Truth and Honesty

Truth and Honesty
David Schlecht

Reading Captain Jack’s article about the statistics that Republicans are more susceptible to deception brings up a similar and interesting fact.

There is an entire industry that has sprung up to shed some truth on the lies coming out of the National Republican party. Look around and you will find countless books, websites, periodicals and more geared at exposing the “con” in conservative.

On the other hand, there is nothing but a few disperse corrections to statements and allegations made by the democratic party. Heck, even the name “Democrat Party” is a lie by many republicans trying to make the name sound bad or unacceptable, but there is no such thing as the Democrat Party. It’s another Republican lie.

So, this is just plain, simple evidence of the conservatives’ weakness in reasoning. And the Republican party is using that weakness to keep their followers fired up about, well, lies.

Of course, if you’re a Republican reading this, I’m sure you will think this doesn’t apply to you.

Sure, there are a few Democrats who are susceptible to deceptive political parties, but not many. There are also a few Republicans who are NOT susceptible but not many.

Just consider the lies coming out of the Republican propaganda network, Fox. The lies have even been exposed in court and the viewers still watch and still believe them.

It should be a crime for the Republican party to be taking advantage of people’s weaknesses. It is not illegal but it certainly is immoral. What a party.

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5 thoughts on “Truth and Honesty”

  1. HA! Loved the Thanksgiving turkey poll. It seems that all 2 of us who took it are having turkey.

    I once knew a guy who looked forward to having spaghetti for Thanksgiving. Sounds cruddy to me. (And that’s absolute truth and honesty on my part. 🙂

  2. No doubt about it, the party is over.

    All over the print and electronic media this week, the poobahs and pundits are predicting major Republican gains in next year’s elections. What is their basis for so bold a prediction? Historically, the party of a sitting president always loses in the midterm elections. It is as natural as autumn following summer. However, they fail to take into consideration one crucial factor: this is no ordinary time.

    Given their weird behavior in the last year or so – and given the fact that they will only continue to self destruct in coming twelve months – I cannot foresee them gaining any serious ground in either the House or the Senate on Election Day next. In fact I can only see their numbers diminishing even further. By this time next year, Sarah Palin will be yesterday’s news – count on it.

    We can only hope that out of the carnage of the GOP’s destruction will come a third party that is a tad more moderate and thoughtful – and I must emphasize the word “Hope”. Than ain’t never gonna happen, baby! It’s easy to predict that the Democrats will be running things for a long time into the future. The problem with that little scenario is, as Machiavelli said, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” – and the Democrats already have more-than-their-share of corrupt political hacks. For every Russ Feingold there are about ten Max Baucuses. If the Democratic Party is going to be taken seriously in their self-proclaimed roll as the “the party of the people” (and that’s getting harder to believe by the day) they need to be purged of their dead weight.


    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

    1. Hey Tom, thanks for stopping by to visit. Loved your comment and you’re spot on. The Republicans have purged their party of anyone even close to moderate and this has brought the entire country rabidly to the right. Today Americans see the bankrupt ways of the Republican party, but after millions of marketing dollars are spent, it’ll be neck and neck again. There’s no solution until we clean up the media.

      By the way, loved your blog.

  3. This seems to ring true with every Republican I know. They’re all so sure they’re right that they refuse to listen to the facts and the more you can prove their misunderstandings, the more they yell to avoid hearing the truth.

  4. Republicans are clique driven much more than Democrats. Be part of the in-crowd and they will listen and believe you but if you’re a Democrat, then no amount of fact will bring them over to your way of thinking. That is probably part of the reason so many of them are bigots, and I’m not saying that to be derogatory, but it’s a known fact.

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