The Pardu

The Pardu
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Paul, Bachmann and Palin...Bad Company For A Presidential Hopeful

Paul is the king of misinformation and giving audience what they want to hear. He is the king of the GOP "lie", while a former Congressman was surely the Queen of the Court.

Do you remember this?

September 13, 2011
“There’s a woman who came up crying to me tonight after the debate. She said her daughter was given that vaccine,” Bachmann said. “She told me her daughter suffered mental retardation as a result. There are very dangerous consequences.”
Republicans live in an altered state of reality in which the lie becomes an existential fact. The lie is an art form for feeding people who are inclined to believe every word without questions: minions or sycophants. They also feed Fox News (and in increasingly CNN) as media that will carry the lie without probing or clarifying inquiries.

Do you suppose the Fox News host would have asked Bachmann about her "many" entities or a validating question about the "crying woman?"

Allow a brief digression as I offer an illustration of a point. In September 2008, Katie Couric was granted an early post VP candidate selection interview with Sarah Palin. Palin responded to a question about "what she reads" like this.....

"I read all of them......" The  inimitable and soon to be discovered zany, ill prepared and lying Palin was caught on camera with her figurative finger in the cookie jar. 

How different was Palin's "all of them...." from Bachmann's "many?" How easy is it to make claims with over-the-top superlatives and rest in the comfort no one will challenge? And, to do so with total confidence your audience is soaking-up the false reality (lie) a donut in a hot cup of coffee.  

If the donut/coffee metaphor fails to work for you, think about the reality of this image. 

Fox News is simply the conduit, the culprit is the politician who make hyperbolic claims for affect.  

The latest social issue to snare the regressive leanings of the GOP; "vaccination mania" (AKA Anti-VAXXERS).  From Chris Christie's "parents should have a measure" .... his chief rival for the 2016 GOP nomination for president, Rand Paul. If you follow US politics, current events and the Chameleon Paul, you know he not only has exposed a belief in misinformation (to a group of Kentucky medical students), he has issues with false representation of certain writings and speech passages. Moreover, when caught with his fingers in the cookie jar, Paul resorts to common GOP deflection to the media. A tactic he often laces with "I did not say that."  

Paul on vaccination neatly bound in that Libertarian moniker  "Freedom."

Additional source information:

Huffington Post 

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