Last week I posted a list (which expanded hour after hour) of all the bogus Bush scandals which were much ballyhooed by the Left and in the MSM which the Left dominates.
A Leftie friend responded: "Yeah sure, they turned out to be unfounded in fact, but they captured a higher truth!"
Yeah, to the Left, ALL the Bogus Bush Scandals were "fake, but accurate", (NOT just the Bogus Bush Tang memos).
You ask: "HOW CAN THE LEFT SO CONSISTENTLY IGNORE FACTS AND TRUTH?!"
Simple. Their post-modernist/moral-relativist creed dictates to them that OBJECTIVE truth doesn't really exist; there isn't any such thing as truth; there are just "competing narratives: to the Left. Their favorite current fictional narrative is that "the Iraq War was a diversion thought up in Crawford to re-elect the president and enrich his buddies, help the Likudniks in Israel, AND it was based on a deliberate lie, has only made the enemy more angry and more likely to attack us, AND made it easier for them to recruit."
(This "narrative" ignores the truth. The truth is that the enemy has been attacking us ever since 1979. The truth is that the Buddhas of Bamiyan have nothing to do with the USA or Israel. The truth is that 9/11 was planned years before 2001 - during the Clinton Adminstration, while the Oslo Process was going smoothly. The truth is that between 30-50,000 jihadists were trained in Afghanistan between 1995 and 2000 - LONG before George Bush was president.)
The BOGUS BUSH SCANDALS are "BIG LIES" (or fictional narratives, if you prefer). Fictional narratives - and all political narratives based solely on unexamined, preconceived and preformulated notions and presuppositions - can NEVER yield useful criticism or effective policy. It leads one to reach a verdict BEFORE there is even a trial, so-to-speak. (As when Lefties KNOW Bush is bad, so therefore they say, "whatever he does must be bad, so therefore EVEN if he increases spending on AIDS in AFRICA it must be bad in some way. Perhaps Halliburton is profiteering on it.") Their sketicism has become a paranoic cynicism. Which is why the Left is - for all intents and purposes - not contributing a dang thing to the GWOT, or even to policy debates on domestic issues. The Left has become a post-modern reactionary movement rapidly moving from irrelevancy to extinction. Godspeed.