If you tell a lie big enough

Shorter  Jim DeMint: If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.

P.M.Carpenter notes some of the big lies DeMint is telling, while Booman writes that “his plan is to research how to best distort people’s perception so that they accept his alternative reality.  He doesn’t plan on using his think tank to come up with new ideas that might appeal to the voters, but, instead, to change what they want.”

Remember,the Heritage Foundation asked DeMint to be their new president, he wasn’t forced on them. This is the beginning of an attempted reconcilliation between the neocons and the tea partiers, to find a common ground between the domestically-focussed and socially conservative far right and the warmongering, hawkish far right as the core of the Republican party going forward. That core will involve trying to change (co-opt) the bigotry of the tea partiers into something the neocons can work with. Bill Kristol will also be there with bells on.

This is the best idea the hard right can come up with to avoid the death of their party. Moderates will not be required.

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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