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

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Toidi Slayer

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

A line many liberals hear from their conservative counterparts is “Liberals never use facts.”

Which I often find ironic because it’s usually said towards something I’ve written that contains not only facts, but the sources to those facts. It’s also humorous because often the individuals who say this never provide any kind of facts to counter what’s been said, just the simple statement of “Liberals never use facts.”

It’s easy to understand why many right-wingers think this—have you seen where they get their “news” from? Sources such as Fox News that constantly attack the “mainstream media,” which wouldn’t be anything worth mentioning—except they often brag about being America’s most watched cable news channel.

Nothing quite like attacking the mainstream media, then immediately bragging about being at the top of that mountain. But being the most watched doesn’t mean they’re the best. In fact, it just shows how controlled conservatives actually are. They have the highest ratings because conservatives only trust Fox News. While liberals will watch CBS, MSNBC, ABC, CNN—most Republicans only watch Fox News.

However, Fox News might not be able to make this claim for much longer—their ratings are plummeting.
But if the conservative claim that liberals don’t use facts is true, why is reality often on our side?

Many conservatives say the economy is getting worse, but it’s not. We’ve created over 6.5 million jobs while Obama has been in office. Our deficits have been drastically reduced, corporate profits are at their highest levels in years and stocks are at record levels. If conservatives believe our economy is worse, or there aren’t enough jobs being created, that just means they’re admitting Trickle-down economics doesn’t work.
In fact, the 1990′s showed with slightly higher taxes we could reach historic economic growth and balance our budget. So why now is that suddenly impossible?

Many say Obama has made the United States less safe. Really? I could have swore we started 2 wars, and invaded 2 countries, to get Osama bin Laden (at least those are the lies the Bush administration told us)—now he’s dead. In what realm of reality does killing the world’s most wanted criminal make us “less safe?” If you want to talk about being “less safe,” the invasion of Iraq did that. Iraq and Iran were mortal enemies. Now Iran has a strong, and growing, presence in Iraq—something it never had before.

Let’s not forget those who say Obama is always on vacation and has gone “out of control” with his use of Executive orders. I’ve already debunked this nonsense. Truth is, he’s on pace to take fewer vacations, and issue fewer Executive orders, than both George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.

Then there’s always their claim to be the party of “Constitutional values.” That’s funny, last I checked:

The Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) was Constitutionally upheld—they oppose it.

Abortion was a Constitutionally protected right—they oppose it.

Much of the Arizona immigration law was deemed unconstitutional—they supported that law.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect is an American citizen—they want him handled as an “enemy combatant”, denying him his rights as an American.

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.
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True that.

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Facts always annoy republicans.
If the debt went up the same percentage under Obama as it went up under Reagan it would be over 30 trillion.

Even FOX attacks a republican for making comments about Benghazi, that he can't back up with proof.
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/05/05/...
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thinkprogress. You wingnuts too thick to understand this commie blog has zero credibility? What an idiot. BTW, much to loony lefty's chagrin, Benghazi ain't going away. Hearings begin Wednesday. The veil will be lifted.
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jerry wrote:
thinkprogress. You wingnuts too thick to understand this commie blog has zero credibility? What an idiot. BTW, much to loony lefty's chagrin, Benghazi ain't going away. Hearings begin Wednesday. The veil will be lifted.
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Oooo' Fuchin Rah!

"Hearings begin Wednesday. The veil will be lifted"

I cannot wait until they get to the Part about the "Coup", that Barry Soetoro's Handlers Lead against General Petraus at the CIA, and the other two Generals from Africa and Afghanistan.

When the Rotted Flesh is pulled back on this Corrupt Administration, every Conservative Tea party type in Congress, that fought ans tried to minimize the Damage that Victims Party could do, should get National Merit Medals from the Commander-in-Chief that replaces the Chicago Mob's Puppet!

The Impeachment needs to take down the WHOLE Administration, their Judges and Corrupt Appointees included.

Put Petraus in charge, and let him Round up the "Enemies within our Gates", and put them on Trial.

Then he can step down as a Man of Honor, and let the people Elect a President, not a Manufactured Representation of one from the Chicago Mob!

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