Liberal Myths

In the course of on-line arguing with liberal types, I often run into some of the standard BS they typically throw out there because it a) sounds good, and b) they think it supports their argument.  The fact is, it doesn’t.  I’ve always said that if you dig far enough into most arguments liberals use, you’ll find that they’re based mostly on lies, and information taken WAY out of context.

So, I decided to compile a list of liberal myths for your general amusement, and in the event that you need to counter this crap.  Because that’s the whole point of keeping informed: staving off the ignorance of lesser minds.

I’ll be periodically updating this page when inspiration strikes.  I’ll try to post updates on the main blog form as I add to this page.  I only hope that I don’t somehow max-out how much I can post on a page, because there are so many myths that liberals use to push their agenda.

Beliefs fostered on lies leads to tyranny.  Remember that.

Myth #1: Tax Breaks to Corporations Are Subsidies

Myth #2: There Were No WMDs in Iraq

Myth #3: Capitalism Destroys the Planet

Myth #4: The Seperation Between Church and State

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4 Responses to Liberal Myths

  1. Cathy Hester says:

    I am watching the debate and this is not the first time I have heard the line that Obama warned against Freddie and Fannie…..Obama said this in the debate last week, and Biden said it tonight. Yet, when I google it, I cannot find any evidence of any warning of his until August of this year!!! They are saying 2 years ago. They say this to rebut McCain’s warnings. My question: DID OBAMA WARN ABOUT THE SOLVENCY OF FANNIE/FREDDIE? I want to hear the clip or read the transcript! WHEN, WHERE, and WHAT DID HE SAY?????? Somebody needs to call them on this. Is it true or are they making this up???? SOMEBODY NEEDS TO CHALLENGE THIS!!!!!

    Thank you,

    Cathy Hester
    Snellville, GA

  2. unknownconservative says:

    ” My question: DID OBAMA WARN ABOUT THE SOLVENCY OF FANNIE/FREDDIE?”

    I can answer this for you:

    No, he didn’t. At least not when it really would have counted.

    The McCain campaign has an advert that uses a clip of Bill Clinton basically saying that Democrats weren’t listening to him when HE highlited problems with the two lenders back around 1999.

    And if Joe Biden did warn someone about Fannie and Freddie, the response was muffled because one of his Penny Loafers was lodged in his throat.

    I hope that helps.

  3. JoethePlump says:

    As far as I know, neither politician, Obama or Mccain, has a P.h.d. in economics or finance. Mccain often jokes about his poor academic record (894th out of a class of 899). He barely graduated from US Naval Academy in 1958 with a BS, and we all know what that stands for. I find it hard to believe that either politician would be able to predict fannie or freddies financial problems back in 1999. It was a joint decision by the obama and the bush administration to expand the public sector in the near takeover of fannie and freddie as well as to give stimulus to those who got us in this mess.

  4. unknownconservative says:

    Ummm…no.

    While I’ll concede that McCain is no genius, he did sound the warning bell in 2005, and also in 2003 (I believe) concerning the management and financial well-being of both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Furthermore, it also doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if something is too good to be true, it generally is. That is the whole premise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

    Contrast this with Baby Doc Obama who, as a freshman senator, sat in on a speech sometime around 2005 by the replacement for the CEO for one of these faltering entitles, the subject of which was the wholesale mismanagement of these quasi-socialist lending enterprises. The mismanagement, of course, going on with “congressional oversight” by the likes of Barney Frank.

    In addition to this, the assumption that both Fannie and Freddie were taken over by the public sector is absolute poppycock. They ARE public sector entities. Both of them are GSE (Government-Sponsored Enterprises), controlled (to some extent) by the federal government at the top, and pretty much stocked with civil servants. There was no “takeover.” One of them (I can’t remember which) used to be the Federal Housing Authority. This was moved off the federal books in LBJ’s administration, and turned into a GSE.

    But Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac weren’t the first GSEs to go belly-up. I read somewhere a while back, about another GSE going under in the same manner during the Carter Administration. That “enterprise” had something that had to do with loans to farmers, I don’t remember the exact details. But the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has already happened at least once, albeit in a different form. However, I doubt this history lesson will be learned by anyone in the federal government.

    The lessons here being that there is no such thing as a free lunch, and that the government sucks at doing anything that requires some sense of fiscal responsibility. And the more detached said government entities are from the voting public, the more they will suck at being tight with the money they receive. That’s because when you live behind stone fortifications some 300 miles away, you don’t dwell on the fact that the villagers with their pitchforks will come storming the castle. On the other hand, when you live in an unprotected house right next to the village, you make more of an effort to keep the peasants happy.

    Another lesson being that the government should stay OUT of the financial system as a rule.

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