Friday, June 29, 2007

Oh, Lie a Little Lie to Me

posted by Bill Arnett @ 10:29 AM Permalink

Oh, my goodness. I just flipped on C-Span 2 and every lying, mealy-mouth, Republican that can fight his or her way to the mike are bragging that they have killed the current senate bill on immigration. All the usual snivelers and whiners are there, Sessions, Vitter, DeMint, Hutcheson, etc., and today's monster lie is that they killed the bill so that Americans can be sure that Republicans will protect their freedoms.

They claim 80% of Americans did not want this bill to pass, an especially stupid lie for all anyone need do is take a look at polls like this from
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. June 22-24, 2007. N=1,029 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

Question: "As you may know, the U.S. Senate has been considering a bill to change the way the government handles the issue of illegal immigration. Based on what you have read or heard about all the proposals in the Senate immigration bill, do you favor or oppose that bill?" If oppose: "Do you oppose the Senate immigration bill MOSTLY because you think it goes too far toward helping illegal immigrants, or MOSTLY because it does not go far enough toward helping illegal immigrants?"

Favor : 30%
OPPOSE: Goes Too Far 28%
OPPOSE: Doesn't Go Far Enough 15%
OPPOSE: Other Reason/Unsure Why 4%
Unsure: 22%

Please go look at the poll to see for yourself what lies the Rethugs are spreading, but for my purposes here, this single question gives the lie to every word uttered this morning by Republicans.

Even adding the "Oppose: Goes too far" figure of 28% to the "Oppose: Doesn't go far enough" figure of 15%, that would tend, no, does mean that support for the Republication position is only 43%.

(In fact, if you read the poll, the only area where a super-majority of citizens agree with ANY Republicans is whether or not all immigrants should learn to speak English.)

But wait! There's more!

Then consider the real truth of the matter, not the Republican sycophants propagandizing for the GOP, as shown by these three other poll questions:
"Regardless of how you feel about it personally, do you think that deporting all illegal immigrants who are currently in the United States back to their native countries is a realistic and achievable goal, or not?" [Is: 13%; Is not: 85%; Unsure: 2%]

"Regardless of how you feel about it personally, do you think that having illegal immigrants who are currently in the United States voluntarily return to their native countries before applying to become legal citizens is a realistic and achievable goal, or not?" [Is: 20%; Is not: 76%; Unsure: 4%]

"One proposal would allow undocumented immigrants who have been living and working in the United States for a number of years, and who do not have a criminal record, to start on a path to citizenship by registering that they are in the country, paying a fine, getting fingerprinted, and learning English, among other requirements. Do you support or oppose this, or haven't you heard enough about it to say?" [Answered: 6/7-10/07 Support: 63% Oppose: 23% Haven't heard: 12 % Don't know: 2%]
So there it is. Lie after lie by the Republicans, who are apparently also either too stupid to know that people can, and will, check up on their lies and see that the truth comes out, or they have such disdain and indifference toward their constituency that they believe they can get away with outrageous lies with impunity

This is precisely why I do not hesitate to label these people as liars, as the truth is always a defense to any actions for slander or libel. And also because in good conscience I feel compelled to identify the liars and their lies.

So c'mon, Sessions, Vitter, Hutcheson, and Demint, put up the bogus info you cited this morning and prove 80% of America agrees with you, and not the Democrats. You can't, you know such claims are specious lies

So to paraphrase the great Mama Cass, may she rest in peace, "Oh, lie a little lie to me."

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home