"In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
-- George Orwell
Is there any limit to the outrageousness of the GOP lies?
Is there any limit to the capacity of a large number of our fellow citizens to accept these lies?
If it were in the interest of the ruling oligarchs to convince a majority of the public that the earth is flat, could they succeed?
This is, after all, a public almost half of which refuses to accept evolution – the central coordinating concept of modern biology. And approximately half of the GOP primary voters believe that Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
These unsettling thoughts came to my mind when I heard Michael Steele remark that "not in the history of mankind has the government ever created a job." This from a man who held a government job as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. That remark was echoed by Mitch Daniels, the Governor of Indiana and Sarah Palin and I can testify that I have heard it elsewhere.