Saturday, May 21, 2011

And the myths keep coming...

The latest greatest right wing talking-lie is that the Obama administration does not care about our troops.

We could start by asking, "who has worked the hardest in the past dozen years to get them OUT of harms way and bring them home?" And "who has actually funded them with decent equipment to do their jobs." But maybe thats too esoteric.

Instead, here are just a few counter data points on legislation the democratic administration has already passed or is working to pass...

If you ask me, the Republican party and their right wing mouth-pieces owe military families a sincere and heartfelt apology for taking those brave volunteers' grief and hardship and trying to turn it into a political football for their own advantage.

And they owe the American public an apology for the constant stream of manipulative lies they have been telling for about a dozen years now.

As a bumper sticker I recently saw said,"If you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention."

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Right's New Myth

During the GWB administration, Carl Rove crafted a network of coordinated and centrally controlled right-wing mouth-pieces that is still alive and well today.

Thus, its no accident that the right's latest attempt to deflect attention from the a fact that the rich are continuing to grab more and more of the american pie hit all over the country at the same time.

Just one example:

The implication that somehow, the poor are taking advantage of the rich is absurd and unconscionable.

I'd like all people and corporations with a gross income this year over $100,000 who would like to trade situations with a family whose income was under $30,000 so they can pay no income tax to please form a line to the left... (Never mind that GE, with a gross income of $19bn last year paid no income tax, either.)