quinta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2008

Plumbers, Lies and Videotape

"Tell a lie often enough, loud enough, and long enough, and people will believe you." This quote is attributed to Hitler (sounds more like Goebbels) but I believe I've heard a variation of it in the McCain campaign - in relation to Obama of course. Which brings me to "Joe the Plumber."

Shortly after McCain first made him the "third person" in the last debate, it was discovered that (a) Joe isn't technically a plumber, (b) he has very little chance of earning upwards of $250,000 a year (the income bracket taxable under the Obama plan) and (c) he has a lien on his house because of back taxes owed, but (d) under Obama's plan, he would actually stand to benefit.

So I'm amazed to find that "Joe the Plumber" is still a fixture at McCain rallies, as the GOP fights for the rights of plumbers who earn a quarter of a million dollars (US) per year. Is this because people don't read? Are they ignorant? Are they stupid? I don't think so. At this point, the people who will buy the "Joe the Plumber" story and vote for McCain have drunk the "GOP Kool-Aid" and been brainwashed into voting against the "Muslim Arab terrorist" (notice the adjective that is never mentioned) who will "spread the wealth" of hardworking quarter-millionaire plumbers.

The Bush administration truly has failed - it has spent so much time and energy protecting America's borders, that it never noticed that a "Muslim Arab terrorist" (not to mention "Commie pinko liberal socialist") has been right inside the Beltway all this time - in the US Senate. Sounds silly, doesn't it? It is. But there's no rational argument against nonsense, and so, goodnight. And good luck!
--Sabrina Gledhill

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