled by Tea-baiting GOP lawmakers refused federal funds to expand Medicaid in their states. A good move from a political demagogue’s point of view…maybe not so much for the people of those disproportionately impoverished states, who were left asking, 'Why are we still dying because you won’t give us the medical care we’re legally due?'

"Of course, those with any degree of reason knew that that wouldn’t last forever, especially considering the fact that most of the poorest states in the Union are controlled by the GOP. Arkansas and Iowa were among the first opt-out states to opt back in under pressure from the public, adopting modified 'private option' plans that can utilize the Medicaid money offered by the Fed to pay for or subsidize private insurance.

"Now, Tennessee is looking to join that group, among three other red states including Pennsylvania planning on doing the same..."

But try as they might, the Cons never get it quite right...

"Republicans Court Female Voters By Carefully Explaining That Women Are Wrong."

"Yesterday, Politico published a leaked report commissioned by two Republican lobbying groups on how the party can better attract female voters. The report, based on a recent poll of 800 female registered voters as well as a series of focus groups, is titled 'Republicans and Women Voters: Huge Challenges, Real Opportunities.' The central challenge facing the Republican party is that women—particularly single women and women who have graduated from college—are 'barely receptive' to its policies, and are likely to consider the party 'intolerant,' 'lacking in compassion,' and 'stuck in the past.'

"Here’s where the 'real opportunity' comes in: If only the Republicans could explain to these women that they are wrong, their votes would come flooding in. The report says that it is a 'lack of understanding' between women and Republicans that 'closes many minds to Republican policy solutions.' Republicans can attract the female vote by attacking the Democratic claim that GOP policies do not promote 'fairness' for women and dealing 'honestly with any disagreement on abortion' before moving on to 'other issues...'"

The quotes,  "barely receptive" to its policies...likely to consider the party "intolerant," "lacking in compassion," and "stuck in the past" covers all of the Conservatives' aims, so be careful if the Cons clever campaign ads make you think some Con is the exception to the rule...

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
Because no Conservative is an exception to the rule, they are all the same, even if the Sheeplets and Low Information Voters fall for disinformation campaigns every single time...


Most of the professional Conservatives are aware of their own hypocrisy.  They know the electorate won't stand for their stated beliefs -- abortion, "freedom," states' rights, ad infinitum -- and after the Romney fiasco they know that the middle class voter doesn't believe that the upper class should rule unchallenged, which is the Conservatives' core belief.

But we live in a participatory democracy, and the Cons will repeat the same strategy year after year: make the voter fearful and fill them with hate, make up any lie they can think of, and trumpet racism and violence until...

...Election Day gets uncomfortably close and the propaganda mavens have to be summoned.

There oughta be a law.


"Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in
balloons and ribbons."

Frank Zappa.