May the gods of political correctness permit just one slim celestial opening for the thundering truth.
California Democratic State Party Chairman John Burton told the San Francisco Chronicle:
They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie.... Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it. [Ryan told] a bold-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.
This, on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, was not well received by the earthly powers that be, for equally thundering public relations reasons. Yet Mr. Burton's comments were acutely, analytically accurate from any political, historical, or propagandistic point of view. What Romney-Ryan are doing is Goebbelsesque, and that, in turn, is a political debauchery so low, it is virtually unprecedented in American political history.
We may not always be our own Superman's version of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. But we have never before gone where Romney-Ryan are going-- and where others, over there, went before. We just don't do that here. So it's important that someone with some prominence has noted the attempt. And may the gods forgive him for telling the unforgivable truth.