Thursday, October 23, 2008

Message to Republicans; Refute Democratic Lies

If I were a Republican office, I think it would be time to educate the masses.

Of course you can wish in one hand and shit in the other, but that's another story.

Seriously, the Democrats, in elections at every level across the country, are propagating absolute untruths about their Republican counterparts.

Big Oil
Wall Street
Iraq War

In the ad below, Minnesota Democratic Senate nominee, Al Franken, attacks incumbent Republican Norm Coleman on his ties to "Big Oil" and the money he's received from oil lobbyists. The "politics," for lack of a better word, of lobbying are complex, but let it be known that ALL candidates except campaign contributions from lobbyist. For example, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has accepted HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars from lobbyists representing "Big Wind and Big Solar" (i.e. alternative energy lobbyists) while Democrats like Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and Democratic presidential candidate Barry Soetoro/Dunham/Obama accepted HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Regarding Big Oil, allow me to educate the masses once more on the lies behind "oil profits," as perpetuated by Democrats. Note the following from columnist John Hawkins:
Unsurprisingly, given the outrageously high cost of gas and the Left's penchant for pointing the fickle finger of blame at big corporations, we've heard a lot about how big oil is gouging consumers.

However, when you take a look at the actual numbers in California, for example, you find that the "Distribution Costs, Marketing Costs and Profits" for the oil companies make up only 8 cents per gallon of gas.

That doesn't sound like gouging, does it? But if you believe it does, what would you say about the 70 cents per gallon in taxes that's paid by California consumers? Additionally, as Karl Rove has pointed out,

(Oil companies) make about 8.3 cents in gross profit per dollar of sales....Electronics make 14.5 cents per dollar and computer equipment makers take in 13.7 cents per dollar, according to the Census Bureau. Microsoft's margin is 27.5 cents per dollar of sales.

Sure, these oil companies are huge and therefore, even an 8.3% profit adds up to billions of dollars, but when you look at the relatively small percentage that they're putting in their pockets as compared to the humongous share that the government is raking in, it's pretty clear that it's the government, not the oil companies, that is gouging consumers.

The video below epitomizes the untruths spread by Democrats.

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