Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The P.R. Spin Against Liberals

By: Pete Christensen

Conservatives claim all liberals are rich Hollywood elitists. In actuality 28 percent of the richest Americans donate to the Republicans, while just 7 percent donate to the Democrats. They also claim these elitists in the movie industry are bent on producing vile and filthy movies, the truth is over 30 percent of blockbuster movies are family oriented.
Conservatives have made entitlements a dirty word and repeatedly attack social security. The truth is social security was earned by you and loaned each week from your paycheck to the government. Social Security is just a means by which they pay it back to you. You ARE entitled to it. After all, it’s YOUR money. These cries are led by hate-talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh, who’s worth over $500 million, and Sean Hannity, who’s worth over $80 million.
Conservatives claim the Democratic party is the party of slavery, and that proves Democrats are racists. The truth is, that was once true, but it was true over 200 years ago. In modern times Republicans have supported ending the minimum wage, redistricting, tougher voter registration and stricter immigration laws, all things that hurt minorities.
Conservatives are applauding Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, claiming climate change is a hoax. Apparently they don’t recall that the term ‘climate change’ was coined by President Bush who didn’t want to admit he was wrong about global warming, so his advisors gave it a new name. The fact that every other nation in the world signed the accord but us, no doubt a global conspiracy brought on by Hillary and Obama.
Conservatives are quick to be self righteous, by jumping on the religious right bandwagon. Most religious people are good, honest and well meaning, but remember, it was religious zealots who gave us the Inquisition, the Salem Witch trials, prohibition, the McCarthy blacklist, the KKK, and a host of other historically bad ideas!
Conservatives love to wrap themselves in the flag, and claim they're patriots while the left hates the Armed Services. A full 40 percent serving in the Armed Services come from the middle class. 30 percent from the lowest income brackets, and less than 20 percent from the upper middle class with less than 10 percent from the rich. Yes, you’re a patriot but not quite patriotic enough to let your children go into the service.
Conservatives have taken all their own characteristics and labels and aimed them at liberals. The hate speak is so overbearing and constant on talk radio I fear they actually want to turn people against each other. This nation can’t go forward if we refuse to work together.

Pete Christensen is a published author of four books and a professional comedian. 
He has also hosted his own radio and television shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Flagstaff, Arizona. 

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