Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, January 15, 2016

Fact Free

The amount of calumny, distortion, ignorance and outright lying on display in the GOP debates is truly terrifying to behold.

The idea that Obama created the financial crisis of 2008...The idea that Iran humiliated us by handing back our sailors who were in their territorial waters before the snacks that the Iranians gave them were fully digested....The idea that illegal immigration is worse than ever, when it's at historic lows....The idea that Obamacare is costing jobs, when unemployment is approaching '90s levels....The idea that Obamacare isn't making health care cheaper and more accessible....The idea our military is in decline, or that we are less respected in the world.

These are all false and objectively so.  The World is NOT on fire.

I could say that this is a manifestation of Trumpism, but really Trump is simply the GOP's indoor voice shouting out loud.

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