January 29, 2004

Stupid Conservative Myth #18

Time for another heapin' helpin' of conservative bullshit:

Liberals believe conservatives telling the truth belong in jail, but a liar and sex offender belongs in the White House.

Ok, I'm not sure which conservative this myth refers to, because I don't know how old the original list is. Maybe somebody like Oliver North? Of course, he told the truth to Congress in exchange for immunity, but the fact of the matter is that he violated the law. But Democrats were hot on the trail of a scandal and wanted to embarrass Reagan, so fair's fair, I don't think the guy should go to jail. Oh well, as I've said before, no politician tells the truth all the time, whether they be liberal or conservative, and that brings us to the second part of the myth.

First, yes, Clinton lied. I know that's going to come as a shock, that a bleeding heart liberal like me could say something horrible about Clinton, but get over it. But what about the sex offender bit? This apparently relates to an alleged sexual assault that occured in the late 70's by Clinton against Juanita Broderick. I don't pretend to know what happened. During the Paula Jones mess, she told a few different stories, filed conflicting affidavits (under oath), contradicted her own testimony under oath and so on, so she just wasn't a reliable witness. That doesn't make her story false, but if you are going to call the president a sex offender, I think you need to have your ducks in a row.

I mean, here Michael Moore calls Bush a "deserter", which isn't technically correct but pretty close to the AWOL truth, and Peter Jennings upbraids Wesley Clark for not disowning the man as a supporter. What the hell?!? When is Jennings going to give Bush hell for 1% of the things his supporters have said about Al Gore? Where was the media bashing Republicans for implying the president is a sex offender? Where was the media bashing Republicans for propagating the "invented the Internet" or "Love Story" myths?

Oh right, it was the media that propagated those myths. You know, with friends like these, who needs fucking enermies? Yeah, the so-called-liberal-media were snugly in the pockets of their conservative corporate editors and publishers, who voted for and donated to the Bush campaign by more than a two-to-one margin over Gore.

I've probably just about beaten this horse to death, but I'll say it once more. They all lie, but it is the big ones that matter. The life and death lies. Lies that directly involve the job you are elected to do. Bush lies, and he lies big, and that's why honest and principled people (including conservatives) have a problem with him. Hell, I'd hate him just because of his nutball right-wing policies, I'll admit that. He didn't have to fucking lie to get us into a war or lie about the whole Plame thing or lie about his tax policy to get me to oppose his presidency. But he did, and nutball conservatives need to stand up and closely examine the man who is leading this country straight to hell, because every single American deserves better than the president that Scalia, Rehnquist, Kennedy, Thomas and O'Connor appointed for us. Even them.

I hope when Bush is voted out of office that they eventually name a building for the guy, and I hope it is around here. That would make it convenient for me to make a special trip over there just to spit on it.

Posted by Observer at January 29, 2004 07:11 AM

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