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Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:37 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Republican Frontrunners Winning Big In Epic Battle Against Truth



PolitiFact: Donald Trump

PolitiFact: Ben Carson



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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Republican Frontrunners Winning Big In Epic Battle Against Truth (Original post)
EarlG Oct 2015 OP
underpants Oct 2015 #1
NewJeffCT Oct 2015 #3
NewJeffCT Oct 2015 #2
olegramps Oct 2015 #34
BootinUp Oct 2015 #4
ErikJ Oct 2015 #5
mindwalker_i Oct 2015 #6
BootinUp Oct 2015 #12
mountain grammy Oct 2015 #7
patsimp Oct 2015 #10
mountain grammy Oct 2015 #11
trusty elf Oct 2015 #8
forest444 Oct 2015 #18
Roy Rolling Oct 2015 #9
Deadshot Oct 2015 #13
Martin Eden Oct 2015 #15
tclambert Oct 2015 #25
d_legendary1 Oct 2015 #14
Martin Eden Oct 2015 #16
forest444 Oct 2015 #17
stonecutter357 Oct 2015 #19
Major Hogwash Oct 2015 #20
KamaAina Oct 2015 #21
Fritz Walter Oct 2015 #22
Jon Fogerty Oct 2015 #23
uppityperson Oct 2015 #24
Quasimodem Oct 2015 #26
indivisibleman Oct 2015 #27
bearssoapbox Oct 2015 #28
Jamaal510 Oct 2015 #29
Enthusiast Oct 2015 #30
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Oct 2015 #31
Fred Sanders Oct 2015 #33
trillion Oct 2015 #42
Fred Sanders Oct 2015 #32
lonestarnot Oct 2015 #35
Name removed Oct 2015 #36
patsimp Oct 2015 #37
Johnny2X2X Oct 2015 #38
kimbutgar Oct 2015 #39
Octafish Oct 2015 #40
trillion Oct 2015 #43
trillion Oct 2015 #41
Cha Nov 2015 #44
Dont call me Shirley Nov 2015 #45

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:41 AM

1. Pure propaganda

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:43 AM

3. Obviously, politifact is part

of the fact-based liberal media conspiracy.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:42 AM

2. Ouch

if either wins the nomination, that's a great graphic to run as a TV commercial

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 08:17 AM

34. I don't think that will affect their base of racists and low info dupes.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:49 AM

4. rofl

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:58 AM

5. "........The devil is a liar and is the father of lies. "

 

John 8: 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:59 AM

6. Krugmann talked about this today

Springtime For Grifters

His thesis is that the republicans are leading their followers in order to make money for themselves. For example, some candidates want to go back to the gold standard, and those same candidates are involved in buying gold. Asking them tough questions is met with boos.

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:48 AM

12. +1

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:05 AM

7. Trump told the truth about 9/11, and W's incompetence.

Guess that statement wasn't rated since it's just common knowledge.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:38 AM

10. That's part of the 8%

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Response to patsimp (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:48 AM

11. Oh yeah, politifact would rate that only partially true...

because 100% truth is liberal bias.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:15 AM

8. To quote Dubya:

"Nothing could be further than the truth."

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:45 PM

18. "They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people,

...and neither do we."

A Kinsey gaffe if there ever was one.

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/bushismvideos/youtube/bushharmamerica.htm

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:32 AM

9. Bad examples

I'm surprised these two devout Christian holy men are not more observant of their Nine Commandments.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:54 AM

13. I don't get how one can be mostly true or half true.

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Response to Deadshot (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:19 PM

15. Most political rhetoric contains grains of truth

Quite often they use only part of the truth (intentionally leaving our relevant facts or context) to paint a false narrative.

This is done to varying degrees; hence, Poltifact's sliding scale.

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Response to Deadshot (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:34 PM

25. Example: It got cold last winter. This proves global warming is a hoax.

It got cold last winter = TRUE
This proves global warming is a hoax = FALSE

The major point of the whole statement is false, but the fact mentioned in the first sentence is true. So you could call the whole thing fractionally true, maybe even half true, if you feel generous, though the true component is trivial and the false component is of great consequence.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:05 PM

14. Republicans lie?

Say it ain't so!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:20 PM

16. Bullshit Rhetoric is a good Barometer

To measure popularity among the "conservative" base.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:41 PM

17. I always knew Trump was the only "honest" one among them.

You know, by Republican standards.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 01:21 PM

19. K&R!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 03:04 PM

20. But, but, but these 2 guys are the leading frontrunners for the Republican party!!

Which means they will collect about 60% of the vote between just the 2 of them from the Republicans during the primary season.

The other 11 guys, and Carly, only get about 40% of the rest of the votes -- combined -- between all of them.






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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 03:37 PM

21. Both of them are full of truthiness.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 03:40 PM

22. They have NOTHING ELSE to run on n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:18 PM

23. Let's not overreact now

PolitiFact only rates highly inflammatory or questionable statements, obviously these guys have stated more truths (such as, "I am rich" and "I am a surgeon", etc.) than lies.

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Response to Jon Fogerty (Reply #23)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:25 PM

24. Has Carson stated "I am a surgeon" since the beginning of his pres campaign?

Welcome to DU, I look forward to more of your posts.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:39 PM

26. That's why Trump is in second place.

He let a wee taint of truth contaminate his winning Tea Party cheese.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:07 PM

27. I once worked for a company

where the president would often say, "It doesn't have to be the truth. It just has to be convincing."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:48 PM

28. They are the perfect candidates

They are the perfect candidates for the willfully stupid and willfully ignorant of the republican/teabagger party.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:32 PM

29. I guess

what people say about these 2 being outsides is correct; they're outside the realm of reality.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 06:13 AM

30. I knew it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 06:48 AM

31. Is The Donald's 8% from the times he's calling the others loser, idiots, and stupid? nt

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #31)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 08:06 AM

33. Good one....and blaming Bush for ignoring Bin Laden must be part of that.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #31)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 11:18 PM

42. The man never stops showing signs of low IQ (Inflexibility, racism, infantileness, lack of depth,

 

massively bad reasoning, doesn't learn from his mistakes) And yet, he calls other's idiots. The worst part is the Republcians actually believe he's brilliant. I think him and his endanged-species-killing sons have inherited profoundly low IQs.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 08:06 AM

32. I rate the claims of the corporate mass media ignoring the systematic GOP lying as "Mostly True".

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 08:25 AM

35. Self-immolation pants on fire.

 

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Sat Oct 31, 2015, 10:04 AM

37. They really have stupid expressions

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 10:21 AM

38. Bad for America

These liars are the front runners for a major party. This is terrible for the country. Half the people here live in an alternate reality divorced from actual facts.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:41 PM

39. Unfortunately their supporters are so devoid of facts

You could talk until you are blue in the face and won't be able to convince them that both candidates are so unqualified to be president that it is scary.

It is bewildering to me that anyone would consider such buffoonish crazy people like trump and Carson. Both lack the intellect and gravitas to be President.

We are surrounded by our fellow citizens who are brainwashed zombies.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 02:20 PM

40. Crazy, too.

Liars to the very core, all of them.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #40)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 11:19 PM

43. While they're always saying things that aren't true, I think they believe it and crazy is the word

 

that nails it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 11:11 PM

41. I seriously don't get why any one would vote for either of these two and I would never trust

 

Carson to operate on me.

Every election Republicans go for the dumbest candidates. Even Fiorina came out as dumb as a box of racks. I honestly don't get why republicans are going for people this stupid.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2015, 01:53 AM

44. Brawaaaa.. so the one with 0% is edging ahead.. figures!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2015, 04:45 PM

45. Liars for sure. How about a which one is crazier meme?

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