In The Roanoke Times, a Radford University history professors takes a wingnut to the cleaners.

An excerpt from the first paragraph:

. . . sanctimonious piece of drivel and claptrap . . . .

It gets better.

Thom suggests that the sexual harassment charges against Roger Ailes, though headline-grabbing, are hardly the worst thing about Fox News.

Via Raw Story.

The Rude One marvels at Trump’s fact-free interview with Time Magazine. Here’s a snippet (emphasis added, warning: language):

It’s the story that Trump wants desperately to be true about himself, that he is some irrational dreamer who stood firm against the odds and succeeded. And, you know, when it came to winning the presidency, he was right, except for the thumbs of Putin and Comey being on the scale. But even that is more like when he opened up the Trump Taj Mahal when everyone told him he was crazy to do it. Sure, it opened and then it all came crashing down. That bankrupt hulk of a building is about to become someone else’s water park.

When someone believes their own mythology, they become parodies of themselves. Trump has never not been that parody, and now, as his supposedly legendary dealmaking ability falls to pieces in the health care bill debacle, he is frantically trying to maintain the illusion of the myth. Without that myth, he’s just a sad old man in an ill-fitting suit who wants to play truck driver.

Republican Elephant in 2016, wearing

Via Job’s Anger.

TPM catalogs the biggest lies in Trump’s Time Magazine interview.

Daughter says to father, who's wearing a Trump hat,

Image via C&L, which explores the ways in which conservatives strive to avoid and deny the truth about the Trumpling of America. (Excerpt below the fold.)

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22 March 2017 · Comments Off on The Voter Fraud Fraud · Categories: Republican Lies

You can’t make this stuff up.

21 March 2017 · Comments Off on The Art of the Con · Categories: Health Care, Republican Lies

TPM explores the propaganda Republicans are using to promote their “they laughingly call it health care” bill. Here’s one; follow the link for the rest (emphasis in the original).

Obamacare is “collapsing.” –House Speaker Paul Ryan This is the con of yesterday, the con of today, the con of tomorrow. It plays twin roles of justifying Republicans’ rush to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and giving them cover if and when there is dissatisfaction with what they replace it with: You think this is bad, but it would have been worse if we let Obamacare collapse.

However, the CBO last week made clear — backing up what multiple other analyses have said — that Obamacare is not in or heading towards a death spiral.

“In CBO and JCT’s assessment, however, the nongroup market would probably be stable in most areas under either current law or the legislation,” the CBO said.

20 March 2017 · Comments Off on When Does a Pot Become a Kettle? · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

Josh Marshall wonders just how “unsubstantiated” an “allegation” must be for the media to call it a lie.

19 March 2017 · Comments Off on Dis Coarse Discourse · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

Trump cries

Via Juanita Jean.

17 March 2017 · Comments Off on Suffer the Children · Categories: Politics of Hate, Republican Lies

That’s not a quote from the Bible.

That’s Republican policy.

15 March 2017 · Comments Off on Sean Spicer Reads the Fine Print · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

Sean Spicer at press briefing:  When President Trump said Obama wiretapped him, he didn't mean

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15 March 2017 · Comments Off on Portrait of the Con Artist as a Younger Man · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

Graphic titled

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In a related item, Dick Polman explains why Trump care is the new Trump University.

Image via TPM.

14 March 2017 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics, Dis Coarse Discourse Dept. · Categories: Republican Lies

Eerily illustrating David Frum’s comments in the interview in the previous post, here’s more on the theme of “All the News that Fits.”.

12 March 2017 · Comments Off on Trumpling Truth · Categories: Republican Lies

Title:  Sean Spicer, Spin Doctor.  Image:  Person in surgeon's dress covered in blood spatter.

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12 March 2017 · Comments Off on “Presidented” · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

In the San Francisco Chronicle, John Diaz list precedents for a President. A nugget:

Trump’s serial untruths, sowing fear and confusion, and attempts to delegitimize critical oversight — whether from the judiciary or the media — are right out of an autocrat’s starter kit. Trump is hardly the first leader to attach the words “enemy of the people” to real or perceived adversaries (Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin invoked the phrase) or refer to the press as “the opposition” (Argentina’s Néstor Kirchner and Uruguay’s Tabaré Ramón Vázquez beat the White House to the punch on that one).

09 March 2017 · Comments Off on The Lie of the Land · Categories: Republican Lies

08 March 2017 · Comments Off on Speaking of Alternative Facts · Categories: "That Conversation about Race", Republican Lies

Leonard Pitts, Jr., shreds Ben Carson’s referring to America’s African chattel slaves as “immigrants.” A nugget:

But the slaves were no more “immigrants” than rape is making love.

Read the rest.

07 March 2017 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

Donald Trump standing in front of portraits of Presidents Obama and Coolidge tweeting,

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And yet more twits.

You do realize, natch, that this behavior is somewhat outside of the norm.