Denial is when you look at a problem, turn away, and say to yourself, "I don't want to face that so I will act like it isn't there, although I know it is."
Delusion is when you look at a problem and don't see it as a problem.
That is why the attitude that they are just being greedy "for right now", as if it is a phase that they are going through, and when they get "ENOUGH" they will stop - is ridiculous. That is like waiting for a junkie to stop shooting heroin when he gets enough or waiting for an alcoholic to get enough to stop drinking. Every time someone presents facts they seem to think that is the starting point for a debate. When the theory that you made proves itself to be wrong, (We waited for eight years during the Bush administration for them to somehow magically "CHANGE" into being something resembling the right idea. Here it is, the reality of the way things are is that...THEY DON'T HAVE A CLUE.) They seem to think that if they say something over and over instead of looking at the way things actually are, based on the facts, then somehow it becomes that way to the world around them. It is like watching someone who still believes in Santa Clause because they were told that it is the right thing to do. Along with Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, there are:
- Tax Cuts for the rich helps create jobs. (All physical evidence shows otherwise, although the answer that poor people can't hire anyone doesn't have anything to do with the fact that the unlimited greed victims of our country are soon going to hire American workers - their own client base - hasn't happened in over ten years. They are spending the money, but not on salaries for employees or new hires. They are actually decreasing pay and benefits for the employees they have.)
- Bipartisanship on the part of Republicans in congress. (This is a myth. The dictionary again states that the word bipartisan means, "...–adjective
representing, characterized by, or including members from two parties or factions: Government leaders hope to achieve a bipartisan foreign policy. ". The ring leader of the Obstructionists, John McCain is an angry old man who still is trying to get even for the 2008 election, not correct our country's problems, since they don't financially effect him.)
- The stimulus created zero jobs. (Jobs didn't come back to where they were supposed to because of outsourcing and illegal alien labor usage and the Republicans didn't want Obama to be seen fixing, like Clinton did, the problem Bush created. That is why they wouldn't approve more than 2 billion dollars to fix a three trillion dollar problem. You do the math. But the decline of jobs did slow down and a lot of jobs were created.)
- Republicans care about the country first, politics last. (Not since right after the civil war. Before anyone starts arguing about the days when they were "the party of reason" I will point at Sarah Palin, Sharon Angle, and California's Republican State Senator Dennis Hollingsworth and remind you who you are talking about. I keep hearing about how they used to be the party of reason, and a raisin used to be a grape, also, but I don't think that quality helps much.)
- Republicans have a better plan. (Show me the Republican Plan for health care reform, income tax relief, job creation, and economic growth. They never had one, they were TRYING to say everything was fine until Henry Paulson got George Bush to announce the financial crisis that we had been in for seven years. "...The fundamentals of our economy are strong." We all know what windbag made that statement.)
- That conservatives ARE NOT RESISTANT TO CHANGE. (It is like a fear that pervades their every waking moment. The dictionary version of what conservative means is "...The disposition in politics to preserve the status quo." And the obstructionist Republicans want you to believe that they want things to change for anything other than rich people like themselves.
- That when you get tested for being able to drive and the test proves that you are too old to function, then you are incapacitated, but even then, for being elected to office, that form of dementia doesn't matter when making decisions for our nation. (Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's when he was elected governor of California.)