Bush 2's speech writer, letting us know what Republicans are...
Michael Gerson knows disinformation when he sees it. He was George W Bush's main speechwriter. In that capacity, of course, he helped to trick the American people into believing that Saddam had something to do with 9/11 and that he would attack us at any moment.
Those of us who lived through that time are well aware that the lies of that administration were unprecedented at the time. Bush would say things - which Karl Rove probably thought of - which were entirely outside of reasonable speech. Things like: the Social Security administration's assets consist of nothing but a bunch of IOUs. (Nevermind the 14th Amendment (in part):
"The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned."
Anyway, that was the least of the lies, but it did forward the active measures goal of getting the people to distrust their own government.
So, now Gerson is letting us know that Republicans are a danger to the republic. Thanks.