Monday, September 29, 2008

Pelosi lied repeatedly

Anyone familiar with how we came to today's $700 billion bailout vote in the House who listens to Speaker Pelosi's self-serving rant just before the House voted know's she lied repeatedly.

And I'm not talking about the usual kind of falsehoods Congressional leaders often fob off on us.

I'm talking deliberate, malicious lies about the Bush administration and Congressional Republicans that are as shameful as any Sen. Joe McCarthy told in the 50s or Barney Frank told when his solicitation of a male prostitute who Frank "employed" on a full-time basis and invited to move into his apartment was exposed.

I try to avoid calling anyone a liar. I'm sure Regulars here have noticed how often I use terms such as "falsehood" and "not true" in circumstances where many would use the word "lie."

I use "falsehood" and "not true" because they don't of themselves mean the person engaging in the falsehood is doing it with deliberateness and knowledge that it's false, the necessary conditions for something to be a lie.

I try to avoid using lie because I want to keep discourse as civil and cool as possible. Telling someone his or her statement is false carries enough heat. Why make things hotter by using lie?

Well, there are some times when no other word but lie is proper.

Today is one of those times. When the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives takes the floor of the House in the moments just before a critical vote and delivers a partisan rant she knows is filled with falsehoods, the proper thing to do is call her a liar.

How sad for the United States that Nancy Pelosi is House Speaker.

Here's the video:

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

In a word: shameless. Absolutely shameless partisanship backed up by bare-faced lies. There is no question that Pelosi is a liar, no use in trying to to put lipstick on that pig. (Ooooh, did I say that?)
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

In a word: shameless. Absolutely shameless partisanship backed up by bare-faced lies. There is no question that Pelosi is a liar, no use in trying to to put lipstick on that pig. (Ooooh, did I say that?)
Tarheel Hawkeye

Archer05 said...

John, I just had to send you this article. You have been an important part of the new media for me. There are literally millions of people searching out many viewpoints before even trying to reach an informed opinion. It will only get better as the old MSM dies a deserved death for biased, untruthful journalism.
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Christian News Wire ^ | 9/29/08 | Bob Sturm
-- The defeat of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout "shows the power of the New and Alternative Media," said Richard A. Viguerie, the Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com.

"It is the clearest evidence yet of a shift in power from the Washington/Wall Street establishment to the American people."

He noted, "Just last year, the people rose up to defeat amnesty for illegal aliens. Now they have risen up to defeat this monstrosity.

Not in the last 50 years has the establishment had two such massive defeats so close together. [I believe that the Internet, talk radio, direct mail, and cable news have changed American politics forever."] ….
http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/380458051.html