Republican Lies category archive
I think Farron’s harping on the Hatch Act was a bit overboard, though it may (I am not a lawyer) be technically accurate. The lies of a lying liar is the primary issue.
Mike comments on the willingness of Republicans, particularly white, Southern, conservative “Christians,” to lie for Trump.
Maine’s Secretary of State, a Democrat who was on Donald Trump’s farcical Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, but who had to file suit to find out what it was doing, reports on his experience.
No summary or excerpt can do his story justice. Just follow the link.
Elie Mystal gets to the nub of the Republican gut-out-the-vote movement:
Yet black people in this country regularly vote en masse for the Democrat at levels that would make warlords sheepish. There are lots of white people who look at that and assume something is fishy. All the voter fraud commissions you read about are organized around the twin conceits that black people can’t possibly hate the Republican party this much, and if they do there can’t possibly be enough of us to swing an election.
Of course, up here in “evidence based” land, the black vote is the result of the Republican party’s ongoing strategy of ignoring black people and, latterly, being expressly racist towards black people in hopes of energizing racist white voters.
Much more at the link.
Mike discusses the Fox News propaganda machine and its campaign against Robert Mueller and the implications thereof (Warning: Language).
Well, well, they finally caught a voter fraudster and you’ll never guess who it is (Hint: It’s not an illegal alien or a Democrat).
Note: Recorded on location, so the sound is a bit echoey.
The Maine Secretary of State, who is on Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission, has decided that he must file suit to find out what it is doing.
Words fail me.
I have not lived in a state with a “Secretary of State.” I must confess that I am not exactly sure what a Secretary of State does. Then, again, I lived in Pennsylvania, which has prothonotaries, and I never figured out what they did either.
Chuck Jones, head of the United Steel Workers Local 1999 at the Carrier plant where Trump famously (fatuously?) promised to stem the outsourcing of American jobs, realizes that he and many of his fellows were among the jobbed. A snippet:
This summer, I traveled across the Midwest, from Indianapolis to Kalamazoo to Racine, to talk with hundreds of manufacturing workers who lost their jobs to foreign countries. Many of them (some wearing “Make America Great Again” hats) agreed that Trump hasn’t lived up to his end of the deal.
“I don’t think he’s really going to come through, even though I hoped he would,” one laid-off worker told me.
“He pulled a bait-and-switch on us,” another said.
The irony is that anyone who knew anything–I don’t mean research, I mean a casual acquaintance with healines–about Trump’s record in business saw through the con from the beginning.