housecat wrote:it just doesn't hold that all Republicans are lieing freedom-haters.
Maybe not all, but Republicans lie far more often than Democrats do. (Check out Politifact.com for some good records on who is more prone to lying.) That's why we barely notice when Republicans lie constantly over the course of their careers, but go nuts when, say, Bill Clinton says "I did not have sexual intercourse with that woman." We expect Republicans to lie.
As for freedom hating, the Republicans, having pledged to work on improving the job situation, have instead launched an all-out war on women, Muslims, gays and workers since coming into power. There is no doubt about what the Republicans are all about. They aren't about freedom; they aren't about the ordinary people.