The Big Lies That Could Give the Country to the Right-Wingnuts This year

Some polls for the 2014 midterm elections seem to put the Republicans ahead. If it plays out that way, it’ll be a consequence of the ever handy Big Lie principle. Just keep repeating the lie over and over– “Obamacare is socialism, Obamacare is making things worse, Democrats are socialist, Democrats are making things worse, Democrats are hurting the economy, Republicans are better for small business and jobs, Democrats want to raise taxes on YOU rather than on the 1% big biz types” blah-blah and so on. Rinse, repeat. Over and over and over in a thousand venues. They cannot support these claims, they’re easily proven wrong. But who checks?

Meanwhile SCOTUS decisions make it easier for vested corporate interests to freely propagandize. A recent Congressional special election in Florida favored a Democrat–until Big Money dumped the Big Lie all over the district through high profile ads. And the GOP candidate won. . .

Democrats and Greens are failing to make their own voices heard. A good many people on the left haughtily refuse to vote for Democrats–ceding lawmaking to Republicans. Midterm elections, too, don’t generate enough excitement in voters and they don’t show up in droves. Meaning ideologically fanatical right wingers, who do show up, put their candidates in Congress. . .

A national movement to Get out the Vote for progressives and Dems is called for–get out the vote, and put out the advertising. And the endless, egregious lies told by the Tea Party types about Obamacare need to be loudly refuted: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/06/1297257/-Massachusetts-study-hints-at-Obamacare-s-future-in-saving-nbsp-lives

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