Posts Tagged ‘Rightwing Conspiracy Theories’

May 27th, 2023 - 9:26 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

How to rumor monger like an expert

Rep. James Comer (R-KY; photo, left), who chairs the House committee tasked with smearing President Biden, has no informants, no evidence, and no facts. He is fishing for an FBI document called an FD-1023 that is basically an agent writing down what someone told him or her. Comer went on Fox News an[...]

February 8th, 2023 - 1:59 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake blames election loss on CIA coup d’etat

It took a little pushing by a rightwing podcaster, but Kari Lake “absolutely” agreed she lost the Arizona governor’s race because of a CIA coup d’etat. Lake conceded “I haven’t looked at all the evidence” (she never does), but that’s immaterial because[...]

January 25th, 2023 - 6:58 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

America’s most partisan judge takes on anti-vaxxer lawsuit against media

Matthew J. Kacsmaryk (photo, left; bio here), 45, is a Trump-appointed federal judge in Texas. A Catholic (as are all 6 of the Supreme Court’s conservative justices), he graduated from a private, non-Catholic Bible college that was all-white until 1962 and prohibits same-sex dating by its empl[...]

December 30th, 2022 - 12:46 pm § in Health

Research confirms GOPers were sucker-punched by anti-vaxxers

It’s true! Science denial kills! It shouldn’t be hard to figure out that if you jump off a cliff, you’re going to splatter, but lots of gullible Republicans did just that during the pandemic. Flipping off reality obviously is unhealthy, but people do it. Research confirms higher de[...]

December 21st, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Why the GOP has lost all credibility

Let’s skip their baseless election fraud claims, QAnon silliness, etc., and look at a concrete example of why nobody takes Republicans seriously anymore. CNN reported (here) on December 21, 2022, that “House Republicans on Wednesday released a report focused on security failures at the U[...]

December 7th, 2022 - 1:31 pm § in Politics, Republicans

The GOP’s latest straw-grasping election conspiracy theory

Arizona is a leading hotbed of GOP election conspiracy nuttery. Principal actors in this Theater of the Absurd include: Kari Lake, defeated 2022 GOP candidate for governor; Mark Finchem, defeated 2022 GOP candidate for secretary of state; and Kelli Ward, GOP state party chair and 2020 fake elector. [...]

December 1st, 2022 - 2:29 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Educators, say “no!” to nutty parents

Vaccinating kids doesn’t put a microchip in their bodies that allows the government to control their brains. It just doesn’t. That’s a fact. Believing otherwise doesn’t make it true. I don’t see any point in trying to educate those parents, explain the truth to them, o[...]

November 1st, 2022 - 7:14 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

Surveillance video explodes rightwing Pelosi lie

The lie goes like this: “Paul Pelosi and the man who attacked him were gay lovers who had gotten into a fight.” Republicans parted company with truth long ago and no sensible person believes them anymore. I’ll debunk this conspiracy theory anyway, not least because Trump embraced it (pun i[...]

October 31st, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Conservatives spread disgusting lie about Pelosi attack

Today, most political violence in America comes from the right, which isn’t surprising given their demonizing of opponents and violent rhetoric. So it’s not surprising they’re trying to dodge responsibility for the politically-motivated attack that put Nancy Pelosi’s husband [...]

September 24th, 2022 - 11:24 am § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

GOP poster girl calls anti-bullying school programs “Marxist”

Lori McRoberts was a handpicked audience member at the GOP’s carefully staged rollout of its post-midterm elections roadmap for America. The event, structured as a townhall with audience members asking GOP politicians questions, was held at a sheet metal plant in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, on [...]