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Truth Czar


So Glen “Sniff…I just love my country so much” Beck and his foaming followers are on a witch hunt for the Czars of Obama’s administration.  How…dare…they!  Czars?   How insidious.  Of course, it was OK when Bush and many other presidents named Czars to their administration but it just sounds so…cummunist with the Obama administration.

In a slightly late rebuttal, the White House responds to this right wing whackery:

Reality Check: The Truth About “Czars”

Last week, when the President addressed the Joint Session of Congress in a speech on health reform, he referred to some of the untruths – okay, lies – that have been spread about the plan and sent a clear message to those who seek to undermine his agenda and his presidency with these tactics: “We will call you out.” So consider this one of those calls.

Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen with increasing frequency and volume issues raised around the use of “czars” by this Administration. Although some Members have asked serious questions around the makeup of the White House staff, the bulk of the noise you hear began first with partisan commentators, suggesting that this is somehow a new and sinister development that threatens our democracy. This is, of course, ridiculous. Just to be clear, the job title “czar” doesn’t exist in the Obama Administration. Many of the officials cited by conservative commentators have been confirmed by the Senate. Many hold policy jobs that have existed in previous Administrations. And some hold jobs that involved coordinating the work of agencies on President Obama’s key policy priorities: health insurance reform, energy and green jobs, and building a new foundation for long-lasting economic growth

But of course, it’s really the hypocrisy here that is noteworthy. Just earlier today, Darrell Issa, a Republican from California and one of the leaders in calling for an investigation into the Obama Administration’s use of “czars”, had to admit to Fox News that he had never raised any objections to the Bush Administration’s use of “czars”. Many of these members who now decry the practice have called on Presidents in the past to appoint “czars” to coordinate activities within the government to address immediate challenges. What is clear is that all of this energy going into these attacks could be used to have a constructive conversation about bringing this country together to address our challenges moving forward – and it doesn’t take a “czar” to bring that about! Just some folks willing to act in good faith.

Good faith?  Well, clearly that lets out the Republicans.  You can link the White House web site and see the rebuttals including the fact that nine of the “unconfirmed czars” in the administration were actually confirmed by the Senate.  Again, Beck and herd never let facts get in the way of a good conspiracy/fear mongering campaign.

And speaking of the drooling douchebag of dipshittery himself, here is Glenn Beck letting us know that he is not like McCarthy and his “ism” he is like….get ready for it…smell it…now taste it…like…Edward Murrow the man who fought McCarthyism.  No, really:

You tell em Glenn.  Now wipe the spittle from your chin.

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