Friday, May 23, 2008
So You Were Lying All Along? You Don't Say,...
"We really in this last election - when I say we, the Democrats - I think pushed it as far as we can, the envelope. Didn't say it, but we implied it - that if we won the Congressional elections, we could stop the war. Now anybody who was a good student of Government would know that wasn't true. But you know, the temptation to want to win back the Congress, we sort of stretched the facts...and people ate it up."
-- Congressman Paul E.Kanjorski (D-Pa.) in August 2007, talking to his constituents about why the Iraq war hadn't ended. [underlined emphasis TMR's]
Now, really, was that so hard? And I just love some of the further implications, and questions, that flow from this admission:
Like, the Democrats knew (all along) they were lying to the people, but were content to project the idea the administration was lying to further their goals - which had absolutely nothing to do with ending the war.
There is an admission here that Democrats assumed the Left didn't understand how Government works (a good guess, considering they bought the Dems' lies, lock, stock, and barrel.) so they were playing the Left for patsies.
Political journalists surely understand how government works, though, so why didn't they explain what was going on to the citizens? Maybe it's because they're partisan - as conservatives have said all along - which they thought was a good enough reason to let the lie ride?
Where do Senators Clinton and Obama fit into this royal "we" that allowed this lie to get out of hand? They're "students of Government," right? Hillary's got so much "experience" and Obama was "against the war from day one" - why didn't they speak the truth? They had to know!
Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, etc., they knew as well. Except for the "Blue Dog" Democrats (who warned the Party away from this course) I'd say it's clear everyone who could qualify as a "student of Government" on the Left is implicated in this one.
Yes, it'll be interesting to watch them try and wiggle out of this one. I'm betting the Left's see-no-evil-hear-no-evil delusional mindstate will win out - until the general election - and then there will be no way to avoid exposing the truth, on national televiosn, any longer:
The Left - but especially the Democrat Party - thinks the American people are fools,....just as I've always said.
It was why I switched in the first place.