Sunday, August 04, 2013

Of Interest 2013-08-04 (Mendacity for Power XI)

The Democratic Party and the Republican Party, in bipartisan fashion, are all about power.  Since they are political parties, that's OK. In the letter dissected at the link the Democrats lie to their supporters to drum up some cash. They lie about Paul Ryan being in hiding. They lie about his budget, calling it full of "crippling and indiscriminate cuts". In truth, it just cuts the rate of increase. A careful liar adds some truth. It correctly points out that the Republicans do want to defund Obamacare. But they then go back to mendacity by acting like they aren't the party of the rich (as are the Republicans - it's another bipartisan initiative).

All this mendacity for cash, votes and power.