Archive for the ‘rewriting history’ Category

Trump Camp Desperate To Convince Us His Gaffes Are All According to Plan

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A string of rookie mistakes, incontinent AM tweeting and a swampy cabinet are “all according to plan” say Trump supporters to worried critics.

 
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December 5, 2016
Posted in: General, myth busting, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Scandals, Seems Obvious to Me

Why No One is Buying Trump’s Renouncement of Birtherism

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Why is it no one believes Trump’s 11th hour conversion to renounce Birtherism? What does a bigot have to do?

 
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September 19, 2016
Posted in: Civil Rights, Election, myth busting, Racism, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Clinton Criticizes Sanders for Running the Campaign She Ran in 2008

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Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign tactics & path looked and sounded very much like the campaign of Sanders whom she now condemns.

 
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April 25, 2016
Posted in: Election, myth busting, Politics, rewriting history

Meet the Press’ Bad Delegate Math. Misstates delegate math suggesting Sanders can’t win

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MtP claims that if Super Delegates were apportioned the way Bernie wants, he’d still be way behind, but their numbers are completely wrong.

 
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April 4, 2016
Posted in: Election, General, mystery, myth busting, rewriting history

Republicans Bemoan Obama’s Iran Hostage Deal. But Republican presidents fared FAR worse

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Following last weeks release of 10 servicemen and 5 civilians from Iranian custody in only a matter of hours, Republicans were quick to condemn Obama for showing weakness. But Reagan & both Bushes did the same with worse results.

 
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January 18, 2016
Posted in: myth busting, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Terrorism

Ingraham asks, “When have Republicans EVER obstructed President Obama?”

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“They have been his best friend! What are you talking about?”, chuckled Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham during Fox “news” Sunday yesterday when Juan Williams said “This [Republican] Congress has relentlessly obstructed President Obama on everything!” “Where have they obstructed Obama?” she demanded incredulously. No, I didn’t make that up. Much to the chagrin of […]

 
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January 11, 2016
Posted in: myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, Unconstitutional

Republicans want to repeal the 14th Amendment? Maybe we should let them.

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The question of whether or not to amend, or even flat-out repeal, the 14th Amendment… passed in 1868… is suddenly a hot topic in 2015. Donald Trump has put the issue of whether or not to continue “Birthright Citizenship” front & center in the debate over next years’ election. But the “14th Amendment” covers a lot more than just […]

 
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August 24, 2015
Posted in: Civil Rights, Election, Immigration Reform, myth busting, Partisanship, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Unconstitutional

21 Things I (Re)learned From the GOP Debates

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All SEVENTEEN Republican presidential candidates took part in at least one of three GOP debates last week (one on CSPAN & two on Fox.) I don’t know how many of you also watched the full 2-hour Prime Time GOP debate on Fox last Thursday, but I definitely wasn’t surprised by anything I heard (other than the […]

 
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August 10, 2015
Posted in: Election, Party of Life, Politics, Predictions, Religion, rewriting history, Taxes

STUNNING VIDEO: Iraqi soldiers say if US sends more troops, “We’ll fight them too!”

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Iraqi soldiers: “If Obama sends more troops to fight ISIS, we’ll fight ISIS AND the Americans!” (2:48) Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] The full clip shows what a chaotic mess Iraq has become since the 2003 invasion. […]

 
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June 15, 2015
Posted in: Election, Middle East, National Security, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War

GOP Desperately Needs You to Forget How the Iraq War Started. Woodward: I found no lies.

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First it was “Benghazi!”, and the unmitigated OUTRAGE on the Right over the deaths of four Americans on 9/11/12 on the watch of a Democratic president (9/11/01? Four THOUSAND dead under a Republican President and Republican Congress? That’s not an “outrage”, that’s something to campaign on!) Next was Jeb Bush last week desperately hoping to convince everyone that “everybody” […]

 
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May 25, 2015
Posted in: Election, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, War

Fox Tries to Pin Baltimore Poverty On Electing Democratic Mayors

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As Bill Maher explained it last July, a “Zombie Lie” is a lie told by Republicans that is proven false & widely discredited, yet they keep telling them“, telling their idiot followers that the lie is in fact true. “Zombie Lies” include “ObamaCare will/has cost jobs” (ditto for “raising the minimum wage”), “no consensus on Climate Change” (a claim two […]

 
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May 4, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Economy, myth busting, Politics, Racism, rewriting history

STUNNING VIDEO: Kristol claims “Iraq was safe and peaceful when George Bush left.” Seriously.

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My eyebrows hit the ceiling: “OMG! Did he really just say that???” Resident Right-Wing Chief Revisionist Historian and iconic Chicken-hawk Bill Kristol actually said during yesterday’s episode of ABC’s ThisWeek that “George Bush left Iraq safe & peaceful when he left office in 2008.” You think I’m kidding? Watch: Kristol: “Bush left Iraq safe & peaceful” […]

 
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February 23, 2015
Posted in: Middle East, myth busting, National Security, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, War