Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Republican Party - The Party of Liars

There really are so many examples of lying by this administration and the Republican party to prove the point that the Republican party is the party of liars but I find just focusing on one sums it up nicely. After Republican Congressman Randall "Duke" Cunningham pled guilty for taking over $2.5 million in bribes to sell his office and federal contracts to defense contractors a race to fill the seat in the California district is going on. Democratic candidate Francine Busby is finding out firsthand how the well-oiled slime machine built by Karl Rove works.

On Friday, the National Rebuplican Congressional Committee (NRCC) started airing a television spot accusing Busby of praising a Cardiff, Calif., schoolteacher accused of trying to obtain child pornography. In the ad, the announcer maintains that “Busby even praised a teacher reported to have child porn, saying she was always willing to lend a hand. That’s dangerous. Liberal Francine Busby. Poor management. Poor judgment. Dangerous.”

The NRCC attributes Busby’s praise for the teacher, who was under investigation by the FBI for possessing child porn, to a statement Busby made to The San Diego Union-Tribune on April 29, 2004, while serving on the Cardiff School District board. “He is a teacher who put in a lot of extra time. He was always willing to lend a hand. I was shocked at the investigation,” Busby told the paper. So where in that quote is there praise for a child-pornographer? No idea. This is the "he was always very quiet" quote you hear after a serial killer is arrested next door. Does that mean the neighbor watching John Wayne Gacy get dragged off in handcuffs supports mass murder? That's probably the next NRCC ad coming Francine brace yourself.

Busby said she was shocked at the investigation. She didn't say "I support the child-pornographer!" But no matter to the party of liars. At least they refer to an actual quote, even if they intentionally butchered it beyond reality, rather than just make one up which is another favorite tool in Rove Inc's toolbox.

NRCC spokesman Jonathan Collegio says the incident was part of a pattern of Busby’s mismanagement of the school district. “The ad shows that Busby was a poor manager and had poor judgment to the point of being dangerous,” he said.

No. The ad shows how far we are from decent people running the country. The ad shows that Republicans will lie constantly, relentlessly and without conscience to keep themselves in power because that's all they respect. Certainly not the truth or decency or fair elections. They are simply the party of liars. There was a time when that actually meant something, shame. Now it only means a path to power. How sad.


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

The lies wouldn't be so effective if we had a press that did what it was supposed to do -- expose lies and dig out the truth. The Republiars thrive because they conquered the press before they conquered everything else.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

The Captain is so right. The lies are so flimsy that anyone with a brain cell can see through them, but the press goes right along with the b.s.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Reign of Reason said...

When will the public realize they are being played by this party?

They assume they can make-up any smear and folks will buy it. Of course, it's been true for about 50% of America -- but maybe even the faith-based crowd is waking up to the fact that "their party" is only telling them what they want to hear.

9:07 AM  

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