Dick Cheney's commands have been received loud and clear by his myrmidons."So you're exactly right. Everybody looks back. Democrats love talking about 2003 to 2007 and how bone-headed Republicans were. You've got Neocons who love to talk about 2007 and the Surge and 2011 and all the mistakes the Democrats made.But the question is, what do we do moving forward."
-- Squint Scarborough, 06/24/14
- You are not going to talk about the past.
- You are not going to make any noises about bringing to book any of the bloodthirsty ghouls who lied this country into war.
- When anyone asks anything tricksy about the past, aggressively deploy Conservative Deflector Strategy Number One -- Both Sides! Both Sides! Both Sides! -- and then immediately shift the subject from Yesterday to Tomorrow.
As I have already written ad nauseum, the "Both Sides" lie is the biggest Big Lie in American politics. There isn't even a close second. It is the fool-proof escape route for every Conservative douchbag from Dick Cheney to Joe Scarborough to Andrew Sullivan to your Crazy Uncle Liberty. It is the lifeboat every one of them uses to duck accountability every time another one of their toxic fair tales goes up in smoke.
And until their "Both Sides Do It" escape pod is blown out of the sky once and for all, this is the way things will continue to be.