Lies Cannot Drive Out Lies; Only the Truth Can do That

About a month ago Congressman Alan Grayson (a Democrat from the Florida 8th) stood on the floor of the House of Representatives and described the Republican’s idea of health care as “‘Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly.” While it would take a stretch of the imagination to say that more than a few Republicans have been interested in helping with the current health care legislation, it takes a fantastic level of cynicism to say that any United States Representative doesn’t care about human life at all and just prefers some folks die quickly.

Nonetheless, many liberals have held Congressman Grayson up as an idol in wake of these outlandish comments. He has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result and been praised by many (including himself) as a “Congressman with Guts.” I do not think this is because liberals are ideologically disposed to false accusations and name-calling; they are just tired of being called names.

There are those on the far right that have no trouble fitting into the same sentence the odd and often contradictory claims that President Obama is a socialist, a communist, a fascist and a racist. Liberals are tired of the lies that are coming from the likes of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and many others. They are tired of hearing about “death panels” and claims that President Obama was born in Kenya. Apparently Congressman Grayson and his many supporters have decided it is time to fight fire with fire and time to make up crazy lies of their own. While perhaps there is some psychologically rewarding feeling that comes from this strategy, it is fundamentally the wrong path for the progressive message to go down.


Published in: on October 26, 2009 at 9:27 pm Comments Off on Lies Cannot Drive Out Lies; Only the Truth Can do That