Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
I posted about this topic during the 2012 presidential campaign regarding the shameless liar, Willard "Mittens" Romney. Willard 'Mittens' Romney: 'I'm rubber, you're glue':
Mittens suffers from another disorder frequently associated with pathological lying, psychological projection, a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which he then ascribes to another person. This is the old schoolyard taunt, "I'm rubber, you're glue - whatever you say (about me) bounces off of me and sticks to you."
A variant of this is "I know you are, but what am I?"
This tried and true technique of five-year olds and Tea-Publican politicians everywhere is making a reappearance this week as the Vast right-wing conspiracy plots a '30 front war' against America and the implementation of "ObamaCare."
Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked if Tea-Publican lawmakers were prepared to "shoot the hostage" and shut down the federal government if President Barack Obama refused their extortionary hostage demands to defund his signature healthcare reform law. Chris Wallace Calls Out GOP on Govt. Shutdown: Are You 'Prepared to Shoot' the Hostage?:
During a talk with the conservative Heritage Foundation last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested that Obama and Democrats, not Republicans, would be to blame if the government was shut down.
"Under no circumstances will I support a continuing resolution that funds even one penny of Obamacare," Cruz explained. "The next step will be that President Obama and [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid will scream and yell, ‘Why are those mean and nasty Republicans threatening to shut down the government over Obamacare?’”
“We’ve got to stand up and make the argument and win the argument that, ‘No, that’s not true. We have voted to fund the federal government. We want to fund the federal government. Why is President Obama threatening to shut down the federal government? Because he wants force Obamacare down people’s throats.’”
Classic psychological projection. By the way, the Tea-Publicans have not voted to fully fund the government, with or without funding for "ObamaCare," so Sen. Ted "Calgary" Cruz is full-o-crap up to his eyeballs.
On Sunday, Wallace told Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint that some of his fellow Republicans had called that idea "suicidal" and "the dumbest idea I've ever heard."
"What about the Republicans who say it's crazy to hold the government funding hostage?" Wallace wondered.
"This is a very destructive law that's going to hurt our country, it's going to hurt a lot of people," DeMint insisted. "This may be the last opportunity to stop it. Now, there's no Republican that I'm aware of that wants to shut the government down. The whole point is we need to fund the government, but we should not fund Obamacare."
"But, Senator, what they say, you know, is you don't take a hostage unless you're prepared to shoot him," Wallace pointed out. "And if you're going to go down this road, are you prepared to shut down the government? Because the Democrats are not going to go along with this."
"I wouldn't shut down the government, but if Obama would not accept a funding bill for the government, that fully funds the government, because it didn't have his failed law in it then he would be shutting down the government," DeMint opined. "And that's the case we're going to take to the American people in August."
Geezus, these pathological liars make my head hurt. Let's review: The Affordable Care Act was passed by the duly elected representatives of the American people. It has been upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. The American people then reelected President Obama and increased the number of Democratic Senators, and cast more than a million votes more for an increased number of Democratic House members in 2012. The Tea-Publican House has failed 40 times to repeal "ObamaCare," and including votes in the Senate, congressional Republicans have failed to repeal all or part of the federal health care law 68 times. They have been so busy with this nonsense that Tea-Publicans have failed to passed appropriations bills funding the federal government, with or without funding for "ObamaCare."
This tyranny of Tea-Publican economic terrorists are threatening to shut down the federal government AND to default on the national debt by not raising the federal debt ceiling unless President Obama and Democrats agree to their extortionary hostage demands to defund his signature healthcare reform law. And if they don't -- which Democrats won't -- the terrorists will blame the hostage.
As Steve Benen observed last week, "It's effectively the same thing as a hostage taker harming a hostage and then pointing the finger elsewhere. "This isn't my fault; blame the hostage's loved ones for not paying the ransom and meeting my demands." The wrong way to play the shutdown blame game.