Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lies and Those Who Believe Them

I mentioned more than once that a culture war is impossible without tell endless lies and using vile smears and language. Rush Limbaugh's take on Fluke is a nearly perfect example. Today Rick Santorum insisted the University of California system no longer taught American history. It's not the lie that is so surprising its that he thinks, and he is probably right, that some small number, maybe 27%, will believe it. And what, I ask, does this tell us about a "culture war."

That in addition to vile, lying cretins a "culture war" need credulous, hate-filled louts who are willing to accept the silliest, mean-spirited lies directed at people they have never met.  This is no way to run a country and Santorum ought to be ashamed of himself and, ideally, someone on his side of the "culture war" will make the point that he should not lie with such gay abandon.


  1. That's a good point, behind every good lier is a persons that desperately wants to believe them. Although the wield thing about Santorum is that he seems to really believe the crap he is peddling where mitt Romney seems to know some of it is BS

  2. Karl!!
    They are both bat shit crazy nutbars who will say whatever to get to be president and when president they will both do batshit crazy crazy things that make my life and your's much much worse.

  3. I don't think either one of them will be president. Yeah, in some ways Romney is creepier than Santorum, although they are both really smug in their assholery, Santorum brags about trying to deny reproductive choices and Romney is proud of strapping a dog to the roof of his car, they are both wrong and proud of it.

  4. And they are both as allergic to telling the truth as a vampire is to garlic.