As I say at the top of every page of this blog, stick to your principles and NOT political parties which manipulate facts in order to increase their vote count, and ultimately, their power.
One of the biggest , most used, tricks of political parties is to create a false story to detract from a real one. Right now Gas Prices and a still faltering economy are not good for Democrats or President Obama.
So what to do?
Well, thanks to a very minor amount of blabber mouth slut-shouting help from Rush Limbaugh, Democrats have created an entire non-existent "War on Women." Curiously, Republicans, most women and virtually all independents haven't fallen for the ruse. I'm slightly surprised. The public is so often easily misled.
Ahhhh.... but Progressives? They've fallen for the ploy hook, line and sinker. They've fired up their virtual presses and launched their vast army of followers into the Twittersphere.
To keep the progressive armies fully motivated, Senator Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats have set up a Kabuki Theater around another completely false meme: Republicans are now supposedly against the very "Violence Against Women Act" they originally passed and have overwhelmingly supported for two renewals.
Here's how Harry is manipulating a false story:
The Democrats quietly and secretly included four new “poison pill” provisions into this years proposed renewal. These odd "poison pills" were never in the act before. These provisions have nothing to do with violence against women or the Act itself, but instead deal with Immigration and an massive increase in Visa’s, Budget Office Accounting (loosens rules in a time of budget deficits???) and funding of third party providers.
ONCE AGAIN LET ME EMPHASIZE NOT ONE OF THESE WEIRD PROVISIONS HAS EVER BEEN IN THE BILL BEFORE. But they're there now, ugly and festering.
Next Harry Reid sets up a demand for a very quick quick vote with limited debate and absolutely no amendments – no chance to remove or modify the poison pills.
WHY? Reid knows that the very deliberative Senate, with its 60 vote threshold, will NEVER pass any bill under these circumstances.
Here's the fun part! Harry Reid DOES NOT WANT THIS RUBE GOLDBERG OF A BILL TO PASS.
But he does want to force the Republicans to be the bad guys and vote against the bill just so he can CLAIM (completely falsely) that Republicans are against VAWA.
Later, after all the stupid political posturing is over, Reid will allow the real bill to come before the Senate and it will pass with the overwhelming support from Republicans it has ALWAYS enjoyed.
This is not an anti-Democratic Party rant. Historically, Republicans have played the same game. It's often called Legislative sausage making.
What bothers me is that so many folks believe the false meme and repeat it, never once bothering to learn the facts.