To begin with, we had the historic turbulence in the markets and the financial sector of our nation, influenced, unquestionably, by global economic turbulence.
And this leads us to the first lie told by the Democrats — that President Bush is responsible for the economic challenges we now confront.
Indeed, it was remarkable to watch the Democratic leadership stand in front of the country and tell the American people that the problems facing us economically are President Bush's problem, not the country's. You talk about political cowardice. One would think that the Party that runs Congress wasn't part of the country or the government — but in fact we all should know that it was Bush and McCain who suggested several years ago that tougher oversight was needed in the market, and Democratic friends of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae demurred. Please.
The second lie told us by the Democrats and their media was that John McCain blew up a "bailout" deal that was ready to be implemented late in the week.
In fact, there was no deal because no one had bothered to consult with the Republican House leadership. McCain, in fact, played an important role in trying to shore up Republic House support for needed legislation.
The third lie told us by the Democrats was that Senator Obama played a significant role in the process.
We now know this, too, is pure fiction of the sort political hacks spin out each election year. Senator Obama was a bystander to history, and mostly had his finger in the air checking where the political winds were blowing. Frankly, he is increasingly just the same old politician. Change, smange.
The fourth lie we were told was that Obama won the Friday night debate.
CNN did a quick poll — the only problem was that their poll, as they even admitted when pressed, contained a disproporitionate share of Democrats. So, they release a poll that Obama won, get it out on the networks, and then people who hear the news assume Obama won and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is deception of the highest order, even beneath the pro-Obama media.
The final lie we have been told is that Governor Palin's interview with a scowling Katie Couric somehow indicated she is not ready for primetime politics.
What it proved, really, was that she is still getting her media sea legs. Well, goodness gracious, when a 30-year pro like Joe Biden makes a gaffe a week, you would think folks might give Palin a month or two to adjust to the national media glare.
The sad truth is that sexism does live — and Governor Palin has been subjected to it nonstop from the media and the Democrats, who have held her to a standard no one else in the campaign has been held to. That is a lie by double standard.
But if you think this is bad, wait until the polls get close again. Steel yourself for many more such examples of mendacity in the weeks ahead. Those who worship at the altar of federal power will do anything to obtain that power, that they might be worshipped by those dependant on them for all those things a powerful government can bestow.