I wanted to understand how and why the GOP voters think the way they do, so I signed up to have Speaker Boehner’s newsletter sent to my inbox. It’s a good and easy way to keep up with their lies and propaganda. If someone only ever read these lies and listened to only Fox news and read sites like Washington Times, they would totally believe all these lies and not question them.
One of the biggest lies was the reference to over 30 jobs bills that they claimed to have sent to the Senate and the Senate refused to pass them. There were no clean jobs bills ever sent and any real jobs bills were either not allowed to come to the floor in the house and ‘filibustered’ by the GOP in the senate. But, again, unless you read all the bills like I do, you would have no reason to doubt that they were telling the truth.
Second lie- there is no unemployment problem, people just need to go get jobs and they are so concerned, which is why they are in favor of job training and to continue to give unemployment insurance to people just makes them lazy- there are still at the min 3 to 4 times unemployed as jobs available and that only counts those that are still recognized as looking for work.
Third lie-Pushing through the Keystone pipeline would create thousands of jobs and bring our country oil that would reduce the price of gasoline- fact- it will provide at the most 50 to 100 full time jobs and it is already sold overseas to Asia and would actually raise the price of gasoline, but it would enrich Speaker Boehner and the Koch Bros would see billions in profit
Fourth lie There are security risks with Obama care and so passed a bill to combat that and ensure that there is no more risks- fact- this bill creates more costs for the exchanges and is only designed to create problems with ACA and to keep people from using the ACA
Fifth lie Benghazi caused by lack of military personal caused by the White House- fact- in 2010 the GOP gleefully cut the budget for all embassy security funding and even when asked for more, declined and cut even more the next year and so on-
Sixth Lie- Keeping NSA safe from the presidents reforms—fact, they want to keep it just the way it is and do not want to allow any regulations or oversight-
In all of this, the prevailing attitude is that after all it’s the fault of the president and its up to them to protect the people from the president.
How sad that they have so many convinced to blame the wrong people and to allow them to continue to destroy our country.
Bottom line- how do we wake up those still lost in Tea-party GOP bubble land?