Saturday, March 28, 2015

Putting The "Con" In Conservatism, Part 3.

We've already talked about the "con" in Conservative here and here, and as we continue with this thread we wonder when the marks are going to understand that Conservatism is a huge con game as this gentleman explains...

"Paul Krugman: Republicans Are Running A Con Game On America."

"One of the best thing’s about Paul Krugman is how he regularly skewers Republican talking points. For instance, Republicans have been running around with their hair on fire for years now, insisting that Obamacare would destroy jobs and that raising taxes on the rich would finish the job. But, as Krugman points out:

"Well, in the first year of the Affordable Care Act’s full implementation, the U.S. economy as a whole added 3.3 million jobs — the biggest gain since the 1990s. Second, half a million of those jobs were added in California, which has taken the lead in job creation away from Texas."
"You’d think that after years of being wrong, and one full year of being breathtakingly wrong, that Republicans would at least begrudgingly admit that maybe Democrats have a point. After all, California’s Governor Jerry Brown raised taxes on the rich. The result? After year’s of massive budget deficits, California has a massive surplus and the world’s eighth largest economy has exploded. Meanwhile, the dreaded Obamacare has dramatically slowed the growth of healthcare premiums, insured millions of people that lacked even basic coverage and even come in under budget. All of which is indisputably good for the economy.

"But, you’ll be shocked to learn, Republicans don’t care about these facts. Partly, I’m sure you’ve guessed, in the GOP’s unprecedented hatred of Obama and the fact that he even exists. But most of it is the mile high pile of bullshit that Republicans must sell the country in order to justify their very existence:
"At a deeper level, modern conservative ideology utterly depends on the proposition that conservatives, and only they, possess the secret key to prosperity. As a result, you often have politicians on the right making claims like this one, from Senator Rand Paul: 'When is the last time in our country we created millions of jobs? It was under Ronald Reagan.'"
"Actually, if creating 'millions of jobs' means adding two million or more jobs in a given year, we’ve done that 13 times since Reagan left office: eight times under Bill Clinton, twice under George W. Bush, and three times, so far, under Barack Obama. But who’s counting?"

"That’s why, no matter what is happening in the real world, Republicans will never EVER deviate from their talking point that Democrats are 'job killers.' Here we are, 5 years into a record breaking job growth streak and they’re STILL saying that Obama is destroying the economy. They can read a chart just as well as you or I so unless they’ve all sustained severe brain damage (a possibility from spending all that time on Fox News), Republicans are clearly lying through their teeth.

"But the last part of the con game is the most obnoxious because it leads directly to the most suffering:
"As a number of observers have pointed out, however, for big businesses to admit that government policies can create jobs would be to devalue one of their favorite political arguments — the claim that to achieve prosperity politicians must preserve business confidence, among other things, by refraining from any criticism of what businesspeople do."
"In other words, we must never ever say anything mean about the greed, corruption and sociopathic behavior of the rich or they’ll take their toys and go home..."

Conmen often form a "team..."

...and the team makes sure that you lose touch with reality...

...making you wonder if they are right or just lying to get something from you.

But the team works VERY hard to pull the political wool over our eyes... turning your fears into the kind of hate they can manipulate.

And one of their biggest cons will probably kill us all.

Sometimes their hypocrisy comes close to the truth...

...and sometimes it's all a lie...

...because in the end it's still the same old con game.

And finally here is who they REALLY are... matter how they try to tell you otherwise.

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The whole Conservative "movement" is a complete con job.

Conservatism is ONLY about giving the rich as much of our money as they can get their hands on, while assuring the voters that trickle-down is helping to increase our jobs.

Conservatism is ONLY about the other social issues when those issues can be used to make you want to support Conservatism against your best interests.

And Conmen can only survive by lying, something that Conservatism has to rely on too.

Isn't it way past time to criminalize Conservatism?

Joyce, Jnr.


"The central con of the political coalition assembled by Ronald Reagan and
maintained by his successors was that government was a common enemy."

Timothy Noah.