Daniel Ruth is appalled by the fabulists that are Trumpling into power. Follow the link and read his column.

Mike Smith provides the illustration:

Man looking at headline on laptop:

We are a society of stupid.

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Shorter Badtux: Lies have consequences.

Discussion Question:

Who’s more dangerous, the liars or the persons stupid enough to believe them?

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Dick Polman waxes Pence-sive.

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Three persons labeled

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30 November 2016 · Comments Off on The Voter Fraud Fraud · Categories: Republican Lies

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28 November 2016 · Comments Off on The Voter Fraud Fraud · Categories: Republican Lies

Republican elephant at flip chart headed

Via Job’s Anger.

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16 November 2016 · Comments Off on “I Know I Am but What Are You?” · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

At Psychology Today Blogs, Jeremy Sherman dissects the Republican Party’s electoral strategy–repetitive fact-free discourse. A snippet:

So what is their strategy? It’s simple. I’ll call it the no-growth formula, a formula for pretending that you never having to grow or learn from anything ever again. All it requires is an unflinching ability to lie with a straight face, an ability to play infallible judge over every decision, and a handful of rhetorical tricks for turning the table on everything and everyone in your way, retaliating against all challenges with counterchallenges tenfold.

(snip)

    “This guy doesn’t think. He just automatically says whatever makes him sound infallible.”
    “That’s not true.”
    “See, he did it again.”
    “No, you’re the one who makes stuff up.”
    “There he goes, like a robot turning every challenge back on the challenger.”
    “I’m not doing that. You are.”
    “There it is again. See that, folks?”
    “Well, you do it too.”
    “Always defensive.”
    “I am not!”
    “See that? He’s proving my point.”

The no-growth formula is their MO, their only trick, their one-size-tricks-all, wall to wall formula.

He goes on to argue that, against such thinking, facts are useless, which, I suppose, has been borne out by events. For example. (Regrettably, he does not suggest an effective approach beyond “wait it out.”)

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03 November 2016 · Comments Off on How Stuff Works, the Voter Fraud Fraud Dept. · Categories: Republican Lies

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02 November 2016 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Republican Lies

Gut-out-the-vote twits.

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31 October 2016 · Comments Off on Trumpling Truth · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

Bill Leuders marvels at the Republican Fantasy Land. A snippet; do read the rest:

A few weeks back, Time magazine ran a story titled, “The Truth Is Out There in 2016. Way Out There.” It begins with a vignette about a Donald Trump backer in North Carolina who believes climate change is a hoax, drug cartels control the government and, because it has just popped up as a headline on his smartphone, Obama has announced plans to seek a third presidential term.

The Trump backer, Allan Thiel, complains “people aren’t being taught history anymore” and “they’ve dumbed everybody down.” As if to prove the point, he elaborates, “Our country has never had any problems for the last 200 years. We’ve never had a problem with guns or racism until the last eight years.”

The article continues, “To simply grade the accuracy of Thiel’s statements misses the point, because Thiel’s beliefs do matter. They show up in double digits in national polls and belong to a reality shared by many Trump supporters.”

(snip)

No, what we as a nation must do is insist that truth matters.

In related news, a while ago, Chauncey Devega released a podcast–I’m just getting around to it–in which he interviews Nicholas Stargardt, an Australian historian who teaches at Oxford. Devega starts the interview asking how the American politics appear from across the Big Pond. “Crazy,” is the answer.

Stargardt goes on to state that even the craziest European politician would not try to swim in the fact-free, falsehood infested pond in which the Republican Party and its followers splash. Follow the link and listen; the interview starts at approximately the 15-minute mark.

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29 October 2016 · Comments Off on Koch Parties · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

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19 October 2016 · Comments Off on Much Ado about–0h! Look! Another Wingnut Nothingburger! · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

Via C&L.

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19 October 2016 · Comments Off on Just the Fax, Ma’am · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

Via C&L.

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01 October 2016 · Comments Off on Monsters of the Right · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

Little boy trick-or-treating Donald Trump says,

Via Juanita Jean.

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27 September 2016 · Comments Off on A Starr Turn · Categories: Republican Lies, School for Scamdal

Ken Starr thinks he’s being railroaded in a witchhunt.

Bless his heart.

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