It’s time to get out the tinfoil hat polish again as Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians are gathering to express their gospel of hate, fear, bigotry, greed and racism fostered, not by the real Jesus, who represented the exact opposite, but by the Jesus they invented themselves: Republican Supply-side Jesus. And in the midst of all this is the Republican VP candidate, Paul Ryan.
In politics, as in war, the truth is often a casualty. But in the presidential election of 2012, the truth is targeted for assassination, placed on a hit list by the Romney-Ryan campaign and the Republican right.
There’s nothing random about it. That was made clear today by Rep. Paul Ryan, Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, in a speech delivered to the Values Voter Summit, the annual gathering convened by the FRC Action, the political arm of the Family Research Council…
…If Ryan’s remarks sound mild compared to those made by Romney earlier in the week, that’s because his speech was teed up by the poisonous rhetoric of former Reagan administration official William Bennett, who also made much of the fact that Ryan was his former intern.
But once he dispensed with the adorable image of Paul Ryan making Xeroxes and running errands for his high-rolling boss, Bennett drew the sum total of his mendacious pomposity to accuse the administration of deeds that would almost amount to treason, were they remotely true. Secretary Clinton, he said, "wonder[ed] aloud whether…our own constitutional freedoms go just a bit too far."
That would indeed be a horrible thing — if it had ever happened. But it hadn’t.
Bennett went on: "A Muslim mob brutalizes and murders an American ambassador, a representative of the United States of America, to disgrace him, and to disgrace us. They would murder us, and brutalize us, too — all of us. And our government reacts by shuddering and shaking, and wondering that the consequences of our First Amendment, that blames an inconsequential fool of a filmmaker with a paltry influence, for the venom unleashed in another part of the world. God help us. God help us."
Bennett read Romney’s statement verbatim, and went on to fault the media for the fallout Romney suffered. "Most of the press jumped in on Romney to kill this truth in the womb — something it is well-practiced at," Bennett said.
Romney running-mate Paul Ryan did not take issue with a single bit of Bennett’s introduction… [emphasis added]
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Rachel Maddow had more details about the convention and assorted Republican conspiracies on the current crisis.
I found the terrorist who was an aid to Pat Buchannan at the time when he was supposedly a terrorist most entertaining. Now. if that is not insane enough for you, Republicans have at long last come up with an explanation for all Obama’s ills. You’re going to love this one!
Dang! Kenyan, Muslim, Nazi, Socialist AND Gay?!!? Who would have thunk it!!
It seems that voters without values prefer candidates without value.