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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[...]

December 2nd, 2022 - 12:17 pm § in Republicans

The GOP’s “stolen 1960 election” myth debunked

Republicans have been lying about elections for a very long time. From Raw Story (here): “Grab the nearest Republican and ask them, ‘How did John Kennedy win the election in 1960?’ Most will answer, ‘Mayor Daley stole the election in Chicago.’ In the modern era, that [...]

November 8th, 2022 - 1:09 am § in Politics, Republicans

“Violent crime” campaign ad is full of falsehoods

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), who’s in a close race for New York governor, has a campaign ad claiming to show “actual violent crimes caught on camera in Kathy Hochul’s New York,” including police shooting a black man named Saheed Vassell. But Vassell committed no crime. He was a mental[...]

October 28th, 2022 - 5:12 pm § in Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Is this the dumbest GOP smear ever?

Democrats are still mad about losing the Civil War and not being able to own slaves anymore. So they’ve been planning to topple the United States for decades, and schools don’t teach black history because the teachers unions don’t want kids to know it was white people who freed the[...]

October 24th, 2022 - 8:47 pm § in News Media, Politics

Believe it or not, the GOP’s crime record is worse

Despite the homily about “lies, damned lies, and statistics,” crime data tells the real story. “On the one hand, it is accurate that the murder rate in the U.S. has gone up at an alarming rate. On the other hand, despite the right-wing media narrative to the contrary, this is a pro[...]

October 24th, 2022 - 7:58 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Photoshopped campaign ads appear in N.C. races

Republicans, who have a long history of doctoring images to smear political opponents (see, e.g., article here), are doing it in several 2022 North Carolina races. See example below and read story here. In this case, the target of the smear is state Rep. Ricky Hurtado, who narrowly defeated a GOP in[...]