Republican Mythbusters

1 comment October 15th, 2008at 11:19am Posted by Eli

One of the reasons that the Republicans are in such trouble right now is that over the last eight years (and in some cases even more), they have had free rein to act on their most cherished beliefs… and ended up conclusively disproving them.

In fact, I’m pretty sure that the only Republican beliefs that haven’t been discredited are the ones that were abandoned (fiscal responsibility, personal liberty, that sort of thing).

So, what has the Bush administration taught us?

o Tax cuts for the rich do not trickle down to everyone else, nor stimulate the economy, nor increase tax revenue.

o Unfettered free trade does not lead to jobs and prosperity.

o The free market is not a substitute for regulation and oversight.

o Pre-emptive war is not cheap or easy, and does not make the world safer, more stable, or more democratic.

o A weak, ineffectual bureaucracy is not a good thing.  Nor is an all-powerful executive.

o The “family values” party is kinkier and more sadistic than the Marquis himself.

o The “support our troops” party votes against troops and veterans every time.

o The “law and order” party believes the law exists only to protect their friends and smite their enemies.

o The “party of Lincoln” hates and fears black and brown people.  Not to mention gays, women, Muslims, and atheists.

o “Voter fraud” is a hoax.  Vote suppression isn’t.

o “Compassionate conservative” is an oxymoron.

How many did I miss?

Entry Filed under: Bush,Politics,Republicans

1 Comment

  • 1. Bill Bradley  |  October 15th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Denying a problem exists does not make it go away (Abstinence Only Education, et. al.)


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