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Serial liar George Santos is the politician Americans deserve

The congressman’s many lies are the product of a political system that incentivizes dishonesty and punishes sincerity

 

 

George Santos

‘Perhaps Santos’s real sin is not in lying, but in telling the wrong lies.’ Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

 

It’s hard to keep track of what, exactly, the newly elected Republican congressman George Santos has said about his own life. His story changes and contradicts itself; his lies seem indiscriminate, and largely ad hoc. He says he worked at Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, which he didn’t. He said he graduated from Baruch College – he didn’t do that, either. Some of his fabrications are so trivial and specific that it’s impossible to ascribe a nefarious motive to them.

What could Santos possibly have to gain, for instance, by claiming, as he apparently did to a local Republican party leader, to have been a college volleyball champion? Others are transparently self-serving, his attempts to cover them up so brazen as to be frankly hilarious. On the campaign trail, running in the heavily Jewish third district of New York, on suburban Long Island, Santos claimed that he was “a member of the Jewish community”, and descended from Ukrainian refugees. When this turned out to be untrue, he later tried to claim that he merely meant that he was “Jew-ish”. It was like a line from Seinfeld; punning, implausible, shameless. At times like this, it’s hard to take Santos’s dishonesty seriously. It seems less like an affront to the dignity of the democratic process and more like some kind of durational satire, a piece of performance art.

But if you take his fictional biography as a whole, it’s clear that Santos was appealing to particular American longings. He was quite savvily inventing a character who would assuage the anxieties and comfort the vanities of the affluent, Republican-leaning voters in his district. On the campaign trail, Santos presented himself as the embodiment of 20th century-style American upward mobility. He claimed to be the son of Brazilian immigrants, who grew up in “abject poverty” and attended public schools before ascending to become a blue-chip financial trader and wealthy philanthropist. It’s a dream that no doubt many still want to believe in. But it should have been a red flag. Anyone who assesses America with clear eyes knows that Goldman Sachs traders don’t come, as Santos says he did, from basement apartments in Jackson Heights, Queens. They come from Dalton, Choate and Exeter.

He professed the identities that have been most easily demonized in the Republican imagination: he was supposed to be Jewish, a member of the group targeted by conspiratorial QAnon theories; he was supposed to be gay, a member of the group increasingly smeared on the right as pedophiles; he was supposed to be a Latino immigrant, a member of the group associated with dark fantasies in the white mind about demographic change and crime. But at the same time, he was a Republican, a defender of these bigotries; his membership in the very groups his party worked against seemed to absolve his voters of complicity even as they indulged their bias. The identities were not meant to be investments in the pluralism of our country, but moral shields, flimsy cover behind which attacks on those very groups could be launched....

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jan/14/george-santos-politician-americans-deserve

 

The only question I have is ==> WHO IS THE BIGGER LIAR -- GEORGE SANTOS OR VERY WIDE ASS?

 

 

 

 

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Howzabout this guy?

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2023/01/05/cnn-recruits-washingtons-worst-warmonger-the-instant-he-leaves-congress/

 

CNN Recruits Washington’s Worst Warmonger The Instant He Leaves Congress

 

CNN has shattered the speed of light in its haste to recruit former representative Adam Kinzinger to its punditry lineup the millisecond he left congress.

Kinzinger, who prior to being redistricted out of his House seat received handsome campaign contributions from arms manufacturers Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman, was arguably the most egregious warmonger on Capitol Hill.

Nobody in congress lobbied as aggressively to start World War Three as Kinzinger did last year; he tried to advance a bill authorizing hot war against Russia if Moscow crossed specified red lines in Ukraine but couldn’t get cosponsors because even his fellow congressional hawks thought it was too insane. He was the loudest voice in the US government publicly advocating a no-fly zone over Ukraine in the early weeks of the war, an idea that was slammed by the mass media as it would necessarily have entailed the US military shooting down Russian war planes and aggressively tempted nuclear war.

 

Kinzinger was such a demented omnicidal maniac in 2022 that while still in office he became an official member of the empire-backed online troll farm known as “NAFO”, which was founded by an actual neo-Nazi whom Kinzinger openly supported both before and after revelations emerged of the founder’s expressions of hatred for Jews and fondness for Hitler. While still a sitting congressman he was flagging trolls with hashtags inviting them to swarm the social media comments of critics of US foreign policy who opposed his psychopathic warmongering.

Before the war in Ukraine Kinzinger was calling for the re-invasion of Afghanistan immediately following the US troop withdrawal and raging about public opposition to “endless war.” Before that he was cheerleading Trump’s assassination of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani, calling for US interventionism in Venezuela, defending the US-backed war on Yemencalling for the invasion of Syria, and just generally pushing for more war and militarism at every opportunity. Before that, he was helping the empire kill Iraqis as a member of the US Air Force.

Kinzinger is such an obnoxious warmonger online that I myself have called him “the single worst Twitter account that has ever existed,” long before his CNN gig was a twinkle in his eye.

So it’s no wonder a warmongering propaganda network snapped him up the instant he became available, ensuring that his warmongering receives as large a platform as possible. As Antiwar’s Dave DeCamp quipped regarding CNN’s hire, “All those calls for WWIII must have landed him this gig.”

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"The Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date." ~ Gen. Mark (Killer) Kimmitt

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/archivos_pdf/911_newpearlharbor.pdf

http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/project.jsp?project=911_project

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9 minutes ago, SpikedLemonade said:

Nice GET by CNN.

Perhaps he can co-host an hour with Wolf.

Zionists like feeding off each other’s lies.

The funny thing is the Zionists are staying out of this one.

They know they can fuck with the US.

Fuck with Russia? That's dangerous.

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"The Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date." ~ Gen. Mark (Killer) Kimmitt

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/archivos_pdf/911_newpearlharbor.pdf

http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/project.jsp?project=911_project

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1 hour ago, shiva2999 said:

The funny thing is the Zionists are staying out of this one.

They know they can fuck with the US.

Fuck with Russia? That's dangerous.

Plus many families emigrated from Russia and they remember what a SHIT HOLE Russia is.

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7 minutes ago, SpikedLemonade said:

Plus many families emigrated from Russia and they remember what a SHIT HOLE Russia is.

 

"The Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date." ~ Gen. Mark (Killer) Kimmitt

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/archivos_pdf/911_newpearlharbor.pdf

http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/project.jsp?project=911_project

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19 minutes ago, f8ta1ity54 said:

He's the candidate that the GOP deserves. All you have to do as a republican candidate is say bigoted shit and you'll get elected. 

It NO longer needs to be coded language anymore thanks to Trump.

MAKE AMERICA WHITE AGAIN

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9 hours ago, TonyasTaters said:

Wait is that VWR? Did we see any drilling parts in the back of the truck? How about a confederate flag? Was there a little guy with him eating dairy queen ice cream?

Nah...it can't be Very Wide Ass since it was in Canada and there is NO way that dumb ass has a passport.

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Rep. George Santos now says campaign loan didn't come from his personal funds

The embattled New York Republican, whose campaign finances are being investigated, amended his filings Tuesday.

 

 

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., made a significant revision to his 2022 campaign filings Tuesday by specifying that a $500,000 loan he made to the campaign didn't come from his personal funds.

The initial filing in September included a checked box saying the hefty loan came from the "personal funds of the candidate." In the new filing, which was first reported by the Daily Beast, that box is unchecked.

The amended filing, however, provides no new information about the source of the funds — it says only that the loan came from the candidate but wasn't his personal money.

Adding to the discrepancies, another of his numerous filings on Tuesday still lists the $500,000 as coming from his personal funds....

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/george-santos-now-says-campaign-loan-wasnt-personal-funds-rcna67320

 

 

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