One of the things I most enjoy doing in politics is presenting conservatives with their own talking points, then exposing the absolute nonsense behind them. Because it’s easy for any conservative to parrot what they hear on Fox News or some other right-wing media source, but it’s amazing how many of them can’t explain why they support that information.
And the ironic part is, the Republican party doesn’t even try to hide their true intentions. They just know that critical thinking isn’t a strong point for the typical conservative voter. So it’s not a matter of saying anything that makes sense, it just has to be what the typical conservative wants to hear. Facts really don’t matter a whole lot.
Well I thought I’d lend a helping hand and expose 7 facts Republicans really don’t want conservative voters to think about.
1) Republicans are purposely sabotaging our government: Just think about this for a moment. Republican politicians run on the premise that “government is bad.” So, why would they ever try to help make government more efficient and effective? They wouldn’t. In fact, they go out of their way to ensure that the government operates as poorly as possible so they can campaign on the notion that government is bad – so that they’ll get elected to that very same government. They’re literally causing the very problems in our government that they use to stir up anti-government sentiment among conservatives to get elected. Sadly, most conservatives fail to see this.
2) Republicans want our country to fail: Conservatives hate President Obama. And they know that the only way they stand any chance in 2016 to reclaim the White House is to do everything they can to stall any possible progress and sabotage any kind of economic recovery. Their true hope is that by doing so our nation will spiral into such chaos that we’ll elect a Republican as a response. They would gladly stand by while millions of Americans suffered as long as it won their party the presidency in 2 years.
3) Conservatives are always on the wrong side of history: It’s like I’ve pointed out before, if you go back to the Civil War and see which states fought to keep slavery, they’re the same states that: opposed women’s suffrage, interracial marriage, civil rights, desegregation and currently oppose gay marriage and abortion rights. And that’s not a coincidence.
4) Nine of our last ten economic recessions occurred while a Republican was in the White House: Pretty much speaks for itself.
5) The Republican party is owned by big oil: Just think about it, what benefits big oil the most?
- Deregulating the EPA
- More domestic drilling
- Opening up national parks for drilling
- The belief that climate change is fake
- Ensuring that we have poor public transportation systems
- Opposition to green energy alternatives
And guess which side of every one of those issues the Republican party supports…
6) The truth about Ronald Reagan is very different from the lies Republicans tell about him: During Reagan’s eight years in the White House, unemployment shot over 10%; our national debt nearly tripled; he passed amnesty for illegal immigrants; the number of illegal immigrants coming into the United States was higher than we’ve seen during the Obama administration; he negotiated with terrorists and raised taxes several times.
7) Tax rates have almost nothing to do with job creation or wages: I’m not going to go into my usual “trickle-down economics is a scam” rant. Though I will say that job creation isn’t a problem, but wage stagnation is. That being said, our tax rates are almost at the very same levels George W. Bush (and his fellow Republicans) promised us in the early-2000’s would eliminate our debt and usher in economic prosperity. So, if those rates were low enough back then, then why now are many of these same Republicans saying that taxes are too high? Though, let’s not fool ourselves. Middle class incomes being stagnant isn’t just a “last eight years” issue. It’s been going on for over decades.
I’ll wrap it up there, though I could easily keep going. Maybe I’ll do a “part two” here sometime soon. But in the meantime, hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think, or if you have any other suggestions I might want to include in a second edition.