I must hand it to the republicans- they have mastered the art of manipulation of public perception on “the issues”, which all too often- aren’t even issues. They have an army of pundits and bloggers getting their taling points out daily- sometimes even hourly. And of you try and google many of their claims- you get burried in pages and pages of the exact same talking points- often the exact same text, and often with no evidence at all, or questionable analysis of the “facts”. (Disreaeli’s “Lies, damned lies, and statistics pops to mind)
So a tool I love- and too few seem to know about, is Google Scholar . It allows you to search among referenced, scientivic, evidence, and research backed results.
Amazingly- this simple tool strips out a great deal of the rights propaganda machine, as well as the few on the left.
I must issue a warning though- this can be extremely disturbing. You quickly realize just how much manipulation, lies, innuendo, and half-truths the right is employing in so many arguements. And unless you believe the rights leaders are idiots- which I don’t, the only other option is that they are more then willing to outright lie to america, and to their own supporters, in order to advance their own goals.