Fast and ferocious

Cover of "Fast & Furious"

Cover of Fast & Furious

Fast and ferocious is not another phony  Obama administration scandal like Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Benghazi or the IRS targeting TEA Party groups. Fast and ferocious is how I describe GOP, FOX and their allies speed and venom in making up new allegations to divert the public and the media from real scandals such as the recent GOP-sponsored government shutdown and the continuing GOP obstruction. It is much easier and less time-consuming to make up false charges than it is to refute them. Obstructionists on the Right accept neither science nor logic in the refutation of their claims. Their false charges live on in the blogosphere, on talk radio and on FOX. For an example, please see the second related article below.

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The Benghazi network

Benghazi at dawn

Benghazi at dawn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now that the phony debt ceiling crisis is over, FOX, the Benghazi network 24/7, has gone back to its reporting of phony Obama scandals. They are concentrating on Benghazi for the moment, but I am sure that they will resurrect the phony IRS scandal too. Thus far, no one at FOX has thought to connect all the phony scandals in one narrative. It may be stretching things too far, but really nothing is too far for FOX. They might falsely claim that Solyndra was a CIA false front, approved by the IRS, and used to funnel money and guns to drug dealers in Operation Fast and Furious and arms to terrorists in Libya.

Mike Lee message

Official portrait of United States Senator Mik...

Official portrait of United States Senator Mike Lee. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mike just can’t tell the truth. He vows to fight on. Too bad he is in office until 2016.

“The Washington Establishment can’t bring itself to believe that this is why Congress has a poor approval rating – because Washington doesn’t listen to the American people.  It ignores them.  And when the American people can no longer be ignored, the administration shuts down national parks, blocks veterans from going to their own memorials, uses the IRS to target certain groups, and holds hostage critical funding for cancer research, low-income women and children, veterans’ health benefits, border security, and our National Guard.”

 

Double talk

English: George Orwell in Hampstead On the cor...

English: George Orwell in Hampstead On the corner of Pond Street and South End Road, opposite the Royal Free Hospital. The bookshop has long gone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The GOP have adopted Orwell’s 1984 as the authority for their thought and speech: doublethink and double talk from the Ministry of Truth where words have the opposite meaning of that commonly accepted and found in dictionaries.

The FAIR tax is not fair. It is a flat consumption tax with a gimmick, rebates to low-income consumers that I predict will disappear over time once the GOP have attained their objective. Their objective? Abolish the progressive income tax and the IRS.

Safety nets made of tissue paper that won’t hold water or rescue the needy either from accident or weather related distress.

The death tax which is not a tax the dead pay, but one assessed on the living. We claim to believe in a level playing field, so why should some be given an enormous head start in life? It is harmful to democracy and frequently harmful to the development of character in heirs and heiresses.

Compromise to the GOP means give me all I demand and 50% of what you demand.

Free markets are free from regulation so that competition can be stifled and monopoly profits earned.

 

Scandals

English: United States President Barack Obama ...

English: United States President Barack Obama signs into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Throw enough mud against a wall and some of it will stick. That seems to be the GOP operating method to halt the Democrats in Congress from accomplishing the Obama agenda. Even if none of the mud sticks, and it hasn’t, the media and the public are distracted from real events. Who really cares about or even remembers the GOP inspired pseudo-scandals:

  1. Fast and furious
  2. Solyndra
  3. Benghazi
  4. IRS ?