This example of "creating our own reality" by a Republican is notable for a couple of reasons. Michelle Bachman, Congresswoman from Minnesota, stuck her foot in her mouth on Hardball with Chris Matthews, by calling for a McCarthyesque "Anti-American" investigation into Congress. She was on tape, plain as day. And yet, on the FOX "News" program Hannity & Colmes (their one so-called "balanced" program), there she is, saying it never happened, it was an "urban legend." Them's some big brass ones y'got there, Michelle!
This latest attempt at re-writing history has utterly failed. Nobody believes her. And that is something of a victory, a--dare I say it?--change we can believe in! For the last eight years, we liberals have been stupefied by the constant stream of "reality creating" spearheaded by Karl Rove. We'd hear the President (or Dick Cheney, or Donald Rumsfeld, et. al) say something on Monday, say he didn't say that on Wednesday, and have Wednesday's proclamation become accepted fact on the Sunday morning shows.
Occasionally, they would get busted. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart or Countdown with Keith Olbermann would show two clips side-by-side, contradicting the obfuscation. And once again, liberals would sit slack-jawed, with proof positive that they were right, and yet the general public just wasn't seeing it. Thankfully, those days seem to be ending. Dare we hope that Karl Rove's political machine is really, most completely dead? That it's so rusty and broken that it can't be rebuilt, or given replacement parts? Nah, I'm sure they are hastily building a new one, though they may have to start from scratch. Let's just hope people aren't so gullible from now on.