Anybody that will pointedly, purposely ignore the truth so that their own agenda and definition of events triumphs cannot possibly succeed, not in the climate that exists today. — Rush Limbaugh
I beg to differ with you, Mr. Limbaugh. I’d say that the people who purposely ignore the truth have won. I’d say that twisting the truth to meet their “own agenda” seems to be the fast pass ticket to winning elections.
Don’t believe me Rush? Does this start to jar your memory?
1. The Downing Street Memo
2. Karl Rove and Scooter Libby
3. Iraq and 9/11
4. Mission Accomplished
I would say that is a fine job of ignoring reality and picking your own version of the “truth.”
There is no questioning the success of the strategy either. At least until now.
We are being lead by people whose whole career, no, whole life has revolved around making 1+1=3. Or maybe given the state of the budget 2+2=3. That seems to be more like it.
They argue that a brain dead woman is aware, that stem cells in a clinic are people and that global warming is a myth.
They argue that evolution is just a “theory” and homosexuality is curable. They do this in spite of the facts otherwise.
Maybe they do it because of the facts. Their little world crumbles if people begin seeing the truth instead of the bullsh** they are peddling.
They twist and turn everything around to the point that nothing, nothing means anything yet they have the audacity to call us “moral relativists.”
They have abused the notion of “truth” so badly that we marched happily to war. We did it to defend our nation, our liberty, our families. We went because we were convinced by the liars that we had to go. That was bad.
What’s worse is that they actually believe the lies themselves. They thought they really could fight on the cheap. That the people would clamour for us so badly that winning the peace was a forgone conclusion. They actually believed to such an extent that even when the evidence began to pile up they were wrong – they did NOTHING.
Why do something when you have the “truth” on your side. Except you manufactured the truth.
And what has that gotten us? Dead soldiers at home and a constitution in Iraq that virtually guarantees hostilities. We went to war to instill a “democracy” that is going vote for a theocracy. We went to war to spread freedom and settled for a document that doesn’t even guarantee women the right to a middle school education.
But hey they did it pretty much on time, so it’s a success according to the President.
It must truly be a tremendous gift to be able to look at an empty glass and see it as half full.
But as bad as they are, we are worse. We buy into it. We enable it. We have a crumbling school system but blame the teachers for the problems. No child will be left behind, because one day there won’t be anywhere to go.
We have a deplorable health care system but would rather crow about socialism than fix the issue. We spend more money on health care than any country (15% of our GDP) but get less benefit than any other developed country. I guess it’s OK to make the doctors, lawyers and insurers richer every year as long as we don’t provide decent health care to our citizens.
We consume 1/4 of the WORLD’S oil production every year but dare complain that gas prices have risen to $3.00 a gallon. We want the government to do something about it. Fix it. As if the same government that came from Big Energy Inc. even wants to. Hey, here’s a solution from the real world, consume less. Sell your gas guzzling Lincoln Navigator or shut the *^&# up.
Yes, too many of us desperately want to buy into the snake-oil prescriptions they are selling because they sound better than real sacrifice, real effort and real work. Too many of us want to believe that lower taxes make balanced budgets, where bombs make democracies and where science is optional. We don’t like reality. We don’t want to hear reality, and the people running the show know that all too well.
Mr. Limbaugh, you know this better than anyone. Your entire career is based on it.
Ed/Pub:LMPowered by Sidelines