09 August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Facing South crunches the numbers. Here’s a snippet; follow the link for more fun with figures:

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The Republican Party just can’t let go.

Chauncey Devega is blunt (follow the link for the entire piece):

In the Age of Obama, conservatism, racism, and white supremacy are all coupled together like man-beasts at a bestiality and zoophilia themed orgy.

First daughter said last night that, if President Obama and the Democrats are indeed waging a war on white folks, “it must be very covert.”

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06 August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

After the fifth investigation has deemed that the Republican fuss over Benghazi was all smoke and mirrors, Republicans are launching yet another investigation so as to stir up their base. This one will be led by one Tray Gowdy (R–Cloud Cuckoo Land).

Dick Polman’s comments are worth a read; here’s a nugget:

This, however, was the best line in Gowdy’s opening salvo: “These outstanding questions, and others, are legitimate, and seeking the answer to these questions should be an apolitical process.” Is he serious? An apolitical process? He’s just a carnival barker tasked by House Republicans to coax the tinfoilers into the party tent, to gin them up en masse for the midterm elections.

For those folks, the empirical findings in the House Intelligence Committee report (which has to be declassified by the intelligence community) won’t matter a whit. There is a “paranoid style in American politics,” as the esteemed historian Richard Hofstadter famously wrote, characterized by “heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy,” and any congressional panel that fails to feed the mindset must surely be part of the conspiracy

Jim Wright also reviews the events at Stonekettle Station. Here’s a bit:

For two years conservatives have been demanding “the truth.”

And they’ve got it.

By their own hand, from their own people.

And suddenly, the party of personal accountability is strangely quiet on Benghazi.

But then it really wasn’t the truth they were after, was it?

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05 August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

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29 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Karl Rove to Socrates:  But surely you agree that, if you tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth

Via Job’s Anger.

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23 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Jon Stewart revels in Republican lies about Reagan.

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22 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Dan Casey tells the story one 91-year-old person’s attempt to obtain a “valid photo ID” so she can exercise her right to vote. Follow the link and read of the punishment she was willing to endure so as to be allowed to have a say in the next election.

Years ago, back when she lived in New York, Trapani used to be an elections official. She worked at the polls when she lived in Florida too. “And I’ve always voted. Whenever there was an election, I voted.” She considers it a civic duty.

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But her Virginia driver’s license is expired, and her passport is too. So recently she went through a significant hassle to get a valid photo ID, which is required of all voters under a new state election law that took effect July 1.

Republicans are betting that most persons won’t go through the trouble, allowing themselves to be de facto disenfranchised.

The Republican Party has become a vile and loathsome thing.

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12 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Boehner to America:  Quit asking questions and put on this neck brace.


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09 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

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28 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Boehner wondering,

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25 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

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23 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Dick Cheney saying,


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22 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Chris Honore counts the lies:

And despite our tortured and tragic experience in Vietnam — lessons we ignore at our peril, the cost in lives and treasure still breathtaking — we were convinced by a duplicitous administration that Iraq posed a clear and present danger. And with a straight-faced urgency and conviction, the neocons sold a fraudulent rationale to the American people, one buttressed by images of mushroom clouds and weapons of mass destruction, while insisting that a war of choice, not necessity, was essential to our national security.

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22 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

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22 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

The Booman sums up the wreckage left by President George the Worst:

This should make clear just how thoroughly Dick and George bungled the so-called War on Terror. We have no allies left in the Middle East. There is no one who we want to win and no one whom it makes sense to support.

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21 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Dick Polman has more. A nugget:

A squad of Bush armchair warriors marched into the public eye this week, to opine on the unfolding Iraq disaster and hide the blood on their hands, but Cheney has predictably been the most contemptible. The way he posits lies as truth, the way he flushes his own bloody history down the memory hole…suffice it to say, George Orwell must be spinning in his grave. Dick Cheney, master of war disaster, presuming to offer advice on Iraq is like Lindsay Lohan opening a drivers ed school.

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12 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Down in Florida, the League of Women Voters has instituted a nifty little suit regarding the machinations behind Florida’s recent redistricting. Much of the decisions were made in secret, and the League wants the records made public because, well, they concerned the people’s business.

Scott Maxwell reports that the trial is not going so well for the pols. A nugget:

Legislators have been accused of violating the Fair Districts amendment by using politics and partisanship to draw the state’s congressional and legislative districts.

Anyone with one good eye could already see they had pulled off a scam. Instead of sensible districts that follow geographic boundaries and keep communities intact, legislators drew snake-like districts that slither through as many as eight counties.

But now we have gobs of witnesses, evidence and testimony to prove it.

Follow the link for his summary of the evidence so far.

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12 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

President Obam thinking,


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11 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Words matter.

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10 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Jon Stewart on Bowe Bergdahl–below the fold in case it autoplays.

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