I have a pair of excellent videos for you today. In the first, Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes nail Susan Collins and other GOP Senators for their lies about the handling of the underpants bomber:
What we see here is GOP desperation. For years they have hoodwinked Americans into believing that they are the national security party, even though the second worst national security disaster (after Pearl Harbor) in US history occurred through incompetence on their watch. They insisted that EITs (torture) were necessary to get the intelligence needed to keep America safe, even though most experts on interrogation agree that EITs produce faulty intelligence. They belittled claims by Democrats that following the law is the best way to proceed and called us weak on terrorism. Now that the bomber is singing like a canary, the proof that the Democrats were right is staring them in the face, and they are besides themselves. So they are lying.
In the second, Keith exposes the Frank Luntz memo, instructing Republicans to lie about finance reform.
Why do Republicans lie so much? I was thinking about that as I commented on another blog yesterday, and the answer came to me. It’s simple. If Republicans told the truth, nobody in their right mind would vote for them.