lying liars...

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Over at ClownHall, John Hawkins vented at liberals by listing the "Top Seven Techniques Liberals Use to Lie About Conservatives" (h/t: Gavin M. at Sadly, No!). Hawkins claimed that "liberals lie incessantly...for liberals, lying is the rule, not the exception:"

... the more shameless the lies, the better because the target of the scandalous accusation and his defenders will often waste inordinate amounts of time and energy fighting ridiculous, unfounded allegations that a certain percentage of uninformed Americans will simply assume are true without evidence.

If you've been asleep for the past few decades, have an enormous capacity for self-delusion, or are willfully blind to most of what is said in the mainstream corporate media, Hawkins' assertions might almost seem to make sense. For the rest of us, however, his article is a standard exercise in conservative projection. More interesting than that tired up-is-down Coulterish balderdash, though, is his claim that:

If liberals told the truth about what they believe and want to do, the Democratic Party would practically be wiped out in much of the country. [...] Unlike liberals, conservatives believe most Americans share our values and so, if you want to know what we think, all you have to do is ask us and we will tell you.

That explains the unprecedented secrecy of the Bush regime, the disappearing White House visitors' logs, the secret energy policy meetings, the spying without warrants, the ghost detainees, the insistence on not giving straight answers (and especially not sworn testimony), the secret memos, and the general desire to avoid investigation into all the crimes that took place behind their resolutely closed doors.

Conservative politicians love to talk about their "values," but they also feel a need to hide the huge disconnect between their rhetoric and the reality of their actions in office. Hmm...I wonder why?

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