If this is not simply the most shameless example of the rhetoric of political hackery, then it would have to be the cry of a leader crumbling under the weight of his own lies.”Geez, you would think, by now, that some of the other major media anchors would catch a clue, get a glove and jump in the game.
It’s almost become sublime, that even before the National Intelligence Estimate report was leaked, or before Bob Woodward’s ‘State of
Certainly they can’t that blind, can they?
Yet, even if the did, it’s doubtful they could measure up to
Tonight’s screed was “A special comment about lying;
“Yesterday at a fundraiser for an
The hell they did.
One hundred seventy-seven Democrats opposed the president’s seizure of another part of the Constitution.
Not even the White House press office could actually name a single Democrat who had ever said the government shouldn’t be listening to the conversations of terrorists.
President Bush hears what he wants.”This has been the S.O.P for Bush and his administration. Lie, lie often, lie loudly and keep saying it, over-and-over and, with the new twist Bush & Co. have added lately, admit the lie, acknowledge it, then, turn around, perhaps with a touch or rephrasing, and start repeating the lie all over again.
It’s nearly a parody of the late, great, comic/satirist Lenny Bruce, who advocated “Deny it ... They catch you in the act, deny it”
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It defies belief that this president and his administration could continue to find new unexplored political gutters into which they could wallow. They are, instead, solemn and even terrible quest
ions, about your fitness to fulfill the responsibilities of your office. You have dishonored your party, sir; you have dishonored your supporters; you have dishonored yourself.
But tonight the stark question we must face is — why?
And, after offering a killer quote, from General Tommy Franks, from Cigar Aficionado Magazine, of all places, shortly after he retired his post as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command in Iraq (“that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass-casualty-producing event. Which, in fact, then begins to potentially unravel the fabric of our Constitution.”), Olbermann throws it down;
“Mr. President, these new lies go to the heart of what it is that you truly wish to preserve. It is not our freedom, nor our country—your actions against the Constitution give irrefutable proof of that. You want to preserve a political party’s power. And obviously you’ll sell this country out, to do it.”
As The Garlic has said previously, it never was “bad intelligence” and it always has been, and, frighteningly, continues to be “bad ideology”.
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