Thursday, October 24, 2013

GOP Fake, Phony, Bogus, Spurious Handwringing

Remember this Guy and Program Glitches - Whoops...

The GOP suffers from what I call “SEPML” (Selective Extreme Political Memory Loss) — if there were such a word or affliction, they sure have it in spades.   

More likely though most of them, that is the real cool, slick long-term seasoned incumbents actually suffer from confabulation. That is a memory disturbance defined as the production of fabricated, distorted or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive about something or oneself.

Confabulation is distinguished from actual lying, which is the real intent to deceive knowing the information is false, since the person who confabulates is unaware the information is false, supposedly. Plus, no one wants to call anyone a liar without proof positive like when they lie under oath for example, so we say “you are mistaken, that is wrong or false, but never call them a direct liar like Rep. Joe Wilson shouted at Mr. Obama during his Statue of the Union address.

Although individuals can present blatantly false information, confabulation can also seem to be coherent, internally consistent, and relatively normal (boy does that sound like our seasoned Representatives and Senators. Individuals who confabulate present incorrect memories ranging from “subtle alternations to bizarre fabrications.” Generally they are very confident about their recollections, despite contradictory evidence otherwise presented to them (they can’t be wrong they think). 

So, based on the facts as I read them, the GOP suffers from a combo of SEPML and direct lying based on this story, which exposes them today and the headlines: Under Bush, Republicans Vigorously Defended Health Care Reform Despite Serious Glitches.

It is a great piece and underscores the fake phony GOP ploy we see no about the computer programs glitches in Obama-care. Just like Forrest Gump observed, “Shït happens.” But, boy does the GOP want plenty of miles out of this latest episode. 

Their hatred for the ACA (Obama-care) drives them mad and they will reach for and cling to any straw they can to sink the program, and now even even with selective memory loss.

This hearing today by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Obama-care) and the problems with the healthcare.gov website underscore my points.

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