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Politifact: Trump maintains 70% LIAR ratio

Original post made by Car wash Carl, Menlo Park: Belle Haven, on Aug 12, 2016

Lies, mostly false or PANTS ON FIRE ratings for 69% of Trump’s claims:

The PolitiFact scorecard

True (4%)
Mostly True (11%)
Half True (15%)
Mostly False (15%)
False (36%)
Pants on Fire (19%)


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The best candidate the Republicansame could find.

The leader of the GOP.

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Posted by Politifact Bias
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Aug 12, 2016 at 2:32 pm

A study from the George Mason University Center for Media and Public Affairs reveals that PolitiFact.org, one of the nation's leading "fact checkers," states that Republicans are dishonest in their claims three times as often as Democrats.

Dr. Robert S. Lichter, head of the Center for Media and Public Affairs
examined 100 statements involving factual claims by Democrats (46 claims) and Republicans (54 claims), which were fact-checked by PolitiFact.com during the four month period from the start of President Obama's second term on January 20 through May 22, 2013." The Politifact conclusion: Republicans lie more.

Or do they? As the Wall Street Journal's James Taranto has consistently reported, the fact checking business often – too often for anyone's good – turns on matters of opinion rather than matters of "fact."

There is a "truth gap" in Washington, but it doesn't exist along the lines the fact checkers would have you think. It was Obama who said you could keep the health care you had if you liked it, even if Obamacare became law. It was Obama who said the Citizens United decision would open the floodgates of foreign money into U.S. campaigns. It was Obama who said Benghazi happened because of a YouTube video. It was Obama's IRS that denied conservative political groups had been singled out for special scrutiny. And it was Obama who promised that taxes would not go up for any American making less than $250,000 per year.

All of these statements and plenty more are demonstrably false, though some people still pretend there is truth in them. As the Lichter study demonstrates, it's not so much fact checkers that are needed as it is fact checkers to check the facts being checked.


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Posted by Stop the Trolls
a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Good grief -- the right-of-right-winger is upset -- upset! -- that someone dare to tell the truth about The Donald.

But I guess when your candidate is the political equivalent of a dead horse, you try and change the subject really, really fast...

(And 10 likes on your post? Stop it already.)


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Posted by Stop the Trolls
a resident of another community
on Aug 13, 2016 at 4:57 pm

HiilBill Fan -- Does your mother know what you do on her computer?


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Posted by New hillbillies!
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm

How much of Manaforts dirty Putin money was he told to put into Trumps campaign?

Putin-Trump 2016

Besties!


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Posted by Office Worker
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Aug 18, 2016 at 10:17 am

Manafort getting pushed aside, Trump goes all in on the far right fringe crazy, hires the head of BREITBART

tweet:
from May: Breitbart headline labels Bill Kristol a ‘renegade Jew’ for opposing Donald Trump


washingtonpost
The Fix
Breitbart headline labels Bill Kristol a ‘renegade Jew’ for opposing Donald Trump
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Goodnight Moon.

Goodnight GOP.

Goodbye Senate.

Hello House!

Anything around an 8 point Dem win puts the House in play.

Republicans, you made your bed.

Thanks!!!!!!!


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Posted by Village Bush
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Aug 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Trump has been forced to read from a teleprompter. Cuts his lies down to about 50%.

Good little boy! We would pat your head, but for that wig.


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Posted by why not
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 22, 2016 at 8:09 am

If lying to your base of voters makes them vote for you, then why not?


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Posted by Office Worker
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Aug 23, 2016 at 9:40 am

He may have cut his lies down to 50% for a week, but now headed higher.

Campaign signals that Trump is flipflopping on immigration, cites changes that reflect Obama's current status (wow!,) then Trump goes off meds and off teleprompter and rails against POC.

Campaign then CANCELS Thursday's immigration speech, promising details and specifics (oh, right!!!) and CANCELS 2 more appearances.

Is it some sort of illness problem that Trump has?

Did he slip on icy stairs and fall, back in February?

Does he have a cardiovascular condition, causing pressure problems in the brain? Exacerbated by the tiny hands?

Let's get Trump a real doctor exam. And show his taxes.

Taxes always explain the other lies. Show us which Russians now own your skyrocketing debt!


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Posted by New hillbillies!
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 26, 2016 at 11:42 am

Trump finally brings in an experienced field guy.

From Christie staff - knee deep in Bridgegate.

The books that will be written on this election! And every one of them will involve the use of a word starting with "cluster....". Amazing.


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Posted by Office Worker
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Sep 2, 2016 at 10:42 am

Even Trumpers and Trumpettes are tired of the hate and the lies:

"Hispanic leader who advises Trump camp telling me half of Trump's Hispanic advisory board is ready to resign today (15 of 30)"

Lying about what the Mexican President told you on a sham trip to Mexico will really tick off your Hispanic Advisory Board - who knew?


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Posted by Office Worker
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Sep 7, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Trump lies some more tonight - how do you tell if Trump is ready to lie? He sees a microphone.

So many lies tonight, where to start?

Iraq: "I was TOTALLY against the war in Iraq. You can look at Esquire magazine from 2004. You can look at before that"

Okay... shall we?

Bussfeed: Web Link "Trump expressed support for regime change at length in 2000, tepid support for the war in 2002, made both positive and negative comments about it in 2003, and was strongly opposed by 2004."

1999: " But the fact is, if we decide a strike against Iraq is necessary, it is madness not to carry the mission to its conclusion. When we don’t, we have the worst of all worlds: Iraq remains a threat, and now has more incentive than ever to attack us."

2002: Asked directly if he was for invading Iraq, Trump responded, “Yeah, I guess so. I wish the first time it was done correctly.”

2003: Trump argued that people were “more focused now on the economy” than war, but didn’t say the president shouldn’t invade. “Either you attack or you don’t attack,” he said.

2003: "President George W. Bush “has either got to do something or not do something, perhaps.”

2003: “It looks like a tremendous success from a military standpoint.”


Now: "I was TOTALLY against the war in Iraq."

Uh-huh.

At least Clinton admitted she made a mistake, as did every one who voted for the war.

Judgement.


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