Assuming that there were some distortions of the truth that emanated from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte has taken advantage of the truism that “the first liar doesn’t have a chance”. Not surprising, of course, because the Democrats have always been superior liars and probably would have out done the Republicans even if their convention had gone first.
I forced myself to watch a good bit of the DNC last night. Thanks to the Fox News live streaming of the conventions, I was able to watch and listen without having to put up with any talking heads. I missed some of the earlier speeches. I missed, for example, Whatshername-Schultz and I was glad. Thankfully, I also missed Sandra “Pay For My Contraceptives” Fluke. Unfortunately, I did not miss the taped presentation of the second worst president in American history, Jimmy Carter. That was awful! One loser supporting another loser.
I didn’t try to keep track of the number of lies told last night. That would have been an awesome task. But, I was impressed with the sheer number of speakers who focused on three principle lies. Unlike the RNC, there were no musical entertainment breaks. There was just a steady stream of speaker after speaker. So, let me share what I saw as the three big lies that were repeated ad nauseam last night.
Republicans Hate Women
The Democrats had their femmenazis out in force last night. There was a steady stream of women claiming that Romney and Ryan and the Republicans want to take away a women’s right over her health and deny them access to contraception and take away their right to terminate unwanted pregnancies. These women were very Pro Choice. Well, I am pro choice too. I believe that women have the right to choose to have unprotected sex or not. And, if they choose not and they get pregnant, they should DAMN WELL CHOOSE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT LIFE GROWING INSIDE THEM! But, Democrats are not big on responsibility, are they?
Obama Saved The Auto Industry
How many times did we hear that last night? And, of course, the lie continues that Romney said “Let Detroit go bankrupt.” Well, of course, Detroit is bankrupt. And, in spite of Obama’s bailout of General Motors, they did in fact go bankrupt. However, our Law Breaker-In-Chief, intervened the long standing bankruptcy laws in this country and purposely shafted the GM bondholders and anybody who was not a union member so that he could reward his big union campaign contributors. All those speakers claimed that Obama saved a million jobs. He didn’t save squat! Companies, even big companies, do go bankrupt in this country but that does not mean they disappear or go out of business. From this American Thinker article we learn:
The U.S. auto industry was not “saved.” Going bankrupt does not have to mean going out of business. See, for example, Delta Airlines. It went bankrupt in the usual, lawful way and is operating today. On the other hand, GM could be heading into bankruptcyagain, post-bailout. Oh, and since the bailout, “GM has increased its manufacturing capacity in China by 55 percent.”
The government auto takeovers did not prevent bankruptcies. What they prevented was the usual rule of bankruptcy law. Instead of paying back creditors in a predictable and lawful way, the federal government simply robbed bondholders and non-UAW workers and retirees (especially at Delphi) and delivered sweet, sweet payback to the union bosses of the UAW.
The other big lie that was repeated and repeated last night was:
We can’t go back to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place.
In what universe do these people live? We are smack dab in the middle of the policies that got us into this mess. Well, they know better,of course. But, it is their job to repeat and repeat this big lie in the hope that the ignorant American voter will eventually fall for it. This is the biggest and most important lie that the Democrats must try to propagate. I asked the question yesterday here: When will Romney and Ryan and the Republicans start telling the true story of the role of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton , Barney Frank, and Maxine Waters and the role of Fanny and Freddy? This is the lie the Republicans absolutely must put to rest.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?
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