Republican Lies category archive
Sam and his crew discuss how Fox News tries to spin something out of not much of anything.
At the Tampa Bay Times, Larry Tye makes a case that understanding the history of Senator Joe McCarthy could lead to understanding Donald Trump and his dupes, symps, and fellow-travelers. Here’s a telling bit from the article:
Republicans were even more yellow-bellied. Their leader in the Senate, Robert Taft of Ohio, confided to friends that McCarthy had “made allegations which are impossible to prove.” But there was a reason Taft, like today’s GOP Senate boss Mitch McConnell, was called Mr. Republican. “Whether Senator McCarthy has legal evidence, whether he has overstated or understated his case, is of lesser importance. The question is whether the Communist influence in the State Department still exists,” said Taft, knowing full well it didn’t. A Washington acquaintance explained that “McCarthyism is a kind of liquor for Taft. He knows it’s bad stuff, and he keeps taking the pledge. But every so often he falls off the wagon.”
At the Bangor Daily News, journalism professor Joseph Hayden looks at the (right-wing) hysterics about “antifa” and concludes that it is a barrel of balderdash, a bucket of batherskate, a freight-load of fantasy, designed to derail the discourse. Here’s a snippet; follow the link for the evidence.
David argues that he has identified an actual “crisis actor.” And it’s not who believers in “crisis actors” would have you think it is.
Sam talks with Mike Dimondstein, President of the American Postal Workers Union.
A Federal judge in Pennsylvania has stayed the Trump campaign’s federal court lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s loosening of voting procedures in these viral times. Farron explores the implications of the ruling.
At the Idaho State Journal, Mike Murphy opines that Donald Trump’s comparing himself favorably to Teddy Roosevelt, like much of what Donald Trump says, flies in the face of fact. Here’s a bit of his article:
But then, of course, Trump, who never does his homework before spouting off some grandiose hogwash, once again displayed his lack of historical knowledge during the signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House, saying, “There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect.”
That is the second time this summer that someone has compared Donald Trump to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. Back in July, as South Dakota governor Kristi Noem introduced Trump prior to his speech at Mt. Rushmore, she likened him to Teddy Roosevelt as a man who “braves the dangers of the arena.”
I have recently read two Theodore Roosevelt biographies and, to paraphrase 1988 vice presidential candidate Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, “Mr. President, you’re no Teddy Roosevelt.”
Follow the link for his reasoning.