Even now, even after eight years of unrelenting bullshit, I find it impossible to convince most people that the Republicans just make shit up, Goebbels-style.
Consider this tactic. The GOP takes a provision in the stimulus package that funds the restoration of an old rail line joining the capital of Nevada, Carson City, and the town of Gold Hill, Nevada…and they come up with this.
FOX NEWS’ MEGYN KELLY: It’s a super railroad, of sorts — a line that will deliver customers straight from Disney, we kid you not, to the doorstep of the moonlight bunny ranch brothel in Nevada. I say, to the moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel in Nevada. So should your tax dollars be paying for these kinds of projects? […]
CONGRESSMAN TRENT FRANKS (R-AZ): The majority leader of the U.S. Senate, Harry Reid has fought for this publicly and is committed to this project, even in the face of criticism. … If this is something that is truly the priority of the majority leader of the US senate, it’s pretty late in the day, Megyn.
Where did Megyn Kelly and Trent Franks get this idea? The money is not for a new train-line, it’s not for a connection with Disneyland or any part of the state of California. It has nothing to do with the Bunny Ranch. The Moonlite Bunny Ranch is located approximately six miles from Carson City, but Carson City happens to be the capital of the state of Nevada, which seems quite a bit more relevant to this appropriation’s purpose.
But FOX News and the Republicans, working in cahoots, come up with new ‘facts’ out of thin air and present them as the reason that the American people are losing faith in their government.
Most people simply cannot believe that FOX News and the Republicans, however biased and self-interested they may be, would take lying to this level.