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The Tattlesnake – Thank God They’re a Small Minority Edition

“It’s plain hokum. If you can’t convince ’em, confuse ’em. It’s an old political trick.”
— Harry S Truman

Your Tattlesnake has had running arguments with various Teabaggers and Tea Party sympathizers for many months now and they all share the same tactic: Should you ask a question they can’t answer or make a point they can’t refute, they start screaming at you or rudely talking over you, as if the volume of their voice can eradicate reality and reason. This leads not to debate, but confrontation, and that seems to be what they want.

Beyond that, exactly how do you ‘debate’ people who insist:

— There are no racists in the Tea Party movement;

— It’s Obama and not George W. Bush who started the TARP bailouts of the banks and Wall Street;

— The terrible economy is exclusively the fault of Obama and his liberal social programs;

— All of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s social programs were complete failures;

— Social Security, Medicare, the VA and the GI Bill were/are not liberal social programs;

— Obama has raised taxes for the poor and middle-class;

— Obama is a Muslim/socialist/communist (take your pick) plotting the downfall of the US backed by George Soros’ money (and Soros was a teenage Nazi, too, incidentally);

— Rupert Murdoch is completely different from Soros, since he’s a loyal, patriotic American (Murdoch is, of course, from Australia);

— Obama was not born in this country and the ‘liberal media’ is hiding the truth;

— Sarah Palin has been shunned by the ‘lamestream’ media, despite the millions she’s made from doting MSM coverage of her;

— God has personally chosen the Tea Party candidates and opposition candidates are all the pawns of Satan;

— The only economic system God approves of is free market capitalism (you can look it up — it’s in the Bible somewhere);

— Jesus endorsed the death penalty; it’s obvious because he – duh – allowed himself to die on the cross;

— Liberals, not big corporations, are sending American jobs overseas to Communist countries like China in a conspiracy to position China to take over the U.S.;

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Today’s Quote-to-Quote: True Hypocrisy, Sincerity, Lies, and the Liar’s Punishment

“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.”
— Andre Gide

“Weak people cannot be sincere.”
— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Sincerity: if you can fake it, you’ve got it made.”
— Daniel Schorr (also attributed to George Burns and Groucho Marx.)

“If you’ve ever deceived the public to keep your job, you are a liar, plain and simple; if your job is to deceive the public while fully understanding you would not like someone lying to you in the same way, you are the worst form of liar and hypocrite. Yet millions who do this every day go home from work and believe themselves honest.”
— Steven Senjac

“The more money you make at your job, the bigger the lies you are expected to tell.”
— Anonymous

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
— Adolf Hitler

“A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth.”
— Joseph Goebbels

“There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed as truth if repeated often enough.”
— William James

“What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“Once a person accepts money or power to speak the truth, they will shortly cease speaking the truth, but they will readily convince themselves they are still honest.”
— Jayne Risareo

“The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.”
— George Bernard Shaw