Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Big Lie

It might have been Hitler who said that a big lie is more effective than a little one.

This election, the Republican Party, having experimented a bit with the big lie in the Bush Years, has gone all in on a comprehensive set of big lies. Almost every principal policy element of the Romney and Ryan Speeches was a lie, and not a little lie but a big one.

They have promised more spending and less taxes, to cut Medicare and keep spending ever more on it, and to create jobs by magic. In fact, most of what they can do to create jobs is exactly what the Republican Congress has fought fiercely to prevent Obama from doing.

The only Romney promises I believe are more wars and more discrimination against homosexuals, immigrants and the poor.