Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Fast & Furious scandal is the fault of a political party: the GOP.

News flash! That famous Communist magazine Fortune just published an article on the Fast & Furious gunwalking scandal as the result of a six month-long investigation.

You can read it here:

They prove that the main fault for the border patrol agent's death should be laid at the feet of the Republican Party, which, acting as the knowing pawn of the gun lobby, has so hamstrung any kind of reasonable control of guns that it is nearly impossible to do anything to keep them out of the hands of criminals, here or abroad.

People think it's the ATF's fault and/or the Democrats' fault and/or Eric Holder's fault because the Republican party leadership and its pet pundits has been knowingly and persistently lying about it. Not making mistakes. Not shading the truth. Lying. Lying for political advantage and the hot dream of gaining control of all the levers of government.

With every passing day America's government comes less and less to resemble the governments of other advanced countries like England and Germany and Japan...and more and more like the governments of Russia, Mexico, and the Philippines, featuring a handful of oligarchs, a shrinking, struggling middle class, and a passel o' poor people who know there is no path out of their poverty. 

Reputable fact-checking websites are reporting that the Democratic Party and its allies lie about 12% of the time as I recall--and the GOP and its allies lie 39% of the time. We're talking about out-and-out pants-on-fire falsehoods here, not the normal spinning.

So neither party has clean hands. But the GOP is over three times as dirty as the other--and yet it portrays itself as the last bastion of morality on the planet. Well, I guess if you're going to lie, you can go big or go home, right?

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