…GOPers Are Telling The Truth

Last Saturday, while Guest Hosting “Radio Cafe With Cathy Hauser,” Erik Hare and I talked about Professor Frankfurt’s book (“On Bullsh*t”), Erik’s post over at Barataria, this post (and the subsequent comments!), the media’s role in propagating/covering BS, and how BS seems to be the modus operandi of today’s Republican Party.

Last July, we chronicled Steele County Republican Party Co-Chair Dave Thul and his dirty tricks – in Part 1 and in Part 2 and in Part 3 and in Part 4.

From “Part 2″ –

And Steele County Republican Party Co-Chair Dave Thul’s allegation regarding the picture is just as bogus, as I (tried) to explain to Steele County Republican Party Co-Chair Dave Thul last week; the sign does NOT read “Enduring Freedom Veterans” followed by “for Kerry” – the sign reas “Enduring Freedom” followed by “Veterans for Kerry.”

From “Part 4: –

Yes, gentle readers, that’s Steele County Republican Party Co-Chair Dave Thul calling Congressman Tim Walz a “phony soldier.” And that BS about the photograph? COMPLETE BS. Of course, would anyone expect anything else from the party of Tony Sutton and Michael Brodkorb?

From an email I sent to Dave Thul on July 13th, 2009 –

> > > Oh – and you should know, in that sign? The bottom says “Veterans
> > > For Kerry” which was an organized group of Veterans supporting John
> > > Kerry. It included a Swift Boat Captain that now resides in Eden
> > > Prairie.
> > >
> > >
> > > While YOU seem to claim that sign reads “Enduring Freedom Veterans”
> > > I’m guessing the fact that there was a “Veterans For Kerry” group
> > > blows a huge hole in the story Michael Brodkorb loves to spin.

That was last July.

What did FORMER Steele County Republican Party Co-Chair, and NOW GOP Endorsed Candidate for House District 26-A post on his blog, last week?

And after 2 1/2 years of asking, neither Rep Walz, his staff, or any liberal blogger have been able to explain to me why Walz claimed to be an ‘Enduring Freedom Veteran” back in 2004 in this picture- (picture, below the fold)

BULLSH*T. Complete and utter BULLSH*T.

Can’t call what Dave Thul wrote a “lie,” because it is far beyond lying; as Erik asked:

Is it really a lie when the person making an outrageous statement doesn’t actually care if it’s the truth or not?

When they don’t care they are “bullsh*tters” – because they simply don’t care if what they say (or, as in Thul’s case, write) is true or not. GOPers don’t care if what they say/write is true or not; they only care that the voter thinks it’s true.

And that’s why the GOP’s newly endorsed candidate for House District 26-A, Dave Thul, is Today’s Example Of Why Reasonable People Can No Longer Reasonably Assume GOPers Are Telling The Truth.

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

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