Damn Lies

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in Politics | 2 comments

Q: If Bush’s Chief Political Strategist says your speech is full of lies, how full of lies is it?

A:  Pretty damn.

 

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/09/02/787991/bush-chief-political-strategist-paul-ryans-speech-was-full-of-lies/?mobile=nc

 

Here’s a link to the 6 worst lies

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/08/30/772921/6-worst-lies-in-paul-ryans-speech

 

C’mon, Paul Ryan blamed Obama for the closure of a GM plant that closed in 2008.  Time travel, not just for Timelords these days?  I love how Hotair tries to make it somehow Obama’s fault still because the plant continued to work into 2009 filling the last orders it had received in 2008.  Disingenuously claiming that the fact checkers now cannot be trusted.  A classic attempt to do what in logic is called Poisoning the Well.  For those who don’t know Poisoning the Well is a tactic wherein a speaker who knows the facts don’t support them tries to discredit any objectors by calling their character or credibility into question.  Of course, as seen this can only be done by twisting the facts some more.   It is a logical fallacy, a flaw in reasoning and the use of it points to the originator already knowing that their argument  is weak and unsupported.  It is used by people who don’t want to know the truth as an excuse to ignore facts.

Lies matter.  Willfully choosing to believe lies is evil.  It is the mark of a blind faith, to choose to ignore facts and reason.  Real, honest faith does not require that one ignore the truth.  Blind faith, however is an abdication of one’s will and conscious choice.  It is the mark of zealotry to willfully dismiss truth and new data.  These are the actions of the true believers of a religion not a thought out political position.  The people who choose to disbelieve objective facts for the sake of lies that support their new religion are bowing down to a false idol.

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  2. See, Ryan isn’t an atheist after all. He worships power and little green pieces of paper with numbers on them.

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