Sunday, September 7, 2008

Right Wing Slime Merchants Test the Intelligence of American Voters - #1

Anyone who watched last week's Republican National Convention knows that the rotting corpse of the GOP has no problem with bald-faced lies, distortions, innuendo, mockery and worse. And that's just the party itself -- some of their supporters make them look like Mother Theresa by comparison.

As November 4th gets closer and some of these folks start to get more and more desperate about the possibility of "their guy" not winning, we are going to see mudslinging with an ugliness level we've never seen before. Much of it will boil down to nasty deceptions that test the intelligence of the American electorate.

Will we pass? I hope so.

Entry #1 comes to us via Obama's long interview with George Stephanopolous, which in part covered his faith and how it is presented. In the video of this portion, you can hear that they are discussing the rumors of Obama's faith. Go to around the 2:30 mark and listen for a minute and you'll get the context. And possibly see what's coming next.

You guessed it: a nine-second excerpt was cut from the long interview and is now being passed around right-wing websites as "proof that Obama is a Muslim!" Leaving aside the inherently bigoted aspect of suggesting that being a Muslim is automatically something to be ashamed of, it shows that the cowardly, shameful, Rove-style "win at any cost" sort of folks who now dominate the American right will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Facts, truth, honesty, integrity, honor -- none of these mean a thing. The GOP wants its power for four more years and it has stopped even pretending that there's anything else at stake.

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