Lie until they believe

“President Bush, delivering another budget veto to a Democratic-led Congress whose spending he calls out-of-control, accuses leaders of “acting like a teenager with a new credit card”. From McClatchy last month:

George W. Bush, despite all his recent bravado about being an apostle of small government and budget-slashing, is the biggest spending president since Lyndon B. Johnson.

In fact, he’s arguably an even bigger spender. . . .

Take almost any yardstick and Bush generally exceeds the spending of his predecessors. . . ..

“He has presided over massive increases in almost every category . . . . a dramatic change of pace from most previous presidents.”

Salon notices that what Bush says and what he does are hilarious contradictions such as when he rants against the immorality of deficit spending.

Nietzsche said, warning about Hitler during the 1930s, “The easiest way to lead people by the nose is through their morality.”