1990 Gingrich’s political action committee, GOPAC, sends out a memo titled “Language: A Key Mechanism of Control” to several thousand Republican candidates running for state and local offices. It includes a list of words they should use to describe Democrats:
decay, failure (fail) collapse(ing) deeper, crisis, urgent(cy), destructive, destroy, sick, pathetic, lie, liberal, they/them, unionized bureaucracy, “compassion” is not enough, betray, consequences, limit(s), shallow, traitors, sensationalists, endanger, coercion, hypocricy, radical, threaten, devour, waste, corruption, incompetent, permissive attitude, destructive, impose, self-serving, greed, ideological, insecure, anti-(issue): flag, family, child, jobs; pessimistic, excuses, intolerant, stagnation, welfare, corrupt, selfish, insensitive, status quo, mandate(s) taxes, spend (ing) shame, disgrace, punish (poor…) bizarre, cynicism, cheat, steal, abuse of power, machine, bosses, obsolete, criminal rights, red tape, patronage.
I detest the republican party and Newt’s plan has been put in action for two decades. Truth, Justice and the American Way is a matter of perspective for the Republicans.
Some of them no doubt believe in a ‘greater good’. Philosophically this might entail engaging in outrageous lies, engaging in cover-ups, engaging in bombastic rhetoric, engaging in hypocrisy, engaging in ad personam attacks upon their enemies, engaging in vague attacks on dems and engaging in out-right denials of reality.
All of us engage in what has been called the ‘greater good’ as a modus operendi.
Does my butt look big in these pants? She asks her mate.
What a lovely drawing, we might tell our six year olds while we help them shore up their arithmetic skills assuming that art will probably not make a good career path for the youngsters.
Every government tells its citizens that the war is being won, that our troops are winning the important battles, and that the end of the war is near.
I detest Republicans because I know damn well what they feel the greater good actually is.
The greater good involves putting 90% or more of all capital in the hands of the few, the chosen, the oligarchy.
And now that MSM is owned more and more by that oligarchy, the repubs have discovered that they are freer to espouse the big big lie without much consequence.
No one has grasped this new media better than Donald Trump.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump suggested in an interview Monday that President Barack Obama had been a poor student who did not deserve to be admitted to the Ivy League universities he attended. Trump, who is mulling a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, offered no proof for his claim but said he would continue to press the matter as he has the legitimacy of the president’s birth certificate.
“I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?” Trump said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I’m thinking about it, I’m certainly looking into it. Let him show his records.
This great entrepreneur discovered long ago that the bankruptcy laws were there to protect the oligarchy and as far as I can tell this technique has helped him amass a fortune. The Trump finds failing businesses, offers pennies on the dollar to the owners—owners with unclean hands who fear the worst, and then throws the operations into bankruptcy; thereby erasing obligations contained in employee contracts as well as contracts involving creditors.
Here is a genius who prays upon the sickly for profit. And he brags about it!
Here is a genius who exemplifies the republican tenet that fear is what drives the employee by presenting hour presentations during prime time where he scares the living shite out of contestants.
And here is a genius who figured out that he never has to tone down his rhetoric even for the greater good. Because the only greater good that he worries about is his own greater good.
Matthews dealt with the latest of Trump’s smears on the character of our current President.
President Obama has no birth certificate.
Nobody ever witnessed him growing up in Hawaii.
Nobody ever remembers him at the schools that he claims to have attended.
Nobody even remembers his mother.
And now, the master destroyer of employment contracts is claiming that our Current President never deserved the education he had; if in fact he ever did receive that education.
Trump is either claiming that Obama was accepted at Columbia University and Harvard Law School based upon his race or because of some conspiracy by communists or progressives or Muslims or….
The logical conclusion to all this bullshite would be that our President is an idiot.
It will do no good to compare Obama’s education to w bush’s who was accepted to Yale and Harvard based upon affirmative action programs dedicated to rich folks. You must recall that before Trump called President Obama the worst president in our history he called bush the single worst President of all time!
Of course, as I stated before, inconsistency is not something that would rattle a man like Trump.
If this were 1918 and Trump was attacking Wilson like this, during a time of war, he would have been thrown in prison for a decade on the charge of supporting the enemies of the people.
Now I might be reminded that there are some repubs who will eschew this issue of provenance for our President. The Mitt and Pawlenty, the head of the RNC and others.
But they still will use words and phrases out of The Newt’s campaign book.
Obama is a socialist, Obama is sympathetic to our enemies….
And then the bastards get into religion.
After all of the obscenities thrown at Reverend Wright along with Obama’s association with that church, now we must contend with the claim that Obama is a Muslim.
Oh they cannot have it both ways, some reasonable person might respond.
Oh repubs always get it both ways.
So to buttress your arguments find someone who claims to head a ‘church’ but is really nothing but a politician making a glorious living seeking alms.
Franklin Graham is a hypocritical, Jew hating, minority hating prick. I watched him with Lawrence O’Donnell last night.
If you recall, his daddy was nothing but an alms seeking hypocritical racist anti Catholic, anti-Jewish prick who made millions peddling this unschooled ill-researched religion. Of course he built a model that was followed by Falwell and Robertson and Baker and hundreds of other faux Christians.
Of course all of these bastards will print out reports showing you how their organizations (read businesses) provide sick children with medical care.
So can the golf tournaments for chrissakes.
And like the sponsors of the tournaments, these ‘ministers’ rake in their personal millions off of the top!
These people are just repubs who make their monies off of alms rather than oil or stocks although they all have investments in companies that are part of our economic oligarchy.
Anyway, Franklin Graham has shown his true colors as a goddamn prick!
Was President Obama born an American?
Is President Obama a Christian?
Is President Obama a real American?
But of course Franklin’s real message is:
Blacks are never real Americans unless they are on the repub campaign trail and Democrats are never real Americans.
Oh and check out O’Donnell’s show at the link provided. He gives his own sermon after listening to the hypocrisy and the lies communicated by Graham.
A good Irish Catholic always knows his Bible!
Just remember, the religious right and the repubs all sermonize from the Holy Book of Rover!