Liberal Departures from the Truth

Liberals thrive on widespread fear, pessimism and uncertainty.  But the socialist platform doesn't stand up to the simplest factual tests.  To convince gullible people to vote for liberal candidates and support their agenda, liberals spread fear, distrust and jealousy wherever they can.  Things like truth and facts and honest debate don't matter to liberals as much as winning elections and retaining power.

Most liberal Democrats wouldn't know an honest debate if they walked into one.  If you engage a liberal in conversation, be prepared for a series of vituperative cheap shots, half-truths and ad hominem attacks.  When confronted with inconvenient facts, most liberals either change the subject or resort to shouting.  Liberal condone and promote abortion because they are apparently unaware of what happens during an abortion, and don't care to learn about the horrific details.

When conservative politicians speak in churches or invite religious leaders to White House meetings, you'll hear wailing from the left about an impending theocracy.  When left-wing politicians speak in churches, it's called "community outreach," and there's nothing to worry about.

Socialist fear-mongers are so tiresome because they predict and expect the worst — about the economy, the war, the next election, the weather, and everything else.  Their solutions always involve bigger, stonger government and higher taxes.  Liberals don't mind saying anything in order to get elected or help someone else win an election, and the national news media are very slow to challenge and correct the lies coming from the political left.

There is a section near the bottom of this page about McCarthyism, which is the word that pops into the news media whenever Congress investigates someone from the political left.

At the bottom of this page is a subsection about Wendy Davis, who is running for Texas Governor.

Related topics:

      Lies about "stimulus" money and job creation

      Lies about Obamacare

      Lies about taxes

      Lies about energy production

      Lies about Benghazi

      Lies about Illegal Immigration and Border Security

      Lies about welfare programs

      Lies about gun control

      Lies about everything else

      "Spontaneous" events and "randomly selected" people

      Fake hate crimes

      Liberal code words translated to plain English

      Wendy Davis


Spin-off pages:

      Senator Elizabeth Warren.

      The Infamous 'Romney Killed My Wife!' Ad.

      The Separation of Church and State.





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The Breathtaking Ignorance and Gullibility of America's Elites.  [Scroll down]  Thus, when combined with an inculcated inability to reason or generate an original thought, far too many willingly accept any pronouncement or machination proffered by those in the governing class.  Mindlessly believing and acting on these proclamations reinforced the herd mentality of the legions of vacuous but committed true believers, regardless of how absurd and unbelievable these assertions or conspiracies theories were.  Among the more recent:
  •   The declaration that gender dysphoria or transgenderism is no longer a serious mental health issue but is, in reality, normal behavior and must be accepted and promoted as, by mere self-declaration; men can be women and women can be men.
  •   Abortion up to the time of birth must be ceaselessly championed as the entity on the cusp of being born is merely a clump of cells which magically becomes a human being only after exiting the birth canal.
  •   It is now an irrefutable truth that the United States is, has been, and always will be a systemically racist country that no amount of societal transformation can alter.
  •   Anyone with white skin regardless of class, circumstances or geography unfairly benefits from "White Privilege."
  •   In a feat only a Marvel Comics author could accomplish, Donald Trump is not only a treasonous, albeit transparent, Manchurian candidate and puppet of Vladimir Putin, he is also the incarnation of a composite Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini.

No Holds Barred at the House Lynch Session.  [Scroll down]  Most Americans do not know this, but by law a congressional representative is permitted to say anything at a hearing, no matter how false, no matter how defamatory, and they cannot be sued for perjury or defamation.  It is like when former Sen. Harry Reid stood in the U.S. Senate chamber during the height of the 2012 presidential race and falsely accused Mitt Romney of tax evasion.  It was a lie, a slander — and Reid knew it.  But Reid also knew that, as long as he spoke his slander within the Senate chamber, he never could be sued for the defamation.  This unique protection is called the "Legislative Privilege," rooted in the Speech and Debate Clause of the United States Constitution (Art.  I, § 6, Cl. 1). By law, legislators may say absolutely anything they want, and by law they cannot be sued or prosecuted for any of it, as long as they say it within the chamber or otherwise as part of the legislative process.  As an attorney of 26 years and a law professor of 16, who practices and teaches this, I know about the legislative privilege.  But few other Americans do.

We Have Entered a Looking-Glass World.  We live in an age characterized by belief — that is, belief in things that do not exist, belief in complete figments of unanchored imagination, abstractions that have no contact with or bearing on reality.  Call it the age of irrealism, of pervasive virtuality, of estrangement from the objective world.  Consider several popular notions or beliefs, memes as they are sometimes called, which operate as delusions erroneously confirmed as fact.
  •   There are more than two sexes, biology notwithstanding.  Indeed, there are "57 Varieties" of gender.  Also, in contradiction, gender is a "social construct."
  •   Islam is a "religion of peace."
  •   The university campus is aswarm with female victims of rape and sexual assault.
  •   The planet is entering a carboniferous period as temperatures rise to unsustainable levels.
  •   There is an organized and historical campaign in the Judeo-Christian West of men against women known as the "Patriarchy."
  •   There is a vast movement of White Supremacists ruthlessly oppressing those of other races and creeds.
  •   America is bedeviled by institutional racism.
  •   There is no such thing as truth.
  •   Looting, vandalism and physical violence are legitimate forms of civil protest.
  •   The value of people derives from their membership in a group rather than from their status as unique individuals.
We have entered the looking-glass world. None of these beliefs correspond to reality, as every sensible person knows.

Gold Is the Harbinger of Scarcity.  Taking other people's stuff by force of the state, which is socialism, was discredited by the collapse of communism in 1991 and more recently the implosion of Venezuela.  So, the Left needed another organising principle and settled upon global warming.  Global warming allows the Left to paint the future as a dystopian one of shortages and great suffering.  Thus we are told that we will have to give up meat, live mostly on beans with the occasional insect for animal protein.  You may laugh and say that is not going to happen, but the Left has been maligning a trace gas in the atmosphere at only a little above survival levels, for over 30 years.  If society can accept one fairy story it will accept any number of them.  In fact some people are unsure of things they can see with their own eyes, something as simple as there being only two genders.

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On Destroying America.  We are lied to, deceived, and manipulated constantly to believe what isn't so. [...] I can remember several generations back when common sense was common.  No longer.  Criminals are treated as victims.  White people are labeled as oppressors and must apologize for it.  Deranged people who need help are ignored, treated as normal, or just doing their thing.  And they are everywhere, creating chaos, as designed and expected.

Are there any Democrats in elected office anywhere willing to say that Stacey Abrams wasn't the "real winner" in Georgia last year?  I can't believe we're still doing this in September 2019, nearly a year after her defeat by Brian Kemp, following numerous critiques of her claim, and months after Abrams herself stopped insisting that she won.  "I have no empirical evidence that I would have achieved a higher number of votes" if everyone whom she believes should have been allowed to vote had done so, she told the NYT in April.  She was questioning the basic fairness of the election, she stressed, not necessarily the outcome.  So why are Democratic presidential candidates still not only questioning the outcome but insisting forthrightly that she won?

Rejection of Moral Absolutes Plagues the Modern Left.  [Scroll down]  Thus, it should come as little surprise that those who can't tell the difference between who is a male and who is a female would choose to fight crime with euphemisms; still believe that "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" really happened; still think man-made climate change is a real problem with a political solution; believe that widespread institutional racism still exists in America; and would conclude that "Seattle Has Figured Out How to End the War on Drugs." [...] Thus, the nastiness in Seattle is only the tip of the iceberg.  Liberals think Seattle is doing a good job with criminal drug-users, that there are more than two sexes, that marriage is whatever we define it to be, that killing the unborn is merely a "choice," and so on, because the Left in America long ago abandoned the idea that some things are settled for all time.

The Left and Its Dishonest 'Truths'.  I'm convinced that one day in the future, people will be studying how it was that the Left was so successful in manipulating language and redefining words.  How was it that they were able to lie to the American people, while at the same time appearing not to lie, leaving them with no shred of doubt that they were being told the truth?  Their ability to lie, and get away with doing so, is like a superhuman comic book power.  They use this power with the same level of ease with which most of us breathe.

Is the Democratic Party possessed?  [Scroll down]  The question then is, why do Democratic voters like to be lied to so much?  Do they not perceive it as a lie?  Are they poor at discerning lies?  Do they not care about lying in general?

Phonies on Parade.  Consider:  Elizabeth Warren claimed to be an Indian.  She isn't.  Kamala Harris claims to have been a "progressive prosecutor."  She wasn't.  Amy Klobuchar holds herself out as "Minnesota Nice."  She isn't.  Klobuchar's mistreatment of staff members is legendary.  In 2015, Harry Reid, then the Senate Majority Leader, felt the need to counsel Ms. Nice about it.  Kirsten Gillibrand posed as a moderate throughout her time as a congresswoman from a moderate to conservative district in upstate New York.  Once elected to the Senate, she abandoned moderation.  Now, it's nearly impossible to get to her left.  Cory Booker is a fabulist.  He used an imaginary friend — "T-Bone" — to tell self-serving stories in furtherance of his image.

Hoax Victimology — and the Search for the Black Cat at Midnight.  The Jussie Smollett matter is riveting.  The rush to judgment is exactly the hallmark of the Left — rushing to convict Brett M. Kavanaugh based on lies, [...] lies, and more [...] lies.  Rushing to convict the Duke lacrosse players.  Rushing to convict the rapist of Lena Dunham for a rape that never happened.  Rushing to convict a Columbia University student, even as he was shamed and disgraced publicly by "The Mattress Girl," with Columbia University ultimately having to settle with him.  Rushing to convict the University of Virginia fraternity.  Rushing to convict the people accused by Al Sharpton over Tawana Brawley.  Rushing to believe the Ferguson Michael Brown "Hands up, Don't Shoot!" lie and racing to convict a good police officer.  Rushing to convict more good police officers in Baltimore over the Freddie Gray lies.  And the Trayvon Martin lies.  Rushing to convict Nick Sandmann.

Yes, Women Can Lie.  [Scroll down]  Leftism is, and has always been, about trying to persuade the general public to accept as truth things that are objectively false, from Marxist economics ("It works even though it never has") to the New Soviet Man ("We can breed selfishness out of the human character") to Lysenkoism ("Genes are a myth!").  In current times, we should have shut that [stuff] down the minute leftists told us that asthma inhalers were a greater threat to the polar icecaps than the private jets of millionaires (let's not forget that the CFC inhaler ban was passed under George W. Bush — another example of Republicans going along with leftist insanity so as not to be slammed as Hitlers by the people who slam us as Hitlers anyway).  And now, it's become a litmus test that to not be condemned as a Hitler, one must accept that a man who thinks he's a woman "on the inside" is actually a full-fledged biological woman.  That's what the left does.  Like cult leaders, leftists are not content to believe their own nonsense.  They must force you to believe it, too.  Because that's how you know you've broken someone, that's how you know you can bend them to your will... when you can persuade them to see what isn't there, and accept as truth that which is objectively false.

The Leftist Fake Reality.  It's hard to talk to leftists because they are so full of falsehoods.
  The economy was horrible under Obama because Bush messed it up.
  The economy is great under Trump because of Obama.
  No one lost their health insurance because of Obamacare.
  Iran is not going to get the atom bomb due to Obama.
  DACA was constitutional.
  Trump colluded with Russia.
  Hillary didn't collude with Russia.
  All the global warming models are right.
  It's ok for leftists to silence speech they don't like.
  No matter what happens with climate or weather it's all due to global warming.
  Even though Trump keeps winning he's an idiot.
  Protecting illegals who commit serious crimes in the US is a good thing to do.

Lying for Money and Power.  The Democrats are doing the same thing to Donald Trump that they did to Ronald Reagan — questioning his sanity, claiming he is senile and unstable, denying his fitness for office.  There are two differences:  the Democratic Party controls the press more monolithically today than it did [during] the 1980s, and the Democrats hate Trump even more than they hated Reagan — something I never expected to see.

The Media That Cried Wolf.  "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is one of many of Aesop's fables. [...] The moral is that nobody believes a liar, even when he is telling the truth.  How is a twenty-five-hundred-year-old story relevant today?  Let's rewrite the fable bringing it up to date.  The shepherd boy today is the collection of social justice warriors throughout the media, academia, and entertainment worlds, basically the core of the modern Democrat Party.

When Truth Becomes Obscene.  The most appalling and troubling spectacle of the American Left's bag of tricks is their refusal to simply tell the truth. [...] The American Left's entire political discourse is built on false language.  Lies.  Trickery.  Fallacies.  Where words do not mean what they actually mean.  Where one cannot actually state the nature of an issue, in plain and common language, without being called a racist, white supremacist, fascist, homophobic, misogynist knuckle-dragger that deserves to have their head bashed with a threaded lead pipe.  Even though they are uncomfortable, facts are what we must have to survive as a country.

The Wages of Inversion.  We live in an age in which things are no longer what they are supposed to be.  Words have come to denote the opposite of what they signify. [...] Thus a blood-saturated religion is rinsed for public consumption as the "religion of peace."  An insurgent army of fascist brownshirts calls itself Antifa.  "Inclusion" has come to mean the exclusion of those who do not conform to a prescribed ideology.  "Diversity" is an antonymic synonym for monolithic groupthink.  "Affirmative action" arms racism in the guise of anti-racism.


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Why the Democrat Strategy Has Obviously Been, and Still Is, to "Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty".  The quote that this post is based on comes from Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, which Andrew Breitbart describes well in Righteous Indignation.  In that book, one of Alinsky's key pieces of advice to his readers was for them to "Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty" (he might have gotten that from Goebells, who the quote is also attributed to).  That meant, for example, to call the right the side that was fascist and hated free speech when, in reality, the left is the fascist side and wants to shut down free speech.  Despite my hatred of Alinsky and his worldview, I will fully admit that it is good advice to "Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty."  If you're the type of sociopath that would make Machiavelli's ideal prince, then, perhaps, you could follow that advice to the letter and use it to your advantage.  The Democrats certainly have.

10 Ways to Call Something Russian Disinformation Without Evidence.  [#7] Adam Schiff says it is!  For the last four years, whenever the Democratic Party has sought to make unsupportable claims, it's usually combined anonymous leaks to legacy outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post with public statements by a party spokesperson willing to say things on record without evidence.  That person has often been California congressman Adam Schiff.  Sometimes hinting that he's seen intelligence he can't speak of publicly, Schiff has repeatedly made statements that later proved false.

Exposing Liberals' 'Tiny Fraction' Lie.  In a recent podcast, Michelle Obama, as she continues to shed her "no red state nor blue state America but just United States of America" skin to reveal a ruthless, myopic partisan looking to settle scores from fights unknown while making clear to those paying attention how America became so much more divided after the Obama presidency, complains that the opposition to the protesters is "once again patently false, morally wrong, and racist." After all, she insists, the violence is committed by just a "tiny fraction" of the protesters. [...] First of all, the assertion of a tiny fraction is an absurdity.  An estimated 570 riots were violent during the George Floyd protests, 19 people died during 14 days of those protests, and approximately 2 billion dollars of damage has accrued from all this peace.  The magnitude of damage from a tiny fraction strains credulity, especially given the opportunity for live viewing of so many of these riots, in which looters and harassers are clearly more than small fractions, while the other participants, if any, cheerlead with venomous gusto.

Here Are 11 of Joe Biden's Biggest Debate Lies.  [#2] BIDEN:  "We had a good relationship with Hitler before he in fact invaded Europe, the rest of Europe."  FACT: This is such a ludicrous lie it's hardly worth debunking.  Franklin Roosevelt was president during Hitler's rise.  Roosevelt and Hitler both came to power in 1933.  The president has sole authority over foreign policy, and at no time was Roosevelt fooled by Hitler.  He certainly tried to stop and stay out of the European war, but Hitler's aggression towards our allies and Hitler's own hatred of America...  This is such a stupid lie.  The reason Biden told this lie is what's most illuminating.  Biden is embarrassed that Trump has been able to do something Obama and Biden could not:  Get North Korea to stop rattling its war sabers and firing off missiles.  Before Trump took office, North Korea (like ISIS) was on everyone's mind.  Thanks to Trump's handling of North Korea (and ISIS), we hardly think about it anymore.

There Isn't a Russian under Every Bed.  There's no doubt that Russia meddled in our election in 2016 and is attempting to do so again.  But the Left's overwhelming focus on Russia has taken on the trappings of a conspiracy theory with a comforting monocausal explanation for everything:  Russia did it.  Hillary Clinton didn't blow on her own a winnable election in 2016; she was undone by a Kremlin conspiracy.  Trump hasn't said ridiculous things about Vladimir Putin because he has wildly unrealistic expectations of being able to cut a deal with him and bristles at saying whatever the media and establishment want him to say; he's controlled by Moscow.  We aren't a bitterly divided country, as we've been through much of our history; the Russians are "sowing divisions."  And, finally, a Delaware computer repairman didn't come into possession of Hunter Biden's laptop through strange happenstance; it was faked and planted by the Russians.

Fact Check:  Joe Biden Claims Obamacare Didn't Cause Americans to Lose Their Health Insurance.  CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden said during the presidential debate Thursday night that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) never resulted in Americans losing their health insurance plans.  VERDICT: False.  Millions of Americans lost their health insurance plan because of Obamacare, which was called the "lie of the year" in 2013.

They're Guilty Of Everything They Blamed Trump Of.  They said he cheated in the 2016 election.  He didn't, but they abused the powers of government, lied to courts, manufactured evidence and lied to the American people in an attempt to make it look like he did.  They said he colluded with a foreign government to meddle in our politics.  He didn't, but they wittingly or not partnered with Putin and Russia as the infamous "Steele Dossier" on which they based their entire case and stole 3½ years of our country's focus was itself a work product of Russian disinformation.  They said he made COVID-19 worse than it needed to be.  He didn't, but they've spent the last 6 months trying to maximize our country's pain, prolonging and promoting it every opportunity they get.  They said he's made race relations worse in America.  He hasn't, but the media and their Democrat allies work hard every day to promote our country's racial discord, and in doing so exacerbate it.

Bill de Blasio: 'Observers' will protect NYC voters on Election Day.  The city will deploy a team of "observers" to low-income and immigrant communities to thwart voter intimidation on Election Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday [10/23/2020].  "Clearly President Trump has tried to discourage people from voting, suggested election results will not be legitimate," the mayor said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."  "Some of his followers clearly have been practicing intimidation tactics around this country."

The Editor says...
How are these "intimidation tactics" being implemented?  The election hasn't happened yet.

Joe Biden Claims 'Laptop from Hell' is 'Russian Disinformation,' Without Evidence.  CLAIM: Joe Biden claimed the "laptop from hell" with Hunter Biden's emails is "Russian disinformation."  VERDICT: FALSE.  There is no evidence that the laptop is Russian disinformation, and the emails have been corroborated.

America Is Drowning in the Lies of the Left.  Truth is what a leftist says it is.  It is not an objective reality.  The left has always relied on lies to gain and retain power.  This is as true today in the United States as it was in the Soviet Union.  Here are examples of lies Americans are told they must hold lest they be removed from social media, shamed, ostracized and even fired from their jobs. [...]

$400,000 'is more money than I've ever made': Multimillionaire Joe Biden casually lies to Detroit steelworkers.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told steelworkers at a private home in Detroit last month that he's never made $400,000 during a discussion about raising taxes on wealthy earners.  "Every single thing I talk about, I pay for, by making sure, for the first time, the wealthy begin to pay what they should be paying," Biden said Sept. 9, the Detroit Free Press reported.  "We're not going to punish anybody.  No one making under $400,000, which is more money than I've ever made, is going to have to pay more taxes," the former vice president said.  In fact, that claim is patently false.

If Republican Senators Were Like Crazy Mazie.  [A] fair-minded observer cannot avoid recognizing that the poison and vitriol in American politics long preceded Donald Trump.  It was the Democrats who changed the landscape by murdering Judge Robert Bork's name and reputation for a generation.  While Republicans repeatedly treated Democrat Supreme Court nominees with kid gloves, the Democrats just assassinated one human being's character after another.  They destroyed Bork.  They came up with the most racist, stereotypical garbage imaginable against Clarence Thomas.  They lied about Brett Kavanaugh, defaming that very extraordinary man, a man who reflects so elegantly the Divine spirit that reposes within all of us.  In the presence of his dignified wife and innocent children, and before the eyes and ears of hundreds of millions of Americans, they proffered false accusations of rapes, attacks that never happened, fantasies of truly sick minds. [...] And then the Democrats pontificate and hypocritically ask why our democracy is no longer civilly bipartisan as it once was.

Democrat Party Exec Committee Member Caught on Video Admitting What He'll Do To Win Election:  "I will lie... I will cheat... I will steal".  Kristopher Jacks, chair of Our Revolution in Weld County, CO, was caught on video telling an undercover reporter for the incredible Project Veritas that "2020 is a political revolution" and how he is "going to do everything morally acceptable to win."  The only problem is, Jacks' definition of "morally acceptable" is not exactly the universally accepted definition of the term.  Jacks' explains, "I will lie.  I will cheat.  I will steal," because, according to the chair of Our Revolution, "that's morally acceptable in this political environment."  James O'Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, explains how Jacks' is a member of a radical 501C-4 organization bent on creating a "political revolution, here in the United States."  O'Keefe shares a screenshot from the Weld County Dems website that reveals Jacks is also a member of the Democratic Party Executive and Central Committees.

Vote Trump or go back to the Democrat Matrix.  [Scroll down]  So, cringing at the thought of what I might learn, I reluctantly took the red pill and suddenly realized just how deep the rabbit hole goes.  Those Republican leaders talking my lingo, like John Boehner, John McCain, Paul Ryan, and Mitt Romney?  Phonies, liars, and fakers.  It dawned on me that they were simply Democrats with cheaper suits and more generic haircuts.  They let the worst president in our lifetime stifle our economy; subordinate U.S. interests to the likes of China, Cuba, and Iran; and call every white American inherently racist.  The agencies tasked with protecting our country — the CIA, FBI, and State Dept.?  All chock-full of leftists with agendas, plotting and scheming to take down President Trump before and after he was elected.  They were so busy protecting Crooked Hillary and running coups against Trump that they failed to stop known terrorists in Boston, Orlando, Fort Hood, and San Bernardino. [...] It became clear to me now that the mainstream media were simply propagandists for the left who lied through their bleached teeth at every opportunity.  Not only incurious about all the corruption going on in the Obama-Biden administration, the media were active partners in the Russian Collusion scam, the Ukraine impeachment gambit, and the overblown COVID-19 scare.

9 Warning Signs of Democrat Radicalization.  "The science is settled," the left argues, so there is no reason to use the scientific method or cost-benefit analysis to determine whether tens of trillions of dollars in global spending is effective at fighting fluctuations in future planetary temperatures or merely effective at ceding expansive powers over every individual on Earth to international "authorities" and government bureaucrats.  Refusing to embrace socialized medicine is just evidence of racism against Barack Obama.  Refusing to elevate to the Oval Office a corrupt and congenital liar who used her position as secretary of state to enrich her own "charitable" foundation demonstrates how sexist most Americans are.  Adhering to the Constitution as written and respecting our Founding Fathers and founding documents are proof that America is both "patriarchal" and "white supremacist."  The left is no longer interested in debate — just pejorative labels.

Pennsylvania Voters [are] Not Thrilled With Biden/Harris Lies, Fracking Flip-Flop.  Throughout the presidential campaign, culminating in Wednesday's vice presidential debate, both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have consistently flip-flopped and have been caught lying about their positions on fracking.  But Pennsylvania, which is one of the toughest battleground states this election cycle, is a state where energy issues are very important, which obviously includes the issues of fracking and natural gas.  An anti-fracking stance cannot possible play well there, and that does not bode well for the Biden-Harris ticket, with both having said in the past that they would ban the practice.

Kamala Harris Pulled her 300,000 Manufacturing Jobs Attack from a Far Left 'Prediction' — Not Based on Fact At All!  Like China Joe Biden, vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris made lying look easy last night at the VP Debate with Mike Pence.  Kamala Harris:
  •   Lied about stacking the US Supreme Court (she will)
  •   Lied about fracking (she won't)
  •   Lied about legalizing pot (she jailed 1,500 pot users)
  •   Lied about late term abortion (she will fund it)
  •   Lied about peaceful protests (BLM was out looting and terrorizing in Wisconsin last night)
  •   And she lied about America losing 300,000 manufacturing jobs in Trump's trade war with China (never happened, came from a nonsensical far left prediction!)
Democrats have to lie because Americans don't support their radical positions — nor should they.

Kamala Harris's Dishonesty on Abe Lincoln.  It was impossible to miss how Kamala Harris, like Joe Biden, refused to answer questions about their plans to expand the Supreme Court.  But she also misrepresented history.  Harris claimed at the VP debate that Abraham Lincoln refused to nominate a candidate for Chief Justice in October 1864 because "Honest Abe said, it's not the right thing to do" and wanted the people to vote first.  Lincoln, of course, said no such thing.  He sent no nominee to the Senate in October 1864 because the Senate was out of session until December.  He sent a nominee the day after the session began, and Salmon P. Chase was confirmed the same day.  And Lincoln wanted to dangle the nomination before Chase and several other potential candidates because he wanted them to campaign for him.  Lincoln's priority was winning the election, which was necessary to win the war — and he filled the vacancy at the first possible instant.  Kamala Harris is simply inventing history.

Fact Check:  Kamala Harris Makes Up False Quote from Abraham Lincoln.  CLAIM: Abraham Lincoln declined to fill a Supreme Court seat because it was too close to the election.  VERDICT: FALSE.  The Senate was out of session.  He filled it — in one day — as soon as it was back.

The 24 Lies Kamala Harris Told At Last Night's Debate.  Kamala Harris' body language isn't good.  While Mike Pence often looks a little like an animated statue; his movements are very placid and he's extremely still — it wouldn't be unfair to say that Pence exhibits very little body language at all — Harris, on the other hand, is a waterfall of body language, almost all of it off-putting.  She flashes this very hostile smirk incessantly.  She does the "I won't be lectured to" [...] pose which comes off as entirely disrespectful and ugly.  She has this wild expression in her eyes which comes off almost as a tell that she's lying.  She's insincere, and she's insecure, like she knows she conned her way to where she is.  She's looking for something to be offended by and seems to pounce on such opportunities.

Fact Check:  Lincoln Didn't Delay His Supreme Court Nomination Because He Cared About Election Integrity.  Democratic VP Nominee Kamala Harris dodged a question on court packing during Wednesday night's debate by telling a historically inaccurate tale about President Abraham Lincoln. [...] While it is true that Lincoln postponed a nomination in 1864 right before the election, "Honest Abe" didn't save his nomination of Salmon Chase, former Ohio governor, and Senator, because "it's the right thing to do."  "As ever, Lincoln was the shrewd politician and in October of 1864 he saw no profit in alienating any of the factions of his political support by making a selection before the election," writes President Lincoln's Cottage (PLC), a historical group and museum dedicated to preserving Lincoln's legacy.  Not only was the Senate out of session in October when Taney died until December 5 making it difficult for Lincoln to move forward with the confirmation proceedings necessary for a new justice, but Lincoln also strategically delayed the nomination to ensure he had Chase and other potential picks' political support through the November election.

Are Americans Tired of Being Called 'Racist' Yet?  [Scroll down]  How is it that America, which twice elected Obama president, has apparently regressed so far so fast as to deserve these repeated denunciations as irrefutably guilty of "systemic" injustice?  Two words:  Hillary lost.  For three years, we were dragged through the "Russian collusion" hoax as a way of explaining what, to Democrats, was the electorate's otherwise inexplicable rejection of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid.  Democrats believe it is always wrong for Republicans to win elections; they had convinced themselves in 2016 that they were "on the right side of history"; and America was poised to take the historic step of electing Mrs. Clinton as the nation's first female president.  When that didn't happen, Democrats immediately denounced Trump's presidency as illegitimate, the product of a Kremlin conspiracy, and declared themselves the "resistance" to this incipient authoritarian regime that had stolen the election.  All of that was a vast pile of lies, or perhaps a hallucinatory delusion insofar as anyone ever believed it.

Biden Claims "Extremist White Supremacy Groups" Are "Menacing Our Communities" as BLM-Antifa Marxists Loot Businesses, Burn Cities to the Ground.  Joe Biden traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Tuesday to call for unity.  He did just the opposite.  Biden gave a very dark and divisive speech.  At one point, Biden claimed "white supremacists are menacing our communities."  Black Lives Matter Marxists and Antifa domestic terrorists (which Biden referred to as an "idea") have been rioting and looting virtually nonstop for several months.  But Biden is blaming violence on "white supremacists."

Defending Trump from a Tornado of Liberal Lies.  The media's whitewashing of the riots is mind-boggling.  The words we use are important in accurately conveying a message; using words to sugarcoat reality is wrong.  The left is using the phrase "peaceful protests" to describe burning down cities and bludgeoning business-owners who guard their stores from the looters.  Commentators are earnestly lamenting the deprivations of poverty that supposedly are driving the poor to steal in order to be able to eat; actually, the visuals show footage of those stealing luxury items — everything from elite athletes' signature sneakers to big screen TVs — and partiers who are just grabbing whatever — frequently alcohol — for the bragging rights.  Then there are the serious analysts who are using the riots as a pretext to attack Trump.  And for what?  Blaming him for the failures of Democrat mayors and governors to maintain order because... Trump's hate-filled racist rhetoric caused the riots.  The rioters are obviously left-wingers, out-of-work students intoxicated by Marxist rhetoric and bored inner-city kids being manipulated in anarchy by Antifa.  All the talk about "white supremacy" groups is a smokescreen and an insult to the viewers who can see what is actually happening despite all of the gaslighting about "mostly peaceful protests."

The Art of Propaganda.  BLM was ostensibly organized in response to Ferguson.  The rallying cry of that fatal incident, "Hands up don't shoot," was a lie.  Mr. Brown wasn't murdered; he was killed, shot while charging at a police officer after attacking a store clerk.  The narrative, however, one that has been harped on over and over — and has galvanized tens of millions — is a wave of murders of unarmed Black men by police.  That narrative is also a lie.  This past year, in a country of over 330,000,000, a total of ten unarmed black men were killed by police.  Eight of these killings were fully justified, there is maybe uncertainty on two.

Black Chairman of Proud Boys Speaks Out after Liars Joe Biden and Chris Wallace Call Them White Supremacists.  For months now violent leftists, antifa terrorists and Black Lives Matter have been torching businesses, terrorizing communities, shooting cops, looting stores and rioting in cities across America.  But at last night's debate Chris Wallace demanded that President Trump denounce white supremacist violence in our streets.  And Joe Biden added that Trump needed to condemn the white supremacist Proud Boys group.  This was an atrocious lie.  [Video clip]

Dem Rep Says She Won't Leave DC Until COVID Deal Is Done, Gets Busted at Airport Less Than an Hour Later.  Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan was caught at the airport less than an hour after saying she would not leave Washington, D.C.  While on CNN Thursday [9/17/2020], Slotkin made it clear that she was going to stay in the city until a new coronavirus relief stimulus package was approved by the House of Representatives. [...] However, she was seen at Reagan National Airport less than an hour later for a flight back to Michigan.

Biden says if Trump acted sooner on coronavirus 'all the people would still be alive'.  Joe Biden indicated during a CNN town hall Thursday that President Trump is responsible for every single coronavirus death.  "If the president had done his job... had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive," the Democratic presidential nominee told the audience in Pennsylvania.  "All the people — I'm not making this up.  Just look at the data.  Look at the data."  Critics on social media were quick to jump on Biden for his comments.

'Bipartisan' Transition Integrity Project Hires 'Majority LGBT, Majority Woman', Democrat-Only Consulting Firm Linked To Kamala Harris.  The Transition Integrity Project appears to have hired an exclusively Democrat-run consulting firm that has described itself as "working with" Kamala Harris's presidential campaign, to orchestrate communications for the purportedly "bipartisan" group.  The group's website — which went up for a few hours last week before hastily being pulled down — revealed that press inquiries should be directed to "tippress@newcostrategies.com."  The group's collaboration with Newco Strategies, however, is yet another blow to the effort's facade of bipartisanship.

The Trump Scandal Absorption Level Has Been Reached.  [Scroll down]  We're being lied to on a daily basis.  We're being manipulated by a minority that, without the media, would be invisible.  This minority is literally so small that if the media were not sponsoring them, we wouldn't see them.  Now, as you know, psychologically, this sufficient works.  A lot of people on our side think that we are outnumbered — and the truth is, not only are we not outnumbered, they're not even close to outnumbering us.  Despite how you feel, despite how it might look.  And I'm talking specifically about the Marxist radical leftist.  Not the usual liberal Democrats that we know are out there.  I'm talking about the Antifas and the Black Lives Matters.  They are nowhere near a majority of in this country.  They are a tiny minority, and we're being told by CNN and the New York Times every day that the country has now made the move to Marxism.

Chad Wolf Sets the Record Straight on Portland, 'Mostly Peaceful' Riots, and COVID.  Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf set the record straight on the violent antifa riots in Portland in his 2020 State of the Homeland speech on Wednesday.  He explained just how dangerous the riots had been for federal law enforcement and he excoriated Gov. Kate Brown (D-Ore.) and Mayor Ted Wheeler (D-Portland) for refusing to cooperate with federal officers as they protected the federal courthouse from rioters.  Wolf also condemned the ridiculous assertion that the violence in Portland has been "mostly peaceful."

Andrew Cuomo Rants: 'Donald Trump Caused The COVID Outbreak In New York'.  Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday [9/8/2020], New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ranted, "Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York," then immediately chanted again, "Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York." [...] As Fox News has noted, over 6,200 elderly residents may have died from COVID-19 in New York nursing homes according to state health department statistics.  On March 25, the New York Department of Health issued an advisory that stated nursing homes had to accept residents returning from hospitals whether or not they had a diagnosis of COVID-19.

Joe Biden Tries to Cancel Thomas Edison.  A Joe Biden terrified that the African-American vote is slipping away from the party of pandering made an absurd claim during a rare day trip from his basement bunker to Kenosha, Wisconsin.  At least his handlers were able to find and lead him to Wisconsin, which Hillary Clinton failed to do in 2016.  Biden had just finished a meeting with the family of Jacob Blake, the young African-American wanted on a felony warrant for sexual abuse shot after struggling with police.  As part of his portrayal of the Trump administration as oppressors of blacks and white people as guardians of systemic racism, even if it is Democrats who run the system where urban unrest is occurring, Biden decided to add another wrinkle — whites are stealing credit for African-American inventions.

Democrats And 'The Big Lie'.  If Democrats have the truth on their side, why do they need to lie so much?  It's a question for the ages.  Every time you turn on the news or open a paper, some headline is blaring about how President Trump is a disaster.  You name it — Coronavirus, trade, the economy, race relations, the military, schools — and there is a liberal Democrat with a press credential telling you how those things and more are bad, and have never been worse, no matter the evidence to the contrary.  Adolf Hitler called it the "Große Lüge," or "Big Lie," and the political left has embraced it once again, this time flooding the zone with it.

Biden Fabricates Trump Social Security Cuts.  This lie was so outrageous that it was awarded four Pinocchios by the Washington Post.  The impetus for the claim was a letter written to Chief Actuary Stephen Goss by several Senators asking him to evaluate "hypothetical legislation" whereby the payroll taxes that provide funding for Social Security would be eliminated.  Goss must respond to such questions, but he included this in his answer:  "I am not aware that anyone has proposed the hypothetical legislation you describe."  It's also unlikely that he knew that the letter was sent at the behest of the Democratic presidential nominee, who has called for Social Security cuts.

Here's How We Know The Atlantic's Hit Piece on Trump Is Pure Fiction.  A report published Thursday by The Atlantic cited anonymous sources claiming that President Donald Trump didn't want to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018 because the troops there who died in battle were "losers" and "suckers.  The media has largely reported on this story as though it were true or at least likely to be true.  "The Atlantic Magazine is dying, like most magazines, so they make up a fake story in order to gain some relevance," Trump tweeted on Friday.  "Story already refuted, but this is what we are up against.  Just like the Fake Dossier.  You fight and fight, and then people realize it was a total fraud!"  Even CNN's Brian Stelter seemed to acknowledge that the claims of anonymous sources aren't as convincing.

Coincidence? Hours After The Atlantic's Hit Piece on Trump Came a Pre-Produced Commercial.  The "story" in The Atlantic about President Trump derisively speaking of fallen U.S. troops has been widely debunked by people who were actually there, as my PJ Media colleague Matt Margolis writes, and now there's even more reason to doubt its veracity.  Within hours of The Atlantic's hit piece on Trump, there was a far-Left "Vote Vets" commercial on the air about it and a question about the Atlantic story was the first one asked at a Joe Biden campaign presser. [...] [I]t's as if they were working together or something.

Trump-Hater John Bolton Debunks Anonymous Atlantic Hit Piece On Trump's Veterans Record.  Fired former National Security Advisor John Bolton, who released an anti-Trump book earlier this year that sought to offer one last breath into the Democrats' February impeachment hopes, debunked The Atlantic hit piece published Thursday.  The magazine's story relied entirely on anonymous sources to charge the president with making disparaging remarks on WWI veterans.  Thursday night [9/3/2020], Atlantic Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg offered new allegations on why the president didn't visit the graves of fallen WWI soldiers on a 2018 trip to France, which the White House has continued to claim was due to inclement weather.

John Bolton Rejects Atlantic Story: 'I Was There'; 'I Didn't Hear That'.  Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has disputed a story in The Atlantic claiming that President Donald Trump called fallen World War I soldiers "losers."  Bolton told the New York Times Friday [9/4/2020] that "I was there" and "I didn't hear that."  The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg published an article titled "Trump:  Americans Who Died in War Are 'Losers' and 'Suckers'."  The story also claimed that Trump skipped a 2018 visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris, where the fallen of the battle of Belleau Wood are buried, because he feared rain would ruin his hair.  Goldberg's sources were all anonymous.

Prof. Biden Claims 'a Black Man Invented the Light Bulb, Not a White Guy Named Edison.'.  Joe Biden, who claims he wants to fact-check Donald Trump in real time during the presidential debates, told a real whopper on Thursday during his visit to Kenosha.  "People fear that's, which, that which is different.  We gotta, for example, why [...] don't we teach history in history classes?  A black man invented the light bulb, not a white guy named Edison." Fact check:  False.  Make no mistake about it, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.

Joe Biden Lies in Church, Brings 'Very Fine People' Hoax to Kenosha.  Former Vice President Joe Biden told a small audience at the Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that President Donald Trump had called neo-Nazis "very fine people" — repeating a false claim he has made since his campaign began.  Biden — whose campaign billed his visit as an opportunity for racial healing — repeated the same script he has used over and over again, talking about white supremacists coming "out of the fields," and "carrying torches," with their "veins bulging."  He added that a "young woman was killed" protesting against them.  (Her name was Heather Heyer, a detail he often omits.)  Biden — standing before the cross — went on to say that the president, when asked about the white supremacists, said there were "very fine people on both sides."  But Biden misled his audience:  Trump actually condemned the white supremacists.

Joe Biden's Denial of DNC Mask Mandate Is Pure Panic.  Joe Biden is becoming so defensive, he's being forced to blatantly lie about his own call for a nationwide mask mandate.  "We'll have a national mandate to wear a mask," Slow Joe said during his acceptance speech at the Democrat National Convention. [...] He called for all of this in front of the whole world.  It's on tape.  There's video.  And now, he's lying about it.  Says he never said it.

Gaslighting America:  Democrats And Media Have Turned It Up To 11.  The Democratic Party and its communications office have been telling the country for some time now that night is day and up is down.  But, with the election two months away, the psychological manipulation of the American voter has accelerated.  As we've written the past two days, Joe Biden has condemned the riots that have been wrecking cities and killing people since the May 25 death of George Floyd.  We're glad he finally got around to it.  Yet he and his party are acting as if they've opposed the violence all along and it's President Donald Trump who has failed to come out against it.  But Trump, of course, has been denouncing the riots since they began.  Even when the media were determined to convince us they were "mostly peaceful."

Pushing back against Biden's claim that Trump caused the violence.  On Monday [8/31/2020], the Democrat party released Joe Biden from the basement, hustled him up to Pittsburgh, had him read a Teleprompter, waved farewell to journalists who weren't allowed to speak, and tucked him up again in his basement bed.  The speech that Biden read was, quite possibly, the most dishonest speech ever given during an American political campaign.  A conservative Christian website put together a video pushing back against Biden's lies, and that video has rightly gone viral. [...] For a long time, the Democrat establishment supported what was going on.  Democrats did this explicitly, with actual words of support, or implicitly by downplaying or denying the violence.  At the Democrat National Convention, no one at the convention said a single word about the daily riots.  Sometime last week, though, the polling changed, and word got out to Democrats that Americans don't like seeing their cities go up in flames and their black neighborhoods (and businesses) destroyed.

No 'sister' moment for Joe.  On Monday, Joe Biden looked at the camera and said something like this:  "Do I look like a guy who supports lawlessness"?  Frankly, he doesn't.  What he looks like is: a man who has said nothing since the riots started and then suddenly decided to talk about because the polls are changing.

A Clutch of Fools.  Our friends on the left pirouette from position to position, desperate to please the mob.  Consider a point of comparison:  Only a few years ago, a bunch of irresponsible people who took out mortgages they could never hope to afford eventually lost their houses in foreclosures.  People lost businesses, too.  That was, we were assured, a national tragedy, an indictment of capitalism.  But now the anointed mob is burning down homes and businesses, and progressives sniff that these losses are "just property."  Sometimes, property losses (those resulting from failure to pay a valid debt) are the cause of lamentation and the rending of garments, and sometimes property losses (those imposed by criminal violence) are no big deal.  A cynical man might suspect that such progressive posturing is not to be taken seriously.

Don't Be a Victim of Democrat Abuse and Voter Endangerment.  Democrats have a problem.  It turns out they can't set cities on fire, destroy local businesses, and unleash rampant violence upon their residents and call it an election strategy.  They can accurately call it domestic terrorism or anti-government insurrection, but those bumper stickers don't sell well when every car parked in Democrat zones of lawlessness from New York City to Portland has already been ransacked and torched.  What to do?  Blame the whole Democrat operation on President Trump, of course.  Somehow, the guy who has been standing up to the mob for four years is secretly leading the mob, too.  Joe Biden's campaign may be bailing out the army of Marxist brownshirts toppling statues in city squares and beating people in the streets, and Soros-installed faux prosecutors may be setting criminals free to commit new and worse crimes, but it's the law-and-order candidate in the White House who is actually to blame.  I know it's a bedrock principle of American politics that Democrats achieve success by simply accusing their Republican opponents of whatever crimes or political transgressions they, themselves, are instigating, but this about-face takes the cake!

17-Yr-Old Kenosha Shooter's Legal Team Makes Amazing Statement Clearing His Name.  The media has lied [a lot] about Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot three in Kenosha last week, but now his legal team is correcting the record.  There has been one lie after another perpetrated by the left-wing, anti-American media about Rittenhouse.  We have been told he is a "white supremacist," but no evidence was ever supplied.  He was called a "militia member."  Again, no evidence.  Then they said he was "coordinating with the police."  Another false statement.  The media next said he transported a "machine gun" across state lines.  Nada on the proof.  It was said he was "looking for someone to kill."  Yep, no evidence cited.  These are just a few of the lies the leftist media told you about this young man.

Chaffetz rips Schiff, says House Intel chair should 'lose his security clearance' for leaking classified info.  If members of Congress have leaked classified information to the media, they should be prosecuted, former House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said on "Outnumbered" Monday [8/31/2020].  On Sunday, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe defended his decision to scale back in-person briefings to lawmakers on election security, telling "Sunday Morning Futures" that "within minutes of one of those briefings ending, a number of members of Congress went to a number of different outlets and leaked classified information for political purposes to create a narrative that simply isn't true, that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China."

Democrats Turn on a Dime, Suddenly Admit These are Violent Riots.  In case you missed it, the Democrat/media talking points turned on a dime over the weekend.  As if like magic, every Democrat/lefitist/communist talking head on your television did a 180 from the talking point "these are peaceful protests" to "these are violent riots and they're all Trump's fault".

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It seems that the Wuhan virus's risks have been grossly exaggerated.  Without the Wuhan virus, the Democrats have no meaningful opposition to Trump.  Not only have the Democrats weaponized the Wuhan virus to destroy the economies under their aegis, but they've also repeatedly claimed that Trump killed 161,000 Americans.  However, new CDC data show that, of those Americans who died in the past seven months, only 6% died from the virus alone.  The other 94% had serious comorbidities that (sadly) put them at a higher risk of death from anything that came along — and certainly from having sick people funneled into their nursing homes. [...] When the dust settles on the year 2020, we will finally accept that the United States shut down the greatest economy in the world, that the governors in the worst hit states issued executive orders turning their nursing homes into death traps, and that we significantly increased deaths from otherwise treatable illnesses — all because of a bad flu.  It's understandable that, in the beginning, as the ugly scenes from Wuhan province emerged, we may have panicked and, in retrospect, overreacted.  Thinking back to the early days, the plan was not to overreact.  It was, instead, to have a limited, two-week lockdown to flatten the curve.  Six months later, Democrats states are still flattening that curve without letup.

Joe Biden Ad Blames Trump for Gretchen Whitmer's Decision to Cancel Football.  A new ad by Joe Biden's campaign is attempting to place the blame on Donald Trump for a decision Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) made to cancel football in the state — one of the few governors to make such a move.

I'm tired of insufferable circus clowns who are unable (read: unwilling) to research for themselves.  [Thread reader]  [Scroll down past numerous photos and anecdotes]  In 2019:
  •   403 white suspects were killed
  •   24 white suspects were unarmed
  •   250 black people were killed
  •   14 black suspects were unarmed
  •   5.9% of white suspects killed were unarmed
  •   5.6% of black suspects killed were unarmed
Out of millions of arrests, police rarely kill anyone of any race but when they do, the suspect is almost always armed and/or fighting and resisting (i.e. a threat)[.]  Although rare, the odds were greater that white suspects killed by police would be unarmed.  BLM is based on lies.

Blaming the Violence on Trump Is a Bridge Too Far.  Democrats can try but won't succeed at distancing themselves from the violence they have enabled on American streets.  People surely know where the Democrats have stood on this, and that they're now backpedaling only because of polling data.  Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg outright blamed this anarchy on President Donald Trump. [...] To blame this violence on Trump because he's in office is like blaming him for the border wall not being erected fast enough.  It's like blaming him for the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus when, in fact, he has persistently tried, over strenuous Democratic obstruction, to sensibly and safely reopen our economy.  It would be like blaming him for abortions because they have persisted during his first term despite his valiant efforts for the innocent unborn.  It is inconceivable that Buttigieg is unaware Democratic mayors and governors have all but encouraged this mayhem.

Democrats and NeverTrump carpetbaggers lie about Trump's acceptance speech.  The Democrats and their fellow travelers in the NeverTrump Lincoln Project are terrified that, if Americans hear Trump without mediation, Americans will (a) like what they hear and (b) know that neither he nor his supporters are racist.  (And defamatory racism accusations, of course, are the biggest sticks with which they can beat conservatives.)  So it was that, when Trump appeared in North Carolina to give his acceptance speech upon receiving the Democrat nomination, CNN cut away from the speech because of alleged "outright lies."  Then, the hate-filled carpetbaggers in the Lincoln Project, a coalition made up of failed Republican campaign advisors, accused an audience member of calling Obama a "monkey" to Trump's laughing agreement.  These are the actions of ugly and desperate people.

CNN'S Admission: Lemon, Cuomo Say They Don't 'Fact-Check' DNC Because Dems Don't Lie Like Trump.  CNN hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo trashed the Republican National Convention Monday night; saying they don't "fact-check" the Democrats "because they don't lie like Donald Trump."  "Who are people going to believe?  We'll see who makes the better case.  You can fact-check it to death, we can fact-check it all night.  People say, 'Well you didn't fact-check the Democrats!' They are not lying the way Trump does!" said Cuomo.  "Nobody lies the way this man does, has, and will, that I've ever seen in politics.  So, he's lying to you!  These people are all his echo!" added the CNN anchor.  [Video clip]

Lincoln Project Deletes Viral Tweet after Falsely Claiming Trump Supporter Called Obama 'Monkey'.  The anti-Trump Lincoln Project was forced to delete a viral tweet that falsely claimed President Trump "relished" in a convention supporter calling former President Barack Obama a "monkey," while the video clearly shows the term was not used. [...] But footage of the clip in question, during which Trump claims Democrats "are trying to steal the election," clearly shows an onlooker yelling "Spygate" — a reference to the president's allegations that the Obama administration spied on his 2016 campaign.  The tweet was apparently stolen — the Lincoln Project has been called out repeatedly for copying content from other users — from a different account, which deleted the tweet after being corrected by journalist Aaron Rupar, who regularly covers Trump's speeches.

Biden Says Climate Change Is One of 'Four Historic Crises' Facing the Nation.  "Four historic crises.  All at the same time.  A perfect storm," Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden said in his acceptance speech Thursday night [8/20/2020].  He included climate change in those four crises: [...] ["]The worst pandemic in over 100 years.  The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  The most compelling call for racial justice since the 60's.  And the undeniable realities and just the accelerating threats of climate change.["]

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[#1] The "worst pandemic in over 100 years" would hardly have been noticed, in the absence of news media sensationalism and anti-Trump hysteria.  Moreover, it was foisted on us by the Chinese Communists.  [#2] The economic crisis is almost entirely the fault of news media sensationalism (did I mention that already?) and a string of Democrat governors (along with RINO Greg Abbott) and county-level tyrants imposing needless lockdowns.  [#3] Anarchists rioting in the streets is not a "compelling call for racial justice."  [#4]  Climate change is not a threat, nor is it accelerating in either the warming or cooling direction.  If not for the news media (see above), you'd never know if the average temperature world-wide was changing one or two degrees per century, or the sea level was increasing by a millimeter every year.

Joe Biden's 'Four Crises' Deliberately Ignore Rising Crime and Left-Wing Riots.  A startling rise in violent crime and months of left-wing riots are not included on Joe Biden's list of presidential priorities.  On Thursday night [8/20/2020], Biden gave his speech accepting the Democrat nomination for president.  The address clearly laid out his priorities, what he called the "four historic crises." [...] There's no way around the fact that like the rest of the Democrat party and the corporate media propaganda machine, Biden has decided to pretend months of rioting and an explosion of violent crime just isn't happening.  We all know why this makes the left uncomfortable.  The riots and violent crime explosion are all happening in Democrat-run cities.  What's more, the riots are almost exclusively led by the Democrats' Brownshirts, the left-wing terrorists in Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

One Word Was Mysteriously Absent From The Democrats' Convention.  Eight months ago, all but two House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump, and in February every Democratic senator found him guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.  As the articles of impeachment were heading over to the Senate to face certain defeat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intoned that "This president is impeached for life regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell.  There is nothing the Senate can do to ever erase that." [...] Yet when Pelosi spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, she never mentioned Trump's impeachment.  She didn't mention Ukraine, or Russia or any of the other reasons Democrats spent three years arguing were grounds for his removal from office.

Joe Biden Repeats the 'Very Fine People' Hoax at DNC.  CLAIM:  Joe Biden said (again) that President Donald Trump called neo-Nazis in Charlottesville "very fine people."  VERDICT: FALSE.  Trump said the neo-Nazis should be "condemned totally."  Biden knows he is lying about this.

Biden Repeats Charlottesville Lie in Dishonest and Divisive DNC Acceptance Speech.  [Scroll down]  So if Joe Biden considers the antifa and BLM thugs in Charlottesville to be "those with the courage to stand against" racism, what does he think of the antifa agitators in Seattle and Portland?  What does he think of the BLM looters in Chicago and New York City?  There is something kinda weird about Biden's fixation on a three year old riot that involved white supremacists when there are violent left-wing riots going on every night in our nation's cities that he has nothing to say about.  Not only has the Democrat not condemned the riots, in July, he lashed out at the Trump administration for "sowing chaos and division" after Homeland Security deployed federal officers to cities to quell the violence.

DNC Faked Convention Crowd! — Used Double Images of Kamala Supporters in Crowd Shot.  Kamala Harris delivered her DNC virtual convention speech on Wednesday night from somewhere.  After she was done there was dead silence and then some women only appeared on a screen and she waved at them.  It did not look like they could see her because they did not react.  But then somebody noticed the crowd was faked!  But the DNC faked the crowd of supporters.  They used double images of the same people to make their crowd shot!

DNC duplicates So That's How They Do It — Getting 6 Votes From 3 Voters Demonstrated in Harris "Zoom" Speech.  The faces on the monitors were an edgy technological substitute for a live convention audience, and designed to give Harris that "pep rally" feedback that you used to get in the closing hours of the Jerry Lewis Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy.  But upon closer inspection, something more revealing was discovered.  As noted in the color circles on the image [Left], the DNC sponsors of the convention and its cutting edge technological wizardry demonstrated how they were able to create the illusion of 30 enthusiastic supporters when only 27 people had signed on to the program to have their images broadcast back to Harris.  Drawing on similar technological breakthroughs developed with respect to Democrat party "Get Out The Vote" efforts, the producers of the DNC Telethon simply used the image of three of the participants in two different boxes, creating the illusion of 30 supporters who would generate 30 votes for Harris, when in fact only 27 live bodies chose to participate in the event.

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Imagine that.  The Democrats could only find 27 people in all the United States who wanted their pictures associated with the DNC.  Wow.  No spares, no backup plans, no spare feeds from low-level party officials.  Amateurs!


The Democrats' Cavalcade of Lies.  The Democrats' convention is painful to watch — a display of nonstop demagoguery about "saving the planet" from pols who can't even save America's cities.  Pundits purr that the Democrats offer a "return to normalcy."  But almost everything about their agenda is abnormal — from leaving America's border open to defunding the police to imposing transgenderism on America's youth.  The Democrats take no interest in the basic requirements of running a country and instead tout what ruins one. [...] The party of lockdowns, shutdowns, and national mask mandates is simultaneously in favor of open borders, amnesty, and health insurance for illegal immigrants.  Much of the Democrats' rhetoric centers on their supposed superior compassion.  We are to believe that they have a monopoly on "empathy."  But are their hearts any better than their heads?  This is the party of partial-birth abortion.  Does Michelle Obama have empathy for the child in the womb?  Why can't the "party of science" bring itself to look at a sonogram?

Kamala's Lies.  [Scroll down]  Harris heavily criticized President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus, blaming him for the death toll, the economic contraction, the high unemployment rate, the closure of schools, homelessness, hunger, and poverty.  "The case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and shut.  Just look where they've gotten us, more than 16 million out of work, millions of kids who cannot go back to school, a crisis of poverty, of homelessness afflicting black, brown, and indigenous people the most, a crisis of hunger afflicting one in five mothers who have children that are hungry and tragically, more than 165,000 lives that have been cut short, many with loved ones who never got the chance to say goodbye."  Aside from the fact that Trump has been a huge advocate for the reopening of schools, Harris did not mention that seven of the top ten states with the most COVID deaths are run by Democrats, including New York, which has more deaths than Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Arizona combined.

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"Just look where they've gotten us" is a bit disingenuous, don't you think?  The Communist Chinese brought us the Covid virus, the Democrat governors used the virus as an excuse for draconian lockdowns and mask mandates without any notice or public hearings; the kids can go back to school as soon as the teachers' unions quit blocking the door; the homeless bums defecating in the streets aren't Republicans; poverty is perpetuated by handouts which in turn are perpetuated by Democrats; and most of the mothers with hungry children are not married, again because of welfare programs.  Not to mention this year's rioting and looting, abortion on demand, BLM shakedowns, male athletes pretending to be women, kneeling during the National Anthem, voter fraud, dishonest journalism, sanctuary cities, or the failed attempt to impeach President Trump without any evidence of wrongdoing.  Yes, look where they — the Democrats — have gotten us.

The Dems' Phony Election Mail 'Crisis' Is Over, But The Real One Remains.  The New York Times on Monday [8/17/2020] declared that the "Postal Crisis Ripples Across Nation as Election Looms."  On Tuesday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy canceled changes he'd started to enact that Democrats claimed were "sabotaging" mail delivery at the behest of President Donald Trump.  DeJoy said it was "to avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail."  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gloated that "They felt the heat.  And that's what we were trying to do, make it too hot for them to handle."  [...] So now that DeJoy has backed down, it seems like the Democrats had a point, doesn't it?  Not exactly.  The crisis as they described it never existed.  It was a fiction they peddled to damage Trump's reelection bid — one the Trump-hating mainstream press was all too eager to amplify[.]  But what about all those reports of mail delays?  Well, they weren't based on any official measures or audits.  The stories were all anecdotal.  What's more, most of the complaints about service disruptions and mail delays came from postal worker unions — which have all endorsed Biden for president.

DNC fact check:  Michelle Obama and the 'kids in cages'.  Michelle Obama assailed President Donald Trump on Monday for ripping migrant children from their parents and throwing them into cages, picking up on a frequent and distorted point made widely by Democrats.  She's right that Trump's now-suspended policy at the U.S.-Mexico border separated thousands of children from their families in ways that had not been done before.  But what she did not say is that the very same "cages" were built and used in her husband's administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily.

John Kerry Falsely Claims Obama-Biden Stopped Nuclear Iran, ISIS.  CLAIM: The Obama-Biden administration "eliminated" the threat of a nuclear Iran and built a coalition to "destroy ISIS."  VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE.  Obama-Biden emboldened Iran and allowed the ISIS threat to become a major threat.  Former Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on the second night of the Democratic National Convention to claim that President Donald Trump had reversed the gains of the Obama-Biden administration, including against ISIS and Iran.  We "eliminated the threat of an Iran with a nuclear weapon," he said.  That is flatly untrue.  Under the Iran deal, the U.S. and other nations dropped sanctions against Iran and provided them access to billions in cash and assets in return for a temporary slowdown in Iran's development of nuclear weapons.

Delusional Democrats' lies and misleading claims take center stage on second night of convention.  On the night the Democratic Party officially nominated Joe Biden to be its 2020 presidential nominee, Democrats proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they can't win with a substantive debate about policy, resorting instead to presenting Americans with a two-hour marathon of misleading claims, outright lies and hypocrisy.  For example, Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Penn. and Florida Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried credited Biden with the incredible job growth experienced under the first three years of the Trump administration, prior to the coronavirus pandemic.  "When our economy was on the brink, Joe led the recovery effort that created millions of jobs, including here in western Pennsylvania," Lamb said.  "Under his leadership, America bounced back with the longest economic expansion in history."  "You know, the one Trump brags about creating," Fried quickly added.  Of course, what they seemed to have forgotten is that Barack Obama was president prior to Donald Trump, not Joe Biden.  And even more importantly, the Obama-Biden economic recovery was the slowest since the Great Depression.

Misinformed Voters Are the Single Greatest Threat to the United States.  [Scroll down]  The evil genius of the media is that they've tied being misinformed with morality.  In other words, they are able to brainwash people because they make people believe that A. they're not brainwashed, and B. they're good people for believing the things they do.  For example, the "Hands up, don't shoot!" Michael Brown slogan was a total lie, yet it spread so quickly and so far because people wanted to believe it.  People recognized on some level that it was socially desirable to do so.  To believe Michael Brown was an innocent victim of not only a racist police officer but a racist criminal justice system was to be in alignment with the prevailing moral standards as defined by the media, Hollywood and other cultural elites.  You were seen as a bad person if you pointed out that A. Michael Brown was not innocent, B. Michael Brown was not targeted because of his race, and C. He never said "Hands up, don't shoot" to the officer.  Those things were all facts, yet anyone who pointed them out was considered Bad and Racist.

Cuomo calls coronavirus the 'European virus' in Trump-bashing DNC speech.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic during his Monday night speech to the Democratic National Convention, accusing the White House of "negligence" even as his own administration drew flak for thousands of deaths in New York's nursing homes.  "Our collective strength is exercised through government.  It is, in effect, our immune system.  And our current federal government is dysfunctional and incompetent.  It couldn't fight off the virus.  In fact, it didn't even see it coming.  The European virus infected the northeast while the White House was still fixated on China," Cuomo said during his speech, an apparent counterpoint to Trump's labeling of COVID-19 as the "China virus."

Day One of the Democrat Con-vention: Pros and Cons — Watching PR Pros Combine to Con America.  A pledge of allegiance by five or so White kids.  Clean cut.  Again:  Clean cut.  Just like the kids whose parents the Dems need to win in northern Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  No rings hanging from their noses, lips, or eyelids.  No tattoos observable.  Just five kids reciting the Pledge the way I did as a kid and still do today (also without tattoos or rings hanging from my face, by the way).  Dozens of Zoom-type squares of people — mostly young, but also adults and elder citizens — singing the Star Spangled Banner.  No one kneeling.  Again:  No one kneeling.  The kind of patriotism that is intrinsic in the hearts and souls of Independent Voters the Dems need to win in northern Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  A third time:  No one kneeling during the National Anthem.  No one wearing African kente cloths and kneeling as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer did.

'Social Justice' Is Extortion.  The Democrat Party pretense that mostly there are only "peaceful protesters" is a blatant lie, particularly when elected Democrat officials encourage the looting and arson and attacks on police.  The claim that rioting is all about police reform and justice for African Americans no longer has any credibility.  The truth is that there is no light between Democrats and rioters, the antifa rioters serving as the militia of the Democrat Party.  The Democrat "defund the police" movement, which has hobbled the police in many Democrat-run cities, does not enhance "black lives," which are threatened by a high rate of black-on-black crime, particularly shootings and murders, but also theft, robbery, assault, and rape.

Kamala Harris Lies Repeatedly in [her] First Speech as Biden's Running Mate.  In her first speech since Joe Biden selected her as his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris told multiple lies.  To wit:  "The president's mismanagement of the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression," Harris said.  False.  The pandemic and its associated lockdowns, not the president, are responsible for the economic contraction.  Donald Trump is not the president of the euro zone, which suffered through an even more dire economic contraction in the second quarter:  minus 40.3 percent, on an annualized basis, as against minus 32.9 percent in the US. [...] "Just look where [Trump and Mike Pence] have gotten us. ... Millions of kids who cannot go back to school," Harris said.  Wrong.  It is not Donald Trump's decision whether kids go back to school, because the federal government does not run schools, but he has urged the schools to reopen.  The primary reason kids cannot go back to school is opposition from teachers' unions.  The second-largest teachers' union is threatening to strike if schools reopen.

Jamie Lee Curtis warns of Trump fans stealing mail trucks to win 2020: 'Let's not let it happen!'  Celebrity activist Jamie Lee Curtis says she's worried that President Trump's supporters may steal the 2020 election by making off with United States Postal Service trucks.  The "Halloween" star left Twitter users confused on Tuesday [8/11/2020] after peddling a conspiracy theory of enormous size and scope.

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Apparently she saw a USPS delivery truck being taken away on a tow truck, and since the driver was wearing a red hat, she inferred that the driver was an evil Republican, surmised the USPS vehicle was full of ballots, and then assumed the Republicans had been caught trying to steal the election, which is still three months away.  Sounds like air-tight Hollywood logic!  Unfortunately there are plenty of followers on social media who will believe her story, just because she used to be a celebrity.

Flashback to when media did its job, exposed Biden for blatantly lying about his law school days.  A video montage tweeted by actor James Woods on Monday [8/10/2020] features then-Sen. Joe Biden bragging that he was tops in his law school class followed by clips of subsequent media reports debunking his claims.  In the first clip, Biden is heard variously claiming during what appears to be a press conference that he attended law school "on a full academic scholarship," that he was the only one in law school to have a full ride, and wound up in the top half of his class.  "I was the outstanding student in the political science department at the end of my year," Biden continued.  [Video clip]  "I graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school and 165 credits, only needed 123 credits," he continued.  Subsequent clips feature news reports noted that Biden went on to admit that none of those claims were correct.

Gillibrand: If Anyone Helps Trump with Nomination Speech 'It's in Violation of the Hatch Act'.  Thursday [8/6/2020] on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) weighed in on the possibility of President Donald Trump giving his speech accepting the Republican Party presidential nomination from the White House, despite some suggesting it could a violation of the Hatch Act.  Trump has maintained that such an act would be legal because the Hatch Act did not "pertain to the president."

Kayleigh McEnany Fires Back At Reporter's Question On 'Campaign' Rose Garden Speech.  White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany fired back at a reporter who questioned her about President Donald Trump's "political speech in the Rose Garden" by asking him to read the Hatch Act. [...] "We act in accordance with the Hatch Act," McEnany responded.  "It's well-established that the president and the vice president are not subject to the Hatch Act.  It says this much in the Hatch Act.  It says that the Hatch Act applies to executive branch employees, which is defined in the Hatch Act as employee, meaning any individual other than the president and the vice president."

Democrats planted false stories in effort to derail Biden investigations, Grassley says.  One of the longest serving members of Congress in a scathing speech on Wednesday accused Democrats of resorting to dirty tricks in order to derail investigations into Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings with Ukraine.  "This is the behavior of cowards.  And it has to stop," Sen. Chuck Grassley declared.  Democrats have accused two leading senators of engaging in disinformation, while in truth the accusers are engaging in disinformation, said Grassley, R-Iowa, in his speech to lawmakers.  Citing investigations being led by himself and Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Grassley highlighted important revelations, among them that parts of the infamous anti-Trump document, the Steele Dossier, were based on Russian disinformation.

The Truth About Slavery.  We are continually misled by progressive propaganda on the issue of race.  Misinformation bleeds over to the conservative realm as well.  The media, Hollywood, and academia are consumed with race, tribalism, and hatred for our Founding.  The real agenda here is power, divide and conquer to pursue some ill-conceived Utopia.  The truth is that violence is part of the Left's playbook.  They are opportunists and provocateurs ready for any excuse to attack our freedom.  Much of the violence we see is a planned political strategy taking advantage of the crisis du jour.  Racism is not our Achilles Heel.  It is the ubiquitous manipulation and exploitation of race and racism that threatens our way of life.  Political operatives masquerading as journalists feed the hate 24/7.

Evidence Mounts That Mail-In Voting Will Bring Only Fraud And Chaos.  For months we've heard reassurances from Democrats that the nation can, and should, vote by mail this November.  It won't, we've been told, result in an increase in voter fraud, and we can count on the Postal Service to handle the workload.  And, of course, voting by mail is vital to prevent more coronavirus deaths.  It's becoming painfully obvious that none of that is true, and that the Democrats' only real motivation is to swing key elections in their favor.

Seven Major October Surprises Awaiting Democrats.  In the past, the term "October Surprise" has almost always involved the Democrats turning up some last-minute dirt on a Republican.  Perhaps the best-known of these was the revelation of a driving-while-under-the-influence charge (DWI) against Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush on Friday, November 3, 2000, a mere three days before the razor-thin 2000 election.  Many political analysts think this cost Bush significant votes among evangelical Christians. [...] Then there was the alleged October Surprise that never happened.  In April 1991, former Jimmy Carter Presidential aide Gary Sick told the New York Times that then-vice-presidential candidate George W. Bush had flown to Iran in an SR-71 spy plane just prior to the 1980 election to convince the Iranians not to release the American hostages until after the election.  A Democrat House investigated and concluded "there is no credible evidence" to support the nonsensical claim.  By the way, let that sink in.  This was a time when a Democrat House could be counted on to at least offer a fair and honest appraisal of facts).

8 Democrat Myths William Barr Debunked Between Deliberate Interruptions.  When Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee last Tuesday, Democrats' rhetorical questions reinforced eight falsehoods previously peddled by left-wing media.  Notwithstanding these attempts to prevent Barr from setting the record straight, the attorney general dismantled much of the fake news that has made headlines over the last two months.

Joe Biden has a long history of claiming arrests which never happened.  While the former vice president's family has almost made a sport of racking up arrests and skirting jail time, Biden himself suffers from the opposite problem — bragging about arrests which seemingly never happened.  During his long career, Biden has boasted or spoken of being collared at least three times in his life, but later confessed they were not in fact arrests, a Post review shows.  Unlike his colorful family — who have a collective rap sheet that includes drunk driving, grand larceny, and assault charges spanning decades — Biden employs the cop tales as cute anecdotes in stump speeches and elsewhere.  On at least three occasions in February, Biden told some version of a story about visiting Nelson Mandela in South Africa in the 1970s and being arrested with the independence hero.

Hakeem Jeffries Lies for a Living.  On Tuesday, July 28, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing featuring Attorney General William Barr.  C-SPAN posted the video of the hearing at YouTube, and it lasts for four hours and fifty minutes.  Despite the length of the hearing, the transcript shows that there were 25 instances of our representatives uttering "reclaiming my time."  Seems that at this hearing the Dems didn't want to hear what Mr. Barr had to say.

Let Portland and Seattle burn.  [Scroll down]  Which brings me to Portland, Seattle and the Democrats.  On the one hand, while their cities are looted and burned the Dems maintain that in fact the looters and burners are "perfectly peaceful."  The Dems' lackeys in the media spin the same tale.  While buildings burn in the background, television so-called news reporters contend with a straight face that the riots are "mostly peaceful."  Challenged, the Dems and their media allies would say, I suppose, that "mostly peaceful" merely means over 50%.  Under that rationale, you could say that Chicago is "mostly peaceful" on any given night because more than half of the inhabitants don't get shot.  World War II was "mostly peaceful" because most of the soldiers survived.  In Seattle, rioters took over an entire neighborhood for weeks and destroyed the police precinct building.  They looted, burned, extorted and killed.  In a clinical case of psycho-denial, the lefty Seattle mayor declared it a "Summer of Love."

Nadler's bid to exploit Portland against Team Trump [was] another embarrassing failure.  New York's own Rep. Jerry Nadler was in two car crashes Tuesday [7/28/2020].  The first left him uninjured but delayed the start of the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr.  In the second, he humiliated himself with his long-winded, unhinged attacks on the AG.  Nadler's opening statement ran over 1,000 words, all to insist that Barr "has twisted the Department of Justice into a shadow of its former self, capable of serving most Americans only after it has served those in power."  Barr has been "flooding federal law enforcement into the streets of American cities, against the wishes of the state and local leaders of those cities, to forcefully and unconstitutionally suppress dissent," Nadler claims.  In fact, the Justice Department doesn't have the staff to "flood" many cities, and its main program to send in help operates only with local agreement — such as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's OK earlier this week.

'Peaceful': I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.  The definition of "peaceful" has been radically altered by the Left and media.  Now I have a very uneasy feeling.  The media tells us the protests in Portland (and elsewhere) are peaceful.  Or at best "mostly peaceful," which is one awful euphemism.  Read this tweet from ABC News carefully.  "Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified."  That's like tweeting, "Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor After Peaceful Flight Intensifies."  It's not just Orwellian.  It's Swiftian.

AG Barr Defends Sending Federal Agents To Portland: 'Since When Is It Okay To Burn Down A Federal Courthouse?'.  In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr fired back at Democrats, including Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) over claims that the Portland, Oregon, protests were "mostly peaceful" and that the Trump administration erred by sending in federal agents to help guard a courthouse from rioters.  After officially gaveling in the session, Nadler "opened the hearing by reading off a laundry list of Barr's perceived transgressions," according to the Daily Mail, accusing Barr of everything from interfering in a number of federal investigations to derailing Democratic efforts to create a national mail-in voting system.

AG Barr destroys Jerry Nadler in another House Democrat testimony disaster.  Another congressional hearing, another Dem disaster.  They planned a public hanging of the attorney general and spent weeks constructing their scaffold.  He is corrupt, a liar, a toady, they and their media handmaidens assured us, and the House Judiciary Committee will reveal all.  Two obstacles quickly became apparent.  The first is that the Dems were led by Rep. Jerry Nadler, whose rabidness is exceeded only by his haplessness.  The start was delayed because Nadler was in a minor car accident.  That was obviously an omen, but Nadler doesn't take hints, so he plowed forward into a head-on crash with a heavyweight opponent superior in every way.  Nadler specializes in duds, demanding that former special counsel Robert Mueller testify a year ago, only to see the Russia, Russia, Russia hysteria collapse on national TV.

The Establishment Has No Clothes.  Consider the House Judiciary Committee, which met Tuesday [7/28/2020] for a session with Attorney General William Barr.  To call that appearance a mess would be too kind.  You would be safe in calling the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee a member of the elite.  But there is nothing — nothing elite about Jerrold Nadler.  He's a physically repellent, intellectually absent, morally repugnant individual who gets worse with every public exposition.  On Tuesday Nadler amazingly contended that what's happening in Portland is not rioting, that the "demonstrators" there are "peaceful."  Nadler called Antifa violence a "myth."  Barr attempted to counter Nadler's spit-take-inducing statements by outlining the litany of weapons those demonstrators have brought to their "mostly peaceful" protests and making the obvious observation that the federal agents engaged in a nightly melee with Antifa mobsters are defending federal property.  Specifically, as in the case of Portland, the federal courthouse.

Americans Have Never Been Gaslighted This Much in Our Nation's History.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman and world champion sprinter Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) was confronted and asked about the two straight months of nightly violence, chaos, rioting and fires in Portland, OR. Nadler is in charge of the House committee that oversees federal law enforcement in the United States.  Nadler replied, "That's a myth."  Then, he displayed the cat-like agility and speed that he is best known for by waddling to a car and speeding away from the citizen who dared to ask him a question.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's city is now on pace to top 700 murders in 2020.  700!  More than 2,000 people have been shot and wounded there in the first half of this year.  Guns are all but illegal for private citizens to own in Chicago, but Mayor Lightfoot knows exactly who is to blame for all the violence and chaos in her city:  Other states that have not banned assault rifles.  In Richmond, Virginia over the weekend, Black Lives Matter charged the police station, set a city dump truck on fire and damaged several buildings on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus.  The good news is that the Richmond Police Department has identified the culprits:  White supremacists who dressed up in Black Lives Matter costumes to instigate the violence.

Are Portland's riots a 'myth'? Or are they Trump's doing?  Democrats can't decide.  Democrats can't seem to make up their minds.  First, they deny that protests in Portland and Seattle are violent and claim that President Trump and the GOP are propagating this "myth" to win over voters, as House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler claimed this weekend.  But now, after hours of video evidence and multiple insider reports, Democrats are finally admitting that the riots on the West Coast are indeed riots, but with one caveat:  Trump is to blame.

Portland Fire Commisioner Blames Cops for Starting Fires.  How terrible do you have to be that even in this period of Black Lives Matter witch hunts and anti-police hysteria, you get called out by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler?  Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty would like to offer a personal demonstration.

How To Disprove The 6 Most Outrageous Myths Of The 1619 Project.  Nikole-Hannah Jones, the famed conceptualizer of The New York Times's 1619 Project, is one of the most protected and vaunted leftist personalities in America today.  Such is the fascination with her venture that Oprah Winfrey plans to turn her ideas into a series of films and televised programs.  Telling the story of the American people is always a laudable goal.  But we must counter attempts to indoctrinate citizens into believing that America is a distinctly callous nation.  The 1619 Project's fabrications commit a horrific injustice on American history.  The project perpetuates dangerous myths about the country's founding, and by painting its roots as structurally racist and oppressive, it stokes racial tensions.  Yet despite the project's myriad erroneous claims, they have been widely accepted and even celebrated.  This must be countered.  So, here are some of the most egregious myths this project foists on the country, along with corrections. [...]

The Implosion of the Left's Language Circus.  Recent fiascos in Portland and Chicago indicate a dangerous turn for the left.  Portland's mayor let anarchists terrorize the downtown for fifty days, then fueled a psy-op campaign blaming the destruction on Trump.  Chicago's mayor, Lori Lightfoot, lashed out at Donald Trump just before hundreds of protesters hurled projectiles at police before a Christopher Columbus statue.  Next, they marched to surround her house, yelling expletives at her.  Conservatives worry, understandably, about whether the public will blame this chaos on Trump.  Many signs indicate that the left's propaganda machine has worked.  As a personal endeavor, I contacted Democratic friends and relatives during June and July to see if we could find common ground.  There exists no common ground.  All the Democrats I know hold Donald Trump personally responsible for the spread of COVID.  They believe that racial violence has increased under Donald Trump.  No Democrat who spoke to me believes there is any rioting in the United States other than white supremacist provocateurs.  They believe that cancel culture is not real, not a problem, and not something that leftists participate in.  They do not believe that the media have any bias.

Cuomo: Nursing Home Policy Criticism Is 'All Politics'.  During a press conference on Friday [7/24/2020], New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) stated that the criticism of his nursing home policies during the coronavirus pandemic is "all politics" and that the issue is being pushed by those who are "politically motivated" at the New York Post and Fox News.

The Latest Hoax — Trump Sending Nazi Brownshirts to Democrat Cities.  The hatred of Donald Trump by the Democrats and some Republicans knows no boundaries.  It is depraved and desperate at the same time.  The latest attack on Donald Trump is pushing the meme that Trump is Hitler resurrected and is sending his "Nazi" storm troopers to cities such as Portland in order to terrorize women and children who are engaged in simple peaceful protest.  The newest lie insists that Trump's storm troopers are acting like Pinochet's secret police and rounding up innocent people and shoving them into black vans.  The implication is that these poor, humble souls are being disappeared just because they want to exercise their First Amendment rights.

Word Salad in the Time of Coronavirus.  [For example,] "Social Distancing."  Why "social" distancing?  Standing six feet apart is physical distancing.  There's nothing social about locking yourself at home and not seeing other people.  Meanwhile, we're communicating via "social" media, making us more physically distant than ever.  It's a safe bet our health — mental and physical — would be in a better state if we did actually socially distance, that is, distance ourselves from Facebook and Twitter. [...] "New normal" is a perfect example of doublethink.  "Normal" is what we are used to.  If it's new, we're not used to it — it's different.  Don't tell us we will have a "new normal" when what you actually mean is that things are going to be different.  And this is precisely what politicians don't want to say.  The power of the concept of "normal" is its utility for weasel politicians.  "Normal" is something invisible.  We don't think about it; we consider it metaphysically preordained, something we have no control over; it's just, well, normal.  The verbal construction "new normal" leads us unconsciously to accept as inevitable a radically different society crafted by the powers-that-be — there's nothing to see here; accept it, that's just the way it is — it's "normal.'

The Democrats' Self-Fulfilling Nightmare.  The coming U.S. presidential election is affecting the present as if it has already happened.  For example, many pundits appear to know that Joe Biden has won.  As Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman tweeted, "where we are now: at this point, it will be almost impossible for Trump to win reelection legitimately.  It's quite possible, however, that he will try to steal the election.  And if you don't think that can happen, you're not paying attention."  The mechanism for the electoral theft is naturally also known.  The Russians will steal the presidency for Trump.

Democratic Senator Claims, Without Evidence, That The FBI Ran 'Fake' Kavanaugh Tip Line During Confirmation Battle.  Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) accused the FBI of running a bogus tip line while investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the latest in a sequence of serious but unsubstantiated claims the Rhode Island Democrat has made about Kavanaugh and his confirmation process.  The senator spoke Wednesday by Zoom to an Ohio chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS), a progressive judicial group.  Three attendees told the Washington Free Beacon that Whitehouse twice asserted that the FBI operated a "fake" tip line while purporting to investigate the justice.

Regarding the Wuhan virus, if you think you're being lied to, you're right.  Ever since the Wuhan virus appeared on the scene, Americans have been bombarded with information, misinformation, re-information, and disinformation.  In the beginning, this information soup was understandable, given that the virus was new.  For that reason, many communities agreed to be shut down for a couple of weeks "to flatten the curve."  Since those murky beginnings, though, we've learned a lot about the virus, including how to treat it and how to protect the elderly, making it significantly less lethal.  Still, politicians — usually Democrats — are using the virus as an excuse to achieve non-virus goals.  For example, they're pushing for more government handouts and dependency, a weakened economy favorable to Biden, mail-in voting, and limited religious worship. [...] What's starting to leak out, though, is that these new data about rising cases and deaths are being manipulated, whether intentionally or accidentally.  This is especially true for data coming from Florida and Texas, two states that seemed to be handling the virus successfully without destroying their economies.

Adam Schiff Just Can't Stop Lying.  Adam Schiff just can't stop lying.  The California huckster was at it again when President Donald Trump, in an act of both justice and mercy, commuted the death sentence I received at the hands of the deep state in a Soviet-style show trial in Washington, DC back in January.  When the news of my commutation was released, Schiff almost immediately recycled the same discredited BS that he had pushed for three years:  "Roger Stone was the link between the Trump campaign and Russian Intelligence officer(s)."  Schiff is well aware of the fact that my completely benign exchange on Twitter direct messages with the persona of Guccifer 2.0 took place after WikiLeaks had already published all of their documents regarding Hillary and the DNC and that the content of this exchange showed no evidence whatsoever of collusion, collaboration or cooperation.  He also knows I released the entire exchange in 2017 so none of this was a revelation.

Hillary Clinton on 'Daily Show': Americans should 'be ready' if Trump won't 'go quietly' after election.  Hillary Clinton appeared as a guest on Monday's episode of "The Daily Show" where host Trevor Noah asked the former secretary of state about the potential changing of powers at the White House after November's election.  The former Democratic presidential nominee appeared virtually for an interview on what Noah has been calling "The Daily Social Distancing Show" amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Their friendly interview quickly turned to the topic of voter suppression, with Clinton taking a jab at Republican leaders, alleging they're trying to stifle votes from people they believe will vote blue in November.  "Republicans have two prongs to their strategy to try to win," she explained.  "The first is to try to prevent as many people who they think won't vote for them from voting.  So make the lines really long where young people vote or African-Americans vote or Hispanics vote.  Try to make vote-by-mail as difficult as possible.  Claim it's fraudulent when indeed it's not.  In fact, that's how Donald Trump votes and everybody who knows about vote-by-mail understands that."

The Democratic Party hates science.  Today's Democratic Party insists that a beautiful, full-term human baby just about to be born isn't really a human being and therefore can be slaughtered at will — maybe even after he or she is born — just as long as "the mother and her doctor" agree.  The Democratic Party's top leaders also passionately warn that the entire earth will become uninhabitable within 10 years due to global warming — unless, that is, America goes full totalitarian/socialist right now and adopts their Green New Deal at an estimated cost of $93 trillion.  After all, it's "settled science."  The modern Democratic Party likewise contends there are dozens of different genders that never before existed throughout history, that men can menstruate, get pregnant and have babies, and that if you don't agree with all this, you're a deplorable bigot.  And anti-science.

Ocasio-Cortez: NYC Crime Surge 'Maybe' Due To People Being 'Scared To Pay Their Rent,' Don't Have Jobs.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed on Sunday that the surge in crime in New York City is happening because people are "scared to pay their rent" and because of high unemployment numbers due to the pandemic.  Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks and other misleading statements during a Zoom video call that was posted to Twitter by The Hill.  Ocasio-Cortez claimed without evidence that the recent $1 billion budgetary cut by the New York City Police Department wasn't "really real." [...] Ocasio-Cortez's suggestion that the increase in crime is simply people stealing bread to try to feed their families ignores the widespread looting of luxury stores that happened in the city during the recent riots.  It also ignores the fact that New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio resisted calls from top Democrats and Republicans to deploy the National Guard to restore order and stop the violence and looting.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other leftists gaslight America about the sudden crime surge.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is out explaining things again, obviously taking Americans for fools: [...] She's got her Hugo Chávez on, nattering on and on in some cloud cuckoo land derived from 19th-century socialism, as if to "re-educate" her audience that the new crime wave engulfing New York and America's big blue cities is all a problem in their heads, merely an issue of desperate people trying to steal loaves of bread, instead of a monstrous descent of one of America's great cities into its pre-Giuliani-era Fort Apache and "Shattered" era.  Call it the great gaslight, a phenomenon where you're living something but not supposed to believe the evidence of your own eyes.  We're now seeing it in spades from the left as the crime wave mounts.

GOP Group with McConnell's Blessing is Spending $2 Million Against Pro-Trump Senatorial Candidate Kris Kobach in Kansas.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is working to defeat Trump favorite Kris Kobach in Kansas.  A RINO group "Plains PAC" is spending $2 million in the primary against pro-Trump Republican Kris Kobach.  They will run ads against Kobach accusing him of ties with white nationalists.  This is a disgusting tactic coming from open border Republicans.

Liberals Will Come For You Sooner Than You Think.  Liberals have spent the last few months wiping clean every piece of history they can.  From statues to the very founding of our country, Democrats have declared what was to not have been and what wasn't to have always been.  The joke known as the 1619 Project has rabid racists and professional victims at its helm, and under the banner of the New York Times, rewrote history from the very founding of our country to be all and only about racism.  It was the first big public push to convince people that nothing good exists from America's existence.  Naturally, it was rewarded with a Pulitzer Prize and is now being incorporated into high school curriculum across the country.  Wildly inaccurate — refuted by actual historians, scholars, and common sense — none of this matters.  Your kids will be indoctrinated with these lies and bile in public schools for years to come.  But liberals aren't content for the long con this time.  They smell blood and have their Brownshirts in the streets and in a frenzy.  They're going to take as much as they can right now.

Democrat Senator:  Founding Fathers And American Heroes Are 'Dead Traitors'.  Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) criticized President Trump's 4th of July speech at Mount Rushmore for focusing on the accomplishments of historical figures.  "He spent all of his time talking about dead traitors," Duckworth, a potential Biden vice president pick, told CNN in an interview.  In his speech, President Trump listed numerous historical figures and celebrities who played a large role in American history.  Among those listed were the founding fathers, the presidents of Mount Rushmore, Fredwrick Douglass, Ulysses S. Grant, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, and Elvis Presley.  "Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children," President Trump said, as he highlighted the accomplishments of notable Americans.

Ingraham: If lying was an Olympic sport, Democrats would be 'draped in gold medals'.  Laura Ingraham defended President Trump against withering criticism from liberals Monday night [7/6/2020] after a weekend of backlash over his July Fourth remarks.  "You can always tell how effective one of the president's speeches is by how frenzied the reaction from liberals is," Ingraham said.  Trump on Saturday vowed to "safeguard our values" from enemies within — leftists, looters, agitators — in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the combativeness of his political rallies.

Tammy Duckworth Goes on Bizarre Rant About Trump's Speech, Cites 'Dead Traitors' and Russia.  Sen. Tammy Duckworth went on CNN this morning [7/5/2020] to make it clear that her party can't be counted on to protect even the most basic tenets of America, including the idea that statues of George Washington shouldn't be torn down. [...] They can't keep this charade up forever.  In fact, I'd suggest it's already been exposed.  Trump's speech was not about Confederate monuments and everyone knows it.  We can all see the video from last night of a Columbus statue being destroyed in Baltimore.  We can see Boston pulling down their Lincoln statue and George Washington being desecrated with red paint to symbolize blood.  In short, Americans are not stupid and pretending that this is just about Confederate generals stopped being persuasive a long time ago.  Duckworth knows this, but she's too scared of the political consequences to actually address the real issue.  In fact, when she is asked specifically about George Washington monuments being destroyed, she tacitly endorses the behavior.

Senator Duckworth and Most of the Press Are Lying about Trump's Speech.  Senator Tammy Duckworth says that, during his address at Mount Rushmore on Friday, President Trump "spent all his time talking about dead traitors."  This is a flat-out lie.  It is entirely untrue.  It is invented from whole cloth.  You can read the speech [elsew]here and see for yourself.  One doesn't have to like President Trump — or to have enjoyed his speech — in order to acknowledge that Duckworth is lying.  One needs only to read what was said.

Joe Biden Ad:  Business Owner Attacks Trump's Pandemic Response, Doesn't Mention Her $27,000 PPP Loan.  A Joe Biden campaign ad features a woman who says President Donald Trump "left the American people behind" in his handling of the coronavirus outbreak — without mentioning a relief loan she received to keep her business afloat.  Tiffany Easley, owner of NV My Eyewear, an optometry and eyewear store in Philadelphia, PA, received a $27,000 forgivable loan from the federal government via the administration's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Biden Trots Out Small Business Owner Who Got Thousands in Gov't Assistance to Argue Trump Isn't Helping Small Business.  A new campaign video from Joe Biden features a small business owner who says the Trump administration did nothing to help her during the coronavirus pandemic.  Unmentioned is that she received thousands through the administration's Paycheck Protection Program.  Tiffany Easley, who owns NV My Eyewear in Philadelphia, received a forgivable $27,000 loan during the first phase of the program in April, she disclosed to local news outlet BillyPenn.  She disclosed the same to Biden during a June 11 roundtable he held in Philadelphia, telling him her major concern was creating safe conditions for her furloughed staff to come back into the store.  But the disclosure is missing from the video testimonial Easley provided for the Biden campaign, in which she says the administration made "everything worse."

Harry Reid strikes again.  When he was running the U.S. Senate in 2012, Harry Reid asserted, without presenting evidence, that an anonymous source had told him that Republican nominee Mitt Romney was a tax cheat.  "So, the word is out that he has not paid any taxes for 10 years," the majority leader declared from the Senate floor.  "Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn't."  It was a classless move from a classless politician.  As it turned out, his comment didn't bear any relation to reality.  In reality, it turned out that Romney paid millions of dollars in taxes each year and gave a significant amount to charity.  Asked years later if he had any regrets about the dastardly attack, Reid replied, "Romney didn't win, did he?"

Marie Harf wrongly slanders Confederates as traitors.  In a discussion on Fox News about the tear-down of America's monuments and statues taking place in hot spots around the nation right now, liberal pundit Marie Harf, who served as a national security adviser for Barack Obama, said that "process," not mob violence, should dictate the outcomes of these structures.  She said, in the end, the Confederate statutes should be removed because the Confederates were "traitors" to the country.  Spoken like a true elitist.  Spoken like a true-blue "The Federal Government Knows Best," anti-states' rights elitist.  Spoken like an elitist who's forgotten or worse, dismissed, historical truths.

The DNC panic is palpable.  Circumventing the rigors of election campaigning and hiding Joe Biden from the American public, the DNC just announced there won't be a large Democrat conclave in August, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic.  Going forward, Mr. Biden will continue a tightly controlled, wholly scripted campaign from the basement of his Delaware home, concluding with a "virtual" nomination.  Upon affirmation, he will then travel to Milwaukee to deliver his acceptance speech to an empty arena.  In fact, Tom Perez, DNC chairman, informed the delegates they aren't welcome in Wisconsin.  And while the DNC isn't planning to completely scrap the entirety of their convention programming, his fear is palpable and most likely attributed to the likelihood of convention rioting, Mr. Biden's declining mental acuity, and the untimely rise of the angry Marxist mob.

Jim Jordan Absolutely Goes off After Jerry Nadler Gaslights Antifa as 'an Imaginary Thing'.  The mainstream media and Democrats simply can't seem to make up their minds when it comes to the radical left-wing anarchistic group Antifa.  They're either 1) modern-day versions of the WWII Normandy beach heroes and saving America from alt-right racists, 2) a fringe group joining up with white supremacist agitators to disrupt peaceful protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, or 3) they simply don't exist.  That they are a mythical creation was posited by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) during a Thursday [6/26/2020] debate on the Democratic-led House's police reform bill.  Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, stated on the House floor that Republicans were "dealing with imaginary things like Antifa".

Andrew Cuomo's big lie on nursing homes and The Post.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo keeps trying to dodge the blame for Health Commissioner Howard Zucker's deadly nursing-home order by pretending that The [New York] Post has created a phony scandal for purely partisan reasons.  It's a big, fat lie — and easily disproven.  At least three times in the last month, he's pushed his "it's just all politics, and it's frankly The New York Post" line, claiming it's a vendetta by columnists Michael Goodwin and Bob McManus.  Huh.  Then why have The Associated Press and Politico reported the same basic facts?  Why has PolitiFact (run by the nonprofit Poynter Institute) debunked his claims?  The central issue is Zucker's March 25 order telling New York nursing homes to admit patients from hospitals without regard to their COVID-19 status — indeed, without testing.  That mandate clearly led to thousands of coronavirus fatalities in the state.

Lying Democrat in Congress says U.S. created slavery.  Senator Tim Kaine is in desperate need of a history lesson, falsely saying that the United States "created" slavery.  [Video clip]

Democrat Senator Tim Kaine:  "The US Didn't Inherit Slavery From Anybody.  We Created it".  Democrat Senator and former VP running mate of Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine (VA) on Tuesday [6/16/2020] said the United States created slavery. [...] "The United States didn't inherit slavery from anybody.  We created it," said Tim Kaine as he droned on about racism in America.

The Democratic Party hates science.  Today's Democratic Party insists that a beautiful, full-term human baby just about to be born isn't really a human being and therefore can be slaughtered at will — maybe even after he or she is born — just as long as "the mother and her doctor" agree.  The Democratic Party's top leaders also passionately warn that the entire earth will become uninhabitable within 10 years due to global warming — unless, that is, America goes full totalitarian/socialist right now and adopts their Green New Deal at an estimated cost of $93 trillion.  After all, it's "settled science."  The modern Democratic Party likewise contends there are dozens of different genders that never before existed throughout history, that men can menstruate, get pregnant and have babies, and that if you don't agree with all this, you're a deplorable bigot.  And anti-science.

Democrat Privilege Warps Everything.  Just look at what the Democratic Party can accomplish when it doesn't have official power.  It managed to turn Hillary Clinton's email scandal and Barack Obama's spying scandal into a Trump-Russia scandal.  It managed to turn Joe Biden's Ukraine bribery scandal into a Trump impeachment.  It lost control of the Executive Branch in 2016 but managed to create in Robert Mueller's special counsel an executive authority above the president's.  It lost the Obamacare referendum that same year but remained sufficiently allied with John McCain to preserve its socialist legacy.  It lost all legislative authority to prevent Congress from investigating the greatest political scandal in our nation's often scandalous history — Barack Obama's use of our intelligence and police forces first to spy on the Trump campaign and then to subvert the peaceful transition of power by conducting a civil servant coup d'état — but succeeded in convincing Paul Ryan not to issue a single congressional subpoena in pursuit of the truth, [...] The whole country has witnessed the highest levels of our government working to overthrow a legitimately elected president, but some retired generals and retired judges and partisan journalists and activist academics see the president as the real threat to our republic anyway.

The High Price of Forgetting.  America should never forget their names:  Garnette Ramantar, Kareem Brunner, Olga Garcia, Angeline Marrero, Cynthia Martinez, Luz Ramos, and Mayra Rentas.  These seven innocent people were murdered on Dec. 8, 1995, when a deranged supporter of Al Sharpton burst into Freddie's Fashion Mart, shot four people and set fire to the Jewish-owned business on Harlem's 125th Street.  Everyone who knows the story of how Sharpton's shakedown protests against "white interlopers" incited the Freddie's Fashion Mart massacre must consider Sharpton permanently tainted as a murderous hatemonger.  Sharpton has never repented for inciting murder and, because he has dishonestly denied responsibility, he ought to be regarded as entirely untrustworthy — falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus.  No honest person would publicly associate with this race-baiting demagogue, much less provide Sharpton a platform to promote his wicked worldview, and yet there he was on every TV network this week, preaching the eulogy for George Floyd.

Where Black Lives Don't Matter.  Black Lives Matter was founded in the aftermath of the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri police killing of an 18-year-old black American named Michael Brown.  Before the investigation of the fatal incident had barely begun, Al Sharpton, one of President Obama's most trusted advisers on race, rushed to Ferguson, where he helped spread an unconfirmed rumor that Brown was killed with his hands in the air while trying to surrender to the police officer who shot him.  With all due respect to the [...] protesters, "hands up, don't shoot" is political propaganda of the most poisonous kind.  As a matter of fact:
  •   Multiple witnesses deemed to be credible saw the killing in real time.
  •   Of that group, none was white; all were black.
  •   A lone witness testified that Brown had his hands up and was trying to surrender when Officer Darren Wilson shot him.  That witness was Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown when Brown stole cigarillos from a convenience store shortly before he was killed.  Johnson's testimony was deemed not to be credible by both the grand jury and the U.S. Department of Justice.
  •   Multiple other black witnesses, all of whom were deemed credible by the investigating authorities, testified that Michael Brown (1) charged Officer Wilson after refusing to obey Wilson's commands and (2) reached inside Wilson's patrol car and fought with Wilson for control of Wilson's service revolver.  Brown was shot and killed during that altercation.
  •   Wilson was fully exonerated by the grand jury and the Obama Department of Justice.
Black Lives Matter was founded on a lie.  I do not say that to be inflammatory — I say it because it's true.  "Hands up, don't shoot" never happened.

Biden Campaign Director, James Clyburn, Says:  There Was No Violence, Looting, Riots, Arson or Police Attacks in Washington DC Last Week.  Joe Biden's Campaign Director James Clyburn takes denial of truth to never-before-seen levels of avoidance and lying.  During an interview earlier today the Biden campaign architect claimed there was no evidence of violence in Washington DC last week.  According to Clyburn there was no violence, rioting, looting, arson or attacks against police.  The burned out cars, buildings and churches, the videos of rampant looting, and the 150 police officers taken to the hospital were apparently staged and made up.  According to his claims, none of what you saw actually happened.  Clyburn seems confident media will protect him and not call him out on his false claims.  Judging by the non-response of Neil Cavuto, his confidence is accurate.

'We Need to Have a Conversation'.  Recently, the ability to "have a conversation," let alone actually solve a problem, has shriveled like a piece of rotting fruit.  In part, the violence of this last week demonstrates that, but the problem has been a long time developing.  Any productive conversation requires certain components, and if any are missing, communication, and therefore the development of solutions, becomes impossible.  Let me list these components:  [#1] Vocabulary:  Those trying to talk to each other must have a common vocabulary that they use to mean the same things. [...] I've lost any understanding that I ever had of what racist means and I have no idea at all what is meant by systemic racism.  What system?  Are there racist policies in the post office?  Do police departments have black arrest quotas?  If there are policies at fault (I think of the welfare system, the easy availability of abortion services, or the deplorable condition of schools in black neighborhoods), those affected need to address those issues directly.  Stealing Rolex watches isn't likely to be helpful.

Black Caucus PAC Defames WH's Kayleigh McEnany As 'Racist' In Baseless Petition For Her Resignation.  The Congressional Black Caucus PAC is circulating an online petition that calls for the resignation of Donald Trump's White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany over supposed "racist statements" she made about former President Barack Obama.  There's just one problem.  The petition does not explain what those statements are.  There are no pull quotes — or any quotes at all — citing what supposedly bigoted words the Trump spokeswoman uttered about the President's predecessor.

Most of This Turmoil Has Been Based on a Lie.  On May 25, 2020, a citizen of these United States by the name of George Floyd, died while in police custody, even though he was apparently not resisting the officers responsible for his well being while in custody.  This tragic event was captured on the cellphone cameras of bystanders and immediately went viral.  Unless a true sociopath, no human being could watch that video and fail to be absolutely horrified by the apparent disregard displayed by the officers present at the scene, as Floyd's life ebbed away right in front of them and without their intervention.  For the first time in a very long time, all points on the political spectrum were united in outrage about the same thing and for the same reason.  We were and remain outraged at such a blatant and callous disregard for human life.  The day after the incident, citizens demonstrated that outrage by taking to the streets in protest and to "petition the government for the redress of grievances."  This, a classic case of why the the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution exists at all.  Then something changed.  The demonstrations became about a lie.  The demonstrations became a protest about Systemic Police Brutality based on racism.  It became about police far and wide, "deliberately hunting down and killing" Black men.

Why Should We Trust Health Experts Ever Again?  Living in back-to-back crises has certainly been an interesting experience.  We have gone from health experts telling us to shelter-in-place for months to out in the streets in crowds that are not at all socially distant.  We have gone from businesses being shut down by the state to burned down by rioters. [...] In all of this outdoor activity, though, we suddenly seem to be forgetting that we've been told for months not to gather in large crowds.  A couple of weeks ago, Florida and Georgia residents (along with the residents of other Republican states) were being chastised by the national media for daring to go out to the beaches.  Citizens who were wanting to go and operate their businesses and conduct life as usual were ridiculed by pundits from CNN to MSNBC.  We were told by health experts that going out was ill-advised. [...] Those same health experts, though, rushed out a statement in support of the mass gatherings and protests over the death of George Floyd.  They put out a letter with signatures and everything.

Institutional racism' among police?  Let's look at the numbers.  About twice as many white people as black people are killed by police.  In fact, in about 75 percent of police shootings, the decedent is not black.  Of course, that is not what you would grasp from consuming media.  Take the website statista.com, specifically its breathless focus on "Hate crime in the United States" — counterfactually insinuating that any shooting involving a black victim must be a "hate crime."  Here's their big headline from Tuesday:  "Black Americans 2.5X More Likely Than Whites to Be Killed By Police."  It is fiction.  It is sheer demagoguery, peddled as American cities are besieged by rioters in the wake of George Floyd's killing by Minneapolis police.

The 'Institutional Racism' Canard.  About twice as many white people as black people are killed by police.  In fact, in about 75 percent of police shootings, the decedent is not black.  Of course, that is not what you would grasp from consuming media.  Take the website statista.com, specifically its breathless focus on "Hate crime in the United States" — counterfactually insinuating that any shooting involving a black victim must be a "hate crime."  Here's their big headline from Tuesday:  "Black Americans 2.5X More Likely Than Whites to Be Killed By Police."  It is fiction.  It is sheer demagoguery, peddled as American cities are besieged by rioters in the wake of George Floyd's killing by Minneapolis police.  The falsity of the claim is demonstrated even by statista.com itself.  Just three days ago, the site posted another series of bar graphs, showing that, in fact, whites are nearly twice as likely as blacks to be shot to death by police.

Lefty pols have put cops everywhere in peril.  On Tuesday night [6/2/2020], as Mayor Bill de Blasio went on CNN to lie to Chris Cuomo that all was "calm" in New York, the exhausted men and women of the NYPD were being bruised and battered for the fourth night by criminals running amok under the cover of George Floyd protests.  "It's been a good night," de Blasio said.  As he spoke, the reality on the streets was revealed in a video going viral on Twitter of a "looting party" in Soho, with hundreds of revelers milling around looted stores and dancing on cars.  At the same time, over on Fox News, NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association chief Ed Mullins was making an extraordinary plea for the President Trump to intervene to rescue a mighty police force that has been hobbled and abandoned by its political masters.

The Minneapolis Disaster has Democrat Fingerprints All Over It.  [Scroll down]  Despite these false claims by Democrat politicians, the riots were and are purely a Democrat product.  The Democrats chose to support Black Lives Matter and to coddle Antifa.  Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison had previously posed with a copy of Antifa:  The Anti-Fascist Handbook, touting it as "the book that strike fear in the heart of" Trump.  Now Ellison has been tweeting conspiracy theories that blame the riots on "white supremecists".  But, the only white supremacists on the scene are Democrats.  Minneapolis' last Republican mayor stepped down in 1974.  While his city burned, Mayor Jacob Frey, a Biden supporter, attacked President Trump, whining, "weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis."  That's exactly what Frey and the Democrats have been doing in the face of the riots.  Frey, a former community organizer, had repeatedly tweeted support for the Black Lives Matter racist hate group that is carrying out much of the violence.  Instead of taking responsibility, Frey is blaming President Trump.

Twitter needs to fact-check these tweets from prominent liberals.  [Scroll down]  Start with a 2017 tweet from CNN contributor Ana Navarro claiming that an "Ivanka Fund got $100 million pledge from the Saudis and UAE."  The truth:  The cash went to a World Bank initiative for female entrepreneurs.  Navarro's tweet garnered more than 43,000 retweets.  Or how about a 2019 tweet from actress Nancy Lee Grahn that featured photos of migrant children at a border detention center and railed against Team Trump for allegedly torturing kids?  As Internet sleuths pointed out, Grahn's photo was cropped to remove the timestamp: 2015.  It garnered nearly 50,000 retweets anyway.  Then there was Rachel Maddow's blog's 2018 claim that the White House had edited the video of the president's Helsinki news conference with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin "to remove [a] question about whether [he] wanted Trump to win."  The Washington Post and numerous other outlets debunked the claim, yet the tweet is still up, with 24,000 retweets — and no Twitter warning label.

11 Democrats Who Lied, on Twitter, About 'Fine People' in Charlottesville.  Twitter applied a fact check to President Donald Trump on Tuesday because he claimed that voter fraud was more likely under the Democrats' proposed nationwide vote-by-mail system — something even Democrats once believed.

Gretchen Whitmer slips state money to leftist political operatives to spy on Michiganders, then lies about it.  It's pretty amazing how many negative activities gather around Michigan's hard-faced and ambitious Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer.  Besides her outrageous performance on the coronavirus crisis — banning sales of garden seeds, seeding nursing homes with COVID-19 patients, forcing private dam operators to overfill their reservoir for greenie purposes, causing two of them to burst — she's also a liar.  We saw that clearly enough when her husband tried to put himself at the front of the boating queue by citing his marriage to her — cronyism at its worst — and she claimed that it was a joke.  It was a story so egregiously bad that the only reason we didn't comment about it here at American Thinker earlier is that we mistakenly thought the story was fake.  Now there's the matter of Whitmer's political corruption — succoring her political cronies at state expense to spy on Michiganders to beef up the Democratic Party operation, which she's also lying about.

The unmasking of Joe Biden.  For three years, many in the media have expressed horror at the idea of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.  We now know there never was credible evidence of such collusion.  In recently released transcripts, a long list of Obama administration officials admitted they never saw any evidence of such collusion — none.  That included the testimony of Evelyn Farkas, a former Obama national security adviser who was widely quoted in her public plea for Congress to gather the evidence that she learned of as part of the Obama administration.  The media widely covered her alarm that this evidence would be lost "if they found out how we knew what we knew about their, the staff, the Trump staff's, dealing with Russians."  Yet, in her previously classified testimony under oath, she repeatedly said "I didn't know anything."  (Farkas is now running for Congress in New York and highlighting her role in raising "the alarm" over Russian collusion.)

Wall Street Journal: 'No one should ever believe another word' from Schiff.  The Wall Street Journal editorial board urged the media and the public to never again trust House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff because of his repeated claims over the years that there was evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.  The editorial, which was published on Tuesday [5/12/2020], reacted to the House Intelligence Committee releasing dozens of witness interview transcripts and related material regarding its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.  "Schiff spread falsehoods shamelessly about Russia and Donald Trump for three years even as his own committee gathered contrary evidence," it wrote.  The editorial board also argued the California Democrat had previously held up the release of the transcripts because they didn't align with what he was saying publicly.

Adam Schiff lied about the Trump investigation — and the media let him.  Last week, Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell forced Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff's hand.  If the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee didn't release the transcripts of 53 interviews from the committee's Russia collusion investigations, then he'd do it himself.  The transcripts, many of them from nearly three years ago, were declassified and ready for public viewing since June.  As the grand impresario of collusion, Schiff has filled print and broadcast media since January 2017 claiming that he has seen "more than circumstantial evidence" of a Trump-Putin conspiracy.  Obviously there was none in the transcripts, or he'd have pulled back the curtain years ago.  But Schiff didn't want to hand control of the narrative to one of Trump's most effective deputies, so on Thursday [5/7/2020] they finally went live.

Common Sense and Self-Evident Truth in a Post-Truth World.  Many Americans today go far beyond simply rejecting the ideas of the American founders, the claims of the Declaration, and the Constitution.  They reject the very idea of truth.  These Americans were taught in American universities that there is no such thing as truth, that truth is an outmoded concept, that we now live in a post-truth reality.  The belief that the concept of truth is outmoded is no longer confined to academia.  It has invaded the world outside academia and won a great victory there; the Oxford Dictionaries selected "post-truth" as the Word of the Year for 2016.  And a great victory it is.  Convincing Americans that there is no such thing as truth defeats the very foundation of the American idea.

Liberals always lie.  That leftists are somehow entirely incapable of honesty is an indisputable fact we've all seen for ourselves when engaged in discussions with leftists.  There really is no point in even talking with them because they make up "facts", change the subject when they realize they're losing, talk over you or shout you down, demand you provide them sources for everything and hurl slurs at you before storming off.  We've all seen it.  And this is just the garden variety liberalism.  With Trump Derangement Syndrome and the blank check authorities give to the more virulent strain known as antifa, there's a real chance your discussion could end with violence.  If they win, you go to the hospital.  If you successfully defend yourself you will likely end up in jail.

7 Devastating Revelations About Crossfire Hurricane In New Releases.  [#4] Rep. Adam Schiff Is a Rotten, No-Good, Two-Faced Liar:  The latest declassifications also expose — yet again — that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) lied about everything in his "response memo" to Rep. Devin Nunes's (R-Calif.) memo on FISA abuse.  The lawyer who tweets anonymously as Undercover Huber detailed the evidence in a must-read thread on Friday [4/17/2020].  "DOJ cited multiple sources to support the case for surveilling Page — but made only narrow use of information from Steele's sources about Page's specific activities in 2016, chiefly his suspected July 2016 meeting in Moscow with Russian officials," Schiff had claimed.  Not so, as "Undercover Huber" detailed.  Rather, the FISA applications stated that "[Carter] Page... has been identified by source reporting as an intermediary with Russian leadership" in "a well-developed conspiracy of co-operation" to influence the 2016 election.  And that language was lifted directly from the Steele dossier.

A complete inversion of the truth:
Biden:  China Provides Jobs, 'Fuels World's Prosperity'.  "Middle-Class Joe" had a rare opportunity to confront the greatest threat to American workers — the CCP's exploitative trading practices and job poaching ad infinitum — and he failed.  Miserably.  Instead, he praised the relationship as a boon to American employment numbers and extolled the merits of a "rising China."  It wasn't a gaffe.  It wasn't a blunder.  It was quintessential Biden.

Pelosi claims Trump withholding the WHO funds is 'illegal' and will be 'swiftly challenged'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed Wednesday that President Donald Trump's decision to temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organization while his administration conducted a review of the agency's handling of the coronavirus outbreak is "illegal."  In addition, the California Democrat promised the president's decision would be "challenged" immediately.  "This is another case, as I have said, of the President's ineffective response, that 'a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility.  A weak person blames others.'  This decision is dangerous, illegal and will be swiftly challenged," Pelosi said Wednesday [4/15/2020] in a statement.

White House Officials Counter Pelosi's Claim That Trump's WHO Cuts Are 'Illegal'.  White House officials are refuting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's claim that cutting funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) is "illegal."  Officials in the Office of Management and Budget explained to the Daily Caller that WHO's funding was approved by Congress as part of a larger lump sum statutorily allocated for "international organizations."  The White House has discretion over which organizations to send that money to, with past decisions resulting in the budgeting WHO received.  An official explained that the funding allocation is broken down into two groups: assessed dues and voluntary contributions made at the agency level.  WHO's assessed dues, according to OMB, can be immediately halted because a treaty doesn't exist that legally binds the United States to WHO.

Biden and Democrats try to pin economic crash on Trump.  The health of the economy was President Trump's best argument for reelection just a month ago, but now, in the chaos generated by the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats see it as a weakness to be exploited.  With unemployment soaring and businesses shuttered, Democrats have a new opportunity to attack Trump for what was once his greatest strength.  Even if Trump is able to convince voters in the months ahead that he's handled the public health response to the pandemic properly, he faces the risk that Democrats could successfully blame him for the ensuing economic misery.

Obama Exploits Pandemic to Push for Mail-in Voting.  On Tuesday, ABC News reported that "two officials familiar with the document's contents" told them "concerns about what is now known to be the novel coronavirus pandemic were detailed in a November intelligence report by the military's National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI).  The report was the result of analysis of wire and computer intercepts, coupled with satellite images."  On Wednesday night, the Pentagon issued a rare public statement in which they torpedoed the claim.  Following Wisconsin's primary this week, Democratic commentator James Carville told MSNBC that Republicans "will kill people to stay in power.  Literally."

FDR at Yalta, and why Joe Biden's mental acuity matters.  On August 18, 1944, Senator Harry S. Truman met President Franklin D. Roosevelt for lunch at the White House.  Truman had just been nominated to be Roosevelt's running mate that year, and the two men dined on the White House lawn and chatted about the upcoming campaign.  Truman had not seen the president for over a year and was shocked at Roosevelt's haggard appearance.  He noticed that FDR was so ill that he couldn't even pour cream into his coffee.  Despite seeing direct evidence of Roosevelt's poor health, Truman told reporters afterwards that Roosevelt "Looked fine... He's as keen as a briar."  Truman was lying.  Roosevelt was a dying man, which was evident to everyone who saw him.  But during the 1944 campaign, a conspiracy of silence reigned about his health.  Roosevelt had a physical in the summer that showed he had high blood pressure and was suffering from congestive heart failure, but the results were kept from the public.  With the assistance of a compliant media that was overwhelmingly sympathetic to FDR, the issue of Roosevelt's ability to serve four more years never materialized as a serious campaign issue.

10 Ways the Left Has Politicized the Coronavirus Pandemic.  [#8] Rampant lying about Trump's response:  A pandemic is no time for politics.  We didn't see Republicans politicize the H1N1 outbreak, but sadly, Democrats have different priorities than the greater good.  Democrats are in the middle of a coordinated effort to blame the pandemic on Trump, even though it was congressional Democrats who were distracted by their own efforts to impeach him while the Trump administration was actually doing something about the outbreak. [...] Mike Bloomberg bought three minutes of airtime to address the public and blame Trump for the outbreak.  Both Bloomberg and Joe Biden claimed that the Trump administration cut all budget increases to the CDC and NIH made by the Obama administration, an allegation the Associated Press determined to be false.  What good can come from falsely accusing Trump of hampering our country's coronavirus readiness?  None, unless you're trying to oust Trump.

WashPost Busts Joe Biden Ad:  Four Pinocchios for 'Video Manipulation' of Trump's Coronavirus Comments.  The Washington Post's fact-checker column slapped former Vice President Joe Biden's White House campaign with four Pinocchios for its misleading attack ad about President Trump's comments about the coronavirus, writing it presents "a false narrative that does not reflect the event as it occurred."  The Biden ad accuses President Trump of dismissing the deadly illness as a "hoax" during a recent campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina.  However, Washington Post fact-checker Meg Kelly explained the video clip is a "blatant" misrepresentation of the president's remark.

Time to scrap the Goldwater Rule.  There are few ironclad rules in American politics.  But here is one: if you are a Republican, no tactic is too disreputable to be deployed against you.  I think for example, of the disgusting campaign waged to keep Judge Robert Bork from the Supreme Court in the 1980s. 'Lion of the Senate' Ted Kennedy led that charge ('in Robert Bork's America...'), though he was aided by a young senator named Joe Biden.  Journalists went through Bork's trash and reviewed the movies he rented for incriminating evidence.  Other campaigns of vilification against Republican Supreme Court nominees include the one conducted against Clarence Thomas and, most recently, the extraordinary full-court press against Brett Kavanaugh.  But the calumny is directed not just against judicial nominees.  Every Republican candidate since Ronald Reagan has been compared to Hitler ('literally Hitler') by the left.  Even the Grecian Formula candidate, Mitt Romney, was made an honorary Nazi during his campaign for president in 2012.  (Joe Biden got in on the action then by warning blacks that he would put 'y'all back in chains'.

The Left's Pretend Virtue.  Democrats excel in hypocrisy.  It seems like half the time they speak they're making some bold, confident statements about events and then the other half they come out and say the opposite, equally boldly and confidently, about similar events.  Here are just a handful of recent examples:
  •   They silenced the women Bill Clinton sexually assaulted but then embraced the #MeToo movement and declared that all victims must be heard;
  •   They acquitted Bill Clinton of impeachment over perjury but voted to impeach President Trump for the high crime of faithfully executing his office;
  •   They accused Attorney General William Barr of being Trump's wingman but accepted Eric Holder's self-designation as President Obama's wingman;
  •   They mock non-Ivy-League Republicans (Dan Quayle, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump) for being stupid but protect the apparently demented Joe Biden;
  •   They characterize strong language from conservatives as unacceptable, violent behavior but then characterize Antifa's actual violence as peaceful protests;
  •   They criticize President Trump's fast response to the coronavirus as racist but then go into a full panic and say he didn't act quickly enough;
  •   Chuck Schumer called out President Trump for criticizing the bias of certain Supreme Court justices in their prior opinions but then threatened, with physical violence no less, two other justices if they voted a certain way on a future case.
[...] Democrats are never embarrassed when this kind of thing is exposed, and their voters don't seem bothered by it, either.

Why Do the 2020 Democrats Lie About Everything?  They lie about the simple, verifiable differences in what sex a person is based on what someone "thinks" as opposed to what their anatomy tells them they are.  They lie about the capability to feel pain and survival chances of a pre-born, or even a newly born child.  They lie about the good of our closest ally Israel.  They lie about the danger of our enemies — Iran, ISIS, the Taliban.  They lie about the number of gun deaths we are dealing with.  They lie about the economy.  They are trying to lie about the number of people who don't have jobs.

Progressive Big Lies.  These days, the masters of the "big lie" are the Leftists and those progressives who, addled by Trumpophobia, regularly promulgate whoppers that today's internet can easily discredit.  Of course, from the Russian collusion fabrication to the Ukraine "quid pro quo," the Dems have publicized numerous lies and distortions of facts.  Now they're at it again with hysterical attacks on Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak.  During the last debate, Mike Bloomberg charge that Trump "defunded Centers for Disease Control, CDC, so we don't have the organization we need," a lie seconded by Joe Biden who added, "He cut the funding for the entire effort."  As the New York Post, commented, "It's a lie that can only sow fear:  The CDC budget is higher than when Trump took office.  Same for the National Institutes of Health.  And top career officials from both have been working with the White House for weeks to direct the US response."

It's Time for Conservatives to Own the Climate-Change Issue.  There is an interesting political tactic often employed by the Left, and it follows a predictable pattern.  First, identify a problem most of us can agree on.  Second, elevate the problem to a crisis.  Third, propose an extreme solution to said crisis that inevitably results in a massive transfer of power to government authorities.  Fourth, watch as conservatives take the bait and vociferously reject the extreme solutions proposed.  Fifth and finally, accuse those same conservatives of being too heartless or too stupid to solve the original problem on which we all thought we agreed.  This is the pattern we have seen play out with respect to climate change.

Democrats escalate the lies they're throwing at Trump about coronavirus.  With the rise of coronavirus, the Democrats are so desperate to destroy Trump that they're lying about everything possible, celebrating damage to the American economy, and working hard to drive ordinary Americans into a blind panic.  This is an unusually sordid display of partisanship over country, although none of them have the grace to be ashamed.  A look at Obama's presidency reveals that the Democrats' standards were quite different back then.

(Re-)launching Russiagate 2020.  On the heels of their impeachment debacle, somehow it seemed a propitious time for the Left to launch its sequel — Russiagate 2020: This Time We Get Him — No, Really! [...] Defending oneself against the Left's Russiagate lie is not proof of the lie.  Rather, it is proof that people such as Chris Murphy are lying with impunity, thanks to the complicit collusion media.

What's Really Behind the Left's 'Cancel Culture'.  [Scroll down]  Here's an example showing how this works.  Congressman Adam Schiff (D-La La Land) told the country for about two years that he had seen evidence that President Donald Trump had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election from Hillary Clinton.  Then the Mueller Report came out and said there was no evidence of collusion.  When Congressman Schiff later accused the president of withholding aid to Ukraine unless they helped him steal the 2020 election from Joe Biden, and did so by fictionalizing the transcript of the telephone call where this quid pro quo was floated, reasonableness would tell us not to believe a word he said.  Sure, he could be telling the truth this time, but he had already forfeited his reliability, so his testimony should be rejected.  Why, then, did so many people believe the Ukraine story?  Because they agreed with the content of his accusations and those accusations made them feel good.

Bloomberg takes credit for leading NYC through 9/11 — when Giuliani was mayor.  Presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg takes credit for leading New York "through" the 9/11 attacks in a campaign ad.  But there's one problem:  He didn't become mayor until four months later.  Touting his leadership chops, the billionaire released a 30-second video including the claim.  "I led a complex, diverse city through 9/11 and I have common-sense plans to move America away from the chaos to progress," Bloomberg, 78, is seen saying at a campaign rally.  But Rudy Giuliani was mayor during the attacks, and he didn't hand Bloomberg the keys to Gracie Mansion until Jan. 1, 2002.

The Democrats and the virus:  Truth is hard, propaganda is cheap!.  The Democrats have truly lost their minds.  For years they have wailed about how our borders should all be open, there should be no walls.  When President Trump six weeks ago banned travelers from China, they called him a racist, of course.  Now that the virus has spread, they are blaming him, accusing him of an anemic response.  Wrong.  The country has a pandemic plan in place, no matter who is president, but Trump has been on the case since China informed the world of the virus breakout.  A task force to address this virus has been in place for at least a month.  They've accused Trump of cutting the budget of the CDC and NIH.  Even AP shows that he did not.

Highlights of the News.  ITEM 10:  Politico reported, "A federal judge swung back at Donald Trump on Tuesday [2/25/2020] over his heated criticism of the Roger Stone case, warning that the president's commentary about his longtime associate's conviction had helped fuel threats to the jury.  "[Obama] Judge Amy Berman Jackson cited Trump's public comments and Twitter posts, as well as an accompanying campaign from the president's conservative media allies to identify and critique the jury, as one of the reasons for her decision to clamp down on public access to a hearing on Stone's request for a new trial."  Liar.  The Obama judge is lying.  With the exception of the Democrat congressional candidate who outed herself as the jury forewoman, no one knows who they are.  They always say death threats when caught doing something crooked.  Witness Adam Schiff saying the whistle blower's life was threatened, even as Schiff claimed to not know who the whistle blower is.  A formal complaint about the judge's partisan hackery could lead to her removal from an office she does not deserve.

The Rise of Democratic Idiocracy.  In this new Democratic world, the absurd is now the accepted norm, totally illogical thought becomes completely rational, scientific fact is discarded for the purpose of political expediency and historical fact is a tiresome inconvenience that can be ignored as needed.

The Facts About Trump That Are Deadly For Democrats.  [Scroll down]  The Democrats' political future depends on keeping voters as far away from facts as possible.  When not waging personal attacks, the Democrats have tried to convince voters that the economy is shambles, and that as the rich grow richer, the suffering of the poor increases.  But just as the facts reveal Trump to be much less than a demon, the data show them to be liars.  Earnings of the bottom 10 percent have grown 4.9% under Trump while they rose a mere 1.9% during the Obama presidency.  Under this "racist" president, black Americans have thrived, their earnings up 3.8%, a stark contrast to the 1.8% growth under President Barack Obama.

Mayor Pete Busted Editing "Artificial Crowd Cheering and Applause" Into His Videos.  Mayor Pete isn't called "Mayor Cheat" for nothing.  Turns out that failed mayor is trying to artificially boost himself up with phony cheering and applause lines edited into his soundbite clips.  The discovery was made by the Twitter account "CPD Action," a group that supports Bernie Sanders for President.  CPD posted side-by-side clips of a CNN town hall event featuring Mayor Pete.

AOC: Democratic Party is 'Not a Left Party,' It's a 'Center-Conservative' Party.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed the Democratic Party is a "center or center-conservative party," and "not a left party," during a discussion at MLK Now 2020, Monday, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.  Day.  "I wanted to go back to what you said about our 'left party'.&Nbsp; We don't have a left party in the United States," declared Ocasio-Cortez.  "The Democratic Party is not a left party.  The Democratic Party is a center or center-conservative party.

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The Democratic Party is in a race to the political left.  The remaining crop of Democrat presidential candidates are actively competing to see who can be the most extreme.  The Abortion Party is as extreme as it can be in its relentless promotion of infanticide.  The Democrats have created a welfare system that punishes fatherhood and encourages perpetual dependence on Big Government.  The Democrats are soft on crime, cozy with the theocratic Muslims, and proud of opening doors for transvestites.  The Democrats have made it abundantly clear that they don't want you to have firearms.  (No communist dictator anywhere in the world would want you to have firearms.)  If you are forced to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage, it's because of the Democrats.  If you go into a public restroom and find a transvestite in there, it's because of the Democrats.  If you go to a restaurant and they won't give you a plastic straw, it's because of the Democrats.  If you drive downtown and see homeless bums defecating in the streets, it's because of the Democrats.  If you have kids in high school who can't add two numbers without a calculator, it's because of the Democrats.  If one of your school kids comes home and tries to tell you there are 63 genders, it's because of the Democrats.  If you go to a movie theater and you are bombarded with nudity, blasphemy, and profanity, it's because of the Democrats.  If some teenager gets snooty with you because you didn't use his or her "preferred pronouns," it's because of the Democrats.  If you go to the polls and leave there unsure if you vote will be counted, it's because of the Democrats.  If you're afraid to tell a stranger that you voted for President Trump, it's because of the Democrats.  If you hear the TV news people screaming about a "climate emergency," when you know there's nothing abnormal about the weather, it's because of the Democrats.  The Democratic Party platform is replete with socialism, thanks to people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and if Bernie Sanders is the party's presidential nominee, there will be large chunks of outright communism mixed in as well.  There is nothing conservative about the Socialist Democratic Party.

Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Claim:  "Rush Limbaugh is a virulent racist..."  Fact-checker rating: Pants-on-fire.  One has to look no farther than the control booth of the extraordinarily successful Rush Limbaugh radio show to learn that the infamous producer and call screener "Bo Snerdley" is in reality a black man named James Golden. [...] Rush Limbaugh is neither a racist nor misogynist.  He is hated and reviled by liberals such as Ocasio-Cortez because he is an unapologetic conservative voice so desperately needed at this moment in American history.  Any listener of his show can attest to the fact that Rush has frequently praised Justice Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court, and if memory serves correctly, Justice Thomas is black.  While Limbaugh is unafraid to criticize, mock, and parody race-baiting hustlers like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Louis Farrakhan, or Al Sharpton, he often speaks of economist Thomas Sowell in almost reverential tones, and professor Walter Williams has also served on multiple occasions as a guest host on Limbaugh's radio show.  I wouldn't even know the name of Dr. Williams if it hadn't been for Rush Limbaugh.

Fake Iowa Victory Speeches Vs.  Fact-Filled SOTU.  Which should Americans fear more, foreign interference in our elections, or candidates giving televised victory speeches before any of the vote results are announced — with the undisguised purpose of fooling TV viewers into thinking they won?  That's what Americans were inflicted with Monday night as the Democratic presidential candidates refused to let the party's inability to figure out the result of the Iowa caucuses interfere with their faux declarations of victory.

Jason Chaffetz:  Why Does Adam Schiff Have A Security Clearance When 'He Continues To Lie'.  Former Republican Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz asked Tuesday why Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff should possess a security clearance when "he continues to lie."  Chaffetz, a Fox News contributor and analyst, told "Fox & Friends" that Schiff failed to sell his impeachment case during President Donald Trump's Senate trial.  "They didn't convince anybody," he said, before moving on to comment on some of impeachment manager Schiff's statements during the trial.

Mike Bloomberg Ad Uses Obama-Era Footage Of Caged Migrants To Criticize Trump.  Mike Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, released an anti-Trump campaign advertisement that included footage of caged migrants in 2014 — during the Obama era.  The Bloomberg campaign released an ad that was meant to highlight unflattering events that have occurred during the Trump administration, such as the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, the aftermath of a Florida school shooting, the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border.  "America demanded change and change is what we got," a narrator said in the ad, which then led to a montage of footage, supposedly all taken during the Trump presidency.

Yes, Trump's Acquittal Is Real, And It's Spectacular.  The most amazing thing about Democrats and their allies in the media is that they never actually lose.  Any time it seems like they lose, it's actually the result of cheating and chicanery.  Hillary Clinton didn't lose 2016, the Russians interfered and the Electoral College is racist.  Stacy Abrams didn't lose in Georgia, the election was stolen.  And sure enough, the calls have already come out to say that House Democrats aren't really going to lose the impeachment trial, because without additional witnesses the trial isn't legitimate and the acquittal isn't real.  Not this time.  Mitch McConnell, President Trump's legal team, and the GOP made fools of the Democrats and drank their milkshake.  But this will not stop the aggrieved cackling heads from claiming this is all somehow fake.

Devastating 30-Year-Old Video Shows Biden Being Caught Repeatedly Lying for 5 Minutes Straight.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing many issues in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, including the dealings of his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine.  And now he is looking at another scandal.  It is an old scandal, one that knocked him out of the 1988 presidential race, but it has reared its head again and it appears to show he is a stone-cold liar.  A video from 1987 shared by progressive activist and rabble-rouser Shaun King shows the then-senator during his first presidential campaign plagiarizing other liberal thought leaders.

Adam Schiff and John Profumo:  A Tale of Two Liars.  In the course of my tuning in to the feed from the impeachment hearings, I caught House manager Congressman Adam Schiff telling a huge whopper:  that he doesn't know who the "whistleblower" is.  That is the individual whose machinations and contacts with Schiff's Intelligence Committee touched off the entire impeachment business.  Schiff is asserting that he still, to this day, does not know who this individual is.  This is a lie.  There is no way that Schiff cannot have known exactly who the "whistleblower" is, and have known it for nearly three years now.  In Schiff's case, it is only the latest in a career of lies, which is well documented. [...] This time, Schiff raised his lies to a whole new level, by repeating his lie inside the halls of Congress.  And he did it not once, but three times:  once in his own Intelligence Committee and at least twice to the Senate during the question-and-answer phase.

Schiff Goes Full Snowflake, Claims Trump Tweet 'Intended to be' A Threat.  [Scroll down]  Schiff has been put under the microscope for his handling of this impeachment.  I recently documented the top seven lies Schiff has told to boost impeachment — none of which he has been held accountable for.  There were calls for him to be censured after presenting his "satirical" version of the Ukraine call transcript, but Democrats in the House rejected it.  So Trump is absolutely right that Schiff has paid no price for his lies.

The Democrats' Disgraceful Hail Mary.  I don't know about you, but I'm a little tired of Rep. Adam Schiff and the Democratic horde's portraying every charge against President Donald Trump as Trump's effort to interfere with this or that election.  In his opening statement at the Senate impeachment trial, Lead House Impeachment Manager Schiff, puffed up with false indignation, did it again.  President Trump made an "attempt to use the powers of the presidency to cheat in an election," said Schiff, and he must be impeached.  He's claiming that the 2020 election, which won't happen until November, will be illegitimate because of Trump's dastardly telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.  "The president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won," he said.  Come on!  How dim does he think the viewing public is?

Adam Schiff's history of inaccuracies, conspiracy theories follows him to Senate floor.  On Jan. 10, 2017, BuzzFeed posted the Christopher Steele dossier, which made a dozen felony charges against Mr. Trump and his allies.  A month later, The New York Times reported that the intelligence community owned a year's worth of phone records and intercepts between the Trump campaign and Kremlin intelligence.  The dossier allegations and Times story were both false.  The next month, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence convened the first major hearing into Russia's interference in the 2016 election by computer hacking and social media warfare.  A key question was whether the Trump campaign was a witting ally.  It was in that media glare that Mr. Schiff began making a series of conspiracy claims as he sat on a committee that is supposed to deal in facts.

Lee Zeldin Challenges Media and Debunks Schiff's Claim that Ukraine 2016 Interference is "Conspiracy Theory".  Lee Zeldin, Mike Johnson, Mark Meadows and Elise Stefanik appear for a quick presser during the impeachment hearings.  Zeldin notes that Adam Schiff has claimed Ukraine interference in the 2016 U.S. election is "conspiracy theory"; then Zeldin cites specific examples of Ukraine activity the media are well aware of.  After calling out the media examples, Mr. Zeldin challenges them to debunk him.  [T]he media are silent.  [Video clip]

Fact Check:  Adam Schiff Lied About Tim Morrison's Testimony About Ukraine Call.  CLAIM:  Former National Security Council official Tim Morrison reported the Ukraine phone call right away because it was political.  VERDICT:  FALSE.  Morrison saw nothing illegal — or political — about the call.

The Top Seven Lies Adam Schiff Has Told to Boost Impeachment.  Adam Schiff is a liar.  Like most Democrats, he cares more about ousting Trump than the facts — so much, in fact, he's repeatedly turned a blind eye to the facts to smear Trump in the hopes of swaying public opinion against the man who dared to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.  It's already been proven that Democrats have plotted the impeachment of Donald Trump since he first took office.  For over three years they threw anything they could at him, and Schiff was doing his part to advance the narrative that Trump should be impeached by pushing bogus information and outright lying to the public.  Below are seven examples of Schiff's lies designed to boost the impeachment of President Trump.

He Can't Stop Lying!  Liberal Media Catches Adam Schiff in a New Lie on Lev Parnas Evidence.  In a letter last week Schiff listed communications between Lev Parnas and President Zelensky of Ukraine.  But Politico discovered the communication was actually between Lev Parnas and Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma.  If Democrats had a case they wouldn't have to lie so much.

Fact Check:  Adam Schiff Lied to the Senate About Trump's Past Concern with Ukraine Corruption.  CLAIM:  If President Donald Trump really cared about corruption in Ukraine, he would have raised it before.  But he never did.  VERDICT:  False.  Trump raised it specifically — even lecturing the former Ukrainian president about it in 2017.  Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) claimed on Tuesday in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial that Trump did not care about corruption in Ukraine except when it allegedly involved his potential rival in the 2020 presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden.

The Many Lies Of Adam Schiff.  Rep. Adam Schiff, the House's lead impeachment manager, has repeatedly lied to the American public[.]
  •   On January 15, 2020, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi named Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) the lead impeachment manager for the impeachment trial in the Senate.
  •   Schiff pushed the fake Steele Dossier as credible and corroborated.
  •   Schiff repeatedly said there was clear evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
  •   On February 5, 2018, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a memo pushing back against any allegations of FISA abuse by the FBI.
  •   Schiff repeatedly denied he had prior contact with the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry[.]
  •   In front of Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff made up his own version of a phone call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine rather than read the transcript.  [Followed by numerous other examples.]

The Left's Great Lie Is a Pervasive Threat to Our Culture.  That the vast majority of politicians lie, almost as a matter of principle, is common knowledge.  But I had not grasped until relatively late that the Lie — in majuscule — had become so pervasive that it could be said to constitute a public if unofficial institution.  Orwell said that truth had ceased to exist in 1936, an exaggeration made for emphasis, but there is little doubt that it has practically ceased to exist in the political and cultural world we now inhabit.  It

Hey, GOP! This is What Pushback Looks Like.  Republican voters have lamented for years over the lack of pushback from their elected leaders.  Democrats and the media hurl baseless and libelous accusations at Republicans, only to be met with a weak defense at best, or silence at worst. Republicans want to push granny off a cliff, make senior citizens eat dog food, starve children and put them in cages.  Republicans are racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic, Islamophobic, mean-spirited, and ignorant.  Watch any cable news show and get a healthy dose of this garbage.  If you don't like the news, watch late night "comedy," entertainment award shows, or virtually any television series to hear much the same.  It's one-way propaganda with no pushback.

Democrats and Radical Islamists Start False Rumor Trump Is Detaining Iranian-Americans.  CAIR, the Islamic good with dubious ties to bad people, started a rumor in Washington, DC that Customs and Border Patrol agents were detaining Iranian-Americans at the border.  Democrat Rep. Barbara Lee then tweeted out "People of Iranian descent — including American citizens & green card holders — are reportedly being detained by CPB officials.  We can't let this stand."  Naturally, thousands of people recirculated the accusation forcing Customs and Border Patrol to step in with its own tweet to deny it.  But by then, it had taken on a life of its own.  And it remains false.

The left is gaslighting the country about anti-Semitism in New York.  The left is once again trying to connect political violence to the right without any evidence. [...] While Grafton Thomas's connection to the Black Hebrew Israelites is still uncertain, authorities have connected one of the shooters in the attack on a Jewish market in Jersey City to the group.  Not only is this not a white supremacist group it's the opposite: [...] This is certainly racist and hateful but it isn't coming from Washington.  In fact, it's a problem that, as Bari Weiss pointed out earlier this month, isn't limited to New York.  The rise in anti-Semitism is happening in France and the UK as well.  But even after the Jersey City attack, the NY Times editorial board is still trying to focus attention on right-wing anti-Semitism while downplaying the growing problem of left-wing anti-Semitism.  This is a form of gaslighting.  The left needs to admit that this problem can't simply be blamed on the president or Republicans.

Senator Schumer's Vicious Lie.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said during his rebuttal to Majority Leader McConnell yesterday, that the President thinks he has the right to do whatever he wants and sees himself as a king.  He accused the President of tyranny, and of declaring that he has absolute immunity, a reference to a comment the President once made about Article II of the Constitution.  Schumer said he has committed high crimes and misdemeanors and if not stopped, he will do it again and again.  Everything he said is a lie.  President Trump has never said Congress has no right to oversight.  What he has said is he wants the Judicial Branch to mediate over those documents and witnesses they are demanding which the President's counsel believes violate Executive Privilege.

Pelosi lies about claim that '200,000 Wisconsin voters' won't get to cast ballots in 2020.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lied her way through the impeachment of President Donald Trump, and now she's lying about an effort in Wisconsin to clean up voter registration rolls ahead of next year's elections.  On Thursday [12/19/2019], Pelosi sent out a tweet claiming that 200,000 people from the Badger State wouldn't be able to cast a ballot in the 2020 elections due to a "voter purge" by those mean Republicans in the state.

Countering the Left's Dishonest Narratives.  Any level-headed American who has an interest in U.S. politics knows that President Trump did nothing to interfere with the 2016 election.  Likewise, it would be a huge misstep to attempt to interfere with the election process in 2020.  Because of the microscope he's under, the president's political steps throughout 2020 will be carefully calculated.  Still, the preposterous notion that Trump manipulated the 2016 election and will do it again in 2020 will be the highly dishonest narrative the left and their brethren in the mainstream media echo relentlessly.  Their objective is clear: as election day nears, ensure that doubt is so deeply permeated in swing voter's minds that their inclination will be to vote against Trump.  That doubt, they believe, must be based on suspicions the president is using corrupt methods in order to win, just as he has before.  Never mind the absence of specifics as to how the president would accomplish this.  Casting doubt is essential to their strategy.  Leftists, after all, are masters at creating and delivering one-sided narratives.

Rush Limbaugh Says 'IG Report has Totally Exposed Nadler as a Full-Fledged, 100 Percent Liar'.  Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh just slammed Democrat Congressman Jerry Nadler for not showing up at the House Rules Committee hearing Tuesday, adding that the inspector general report has now "exposed" Nadler as a liar.  "The IG report has totally exposed Nadler as a full-fledged, 100% liar," Limbaugh said on his program Tuesday [12/17/2019]. [...] Limbaugh said the Democrats on the Rules Committee are "continuing to lie through their teeth about the supposed misconduct of Donald Trump."

Shouldn't the media report how bad previous climate change predictions have been instead of participating in the indoctrination?  It is truly a shame that the media is willing to repeat talking points to push a radical, leftist agenda instead of doing their job of investigating and asking questions and telling the public the truth.  Why should we believe that if we give bureaucrats and politicians trillions of dollars and more control of our lives that the[y] can control temperatures, sea levels and storm activity forever when these are the same people that peddled the lies about Russian collusion and Obamacare for years?

Nunes to Schiff: 'It Is Clear You Are in Need of Rehabilitiation'.  House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) wrote to the committee's chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), on Sunday [12/15/2019], suggesting that after a series of lies, "it is clear you are in need of rehabilitation."  Nunes took Schiff on over his defense last February of the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) and its efforts to mislead the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court in applications for surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.  After then-Chairman Nunes released a four-page memo detailing his concerns about FBI abuses, then-Ranking Member Schiff released a response that defended the FBI's conduct.

We Now Know:  Full of Schiff.  Quotable quote:  "I understand taking action on this issue will be difficult for you, as it will be an implicit acknowledgment that you were wrong to deny these abuses and that you were complicit in the violation of an American's civil liberties.  I also understand that such an acknowledgment is made even more difficult by the fact that you've already been discredited by your years-long false claim that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to hack the 2016 presidential election."

Our Outrage Over the Dems' Impeachment Farce.  The most infuriating thing about Democrats and fake news medias' fake outrage over Trump's alleged crimes is everyone knows Trump has done nothing wrong.  He has functioned totally within his presidential authority.  Democrats and media are attempting to criminalize Trump defending himself while exposing their corruption.  The only thing Trump is guilty of is keeping his promise to do everything within his power to make America great again.  Folks, it feels like we are in an episode of "The Twilight Zone" in which Democrats' and medias' reality is the polar opposite of the truth.  With straight faces, they authoritatively lie about every issue.  Our economy is booming.  And yet, Democrats and media say people are suffering horribly in Trump's economy.  Blacks are enjoying a historic low unemployment rate.  Dems and media tell blacks Trump is a white supremacist seeking to harm them.

AOC's 'Free Stuff' As 'Public Goods' Is An Old Socialist Game.  The political left has long tried to hide its true intentions and character through the use of euphemisms. [...] This is politics as usual for the left.  Socialists want to be called "progressives" because they know socialism carries baggage (though it's become a less-toxic term than it once was because the left has taken over the academy, and conditioned a generation to believe it's a more just system of government).  The forced redistribution of wealth and tax hikes fall under the category of "shared sacrifice."  Tax cuts are "giveaways to the rich."  Spending taxpayers' money on the left's favorite programs is an "investment."

Nixon's Lessons for the Would-Be Impeachers.  One of the nauseating permutations of public recollection that has arisen out of the attempts to destroy Trump is that Richard Nixon was treated fairly.This fraud is buttressed by the frequent appearances on our screens of the chief trigger-men in that bloodless assassination: the unspeakable turncoat White House lawyer John Dean and Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, still padding around on the imperishable fuel of the Watergate putsch, festooned with the awards the media give themselves.

Impeachment hearings!  Is that all they've got?  Something is manifestly wrong with Adam Schiff. [...] He does not, apparently cannot, differentiate between the truth and lies. [...] For all who had not previously realized this about Schiff, Wednesday's [11/13/2019] hearing was a wake-up call.  The man is demented.  He outright lied when he said he did not know who the not-whistleblower is! Everyone knows who the not-whistleblower is.

Democrats Are Failing the Reality Test.  The Democrats running for president in 2020 don't talk about normal issues — jobs and national security.  They have nothing to say about opportunities for minorities.  Instead, it is all fake investigations of fake scandals.  Democrats are running fake impeachment proceedings on a fake accusation of quid pro quo from a fake whistleblower, who is one more deep state operative leaking hearsay that libels the president.  Who are they kidding?  Oddly enough, themselves — very successfully.  Fake is fine with their voters.  "Fauxcahontas" is a leading candidate.  Fake news is all the news they'll read.  Something has gone terribly wrong with previously normal Democratic Party voters.  They have abandoned common sense and reality testing.  They even claim to believe human beings are not divided into male and female.

Kamala Harris Campaign Collapses Under Perception of Law and Order.  The Black Lives Matter movement that burst on to the scene in 2013 and 2014 poisoned the Democratic Party.  Harris is a delayed casualty.  Any hint of belief in law and order is now the kiss of death in the party.  The Left relentlessly attacks all law enforcers, from policemen to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.  These brave guardians are viewed with suspicion at best and hatred and revulsion at worst.  In a party where up is down, the criminals are celebrated as heroes while courageous defenders are cast as villains.  It is the same trend that has led Democrats to decriminalize many drug and theft crimes in their jurisdictions down to misdemeanors.  The result, to no surprise, is that these types of acts are becoming as common as jaywalking.  Lawlessness is now viewed as a civic virtue.  In some areas of California, you can walk into a Target and help yourself to your favorite DVD or a pair of designer jeans with no threat of being apprehended.

Elizabeth Warren's cruelty.  Warren's method is to tell voters that someone else will bear the costs.  She denies the obvious truth that our problems are inherently tough to solve and instead declares that they persist only because other politicians are bought and paid for.  The real problem with Warren's tale isn't that this is class warfare, although it certainly is that.  The real problem is, rather, that it is a lie.  Warren has championed "Medicare for all" as a way to cater to her party's left-wing base, but she's also trying to sell it to ordinary people.  She offers freedom from the injustice of insurance companies and the fear of being uninsured.  She tells us we'll never have to worry about another medical bill again.

I Am the Anonymous Whistleblower.  We are encircled by hypocrisy and mendacity.  The despicable deceit, the false posturing, the public lying for personal gain.  Is Nancy Pelosi really motivated by a desire to protect our nation — or by a never-satiated need for holding on to personal power at whatever cost may be imposed on all of us?  Is Congress's primary role really to conduct non-stop all-consuming investigations of our duly elected government leaders, paralyzing their agencies and executive operations while abandoning all legislative responsibilities to the Obama Judges who predominate in the states of the Ninth Circuit?

Our Elites Don't See What's Coming.  What a world we live in.  A confidential asset of a hyper-political CIA director, likely handpicked by the director to spy on the Trump White House, is now called a "whistleblower."  The son of a former vice-president and a current Democrat nominee was apparently eyeball-deep in corruption in Ukraine, and the Left screams that the president — for daring to broach the issue with Ukraine — should be impeached.  Political pygmies, otherwise known as the Democrat 2020 field, prance about the country offering up program ideas tallying up to over $200 trillion in the first ten years of operation (against the roughly $44 trillion the government would bring in over the same time).  Such programs would cost us millions of jobs, among other bad consequences.  Yet we are expected to believe these are serious people.

The Difference Between Schiff and Shinola.  Before Russiagate collapsed, [Adam] Schiff claimed to have seen "ample evidence of collusion in plain sight."  That assertion turned out to be a cynical lie, of course.  Then, when an anonymous bureaucrat filed a complaint concerning President Trump's conduct during a July call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, Schiff emphatically stated that neither he nor his committee had prior contact with the "whistleblower."  This misrepresentation was too much even for the Washington Post, which awarded him four "Pinocchios."  Worst of all, he fabricated part of the Trump-Zelensky transcript as he opened a hearing to investigate the matter.  It's hardly a surprise, then, that Schiff's impeachment inquiry has not exactly been a model of transparency.  Closed-door hearings, selective release of transcripts, and leaks of deceptively edited testimony have exacerbated public uncertainty about Schiff's honesty.

Democrats, Tyranny, and Sophistry.  How do we explain this shameless behavior of the Dems?  A lot of smart people are characterizing the Democrats' behavior as "projection" which according to Psychology Today, "is most commonly used to describe defensive projection — attributing one's own unacceptable urges to another.  The concept emerged from Sigmund Freud's work in the 1890s."  In other words, a subconscious defense mechanism for people who can't consciously acknowledge their own bad behavior.  But there's nothing subconscious about what the progressives are doing, and telescopic psychologizing is notoriously unreliable, not to mention it lets offenders off the hook for what they say.  If speech is conscious, it's not projection, it's lying.  The more likely explanation is that Dems are following the ancient roadmap for reducing a democracy to tyranny:  using sophistical rhetoric to gull the masses into giving an elite power outside the normal political protocols.

The plot to impeach Trump already is falling apart.  [Scroll down]  All of the above brings to mind the obsessive Adam Schiff, the lunatic in my opinion who for three years claimed to have evidence that proved Trump had colluded with the Russians to win the election.  That was a big lie.  He's been lying ever since.  And now, three years later, even after Trump released the transcript of his phone conversation with the President of Ukraine, Schiff read into the record an entirely fabricated version of said conversation.  Who does that?  Schiff clearly had written his fake version earlier, never expecting Trump to release the transcript but was so impressed with his own scriptwriting, he could not let go of his opportunity to perform his lie to all those assembled in that room and to the American people.  It was a pathetic spectacle.  Did Schiff learn anything from this embarrassing presentation?  Not a thing.

Is Elizabeth Warren Set to Fall?  For months, Warren has simply lied about whether she would raise middle-class taxes to pay for her Bernie Sanders-lite proposal to replace America's health care insurance system with "Medicare for All."  To support that lie, on Friday, she released another one of her now-famous plans.  It is a compendium of tissue-thin falsehoods, a plan about as plausible as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.  According to Warren's plan, she'll somehow manage to institute a wildly generous Medicare For All policy — including coverage for illegal immigrants — at a one-third discount off virtually all major estimates.  She'll radically reduce reimbursement rates for doctors and hospitals — and yet, care levels won't suffer.  She'll cram down drugmakers' prescription drug prices — but innovation won't suffer.  She'll jack up taxes on the wealthy — but the wealthy won't engage in tax avoidance.  The plan is a joke.  It's a lie.  But that's Warren's tendency:  dishonest radicalism.

Adam Schiff's drive to impeach Trump based on opinions, deception and illusions — Not facts.  Rep. Adam Schiff is a poor man's Harry Houdini.  He is a cheap illusionist performing amateurish parlor tricks of deception in his quest to convince his audience that he possesses damning evidence of an impeachable offense committed by President Trump.  Schiff, D-Calif., has no such evidence, of course.  But like most illusionists, Schiff employs misdirection and confusion.  He attempts to convince you that opinions are evidence, while facts are not.  This is the stuff of rank political magic where perceptions are distorted through clever manipulation of the process.

Lies catch up with Democrats.  For years, Democrats brushed aside concerns that by giving them an inch they would seek a mile.  But Obamacare did lead to a demand for Government Health Care For All.  Gay civil unions did lead to gay marriage and now transgendering (castrating) boys.  Beto O'Rourke wants to use gay marriage to regulate religions via the tax code.  His call for gun confiscation drew calls to shut up and not give the store away.  Democrats lie about their goals.

Kevin McCarthy on Dems ditching Nadler: 'They gave it to Schiff because he's more willing to lie'.  On Friday [10/25/2019], GOP House leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy provided his unvarnished opinion about what Democrats are up to in their impeachment efforts, blasting Reps.  Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff in the process, but especially battering Schiff.  "They took it away from Nadler because they think Nadler's inept," McCarthy told attendees at the Washington Examiner Political Summit.  "They gave it to Schiff because he's more willing to lie, and they put it in Intel so he can hide what's going on."

Why It's Not Surprising Voters Don't Think Trump's Rhetoric Is Disqualifying.  Our overlords are simultaneously overly invested in self-preservation, impervious to information that contradicts their worldview, and have a great deal of misplaced moral superiority about their failure to alternately persuade or listen to large numbers of voters.  Supporting Voter ID does not make you racist.  Being against abortion does not make you sexist.  Wanting border security does not make you xenophobic.  And thinking that baking cakes at the point of a gun is a bad idea does not make you homophobic.

Liberals just don't think like us.  If you are mystified by things liberals say and do, then you are in good company. [...] For example, liberal politicians can lie to your face — and then, even when they know that you have caught them in a lie, they have no shame.  Indeed, when challenged, they will, astonishingly, either repeat the same lie or tell a different one, and all without blinking an eye.  Witness Elizabeth Warren with her repeated fabrications, one of the latest of which is that she was fired for getting pregnant, provably a lie, yet she tenaciously repeats it without shame.  When you or I speak, our reference point is the truth.  When they speak, their reference point is their political or personal self-interest.  Truth is their enemy.  It exposes their corruption.  When they speak, their intent is to deceive, to mislead, and to conceal.  There is no reasoning with such people.

Pelosi Gaslighting Continues — False Claims:  Administration "defying lawful subpoenas & document requests".  Nancy Pelosi continues to mislead her 'impeachment' constituents.  Unfortunately the compliant media is refusing to hold her accountable.  House Democrat leadership has taken a climate assessment of democrat House members and Speaker Pelosi announced they will not hold a House impeachment authorization vote.  As a direct and specific consequence all committee subpoenas do not carry a penalty for non-compliance.  "Lawful subpoenas", literally require an enforcement mechanism; that's the "poena" part of the word.  The enforcement mechanism is a judicial penalty, and that penalty can only be created if the House votes to authorize an impeachment inquiry.

Elizabeth Warren's Character.  The values expressed by Warren in her presidential campaign, and throughout her life, do not accord with what I was taught in Oklahoma.  She seems to have rejected her home state and created a persona very much unlike what she must have been taught.  I doubt if Warren ever would have been elected to public office in Oklahoma because she would have been exposed as one who appears to have misrepresented her ethnic background — and her ethnic background is not the only thing that Warren has been accused of misrepresenting.  But in New England, it appears that the commandment against lying is no impediment to political office.

Proving a Negative.  Remember a few years ago during the Obama administration when oil/gas pricing was high?  The popular line among the Democrats — obsessed as they were about not offending their Green voting bloc — was, "We can't drill our way out of this [high oil pricing]."  Just like subsequent events in other areas have proven them wrong about so many things ("The stock market will tank if Trump is elected!"), the Democrats were wrong about this too.  Dead wrong.  As fracking and other drilling/extraction technologies (such as horizontal drilling and the capability to rejuvenate old wells previously thought to be "unproductive") have improved, the oil output of the United States has increased to its highest level in 50 years.  In fact, U.S oil production is more than double what it was as recently as just ten years ago, before the fracking revolution.

Guerrilla Politics.  The guerrilla element started even before Trump was elected and has continued for the last three years. [...] These attacks, as currently deployed by the Democrats, are a constant barrage of false accusations, such as the Russian collusion and the quid pro quo with Ukraine's President Volodomyr Zelensky.  The charges against Trump need not be true, but they do need to be overlapping and unending.  The "guerrillas" attack his family, his nominees (Gorsuch and Kavanaugh), or members of his administration (Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Sanders, et. al.). They attack using false accusations as a direct counter against President Trump's effective use of Twitter.  Nancy Pelosi expressed the strategy clearly in a press conference.  Tell a lie to the media.  Let the media run with it.  Cite the media later as truth.  A very effective but disingenuous means of convincing the masses that Trump is an ogre.

Liar Adam Schiff Tells Liberal Reporters President Trump Coerced Ukrainian President Zelensky — Which Was Debunked Three Weeks Ago!  Democrats just can't stop lying!  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenant Rep. Adam Schiff held a joint press conference on Tuesday evening [10/15/2019]. [...] Schiff and Democrats believe if they keep telling the American public that President Trump coerced President Zelensky in their phone call then it will be true.  It's not true.

Elizabeth Warren Is Jussie Smollett.  Elizabeth Warren has a moving story about being fired from a teaching job because she was pregnant, a story that perfectly complements her political narrative that she is the tribune and champion of those who have been treated unfairly by the powerful.  Joe Biden has a moving — and horrifying — story about his wife and daughter being killed by a drunk driver, a story that similarly could not have been designed more perfectly to bolster his political image as a man who can be counted on to soldier on in the face of adversity.  Of course, neither story is true.

It's Good To Be A Democrat.  Cory Booker invented an imaginary gangster friend named T-Bone and campaigned in the past on the lessons his "friend" taught him.  Kamala Harris claimed she smoked weed and listened to music on college from artists that hadn't yet recorded a note.  Bernie Sanders removed millionaires from his list of people to blame for people's ills once he became one and he owns three times as many homes as the average American family.  Beto O'Rourke, a wealthy man who married the daughter of a billionaire, declared his miserly charitable giving (0.3 percent of his income, $1,166) wasn't what it appears to be because he didn't deduct all his giving (then why did he declare any if it?), while claiming the time he's spending running for office is charity.  You name the Democratic candidate and there is a story of raging hypocrisy or straight-up lies they've told right there for the world to see.  Yet consumers of the Democratic "mainstream" media has only, at best, heard them in passing before they were memory holed.

109 House GOP Back Movement to Condemn Adam Schiff.  One-hundred and nine Republicans have backed a movement to condemn House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) for deliberately misrepresenting a phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to a list obtained by Breitbart News Friday [10/10/2019].  Over half of House Republicans have moved to condemn chairman Schiff by cosponsoring House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs' (R-AZ) H. Res. 604, according to a list obtained by Breitbart News.  H. Res. 604 would condemn Schiff for retelling a fictional phone call between Zelensky and Trump.

87 House Republicans Move to Censure Adam Schiff.  Eighty-seven House Republicans have joined the movement to rebuke Rep. Schiff by cosponsoring House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs' (R-AZ) H. Res. 604, according to a list obtained by Breitbart News.  H. Res. 604 would condemn Schiff for retelling a fabricated conversation between Zelensky and Trump.

There's A Reason Democrats Are Screaming About Conspiracies.  After two years of "Trump is a Russian puppet" having been found untrue, Democrats have no business calling anything a conspiracy. [...] The Russian hoax was the ultimate conspiracy, and it was perpetrated by Democrats.  There wasn't one journalist at these liberal outlets who'd even entertain the idea that the Trump campaign was anything but guilty.  Discussions on cable news were not about "what if" it were true, they were about what it being true would mean and where it would lead.

25 lies liberals will tell you
  [#1]   Everything we need to know about global warming can be learned from a 16-year-old girl with Asperger's and a famously ignorant former bartender who was just elected to Congress.
  [#2]   Of all the people we could have influencing children in our society, it makes the most sense to have drag queens reading to kids in libraries.
  [#3]   If you like your doctor or your healthcare plan, you can keep them AND it will cost $2,500 less per year for a family!  Trust us!
  [#4]   Only bad people engage in cultural appropriation, which is why all of us should live in caves and carry sticks around lest we accidentally use something that our culture adopted from another two hundred years ago.
  [#5]   This time socialism will work!

Adam Schiff gets 4 'Pinocchios' from Wa-Po for lie about whistleblower.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff was awarded four "Pinocchios" by The Washington Post for his comments about contact with the whistleblower.  The California Democrat claimed in an interview last month that the members of his panel "have not spoken directly" with the person who filed the complaint about President Trump's call with the leader of Ukraine which has now led to an impeachment inquiry by Democrats.  The Washington Post fact-checker declared Schiff's statement was "flat-out false."  "We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.  We would like to," Schiff said on MSNBC last month when asked about any interaction with the anonymous person.

The Walls Really are Closing In On the Elite.  Whenever the Left makes a characterization of the Right, it's safe to be that it's probably projection. [...] Conservatives are labeled as racists, but the Left features such luminaries as recently fired anti-white New York Times editor Sarah Jeong and blackface aficionados like Virginia governor Ralph Northam and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  Trump is said to be a despot, but campus leftists stifle dissent and Antifa freely employs violence to that end.  When Eric Holder says that Republicans will cheat in the 2020 election, it means that Democrats will cheat in the 2020 election.

Nancy Pelosi On Schiff's Made Up Trump Phone Call: 'He Did Not Make It Up'.  Nancy Pelosi tried to throw a lifeline to Rep. Adam Schiff, insisting the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee "did not" make up a phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.  Schiff undeniably fabricated quotes as he led off a hearing with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire last week.  ABC News' anchor George Stephanopoulus even confronted Schiff over the incident, playing the clip of the disgraceful display and stating, "That was you making up dialogue, putting it in the president's mouth."  The California Democrat has since claimed he was simply engaged in a parody.

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This is a very common Democrat tactic:  They will say or do something outrageous, and if there are any objections, follow up a few days later with, "Can't you take a joke?"  Examples abound:

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How The Media's Lies About Innocent Fathers Also Harm Their Daughters.  While I don't know them personally, I can't help but feel empathy for Justice Brett Kavanaugh's two young daughters, Margaret and Liza.  I'm sure it's hard for them to understand why anyone would attempt to humiliate someone they know is a wonderful man, all based on something even the attackers know is a lie.  I suspect that, like me, Margaret and Liza never thought they would have a famous father, or that anything so terrible could happen to him as it has to all three of us.  My father certainly wasn't famous when I was growing up, but he is now.  He's Andy Puzder.  He's often in the press talking or writing about ideas to help American workers.  My dad comes from a working-class background; he worked his way through law school and later became the CEO of a big company and President Trump's first choice to be America's secretary of labor.  While Justice Kavanaugh made it through the confirmation process, my dad didn't.  His nomination was defeated because of abuse allegations that, like those against Justice Kavanaugh, were not only unsupported but admittedly false.

Kevin McCarthy Signs Resolution to Censure 'Lying' Adam Schiff.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced Wednesday [10/2/2019] that he has signed a resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) for performing a fabricated conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a recent hearing.

Limbaugh: Fox News Ought to Change Its Name to 'the Fox Never Trumper Network'.  [Quoting Rush Limbaugh 10/2/2019]] ["]Well, Schiff is out there as the chairman of a committee, the Intelligence Committee, openly lying about the president's phone call with the president of Ukraine — and he lied about it again today in his joint press conference with Pelosi.  He literally said that the president told the Ukrainian president to "create dirt," to "make it up, as much as you can."  When the Republicans finally called him on it, Schiff said, "Well, I was just engaging parody.  I'm sorry it wasn't seen."  Well, look, you have the sense of humor of a snail.  Nobody thinks anything about you is funny, Pencil Neck.  It wasn't parody, anyway — and if you have to tell somebody that you've just done parody, it was very bad parody.  It was not parody.  It was an attempt to purposely misstate and mischaracterize the words and the actions of the president of the United States.["]

When books spread fake news.  The publishing industry deserves as much scrutiny as other forms of media.  The mere fact that it's in a book does not make it any more reliable than what you can find anywhere else.

If The Case For Trump's Impeachment Is So Strong, Why Are Liberals Lying About It?  Almost everything about the allegations that have Democrats moving toward impeachment of the President is a lie, a proven lie.  And they don't care.  The call with Ukrainian President Zelensky did take place, so that part is true.  From there, the lies begin.  "There was a quid pro quo" they said.  The President threatened to withhold aid money from Ukraine unless Zelensky investigated Joe and Hunter Biden, we were told.  The transcript showed that did not happen.  That fact did not stop any Democrat from saying it did.  It did not stop anchors at CNN and MSNBC from saying it did.

Adam Schiff Performs Fake Conversation Between Trump and Ukraine President.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) performed an entirely made-up conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during his opening statement at a committee hearing Thursday morning [9/26/2019].  The White House released a transcript of a phone call between Trump and Zelensky on Wednesday, but Schiff made up and fabricated his own transcript that he read at the hearing, which sought to create the quid pro quo that Democrats have accused the president of making.

Adam Schiff Did One of the Most Insane, Disgusting Things Ever Done In a Congressional Hearing.  There is no member of Congress more disgusting than Adam Schiff, and there are a lot of disgusting members of Congress.  He spent the last two years claiming to have super-secret proof of Trump colluding with Russia, being given a permeant spot the Sunday shows to constantly lie about what he actually knew.  When it all came crashing down, he paid no price at all, still insisting the evidence was "in plain sight."  Now, he's found a new hobby horse.  Namely, this Trump-Ukraine nonsense and that meant having a hearing today [9/26/2019] with the Intel Chief about the "whistle-blower" complaint.

Schiff called out for fabricating Ukraine call transcript in opening remarks.  Rep. Adam Schiff acknowledged on Thursday that he made up parts of the Ukraine phone call transcript when he delivered his opening statement at a much-watched TV hearing with the U.S. top intelligence officer.  Mr. Schiff, California Democrat and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said his reading was "part in parody" — but made the admission only after Rep. Mike Turner, Ohio Republican, called him out.

Don't like the facts?  Just Schiff the narrative.  First we were told the phone call was, as The Washington Post breathlessly wrote, "so troubling that it prompted an official in the US intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint."  Then we actually got the transcript, and it was nothing, so we were informed by CNN that we had "to read between the lines."  In other words, as the crooked FBI agent said of the Russian collusion hoax, there is no there there.  So it was time for the Democrats to ... just plain make it up.  Thus, on Thursday morning [9/26/2019], live on most TV channels, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Framingham-born hack Congressman from California, read into the record an utterly fabricated statement from President Trump to the president of Ukraine: [...]

Hollywood's Fake News Problem Is All Too Real.  The media's credibility woes are getting worse, but they've got company. [...] Celebrities have never been more vocal, more politically active.  From social media to the not-so-hallowed halls of Hate Night TV, stars are shoving their facts and opinions in our faces.  For the last two years, that means sharing any information which could take down President Donald Trump or his associates.  And, it's increasingly clear, wallowing in Fake News sans apology.  The latest example came when a gaggle of stars insisted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should be impeached following new sexual assault accusations against him, courtesy of The New York Times.  It took all of 24 hours for the Times' scoop to collapse like a building targeted for demolition.  Did the assembled stars apologize?  No.

The Propaganda of the Left Is a Weapon of War.  The hallmark of propaganda is that outright lies are more useful than the truth.  The New York Times' vile lies about Justice Brett Kavanaugh were so flimsy, they couldn't last the day.  Yet even after the Times' correction (which amounted to a retraction), Democrats kept shooting the fake ammunition.  That's because their target isn't actual investigations or impeachment proceedings.  The lie itself is the goal.  Once out, even if retracted, it serves their purpose:  to smear and intimidate.  Truth need not apply.  The more outrageous, ugly, and frightening the propaganda, the more powerful it is.  That's all that is necessary for success.  The lie doesn't even have to be plausible.  It just has to meet the base desires of the targeted audience.

Trump, Kavanaugh, Lewandowski and our malignant Left.  No sensible person believed the ridiculous accusation Christine Blasey-Ford made against Kavanaugh.  Her supposed closest friend at the time didn't believe her tall tale.  It was unbelievable from the beginning; only truth-challenged leftists would have jumped on that bandwagon thanks to their undying belief that conservatives are even dumber than they are.  It was a tragic travesty that most likely did permanent damage to the psyches of Kavanaugh, his wife and daughters.  That perversion of decency did permanent damage to all of us.  Do any of the perpetrators, especially those Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who savaged the man, care about the horrors they have visited upon that family?  Not one bit.  They are soulless, heartless engines of malevolence.  And they are proud of themselves for inflicting misery on an innocent family.

Democrats and the Media Seek to Divide Americans.  Rather than unifying Americans, each 2020 Democrat presidential candidate is campaigning on dividing us into bogus victimized voting blocs.  They seek to convince every American that they are a victim in one way or another; a victim of racism, sexism, white privilege, environmental racism, income inequality, and so on.  The tag team of Democrats and fake news media are promoting the insane lie that the earth will be inhabitable [sic] in 12 years unless we elect a Democrat president.  Delusional Democrats and fake news media actually believe they can win the White House by dividing Americans, encouraging blacks to hate whites, women to hate men, and homosexuals to hate heterosexuals.  Democrats believe it is immoral to refer to America as "our" country.  We have allowed old hippies to teach our children the lie that America ravaged the world for our prosperity.  Therefore, it is only fair that we abandon borders, sharing our ill-gotten wealth with the world.  Democrats also believe allowing needy unskilled people to freely invade our country will increase Democrat voter registration.

Sure Democrats Will Lose in 2020, But They Are Dangerous Now, And Must Be Stopped!  When one of the candidates looks into a camera and proclaims the United States to be plagued with "systemic racism" you know they are lying.  But when the entire group does it — hundreds of times in three hours — it takes on a perverse sense of strategy. [...] In America you have individuals who have made it to the top of every industry of every race and background.  We are the least racist nation on the planet.  Yet the Democratic candidates are willing to slander their fellow countrymen, if it will help them turn out 15 percent more votes in heavily Democratic districts where these lies are continually repeated.

Hands Off the Electoral College.  Everyone had that one annoying childhood friend who would spoil every game. [...] Nothing better typifies the Left's disdain for our institutions today.  The Supreme Court was fine until President Trump appointed two constitutionalist justices, but now, Democrats are openly supporting court-packing to ram their agenda through.  The Senate was fine for centuries, but now, when Democrats control the House but not the Senate, leftists openly call for its abolition.  The latest fad on the left is the push to eliminate the Electoral College, which has lately been tarred as a "racist scam," a "misogynistic and sexist" institution, and the "greatest threat to our democracy."

Fact Check:  Beto O'Rourke 'Absolutely Wrong' on Ambulance Shortage After Texas Shootings.  Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) received praised from his rivals onstage at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, on Thursday evening.  But he is being criticized by local West Texas CBS affiliate KOSA-7, which says that his claim that there were not enough ambulances available is "absolutely wrong."

It's Official: The Democrats Just Want You Dead.  Americans are normalizing violence in their politics, but not in the way the media and the "experts" would have you believe.  No, "white supremacists" are not the greatest threat to your safety, despite what Don Lemon and his cohorts in the Fake News Industrial Complex say.  In fact, of 250 shootings in America wherein four or more people were shot (which is the official definition of a "mass" shooting), not one of the perpetrators was a conservative, let alone a "white nationalist."  But that hasn't stopped the Democrats.

Amy McGrath Accused of Using Coal Miners as 'Political Pawns'.  Randy Robbins and Albrow Hall are both coal miners suffering from black lung who traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this summer to raise awareness about the disease.  They were asked after the trip to participate in a reenactment of their bus ride to Washington that they believed was going to be used for a documentary for the Black Lung Association.  It came as a shock, then, when footage of their bus ride appeared on the airwaves as the centerpiece of a McGrath attack ad against Republican senator Mitch McConnell (Ky.).  Now, their lawyer is asking the McGrath campaign to pull the ad from the air.

The White Nationalism Fraud Part 1.  It is time to take a look at "white nationalism" from an honest perspective.  Over the past several weeks, there have been mass shootings on an unprecedented level that is being explained by the "white nationalism" that we are told is throughout our culture.  Progressive socialists speak of it as a fast-moving epidemic that is infecting every straight white male in the country.  The media and progressive socialists have invented the "racism" trope against President Trump because of the collapse of the Russian collusion hoax.  The Senior Editor of the New York Times instructed his so-called journalists that this would be the main focus until the 2020 election.

Beginning of US Slavery.  The New York Times has begun a major initiative, the "1619 Project," to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.  It aims to reframe American history so that slavery and the contributions of black Americans explain who we are as a nation.  Nikole Hannah-Jones, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine wrote the lead article, "America Wasn't a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One."  She writes, "Without the idealistic, strenuous and patriotic efforts of black Americans, our democracy today would most likely look very different — it might not be a democracy at all."  There are several challenges one can make about Hannah-Jones's article, but I'm going to focus on the article's most serious error, namely that the nation's founders intended for us to be a democracy.  That error is shared by too many Americans.  The word democracy appears nowhere in the two most fundamental founding documents of our nation — the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.  Instead of a democracy, the Constitution's Article IV, Section 4, declares, "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government."

Throwing Punches for the Children — If This is Your Mantra, Zip It About Trump.  Trump is just a callous and unfiltered version of the "sophisticated" slander the left has been lobbing against the right for years through a corrupt and complicit mainstream media.  For proof of that, we could start scrolling through the endless accusations of the last few decades:  centrist John McCain was called a racist, the affable George W. Bush was tagged a bigoted war criminal, mild-mannered Mitt Romney was labeled a tax cheat, felon and murderer.  And this wasn't done by fringe activists — these were libelous claims published by mainstream media organizations coordinating with their ideological allies in the Democrat Party.  But why turn to the pages of history to prove what you can observe right in front of your face?  Is there any statement that better typifies the state of political dialogue in 2019 than what the Democrat's chosen national leader and spokeswoman, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, said last week?

Could this be the real reason Rashida Tlaib canceled the trip to visit her grandma?  The whole kerfuffle arising out of Israel's refusal to allow two members of Congress, Reps.  Rashiba Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, to enter the country has been pretty suspicious from the start. [...] But the fishiest part of Tlaib's story is why she declined Israel's invitation to come ahead following a change of heart.  Is it possible that the reason for her reluctance is that she would have had to pay for the trip out of her own pocket rather than on the taxpayer's dime?

Rashida Tlaib's Grandmother Doesn't Live In The Deprived Situation Tlaib Claimed.  Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib told a sob story of how she wanted to visit her grandmother but decided not to because of the oppression her grandmother has had to suffer under in Palestine.  One problem with that is the pictures from the area in which Tlaib's grandmother lives:  It's not the slum that was described.

Fact Check:  Elizabeth Warren Crowd Was 6,000 at Most, not 12,000.  Crowd size is often seen — rightly or wrongly — as a proxy for political support.  It is not always a good measure:  for example, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) drew massive crowds across California in 2016, but lost the state to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a wide margin.  Still, as the Democratic Party presidential primary heats up, the rival campaigns are touting attendance figures as a sign of momentum.  That creates an incentive to exaggerate.

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib's Shameful Lie-Fest.  In case you missed it, congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib hosted a press conference yesterday [8/19/2019], to speak about their banning from Israel.  As expected, it was an Israel bashing-fest, replete with lies.

Of Course, A Massive Lie Was Peddled At The Tlaib-Omar Presser.  Reps.  Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) were supposed to on a trip to Israel today until their support for the viciously anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement caused them to be barred from entering.  This is established policy.  This shouldn't be shocking to anyone.  BDS advocates for Israel's destruction.  Barring Omar and Tlaib was the right call.  The two held a press conference in Minnesota, where the gruesome twosome railed against the Israeli policy of so-called occupation.  Omar alleged that she had planned to meet with members of the Israeli Knesset and said it was wrong for the Netanyahu government to bar duly-elected members of Congress from entering the country.

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"Duly-elected members of Congress" are elected representatives in this country only.  Members of Congress do not represent citizens of other countries, and are not automatically entitled to enter any other country.

Democratic Congresswoman Deb Haaland Calls Antifa 'Peaceful Protesters'.  epresentative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) defended the violence of the far-left Antifa in an interview on CNN.  Over the weekend, Antifa rioted yet again in the city of Portland, Oregon, as the right-wing group Proud Boys was planning another demonstration in the city.  Multiple videos emerged showing numerous clear acts of violence from Antifa, including the left-wing mob chasing a little girl through the city streets, and throwing hammers at members of the Proud Boys.

Gov. Gavin Newsom's claim about the homeless was so absurd even Politifact couldn't spin it.  Back in June, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made an incredible claim about homeless people in his state.  Asked why the homeless population hadn't declined when he was Mayor of San Francisco, Newsom said, "The vast majority (of San Francisco's homeless people) also come in from — and we know this — from Texas.  Just (an) interesting fact."  Newsom's claim was discounted by the LA Times last month but Politifact decided to investigate independently.  This week the least reliable fact-checker in the business agreed that Newsom's statement was absurd, giving it a "Pants on Fire" rating.

Blaming Every Bad Economic Indicator On The Trade War Just Proves You Don't Know What You're Talking About.  [Scroll down]  Generally, these pundits have no idea what they are talking about.  Another measure of the yield curve, the three month-10 year Treasury spread — which is more predictive than the two year-10 year Treasury spread — has been negative for months.  You didn't see a bunch of punditry about that when it first went negative in March.  That's because everyone is being political.  The left wants a recession because they hate President Trump, and they are economically illiterate to boot.  Hillary Clinton once said the Bush tax cuts caused the 2008 financial crisis, which is ridiculous.  And today's Democrat policies would make any recession we did have far worse, via the government increasing taxes and further cannibalizing the private sector.  Yet there are elements of the establishment GOP, including Never-Trumpers, who hate Trump almost as much as the left does.

The economic sky isn't falling — here's what you need to know about scary ups and downs.  Let us not let the left-wing media talk us into a recession.  Make no mistake: they are eager to do so.  For months the liberal press has echoed Democrats' hand-wringing on the campaign trail, repeating Sen. Elizabeth Warren's unwarranted warnings about debt levels for instance, or former Vice President Joe Biden's alarms about how President Trump's trade confrontation with China is hurting consumers.  After all, it's hard to call for a revolution if the people are happy.

WaPo Gives Four Pinocchios to 2020 Dems Who Say Michael Brown Was Murdered.  Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) both tweeted last Friday [8/9/2019] — which was the fifth anniversary of Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri — that Brown had been murdered by Officer Darren Wilson.  However, Wilson was not indicted for a crime, and the Obama administration Justice Department issued an 86-page investigative report concluding there was no credible evidence that Wilson wasn't telling the truth that he killed Brown in self-defense.

Stacey Abrams:  RNC Going to Send Off-Duty Officers to Scare 'Voters of Color'.  Tuesday [8/13/2019] on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams accused the Republican National Committee of planning to send off-duty law enforcement officers into minority neighborhoods to "scare voters, particularly voters of color."

Democrats:  The Party of Dirty Language.  I have a tenet that I stand by on the subject of race.  The person who raises the subject first is usually the racist.  And my addendum is the person who talks about race the longest is almost certainly the racist.  Donald Trump has been fending off charges of racism since the beginning of the campaign, and it obviously makes him angry.  He also has been fending off charges of anti-Semitism, which probably makes him angrier still.  After all, some members of his family are Jewish.  One converted!  She converted to Orthodoxy!  That is no small thing.  Then too there have been charges of xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, and, if I am not mistaken, anti-alcoholism.  The Democrats episodically try each charge out.  They see if it discredits the president.  When it does not, they try another slander.

Media Bias/Fact Check:  Just Another Bogus Leftist Media Watchdog.  A Jihad Watch reader recently called my attention to "Media Bias/Fact Check," which claims to be "The Most Comprehensive Media Bias Resource," but is actually yet another viciously biased hard-Left site that tries to discredit all who dissent from their agenda by falsely claiming that they're presenting inaccurate information.

The American Left Goes Increasingly Stalinist.  Calling nearly all their opponents "racists," as so many "progressive" Democrats do, whether they are or not — and not even seeming to care if this is so — is straight out of Stalin's NKVD secret police disinformation playbook.  Lying or, equally bad, purposefully ignoring the obvious truth is another similar technique, as virtually all left/liberal media have done regarding the Dayton, Ohio, mass murderer.  He was an avowed supporter of leftist presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, although we hear almost no mention of that in "progressive" or even "liberal" quarters (they're melding), only endless repetition that the El Paso shooter was inspired by Trump, even if he wasn't.  Missing, too, and equally obvious is that the motivations of such killers are considerably deeper than anybody's politics.  More often than not, they stem from issues far more complex and intractable than the to-and-fro of daily events.

Bernie Sanders has made the same false claim about health spending for 10 years.  Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is once again saying on the campaign trail and in interviews that the US spends twice as much on health care, per capita, as any other country in the world.  It's a claim he has been making since at least 2009, when PolitiFact noted that it was false.  He made it again in 2015, when PolitiFact noted that it was still false.

Trump Tweets About Dayton Visit, Says News Conference Afterward By Ohio Lawmakers Was 'A Fraud'.  President Donald Trump tweeted he had "a warm & wonderful visit" in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday [8/7/2019] and also hit back at the allegedly "fraud" news conference Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Mayor Nan Whaley held.  Trump visited Dayton following a shooting Sunday morning that killed nine people and injured 27 others.  He did not speak to press but visited survivors in the hospital and spoke to Brown and Whaley, both Democrats who said they didn't hold much hope for change following the meeting.  Trump tweeted the news conference was "a fraud" and said Brown and Whaley misrepresented what happened at the hospital.

Debut of the Democrat-Media 'White Terrorist' Smear.  Get ready for the new 'Progressive' norm.  If you voted for Donald Trump, wear a MAGA cap in public, question in any way the radical Democrat narrative, you are no longer a 'patriot'.  You are a 'nationalist', a 'white supremacist', but now even an out-and-out 'white terrorist'.  That's the narrative the Democrats are shoehorning you into:  'Donald Trump's a "racist", 'an unapologetic nationalist', 'a White supremacist' and since the El Paso massacre by a crazed shooter, 'A White Terrorist'.  If you voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016, plan to vote for him again in 2020, or support him in any way, you are a 'White Terrorist' too.

Ilhan Omar Claims White Men 'Cause Most Of The Deaths' In America.  She's Wrong.  Imbecilic bigot Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) claimed in a recently resurfaced interview on Qatari propaganda network Al Jazeera that Americans should be "fearful" of white men who are "causing most of the deaths within this country."  These racist and blatantly false comments came in response to a question about Islamophobia.  The interviewer asked if Islamophobia might be the result of a reasonable fear people have about Islamic terrorism.  Omar could have responded that we shouldn't fear anyone based on race, ethnicity, or religion, and that each person should be judged according to his or her own merits — but instead, she took the opportunity to fear monger about the dreaded white man.

The Co-Conspirators in the American Left's Takeover of the Democratic Party.  Using the cudgel of the mainstream media, the entertainment complex and the education establishment combined with the apathy and cowardice of the Republican Establishment, the American Left had successfully, within 25 years after the Reagan landslides, inculcated into a plurality of the American people a belief that there are no moral absolutes and that the state, not God, is the source of the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and thus the state can deny those rights to whomever it chooses.  They are creating the belief that this country's founding documents are arcane, racially insensitive and unsuitable for today.  They teach they young that this nation is and always has been racist and oppressive, that religious liberty, the right to bear arms, and unfettered freedom of speech are subject to the whims of the state.

The Democrats' Blueprint To Steal 2020 From The Voters Of America.  I readily admit there is almost always a fair amount of exaggeration involved in presidential election cycles.  But in the 2020 cycle there has existed two levels of dishonesty that is shockingly horrid.  On one hand almost none of the things the Democratic candidates are saying are true.  Capitalism hasn't failed.  America is not in decline.  Our allies respect us more than at any time in the modern era (perhaps only beaten by the days just following 9/11).  We have expanded safety, prosperity and liberty to every aspect of American life.  The other layer of dishonesty is in the rhetoric of the new voices of the Democrat's "fresh new faces."  "The Squad" and the followers who prop them up are not willing to work in the system.  They claim patently false things.  They claim shocking things.  They claim to be informed.  And they call "racism" to anyone who disagrees.  The media seem to love these new voices and look upon them with almost zero scrutiny.

Florida Dem admits lying about treating Pulse shooting victims.  A queer Democratic politician who claimed to have treated Pulse nightclub shooting victims admitted to Florida officials that she lied about her service.  Elizabeth McCarthy told the Florida Department of Health that she had fabricated claims that she was a cardiologist who had treated victims of the mass shooting on the LGBT destination.  'I lied.  It is a false statement.  I just made it up,' McCarthy said, according to an affidavit released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Health and obtained by Florida Politics.

AOC and 'Concentration Camps'.  [Scroll down]  The object, which is being pursued on many levels by many individuals and organizations, is to erase the Jews.  Not only must Jews be erased from humanity, but in order to completely fulfill this Nazi/SJP/Muslim Brotherhood dream, the Jews must also be erased geographically with the destruction of Israel and historically with the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust.  Taking a step in that erasure, AOC, whether knowingly or unknowingly, is pushing a secular Replacement Theology.  It is now illegal immigrants who are victims of concentration camps.  This comes after years of SJP promoting the fallacy of "Concentration Camp Gaza."  Each new lie builds on a past lie until it becomes part of the normal discourse.

Ilhan Omar Admits Lying to High School Students.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) admitted to flubbing the facts of an anecdote she told a large group of students to illustrate the "racism, cruelty, and injustice" she's seen in America since being accepted as a refugee more than two decades ago.  The freshman representative told 400 high school students she was sent to a Minneapolis courtroom where she witnessed a "sweet, old ... African American lady" who spent the weekend in jail for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her "starving 5-year-old granddaughter," according to the Washington Post. [...] Omar has also been dinged recently by the Post and others for "botched basic facts" during her attempts to "go viral."

'This country was founded on white supremacy': Beto O'Rourke speaks with Tennessee immigrants.  On his second day of events in Nashville, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke met with immigrants and refugees living in Tennessee on Monday [7/8/2019] for a roundtable discussion.  O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, first held a rally at Marathon Music Works on Sunday, drawing hundreds of supporters to the campaign event where he largely focused on immigration and decried President Donald Trump's policies on detaining migrants at the southern border.

Linda Sarsour's Tweets About Jesus Echo Claims of Numerous Palestinian Officials.  Controversial Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour ignited a kerfuffle on Twitter over the weekend by tweeting that Jesus was "a Palestinian."  After drawing strong reactions, she fell back to a position of saying there were "multiple truths" about Jesus — that he can be seen to have been both Jewish and a Palestinian.  The "Jesus was a Palestinian" claim is one frequently made by supporters of the Palestinian cause, for political purposes.  Sarsour kicked off the row with a Friday night [7/5/2019] tweet, saying, "Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with wooly hair."

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[#1] The Koran/Quran is not a reliable source for truthful information about Jesus.  Or anything else.  [#2] The people who are called Palestinians today are the same people who were kbown as Philistines in the Bible.  [#3] Democrats love to make rash assertions about Christianity when they think it will benefit them politically.  Unfortunately, most Democrats are too poorly educated to challenge those assertions.

Not even the 4th of July is sacred to these hate-filled leftists.  Since the moment President Trump announced his plan to celebrate the 4th of July with a parade and a tribute to our military, leftists' heads exploded. [...] The angry Left was certain Trump's 4th of July event would be a "campaign rally."  It was not.  It was a glorious tribute to all branches of the military, to law enforcement, and to first responders.  His speech honored the American past, its heroes, and its accomplishments.  The Left predicted a low turnout!  There were nearly 800,000 people on the Mall to see and share in the festivities.  The place was packed.  The Left just keeps getting things wrong.  And these people seem incapable of learning from their mistakes.  They've been making the same ones since the campaign of 2016.

Florida Dem ends campaign after claim she removed '77 bullets' from Pulse shooting victims challenged.  A Democratic candidate for Florida's House reportedly has ended her campaign after being challenged on her detailed and graphic claims she treated victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting. [...] But FloridaPolitics.com published a report earlier this month challenging her claims she worked as a cardiologist at Orlando Regional Medical Center[.]  The report listed the following discrepancies:  the Florida Department of Health did not have a record of her being a licensed doctor; the parent company of the medical center said there's no record of any doctor by that name; another company the candidate claimed to be working for denied she worked there; and University of Central Florida officials said they couldn't find a record of the medical degree she claimed.

Dems Are Planning to Steal the 2020 Election.  Democrats have an insurance policy for the 2020 Presidential election, and it has nothing to do with the eventual Democratic Party nominee.  The original policy was initiated by Obama, Comey, Brennan, McCabe, Hillary, and their ilk, bragged about by Strzok to his paramour, and paid for by the Democrat/media cabal.  The mephitic Mueller tried to cash it in, but the hero Marine got slapped down by Barr.  It's a plan to "win" the election by any means necessary, even by cheating if necessary.  Of its components, the "failsafe," is most intriguing, if for no other reason than it is so devious, underhanded, clever, and inventive, that it's surprising it comes from the same left which gave us the ridiculously ludicrous Steele dossier and Smollett hoax.

Red Ed.  The almost comical thing about the U.S. is that most people persist in believing that the top educators are harmless, nice, pleasant, typical Americans.  But the field of education has been a whirlpool or cesspool of socialist-communist-collectivist thinking for more than 120 years.  Throughout that time, these subversives operated covertly but belligerently.  They were the tireless termites in our basement.  At first, John Dewey wanted to call himself what he was, a socialist, but he realized that the public wasn't ready for the S-word.  He urged the Socialist Party of America to change its name.  Dewey ended up calling himself a Progressive, a Liberal, or a Democrat.  Point is, explicating American history is difficult because the Left was always hiding and lying.

Multiculturalism Is a Nation Killer.  It should come as no surprise that candidates can say one thing on one day and another on another day because they will say whatever needs to be said to appeal to the electorate.  Joe Biden instantaneously flip flops on abortion.  Barack Obama and Bill Clinton were as much against illegal immigration as is Donald Trump.  Hillary Clinton was once against gay marriage.  In totalitarian societies, the truth is what the dictator says at any given moment.  In democratic societies, the truth is what the mass public wants to hear at any given moment.

Reality is Not an Option.  As soon as people started to believe that everybody isn't merely equal before the law, but that all groups of people must be equal every which way, we made enemies with an ocean of inconvenient facts.  Instead of the slow, methodical practice of ferreting reality from nature (we used to call this science) people began to tie their beliefs to what they thought would be nice.  It would, of course, be nice if homosexual men didn't engage in pedophilia at an alarming rate compared to heterosexual men — but they do.  It would also be quite nice if blacks had, on average, about the same IQ scores as whites or Asians — but they don't.  It would certainly warm our hearts if Islam really were the religion of peace — but fifteen hundred years of history and the uncounted dead of virtually every culture that has ever come in contact with Islam say otherwise.  When people detach themselves from hard, unpleasant realities they get very good at creating and maintaining flexible narratives.  When facts are banished, reality just is what you want believe.  Or what you've been told to believe.

Fauxcahontas Makes Heap Big Surge in Presidential Race.  If you hadn't already picked up on it, the biggest surge in the Democrat nominating race over the past couple of months has not come from Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has settled into polling consistently in the 7-8% support range.  While that's fairly respectable, we might have expected a little better performance from a guy who has received tens of millions of dollars in free, fawning air time from our fake news media since March.  No, the biggest surge has come from exactly the source we should have all anticipated, the life-long human fraud who has gotten everything she has achieved in life by lying.  This is a woman who doesn't just lie about economics, not just about the law, not just about public policy; oh, no, that's not nearly enough.  Elizabeth Warren is a woman who has spent her entire adult life disgracefully lying about who she even is as a person, pretending to be of American Indian descent in order to move ahead in line for plum jobs, to obtain licenses to practice law, and even to get elected to the United States Senate.

Joe Biden: 'Wasn't One Single Hint of a Scandal or a Lie' in Obama Years.  Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed Wednesday that there were no scandals or lies in the Obama-Biden administration.  "Know what I was most proud of?" he asked voters in Iowa.  "For eight years, there wasn't one single hint of a scandal or a lie."

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In a way he's right.  There was no mention of Obama's scandals and lies in the news media.  Joe Biden is apparently hoping you get all of your information from television.

Why did Mueller team distort Trump attorney's voicemail?  The controversy over the selective editing of a voicemail message from President Trump's former attorney in the report by Robert Mueller has added fuel to the arguments against the appointment of special counsels.  The Mueller report says that attorney John Dowd reached out to Robert Kelner, Gen. Michael Flynn's lawyer, after Flynn withdrew from a joint defense agreement with the Trump legal team and asked Kelner to give him a "heads up."  The report characterized the voicemail message as an attempt by the president's counsel to obstruct Flynn's cooperation with the Mueller probe, and that's also how much of the press reported on it.

The Stacey Abrams Myth Becomes the Democratic Catechism.  Stacey Abrams's refusal to lose the Georgia gubernatorial election graciously was one of the low points of the 2018 midterms.  But her insistence that Brian Kemp and the Republicans stole the election from her has now become an article of faith among Democrats.  Democratic presidential contenders who traveled to Atlanta this week to speak to the African-American Leadership Council repeated the claim, which Abrams has made more than a dozen times since she lost to Kemp by 54,723 votes last November.  In rote fashion, they repeated Abrams's charges that the outcome was determined by "voter suppression" conducted by Kemp, who during the race was Georgia's secretary of state.

NPR says babies aren't babies until they're born.  It is repulsive that taxpayer-funded NPR goes to these extremes to slant their coverage of a "life and death" issue (to quote Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand), and is yet another example of the making of fake news.  Leftists have always engaged in the corruption of language to entice, deceive, and coerce the dull and unwary.  Hence "Illegal immigrant," a factually correct term, becomes the inane "undocumented alien."  Those who wish to be a member of the opposite sex simply have to say that they are, and, voilà, they are "transgendered."  Yet, pro-abortion progressives attempt to dehumanize small humans by labeling them as "fetuses" or "non-viable tissue masses."

The Seven Self-Serving Stratagems of the Despotic Left.  [#6] Never fail to utilize the ultimate tactic in promoting dogma or denigrating one's opponent:  The Big Lie.  People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if it is repeated frequently enough, people will sooner or later accept it as the truth.  Whether it is the fabricated dire consequences of so-called climate change; Donald Trump colluding with Russia; the myth of rampant white nationalism and that this is a virulently racist nation; the examples over the years are legion.

Donna Brazile goes too far on Fox News, claims Russia is the reason Hillary not elected president.  At what point does Fox News pull the plug when a featured talking head spouts a discredited conspiracy theory?  Donna Brazile, who forever discredited herself as corrupt when she supplied debate questions in advance to her former boss, Hillary Clinton, and was fired by CNN for it, found a new home at Fox News as one of their "contributors" (people paid to be available a certain number of hours for on-air commentary).  But in an appearance over the weekend, she made the argument that Hillary Clinton lost only because of Russian interference — a contention for which there is no evidence whatsoever.

Democrats Must Stop Living in a Fantasy World.  Men are women.  Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential election.  Inequality is the new equality.  Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.  On and on.  Democrats live in a politically manufactured world akin to Truman Burbank's reality TV world.  Are Democrats incapable of recognizing truth when they see it?

The UN's species extinction fraud.  We have encroached on the habitat of some animals.  But in fact not a single species has been shown to be either threatened or endangered by warming of the Earth by man's increasing use of fossil fuels and the carbon dioxide emissions therefrom.  The recent alarmist report, to the contrary, issued by the UN, contains no physical evidence whatever.  It is entirely based on cherry picked sampling data which is then fed into a mathematical equation primed to yield the absurd alarmist report which a willing media announces in shrieking tones (as usual).  These people know they are lying but are not bothered by it, which is why we get so many horrid politicians.

Nadler: 'No Basis Whatsoever to Believe That Anybody in the Intelligence Community Did Anything Wrong'.  President Donald Trump's order to declassify documents explaining the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation is "all nonsense," Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House intelligence committee, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Thursday night [5/23/2019].  Nadler said there's no "basis" to examine the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation.  He called it an "imaginary scandal."

Let's Make Sure 'Obstruction of Justice' Is Properly Defined.  A line must be drawn.  No longer can the phrase "obstruction of justice" be allowed to mean something obscenely different from what any fair-minded, free person knows it was intended to mean.  In the minds of most, the phrase refers to blocking the discovery of truth, truth being the only legitimate basis on which appropriate redress can be made for some wrong that has been suffered.  Any codified law that uses the phrase "obstruction of justice" to mean something other than precisely this is in jeopardy of obstructing true justice.  If a law is needed to insure that an official investigation is not obstructed, then the language of the law must refer to obstruction of an investigation or obstruction of police work or obstruction of intelligence activities.

Beto O'Rourke: 'I don't have complete confidence' Trump was elected fairly.  Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke pointed to Russian hacking of Florida voter registration information as support for his suspicions about the 2016 presidential election.  When asked in an MSNBC interview Saturday [5/18/2019] if he was confident President Trump had been elected fairly, the former Texas congressman agreed the use of propaganda on voters and electoral system breaches gave him doubts.

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Why are so many Democrats so reprehensible in exactly the same way?  [Eric] Holder actually was in contempt of Congress for authentic scandals involving deaths of Americans, such as Operation Fast and Furious.  Barr is not.  Unlike Holder, Barr is the smartest lawyer in the room.  He knows, as does any sentient legal scholar, that to give the House Judiciary Committee what they are asking for — names of intelligence assets, legally protected grand jury testimony — would be breaking the law.  The Democrats with their handmaidens in the media are manufacturing a "constitutional crisis" simply to hound the president and prolong the collusion hoax as long as possible.

Another undeserved military honor for LBJ.  When former President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughters smashed champagne bottles against a metal star atop the bow of the ship named for him last month, the crowd roared, patriotic streamers shot skyward, and there were smiles all around.  No one was churlish enough to mar the christening ceremony in Bath, Maine, by noting that in naming the futuristic-looking stealth destroyer for the 36th president, the Navy was honoring a part-time officer who spent decades wearing a decoration for valor that he knew full well he didn't rate.

Will Suppression Truthers Depress 2020 Democratic Turnout?  What do Stacey Abrams, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris have in common beyond their party affiliation and delusional presidential aspirations?  They are actively promoting a conspiracy theory about a nationwide voter suppression scheme they claim has already cost the Democrats key contests in 2018. Harris became the latest to join the chorus when she told an NAACP gathering, "Let's say this loud and clear:  Without voter suppression, Stacey Abrams would be the governor of Georgia.  Andrew Gillum is the governor of Florida."  Ironically, the probable effect of such evidence-free claims will be to depress Democratic turnout in 2020.

Mark Steyn:  Clinton and Abrams are making politics 'impossible'.  Conservative commentator and author Mark Steyn said Monday [5/6/2019] on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that Democrats are making politics nearly "impossible" by refusing to accept election losses.  Steyn is reacting to former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton saying this weekend that the election was "stolen" from her by Trump and the Russians.  And by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams refusing to concede.

Democrats Accuse AG Barr of Doing Exactly What Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch Did for Obama.  Congressional Democrats are clearly aware that the American people do not favor impeachment of President Trump.  Even a CNN poll shows that 59 percent of the public oppose impeachment — and that's a left-leaning poll.  While impeaching Trump is, for the moment, off the table because there are no legitimate grounds to do so, the Democratic Party has set its sights on Attorney General Barr.  When Democrats didn't like the findings of the Mueller report, they accused Barr of being a "partisan" who was "handpicked" by Trump to protect him.  They now claim Barr's four-page memo summarizing the conclusions of the report was misleading — which it wasn't, and that Barr perjured himself during previous testimony to Congress — which he didn't.  Naturally, partisan Democrats are now calling for his impeachment, and presidential candidates are also fundraising by attacking him as well.  As absurd as the claims are that Barr is acting like Trump's personal lawyer to protect him, it's difficult not to see that Democrats are making it their business to accuse William Barr of being everything Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch were for Barack Obama.

Rashida Tlaib's Father Says She 'Lied Big-Time To Get Elected' In Resurfaced 2010 Newspaper Article.  In a March 11, 2010 newspaper article in The Detroit News, Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D-MI) father accused her of lying "big-time to get elected" by falsifying her address on an election affidavit.  Tlaib's father, Harbi Elabed, made the accusations against Tlaib, who at the time was a freshman state-level representative from the 12th District in Detroit's Southwest side.  The newspaper article was scrubbed from the internet when The Detroit News migrated to a new website but was available in a subscription-based digital archive.

Biden the Liar.  Harold Schaitberger, president of the AFL-CIO-affiliated International Association of Firefighters, declared at a campaign rally for Joe Biden today that "Joe Biden is genuine.  There's nothing phony or artificial about Joe Biden."  This is a spectacularly audacious claim about one of Washington's most notorious BS artists.  A few days ago, Biden declared on The View, "We were asked, what are you proudest of from your administration?  You know what I said — he said the same thing as I did.  No[t] one single whisper of scandal.  That's because of Barack Obama."  Perhaps Biden believes there was no whisper of scandal because there was so much shouting about veterans dying while waiting for care at the Department of Veterans Affairs; the "Fast and Furious" gunwalking operation at the ATF; the dysfunctional launch of Healthcare.gov; the Syrian "red line"; Benghazi; the hacking of Office of Personnel Management records; the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups; other government agencies harassing and targeting the president's critics; drunkenness and reckless behavior at the U.S. Secret Service....

The Anita Hill Rewrite.  Those of us who lived through the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court came to the conclusion that Anita Hill was lying with our eyes wide open.  We observed the inconsistencies between her conduct and her testimony.  The more we learned about what had gone on behind the scenes to knock off Thomas with the instrumentality of Hill, the more we understood that Hill was a willing instrument in a larger story.  It's how the left operates.  The left also relentlessly rewrites history.  See the Rosenberg case.  See the Hiss case.  See the Rathergate scandal.  In each case, we have relentless mendacity in the service of a bad cause.  Anita Hill presents another such case.

6 Pieces Of Evidence Anita Hill Was Lying.  Anita Hill made her claim to fame by accusing Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his confirmation hearing back in 1991.  The Left painted Thomas as a misogynistic monster despite the glaring contradictions, lies and lack of evidence to support such a narrative.  The U.S. House and Senate dismissed the baseless accusations presented by Hill, confirmed Thomas to the court, and the public largely viewed Hill as discredited.  Despite all this, the Left, through HBO, continues to smear Thomas for the irredeemable sin of being conservative while being black.

American Ignorance.  Because I dig deeper than most people I can usually sort out the facts from the fake.  One thing I've learned over time is that the progressive left does not engage in truth nor does it traffic in honor.  The left wants to totally remake our laws, our society and our Constitution into something our founders never intended them to be. [...] Some citizens get news secondhand from friends, family or work associates.  They see headlines on social media and online service providers like AOL.  If they watch news at all they might tune into the local news or sometimes CNN.  Too many people will take what they hear as true.  They won't doubt it because after all it's being broadcast by national news organizations and those organizations certainly wouldn't report something that wasn't true, would they?

In The Maw Of Wokeness.  [Scroll down]  First, keep in mind the states are required to cull their voter lists.  "The 1993 National Voter Registration Act mandates that state and local elections officers keep voter registration lists accurate by removing the names of people who die, move or fail in successive elections to vote."  Second, those 1,000 voting machines:  they were withheld "because of an ongoing federal lawsuit that argues Georgia's electronic voting machines could be hacked or tampered with."  Abrams' allies have made similar claims:  "The suit was filed last November by Fair Fight Action, the nonprofit arm of a new voting rights organization founded by [Stacey] Abrams..."  Prior to the midterms, there was a question whether the machines were vulnerable to being hacked, so a September ruling from U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg — an Obama appointee and sister of liberal reporter Nina Totenberg — ordered them sequestered.  Third, that 27 percent of Wisconsin black voters?  It was based on a "survey" of a grand total of 288 people, and they were asked whether they were "deterred", not blocked.

Biden's Latest Malarkey:  Obama Administration Had 'Not One Single Whisper of Scandal'.  If you're gonna tell a lie, make it a big one.  Make it so astonishing, so blatant, that you cause the listener to question his own grasp on reality.  Turn down the gaslight, and when he notices, say the light was always that dim.  Is he going to believe the evidence of his own senses, or is he gonna go along to get along?  All politicians do it, including our current commander-in-chief, but few do it with as much gusto as Joe Biden.  He just really digs lying, almost as much as his old boss does.

Joe Biden says his proudest moment of Obama's presidency was 'not one whisper of scandal'.  Former vice president and newly-minted 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden appeared on "The View" on Friday morning [4/26/2019] and told hosts that his proudest moment of serving with President Barack Obama was that there was "not one whisper" of scandal during the time they served together in the White House.  Biden said that, coincidentally, he and Obama both told press on the same day while in different parts of the country that the thing they were most proud of while in the White House was that there was "not one whisper of a scandal."  "Not one," Biden said.  "And that's because of Barack."

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Speech Is Violence, and Vice Versa.  The apotheosis of the Left's 21st-Century lunacy is its insistence that disagreeing with leftist dogma — declining to accept the "trans" farce, for example — is "violence" that demands suppression, while actual violence by leftists like Antifa — bashing people in the head with a baseball bat, for instance — is merely free speech exercised by "protesters."  No one in the world, with the possible exception of a handful of mis-educated college professors and students, is dumb enough to be fooled by that inversion.

The Russia hoax was the biggest con job in U.S. history.  For 2½ years, you — we, the American people — have been the victims of the biggest con job in American history.  Every second, every hour, every day, the Democrats, the hate-Trump media mob perpetrated a lie.  Every time they said Russia, Russia, Russia, collusion, collusion, they were smearing, besmirching and slandering a duly-elected president of the United States and trying to undo an election.  The hate-Trump media spread unbelievable conspiracy theories and lies.  They betrayed their audience.  They don't care at all about the truth.

Obama AG Eric Holder Says Stacey Abrams Won Georgia Gov. Election.  Former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder said he believes Stacey Abrams (D.) won the Georgia governor's race in 2018, where the final certified election results showed Republican Brian Kemp winning with 55,000 more votes.  "I tend to think Stacey Abrams won that election, you know?" Holder said to The Root.  In making that claim, Holder echoed other prominent Democrats in suggesting that Kemp's role as secretary of state was a factor in the outcome.  "I think the way it was conducted, the — her opponent remaining as secretary of state, basically being the referee until about the last week of the election, certainly gave the appearance of unfairness, and I think it was unfairness."  Abrams has never conceded the race, and has also maintained on several occasions that she won.

Nobody In The GOP Is Inciting Violence Against Ilhan Omar.  On college campuses all across America, there are professors who think the United States has been a harmful force — Central America, Vietnam, climate change, using a nuclear bomb, etc.  They have their case.  I think it's foolish, but it's not strange that Omar and other young Democrats in Congress don't.  It's fairly standard leftist fare.  It is also absolutely fair game for political attack.  The real danger in regard to Democrats accusing Republicans like Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Donald Trump, and outlets like the New York Post, of incitement to violence is that the charge is one of very few that can be used to erase First Amendment free speech protections.  It's no accident that this is the word being used.  But it is an absurd accusation.  No Democrat will actually say that Crenshaw, Trump, or the New York Post editors desire harm to come to Omar, because obviously they don't.  And that takes incitement off the table.

Ilhan Omar:  United States was 'founded by genocide'.  Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., wrote in 2017 that America was founded by genocide and our foreign policy smacks of "neocolonialism." [...] Omar remains on the House Foreign Affairs Committee despite calls from Republicans to remove her from her position.

Rashida Tlaib On Omar's Disgusting 9/11 Remarks:  She's Just Speaking Truth.  Islamic terrorist thugs attacked our nation, they murdered nearly 3,000 of our citizens, and there's no other side to that, unless you want to defend terrorism.  In [Rep. Ilhan] Omar's case, she described the horrific [9/11/2001] attack by saying, "some people did something" at a CAIR event last month.  Yeah, The New York Post torched Omar for this trash today [4/11/2019].  For Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), this is just another act of people trying to police speech from women of color.  It's a swipe at diversity; she hit on all of the identity politics talking points.  It's still total garbage.  You can be diverse and still peddle views that are straight trash.

Raw, stinky, progressive [lying] needs a reckoning.  Reasonable citizens of our republic are frustrated.  They tire of progressive politics invading every simple moment, ruining things that used to be fun, injecting anger and politically correct nonsense where it should not go.  Sports, movies, school, award ceremonies, funerals — everywhere one looks, P.C. nonsense attempts to spoil it. [...] A snowballing litany of events is pushing citizens too far:  Operation Fast and Furious; "Hands Up, Don't Shoot"; the Smollett race hoax, Lois Lerner's IRS attacks against Tea Party groups; the Benghazi debacle; Hillary Clinton's 30,000 insecure emails "disappearing"; Hillary Clinton's exoneration following a kindergarten-style FBI investigation; and, certainly most foul, a Deep State bureaucracy attempting to oust a duly elected president.  The list goes on.  We who read and watch new media know many more grievous lies and travesties of justice, the list above being just a fraction of them.  Thus, some of us grow numb, depressed, and cynical.

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams Claims She Won Her Election.  She Lost By Nearly 55,000 Votes.  Failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams falsely claimed on Wednesday that she won the race for governor last year against Republican Brian Kemp.  "We had this little election back in 2018," Abrams said while speaking at the National Action Network.  "And despite the final tally and the inauguration and the situation we find ourselves in, I do have very affirmative statement to make:  We won."  Kemp beat Abrams by 54,723 votes.

Fault line:  Trump is blamed for everything.  Donald J. Trump — is there anything he can't do?  I ask this after the most recent example of his omniscient omnipresence in every single headline issue of the day — in this case the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax in Chicago.  When the shocking crime was first reported, it was naturally blamed on Trump — two homophobic MAGA-hat wearing rednecks, assaulting a gay black D-list actor and looping a noose around his neck.  But now that it's been exposed as the most cynical of frauds, guess what — it's still Trump's fault.

Whatta Bunch of Phony Baloneys.  It is an Era of Mendacity, born of the Obama Wasted Decade.  At the nation's highest echelons, it was the Obama-directed sham investigation of Hillary Clinton's felonious destruction of 33,000 emails, as Obama's Department of Justice gave orders to the FBI not to prosecute despite the clear mandate of the statute, and as Attorney-General Loretta Lynch huddled with Bill Clinton on that tarmac.  Now that's an A-G!  The falsehood and lying continued through the Steele Dossier, the lying to the FISA court, the dishonest unmaskings of American citizens.  The dishonesty of Jim Comey, the leaking of confidential documents to the New York Times, the launching of a two-year investigation into Russian collusion that never happened.  All the perjury that was directed at bringing down Brett Kavanaugh.  Lies, lies, lies — and no consequences.

Georgia Establishment Legislators Try to Hide Migrant Crime from Voters.  Republican and Democratic legislators in Georgia are trying to block good-government legislation that would help Georgia voters learn the number of criminal illegal aliens in their state.  The draft legislation would require state officials to provide quarterly reports on the number of deportable illegal migrants and of non-citizens who are held in detention.  But it must pass the Georgia House's rules committee and the House floor before midnight March 7.

Democrats Con Their Base with Green New Deal.  [Scroll down]  If you believe for one second that any material provision of the Green New Deal will become policy, you're being conned.  A competent media could and should prove as much in mere moments.  A competent media could and should ask Kamala Harris at every campaign stop for her precise plan to "guarantee a job with a family-sustaining wage" to every person in the U.S.  A competent media could and should rush to press Elizabeth Warren about her precise plan to completely overhaul American power generation in a mere ten-year span without crushing the economy.  After all, if a series of Republican presidential candidates pledged together to, say, abolish Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid yet still also guarantee health care and retirement security for all Americans, wouldn't the media be extremely curious as to how they could pull off such an astounding achievement?

After the Coup is Gone.  The tale we've been told for more than two years — that Donald Trump's campaign team, possibly even the candidate himself, colluded with the Kremlin to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election — has been exposed as a lie.  Various investigations into this alleged conspiracy are coming up empty and the accomplices are trying to change the subject.  Even more pathetically, some still are clinging to the farce, desperate to salvage whatever still remains of their already sketchy credibility.  To describe it as a witch hunt, the president's preferred term, is too generous.  The American public has witnessed a seditious attempt by powerful interests garrisoned throughout our political complex to overthrow a sitting U.S. president.  The orchestrated and failed coup has exceeded the routine combat of our two-party system, where out-of-power partisans disrupt and agitate the other side.  No, this has been a full scale insurrection that has violated the boundaries of law, normalcy, and civility in an unprecedented way.

The Democratic Party Needs To Be Destroyed Before It Destroys The Country.  Everything Democrats are is a lie, everything the advocate for is cover for those lies.  And everything they are pushing is the antithesis of what made this country the beacon of liberty for the world.  I don't know why they hate liberty, I don't know why they seek to make this country like those people flee to come here, I just know that they do.  And I know they must be stopped.

Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib Lied (Taqiyya) About her Residency to Run for Public Office.  Taqiyya, it's prominent in Islam, and here's Michigan's own Rep. Rashida Tlaib engaging in it to influence law in America.  The petition to impeach Talaib is nearing 300,000, and as it does, evidence has been obtained that proud, Islamist, Palestinian, anti-American representative Rashida Tlaib lied about her residency to run for office by registering to vote at a false address. [...] Where is the Michigan Board of Elections?  Where is the mainstream media?

Rashida Tlaib 'Lied' About Residency To Run For Office, Registered To Vote At False Address.  Michigan Democrat congresswoman Rashida Tlaib registered to vote from a false address, and represented a state House district that she did not actually live in, according to credit score and property records obtained by Big League Politics.  Tlaib's own father even said that Tlaib "lied" about her address in order to run for office.

Senator asks FBI for perjury investigation of Kirstjen Nielsen over family separation statements.  A Democratic senator requested on Friday [1/18/2019] that the FBI open a perjury investigation into Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, accusing her of lying about the Trump administration's family separation policy during sworn testimony to Congress.  Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon released a previously undisclosed memo on Thursday from high-level officials at the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice in 2017 that outlined policy options to deal with illegal immigration at the border.  The second item on the list is a policy to "separate family units."  The memo also notes that an upshot of such policies will be the "substantial deterrent effect."

Schumer's $25 Billion Offer Was Never in Earnest.  Most everyone's heard of the oath given at trials that compels a witness to "tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."  It should be noted that the oath purposely distinguishes the gulf between "the truth" and the "whole truth."  That's because, in many cases, a partial truth is also a partial lie.  This is exactly the case with the all-too-common assertion that Sen. Chuck Schumer once offered President Trump $25 billion in border wall funds in exchange for legalizing the nation's roughly 1.8 million DACA recipients and 3.5 million Dreamers, but the White House opposed it.  Well, that's the truth, but it is certainly far from the whole truth.  And as the Yiddish proverb says, "A half-truth is a whole lie."

The Left vs. Logic.  I love the leftist canard that people are all basically good.  My experience has taught me that most people are capable of at least brief periods of being nice, but nice is a long way below good.  If we believe that all people are good, then we aren't worried about MS13 gang members, ISIS terrorists, or pedophiles snatching our kids, because they're all just misunderstood and they just want a better life.  The left assumes that all people think like they do, and live according to their standards.  But the illegal crime stats tell a different story.  So how do you process such data when you start with original goodness instead of original sin?

The Left, the Wall, and the Truth.  Do leftists really believe American universities constitute "rape cultures"?  If so, why does any left-wing parent send his or her child to college?  Would you send your daughter to a place you believe is permeated by rape?  Do leftists really believe that the statement "There is only one race:  the human race" is a racist statement?  That is the official position of the University of California.  Do leftists really believe that virtually every criticism of former President Barack Obama emanated from racism, that all opposition to lowering college admission standards for blacks is racist, that all attacks on George Soros are anti-Semitic?  If leftists believe any of the above, let alone all of it, they are deluded people.  And the existence of tens of millions of deluded people in a society can only portend catastrophe.

Senator Mark Warner Claims He was Gang-of-Eight Member in 2016, He Wasn't.  Senator Mark Warner didn't become a Go8 member until Senator Dianne Feinstein abdicated her Senate Intelligence Chair position in January 2017.  Kinda hard to talk about briefings he never participated in.  It's all made up from there.

The Dems Who Cried 'Wolf!'  When Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer did their thing at that podium after the President's Oval Office address, they wildly accused him of stoking "fear" and engaging in a "temper tantrum."  Yet, we just had seen the President's speech to the nation moments before.  There was no temper tantrum.  We saw it.  We heard it.

NBC News Reports Armed Intruder as an 'Unwanted House Visitor'.  NBC News now reports armed home intruders who are known to the homeowners are unwanted house visitors.  One of these unwanted visitors was shot and killed by a New Jersey man with his own gun.  The two men did know each other but that doesn't change the fact that one came brandishing a gun.  The owner of the home had to fight this unwanted house visitor off and he fought for his life, according to reports.  The intruder allegedly arrived at the residence brandishing a semi-automatic handgun and a fight erupted with the man who lives at the home.

Pelosi and Schumer dismiss Trump's 'manufactured crisis' on border security.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Tuesday dismissed President Trump's Oval Office address on border security as an effort to "stoke fear" among Americans and accused him of playing up a "manufactured crisis."  "Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes, said Schumer, in a televised rebuttal to Trump.  This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration."

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It should not be necessary to point out that the President did not manufacture a crisis, nor was it apparently his intention to induce fear in his audience, nor was he apparently the least bit concerned about the background noise that Democrats call, "the turmoil in his administration."

Levin: Schumer and Pelosi are 'pathological liars,' 'never forced to explain their flip-flop' on the wall.  LevinTV host Mark Levin blasted Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi as "pathological liars" Tuesday night [1/8/2019] on "Hannity," reacting to President Trump's Oval Office address on border security and the Democratic response.  Levin said Trump's speech was "outstanding" and hammered the Democrats for their duplicitous flip-flop on support for physical barriers on the southern border.  "First of all, the president gave an outstanding speech.  It was concise.  It was compassionate — and truly compassionate.  He provided the context, both in terms of what's going on in the border, the expense, which is de minimis, and who is really responsible.  Now, let's keep a few things in mind when you watch Schumer and Pelosi:  They are pathological liars.  They've been in Congress over half a century.  What [...] have they done about the border?  Nothing. [...]"

Mark Levin:  Pelosi and Schumer Are 'Pathological Liars'.  Commenting on President Donald Trump's address to the nation about border security and the response of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), conservative talk radio host and best selling author Mark Levin said the two Democrats are "pathological liars" who have been in Congress half-a-century and yet have done "nothing" about the border.  Levin, who worked in the Reagan Justice Department, added that neither Pelosi nor Schumer talked about the low-skilled American worker who is harmed by illegal alien labor — aided and abetted by multi-national corporations — and didn't talk about the "communities on the border that are suffering."

FYI: POTUS Trump National Emergencies Declared = 0. Barack Obama National Emergencies Declared = 12.  How odd to see the socialist media in such a tizzy over the idea of President Trump declaring a national emergency at the southern border that would require, at least in part, a border wall to solve.  "He can't declare a national emergency!" they cry.  "That would be an abuse of power!" they declare.  "Unprecedented!" they wail.  And yet, when Barack Obama did that very thing not once but 12 times, (most often of which allowed the U.S. government to seize property) there was nary a word of complaint from this same far left media.  Quite the opposite.  They defended it.

Fusion GPS-linked group worked with tech company tied to Russian 'false flag' operation in Alabama.  A nonprofit group linked to Fusion GPS and partially funded by George Soros worked in recent months with a technology company implicated in a scheme to use fake Russian bots during Alabama's special Senate election.  The groups, the Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP) and New Knowledge, partnered before the 2018 midterms to track alleged Russian disinformation networks, a website the organizations collaboratively run shows.  Both organizations have links to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), which is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as well as possible Trump campaign collusion.

The Left Orchestrated a Social-media Smear Campaign to Defeat Roy Moore.  Radical leftists disguised themselves as kooky Baptists and ran a social-media smear campaign against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who lost a close race in Alabama to Democrat Doug Jones in 2017.  The goal, the New York Times reported today, was to falsely suggest Moore would ban alcohol in the Yellowhammer State, and drive moderate Republicans into the arms of the pro-abortion liberal Democrat.  In December, the Times uncovered a similar operation unknowingly funded by LinkedIn billionaire Reid Hoffman.  The upshot is, leftists adopted the very tactics they accused Russians of using to help elect Donald Trump.

Roy Moore was reportedly targeted by Dems in second 'false flag' operation in 2017 Alabama race.  A New York Times story revealed Monday [1/7/2019] that Democrats created a Facebook page that gave the false impression that it was the work of Baptist teetotalers supporting Moore in the contest.  That Dry Alabama Facebook page — which called for outlawing alcohol in the state — intended to alienate pro-business, moderate Republicans from Moore, the paper reported.  Democrats reportedly saw an opportunity to win that race after Moore was hit with allegations of past inappropriate sexual conduct with teenage girls.  Jones went on to win the race.  It's the second report in recent weeks of a stealth social media effort by pro-Jones activists.

The Importance of Getting History Right.  As an amateur historian, I cringe at the outright lies being fed to the public, some of it by people who know they are lying.  Others do it unaware.  Unless these lies are addressed, political solutions to many of the world's problems will prove impossible.

The Democrats' Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans of Russian Trolling Was a Russian Troll.  When the Democrats and the media wanted to prove that Russian trolls were everywhere, and supporting Republicans, they turned to Jonathon Morgan and Renee DiResta.  Morgan and DiResta had originally been part of Obama's futile effort to fight ISIS on social media, before discovering a much more lucrative field.  ISIS was losing on the battlefield and the Democrats were losing elections.  The Hillary campaign had hatched a conspiracy theory blaming its loss on Russian trolls.  And Morgan and DiResta soon became the experts providing the data linking Republicans to Russian trolls.  Every time there was a story on Russian election interference, Morgan would show up on CNN or NBC.  And his message was the same, the Russian bots were everywhere and they were a major threat.

Democrats: A plague on the nation.  It should be obvious to every American by now that our progressive left does not have the best interest of Americans at heart.  Quite the opposite.  They loathe those of us who put Trump in the White House and are determined to punish us.  They intend to raise our taxes to pay for the $100 [billion] illegal aliens cost us every year.  They need open borders to import future voters; millions of illegals voted in the 2018 election thanks to motor voter bills and states' refusal to require voter ID.  The Democrats know they cannot win without cheating.  They cheated in 2016 and are still stunned that their carefully calculated strategy did not work — thus, the cover-up, AKA the Mueller investigation, of their many crimes committed over the Obama years, many at the direction of Hillary Clinton with Obama's knowledge and approval.  Our once most revered institutions, the DOJ, the FBI, and the CIA, have been thoroughly corrupted.  Mueller, a willing participant in that corruption, is up to his eyeballs in the cover-up.

Wikipedia:  Rotten to the Core.  The first major pay-to-play Wikipedia scandal dates back to February 2006, when it was discovered that US Congressional staff were scrubbing the biographies of their politicians — removing broken campaign promises, scandals, and other undesirable details and adding "glowing" tributes and favorable information.  At the same time, negative information was appended to the biographies of their opponents.  Some ambitious staffers were replacing their candidates' biographies wholesale with staff-authored versions.  Joe Biden, Diane Feinstein, Norm Coleman, Conrad Burns, and Tom Harkin were named in early reports, later joined by Mike Pence, Gus Gutknecht, and David Davis.  Wikipedia responded initially by banning Congressional IP addresses and later by creating a Twitter feed to document Wikipedia edits made by congressional staffers.

With identical tweets, Schumer and Pelosi reveal themselves as mouthpieces for the same propaganda puppet master.  I have long wondered about who writes the talking points that keep Democrats reading from the same script.  That person — or more likely, persons — evidently issues instructions that the office holder branch and the journalist branch of the Democratic Party mimic in their public statements.  But in order to appear slightly authentic, they are supposed to speak extemporaneously and make it appear that they all came up with the phrases-of-the-day spontaneously.  This works for interviews with print and television journalists, but the rise of Twitter has introduced new danger of exposure.  Now we have proof that the current ostensible leaders of the Democrats' party are often just actors reading from scripts supplied to them by people hidden from public scrutiny.  Christmas Eve saw the presumptive new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi issue a tweet that was identical, word-for-word, to one issued 23 minutes earlier by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Who Plagiarized Whom?  Pelosi, Schumer Both Send Out Exact Same Tweet.  Whenever there's a congressional hearing on nearly any subject, Democratic leaders fire out a list of talking points to the party's lawmakers.  That leads to highly repetitive — and exhausting — speeches from Democrats, all of which sound almost exactly alike.  Take the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh by President Trump.  Even before he was named, leftists and liberals everywhere had already written their press releases, accusing the nominee — it didn't matter who it was — of hating women and minorities, immigrants and gays.

Democrats Used 'Similarly Deceptive Tactics' In Alabama Senate Race As Russians Used In 2016 Election, NYT Reports.  A new bombshell report released on Wednesday night alleges that Democrats used "similarly deceptive tactics" in the Alabama Senate race last year as Russia used in the 2016 elections.  "The secret project, carried out on Facebook and Twitter, was likely too small to have a significant effect on the race, in which the Democratic candidate it was designed to help, Doug Jones, edged out the Republican, Roy S. Moore," The New York Times reported.

Trump's not used to liars.  Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas revealed why President Trump is not doing well in Washington.  Donald John Trump is not used to dealing with liars.  Gohmert told WMAL, a radio station in Washington, "He wants to work with people over here on the Hill, and he's just not used to, in the private sector, having people that are reputedly on his side conspiring to keep him from getting what he promised, and that's what we've seen."

One Year Later, The Left's Net Neutrality Lies Look Even Dumber.  For those who don't pay particularly close attention to politics — those on the Left lie.  A lot.  They lie about Donald Trump-Russia collusion.  They lie about their Russia collusion.  They lie about green energy being green and energy — it's neither.  They lie about government-run health insurance.  They lie about government-run medicine.  They lie about tax cuts.  They lie about tax increases. [...] You want yet another panoply of spectacularly ridiculous Leftist lying?  Behold — the Internet.

Snopes Rates Liberal Meme 'True' After Former Hillary Staffer Deletes Photo and Admits It's Inaccurate.  The Facebook and Google approved fact-checking service Snopes has once again made a serious error when weighing the factuality of a recent popular meme, claiming the "general idea" of the meme was "correct," despite it having been debunked.  A new meme has been making the rounds across social media recently, featuring a photo of President Donald Trump alongside a group of Republican lawmakers and other members of his administration.  The photo was taken following the House's vote to repeal Obamacare in 2017, and in the meme, a red X has been placed over the faces of 33 individuals.  The caption of the photo reads:  "Everyone with an X has since been voted out of Congress."

Surprise! Ilhan Omar lied to Jewish voters in her district.  Newly elected Representative Ilhan Omar, the Somali-heritage Muslim from Minneapolis who replaces Keith Ellison, has already reversed her position on the BDS (Boyott, Divest, Sanction) Movement that seeks to delegitimize Israel now that she is safely elected.  Since she has cited no reasons for changing her mind, she must have been lying.

After Losing, Dem Politicians Now Say They Can Be Truthful.  Losing Democratic politicians say they can finally tell the truth now that they are "freed from the constraints" of needing the support of their constituents.  "It occurred to me that I am now freed from the constraints of running for or holding public office," said Richard Cordray, failed coup-leader and losing candidate in the Ohio governor's race.  Cordray says now that he does not have to be accountable to voters, he can "speak more naturally" about what he really thinks about issues.

Obama Campaigns with Fake Nurse in Final Chicago Rally.  Democrats call Congressional candidate Lauren Underwood the "Naperville nurse running for Congress."  Good Morning America ran a segment on 'Nurse Lauren" and is promoting Lauren Underwood for Congress in Illinois' 14th district.  GMA is also promoting 'Nurse Underwood' on their Facebook page in a video.  There's just one problem.  Lauren is not a registered nurse in Illinois or any state.  She has never worked a day as a nurse in her life.

Ever notice how Leftists always accuse you of being what they really are?  Not a day goes by where the media and many Democrats don't slander Trump, Christians, Republicans, Conservatives, and even white men as "Nazis" and "Hitler."  Even worse, those on the Far Left who increasingly describe themselves as 'Democrat Socialists,' ignore the fact that the word NAZI stands for National "Socialist" German Workers Party — whose socialist policies were virtually identical to those of Bernie Sanders' followers today.

The Left's Response To The Mass Shooting Of Jews Is An Act Of Bad Faith.  It was ironic to see many of the same liberals, who recently fought to prop up the world's most powerful Jew-hating terror state, lecturing us on the importance of combating anti-Semitism.  But there they were yesterday [10/27/2018].  The same Voxers who had long rationalized, romanticized, and excused the Jew-killing terror organization of the Middle East were now blaming the existence of the evil, anti-Semitic Pittsburgh shooter on Republicans.  The same Pod bros whose echo chamber deployed anti-Semitic dual-loyalty tropes to smear critics of the Iran deal were now incredibly concerned about the Jewish community.

Trump The Dictator?  Far-left billionaire Tom Steyer is one of the world's most notorious hypocrites.  These days, he is devoting many millions to the cause of impeaching President Trump.  In advance of the midterms, he is flooding Facebook with anti-Trump ads, including this one, "A Modern Dictator's Playbook."  Steyer's video says that Trump is well on the way to being a dictator like Saddam Hussein (because he feeds enemies into wood chippers?), Hugo Chavez (this one is funny, since Chavez was idolized by the American left), Vladimir Putin (Trump is exactly like Putin, because Putin murders journalists while Trump criticizes them), Recep Erdogan (per Barack Obama, one of his favorite foreign leaders) and Kim Jong-un (hard to tell what the analogy is here).  A sane person would say that in order to be a dictator, you have to... dictate.  In the American context, this presumably would mean issuing unconstitutional executive orders.  But that is what Barack Obama did, not Donald Trump.

Democrats Blaming Normal Americans for Nuts Will Blow Up In Their Faces at the Ballot Box.  You know, there's nothing that Normal Americans can identify with more than a guy living in a Ford panel van covered with Trump memes and soccer manifestoes who sends bombs that don't work to Democrats who support policies that don't work.  Likewise, Normal people totally identify with — let me get the liberal narrative du jour right here — a Trump-hating freak who shoots up a synagogue.  And I think it's a terrific midterm strategy for our Democrat friends is to keep making that idiotic case.

Senate hopeful Jacky Rosen of Nevada slams Pelosi in English ads, attacks Trump in Spanish.  U.S. Senate hopeful Jacky Rosen, a Nevada Democrat, is looking to have it both ways — slamming House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in English-language campaign ads while taking shots at President Trump in Spanish.  The Democrat's political ads in English tout her bipartisan record in the House and portray her as a check on Pelosi, despite her voting with the top House Democrat 89 percent of the time in the 115th Congress.  "Jacky Rosen wrote legislation to improve veterans' health care, and President Trump signed it into law," a man in Rosen's English ad says.  "Rosen stood up to Nancy Pelosi to reform the VA."

White House blasts Texas congressman for 'slanderous lie' as he calls for investigation into whether Jared Kushner shared intelligence with Saudis that led to killing of Jamal Khashoggi.  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders hit out at Democratic representative for Texas Joaquin Castro Friday [10/19/2018] after he suggested Jared Kushner may have provided information to Saudi Arabia that led to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  The POTUS representative called his allegation made on CNN 'an outrageous slanderous lie without a shred of proof' after he said during an interview that Donald Trump's adviser may have provided an 'enemies list' to the leaders of the Middle Eastern country.

Castro slammed for 'slanderous' lie after suggesting Kushner may have orchestrated Khashoggi murder.  The White House on Friday slammed Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, after he claimed that President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, may have orchestrated the brutal killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi — a claim he walked back later.  The rep told CNN that the Trump adviser and "U.S. intelligence" could have passed around a so-called "enemies list" that was viewed by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.  Poppy Harlow, the anchor, challenged Castro, saying the network had no knowledge of the "reporting" he cited.  But he responded that he's seen "reporting to that effect."

Why are faceless accusations allowed to end men's careers?  On 11 October 2017 an anonymous Google spreadsheet began doing the rounds of American newspapers and magazines — a document that would have far-reaching consequences for Stephen Elliott, a Los Angeles-based writer and editor.  [...] [T]he spreadsheet had been created by Moira Donegan, a former assistant editor at the New Republic, and named various men rumoured to be guilty of sexual misconduct.  Donegan closed it down a few days later, but by that time it had been widely circulated and many names had been added, alongside a summary of their alleged crimes.  The entry for Elliott read:  'Rape accusations, sexual harassment, coercion, unsolicited invitations to his apartment, a dude who snuck into Binders???'  (Binders is a Facebook group for women writers.)  The spreadsheet contained a disclaimer:  'This document is only a collection of allegations and rumours.  Take everything with a grain of salt.'  Needless to say, that was largely ignored.  Numerous articles appeared celebrating the list as a much-needed 'reckoning', with not many people pausing to consider whether the men on the list were guilty.  Elliott had a collection of essays to promote, but interviews were pulled, readings cancelled and his book tour fizzled out.  His television agent stopped returning his calls and some friends began to distance themselves.  He found himself at the centre of a Kafka-esque nightmare.

Beto O'Rourke's 'lifelong Republican' mother votes in Democratic primaries, donated to Obama.  Rep. Beto O'Rourke often touts his mother in speeches and interviews as a lifelong Republican, who now supports his effort to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.  Not really.  According to a CNN report Tuesday, Melissa O'Rourke is a frequent voter in Democratic primaries who donated to Barack Obama before he became president.  "Melissa O'Rourke has largely voted in Democratic primaries in Texas since 2000, and she has donated money to candidates from both parties.  She donated to Cruz and Republican Mitt Romney in 2012, but she also previously donated to the presidential campaign of then-Democratic Sen. Barack Obama in 2007," CNN reported.

The Character Assassination of Brett Kavanaugh by the Cowardly Senate Democrats.  In 1987, when Robert Bork met with Senator Edward Kennedy on the eve of his nomination as a justice of the Supreme Court, it was an awkward visit.  Kennedy said his response would not be personal.  He said that several times.  Instead he gave a speech that brutally and dishonestly caricatured Bork's judicial philosophy.  It became infamous for capturing the thrust of the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee's treatment of Bork, a practice known to this day as "borking." [...] Bork was denied confirmation, 58-42.  And for decades, his treatment stood as the most unfair and hostile thing that could happen to a High Court nominee.  It was ideological assassination.  Now there is worse — the character assassination of Brett Kavanaugh.

O'Keefe Strikes Again Video Captures TN Dem Phil Bredesen in Classic 'Bait and Switch'.  A new undercover video from Project Veritas Action features staff from Democrat Phil Bredesen's U.S. Senate campaign admitting that he has been decieving voters and attempting to appear more moderate than he actually is.  Bredesen, who was recently endorsed by Taylor Swift, has infamously claimed that he would have voted to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh — but his campaign says it is just a vote grab.

Staffers for TN Senate Candidate Phil Bredesen Caught on Tape Admitting He Lied About Supporting Kavanaugh.  Campaign staffers for Tennessee Democrat Senate nominee Phil Bredesen were caught on tape admitting that the supposedly moderate candidate was lying through his teeth when he said last Friday that he would have voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  The staffers, surreptitiously recorded by Project Veritas in a video released Wednesday night [10/10/2018], said Bredesen lied to hoodwink moderate Republicans into voting for him.  Most polling shows Bredesen behind in a race against conservative Tennessee congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.  Prompted by a female Project Veritas journalist, Bredesen field organizers Maria Amalla and Will Stewart said that Bredesen was intentionally lying for votes.

Christine Ford:  A Singular Fraud.  For what a singular fraud is Christine Ford.  To begin with, as Thomas Lipscomb has shown, she probably lied about the actual purpose of the second front door.  And though she is not a licensed psychologist, Ford tried to use her "psychological expertise" to make people think her memory is infallible. [...] As one might expect, Ford's "scholarship" attests to her interest and background in junk science.  In May of 2008, the Journal of Clinical Psychology published "Meditation With Yoga, Group Therapy With Hypnosis, and Psychoeducation for Long-Term Depressed Mood:  A Randomized Pilot Trial," co-authored by Ford and a number of academics.  The paper discusses how to use "therapeutic techniques," including hypnosis, to alleviate depression, to "assist in the retrieval of important memories," and to "create artificial situations" that will aid "treatment."  Ford et al. cite Herbert Spiegel's and David Spiegel's 2004 book, Trance and Treatment.  Say the authors:  "All hypnosis is really self-hypnosis," so "therapists are only tapping into their patients' natural ability to enter trance state."  But alas, "patients are highly suggestible and easily subject to memory contamination."

The Left's Dark Turn.  There had been cases of the left punishing the innocent before [Clarence] Thomas, and many since, but the Thomas case was arguably the first in which the combined forces of the left knowingly defamed an innocent man on the main stage.  Although progressives have all but criminalized the skewering of their many sacred cows — Islam, climate change, illegal aliens, LGBT, the poor — no cows in their pantheon are as sacred as race and sex.  They hit Thomas on sex.

How we knew they were Fake Republican women.  Megan Fox at PJ Media noticed something at one of the continuing protests in DC over something or other.  Fox wrote, "Right on cue, the Democrats and their accomplices in the media are trotting out their latest narrative, using women claiming to be Republicans who say that after this Kavanaugh fiasco, they will never vote Republican again!  This would be more believable if they found some women who don't look like caricatures of Democrat women."

The Three Lies of Christine Blasey Ford.  [Scroll down]  She is not a sympathetic figure.  She is not a confused, traumatized victim attempting to grapple with the fragmented memories of a past incident.  The record clearly reveals that this to be nonsense.  She is a malicious liar who has put herself at the service of malignant political clique for the purpose of undercutting the stated will and intentions of the people of this country.  It is a simple fact that Kavanaugh's accusers on the committee are proven liars — Feinstein in withholding the letter in the first place (not to mention denying how it became public), Booker concerning his good friend T-Bone, along with his "Spartacus moment", Blumenthal concerning his heroism in Vietnam.  The stunning irony here is that Judge Kavanaugh is demonstrably more honest than any of his accusers.  This is the central truth of the Kavanaugh case.  It must be hammered relentlessly, to the point where it can no longer be evaded.  It must be repeated every time we're told that "women don't lie".  Every time someone flaunts a t-shirt reading "I Believe Her".  Every time we hear another obtuse blurt from Pelosi or Hirono.

Healthy Shame Woefully Absent in Washington, DC.  During the Kavanaugh hearings last week, Senator Blumenthal invoked a legal concept, "falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus."  Translated, this means "false in one thing, false in everything" — that a witness who is untruthful in one portion of his testimony is not credible in any matter.  The one falsehood disqualifies any further assertions, regardless of the veracity of any further testimony.  Senator Blumenthal, forgetful of his previous Vietnam falsehood, stepped in it bigly, actually impugning himself during his remarks.  Trying to impugn Judge Kavanaugh, he actually disqualified himself from rendering judgment on virtually anything.  False in one thing — his Vietnam service — false in everything — his arguments against the Kavanaugh confirmation.  This was the same Senator Blumenthal who, like most of the Hollywood hyenas, was convinced that Kavanaugh's accuser, Dr. Ford, was credible before ever meeting her or hearing a word she had to say.  Will the media notice this?  No way.

The Kavanaugh Allegations Are Psychological Terrorism.  The left's smear tactics have come on full display during the surfeit of attacks on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Whether you support or oppose this SCOTUS nomination, the tactics being used are more extreme even than during the Clarence Thomas hearings.  But as we know, they are nothing new, and Democrats will continue to use them until the American people scream "Enough!" — because they are effective.  The real goal is psychological terrorism — that is, engaging in a scorched-earth effort to destroy the target, and in so doing intimidating anyone willing to enter public service, or even just support a public figure that does not parrot the politically correct line.  The charges do not need to be true, or even credible.  People do not recoil because of the charges themselves (although, as we see, the left spares no effort to dream up the worst accusations they can think of).  People recoil out of fear.  This tactic relies on the human herding instinct.  People naturally shy away from anyone so vilified, whether the charges are credible or not, simply out of fear of being smeared with the same brush.  They don't want to be ostracized by the group.  Such excommunication has real consequences on reputations, jobs, relationships, even survival.

'Why Would Accusers Lie?' Is the Wrong Question.  Or, more precisely:  It is the wrong question if what we desire to do is to get as near as we can to the truth of the matter at hand.  It is an excellent question if your desire is something else, especially misdirection.  "Why would she lie?" is a question that obliges us to engage in mind-reading and redirects us from answerable questions to unanswerable ones. [...] It's silly and sophomoric — which, unfortunately, means that it is likely to be effective in our current political environment, which is dominated by hysteria, dishonesty, and stupidity.  "Why?" is a question that is not easily addressed by indisputable evidence.  "Did she lie?" is a different kind of question.

Throwing stones while living in a glass house:
Kavanaugh clash reopens stolen valor allegations against Sen. Blumenthal.  At last week's fiery hearing probing sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal lectured the Supreme Court nominee on the implications of telling even a single lie.  "Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus," Blumenthal, D-Conn., told Kavanaugh, reciting a Latin phrase.  "It means 'False in one thing, false in everything.'"  But Blumenthal's own difficult history with the truth is coming back to haunt him amid the Kavanaugh fight, with President Trump and Republican senators slamming him for inflating his military service during the Vietnam War.  In the 2000s, when Blumenthal served as Connecticut's attorney general, he began to claim that he served in the Vietnam War.  Blumenthal, repeatedly, has touted his experience during the war.

Beto O'Rourke's deported Panhandle honor student wasn't actually deported.  It was a powerful anecdote.  At the first Senate debate, Rep. Beto O'Rourke illustrated the plight of "Dreamers" by talking about the salutatorian at tiny Booker High School in the Texas Panhandle, recently deported to his country of origin, not even speaking the language.  The congressman had embellished what he'd been told on a visit to Booker 14 months ago.  And even that version, it turns out, got key facts wrong.  The honor student in question was actually the valedictorian.

Judge Kavanaugh Is the Victim of a Great Crime.  [Scroll down]  Out of the blue, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee accuses him of having committed sexual assault when he was young.  There are no details because the senator was keeping the charges secret — just the accusation.  There can be no corroboration because he knows he is innocent.  He is disoriented, bewildered.  How can he defend himself about a crime, an unknown crime at that, he never committed.  But, worse is to come.  In a blaze of publicity the specifics of the unsavory accusation were made public.  The judge is now subject to far worse ridicule and vilification.  He is angry now.  Angry as he, in his innocence, properly should be.  His now visible anger is mocked as being unmanly.  Nothing he can say or do will moderate the vile abuse he is taking.  All who know the truth come to his defense.  But this only subjects his defenders to the same abuse that the judge is taking.

Ex-Boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford Claims She Told a Falsehood About a Polygraph Test.  Senate Republicans, through less brash methods than the president's, have ramped up their effort to discredit Christine Blasey Ford with a sworn statement from a man professing to be Ford's former boyfriend and contradicting answers she gave before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  In the statement obtained by Fox News on Tuesday [10/2/2018], the ex-boyfriend claims Ford had helped her close friend prepare for a polygraph test, despite Ford's statement to the Judiciary Committee that she had never "given tips or advice" to anyone preparing to take a polygraph test.  The redacted statement by the ex-boyfriend, who has remained anonymous, also claims that Ford had not, in the six years the two dated, expressed a fear of flying or of "closed quarters, tight spaces, or places with only one exit."

New Evidence Eliminates Christine Blasey Ford's Residual Credibility.  Breitbart News has already gone into great detail to lay out the facts that unravel the allegations Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Since these individual reports, Ford's story has continued to crumble.  Real Clear Politics has looked at the records surrounding Ford's claim that an extensive 2012 remodel of her home involving two front doors triggered her memory of Kavanaugh's alleged 1982 assault attempt.  Documents, however, show that the remodel took place in 2008 and that the second front door was not an odd request from a traumatized woman fearing she could not escape, but someone looking to make extra income renting out part of her home — possibly in violation of local zoning laws.

Peripheral Thoughts on the Impending Confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh.  Initially, at the Judiciary Committee hearing, Christine Blasey Ford presented publicly as a credible witness, describing a horrific event that happened earlier in her life, nearly four decades ago.  She spoke in a voice and demeanor that was compelling.  Although she did not persuade that she was identifying the correct attacker, her basic account of an attack came across as highly credible.  However, it now emerges that several other segments of her testimony — sworn and spoken the same day at the same hearing in the same voice with the same credibility — were lies.  We now know that it is a lie that she has psychological difficulty flying in airplanes.  Rather, we now know that she has flown all over for years and years, not merely compelled by the exigencies of business or family obligation but for fun and leisure.  We now know that it is a lie that she is so claustrophobic that she cannot live in a small place.  Rather, she rented a home of 500 square feet.  We now know that it is a lie that she put two front doors into her home remodel because of claustrophobia derived from the attack to which she testified.  Rather, she was renting out part of her property, and that necessitated a separate ingress-egress for the renter.

Susan Collins is a 'rape apologist,' Women's March claims following Kavanaugh support announcement.  GOP Sen. Susan Collins on Friday [10/5/2018] was dubbed a "rape apologist" by a women's activist group amid her decision to support the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  The Women's March posted a photo of the Maine lawmaker on Twitter with the caption, "This is who @SenatorCollins is" and the words "rape apologist" in a red box across her face.  The post also plugged a website to "cancel Kavanaugh."

The SPLC: A Massive, Multi-Million-Dollar Character Assassination Machine.  As Brett Kavanaugh defended himself on Thursday against scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations brought forward by the Democrats, who have now richly earned the sobriquet "the Evil Party," David Horowitz tweeted:  "The left lives by character assassination — Bork, Thomas, Kavanaugh."  Yes, it does, and this doesn't manifest itself solely in Supreme Court nominee hearings.  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the establishment media's principal source for determining who is acceptable in the public square and who isn't, is a well-heeled, unscrupulous character assassination machine, destroying lives and reputations with impunity for years now.  The SPLC has for years defamed me as a "hate group leader" and an "anti-Muslim extremist."  These are not mere words.  Tyler O'Neil reported in PJ Media last September that former SPLC spokesman Mark Potok declared:  "Sometimes the press will describe us as monitoring hate groups, I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, completely destroy them."

Gillibrand: I Never Meant Abolish ICE When I Said 'Abolish ICE'.  Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) said her past comments about eliminating Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been taken out of context.  She suggested commentators misconstrued her words by not focusing on her call to replace ICE with a reformed agency.  "Give it a new name and a new directive," the New York senator told the editorial board of The Post-Star in an effort to clarify her view.  In June, Gillibrand told CNN's Chris Cuomo she does not think ICE is working as intended.  "I believe that it has become a deportation force, and I think you should separate out the criminal justice from the immigration issues, and I think you should reimagine ICE under a new agency with a very different mission, and take those two missions out."

Democrats Pull the Sleaziest Smear in Their Long History of Sleazy Smears.  As someone remarked on Twitter, Democrats are now trying to turn Judge Brett Kavanaugh into Roy Moore, and it's disgusting.  It's also predictable and, in fact, was predicted in a prescient email that "a very smart conservative" lawyer sent to Weekly Standard writer John McCormack.  On Sept. 5 — eight days before Sen. Dianne Feinstein pulled this stunt — the lawyer warned that Democrats would drop a "grenade" after the Senate confirmation hearings, a repeat of the tactic they used with Anita Hill's smear of Clarence Thomas.  This actually surprised me.  After the four-day Soros-funded protest carnival of the hearings, I expected the Kavanaugh nomination to proceed rapidly to a Senate vote.  Like, OK, Democrats put on their little TV show and now we're done, right?  Certainly I could not believe that such a sober clean-cut, Catholic judge, who has served a dozen years on the bench, would be made the target of this cheap smear.

Trump Denies That The Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Was 3,000. Here's Where The Number Came From.  On Thursday [9/13/2018], President Trump leapt directly into the path of an oncoming public disaster, tearing into the official Puerto Rican government estimate of the death toll from Hurricane Maria just before Hurricane Florence was scheduled to make landfall. [...] Now, there are serious questions to be asked about whether the Trump administration's response to Maria was sufficient and whether malfeasance largely rested with the local authorities.  Those questions were exacerbated yesterday by footage of millions of bottles of water sitting on a tarmac in Puerto Rico.  But there's also no question that the original death count of 6 to 18 was extraordinarily low, and clearly not accurate.

Democrats Ploy Fails:  Blacks Don't Believe This Liar.  Omarosa is about as believable as the love story of Bill and Hillary Clinton. [...] Interestingly, while Omarosa continues to make the rounds with media, her appearances renewed by the NYT op ed, there isn't a lot of black support for her.  One would think the NAACP would rally around Omarosa.  But they haven't[.]

Senator Harris Gets Four Pinocchios for Kavanaugh Lie.  The Washington Post finally caught up to The New American today [9/11/2018] when its fact checker, Glenn Kessler, gave California leftist Senator Kamala Harris four Pinocchios in a fact check that destroyed her lie about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  The genesis of Harris' lie was Kavanaugh's answer to a question from Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican, who asked about Priests for Life vs.  United States Department of Health and Human Services during the judge's confirmation hearings last week.  Kavanaugh answered.  Hysterics began.  Kavanaugh had, the pro-abortion left averred, called birth control drugs "abortion-inducing," which means he opposes contraception and is anti-woman.

Kamala Harris Suggested Kavanaugh Spoke To Trump's Law Firm About Mueller.  She Was Lying, Of Course.  On Wednesday [9/5/2018], Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) attempted to grab the 2020 Democratic presidential limelight by launching into an attack on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's latest pick for the Supreme Court.  She essentially accused Kavanaugh of stonewalling on whether he had spoken with President Trump's law firm about the Robert Mueller investigation.  Kavanaugh correctly said he didn't know what she was talking about, and also said he didn't know every lawyer at Kasowitz Benson Torres — a law firm with nearly 300 attorneys.  That didn't stop Harris, who grandstanded for nearly 10 minutes, to the wild applause of the media.  The video has been viewed tens of millions of times on Twitter.

Kamala Harris' questioning of Brett Kavanaugh is a reminder of her vicious, rotten career in law enforcement.  Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris' interrogation this week of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has won her high praise from the anti-Trump resistance.  For some on the Left, the Democratic senator's weird and ambiguous questions about whether the nominee had discussed special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation with anyone employed by the law firm founded by President Trump's personal attorney, constituted a "yas queen" moment.  But I don't see the California lawmaker's interaction with Kavanaugh as particularly praiseworthy.  Just the opposite, actually.  Harris' duplicitous and misleading grilling of the nominee serves as a reminder that she has a long history of being a sneaky, self-serving, anti-liberty law enforcement official.

Sen. Kamala Harris Condemned for Leading Kavanaugh Smear with Deceptively Edited Video.  Sen. Kamala Harris of California is being condemned for leading an attempt to smear Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — this time with a deceptively edited video of a portion of his Senate confirmation hearings.

Progressives Use Edited Remarks To Attack Kavanaugh On Contraception.  Senate Democrats and liberal interest groups opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are arguing the judge should not be confirmed in view of comments he made during his confirmation hearing characterizing ordinary contraceptives as "abortion-inducing drugs."  The full context of Kavanaugh's remarks does not suggest that he views contraceptives as abortifacients, though some progressives used edited renditions of his statement to create that impression.

Dem Socialist Candidate's Brother and Mother Say She's Lied About Her Upbringing.  The brother and mother of a New York City democratic socialist candidate went on the record to dispute many of the biographical claims she has made throughout the campaign.  A Tablet profile last week first revealed that state Senate candidate Julia Salazar, a progressive darling depicting herself as a Jewish immigrant, was actually born in the United States and ran several Christian organizations in college.  One of the sources negating Salazar's claims was her own brother Alex Salazar, who told Tablet that they were both born in Miami and their father was not Jewish.

More On Julia Salazar's Curiously Shifting Biography.  What are people supposed to take from "I'm a Colombian-American" if not that she is Colombian?  Also, "I immigrated to this country" can't mean 'I was born here but traveled to Colombia as a child.'  It would be very easy to say, 'I was born in Miami,' but she doesn't say that.  Salazar's explanation for the various articles which have described her as Colombian is that someone on her staff was confused about her biography and spoke to reporters on her behalf.  But the Intercept, which did a profile of her, says Salazar herself told them she was a Colombian immigrant.

Self-Described Jewish 'Immigrant' Candidate, Democratic Socialist Was Born in U.S., Used to Lead Christian Group.  A democratic socialist candidate identifying publicly as a Jewish immigrant was actually born in Miami and was a devout Christian campus leader until only a few years ago.  Julia Salazar is a Democratic community activist running for New York State Senate.  Before running for office, she cut her teeth as a Jewish anti-Zionist, writing articles critical of Israel for left-wing sites like Mondoweiss and serving as senior editor for a blog affiliated with the pro-BDS Jewish Voice for Peace.  According to a profile by Jewish magazine Forward, Salazar has "a unique Jewish background.  She was born in Colombia, and her father was Jewish, descended from the community expelled from medieval Spain. [...] But Tablet reports that Salazar's brother told them in an interview both he and his sister were born in Miami, and their father was not Jewish.

Dealing with Democrats' Swarm Tactics.  The entire left-wing tactic is formulaic:
  •   Make the accusations.  That alone is often enough to do the trick, even if the accusations are completely baseless — remember Harry Reid accusing Mitt Romney of not paying his taxes.
  •   Find someone to corroborate the accusations with verbal, unreliable, one-sided statements.
  •   Enlist the media to perseverate on whatever the accusations are to the point of blocking out the real news and ignoring any information that might exonerate the accused.
  •   Demand that the Republican targets immediately resign and admit to their guilt.
  •   Hype the mantra that this is part of the Republican culture of corruption or Trump tyranny or far-right-wing hate or Alt-Right fascism and that is why constituents must vote for the Democrat.

Pelosi 'Pinocchioed' by Washington Post for Accusing McConnell of Racist Remark.  Even the liberal newspaper, The Washington Post, has called out House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for "twisting" a comment made by a Republican in 2010 into an alleged racial slur.  On Tuesday [8/14/2018], the Post published a fact-check article titled, "Nancy Pelosi twists an old McConnell quote into a 'racist statement,' in which it gave Pelosi's comment its worst rating of "four Pinocchios" (a "Whopper") for the following claims made Sunday on MSNBC: [...]

Where Do We Get Such Losers?  When Cory Booker moved to Newark, New Jersey, he had it all:  multiple degrees from Stanford, a Rhodes scholarship, a winning smile and a willingness to lie his keister off about a central feature of his earlier campaigns.  He also had an imaginary friend, T-Bone — a drug-dealing, streetwise guardian angel of Cory Booker — as he tried to convince the people of Newark he was not just a little rich kid, he was one of them, bursting with street cred.  Booker trotted out the T-Bone stories at every early campaign stop in his races for mayor:  T-Bone told him this, T-Bone told him that.  And of course, as brilliant as T-Bone was, he was still on many occasions the recipient of Cory Booker's sage counsel.  But T-Bone was never there.  The Star Ledger and National Review broke this story of delusion almost at the same time.

The left's love affair with doublethink.  In the novel [1984], the examples are plentiful:  "War is peace."  "Freedom is slavery."  "Ignorance is strength."  But they are just as plentiful in real life:  "Equality is racism" (if you oppose special treatment for one race, you are guilty of a hate crime).  "Truth is a lie" (political correctness run amok forces people to say that which they know is untrue).  "Hate is love" (attacking Trump supporters is necessary to make them see the light).  The most obvious example of this doublethink is the left's defense of abortion.  Rather than directly promoting abortion, they say they are protecting women's "reproductive rights."  However, it turns out that "reproductive rights" actually means the right NOT to reproduce, down to and including killing your own unique, never-to-be-"reproduced"-again baby by sucking out its brains (partial-birth abortion).  Sorry for that brutal example, but doublethink allows the most heinous crimes against humanity — such as the United States being founded on the principle that "all men are created equal" and then approving of slavery by declaring that enslaved people are less than human.

Leftists Love the Memory Hole.  Practically every major motif in Orwell's book [1984] reflects on the tendencies of the left — in this country, on the Democrats and the bureaucratic state.  Who strives to prosecute — and persecute — thoughtcrime?  The left — through its takeover of academe and condemnation of "hate speech."  Are snowflakes protected from "pro-choicers" and "gun control advocates"?  No.  Snowflakes are pro-aborts and gun-grabbers.  They insist on receiving protection from the opposing points of view.  Leftists demand speech codes — and seek to enforce them even against the president.  Who practices Newspeak?  The left.  A great example is the profusion of terms applying to sexuality.  In how many venues are we compelled to accept such terms as "trans woman," "gender identity," and "polyamorist"?  How fiercely does the left seek to revise even the pronouns of the English language?  Can you say "xe"?  If the left gets its way, you're going to have to learn.  Talk about denying the evidence of your senses!  The ayatollahs of the leftist revisionism look at a crossdresser with a prominent Adam's apple and five o'clock shadow and call him a girl.  They demand that you call him a girl.  And they demand that you let him participate in girls' sports.  I hate the word "Orwellian" — but, hey, that's Orwellian!

Hey Media, You Started It.  Every television show you watch, every movie, every woman's magazine, every comedian, and, yes, every news program tells you you [are bad].  If you believe your country should vet its immigrants, you're racist.  If you voted for Donald Trump, you're racist.  If you make a joke about Barack Obama on Facebook, you're racist twice.  If you think motherhood is a woman's highest calling, you're sexist.  If you take it ill when Islamists blow you up in the name of their nasty little god, you're Islamophobic.  If you know that a man is a man even if he says he's a woman, you're transphobic.  If you think it's fair to debate whether homosexual actions are moral or not, you're homophobic.  Every day.  From every outlet.  All the time.  And now people are angry.

Michael Moore and His Ever-Changing Lies.  Filmmaker Michael Moore is producing a new documentary.  Fahrenheit 11/9, which apparently is a clever reversal of the name of his previous film, is of course about President Trump. [...] But before he starts attacking the president, Mr. Moore has some Fake News of his own I'd like him to address.  I'm not talking about his opinions, which are often objectionable but because they are opinions can't be proven as true or false.  I want to address the outright untruths contained in his autobiography "Here Comes Trouble."

Rob Reiner:  Fox, Breitbart 'Trafficking in Another Narrative' — We Might Be in 'Last Stage of a Civil War'.  Wednesday [8/1/2018], on "MSNBC Live with Katy Tur," actor and director Rob Reiner made the argument that Fox News and Breitbart News Network are "trafficking in another narrative" that is different from outlets such as the Washington Post and the New York Times working to get the truth out and that we "might be the last stage of a civil war."  On the media, Reiner said, "I think of it as two mainstream medias.  You have the Washington Post, the New York Times, all the networks except for Fox, working very hard to get the truth out."

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Yes, the WaPo and NYT appear to be "working very hard to get the truth out," but only in the sense of working very hard to remove the truth from their products.

Democrats Embracing Crazy Could Be A Gift To The GOP.  Yes, 55 percent of Democrats actually believe the idea that Russia changed votes to favor Trump, either "definitely" or "probably" happened. [...] For this to be true it would not only require Trump and Putin to have conspired together, but for everyone investigating that alleged collusion to have been in on it as well since everyone investigating it, from Congress to the Justice Department, has said no votes were changed.  How could so many people believe something so obviously false?  It'd be easy to just say they're stupid; "dumb liberals" and all that.  But it's something worse.  It's the media and the Democratic Party consciously giving people that impression on purpose in an attempt to make their voters think Trump is an illegitimate president.  When people who know better, people in positions of trust and authority, say things like, "The Russians 'hacked' the election," there is no doubt of their motive.  These are people whose professional currency is words, this many of them this often saying something deliberately misleading isn't by accident.

Democrats Spread Fake News About Net Neutrality.  A number of House Democrats spread false information about the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality policy.  Democrats falsely claimed the policy ended Thursday [7/19/2018], though the Obama administration policy was killed on June 11.

Boston University's Fake-O-Nomics Darling.  [Scroll down]  But when the time came to put her BU economics education to work, [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez flunked.  On PBS last week, she asserted that "unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs."  Moreover, the erudite B.A. holder in economics posited, "unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their kids." [...] The unemployment rate, which stands at a historically low 4 percent, is calculated by extrapolating and dividing the number of people out of work by the total number of individuals in the American work force.  If you have one job, two jobs, three jobs or more, you don't count as unemployed.  Whether you are working 40 hours or 80 hours or 120 hours a week, if you're working, that has no effect on the unemployment rate, either.  The number of workers moonlighting and the number of hours they moonlight have zero, zip and nada effect on the unemployment rate.  Ocasio-Cortez's claim that "everyone has two jobs" is more fake-o-nomics.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of Americans holding down multiple jobs is less than 5 percent and has been declining for nearly 30 years.

Twitter culls fake followers, Democrats hardest hit.  Twitter announced it would be culling the platform's fake followers.  It makes good business sense to do this, because fake followers on an individual account distort the influence ratings for advertisers, meaning that accounts full of fakes are a money-losing proposition for Twitter's real, paying customers.  If an account has fake followers, it looks more influential than it really is.  Well, guess what:  there is an extraordinarily high number of Democrats, the kind who draw lots of media hype, with puffed up "it" status, loaded with fake followers.

Media attempts to make Ohio State abuse Jim Jordan's scandal fall flat.  Why is it that none of the former Ohio State University wrestlers are claiming to have told Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, they were "sexually abused," but the media keep saying they did?  And it's striking how "sexual abuse" is a phrase only used by news reports describing what happened at the school, while none of the school's former wrestlers who were coached by Jordan are quoted recalling it that way at the time.  Rather than horrific accounts of being physically violated, most of the ex-wrestlers actually describe remembering their experience with the creepy Dr. Richard Strauss as something more like fraternity hazing.

The Jim Jordan Hit Job Implodes:  Ohio State Held Hearing on Reputed Sex Abuser in... 1997.  I did some research on the story alleging that our warrior patriot, Rep. Jim Jordan was aware that his wrestling team members were being molested and did nothing about it. [...] We all have the facts and know that Rep. Jordan is not guilty of this allegation.

Have Jordan Accusers Reported Abuse at Their Work Places?  [Scroll down]  Jim Jordan is a good man.  He is a very honorable man.  If we are going to go back thirty years to start digging up bones and skeletons, looking to destroy people who conducted themselves thoroughly properly for their time and place, though perhaps differently from what today's standards would expect, let us take John Kennedy's name off the airport sign at Idlewild because he fooled around with Judith Exner, if not Marilyn Monroe.  Let us remove the name "Roosevelt" from the FDR Drive that runs up Manhattan's east side because the man prevented refugees from Hitler from finding safety in this country, and he actually just-plain hated Jews.  Let us revisit Al Sharpton's role in instigating riots that led to death, and in advocating deathly violence against police, and in expressing so much hate against gays and Asians — so get him out of the public arena.  Let us demand Kirsten Gillibrand's resignation for aiding, abetting, and eagerly associating with the Clintons — long after we all knew that Bill would force himself on one woman, then another.

How Perkins Coie Plan to Get Congressman Jim Jordan.  Have you been keeping up with the charges against Congressman Jim Jordan?  They first wafted from the swamp around July 3 when NBC News quoted three former wrestlers as saying the congressman had to know about "inappropriate" behavior by an Ohio State University team physician towards some Ohio State wrestlers.  The "inappropriate" behavior supposedly occurred 30 years ago.  Yes, I said 30 years ago.  That was when Jordan, a former two-time NCAA champion, was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State, and, oh yes, he was in his early 20s.  Do you know how much standing an assistant coach had attained when he was in his early 20s some three decades ago?  It would have been about as much standing as a graduate assistant.

Maybe the left should answer some questions instead of Kavanaugh.  Greg Sargent of the Washington Post, Senator Chuck Schumer, and others on the left are trying to trash President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in as many ways possible.  One of their many lines of attack is that Trump knows that Kavanaugh will let Trump off on any potential legal problems, presumably from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  The first question that Sargent, Schumer, and other leftists of this state of mind should be asked is which law Trump broke.  What's more, how would some garden-variety stealing-or-lying charge, whatever it is, somehow make it to the Supreme Court?  More to the point, how would that cause any Supreme Court justice to let him off?

Amid Supreme Court fight, desperate forces on the Left declare open season on the truth.  Dishonesty is ever-present in the political fray.  Factual errors crop up everywhere.  But the truth rarely seems to take a beating as much when a Supreme Court seat is up for grabs.

Two Key Pro-Democratic Groups Push False Claims About Amy Barrett.  As The Daily Wire reported on Monday [7/2/2018], the Democratic Party has chosen to make war on Judge Amy Barrett, who is being considered by President Trump to fill the vacancy left by the imminent retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.  Now groups that are connected to the Democratic Party have taken to making false claims about Barrett.

Vaunted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is damaged goods now.  Voters hate phoniness.  And, well, the Democrats' new golden girl, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, now embodies it, with revelations that "Sandy from the block," "the tough girl from the Bronx," isn't quite what she said she was. [...] And though she is likely to win in her Democrat-heavy district, the bloom is off.  It's likely that the charges of phoniness will follow her wherever she goes, just as Elizabeth Warren's bid to game the Harvard system by comically claiming to be an American Indian is something that tags after her like a bad smell.

Why This Immigration Psychodrama Will Also Pass.  We've already been through the dizzying odyssey of legal suits in three states over supposedly fraudulent voting machines, the nullification of the Electoral College effort, the meltdown on Inauguration Day, the Emoluments Clause tizzy, the 25th Amendment con, the various Russian collusion hysterias, the leaked phone call to the Australian prime minister, the Michael Wolff Fire and Furyfantasies, the Dudley Do-Right James Comey pre-indictment book tour, and all the surreal assassination chic stories, from Kathy Griffin's beheading photo to the Shakespearean troupe's ritual stabbing of Trump.  One day the president is supposedly going to blow up the world by calling Kim Jong-un "little rocket man," and the next he is a partner in genocide for not blowing up the world but reaching out to Kim.

Five Reasons for Conservatives to Boycott Netflix.  [Reason #2] Susan Rice on the board of directors.  What does she bring to the table other than her ability to tell brazen whoppers designed to cover up political incompetence and malfeasance?  Rice, who was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and former president Barack Obama's national security adviser, is infamous for making politically convenient but provably false comments to the press.  In the wake of the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, for instance, she appeared on five Sunday talk shows and characterized it as a "spontaneous demonstration" that got out of hand.  The administration already had intelligence indicating that it was a pre-planned terrorist attack.  Also, in June 2014, she declared preposterously on national television that Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl had served in the Army with "honor and distinction."

This is Rich:  Crooked Hillary Clinton Says if You Want to 'Stand for Rule of Law' You Have to Vote Democrat (Video).  On Wednesday [5/23/2018] Trump attorney Jay Sekulow announced the American Center for Law and Justice uncovered thousands of documents showing Clinton Foundation pay-to-play with Hillary's State Department through a FOIA lawsuit.  [Video clip]

We Have Uncovered Thousands of Docs Showing Pay-to-Play Between Hillary State Department and Clinton Foundation.  Newly released documents show Doug Band served as a liaison for Clinton Foundation donors looking for favors and official acts from the Clinton-run State Department, the ACLJ reported.  Doug Band was the 'go-to' guy for Clinton Foundation donors.  If they needed anything from Hillary Clinton, they would email Doug Band and within minutes he would forward the message to Huma Abedin and or Cheryl Mills to help expedite the favor.

Lying Liar James Clapper Just Lied Again About His Previous Lies About NSA Spying.  In an interview with the ladies of "The View" Tuesday afternoon, James Clapper told another lie about his previous lies about the NSA program to spy on American citizens.  Meghan McCain confronted Clapper about a statement he made while testifying before Congress five years ago, when he was asked whether or not the NSA was spying on Americans.  "In 2013 when you were asked about it, you said 'no,'" McCain said.  "So that is a lie."  "I made a mistake," Clapper said.  "I didn't lie.  I was thinking about something else, another program."

Nazis And Socialists Are The Same Bunch Of Idiots.  The notion that Nazism was a "right-wing" ideology has been perpetuated by recent generations and is profoundly incorrect.  The perverse rewriting of history obfuscates the true causes and consequences of the Nazis.  It also dishonors the millions lost to the Holocaust.  Worse, this kind of absolute ignorance of history is a sure path to repeating it.  In fact, most Americans don't really understand who the Nazis were.  The Nazis were the National Socialist German Workers' Party.  They were demonstrably self-proclaimed socialists.

When the Lie Becomes a Pillar of the State.  The whole Soviet system was built on lies.  As Alexander Solzhenitsyn was later to write, "In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State." An unceasing attempt to establish the Lie and to destroy the truth has been as characteristic of the Left here in America as it was in Soviet Russia.  The Lie has become systemic because a reductionist ideology based on lies has thoroughly invaded the academia, the media, and the body politic.  It has metastasized to the point that if it is not eradicated — not just modified — the body will die.  What is the chief characteristic of the great Lie that grips so many of America's institutions?  It is that human beings are on their own when it comes to the pursuit of Truth.  The issue has been the same since the creation of mankind.  It is the belief in the sovereignty of the individual as opposed to the sovereignty of God.

'Chappaquiddick' is a long-overdue dismantling of the Kennedy myth.  Nearly 50 years after Senator Ted Kennedy left a young woman to die in a shallow pond — and America went on to reward him with a lifelong career in the US Senate — we are finally beginning to reckon with the Kennedy myth.  But only just.  The new film "Chappaquiddick" is, to date, the most brutal and honest account of what happened that night.  But it's also something else:  an indictment of our collective hero worship at the altar of Brand Kennedy, which bred so much corrosive entitlement that surviving brother Ted, the family beta male, went home to sleep it off after leaving a loyal young staffer to die alone.

Who Runs March for Our Lives?  Follow the money.  It's a strange political fact, but nearly every major anti-gun group has been a front group. [...] Everytown for Gun Safety was formed out of two other groups:  Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.  Both are actually front groups for Michael Bloomberg, the lefty billionaire and former boss of the Big Apple, who used New York City resources to host at least one of its websites.  So Everytown is really New York City.  March for Our Lives is on every cable channel, but who runs it?  The photogenic teen fronts are out front.  But it's obvious to everyone that a bunch of teens don't have the resources and skills to coordinate a nationwide movement.  Instead it's the experienced activists who are actually running things.

March for Our Lives DC crowd smaller than organizers' estimates, imaging company says.  Organizers of the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C. claimed Sunday that some 850,000 people attended the pro-gun control event, but an imaging company said the turnout was much less.  Virginia-based Digital Design & Imaging Service Inc., which uses aerial photos to calculate crowd sizes, reported the event's peak crowd size was at 202,796 people around 1 p.m., CBS News reported.  The firm said the number's margin of error is 15 percent.

A User's Guide To Media Coverage Of Political Protests.  [L]iberal protests are somehow not political.  When co-host Meghan McCain stated the facts on these marches on "The View" — a show that advocates passing gun control legislation and sticking it to the National Rifle Association — Whoopi Goldberg was outraged.  She said:  "Let's stick to what this particular march is today. ... It's not political."  What will Whoopi claim next?  That "The View" isn't political either?  The Women's March organizers of this walkout wanted to protest not just gun violence but also racism, police brutality and how "the United States has exported gun violence through imperialist foreign policy to destabilize other nations."  That's superpolitical.

Weaponizing CPS in a Political Race.  In 2013 the American people learned just how wary we should be of government agencies meddling in our lives: it weaponization of the IRS against conservative groups became public, and late last year, the agency finally apologized for their actions. [...] Is there any government agency more terrifying than the IRS? Just one:  Child Protective Services (CPS), an agency in each state which has the ability to rip families apart and children out of the home.  In one local Texas House race in 2016, an even more despicable tactic than using the IRS against political opponents was taken:  an incumbent Republican's campaign staff made a CPS report on his challenger in the lead-up to their primary.

Oprah Talks to God, But It's Okay Because She's Not Mike Pence.  [Scroll down]  I know, I know:  Joy Behar is just a comedian.  Why am I criticizing her?  Can't I take a joke?  Well, two things.  1) No, I can't, and 2) That's the sort of dishonest "Clown Nose Off, Clown Nose On" tactic that's been perfected for the past couple of decades by Behar, and Jon Stewart, and other lefty comics.  Here's how it goes:  We're supposed to pay attention to what these people say because of their prominence.  They're very important people, and they have very important opinions.  But then, when we engage them on an argument they're making and point out the flaws in it, they retreat.  "Whoa, whoa, whoa.  I'm just a comedian!"

Incompetent, Preening Broward County Sheriff Gets Caught in a Lie.  As the hours and days pass, it's becoming increasingly apparent how terribly law enforcement — and especially the Broward County Sheriff's office — bungled its collective handling of the Parkland massacre, from ignoring multiple red flags leading up to the horrific incident to deadly inaction during the shooting itself.  We can now add 'lying after the fact' to the list.  Facing intense questions about the department's disastrous response to explicit warning signs about the perpetrator, the Sheriff's office released an indignant statement at nearly 10 pm on Saturday night [2/24/2018].

Our Anglo-American Heritage Can't Be Wished Away by the Left.  As a history professor and long-time instructor in "Western Civilization" classes, I was dumbfounded by recent leftist attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  Sessions, at a meeting of U.S. sheriffs, innocuously observed that these highly respected police officials are part of our country's democratic and "Anglo-American" legal and law enforcement heritage.  The term "Anglo-American" stuck in Left's collective craw, symbolizing (as they see it) the fact that U.S. laws and law enforcement are made of, by, and for (you guessed it) white people.  This interpretation of Sessions' remarks is not only grossly unfair — it also ignores the very real "Anglo-American" basis for our laws, constitution, and democracy.

Was the DNC actually hacked?  Trump-Russia narrative continues to collapse.  Prior to the publication of the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, the DNC server intrusion and the Podesta email account "hack" were put forward as the first pieces of evidence that Russia was running a weaponized cyber campaign to support then-candidate Trump.  But what if these hacking allegations are entirely baseless, just like the "salacious and unverified" allegations in the infamous dossier?

Doubts Grow About Claims [that the] Florida Shooter [was] Tied to [a] White Supremacist Group.  There are increasing doubts about claims that the suspect in Wednesday's mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was tied to a white supremacist group, the Republic of Florida (ROF).  On Thursday morning [2/15/2018], the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported that a spokesperson for the ROF had "admitted" the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, was "associated" with the group: [...] But the story soon began to unravel.

The Fake National Security Behind Obama's Watergate.  Before the Nunes memo was released, Democrats, the media and its intelligence sources insisted that it would undermine national security, reveal tradecraft secrets and even get agents killed.  Senator Cory Booker warned that it might be treasonously "endangering fellow Americans in the intelligence community."  It was, but not in the way that he meant.  The memo didn't have anything resembling classified information it.  Neither did the Grassley-Graham criminal referral which was heavily redacted to screen out all the "classified information."  What did the classified information consist of?  The Grassley-Graham criminal referral went through two FBI redactions.  Julie Kelly at American Greatness compared the two versions to see what was hidden.  Most of the redactions in the first version, that were exposed in the second version, involved the problems with the FISA warrant application's reliance on Christopher Steele.  The references to the FISA warrant, which is classified, allowed figures in the FBI to redact it.  But none of the references reveal anything damaging to our national security.

Why Did the Democrats Lie So Baldly about the Memo?  Adam Schiff, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, among seemingly dozens of Democrats, not to mention half the mainstream media, had been warning us for days that the release of the memo authored by Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee would place our national security at grave risk.  "Sources and methods" would be revealed.  Now that we have seen the memo, it's clear that was an absolutely bald-faced lie of the most obvious sort.  Nothing in it impacts national security in the slightest.  There's no mention whatsoever of any "sources and methods."

Patrisse Cullors:  Nearly Six Years Ago Trayvon Martin Was Murdered 'In Cold Blood'.  Patrisse Cullors is one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, a movement which began after unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman nearly six years ago.  Today, NBC News has published a piece by Cullors which repeats some false claims about Martin's death, foremost among them that he was murdered in "cold blood."

The Memo Reveals The Coup Against America.  The Democrats and the media spent a week lying to the American people about the "memo."  The memo was full of "classified information" and releasing" it would expose "our spying methods."  By "our," they didn't mean American spying methods.  They meant Obama's spying methods.  A former White House Ethics Lawyer claimed that the Nunes memo would undermine "national security."  On MSNBC, Senator Chris Van Hollen threatened that if the memo is released, the FBI and DOJ "will refuse to share information with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees."  Senator Cory Booker howled that releasing the memo was "treasonous" and might be "revealing sources and methods" and even "endangering fellow Americans in the intelligence community."  The memo isn't treasonous.  It reveals a treasonous effort by the Democrats to use our intelligence agencies to rig an election and overturn the will of the voters.

The true threat to our freedom and democracy is a compliant media.  James Comey illegally leaks government documents to a professor who releases it to the media.  Much later, Comey says the professor was his attorney.  Dianne Feinstein leaks testimony about the Russian investigation to the media.  She later blames a cold for her malfeasance.  Adam Schiff repeatedly goes to the media and claims there is evidence of a Russian collusion with Trump even though there is no actual evidence.  The media gladly repeats what Schiff says, acting as if it is factual.  Anonymous sources have repeatedly leaked material from private conversations at the White House and the media gladly takes the leaks and treats them as factual.  Information is repeatedly leaked from the "secret" Mueller investigation and it shows up in newspapers and on cable and network news.  But now, we are told that Democrats and the FBI say how dangerous it would be to the FBI and how it would undermine the justice system if a memo from Republicans were released to the public.

Schumer: Trump should thank Obama for economy.  Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday [1/30/2018] that President Trump should thank former President Obama for the country's economic growth during his first State of the Union speech.  "If you're going to pat yourself on the back, give a shoutout to Barack Obama because he did even better than you in job creation," he said.  Schumer added that Trump was handed an "already healthy economy," but "two words we won't hear President Trump say tonight about the economy:  'Thanks, Obama.'"

Adam Schiff's Versions Of Events Are Frequently False Or Missing Key Details.  Yesterday [1/29/2018] the House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence voted to release a four-page summary document alleging surveillance abuses by the Justice Department and FBI. The committee's memo has been available to all 435 House members for more than a week.  Some of those who read it described it as "troubling," "shocking," "jaw-dropping," "sickening," and "criminal."  FBI Director Christopher Wray reviewed the memo on Sunday.  As soon as the committee had finished voting, ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff ran to the cameras to spin the news.  From that point, he began explaining things in a non-truthful manner.  This inability or unwillingness to accurately convey information is not a surprise so much as a regular feature of his work with journalists, but it's worth noting how that played out in just one few-hour span.

How a Civil War Happens.  The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election.  We all know that.  But it's not the first time they've done this.  The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn't really win.  The Supreme Court gave him the election.  There's a pattern here.  Trump didn't really win the election.  Bush didn't really win the election.  Every time a Republican president won an election this century, the Democrats insist he didn't really win.  Now say a third Republican president wins an election in say, 2024.  What are the odds that they'll say that he didn't really win?  Right now, it looks like 100 percent.

The Democratic Party of Today.  Identity politics encourages fraud.  Remember the white woman, Rachel Dolezal, who claimed to be black and thereby took a position in the NAACP somewhere?  She was exposed as a fraud, but continued to claim that she was black.  Few people seemed to care.  This is what the Democratic Party has come to.  It is not only that the party is filled with phonies, but that the party has no standards.  It is without class.  It is the party of maudlin claims and easy outrage, often childish outrage.

What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa:  Trump Is Right.  Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town.  Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health.  That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment."  In plain English:  [excrement] is everywhere.  People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust — onto you, your clothes, your food, the water.  He warned us the first day of training:  do not even touch water.  Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country.  Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.

Is Dick Durbin trustworthy or a political hack the media loves?  Senator Durbin is saying Trump called third-world countries [a pejorative and deprecatory term of profanity].  (The media and Democrats are saying he is racist, but how is it racist to call backward, corrupt countries what they literally are?)  Senator Cotton and Senator Perdue were also in the room and said they didn't hear those words, but that doesn't fit the narrative, so the media ignore them.  The goal every day is to destroy Trump and his agenda so the media will have a new story after Durbin.  Some things they don't want to report on are the economy growing so fast and the tax cuts trickling down fast.  Since Durbin seems to be the main source, shouldn't we look at his history of truthfulness, caring about racists and how he has treated sexual abusers in the past?

We Live in Stupid Times.  I have no idea what's true and what's not true in the new book Fire and Fury:  Inside The Trump White House, and neither does anyone on cable television repeating its claims like they were a personal witness to the events described in it.  But neither does the author, it seems.  In the book's prologue he wrote, "Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them.  In other instances I have, through a consistency in the accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true."  That's a long way of saying, "I don't know if all this stuff is true, I didn't bother to verify it.  And I filled in some gaps myself because 'why not?'" [...] What's true and what's fiction doesn't matter because as that cable news personality basically put it, it fit what they all believe to be the case.  We are now in a time where what is news is determined by the "spidey sense" of activists with media credentials.

The liberal media have all the facts!  Except when they don't.  I saw an article by the AP the other day where they were ripping Trump as a know-nothing because he tweeted that the Northeast could use a little of that global warming.  The article said 2017 was the warmest year on record except for El Niño years, which means that it was not the warmest on record.  The article could have been in The Onion for how worthless it was.  The intent was to make people believe that 2017 was the warmest on record.  The article should say that El Niño, La Niña, the Jet Stream, polar vortices, solar activity, and other natural phenomena control the weather and climate.  Meanwhile, a significant number of us repeat over and over again that the climate is cyclical and natural, as it always has been, and we are called stupid.

Bill Clinton lawyer: 'Deafening' claims of Mueller bias echo only on Fox News, Trump twitter.  Dave Kendall, who served as a lawyer for former President Clinton, rushed to defend special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in an op-ed published Thursday, calling allegations of bias in the probe unfounded.  The op-ed, published by The Washington Post, takes aim at another opinion piece published in the newspaper earlier this week by Kenneth Starr, the former independent counsel charged with investigating scandals during Clinton's presidency, in which he argues that Mueller's investigation has been marked by partisan bias against Trump.  "The reasons given for Starr's reset are wholly specious:  There is ostensibly a 'drumbeat of criticism' aimed at special counsel Robert S. Mueller III which 'has become deafening,' including 'cascading revelations of anti-Trump bias,'" Kendall wrote.

The Obama Years:  A Legacy Of Scandal and Deception.  On December 13, former vice president, Joe Biden, appeared on CBS with the hosts of "This Morning" where he peddled his new book and showered his former boss with praise.  During the course of the interview, he was asked about his relationship with Obama and responded with the following; "I've served with eight presidents and I've gotten to know four of them very well.  I've never met any president that has more character, more integrity, and more backbone than this guy does."  Then he went completely off the rails when he absurdly added; "And eight years, not a hint — not a hint — of a scandal.  What was perhaps even more outrageous than the statement itself was the fact that none of This Morning's hosts challenged the veracity of that statement and allowed it to pass without a scintilla of scrutiny, exposing yet again an extreme bias existing within elements of the establishment media.

Watch: Joe Biden Claims Obama Never Had Any Scandals, Ignores These 11 Major Scandals.  During a recent appearance on CBS' "This Morning," former Vice President Joe Biden declared that Barack Obama's presidency didn't have "a hint of a scandal."  Biden made the claim in response to a question by the show's hosts about his friendship with the former president.  After praising Obama as the most virtuous president he's met in his decades of serving the people, Biden said that not only was the former president spotless, so was his presidency.

The Morality Sweepstakes.  Democrats will do anything to win, including campaigning against obscenities that their culture manifestly exalts.

There Is Nothing More Despicable Than a Democrat.  The Democrats are relentless, they come at you from all angles, they never stop, and they have absolutely no rules.  For them, at least, anything goes — lie, cheat, steal, and defame, it doesn't matter as long as they win.  Yet in the world the Democrats and the media have created, the Republicans have plenty of rules, and if they don't abide by each one, the media tries to make it a scandal.  It doesn't help that there are a lot of Republicans and conservatives who are just too pure to get down and dirty.  Many Republicans would rather lose with dignity than win, but people who voted for Trump want to win.  America wants to win.  Republicans, all Republicans need to learn how to fight like the Democrats, or the nation is lost.

Levin: 'Left-wing kook' Gloria Allred 'has a lot to answer for'.  LevinTV host Mark Levin had strong words for attorney Gloria Allred Friday night [12/8/2017] after her client, Beverly Young Nelson, admitted to writing part of the yearbook inscription she had attributed to Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.  Nelson and Allred had previously suggested the entire yearbook note was Moore's when Nelson publicly accused him of sexual assaulting her when she was a teenager.  This latest development raises questions about Nelson's credibility.  "Gloria Allred has a lot to answer for," Levin said.  And he didn't stop there.

Facebook Informs Breitbart Gloria Allred Yearbook Forgery is Fake News.  Facebook warned Breitbart News on Friday [12/8/2017] that the author of a completely factual story concerning the accuser of Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore needed to consult "additional reporting" from the liberal fact-checker Politifact.  The story, published on Friday morning, detailed how Beverly Young Nelson, who accused Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager, admitted to adding "notes" to part of her yearbook, which she claims Moore signed.  This revelation came despite Nelson claiming at her initial press conference alongside her lawyer Gloria Allred, that the entire yearbook document was solely Moore's handwriting.

Forgery 101: Beverly Young Nelson and Gloria Allred Both Presented 'Notes' as Roy Moore's Own Writing.  So-called "fact-checking" websites have objected to Breitbart News' use of the term "forgery" to describe the yearbook that Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson and her lawyer, Gloria Allred, have used in attempting to corroborate Nelson's allegation that Moore sexually assaulted her some 40 years ago.  Politifact labeled the claim "Pants on Fire," and Facebook has even attached a pop-up warning to a Breitbart article about the alleged forgery.

Handwriting Expert Touted by Washington Post Turns on Gloria Allred:  Calls for Activist Attorney to Release Yearbook.  A handwriting expert prominently cited by the Washington Post on the matter of the yearbook presented as evidence by Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson raised new questions today in a Breitbart News interview about the inscription and signature at the center of national controversy.  Specifically, the expert raised doubts about whether the initials "DA" at the end of Moore's alleged signature evidenced stylistic differences when compared to the rest of the writing in the yearbook.  The forensic document examiner, Mark Songer, a former FBI agent, also called for Nelson's attorney, activist Gloria Allred, to release the original yearbook "to all parties for examination.  I think it is only fair.  It shouldn't be hidden or anything like that in my opinion."

Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson says she added date and location to yearbook entry.  When Beverly Young Nelson, accompanied by Gloria Allred, accused Roy Moore of sexual assault behind a diner when she was 16, she showed a high school yearbook with Moore's purported dated signature to prove she knew him.  The yearbook entry was a piece of evidence that immediately raised questions.  I wrote at the time Roy Moore "handwriting analyses" prove Trial by Twitter is no way to determine guilt or innocence[.]

Roy Moore Accuser Admits She Forged Part of Yearbook Signature.  Roy Moore has been a man under fire lately.  He first gained national prominence as the pick of Steve Bannon in the Alabama Senate race against Trump's pick, Luther Strange, and shortly after Moore was declared the winner, women including Beverly Young Nelson have come up to claim that Moore had sexually abused her as a young woman.  Ms. Young Nelson's charge comes with the physical evidence of her high school yearbook.  She alleged that Moore had signed her yearbook when she was 16.  Now 56, she has been showing off the yearbook from 1977 with her lawyer, Gloria Allred.

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One would presume that a competent attorney would carefully examine the physical evidence in a case like this, before going on national TV to make sensational claims against a Senate candidate.  Otherwise the attorney might end up looking like an accessory to an obvious fraud.

Roy Moore accuser admits she forged part of yearbook inscription attributed to Alabama Senate candidate.  One of the women who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of making advances on her when she was a teen and he a local prosecutor admitted Friday [12/8/2017] to forging part of the yearbook inscription she offered as proof.  Beverly Young Nelson told ABC News she wrote part of the disputed note in her high school yearbook that she and famed attorney Gloria Allred presented as proof the then-30-something Moore sought an inappropriate relationship with her in the late 1970s.

How Democrats Corrupt English To Create Hysteria.  [Scroll down]  Liberal columnists, for example, will earnestly argue that Republicans, who at this moment control the Senate, the House of Representatives, and White House thanks to our free and fair elections, are acting undemocratically when passing bills.  As you know, democracy means raising taxes on the rich.  Just ask all the folks who told us democracy died over the weekend.  But the most obvious and ubiquitous of the Left's contorted contentions about the tax bill deliberately muddles the concept of giving and the concept of not taking enough.  This distortion is so embedded in contemporary rhetoric that I'm not sure most of the foot soldiers even think it's odd to say anymore.  "You really shouldn't lower everyone's taxes because it creates deficits and makes harder to expand important programs like Medicaid" doesn't have quite the same kick as "You're killing the poor!"  Whatever you make of the separate tax bills the House and Senate have passed, though, the authors do not take one penny from anyone.  In fact, no spending is being cut (unfortunately).  Not one welfare program is being block-granted.  Not one person is losing a subsidy.  It's just a wide-ranging tax cut without any concurrent spending cuts.

Senate Democrats Blatantly Lied About Hillsdale College.  [Scroll down]  And despite Democratic claims, Hillsdale does not decline federal money so it can engage in "discrimination."  Just the opposite.  In refusing to comply with federal education bureaucrats' race-tracking rules, the school's board insists on not discriminating.  Hillsdale is known for its outspoken commitment to human equality as expressed in the key documents of the American Founding.  Its beautiful campus is populated with statues of some of the great champions of liberty and equality, including Lincoln, Jefferson, and Frederick Douglass.  Colorblindness, equal treatment, and protection of individual rights are among the hallmarks flowing from a remarkable heritage.

Southern Poverty Law Center Claims Antifa Is NOT a Hate Group.  Testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen stated that Antifa is not considered a "hate group" by his organization.  "If you are familiar with our work, we write about antifa often," Cohen testified during the hearing on domestic terrorism.  "We condemn their tactics — I've said so publicly and we do so always — but antifa is not a group that vilifies people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion and the like."  While they may not hate over religion, they certainly spread hate based on political leanings.  In fact, Cohen's statements came one day before a man in Boston was hospitalized with three fractures in his face after being attacked by a group of 7-10 Antifa militants over his support of President Donald Trump.

Cop Accuser Implodes in Breitbart Interview, Admits to Making Unsupported Claims About Roy Moore.  Faye Gary, a former police officer with the Gadsden Police Department in Alabama, has been featured in the news in recent days making the unsubstantiated claim that she was told to protect young cheerleaders from Roy Moore at local ballgames.  Speaking in a Breitbart News interview on Wednesday, Gary falsely claimed that Moore "wanted to keep segregation here in the south."  She then claimed that Moore "hates Jews.  He hates blacks.  He hates Muslims.  He hates gays."  When challenged for specifics, Gary conceded that "I don't know exactly what he said about Jews, but he doesn't like Muslims.  I know he doesn't like Muslims.  It is my personal feeling that he doesn't like blacks."

Sexual Harassment?  Depends on the Victim.  [Scroll down]  As for those allegations against Judge Moore from forty years ago — to have come just weeks before an election?  Give me a break.  It's become obvious that his accusers have more than stretched the truth and may have even falsified evidence of his alleged misbehavior.  Feminist lawyer and suspected con artist Gloria Allred may have bitten off more than she can chew since much of her evidence of harassment has been debunked.

Media Tolerate Lies ... When They Come From Elizabeth Warren.  The network news divisions boast about how much they care about the truth and then rage against President Trump when he calls them makers of "fake news."  But when it comes to the politicians they adore, especially those they wish would run for president, the truth takes a back seat.

De Blasio's NYC: Lies stacked on top of lies.  With the election behind him, the mayor matter-of-factly acknowledges that he knew since March of 2016 that the city had failed for years to do required lead-paint inspections in public-housing apartments, even though he promised it would.  Why didn't he come clean before he was outed?  "I think that's a fair point and, in retrospect, I wish we had," he said.  We?  We didn't lie — you did.  Singular.  He also knew that the Housing Authority's chief falsely claimed to the feds in writing that the inspections were done as required.  "She acted in good faith," he insisted.  Perhaps realizing he'd more or less conceded a cover-up, the mayor serenely declared:  "There was no attempt to deceive."

Every Single Detail of Gloria Allred's Attack on Roy Moore Has Been Debunked.  Last Monday far left attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference with Beverly Nelson in New York City.  We now know that EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of their public accusation was a LIE.  Republican Judge Roy Moore released testimony Monday night that proves far left Attorney Gloria Allred, accuser Beverly Nelson and the national media were lying about the allegations against Judge Roy Moore.

Don't Put Clarence Thomas In with the Bad Boys.  In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, Anita Hill's star is shining brighter than it has since the riveting Hill-Thomas hearings in 1991.  "Hill gave voice to the silent indignities endured by women," wrote Jonathan Capehart recently in the Washington Post — Capehart being one of many pundits who made such claims without any substantiation whatsoever.  In fact, the actual evidence strongly suggests that if Hill ever suffered indignities, Clarence Thomas did not inflict them. [...] The media have chosen to forget.  With their help, Anita Hill has come to play the sacrificial victim role for the feminist movement in much the same way that Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin play that role for the Black Lives Matter movement.  The reality is this:  America's progressives have little or no regard for the truth.

New York to ISIS: Keep Killing Us!  We're Resilient!  There's a Southern saying for hypocrites like Bill de Blasio:  he's slimier than a bowl of boiled okra.  The mayor began with a phony request to be allowed "to be frank" and, with a mask-like expression, stated the obvious:  "It was an act of terror."  He used the word "terror" once, and never said "Islamic," "ISIS," "terrorist," "terrorism," or "war," but he employed the vague, minimizing terms "tragedy" and "loss" for the rest of his remarks.  Cue the firm resolve face:  "We know that this action was intended to break our spirit."  No, Billy, your words are intended to break our spirit; Saipov intended the glory of killing as many infidels as possible.  De Blasio continued, "But we also know New Yorkers are strong.  New Yorkers are resilient.  Our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence, an act meant to intimidate us."  Remaining unmoved when religious fanatics are slaughtering you is not resilience; it is mental illness.

Marie Harf inanely credits Obama with retaking Raqqa.  I realize that it must be intensely humiliating for members of the Obama foreign policy team to see President Trump making good on his promise to eliminate ISIS.  The rapid fall of the jihad caliphate is showing up the bloody fecklessness of the Obama administration, which, after the president ridiculed ISIS as the jayvee, was forced to lamely account for its failure effectively to dispatch it.  Marie Harf has gone the extra mile into absurdity in dealing with the shame, actually trying to credit her former boss, President Obama, with the victory.

"Meathead" speaks!
Rob Reiner Equates Previous Allegations Against Clarence Thomas to Those Against Harvey Weinstein.  Actor and producer Rob Reiner on Tuesday equated allegations previously made against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to those made against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. [...] MSNBC's Joe Scarborough shot back at the comment about Thomas.  "We actually asked you about Harvey Weinstein and a lot of women are saying he raped them," Scarborough said.  "I don't agree with you on Clarence Thomas.  I think telling inappropriate jokes and raping women are two completely different things.  There's a false equivalency there."

Rep. Maxine Waters: 'Housing Is a Necessary Human Right'.  Prominent liberals, Sen. Bernie Sanders among them, insist that health care is a human right, and the same can be said about housing, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said on Thursday [10/12/2017].  Waters, the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, was among several African-American Democrats on the committee who blasted HUD Secretary Ben Carson as uncaring and incompetent because he supports the Trump administration's budget cuts.  "In the face of the immense housing needs in our country, President Trump chose Dr. Ben Carson to serve as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development," Waters said in her opening statement at the HUD oversight hearing.

Hillary's election would have shelved Weinstein story.  Amanda Carpenter threw cold water on the media feeding frenzy over the revelation that for decades Harvey Weinstein preyed on women in Hollywood.  She pointed out that if we elected Hillary president, he would be home free.  The New York Times would have protected him just as it did in 2004 when Sharon Waxman tried to break the news.  But Trump is president, and Weinstein is expendable.  So the Times dusted off a 13-year-old story and poof, he is gone.  Hooray for the Times, right?  Well, except for the part where he continued to victimize women for 13 years.

The Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast:  The Great Black Deception.  This breakfast was all about exploiting black's Christian heritage to deceive them for the purpose of furthering Leftists' anti-Christian agenda.  Every musical performance praised Jesus.  Leftists despise Jesus, aggressively seeking to ban the God of Christianity from the public square.  Several of the all-Democrat speakers quoted the Bible to strengthen their political deceptions.  The truth is, quoting the Bible is as repulsive to Leftists as showing Dracula the cross.  I thought, does anyone in that hall know Obama led a leftist war on Christianity, making him the most anti-Christian president in U.S. history?  Do y'all know the 2017 Women's March and Trump resisters whom you've praised at this breakfast seek to continue the Leftists' war on Christianity?

A Lying Quartet.  Rarely has an intelligence apparatus engaged in systematic lying — and chronic deceit about its lying — both during and even after its tenure.  Yet the Obama Administration's four top security and intelligence officials time and again engaged in untruth, as if peddling lies was part of their job descriptions.  So far none have been held accountable.  Those exemptions are likely because, in hubristic fashion, all four assumed their service to progressive noble agendas would justify any odious means felt necessary to achieve them.

Publisher pulls book from Clinton's pastor over plagiarism.  The publisher of a book written by Hillary Clinton's longtime pastor is discontinuing sales, citing newly discovered examples of plagiarism.  Abingdon Press has stopped sales of the book "Strong for a Moment Like This:  The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton" by Rev. Bill Shillady and plans to destroy the rest of the book's copies, CNN reported Tuesday [9/5/2017].  Rev. Brian Milford, president of The United Methodist Publishing House, which owns Abingdon Press, said the publisher "has zero tolerance for plagiarism."

Book by Hillary Clinton's pastor will be pulled from shelves due to extensive plagiarism.  Hillary Clinton said that the email her spiritual adviser, the Rev. Bill Shillady, sent her on the morning after she lost the 2016 presidential election helped her heal from her devastating defeat.  It wasn't until months later, when Shillady published that email in a book, that it came to light that he had plagiarized the words that so moved the candidate.  Now, less than a month after the book's publication, the publishing house that printed it says it is pulling the book off the shelves because it's riddled with plagiarism.

Clinton, Sanders Have More Fake Than Real Twitter Followers.  The Twitter accounts of Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), as well as those of top Democratic Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), have more fake than real followers.  The analysis site TwitterAudit, which calculates how many of one's Twitter followers are real, found that 9,086,280 of Clinton's 17.9 million followers are fake, while 8,729,955 are real accounts.  For Sanders, 4,638,005 of his 7.74 million followers are fake, while 3,079,142 are real accounts.  Sanders' numbers are from his personal Twitter Account, @BernieSanders.  His official Senate account, @SenSanders, has 2,613,107 fake followers and 3,142,635 real ones.  Booker has 1,978,364 fake followers compared to his 1,369,122 real ones.  Warren's Twitter account has 1,585,213 fake followers and 1,428,499 real ones.  Several other Democratic politicians also have Twitter accounts with a high percentage of fake followers.

Hillary Clinton didn't lose because of the media, and her supporters can't accept it.  That Hillary Clinton's White House hopes were stunted at least in part by an unfair news media is a conviction that continues to burn strong with her hardcore believers, even as the rest of us know that, like Santa, the Easter Bunny, and Chris Cillizza's political insight, it isn't real.  Complaints about the media as it relates to Clinton resurfaced this week after a New York Times reporter defended his paper's coverage in 2016.

There are numerous examples of media bias in Hillary Clinton's favor.

House Democrat Threatens Trump's Life on Social Media; Ludicrous!  Once again the political rhetoric in Washington is heating up, and if you listen to the mainstream media, you'll hear all about how it's not just people on the left who are constantly acting inappropriate, or calling for violence.  You'll hear that the calls for violence, or the abusive rhetoric has been a problem coming from both political parties, but the reality is that simply just is NOT true.  As a matter of fact, to even suggest such a thing is patently false, and anyone doing so knows [quite] well that it's false!  When it comes to the Democrats not getting their way, it's always the same:  They start with the personal attacks, then start telling outright lies if they have to, and when those don't work, there are calls for violence.

Virginia State Police Say They Didn't Find Weapons Caches in Charlottesville Despite McAuliffe Claim.  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) was contradicted by the Virginia State Police again on Wednesday after he claimed weapons were hidden around Charlottesville during a white supremacist rally turned riot.  During an interview with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, McAuliffe explained why police were often hesitant to try and break up violent altercations between white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Antifa factions.  He said the white supremacists and neo-Nazis were heavily armed and prepared to commit violent acts from the start, and police were trying to avoid escalating the violence.  He then claimed police had discovered weapons caches throughout the city. [...] However, Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller told Reason magazine that no such weapons caches were discovered.

As If On Cue, Multiple Media People Compare Antifa To D-Day Soldiers.  Via Weasel Zippers, we see another (completely coincidental) instance of #FakeNews memes promoted almost as if they'd been coordinated.  First there was Clinton spokeshack Brian Fallon, followed immediately by a wave of other fakestream miscreants.  Only one teensy, eensy problem with the comparison:  the Allies were confronting an army that had already waged war across Europe and slaughtered millions, not a hundred or so low-IQ kooks who had secured a permit to hold a protest.

Hillary's Campaign Spokesman Compares D-Day Soldiers To Antifa.  The campaign spokesman for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign compared allied forces during War World II to Antifa protesters Tuesday night.  Brian Fallon, who served as Clinton's spokesman during her failed 2016 campaign, tweeted out a picture of Allied Forces invading Normandy.

More Leftish Overreach:  Leftists, Media Compare Antifa To WWII Allies.  [Scroll down]  The fact is that anti-fascist violence by Communists helped drive Hitler into power.  It helped promote Mussolinia's regime.  Antifa's tactics help the alt-right by allowing them to proclaim themselves victims of violence, defenders against the red horde.  And no, World War II allies fighting Hitler's soldiers weren't fighting protesters — they were fighting armed men with guns who had invaded sovereign states and were busily exterminating Jews.  We didn't send tanks and howitzers to fight rallies.  We send them to fight armies.

Charlottesville: Fueling Race Riots One of the Left's Cleverest Tactics.  The playbook goes like this:  Spread the word nonstop that Democrats help minorities and Republicans are racist (never mind that it was mostly Democrats in Congress who opposed ending segregation — people don't pay close attention to history).  Once this false mantra has been established, label a broad range of normal behavior by conservatives as racist (it doesn't matter if some of those conservatives are minorities themselves, like black and Hispanic police officers, contradictions don't matter).  Lump all that behavior in with that of the small number of real racists and refer to it as conservative or right wing (never mind that many racists are on the left, just gloss over that).  Even better, create a new term that clearly refers to white supremacists, alt-right, and lump in mainstream conservatives.  This tactic has allowed the left to write off one of the most popular conservative publications in the country, Breitbart, as racist.

Delighted with Trump.  [Scroll down]  The sheer entitled misery of losing with Hillary has ruined [the Democrats'] year.  Well, they deserve it, because they are responsible for just about all the chronic troubles in the world.  Yes, including Kim Jong-un and his whole family, who have been suckering the world with Democratic collusion for maybe thirty years.  Madeleine Albright was sent to that hellhole to "negotiate" with Kim II, waltzed with him like two cartoon hippos on the balcony of his palace while thousands of starving cadres marched by on the street below.  Then she came back flaunting a "treaty" with the Norks, promising they wouldn't build a plutonium bomb, because they were really planning on old-fashioned uranium.  They knew it, Bill and Maddy knew it, and the New York Times knew it, but they lied, lied, lied to us.  The American people were infinitely stupid, and the media celebrated Bill's big victory.

'Freedom of the Press' Doesn't Mean What You Think.  Progressive propaganda, relying on misdirection, misinterpretation, and outright falsehoods, permeates American life and touches or taints every topic.  The corporations that produce mass entertainment and news, the government bureaucracies that shape and fund education, the schools from kindergarten to college, and the tech firms that control the flow of information and ideas, are all subject to a groupthink that, for all intents and purposes, brooks absolutely no dissent from Leftist dogma.

Ben Rhodes, caught in the act.  [Scroll down]  There's also a perception that spin-doctor Ben makes up phony "narratives" to fool the American people, as he did with the Iran Deal, claiming he set up a media echo chamber to mislead the American public, and with his Libya scandal, where he had then-United Nations ambassador Susan Rice repeat his phony Benghazi talking points to mislead the American public on the reason an American ambassador was murdered in Libya, claiming it was the work of a spontaneous mob when in fact it was a full-blown planned al-Qaida attack.  The idea was to perpetrate the Obama myth that al-Qaida was "on the run" as the 2012 election day approach rather than growing stronger than ever.

We're All Being Pretty Quiet About Obama's Failures, Aren't We?  President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign was built on the claim that he was not just tough on terrorists, but also he was successful in fighting them.  "President Obama has placed the killing of Osama bin Laden at the center of his reelection effort," began one Washington Post story about the effort.  Vice President Joe Biden was sent out on the campaign trail to repeat the mantra daily:  "Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive!"  And it wasn't just bin Laden.  The campaign wanted to emphasize how successful Obama's strategy was when it came to containing Islamist terrorism.  Throughout the 2012 campaign, Obama described al Qaeda as being "on the path to defeat" or "decimated."  One media outlet counted 32 instances of him saying this even after the al Qaeda-linked attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

World View:  Fed Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen Says [There Will Be] 'No Financial Crisis in Our Lifetimes'.  Janet Yellen, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, the successor to Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan, held a press conference on Tuesday of last week, during which she said that she believes that there will be no new financial crisis "in our lifetimes": [...] This is such a bizarre, naïve statement, that it is hard to know what to make of it.  Yellen is expressing precisely the attitude that is always been prevalent prior to every financial crisis in world history.  Politicians say "This time it's different," and "We've learned our lessons," and "It can't happen this time."  And it does not happen this time until it does.  Actually, the lessons from the last financial crisis have not been learned at all.

McCaskill Admits Donation to Foundation Connected to Russian Ambassador.  Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) admitted Tuesday [6/27/2017] that she, her husband, and their private family foundation donated a total of $1,000 to the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation, on whose board of directors Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak serves as honorary chairman.

Democratic senator who claims she never met the Russian Ambassador went to a black-tie dinner at his residence.  A Democrat Senator who claimed she never met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak actually attended a black tie event at his residence, it has been revealed.  Claire McCaskill, the Senator from Missouri, tweeted in March: 'I've been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years.  No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador.  Ever.'  But CNN has now revealed that in November 2015 she attended an evening at his Washington residence to honor Democratic Rep. James Symington, who is from her state and worked to further US-Russian relations.

Who Does The FBI Work For?  [Scroll down]  That brings us to yesterday's [6/21/2017] FBI briefing on the shooting targeting Republicans in Alexandria, a briefing that could not be more bizarre in its content and its conclusions.  There's also this incredible tidbit, which somehow has received little to no attention:  "Hodgkinson also visited the office of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose campaign he had worked on as a volunteer, and was in email contact with the two Democratic senators from his home state."  If this was a shooter who had worked for Ted Cruz and was in contact via email with both of the Senators from Texas, wouldn't we know about it?  There's no reason to beat around the bush here: what the FBI is claiming is mind-boggling when they claim the shooter had no target in mind.  Consider the number of accidents of circumstance you would have to believe were going on here to not have the shooter doing what seems obvious from every piece of evidence we have:  researching and planning for an attack on Republicans of some kind, particularly looking for an opportunity when security will be low and vulnerability will be high.  This was an attack, not an "anger management" problem.

Nonprofit Tracker Smears Dozens of Conservative Organizations as 'Hate Groups'.  The nation's leading source of information on U.S. charities faces mounting criticism for using a controversial "hate group" designation in listings for some well-known and broadly supported conservative nonprofits.  GuideStar, which calls itself a "neutral" aggregator of tax data on charities, recently incorporated "hate group" labels produced by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center.  The decision by the tracker of nonprofits prompted 41 conservative leaders to protest the move in a letter provided exclusively to The Daily Signal.

Good riddance to the Russia myth — and blame Team Obama for promoting it.  Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's testimony Wednesday [6/21/2017] should mark the definitive end of "Russia hacked the election" hysteria.  Too bad it took so long to get to this point.  Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee outright that the Russians failed to alter "ballots, ballot counts or reporting of election results."  Yes, it's clear Russia (with Vladimir Putin's full approval) orchestrated cyberattacks designed to influence the 2016 contest, and also pushed fake news.  But the hack, and release via WikiLeaks, etc., of Democratic emails produced nothing game-changing.

The Big Collusion Narrative Keeps Melting Down.  After two days and almost six hours of high-stakes public testimony, I'm struck by the total lack of any compelling claims supporting the "big" collusion narrative, that Russia conspired with Trump or Trump officials to "hack" election.  While we certainly aren't privy to all the relevant information or all the relevant testimony, nothing that James Comey said last week or that Jeff Sessions said today (much less any of the questions directed his way) contained so much as a meaningful hint that the Committee was on the verge of uncovering the political scandal of the century.  Rather, the focus keeps shifting to much narrower questions regarding Trump's decision to fire James Comey — questions that are important but far less historically consequential than any claim that a president or his attorney general are traitors to their country.

A vast conspiracy of silence kept the 'Russia collusion' story alive.  American democracy has been corrupted, and if not cured, the disease will be fatal.  There is no other conclusion to be drawn when the public is deceived on the scale that was revealed (but ignored) by James Comey.  The stunning truth is that the American political and media establishment allowed a phony story — that they knew was phony — to dominate our political discourse for months.

Dem Sen Sherrod Brown Under Fire for Inaccurate Claim that Breitbart, Bannon, Gorka Anti-Semitic.  Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio finds himself in serious political trouble after he inaccurately accused Breitbart News Network and chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon of being anti-Semitic last week.  Bannon is the former executive chairman of Breitbart News.

Guess who got busted for 'fake news'.  PETA is among my least favorite organizations.  It is skillful at propaganda, but ethics is another matter entirely.  Here is how the founder and president, Ingrid Newkirk, denied the obvious intent to deceive.  "There was never ... any attempt to keep people in the dark that what they had seen was fake.  The only issue here is timing[,]" Newkirk argued in an email to The Washington Post.  Sorry, Ingrid, but you quite clearly did wish to deceive, in order to produce an emotional reaction that you could then exploit to attach to something else.  That is fraud.

PETA wanted a fake cat video to go viral.  It didn't exactly turn out as planned.  A small grey cat, Rufus, sits on a bar stool in a kitchen.  "Rufus, jump," a man says in a stern voice.  Rufus looks at the stool next to his, a few feet away, and cowers.  The owner sighs, walks over to the cat and instructs again.  "Rufus, jump," he says, and slaps the house cat hard, in the head.  The cat doesn't jump; he slaps the animal again.  Finally, the cat does the trick.  "Once more for the camera!" the owner demands, before the cat scurries away, terrified.  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals were intending to anonymously release this disturbing video on YouTube this week, to draw attention to animal cruelty.  But there's a problem:  The video was faked.  The cat is CGI.  And a PR company working on PETA's behalf asked a media organization to help them make the video go viral — without revealing that Rufus wasn't real.

Seven Jaw-Dropping Revelations from Hearings on the Motion to Dismiss the DNC Fraud Lawsuit.  [#1] The crux of the Motion to Dismiss asserts the Judge is not in a position to determine how the Democratic Party conducts its nominating process.  In the first of many galling and naive assertions, the Democrats' counsel advise U.S. Federal Judge William J. Zloch, recently promoted to a Senior bench, that the lawsuit should be dismissed outright because litigating the DNC's business would "drag the Court right into the political squabbles".  Zloch, appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1985, is told:  "There'd be no way constitutionally to offer redress", despite this being the Court's "one job".  City, state, county, and Federal courts review legal issues related to political squabbles big and small on a daily basis, and specifically exist as a separate branch of our government to perform this function independent of political disputes arising in the executive or legislative branches of the government.

The Scandal Hiding In Plain Sight.  There is a deep irony in the fact that Democrats are hysterically demanding investigations of President Trump and his campaign team, and in fact multiple investigations are now in progress, even though there is zero evidence that anyone associated with the president has done anything wrong.  On the other hand, we now know for certain that the Obama administration weaponized the intelligence agencies in order to use them against political opponents, in a manner that is unprecedented, highly dangerous to our democracy, and criminal.  This scandal, which dwarfs anything of which the Trump team is even suspected, has been exposed and lies largely in plain sight for all to see.  Yet it has generally been greeted with yawns, if acknowledged at all, by politicians and commentators.

Report: Left-Leaning Policy Group Appears To Have Flooded Net Neutrality Forum With 100,000+ Fake Comments.  More than 100,000 comments supporting government regulation of the internet appear to have been automatically submitted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a left-leaning nonprofit, according to a forensic analysis published Wednesday [5/31/2017].  The responses likely did not come organically from real people, which the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) forum for public comment on net neutrality is intended to be for, according to The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC).  Rather, the NLPC claims the comments seem to be artificially submitted by the EFF since language used is highly similar to EFF's submission platform and both the email addresses and the physical addresses of the listed people are fake, or don't exist.

The Democrats' Second Secession & America's New Civil War.  [Scroll down]  Trump did not [immediately] get confirmation hearings for the team he was hoping to put in place.  He got a witch-hunt instead — a series of attempted character assassinations directed at his nominees.  Most outrageously, his candidate for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, was smeared as a "racist" by one Democratic senator after another beginning with Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer.  Yet, Sessions' public career reflected values that were quite the opposite.  It included service as the attorney general of a deep south state, in which capacity he had prosecuted the Ku Klux Klan and desegregated the public schools.  These acts reflected his actual commitment to civil rights.  Schumer and his colleagues had served alongside Sessions for ten and twenty years, and knew very well that their accusations were defamatory and false.  But they persisted in them anyway.

Severed Heads.  Susan Rice managed to be at the center of almost every major Obama-administration scandal involving national security.  She lied repeatedly on national television about the cause and nature of the Benghazi killings.  She misled the U.N. about the nature of humanitarian and no-fly-zone resolutions in Libya, in order to facilitate bombing Qaddafi out of power.  She fantasized about the Bowe Bergdahl swap and in Orwellian fashion assured the nation that the AWOL soldier had "served with honor and distinction" before being captured on the field of battle as a POW; "Sergeant Bergdahl wasn't simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield," she said.  She was a party to the dissimulations about the Iran Deal side agreements (whose sordid details are slowly trickling out), falsely assuring the nation that there was no connection between cash payments to the Iranians and the release of American hostages.

The Most Asinine Claim About the AHCA.  If one takes seriously the wild characterizations of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that have appeared in the media since last week, the Republicans have transformed the House of Representatives from a branch of the national legislature into a veritable abattoir.  The GOP is not merely guilty of "consigning thousands of people with serious illnesses to death," as one erstwhile news outlet put it, "the Republicans are taking health services away from disabled children, women who give birth, and survivors of rape and sexual assault."  And what has motivated the GOP to wreak such carnage?  Why, racism, of course.

'Shattered' Revelation:  Clinton Campaign Hatched Russian Hacking Narrative 24 Hours After Hillary's Loss.  The new Clinton campaign tell-all, Shattered:  Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign, reveals how Hillary Clinton personally placed blame for her bruising defeat on Russian meddling "within twenty-four hours of her concession speech."  The blistering behind-the-scenes book, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, illustrates how Hillary Clinton furiously blamed her defeat on the FBI investigation into her private emails, Russian interference, and Trump's supposed support from "white nationalists."

How the Media Try to Lay Waste to the Trump Administration.  According to Barack Obama's Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, there is "no evidence" that the Russians colluded with President Trump to swing the election.  And there is no evidence that the Russians interfered with election tallies.  Yet allegations of Russian connections have become an article of faith for the mainstream media and liberal comedy hosts.  But as we've pointed out on many occasions, Hillary Clinton's financial and business relations with the Russians far exceeded anything that could be attributed to Trump.

Donald Trump: 'Nobody Believes' Susan Rice.  President Donald Trump dismissed Susan Rice's assertion that she did not unmask General Michael Flynn for political reasons.  "Does anybody really believe that?" he asked during an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo.  "Nobody believes that, even the people that try to protect her in the news media."

Self-Busting Myths.  The American Left's myth-making and invention of useful narratives starting in the middle of the 20th century and running to about 2010 will go down as one of the more successful efforts at shaping culture, both political and otherwise, in human history.  Controlling the discussion, amid abject failure in government, education, and business (Detroit, for example, or Solyndra, or what they've done to Yale or the motion picture industry), has been a feat defying proper explanation.  They're to be congratulated for their skill in masking, if not weaponizing, their failure through narrative.  Democrats can't run an inner city?  Accuse everyone else of racism — including the middle class, white and black, who run screaming to the suburbs to escape the failing public schools, rampant crime, cratering infrastructure, and naked corruption.  Can't compete in business?  Inflate a "green energy" bubble by concocting the global warming crisis and demonizing fossil fuels as bringing on the apocalypse — and then pump billions of taxpayer dollars into absurdly unsustainable business models manufactured by major political donors as little more than payoffs.

Susan Rice is a liar.  Now even the liberal media is starting to admit it.  Susan Rice is a liar and that's the truth.  What's amazing is that it has taken years for the major media to admit it, despite epic evidence.  Even journalists have a breaking point — in this case, false statements about deadly chemical weapons.  Rice's lies have angered conservatives for years.  Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer nicknamed the former national security adviser the "liar in chief," according to The Blaze.  Rice's willingness to misrepresent what happened during the Benghazi attack was so amazing, that she repeated it on five separate Sunday morning news talk shows.  It was a lie that might make Pinocchio proud.  But it took her lies about Syria to do just that.

Rice claim on Syria chemical weapons gets 'four Pinocchios'.  Former Obama official Susan Rice's claim just a few months ago that the Assad regime "voluntarily and verifiably" gave up its chemical weapons stockpile earned a full rebuke from a prominent fact-checker on Monday in the wake of last week's chemical attack.  The Washington Post fact-checker gave the former national security adviser a rating of "four Pinocchios" — the worst rating on their truth scale.

Perez: 'Trump Didn't Win The Election' — Republicans 'Don't [Care] About People'.  Newly elected Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez campaigned for Democrats in Newark, New Jersey Friday by telling a crowd the Republican Party doesn't [care] about them.  Perez, speaking at a rally hosted by the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, first congratulated protesters on showing up in droves to Washington, DC on January 21, the day after President Trump's inauguration.

GOP calls Tom Perez's statement that Trump didn't win the election 'dangerous' and 'unhinged'.  The Republican National Committee whacked back at new Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez for saying that President Trump 'didn't win this election.'  The RNC sent out a statement Sunday morning labeling his comments 'unhinged.'  'Chairman Perez's comments are dangerous and undermine our democratic process,' said chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel.  'Perhaps Mr. Perez needs a lesson on how the Electoral College works but whether he likes it or not, Donald Trump is our president.'

Democrats Know the Election Was Legitimate but Persist in a Dangerous Fraud.  [Scroll down]  The media-Democrat indictment of Trump's election-rigging spiel was not rooted in patriotic commitment to the American democratic tradition of accepting election outcomes.  They said what they said because they fully expected to win — all the polls said so!  Hillary and her chums, Barack Obama included, would not abide a taint of illegitimacy affixing itself to her inevitable presidency.  Except she wasn't so inevitable.  So now, there is just one very inconvenient problem for the "Russia hacked the election" narrative, the tireless media-Democrat harangue since November 8:  Everything of substance that is known to the U.S. government about Russian meddling was already known in those pre-election weeks when Clinton and the Democrats were hailing the legitimacy of the process.  They've changed their tune not because the facts changed, but because they lost.  And what's their story now?  It's pretty much the same one they scalded Trump for telling.

In Today's Democratic Party, Insanity Is Mandatory.  Ever since election day, the Democrats have tried to undermine the Trump administration by questioning the legitimacy of his victory.  But until now, I don't recall any of them actually denying that Trump won the election.  That is the position taken last night by the newly-installed Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez.  Speaking to a Democratic rally in Newark, Perez said, among other things:  "Republicans don't [care] about people" and "Donald Trump, you didn't win the election."  According to Perez, the wrong candidate was inaugurated on January 20.

Mass Psychosis: 67% of Democrats Think Russia Interfered in 2016 Election.  There's not a shred of evidence to support any of this, but they need to comfort themselves with nutty conspiracy theories.

CrowdStrike Firm Which Peddled 'Russian Hacking' Conspiracy Theory Retracts Claims.  The Democrats' conspiracy theory claiming Russia "hacked our election" is falling apart.  The U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, which Voice of America notes was the "first to link hacks of Democratic Party computers to Russian actors last year," was caught misrepresenting data in their December report purportedly showing Russian interference in our elections.

Four Major Holes In Rep. Adam Schiff's Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory.  On Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on a House intelligence committee, delivered his opening statements at a hearing where he laid out the case for alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.  Schiff repeatedly raised questions about alleged collusion between Moscow and members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.  Here are four serious problems with Schiff's charges, which include wild conspiracy theories and heavy reliance on a questionable source: [...]

The Left Distorts Originalism to Attack Judge Gorsuch.  This morning, Senator Dianne Feinstein fresh from lecturing Neil Gorsuch on the novel constitutional concept of "super precedent" purported to attack Judge Gorsuch's legal philosophy by reading a question from a law-school dean: [...] Note what happened here.  Feinstein's dean went straight from a quote to a straw man, fundamentally mischaracterizing Scalia and originalist jurisprudence in one consequential sentence.  First, Scalia's consistent position wasn't that the equal-protection clause offered "no protection" to women or gays, but rather that it did not offer special or extraordinary protection.  For example, here he was dissenting in Romer v. Evans, a decision that struck down a Colorado constitutional amendment prohibiting local governments from outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation:

Woman Who Blamed Benghazi Attack On YouTube Video Says Trump White House 'Twists The Truth'.  Remember Susan Rice?  She's the woman the Obama administration rushed out to no less than five Sunday news shows after the Benghazi terror attack to blame it all on a YouTube video.  It was a complete lie and this woman has no credibility at all.  Now she's attacking the Trump White House over truthfulness.

Susan Rice Lectures Trump About Making False Statements.  The Obama administration official who misled the American public on national television about the Benghazi attacks is out with a new op-ed lecturing President Trump about contorting "the facts."  Writing at The Washington Post, Susan Rice, the national security advisor under Obama, chastised Trump for his claims in recent weeks that the Obama administration wiretapped his offices during the presidential campaign.

Donna Brazile admits stealing debate questions for Hillary, but blames the Russians.  Face it:  Brazile is a liar and cheater who evades responsibility for her own admitted misdeeds.  Anyone who employs her knows this, and is responsible for her future misdeeds on their air or in their party.

Donna Brazile finally admits she shared debate questions with Clinton campaign.  Veteran Democratic operative Donna Brazile finally admitted that she used her former position as a CNN commentator to relay questions ahead of debates to Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary.  For months, Brazile has avoided confirming that hacked emails from the campaign showed her forwarding the questions, which were asked at separate debates.  But in a new essay for Time magazine looking back on the hackings, she said it was true.  "[I]n October, a subsequent release of emails revealed that among the many things I did in my role as a Democratic operative and [Democratic National Committee] Vice Chair prior to assuming the interim D.N.C. Chair position was to share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign," she said.

This just in from the Projection Booth:
Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber says Republicans setting up a 'scam'.  MIT economics professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said that any healthcare replacement law the GOP has in store is a "scam."

Fact Check:  Cory Booker Is Neither a 'Truth-Teller' Nor a 'Determined Purveyor of The Truth'.  New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D.) described himself in a Friday [3/10/2017] interview at South By Southwest as a "determined purveyor of the truth," but a Washington Free Beacon analysis finds that Booker has a long history of getting caught straying from reality.

Pepper Spray Illegal in Sweden.  In a report on the state of crime problems plaguing Sweden, Katie Hopkins reported that pepper spray was illegal, because your rapist might be hurt. [...] Reality always wins, one way or another.  Either the Swedish Democrats will win at the ballot box, or the problems will continue to get worse.  All over the Western world, false political constructs about reality are being toppled.  Some of those constructs:
    People are the same all over the world.
    People are basically good.
    People's motivations are all, at base, economic.
    The use of force is always wrong.
    War is never legitimate.

Devastating Proof of Media Bias:  New York Times Airbrushes Away Democrat's Embarrassing False Claim Without a Trace.  Jay Caruso noted that Senator Claire McCaskill had claimed early today never to have met with a Russian ambassador:  [Tweet]  Then undeniable documentary and photographic evidence emerged that she had.  I bet she wishes she could just airbrush that initial tweet from history — like it never happened.  Kinda like the New York Times did today with her claim.  They reported it — and then, when they figured out it was wrong, they simply vanished it.

Democrats Said Melania's White Dress Was Racist, Then Wore White to Trump's Speech.  When Republicans wear white, it's because they're trying to subliminally convey how much they hate black people.  When Democrats wear white, it's because they love women, liberty, and progress.

Democrats Attack Trump For Enforcing Their Own Immigration Law.  The deportation rules announced this week by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly were greeted with the expected outrage from the usual suspects.  But since when is enforcing the law a crime?  In this case, the law that Kelly plans to enforce is the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which was approved by 52 Democrats in the Senate and 202 Democrats in the House in a Democrat-controlled Congress and was signed into law by President Johnson, a Democrat.  That hasn't stopped today's Democrats from decrying the DHS memo as obscene and horribly un-American.

Maxine Waters Says [Some Peculiar] Things.  Here are some of the unusual things Waters has said since the election:
  •   1.  She didn't know the name of Trump's chief of staff.  "Let me just say this, Mike Preibus..."
  •   2.  When she told reporters that Russia invaded Korea.  "The fact that he is wrapping his arms around Putin while Putin is continuing to advance into Korea."
  •   3.  When she called Trump and his aides a bunch of 'scumbags.'  "This is a bunch of scumbags.  That's what they are."
  •   4.  Waters revealed her greatest desire.  "And my greatest desire is to lead him right into impeachment."
  •   5.  She referred to Trump as a dictator.  "People are not gonna take this new president who thinks he's a dictator."

Washington is boiling.  Here's why.  [Scroll down]  The fake-news phenomenon also made its way to Congress, highlighted by then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) outlandish statements on the Senate floor that then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney hadn't paid taxes.  It was patently false, and Reid knew it, but he did it anyway, later saying it was "one of the best things" he had ever done.  The Democrats led the charge to bring fake news and alternative facts into the mainstream, and the only reason they're upset about it now is because in 2016, fake news worked against them.

Zionist Group Demands Pelosi Retract Slander Against Bannon.  The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), a prominent pro-Israel group, is calling on Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to retract her recent comments calling White House chief strategist and former Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon a "white supremacist."  "ZOA urges U.S. House Minority Leader Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to retract her defamatory, ugly and erroneous name calling of Senior Presidential Strategist Stephen Bannon," the organization wrote in a press release.  "It is beneath the dignity of her office, and sets a very bad example for the nation, for her to engage in name-calling — especially when she hurls attacks that are baseless and untrue," the press release said.

Senate Democrats' misleading language on a 60-vote 'standard' for Supreme Court nominees.  In the looming battle over President Trump's nomination of Gorsuch to be a Supreme Court justice, Schumer avoided a few Pinocchios when he quickly returned to the floor and took back his earlier statement that Republicans "insisted" that President Barack Obama's nominees required 60 votes.  But you can see, in Durbin's remarks, the slippery language that Democrats use to give the impression that achieving 60 votes is some sort of Senate "standard."  Even in his amended remarks, Schumer went on to say "60 votes is the right standard for this nominee."

Famous Berkeley Prof Suggests That Violent Protesters At Milo Event Were Right-Wing Plants.  Robert Reich, the Labor Secretary under Bill Clinton and a Berkeley professor, suggested on Thursday, contrary to all evidence, that right-wing groups staged the violence that shut down a Milo Yiannopoulos event that was to be hosted on the liberal university campus on Wednesday [2/1/2017].

Brzezinski: Trump Won EV 'Fair and Square' — But He's Not 'Completely Elected By the People'.  On Friday's [1/28/2017] broadcast of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," co-anchor Mika Brzezinski argued that while President Donald Trump won the Electoral vote fairly, "this is a president who lost to Hillary Clinton... I think there's a lot of support he still needs to gain.  It's not a president completely elected by the people."

Pelosi: Democrats Do 'the Lord's Work,' Republicans 'Dishonor God'.  In yet another example of moral narcissism and the liberal inability to understand conservative positions on faith, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declared that her party, the Democratic Party, does the will of God while Republicans dishonor their Creator.  Of Republicans, the Democrat congresswoman from California declared, "They pray in church on Sunday and they prey on people the rest of the week.  And while we're doing the Lord's work, ministering to the needs of God's creation, they are ignoring those needs which is to dishonor the God who made them."

The Editor says...
It's always refreshing to listen to a rabidly pro-abortion socialist preaching about matters of faith.

The World Turned Upside Down.  In the media's now radically amended progressive dictionary, Senate filibusters are no longer subversive, but quite vital.  Executive orders are no longer inspired, but dangerous.  Bypassing Congress on treaties and overseas interventions, or refusal to enforce existing laws, is no longer presidential leadership.  If Trump follows Obama's example of presidential fiats, he will be recalibrated as seditious.  Protests against a sitting president are no longer near treasonous, but patriotic.  Media collusion with the president is no longer natural, but unprofessional and dishonest.  Cruel invective against the president and his family is no longer racist, but inspired.

Sounds like projection.

Maxine Waters's ridiculous claim that Betsy DeVos 'has never seen the inside of a classroom'.  Some of the speakers at the Women's March on Washington repeated some dubious nostrums we have debunked in the past, such as statistics on equal pay.  But this comment jumped out at us.  Waters, reading from a prepared text, made these comments in the course of attacking a number of President Trump's Cabinet picks.  For instance, she charged that Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the nominee for attorney general, has a "history of racism" — a claim that he disputes and that we have explored.  But this attack seemed new:  Betsy DeVos, the nominee for secretary of education, has never seen the inside of a classroom?

Our Addiction to Kompromat.  Russia has two exports:  energy and kompromat.  Since energy isn't nearly as valuable as it was a decade ago, Putin has increased Russia's production of kompromat to compensate.  So far, he's been fairly successful with this, but for an unexpected reason.  What is kompromat?  Kompromat is any material that can be used to discredit, mislead, blackmail, coerce, or confuse a targeted person or entity.  This material spans the gamut, from a leaked sex video to a financial document proving corruption.  In short, any material can be used as long as it is effective at damaging an opponent.

Pelosi blames Bush for $9 trillion in debt added under Obama.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blamed former President George W. Bush and the Republicans on Friday [1/13/2017] for the more than $9 trillion that has been added to the national debt under President Obama's watch.  Pelosi argued that under Obama, the annual budget deficit, which contributes to the national debt, has been reduced dramatically, and said that without Obama's work, the national debt would be even higher.  She also mostly blamed Bush for not paying for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Nancy Pelosi and the Big Lie.  Every word Nancy Pelosi utters is a lie, all conjunctions and articles included.  President Bush submitted a budget for fiscal year 2009, which included a projected deficit of a way-too-high $407.4 billion.  However, the Congress, then under control of the Democrats, with Mrs Pelosi serving as the Speaker of the House, declined to pass President Bush's budget.  Rather, after the end of FY 2008 on September 30, 2008, Congress funded the federal government through the mechanisms of continuing resolutions, rather than normal budgeting and appropriations.

Huffington Post Contributor:  Hillary Clinton's Failure to Win Even 20 States Means She Is 'Legitimate President-Elect'.  Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's inability to win even 20 of America's 50 states means she is the "legitimate president-elect," a contributor to the off-the-rails progressive blog Huffington Post wrote.  "Hillary Clinton is the Legitimate President-Elect," reads the headline on the Huffington Post for a piece from "political writer and commentator" Alex Mohajer.

Pelosi blames Bush for $9 trillion in debt added under Obama.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blamed former President George W. Bush and the Republicans on Friday [1/13/2017] for the more than $9 trillion that has been added to the national debt under President Obama's watch.  Pelosi argued that under Obama, the annual budget deficit, which contributes to the national debt, has been reduced dramatically, and said that without Obama's work, the national debt would be even higher.  She also mostly blamed Bush for not paying for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Histrionics of a Fraud.  [In Cory] Booker's time as mayor Newark went from 67 murders in 2008, a decline from 105 in 2006, to 112 killings in 2013, the year after he left office.  Booker never presided over an unemployment rate in the single digits.  And he laid off 163 policemen amid budget deficits his mismanagement produced. [...] That's Booker.  All show, no substance and a tenuous connection to reality.  What he knows is how to present the media with a fraudulent story that masks his incompetence.  Criticize his ability to fight crime and he'll tell you about T-Bone, a drug dealer of his acquaintance who wants him dead.  But T-Bone is a figment of his imagination.  There is no T-Bone.

Twenty Non-Questions on Campus.  Merriam-Webster defines dogma as "a belief or set of beliefs that is accepted by the members of a group without being questioned or doubted."  On too many college campuses, certain beliefs are promoted just that dogmatically.  Students are not allowed to challenge them. [...] Those beliefs are:
  •   There is a campus rape culture that encourages the sexual assault of women.
  •   A woman accusing a man of rape has vastly more credibility than a man who claims his innocence.
  •   The earth is getting dramatically warmer due to human activity, and altering that activity can stop or slow this trend.
  •   Israeli settlers and the Israeli government are as bad as or worse than Palestinian terrorists.
  •   Fundamentalist Christians are morally the same as Muslim terrorists.
  •   Any military action in the Middle East creates more problems than it solves.
  •   Criticizing Islam as a religion of terrorism is an example of Islamophobia.
  •   Religious freedom is less important than acceptance of sexual minorities.
  •   Society would generally be better off if traditional religion disappeared.
  •   Marriage between those of the same sex should be seen as the same as marriage between those of different sexes.
  •   Trans women (men who identify as women) should be allowed to use the same facilities as biological women.
  •   The physical differences between men and women play no role in economic disparities between them.
  •   A woman has a right to an abortion for whatever reason she chooses.
  •   Black men are targeted by the police.
  •   Anti-Hispanic racism is an important part of what motivates those who oppose immigration reform.
  •   President Obama has been criticized more than previous presidents because of his race.
  •   Raising taxes on the wealthy will improve our economy.
  •   Political conservatives are either greedy manipulators exploiting the marginalized, or sincere dupes voting against their own economic interests.
  •   There is little if any correlation between hard work and economic success.
  •   The United States is more damaging to the world than other western industrialized nations.

Bob Baer:  If Russian Hacking Story is Political "there should be a criminal investigation".  For the past several days we have been discussing the Deep State shadow war within the various intelligence agencies.  The larger issues have been building for a long time.  CIA Director John Brennan and DNI head James Clapper, both took politicization of intelligence to new levels to accommodate the White House.  It is not accidental that both of these names are the primary voices behind the "Russian Hacking Conspiracy".

Judge Garland and the Left's Disdain for Truth.  The mainstream media — that is, the liberal media — share all the views and characteristics of the left.  Among these is the left's view of truth.  There are honest individuals with left-wing views, and dishonest individuals on the right.  But truth is not a leftist value.  Everything the left believes in is more important than truth:  social justice, economic equality, reducing carbon emissions, expanding the power of the state, battling sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, racism, and above all of these, destroying its conservative opposition.

Liberal Logic.  If a man says he's Napoleon Bonaparte, he needs help, but if he says he's a woman he's perfectly sane and if anyone refuses to go along with him he's being oppressed.  If 97% of scientists say that man made global warming is real anyone who disagrees should be put in prison.  When 100% of scientists say that human life begins at conception it has nothing to do with abortion.  If Russia publishes true facts about Hillary it's foreign interference in our election.  If illegals, i.e. foreigners, vote in our election it's a good thing.  Clubbing a baby seal to death is evil.  Dismembering an unborn human girl without anesthetic is a societal good.  Getting water to California's central valley farmers isn't as important as protecting the delta smelt.  It's okay if wind turbines kill 4200 bald eagles each year.  Saying all lives matter is racist.  Saying only black lives matter is not.

Gaslighting and the Left's War on Reality.  In politics, the word "gaslighting" is increasingly used to describe the left's efforts to push a false view of reality and to convince mainstream Americans that their common-sense views are somehow extreme.  For example, on a recent edition of Varney & Co., Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said the Obama administration's portrayal of Israel as our enemy and Iran as nothing to worry about could be described as "gaslighting."  Bill Whittle's popular video Gaslighting exposed the left's use of the gaslighting tactic to spread false information about issues such as Benghazi and Obamacare.  Note that gaslighting is a far more insidious tactic than political spin.  Spin merely attempts to shift the interpretation of a real situation by presenting it in a different light.  Gaslighting presents a completely false alternative to reality and is intended to erode the confidence of the target in his or her own perception.

Trump spokesman says there's still 'zero evidence' Russia influenced presidential election with alleged hacking spree.  A top Donald Trump spokesman insisted Monday [1/2/2017] that there is still 'zero evidence' America's presidential election was swayed by a series of computer hacks attributed to the Russian government.  The U.S. intelligence community appears to be closing in on a conclusion that Moscow directed hackers to penetrate and steal documents from the Democratic National Committee this year.  Democrats also claim Russians hacked into Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's email account.

'Not enough data to show Russian link to election' — Wordfence CEO.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s claims that Russia hacked the 2016 US election are based on flimsy evidence, says security expert Mark Maunder.  On December 29, the DHS and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released a Joint Analysis Report (JAR) put together by the DHS and the FBI that blames Russia for hacking the US presidential election in an operation which they nicknamed GRIZZLY STEPPE.  Among other things, the report cites the presence of PHP malware as one of the clues pointing to Russian involvement.

What's Behind Mysterious 'Disclaimer' on Top of DHS/FBI Big Russia Hacking Report.  Many have noticed that on top of the Joint Report issued on Thursday [12/29/2016] by the FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Russian hacks, there is a very peculiar thing:  A disclaimer stating that "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not provide any warranties of any kind regarding any information contained within."  Some have speculated that the disclaimer is evidence that the federal government won't stand by their findings.  WikiLeaks drew even more attention to this detail by tweeting out a picture of the disclaimer, which was subsequently retweeted more than 7 thousand times.

Assange says he is '1,000% confident' that Russia was NOT the source for hacked Democratic emails which were published by WikiLeaks.  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said Barack Obama is 'trying to delegitimize the Trump administration' by claiming the Russian government hacked Democrats' emails during the bitter presidential election.  Assange, whose interview with Sean Hannity will air on Fox News tonight, also reiterated his claims that Russia was not the source of the hacks.  He told Hannity 'with a thousand percent' confidence that the Russian government were not responsible for emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.

Extremist Christmas Wishes — White Genocide vs Fascist Ethno-State.  The same philosophy behind those promoting White Genocide are actually promoting genocide for all non-Whites.  The same can be said of anything uttered by The Media.  Whatever they tell us in their newspapers, magazines, websites and TV programs, the exact opposite is true.  Obama said he was going to make healthcare cheaper, the price went up!  If Hillary said she had permission to use a private email server, she surely didn't.  If Democrats want to lower taxes on the Middle Class or create jobs, they actually intend to raise taxes and kill jobs.  You do not have to go very far to see what I am talking about.

Harry Reid Says He 'Did What Was Necessary' By Lying About Mitt Romney's Tax Returns.  Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he "did what was necessary" in 2012 when he falsely accused Mitt Romney of not having paid his taxes for 10 years.  Reid was asked about those comments, which he made during a speech on the Senate floor, in response to call during a live interview on Las Vegas' KNPR.  The caller asked Reid if he thought that "the brazen lie he told about Mitt Romney not pay his taxes has in anyway contributed to the fake news debate that we now find ourselves in."  Reid, who is leaving the Senate next month, denied the accusation.  But he offered up a flimsy and fact-devoid defense of those 2012 claims.

Warning to Democrats:  The rules have changed.  Weeks after the election, they still don't get it.  We still hear the litany of worn out excuses, such as "We didn't get our message out."  The Russians did it.  The FBI did it.  Bernie supporters betrayed us.  Blacks did not vote.  The election was stolen.  Hillary won the popular vote (albeit with massive voter fraud, of which Detroit is only the tip of the iceberg with its 120-percent voter turnout in many Democrat precincts). [...] After decades of indoctrination in the public schools and universities, a population of newly minted liberals has filled the big cities and the coasts, feeling entitled to win elections, even when they don't vote.  Merely disagreeing with them incites them to anger, sometimes to violence.  Thus, they rarely if ever hear what we conservatives have to say.

Snopes Deliberately Omits Key Details To Protect Kerry's State Dept.  A Snopes.com article attempting to discredit a Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group news story revealing that millions of Department of State tax dollars were sent to a charity created by Secretary of State John Kerry's daughter was loaded with factual errors and omissions.

This Insane Interview Between Newsweek Writer Eichenwald and Tucker Carlson Goes OFF THE RAILS.  Thursday [12/15/2016], Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald appeared on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight to talk about his unsubstantiated accusations that Donald Trump was on amphetamine derivatives, and had a nervous breakdown in 1990. Within seconds, the interview began to go off the rails.  Carlson asked Eichenwald if he had any evidence to substantiate a tweet he sent on September 13, 2016, which reads:  "I believe Trump was institutionalized in a mental hospital for a nervous breakdown in 1990, which is why he won't release his medical records."  The tweet was deleted shortly after it was posted, but not before numerous screenshots were taken.  Eichenwald never substantiated his claim regarding Trump, and on Thursday, Carlson tried to get to the bottom of it: [...]

Michael Moore:  Trump 'Has No Right To Enter' White House.  On Friday's [12/16/2016] broadcast of MSNBC's "All In," filmmaker Michael Moore argued that President-Elect Donald Trump "has no right" to enter the White House.  Moore called for "protesting, obstructing, disrupting, civil disobedience."

Sorry, Democrats, But Putin Didn't Steal The U.S. Election For Trump.  The FBI says there's no evidence the Russians affected the outcome.  The office of the Director of National Intelligence — which governs all 17 U.S. spy agencies — says there's no evidence.  Department of Homeland Security says there's no evidence.  Attorney General Loretta Lynch says there's no evidence.  [Indeed], even President Obama admits there's no evidence that Russian hacking cost the Democrats the election.

Now the White House is Claiming China Hacked the Election.  In a not-too-subtle attempt to de-ligitimize Donald Trump's presidency, current president Barack Obama worked the liberals into a frenzy with allegations that the Russian government hacked the election, robbing Hillary Clinton of her rightful place.  This story is so bullshit that even the White House can't keep it straight.  Today press secretary Josh Earnest actually said it was the Chinese who hacked our election.

Democrats and the Power of Delusion.  Two things are remarkable about this story.  Three, if you include the part where Joe Trippi has it almost exactly right.  The first is how hard Democrats cling to the popular vote story, while also nodding their heads when Rep. Keith Ellison says, "Democrats win when we harness the power of everyday people and fight for the issues they care about."  Sorry, Dems — but you only get to choose one.  Either your party failed to address the issues people care about, or you did address them but got cheated out of the White House by that tricksy Electoral College.  But watch now as they try to have it both ways.

Wag the Dog 2016.  Can you believe these idiots are so desperate to cover up the incompetence of a miserably bad candidate?  How stupid do you have to be to risk conflict with Russia rather than concede the election?  There is absolutely no evidence that the Russians did anything.  Even their claims that Russia hacked the DNC and Podesta's emails are not substantiated by anyone.

The Incredible, Spineless Hillary Clinton.  I'm pretty sure I heard Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promise — not once, but several times over the course of many months — that she would accept the results of the 2016 presidential election.  I then seem to recall that after her loss to Donald Trump, she followed through on that promise.  "We must accept this result and then look to the future," she said (or did she?).  "Donald Trump is going to be our president.  We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead."  But I find that hard to reconcile with what I've seen since then:  namely, Clinton and her campaign doing everything in their power to delegitimize Trump's victory and work towards getting the results of the election overturned.

10 Ways the CIA's 'Russian Hacking' Story is Left-Wing 'Fake News'.  On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pledged to support a congressional investigation into whether Russian hacking affected the 2016 election.  Republicans have nothing to fear from such an investigation, because they won the election fair and square.  No, Russia is not the friend that President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent several years pretending it was.  But the idea that Russian hackers coronated Trump is only the latest left-wing opiate — after white supremacists and "fake news" — designed to dull the pain of electoral defeat, and postpone the reckoning that must occur if Democrats are to pose a significant threat as an opposition party at any time in the near future.

The war on 'fake news' is all about censoring real news.  Scrambling for an explanation for Donald Trump's victory, many in the media and on the left have settled on the idea that his supporters were consumers of "fake news" — gullible rubes living in an alternate reality made Trump president.  To be sure, there is such a thing as actual fake news:  made-up stories built to get Facebook traction before they can be debunked.  But that's not what's really going on here.  What the left is trying to do is designate anything outside its ideological bubble as suspect on its face.

Mook: No, Obama didn't tell Hillary to concede.  No?  That's not what Amie Parnes writes in her upcoming book, a story that has been percolating for more than a week without a denial.  Yesterday [12/4/2016], Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook finally disputed it when Jake Tapper mentioned it, telling CNN's State of the Union host that he needed to do "a little fact-checking there." [...] Mook's "fact check" sounds more like self-serving revisionism.

Anti-Semite charge bounces off Trump and sticks to Democrats.  For months, Democrats have been taking shots at Donald Trump and his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, formerly the CEO of Breitbart.com, as notorious anti-Semites, people who hate Jews.  This is so bizarre that it needs to be confronted publicly rather than ignored.

Sarah Silverman Admits She Made Up a Wage-Gap Story, Then Calls Critics 'Maniacs'.  Comedian Sarah Silverman admitted that a story she told about wage discrimination (in which she even went so far as to call out a specific employer by name) was a lie — and then said people who might consider her lie a reason to question the movement she was supporting were "maniacs."  In an April 6 wage-discrimination-activism video for Levo League, Silverman accused New York Comedy Club owner Al Martin of having paid her less than a male comic for doing the same work: [...] Just one problem:  That didn't actually happen.

12 Fake News Stories from the Mainstream Media.  [For example,] Dateline NBC rigs a truck to explode:  In 1993, NBC News delivered a historic public apology for staging the test crash of a General Motors pickup truck for the Dateline NBC program.  The reporters wanted to demonstrate that gas could leak from the truck's fuel tank and cause a dangerous fire after a crash, so they rigged it with explosives. [...] Dateline NBC was far from the only example of dubious product-safety reporting.  It wasn't even the first time a vehicle was rigged to explode for a major network consumer report.

Shameless Schumer Lies About Supreme Court Filibuster.  Three years ago, when Senate Democrats abolished the filibuster for lower-court and executive-branch nominees, they left it in place for Supreme Court nominees.  According to the raw MSNBC transcript of his press conference today, incoming Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is now claiming that Senate Democrats "did not change the rules for [the] supreme court because we thought on something as important as this there should be some degree of bipartisan agreement."

Five Things to Know About the Steve Bannon Smears.  [#2] Attacks on Bannon Are Alinskyite:  The attacks on Steve Bannon are straight out of the Left's bible of "community organizing," Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.  We're seeing radical leftists doing what leftists do, and just because some #NeverTrumpers are participating doesn't change the tactic's pedigree.  Alinsky advocated "personalizing" disputes and "destroying" the targets.  Truth didn't matter.  That's why you are hearing nasty — and false — branding of Bannon as a racist or anti-Semite.

Anti-Defamation League Backs Down: 'We Are Not Aware of Any Anti-Semitic Statements from Bannon'.  The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has backed away from its earlier accusations against Stephen K. Bannon, stating on its website:  "We are not aware of any anti-Semitic statements from Bannon."

Dennis Prager:  Claims of Antisemitism Against Bannon are 'Libel'.  Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager called accusations of antisemitism against Stephen K. Bannon "libel" on Wednesday.  Prager, who is Jewish and wrote a highly respected book about antisemitism, was sharply critical of the campaign against Bannon, who is on leave as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, and who was named Sunday by President-elect Donald J. Trump to be Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor in the White House.  "Calling Steve Bannon an antisemite is a witch-hunt ... It's just a libel, it's fabricated, the whole thing is fabricated," Prager said.

There Is No Violent Hate-Crime Wave in 'Trump's America'.  [Scroll down]  And an alleged incident of a gay man named Chris Ball getting beaten up by Trump supporters in Santa Monica on election night seems to have not happened the way it was initially recounted, if the incident even happened at all.  The Santa Monica Police Department posted a message to Facebook Thursday saying that neither the department nor city officials had "received any information indicating this crime occurred in the City of Santa Monica" and "a check of local hospitals revealed there was no victim of any such incident admitted or treated."  Other instances of "Trump inspired" violence and vandalism have also turned out to be hoaxes or misinterpretations.

Stephanopoulos Frets to RNC Chair: 'Rise in Racist Acts' Since Trump Win.  With left-wing anti-Trump protesters rioting in cities across the country, on Friday's [11/11/2016] Good Morning America, co-host George Stephanopoulos laid responsibility for quelling the unrest at the feet of the Republican President-Elect and worried that his victory was inciting the violence.

Sidney Blumenthal: 'Right-Wing' FBI Agents Took Down Hillary In A 'Coup D'Etat'.  Longtime Clinton insider Sidney Blumenthal claims that a group of "right-wing agents" in the FBI staged a coup d'etat to prevent Hillary Clinton from behind elected president.  Blumenthal, a former journalist who has been nicknamed "Grassy Knoll" by some in Clintonworld because of his tendency to latch on to conspiracy theories, made the charge in an interview on Dutch television after Clinton's loss to Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton: Trayvon Martin Only 'Bought a Pack of Skittles and Walked Back Home in the Rain'.  Hillary Clinton is pushing gun control by describing Trayvon Martin as a young man who simply "went to a cornerstore, bought a pack of skittles..and his life was cut short" by gun violence.  In reality, a jury found that George Zimmerman shot Martin to death in self-defense on February 26, 2012, after Martin attacked Zimmerman during his walk back from the corner store.  Moreover, a subsequent federal inquiry into the shooting death of Martin also found no grounds upon which to bring charges against Zimmerman for his actions.  Yet Clinton described Martin as an innocent bystander, killed by random gun violence.

Democrats go low in campaign against Gianforte.  If you wondered why it is so hard to get quality candidates to run for public office, you don't just have to look at the food fight that is the 2016 presidential election campaign.  Sure, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton get most of the attention, but there are examples in our own state that are just as bad.  Take the incessant ads claiming that Republican Greg Gianforte supports a sales tax.  Gianforte, a Bozeman businessman, is running for governor against incumbent Gov. Steve Bullock, and despite the attack ads claiming otherwise, Gianforte is running on a platform of opposing a Montana sales tax.

Wikileaks' Emails Validated in Routine Tests, As Democrats Try to Discredit Revelations.  A digital key buried in the emails sent by Hillary Clinton's staff shows that many of the most important emails released via Wikileaks have not been modified or falsified, according to a series of tests conducted by security experts and by Breitbart News.  The tests are important because they undermine efforts by Democrats to deter media coverage of the Wikileaks emails with vague claims that the messages cannot be verified, or could be faked, or modified.  So far, those claims have been made by Donna Brazile, the interim head of the Democratic National Committee, and by Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's choice for her vice-president.

Rotten to the Core.  Our readers already know about the debate question current DNC chair Donna Brazile got from CNN in advance — a revelation that Brazile, when later asked about it by Megyn Kelly of Fox News, certifiably beclowned herself.  Brazile then claimed the emails in question were doctored, which like virtually everything else she says is a provable lie.

Tim Kaine: 'Spanish Was the Language of Our Country Before English'.  In an interview on the Spanish-language show "Noticias Telemundo," Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, the Democrat nominee for vice president, said that Spanish was the language of America before English.  Kaine has often given speeches in Spanish, and on Sunday [10/16/2016] he gave a sermon entirely in Spanish at Pneuma Church in Miami, Fla.  "Latino culture is one of the most important things in our country right now because we have had Hispanic roots since the beginning. ... Spanish was the language of our country before English," Kaine told Telemundo host José D'az-Balart on Monday, according to a translated transcript.

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In what language was the Constitution written?  In what language was the Constitution debated before it was finalized?  In what language was the Declaration of Independence written?  Name one member of Congress in the 18th or 19th centuries whose primary language was something other than English.  When has the government of the United States conducted its official business in any language other than English?

Texas Rigged?  Reports Of Voting Machines Switching Votes To Hillary In Texas.  [Scroll down]  Obviously, the desired effect of such actions isn't to create a warm and fuzzy feeling for the Hillary campaign over polling data that they know is false.  Rather, the intent is to use artificial polls, like the ABC / WaPo poll released over the weekend showing a ridiculous 12-point national lead for Hillary, to suppress the republican vote by convincing opposition voters that the race is already over.  Of course, another way that democrats have attempted to "maximize what they get out of their media" this election cycle is by combining rigged polling data with reports from liberal newspapers, like this one from the Washington Post, suggesting that the election is such a blowout that typical republican strongholds, like Texas, are actually in play.

Debunking the Vicious False Narratives against Donald Trump.  By now, every voter knows that the mainstream media is in the pocket of Hillary Clinton but many do not know the extent of the malpractice in journalism today.  The MSM has successfully embedded in the minds of the voters false narratives that need to be exposed out of just plain common decency.  The three I will address in this piece are the charges that Trump mocked a disabled reporter; that he questioned the Mexican American's legitimacy to handle his court case because of his race, and that he mocked a Gold Star family.  There are many more.

Michael Moore:  Trump Voters Are 'Legal Terrorists'.  Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore said in a recent interview that Donald Trump voters are "legal terrorist[s]" and that society should treat the Republican presidential candidate as it would a pedophile.  Moore made the provocative remarks in an interview with Rolling Stone while pitching a new documentary, "Michael Moore in Trumpland."  Moore said he went to union halls for the film and met with longtime Democrats who are considering voting for Trump in November.  His goal, he said, was to force them "to think about the damage they could do by being a legal terrorist on November 8th."

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It takes a special kind of paranoia to compare voting to an act of terrorism.  Legitimate voting (as opposed to voting more than once, voting under someone else's name, and voting while dead) is one of the most peaceful, honorable and orderly ways to participate in government.

The "Fact" That 17 Intelligence Agencies Confirmed Russia is Behind the Email Hacks Isn't Actually a "Fact".  [Scroll down]  As I also covered yesterday, Glenn Greenwald exhaustively back-traced where the 'Russia-hacked-the-election' meme came from and that it was pure spin.  The original author who set the entire farce in motion later admitted it was all a mistake, and in his own 'Mea Culpa' revealed that according to the subtext of extensive emails from a Newsweek reporter pressuring him to allow the lie to live, it was US intelligence agencies pushing to spread this narrative.  The "17 agencies that actually confirmed" it was the Russians?  Well it turns out that was one guy, namely DCI James Clapper:  the head of US intelligence.  The same man who committed perjury before congress after his NSA surveillance program was leaked.

Woman Backtracks on Assault Claim After O'Keefe Video.  A woman who accused a Donald Trump supporter of punching her outside a Trump rally in North Carolina is backtracking after James O'Keefe and Project Veritas released video showing Democrat operatives claiming she was a trained activist.  69-year-old Shirley Teter of Asheville now says it is possible that 73-year-old Richard L. Campbell merely touched her accidentally, as his attorney had claimed all along.

Podesta:  All You Need is a Driver's License to Vote.  A discussion between Hillary Clinton's campaign advisers about voter registration laws led to a remarkable quip made by John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman.  "On the picture ID, the one thing I have thought of in that space is that if you show up on Election Day with a driver's license with a picture, attest that you are a citizen, you have a right to vote in federal elections," said Podesta.  The email was made public on Wednesday by WikiLeaks.  Podesta's Gmail was hacked and 50,000 emails sent to WikiLeaks, which has steadily been releasing the emails every day since Oct. 7.

Limbaugh: 'Ironic That The Democrat Party Wants to Throw Down the Morality Card'.  The release of an 11-year-old videotape in which Donald Trump speaks in vulgar terms about trying to seduce women has prompted outrage among Democrats, some Republicans, and the liberal media, but it's hard to believe they're really offended, Rush Limbaugh said on Monday [10/10/2016].  "You know, I find it ironic that the Democrat Party wants to throw down the morality card.  The Democrat Party, which is responsible for the dissolution of morality in this country.  The Democrat Party, which is for all these progressive new attitudes in our culture, and now all of a sudden acting like a bunch of prudes, [...]"

Activist Shaun King resorts to bullying after students ask tough questions during campus talk.  Activist Shaun King visited Columbia University on Monday to speak to students about social justice and police brutality, yet refused to tolerate questions from students who asked difficult questions, one of which included stats showing cops kill more whites than blacks. [...] During the question-and-answer period, I challenged King by prefacing my statement with the fact that, in 2015, white people were six to seven times more likely to be shot than unarmed black people, citing statistics reported in The Washington Post.  Although I still had not even finished asking my question, King immediately told me to "stop talking" and that this was "a lie."  As I attempted to tell him where I got this statistic from, King refused to engage with me.  I was then told to sit down by the person moderating the question without finishing my query.

Democrat Says Voter Fraud Doesn't Exist After 19 Dead People Register to Vote.  Yesterday [9/29/2016] we learned that non-citizen Cascade Mall shooter terrorist Arcan Cetin voted in 3 elections and now we find out that 19 dead people registered to vote in Virginia.  Despite this irrefutable evidence democrats insist that voter fraud is completely imaginary.  In fact one Virginia State Senator confronted with the fraud in his own state says flatly that voter fraud doesn't exist.

Fake news websites designed to fool conservatives.  This is a compilation of fake, hoax, and satirical websites from several sources (listed at the bottom of this article.)  Some websites are malicious and some innocuous, but all of them can and do regularly fool many into believing their "news" is real.  All of these websites are aimed at conservatives, and designed to get them to believe and then promulgate false information.

Hillary's Pneumonia Hokum:  A Timeline.  [Scroll down]  Some of the dinosaur media have reported that Hillary "stumbled at the curb" and "fell into the van."  Others reported that she "fainted."  This shows the extremely low quality of "journalism" today, describing things that just didn't happen, as you can see for yourself in the video.  Hillary didn't "stumble";she buckled at the knees.  She didn't "faint" (lose consciousness and go limp).  Hillary herself says she didn't faint, and for once she might be telling the truth, because the video shows that she was apparently awake but immobile.  She was having a seizure of some kind.

Dear Media:  Please Stop Calling Violent Rioters 'Protesters'.  Watching coverage of the unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina last night, I was struck by a common trend in how the most violent acts were being covered. [...] Looting a Wal-Mart, destruction of property, attempted murder, all carried out by... "protesters." [...] I suppose you could make a convoluted argument about how the protests were against white supremacy, and capitalism and the media are agents of white supremacy, therefore attacking those institutions are acts of "protest" or whatever.  But if even violent attempted murder and destruction of property can be a "protest" so long as the motives are political, I don't see why the same can't be said of, say, a terrorist attack.

NAACP Leader on Keith Scott Shooting: 'It Really Doesn't Matter If He Had a Gun'.  A local NAACP leader told CNN's Carol Costello Thursday [9/22/2016] that it didn't actually matter whether or not black Charlotte man Keith Scott had a gun on him when he was shot and killed by police.  Scott's death led to protests and violence for the past two days, after his family reported that he was holding a book when he died.  Charlotte police have called that false, saying that police body camera footage shows he was brandishing a gun and that they recovered a weapon from the scene.  But the president of the Charlotte chapter of the NAACP Corine Mack said ultimately it didn't matter.

Harry Reid: 'Obamacare Has Been Terrific for This Country'.  The Senate's leading Democrat continues to support the Affordable Care Act, which is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many Americans.  "Obamacare has been terrific for this country," Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told a news conference on Wednesday [9/7/2016].

No, the Constitution Is Not Racist, Sexist, or Outdated.  In an interview with Breitbart News, noted Heritage Foundation constitutional expert David Azerrad tackles some prominent myths about the Constitution — falsehoods that are being propagated in America's classrooms and on its college campuses.  The director of the Heritage Foundation's B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, Azerrad observes, "Many of the myths have just permeated the culture to a point where people just take it as a matter of fact."

Brown University Providing Tampons in Men's Bathrooms Because 'Both Sexes Menstruate'.  Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both men's and women's bathrooms across the university this academic year.  The tampons will be delivered to bathrooms by the university's student president, Viet Nguyen, as well as 20 volunteers, with Nguyen claiming the initiative is a means of educating students that men menstruate as well as women.

Threats of a Russian Election Hack a Mere Smoke Screen by Democrats for Power Grab.  The Democrats are now playing the Russia card.  As Donald Trump rises in the polls against an increasingly unpopular Hillary Clinton, Democrats are raising the specter of the nefarious Vladimir Putin.  Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's famous Russian relations reset was a bust, but we are supposed to trust her to handle Putin in the future.  More important, the Democrats are sowing grounds to challenge the election, relying on their unnatural ability to squeeze, as if by magic, extra votes from the courtroom.

The Ugly Truth Of Leftist "Heroes".  [Scroll down to Nelson Mandela] The reality:  Most people assume this grandfatherly teddy bear was a political prisoner; jailed only for protesting apartheid.  Instead, he was a terrorist jailed for a bomb plot, yet he's been bestowed a ridiculous number of honors including the Nobel Peace Prize and the Lenin Peace Prize.  Despite pleading guilty to 156 charges, the government later offered to free him if he renounced violence, but this "man of peace" refused.  Other than that, he was a closet Communist.  After he assumed power, he fumbled the ball on the AIDS issue, leaving South Africa with one of the world's worst infection rates.  Also, beginning with his administration, the New, Improved South Africa went from being an industrialized country to a crime-ridden Third World hellhole.

Black lies matter.  The Black Lives Matter movement has been feted repeatedly at the White House and honored at the Democratic National Convention.  Hillary Clinton has incorporated its claims about racist, homicidal cops into her presidential campaign pitch. [...] Yet the Black Lives Matter movement is based on a lie, and not just the lie that a pacific Michael Brown was gunned down in cold blood by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in August 2014.  The idea that the U.S. is experiencing an epidemic of racially driven police shootings is also false, and dangerously so.

Pelosi: Clinton emails [are just] a technicality.  Nancy Pelosi dismissed Hillary Clinton's growing email scandal as a series of "technicalities" Monday [9/5/2016], brushing aside FBI and congressional investigations.  The House minority leader said voters shouldn't get "bogged down in some technicalities" and added, "it's really much ado about nothing, but too much ado."  Pelosi, on CBS' "This Morning," had been asked about an FBI report released last week, in which Clinton repeatedly said she couldn't recall key details and events related to classified information procedures.

Josh Earnest Pens Letter to NYT: We're Still 'Most Transparent White House in History'.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest wrote a letter to the editors of The New York Times Wednesday [8/31/2016] to defend the Obama administration's record on transparency, still agreeing with President Barack Obama's famous pronouncement that his was "the most transparent administration" in history.  Earnest took exception to a piece from Times media critic Jim Rutenberg that took a shot at the administration.  "Right now, every signal from Mrs. Clinton is that should she win, her administration would continue the tradition of being still more secretive than the one before it," Rutenberg wrote.  "The Obama White House has achieved just that with its abysmal record on fulfilling Freedom of Information Act requests and its record of prosecuting whistle-blowers who have shared national security information with the press."  Naturally, Earnest disagreed with that assessment.

Obamacare Architect:  Clinton One of the 'Most Transparent' Candidates in History.  Obamacare architect Dr.  Ezekiel Emanuel called Hillary Clinton one of the "most transparent" presidential candidates in history on Monday [8/29/2016], despite the controversies surrounding her private email server and the Clinton Foundation.  Emanuel is also known as being the brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as President Obama's first chief of staff in the White House[.]

PBS NewsHour Cuts Anti-Hillary Portions of Judy Woodruff's Jill Stein Interview.  On Tuesday, PBS's Judy Woodruff did a live interview with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein which was carried on Facebook.  The entire interview, plus questions asked by viewers is present at the network's Facebook page.  That interview without the Facebook questions was also broadcast on PBS's NewsHour — but not quite all of it.  For some reason, key portions of Stein's answer to Woodruff's final question about whether "literally ... Hillary Clinton is every bit as bad for the country as Donald Trump" are not present.  Based on what was edited out, it would appear that the cutouts, at least one of which was done in mid-sentence, were carried out to protect Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton's left flank.

Manufactured Grievance  You are right that the number of depressed and confused men driven to enter the ladies' room is practically zero as a percentage of American men (gay or straight), but that's not the point.  You are right that good studies show police are less likely to shoot and kill black men than other men, but those facts don't matter.  You are right that America is a good country, but again you don't get it.  The point is to elevate the perceived victimhood of all minorities through the girls' bathroom issue, of black Americans by making "all lives" a slur, of successful women by converting reasonable and humane abortion restrictions into a century-reversing threat to their livelihood.

Media Matters fabricates quote from Robert Spencer, claims he runs "white nationalist think tank".  Did you know I was a "white nationalist think tank leader"?  Neither did I.  I didn't know I was a white nationalist, and didn't know I ran a think tank.  Just think of all the meetings I've missed. [...] Media Matters claims to correct the lies of the Right.  In fact, it is they who are the liars.

Democratic Insiders' Climate Ads Not 'Bipartisan' as Claimed.  Three Democratic Party insiders, using a new environmental group they formed called Partnership for Responsible Growth (PRG), have created a media stir with a series of 12 advertisements espousing climate alarmism.  The ads, which ran on The Wall Street Journal's editorial pages, claim there is a scientific consensus humans are causing dangerous climate change, and they criticize the Journal for running stories they say promote climate skepticism.  The ad kicking off the series directly attacked the Journal for allowing any degree of skepticism on its pages, saying, "It is time for the editorial board of the WSJ to become part of the solution on climate change."

Lying Black Folks to Death.  Leftists — aided by our corrupt news media — are past masters of replacing truth with narrative.  Ninety-seven percent of scientists believe in catastrophic man-made climate change.  Women are paid 77 cents on the dollar.  These statements are indefensible lies, but when you have a leftist press trained in leftist universities to repeat the assertions of leftist politicians, it's easy to make these "facts" part of what ordinary people think they know.  Especially impressive is the way in which leftists manage to bake dishonesty into the language itself.

Obama Is Attempting To Completely Rewrite How He Treated Mitt Romney In 2012.  The political-media establishment has provided more than a few tempting targets to push back on in the past 48 hours, but nothing rankles me more than the sudden nostalgia liberal Democrats are heaping on Mitt Romney.  Trump has inspired some sort of Romney renaissance among the left, openly telling Republicans and the media how much they admired and respected the last Republican candidate; that he was at least fit to lead!  As an operative who worked on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, I can tell you that this hilariously bogus argument from the left lacks even a modicum of self-awareness.

Mook Juke:  Hillary's Deleted Emails Are 'Not A Relevant Discussion'.  Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, argued on Sunday that the emails she deleted are "not a relevant discussion" anymore.  Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," host Chuck Todd asked Mook if the Clinton campaign would "encourage" the release the 33,000 emails that Hillary Clinton deleted from her time that she was secretary of state.  "This is settled over now," Mook replied.  "Secretary Clinton went in and testified for 11 hours in front of a Congressional committee.  They asked her a lot of questions about this.  They came up with nothing.  The FBI has concluded their look at this issue and so we're moving on. [...]"

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The assertion that the FBI "came up with nothing" is obviously untrue.  The FBI didn't take any action, but it's not because they "came up with nothing."

Welcome To The Communist Party, U.S.A.  [The Democratic Party] convention was a desperate effort to humanize Hillary.  Everyone, including her philandering husband and dilettante daughter, down to assorted people she had met at one point, were brought up on stage to testify that she really is a very nice person.  This wasn't a convention.  It was a series of character witnesses for a woman with no character.  It was an extensive apology for the Left's radical agenda cloaked in fake patriotism and celebrity adulation. [...] The radical agenda of the Left was clumsily cloaked in references to the Founding Fathers.  The same group of people whose names the Left want to see ground into the dirt.  Hillary's call for collectivism, the insistence that none of us can do anything as individuals, was dressed up in E Pluribus Unum and the Founding Fathers.

Bill's desperate bid to humanize Hillary shows fear she might lose.  Here's a fact to chew on:  Much of Day Two at the convention was spent trying to humanize Hillary Clinton.  After 25 years in public life, she feels the need to tell us she cares.  A parade of speakers warmed up the crowd by telling stories about her compassion, some of it very long ago.  Getting money for New Yorkers after 9/11, helping children get health insurance, securing health care for veterans.  This being a coronation, the circumstances grew in grandeur with each telling, until they made her sound like Mother Teresa.  She's so profoundly kind and tireless and honest and so full of grace, "she defies gravity."

A True Story of 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' for Hillary's Convention.  Now let us praise the most damaging hoax of our generation:  The 'hands ups, don't shoot' fairy tale surrounding the shooting death of St.  Michael Brown of Ferguson — which is about to be glorified at the Democrat convention tonight [7/26/2016].  Your humble correspondent documented on these pages all the lies surrounding Brown's shooting within a few days of his death on August 9, 2014.  It took the Washington Post 16 months to reach the same conclusion:  "Hands up, don't shoot did not happen in Ferguson," intoned the headlines.  But not before police were shot, citizens hurt, and property damaged.  All while the Democrat governor gave the looters plenty of room to destroy.  All while obliging national reporters insisted the riots were, in turn, "largely peaceful", and then justified.  Curiously, Post reporters still refer to the events of Ferguson as if they really happened.  Which is exactly the treatment the Democrats are giving the sainted Michael Brown at their convention:  His mother has been invited to tell her story of denial, deceit, and delusion Tuesday night [7/26/2016].

Keith Ellison Embarrassed After Falsely Calling Racist Democrat George Wallace a Republican.  Rep. Tom Cole (R., Okla.) embarrassed Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) on ABC Sunday morning [7/24/2016] when the latter falsely claimed that former Democratic Alabama governor George Wallace was a Republican.  Wallace is perhaps best remembered as being one of the most strident supporters of segregation in the 20th century.  He sought the Democratic nomination for president multiple times, with racist stances as a key of his platform.  In 1968, he ran as the American Independent Party candidate and received 46 electoral votes, making him the most recent third-party candidate to capture votes in the Electoral College.  Ellison was attacking Donald Trump when he made his false charge.

Ex-Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga) Claims Israel [is] Behind European Terrorism.  It is a national disgrace that this vicious Jew-hating bigot had once been a member of the U.S. Congress.

BLM: Barack Loses his Mind.  Whenever leftists use brave-sounding terms like "frank conversations," you know that there are a lot of things you're not going to be allowed to talk about.  Like astronomical black crime rates as a percentage of the whole population; the disproportionate incarceration rates of young black males; the way black male lives don't seem to matter at all to other trigger-happy young black males.  It's like talking with them about the links between Islam and terrorism, the role of welfare in the destruction of the family, the big difference between "immigration" and "illegal immigration" — none of which anyone on the left can grasp.

Comey and the Will to Power.  [Scroll down]  That is how vile these people are.  So determined to protect their own power, influence and affluence, they will lie, cheat, steal and blame innocent people for their own crimes.  They appoint and confirm people like James Comey and Loretta Lynch who know they must do their bidding to keep their jobs.  There is no honor in our government anymore.  And that, ladies and gentlemen, is where we find ourselves at this moment in time.  We are a crippled America; crippled by the success of the Marxist left and their mission to inculcate our youth with their doctrine of moral relativism, entitlement and antiAmericanism.  Two generations of our youth know little or nothing about the Constitution or the men and women who brought it to fruition.

Democrat lawmaker claims Constitution was intended to INCREASE government power.  Representative Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, said it "really bothers" him when Americans argue the founders wrote the Constitution to give citizens the power to limit the size of federal government.  Nadler's remarks on the Constitution came during a House Judiciary Committee hearing regarding accusations that former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen made false statements during an inquiry into his agency's political targeting scandal.  The Democrat claimed the actual purpose of the Constitution was to increase government power, with the Bill of Rights being the only portion of the document intended to hamstring the government in any way.

They Will Never Lie Away Our God-Given Rights.  It is very easy to unintentionally say something that is untrue, whether because of haste, ignorance, or a simple brain-mouth discombobulation.  But standard issue stupidity does not explain these statements.  They are simply too transcendently false to be mere error.  In fact, as Murphy admits, they are deliberate attempts to achieve a political result that liberals cannot achieve through honesty.  They are lies.  Conscious, deliberate lies offered not by some random idiot on the street but the senior political columnist at National Journal and by a sitting United States senator.  Their provenance as planned prevarications is beyond debate.  As a matter of objective reality, the "gun lobby" has never killed anyone.  It has never murdered even 1/49th the number of people the adherent of the radical branch of The Religion That Must Not Be Named did in one night in Orlando.  Nor have the Senate Republicans ever decided to sell a single weapon to ISIS.  We normal people have a word for such inaccurate statements made knowing they are inaccurate.  That word is "lie."

The American Left is Evil:  Orlando Shooting.  Leftists are the minority.  However, they own the federal government, social media, public education, Hollywood, and the Democratic party.  They incite misdirected anger, hate and guilt to bully the public into embracing their anti-American and anti-God agenda.  Because the Left controls the media, they get away with falsely portraying their opposition.  The Left takes disapproval of them forcing their agenda on us to absurd extremes.  For example:  If you say "no" to men using girl's restrooms, Leftists in the media brand you an insane hatemonger who seeks the murder of all homosexuals.  If you disagree with the Left's illogical obsession with disarming Americans, repealing the second amendment, Leftist media brands you a racist toothless idiot redneck that wants to shoot all people who do not look like you.

Fact-Checking Snopes:  Website's Political 'Fact-Checker' Is Just A Failed Liberal Blogger.  Snopes' main political fact-checker is a writer named Kim Lacapria.  Before writing for Snopes, Lacapria wrote for Inquisitr, a blog that — oddly enough — is known for publishing fake quotes and even downright hoaxes as much as anything else.  While at Inquisitr, the future "fact-checker" consistently displayed clear partisanship.

6 Things To Know About Tying Gun Sales To A Watch List.  [#2] The Democrats are still falsely conflating the no-fly list with the terrorist watch list.  We've been over this before.  The no-fly list is not the same thing as the terrorist watch list.  The no-fly has roughly 40,000 names on it and many of them are not the names of U.S. citizens.  By contrast, the terrorist watch list has more than a million names on it (we can't know the actual number).  The legislation Democrats are pushing relies on a definition similar, but not identical, to the one used to create the terrorist watch list on a rolling basis.  It has nothing to do with the no-fly list.  That won't stop Democrats from conflating the two intentionally (as an aide to Sen. Diane Feinstein admitted she does), nor will it stop ignorant journalists from confusing them accidentally (as several have conceded to me they have).

Nancy Pelosi:  Federal government, not Steve Jobs, 'invented' iPhone.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told an audience in Washington, D.C., on Thursday [6/9/2016] that Apple's iconic iPhone was "invented" by the federal government instead of entrepreneur Steve Jobs.  "Anybody here have a smartphone?" the California Democrat asked attendees at a hearing on the Democratic National Convention platform.  "In this smartphone, almost everything came from federal investments in research. [...] They say Steve Jobs did a good idea designing it and putting it together.  Federal research invented it."  Mrs. Pelosi implied that GPS technology, special alloys and other government-funded research projects were enough to deem the federal government the inventor of the iPhone.

All Your Technology Are Belong To Us.  Nancy Pelosi joins the ranks of Al Gore, who invented the Internet, Elizabeth "'there-is-nobody-in-this-country-who-got-rich-on-their-own" Warren and Barry "you-didn't-build-that-yourself" Obama.  She is now officially one of the illuminati who knows for sure that only the Government invents stuff (thanks to your individual involuntary contributions to the Federal Treasury).  See this iPhone?  "Federal research invented it."

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For those of you who attended public schools, allow me to point out that research is not the same as invention.

Dear LGBT Community, Resistance to Your Community Has Nothing To Do With Being "Phobic".  The dictionary defines a phobia is "an extreme, or irrational fear of something."  A good visual example would be someone's fear of snakes, dogs, or heights.  The person, upon being introduced to the very sight of these things, is reduced to something like a cornered animal with his or her primal fight-or-flight instinct hammering at the mind.  You can see how the "phobe" accusation is a ridiculous one.  "Phobe" hardly fits those who disagree with homosexuality or transgenderism, or it's activist community's agenda, but that's not the point.  The point is to paint the opposition as irrational, and/or hateful.  This way the opposing person, or persons, is viewed with an initial level of contempt, and their words and points are automatically worth less, or not even up for consideration.

Sen. Kaine: 'Constitutional Right' to Access to Birth Control.  Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tells WVIR-TV that he's co-sponsoring a bill on access to contraception at pharmacies, because "if it's a constitutional right, you should be entitled" to seek birth control without having to overcome "arbitrary barriers."  "If it's a constitutional right, you should be entitled to seek this kind of medical care and not have arbitrary barriers put in your way," Kaine told WVIR while explaining the Access to Birth Control Act he is co-sponsoring.

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Are we supposed to believe this right was hiding in the Constitution for 225 years and nobody saw it until this week?

Whoopi's Absurd Theory:  Hillary Was Hiding Email Fights with Bill.  On Thursday's [5/26/2016] The View on ABC, during a discussion of the State Department finding that Hillary Clinton violated the agency's rules in spite of warnings by conducting business on a private home email server, co-host Whoopi Goldberg ridiculously rationalized the former Secretary's behavior by sympathetically claiming she was trying to keep personal email fights with her husband from making it into the newspaper.

Feinstein on Clinton's Private Server:  She Just Wanted To Talk To Bill and Chelsea.  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Ca.) told ABC's Jonathan Karl Sunday that Hillary Clinton just wanted some privacy to be able to talk to her husband, daughter, and friends "and not have somebody looking over her shoulder into her e-mails."  "Oh wait a second, I don't believe she was trying to hide anything," Feinstein said.  "I've known Hillary for a quarter of a century.  Let me tell you what I do think.  I think this is a woman who wants a little bit of a private life.  She wants to be able to communicate with husband, with daughter, with friends, and not have somebody looking over her shoulder into her e-mails.  Having said that, it is what it is.  And you know, I don't think we should make a federal case over it."  The new explanation for Clinton's private email server was discussed after Feinstein said that Clinton was not misleading the public before the IG report was published.

McCaskill: Clinton used private email for 'privacy'.  Sen. Claire McCaskill on Thursday defended Hillary Clinton's use of a private email to conduct official business by saying the then-secretary of state wanted "privacy."  "She's admitted this was a mistake.  I think we need to realize she wasn't trying to undermine the United States of America, she was trying to protect her privacy," the Missouri Democrat said on MSNBC.  Sen. McCaskill, who has endorsed her former Senate colleague's campaign for the presidency, said Clinton was "probably misguided," but speculated that she wanted "some free space of privacy" after being "under attack her entire life."

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Bonnie and Clyde were under attack for most of their lives, too — and for good reason.

DNC Chairwoman Schultz claims Clinton 'not the target' of FBI probe.  Even in the face of the FBI boss scoffing at Hillary Clinton's description of the "investigation" into her email practices as a "security inquiry," the head of the Democratic Party is now insisting the front-running Democratic presidential candidate isn't even a focus of the probe. "Secretary Clinton isn't even a target of this inquiry, investigation, whatever 'I' word you want to use," Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told Fox News on Friday [5/13/2016].  Asked to back up her statement, Schultz said she's "repeatedly been told that" — though she did not say who might have told her.

Networks Censor Latest Hillary E-Mail Bombshell, Instead Hype Anti-Wrinkle Gel.  All three networks on Tuesday morning [5/10/2016] censored the bombshell news that all the e-mails from Hillary Clinton's top IT staffer, the man who set up her private server, are missing.  This is despite a combined eight hours of air time on ABC's Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and NBC's Today.  Instead of covering this important development, these same programs devoted eight minutes and 38 seconds to a new anti-aging gel.  Not exactly the most pressing story.  On Fox News, Monday, Megyn Kelly broke the story:  "A new bombshell in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal.  The State Department now says they can't find any of the e-mails from the Clinton staffer responsible for setting up the infamous private server."

Meet the Democratic Liars Club.  The unholy trinity [of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio] comprises the leaders of the Democratic Liars Club.  Whether born or convicted, the president of the United States, his would-be successor and the mayor of New York are, to borrow a phrase, "people of the lie."  This is not to accuse them of being merely imperfect humans.  It is to say they are chronically dishonest and concoct such significant lies that they deserve zero public trust.

Obama's Justice Dept.  Now Calls Young Criminals 'Justice-Involved Youth'.  A press release issued earlier this week describes a new $1.75 million grant program as designed "to help young people involved in the justice system find jobs and housing."  Wait, you ask, if these young people are "involved" in the justice system, doesn't that mean they already have jobs?  Like, say, as a trainee in the dispatcher's office, or a desk clerk in the attorney general's office, or maybe a janitor at the local courthouse?  Not exactly.  In this case, "justice-involved youth" is what we're now supposed to call juvenile delinquents, also known as young criminals.

Convicted Criminals Have a New PC Name.  The latest from the administration is a new term for convicted criminals.  They will now be known as 'justice involved individuals'.  The Equal Opportunity Employment Office has made it all but illegal to not hire former criminals and Obama is giving early release to some dangerous criminals.  He's also putting tens of thousands of illegal alien criminals on the streets.  Perhaps the reason is because he doesn't think criminals exist, especially youthful criminals.  The DOJ says the term 'convicted criminal' makes it too difficult for a convicted criminal to get a job.  It is currently being applied to youthful criminals convicted of a crime.

How Democrats Win Debates by Corrupting English.  Humans have been using euphemisms ever since Adam first "knew" Eve.  In politics especially, obfuscating and twisting the meaning of words has been going on forever.  But today's debates aren't only littered with rhetorical distortions; in some ways, many of Democrats' most potent arguments are built on corrupt language.

25 years after Anita Hill our courts are flooded with political vendettas.  Here's why.  HBO sank to a new low this weekend with the premier of "Confirmation," a movie that purports to accurately depict the events and circumstances surrounding Anita Hill's widely rejected claims that she was sexually harassed by then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.  The movie is nothing short of a transparent attempt to rewrite history and lend credibility to the liberals' decades-long campaign attacking the character and integrity of Justice Thomas.  The HBO drama included conversations that never took place, introduced fictional characters with no basis in fact or reality and made up whole scenes in a clumsy effort to manufacture sympathy for its liberal heroine.

Want to Improve Your State?  Pass an Anti-LGBT Law!  This week Mississippi passed their own religious freedom bill, House Bill 1523, which has been repeatedly dubbed the 'horrific anti-LGBT law' in the media with promises to make the lives of LGBT citizens an oppressive living nightmare.  Naturally, like all other religious freedom bills in the country, LGBT citizens are not even involved, let alone discriminated against.  But the narrative cry is so loud no one is capable of grasping this simple and logical point. [...] Sobbing and terrified LGBTers will continue cranking out article after article detailing their imagined discrimination while absolutely none ever occurs.  Uninformed average people will imagine restaurants putting up 'no gays allowed' signs and ambulances turning away transgender people dying in the streets, regardless of the truth of the situation.

Senate Dem: National debt is not 'a threat to our country'.  Senate Democrats on Wednesday couldn't agree that federal debt is a national security problem, in a hearing aimed at assessing the long-term strategic implications of the government's $19 trillion debt.  "A realistic discussion about it, and accepting expert opinion that this debt that we have is not actually right now a threat to our country, is I think a more realistic and honorable way of talking to the American people about it," Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday [4/6/2016].

America Now Has an Official Language: Newspeak.  [Scroll down]  Now let's consider how far we have fallen in just a few short years.  The term "Alien" has been all but expunged from any discussions about immigration.  This lunacy began under the administration of Jimmy Carter who mandated that INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) employees stop using the term alien to describe illegal aliens.  The term alien is hardly a pejorative.  The term "alien" is a legal term that is defined in our immigration laws under Title 8 U.S. Code § 1101 - Definitions. [...] There is absolutely no insult in that term.  The reason that there has been a concerted effort to expunge the word alien from the vernacular is to obfuscate the clarity that the term brings to the debate about immigration.  This is not about being "politically correct," but about employing the Newspeak tactic of confounding understanding and making honest discussions impossible.

New Dem glossary.  It's very difficult, keeping up with the ever-changing PC permutations of the language.  We all understand that what was once global cooling and then global warming is now just plain climate change.  And that when Democrats pander to the "working class," they really mean the "non-working class."  With these people, every day is 1984 and they're the Ministry of Truth.  Obamacare is the Affordable Care Act — and it's unaffordable.  And when your income-tax return is docked because you couldn't afford affordable care, it's not a fine, it's a "shared responsibility tax."

Castro Fact-Checked On The Air After Claiming Hillary Clinton 'Cleared' By Justice Department.  Democratic congressman Joaquin Castro (D., Texas) falsely claimed Sunday [3/6/2016] that Hillary Clinton had been "cleared" by the Department of Justice over her private email server, leading to a quick on-air fact-checking.  "It's been settled by the Congress," Castro said.  "The Congress has looked into it.  The Justice Department has looked into it, and they've cleared her."  "The Department of Justice is looking into it," State of the Union host Dana Bash said, correcting Castro.  "But that's for another--"  Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt quipped, "She's been cleared?  I missed that headline."

An Open Letter to the Conservative Media Explaining Why I Have Left the Movement.  [Scroll down]  Over the last 15 years, I have watched the then-chairman of the DNC say the idea that President Bush knew about 9-11 and let it happen was a "serious position held by many people," watched the vice president tell a black audience that Republicans would return them to slavery if they could, watched Harry Reid say Mitt Romney was a tax cheat without any reason to believe it was true, and seen an endless amount of appalling behavior on the part of the Democrats which is too long to list here and which I am sure you are aware.

Media vs. Democracy: The Case of Poland.  For half a century or more, our morale has been under deliberate attack by partisans of the Left.  This attack is very clever and very dangerous.  Break the morale of the country and our nation's dynamism, our prosperity and our future will be broken, as well.  The Left lies.  They sneer at patriotism.  They distort our history.  We are villains.  Political Correctness tries to control our thought.  Fracturing the American Melting Pot into contending racial, ethnic and economic factions shatters our unity and purpose.  Much more dangerous than these tactics is denial that America is exceptional.  We hear this often, nowadays.  We hear it in the schools and the movies.  We hear it from "progressive" politicians.  We hear it in the News.  We even hear it from the White House.  People who propagate this fiction are not friends of America, they are America's adversaries.

Hillary's 50 shades of grey.  Hillary Clinton is false in everything, a gold-plated phony seemingly incapable of uttering a true word.  She lies with abandon.  She lies with the ease of a pathological liar.  Everyone knows it.  Everyone sees it.  Examples could be multiplied endlessly.  Think only of the various statements she has made about her email arrangement.  Has any of them stood the test of time?  I don't think so.  She has told so many whoppers it's hard to keep track of them all.

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And yet, Mrs. Clinton is currently the leading candidate for the 2016 Democratic Party nomination for the office of President.  So everybody knows she's a chronic liar, but the Democrats are voting for her anyway.  One can only conclude that honesty doesn't matter to Democrats.

NYT Column: Cruz & Rubio [are] Not Really Latino Because [they are] Not Liberal.  Your last name could be Cruz or Rubio but unless you pass the stringent political tests of certain self-appointed gatekeepers, you are not authentically Latino.  One such gatekeeper is Roberto Suro who wrote in a New York Times column that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio can't be considered to really be Latino because they do not subscribe to liberal identity politics.

The Democrats' New Game:
State Goes Back and Retroactively Classifies Emails Sent to Powell's and Rice's Personal Accounts, So They Can Say "Everybody Does It".  The interesting thing here is that State can classify, or declassify, information originating with State.  But they cannot classify, nor declassify, information originating with another service, like the CIA or NSA.  Hillary is claiming that State "disputes" the CIA's and NSA's determination that the information she was passing around was top-top-secret.  Shockingly secret.  State is disputing this on her behalf — but they have no such power to classify or declassify CIA or NSA information.

Compromise and the Law of the Excluded Middle.  Logic isn't a high priority in liberal circles, though progressives like the word, they either don't know the rules of the reasoning game or they feel justified in breaking them.  Let's do a quick review:  Rule 1)  The Law of Identity:  a thing is what it is and is not something else.  It is not what it is not.  This seems obvious until you start looking at some leftist equations:  financing ISIS = fighting ISIS; snow storms = global warming; voter ID = voter suppression.

The Clintons' political legacy of dishonesty.  Spin and puffery have a long history in politics, but something has snapped in our culture that we no longer even expect our leaders to talk straight.  We have become immune to lies and the liars who tell them.  I blame it on the Clintons.  Their survival despite a quarter-century of shameful dishonesty has led the way in lowering the bar for integrity in public life.

No "Major Scandal" in Obama Administration?  [David] Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, recently asserted something so patently untrue that it demands a response.  "And I'm proud of the fact that, basically, you've had an administration that's been in place for six years in which there hasn't been a major scandal," he pronounced at a University of Chicago event.  The Washington Post leapt in to defend Axelrod's claim by pointing to how President Obama's approval ratings did not shift in the wake of the potential scandals he has faced since taking office.

VP Joe Biden says politics are impeding cancer cure.  Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday [1/15/2016] to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to break down barriers in the medical world he says are holding back progress on eradicating the dreaded disease.  Biden chose Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia as his venue to call attention to the institute's pioneering efforts on immunotherapy, in which a patient's own immune system is deployed against cancer cells.

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This last-minute push to cure cancer as an afterthought is an obvious smokescreen to draw media attention away from Obama's numerous scandals.  It is a pie-in-the-sky idea which has near-zero likelihood of success, but any Republican who dismisses the idea (of additional billions spent on "research") will be portrayed as a villain in the Democrat-controlled press.  If Barack H. Obama cared that much about fighting cancer, why hasn't this been part of his agenda for the last several years?

Philly mayor claims he was 'misinterpreted' on claims terror attack had 'nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith'.  Philadelphia's Mayor Jim Kenney has earned himself a place in the Doofus Hall of Fame for telling a press conference about an attempted assassination a police officer by a man who told police he acted "in the name of Islam" because "the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran": [...] Now he is trying to backtrack in the face of near universal mockery.  But of course, he will not correct himself, retract his statement, or in any way man up.  No, he blames others:  the idiots who "misinterpreted" him — especially Republicans and Rush Limbaugh.

David Brooks' Disgraceful Attack on Ted Cruz.  [Edward Kennedy's attack on Robert Bork] was as dishonest as it was disgraceful.  The first strike in a new technique on the judicial confirmation scene that became known ever afterward as "borking" — spreading smears and lies about the target in question.  Yet liberalism having long since begun its descent into the fever swamps, Kennedy's attack was emblematic of the emotionalism and outright dishonesty — not to mention appeals to race — that were already typical of the progressive movement.

The Year of the Leftist Liars.  The biggest lie of 2014 — "Hands up, don't shoot" — had its repercussions in 2015, with the open advocacy of the killing of policemen, in marches across the country.  But the ambush killings of policemen that followed aroused no such outrage in the media as any police use of force against thugs.  Nor has there been the same outrage as the murder rate shot up when the police pulled back, as they have in the past, in the wake of being scapegoated by politicians and the media.  Most of the people murdered have been black.  But apparently these particular black lives don't matter much to activists and the media.

Debunking 5 Phony Statistics Liberals Love To Toss Around.  Liberals are all about emotions, not facts.  Since that's the case, liberals do a terrible job of coming up with any sort of evidence to support their agenda.  More often than not, when they do come up with a great statistic that's repeated over and over, it's fake.  If you want some examples, here are five phony statistics you'll regularly hear from liberals.

First Truth, Now Chappaquiddick.  I couldn't believe it when I learned that Rathergate was to be made into a film called Truth — Lies would have been a better title — and it seems equally far-fetched that anyone would want to make or invest in a film about Chappaquiddick.  But apparently it is going to happen.

'Chappaquiddick' Producer: Viewers Will See What Ted Kennedy 'Had To Go Through'.  Hollywood producer Mark Ciardi says the new Ted Kennedy biopic movie Chappaquiddick, about the drowning incident that left a young woman dead, gives viewers a chance to see what Kennedy "had to go through" at that time, The Hollywood Reporter reports.  "I've done a lot of true life stories, many sports stories, but this one had a deep impact on this country," Ciardi said.  "Everyone has an idea of what happened on Chappaquiddick and this strings together the events in a compelling and emotional way.  You'll see what he had to go through."

Chappa-Quit-It.  The little that Ted Kennedy "had to go through" in terms of consequences during his formative years foreshadowed what he put [Mary Jo] Kopechne through on July 18, 1969.  His chief accomplishments in his young life included gaining readmission to Harvard to score a touchdown against Yale after an expulsion for cheating, spending the Korean War as an Army private in Paris, and evading police in a nighttime, 90-mph chase on neighborhood Charlottesville streets ironically during law school.  Ted Kennedy's first paid job, save for his stint in the army, came with his election to the United States Senate.  Before he supported himself for that office, he failed to cast ballots in 13 of the 16 elections in which he could vote.  Tellingly, his older brother appeared on the ballot upon the three instances in which he entered a voting booth.

Calling Out Islam Terrorism Truthers.  Each and every act of Muslim terrorism is followed by a wave of denial.  The politicians who have done the most to cause the latest disaster are the eagerest to blame it on something, anything else.  The San Bernardino Muslim massacre was blamed on postpartum depression at CNN.  Bill Nye blamed the latest Paris attacks on Global Warming.  According to Hillary Clinton, Benghazi was a movie review with artillery.  Islamic terrorism was blamed by the State Department on a lack of jobs, but Syed Farook had a good government job and his wife was the daughter of a wealthy family.  After rummaging through their big brass chest of excuses, Obama and his media allies have settled on gun control as their latest weapon of mass distraction.

FBI Stats Debunk DC Media's 'Muslim Backlash' Myth.  The suspect in the recent mass-shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood is an obvious lunatic.  Nevertheless, our rotted DC Media has had a field day using those murders to attack all pro-lifers as culpable.  Naturally, this Narrative was flipped entirely after last week's Islamist atrocity in San Bernardino.  Although the most recent F.B.I. statistic prove the "Muslim backlash" is a pure myth, the DC Media, ever in pursuit of labeling everyday Americans as racist, relentlessly spread the myth.

Hillary Clinton's $275 Billion 'Shovel Ready' Sequel Is Based On Two Big Lies.  When Hillary Clinton announced her $275 billion infrastructure spending plan, she said what every politician says when they try to get more money spent on roads and bridges — that the nation's infrastructure is falling apart.  "I don't have to tell you what a sorry state we're in," she said in Boston over the weekend pushing the added spending.  "Our roads and bridges are potholed and crumbling."  But is that true?  On Monday [11/30/2015], the Government Accountability Office released a report showing that the nation's bridges, at least, are in better shape than they were a decade ago.

The Surging Anti-American Sentiment of the Left.  The Democratic party spews lies on a daily basis as they concern themselves with single, concrete-bound, range-of-the-moment projects and demands, without regard to cost, context, or consequence.  If it furthers the power and control of the party, they'll utter lies, force through legislation, slander opponents, and destroy whatever gets in their way.  They loathe the man that is independent and unafraid to take a stand for what he believes in, specially if that belief is rooted in Christianity, conservatism, and capitalism.  The left are cowards, hypocrites, and most of all self-hating parasites who despise the American way of life.

Top Party Official Accuses Democratic National Chairwoman of Lying and Questions Her Leadership.  R.T. Rybak, the former mayor of Minneapolis and a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, on Thursday accused the party's leader, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, of making "flat-out not true" statements about another top party officer, questioned her political skills and said he had "serious questions" about her suitability for the job.

Hillary Clinton and Obama's Lies on Benghazi — Too Many to Count, but Let's Try.  They lied about the slaughter of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, at the hands of al-Qaeda-tied terrorists.  They lied, but not to protect vital national secrets or flummox America's enemies.  They lied to get reelected.  And they lied directly, knowingly, and repeatedly to the American people.

ISIS Is Islamic and Bruce Jenner is a Man.  When Bruce Jenner says he is a woman now, the American left not only applauds him and starts referring to him as a she, but demands that everyone else do so at the risk of their livelihoods.  Only a bigot would think a man with a penis is a man when he says he is a woman.  The left has an ongoing war with reality where, in their quest for utopia, they have decided to shut out truths contrary to their reality.

Bernie Sanders' Orwellian Lie: Socialism Is Capitalism.  Socialism is a lot of things, but "entrepreneurial" ain't one of them.  That Bernie Sanders can describe it as such shows the Orwellian low our political discourse has reached.

Environmental Activist Visits North Dakota, Makes Things Up.  Winona LaDuke is a political activist who, among other things, is the head of Honor the Earth.  That's the principle opposition group to the Sandpiper pipeline which would from Tioga, North Dakota, through Minnesota and down to Wisconsin.  LaDuke is also something of a fabulist, writing an op/ed about a recent visit to Williston which might leave some thinking that she's living in an alternate version of reality.

Boxer: Hillary Statement on Republicans Being Enemies Was 'a Joke'.  Monday [10/19/2015] on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Sen. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was joking when she said she was proud Republicans were her enemies at the CNN primary debate last week.

From Denmark With Love.  Bernie and Hillary are in love in with socialism.  Both of them want a romantic affair with Socialism from Denmark.  However, they do not tell the American people the parts of the romantic deal that will ruin many American families financially.  Jonas Christensen is a Conservative Dane, who has lived all his life in Denmark.  He does not recognize the paradise-like picture that is painted by Bernie and Hillary concerning Denmark.  Nothing in Denmark is free, regardless of what Bernie has stated several times.  Jonas goes on to say that they do not have free healthcare and they do not have free education.

Now I'm 'Anti-American'.  There's a great new book out by Jack Cashill called "Scarlet Letters." [...] Cashill's hypothesis is so simple, persuasive and elegantly expressed, I found myself scratching my head and wondering why I hadn't ever considered the matter before.  So-called "progressives" have, in effect, created a new neo-puritanical religion that empowers them, even commands them, to do unto others what they accuse others of doing to them.  They heap insults on them like "homophobe," "racist," "fascist, "climate-change denier" and "Islamophobe," to name but a few, in hopes of branding others with a new version of the old "Scarlet Letter" device.  It doesn't matter if the slur is accurate, truthful, fair or sincere.  Usually it isn't.  It's just their attempt to impose their new moral code, to strike fear and apprehension into the minds, souls and psyches of their political and spiritual adversaries.  And it works.

"Banned books" are a lie told by leftists to feel good about themselves.  A banned book is a serious matter.  There have been books banned in US history.  For example, a number of cities banned Elmer Gantry. [...] These days though, there aren't books being banned in America.  Those saying otherwise are repeating comforting lies.  Leftists, led by the weirdly extremist American Library Association, tell themselves these things so they can feel superior to others.

The Democrats are winning the war of planting questioners at town halls.  Jeb Bush had yet another uncomfortable moment at a town hall in South Carolina yesterday.  While he was trying to fend off questions about The Donald and get out his message on economic growth and jobs, a questioner (who was a white guy, by the way) stood up and tagged him with something completely out of left field. [...] I'm willing to stick my neck out right now and predict that if anyone does any serious checking this weekend you're going to find that this guy was a plant for the Democrats.

Obama's Bio is Not the Issue Anymore.  Republicans shouldn't acquiesce in the Progressives' charge that "birtherism" is some sort of heinous crime so "horrendous" that any expression of it must be repudiated immediately, and incoherently, as racist — certainly not after the despicable slanders the Democrats propagated about George W. Bush, from "Bushitler" to movies and books fantasizing about assassinating the president.  And have we already forgotten the Dem's Goebbels, Michael Moore, and his grotesque fictional "documentary" Fahrenheit 9/11?  The June 2004 premier of this recycling of left-wing lies about the origins of the Iraq War — basically "Bush Lied, Millions Died" and "No Blood For Oil' — was attended by Democratic honchos like Al Gore, Barbara Boxer, Tom Harkin, and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle.

Top 5 Lies From the Democrat Party About CNN's #GOPdebate.  The Democratic Party put out a number of tweets during CNN's Republican primary debate last night.  All of them were insulting and many of them were outright lies.

Hillary Clinton revealed to have over a million fake Twitter followers.  Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are not polling well when it comes to their social media fans.  An analysis of the pair's Twitter accounts has revealed that over one million of Clinton's followers are fake, while only 53% of Biden's social media fans are real.

Sharpton: From Watts To Ferguson — 'All Violence' Was 'Sparked By Police Violence'.  Wednesday [8/12/2015] on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," MSNBC's "Politics Nation" host Al Sharpton said all the riots and violence of the last 50 years, from Watts to Ferguson, have been "sparked by police violence," and then driven by unemployment and poverty.

O'Reilly Erupts When Juan Williams Tries to Blame The Economy on Bush (6 Years In).  Not sure why he even has Juan on when stuff like this is said.  Williams believes Bush is still to blame for the economy, not Obama.  O'Reilly levels him — "Hey Juan, If you're manager of the Washington Nationals and they come in 5th place for 5 years, you know where you are?"  You're outta there.  [Video clip]

Desperate Dems Recycle Planned Parenthood's Mammogram Lie.  As more graphic, money-grubbing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood's for-profit aborted baby parts racket emerge thanks to the investigative work of the Center for Medical Progress, desperate Democrats are in full deflection mode. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood this week by invoking the women's health shield.  "What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused on issues of preventative care for women, things like mammograms," Burwell told the House Education and Workforce Committee.  Just one teeny, tiny problem with this defense:  It's a completely calculated fabrication.

The Many Lies Paving the Way to Obama's Legacy.  I understand he is the president of the United States, a position that should warrant presumptive trust regardless of one's philosophical or partisan identification.  But I cannot start with a presumption of trust when it comes to this president, the former true-believing community organizer whose word has proven to be vapid or even patently false on so many important issues.  You see, this president is the classic progressive — far more classic than the Clintons, for whom truth is purely situational:  only good as long as it fits their purpose, and then on to Plan B.  What makes Barack Obama the real progressive is that he truly believes that his great willpower magically transforms his pronouncements.  Indeed, his mere will makes them accurate — especially if he repeats them enough — despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Time to Arrest Hillary.  Hillary Clinton led the charge in the Obama administration to go to war in Libya.  Her objective was to overthrow the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.  Not one to be deterred by opponents in the Pentagon and Congress to her reckless interventionist plans, Hillary decided to end-run them.  Her State Department helped facilitate what Andrew P. Napolitano in his scathing article has called "Hillary's secret war."  When the secret war began to backfire, as arms ended up in the hands of anti-American jihadists, Hillary Clinton and other senior members of the Obama administration engaged in lies, obstructions of congressional investigations and scapegoating to cover their tracks.

War on The Truth: It's a Progressive Disease.  The Supreme Court's outrageous decisions in the Obamacare and same-sex marriage cases, in which the Court simply ignored the plain meanings of words and the Constitution, and thumbed its nose at the most basic facts of life, are only the latest examples of our nation turning its back on truth and common sense.  Under the influence of "progressive" fanatics, we're suffering from a progressive pathology that's tearing our nation apart.  In their quest to redefine "normal," they are tearing up America's morality by the roots.  They're forcing America to abandon God's standards of right and wrong, and in consequence our society is becoming increasingly unmoored from reality.

Comments o' the day, spotted at — of all places — The New York Times.  ["]I don't care for Mrs. Clinton.  She is untruthful and extremely overrated.  Much of her support is based on sympathy because she married a serial philanderer.  But lying is now, for the Democrat Party, the state of the art with respect to campaigning and governing.  It's an indispensable part of modern liberalism.  The whole point is that the Democrat elite and their bureaucrats know better.  They know what's good for the masses.  The masses are dumb and do not know what's good for them.["]

Elena Kagan 2009: "There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage".  I know, 2009 was then, this is now.  Then she was a nominee for Solicitor General, now she is an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Then she was bound to follow the law, now she gets to make it.  Then supporting gay marriage may have sunk her nomination, now public opinion has shifted.

Three Pinocchios:
Bill Clinton's claim that Hillary did economic diplomacy because there was no Commerce Secretary.  Former President Clinton exaggerated when he claimed that for "much of the time she was secretary," there was no commerce secretary.  For three out of the four years, there was a Senate-confirmed commerce secretary sitting near Hillary Clinton at Cabinet meetings.  Moreover, the secretary of state is supposed to engage in economic diplomacy, whether or not there is a commerce secretary.  Yes, there was some turnover in the leadership of the commerce department.  But Clinton's assertion that if not for Hillary Clinton, "nobody would have been doing" economic diplomacy is quite a stretch, given the dominant role of the Treasury Secretary on international economic issues.

Martin O'Malley: The Great Deceiver.  Martin O'Malley wants to be president.  He wants the job so badly he's apparently perfectly willing to re-write history.  To just refuse to tell the truth.  In his announcement speech for president the other day, O'Malley, the man who governed both Baltimore and then Maryland for years, stood in front of the cameras and practiced the political game of — there's no other way to say it — lying by omission.

The continuing collapse of 'The Hunting Ground,' a campus sexual assault propaganda filmThe Hunting Ground bills itself as a documentary about the campus sexual assault crisis in America.  But as more of the film's premises are debunked, it looks less like a documentary and more like a film in search of a problem.  The latest evidence of the film's attempts to ignore the facts in order to fit their preconceived narrative comes from Emily Yoffe of Slate, who looked into one of the film's central cases.  Yoffe found that the filmmakers, who claimed the vast majority of campus sexual assaults are "a highly calculated, premeditated crime," either willfully ignored or failed to fact-check one of their central stories because it was anything but "calculated" or "premeditated."

Left's Gifts to Language.  [T]he secular/socialist/distributive movement has gradually distorted and replaced common English language that once unified the nation by introducing a lexicon that might just have been sent to us from other galaxies.  Phrases and words are hijacked to mean something totally different from their traditional, historic uses.  Numbers and statistics are distorted or ignored at random depending upon circumstances or whim.

You 'Must be Made' to Obey.  When they don't like the terms, liberals redefine the terms to mean something they do not, never have and never can mean.  Consider, for instance, the once meaningful words "marriage" and "equality."  Other "progressive" doublespeak includes words like "invest" (meaning socialist redistribution of wealth), "tolerance" (meaning embrace immorality or face total ruin), "diversity" (meaning Christians and conservatives need not apply), "hate" (meaning truth) or "The Affordable Care Act" (meaning unaffordable, unsustainable and utterly inferior socialized medicine).  Even so, it's during those rare moments of candor that our cultural Marxist friends' rhetoric actually aligns with their intended actions.  In other words, every so often, and usually by accident, they tell the truth.

Liberal Media's Latest Lie: Lack of Infrastructure Spending Caused Amtrak Crash.  In 2009, didn't Barack Obama market his unprecedented $787 billion "Stimulus" program under the banner of repairing America's failing infrastructure?  Why, yes, yes he did. [...] Fast forward to this week's tragic Amtrak accident.  Cue legacy media jumping to the "You low-life taxpayers aren't spending enough money on infrastructure!" argument.

The Left's Inconsistent Stance on Provocative Art.  Thomas Jefferson said it well:  "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."  But whenever Congress attempted to curtail funding of offensive art, editorial pages, faculty lounges and museum boards launched a nationwide elite freak-out.  In 1989, when the Senate voted to restrict some funding for offensive art, Richard Koshalek, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, told the New York Times that he felt that the vote was "a form of psychological tyranny, trying to put the art world into a state of terror."  Painter Robert Motherwell exclaimed that "for Congress to act as censor is outrageous.  The ultimate end is fascism."

Free the Baltimore Six.  [Scroll down]  From the days of Sacco and Vanzetti on, leftists had invested a great deal of emotional capital in claiming the guilty innocent.  They particularly liked to declare groups of guilty people innocent — the "Jena Six," the "Chicago Seven (or Eight)," the "Catonsville Nine."  Beginning with the Zimmerman case, they switched tactics and began to insist the innocent were guilty, a darker turn altogether.  Now America has a genuine collective of the unjustly accused, the six officers that the New York Daily News casually describes as the "suspected killers" of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Six.  But now leftists are the ones doing the accusing.

Democrats Raise Money By Lying About the Climate.  I suppose it was Earth Day that prompted a mass email on climate from the Democratic Party.  What is striking about the Democrats' fundraising pitch is its mendacity.

Black Murderers Matter.  The "Black Lives Matter" campaign is based on as big a lie as the "campus rape culture" lie; the Rolling Stone magazine gang rape at the University of Virginia fraternity lie; the gang rape by the Duke University lacrosse team lie; the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Ferguson lie; and all the other lies that animate leftist hysterias.  Building hysterias based on falsehoods is a primary modus operandi on the left.

Obama [is] a master of trading future calamity for temporary gratification.  America is relieved that things at least appear calm, as war and death rage abroad.  At almost every critical juncture, the administration chose short-term happy talk in lieu of worries over long-term consequences.  No matter how frequent the disasters abroad, Obama can proclaim the world is at peace in an unprecedented age of stability and security.

How To Untangle Orwellian Doublethink.  In order to control millions of people, totalitarian or proto-totalitarian governments find it necessary to somehow prod their subjects into accepting that which is not true.  Intelligent people will naturally see the truth and thereby comprehend when government lies to them — and so that's the rub — how does totalitarian government deal with intelligent people when they must be lied to?  George Orwell provides the answer:  intelligent people must be conditioned to reject self-evident truth, to reject the sanity of common sense, to accept the insanity of Orwellian Doublethink, to accept the lie and the truth in their minds simultaneously:  "with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth."

Hillary Clinton Lies... A Lot.  Hillary Clinton says that she is the most transparent woman in American politics.  There's just one problem — Hillary Clinton lies... a lot.  Ben Shapiro takes a trip in the way back machine to look at a few of the more egregious examples.

'Letter of 47' Not the First Time Senators Have Intervened in Foreign Policy.  "In 36 years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance" in which senators intervened in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy," Vice President Joe Biden declared, outraged by the "open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran," signed by 47 Republican senators.  But in fact, a number of U.S. senators, including then-Senator and now Secretary of State John Kerry, have contacted unfriendly governments, in opposition to the policies of the White House at the time.

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys.  [Scroll down]  But it is impossible for any person with a functioning central nervous system to believe that Hillary Clinton is telling the truth about her emails, inasmuch as her statements on the matter are in conflict with established facts and in conflict with each other.  They simply are not compatible with reality.  Likewise, it is impossible for any sentient person to believe that Barack Obama is telling the truth about the matter, that he learned about the situation from press reports when he in fact corresponded with her via email.

Nothing but the Truth.  [Scroll down]  If the lie is repeated enough, if outside information or opposing viewpoints are not permitted or tolerated, if those receiving the disinformation are hungry, dehumanized, uneducated, or tortured enough, anyone can become a believer in the inconceivable (that two plus two could really equal five) or the implausible (that global warming is a greater existential threat than radical Islamic terrorists).  This is how we came to believe there are dozens of genders even though thousands of years of science and human history confirm the existence of only two.  This is how we came to believe that homosexuality is not a choice but an alternative physical attribute that cannot be controlled; that gay sex is equivalent to heterosexual sex, even though only the latter results in reproduction; that abortion is a social good and constitutional right that should be encouraged; that a family with two daddies is exactly the same as a family with a mommy and a daddy; that blended and broken families are just as good as traditional families; and, that fathers are superfluous.

Top 10 Astroturfers.  The whole point of astroturf is to try to convince you there's widespread support for or against an agenda when there's not.  The language of astroturfers and propagandists includes trademark inflammatory terms such as:  anti, nutty, quack, crank, pseudo-science, debunking, conspiracy theory, deniers and junk science.  Sometimes astroturfers claim to "debunk myths" that aren't myths at all.  They declare debates over that aren't over.  They claim that "everybody agrees" when everyone doesn't agree.  They aim to make you think you're an outlier when you're not.  Astroturfers and propagandists tend to attack and controversialize the news organizations, personalities and people surrounding an issue rather than sticking to the facts.  They try to censor and silence topics and speakers rather than engage them.

Julian Castro and the Making of the Obama Myth.  The people who created Barack Obama are already working on their next creation — and that is Julian Castro.  This warning comes in the wake of a 2014 blog piece that claimed Julian Castro would be added to the ticket only to boost Hillary Clinton's chances of winning Texas in 2016.  I disagree that this is the purpose of adding Castro; rather, he is set to become the "Hispanic Obama" as Tom Tancredo's excellent 2012 piece claimed.  The main point here is that it is dangerous to underestimate the left's ability to create political myths and Julian Castro is the perfect figure for this.

Why Are Brian Williams and Hillary Held to Different Standards?  The Brian Williams saga has grown so large it now has its first victim of collateral damage: Hillary Clinton.  You all know the story by now and why it relates to Williams:  The then-First Lady and then-teenage daughter Chelsea making a trip to hostile Bosnia.  The video and photos of Mrs. Clinton hugging children and smiling as if making her first foray into Euro Disney.  Not a care in the world, and certainly not someone ducking and running from sniper fire, as she claimed numerous times on the 2008 campaign trail before finally admitting it was all BS while blaming sleep deprivation.  Hillary said in 2008 that she "misspoke," which isn't much different from Williams saying he "misremembered".

Eric Holder: I fixed George W. Bush's partisan Justice Department.  Attorney General Eric Holder pushed back against Republicans who said the Justice Department, under his leadership, had become little more than a political machine to push liberal causes — and said that he's actually cleaned up all the politicking that had taken place under the former Bush administration.

Debunked: Media Hoax Claims 'American Sniper' Inspired Anti-Muslim Threats.  It looks as though the Left and the mainstream media gathered in their hollowed-out volcano over the weekend to cook up another anti-science Narrative to destroy Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper."  The latest lie is that the film is inspiring a surge of death threats against Muslims.  A thorough search of the countless stories launched by this well-coordinated Narrative found exactly 3 Twitter examples in a country of nearly 350 million.

Counter-Factual World.  One of the most interesting forms of rebuttal is to invoke the counterfactual.  Apparent failure must always be contextualized against the background of the what-might-have-been.  For example president Obama once claimed he saved 1.1 million jobs that would have been lost had he not bailed out Detroit.  We are also told that Obamacare has saved everyone money, although premiums are rising under it, because premiums would have risen faster without the program. [...] While the outcomes of his policies do not seem to be a success in themelves [sic], they are deceptively brilliant when it is considered they headed off some alternative future which would have been far worse.  This type of reasoning is called counter-factual thinking "a concept in psychology that involves the human tendency to create possible alternatives to life events that have already occurred; something that is contrary to what actually happened."

Stalin, Muhammad and Obama.  President Obama and his commissars fit the longstanding pattern of behavior (insistence, denial, castigation) that the hard left has embraced for generations. [...] Truth is malleable.  Facts are nuisances to be exterminated, along with troublesome people.  Middle-class notions of freedom must be shouted down.  The rule of the intellectuals must be imposed.  Never, ever criticize the cause.  Deny everything.  Never forget that Islam's a religion of peace.

Kyle Derangement Syndrome.  With the release of Clint Eastwood's Chris Kyle biopic American Sniper, based on the life of America's deadliest marksman, the Left has been eager to take potshots at the late Navy officer and Iraq veteran.  By deceptively quoting Kyle's 2012 autobiography (also entitled "American Sniper"), they have gained traction for questionable interpretations and outright lies.  Here are the three most egregious falsehoods, and the truth his critics have willfully ignored.

Rep. Rangel: Free College Important to The Security' of U.S.  Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) says two years of free college "is really so important to the security of the United States of America."  In a TellDC video posted on YouTube last Friday, Rangel says, "The president's recommendation that we have two years of free college is really so important to the security of the United States of America."

New IRS Data Expose Dems' Phony Tax-the-Rich Mantra.  Democrats unveiled a plan Monday that — surprise — would boost taxes on the rich.  But new IRS data show these soak-the-rich campaigns are based on total falsehoods.

2014: The year the liberal lies died.  Every single thing liberals say is a lie.  No exceptions.  We conservatives always knew it, but 2014 was the year when the rest of America began to understand. [...] The truth is poison to liberalism, so no wonder liberals hate the idea of a free press — after all, they are the ones who argued to the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case that the government has the right to ban books.

Rep. Meeks (D-NY): NYPD Murders Not 'Connected' to Protests, Brown Family Wanted 'Nonviolence'.  On MSNBC with Jose Diaz-Balart last night, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) insisted that the murder of two NYPD policemen had nothing to do with the protest movements that arose following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. [...] Meeks' statements are categorically false.  Many of the coordinators of the demonstrations have unequivocally advocated for violence against police, as has been assiduously monitored and recorded by thousands of camera-wielding participants and media.

New Republic Blames NRA For Deaths of Assassinated Police Officers.  Yesterday [12/22/2014], I critiqued an article in The New Republic by Claire Groden which argued the anti-police protesters weren't to blame for the murders of two NYPD officers last weekend and that the responsibility was that of the gunman alone.  Today, The New Republic is singing a different tune.  According to an article written by Rebecca Leber, it's the NRA's fault that the two officers are dead.

Dante's real danger isn't the NYPD.  Mayor Bill de Blasio has spoken of conversations with his son, Dante, about the "dangers he may face" from the police.  Like so many other assertions connected with the cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, it is a fiction — and a dangerous one.  Truth is, a young man of Dante de Blasio's age faces far more danger from violent men his age than he does from cops.  Zach Emanuel found this out the hard way.

The Big Lie of the Anti-Cop Left Turns Lethal.  Since last summer, a lie has overtaken significant parts of the country, resulting in growing mass hysteria.  That lie holds that the police pose a mortal threat to black Americans — indeed that the police are the greatest threat facing black Americans today.  Several subsidiary untruths buttress that central myth: that the criminal-justice system is biased against blacks; that the black underclass doesn't exist; and that crime rates are comparable between blacks and whites — leaving disproportionate police action in minority neighborhoods unexplained without reference to racism.  The poisonous effect of those lies has now manifested itself in the cold-blooded assassination of two NYPD officers.

The Worst Liberal Lies Of 2014.  As 2014 comes to a close, what were the biggest liberal lies of the year?  Luckily, our friends at the Media Research Center compiled the top five lies made by liberals this year that range from the missing Lois Lerner emails to not knowing who Jonathan Gruber is, or what he did regarding health care policy.

It's time to stop the lying!  Thinking about the ease with which so many supposedly educated Americans were manipulated into blood-curdling fury by the grand-jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases made me realize that most of the problems in our country are caused by people who lie brazenly in order to pit one segment of society against another.

Awash in a Sea of Progressive Lies.  Let me start with Michael Brown.  The evidence presented the grand jury has been released.  How can any rational human being read that stuff and not conclude that the policeman, Darren Wilson, was plainly within his rights to use lethal force against the rampaging giant thug Brown?  The whole story of "hands up" was as false as false can be.  Made up.  It, however, fit the endless movie loop running in the heads of the progressive mountebanks who dominate our media and entertainment industries, and fit in nicely with the narrative of the race hustlers and corruptocrats who comprise this misadministration in Washington.  The truth doesn't matter.

American Deceptionalism.  Americans are drawn to the latest spectacle surrounding Jonathan Gruber — an MIT professor — paid almost six million dollars to assist in deceiving the public with regard to the Affordable Care Act.  Gruber recently treated the public to another dose of contrived contrition before a televised Congressional committee.  Gruber is one of many foot soldiers in a larger war against truth waged in the American public sphere.

Lying for the Cause.  Well aside from "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor," or blanket amnesty that is and is not lawful for a president to grant, there is a special category of progressive mythology.  Or rather a particular cast of "truth tellers," victims, supposed whistle blowers, and popular liberal icons who spin tales for a supposedly higher good, on the premise that untruth for a cause makes it sort of true.

Liberalism is an Ideology Built on Lies.  Those of us on the Right — conservatives, liberty lovers, traditionalists — operate under a paradigm that expects decision-making about what will be accepted as real and genuine to be driven by truth-content.  In other words, when we are asked to believe something, we expect that there will be a factual, logical, reasonable, and truthful reason for doing so.  We may often disagree about details, but we unite in expecting that beliefs and positions will revolve around what is right, both factually and morally, i.e. "truth."  This emphatically cannot be said for the Left.

Liberalism Is a Hoax.  [Scroll down]  Indeed, the foundations of the Brown story have been eroding from the moment a St. Louis television station broadcast security video from the convenience store where Michael Brown, prior to his fatal encounter, stole merchandise and assaulted a clerk.  It was for example claimed that Brown was shot in the back.  The evidence before the grand jury showed that he was not.  Is the movement to "de-militarize" the police that was sparked by Brown's death therefore based on lies?

Two Americas.  The problem with Liberalism is that, as Margaret Thatcher observed, reality is conservative.  Therefore Liberalism has to live on lies — lies of intent, lies of policy, lies of outcomes, lies of interpretation, lies of statistics.  We saw that in ObamaCare.  We see that in Ferguson today.

Obama is not doing enough to wreck the country.  While Republicans have the luxury of only needing to lie to conservatives, the Obama Administration and its mainstream media propaganda team have raised lying to an art form not seen since the demise of the Soviet Union.  There is no longer any attempt to disguise the tactics employed by the radical left Democratic Party, which fully endorses and shamelessly embraces lying and lawlessness as an "ends justify the means" approach to achieving their goals.  The media, formerly known as the people's watchdog, are now nothing more than clapping seals, who never miss an opportunity to mislead or under-report in order to nurture and protect the Democrats at the expense of journalistic integrity and the national interest.

Delusion: The Minimum Wage Ended Slavery.  Late last week, a prominent Wisconsin liberal community organizer offered this gem of historical insight on Wisconsin Public Radio:  "In fact, we had a system where we didn't require employers to pay anything at all, it was called slavery."  The liberal was Jennifer Epps-Addison, who leads Wisconsin Jobs Now, an SEIU-founded and funded group that functions as a get-out-the-vote operation for Democrats during elections and lately has championed a minimum wage hike in Wisconsin.

More than 60% of comments on Obamacare Facebook page over two years came from fewer than 100 people.  More than 60 percent of comments on Obamacare's Facebook page have come from fewer than 100 people, a report has revealed.  The site has amassed 226,838 posts since September 2012 — a significant number that has boosted the page in search engines.  But an investigation by the Washington Times has found 136,103 of those were left by a small collection of Facebook users — many of whom have at least three profiles.

Nancy Pelosi says she doesn't know who Jonathan Gruber is. She touted his work in 2009.  [Scroll down]  Pelosi clearly wants to distance herself and Obamacare from Gruber, given Gruber's controversial comments about "the stupidity of the American voter," and Democrats are going to argue that Gruber wasn't instrumental in the bill.  But, as an architect of the Massachusetts health-care law and a consultant to the White House on Obamacare, he's been regularly cited by Democrats as an authority on this issue — including, apparently, by Pelosi.

Despite Dem claims, trash-talking Gruber was well-paid adviser for ObamaCare and more.  After a string of videos have emerged showing [Jonathan] Gruber gloating about how the law's authors exploited Americans' "stupidity," the White House has distanced itself.  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi even claimed:  "I don't know who he is.  He didn't help write our bill."  But while Jonathan Gruber might not have been a familiar name until this week for many, Pelosi and the rest of the lawmakers who pushed the law certainly knew who he was in 2009 and 2010.  A look at the record shows he was in fact paid to advise the Department of Health and Human Services.

After Election Day Debacle, J Street Deceives Supporters.  Before the final votes were counted on election night, the Progressive political action committee J Street was scrambling to save face. [...] As the J Street spin machine was declaring victory Wednesday morning, I was reminded of my father's timeless observation:  "Only in America can you get blown out in an election and still tell people you won."  That is exactly what J Street is doing.

Heads up to Obama, the GOP, and the media: You've got it all wrong!  "Everybody agrees" is one of those false statements the left loves the use.  It bolsters their point by creating a feeling there is massive (it doesn't get much bigger than "everybody") support for their position.  There's just one problem.  The statement is a lie.  Yet few question it.  Coupled with that lie is a statement that goes hand-in-hand with "everyone agrees," which is:  "we've been talking about it for years."  Who's "we?"  The left?  Is that the "everyone" they're referring to?  This manner of speech is like a cheap marketing ploy for a product targeting a demographic of adolescents.

Voters' verdict explodes Democratic myths.  As Democratic losses mounted in Senate races across the country on election night, some liberal commentators clung to the idea that dissatisfied voters were sending a generally anti-incumbent message, and not specifically repudiating Democratic officeholders.  But the facts of the election just don't support that story.

Biden: Dems Will Keep Senate, Americans Agree with Obama on 'Every Single Major Issue'.  At least one man is likely to be surprised if the polls prove accurate and Republicans take control of the Senate.  That's Vice President Joe Biden, who insists that Democrats will retain control of the Senate because Americans agree with President Barack Obama on "every single major issue."  Though nearly every election forecast and poll have found otherwise, Biden insisted in a Monday CNN interview that the polls and prognostications were wrong.

Wasserman Schultz: Obama Is Democrats' 'Best Asset' in Election.  Monday afternoon [11/3/2014] on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) backed up Vice President Biden's prediction that Democrats would retain control of the Senate following Tuesday's election.  "Should the Democratic party as a whole be preparing for this takeover?" Tapper asked the Wasserman Schultz.  "I agree with the vice president, we're going to hold the Senate tomorrow night," Wasserman Schultz replied.

Our Make-It-Up World.  Progressives believed that because traditional protocols, language, and standards were usually created by stuffy old establishment types, the rules no longer necessarily should apply.  Instead, particular narratives and euphemisms that promoted perceived social justice became truthful.  Bothersome facts were discarded.

Alison Grimes doubles down on a 4-Pinocchio claim.  In The [Washington Post] Fact Checker's experience, the most fact-challenged ads are those that fly under the radar, as campaigns hope that reporters don't notice the content — but voters do.  This particular ad is especially noteworthy because the candidate herself repeats a claim that The Fact Checker has already deemed worthy of Four Pinocchios.  Not only does she double down on this falsehood, but she makes another highly questionable assertion as well.

Empty chair stands in for US senator after she doesn't show up for televised contest.  A North Carolina U.S. senator had a PR nightmare Tuesday night after she failed to show up for a televised debate, leaving an empty chair to stand in for her.  Kay Hagan, a Democrat struggling to keep her Senate seat in a year when Republicans have captured most of the political momentum, let North Carolina Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis have the entire hour to himself, taking questions from two moderators.

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Is the article above off-topic?  No.  If one agrees to a televised debate, one must make an appearance.

Sen. Reid Won't Say Whether Americans Should Be Forcibly Barred From Asking Him a Question.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not respond to repeated questions from CNSNews.com about whether American citizens who try to ask him a question in the Capitol hallway should be physically barred from doing so by Capitol Police — as happened recently when reporter Jason Mattera introduced himself, shook Reid's hand, and asked him a question about how he became a millionaire on a government salary.

Debunking Liberal Propaganda, One Lie At A Time.  Here are some helpful links for those who find themselves debating idiots who bring this nonsense up as proof that Socialism can work, if we only had the right group of people to place in charge of it all, or if we would just be willing to do it big enough.

Liberals Wage War on the Truth.  In the history of our nation, only the pro-slavery Democrats of the 19th century rival the political deception employed by today's liberals that lead the modern Democrat Party.  Support of everything from abortion, to gender perversions, homosexuality, pornography, a redefinition of marriage, wicked climate policies, and an enslaving welfare state have made today's Democrat Party little more than a modern-day Mephistopheles.  Instead of magic to lure their Faustian targets, today's Democrats employ, among other things, bribery, class warfare, fear, greed, lust, propaganda, scientism, vengeance, and violence.  This is really unsurprising.  When your politics regularly conflict with absolute truth, constant deception is required.

'Unemployed' man in Dem attack ad is actually employed.  The ad comes from Maine Forward PAC, a group funded largely by the DGA, which threw nearly $1 million into the group in September alone.  The DGA was one of the founding organizations for the PAC, along with some of Maine's largest labor unions.  The ad attempts to paint a somber picture of Maine's economic situation, and blames LePage for the state's 40,000 unemployed individuals.  But the main image used to represent the unemployed is a man named Roger Gay who is not unemployed at all.

Grimes Staff Caught on Hidden Camera: She's Lying About Support for Coal Industry.  U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is lying about her support for the state's coal industry according to Kentucky Democrats, including members of her campaign team, who were captured on a hidden camera video.  The video, produced by conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe, shows five employees of the Grimes campaign and local Democratic Party affiliates speculating that the Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is only professing her support for the industry out of political expediency.

Friendly Reminder: The 'Independent' Senate Candidate in Kansas is an Obama Donor.  The man who now stands as [Senator Pat] Roberts' only serious opposition is Greg Orman, a born-again "independent."  According to polling, which is still unsettled in the wake of the ballot upheaval, Orman holds a single-digit lead over Roberts.  Who is this guy?  Put simply, he's a Democrat, despite his denials.  He's donated thousands to Obama, Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid, but now he's playing games by declining to state which party he'd caucus with, if elected.  That's not the only topic on which he's ducking and dissembling.

Beware False Flag Site "The American Conservative".  I recently stumbled across a website that purports to represent a center-right point-of-view called The American Conservative.  Initially intrigued — considering that Americans can always use compelling conservative opinion sites — I perused the site and quickly noticed something a bit, well, off.

Honesty, Common Sense, and A Sound Mind.  Liberals are constantly spinning lies to explain away every failed liberal policy from the New Deal, ObamaCare to the so-called Stimulus Package (the not-so-shovel-ready jobs bill).  Liberals are just like children.  They live in a fantasy world and when faced with reality, they blame others.  Unhinged Chris Matthews blames former Vice President Dick Cheney for creating al Qaeda and ISIS.  Feminist and liberal women refer to a baby as a fetus in order to deny the reality that abortion is the killing of an unborn child.  One hundred and fifty years after slavery was abolished and fifty years after the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, Liberal intellectuals are hard at work inventing new theories and words such as white privilege, systemic racism, and micro aggression to explain the state of the black community.  On the other hand, conservatives have simply acknowledged the reality that the problems afflicting the black community stems from the breakdown of the family.

The Progressives: Modern and Postmodern.  Consider former president Bill Clinton's much-maligned statement:  "That depends on what your definition of 'is' is."  The Democratic Party claims that Thomas Jefferson was the first president of their party, yet it is clear that there is a big difference between the thinking of Thomas Jefferson and the recent President with "Jefferson" in his name — and even a big difference between the thinking of Woodrow Wilson and the thinking of that recent president.  Thomas Jefferson believed that there are truths that are self-evident.  Wilson rejected Jefferson's self-evident truths.  Clinton's statement goes even beyond Wilson to invoke a challenge to the very possibility of truth.

Eight Times that Democrats Used Court Shenanigans Against Republicans They Couldn't Beat at the Ballot Box.  The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on August 15, 2014 has drawn criticism from pundits, politicians and papers all over the country.  Some Democrats have disavowed the indictment, going as far as to claim that launching courtroom attacks against their opponents in the GOP is just not how Democrats operate.  But is that the case?  Or have Democrats shown a disturbing pattern of using courtrooms to go after Republicans who pose a threat to them?

The Ferguson Lie Comes Undone.  The Big Fat Ferguson Lie has come undone.  First they told us Michael Brown was a gentle giant.  That wasn't true.  He was a thug, high on pot, fresh from a robbery a few minutes before a police officer killed him on the troubled streets of Ferguson, Missouri.  Then they told us this 18-year old, 6'4, 280-pounder was shot in the back, trying to get away.  That's not true either.  Then they told us the militarized police caused the days and nights of rioting.  Not true.  Or the curfew did.  Not true.  Or the lack of diversity on the police department was to blame.  Not true either.

MSNBC Contributor Michelle Bernard Sees 'War on Black Boys' in America, Fears 'Genocide'.  Move over, War on Women, there's a new war in town.  On the August 18 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, contributor Michelle Bernard warned there is a "war on black men" in the United States, as evidence both by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and persistent criticism of President Barack Obama from Republicans.  What's more, Bernard insisted, there would be a "genocide" of young black men unless the problem were seriously addressed to her satisfaction.

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It is remarkable to hear left-wing "contributors" moan about the impending danger of genocide, when such a thing is already underway, and it is promoted by the Democratic Party.

MSNBC Host: Obama, Holder Would Be 'Great Choices' For The Supreme Court.  MSNBC host Michael Eric Dyson claimed President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder would be "great choices" as justices for The Supreme Court of the United States.  Taking over for Ed Schultz on "The Ed Show" Wednesday [8/13/2014], the Georgetown University professor broke down the two top officials' chances of earning a lifetime chance on the bench after they leave office in 2016.  Dyson said he doesn't think Obama would be interested in a Supreme Court appointment.  "I think that, look — the man is so busy now, and he'll be even busier when he's out of office," he explained.

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Yeah, Obama's really busy — on the golf course.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's Staff Threatens Taxpayer For Asking About Her Impeachment Claims.  Congressional approval ratings are at a historic low, and after what has happened over the course of the last twenty four hours — I can see why.  On the House floor Wednesday [7/30/2014], longtime Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee made the startling claim that "We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had the authority."  These are the moments when you say "Really?"  The problem here is that Rep. Lee lied to the American People inside the People's House.  Good thing for her that when you make speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives you are not under oath or under the threat of perjury.

Elections Are Coming And Republicans Are Wasting Their Time (Again).  Mitt Romney was a high-road candidate like every Republican presidential nominee since Ronald Reagan's second run.  Republicans love to tell uplifting stories that highlight the virtues of the opportunity society they intend to restore when elected.  Well and good.  But who is going to listen to your story when your opponents are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to portray you as a woman-hater, a racist, and a champion of the selfish rich?  Unless Republicans are thinking about an answer to this attack, they are wasting their time.

Salon Attempts to Paint Avowed Communist Lee Harvey Oswald as a "Right-Winger".  Via Salon today [7/24/2014] comes one of the most truly bizarre pieces of revisionist history I have ever seen, even within the context of articles appearing at Salon.

Administration Official on Illegal Aliens: 'Jesus Was a Refugee'.  The man who heads the federal agency responsible for many of the 50,000 unaccompanied alien children from Central America who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent months told a conference on Tuesday [7/8/2014] that those working with refugees should look to Jesus Christ as a role model.  "Jesus was a refugee, and that's a very good reminder to all of us," Eskinder Negash, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), said at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) 2014 Migration Conference in Washington, D.C.

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A refugee is one who flees to a foreign country to escape danger or persecution.  Jesus never did that, and the Bishops should be fully aware of the facts, unless they are more interested in politics and the expansion of their churches.

Can Shameless, Baseless Propaganda Save the Dems?  The comments of Massachusetts congresswoman Niki Tsongas provide a predictable example:  "The ruling by an all-male majority of the Court diminishes the rights of women in the workplace and sets a dangerous precedent that could lead to corporations denying coverage of other health-care services."  This is hysterical nonsense, of course.  No one's rights have been diminished, nor will the Hobby Lobby ruling lead to any woman being denied access to birth control.  But the facts don't matter in this battle.  The Democrats are desperate to hold on to the Senate, at any price, and they are perfectly willing to tell any lie necessary to accomplish that goal.

Three Biggest Lies Liberals Spread about the Hobby Lobby Ruling.  It's pretty easy to ignore anguished and angry tweets.  But many liberals on Twitter perpetuated falsehoods about the rulings. They shouldn't be ignored.  They should be countered.  Here are three of them.

More about Obama vs Hobby Lobby.

Why Democrats insist on lying about how 'poor' they are.  Hillary Clinton claimed that, at the moment she and her husband were signing up for $18 million in book deals, that they were "dead broke."  Harry Reid (who lives in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel) said liberals are getting bullied by Republican billionaires but the Democratic Party "doesn't have many billionaires" behind it.  Joe Biden (family earnings: $407,000 last year plus a free house, driver, meals, etc.) claims he "I don't own a single stock or bond... I have no savings accounts... I'm the poorest man in Congress."  (Triple fail:  Joe isn't poor, isn't in Congress and wouldn't be the poorest member of it if he were.)

Revisionists Have A Field Day On Why We Invaded Iraq.  The Bush administration, like members of Congress, underestimated the costs of the war and erred in focusing almost exclusively on Saddam's supposed stockpiles of weapons.  But otherwise, the war was legally authorized on 23 writs.  Most of them had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction and were unaffected by the later mysterious absence of such weapons — which is all the more mysterious given that troves of WMD have turned up in nearby Syria and more recently in Iraqi bunkers overrun by Islamic militants.

Dem Congresswoman: Taliban "Part of Fabric of Afghanistan", Not Terrorists.  [A]t least she said in plain language what used to be confined to policy papers and vague terminology.  Obama's endgame is to bring the Taliban into the government.

The War on Social Science.  In editorials, sound bites, social media, and floor debate, the Left continues to insist that state and local tax burdens have no effect on economic growth, that higher state spending on Medicaid and unemployment insurance creates jobs, that teacher assistants boost student achievement, and that offering teachers bonuses to obtain graduate degrees makes them more effective in the classroom.  None of these claims has empirical support.  For decades now, social scientists have examined each and found them wanting.

A nuanced version of 'What difference, at this point, does it make?'
Hillary: 'It Doesn't Matter' If Bergdahl Deserted.  In an interview on ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer," set to air Monday, June 9, the former Secretary of State said she would not second-guess the increasingly unpopular decision by President Obama to trade five high-level Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for Bergdahl.  Clinton held fast to the "we bring our people home" talking point and said the reports from Bergdahl's platoon members detailing how the he left his post, deserted the Army and sought out the Taliban "doesn't matter."

Hillary Clinton was 'dead broke' leaving White House despite more than $780,000 in assets.  At the end of Bill Clinton's presidency, the couple had big legal bills from investigations of Whitewater and the Monica Lewinsky affair.  Hillary Clinton's first Senate financial disclosure forms, filed for 2000, listed assets of $781,000 to $1.8 million, and legal debts of $2.3 million to $10.6 million.  Still, as the Clinton presidency ended, the couple bought a $2.85 million home in Washington and a $1.7 million spread in Chappaqua.  And Hillary landed an $8 million advance for her book, "Living History."

Hillary Clinton: We were dead broke.  Hillary Clinton, who recently raked in $5 million dollars in speaking fees in 15 months, recounted to Diane Sawyer the sad tale of her former destitution, telling her, "We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt."  According to Clinton, she and her husband, who has made over $100 million since leaving the White House, "struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education, you know, it was not easy."

2001 was Hillary's Year of Great Fortune, not of being "dead broke".  The problem is not that the Clintons made a fortune.  This is America, after all.  People are entitled to make a fortune so long as they do so lawfully, and we've not yet reached the point where the law dictates when people have made enough.  The problem is that Hillary is not being straight with the public. [...] In mid-December 2000, a month before Bill left office, Hillary signed a book deal with a near record $8 million advance.

Political reporters unload on Hillary's gaffetastic day.  Clinton's first gaffe of the day was revealed in a clip of an interview she gave ABC's Diane Sawyer.  In that interview, Clinton attempted to relate to the working man by saying that, in spite of her family's current multimillion dollar annual income, they were "dead broke" and "struggled" after leaving the White House.  They were so broke that they couldn't afford the mortgage on multiple houses, including the house Hillary had to purchase in New York in order to run for U.S. Senate.

Hillary Received $8 Million in Book Advance Before Leaving White House 'Broke' in 2000.  Hillary Clinton may not have been as "dead broke" as she's claimed her family was upon leaving the White House in 2000.  In the final month of her husband's presidency, Clinton reportedly inked a near-record book advance deal worth millions.  In an interview with Diane Sawyer to air on Monday evening [6/9/2014], Clinton explained that she and her husband had to earn millions from speaking engagements because they were so deep in debt.  "We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education — it was not easy," she told Sawyer.

Hillary: We 'Struggled' to Buy 'Houses' After White House.  Hillary further explains, "Bill has worked really hard — and it's been amazing to me — he's worked very hard.  First of all, we had to pay off all our debts, which was, you know, he had to make double the money because of obviously taxes and then pay off the debts and get us houses and take care of family members."

The Editor says...
It is amusing to hear Hillary Clinton complain about taxes, which are painfully high because of left-wing tax-and-spend liberals like her.

Hillary Clinton backpedals on 'dead broke' comments.  Hillary Clinton attempted to walk back remarks that she and her husband came out of the White House "dead broke" — saying she knows their life is "obviously blessed."  "Let me just clarify that I fully appreciate how hard life is for so many Americans today," Clinton said on ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday [6/10/2014].

Corrine Brown: No VA problems in Florida.  A stampede of Florida politicians, Republicans and Democrats, have joined the national outcry about problems at the VA. But Rep. Corrine Brown remains convinced about one thing:  "We're doing fine in Florida," she said this evening at a VA hearing, listing projects in the state.

The Hidden Cost Chickens in Obamacare Coming Home to Roost.  Labor unions have been reliable supporters of President Obama and his policies.  Their support for Obamacare was critical to its passage in 2010.  Yet they are continuing to learn that their members will be paying more for their healthcare, not less.  One of the selling points of Obamacare was the lowering of health insurance costs.  Nancy Pelosi promised, "Everybody will have lower rates."  President Obama was more specific, telling us that his signature program would "Bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family."  A year later, however, Mrs. Pelosi, in the face of rising premiums for many, forgot her promise of the previous year, "I don't remember saying that everybody in the country would have a lower premium."

'Check Your Privilege' Say the Most Subsidized and Entitled Among Us.  "Check your privilege" has emerged as a term of derision and dismissal used by radical leftists to both attack opponents and avoid confronting the substance of arguments. [...] Some of the more extreme uses of the phrase include MSNBC host Touré Neblett telling Holocaust survivors to "check their privilege" before opining on public policy.  Then there's this Twitter thread where two black professing feminists tell a white woman that it's impossible for her to be raped, because she's white.

Democrat Pays Homeless Workers Below Minimum Wage.  Atlanta city councilwoman and self proclaimed community activist Cleto Winslow, was found to have used homeless men and women to work on her campaign.  She gave them tee shirts and told them they were part of her campaign.  She also paid them five dollars an hour, well below minimum wage.  To make matters worse, she paid them with taxpayer money.

Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years.  Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama.[...] The Democratic leader never mentioned Bush by name, but she alluded to him early and often in the press briefing.

Dem Congressman: 'We've Proved That Communism Works'.  Democratic Florida Rep. Joe Garcia — fresh off being caught eating his own earwax on camera — was caught red-handed in another gaffe this week, claiming that low crime rates in border cities with lots of federal immigration workers is proof that "Communism works."  Garcia made the comment during a Google hangout he convened last week to talk about comprehensive immigration reform with supporters.  The Democrat attempted to point out how, for all their talk about limited government, many Republicans are fine spending loads of government money on border security.

Dem Rep: Communism Works!.  "The safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the America's, which is Juarez.  Right?" Garcia asked a Google Hangout participant.  "Two of the safest cities in America are on the border with Mexico.  Of course, the reason is we've proved that communism works.  If you give everybody a good government job, there is no crime," Garcia said.

The Editor asks...
Does El Paso, or any city in the world, have zero unemployment and zero crime?

Chelsea Clinton's In-Law Marjorie Margolies Skips Own Fundraiser With Hillary.  Tonight's campaign fundraiser for Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District hopeful Marjorie Margolies is just like any campaign fundraiser featuring an appearance by Hillary Clinton.  Except the candidate, who happens to be Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law, won't be there.  Margolies' absence from her own fundraiser might surprise those who had hoped to catch a glimpse of the once and hopes-to-be-future congresswoman.  The thousand-dollar-a-head event's invitation requested "the pleasure of your company at an event for Marjorie Margolies with Special Guest Hillary Rodham Clinton," but never mentioned that Margolies would not be in attendance.

The Editor says...
Imagine yourself paying $1000 per capita to see some congressional candidate and he or she didn't bother to attend.  Those of you who don't mind being lied to in such a manner can continue to vote for Democrats.  Personally, I wouldn't shrug off a thousand-dollar snub.

Reid: Kochs 'main cause' of climate change.  Charles and David Koch are one of the "main causes" of climate change, charged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor.  "While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change.  That's what they do very well.  They are one of the main causes of this.  Not a cause, one of the main causes," Reid said.

The Editor says...
Apparently the people on the liberal Left think everything causes global warming.

Sanders Compares Efforts To Raise Minimum Wage to Pre-MLK Civil Rights Movement.  At a rally of fast food workers in North Carolina, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) compared the efforts of those who want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour to the civil rights activists who paved the way for Martin Luther King Jr.  "There are brave people who are out in front.  Martin Luther King Jr. didn't start by himself, and there were people out there 50 years before him breaking down the barriers.  Great labor leaders were doing this a hundred years ago," Sanders said at the April 26 rally for Raise Up For 15 in Charlotte.

 

Michigan Dems Waging War on a Woman.  Michigan Democrats are doubling down on the war on women narrative, despite rebuttals from female GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land and warnings from leading liberal thinkers that the strategy could backfire.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Super PAC is bombarding Michigan airwaves with ads calling Land's pro-life views "radical" and "backwards."

Kay Hagan Repeats Dishonest Attack on GOP Opponent.  As previously noted, Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) has attacked her presumptive GOP opponent, Thom Tillis, as a hypocrite for wanting to repeal Obamacare despite having once described it as a "great idea."  It's completely dishonest.  Tillis did say that, but here's the full context:  "The majority of the stuff that is in Obamacare is bad, because it's not fiscally sustainable.  It's a great idea that can't be paid for."

Teachers Union Boss Randi Weingarten: My Salary's Only $360K.  American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, who was paid $543,150 last year, defended her compensation by claiming her pay is $360,000 and other reported expenses simply prove the union's "transparency." [...] "Justice means that hardworking people must have access to a living wage," Weingarten wrote.  AFT paid Weingarten $556,981 in 2012 and $543,150 in 2013.

Hillary: Jesus' loaves and fishes thing was his way of teaching us liberal policies.  A good rule of thumb with Hillary Clinton is this: If it comes out of her mouth, it's insincere.  You will never lose money taking that bet 100 times out of 100.  And a good corollary to that rule is this:  When she tells you what something is supposed to mean, that's not what it means at all.  Especially when she's talking about the Bible.

The Editor says...
Politically-motivated blasphemy of this sort is especially reprehensible because it takes advantage of the profound ignorance of the Bible that has resulted from the removal of Christianity from the public schools.

The Left's Favorite Talking Point Disproved by Science.  "The picture drawn of the 1 percent has been that of a static population, just as the 99 percent is often portrayed as unchanging," [Mark R.] Rank writes.  "There is a line drawn between these two groups, and never the two shall cross."  But are these assertions corroborated by science?  Or is the reality more complex?  Is American society more fluid economically than liberals would have us believe?  That's what Rank and his scientific research partner Thomas A. Hirschl sought to find out by examining 44 years of data regarding incomes.

DCCC chair Steve Israel: 'Significant extent' of Republicans are racist.  Some Republican lawmakers are racist because a "significant extent" of conservative voters are racist, according to the congressman leading the Democratic bid to regain control of the House of Representatives.  "Not all of them, no, of course not," New York Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told CNN's Candy Crowley when she asked if he believed that Republican congressmen are racist.  "But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism, and that's unfortunate."

DCCC chair: 'Significant extent' of Republicans are racist.  Some Republican lawmakers are racist because a "significant extent" of conservative voters are racist, according to the congressman leading the Democratic bid to regain control of the House of Representatives.  "Not all of them, no, of course not," New York Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told CNN's Candy Crowley when she asked if he believed that Republican congressmen are racist.  "But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism, and that's unfortunate."

Admitting Global Warming "Info Manipulation"Climate Depot ran a story about a peer-reviewed journal article that defends exaggerating about global warming.  I decided to check it out.  Sure enough.  The need for international global warming agreements is so urgent, the authors claim, that "exaggeration" is justified in communicating with the great unwashed so as to increase their pessimism. [...] "Information manipulation" undermines people's trust in science (at least, by association), destroys what is left of the media's credibility on this issue, and is toxic to democratic deliberation.  We have known we are being manipulated in this debate for a long time.  The good news is that it doesn't work well anymore except among those who are ideologically committed Chicken Littlists.

Harry Reid Now Spreading Baseless Claim that Koch Brothers Don't Pay Corporate Taxes.  The claim that the Koch brothers don't pay corporate income taxes was first made by former White House official Austan Goolsbee, but Koch Industries lawyer Mark Holden disputed the accusation and raised the question of whether someone in the Obama administration illegally accessed the Kochs' tax returns.  Goolsbee's comments led to a federal investigation — the results of which have never been released.

Do 60 percent of women use 'birth control' for something other than family planning?  We were curious about these figures, as in 2012 The [Washington Post] Fact Checker had previously examined the claim that 98 percent of Catholic women used birth control.  It turned out that the figure — from a study by the Guttmacher Institute, which is a nonprofit organization that promotes reproductive health and had started as an arm of Planned Parenthood — was often mischaracterized by politicians and the media.

Is George Orwell Working in the White House?  Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's denial that he ever said that citizen complaints about Obamacare were merely lies and Obama's assertion that he never drew a "red line."  Or Kathleen Sebelius's claim that she never said that the sign-up goal for Obamacare was seven million people are perfect examples of how the Democrats are brazenly following the apparent policy of Orwell's "Party" in 1984 to reverse reality from what it actually was to what they want it to be.  Apparently not content with trying to have life imitate art in the form of 1984, Obama's minions are now pushing further change under the guise of what they are calling "income inequality."

Harry Reid: People Aren't Educated on How to Use the Internet.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the fault of struggling to sign up on the Obamacare exchanges didn't lie with the faulty website, but with the people who weren't "educated on how to use the Internet."  Explaining the reasoning behind the latest Obamacare delay, Reid said too many people just didn't know to use their computer properly and needed more time.  Apparently, it had nothing to do with the well-documented failings of the website that have embarrassed the White House for months.

Harry Reid: I don't recall accusing Republicans of lying about ObamaCare horror stories.  Maybe, from moment to moment, this guy just ... doesn't realize what's coming out of his mouth.  Hard to believe he could forget saying on the Senate floor that all ObamaCare horror stories — all of them — are a GOP/Koch brothers fairy tale designed to besmirch the stellar reputation of the Affordable Care Act.

Michelle Obama: My Husband and I Welcome 'Criticism' from 'Media' and 'Our Fellow Americans'.  First Lady Michelle Obama addressed students and faculty at Peking University in Bejing, China on Saturday[,] addressing free speech issues.

A Rebuttal To First Lady's Claim That They Welcome Criticism.  They sure have a strange way of showing their "welcome."  What was the IRS scandal but a project to "shut up conservative voices" that criticize the president?  The IRS is now in the process of codifying the rules they used to illegally target conservative 501(C)(4) groups.  This president has been at war with Fox News since the early days of his administration, and has called out Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity by name.  This is the president of "Fight the Smears," "Attack Watch," "Truth Team," and Linda Douglass's ghastly "snitch network" which was set up to squelch "misinformation" (aka "the truth") about ObamaCare.  And just last month the FCC had to shelve their plans to have "news police" monitoring newsrooms, only because of the huge public outcry.

Nancy Pelosi is certain: Obama is most 'non-partisan' president.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Obama is the least partisan president she has worked with during her extensive time in Washington, and said the problem lies with the GOP.  "This is as non-partisan a president as I've ever served with," the California Democrat said at her weekly press briefing.

Michelle Obama: It's very rare that I have the chance to travel outside of the United States.  During her visit to China, first lady Michelle Obama pointed out that the ability to travel outside of the United States was "rare" but that she chose China for a reason.  "It's very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it's even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother," she said.  "And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China."

The Editor says...
Does Mrs. Obama expect anyone to believe that this is one of her first trips, or that a junket that excludes her husband is undertaken "as a family?"

No, House Republicans haven't voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare.  For more than a year, Democrats and their advocates in the press have been ridiculing the GOP's anti-Obamacare efforts.  "The House Republicans have voted more than 30 times to repeal Obamacare," White House press secretary Jay Carney said in March 2013.  "The House has wasted weeks voting more than 40 times to repeal Obamacare," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in October of last year.  "If at first you don't succeed, try 50 times — Republicans [are] holding a 50th vote to repeal Obamacare," MSNBC's Al Sharpton said last week.  Many others have said similar things.  The only problem is, the truism isn't true.  The House has actually voted to repeal Obamacare in its entirety six times.  Certainly Democrats think that is six too many.  But it is not 50, or even close to 50.

Jay Carney: I Never Told A Lie.  Outgoing White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Thursday [6/19/2014] that he never lied to the media.  "The answer is no," he answered when The Daily Caller asked him "did you ever lie to us?"  "Honestly, it is not because I'm a paragon of virtue, it is because that would be terrible way to do the job," he said at a June 18 breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

2014 Strategy: Obama's Top 5 Distractions.  With Democratic 2014 Senate and House hopes receding faster than the rise of the tides under President Obama, the Obama administration and Democratic Party have decided to resort to their favorite page in the political playbook:  distraction and misdirection. [...] On Monday night, Democrats took to the floor of the Senate, talking for 15 straight hours about climate change. [...] The purpose of the all-nighter was to create the perception of conservatives as Bible-thumping cretins.

Liberals are afraid to say what they mean, so they resort to doubletalk.
U.S. now calls Guantánamo hunger strike 'long term non-religious fasting'.  The Guantánamo Bay prison has adopted a new forced-feeding policy that rhetorically recasts the year-long hunger strike in the remote prison camps as "long term non-religious fasting."  The Pentagon disclosed the rebranding effort Tuesday [3/11/2014] with the release of a 24-page how-to document developed by the prison camps in December.  It blacks out specifics that apparently define how much weight loss and how many missed meals qualify a hunger-striking captive for the prison's twice-daily tube feedings.

CIA Chief: Jihad a Product of Injustices, Economics, and Ignorance.  CIA director John Brennan is at it again — equivocating over the nature of jihad by evoking paradigms familiar to the West.  Last Tuesday [3/11/2014], "during an event at the Council of Foreign Relations, Brennan was asked about the 'war of ideas' surrounding Islam, which the questioner said many Americans tend to equate with violence."  The CIA chief responded by saying that al-Qaeda's ideology is "a perverse and very corrupt interpretation of the Qur'an"; that "al-Qaeda has hijacked" Islam; that "they have really distorted the teachings of Muhammad."

Progress Texas Photoshops Paraplegic Attorney General to be Standing Up in Ad.  Progress Texas, a liberal group in Texas that supports Democratic candidates, released what appears to be a standard attack ad against Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott — with one major exception.  Abbott is portrayed in the ad standing up holding a piggy bank.  Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal and hardly would merit an article, but Abbott was paralyzed from the waist down in 1984 and uses a wheelchair.  He can't stand up.  This is just another odd example of how liberal Texas groups are uncomfortable with Greg Abbott's disability.

Boxer warns Keystone will cause cancer.  Sen. Barbara Boxer wants to add a new element to the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate: its effects on health.  The California Democrat claims negative health effects from the proposed pipeline's development were ignored by the State Department's environmental impact review.  "The Environmental Impact Statement was woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human impacts of the pipeline," Boxer said Wednesday [2/26/2014] at a press conference held with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and anti-Keystone XL activists and environmentalists.

California Democrat Says Keystone Pipeline Would Cause Cancer And Heart Disease.  California Senator Barbara Boxer has come up with yet another reason to kill the Keystone XL Pipeline Project.  According to the senator, the pipeline would lead to increased serious illness in America.  In a Wednesday [2/26/2014] press conference held with with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), anti-Keystone XL activists and environmentalists, Boxer said the pipeline would add pollutants to the air that would increase the likelihood of people getting cancer or heart disease.

Democrat Party Claims Reagan Served in Congress on Official Twitter Account.  On February 28th, the Democrat Party used their official Twitter account to tell followers the minimum wage is worth less than "when Ronald Reagan was in Congress."  The problem — Reagan was never in Congress.  He was an actor who became Governor of California (1967-1975) and President of the United States (1981-1989).

Sebelius Denies Well-Documented ObamaCare Joblessness.  Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius claims "there is absolutely no evidence" that health reform is killing jobs.  Liars are legion in politics, but they usually stop short of claiming the sun didn't rise this morning.

It's not good to have a president who can't be trusted.  [President Bill] Clinton's lies led to his impeachment.  The public didn't seem to care that much because as Democrats and the media repeatedly said, it was "just about sex" and everyone lies about sex.  Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather had a curious spin on lying when he told Fox's Bill O'Reilly that even though Clinton lied about not having sex with Monica Lewinsky, he still believed Clinton to be an honest man:  "I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things," said Rather.

Dems Trying to Blame IRS IG for Targeting Scandal.  This is really quite the novel approach to the IRS targeting scandal by congressional Democrats.  Seeking to change the narrative in order to get on top of scandal, Democrats have hit upon the idea to blame the IRS Inspector General, Russell George, for the scandal getting out of hand.  How do they figure that?  It appears that many Democrats were unhappy with Mr. George's initial report on the scandal, believing it to be "misleading."

Pelosi: I Don't Know If Any of My Staffers Have Gone On to Work for Federal Contractors.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) seemed unaware that several of her former staffers have gone on to lobby for big corporations Thursday on The Daily Show. [...] A brief search of Pelosi's revolving door records on Open Secrets reveals 28 records of current and former staffers who have gone through the "revolving door" between Congress, lobbying firms and the private sector.

Wheelchair Truthers.  Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott became a paraplegic in 1984, when an oak tree fell on him while he was jogging.  Ever since, he's been confined to a wheelchair.  Or, at least, that's what he'd like you to think.  Some Texas liberals are questioning whether Abbott is really a paraplegic, and they are asking for proof.

Fact-Free Liberals.  Recently Kirsten Powers repeated on Fox News Channel the discredited claim that women are paid only about three-quarters of what a man is paid for doing the same work.  But there have been empirical studies, going back for decades, showing that there is no such gap when the women and men are in the same occupation, with the same skills, experience, education, hours of work and continuous years of full-time work.  Income differences between the sexes reflect the fact that women and men differ in all these things — and more.  Young male doctors earn much more than young female doctors.  But young male doctors work over 500 hours a year more than young female doctors.

WaPo Fact Checker Gives Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Three Pinocchios.  Lately, President Obama's political action group, Organizing for Action (OFA), has claimed that six million Americans have successfully signed up for Obamacare.  However, even The Washington Post Fact Checker finds this assertion to be suspect.

Kerry: 'Root Cause of Terrorism' Is Poverty.  Secretary of State John Kerry covered a broad range of topics with his counterpart Pietro Parolin at the Vatican in Rome on Monday [1/13/2014].  Besides Syria, the Middle East peace process, Sudan, and Cuba, the subject of poverty came up during their discussions.  In remarks following the meeting, Kerry linked poverty not only to terrorism, but to the "disenfranchisement of millions."

Income Inequality: The Left's Next Big Con.  With the possible exception of global warming fraud, it would be difficult to identify another major political issue more dependent upon innumerable, uncontrollable variables than the difference in what two persons might earn or deserve.  In the case of both ideological causes, anyone claiming to have measured the variables, predicted them or solved for them in concocting a solution is nothing but a con artist.  And what do con men do?  They steal.

"Republican Main Street Partnership" is Democrat Funded.  Steve LaTourette, a former congressman and friend of John Boehner, runs the "Republican Main Street Partnership."  Note the word "Republican."  As the left-wing Talking Points Memo reported a month ago, LaTourette and his Main Street Partnership have created an affiliated SuperPAC called "Defending Main Street PAC."  Along with the Chamber of Commerce and Republican Leaders, the Main Street Partnership wants to take out troublesome conservatives.

Change the Name to Change the Game.  While most see 1984 as a condemnation of massive state control, Progressive Democrats apparently look at it as sort of a user's manual.  Well, at least as far as the nomenclature used to describe government actions is concerned.  Think of Orwell's newspeak.  For instance, we don't have wars any more.  No, no.  We have "overseas contingency operations."  There is no longer any terrorism in the world.  That has been replaced by "man-caused disasters." [...] Sheila Jackson Lee must have brushed up on her Orwell just before the speech because she recommended a change in the term "welfare" to the phrase "a transitional living fund."

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Change the Word 'Welfare' to 'Transitional Living Fund'.  In a brief speech on the House floor Wednesday [1/8/2014], Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) hailed the war on poverty, endorsed government welfare programs, and said the "safety net has to be something for all of us."  "Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of, 'a transitional living fund.'  For that is what it is — for people to be able to live," she said.

No, Public Schools Are Not 'Jammed' with Students.  It's remarkable how often the conventional wisdom conflicts with data and evidence.  A recent article in the New York Times illustrates the case of public-school class sizes.  It describes schools as "jammed" because of an up-tick in student-teacher ratios coming out of the recession.  It's the type of story that fits comfortably within the (erroneous) conventional wisdom about underfunded schools.

No Extremists Here.  The trick isn't finding a pronouncement by a liberal politician which — in a way nearly unique to politics — simultaneously brings a grimace, a giggle, and a groan, but figuring out whether the speaker is an outright liar or just living in a liberal echo chamber [...] Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is a reliable representative of the outright liar camp:  No echo is loud enough to make her actually believe that Democratic candidates will run (and win) on the issue of Obamacare, but she says it repeatedly, hoping that the Big Lie strategy will work just one more time.

Are Republicans Sabotaging Obamacare with Fraudulent Websites?  Progressives, usually content to wait a few years to start their revisionist history, are now revising on the fly.  In their alternative reality, they've found a way to blame Republicans for (arguably) the most epic website failure in the history of the internet.

Melissa Harris-Perry: 'Obamacare' a 'Derogatory Term' Conceived by 'Wealthy White Men'.  MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry opened her program over the weekend with a commentary about the Affordable Care Act's colloquial moniker:  "Obamacare."  She said that the word was originally created as a "derogatory term," designed by white men as a way to delegitimize President Barack Obama and his achievement.  However, she said that the term will soon be synonymous with all of Obama's accomplishments and she urged her audience to use the term with pride.

Newspeak's Comeback and the Invincible Sincerity of America's Liberal Elite.  The president was not lying when he promised that people could keep their existing health insurance.  He was using Newspeak, a language which allows reigning liberals to convince themselves that they aren't restricting others' liberties.

The Party of Big Lies.  The "big picture" Nancy speaks of was ramming a draconian and expensive government-run health care system down the throats of the American people by any means necessary.  The instrument of this particular coup d'état was not a military faction seizing power on behalf of its fearless leader, merely a big lie.  The lie was the ammunition.  Soft-headed Americans were the weapons.  They elected the liar in the White House twice.  And here is the point:  Obama and Pelosi lie so easily because for them there is but one objective truth — power.

Obamacare and Liberal Cruelty.  [Scroll down]  Democrats are even willing to have government lie to us for our own good.  Without the lies, they wouldn't have gotten Obamacare passed, and once passed, they would have been voted out of office in 2012.  They didn't want the voters to have the option to say no, because they know better what people should want.  They are the good people who care.  Those who oppose them are the bad people, who should be vilified and driven from the public arena.

Reid, Democrats trigger 'nuclear' option; eliminate most filibusters on nominees.  Senate Democrats took the dramatic step Thursday of eliminating filibusters for most nominations by presidents, a power play they said was necessary to fix a broken system but one that Republicans said will only rupture it further.  Democrats used a rare parliamentary move to change the rules so that federal judicial nominees and executive-office appointments can advance to confirmation votes by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been the standard for nearly four decades.

Reid in 2008: 'As Long As I Am The Leader' We Will Not Have a Nuclear Option.  Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said in a 2008 interview that as long as he was the Senate Majority Leader, the nuclear option would never happen under his watch.  "As long as I am the Leader, the answer's no," he said.  "I think we should just forget that.  That is a black chapter in the history of the Senate.  I hope we never, ever get to that again because I really do believe it will ruin our country.

"We All Knew" Obama Was Lying.  On Sunday [11/17/2013], appearing on ABC's This Week with fill-in host Martha Raddatz, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) admitted that Democrats knew full well that Americans would be booted from their health insurance plans as an effect of Obamacare implementation.

Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Admits: 'We All Knew' Obama was Lying About Obamacare.  In what should be considered a shameful admission, Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand admitted on ABC's This Week [11/17/2013] that all democrats knew that Obama was lying when he fraudulently repeated over 30 times that, "If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it, period." When asked by host guest host, Martha Raddatz, if Gillibrand felt misled by Obama's promise to Americans of being able to keep their current health insurance plan, Gillibrand responded, "He should have just been more specific.  No, we all knew."

Incoherence: Democrats offer contradictory excuses over 'keep your plan' lie.  As the White House flails and fumbles, Congressional Democrats have been left to their own devices to engage in freelance damage control.  The yarn they're spinning is a tangled web, indeed.  To hear people like House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tell it, of course they knew that 'keep your plan' wasn't exactly accurate.  The president employed "imprecise" language, Hoyer allowed last month.  Hey, "we all knew" Obama's categorical pledge wasn't quite right, Gillibrand added over the weekend, lamenting that Democrats hadn't adequately explained all the details.

The True Face of Collectivism.  When you take up the mantle of individual freedom you become not selfish but responsible.  You live not by following orders but by voluntary exchange:  of work, of favors, of property, of trust.  And everything is done by agreement, by "sober, yet cheerful earnestness," and not by force.  All this has been codified into political philosophy, limited government, property rights, and settled science.  But liberals insisted that they knew better.  Oh dear.  Now it looks like liberals didn't know anything after all.  Except how to brazenly lie to the American people.

27 Democratic senators who promised you could keep your health coverage.  President Obama has taken a lot of heat for promising that if Americans liked the health coverage that they had before Obamacare, they would be able to keep it under the new law.  But the president wasn't the only Democrat in Washington who made that false promise.  Many, many other Democratic officeholders said the same thing.

ObamaCare, Other Scandals, Virtually Ignored By Big Media.  The same people who freaked out over President Bush's saying in a State of the Union speech that Saddam Hussein sought uranium in Africa now excuse Obama for saying everywhere, endlessly, "If you like your insurance plan, you will keep it.  No one will be able to take that away from you."  To them, that's not lying — blatantly, repeatedly, shamelessly.  He simply "misspoke," claimed the New York Times editorial page.

What do lying Democrat President Clinton and lying Democrat President Obama have in common?
Why Obama's non-apology won't work.  When President Clinton apologized for lying about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, he was able to argue that it was ultimately a personal matter and successfully urged the public to move on.  But President Obama's current problems are not of the personal nature.  Instead, over a period of five years, he repeatedly told Americans that under his health care legislation, those who liked their current health care policies could keep them.  And now that millions of Americans have been receiving cancellation notices from their health insurers, the media has finally awakened to the fact that he was lying all along.

Lies of Obamacare, Documented.  [Scroll down]  The baleful consequences of Obamacare that we are now seeing — there are many more to come — were known and foreseen in 2010.  The Democrats voted down the Republicans' effort to preserve the health care plans that Americans already like on a party-line vote.  The Democrats knew that Obama had been lying through his teeth, and they voted unanimously to sustain his lies.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: 'Nothing' Obama or I Said About Obamacare 'Was Not True'.  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) joined MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing on Tuesday [11/5/2013] where she insisted that "nothing" she or President Barack Obama said about the Affordable Care Act prior to its passage or implementation "was not true."

Race is Obama's "Get Out of Jail Free" card.  [The great Obamacare lie] is just one of a growing list of disturbing questions surrounding the Obama Administration, if not the Oval Office itself:  Operation Fast and Furious, IRS targeting, NSA surveillance, Benghazi, NLRB recess appointments, weak economic recovery, expanding welfare nanny-state, exorbitant debt growth, and the sacking of almost 200 senior military officers.  In every case the response from Obama is either that:  He didn't know about it; it is an unimportant or a phony scandal; it's someone else's fault — generally the Republicans or the Tea Party.

Mika Suggests Obama 'Too Smart' For The Job.  Too smart to be President.  Is that really Barack Obama's problem? Mika Brzezinski thinks so.  On today's [11/4/2013] Morning Joe, as Mike Barnicle and John Heilemann kicked around the notion, as others have before, that President Obama doesn't much like politics and the people in it, Brzezinski piped up with a different explanation for his aloofness:  he's "too smart for the job," she suggested.

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I can provide copious evidence that Barack H. Obama is not all that bright.

Obamacare laid bare.  [Scroll down]  Obamacare is the largest transfer of wealth in recent American history.  But you can't say that openly lest you lose elections.  So you do it by subterfuge:  hidden taxes, penalties, mandates and coverage requirements that yield a surplus of overpayments.  So that your president can promise to cover 30 million uninsured without costing the government a dime.  Which from the beginning was the biggest falsehood of them all.  And yet the free lunch is the essence of modern liberalism.  Free mammograms, free preventative care, free contraceptives for Sandra Fluke.  Come and get it.

Obamacare is a River of Lies.  How many Republican votes were for it?  Zip, zero, nada, zilch.  In either chamber of Congress.  The Democrats, and their little sycophants, own this.  They were all prepared to bask in the glory, set up a permanent Democrat majority, and pulverize the Republican party.  But ObamaCare is a river of lies, with headwaters in hell.  It was falsely conceived, falsely legislated, falsely adjudicated, falsely reported, falsely coded, and, unexpectedly, enjoyed a false rollout.

Can We Finally Stop Pretending?  [Scroll down]  Can we finally stop pretending that they are not also lying to us about everything else?  Can we stop pretending they are not lying to us about guns, and abortion, and voter fraud, and voter ID laws, and taxes, and the economy, and the environment, and education, and energy, and job creation, and national security, and international relations, and Islam, and their assault on Christianity, and amnesty, and entitlements, and stimulus, and recovery, and Fast and Furious, and Benghazi, and the IRS scandal, and a war on women, and our borders, and domestic surveillance, and weakening us militarily, and their supposed loyalty as Americans, [...]

More about guns, abortion, voter fraud, voter ID laws, taxes, the economy, the environment, education, energy, job creation, islam, the assault on Christianity, the IRS scandal, domestic surveillance, weakening the military.

Rangel falsely claims no Republicans voted for Social Security, sidetracks ObamaCare hearing.  Lawmakers had to pause for a fact check about a 78-year-old law during a hearing that was supposed to be about ObamaCare, after Rep. Charles Rangel made the — inaccurate — claim that no Republicans supported the Social Security Act.  The New York Democrat made the assertion Tuesday [10/29/2013] while railing against Republicans for opposing the health care law.  It was during a House hearing where Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, was testifying.

Rep. Joe Wilson Vindicated.  On September 9, 2009, Joe Wilson, Congressman from South Carolina, shouted "You lie!" when President Obama was touting the benefits of his Affordable Care Act, now dubbed "Obamacare."  Many in America were shocked that anyone would call the President of the United States a liar in such a forum as a presidential address to a joint session of Congress.  But, now, as we look back on 5 years of Barack Obama, we see that Obama and his Administration do lie.  And they lie a lot.

White House admits it was behind rumor.  The White House admitted Thursday that it was the source of a phony quote attributed to a top House Republican, who had allegedly told President Obama during a tense Oct. 10 meeting that 'I cannot even stand to look at you.'  Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate Majority Whip, claimed in a Facebook post on Sunday [10/20/2013] that an unnamed GOP lawmaker had delivered the verbal slap in Obama's face, but everyone involved with the story now says it never happened.

Conyers: Obamacare Just A 'Very Small and Modest Bill'.  Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) calls Obamacare a "very small and modest bill," even though he previously said he failed to see the point in reading it "if it's a thousand pages" and required lawyers to decipher it.

How Crazy Are The Democrats?  The Democrats have achieved a public relations coup that any ministry of propaganda would be proud of.  Worried that the United States is $17 trillion in debt?  Radical!  Unconcerned about deficits that pile up as far as the eye can see?  Responsible!  Unhappy about an anemic economy in which a generation of young people struggles to find full-time employment?  Traitor!  Content with record levels of poverty and non-employment?  Moderate!  Want to get rid of a law that is opposed by most Americans, decimates the economy and is patently unworkable?  Crazy!  Delighted at the sight of millions of Americans losing their health insurance and being demoted to part-time employment?  Public-spirited!

Democrats' Hypocrisy Exposed, But Does It Matter?  Tonight [10/1/2013] House Republicans offered a series of measures to restore funding to the national parks, District of Columbia operations and veterans' services.  But House Democrats voted against all three measures, sending them down to defeat.  So the Democrats' hypocrisy is revealed:  they wring their hands over those poor Americans who want to visit the parks, but when they have the opportunity to fund the parks, they turn it down.

Democratic Leaders' Explosive Words.  "What we're not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest — we're not going to do that," White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer recently told CNN's Jake Tapper.  "I believe the House Republicans are entirely responsible."  "One hundred percent?" Tapper asked incredulously.  "Yes," Pfeiffer responded.  "Absolutely."  It's hard to say which is worse:  that so many prominent Democrats believe they aren't responsible for any of Washington's gridlock — or that they'd say these things anyway.

Bill Clinton Accuses Ted Cruz of Making (Unspecified) False Statements.  Former President Bill Clinton — who was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for perjury and obstruction of justice and held in contempt of court by U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright for giving "intentionally false" testimony — claimed to his former staffer George Stephanopoulos on ABC News's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday that Sen. Ted Cruz made multiple false statements during his filibuster on the Senate floor last week.

Who Are the Real Suicide Bombers?  This is really too easy:  President Obama is willing to negotiate with Iran, but not with the House of Representatives.  Commentators have been all over it, and I don't really have much to add.  Except to note that not only has Obama refused to negotiate with the House, he has also had his spokesman describe Republicans as suicide bombers.  The irony is rich: those who are concerned about $17 trillion in debt "have bombs strapped to their chests," while the world's biggest sponsor of actual suicide bombers — you know, the ones who blow people up, as opposed to disagreeing with Democrats — are newly-discovered moderates.

Sen. Barbara Boxer Claims Obama Cut Federal Budget Deficit in Half.  Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) claimed on Friday that the federal budget deficit has "been cut in half" under Obama.  Budget figures provided by the White House show that the deficit nearly tripled from 2008 to 2009, when Obama took office, and has remained above $1 trillion since then, though 2013 projections are slightly lower.

More than 19.5 million online fans don't really exist.
Barack Obama is political king of the fake Twitter followers.  Among influential U.S. political tweeters, President Barack Obama is the undisputed king of the fake followers.  A MailOnline analysis ranks his sizable Twitter following as the most deceptive total among the 21 most influential accounts run by American politicians:  More than 19.5 million of his 36.9 million Twitter followers are accounts that don't correspond to real people.  The four phoniest accounts in the sample, which included Democratic and Republican Party leaders in Washington, D.C., were those belonging to President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and the White House communications shop.

Obama's 'Fake' Twitter Followers Explained.  Barack Obama has 36.9 million Twitter followers, 19.5 million of whom, it turns out, are fake.  This is a very disturbing sign for Obama's opponents, as it demonstrates just how much appeal the president still has with his key support base, namely those who identify most closely with him on a personal level — fake people.

Ed Henry Slams Jay Carney Over 'Four Pinocchio' Lie.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was confronted by FOX News' Ed Henry about Obama's claim that Republican attempt to attach non-budget items to an increase in the nation's debt limit has "never seen in the history of the United States."

Taking the Fight to the Democrats.  Virginia so far has been a carbon copy of what Democrats did so successfully in last year's Senate and House races.  The approach runs thus:  A Democratic candidate, assisted by unions and outside partisan groups, floods the zone with attack ads, painting the GOP opponent as a tea-party nut who is too "extreme" for the state.  The left focuses on divisive wedge issues — like abortion — that resonate with women or other important voting constituencies.  As the Republican's unfavorable ratings rise, the Democrat presents himself as a reasonable moderate, in tune with the state's values.  A friendly media overlook the Democrat's reliably liberal record, and the lies within the smears against his opponent, and ultimately declares the Democrat unbeatable.

The Democrats' Silly, Dishonest Excuse of 'Voter Suppression' in Colorado.  The term "voter suppression" implies someone making an effort to prevent people from voting, which is not what happened here, where the elections were amply covered in local, state, and national media and all of the usual polling places were open for all of the usual hours, with no intimidation or other obstacles.  The core of the Democrats' argument is that because voting by mail was limited, some sort of nefarious authorities have prevented Coloradans from casting votes.

Lyndon McCain Meets Woodrow Obama.  LBJ won in a landslide, in no small part because of that pledge not to send American boys to Vietnam.  Yet somehow, apparently mysteriously, John McCain wound up as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam in 1967, John Kerry wound up going to Vietnam in 1967 and so too did young Sergeant Hagel arrive on the shores of Vietnam in 1967.  Say again:  1967.  Which was three years after the President of the United States had solemnly pledged in 1964 — make that repeatedly pledged — that American boys like McCain and Kerry and Hagel would never... repeat never... have to be there in the first place.

Can Hillary Clinton Survive Benghazi?  [B]y any normal standard Benghazi would be considered a career-ending debacle.  Four men, including one of her own ambassadors, were murdered on Hillary's watch, after they had pleaded with her State Department for better security.  The cable denying the ambassador's request for better protection went out over Hillary's signature.  That's just a formality! The Democrats say.  She knew nothing about it!

Hillary Spokesman Caught Lying About Hillary's Benghazi Terrorism Denial.  Hillary's spokesman appears to be denying that such a briefing even took place, which is stupid, as it would be easy enough to check, but then again we're dealing with Sir Edmund Hilary here.

The 25 Stupidest Liberal Quotes of the Last Decade.

Bad Lies.  We increasingly debate whether our leaders are incompetent or lying.  Unfortunately, we need not choose. [...] Is it possible to have a political discussion if truth is not a ground rule and a precondition?  And, when our leaders view truth only as a malleable tactic, should we engage with them?  The answer to the first question is obviously no.  Discussions, agreements and relationships cannot be based on lies.  The second question is more troubling.  If our leaders are arrogant, lazy and bad liars, what do we do?

Are media buying into 'phony scandal' claim?  Conservative leaders allege the media are trying to ignore the once high-profile scandals overshadowing the Obama administration, as President Obama and his aides aggressively push the claim that these controversies are "phony."  The "phony scandal" line was the unofficial talking point of the week in Washington.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made it his fallback retort from the podium — when asked about the president's new wave of speeches on the economy, Carney explained Obama was trying to refocus Washington away from "fake" controversies.

As a rule of thumb, the opinions of "celebrities" are usually less valuable than yours.
Bette Midler: Republicans 'Did Everything They Could to Ensure' We'd Lose World War II.  It's oftentimes amazing the absurd things Hollywood stars say.  On Wednesday [7/324/2013], Bette Midler actually tweeted, "GOP treats Mr. Obama the way they treated FDR in WWII.  They did everything they could to ensure an Allied loss".  Did she offer any evidence to support her absurd remark?  Of course not.

Lying in the Age of Obama.  The attorney general of the United States lied recently to Congress.  He said he knew of no citizen's communications that his department had monitored.  Lie!  In fact, Holder knew that his subordinates were targeting reporters.  He also did not tell the truth about the New Black Panthers case.  He had sworn that there was no political decision to drop the case.  Not true; the decision came from the top.  He again lied about the time frame in which he first learned of the Fast and Furious case.

Pelosi: Congress Must Uphold Oath to 'Protect and Defend' Constitution... by Passing Gun Control.  In a press release marking the one-year anniversary of the Aurora, Colorado shootings, the former Speaker of the House said:  "In Congress, there can be no more fitting memorial to the lives lost in Aurora, in Newtown, and across the country than a concerted effort to enact commonsense gun safety legislation.  "We must uphold our oath to 'protect and defend' the constitution and all Americans by expanding background checks and keeping dangerous firearms out of the wrong hands."

Hate Crimes Indeed.  We are forever being told by the left about how awful this country is for anyone who is not white.  Blacks are being gunned down in the streets by non-blacks.  Except they're not.  Muslims are being discriminated against wholesale, and are afraid to leave their homes.  Except they're not.  Gun owners are violent crazies bent on mass murder, except they're not.  Christians are trying to force their religion on us.  Except they're not.  Tea Party members are racists and violent.  I believe the Breitbart reward for evidence of the accusations of tea party racism remains unclaimed, even in this day of cell phone cameras and video.

Eliot Spitzer Wrote Column Entitled 'Why I Am Voting for Barack Obama,' Didn't Vote.  The [New York] Post points out that Spitzer could have simply mailed in an absentee ballot, and it does seem as if he'd deemed it important enough, Spitzer could have found a way to vote.

Elizabeth Warren's claim that the U.S. earns $51 billion in profits on student loans.  Who knew?  The federal government knows how to make a profit!  Or, as Warren twice said in arguing for a cut in interest rates on student loans:  "obscene profits."

The Criminal Profiling of Conservative White Males.  What does it say that Leftists seem to react to virtually every highly visible criminal act with the hope that the "perp" is a white guy or, even better, a conservative white guy?

In some cases, when a Leftist Democrat makes a statement, exactly the opposite is true.
Harry Reid: Insufficient Government Spending Hurts U.S. Economy.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a press release Friday that insufficient government spending, caused by Republican "austerity policies" is hurting the U.S. economy and preventing a quicker recovery.  "We need to continue advancing policies that spur growth and create jobs," Reid said.  "It's time for Republicans to let go of their failed austerity policies that weigh down our economy and prevent a speedier recovery.  We simply can't cut our way to prosperity."

Obama's Arab Spring Logic.  Obama is a community organizer by profession.  He knows all about organizing "spontaneous" demonstrations for the people's revolution.  The tricky thing is deciding who represents the real people. [...] How do you tell who's a real organic revolutionary to Obama?  Well, the more radical they are, the farther they want to go back to the Muslim Dark Ages, and the more leftover leftists like George Soros they have on board, the more "authentic" they are.  This is the same logic our vaunted media use to prove that Governor Sarah Palin is not a real woman and Justice Clarence Thomas is not a real black man.

Kerry Datelines Press Releases 'Washington, D.C.'.  John Kerry might be yachting in New England, but he's datelining press releases "Washington, D.C."

Bill Clinton Praises SCOTUS for Striking Down a Law that He Signed.  To me and in my humble opinion, Bill Clinton is the finest representative of the Democratic Party available.  His word is literally worthless in both the personal and professional spheres.  What he proudly signs into law today he will just as proudly denounce as bigoted and backward tomorrow if the politics have changed.  He has no principles outside of acquiring power for himself and his friends, and what he believes he can get away with today.

Neither Democratic or Republican cherry-picked findings will restore the public's trust.
Why the IRS Scandal Needs a Special Prosecutor.  Nearly six weeks ago, President Obama responded to an inspector general's report detailing the targeting, which had been long denied by the IRS. [...] The IG report was based on a cursory audit.  It was not a full-fledged investigation.  And yet Democrats disingenuously claimed that it exonerated the Obama administration and the president's re-election campaign from any involvement in IRS targeting.

The IRS's Best Friend in Congress.  Over the objections of Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) last week released online the full, 205-page transcript of an interview that committee investigators conducted with an IRS employee in Cincinnati named John Shafer.  Mr. Cummings explained that he was compelled to release the Shafer transcript because it explodes Mr. Issa's "conspiracy theories" — chiefly, that the White House played a role in the targeting of conservative groups, and that it was orchestrated out of IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C.  In fact, Mr. Issa has never said the former, and much that is known so far about the IRS scandal suggests that the Washington connection is substantial.

Rewriting history and 'Looking Backward'.  One thing that's incredibly tiresome about being a conservative is how people rewrite history so that they can pigeonhole you as a racist, a fascist or a dangerous radical.  The most common tactic is to claim that Republicans were the party of slavery and that they had opposed equal rights for blacks.  This is, of course, untrue, but in a culture that devalues history and inflates the value of punditry, truth is whatever is repeated often enough in a chain e-mail.

The left's outrage over the IRS turns to a plea to 'move on'
Moving a Washington scandal out of town.  The left is doing all that it can to keep the focus off Washington in this scandal.  The latest attempt came just days ago when Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, one of the top House Democrats leading the congressional probe of the IRS, made the proclamation that the "case is solved" — and that it's time for the nation to "move on."  This disturbing about-face by Mr. Cummings is a reflection of the Obama administration's desire to sweep this unconscionable abuse under the rug as quickly as possible.  His comments directly contradict what he had said just days earlier when he called for a "thorough investigation" to restore "truth and trust."

NSA can 'listen to U.S. phone calls' without a warrant, according to congressman.  The National Security Agency can listen to domestic phone calls without a warrant, according to a disclosure by Representative Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, made during a briefing to members of Congress last Thursday [6/13/2013].  Listening to phone calls without a warrant is illegal — but according to Mr Nadler, the NSA does not obtain a warrant to listen to calls.

Nadler Backtracks: NSA Does Need Court Order.  It turns out that the surveillance of Americans may be even more dangerous and unsupervised than had been heretofore acknowledged — but the powers that be aren't willing to admit it.  The National Security Agency (NSA) admitted in a secret briefing that its analysts can decide to listen to Americans' phone calls without legal authorization.  Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, revealed that during the briefing to members of Congress, the NSA allowed that phone calls could be monitored "simply based on an analyst deciding that."  This means low-ranking analysts may be listening to Americans willy-nilly.

More about domestic surveillance.

Democratic Convention Organizers Claim $500K of Lost Electronics.  The Democratic National Convention may be long over, but its organizers have not forgotten the almost half a million dollars worth of electronics they seem to have lost.  Organizers of the Charlotte, N.C., convention have filed a police report for lost and stolen electronics, some of which they appear to have valued at as much as 62 times the listed market prices.  A reportedly stolen 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop?  $75,537.  The price listed on the Apple website is $1,199.  A lost iPhone?  $30,503.  A lost Blackberry?  $54,250.

Our Enemy Inside the Gates.  If you think the Benghazi cover-up is a classic case of desperate political back-pedaling, official lies and semi-lies, face-saving, and walking away from reality, that episode is merely a miniature of the colossal con pulled on the whole country by Roosevelt and his minions from 1933 onward.

Obama's Bodyguard of Lies.  President Obama and his people deserve at least one accolade:  they have perfected lying into an art form.  Is anyone in Obama's closest orbit a truth-teller?

Eric Holder's Long History Of Lying To Congress.  Before he lied to Congress while under oath about what he knew about targeting reporters, he lied about Fast and Furious.  As early as the New Black Panthers case, Eric Holder had a problem with the truth.

Some Democrats will say anything to keep the IRS from being scrutinized.
How Many Things Can Jim McDermott Get Wrong in Five Minutes?  Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) attacked victims of IRS targeting at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today [6/5/2013], saying that it was their fault they were targeted because they applied for tax-exempt status.

A Gender-Neutral Army.  Political language exists to destroy meaning and to make unpopular policies seem popular by associating them with the very opposite of what they are.  Taxes are opportunities.  Spending is stimulus.  Amnesty is reform.  The left is as good at language as it is bad at governing.  It can't change reality, but it excels at changing the description of reality.  Common sense is the enemy of the left and the left defeats common sense by corrupting language so that nothing makes sense and common sense can never come into play.

Dem VA Gov Candidate McAuliffe: My Dad Died Because of Bush.  George W. Bush has been blamed by the left for everything from hurricanes to the IRS targeting conservative non-profits.  But now, it turns out that former Democratic National Committee head and current Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe blames Bush for his dad dying.  Really.  In an interview in May 2001, McAuliffe said that his father, Jack, died because "he could not go into a new year knowing that a Republican was actually moving into the White House."

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It is hard to believe anyone takes politics seriously enough to give up his life rather than enter a new year with political opponents in charge.  In other words, the anecdote sounds like a fabrication.  Show me the autopsy report that lists "politics" as the cause of death.  But even if the story is true, people whose lives are shortened primarily by political arguments are those who probably wouldn't enjoy a long life anyway.

Pelosi: GOP focusing on Bengazi, AP and IRS because Obama 'is a great president'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., charged Republicans with "exploiting" the questions surrounding the Benghazi talking points, the AP phone records seizure and the IRS scandal to attack President Obama because "they fear" his agenda and eloquence.

House Democrats Dismiss Existence Of Obama Scandals.  Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly refuses to use the word "scandal."  After two weeks of brutal news cycles — with frenzied Republicans and a hyped up press corps aggressively covering every inch of three controversies surrounding the Obama administration — Connolly insists this too, shall pass.

Dems accuse GOP of 'making up scandals out of thin air'.  The Democratic National Committee is accusing the GOP of "making up so-called 'scandals' out of thin air."  In an email to supporters, DNC Spokesman Brad Woodhouse writes that Republicans' accusations of scandal aren't legitimate — a claim that's sure to draw howls from the right.

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Obama's scandals are very real and they are numerous:  [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

A Brief History of Slimy Dem Snoops and Dumpster Divers.  It's always the "low-level" peon's fault, isn't it?  When Democrats get caught red-handed abusing government powers and bullying their political enemies small and large, nobody at the top knows nuttin'. [...] While they pretend to champion privacy rights, top left-wing operatives have routinely ransacked and plundered through the private documents and personal records of conservative groups, business owners and public figures.  Through it all, those on the right standing against government tyranny have refused to stand down.

The Only Question That Matters.  Once you understand that the radical Left's stated reasons for any given program or legislative initiative are entirely bogus, and that the corrective mechanism they propose has absolutely nothing to do with the putative social ill they purport to address, we are left with one simple question:  Why?  Why was the legislatively unconstitutional seizure of one-sixth of the U.S. economy in the name of "reform" really necessary?  Not a single honest argument in favor of it came from the likes of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, or Harry Reid at the time and a not a single honest argument in favor of it has been made since.

Fact-checkers rip Obama group's claim on climate change 'hoax' vote.  A recent video from a President Obama-aligned group is under fire from fact-checkers for claiming hundreds of House members voted to call climate change a "hoax" — namely, because they didn't.  The video from Organizing for Action cleverly splices together quotes from Republican climate change skeptics while building up to the factoid about the vote, which was on an amendment to a broader bill in 2011.  The video then includes the following text:  "Number of House members who voted in 2011 that climate change was a 'hoax': 240."  The amendment, though, did not include the word hoax, and the circumstances of the vote were far more complicated than the video portrayed.

Dick Durbin At May Day Immigration Rally: Communists? What Communists.  On Wednesday [5/1/2013], Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined nearly two thousand trade unionists, open communists, socialists, anarchists and illegal aliens at Chicago's May Day march and rally.

Insane 'Asylum'.  In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon killing spree by foreign-born jihadists, see-no-evil bureaucrats in Washington are stubbornly defending America's lax asylum policies.  DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Tuesday [4/23/2013] that the screening process is rigorous, effective, and extensive.  These people can't handle the truth.  Or tell it.

Snortworthy Myth: 'Conservative' Media Almost as Culpable as Broadcast Networks in Ignoring Gosnell Trial.  Through Monday evening, April 8, the Media Research Center's Matt Philbin noted that Gosnell's trial "has received exactly zero seconds of airtime on the broadcast networks."  In a pathetic attempt at a response on Friday, Salon's Alex Seitz-Wald and several others are trying to claim that "conservative" outlets have also virtually ignored the trial.

We need an IQ test for politicians.  The debacle over New York's rushed-through gun bill is one example of what happens when enthusiasm meets stupid.  But another is to be found in Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), who supports a ban on full-capacity magazines without understanding what a magazine actually is.

Liberals accomplish massive changes through innocuous incremental steps.  Note the steps:
  •   Ask for more than you know you can achieve.  In fact, ask for something you don't even want.  Then everyone will be focused more on that than on your real goal.
  •   Use all media and educational tools to inculcate your view in the public and low-information voters.
  •   Develop your own lexicon, redefine words, and then keep pounding those words into the psyche each time you speak.
  •   Attack your opponents not on logic or facts, but by name-calling and emotion, and accuse them of being "obstructionist."
  •   When you concede, always be sure you've moved the marker a little farther toward your goal.
  •   Reset the measures so that the new position is now considered "normal," which makes it impossible for anyone to argue against or reverse.

Harry Reid Won 'Whopper Of The Week' For $2.5 Trillion Deficit Reduction Claim.  During a speech on the Senate floor last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid falsely claimed that the Democrats have reduced the budget deficit by $2.5 trillion.  It's such a gross lie it's almost laughable, and earned Reid the "Whopper of the Week" award from The Washington Guardian.

Harry Reid falsely claims the government has cut the deficit by $2.5 trillion.  It's politically fashionable now to say you've helped reduce the nation's debt.  And at nearly $1 trillion annually, there's a lot of debt to be reduced.  But during a speech this week on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed that over the past two years the government has reduced the deficit by $2.5 trillion — almost double the amount the deficit is right now.  "In the last two years we have reduced the deficit by $2.5 trillion," he said.

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This shows how comfortable the Democrats have become with the word trillion.

Universal Background Checks: the Liberal Holy Grail.  The goals of the left have always been shrouded in deception and misrepresentation.  Hide your true agenda behind a deceitful argument and then, after grabbing power, do what you really meant to do all along.  That is what Hitler, Lenin, Mao, Castro and Obama have all done.  By controlling the terms of the discussion, the left controls the argument.  Actual Assault Rifles are not sold to the general public.  The left invented the term "assault-style rifles" and the next thing you know assault-style rifles become assault rifles.

Rangel Fibs: Democrat claims 'millions' of kids being 'shot down by assault weapons'.  During an appearance on MSNBC this morning [3/21/2013], Congressman Charlie Rangel was asked what he thought about the assault weapons ban being dropped from Senate bill.  Rangel blamed the defeat on politics and money and then made the extraordinary claim that "millions of kids" are dying because they are "being shot down by assault weapons."

Waxman on Keystone: 'We Don't Need this Dirty Oil'.  Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) — the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee — said that America does not need the "dirty oil" that would be imported through the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, which received long-awaited favorable environmental review from the U.S. government.  "We don't need this dirty oil.  To stop climate change and the destructive storms, droughts, floods, and wildfires that we are already experiencing, we should be investing in clean energy, not building a pipeline that will speed the exploitation of Canada's highly polluting tar sands," Waxman said in a statement on Friday responding to the government's analysis.

Nancy Pelosi: 'I Don't Think Obama Has Ever Done Anything for Political Reasons'.  House Minority Leader Nancy raised some eyebrows and got a few laughs when she said this of President Obama:  "I don't think he's ever done anything for political reasons [...] This has been a president as bipartisan as any that I've seen."

Nancy Pelosi: Obama Has Never Done Anything For Political Reasons.  [Video clip]

Rep. Conyers: 'The Debt Is Not Endangering Us a Bit ... We Don't Think There's a Problem'.  Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Thursday [3/14/2013] that the nation's current debt of $16.7 trillion is "not endangering" the country, adding that "some debt is not a bad idea" and that he and other congressional Democrats "don't think there's a problem."  Conyers and other liberal Democrats spoke at a Capitol Hill press conference about their initiative to compel Congress to cancel the across-the-board budget cuts (sequester) of $1.2 trillion over 10 years, which actually are reductions in the rate of increase in federal spending and amount to $44 billion for this year.

Pelosi: 'Tax Cuts Are Spending'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said today that the government must cut spending, and then explained that:  "Tax cuts are spending."  "Our whole budget is what $3.5 trillion," Pelosi said at a Capitol Hill press conference.  "So, when we talk about reducing spending, we certainly must, and we certainly have — $1.6 trillion in the previous Congress, $1.2 [sic] of it in the Budget Control Act.

Maxine Waters: Sequester Could Cause '170 Million Jobs' to Be Lost.  Maxine Waters (D., Calif.), in an attempt to outdo President Obama's claims that even minor cuts will bring the republic's long run to an ignominious end, warned today that the sequester could cause "over 170 million jobs" to be lost.

White House's false sequester claims prompt media pushback.  The White House's media management team will be in the public spotlight this week following a series of days in which it leveraged the media to distribute what turned out to be misleading or false information.  President Barack Obama told reporters that Capitol Hill workers were facing pay cuts as a result of the looming budget sequester.  Education Secretary Arne Duncan cited the same cause when he incorrectly claimed that a school district was already laying off teachers.  And White House spokesman Jay Carney understated by a factor of 10 the number of illegal immigrants administration officials released in a bid to lower the cost of housing inmates in immigration detention facilities.

Reich: Tea Party 'Conspiracy to Undermine the Government of the United States'.  Democrats and the media have accused Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) of "McCarthyism" merely for posing tough questions to and about Chuck Hagel during the latter's confirmation as Secretary of Defense.  Yet a recent column by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich reveals who the real McCarthyites are in U.S. politics today, as Reich likens the Tea Party to a conspiracy "to undermine the government of the United States."

What Rush Limbaugh Didn't Say.  [Scroll down]  How pray tell could Congress have even allowed tax cheats like Tim Geithner and Charlie Rangel to be respectively Secretary of the Treasurer and Chair of the Ways and Means Committee?  How on earth could a bill drafted by a man in prison (Robert Creamer) have passed without anyone reading its over 2,000 pager?  Nancy Pelosi insisted that we had to pass it to learn what was in it and now that we know Obamacare is a disaster; everyone who voted for it (like Rep. Engel, D-NY) is surprised.

Democratic congressman says 'no additional enforcement' needed on Southwest border.  Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke told The Daily Caller that "no additional enforcement" is needed on the Southwest border, despite the U.S.-Mexico border remaining the "primary gateway" for moving illegal drugs into the U.S.

Teacher pink slips claim by Duncan not backed by evidence.  The descriptions of the post-sequester landscape that have been coming out of the Obama Administration have been alarming, specific — and, in at least some cases, hyped.

Defense: Mayor didn't know salary was illegal.  The unschooled and illiterate former mayor of the scandal-ridden suburban city of Bell [California] had no training that would have alerted him that his huge salary was illegal, his lawyer told a jury in closing arguments.

Mayor of small city was 'too stupid and uneducated' to know his $100k salary was illegal, his lawyer argues.  The former mayor of Bell, California, was too stupid and uneducated to know his $100,000 salary for the part-time city job was illegal, his lawyer argued today.  Oscar Hernandez is illiterate, has no high school degree and didn't even finish elementary school, defense attorney Stanley Friedmand told jurors.

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If all this were true, it seems like his political opponents would have discovered this already, and would have used it against him.

Heads in the Sand (or somewhere else).  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) today [2/14/2013] became the latest in a growing list of Democrats who claim that the federal government does not have a spending problem.  It is not clear where their heads are located, but surely these members of Congress are either being deliberately obtuse or operating on a set of assumptions from some parallel universe.

Pro-Obama election flyer marked with NAACP seal featured Klan, lynching imagery.  A presidential election flier disseminated in North Carolina and marked with a seal for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) featured Ku Klux Klan and lynching imagery as part of its presentation urging voters to head to the polls.  Another pro-Obama flier in North Carolina informed African-American voters that Mitt Romney would relegate them to "picking cotton" if elected president.

9 Phony Martyrs of the Left.  Every religion has its martyrs, and so it is with the American Left.  Myths have been built around myriad "wronged" radicals/communists and endless ink spilled about the injustice of their fate.

Rep. Corrine Brown: 'Don't Confuse Me With Any Facts'.  As part of a discussion with voters about Obamacare funding, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) told one man, "Don't confuse me with any facts."  "This is part of the problem," Brown told an audience member who had asked about the billions of dollars cut from Medicare under the Affordable Health Care Act.

Bless her heart...
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Claims to be a 'Freed Slave,' Opposes All Government Spending Cuts.  Our Houston dynamo's understanding of economics, and history, needs a little work.  "I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together.  Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?"  Congress didn't "come together" to free the slaves.  Southern members of Jackson Lee's Democratic Party seceded from the union to preserve slavery, triggering a civil war.  Republican President Abe Lincoln freed the slaves, in whose number Lee never numbered as she was born nearly a century too late, via the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

Nancy Pelosi To Fox News Sunday: It's A 'False Argument To Say We Have A Spending Problem'.  On Fox News Sunday [2/10/2013], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told Fox News Channel anchor Chris Wallace that the ongoing debate about a balanced approach to deficit reduction should not place undue emphasis on spending cuts.  She said that it is "almost a false argument" to say that Washington has a "spending problem."  Pelosi noted that there have been "plenty of spending cuts," and budgetary priorities like education and food safety must be protected.

The president is lying about Benghazi.  President Obama's disregard for the truth has made Bill Clinton seem like a novice.  His statements are always riddled with inconsistency.  Many could easily have been dissected with a curious media, but that hasn't happen.  Very few people can lie as well.

Fake but accurate:
Newtown children's choir is revealed to have no connection to Sandy Hook.  Organisers of a Newtown children's choir that has appeared on Good Morning America are facing accusations they have misled the public — as the group has no formal connection to Sandy Hook.  While the Newtown Music Project features a handful of children from the school, it is organised independently and led by a teacher who quit her job at a Newtown high school after she was accused of theft.

The Myth About Democrat Voter Suppression In the 2012 Elections.  Democratic media and talking points do not disclose that 2012 wait times were slightly shorter than in 2008, there were no significant differences in wait times by party identification, voters were satisfied with the voting process, and expressed considerable support for voter IDs.  The 2012 election was much the same as 2008 but without the same Democrat gnashing of teeth over voter suppression.

Dem leader Reid: 'We are in a recovery'.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday said the American economy is "in a recovery" despite the decline in the nation's gross domestic product (GDP).  Reid made the remark after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blamed the White House for the unexpected contraction in the economy.

Dem. Senator: Washington's Spending Problem Exists Only on Fox News.  "I am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control, despite what you hear on Fox News," said [Democrat senator Mary] Landrieu.

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Man, I wish he had blamed akdart.com instead of Fox News!

NJ Democrats plan an end run around the First Amendment and Citizens United decision.  New Jersey Democrats are selling "transparency."  Sometimes.  Mostly when it comes to corporate political donations to candidates and causes they don't like.  So they've concocted a scheme which would force all businesses in the state to report their political donations to the government.

Obama's Not a "Liberal" — He's a Communist.  Let's get the terminology right.  The fact of the matter is, the entire Democrat party today is Communist/Marxist/Socialist/Collectivist/Statist.  There are no more conservative or moderate Democrats.  They all support the big government collectivist agenda — and they're all willing to lie, cheat and steal in order to maintain it. [...] Communists are liars.  Obama will lie right to our faces and not feel a second of shame because the ends justify the means.

Democrats Vilify Guns, Own Stock in Gun Companies.  Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), for example, is a proponent of an "assault weapons" ban, who in the meantime is enjoying the money her husband makes off a $50,000 investment in the Vanguard Small Cap Growth Index fund.  As of Jan. 18, that fund included 219,918 shares of stock in Ruger Firearms.  Meanwhile, Senator Clair McCaskill (D-MO) has approximately $100,000 in the iShare Russell 2000 Growth Index.  That fund held 254,290 shares of stock in Ruger Firearms as of Jan. 18, along with shares of Smith & Wesson as well.

Why Does the Anti-Gun Camp Need to Lie?  The Brady Campaign has a long track record of using distorted statistics to deceive the American people, including well-meaning donors of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt money.  Consider, for example, the Brady Campaign's statement that a firearm in the home is 43 times as likely to kill a family member as a violent criminal.  The Brady Campaign, therefore, wants us to believe that gun owners shoot family members in fits of rage, when the truth is very different.

Reid: Sandy Was Much Worse Than Katrina, You Know.  Whether he's publicly recapitulating the hallucinations of an imaginary friend, or wrongly assuring the public that various government programs are "fully funded," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tends to struggle with the truth.

Reid: Hurricane Katrina Was 'Nothing in Comparison' to Sandy.  Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader, said today on the Senate floor that Hurricane Katrina was "nothing in comparison" to Hurricane Sandy. [...] Nearly 1,500 died because of Katrina.  About 110 died because of Sandy.

Louisiana Sen. Vitter rips Reid for Katrina comments.  Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter ripped Majority Leader Harry Reid for suggesting the damage from Hurricane Katrina was "nothing" compared with the damage from Superstorm Sandy.

Update:
Reid says he misspoke in suggesting Hurricane Sandy was worse than Katrina.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that he "simply misspoke," when he said Friday [1/4/2013] that Hurricane Katrina was "nothing in comparison to what happened to the people in New York and New Jersey" from Hurricane Sandy.

Pelosi defends decision to alter congressional class photo.  The Democratic women of the 113th Congress had gathered on the Capitol steps Thursday [1/3/2013] for a picture, snapped by The Associated Press, marking the start of the session.  Four lawmakers, though, were late to the shoot.  So Pelosi's office added their faces after the fact — then emailed that image around to reporters and posted it on her Flickr page.

Best Dog Whistles of 2012.  "Affirmative action" usually means racial or gender quotas.  "Revenue" usually means taxes.  Calling "addiction" sickness is a dog whistle that allows drunks and addicts to think they are ill, not irresponsible.  Glaucoma treatment has become a dog whistle for legalizing pot.  "Title IX" is a dog whistle that signals football and basketball to carry all those sports that don't pay their own way — or subsidize sports that nobody wants to watch anyway.

Sheila Jackson Lee: Entitlements Off The Table, They Are "Earned".  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX):  "There is no way, Mr. Speaker, that we should raise the eligibility age for Medicare, that we should not think carefully about how we approach the reform of Medicaid.  And that we don't the American people that Social Security is solvent. [..."]

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If you are entitled to receive something, it isn't necessary to earn it.

Federal Entitlements Prevent U.S. From Being Third World Country, Lawmaker Says.  Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) chided Republican efforts to reform entitlements during a floor speech Tuesday [12/4/2012], saying certain federal programs prevent the United States from being a third world country.

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Exactly the opposite is true, of course.  Massive spending on unconstitutional payments to individuals is building the national debt at an (apparently) uncontrollable rate.

Fact check: Federal government had $237 billion surplus in 2000.

Jackson Lee Claims $5.6 Trillion Surplus Following Clinton Admin.  Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) claimed that the United States had a $5.6 trillion surplus at the end of the Clinton administration Tuesday.

Jackson Lee: 'Who Wants to Make a Fuss About Social Security When It's Solvent?'  Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D.-Texas) said last week that Republicans are being "frivolous" when they talk about reforming Social Security as a means of fixing the federal government's fiscal problems because Social Security is "solvent."  According to Social Security's trustees, the program has operated in the red in each of the last two years.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee: It's Not 'Tradition' to Call It a Christmas Tree.  Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I-R.I.) told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that his administration calls the decorated evergreen tree erected in the Rhode Island State House in December a "holiday tree" — rather than a "Christmas tree" — because that is what the tree is traditionally called.

Dems Say Social Security Doesn't Add to Deficit.  Congressional Democrats say they aren't willing to consider changes in Social Security in order to avoid the "fiscal cliff."  On Sunday, November 25, 2012, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), on ABC's This Week, said, "Social Security does not add one penny to the deficit.  Not a penny.  It's a separate funded operation, and we can do things that I believe we should now, smaller things, played out over the long term that gives it solvency."  Durbin also said that Social Security needs only a few minor tweaks, but no major reforms to ensure its long-term solvency.

Was the 2012 Election Stolen?  [Scroll down]  Remember, the Democrats have been honing this act for many, many years.  And vote fraud is Democrat domain.  Liberals are the situational-values set, people who for years insisted that right and wrong is relative and that if it feels good, do it.  And what feels good to them at election time is stealing votes to win — and they do it.  They relish it, in fact.

Clinton: Who wants a dishonest president?  Former President Bill Clinton branded GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney a serial liar at a Philadelphia campaign event yesterday [11/5/2012], criticizing Romney's ad that misleadingly implied Chrysler was shifting Jeep production to China. [...] When the crowd laughed in response, Clinton noted, "You're laughing, but who wants a president who will knowingly, repeatedly tell you something he knows is not true?"

Massachusetts Mayor Bans the Word 'Illegal' for Illegal Immigrants.  The mayor of Somerville, Mass., has banned the use of the term "illegals" when referring to illegal aliens.  Mayor and Alderman Joe Curtatone announced the new policy at a local board meeting last week, according to the Somerville Journal.

Spinning Polls, Obama Campaign Gets Testy with Reporters.  [Scroll down]  Breathlessly, and angrily, Messina raced through a jumble of talking points, claiming that Romney is doing poorly even in places where the RealClearPolitics averages of polls show Romney building a comfortable lead, such as North Carolina, where Obama has not scheduled further visits for the duration of the campaign.

Lying From Behind on Libya.  Back in March 2011, when Obama started lobbing missiles at Libya, liberals assured us that we were NOT at war.  Instead the administration described it as time-limited, scope-limited, kinetic military activity — which is just another made up phrase that liberals use to remind us that they are the people Orwell warned us about.

Media Estimate 18,000 in Not-Quite-Full 5,000-Seat Arena for Obama in Wisconsin.  President Barack Obama is having trouble drawing large crowds on the campaign trail.  At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, his campaign was forced to move his acceptance speech from the 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium to the 20,000 Time Warner Cable Arena, citing weather as the excuse.  But the media are always eager to help — for example, putting 18,000 people inside a 5,000-seat arena at an Obama event in Milwaukee on Saturday [9/22/2012].

Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett was source for inflated Obama crowd numbers in Wisconsin.  As Breitbart's Joel Pollack investigates, both The Wall Street Journal and Politico reported that President Obama's Saturday [9/22/2012] rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin drew a crowd of 18,000 supporters.  That's at least a bit odd, since the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reported that the President was speaking at a 5,000-seat arena.  The report added that "thousands more who sat in bleachers and stood on the pavement," but made no mention of the abnormally large 18,000 estimate.

Trifecta: Politico, WSJ and AP Report Obama Crowd in Wis. of About 5,000 as 18,000.  Saturday [9/22/2012], Joel Pollak at Breitbart's Big Journalism observed that President Obama is having some trouble drawing big crowds these days, and that the national press is exaggerating the turnout at his events.  He specifically cited the situation this weekend where Politico and the Wall Street Journal claimed there were "18,000 people inside a 5,000-seat arena at an Obama event in Milwaukee on Saturday."  I looked at the Associated Press's national site, and the AP did the same thing, while adding that the crowd with the made-up size was "the largest yet of Obama's reelection campaign."  Really.

More about sparse crowds at Obama appearances.

Quayle on Fast and Furious report: Holder 'lied to my face' during House testimony.  Arizona Republican Rep. Ben Quayle told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder gave him false testimony under oath about Operation Fast and Furious wiretap application documents during a June 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing.  Quayle said the Department of Justice's inspector general report proves that Holder lied to him while under oath during the hearing.

Pelosi says GOP has 'nerve' to ask if Americans are better off under Obama.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blasted Republicans on Friday afternoon [9/21/2012] for continuing to assert that Americans are not better off under President Obama's administration, and said every economic indicator shows that the country is in a much better spot today than it was four years ago.  "The Republicans have the nerve to pose that question, when if you look back to four years ago this very week ... you would know that we are indeed fundamentally and unquestionably better off as a country today," Pelosi said on the House floor.

Streisand: 'Obama More Fiscally Conservative Than Any Other President in Recent History Except Clinton'.  "Compared to George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, Obama has been more fiscally conservative than any other president in recent history, with the exception of President Bill Clinton."  Despite over $5 trillion in new debt created by the 44th president, so hysterically wrote Barbra Streisand at the Huffington Post Tuesday [9/18/2012].

Inarticulate Republicans Let Democrats Get Away With Lies.  The net result is that articulate Democrats can get away with the biggest lies, without any serious rebuttal from most Republicans.  I have not heard any Republican official or candidate even try to answer a standard claim of the Democrats, that "deregulation" is the reason the housing market went haywire and brought down the economy.  Therefore, according to the Democrats, Republicans who want to restore a free market are just trying to "go back to the same policies that got us into this mess in the first place."

Sebelius violated Hatch Act, agency finds.  Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated the federal law prohibiting federal employees from partisan activities, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) reported Wednesday [9/12/2012].  "OSC concluded that Secretary Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made extemporaneous partisan remarks in a speech delivered in her official capacity on February 25, 2012," the office said in its report.  The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from trying to influence the outcome of an election while using their official authority or using their official title or when speaking about agency business.

Office of Special Counsel Says HHS Secretary Violated Hatch Act.  President Obama was notified today by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel that one of his key Cabinet officials violated the Hatch Act, the law that restricts the political activity of anyone employed or holding office in the Executive Branch except for the President and Vice President.  Carolyn Lerner, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel concluded that Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she served as the Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker at the February 25, 2012 gala for the pro-gay rights Human Rights Campaign in Charlotte, North Carolina.

OSC report: Sebelius violated Hatch Act.  HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits certain political activity, when she made "extemporaneous partisan remarks" during a speech in her official capacity earlier this year, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Wednesday.  The office sent an official report outlining the rare Hatch Act violation and Sebelius's response to President Barack Obama.

Sebelius' unhealthy campaigning.  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius — the person most responsible for implementing the Frankenstein monster called ObamaCare — seems to have serious difficulty following federal law herself.  The Office of Special Counsel — an independent investigative and prosecutorial agency overseeing federal employees — has determined that Sebelius violated the Hatch Act, which bars on-duty government employees from engaging in politics.

CNN Confronts DWS Over Oren Lie.  CNN's Don Lemon took on the unenviable — and apparently impossible — task of trying to wrench a truthful comment out of Debbie Wasserman Schultz last night.  Lemon played DWS audio of her comments about Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, which contradicted her claim that the Washington Examiner's Phil Klein misquoted her.  Even faced with her own recorded words, DWS continued to insist that Klein misquoted her.

Sitzkrieg and Dezinformatsiya.  Like the ineffable Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Baghdad Bob of the DNC, who has mastered the dark art of looking you straight in the eye and lying right to your face, the media has simply declared the verdict they wanted to reach all along.

The Democratic National Convention: A Fairy Tale.  If stretching and distorting truth paves the way to political victory, then the 2012 Democratic National Convention was a stirring success.

'Occupy' terrorists now called 'radical right' by Southern Poverty Law Center.  Did you know that the Occupy Movement is actually a part of the "radical right"?  The movement, which received favorable comments from the commanding heights of the American left — President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, the New York Times, and MSNBC — has now shown itself to include very violent elements, including actual terrorists, who began a bomb plot in Cleveland, only to be apprehended before carrying out their program of terror.

Obama's Big Lie Campaign.  How else do you run on a record that includes the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, falling incomes, low-paying jobs and little hope of a brighter future?  You trot out dozens of speakers at the week's Democratic Convention, culminating with Bill Clinton, to repeat untruths that would make George Orwell proud.

Biden, Obamas tell health care tall tales at Charlotte convention.  Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama all told a story during the Democratic National Convention about battles the president's mother waged with health care companies as she fought a terminal illness in 1995.  But the version of events presented Thursday night differs dramatically from others, including those of at least two biographers and Obama's own previous account.

Obama takes us backward in the worst speech of his career.  The Democratic National Convention was such a tedious flop that the third night was all reruns.  It was like watching a "clip show" episode of an old sitcom.  Yet another failed governor, Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, rolled onstage to yell class-warfare bromides at the audience.  Like every other befuddled Democrat speaker, Granholm appears to be under the mistaken impression that General Motors did not go bankrupt, and that our $30 billion taxpayer loss was actually some sort of profitable investment.  The combined ignorance and dishonesty of these people explains a lot about our current economic malaise.

Source: Obama Saw Platform Language Prior to Convention.  The Democratic National Convention, reeling from today's chaotic fiasco surrounding the reinsertion of pro-Israel, pro-God language into the party platform, has announced that President Obama personally intervened to ensure that that language was revived.  But Politico is now reporting that President Obama approved the original, Jerusalem-less, Hamas-less language less than a fortnight ago.  He didn't try to change the platform "until after Republicans jumped on the omissions of God and Jerusalem late Wednesday."

Congresswoman Blames Dutch for Brooklyn-Based Slavery in 1898.  After some confusion about the specifics of time travel, U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke told Stephen Colbert last night [9/4/2012] that if she could go back to her Brooklyn district in 1898, she would tell those Brooklynites, "Set me free!"  When Colbert asked innocently, "From?" Clarke said, "Slavery," perhaps confusing her major U.S. history dates.  "Slavery.  Really?  I didn't realize there was slavery in Brooklyn in 1898," Colbert replied, giving her a chance.  But nope:  "I'm pretty sure there was."  (There wasn't.)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz had a bad week.  The acerbic Democratic National Committee chairwoman with the grating voice has been on a dizzying downward slide.  Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, DWS has been parlaying her petty partisanship to anyone who sticks a microphone in her face.  And she'll say anything — doesn't matter if it's true or not.  It all started with a flat-out, bald-faced lie.

Will Debbie Be Dumped?  Are there no consequences for lying?  Even on national television?

Media Fail to Fact-Check Michelle's Speech.  The basic premise of Mrs. Obama's speech — that she and her husband had struggled economically like so many other Americans — is false.  Not only did they enjoy many advantages that others do not, but CNS News reports that Barack Obama inherited half a million dollars in stock from his grandmother, a bank vice president who Michelle misleadingly cited as a victim of gender discrimination.  These fibs are not new for the Obama camp.

NBC's Chuck Todd Follows Obama's 'Bank of America' Talking Points.  One of the funniest and most revealing things coming out of the upcoming Democratic convention is how Democrats will NewSpeak the name of the very place the convention is being held. [...] Democrats changing the language, facts, and calling something it's not is a time-honored tradition.

Where are Milwaukee's "missing" black voters?  Are 60% of Milwaukee's black voters from 2008 missing?  That's what a study from the New Organizing Institute claims, which estimates that as many as 160,000 black voters in the city from the last presidential election can no longer be found. [...] Simply put, this is an absurd conclusion to reach.  It starts with an assumption that the "voter file" used in this search was accurate, both in identifying African-American voters and in identifying legitimate registrations.  It ends with the assumption that a voter who no longer lives in the same place in 2012 that he or she did in 2008 is somehow "missing."

MSNBC's Chris Matthews claims to live in 'black majority' DC, but actually lives in Md. suburbs.  MSNBC host Chris Matthews might have exaggerated his abilities to hear dog-whistle racism at this week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Newsbusters' Jack Coleman noted.  During Tuesday night's [8/28/2012] coverage, Matthews made the case that he is well-positioned to judge racial issues because of where he lives, after having repeatedly insinuated that Republican figures are racist.

WaPo's Glenn Kessler Has Fact-Checking Tantrum Over 'You Didn't Build That'.  Glenn Kessler is The Washington Post's laughably biased fact checker, and when you think of Kessler, remember this — remember the "fact" checker who called Romney a liar for saying a president who didn't go to Israel didn't go to Israel.  This guy is utterly shameless, and this morning he's having a full-blown tantrum.

Teachers Union Claims Black School Choice Group Supports KKK.  A major state-level teachers union accused a group promoting school choice for African-American families of supporting the notorious white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan in a series of statements on Thursday [8/30/2012].  The Louisiana Federation of Teachers accused the Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) of advancing a "pro-KKK agenda," in the words of one tweet sent from the union's official Twitter account.  Another claimed that the group "endorses teaching that the KKK is good."

MN Supreme Court smacks down Secretary of State over marriage amendment, voter-ID ballot titles.  In November, Minnesota voters will choose whether to add a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman — exactly as it is currently defined by statute now.  The legislature passed the bill adding the referendum in order to keep judges in the state from overriding the statute, as has been done in other states, and allowing only the democratic avenues of constitutional amendments as a means to change the definition.  The legislature provided a specific title for the ballot measure, "Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman," and oddly expected Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to use that title.  Instead, Ritchie changed the title to the deceptive "Limiting the Status of Marriage to Opposite Sex Couples."  He did the same to the voter-ID constitutional referendum that will also appear on the ballot.

Mark Brown Declares Obama is not a Chicago Politician.  In a curious column the Sun-Time [sic] Mark Brown denies that President Obama has much to do with Chicago Politics.  Curious because the preponderance of evidence that Brown offers is that President Obama is a typical Chicago politician, working in league with donors and other politicians to fleece their consituents and taxpayers. [...] If being Emil Jones point man in Springfield, married to the daughter of a Precinct Committeman/water department employee, and having David Axelrod as a constant flack for many years doesn't qualify you as a Chicago politician, just what does?

Evan Thomas: 'It Would Be Better If Energy Prices Went Up'.  "It would be better if energy prices went up."  So amazingly said Politico's Evan Thomas on PBS's Inside Washington Friday [8/24/2012]. [...] "No matter how much we drill, it's not going to have a big impact on energy prices."

Obama's 'Republican' Woman a Registered Democrat.  One of Barack Obama's recent ads for his re-election campaign purports to feature Republican women who have turned away from the GOP to support Obama/Biden.  But, as it turns out, one of the women in the ad is not so "Republican."

Republican Women For Obama?  It happens all the time in talk radio:  a caller will say that he is a lifelong Republican, and will recall fondly how he voted for Ronald Reagan.  Then he says that today's Republicans have gone too far, and for the first time ever he is voting for a Democrat!  These callers are nearly always lying.  If you look them up, you likely will find that they are Democratic Party precinct chairmen.  The Obama campaign is trying to perpetrate the same deception.

Democrat Women for Romney.  The Democrats have just released an ad called "Republican Women for Obama", in which a handful of women explain that they've voted Republican their entire lives until this Mitt Romney fellow came along and they decided he was just way too extreme.  Also, they're shocked to discover, after voting Republican non-stop for the last 40 years, that apparently the GOP is opposed to abortion.  Who knew?

More about the many ways the Obama team manipulates the media.

The Biggest Myth of 2012.  I don't know whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will win on November 6, but I do know what the MSNBC talking heads will say in the event that Obama loses.  They will say that Republican billionaires bought the election; that Republican legislators suppressed the minority vote through onerous photo identification requirements; and that Romney frightened white working class voters into thinking Obama favored minorities over other groups.  They will say the 2010 Citizens United decision allowed Republican billionaires to inject undisclosed "dark money" into American politics, and Democrats could not compete because they had no financial interest at stake, no Charles Koch or Sheldon Adelson of their own.

Liberal Radio Hosts Shameless.  As easy as it might be to forget them in the cobwebs of the AM radio dial, the liberal pretenders to the Rush Limbaugh throne are still broadcasting, and they're often utterly, shamelessly ridiculous.  Case in point:  Even Al Sharpton lamely used his radio show to defend Joe Biden's anti-Republican "they want to put y'all in chains" race baiting in front of a black audience.  Another case in point:  Liberal radio hosts adore Harry Reid for making utterly unsubstantiated ugly charges that Mitt Romney evaded taxes for a decade.

Bloomberg: 'Nobody Has Come Across the [U.S.-Mexico] Border in a Long Time'.  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last week that "nobody" had illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in a "long time."  He also advised that it would be easier for those wishing to illegally immigrate to the United States to simply buy a ticket to fly here and then overstay their visa.

FLOTUS: Obamacare keeps women from dying of cancer, but GOP would repeal it.  Who knew that cancer would emerge as a leitmotif of the Obama campaign?  First Lady Michelle Obama is the latest to invoke cancer on the campaign trail, but she did so to tout Obamacare rather than attack Mitt Romney directly.

Actually, It Was Obama Who 'Redefined Rape' In January 2012.  The Obama campaign, its surrogates, and its media allies are accusing Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan of having tried to "redefine rape" — but it was President Barack Obama himself who redefined rape in January 2012, expanding the official federal definition to include male victims and different forms of non-consensual sex.  The definition of "forcible" rape to which Ryan — and other legislators, including 11 Democrats — referred in a 2011 bill was in line with the federal definition of rape before Obama changed it.  The claim that Ryan tried to "redefine rape" is therefore anachronistic, and provably false.

Democrats Campaign On Fear, Not Ideas.  Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Ryan wants to "shred the safety net for seniors."  Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry said Ryan has a "no-holds-barred record of attacking seniors, children and working men and women."  And Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says with Ryan, Romney "has doubled down on his commitment to gut Social Security and end Medicare as we know it."  Never mind that last year, the left-leaning Politifact chose the Democrats' "end Medicare as we know it" line as "lie of the year."

When prophets are false.  Liberal pundits, liberals, the Obama machine and Obama himself all call Paul Ryan a disastrous pick for vice president.  That looks like a good sign for the Mitt Romney ticket, given the multiple records Team Obama has set since 2009 for making bad forecasts, losing elections and in general getting things wrong. [...] They said the stimulus would keep unemployment under 8 percent and voters would love it. [...] They said people would come to love health care (they didn't), and that people wouldn't resent or remember the way that they'd passed it (they did).  They said the Tea Party was "Astroturf," "racist" and would destroy the Republican Party.

Pelosi: Civil Contempt Lawsuit Against Holder About Vote Suppression.  Fast & Furious was a gun walking scheme set in place by the government.  It caused numerous guns to walk into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, resulting in the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and 300+ Mexicans.  There are still 1,000+ guns missing.  They're also linked to numerous other crimes in Mexico.  It has nothing to do with anyone's right to vote.

The Five Worst Ryan Myths.  [#1]  The Ryan budget "ends Medicare." [...] The oft-repeated claim is so blatantly false that the fact-checking website PolitiFact awarded it the dubious honor of "Lie of the Year 2011," having thoroughly debunked the charge in nine separate fact-checks rated either "False" or "Pants on Fire."  Ryan has proposed to restore solvency to Medicare by gradually transforming it from a fee-for-service government program into a "premium support" system.  Americans aged 55 and above would not be affected.

The Return of Mediscare.  On CNN yesterday [8/12/2012], Obama strategist David Axelrod claimed that "most of the experts who have looked at this" have said that Paul Ryan's plan to reform Medicare would put the program "in a death spiral" and "would raise costs on seniors by thousands of dollars."  A day earlier — as Representative Ryan was preparing to accept Mitt Romney's offer to join his ticket — Obama campaign manager Jim Messina had said the plan involved "shifting thousands of dollars in health-care costs to seniors."  None of this is true.  Any expert who looks at Ryan's plan — any intelligent and fair-minded person, really — can tell you the actual worst-case scenario for how much more it could make beneficiaries pay:  $0.

"The challenge is finding anything his campaign says that is true."
The Postmodern President.  The entire theory of the Obama campaign seems to be that the more outrageous the claim the better, because the more you repeat it the more the media will talk about it, and the lie will achieve a kind legendary truth.

Obama's Campaign One Of The Dirtiest In Modern Times.  It's one thing if a drunk in a bar makes some crazy, unsubstantiated accusation.  But this was the leader of the U.S. Senate telling the American people "The word's out he (Mitt Romney) hasn't paid any taxes in 10 years.  Let him prove he has paid taxes.  Because he hasn't."  When asked how he knows this, Reid said he got the tip from a confidential source who had worked at Bain Capital. [...] Decent people protested Reid's low blow.  But the president of the United States wasn't among the decent people.

Update:
Harry's Source Lied, Media Complied.  A letter from auditors at Price Waterhouse Cooper states unequivocally that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid taxes every year between 1990 and 2009.  This puts an end, once and for all, to irresponsible left-wing media speculation started by Sen. Harry Reid and the Huffington Post back in July.

Details:
Romney the giver.  We learned yesterday that last year Mitt Romney paid $1.9 million in taxes on an income of $14 million — and gave $4 million to charity.  The year before, he made $21.6 million, paid $3 million in taxes and gave $3 million to charity.  So, to recap:  Mitt Romney has, in the past two years, paid almost $5 million in taxes while giving away $7 million.

Where's the Apology, Harry?  Harry Reid owes Mitt Romney an apology.  The Romney campaign on Friday [9/21/2012] released details of the Republican nominee's 2011 federal tax return, along with a signed letter from his tax advisers attesting to the fact that Romney paid taxes from 1990 to 2009.  Their statement flatly contradicts Senate Majority Leader Reid's unfounded and baseless assertions, made repeatedly over the last several months, that Romney paid no taxes at all for 10 years.

Harry Reid Needs To Apologize To Mitt Romney And America.  Now that Mitt Romney has released his taxes with proof that he's paid taxes over the past ten years, it's time for United States Senator Harry Reid of Nevada to "man up!"

Unfit to Govern.  Nancy Pelosi, the leader who warned that we were losing "500 million jobs a month" without the stimulus bill and who said "God bless them" regarding Occupy Wall Street but condemned the tea party as "AstroTurf," has declared that the Republican Party supports E. coli.  True, it's not news when Pelosi mangles the facts.  But until her colleagues demote her, she remains the leader of House Democrats.

New liberal spin: Obama's a conservative.  Academics and liberal pundits have started talking about Obama as right-of-center politically just as he has begun to reach out to independents and moderates in his reelection campaign.  Some are true critics who wish he would do more for labor and welfare recipients and implement tougher carbon limits on coal plants.  Others are trying to portray Obama as a middle-of-of-the-roader attractive to moderate voters, not the liberal Mitt Romney attacks daily.

Democrat Organization Masquerades as Agent of Compromise.  The organization called No Labels, which purports to espouse a "working across the aisle" mentality that will fix the "broken" federal government, is approaching Republican congressmen in order to enlist them in its efforts.

Reverend Al's Laugh Line: My Work Against Voter ID Laws Is 'Non-Partisan'.  Al Sharpton, uttering one of the more absurd laugh lines of this political season, actually claimed on his MSNBC show this evening that his campaign in Florida against voter ID laws is "non-partisan."  Debbie Wasserman-Schultz apparently hadn't gotten the memo about pretending Sharpton was non-partisan.  The Chair of the DNC, also a Dem Florida congresswoman, after delivering a super-partisan diatribe on the issue, giddily thanked Sharpton for his work — before the Reverend hastened to remind viewers that his campaign was "non-partisan."

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn asks NYU to evict Chick-fil-A.  A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain.

More about the left-wing attack on Chick-Fil-A.

Big Lies in Politics.  Perhaps the biggest lie of this election year, and the one likely to be repeated the most often, is that the income of "the rich" is going up, while other people's incomes are going down.  If you listen to Barack Obama, you are bound to hear this lie repeatedly.  But the government's own Congressional Budget Office has just published a report whose statistics flatly contradict this claim.

Sheila Jackson Lee blames Bush for Fast and Furious.  "This Fast and Furious debacle started under the Bush administration," Jackson Lee declared.  "And it is been evidenced by various reports that it started under the ATL office in Arizona unbeknownst to leadership in Washington DC, at least leadership that came in under the Obama administration in this instance, Eric Holder."  Attempts by Democrats to pin the Fast and Furious operation on Bush, however, don't stand.

'Mr. Axelrod is not under oath on news shows.'
Either Holder or Axelrod lying about political meetings, Forbes says.  Virginia Republican Rep. Randy Forbes told The Daily Caller that he thinks either Attorney General Eric Holder or President Barack Obama's chief re-election campaign strategist, David Axelrod, is lying about private political meetings they allegedly had together.

Van Jones: GOP will kill EPA, poison kids.  Van Jones, former green czar to President Obama, suggested that the Keystone XL pipeline could harm America the way crack cocaine destroys the human body as he called for a grassroots environmentalist movement to push for cap and trade.  Jones praised the activists who fought Keystone by developing a drug metaphor.  "They said, 'we're not going to let them jab this dirty needle of a pipeline into America.  We're not going to let them take the dirtiest energy ever created and cook it up and stick it into this country," he said at the Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington D.C. this morning [6/18/2012].

More about Van Jones.

Naomi Oreskes, Conspiracy Queen.  Naomi Oreskes is the environmentalist Noam Chomsky.  She thinks that anyone who questions environmentalist doctrine is evil.  Her crusade is to expose the presumed ulterior motives of the critics.  According to Oreskes, if you question the dubious studies concerning secondhand tobacco smoke, you must be in the pay of tobacco companies.  If you question global warming, you must be working for a fossil fuel company.  If you question the DDT ban, you must part of a right wing conspiracy to weaken faith in government regulators.  Oreskes is the author of one of the silliest articles ever to appear in the journal Science.

The Year in Obama Scandals.  With 2011 drawing to a close, it is time to account.  As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama's snowblowers in the media.  See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal.  Dartmouth College professor Brendan Nyhan asserted in May — while Operation Fast and Furious subpoenas were flying on Capitol Hill — that "one of the least remarked upon aspects of the Obama presidency has been the lack of scandals."  Conveniently, he defines scandal as a "widespread elite perception of wrongdoing."

There are actual facts, and then there are PolitiFacts.  One problem with the popular genre of journalism amusingly referred to as "fact-checking" is that sometimes facts don't reflect badly on the Republicans.  What is a "fact-checker" to do when faced with an actual fact that doesn't help the Democrats?  Easy.  Just pretend it's not really a fact!

Citizens United Becomes the Left's All-Purpose Excuse.  Blaming Citizens United for the decisive Walker victory is nothing more than a smokescreen to cover up the fact that most Wisconsin voters were tired of 15 separate, very divisive, and angry recall campaigns, all mounted because of unhappiness among some voters with some of Walker's policies since he took office.  Most people think you get your next shot at an elected official when the candidate runs for re-election.  Recalls of governors are more like impeachments — something that is done to address corruption, or other criminal behavior (applicable to most recent governors of neighboring Illinois, for instance).

Democrats, Media In Denial Over Obama's Socialist Beliefs.  It should come as no surprise that President Obama stands farther left on the political spectrum than any president in history.  After all, his $831 billion stimulus, TARP, auto industry takeover, crackdown on Wall Street and the banks, housing market manipulation, ObamaCare, wealth redistribution, and demonization of American business and profits are only a few examples of Obama's abiding belief in leftist principles.  What's strange is the mainstream media's continued efforts to debunk the idea that Obama is a socialist — recently going so far as to liken him to President Reagan, an absurd idea if ever there was one.

The Morphing Obama Biography and the Skeptics.  An odd taboo has been created on noticing that the president of the United States has a biography that can adapt itself to the needs of the moment.  Go too far in raising an alarm, and be labeled "birther" and shunned in polite society. [...] Want to see Obama's college transcripts?  That's a hint at affirmative action — racist.  Wonder whether he attended as a foreign student?  That's birther.  Want to know more about Obama's religious beliefs and his relationship with Jeremiah Wright?  Racist.  Note that experts assert that the posted birth certificate is a probable digital forgery, or wonder if the White House was playing games in presenting such a strange document?  Birther.  Ask whether Obama wrote his autobiography?  That's racist and birther.  Vote for the blank box instead of Obama in the Democratic primary?  Racist.

NPR Spreads False Claim About Black Voters 'Targeted' by Voter ID Laws.  National Public Radio, a reliable mirror of left-wing prejudice, has outdone itself with its latest report on voter ID laws, repeating the outright lie that such laws are aimed at discouraging or preventing black people from voting.

Independent voters call Elizabeth Warren's Native American controversy a "non-issue".  Reporters from The Republican and MassLive.com interviewed 24 voters from around the state about the controversy over Warren's Native American ancestry.  Responses broke down largely along party lines:  Republicans said Warren, a Harvard Law School professor, was wrong to list her alleged Native American ancestry in law directories and elsewhere during her time at Harvard.  Democrats said the issue is an irrelevant diversion from Warren's views.

More about Elizabeth Warren.

10 Reasons Obama Must Disclose His College Records.  Desperate, Obama supporters portray all who look into his past as "birthers."  Now they ridicule efforts to find how a pot-smoking slacker got into Columbia and Harvard.

Figures don't lie: Democrats do.  [Scroll down]  It turns out Rex Nutting, author of the phony Marketwatch chart, attributes all spending during Obama's entire first year, up to Oct. 1, to President Bush.  That's not a joke.  That means, for example, the $825 billion stimulus bill, proposed, lobbied for, signed and spent by Obama, goes in ... Bush's column.  (And if we attribute all of Bush's spending for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and No Child Left Behind to William Howard Taft, Bush didn't spend much either.)  Nutting's "analysis" is so dishonest, even The New York Times has ignored it.  He includes only the $140 billion of stimulus money spent after Oct. 1, 2009, as Obama's spending.

Obama Is a Spendthrift — And Here's the Proof.  You wouldn't think that, after adding $5 trillion to the U.S.' debt, President Obama would seriously claim he's a fiscal hawk.  But thanks to a misleading article on CBS' MarketWatch site, that's just what he's doing.

The stunning chart that shows the Obama spending binge really happened.  Nutting's methodology assumes spending in the first year of a presidential term should be credited to the previous president.  OK, fine.  But he attributed a $410 billion spending bill in March of 2009 to George W. Bush even though it was signed by Barack Obama.  Nutting also didn't use inflation adjusted numbers.

Obama's big deficit lie.  On Wednesday [5/23/2012] at a Denver fundraiser, Mr. Obama said he was "running to pay down our debt in a way that's balanced and responsible."  He claimed that "after inheriting a $1 trillion deficit, I signed $2 trillion of spending cuts into law" and that since he has been president, "federal spending has risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years.  Think about that."  It doesn't take much thought to see that this is the most absurd claim in political memory. [...] The "savings" Mr. Obama signed into law were all based on rosy economic projections, none of which has come true.

Marketwatch's Rex Nuttting On Obama Spending.  It's been going around Facebook and the Twitters.  It's been rated "mostly true" by Politifact.  It is the MarketWatch piece on how Obama hasn't really increased spending all that much.  And I'm [very] tired of picking it apart 140 characters at a time, so I put together this sarcastic infographic showing exactly how sloppy this piece really is.

Obamish.  It has taken some time and work, but our president has invented a new language.  "Obamese" and "Barackish" aren't quite right, so let's call it "Obamish."  Obamish uses English, but it does so to confuse most listeners while really communicating with only a few.  Obamish is a language based on lies — but, when it's effective, it's a language that establishes plausible deniability around the implementation of politically risky, far-left policies.  Obamish is an arrogant language, premised on a need-to-know custodial view of the governed.

Why Jeremiah Wright Matters — Still.  Obama supporters warn, "After four years, how dare you 're-litigate' the matter!"  In fact, it was never "litigated" in the first place.  2008 Republican candidate John McCain feared being accused of playing the race card.  But Wright is not about "race."  It is much, much bigger than that.  Wright is about Obama's character, beliefs and policies.

It's carpetbagging in reverse:
In the House, Is 80 Over the Hill?  When Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., lost the GOP primary to challenger Richard Mourdock this month, Beltway types saw the voters' verdict as a victory for the tea party and a defeat for the kind of Republican who could work across the aisle.  I think Lugar, 80, lost because he is out of touch with Indiana.  He started the primary registered to vote at an Indiana home he had sold in 1977.  The Lugars have resided in Virginia ever since.  Lugar had been working in Washington for so long that he didn't realize he needed to keep up at least the appearance of being a Hoosier.

The Left and Con Men.  One hazard of living in a world in which things have to be true simply because you want them to be true is that such a world is also highly attractive to con men and women.

When you ride alone, you ride with Hitler

Propaganda that was supposed to target foreigners could now be aimed at Americans, reversing a longstanding policy.
Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban.  The new law would give sweeping powers to the State Department and Pentagon to push television, radio, newspaper, and social media onto the U.S. public.  "It removes the protection for Americans," says a Pentagon official who is concerned about the law.  "It removes oversight from the people who want to put out this information.  There are no checks and balances.  No one knows if the information is accurate, partially accurate, or entirely false."  According to this official, "senior public affairs" officers within the Department of Defense want to "get rid" of Smith-Mundt and other restrictions because it prevents information activities designed to prop up unpopular policies — like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

How Convenient: Potentially 180,000 Non-Citizens Capable of Voting in Swing States.  Welcome to the year 2012 where the Obama Justice Department, headed by Attorney General Eric Holder, refuses to admit voter fraud is a real threat to our democratic process while they sue state after state for voter i.d. laws.  "There is no proof that our elections are marred by in person voter fraud," Attorney General Eric Holder.  "Solutions that have been proposed go to things that do not exist, go to a problem that does not exist."

The Editor says...
Yes, voter fraud is a very real problem.

Still Clueless: What Is the Tea Party?  For the Obama camp and mainstream media to have the unmitigated gall to say the Occupy movement is equal to the Tea Party makes for off-the-chain arrogance and shameless lying. [...] No one has been raped at a Tea Party.  Rapes are occurring at OWS.  No property, government or private, has been vandalized or destroyed by Tea Party patriots.  OWS has been trashing businesses.  No feces has been thrown or used to make a point at a Tea Party, but OWS dumped a bucket of feces in a public building.  No arrests have been made at a Tea Party, but we have over 7,000 at OWS.  And yet, Democrat Nancy Pelosi said God bless OWS while calling the Tea Party Nazi.

The Decline of The Washington Post.  [Scroll down]  The [WashingtonPost is running paid ads from the Russian and Chinese governments that are made to look like news sections of the paper.  The ads, some of them six pages long, even carry a facsimile of The Washington Post masthead.  In relatively small print it says they are paid supplements and have nothing to do with the paper's news or editorial departments.  But The Washington Post masthead or logo is more prominently featured. [...] Readers are thus given the impression that the propaganda has the approval of the Post.

The Left's National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed.  The Left seeks fundamental structural change to our entire form of government.  In keeping with their amoral, means-justifies-ends philosophy, they will register any voters, dead or alive, legal or illegal, who will then vote as many times as possible, in order to establish a "permanent progressive majority."  As two New York Democrats recently caught in a vote fraud scandal told police, "voter fraud is an accepted way of winning elections..."

Situation room
Strange Anomalies in the Famous Situation Room Photo.  The concept of a composite presidency certainly comes as no shock as someone who participated as a contributor and authored evidence presented at Sheriff Joe Arpaio's press conference on Obama's long-form birth certificate report.  On the heels of these events — and taking advantage of an anniversary of the bin Laden raid — are recent campaign tactics to politicize the killing of Osama bin Laden.  With the re-emergence of another round of gutsy call faux heroism regarding Obama's decision, it may also be a good time to revisit the famous "Situation Room" photo released by the White House.  Is it Photoshopped?  Like everything else Obama does to make a political point, is the photo a composite as well?

CBP Director: 'Some of The Safest Communities in America' Are on U.S.-Mexico Border.  The U.S. side of the southwest border is home to "some of the safest communities in America," Gene Garza, the director of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)in the Laredo, Texas field office, told lawmakers on Tuesday [5/1/2012].  Garza testified before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security on May 1 at a hearing entitled, "Using Technology to Facilitate Trade and Enhance Security at Our Ports of Entry."




Elizabeth Warren plays the Affirmative Action system

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Pro-Illegal Immigrant Group Uses Video Tricks to Lie About Hate Crimes.  A slickly produced video from leftist "racial justice" groups Applied Research Center and their publication Colorlines that was promoted by both Media Matters for America and Moveon as part of the Drop The I-Word campaign uses deceptive editing techniques to order to give viewers a false impression that hate crimes against Hispanics are on the rise.

Behind "Fakegate".  What could be more American than encouraging a robust debate on one of the most controversial issues of the day?  The answer — for some on the left, anyway — is:  lie about your opponents and make a pathetic effort to discredit them.  That, at least, is what an activist named Peter Gleick decided to do in a backwards attempt to promote his view that global warming is unquestionably and primarily a man-made phenomenon — one that will cause calamitous changes in the environment.

Trayvon and Zimmerman: The Structure and Elements of a Disinformation Campaign.  "Trayvon," of course, is Trayvon Martin, the black 17-year-old who was killed two months ago in Florida.  "Zimmerman" is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot him.  Referring to Martin by his first name and Zimmerman by his last is just one small tactic in the national media campaign to make Martin's death an enduring symbol of white racism.  The Trayvon campaign is accurately described as "disinformation" because deception is a fundamental part of its planning, strategy, and implementation.  Leftist disinformation campaigns are common but not widely understood.  This article is intended to make them easier to recognize, and to provide a framework for additional research and investigation.

MMfA's Response to 'Fast and Furious' Plays Fast and Loose with Facts.  The Department of Justice reportedly referred a journalist to this story by Media Matters for America, "Fast And Fallacious: Pavlich's Book On ATF Operation Filled With Falsehoods."  The "research," presumably written by Matthew Gertz, claims Katie Pavlich's book, Fast & Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up, is filled with false claims.

Carney: 'I Never Lie'.  Jay Carney said he never lies in his capacity as White House press secretary at a Friday scholarship lunch hosted by the White House Correspondents' Association.

The Editor says...
Naturally, the rest of the article comprises a list of Carney's lies.

Wasserman Schultz On Senate Budget:  DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and FNC's Bret Baier spar on the Democratic-controlled Senate's inability to present and pass a budget of their own.  Wasserman Schultz, as she has said before, says to ask Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) because he is the one who is in charge of what goes to a vote and what does not.  Wasserman Schultz, however, said people aren't interested in the "process."

Obama Once Needed 'to Take a Subway or a Bus Just to Find a Fresh Piece of Fruit'.  Barack Obama's vision as president is shaped by the fact that he knows what "it's like to take a subway or a bus just to find a fresh piece of fruit in a grocery store," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said last week.  Donovan seemed to be suggesting that the president had once lived in what First Lady Michelle Obama now refers to as a "food desert" — a place without a nearby supermarket.  The First Lady has launched an initiative to eliminate these places.

The Editor says...
If you believe this Obama anecdote has any basis in actual events, you are wasting your time on this web site.  One would have to be extremely gullible in order to believe that Barack H. Obama once boarded "a subway or a bus" (apparently he can't remember which), in search of "a fresh piece of fruit" of no specific kind.  When was the last time you hopped on a bus to go to a grocery store?  When was the last time you made the trip to your neighborhood grocery store for one piece of fruit?  What variety of fruit induces such urgency in its consumers?  I am completely confident that Barack H. Obama has never made such a journey, and the story is a shameless fabrication.

Why Democrats won't vote on a budget.  Households make budgets.  So do businesses and nonprofits.  There was also a time when Congress made them, but those days are long gone — 1,086 days gone, to be precise.  That's the last time Democrats, who have controlled one or both houses of Congress this whole time, passed a budget resolution through either the House or the Senate. [...] Asked to explain this bicameral failure in the face of trillion-dollar deficits, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said, "It's difficult to pass budgets in election years."

Axelrod: Scandals not 'emblematic' of Obama.  David Axelrod, President Obama's top campaign aide, argued that the rash of recent executive branch scandals are not "emblematic" of the president's leadership.  Still, he acknowledged that he might attack a Republican president who faced the same scandals.

Jay Carney & the 3 Hillary Rosens.  When the records of White House visitors since Obama took office were released in October of 2009, some familiar names appeared on the list:  William Ayers, Michael Moore, Jeremiah Wright and Malik Shabbaz.  But no, claimed officials, those people did visit the WH, but they're not the guys you're thinking of.  These are totally different individuals who just happen to have the same name as the famous folks.  Well, OK, if you say so.  This is barely believable in the case of Moore and Ayers; not so much for Shabazz.

The Democrats' Biggest Lie.  There are white lies.  There are ordinary lies.  There are big lies.  And then there are lies that are so huge that it is difficult for a rational person to believe that such a lie has been attempted.  The left's talking points about the GOP, contraception, and women in America in the year 2012 are based on the biggest lie of our century:  the GOP is attempting to ban contraception in America.  This lie cannot stand examination.

Geithner: Obama's Economic Policies Have Been "Remarkably Successful," You Know.  It was not a fun go 'round on the Sunday morning talk circuit for Team Obama yesterday [4/15/2012], underscored by David Axelrod's accidental de facto endorsement of Mitt Romney on Fox News. [...] Treasury Secretary Tim Geither — last seen explaining how Obama has no solution to the gathering debt crisis — informed NBC viewers that the president's economic policies have been "remarkably successful."

Democrats Now Say They Never Said 'War Against Women'?  Turns out the Democrats started it all the way back in February of 2011 and even Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Chair of the DNC and a congresswoman has gone all in with the rhetoric.

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. But Celebrated.  It's a tribute to the collapse of modern education that so many people, from pundits and professors to movie stars and policy makers, continue to repeat stereotypes and slogans that are demonstrably false and, in all likelihood, dangerous to our national health.

Pelosi: 'Congress Has Always Been A Mockery'.  "Congress has always been a mockery," Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared in an interview on "The Charlie Rose Show" Monday night [4/2/2012].  Commenting on the public's current low opinion of Congress, Pelosi said "Congress has always been a mockery since the beginning of our country":  "Congress has always — let's put this in perspective — Congress has always been a mockery since the beginning of our country and if you looked at the history of it, they've always been fighting over one thing or another."

Big Oil Profits Aren't Excessive — Left's Rhetoric Is.  One of the most effective arguments used against the oil industry is that it earns "excessive" profits that must be taxed away.  But as with the rest of the left's failed energy agenda, it's based on pure falsehoods.

Lies and Doublespeak of American Planning Association And How to Fight Back.  The words "sustainable development" are used in nearly every federal, state, and local development plan; on nearly every federal, state, and local government web site; and in nearly every public statement on new development policies.  We even had a President's Council on Sustainable Development, created by an Executive Order of Bill Clinton, with the stated purpose to impose the policies of Agenda 21 into United States law.  Many serving on the Council helped write Agenda 21, including John Sawhill of the Nature Conservancy, Jay Hair of the National Wildlife Federation and Michele Perrault, international Vice President of the Sierra Club.  So, the exact words "Sustainable Development" come from UN documents and its exact policies are imposed at the local level — yet, we are told by its proponents, none of these development plans have anything to do with UN policy.  It's an amazing tap dance.  As local residents question their county commissioners, city councilmen, mayors, state legislators, and governors about the origins of their policies, it has become routine for these "representatives of the people" to get a puzzled look on their faces and a wrinkle in their brows, as they say, "I've never heard of Agenda 21."  "That's just a conspiracy theory."

DNC Debbie's Islamist Lie:  The day after an investigative piece we had written exposing the fact that Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was going to give the Keynote Address at an upcoming radical Muslim fundraiser, Wasserman Schultz cancelled her speech.  Her office claimed that she had never agreed to do the event in the first place, but a newly released statement from the Islamist group's leader proves that that was not true.

DNC Chair Denies On Camera 'Jim Crow' Claim She Made — On Camera.  DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) denies — on camera — a claim she made — also on camera — that Republicans want to 'literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws' by enforcing voter ID laws.  "I didn't.  That's not what I said," the DNC chair tells MRCTV when her on-air quote is repeated to her.

McMorris Rodgers: 'Democrats are waging a war on reality'.  Democrats and their supporters have been fundraising, campaigning and lobbying on the idea that Republicans are engaged in a "war on women."  The vice chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, however, alleges that it is the Democrats who are "waging a war on reality."

Poking around the propaganda factory.  [Edward] Bernays worked for Woodrow Wilson, the president who was re-elected because he "kept us out of war" and then promptly took us into World War I, where 117,000 American soldiers were killed in action.  It was Bernays who helped come up with the justification of "bringing democracy to all of Europe," and was delighted to find out that the American public could be easily manipulated with slogans and blatant falsehoods.  Although rarely acknowledged today, he laid the groundwork for modern political propaganda and in particular is the godfather of progressive techniques for pushing public opinions such as those used by moveon.org and Media Matters.

Bob Kerrey eligible for Senate run despite 'troubling' residency hijinks.  Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale on Friday [3/16/2012] allowed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Kerrey to remain on the state's May 15 primary ballot, overruling objections by the state Republican Party that Kerrey had repeatedly failed to meet state residency requirements.  Republicans are now vowing to fight that ruling, charging that Kerrey, a last-minute candidate in the race to fill Ben Nelson's Senate seat, may have broken state law by lying on his voter registration forms in his rush to make the ballot.

The Amazing Spinning Democrats.  Dems who attacked Bush economy in 2004 defend Obama's worse record today.

'Frack nation'.  Thanks to the Oscar-nominated documentary "Gasland," many people believe fracking — a process of getting natural gas out of rock — pollutes water and creates wastelands wherever it is used.  But like so many documentaries nowadays, Gasland is high on anecdote and emotion but low on science and fact.  One of the most dramatic images in "Gasland" is footage of a resident lighting his tap water with flames shooting out of the faucet.  As a journalist, I wanted to learn more, so I went to a Q&A with Gasland director Josh Fox.  As I questioned him, Fox eventually admitted that he knew people could light their tap water in these areas decades before fracking came on the scene.

Also posted under Environmental Propaganda Movie Reviews.

Ogletree: I was joking about Obama video clip.  Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree told the Herald he was just kidding when he suggested that a decades-old clip of a young Barack Obama praising and embracing controversial Professor Derrick Bell was kept hidden from voters during the 2008 campaign.  "It was a big joke," Ogletree said.  "If you watch the tape, the audience is laughing when I'm laughing."

The Editor says...
This is a very common Democrat tactic:  They will say something outrageous, and if there are any objections, follow up a few days later with, "Can't you take a joke?"

Democrat Environmental Official Forced To Resign Over Menacing Phone Call.  [Deputy state Energy and Environment Commissioner Jonathan] Schrag Tuesday [2/28/2012] denied making the call, and said he didn't know who made it or how.  He did acknowledge that it was his voice; he said he had made the comment in a social setting, and someone must have recorded it and then found a way to play it in the late-night phone call to [Cynthia] David.  Also, Schrag added, whoever did it somehow managed to make Schrag's cellphone number come up on David's caller ID.

Some 'Splainin' to do in Chicago.  Why did it take an obscure website to break this story when the Sun-Times has those three-musketeer journalists they call the WATCHDOGS?  And when the Trib has equally dogged sleuths like John Kass and John Chase?  Did either paper have knowledge concerning what Illinois Pay To Play reported and decide to sit on the information?  Thanks to the legendary Bob Cooley, yet again, some current and former Chicagoans got some 'splainin' to do.  But, what we'll most likely hear instead is the sound of crickets.

Jarrett: Unemployment checks stimulate the economy.  This evening [2/21/2012], speaking at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said that folks getting and spending unemployment checks is a healthy thing ... because it stimulates the economy.

Gassy Rhetoric: DNC chair blamed Republicans for high gas prices in 2005.  Obama told students in Miami on Thursday that there is "no silver bullet" when it comes to lowering gas prices.  The White House press secretary told reporters this week there are no "magic solutions."  But Democrats haven't always been so consistent in their message.  In fact, one prominent Democrat argued in 2005 that President Bush and Republicans were directly to blame for high gas prices.

Jay Carney reveals Republicans are to blame for Obama killing Keystone XL Pipeline.  It was the initial accidental admission by an administration spokesman that there was something other than credit to be assessed for Obama's torpedoing the job-creating pipeline from Alberta, Canada to Texas to carry 700,000 barrels of reliable crude oil per day to American refineries from the United States' largest, most reliable and friendliest trading partner, enhancing energy security and keeping billions of dollars a year from flowing to unfriendly regimes in sandy, hot places across the dangerous, environmentally-sensitive seas.

Dem leader Pelosi blames Wall Street for spike in gas prices.  Oil speculators, not a lack of domestic drilling, are to blame for the nation's rising gas prices, the top House Democrat argued Wednesday [2/22/2012].

Obama's Law of Contraception.  I have frequently discussed in this column the concept of Calculated Deception.  That is President Obama's practice of taking advantage of what he calculates average people don't know, and what the Democratic Party-controlled media won't tell them, to mislead them into thinking and believing what will most benefit him politically.  That practice is now spreading across the entire Democrat party.  We are seeing this play out now in particularly ugly fashion in regard to the fabricated issue of contraception.

Al Sharpton and Elijah Cummings Lie About Fast and Furious.  Sharpton recently addressed Fast and Furious on his show, Politics Nation.  Needless to say it was a mess.  Mr. Sharpton starts the show with a flat out lie:  Fast and Furious was just like the programs under President Bush. ... The whole time Rep Cummings sits back and allows Mr. Sharpton to hurl out these obvious lies and accusations.  Shame on you Rep Cummings.  You know all of this is false and you allow it to be said all the same.

Why Pay to Read Lies? Newspapers in Decline.  In 1984, I founded The National Anxiety Center as a clearinghouse for information about scare campaigns that were designed to influence public opinion and policy.  My primary concern was all the lies being told by self-identified environmentalists.  Simply stated, if some Green group tells you something, get a second and third opinion.  They are lying. ... The media has taken their lies at face value and continue to pass them along to a public that is easily fooled and easily scared.  This is especially true of "official" sources such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and others.  All governments lie to their citizens and ours is no exception.

Obama Photoshopped Into Jesse Jackson Jr. Billboard.  Locked in a tough primary challenge, Jesse Jackson Jr. appears to be relying on Photoshop to save his political career.  His campaign recently erected a billboard that depicts Jackson and the president posing together.  The only caveat:  the picture is Photoshopped, according to a report on Chicago's NBC 5 News.

Hoyer: 'The Fact Is You Don't Need a Budget'.  [Scroll down]  The last time the Senate passed a budget was on Apr. 29, 2009.  The federal government has since been operating on funds approved through a series of continuing resolutions (CR), raises in the debt ceiling, and several appropriations bills.  The last CR was passed in mid-December 2011, by both the House and Senate, and signed by President Barack Obama.  That $915-billion deal, along with several appropriations measures, will keep the federal government operating though the end of fiscal year 2012, on Sept. 30.

Wasserman Schultz: Romney is "Extreme Right" and Obama is "Moderate".  Local Congresswoman and chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz is President Obama's biggest cheerleader, and that was apparent in her interview with Jack, Tedd and Corey on AM Tampa Bay.

Holder's fantastical claim about 'Fast and Furious'.  [Eric] Holder wants Americans to believe an obvious fantasy, namely that he didn't know about Fast and Furious until witch-hunting House Republicans made it a highly charged partisan issue a few months ago.  But after reviewing new emails made public by the Justice Department last Friday, it seems clear that accepting Holder's claim at face value would be credulous in the extreme.

WH: 'No Constitutional Rights Issue' in Forcing Catholics to Act Against Their Faith.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says there are no "constitutional rights issues" involved in a regulation issued by the administration that requires all health-care plans in the United States to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that induce abortions.

Full-of-Pelosi.  While she was discussing Obamacare she said:  "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy."  Unemployment checks create jobs?  Really?  They do according to Nancy:  "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."  Fossil fuels make a great alternative to — fossil fuels.  Yes she said this:  "I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels," she said at one point.  Natural gas "is cheap, abundant and clean compared to fossil fuels," she said at another.

Race for the Smear.  'Politics have no place in health care," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement Thursday [2/2/2012].  That pronouncement may strike New Yorkers, who've spent a decade complying with Mr. Bloomberg's nanny-state mandates on smoking and trans-fats, as ironic.  Most recently, his administration has come under fire for using fake photos of diabetic amputees in subway ads about the dangers of sweetened beverages.

NYC 'food police' caught in an ad lie.  A fear-inducing advertisement, posted around New York City, warning that too much sugary soda will give you diabetes and cause you to lose limbs has come under scrutiny because the amputee in the poster lost his leg due to Photoshop, not diabetes.

Dem lawmaker says 20,000 Keystone XL jobs 'not that many'.  Chicago Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.) drew fire from Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) on Wednesday [1/25/2012] when she dismissed the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, suggesting the 20,000 jobs it could create were relatively insignificant in the scheme of the greater economy.

Is Obama 'Untethered to the Facts'? Are his lips moving?  Well, every commercial needs to grab the viewer's attention and this one does just that.  They come out fighting with "Secretive oil billionaires are attacking Obama."  That's an attention grabber, eh?  Right from the get-go, 'secretive oil billionaires.'  No names, no pictures, just a statement.

Hoyer: No President in 30 Years Has Shown Obama's 'Willingness to Compromise'.  House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said today [1/24/2012] that no president in the last 30 years has "reached out as seriously and sincerely" to "work together in a bipartisan fashion" than President Barack Obama.

Greens Target Pro-Life Evangelicals with EPA Propaganda Blitz.  [The Evangelical Environmental Network] announced it had just completed a quarter-million-dollar radio, television, and billboard advertising campaign in nine states and the District of Columbia aimed at convincing evangelical and Catholic voters that supporting the new EPA regulations is the "pro-life" position they should be urging their Senators and Congressmen to take.  Incredibly, the EEN ads bestow a "pro-life" label on politicians with a voting record 100 percent in favor of abortion — because they support the new mercury regulations.

Documents Show Justice's Breuer Misled On 'Furious'.  Attorney General Eric Holder insists "nobody at the Justice Department has lied" about the gun-running scandal Fast and Furious.  That in itself is a lie, as his deputy's emails prove.

Did someone mention the Fast and Furious scandal?

DNC Chair Denies Unemployment Has Gone Up Under Obama.  Gretchen Carlson on FOX News interviews Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC Chair. [Video]

Obama's imperiled America.  The administration will get a free pass in making political hay out of the bin Laden takedown.  The same critics who grumbled that the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks should be off limits for President George W. Bush in the 2004 election will be more than willing to put bin Laden's death at the center of Mr. Obama's case for reelection.

White House gets their Bible wrong.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, in his briefing [on 11/1/2011], quoted a widely-known motto but made a mistake by mis-attributing it to the Bible.  "Well, I believe the phrase from the Bible is, 'The Lord helps those who help themselves,'" he said.  But the White House transcript noted the error with an asterisk and the text:  "This common phrase does not appear in the Bible."

Massive Fraud Uncovered in Work by Social Psychologist.  When colleagues called the work of Dutch psychologist Diederik Stapel too good to be true, they meant it as a compliment.  But a preliminary investigative report released on October 31 gives literal meaning to the phrase, detailing years of data manipulation and blatant fabrication by the prominent Tilburg University researcher.

On FOIA, Obama wants a license to lie.  Obama's Justice Department has proposed a regulatory change that would weaken the Freedom of Information Act.  Under the new rules, the government could falsely respond to those who file FOIA requests that a document does not exist if it pertains to an ongoing criminal investigation, concerns a terrorist organization, or a counterintelligence operation involving a foreign nation.  There are two problems with the Obama proposal to allow federal officials to affirmatively assert that a requested document doesn't exist when it does.

Justice Dept. proposes lying, hiding existence of records under new FOIA rule.  A proposed revision to Freedom of Information Act rules would allow federal agencies to lie to citizens and reporters seeking certain records, telling them the records don't exist.  The Justice Department has proposed the change as part of a large revision of FOIA rules for federal agencies.  Specifically, the rule would direct government agencies who are denying a request under an established FOIA exemption to "respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist," rather than citing the relevant exemption.

White House backs Biden's rape, murder remarks.  The White House on Thursday [10/20/2011] defended Vice President Joseph R. Biden's rhetoric that more Americans will be raped and killed if Republican lawmakers reject part of President Obama's jobs bill that would pay for more police officers on the street.

Biden's Criminal Lies.  Vice President Joe Biden's challenge to the GOP that blocking the jobs bill would mean more rapes and murders is beneath even the remarkably low standard he's set for that office.  His claim is also utterly bogus.

Infallible Obama.  Democrats argue that as bad as things are in the country, they could be worse.  Earlier this month, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Democrat, claimed that without the 2009 economic-stimulus plan, unemployment would be 14.5 percent, a ludicrous claim not even asserted by the cheerleaders of the original nearly-trillion-dollar stimulus plan.

Obama Lies For "A Higher Truth".  It's quite telling that President Obama couldn't find a highly qualified teacher in the Boston Public Schools to talk about who is actually unemployed.  It would seem that liberals who accused President Bush of lying about WMD don't care if President Obama lies if it promotes a cause with which they agree.  It's OK for President Obama to lie if it is in service of "a higher truth."

Ben & Jerry's Pushes Occupy Defacement of Currency.  Co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream Ben Cohen is launching a new campaign to help his friends in the Occupy movement.  No, he isn't donating his millions of dollars to charity.  He's going to help distribute rubber stamps which can be used to deface dollar bills.  Cohen's goal is to get "thousands of people to buy rubber stamps and stamp any currency that comes into their possession."

'Anyone' Can See Economy's Improving, DNC Chair Insists.  DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz insisted to CNSNews.com yesterday that "anyone' can see that the economy is improving ... Even the 115,730 people who lost their jobs last month (the most in more than two years), or the American Airlines workers faced with the danger that their employer is going to have to file for bankruptcy?

The Bugaboo of the Left.  Contrary to the Marxist "working class" myth, the left has always been a movement largely of and by intellectuals.  Their strong suit is propaganda, and they owe their undeniable successes in propaganda warfare to acting in a highly disciplined fashion and strictly hewing to their own rules of the game.

Liberals and Magical Math.  Nancy Pelosi has made what could quite possibly be the most imbecilic utterances ... regarding job creation and stimulating the economy:
 •  Unemployment benefits "injects demand into the economy."
 •  Unemployment benefits "is a job creator."
 •  "Unemployment insurance, the economists tell us, return $2 for every $1 that is put out there for unemployment insurance."
 •  It creates jobs to help reduce the deficit.
 •  "This is one of the biggest stimuluses to our economy.  Economists will tell you this money is spent quickly.  It injects demand into the economy, and is job creating."
 •  Unemployment insurance "creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name because, again, it is money that is needed for families to survive, and it is spent.  So it has a double benefit.  It helps those who have lost their jobs, but it also is a job creator."
 •  "It is the biggest bang for the buck when you do food stamps and unemployment insurance.  The biggest bang for the buck."

Why Liberals Love Compromise.  Set up a new half-way point between a new status quo and liberal utopia and you move even closer.  Get the idea?  The game is a "heads I win, tails you lose" schoolyard setup.  By playing it at all, America never becomes more conservative, government never becomes smaller, schools never become more accountable to parents' wishes, spending is never cut, and on and on.

No, Bush Was Not Responsible For Solyndra.  It's true that the Solyndra loan application was filed during the Bush years, and kicked around with varying levels of enthusiasm.  Evidently proceeding on the assumption that their remaining supporters are idiots, the Obama people just decided to leave out the part of the story where the Bush team voted against the Solyndra loan, for precisely the reasons Obama tried to cover up when he was pushing it through.

Lib Activist Physically Assaults GOP Lawmaker in Wisconsin, Media Silent.  A known liberal activist that has for months been stalking several Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin, verbally abusing them, has finally crossed the line into a physical attack.  So ... where is the Old Media to chronicle this assault?

Being a Christian Ain't What It Used to Be.  [Anders] Breivik isn't the first mass murderer converted to Christianity by the Church of the Holy Left.  "I am a complete pagan," Adolf Hitler proclaimed.  He killed thousands of priests in concentration camps and established Nazism as a quasi state religion.  Yet, leftists routinely invoke the irreligious German as a forerunner of American religious conservatives.

The Left Owns the Election Law Industry.  Activists posing as nonpartisan academics, like Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center or Tova Wang of DEMOS, disingenuously claim voter fraud doesn't exist.  Wang is particularly dishonest.  She released a report after the 2010 elections that there was no voter fraud.  Wang's conclusion came only two days after the election, hardly enough time for the careful study necessary for such a sweeping conclusion.  Nevertheless, sycophants in the media lapped it up.

Dem. Lawmaker: 'We Don't Have a Deficit Problem Right Now'.  Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) argued at a news conference with the Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus that the United States does not currently have a budget crisis.  "That's the real crisis — the unemployment, not the deficit.  We don't have a deficit problem right now.  In the long term, we have a deficit problem — we've got to get it under control but not right now," said Nadler at the Capitol on Wednesday [7/27/2011].

Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star.  John Kerry has to be hoping this doesn't become a trend.  As one might imagine, the media has ignored this story.  Even the Navy Times declined to post its own article online.

Obama Lies About Mom, Networks Yawn.  In 1996, Gore moved the Democrats to tears by claiming that when his sister Nancy died of cancer in 1984, he vowed then and there to oppose the tobacco industry.  How courageous — and completely untrue.  The Times found Gore campaigned in 1988 boasting of his tobacco-farming prowess.  He lied through his teeth.  Network coverage from ABC, CBS or NBC on this whopper, even as Gore prepared a presidential run?  Zero.

Pre-Existing Prevarication.  During his 1996 reelection campaign, President Bill Clinton famously recounted "vivid and painful memories of black churches being burned in my own state when I was a child."  It was a moving story, and it helped shore up his sagging support among minority voters.  It was also a lie.

Negotiating with Lunatics.  Until recently, I was willing to believe that President Obama and his party were merely way-out-leftists, even Marxists.  But after listening to their response to last week's horrific economic news, I can only conclude that today's Democratic Party has lost its collective mind.  In this nurse's expert opinion, Obama and the Democrats are crazy. ... Only a crazy person would insist that we raise taxes in a recession.  Only a crazy person would tell us that Social Security is just fine.  Only a crazy person believes that people won't vote based on the unemployment rate.

Feds End Criminal Probe Of O'Donnell.  O'Donnell's lawyer alleged in a letter to the U.S. Attorney's office that Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington, knowingly made false statements in the complaint against O'Donnell.

You are what your record says you are.  Last month, David Gregory tripped up new DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz up with a chart detailing President Obama's economic record.  It showed unemployment up 25 percent since Obama was inaugurated, debt up 35 percent, and gas up more than 100 percent.  Wasserman Schultz lamely tried to argue that the economy was getting better, to which Gregory replied:  "Americans don't believe that's the case."  This Sunday [7/10/2011] was Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's turn and he fared no better.  At one point he even blamed the weather for Obama's terrible economic record.

Budget Lies and Distortions.  It's amazing how often an absurd idea becomes an article of faith among Democrats, who then — with the help of their puppets in the media — repeat it over and over again.

President Obama's war on facts.  President Obama's "corporate jet" line from his press conference Wednesday [6/29/2011] is crashing along with a host of other claims that fact-checkers dismissed in the hours after his speech.  Obama referred to private jets six times in his remarks, essentially describing the Republican position on how to decrease rampant deficits as being "willing to compromise their kids' safety so that some corporate jet owner continues to get a tax break."

How the Democrats Nearly Destroyed the Economy.  In 1963, a popular Democratic president was assassinated by a Marxist named Oswald, who had actually defected to the Soviet Union and returned to the U.S. with a Soviet wife, was an active member of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, and had attempted to assassinate a right-wing general named Edwin Walker earlier in the year.  Yet those who write history found these facts inconvenient.  They created a different history in which the "atmosphere of hate" in the southern city of Dallas, Texas, led to the terrible political violence.  In other words, it was political conservatism that led to John F. Kennedy's assassination.

The Honor of Leftists and Conservatives.  The political news is filled with three personal scandal stories:  Anthony Weiner is resigning because of his lying; John Edwards has been indicted, basically for lying; and the jury is still out (literally) in the trial of Rod Blagojevich for lying.  Can anyone connect the dots of the broader political story?

Did Elizabeth Warren lie to Congress?  Newly obtained documents raise the question of whether Elizabeth Warren, a top aide to President Obama and liberal darling, lied to Congress in downplaying her role in ongoing settlement negotiations over a major legal dispute.  Warren, who has said she is "advising" the President on establishing the nascent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [CFPB] — a new federal agency created by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that does not obtain any legal authority until July 21 — is actually leading the organization as if it already existed, documents show.

The Alternate Universe of Democrats.  When confronted with the news that the economy has gotten worse under President Obama, both the President and Congresswoman [Debbie Wasserman Schultz] have offered up answers that display a stunning disregard for what is happening with the economy.

A Look Back At The Great Church Fire Propaganda Campaign.  Fifteen summers ago, America's news media informed us that black churches throughout the South were being torched by white racists.  The purported wave of arsons dominated the airwaves and generated thousands of newspaper articles.  Pundits, politicians and preachers decried the terrorism and the hate it represented.  In fact, it never happened.

The President's Low-Tax Lie.  In the left's endless attempt to push tax hikes on our beleaguered economy, it's now peddling the bogus claim that tax rates are the lowest they've been in 60 years.

Goodwin Liu Must Be Stopped.  President Obama recently nominated Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, looking to shift an already-radical panel even further to the left. ... He actually states that the Constitution mandates "a minimal safety net" (where?), "basic employment supports" (where?), "health insurance" (where?), "child care" (where?), "transportation subsidies" (where?), "job training" (where?), and a "robust earned income tax credit" (where?).  Apparently Liu isn't just ideologically driven, he's constitutionally illiterate.

'Weinergate'.  Rep. Weiner stands accused of sending a lewd picture to a young girl via Twitter.  He says he didn't do it.  At first his office said his Twitter account was "hacked."  Now he says it was all a "prank."  This is an important change in language because to claim his account was hacked is to claim he was a victim of a crime.  Meanwhile a prank is something he can wave away.

Did Rep. Weiner Violate House Rules?  According to the House regulations, any Member "must immediately report any unauthorized access or unusual system activities to the House Information Resources Security Office (202-226-6448).  HIR will investigate any breaches of the Internet security system."  This rule would apply to Rep. Anthony Weiner's claim of a hacker gaining access to his official facebook and twitter accounts.

Salon Writer Admits Embellishing Abortion Story.  [Mikki] Kendall's entire Salon story was built upon her accusation that a heartless, negligent, anti-abortion doctor was willing to let her hemorrhage to death rather than provide a life-saving abortion.  And she has now admitted her story was a big, fat, fabricated lie.

DNC Chair: Republicans Believe Illegal Immigration 'Should be a Crime'.  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, denounced Republicans last week for believing illegal immigration "should in fact be a crime."  "I think the president was clearly articulating that his position — the Democratic position — is that we need comprehensive immigration reform," said Wasserman Schultz at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast on May 26.

Don't Believe What Teachers Tell You.  Teachers unions say California must not roll back annual increases in public school spending.  And they're not too careful about facts when they make that case.  Teachers frequently claim, for example, that California is in either 49th or 50th place among the 50 states in per-pupil spending.  In fact, the Golden State is 31st in per-pupil spending.

Who's Really Making Things Up?  A House panel grilled Elizabeth Warren, the interim director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), this week.  Republicans on the committee want to strip the agency of its power before it even begins on July 21.  The agency's purpose is to oversee rules regulating loans, credit cards and mortgages for consumers.  Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., the chairman of the subcommittee, accused Warren, a Harvard professor currently on leave from the university, of lying to Congress about her role in helping state officials negotiate a settlement with mortgage servicers that improperly foreclosed on homeowners.

Ravening Wolf at America's Door.  In open societies where the masses go about the daily grind of getting by, the Marxists are out there turning society upside-down.  Wrong is presented as right; evil as good.  Once enough tables have been sufficiently turned upside-down, the Marxists turn around and blame it on the other side.  Above all else the Marxists excel at the fine art of projection.  Because they lack empathy of others, and like textbook psychopaths have no conscience, they don't even mind getting caught.

DNC chairwoman doesn't drive American.  The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) appears to drive a foreign car, despite criticizing Republican presidential candidates for supposedly favoring foreign auto manufacturers.

Compare and Contrast.  Nancy Pelosi, press conference, September 7, 2006:  ["][E]ven if [Osama bin Laden] is caught tomorrow, it is five years too late.  He has done more damage the longer he has been out there.  But, in fact, the damage that he has done ... is done.  And even to capture him now I don't think makes us any safer.["]  Nancy Pelosi, earlier today [5/2/2011]:  ["]The death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida. ...["]

Left's Ideology Is Untethered From The Facts.  Last month, Barack Obama was asked by an interviewer from Texas why he is so unpopular there.  Obama replied:  "Texas has always been a pretty Republican state, for, you know, historic reasons."  Well, yes, "always" — if you believe, as many baby boomers seem to, that the world began when they became more or less sentient.  But, for the record: ... Other than during Reconstruction, Texas did not elect a Republican senator until 1961 (John Tower) and did not elect a second one (Phil Gramm) until 1984, and there were not as many as three Texas Republicans in the U.S. House until 1968.  Republicans were not a majority of the state's congressional delegation until 2005.

Krauthammer: It's Funny to Hear Liberals ... After What They Did to Bush.  As the discussion on PBS's "Inside Washington" turned to the President finally revealing his birth certificate, and liberals on the panel including the Washington Post's Colby King expressed disgust about how the White House resident was being treated, Krauthammer marvelously replied, "I think it's somewhat amusing to hear people on the left talking about how awful it is to delegitimize a president when they spent half a decade saying that George Bush stole the election"

Political Shock And Awe, Please.  Of course nobody believes the Democrat politicians who say that Republicans just love to kill old people, children, and women.  But the objective is not to make the accusation believable, it is to smear the Republicans just enough so that an unpleasant odor should stick to them.  Will it work?  There is no reason to think it won't.  So far it has worked every time.

The "Smart" Meters Cometh.  If you want something to appear beneficial usually you just have to add certain adjectives to accomplish that feat.  Tired of your old laundry detergent?  Try the "new and improved", "eco-friendly," version that will give you "whiter whites"!  You want someone to not know what you are really up to but do not want to technically lie to them either?  Just adapt words and even invent new phrases.  Hey, you see those troops over there?  They are not at war.  They are part of a "kinetic military action"!  Liberals are not socialist, they are "progressive"!  Abortion is not murder; it is a "choice"!

California Democrats rally around unions.  Framing the union battles taking place across the nation as a fundamental attack on working Americans, Democratic leaders on Saturday accused Republicans of scapegoating public employees for political gain.  "They are intent on dismantling the very economic ladder that lifted our middle class and made California the richest and greatest state in the greatest nation in the world," Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told thousands of delegates and supporters gathered at the Democrats' annual convention in Sacramento.

The Editor says...
When you look at the state's net worth, California is not the richest state in the country, by any means.  California is broke, and nearly all the blame should be assigned to left-wing tax-and-spend Democrats.

Weiner's Social Security scam.  Democrats never miss an opportunity to pander to older voters by demagoguing on Social Security — and Brooklyn Rep. Anthony Weiner seems only too glad to lead the way.  Weiner, who dreams of becoming mayor, has introduced a bill to require a two-thirds majority in Congress to enact any changes in Social Security — a near-impossible hurdle.  His goal:  to "defend" an entitlement system he insists is "fiscally responsible" and fundamentally sound.

Durbin Hearing to Fuel the Muslim Victimhood Myth.  The FBI reports that anti-Jewish hate crimes are nearly eight times more common than anti-Muslim attacks — yet Sen. Richard Durbin (D.-Ill.) announced last week that he was going to hold a Senate hearing not on the resurgence of anti-Semitism, but on "anti-Muslim bigotry."  For the truth-adverse Left, it was just another day at the office.

NPR hates you.  When the tape was aired, Mr. Schiller issued a statement that his offensive language was "counter to NPR's values" and, incredibly, "not reflective of [his] own beliefs."  NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller, who is an ideological sister but not a blood relative of Mr. Schiller, rushed out a statement saying his remarks were "contrary to what NPR stands for and are deeply distressing to reporters, editors and others who bring fairness, civility and respect for a wide variety of viewpoints to their work everyday."  Does any thoughtful person believe either of these announcements?  It is extremely doubtful that anyone — including the flacks who wrote the statements, the lawyers who signed off on them and the people in whose name they were released — believes a word of them.

Secret Foreign Money At NPR.  NPR made a big deal of trumpeting their refusal to accept this fat donation.  "The fraudulent organization represented in this video repeatedly pressed us to accept a $5 million check, with no strings attached, which we repeatedly refused to accept," their official response declared.  As it turns out, they were lying through their teeth.  NPR was not only happy to accept millions from the men posing as Muslim Brotherhood operatives, it volunteered to help them avoid government scrutiny by remaining anonymous.

The congressman told a teachable story this morning.  One problem:  It's untrue.
Rep. Keith Ellison's Bigotry.  This morning [3/10/2011], Rep. Keith Ellison (Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, Minn.) appropriated a hearing on Islamic radicalism by weeping his way through a speech about whata-buncha-nasty-bigots Americans are.  He chose as his case in point Mohammed Salman Hamdani, a Pakistani-born Muslim American who rushed to lower Manhattan on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, to assist in rescue efforts, and died in the collapse of the World Trade Center.

The tears of a clown.  Yesterday, Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison started crying during Republican Congressman Peter King's hearing on Muslim radicalism.  Ellison was describing the death of Mohammad Salam Hamdani, a Muslim killed on 9/11, when his voice began to crack.  I was watching the hearing at home, and I instantly felt sorry for the guy.  Here he was defending his faith and those who hold it, and it was overwhelming.  Then, I thought:  this dude is faking it.  For one thing, the sequence seemed off.  When people cry, the process is pretty much the same.

The Politics of Social Security Reform.  Democrat politicians are waging yet another media campaign to block Social Security reform.  Late last month Senator Durbin claimed, "Social Security does not add one penny to the deficit."  Two days later, a White House aide assured voters that Social Security reform is "not one you care about" and President Obama's budget director opposed reform in a USA Today op-ed.  The Hill then quoted half a dozen more Democrats singing from the same anti-reform songbook.

7 Non-Political Differences Between Liberals and Conservatives:  As Charles Krauthammer once said, To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law:  Conservatives think liberals are stupid.  Liberals think conservatives are evil.  If you think your opponents are evil, you tend to be okay with using tactics that you would describe as "evil" under other circumstances to fight them.  If you're up people you compare to Nazis, it's easy to tell yourself that lying to beat them isn't so bad.

Rangel says U.S. 'not broke,' should reject GOP cuts.  Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) on Wednesday [3/9/2011] said the federal government is not broke, and that Congress should not begin cutting programs in the way that Republicans have proposed.  "Make no mistake about it, we're not broke," Rangel said in a floor discussion with Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) "It wasn't that we overcompensated public employees.  They didn't cause this deficit."  Rangel's remarks go against those made by Republicans, who argued that continued deficit spending is unsustainable.

The Truth About Wisconsin.  The fundamental issue in Wisconsin — and states considering similar budget cuts — is not whether government employees should contribute more (in Wisconsin's case, more being merely something) to their health or pension plans — though that is important.  Rather, it is whether workers should have the right to say no.  If passed, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's emergency budget will allow workers to opt out of joining a union and still keep their jobs.  It would allow workers to vote every year on whether they want to keep their union. ... Unions allege that, if Walker's budget bill is passed, state employees will be subject to arbitrary disciplinary actions and firings.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

ICE Director: U.S.-Mexico Border Is Secure As It Has Been in 20 Years.  When asked if it was necessary to seal the southwest border to combat transnational drug gangs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton did not directly answer but said the border is more secure now than in the last 20 years and that crime is part of life in the United States.

Eleanor Clift Asks "Since When Does Scott Walker Represent 'The People'?"  Maybe someone should have told Eleanor that Walker won in 2010 by roughly the same margin Barack Obama did in 2008, as she certainly thinks the current White House resident represents "the people".  More importantly, as is clearly evident in Clift's protestations, Democrats elected with union money represent the people.  Republicans supported by individuals don't.  As I've said for years, it takes a lot of rationalizations to be a liberal these days.

Are Public Unions Speeding American's Destruction?  The ongoing public employees' union protests in Wisconsin against the (minor) cut in benefits witnesses these protestors comparing their struggle to those of the popular, spontaneous public uprising raging all over the Middle East.  Such a claim however is ludicrous and laughable.  The public in the Middle Eastern countries is revolting against government tyranny.  On the contrary, if the demands of the Wisconsin protestors are heeded, it would result in high taxes and therefore, more government tyranny on the public.  Any claims by the unions portraying themselves as pro-children or pro-public to justify their demands are blatantly false.  Make no mistake, a victory for the unions' means greater tyranny and suffering for the public.

Sick Democrats and Mob Rule.  On Thursday, more than 1,000 teachers called in sick.  What kind of message does it send for a teachers to call in sick when she is not sick?  Most people call that lying.  Furthermore, is it not fraud when they call in sick while spending the day shouting and carrying protest signs at the state capitol and being paid sick leave by the taxpayers?  The numbers are revealing.  Wisconsin teachers average $89,000 a year in salary and benefits.  The average U.S. private sector worker gets $61,000.

The Wisconsin Protests and the New Medical Ethics.  One blogger posted the fake "sick" note he received from the doctors.  He observed, "I am not a teacher, but I managed to get a note.  They did not ask for any identification or where I might teach.  They were literally handing these out to anyone and everyone."  University of Wisconsin law professor Ann Althouse spoke with one of these doctors who was completely unapologetic for his actions, saying that it was "not dishonest" but rather "an ok thing to do" because it was in the interest of "social activism."  These sorts of moral rationalizations are an entirely predictable outcome of the new form of "progressive" medical ethics being taught to American medical students.

Wisconsin Myths and Facts:
MYTH:  [Governor] Walker, if he succeeds, will make Wisconsin peculiarly hard on its employees.
FACT:  The governor proposes that public employees contribute 12.6 percent of the cost of their health care.  That is still less than half of the national average.  He proposes that they pay less than 6 percent of their earnings toward their pensions that is in line with the national average.
MYTH:  Walker is an extremist taking away collective-bargaining rights.
FACT:  He's taking away the right to collectively bargain on pensions and benefits, but not on wages — though wage increases will be capped at the rate of inflation.  This is a very modest and sensible reform.

More about the teachers' unions and the Wisconsin protests.

Bogus statistic from Wisconsin union backers spreads in media despite being debunked.  On Wednesday [2/23/2011], PolitiFact debunked the claim by Wisconsin union supporters that Virginia, which bans collective bargaining in state agencies, ranks 44th in the nation in ACT/SAT scores, compared to Wisconsin ranking 2nd.  For example, it noted that in 2009, Virginia ranked 22nd in ACT scores, while Wisconsin ranked 13th.  As PolitiFact notes, this claim was originally disseminated by the Wisconsin Democratic Party, which has now retracted it.  (Although PolitiFact didn't note this, in 2010, Virginia actually beat Wisconsin in ACT scores, with Virginia ranked 12th and Wisconsin ranked 17th.  Unlike Wisconsin, Virginia is a right-to-work state that bars forcing employees to pay union dues.  Collective bargaining with government employee unions is currently mandated in Wisconsin, but banned in Virginia).

The "Judicial Activism" Ploy.  The new definition of "judicial activism" defines it as declaring laws unconstitutional.  It is a simpler, easily quantifiable definition.  You don't need to ask whether Congress exceeded its authority under the Constitution.  That key question can be sidestepped by simply calling the judge a "judicial activist."  A judge who lets politicians do whatever they want to, whether or not it violates the Constitution, never has to worry about being called a judicial activist by the left or by most of the media.  But the rest of us have to worry about what is going to happen to this country if politicians can get away with ignoring the Constitution.

We hold these lies to be self-evident...  This won't surprise you, but Sen. Harry Reid told a big whopper the other night right before the vote on Obamacare.  Repealing the unconstitutional law, the Nevada hack harrumphed, "would kick kids off their parents' health insurance."  Kids?  At exactly what age do you stop being a "kid"?  Obamacare says you're a "kid" at age 26.  But if you're an illegal alien, you get to be a kid a lot longer — the late, unlamented Dream Act for illegal aliens defined children as any "undocumented workers" under the age of 35.

Had enough 'stimulus'? Not Obama.  There is an inherently profound disconnect when Democrats actually believe you can both cut spending and increase spending while meaningfully cutting the deficit.  It's a trick of accounting because spending increases and cuts are usually factored in over a period of many years so the Democrats will maximize their PR by pointing to the several years of spending cuts while hiding the budgetary "out year" spending.  It's not a new trick, but it's still dishonest no matter which party does it.

Frances Fox Piven's Violent Agenda.  A leading light of the Democratic Socialists of America claims she is not a socialist and, after urging the unemployed to emulate the Greek rioters, claims she is not inciting violence.

When Incivility Is OK:  Does the civil political discourse that the left is demanding include Democrats likening Republicans to Nazis?  There's a good chance the country will get a close look this week at hypocrisy in action.

The 'Business' of Government.  Government is not and never will be a business — although we would certainly benefit from having it run like one.  Most politicians are not and never will be businesspeople.  Yet neither of those things has ever stopped American politicians from conflating government with business or presenting themselves as management.

No Apology Here: Congressman Cohen Defends Nazi Comment.  ABC News Jonathan Karl reports:  Congressman Steve Cohen, D-TN, says he has no intention of apologizing for comparing Republican rhetoric with Nazi propaganda.  "I didn't say anything that deserves an apology or requires an apology," Cohen told ABC News.  "I would never refer to Republican colleagues in an untoward way, I was talking about political propaganda."

So much for civility.  Come back and see me in five years when, unless they are stopped, there won't be any private insurance companies.  Driving companies out of the market by making it impossible to make money offering insurance to consumers is a feature, not a bug of this monstrosity.

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Health.  In the December 15 issue of America's most prestigious medical pubication, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Eric Friedman and Eli Adashi write, "In passing The Affordable Care Act, the United States took a giant, if partial, step toward joining nations wherein the right to health constitutes an inalienable moral and legal right."  Notice how the authors replace the term health care with just the term health.  As a medical doctor, I strongly disagree that health is or should be a human right.

Harry Reid:  'The American people love government'.  Congress has generated its lowest approval rating in decades.  President Barack Obama is treading the 50 percent line with his approval ratings.  Yet whether the American people know it or not, they love their government — or so says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Speaker Pelosi Leaves With a Whopper.  At her final press conference as House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, "Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us.  It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go."  The numbers tell a different story.  When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the national debt stood at $8,670,596,242,973.04.  The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi's Speakership on December 22, 2010 the national debt was $13,858,529,371,601.09 — a roughly $5.2 trillion increase in just four years.

Playing the Violence Card.  Our lefty friends have just come off a pretty a good century playing the blame game on conservatives for "violence."  Whether it was corporate goons whacking union organizers at the Battle of the Overpass or racist Southern cops turning the fire hoses on civil-rights marchers or Chicago cops attacking the "kids" in 1968, you knew who the good guys were.  Somehow the story of union thugs attacking Tea Party folks, or Reverend Al Sharpton inciting anti-Korean riots, or anti-WTO anarchists vandalizing downtown Seattle didn't have quite the same resonance with the American people.  So our lefty friends play the right-wing violence card every chance they get.

The Century-Old Gravestone With Current Appeal (To Some).  I don't know if the Democrats are genuinely sincere about their position or just plain dumb, but the idea that this country needs to extend unemployment benefits for those who've been getting checks for nearly two years has no merit at all. ... [T]he Democrats insist that extending the unemployment benefits somehow will stimulate the economy.  They are either brain dead or malicious.

Save Us From the Intellectuals.  Extending Bush tax cuts for those making $250,000 or more would not be a giveaway.  We're not talking about the government's money, but money earned by individuals.  Only leftists believe that all income is the property of the state and that the amount remaining after income taxes is a gift from the government to the individual.  Moreover, the tax rates we're discussing have been in place since 2003.  To extend those rates would not be a cut.  To fail to extend them would constitute a tax increase.  I suppose "intelligence" doesn't require the honest use of terminology.

Tax Cuts Clearly Explained.  [Scroll down]  As usual, this is not about anything the Democrats say it is about.  If they are worried about the deficit, why did they add to the deficit to get this deal?  Republicans would have compromised by simply extending the current rates for two years instead of permanently.  Obama saw that bet and raised unemployment insurance, earned income tax credit, American opportunity tax credit, child tax credit, payroll tax, and investment incentives.  Congressional Democrats saw that bet and raised it ethanol and alternative fuels subsidies.  This is all about the Democrats rewarding their interest groups and blaming the certain deficit on Republicans.

The radical art of deliberate offense.  In "Rules for Radicals," Saul Alinsky advises leftist organizers to antagonize opponents.  "The real action is in the enemy's reaction," he writes in his 1971 classic strategy manual.  "The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength."  The latest Alinsky-like assault involves a perennial tactic:  putting sacrilegious or indecent imagery on display at taxpayer expense and then screaming "censorship" when people predictably object.

Dems pull another dirty election fraud scheme out of the hamper.  Just when you think the Dems have thought of it all, another corrupt attempt at scamming the election process enters their heads.  This time it involved PA US House #8, Bucks County, just north of Philadelphia.  The race between Dem incumbent Patrick Murphy and his GOP contender Mike Fitzpatrick.  When the Dems were fearing a loss of this seat they cooked up an elaborate scheme in an attempt to grab more Dem votes, their prey this time:  absentee voters.  The scheme entailed a letter from the fictitious "Pennsylvania Voter Assistance Office" they conjured up, warning people "your vote may be in jeopardy if you don't return the enclosed application by Oct. 20."  Only one little problem.  The enclosed return envelope was directed to a Dem P.O. Box in Bristol, PA, not the county Board of Elections office.

School Employee Sends Out Anti-Tea Party E-Mail.  An Florida school official is taking heat for sending an e-mail calling Tea Partiers "dangerous, radical hate mongers" who want to take the nation back to the days of the Ku Klux Klan.  "These people hate Blacks," the e-mail says.  "They hate Latinos.  They hate Gays.  They hate Muslims and have made many anti-Semitic statements."

The Great Democrat Pre-Election Charade.  Nothing is more laughable than Democrats campaigning on platforms of "fiscal responsibility" and "reining in spending."

Debt Has Increased $5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed, 'No New Deficit Spending'.  When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be "no new deficit spending."  Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

Typical Democrat wants to re-write history.
Dem wants House to 'disavow' Clinton impeachment.  On the day after Republicans reclaimed control of Congress, a Democratic lawmaker said he will introduce a measure that would "disavow" the impeachment of former President Clinton.  Rep. Chaka Fattah (Pa.) said that the resolution is necessary so that Democrats and Republicans can work together in a bipartisan fashion.

Dems target conservative speech.  Attacks by the White House against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce aren't about "disclosure."  They're about disarmament.  While posing as campaign finance champions, the ultimate goal of the Democratic offensive is to intimidate conservative donors, chill political free speech and drain Republican coffers.

Constructing the Buzzword 'Extreme': Alinsky Rules 11 & 13.  If you are paying attention to the politics surrounding the midterm elections — and, for the good of the country, you should be — then you have, no doubt, heard almost everyone from the Left side of the aisle using the word "extreme" where the Tea Party is concerned.  To a lesser extent they use it to describe the Conservative movement as a whole but without doubt, it is the descriptor of choice when anyone of the Liberal or Progressive persuasion talks about the Tea Party.  This tactic comes straight from the Progressive playbook.

'Rally to Restore Sanity' was hilarious and heartbreaking.  Both Stewart and Colbert maintained that the event was apolitical, as did Huffington Post founder Ariana Huffington, who leased 200 buses from Manhattan to bring in supporters.  "It doesn't make any sense to be agnostic about sanity," Huffington told USA Today.  "The rally is not political.  It's not partisan."  It would require some mental acrobatics to ignore the anti-Bush, anti-Beck, anti-conservative mood that was on display via political buttons, stickers, and of course, the comedic signage.  The whole thing reeked of the 60's, updated to reflect today's modern hipsters.

Behind the Meltdown of the Climate-Change Bill.  [Scroll down]  "It wasn't a surprise to us that various industries were willing to sell out," explained Matt Dempsey, spokesman for climate change contrarian Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.  Industry biggies got in on the negotiations and "they were poised to make money."  No worries.  If the bill means higher fees, he added, "They can pass it on to consumers."  Shell, BP and ConocoPhillips agreed not to refer to the measure as a "carbon tax."  The senators decided to call a proposed fee on gasoline "a fee on polluters."  Anything but a "gas tax."

The Democrats Will Steal the Election if We Let Them.  The longstanding Democrat tactic of stealing elections threatens a reappearance on November 2.  It would be foolish to pretend otherwise and rely on the voters' voice to be heard merely because the public has turned on the Democrats. ... It will serve us well to take a close look at the Democrat record in this matter, consider what they may be up to regarding this election, and, the most serious question of all, ask why the GOP lets them get away with it.  Democrats and election-stealing by any means necessary go back a long way.

The Green Agenda.  In keeping with President Obama's promise to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet, the Energy Department has set new efficiency standards for 26 appliances and household products.  The list ranges from microwaves, to washing machines and dryers, to residential water heaters and dishwashers.  The department reportedly claims the new standards will save consumers from $250 billion to $300 billion on their energy costs through 2030.  But that's what Democrats always say about their green schemes:  "We're doing this to clean up the Earth, and we're going to save you money while we do it."  Don't believe it.

Dems cash-poor tale of woe ignores $250 million coming from unions.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week told the Huffington Post that Democrats were being outspent eight to one, in an article that said liberal groups were set to spend a mere $7 million, in comparison to $200 million from conservative groups.  But unions and liberal groups have said for months that they are spending what amounts to more than $200 million in this election cycle, and an updated count — including a verification with major labor groups that their commitments still stand — shows that amount to be more than $250 million now.

The Left's Terror Folly.  The left-wing solution to the problem of Islamic extremism — as championed by the foreign policy of various European countries and, more recently, the Obama administration — is to make nice with the Islamic world as a whole, apologize and distance ourselves from our shameful, imperialistic policies of the past, and give into as many radical demands as the electorate can bear.  As with all left-wing narratives, facts do not support the assertions made.

Lousy Records Of Incumbents Go Unexplored.  Some of the longest-serving members of Congress, whose party has overwhelming majorities in both houses, are having far closer election races than they are used to. ... Despite their long records, they seem to want to talk about everything except their records.  They could tell us why they voted for ObamaCare and huge stimulus bills, without time enough to read them.  Instead, they've come up with enough red herrings to stock an aquarium.

As the Election Approaches, Do Not Trust the MSM.  I am ashamed to admit that there is one thing the contemporary mainstream media does well.  Having spent years studying politics, history, and language, I find it amazing that media is able to convince people to believe conflicting narratives.  The creation and perpetuation of these contradictory beliefs cannot be possible without a media structure, as well as an educational structure, that discourages, and too often scorns, analytical thinking.

Take the Fight to the Democratic Party.  What is the first, and really only, line of attack for the Democratic Party in political races?  Attack and destroy the Republican, the conservative, or even the "deviationist" Democrat.  Christine O'Donnell is a nut.  Sarah Palin is a hypocrite.  Sharron Angle is a dope.  George W. Bush is to blame for everything Obama does.  Rush Limbaugh, rather than the Republican Party, is the enemy to Democrats — even though Rush is not a politician and has often crossed swords with official Republican policy.  The level of pure venom spewed by Democrats and their disciples is simply dumbfounding.

'Calculated greed' at heart of Bell criminal case, D.A. says.  Eight current and former Bell city leaders were arrested Tuesday [9/21/2010] on charges of misappropriating more than $5.5 million from the small, working-class community as prosecutors accused them of treating the city's money as their personal piggy bank.

This Bell Is the Chime of Freedom.  The saying goes, you get what you pay for.  To the working class citizens of Bell city, California, their hard-earned cash got them a sleazy, overpaid and corrupt government run by Democrats.  The government officials got rich.  Today [9/21/2010], thankfully, eight of them — every single one a Democrat — also got arrested.

Evil Democrat Paradigms.  Here are two paradigms which evil, divisive Democrats have shamefully promoted and exploited for years:  one, white men are burning the midnight oil thinking of ways to keep blacks down; and two, all rich white people are selfish, evil, and deserving of punishment.  No Democrat president has sold the "you have too little because the rich have too much" message better than Barack Obama, which led to angry protesters picketing the homes of corporate executives.  Democrats are masters at creating a hated "bad guy" to further their agenda.

Lies and the lying Democrats who tell them.  Everything that's been said about the Tea Parties by the Establishment media and partisan machine has been fabrications from the very beginning, often contradictory and transparently false ones.  All of the shrill denouncements, fabricated smears, and contradictory narratives say a lot more about those making the accusations than about the Tea Party — that the accusers are scared witless.

Huffington Post's Dirty Disinformation.  As a rule of thumb, one should always approach a mainstream or left-wing media story involving the environment with a healthy sense of skepticism.  A seemingly innocuous slide show entitled "9 of the Most Polluted Places in the World" that appeared at the Huffington Post on Tuesday [8/31/2010] provides a lesson in how environmental disinformation is disseminated and thus becomes part of the liberal narrative.

Livable communities is a socialist trap!  Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) has authored a bill S.1619 titled the "Livable Communities Act."  It is one of the most dangerous bills to ever threaten our liberty.  Worse even than the Obamacare scheme.  S.1619 creates a new permanent federal office:  The Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities" for the enforcement of this bill the "Development Czar" if you will.  Sen. Dodd is lying when he says S.1619 is purely voluntary.

The New Moral Equivalence.  There was a time when liberalism was identified with anti-Communism.  But the Vietnam War led liberals into the arms of the Left, which had been morally confused about Communism since its inception and had become essentially pacifist following the carnage of World War I.  After the Vietnam War, even liberals who continued to describe Communism as evil were labeled "right-wingers" and "Cold Warriors."  And the United States, with its moral flaws, was often likened to the Soviet Union.

Crying Bigotry:  Last Refuge Of The Liberal.  Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed.  Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people.  But the people have proved so disappointing.  Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the 40-year liberal ascendancy that James Carville predicted into a full retreat.

For Liberals, Deception Is an Important Tactic.  Jonathan Strong of The Daily Caller notes an interesting and instructive conversation that was held publicly between lefty blogger Matthew Yglesias and National Review's Mark Hemingway.  During their exchange on Twitter, lefty Yglesias claimed that lying is a legitimate tactic for "advocates" to use to win the policy argument, thereby admitting that liberals think it is OK to lie in order to get their policies in place.

Because of a scheme to put fake Tea Party candidates on the ballot...
Dem official in Michigan forced to resign.  In Michigan, a group claiming to be the "Tea Party" has put 23 candidates on the ballot around the state, despite not having any known connections to established conservative or tea party groups.  It was suspected that this was part of a plot by Democratic operatives to split the Republican vote in November.  Now a Democratic party official is being forced to resign for his role in the scheme, and may even have engaged in illegal activity.

Judge overturned Prop. 8 while claiming he wasn't changing anything.  Judge Vaughn R. Walker's opinion purporting to strike down California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative banning gay marriage is a screaming advertisement against the appointment and confirmation of renegade judicial activists like Elena Kagan.  The labyrinth of twisted reasoning Walker constructs in his opinion is a testament to the depth of deceit that inhabits the modern left's thought processes.

Requiem for a Heavyweight.  The Democratic march to the majority in both houses was aided through the slander of two congressmen and one senator:  Congressmen Mark Foley (falsely accused but cleared of having engaged in pedophilia with House pages), Congressman Tom Delay (indicted by Texas Prosecutor Ronnie Earle but not yet tried for what appears to be a phony baloney charge), and Ted Stevens, Senator of Alaska (who contrary to longstanding Department of Justice practice was prosecuted just before an election and whose subsequent conviction was overturned for egregious prosecutorial misconduct).

Department of Injustice.  Something is very rotten at the U.S. Department of Justice.  No other reasonable conclusion can be drawn from an independent report on the 2008 prosecution of then-Senator Ted Stevens. ... Most damaging to Justice's credibility is that, three years after Judge Sullivan set aside the guilty verdicts against Stevens, the department still hasn't disciplined the men and women involved.  Nor has it instituted harsher penalties for future abuses.

Update regarding Ted Stevens:
Department of Injustice.  Something is very rotten at the U.S. Department of Justice.  No other reasonable conclusion can be drawn from an independent report on the 2008 prosecution of then-Senator Ted Stevens. ... Most damaging to Justice's credibility is that, three years after Judge Sullivan set aside the guilty verdicts against Stevens, the department still hasn't disciplined the men and women involved.  Nor has it instituted harsher penalties for future abuses.

About the Left's New Palin-Confronting 'Teacher,' Turns Out She Lied.  Earlier today the left sent up cheers for an Alaska "teacher" that is seen on video attacking Governor Palin as "the worst Governor ever" as the sign she was putting up read.  When Gov. Palin interacted with her, the woman told Palin she was a "teacher."  Looks like the woman, Kathleen Gustafson, is a liar.  As we find on GatewayPundit, she isn't a teacher but a theater tech.  Even more absurdly, the woman belongs to a band that features drag queens as its attraction!

The desperation of Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.  Stephanie Herseth Sandlin is South Dakota's lone member of the House of Representatives.  She is a Democrat and a reliable member of Nancy Pelosi's team in Congress.  Now that it's time for her to face the voters back home, however, Herseth Sandlin is selling herself as an independent.  She must think the citizens of South Dakota are first-class rubes.

Dems in denial.  The great Democratic revolution of 2008 is entering its pitiful stage.  If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a guillotine, Robert Gibbs' head would be rolling around in a basket.  His offense?  Uttering perhaps the most unassailably accurate statement of his tenure as White House press secretary:  that there is "no doubt" Republicans might take back the House.  Theories abound for why Gibbs would say such a flatly true thing.  The simplest is that Gibbs was asked whether the House is in play on "Meet the Press" and in the flush of the moment slipped up with an honest answer.

Far-left Think Progress Fabricates Examples of Tea Party Racism for Bogus Video.  Liberal activists are so desperate to paint the Tea Party as racist that some, apparently, are willing to fabricate evidence and fallaciously draw unsupported conclusions to support their point.  Lee Fang, a writer for the far-left blog Think Progress, recently posted a video purporting to show racism at Tea Parties.  But the video was a total fraud.

Kerry and his energy companies.  For all you curious as to why Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is so inspired to cut a deal on energy reform, wonder no longer.  Apparently, the senior senator from Massachusetts is positioned to hit the jackpot if a subsidy-laden energy "reform" bill passes.  In some years, Kerry makes more money in dividends and capital gains from these holdings than he does as a senator.

Efforts to 'Deem' a Budget are a 'Fraud'.  [Scroll down]  House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said America didn't accept "deeming" the passage of Obamacare and they won't accept it for a budget.  "You all remember when the Democrats back in March were going deem the health care bill passed and Americans were outraged at the idea," Boehner said.  "Well, here we are today, where the Democrats are scheming to deem a budget in place.  It's not a budget:  all it is is a set of numbers so Democrats can continue their out-of-control spending spree here in Washington."

House Democrats 'Deem' Faux $1.1 Trillion Budget 'as Passed' .  Last night [7/1/2010], as part of a procedural vote on the emergency war supplemental bill, House Democrats attached a document that "deemed as passed" a non-existent $1.12 trillion budget.  The execution of the "deeming" document allows Democrats to start spending money for Fiscal Year 2011 without the pesky constraints of a budget.  The procedural vote passed 215-210 with no Republicans voting in favor and 38 Democrats crossing the aisle to vote against deeming the faux budget resolution passed.

A Cynical Budget Maneuver.  In January, they were co-sponsors of the legislation to create a National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, whose recommendations for closing the budget gap would be guaranteed an up or down vote in Congress.  The commission legislation was defeated when seven Republican senators who had initially co-sponsored it defected on the roll call.  At that point, President Obama stepped in and rescued the idea, creating the commission by executive order.  Now, in a stunning reversal, the Democrats are using the existence of the commission to justify their abandonment of their long-term budget responsibilities.

Democrats deeming themselves defeated come November.  On the first day of July, the House of Representatives passed a "budget enforcement resolution" that "deemed as passed" a $1.12 trillion budget.  Thirty-eight House Democrats voted no, perhaps because they sense in this year of the Tea Party Movement it isn't good politics to engage in such a sham.  But pass it did.

Dems' decision to forgo budget means no more 51-vote Senate majorities.  Congressional Democrats have correctly concluded that not passing an official budget for next fiscal year won't be much of a trouble for them ... but they may not have anticipated another consequence of this strategy:  without an official budget, Senate Democrats cannot use the parliamentary trick of "reconciliation" to evade Republican attempts to filibuster bills.  Long story short, this means that reconciliation, more famously known as the method used to shove President Obama's healthcare bill through the Senate, cannot be used in 2011 no matter which party controls the chamber.

The Last Refuge Of The Incompetent.  With their own economic policies in complete disarray, Democrats have turned to a tried-and-true tactic:  Blame the opposition for your failure.

When Lame Ducks Bite.  This year, for the first time since modern budgeting began, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has simply refused to pass a budget resolution.  Presumably, the failure even to take up a budget would free plenty of time for the Congress to complete the rest of its work.  But remarkably — and disturbingly — plans are already in the offing to postpone important legislative business until after the November elections.

Obama and Dems heading for electoral disaster.  All around, there are Democrats telling us their prospects for November are looking up.  Things aren't as bad as Republicans say!  Health care is becoming more popular!  The country wants financial reform!  People still like Barack Obama!  Isn't Joe Barton awful!  They're fooling themselves.  The basic indicators of voters' intentions — their general mood and attitude toward the policies of Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid — are clear and solid.

A Bad Lie, At Best.  [Scroll down]  By waiting until December, Hoyer has conveniently scheduled the budget to be passed after the November elections, which are looking worse and worse for his fellow Democrats.  That allows Democrats to tout their fiscal responsibility while avoiding any hard votes on the matter.  Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform, called it "bizzarely dishonest."  "It makes it appear that the whole point of the deficit commission from day one was to hide from what Congress is really doing, and let Congressmen run in the November election claiming to be for some imaginary budget restraint that they're not actually ready to vote for," said Norquist.

Harry Reid's son leaves last name out of first campaign ad.  Nevada gubernatorial candidate Rory Reid (D) is on the air with his first campaign ad and it's missing one thing: his last name.  Reid, the son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), doesn't say his name at any point during the ad, but it prominently features his campaign logo, "Rory 2010."

Harry Reid's son avoids surname in governor bid.  The Democratic nominee in the Nevada governor's race is the son of one of the most powerful politicians in America, but you wouldn't know it by his campaign.

If You Can't Budget, You Can't Govern.  "If you can't budget, you can't govern," Rep. John Spratt Jr., D-S.C., proclaimed in 2006 when the House GOP leadership chose to dispense with passing a budget resolution.  Now that the Dems run the House, Spratt is chairman of its Budget Committee and the April 15 deadline for passing a budget resolution is a niggling detail, easily ignored.  House Democrats have decided to not even try to pass a budget resolution before this fiscal year expires on Sept. 30 — and may well delay passage until after the November elections.

Fixing What Ain't Broke, Hiding What Is.  The financial-regulatory reform bill currently under consideration in Congress highlights a recurrent theme among the left.  Whenever liberals want to pass legislation intended to solve a particular problem that increases the size and scope of the federal government, they revise history and create imaginary villains which their bill is intended to combat.  They never admit that it is they and their previous polices who are at fault.

Homo Politicus.  Al Gore has a huge carbon footprint... and people are shocked?  His fairy tale of global warming is meant just to help him get money, honor, and attention — and nothing else.  Barack Obama is a closet socialist who does not help his impoverished family.  Why?  He no more believes in redistributing wealth than a snake oil salesman in Dodge City believed that his tonic cured gout.  Feminists flack for Clinton's savage treatment of women and ignore Moslem crimes toward women.  Leftist instructors leave their students profoundly ignorant, instead of truly educated.  Leftist pseudo-ideology is a convenient fraud used by those who would be our masters.

Fictitious anecdotes rarely fool anybody.
What's the Good Word, Nancy d'Alesandro Pelosi?  The Big Question For Nancy Pelosi has nothing to do with unemployment or taxes or even the nearing financial collapse of her home state and the municipalities she represents.  No sir (and madam), the question often asked of our Speaker is, "What's your favorite word?"

The Enemies Within.  It was not long ago that Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano unveiled a national safety report singling out peaceful pro-life protesters as potential terrorists.  Yet hereto, the only person officially charged and subsequently arrested for threatening to kill a public official in connection with the Obama health care debate happens to be a loyal DNC donor.  You may also recall that on the heels of ramming ObamaCare through Congress, several Democrats projected that right-wing extremists would likely retaliate with violence.  Yet virtually every credible reported incident of politically motivated vandalism since then has been perpetrated mostly against conservative politicians who vigorously opposed the measure.

Obama Revises History.  [Scroll down]  But the relationship between regulators and the industry they regulate is always "cozy."  This is true for at least two reasons.  First, businessmen know far more about their businesses than regulators do.  Regulators routinely defer to the superior knowledge and expertise of the regulated.  Second, most regulators are young people who are planning a career in the regulated industry.  A typical career path will begin with law school graduation, followed by a stint in a federal agency, followed by a highly-paid job with one of the formerly-regulated companies ... This is not exactly a secret.

Blumenthal and the Liars' Party.  [Scroll down slowly]  There is a pattern to this misbehavior. Blumenthal, Edwards, Clinton, and Kerry lied about their personal lives, hiding sins or inventing heroism.  Each man was very specific in his false statements.  All four of these men were lawyers, and three out of four were married to lawyers.  Two of the four — Clinton and Blumenthal — were chosen as Attorney General for their home states, a position that should be held by scrupulously honest men.

Blumenthal's poll numbers tumble after Vietnam lies surface.  Following bombshell revelations that he claimed he served in Vietnam when he hadn't, Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal's once-robust lead in the polls has hit record lows. ... He claimed he didn't mean to lie and that he'd merely misspoken when he said he served "in Vietnam."

For Democrats, Hits Keep on Coming.  Senate Democrats just can't seem to catch a break.  The revelation Monday [5/17/2010] that Democratic Sen. Christopher J. Dodd's would-be successor — Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal — made misleading statements about his military service added one more headache to Democrats still reeling from unexpected retirements, unplanned and contentious primaries, and other disappointments on the 2010 campaign trail.

Media Also 'Misspoke' On Blumenthal's War Record.  Tuesday [5/18/2010] was clearly a day of deep embarrassment for Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who was fighting for his political career after The New York Times raised questions about statements he made distorting the extent of his military service.

Another Phony Democrat War Veteran.  No one is more abhorrent to us veterans than the jerk who never served but dons a uniform, adorns it with badges and patches, usually of some special operations organization like Army Special Forces, Rangers or Navy SEALS, and awards himself multiple medals for valor.  Of course, some of these phonies did serve but in some much less glorious capacity than that in which they depict themselves.  The latter situation seems to be the case for Connecticut Democrat Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal who has been exposed as a phony Vietnam vet by no less than the NY Times.

Lies And Blumen' Lies.  Can someone who misrepresents his military record be elected to the U.S. Senate?  Connecticut's Democratic attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, has little enough shame to try and find out.  Falsely claiming to have served in Vietnam should be a death sentence for any politician of any party or philosophy, from town clerk on up.

Liar pol's polls get Viet-conked.  Embattled Connecticut US Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal's double-digit lead in the polls plummeted yesterday — as another instance of him falsely claiming he had served in Vietnam surfaced.  Democrat Blumenthal — who had easily been the front-runner to replace retiring Sen. Chris Dodd — has dropped to a 3-percentage-point lead over Republican challenger Linda McMahon, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll taken on Tuesday [5/18/2010].

The Taranto Principle Vindicated Again.  The exposure of Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal as a hoaxster boasting of a nonexistent record of service in the Vietnam War is a splendid example of what is known as the Taranto Principle.  Someday the Taranto Principle will be taught in all the journalism schools, assuming one or two survive the present detumescence of journalism.

Richard Blumenthal's rolling blunder.  Connecticut's Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is taking heavy fire for a series of statements he made over several years in which he either explicitly or implicitly claimed to be a Vietnam veteran, when in fact he is not.

New York Times Hits Blumenthal Again.  To their credit, the Times isn't backing off on the Blumenthal/Vietnam story.  They've found yet another instance of the Connecticut Attorney General misstating his service record.

Americans are Drowning in Our Government's Lies.  It's not just the lies about climate change.  It's not just the lies about renewable, wind and solar, energy.  It's not just the lies about so-called endangered species.  It's not just that the Obama administration refuses to name Islam as the source of the terrorist attacks on America. ... It is a combination of these and other factors that are based on a contagion of lies told to Americans by their own government.

How ignorant would you have to be to believe this?
Speaker Nancy Pelosi:  Democrats reduced taxes to historic low.  Congressional Democats are responsible for the lowest U.S. tax bills in a half-century, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday.  Pelosi was responding to a USA Today report that said Americans' tax bills in 2009 were at their lowest point since the Truman presidency.

Seven reasons not to vote for Democrats.  In a speech earlier this week, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine gave a preview of the Democrats' 2010 national election message.  "We have more accomplishments to run on than any party in a long time," Kaine said.  Kaine then proceeded to lay out seven Democratic talking points so transparently unconvincing, I began to wonder if he's not a Republican double agent.

The Times Square surprise.  [Scroll down]  Finally, when President Reagan faced down the Soviets with a vast arms buildup and a resolute, albeit flexible, foreign policy, his liberal critics warned that we faced nuclear world war.  Of a sudden, the Soviet Union collapsed.  And what was the liberals' response?  Well, it was one of history's surprises.  The liberals announced that the Soviet Union had been a paper tiger all along.  It had been destined to collapse from day one.

Son of Amnesty.  Everyone with a brain wave knows the progressive drill:  illegal immigrants aren't illegal, they're "undocumented."  They do the work "Americans won't do."  Because they've lived here illegally for x number of years, they are now entitled to live here.  We may as well legalize them, because we can't possibly deport twelve million people.  Enforcing border security is akin to "re-building the Berlin Wall" on our southern borders.  And last, but not least, my personal favorite regarding an integrally related issue:  requiring picture ID for voting is "unfair."  Let's whack these odious notions one by one.

Bertha Lewis' Lunacy.  [Scroll down]  Every time you read or hear of some liberal mentioning Tea Party hatred or Tea Party violence, think "liar".  None of it is or ever has been true.  The hatred and the violence is and always has been on the left.  Mao was a liberal.  Stalin was a liberal.  Hitler was a liberal.  Castro was a liberal.  Pol Pot was a liberal, and the list goes on.  It wasn't a Republican President who dropped the atomic bomb, it was a Democrat. In Arizona it wasn't Tea Party supporters who were throwing bricks, rocks and bottles at the police or attempting to murder a couple of people who had the misfortune to wear pale skin, it was Obama supporters.

An Incurious Media or a Four-Leaf-Clover President.  [Scroll down]  Remember when we were supposedly in Iraq to steal oil?  We've certainly been there long enough to drain that nation dry.  Only one problem — we didn't do it.  Or maybe it was the oil company conspiracy to lower gas prices and fix the election.  CNN's Jack Cafferty was just one of many media voices to say "if you were a real cynic, you could also wonder if the oil companies might not be pulling the price of gas down to help the Republicans get re-elected in the midterm elections a couple of months away."  That conspiracy was also proven bogus when gas prices didn't plummet until after the 2008 elections.

Can't We All Just Get Along?  Make no mistake about it, this is a dishonest age.  That our daily lies are purportedly advanced in the cause of the common good, nevertheless do not make them any less lies.  Beware of sudden and apparently reasonable "calls for civility."  That pathetic mantra is usually voiced by a liberal administration and its supporters when criticism mounts that they are taking the country too far to the Left — like the Clinton implosion in 1993 or Obama today.

An Age of Untruth.  Almost everything said in association with "illegal immigration" is false.  No, the now stalled fence is not a futile symbol of apartheid; in places where it is finished, it has discouraged illegal entry and reminded us that all counties have rights of autonomy.  Do not believe that "illegal alien" is necessarily a hurtful or inexact term.  Everyone who crosses the border without proper authorization is both doing something "illegal" (not a mere "infraction"), and is an alien (not a U.S. citizen; "alien" = "not of this place".)

Bill Clinton, Still Smearing Conservatives.  Throughout all those years of ultra-left civil disruption, there was complete silence from Clinton.  So hypocritical.  So ... Clinton.  The most maddening thing about this repeated phenomenon is that the Clinton-adoring media helpfully paint these speeches as the plea of a unifier, a humanitarian voice for sanity and civility.

The Equal Pay Day Reality Check.  Today is Equal Pay Day.  Feminist groups and political leaders have set aside this day to protest the fact that women's wages are, on average, 78 percent of men's wages.  "This date symbolizes how far into 2010 women must work to earn what men earned in 2009," says the National Committee on Pay Equity.  The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has enlisted supporters to wear red "to represent the way the pay gap puts women 'in the red.'" ... Excuse me for interrupting, but this holiday has no basis in reality.

Applying Clinton's logic, there's no such thing as liberty.  For a stumbling, disingenuous, self-contradicting commentary, you couldn't do much better than a Bill Clinton op-ed piece in The New York Times that on the one hand states the obvious while coming very close to saying people fearful of big government ought to shut up, only they shouldn't.

Obama and the New Civility.  During the Bush years a dangerously heated rhetoric became commonplace.  Now, lo! a new age has dawned.

Fixing the Financial Crisis:  Fire, Aim, Ready.  Late-night economist David Letterman summarized the situation:  "Republicans in power previously for eight years deregulated banks, and that was a contributory factor."  Key words:  Republican, deregulated.  That might be a plausible explanation... if Republicans had deregulated anything.  Perhaps Mr. Letterman mixed up Republicans with Democrats.  Glass-Steagall's partial repeal was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1999 and passed by the Senate with a vote of 90-8, including the votes of Senators Biden, Kerry, Edwards, Schumer, and Dodd.

Racism and Obamacare.  Democrats have passed government health care with no Republican votes.  Their leadership threatened and bribed their own members to eek out a majority.  They resorted to an arcane procedure that maybe 100 people in the whole country can explain in order to pass a massive bill that polls show a majority of Americans don't want.  The federal government, for the first time ever, will force every American to buy, with a big chunk of their income, a product designed by government bureaucrats, with an army of IRS agents snooping on each of us to make sure we did it.  And how are many liberals explaining why so many Americans are ticked off?  It's because our president is black.  It's about racism.

Obama's Poll Numbers Down, Imaginary Racism Up.  [Scroll down]  Most sickeningly, the mainstream media continue to spread the despicable lie that someone called civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis the "N-word" 15 times during the anti-ObamaCare rally in Washington.  Fifteen times!  That turned out to be another lie.  About a week after the protest, Andrew Breitbart offered a $100,000 reward for anyone who could produce a video of Lewis being called the N-word even once — forget 15 times.  (That's the most we can afford.  Hey, who do we look like over here, George Soros?)

The Real Anti-Americans.  Kristallnacht, "Crystal Night," the "Night of Broken Glass," was the worst pogrom in Germany since the Middle Ages.  Synagogues were torched and hundreds of businesses smashed.  Shattered glass covered the streets.  Women were assaulted and men beaten and murdered.  After that terrible night, half the Jews remaining in Germany fled.  To compare a brick tossed through the window of a congressional office and two shouted slurs to Kristallnacht suggests a growing paranoia on the left about the populist right.

The Grand Illusions of America's Liberals.  America's liberals are consumed with guilt.  If not soon purged from our society, their guilt will kill us all.  Bent on rewriting history, or else entirely ignorant of it, they deny that the United States has brought more freedom and well-being to more people most of the time than any other nation in history.  They also accuse our country of racism and imperialism.

Tea Parties targeted by the Dems' Alinsky Attack Machine.  [Scroll down]  It is clear that in terms of racial politics the Alinsky Attack Machine tactic is to accuse the conservative / Republican leaning Tea Parties of the Democrats' segregationist actions in the South during Jim Crow and the civil rights' marches.

Absolutely Fabulists:  Liberal Mythmaking.  What has historically distinguished conservative (or what used to be called "classical liberal") political thought from that of leftists is that conservatives remember their mistakes and consequently can learn from them.  Conservatism adapts its ideology to contrary evidence; liberalism reinterprets contrary evidence to fit its ideology.

Don't rush to judgeship for Liu.  The hypocrisy of Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy knows no bounds.  The Vermont Democrat insists on expediting a hearing for the wildly leftist, fundamentally dishonest appellate court nominee Goodwin Liu before committee members have received adequate access to Mr. Liu's records.  Throughout his career, Sen. Leahy has insisted on seeing — and sometimes leaking — records that properly should remain private.  Yet in this case, concerning records everybody agrees should be public, the senator acts as if they are irrelevant.

(Tea) Party On.  [This article illustrates] what happens when the liberal worldview — so much of which is based on lies, distortion and character assassination — isn't met with equal amounts of force and determination to provide Americans with the truth.  The failure to do so was the tragic flaw of the Bush administration.

The Democrats' Fake Hate Crime.  On March 20th, something truly extraordinary happened.  On the eve of the health care vote, a group of black Democrat Congressmen (eschewing the private tunnels they usually use to cross from their offices to the Capitol) chose to walk en masse through a crowd of protesters, confident that the knuckledragging Tea Party goons they and their media pals have reviled for a year now would respond with racial epithets.  And then, when the crowd didn't, the black Congressmen made it up anyway.

More examples of hate crimes that aren't.

Cleaver changes his 'I was spit on' story.  It's too late to affect the narrative about the tea party protest a couple of weeks ago, but indicative of the rank dishonesty involved in the smear.

Rep. Carson:  Tea Party Protesters Are 'One of the Largest Threats to our Internal Security'.  As our readers have already learned, Rep. Andre Carson gathered Capitol Hill reporters around him and told the tale of racial slurs and menacing crowds on the verge of hurling rocks at the congressmen.  Our first few videos showed the congressmen coming out of the Cannon Office Building, walking down the steps and into Independence Avenue from various angles.  None of those videos revealed the racial hatred Rep. Carson conveyed to reporters that day and none of the videos showed a mob rushing or in any way impeding the congressmen.

Against ObamaCare?  You're a Fascist Racist Hater.  Differences of opinion and ideology, passionately held, drive the opposition against ObamaCare.  Yet to shut down the effort to overturn ObamaCare's unpopular assault on freedom and prosperity, the left resorts to a frequently employed tactic.

More Thoughts On Liberal Political Violence.  The Democrats have tried to change the subject away from their health care debacle by claiming that conservatives are threatening violence against them.  Their complaints are pathetic where they are not out-and-out lies (e.g., Clyburn and Lewis), and they have taken a lot of well-deserved criticism.  It is liberals, not conservatives, who rely on ad hominem attacks, outrageous allegations and violent imagery.

Welcome to the Real Revolution, Alinsky Fans:  It Ain't For Wimps Or Sissies.  How far will Democrats go to ensure that their revolution against American liberty succeeds?  As for me, I put nothing past them now.  Will Collier has just explained in exacting detail the most probable explanation for how Nancy Pelosi (along with Axelrod and Emanuel) could have staged their "confrontation" with Tea Partiers outside the capitol on March 20.  Claims that the N-word and spit were employed as weapons by Tea Partiers have yet to be corroborated by a single witness or video recording.

Not exactly terrorists.  Despite numerous requests from Senate Republicans for more information, the Justice Department waited until Friday [3/26/2010], just as Congress was leaving town for a recess, finally to provide support for Mr. Holder's assertions.  At one point, the department ridiculously claimed that federal regulations precluded it from providing such a list. ... Rather than bolstering Mr. Holder's position, the data dump showed that Republicans were right to look askance at him.

Caution:  This article is replete with vulgarity.
Violent Liberal Hate Rhetoric:  Fifteen Quotes.  In an effort to distract people from the destructive, illegitimate power-grab-of-a-bill masquerading as health care reform that the Democrats just passed over the objections of the American people, liberal members of Congress have spent days over-hyping threats against them.  Of course, the sad reality is that EVERYONE who achieves any notoriety at all in this business gets death threats, but it's only treated as noteworthy by the press when it happens to liberals.

Do Democrats commit hate crimes against black Republicans?  Given the Democratic Party's 150-year record of racist rhetoric and racial violence — from the days of slavery until today — it is astonishing to see Democrats sanctimoniously playing the race card.  A display of unmitigated gall describes how Democrats are falsely comparing anti-ObamaCare protesters to the anti-civil rights racists of the 1960's who were Democrats.

We Are Expected to Believe.  [Scroll down slowly]  We are expected to believe that Obama's signing rendered the bill benign.  We are expected to believe three thousand pages of shalls and shants, musts and mandates, have drifted away on the breeze and can no longer come between our doctors and us.  We are expected to believe that a half-trillion in new taxes and a half-trillion in Medicare cuts will suddenly go unnoticed.  We are expected to believe that Enron-style CBO accounting will be transfigured into wondrous sums for our grandchildren to behold.  We are expected to believe that our newly disciplined government will never let this entitlement break the bank.

More lies about Obamacare.

Coercive Charity Destroys the Human Spirit.  After the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate's health care bill (without changes because they could not craft and pass a bill of their own), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proclaimed that the effort reflected American's founding declaration of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."  Nothing could be farther [sic] from the truth.

Dissembling, Death, and Deficits.  Democrats enacted the first step towards nationalized health care, where $500 billion of Medicare cost savings are fiction but $400 billion of tax increases to finance new entitlements will be very real — depriving both from reducing the national debt.  Deliberately misstating and sidestepping the devastating financial consequences of this fraudulent takeaway-giveaway, the Democrats were happy to construct their own alternative reality rivaling the best, from Lewis Carroll to George Orwell.

Sunday's socialist triumph.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday launched the Democrats' argument for the health care bill, claiming, "This is an American proposal that honors the traditions of our country."  Does that suggest that opposition is un-American?  And what are the traditions that are American that this law fulfills?  The Democrats argue that the bill fulfills the "right" of all Americans to government-assured health care services.  The congressional Democrats claim many other things that a majority of the country believes to be inconsistent with truth and reality.

Digging the Hole Deeper:  The greatest of all the many painful ironies in the health-care debate of the past year may be that the Democrats' closing "argument" is to claim the mantle of fiscal responsibility.  Their leaders are doing their best to twist yesterday's [3/18/2010] CBO score of their reconciliation bill to suggest that their plan will not only solve America's health-care financing problem but reduce the deficit too.  It will do neither, and will make both problems worse.

Pulling the Plug on the "Living" Constitution.  [Scroll down slowly]  This "living" Constitution means the real one is dead in practice, but it is not so dead in the minds of ordinary Americans that liberals would ever attempt to hold a constitutional convention to package their enlightened new understandings into a fresh one.  They still have to proceed by deception, casting every new affront to the Constitution as a suddenly accurate "constitutional" reading of it.

The Progressives' Perfect Trojan Horse.  Democrats say that their mission is to give all Americans health care.  The Democrats are lying.  Signing ObamaCare into law against our will and the Constitution is tyranny and step one of their hideous goal of having as many Americans as possible dependent on government, thus controlling our lives and fulfilling Obama's promise to fundamentally transform America.

Was Coffingate A Fundraising Stunt?  I know a little something about coffins.  And I know when I'm being lied to. ... After a brutal 48 hours of press retractions about an incident regarding a coffin placed near his house, [Missouri Secretary of State Robin] Carnahan is attempting to hustle money for intimidation that did not occur.

Man linked to arson at congressman's office was ex-campaign worker.  A man questioned by police in connection to an arson at one of Rep. Russ Carnahan's campaign offices used to work for his campaign, the Missouri Democrat said Wednesday.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday that Carnahan said a man linked to the arson was fired just before the Aug. 17 incident in St. Louis.

A Little Social Engineering is Death.  Obama has lied continuously to America and he is doing so now.  Nancy Pelosi laughed when she was asked if politicians should be held to their word.  Harry Reid has yet to tell the truth, and other than Robert Byrd, it seems that the primary talking point for every Democrat in Washington today is lie, lie some more and keep on lying until they believe it.  The strategy isn't working.

Talking Points vs. Reality:  [Scroll down]  I can say that I can afford to buy a Rolls Royce, without going into debt, by using my inheritance from a rich uncle.  But, in the real world, the question would arise immediately whether I in fact have a rich uncle, not to mention whether this hypothetical rich uncle would be likely to leave me enough money to buy a Rolls Royce.  In politics, however, you can say all sorts of things that have no relationship with reality.  If you have a mainstream media that sees no evil, hears no evil and speaks no evil — when it comes to Barack Obama — you can say that you will pay for a vast expansion of government-provided insurance by taking money from the Medicare budget and using other gimmicks.

Heads Liberals Win, Tails We Lose.  Liberals are the ones who knowingly lied in saying that "Bush lied; people died," that supply-side tax cuts are "just for the rich" and that Bush left people on the rooftops in New Orleans after Katrina because they were black.  These weren't just harmless rhetorical barbs; they had and continue to have serious, substantively damaging consequences.

An Orwellian redefinition of the Constitution:  The proponents of the most regressive idea of government on the planet (Centralized control by a small group of elites who rule "for the people's own good") are now relabeling themselves as "Today's Defender's of the Constitution."

Obama's Proposal is the Illusion of 'Reform'.  One job of presidents is to educate Americans about crucial national problems.  On health care, Barack Obama has failed.  Almost everything you think you know about health care is probably wrong or, at least, half wrong.  Great simplicities and distortions have been peddled in the name of achieving "universal health coverage."

The War on Truth:  The greatest danger to our wealth, our liberties, our values, and our safety today comes from the deconstruction of truth.  We live in a world driven by information.  Almost all real wealth today is based upon information and knowledge.  Almost all real power today is based upon mass communication, education, and entertainment.  Even military power relies upon data and intelligence, not brute force.

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