Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Daily Flashback: Lying Skippy Edition

The Iraq lies still matter: Bush’s deceit and the seething distrust Americans have in their leaders - Salon.com:

...If you want to know why so many people believe that their leaders are liars, look no further than the fact that the George W. Bush administration convinced the nation that Saddam Hussein was in cahoots with Osama bin Laden and had weapons of mass destruction which the two evil-doers were planning to use against Americans. A quarter of million people (and counting) died as a result of those those lies. It’s amazing there’s any trust in government at all after that.
And on a totally different subject
"...And remember what happened to Jimmy Carter after Ted Kennedy refused to concede to the sitting president after he took it to the convention?
America got Ronald Reagan..."
Oh, I remember that. I remember it well. I think of it every time some northeastern liberal gets all pissy and superior about living above the Mason-Dixon line. Thanks a lot, asshole. Ted Kennedy put Ronald Raygun in office as much as Ralph Nader put George Bush in office.

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