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Republican Lies category archive

Robolies 0


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.

Lies and Lying Liars 0

Mike comments on the willingness of Republicans, particularly white, Southern, conservative “Christians,” to lie for Trump.

Warning: Language.

The Voter Fraud Fraud 0

Shorter Bill Nemitz: Remember, Hogan was the good guy.

The Voter Fraud Fraud 0

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.

The Voter Fraud Fraud 2

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.

Lies and Lying Liars 0

The Booman lands a whopper.

All the News that Fits 0

Mike discusses the Fox News propaganda machine and its campaign against Robert Mueller and the implications thereof (Warning: Language).

Republican Tax Deform in Con-Game-Text 0

Man reading from book of fairy tales to daughter:  And the big corporations kept their tax cuts and used them to create jobs.

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Much Ado about Not Much of Anything 0

The Voter Fraud Fraud 0

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).

Putting the “Trick” in Trickle-Down 0

Three persons with their arms out.  One says,

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How Stuff (Doesn’t) Work, Trickle-On Economics 0

Note: Recorded on location, so the sound is a bit echoey.

The Voter Fraud Fraud, Can’t Stand the Light of Day Dept. 0

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.

The End of Retirement, Pensioners in Penury Dept. 0

(Farron gets a bit heated in this report.)

The Long Heritage of Trickle-On Economics 0

The Art of the Con(sequences) 0

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.

Hucksterbee, Reprise 0

A Pig in a Poke 0

Little boy under Christmas tree reads label on Christmas package:

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

Pulling a Bank Job 0

Trickle-On Trickle-In 0

Two Republican Elephants in swamped boat labeled

Via Juanita Jean.