Thursday, May 24, 2012

What they fear is true

Wingnuts have an emotional commitment to falsehood. Their heroes have implanted it by daily repetition.

Of all the falsehoods told about President Barack Obama, the biggest whopper is the one about his reckless spending spree.

As would-be president Mitt Romney tells it: “I will lead us out of this debt and spending inferno.”

Almost everyone believes that Obama has presided over a massive increase in federal spending, ...

But it didn’t happen. Although there was a big stimulus bill under Obama, federal spending is rising at the slowest pace since Dwight Eisenhower brought the Korean War to an end in the 1950s.
Wingers are also certain their taxes went up.

Fear is its own perverse logic. If they fear it, it must be true. The bogeyman lives!


Beyond The Political Spectrum said...

I'm guess the ill-advised tax "rebates" that Americans received under the previous administration muted any opposition to the re-institution of deficit spending to pay for those checks Americans spent, and to fund a war which wasn't necessary (remember: we started the new century with a budget surplus). I don't recall "outraged" Americans lining up to return their rebates to help address paying off the deficit!

Anonymous said...

Rebates? So nice of the govt to give us back our money...but to the point: liberals are so frightened of being liberal, that they would obscure the most profligate Congress/Prez in history with these cooked numbers. i thought spending was good. Ok i'll ignore the past 7000 posts

lovable liberal said...

Wait, you excuse your own ignorance of basic facts, your own clearly expressed emotional commitment to believing falsehoods because I thought President Obama should have spent more money, when in fact he didn't!?

Thank you for a perfect example of the phenomenon I described.

Anonymous said...

"when in fact he didn't"??? Irony is never wasted on you, is it? See kKessler in Wapo. Even your house organ can't hold back the pinnochios on this 'fact.'