Republican Lies category archive
Tony Norman spots a pattern:
Follow the link to see why he said that.
At the Bangor Daily News, Basav Sen of the Climate Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies outlines the Trump administration’s war on science. A snippet:
Recently, the Department of Energy began referring to natural gas as “freedom gas,” which sounds like something straight out of satire site The Onion. Unintentional humor aside, this choice of terminology resembles the calculated debasement of language by totalitarian states.
Last November, when a report by government scientists contradicted Trump’s position and showed that the United States will suffer devastating consequences from climate change, the president simply declared that reality was irrelevant. “I don’t believe it” was his response.
Shorter Dick Polman comments on the right-wing’s faked video of Nancy Pelosi (and the legion of other faked videos). A snippet:
Granted, fakery in politics isn’t new; nor are conservatives the sole offenders (there’s a theory among some addled lefties that Melania Trump has a body double, based on a manipulation of certain photos). But the current technologically-driven threat to democracy is decisively asymmetric. None of the Democratic presidential candidates spend their time re-tweeting fake videos; Trump may not have created this dangerously toxic climate, but as the commander-in-chief in the war on facts, he is predictably its prime abetter.
Elie Mystal argues cogently that Donald Trump’s attempt to assert executive privilege regarding the Mueller report (and other stuff) amounts to putting toothpaste back in the tube.
Seth comments on the continuing cascade of lies and gullibility of Trump’s true believers.
Scott Martelle considers Donald Trump’s pervasive prevarication and posits a postulate:
It’s an entire ecosystem.
Follow the link for his reasoning.
President Obama’s country of origin is not the only birthplace the Donald Trumples. Field reports (emphasis in the original):
“My father is German, right? Was German. And born in a very wonderful place in Germany, so I have a great feeling for Germany,” Trump said during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who is from Norway.
Ahhhm, no Donald, your father was born in New York. I mean seriously, who does this? Who lies with all the world watching about where his father was born? I am starting to think that the man just can’t help himself. Surely he must have known that this could be easily fact checked. I suppose that when you tell so many lies and you are used to getting away with them you become emboldened to just tell more.
Follow the link for the full Field report.