The Unending Campaign Of Lies

Dave Johnson

Wow, an entire campaign based on lies… Often they were simply ridiculous lies. (Remember when Romney said Obama will take God off our coins“?) The campaign even used doctored audio and video in ads to make people think Obama had said things he never said. So MANY lies! The country is divided by an entire political philosophy based on lies — by an entire massively-well-funded conservative ecosystem dependent on lies. Half the country is convinced by this propaganda machine that the lies are true and that policies that never worked did work. So we are mired in this mud of lies that keeps us from solving our problems. Global warming, lack of demand, lack of jobs, lack of good wages, lack of energy alternatives, lack of good infrastructure… This environment of lies can’t lead us anywhere good.

Romney Actually Said …

Romney — a candidate for President of the United States — actually said that Obama was going to “take God off our coins!” He said Obama was waging “a war on religion!” He said Obama sympathizes with Muslim rioters. He said Obama was trying to keep members of our military from voting! A candidate for President of the United States said those things! This is not just insulting to the country, it is deeply embarrassing to the country. It is an illness.

Look at just some of the campaign lies at our Romney Lies collection. We were unable to even begin to keep up:

The Maddow Blog’s Mendacity collection actually tried to keep up with all the lies. Just wow.

It is insulting to all of us, the disrespect shown in this willingness to just lie to us. This is the disrespect of a person willing to throw people out of their jobs, force wage cuts on the remainders, and pocket those wages for himself. It is the disrespect shown to a young kid who was chased down by a bully, thrown to the ground, and had his hair cut off.

And he still has another day of campaigning, and spreading destructive lies.

No More Lies!

Watch this powerful Neil Young video, The Restless Consumer.

The people have heard the news
The people have spoken
You may not like what they said
But they weren’t jokin’

Way out on the desert sands
Lies a desperate lover
They call her the “Queen of Oil”
So much to discover

Don’t need no ad machine
Telling me what I need
Don’t need no Madison Avenue War
Don’t need no more boxes I can see

Covered in flags but I can’t see them on TV

Don’t need no more lies
Don’t need no more lies
Don’t need no more lies
Don’t need no more lies

The restless consumer flies
Around the world each day
With such an appetite for taste and grace

People from around the world
Need someone to listen
We’re starving and dying from our disease
We need your medicine
How do you pay for war
And leave us dyin’ ?
When you could do so much more
You’re not even tryin’

Don’t need no TV ad
Tellin’ me how sick I am
Don’t want to know how many people are like me
Don’t need no dizziness
Don’t need no nausea
Don’t need no side effects like diarrhea or sexual death

Don’t need no more lies
Don’t need no more lies
Don’t need no more lies
Don’t need no more lies

The restless consumer lies
Asleep in her hotel
With such an appetite
For anything that sells

A hundred voices from a hundred lands
Need someone to listen
People are dying here and there
They don’t see the world the way you do
There’s no mission accomplished here
Just death to thousands

A hundred voices from a hundred lands
Cry out in unison

Don’t need no terror squad
Don’t want no damned Jihad
Blowin’ themselves away in my hood
But we don’t talk to them
So we don’t learn from them
Hate don’t negotiate with Good

Don’t need no more lies
Don’t need no more lies
Don’t need no more lies
Don’t need no more lies

The restless consumer flies
Around the world each day
With such an appetite for efficiency
And pace…

Don’t need no more lies.

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