Republican Lies category archive
Doyle McManus explains. A snippet:
Barely a week into the strange saga of Trump’s July 25 phone call to Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, reportedly to demand that Ukraine investigate Joe Biden’s son, the president is already on his fourth explanation.
Explanation No. 1: I didn’t do it.
Explanation No. 2: I didn’t do it, but it would have been OK if I did.
Explanation No. 3: I did it, but for a different reason than you think.
Explanation No. 4: Never mind what I did. What about Biden?
Trump isn’t trying to help voters examine the gnarly history of foreign aid and corruption in Ukraine. He’s trying to divert attention from his own apparent attempt to use U.S. foreign policy for personal gain, a clear abuse of power.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Neel Burton examines lying and wonders why we still have not learned the ought-to-be-obious truth that liars cannot be trusted. A snippet:
Since Plato, many thinkers have spoken of truth and God in the same breath, and truth has also been linked with concepts such as justice, power, and freedom. According to John the Apostle, Jesus said to the Jews: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Today, God may be dying, but what about truth? Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, claimed that “truth isn’t truth”, while Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s counsellor, presented the public with what she called “alternative facts”.
Josh Marshall remarks on the strange case of the Trumpled science.
Words fail me.
David discusses the pathological nature of Donald Trump’s lying, illustrating his points with personal experiences with liars he has known.
In the Portland Press-Herald, Greg Kesich dissects several Republican disinformation campaigns and offers some hints for separating spotting the cons. A snippet:
Farron discusses how the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights act has led to gutting out the vote.
Mike Littwin takes a deep-dive into the Trump Administration’s changing rationales for adding a citizenship question to the census. A snippet:
When Trump was asked why he was so insistent in pursuing the citizenship question, he offered up various possibilities, saying, “Number one, you need it for Congress — you need it for Congress for districting (sic). You need it for appropriations — where are the funds going? How many people are there? Are they citizens? Are they not citizens? You need it for many reasons.”
Oops. Redistricting? Number one? That’s what the question’s opponents say it’s about.