Posts Tagged ‘Republican liars’

June 14th, 2023 - 1:50 am § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake doesn’t know history

Kari Lake, who lost a race for Arizona governor in 2022, partly because 30,000 Republicans voted against her (see details here), is one of America’s most strident election deniers after Trump himself. A British reporter for Australia’s Sky News who disputed her assertion that American el[...]

March 14th, 2023 - 8:39 pm § in Business, Politics, Republicans

What is a “woke” bank?

There are big banks, regional banks, community banks, niche banks, and … “woke” banks??? This week, a broke bank is a “woke” bank, which roughly translated means a ripe opportunity to blame its failure on everything Republicans don’t like — diversity, equity[...]

February 17th, 2023 - 12:12 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Fox News is in serious hot water

Millions of Americans watch only Fox News, and don’t get news from any other source, which is a great big problem. It’s a great big problem because Fox is propaganda, not news. It’s brainwashing, not informing, its audiences. Its top opinion-shaper, Tucker Carlson, is a Russia symp[...]

February 17th, 2023 - 11:09 am § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake untethers from truth

And that’s a huge red flag in a candidate for public office. Before the 2022 election, in which Lake ran for Arizona governor, she repeated Trump’s election lies and claimed her own election wouldn’t be fair unless she won. That’s a slap in the face — no, a hard punch &[...]

February 10th, 2023 - 8:24 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

George Santos has a doppelganger

Anna Paulina Luna (photo, left), was elected to Congress from Florida in 2022. She’s an extremist who claims Trump won the 2020 election, supports total abortion bans, and calls LGBQT rights “radical left-wing gender theory” (details here). She’s a fan of “2000 Mules,&#[...]

January 24th, 2023 - 1:35 pm § in Politics, Republicans

The boy who cries wolf

Serial liar George Santos, who won a U.S. House seat last year under false pretenses, now claims he was the target of an assassination attempt. He also claims he “was the victim of a mugging in New York City in the summer of 2021,” The Hill says (read story here). Now that part is believ[...]

January 4th, 2023 - 6:55 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake goes “stolen valor”

Kari Lake, the defeated GOP candidate for Arizona governor who refuses to concede after losing the election, a recount, and a court challenge, is going around calling herself Governor Lake (see story here). Gee, where have we seen this before? Here? In videos like the one below? I remember when to [...]

December 30th, 2022 - 2:31 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Embattled congressman-elect chose the wrong mentor

The TV series “Sopranos,” about a gangster family, is fiction and hopefully didn’t inspire copycats. Donald Trump is a serial liar with a gangster mentality whose aberrant behaviors include seeking revenge against anyone who criticizes him. No one should copy him, either. But New Y[...]

December 26th, 2022 - 6:54 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOP Rep.-elect admits falsifying bio, but won’t resign

George Santos (R-NY), who won a House seat last month, admitted Monday to lying about his biography. He didn’t just lie; he spewed whoppers (see my posting here). But on Monday he “claimed that he hasn’t committed any crimes and intends to serve in Congress,” CNN reported (here).[...]

December 19th, 2022 - 11:25 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Do facts matter in politics?

To Republicans, no. But that comes with a cost in credibility and social standing. No one trusts liars. If you can’t get facts straight, people won’t listen to you. Climate deniers, anti-vaxxers, and election deniers are considered flakes, and aren’t taken seriously. And Republican[...]