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The suppression of the facts is by no means the most dangerous aspect of any Big Lie. After all, facts don't go away even amid efforts to suppress them. All sorts of inconsistencies, impossibilities and clues remain behind, and sometimes in plain sight, for anyone who cares to look. The real threat the Big Lie poses to society comes when it is not stopped in its tracks, exposed and trashed for what it is -- a lie -- but rather accepted, accommodated and, indeed, treated as if it were the truth. At that point, a Big Lie is a big success, having created an alternate reality that turns its very targets into hapless accomplices.

Unfortunately, that last bit describes most Republicans' supine reaction to the reaction -- the Big Lie -- about the Arizona massacre.

Much has already been written about the heinous movement on the Left to blame conservative politicians, political groups and pundits -- but mainly Sarah Palin -- for causing the crime, for creating the conditions unique to the crime, with "heated rhetoric" and "violent imagery." Without even examining the violence (note to liberals: I use the word metaphorically) this specious argument does to the First Amendment, I say this argument is a Big Lie.

Violent imagery ("battleground states," for goodness sake) and figures of speech are not only unexceptional in politics across the board, they are prevalent in ghoulish excess on the Left. I recommend that every reader visit Michelle Malkin's website to view her greatest-hits gallery of berserk Leftist "violence," from "Abort Palin" bumperstickers, to Bush assassination imagery, to our own President Obama's unforgettably thuggish rhetoric from the 2008 campaign trail: "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun."

Then there is the ongoing lie within the lie (which is how Big Lies are constructed) about Sarah Palin's infamous list of "targeted districts." Assorted MSM outlets have displayed her political map that put swing districts in the cross-hairs; none of these outlets have reproduced the official Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee map that similarly "targeted" such districts in 2009 with bull's-eyes, featuring, for example, "Targeted Republican Thaddeus McCotter -- Michigan's 11th District." If I can find it online, why can't they?

Such evidence, of course, would (metaphor alert) kill the Big-Lie drive to judge Republicans guilty of the Arizona crime and thereafter sentence them to a kind of peer-pressured censorship. Robust and, lately, winning conservative debate is (metaphors ahead) the target here; the weaponry doesn't matter to the Left. Which means facts don't matter, either. To wit: "So far, there's no connection between alleged murderer Jared Lee Loughner and the extremes of the Tea Party movement," writes the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart, arguing for "Republican leaders to tamp down the rhetoric." He continues: "But that's beside the point...."

Really?

In the end, though, what's worse than the Big Lie itself is the failure to reject and expose it -- the failure, in this case, to identity the lie as a naked influence operation to mute conservative political expression. This failure is the crime Republicans are guilty of each time they stoop to defend themselves within the phony terms of the lie itself.

When House Speaker John Boehner canceled all House votes this week, including the all-important first round on repealing Obamacare, the message was: Yes, maybe there is a bona fide link between congressional debate in Washington and the internal monologue that drove a man to kill in Tuscon. Sarah Palin, too, protested way too much in her response to the Left's "blood libel" against her. It's not a civics lesson that's required to bring the Left to "reason." Where there are no facts, there is no reason, and any painstakingly logical arguments against disreputable falsehoods only further extend the charade.

A great unmasking is what's needed here. Having twisted an unspeakable crime into a gag for their opposition, the Left must be called out, and it's the job of the Right to do it. Otherwise, as with every Big Lie, silence turns everyone into a Big Liar.
 

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The Big Lie?...
Just follow the money...MoveOn.org, The Center For American Progress, The Tides foundation...ALL heavily funded by George Soros... MoveOn.org not only took a whole 2hrs before it sent out blogs and emails decrying the 'conservative's turpitude', but also sent out millions of emails pleading for donations to fund the smear...

The left-wing biased media has failed in it's constitutional mandate as the watchdog for the American public.

Follow the money...
 

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The left-wing biased media has failed in it's constitutional mandate as the watchdog for the American public.
This is probably the most stupid statement I have read. Since when does the Media (left or right) play the watchdog for anything other than their ratings and sponsor's interests?

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This is probably the most stupid statement I have read. Since when does the Media (left or right) play the watchdog for anything other than their ratings and sponsor's interests?

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You obviously, or obliviously, failed to understand my statement. Hint: It pertains to the 1st Ammendment and free speech...it's what they were supposed to be doing and why it was put in there in the first place...and they stopped doing it when we allowed ourselves to become slaves to materialism.
 

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You obviously, or obliviously, failed to understand my statement. Hint: It pertains to the 1st Ammendment and free speech...it's what they were supposed to be doing and why it was put in there in the first place...and they stopped doing it when we allowed ourselves to become slaves to materialism.
Not what you said.
The First Amendment does not mandate truth in speech or mandate the requirement to speak except in commercial transactions. Campaign Finance is considered a commercial transaction by the courts.
 

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You obviously, or obliviously, failed to understand my statement. Hint: It pertains to the 1st Ammendment and free speech...it's what they were supposed to be doing and why it was put in there in the first place...and they stopped doing it when we allowed ourselves to become slaves to materialism.
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He's either oblivious or arguing out of spite.

I got your point. :thumbsup:

Free Speech (what the media uses as their basis for reporting the "News" as they call it) is the foundation of reporting. Yet they've bastardized the entire occupation of reporting. The Constitution means nothing to the left, other than an obstical.
 

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He's either oblivious or arguing out of spite.

I got your point. :thumbsup:

Free Speech (what the media uses as their basis for reporting the "News" as they call it) is the foundation of reporting. Yet they've bastardized the entire occupation of reporting. The Constitution means nothing to the left, other than an obstical.
it means nothing to anybody other than sales left or right-- ever heard of FOX news?
 

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until we get rid of this left right **** nothing things will only get worse.

What made america great is a bit of both-- hard work, ingenuity and a desire to improve one's personal status/wealth (right to some) combined with proper tithing for those truly unable to help themselves, or who have fallen on hard time because of something not of their doing (Think barn burning due to lightning strike) and the recognition that you have to conserve resources (left to some)
It takes both sides to bring us back on top and until we get past this he said she said paralysis and have real conversations without throwing tantrums we're ALL fuggered..
 

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until we get rid of this left right **** nothing things will only get worse.

What made america great is a bit of both-- hard work, ingenuity and a desire to improve one's personal status/wealth (right to some) combined with proper tithing for those truly unable to help themselves, or who have fallen on hard time because of something not of their doing (Think barn burning due to lightning strike) and the recognition that you have to conserve resources (left to some)
It takes both sides to bring us back on top and until we get past this he said she said paralysis and have real conversations without throwing tantrums we're ALL fuggered..
I don't believe it takes both sids. If the left where out of the picture, the right and center would have this country up and running full speed in no time. :thumbsup:

Our downfall has been leftist government programs designed to put as much of the public on the gubmint tit as possible and the continual funding of these programs by the left in charge. Eliminate the left and eliminate all their programs.

BOOM! Fixed.

The left have not made this a better country, they only hold it back. Free this. Free that. You can't eat that. You can't drink that! You can't smoke here! Put on your seatbelt. I should be guaranteed a full pension for life if I retire at age 50. I should keep my job even though I suck at it because I pay dues.

Lies Lies Lies ....


As for the left right ****, I agree. Wasn't Obama going to "change" that when he took over D.C.? :huh:
 

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until we get rid of this left right **** things will only get worse.
Brother... your quote above is the entire purpose of the lefts complains of hostility and rhetoric. This has absolutely nothing to do with it's warm and fuzzy sounding plight. It is the equivalent of asking the world to agree upon which flavor is better... vanilla or chocolate.

It does, however... have everything in the world to do with one sides ideology being beaten back in recent months... and amounts to no more the pleas of "change your ideology... or shut up"
 
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