Posts Tagged ‘conservative chutzpah’

You really have to wonder what kind of depraved individual feels the need to smear Michael Brown, even in death, with video that falsely claims to depict him. I mean, Michael Brown is dead. Darren Wilson will not be charged with a crime. Having achieved the result that they wanted, you would think conservatives would have such superior moral standing in their beliefs and positions that they wouldn’t feel the need to further lie about a dead man, black or white.

The latest conservative lie making the rounds is a video that purportedly shows Brown assaulting an older black man in order to steal his backpack. It isn’t Brown. We shouldn’t be surprised, as conservatives also lied about Brown’s arrest record, the supposed injuries Wilson received at the hands of Brown, and posted alleged photos of Brown that turned out to be other people.

Open question to conservatives: Why do you lie about something like this?

Of course, now that they’re caught, conservatives will scurry away from their claim that the video is Michael Brown, claiming they were merely asking the question. It’s the best recovery they have, I guess, but it is clear to anyone with an ounce of morality that these same conservatives lack morals of their own, no matter how loudly they assert their claims of superiority.

You’ve really got to hand it to conservatives for their blatant chutzpah. They used to complain that “ObamaCare” was doomed because people would just wait until they got sick and then sign up. That was a lie, of course, as they are now acknowledging in backhanded fashion.

See, now “conservatives now want you to be outraged about the fact that the Affordable Care Act creates limited open-enrollment periods each year to prohibit precisely that kind of free riding.” Brian Beutler has the details.

Meanwhile, Ezra Klein has an article on Vox today entitled, “The right can’t admit that Obamacare is working.”

Today, the right struggles with Obamacare Derangement Syndrome: the acute inability to see Obamacare as anything but a catastrophic failure that the American people will soon reject. For those suffering from ODS, all bad Obamacare news is good news, and all good Obamacare news is spin. In this world, delays of minor provisions in the law prove that the entire structure is collapsing, while surges of millions of people enrolling in insurance don’t prove anything at all.

He goes on to say:

The irony of this is that Obamacare’s successes are, in many cases, conservatism’s successes. The individual mandate is a conservative idea — and it’s working. Liberals were skeptical that private insurers would compete on price even absent a public option — but they are. High-deductible health plans are a longtime conservative solution for health costs — and Obamacare is spreading them far and wide. But conservatives can’t take credit for any of this, much less build on it.

Everyday conservatives box themselves a little further into their corner.