Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rumor Central: More Wingnut Myths about Obama

The zany world of right-wing propaganda and bogus knowldege is alive and well out there on the Interwebs, apparently immune to all efforts to stop it with actual facts.

We're speaking (again) of viral emails that condemn President Obama for his outlandish statements and socialistic, communistic and vegetarian views.  

Why to hear the hate-mongers tell it, Obama is in league with Hitler, Stalin and Fidel Castro—not to mention the Islamic terrorists—to bring the country to its knees.

Heavens! What's a true-blue patriot supposed to do? 

We suggest this simple solution for saving the nation: Listen with a healthy dose of skepticism toward all forms of Internet rumors, talk radio and Fox News. 

As it happens, the Conservative True Believers out there keep getting it wrong, as the latest round of Internet nonsense has shown. 

PolitiFact checked the record. Read the latest debunking report here.


Man of the West said...


Those aren't rumors. Sooner or later, they will catch up to our illustrious ruler and he will be out. As the saying goes, "It's the economy, Stupid," and more than two years into his term, the "It's Bush's fault and it's worse than we thought" excuse is starting to sound stupid.

I'm pretty sure you'll still be worried about what Grandma's e-mails say, though.

Tulsan said...

Obama made the mistake of not pushing for the full stimulus package initially. Since then, the GOP has been actively sabotaging recovery. I fully expect them to take the debt ceiling to the brink, with a good probability of major, costly repercussions. They are irresponsible nihilists. But they think it is their best way to win elections. Hope your personal finances are in order, MotW.

Tulsan said...

Here are three links in chronological order for those uninformed about the stimulus package from the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Paul Krugman:


Pass them along to Grandma and Grandpa.

Tulsan said...

Seems a "co-founder of investment management giant PIMCO, says members' of Congress incessant focus on deficit -- and in particular, the manner in which they obsess about deficits -- is foolhardy, and a recipe for disaster. What the country needs, Gross said, is real stimulus now, and a measured return toward fiscal balance in the years ahead."


Tulsan said...

Question to a Wall Street insider:

Q: What do you say to the taxpayers who didn't participate in the borrowing frenzy of the last few years, who saved diligently and are now paying the price with their tax dollars?

A: I also lived very conservatively and did not borrow, and I think we're all going to get hosed. But the reality is it's in our interest that the economy doesn't melt down. I'm a right-wing free market [supporter], and the last person to ask for government intervention, but if we allow a breakdown in the financial system you're going to have a depression. It's like the military -- incredibly expensive, but the cost of not doing it is far worse.