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15. GOP lies go back much further than the Tea Party or even Reagan,
Sun Feb 19, 2023, 12:47 PM
Feb 2023

though they both embraced the tactics and made lying that much more acceptable and prevalent.

Think about Joseph McCarthy and his list of "known Communists" working for the State Department. Think of Republicans in the 1950s accusing George Marshall--a primary architect of Allied victory in WWII--being "soft on Communism."

Think of the lies they told about FDR "selling us out" at Yalta.

And then of course there was this:

Notice even in 1944 the GOP was trying to limit the vote. Though it should be noted that southern Democrats--social conservatives--were experts at limiting the vote in their states.

Notice also FDR calling out the GOP for adopting "the Big Lie."

Unfortunately, the clip above skips over the best part of the speech:

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