Jon Stewart revels in Republican lies about Reagan.

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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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09 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Sam Seder and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., explain the scam.

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01 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies, Wingnuttery

The fellow who stole memorial signs from playgrounds honoring the dead in the Sandy Hook school shootings and who also claimed that the killings were a hoax and never happened has been apprehended, thanks in large part to Chez Pazienda and The Daily Banter.

He is not alone in his trutherism (sp?), in his ability to disavow facts because he doesn’t like them.

You realize, of course, such people are nuts.

Realize also that considerable resources, including

  • Fox News,
  • the wingnut thinktank complex,
  • ALEC,
  • the New York Times as long as it keeps hacks like Ross Douthat and David Brooks on its payroll,
  • the “main stream media” as long as it gives Cal Thomas, Charles Krauthammer, Megan McArdle, Christine Flowers, and their like paychecks (Google them yourselves–I’m not providing links), and
  • the rest of the “vast rightwing conspiracy” (for naming which Hillary Clinton was mercilessly reviled, but which exists nonetheless–too sophisticated to meet in smoke-filled rooms, but meeting the essential definition of “conspiracy,” that is, “coordinated”) .

are devoted to nurturing their nuttiness so as to undermine our polity.

Both sides don’t do it, and, until and unless the media stop pretending that they do, we will continue to be doomed.

Yes, I’m fed up. My country is being sold down the river (you will pardon the expression but it is most apt) and no one is paying attention.

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31 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

. . . and the Booman suspects he knows why (emphasis added):

Jonathan Chait wants to know why it is suddenly so popular for Republicans to tell the public that they are not scientists and therefore are unqualified to have an opinion about whether or not climate change is actually occurring. It’s because they lack even an iota of moral courage. It’s because they are paid liars. This is not complicated and it shouldn’t even be debatable. Outside of a very small handful of genuine dunces who actually managed to get elected despite having personal beliefs about science that would make John Calvin blush, every single Republican who is either denying climate change or saying that they can’t make up their mind about it is actually just being dishonest. For money and career.

In related news, Bill Maxwell totals the cost of denialism.

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26 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

To call this a “kangaroo court” is to insult kangaroos.

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24 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Republican Lies

Karl Rove to teabagger nutcase, gesturing towards Hilary Clinton and saying,

Via Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog.

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