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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-06-12 05:39 AM
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Democrats may not be perfect, but their noses are a LOT smaller than Republicans; noses.
Democratics are not perfect, but their noses are a LOT smaller than the Republicans noses.

Then again, no one seems to accuse Democrats of being wooden.



CHARLOTTE, N.C. We heard a number of dubious or misleading claims on the first night of the Democratic National Convention:

The keynote speaker and others claimed the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, would raise taxes on the "middle class." He has promised he won't. Democrats base their claim on a study that doesn't necessarily lead to that conclusion.



The keynote speaker, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, also said there have been 4.5 million "new jobs" under Obama. The fact is the economy has regained only 4 million of the 4.3 million jobs lost since Obama took office.

Castro also insisted Romney and Ryan would "gut" Pell Grants for lower-income college students. Actually, the Ryan budget calls only for "limiting the growth" of spending for the program, and Ryan has said the maximum grant of $5,550 would not be decreased.

A Democratic governor said Romney "left his state 47th out of 50 in job growth." Actually, Massachusetts went from 50th in job creation during Romney's first year to 28th in his final year.

Two advocates of equal-pay legislation said women make 77 cents for every dollar men earn. That's true on average, but the gap for women doing the same work as men is much less, and not entirely or even mostly the result of job discrimination.

A union president accused Romney of seeking "a government bailout" for "his company." Not really. In fact, Romney negotiated a favorable but routine settlement with bank regulators on behalf of a former company, the one he had left to form his own Bain Capital firm. No taxpayer funds were involved.


much more at http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-09-05/...

I call bullshit on the fact checkers, though, who seem to get very very nipicky only when they fact check Democrats. Besides, since when is a union official a Democratic politician? And what public office was he running for?

Not quite the same as when Willard or lyin' Ryan lie, is it?



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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-06-12 08:26 AM
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1. Yes, lots of bullshit on those "facts"
First, they assume Romney isn't lying like a streak about what he would really do, once in office. Major mistake.

Second, that BS about the wage gap between genders is straight off the chauvinist pig "men's rights" web sites. The reality is, women still don't get paid as much, they're still skipped for promotions, and the glass ceiling is as thick as ever.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-12 03:26 AM
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3. Right on!
Thick ceiling. Way thick.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-12 03:24 AM
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2. A pox on the house of the very very nipicky
fact checkers that double, triple and fudge fact checking when checking Democrats making claims.

I call bullshit too.
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