Posted on | December 20, 2011 | 5 Comments
Four days after House Republicans voted to approve Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan, “the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a Web ad that said seniors will have to pay $12,500 more for health care ‘because Republicans voted to end Medicare,’ ” the non-partisan Web site PolitiFact says, declaring this the 2011 “Lie of the Year.”
Why the vehemence?
Because without lies, Democrats could never get elected. And they’ve become accustomed to getting a pass from the media on their lies, so that anyone who calls them on their constant, routine and habitual lying must be destroyed as an existential threat to the Democratic Party.
The deep racism at the heart of conservative food stamp critiques offers at least one clue as to why the Obama administration has been unable or unwilling to champion SNAP as a valuable recession antidote: as the nation’s first African-American president, Obama is vulnerable to racist innuendo, which his opponents are only too happy to exploit.
If you don’t vote Democrat, you’re a racist.