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Paul Ryan: Women “Hit Hardest” Under Barack Obama

downtherabbithole Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 1:36 PM
There is no depth to which the left will not sink to win. Trying to destroy an opponent with lies, slander, and dishonesty is a central component of their tactics. I think there are two motivating forces behind this approach: 1. They are so certain of their moral righteousness that they believe they have the right to do whatever they need to win; 2. They believe that reality is a construct of language and that they can create their own construct and get us to believe it by saying something often enough.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 11:01 AM
Downtherabbithole,

I don't understand how that summary of tactics above doesn't also aptly describe the right? We've actually heard Republican governors and state legislators say that voter ID laws will make it easier for Romney to be elected, voter suppression aside. The right wing media has shown a willingness to distort facts (the "you didn't build that" quote comes to mind), and then justify their blatant distortions with claims like, "that's what Obama really meant." I mean, it's laughable to insinuate that the left tries to create their own reality when that's what the right wing media attempts to do on a daily basis.

Repeat the right-wing narrative enough times, it becomes true (not really, but in the eyes of voters...).

After watching this clip (which is a few days old, as it happens) I am absolutely convinced that no one can better articulate the shortcomings -- and failures -- of this administration’s economic policies than Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan:

The poverty rate among women is at a seventeen year high. Over five million women have just left the workforce. Fewer women are working today than when he took office. And so, of the people who have gotten hit the hardest…it’s women.

This is an excellent...