Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Right Wing Spin

One thing I have noticed since becoming hyper-aware of politics everywhere, and since having a better understanding of the right wing and their protection of the upper 1%, is that right wing pundits either lie or give twisted answers to questions rather than to answer them directly.

This is particularly hilarious when there are left wingers and right wingers debating each other. Chris Hayes' show on weekends on MSNBC is great, but I don't like having to hear the right wing perspective. You can get that on Fox. But he asked a pointed question to his conservative guest on Sunday (forgive me for not looking up his name or remembering it), and it was something along the lines of, "Why are the Republicans blocking every piece of legislation that President Obama puts on the table and are they purposely trying to make him look bad?" We all know that's exactly what they are doing, but when one of them is asked a question like that, then tend to re-phrase the question, and spin the answer with something like, "Well to answer that I have to......." and proceed to blame the economy or whatever on Obama. I've seen veteran right wing campaign dude Michael Steele do this on Rachel Maddow, where he halfway admits that the GOP is all about crashing the economy on purpse, but halfway dances around it.

Look, that turtle Mitch McConnell has come out and said that his goal is to make Obama a one-term president. And it's a shame they won't allow a relatively low-cost plan to rebuild infrastructure and create millions of jobs to pass--that instead they keep floating their own plan of giving tax breaks to the wealthy and to deregulate more (you know, because that isn't what caused the current housing and Wall Street messes, right?).

Luckily, the cast of characters they are trotting out there to potentially oppose Obama is kind of hideous. And once they realize they have no shot to keep Obama out of a second term, they will then resort to something they have already shown cards for--voter suppression. And they will spin it that there is rampant voter fraud in this country when the truth is that there is not. Truth wins. Remember that as you watch these jackasses try to spin giving more money to the rich at the expense of the other 99% is necessary for fixing a bad economy that they claim is all Obama's fault. Right.

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