Republicans, Doubleplusgoodhypocrites! 2+2 = 5 style.
Paul Krugman in his latest New York Times op ed “Republicans and Medicare”, eviscerates the GOP for their stunning use of doublethink surrounding medicare cuts. He points out that during the healthcare debate Repubs fear-mongered that the Democrats were going to kill granny by cutting 500 billion from the program.* Now that they have kicked health care reform to the edge of the grave, the GOP is proposing Medicare cuts of 650 billion. And they are back to proposing killing Medicare altogether. Grannies are trembling under their shawls across America.
Will the “liberal media” dwell on this the way they did when it was dems who wanted to cut medicare? Will the press brand the GOP as Grannie killers?….. No.
*( The real number was 400 billion and the money did not come from cutting services, but from ending the government give away to insurance companies set up in the Bush era medicare D legislation.)
GOP: Transparency is a Trap !
In another masterful display of doublethink, The Repubs are calling the televised health care meeting between Obama and the Repubs a trap. It is a meeting that GOP demanded ! Jon Stewart is not pleased. To watch Jon Stewart do what he does so well just go to my vids in the right column and click on “The Apparent Trap “…. It is classic.
Doublethink is a Newspeak term defined in George Orwell’s Book, 1984
“Doublethink: To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself…”