The Conservative Denial of Reality: A Factual Guide to Annoy Republicans

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Toidi Slayer

Minneapolis, MN

#2 May 5, 2013
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The Defense Of Marriage Act is based on the religious definition of “traditional marriage”—they support the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman, which violates our First Amendment.

They were the party which built, and originally passed, the Patriot Act—which has the potential to violate most of our Bill of Rights as it relates to due process.

They support stricter voter ID laws—which are being struck down all across the country by courts deeming them unconstitutional.

They’ve supported measures which would change the basic qualifications for what constitutes an American citizen—which violates our Fourteenth Amendment.

They opposed the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, which had prevented openly gay members of our military from serving—again violating our First Amendment.

How “Constitutional” of them.

And to wrap this up, the myth that Republicans are the party for a fiscally conservative government. Really? Quick, name the last Republican President to balance our budget.

Give up? It was President Eisenhower, who served from 1953-1961. In fact, let’s take a look at our national debt during the last 3 Republican Presidents:

Ronald Reagan 1981-1989: National debt increased from $1 trillion-$3 trillion

George H. Bush 1989-1993: National debt increased from $3 trillion-$4.2 trillion

George W. Bush 2001-2009: National debt increased from $5.6 trillion-$10.7 trillion
Now, if by fiscally conservative they mean they drastically increase our national debt every time they control the White House—then they’re absolutely right.

The only way Republicans are “fiscally conservative” is when it comes to spending money on the poor. Then suddenly it’s “money we can’t afford.” Of course, that’s only until the next tax break for the wealthy comes up for a vote, or they can increase our already bloated defense budget, then suddenly those deficit increases are “vital for the health of our nation.”

So spare me this “liberals don’t believe in facts” nonsense. Especially when all conservatives seem to have on their side is right-wing rhetoric which almost always contradicts reality.
goose

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 5, 2013
what a bunch of lefty 1/2 truths!
goose

Lombard, IL

#4 May 5, 2013
Which easily verifiable fact do you dispute?

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