Is Folksy Another Way To Say Liar?

I think Sarah Palin actually stayed on her feet during the debate, denying any of the Democrats the fun and joy of watching her once again fall on her face as she did in the company of Charlie Gibson, Katie Couric and some college student outside of the cheese steak sandwich shop. Yet, she did do her job by being able to string sentences together in a way that was coherent, this time. But is that really the criteria by which we judge our Vice Presidential candidates? This is as if being able to coherently string together sentences makes you qualified to be at the head of our government. How pathetic.

So I am wondering if the truth is just something that Palin just doesn’t quite understand. It is interesting to say the least that she continues her barrage of lies while seemingly being given a pass. She is running with the same old Bush tactics of tell a lie enough times and people will be stupid enough to believe it. She and McCain tout that they are nothing like the Bush administration and plan to bring change, yet I can’t help but notice that they sure follow Bush’s lead when debating and running a campaign. So let’s have a look at some of these interesting lies that she fails to stop saying even after being called on them.

Palin says that she is a serious Washington outsider because she is someone who is just not used to the way that things operate when “you voted for the war then turn around and oppose it.” Palin, do you mean the same way that you supported the bridge to nowhere before ya’ didn’t? Remember that thing you said um what was it again, oh yeah, “thanks but no thanks to that bridge to nowhere.” Remember you said all those big words AFTER saying that Alaska should build up its infrastructure while your representatives had the pull and power to get you all funds to do so.

She keeps talking about how she was such a tax relief advocate saying that she lowered taxes each year she was the Mayor of Wasilla. Well, if you mean you lowered taxes by raising them, then yep you betcha’. Sarah Palin successfully pushed for a referendum to raise local sales taxes to pay for a multi-use sports complex. In a memo CBS got from the Wasilla City Hall, Palin said it made sense to raise taxes because there was strong support for the hockey rink, the private sector had failed to step in and because it would be good to use government money to prevent social problems instead of spending money to try and fix them. I guess she did lowered taxes by raising them first. You know thanks but no thanks to higher taxes.

There you go again Sarah, claiming that you are building the largest natural gas pipeline in North America. For one thing the pipeline doesn’t even have approval yet so I wouldn’t really call that “building.” I don’t think I am mistaken or playing with semantics when I say that building implies that there are people hammering and welding or whatever it takes to BUILD a pipeline. I don’t know about the rest of you but I am seeing that those who think this lady is somehow smart or qualified are certifiably crazy or are seriously lacking in brain cells.

She claims that McClellan didn’t say that a surge wouldn’t work in Afghanistan. Who in the hell is McClellan, unless she is talking about Scott McClellan, but I don’t think that he has any knowledge of what will or won’t work in Afghanistan. I guess a General named McKiernan is a little like an ex-White House Press Secretary named Scott McClellan except that a General named David McKiernan has ACTUAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN AFGHANISTAN!

Is this lady kidding? But the truth actually is that after McCain John McCain said that “the same strategy” the surge implemented in Iraq is “going to have to be employed in Afghanistan.” General McKiernan not McClellan said emphatically that no Iraq-style “surge” of forces will end the conflict there (Afghanistan).

Obama is going to RAISE taxes Sarah loudly proclaims into the microphone AGAIN. Say it ain’t so Sarah! There you go lying again!  Say that with a wink, nod and a smile. Hasn’t this lie been repeatedly debunked? *Sigh* According to The Non-partisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, Senator Obama offers much larger tax breaks to low- and middle-income taxpayers and would increase taxes on high-income taxpayers. The largest tax cuts, as a share of income, would go to those at the bottom of the income distribution, while taxpayers with the highest income would see their taxes rise.

Yet in marked contrast, Senator McCain’s tax cuts would primarily benefit those with very high incomes, almost all of whom would receive large tax cuts that would, on average, raise their after-tax incomes by more than twice the average for all households. Many fewer households at the bottom of the income distribution would get tax cuts and those whose taxes fall would, on average, see their after-tax income rise much less.

Oh Sarah, you little liar you. Aren’t you so cute with your exaggerations, fabrications and quick witted cock and bull stories? Now I have to ask if this is what we are looking for. Another four years of the lies, the fear mongering, the cloak over the entire executive branch. I mean they aren’t really looking any different with the tactics they are using. Such as accusing people of “gotcha” questioning for just asking a candidate what they know.

Or how about employing a barrage of high powered lawyers in order to stall or otherwise hinder her little “troopergate” scandal. And they want to continue pretending they are running on the platform of change. Actually I guess you can say they are running on change, the only change being the names of the White house players. Except for that everything is looking pretty much the same.

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