October 13, 2012
John Koster States Truism, Left Lies About It

The latest attack on Koster says that he attacked "poor people" for "laziness" and "slothfulness."

Of course, that never actually happened. As usual, the left is lying. But what makes this one so weird is that the lies are right there in front of everyone, yet the left chooses to pretend it's true.

As "reported" in the Seattle Times (I put "reported" in quotes because it's not actually a news story), Koster said last winter, "Under this administration it has become a system that punishes those who dare to dream, those who dare to invest, those who dare to work hard or succeed. It seems to reward the mediocrity -- dare I say it, slothfulness and laziness -- of those who choose not to do those things."

The only reasonable way to make that sound like he is attacking poor people is if you believe that poor people actually are lazy and slothful, because Koster isn't making that link: the leftists making this deceitful attack on Koster are the ones, in fact, attacking poor people.

What Koster said is a truism: If you choose to not work hard, you are lazy. He never said or implied this was true of all poor people. He didn't even mention poor people. He was just saying the obviously, self-evidently, definitionally true, thing that people who choose to not work hard are lazy.

As is often the case, it doesn't really matter what you say; the left will simply lie about it anyway.

Cross-posted on <pudge/*>.

Posted by pudge at October 13, 2012 07:55 AM | Email This
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1. This is a perfect example of what the left, the supposed great defenders of the poor and racial minorities, actually think of their constituencies. Another gem is that blacks are to stupid to get I.D. to vote so we shouldn't have to show I.D. at the booth. You all have seen it in action. And nobody ever calls them on it.

The whole deal on the left is to appeal to the low information voter. These types of lies and distortions (including those of our Empty Suit in Chief) play really well with them. Little sound bites, that if you stop and think, are really condescending and disrespectful.

Posted by: Oscarphone on October 13, 2012 10:03 AM
2. The Left does not like the truth; it freaks them out. Hopefully one day this will change, but Koster should not have to pretend that nobody notices these truisms.

Posted by: Monterey on October 13, 2012 02:06 PM
3. Politicians in general don't like the truth, or at least the truth that will make people vote for the opposition. In this case, the truth makes people realize that Koster is right, so the left tries to alter the perception of the truth by trying to direct people's attention to their perception. Unfortunately there are people out there who are unable to (for whatever reason) see the truth.

I personally find this specific attempt at changing perceptions dangerous because of what the end result will be, more dependency on the government. I for one am dismayed at the Washington State Democratic Party for this type of tactic. I'm even more dismayed that so many of the citizenry of the area won't do the research into what the truth really is.

Posted by: Unfit For The Internet on October 14, 2012 01:51 PM
4. Would like to see some open threads for candidates/issues in the election.

Posted by: Monterey on October 14, 2012 02:29 PM
5. As for truisms stated by John Koster, he also mentioned that restaurant employees should wash their hands after using the lavatory, which the left has distorted into him saying that a new law should be passed favoring Lever Bros.

I'm so distressed and outraged!

Posted by: red hiney monkey on October 15, 2012 02:24 AM
6. What's the saying...something in the way of 'how do you know if a politician is lying...if their lips are moving'. A truism, possibly? :)
The only 'politician' that I ever knew that I thought was telling the truth when he spoke was 'Steve Largent'...perhaps that's why he is no longer in politics. :)

Posted by: Duffman on October 15, 2012 02:25 PM
7. So pudge, why did Koster bother saying something "obviously, self-evidently, definitionally true"? Do his supporters really pay big bucks to hear him say that lazy people are lazy?

Every sensible human being knows precisely what Koster was saying.

And in what sense did this system "become" so terrible under "this administration"? He didn't say, because it's another tea party myth.

Posted by: wkl on October 15, 2012 03:26 PM
8. wkl: why did Koster bother saying something "obviously, self-evidently, definitionally true"?

You're not asking a real question. Try again.


Every sensible human being knows precisely what Koster was saying.

That is correct, because every sensible person knows he said what he said: that people who choose to not work are lazy.


And in what sense did this system "become" so terrible under "this administration"?

This is an off-topic question, of course; however, since it is related to what Koster said, I'd normally answer you, but since you're lying about what Koster said -- claiming he was saying he was talking about someone other than people who choose to not work -- I won't.

Posted by: pudge on October 15, 2012 03:55 PM
9. Pudge@8 writes, "You're not asking a real question."

Translation: "You're not asking a question I care to answer."


"every sensible person knows he said what he said"

And every person knows what he meant.


"[in what sense did this system become so terrible under this administration] is an off-topic question, of course"

You are lying. He said ""Under this administration it has become a system that punishes those who dare to dream...".


Posted by: wkl on October 15, 2012 04:48 PM
10. Correction to #9: Every sensible person knows what he meant.

Posted by: wkl on October 15, 2012 04:50 PM
11. wkl: Translation: "You're not asking a question I care to answer."

Nonsense. You asked why Koster would say something that is self-evident. But implied in that question is that there's no good reason to do so, when there's many good reasons why one might do so: because people reject the self-evident, to add rhetorical emphasis, and so on. It's not a real question, because you were really making a statement, not asking a question.


And every person knows what he meant.

Yes, which is what he said. You're a liar.


You are lying. He said ""Under this administration it has become a system that punishes those who dare to dream...".

Yes, he did. But as I said, and as you ignored, the topic of this discussion is the lie that he said the poor are lazy. That is the topic, not anything else that was said. You are lying by saying this is on-topic, even after I explained it.

You are one lie away from being banned.

Posted by: pudge on October 15, 2012 04:58 PM
12. "You are one lie away from being banned."

Oh no! My life will be ruined! Please please o mighty pudge, don't ban me!!!

Posted by: wkl on October 15, 2012 05:02 PM
13. What we need to get back to as Americans is a country where we can dare to dream, invest and build businesses, work hard and succeed. If you fail, we get up and try again! It's why immigrants (legal and not so much legal) have almost always come here. The power of opportunity and liberty.

I'm fortunate, I get to vote for John Koster twice in King County!

Posted by: TPDave on October 15, 2012 05:20 PM
14. TPDave, you get to vote twice and you're not even a Chicago Democrat. ;-)

Posted by: pudge on October 15, 2012 05:26 PM
15. pudge; Have you seen any recent polls on this race between Koster and Del "Money" ?

Larry Sabato, a guru of presidential election analysis in the most recent edition of "Crystal Ball" believed that Del Bene had more support than was being shown in the polls up through September and gave her the edge.

Posted by: KDS on October 16, 2012 10:42 AM
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