By Henry Decker

Republicans Lie More Than Democrats, Study Finds

May 29, 2013 12:43 pm Category: Memo Pad, Politics 270 Comments A+ / A-
Republicans Lie More Than Democrats, Study Finds

According to a new study from the nonpartisan Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University, Republicans are significantly more likely to lie than Democrats — and the gap is widening as President Barack Obama spends more time in office.

The study examined how Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-check site PolitiFact.com rated 100 statements involving factual claims from the first four months of President Obama’s second term — 46 of the claims were made by Democrats, and 54 were made by Republicans.

CMPA found that PolitiFact rated 32 percent of the Republican claims as “false” or “pants on fire,” compared to just 11 percent of the Democratic claims. Along the same lines, PolitiFact rated just 11 percent of the Republican statements as “entirely true,” compared to 22 percent of the Democratic statements.

Just 18 percent of the Republican claims were rated as “mostly” or entirely true, compared to 54 percent of the Democratic claims. Conversely, 52 percent of the Republican statements were rated as mostly or entirely false, while just 24 percent of Democratic statements received the same designation.

In other words, as CMPA President Dr. Robert Lichter put it: “While Republicans see a credibility gap in the Obama administration, PolitiFact rates Republicans as the less credible party.”

Notably, the credibility gap seems to be growing with time. In May, as Republicans have obsessively tried to tie the president to a series of scandals, their percentage of false claims has risen to 60 percent.

PolitiFact editor Bill Adair responded to the study in an email to Politico’s Dylan Byers:

PolitiFact rates the factual accuracy of specific claims; we do not seek to measure which party tells more falsehoods.

The authors of this press release seem to have counted up a small number of our Truth-O-Meter ratings over a few months, and then drew their own conclusions.

We’ve rated more than 7,000 statements since we started in 2007. We are journalists, not social scientists. We select statements to fact-check based on our news judgment — whether a statement is timely, provocative, whether it’s been repeated and whether readers would wonder if it is true.

You can read the full results of the CMPA study here.

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  • neeceoooo

    No surprise on this one.

    • lana ward

      This is the biggest pile of hooey I’ve ever read. Dems have no idea what thuth is

  • charleo1

    Well, this really rips it! Does PolitiFact, take into consideration that,
    Republicans have so much more they need to lie about than Democrats?
    No it does not! Does PolitiFact, take into consideration, the tough job
    Republicans have, in convincing people with working T.V.s, radios, and
    computers, it’s the poor that are stealing from the rich? And not the other
    way around? It’s literally been a nightmare, to be a Republican since Bush!
    The economic collapse. The Iraq War. The exploding debt. Cheney, still alive.
    Does PolitiFact, have any idea the volume of lies, mischaracterizations, and
    half truths, and flat out denials, it has taken, for Republicans to shift enough
    of the blame onto Obama, to even win in Mississippi? Where there’s not so
    many T.V,s, radios, or computers. Or, indoor plumbing.

    • idamag

      You are good, Charlie.

    • http://www.facebook.com/silence.dogood.9212 Silence Dogood

      You got to be kidding. The Dems are currently lying while under oath just as that grifter Clinton did.

      • indyfan2

        Dogood you would do well to follow your first name. No need adding to the mix of fibs.

      • Elisabeth Gordon

        Silence! This is not news….the party of “No” has nothing else to offer….so they resort to pathetic lies and scare tactics…most reasonable people know this…

        • http://www.facebook.com/CYGONE Jerry Morano

          Actually Dogwood is right! As a disgusted Democrat, the extreme liberal element of this party are making excuses to cover up all the bullshit going on in this administration. I remember when Johnson lost Cronkite. Now Obama has lost Bob Sheiffer. This crap reminds me more of Nixon. Hilary has become damaged goods as well.

          • charleo1

            Johnson losing Cronkite, is not quite, Obama losing
            Bob Sheiffer, now is it? Actually nothing has come to
            light, that says, President Obama had anything whatso-
            ever to do with any of these, so called scandals. While
            Nixon was doing everything he could to quash the
            investigation. By refusing to hand over subpoenaed
            information. Firing the Attorney General who was
            investigating the matter. And, appointed Ed Mease as
            AG, who did stop the investigation. So Congress,
            appointed a special prosecutor, by the name of
            Archibald Cox. Who Nixon promptly fired. Creating a
            Constitutional crisis. It was then, Nixon’s own Party’s
            leadership, came up the White House, and told their
            President, if he didn’t resign, Congress was absolutely
            going to impeach him. And, probably send him to jail.
            So, which of the current crisis’ reminds you more of
            Nixon? Benghazi, where an Obama spokesperson
            said it was an insulting video. But, after asking the
            terrorist who attacked the embassy, what motivated
            their attack? The video maybe? They said no, the video
            didn’t bother them. That they’ve hated Americans forever.
            Long before the video. No, we decided 9/11 would
            be a nice touch. That scandal?

          • lana ward

            This is worse than Watergate, watch and see : )

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            And yet another proof that the research was well done. . . .

          • rustacus21

            … still watching… Still waiting… But don’t bet U’r mortgage…

          • bhaggen

            Funny thing, I was thinking the same thing. This sounds like Tricky Dick Nixon shit. I was so hoping for some transparency but alas……..

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            Yet another proof the research was correct! I do not know whether to laugh at you or thank you.

        • lana ward

          Dems have never told the truth about anything, communists rarely do

          • Lynda Groom

            Lana, do you know the difference between a communist, a socialist or a Marxist?

          • Elisabeth Gordon

            …of course she doesn’t….she is delusional and extremist, as are the rest of the people that she supports….they’ll see in 2016 that the majority of Americans will vote Democrat AGAIN!…but let them wallow in their collective ignorance….that’s how they get thru the day….

          • silence dogood

            Yes. A communist is a socialist with a gun.

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            I think what was said a while back may be correct. Are you really just a troll or are you just stupid. You cannot even give a straight answer when you have a golden opportunity to showcase your argument. Maybe you are here just to stir s**t.

          • BDC_57

            She don’t she just stupid teabagger that like to lie like the repugs.

          • Fern Woodfork

            NO She Just Heard Those Words On Fox Fake News Or From Rush Limpballs!!! Just Like She Don’t Know Shes Breaking The Law Hoarding 33 Cats!!! It’s More Likely 133 Cats By Now Cause You Know She Has Had NONE Of Them Fixed!!!

          • rustacus21

            Amen…

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            Its OK. She just raises them for food and to make pajamas.

          • rustacus21

            … lets all bet she doesn’t… obviously. They’re just words to those who didn’t have civics &/or government classes in H.S. It’s really not their fault. Being ‘unenlightened’ IS however…

          • silence dogood

            I do — A communist is a socialist with a gun.

          • rustacus21

            … for the one millionth time!!! Communism is DEAD & now is being practiced by the tribe of conservatives & T-baggers currently in Congress, who, coincidently, are controlled by our ‘native’ authoritarian ultra-rich. It would help if U studied up on the history of communism & U would see, as w/the pathological lying, conservatives are close cousins of BOTH communists & nazi’s. Do the history instead of arguing it here. The truth is a GREAT liberator! U’ll see. Just wait…

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            Liar, liar republitard on fire.

      • CrankyToo

        Silence, DooDoo.

        • lana ward

          Weiner Holder is going down, and not on OHitler either : )

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            Lana Ward nee Psycho.

      • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

        YOU just proved the article is fact! Another republicon liar!

      • V_ger

        Clinton lied about getting sex. Bush lied about Iraq. Nixon lied about Cambodia. Reagan….well…..he couldn’t have lied because he had alzheimer’s and didn’t have a clue about what was going on under his nose, but he had Liddy, North and a few others willing to lie for him.

    • Robert P. Robertson

      It’s dirty work, but some Republicunt/neo-Confederate Tea Bag has to do it.

      • charleo1

        Right on the nose!. “Has to,” are the operative words, here!

      • lana ward

        Heil OHitler!!!

        • Bruce Basile

          IDIOT !!!

    • RobertCHastings

      But really, who’d a thunk you could really prove it? It’s one thing to know that someone committed a crime, but something entirely different to prove it. However, we all know that O’Reilly, Hannity, Coulter, Limbaugh, et al will have quite a spin on this one, and the PolitiFact will no longer be known as non-partisan.

      • charleo1

        A lot of what Fox, the media arm of the GOP, and the GOP
        politicians themselves do is, present a premise that is pure horse
        manure. Then, build a complete case, resting atop the smelly
        pile. Take Senator John Kyl. (R.TX) Speaking on the Senate floor,
        on one of the two issues, that comprised 99% of the GOP’s efforts,
        in 2011. Voting to repeal health reform, and anti-abortion legislation.
        As we know, part of how they went about this, was attempting to
        close every Planned Parenthood clinic in the Country. Real Classy,
        in the midst, of an economic crisis, and a healthcare crisis. But,
        I digress. John Kyl, was calling for the elimination of public funding
        of Planned Parenthood facilities. Because, he claimed 97% of
        Planned Parenthood’s activity was providing abortions. And he
        wanted them shut down, for violating the Hyde Amendment!
        Of course, there are provably strict procedures in place, to
        prevent any government subsidization of abortions. And, 97% of
        the activity of Planned Parenthood, is providing free, or low cost
        preventative, testing for poor women. And, making available free,
        or low cost, birth control. Actually preventing abortions. When
        contacted, Kyl’s office said, the Senators remarks were, “Not
        intended to be factual.” Okay.

        • RobertCHastings

          Great post! Your premise and its proof are flawless, especially Kyl’s disclaimer about “Not intended to be factual”.

        • fifthdentist

          Kyl’s remark was “not meant to be a factual statement,” libtard!
          (Just kidding about the libtard moniker :)

    • Fern Woodfork

      The GOP/Tea Party Earned Their Masters Bachelors And Phd In Lying And Chaos!! How Do You Know When A Member Of The GOP/Tea Party Is Lying? When Their Lips Move Or When You Read The First Word They Type You Can Bet It’s A Damn Lie!!! :-(

      • http://www.facebook.com/CYGONE Jerry Morano

        Liberals lately have no fuckin sense of humor. You remind me of the old Soviet. Watch a little RedEye and a little less MSNBC. Enjoy the fat man Chris Christie, who will be our next president. I still love Bill Clinton but unfortunately Hilary is damaged goods. I’m a Nam vet, three time cancer survivor, lifelong democrat, rock ‘n’ roller, with a lot of life left to live. What I read here is a lot of mean shit. I have friends on both side of the political spectrum. Some are old Nam vets who you would call tea baggers. Others are bright young socially concerned young people who I mentor in school and business. We faught for the right of people to speak their minds, regardless of political opinions. So lighten up!

        • Fern Woodfork

          You Remind Me Of Another Troll!! STFU Talking To Me Then I Will Lighten Up!! Krispy Kreem Will Be Our Next President Only In Your Nightmare!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/CYGONE Jerry Morano

            That’s why half the democratic mayors Are supporting Christie and even Obama let Buono know he wouldn’t support her in the gubernatorial election. Hey Fern…if you calling me a fuckin troll? Lets not get started on this shit or I’ ll tear you a new one! I’m also from da Bronx!

          • Fern Woodfork

            FUCK YOU AND DA BRONX PUSSY ASS BITCH BOY!!! PUCKER UP AND BEND BACKWARD AND KISS YOUR OWN NASTY ASS!! LET IT RIP BITCH!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/CYGONE Jerry Morano

            Fern…Ha..Ha..Ha. See I told you that you had no sense of humor. Even’da’ Bronx didn’t give it away. I’m lying around with a few of my chemo buddies, after a long afternoon session at WestMed Medical Center in NY. We all have chemo brain after being fried for a while. The girls read your post and laughed so hard…so thanks for the wonderful , from the heart, comment. My good friend Yolanda suggests that you wear a little less makeup and find yourself a nice fuck buddy …preferably Latino and of either sex. You see life is short and you gotta make the best of what you’ve got left! bye bye. Your good friend and bitch boy (at age 68) Jerry

          • Fern Woodfork

            GOOD BYE AND GOOD RIDDEN!! Oh By The Way Fuck You And If You Got Any Friends Fuck Them Too!! Hey Yolanda FUCK YOU BITCH!! When You Start Making 72.30 A Hour We Can Holler Till Then Fry Your Brains Out!! Bitch I’m A Nurse I Make Great Money I ‘m In Great Shape I Stand 5’8″ 36 -24 -37 139 Pounds And When Lipstick And Eye Liner Become Too Much Makeup Oh Well!! So Sorry To Bust Your Bubble But No Health Issues Here !! Like I Said Bend Backward And Kiss Your Own Nasty Ass Good Bye!! LOL

          • http://www.facebook.com/CYGONE Jerry Morano

            Hey I read some of your other comments. Where do you practice nursing ? Since you are in the profession, I’d like to know where you are practicing. Listen girl you are a fuckin psycho and you need help.I already sent your info to all my medical friends with your comments. Two docs and five have responded. You need help girl. Listen to yourself. By the
            Way, my friends with chemo may be folically challenged but they are so much more beautiful than you.

          • Fern Woodfork

            Your Just Another Tea Bagging Asshole Troll GO FUCK YOURSELF!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/CYGONE Jerry Morano

            How many times can I fuck myself. I get it now…my sources tell me you once practiced nursing in Chicago. You are a bitter union chick. Hey ..my friend Yolanda is an attorney and clears over $150 hr. in NYC. You would like her. She’s very smart. She is black and beautiful, and served in the Obama administration.the Big C hasn’t got her down. PS…I never tea bagged….have you had some tasty balls lately or are you strictly tuna!

          • Fern Woodfork

            Just Like The National Memo States You Motherfucking GOP/Tea Party Just Tell All Kinds Of Unnecessary Lies!! Bitch Quit Lying And Please Shut The Fuck Up Talking To Me!! Why The Fuck Are You So Concern About My Life?? You Need To Try To Live What Time You Got Left! And On Chemo Too!! LOL Sad Old Tea Bagging ASSHOLE!! FUCK YOU BITCH!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/CYGONE Jerry Morano

            No hope for you. So I’ll go away with one last thought from an old friend who I once directed in a TV shoot in Chicago near Cabrini Green. From the very cool Mr. T , “Pity the fool!”

          • Fern Woodfork

            FUCK YOU FOOL!! ASSHOLE TROLL!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/CYGONE Jerry Morano

            Love it! Goodbye

          • Fern Woodfork

            GOOD RIDDEN!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/CYGONE Jerry Morano

            It,s riddance nurse Jackie .

          • Fern Woodfork

            Ignorant Old Ass Tea Bagging Troll!! Good Ridden

          • Tape Operator

            Now, if only you weren’t batshit fucking crazy…

          • LotusJoan

            Governor Christie will never make the Oval Office. I think that he has fairly successfully walked a tightrope between conservative values that work and the wacked out part of his own party. The GOP of today will not support him in a run for the White House.
            Christie’s bombastic tone plays OK in Jersey but will turn off many voters in a general election. This is just my opinion, trolls need not respond as I will not read your comments. I do not appreciate the tone, word choice and defamation of my character based on a post you read.

          • Mich Caruso

            Hey Jerry, just because you are a bully doesn’t mean you are tough.

          • Tape Operator

            How’s this working out for you now, kiddo?

          • Bruce Basile

            Those mayors are from Jersey and support him to get by. He will not play well in the south !!

        • rustacus21

          … this is what the MONEY has done to our politics. If U don’t vote Liberal/Progressive (of the Bernie Sanders variety), U’r likely to get what U describe here. That’s only & again, the fault of conservatives, who delivered us Citizens United. & please, none of the Clinton stuff!!! That was a different time ‘warp’ completely, so please, lets not again…

          • nutsinavice

            There is a time warp involved, though. It’s called Reaganomics, designed to take us to an even more distant time warp called the Gilded Age. That is goal of the Republican Party, assisted by the Tea Party who have no idea they are digging their own grave.

        • charleo1

          First, Thank You For You Service. Since it was Vietnam, I
          doubt you have ever been given your proper due, for your
          sacrifices. It might help to know, after a decade of war,
          a lot more Americans realize that now, than did in 1972.
          But as to Liberal’s lacking a sense of humor. If you’re a
          Liberal, there is not just a whole lot that’s very funny.
          You know, MSNBC didn’t cut off nearly a million poor
          women from their only access to healthcare. Governor
          Rick Perry, and his Legislature did that, earlier this year.
          Being a cancer survivor, you can appreciate the advantage
          of testing, and catching the problem early. Now, some of
          these women will needlessly die, because of an ideologue,
          that don’t really give damn. But claims he’s filled with the
          Christian spirit. See, the ridiculous is often funny. But that
          isn’t. That’s real mean shit. The first reason the T-Party
          usually gets both barrels. Is because, they usually ask for
          it. I realize there are a lot of really good people, that are
          really, really being mislead. And if the T-Party wins, they
          lose. What a lot of Liberals are trying to do, is keep that
          from happening to those, “Old Nam Vets.” As well as
          those bright, young, and socially concerned, business
          students. So, they’ll have the same, or a better ladder
          than we did, to climb up, and grab their rightful piece of
          the American dream. I think that would honor your service.
          And I know you’d like nothing any better than that yourself.

          • http://www.facebook.com/CYGONE Jerry Morano

            Very good reply Charleo!

        • Yappy2

          In my opinion Redeye is stupid.

        • nutsinavice

          Throwing our country into the crapper (2 unfunded wars designed to loot our treasury, deregulation, stealing an election, medicare part D, tax breaks for the wealthy, not to mention the sins of years past, including inducing our enemy to hold our citizens as hostages for political gain) along with the lies to blame it on the unions, middle class, poor and Obama is a joke to you? WTF were you fighting for in Viet Nam? The right to kick people when they are down and claim it’s a joke? Sheesh.

        • Bruce Basile

          What makes you think fat boy will be our next president.buddy?

    • http://www.facebook.com/raymond.brytan Raymond Brytan

      Cheney is still alive? Good Grief! And I just saw him addressing one of those right wing wonk tanks. He sure looked dead to me.

      • charleo1

        Funny! Actually, I might have stretched the facts some, about
        Cheney being alive. He no longer has a pulse, you know? So,

      • Mich Caruso

        Cheney’s carcass may be animated, but his soul is dead.

    • 1standlastword

      “Cheney still alive”

      Yeah…with a youthful heart in his dark cavernous chest ticking away like well tuned Maserati and funded with our tax dollars

  • fredamae

    Moral of this story is that at some point All Politicians Lie at least some of the time. The greater ques for me?: Why do we Settle for Any liars? We shouldn’t have to “Fact Check” every damned word they utter regardless of party affiliation, imo

    • plc97477

      Maybe we should just assume they are lying and fact check to prove it to ourselves.

      • fredamae

        Absolutely we should, especially these days. Voting Records are where the “rubber hits the road”-not their “sweet words, promises & poli-speak”.
        Ask them the Q’s MSM Won’t and listen to what they Don’t say. That says it all.

  • Betta

    You silly children. Is this the best you can do to justify yourselves? Here’s a little tip from me. LIARS exist on BOTH sides of the aisle. Always have. In fact, they are mirror images of each other.

    However I have never in my life seen a bigger LIAR than the illegal alien in the oval office. He takes the cake!

    • Lawless4U

      Um, no one said that liars don’t exist on both sides of the political spectrum…….just that republicans lie more.

      • plc97477

        As can be seen by the trolls here today.

    • roguerunners

      Betta Bet you were one of the ones screaming that it was unpatriotic to disrespect the president when Bush LIED US INTO WAR! You Betta You Betta You BET!

    • BillP

      There you go again making a wild and untrue statement. If you still believe the birther issue then you have more problems thab you can handle. I know Donald Trump makes these statements too but at least he has money. Go back to your non-reality world and enjoy yourself

    • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

      @Betta,please go back on your meds and maybe some time in rehab might help you.Don’t worry,this condion you have usually affects morons who watch Faux News and listen to druggie Rush.

    • Dr_MJ

      umm, illegal alien????? that take the crazy birther lie to a whole new level….But are you lying or just a sheep to the lies you have been told by the politicians???? lol

    • Robert P. Robertson

      Ya Betta redneckonize thur, honey boo-boo!

    • stcroixcarp

      Did you know that John McCain was born out of country? He was born in Panama. Mitt Romney’s father, George Romney, was born in Mexico. He ran for president when it was illegal for him to serve. Cruz of Texas was born in Canada, so he is not eligible to become president. Michelle Bachmann ran for president while being a citizen of Switzerland, so she wasn’t eligible to become president. Donald Trump was born in another galaxy far, far away, so he isn’t eligible to become president. At least Obama was born on planet Earth, for Pete’s sake!

      • plc97477

        Great post. thanks for a chuckle.

      • DurdyDawg

        Your wrong about the Don.. In reality this dip-wad isn’t eligible to even be called human.

    • joeham1

      I don’t know about the illeagal alien part but the Obama administration has taken deceit and corruption to a whole new level. Unfortunately most of the people on this site would justify him murdering someone. Obama lied and people died!!!

      • Jim Myers

        Let’s see. Even if you, (mistakenly), believe that President Obama is somehow responsible for Benghazi, that accounts for 4 lives that should not have ended.

        Iraq, which WAS, AND IS, on George the Second’s plate. And, it cost THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN LIVES, and TENS OR EVEN HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF IRAQI LIVES.

        Not to mention creating a breeding ground for Al Qaeda, The damage to our worldwide credibility, loss of respect, again on a worldwide basis, and so on, and so on.

        And that is only ONE of the dismal lies and failures of his administration.

        So, how do the records match up?

        Looks like a no brainer to me.

        Of course, I am not one of the whack jobs on the right who cannot count.

        • Independent1

          Jim, Let’s see moronic JoeHam explain away the 12 attacks that occurred during Bush Jr’s 8 Years, or the 12 that occurred during his Dad’s 4 years, or the 7 that occurred during Reagan’s 8 years; Only 2 occurred during Obama’s 4 years and only 1 resulted in casualties. Come On Joeham let’s see you explain away the following list of 31 Benghazi’s during the Reagan and Bush Years!!!

          -Under Obama, there were 2 attacks with 4 killed, 3 Americans including one Ambassador

          Bush Years there were 14 attacks with more than 3,050 deaths including more than 3,000 Americans:
          2001 – World Trade Center, New York and Pentagon, DC; 3,000 Americans killed
          2002
          – US Consulate Calcutta, India attacked, 5 Killed
          2002 – US Consulate in Karachi Pakistan attacked, 12 killed; 51 injured. 2002
          – US Diplomatic office Denpasar, Indonesia bombed, no one
          killed 2003
          – International Compound, Saudi Arabia, 17 killed .
          2003 – US Consulate, Karachi, Pakistan, 2 killed.
          2004 – US Embassy bombed in Uzbekistan, 2 killed 9 injured.
          2004 – US Consulate Saudi Arabia, 8 killed. 2006 – US Consulate, Karachi, Pakistan, 4 killed including US diplomat.
          2006 – US Embassy, Syria, 4 killed and
          13 wounded.
          2007 – Grenade launched into the US Embassy in Athens.
          2008 – US Embassy, Serbia, attacked by thousands, no one killed.
          2008 – US Consulate, Turkey, 3 killed.
          2008 – US Embassy in Yemen bombed, 13 killed.

          Also:

          -Under Clinton, there were six attacks including
          World Trade Center and USS Cole killing 304, including more than 50 Americans.
          – Under George HW Bush, there were 12 Embassy attacks with 60 being killed.
          – Under Reagan, there were 7 Embassies attacked with 31
          being killed including 17 Ame ricans; not to mention 241 Marines killed in their barracks in Beirut Lebanon .
          – Under Carter there were 2 attacks with 2 deaths.
          – Under Nixon, 3 Embassies were attacked with 3 killed.

          GOP total for last 4 presidents: 35 attacks on the homeland and abroad with more than 3,535 killed: including more than 3,300 Americans, and that doesn’t include more than 5,000 Americans killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many deaths
          that quite possibly could have been prevented if Bush and Cheney hadn’t totally ignored the CIA’s 7 warnings that an al Qaeda attack on the homeland was imminent ; and had they not started the Iraq war based on lies and distortions.

          • Jim Myers

            Thanks for the remarks, Independent1.

      • Sand_Cat

        Wow, get a grip, man.

        I guess your memory is less than 6 or 7 years, corrupted by your delusions.

    • BDC_57

      Prove that hes illegal asshole ..

    • Mark Forsyth

      Actually it is you who takes the cake. Typical lowball repug,wanting the cake and eating it too.

  • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

    This is no surprise,the repug/baggers wouldn’t know the truth if it bit them in the ass.

    • Robert P. Robertson

      LOL!

    • plc97477

      You are right. In their “truth” mitt is president.

    • Mark Forsyth

      I would still like to see them get seriously bit,and then go away.

    • lana ward

      You sound like you are panicking. THe WH truth is biting them in the ass LOL!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

        Do you really believe any of this malarkey or are you just here to troll. Looks like you are “beating a dead dog” with a wet noodle. I would say a descent into madness will soon follow, but it looks like it has already arrived.

        • lana ward

          At this time, I would like to be one of those flies on Obamas’ face, hear all of their plotting : )

  • Archie’s Boy

    And fish swim and birds fly.

    • lana ward

      And flies love OHitlers smelly face

  • Robert P. Robertson

    Tell us something we don’t know already.

  • joeham1

    Obama is the biggest liar of all time!! Any moron knows that. His constant excuse of not knowing about all his scandals, and corruption is pathetic at best. If you read all the previous comments before mine you can see the sheep and staffers stay on the party talking points!

    The worst President ever has the most corrupt Justice department, and he has turned the IRS into his henchmen. The supposed transparency turned out to be the opposite. God help us if his sheep don’t wake up.

    • iDonald

      And your factual bases for these assertions are…?

      • joeham1

        Watch the news! His Justice department head said he didn’t have any idea about the wire tapping of news people and it turns out he signed the for it months ago. If you watched any news stations you have heard Obama say (everytime they ask about one of his scandels) he heard about it on the news like we did. (no one is stupid enough to buy that lie. The IRS head visited the white house 118 times during the time they were targeting republican oganizations, and somehow it’s a mystery to Obama. It’s all there in living color if you watch!

        • iDonald

          That”s one. I don’t believe it to be true but if it is, it is still but one. You have probably lied more than that.

          • Sand_Cat

            He’s “probably” lied more than once? Perhaps a little irony?

          • iDonald

            Yeah….

          • lana ward

            This Administration is one BIG lie

          • iDonald

            C’mon, you know that won’t do it!

          • lana ward

            Watch the hearings

          • iDonald

            You watch. There’s nothing there and you know it or you’d come up with something. There is no there there and this ends my responses. It’s a waste of your and my time.

          • lana ward

            This is worse than Watergate, and with Obamagate, 4 people were left to die

          • DurdyDawg

            And just what will you eat if those hearings don’t come out in the way that you are salivating over?

          • lana ward

            And what will you eat when they do

        • demhack

          Barak said he found about the IRS on the news but now its come out that the IRS had meetings with him in 2012 on the subject. Can’t wait for the perp walk to start

          • iDonald

            And your factual basis is…?

      • plc97477

        He doesn’t need facts that is the reason they need to lie.

        • iDonald

          You misread. joeham1’s factual bases were missing.

        • lana ward

          This Administration has been a lie from before day 1. FINALLY they are caught in some of their lies : )

          • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

            Keep on drinking that koolaid and smoking that crack pipe and the GOP will look good to you.

          • lana ward

            I could do all that and the communist dems would still stink, nasty bast**ds

          • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

            Smoking crack has made you delusional,you sound like that crazy Alan West that the voters got rid of in florida,the commies are coming to get you.You need to face it,you lost the election,it will get better,you will get use to losing a lot more elections.Now,take a pill and think real serious about rehab,if you are not too far gone it might help you.

    • Jim Myers

      If you added all of President Obama’s so called “scandals” together, they would not come near to the fraud of WMD in Iraq. Or, outing Valerie Plame, which is a Treasonous act. Or…

      • demhack

        HUH??? Thanks for the History rewrite. WMD was a bipartisan agreement even old Billy Clinton agreed. Besides the US has ferried back 200 tons of yellow cake from Iraq. As for Flame she took her case to court and lost on every finding

        • Independent1

          No history rewrite – virtually no one believed Iraq had WMD’s except for the Bush Administration; even the CIA knew that Iraq didn’t have them. Here’s a news article on the fact that the CIA informed Bush about that fact:

          Bush knew Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction

          On Sept. 18, 2002, CIA director George Tenet briefed President Bush in the Oval Office on top-secret intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, according to two former senior CIA officers. Bush dismissed as worthless this information from the Iraqi foreign minister, a member of Saddam’s inner circle, although it turned out to be accurate in every detail. Tenet never brought it up again.

          Nor was the intelligence included in the National Intelligence Estimate of October 2002, which stated categorically that Iraq possessed WMD. No one in Congress was aware of the secret intelligence that Saddam had no WMD as the House of Representatives and the Senate voted, a week after the submission of the NIE, on the Authorization for Use of Military
          Force in Iraq. The information, moreover, was not circulated within the CIA among those agents involved in operations to prove whether Saddam had WMD.

          • CPAinNewYork

            Independent1 is absolutely correct. I read exactly the same thing in Tenet’s book on the matter. The whole sordid affair made me so angry that I sometimes felt sick.

            It shows the kind of human garbage that we sometimes have in our government. This period in American history will go down as one of the most sordid examples of low intrigue practiced at high levels.

        • iDonald

          I think you may have lost your mind from rage.

        • Allan Richardson

          Bill Clinton wanted to FIND OUT WHETHER there were WMD’s in Iraq; W decided they were there, without evidence, and went on to MANUFACTURE the alleged facts to prove it. The final proof that there were none was when W invaded and the soldiers were unable to find it after they controlled the country and were able to look everywhere for it. And W also manufactured the “fact” that Saddam had something to do with 9/11, which many of his misinformed fans still believe, as fervently as some people still believe the world is flat.

        • CPAinNewYork

          Jim Myers is right. The worst sin practiced against America is the concentration of lies that induced the American people to condone invading Iraq.

          These low traitors should be tried for their treason and, if found guilty, executed. Then we should make our peace with the Muslims and get our troops out of the region.

      • lana ward

        Bullshit.!! All this Administration does is lie!!!! One after another!!!!

        • fredamae

          Prove it.

          • lana ward

            Watch the hearings!!! : ) they will prove it!!!

          • fredamae

            So, you have no proof?

          • lana ward

            You don’t have eyes or ears , right

          • fredamae

            You don’t have proof, do you….. :)

          • lana ward

            In 2009, Obama promised people wouldn’t lose their health insurance, they could keep their own Dr. Now we know millions will lose their health insurance and they aren’t going to be able to keep their Dr. He said taxes wouldn’t go up, not a dime, except on the wealthy. Taxes have gone up on almost everyone. You must not watch the news. Almost everything this person has said is a lie

          • fredamae

            What credible resource do you rely upon for these claims? Gotta link?

          • lana ward

            Fox News. The other channels probably aren’t reporting it. They have covered for Obamas’ lies for 5 years, so Fox is your best bet

          • fredamae

            Thanks for the heads up-but- hahahahahahahahahahaha

          • lana ward

            The other channels will be shamed into reporting it, it’s just a matter of time : )

          • fredamae

            You speak as If there is an MSM Infotainment corp isn’t owned by the same 4 or 5 people at the top-that control everything you hear.
            You seem to believe some of them have content control?

          • lana ward

            For as many times MSM has reported anything bad on OHitler, I see why you think your Satan is an Angel LOL!! Name ONE thing they have ever said about OHitler that made him look like a liar?? When we all know he is . Waiting

          • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

            Go hide in your closet,the nasty dem commies are coming after you.You poor pitiful,delusional twit.

          • lana ward

            Obama is making it considered a crime to post anything offending to rag heads on the internet. What happened to free speech?? Yet he can say and do anything offending to Christians!!! He is a commie DICTATOR!!! Heil OHitler. The commies aren’t coming–they’re here!!

          • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

            Where did you hear the president was doing this?It must be Faux News filling idiots minds full of bull shit.Take your meds and check into rehab,you delusional fool.

          • lana ward

            I told you you were fucking stupid. You’re MSM will catch up on this story. They sometimes do : ) Fox is ALWAYS the leader on news : )

          • lana ward

            Has your MSM come clean with its viewers yet?? This is just another thing they don’t want to report–which they do all the time. Obama is going to make it a crime to post anything that offends muslims online. DICTATOR OHitler.–kiss free speech goodbye

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            proof?

          • lana ward

            Since Obama and his IRS and DOJ as been illegally been snooping on Americans for 5 years, it’s time Obama unseal his records so we can see just what this thing is we have in the WH. And what is so important to keep hidden that he paid 4 million dollars to keep those records sealed!!!!!!!!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            just another birther screech monkey, the records you are talking about are privileged by privacy law he didnt spend a penny because it is illegal for anyone to unseal them, by he way it was bush that brought in the patriot act.

          • lana ward

            Hid records are sealed. He spent 4 million to keep them that way

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            are you that stupid???? THEY CANT BE OPENED!!!!!!

          • lana ward

            They can be opened. What is in there that the bitch doesn’t want Americans to see????

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            wow you are dumb, the only person who can open the privileged records is Barak Obama stop making a fool of yourself and believing anonymous chain emails

          • lana ward

            Wow are you dumb. WHY won’t OHitler let us see his records. He illegally snooped into ours. He’s not a US citizen? The Saudi Prince bought him, paid for his schooling, paid 4 million to seal his records. What is in there he won’t let anyone see?? Pretty damaging or he would open them

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            why should he, whose business is it? and i will try explain again. NOBODY SPENT ANY MONEY, the records cannot be opened

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            and the proof im asking for is proof of this new law banning speech against muslims, got any of that ???

          • lana ward

            You don’t listen to your leader?? listen to what he says

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            so no then no proof just bullshit.

          • lana ward

            The Feds are monitoring the internet right now and soon it will be illegal to offend muslims. So OHitler is taking away our free speech. But it will still be legal to offend Christians. You need to go somewhere other than your lying left loon sites and find some truth. OHitler is taking our free speech away.. Heil OHitler!!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            proof??? just admit you have none

          • lana ward

            You won’t accept proof. You’re a coward. It’s on Fox News and you won’t watch. Where is the proof OHitler isn’t going to make it a crime to offend muslims on the internet. Proof!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            post the proof i will look at it

          • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

            Fox News ,so thats were you get all your info from no wonder you are so fucking stupid.Pitiful !

          • lana ward

            You don’t know shit about your leader because you don’t watch Fox. I do : )

          • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

            You watch Faux News,that is ONE of the reasons you are so fucking stupid,I’m sure there are a lot more reasons.

          • lana ward

            Fox is #1 for 13 years for a reason, asswipe. You don’t watch that’s why you’re so fucking stupid.

          • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

            Skank,you need yo do what you do best,go give some blow jobs to your teabagger buddies.
            Good Riddance!

          • lana ward

            Hey, you shouldn’t want me to go!! I’m just giving you news the MSM won’t. You should thank me

          • lana ward

            Seems to me, closing Gitmo was the first thing Obama was going to do. What happened? Like Jay Leno said, Obama could declare Gitmo a small business and tax it out of existence—like he has already done to SO MANY small businesses

          • fredamae

            Gitmo? GOP Congress refuses to Fund it’s closing. That is called Obstruction.
            Which presidential power would you advise PBO exercise to get Gitmo closed without the approval of the GOP Majority in Congress?
            As to the 2nd part of you post-WTF are you talking about?

          • lana ward

            First 2 years of his Presidency, he had BOTH Houses of Congress, he could have closed it. Jay Leno said he could declare Gitmo a small business and TAX it out of existence. Obama has forced 100s of businesses to close by taxing them so much. and he says he’s on the side of the “small” people. I would like to know where!!!!!!

          • fredamae

            There was, in reality-because of the election of Sen Brown – 72 Days with a Dem majority in both houses and even then, McConnell filibustered Every damned thing. Next?

          • lana ward

            He said he would close it to pacify the left, he knew he wasn’t going to close it or he would have. So get off your bull. Like I said , he can declare it a small business and tax it out of existence like he has so many businesses. Next? For someone who said, the buck stops here, the buck HAS NEVER stopped there, NOT ONCE!!!

          • fredamae

            Shhhhh, now you’re getting upset over something that a comedian suggested. Can you direct me to the laws/rules and policies that give a POTUS this power?

          • lana ward

            Check and see how many businesses OHitler has forced out of business, smartness. And he wants to help the little people. Biggest fraud, America hater ever!!!

          • fredamae

            Have as great a day as you possibly can. buh-bye

          • Archie’s Boy

            Wow, Jay Leno! I see you go to the experts…

          • lana ward

            So Jay Leno doesn’t know small businesses are going out of business because of Obamas’ taxing them out?? I know that, don’t you??

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jane-Rimmer/100001147101417 Jane Rimmer

            Jay Leno is a comedian. He has professional writers create jokes about current events. That is not a news source!
            Read a newspaper, read a news magazine, watch a news show that has at least one journalist (I admit these are hard to find). But do some reading, and some critical thinking.

          • DurdyDawg

            Yet she and her ilk discredit Letterman’s stooge of the night as ballyho even though IT’S out there for all to investigate.. up to 95% of their constituents want tougher background checks on guns yet these pubidgits voted “NAY”..

          • lana ward

            Obama has put so many regulations on Coal Plants, 100s have been forced to close, putting 1000s out of work and devastating communities. This is how he helps the economy and puts people to work????????? The country is going down with this smart community organizer!!!!

          • fredamae

            Specifically-What New regulations? What about New Energy jobs? What about re-training folks to work in Green Renewable energy?

          • lana ward

            Obama has sunk billions into new energy and green plants—EVERY ONE has failed and gone under. What are the 1000s who lost their jobs at Coal Plants that OHITler put under suppose to do, smartness. What about their communities? You’re an IDIOT!!!

          • fredamae

            Name calling? Now we both know you’ve lost the argument on merits :)

          • lana ward

            Excuses?? You’re just like your leader. LOL!! A man who finds an excuse for everything is rarely good at anything else–Ben Franklin

          • DurdyDawg

            Number 1.. your an idiot! How many blue collars do you think the fracking industry will employ full time in the long run? Where do you think this crap will end up once it reaches it’s destination? That putrid oil isn’t for us, it’s more profit for the kingpins that want this black poison spread all over our nation then sent over seas so that they can up the price on domestic oil. Why do you think Canada doesn’t want to export it? Find out exactly where their pipeline stretches and if it’s on or even near their population I’ll kiss your prettier daughter’s ass.

          • lana ward

            That doesn’t help the 1000s of people right now that don’t have work because coal plants have had to close because of Obamas’ regulations on them. Just what do you say to them and their communities??????–Get in the welfare lines like everyone else is having to do because Obama is so good at creating jobs???

          • DurdyDawg

            The regulations have to do with saving lives, the corporate frogs don’t care about saving lives as there are more where they came from, their bottom line is profit and the only one between them and the coal workers they don’t give a shit about is your nemesis.. OUR president.

          • lana ward

            OHitler doesn’t give a shit about saving lives. The bas**rd believes in murdering live babies. He is destroying the middle class, getting rid of as many jobs as he can, and he’s doing a damn good job of it!!!!

          • lana ward

            Obama promised to help the middle class, instead he has all but destroyed it

          • DurdyDawg

            Wait a minute.. You accuse this administration of lying yet your willing to believe that another g’ment wing will find in your desires? How naive of you.

          • lana ward

            More than half the country believe Obama is lying. I can’t think of one time he has ever told the truth

    • Independent1

      Sorry Joeham, but the title of Worst President Ever, was sewed up by Ronald Reagan more than 25 years ago – Ronnie has done more damage to America than all other presidents combined. It’s his legacy of spending like a drunken sailor that has resulted in him and the two Bushes being responsible for more than 90% of our current debts. it’s his economic nonsense ideas of Trickle Down economics and tax cut/budget cut combos that are today creating the gridlock in Washington; it was him busting the Airtraffic Controllers Union that began the deterioration we see today between corporate management and it’s workers; where corporations have pulled back offering pensions and have a propensity for firing their better workers and replacing them with cheaper labor. Even the fact that America’s healthcare is the most expensive in the world is a great deal Ronnie’s responsibility for signing a half-back law into affect that today forces hospitals to provide care to anyone who walks into an ER even if they can’t pay for the care they need. Reagan is responsible for one fiasco after another. And here’s a list of Reagan Firsts just to cap off his record of disaster to America:

      Ronald Reagan was:

      1.First to turnAmerica into a DEBTOR nation.
      2. First to increase DEBT faster than growth of national income in eight years.
      3. First to increase DEBT faster than growth of GDP over eight years.
      4. First to double the deficit in just eight years.
      5. First to “almost”: triple the national DEBT in just eight years.
      6. First to increase SPENDING by 80%–over 8 years.
      7. First to SPEND more in eight years than was spent in prior 50 years.
      8. First to have “real” INTEREST RATES of 8% after averaging 1% over 35 years.
      9. First to keep PRIME INTEREST RATES at 20%.
      10. First to over value the dollar to the Yen at rate of 262 yen to $1
      11. First to have served as Governor and increase spending by 112%
      12. First to have home loan interest rates as high as 16%
      13. First to cut taxes by 60% for his rich pals
      14. First to “deal” with terrorists.
      15. First to bust a union and then appoint union haters to run the department
      of labor which began the deterioration of the of the workplace; corporations
      care more now for the bottom line than doing what’s right for the people who
      work for them.
      16. . First to set a record for the largest one day percentage decline of the Dow – 10-19-87
      17. First to have over $10,000,000 increase in wealth from serving 8 years as
      president
      18. First in having servicemen killed during peacetime (241 killed while they
      slept in their barracks)
      19. First in Farm Foreclosures
      20.. First in Savings & Loan Failures
      21. First in percent of increase in personal bankruptcies

  • Bill

    Really, we need to be told this is happening?

    • demhack

      Guess you don’t have newspapers where you live. Otherwise you would know that this is another hatchet job but leftwing nuts

      • Mark Forsyth

        Surely You Jest,or are merely foaming at the mouth.

      • Independent1

        You say hatchet job – you mean like the GOP even being willing to distort facts like distorting the Whitehouse emails??? See the story:

        One day after The White House released 100 pages of Benghazi emails, a report has surfaced alleging that Republicans released a set with altered text.

        CBS News reported Thursday that leaked versions sent out by the GOP last Friday had visible differences than Wednesday’s official batch. Two correspondences that were singled out in the report came from National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

        The GOP version of Rhodes’ comment, according to CBS News: “We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation.”

        The White House email: “We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation.”

        The GOP version of Nuland’s comment, according to CBS News: The penultimate point is a paragraph talking about all the previous warnings provided by the Agency (CIA) about al-Qaeda’s presence and activities of al-Qaeda.”

        The White House email: “The penultimate point could be abused by members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings.”

    • lana ward

      A lot happening with the dems right now, wouldn’t you say??? LOL. Eric Holder would look good in an orange jumpsuit LOL!!! OHitler is just an empty suit in everything!!!

  • kcRon

    It is most pathetic and worthy of sympathy if it wasn’t so serious a situation.
    Conservative (not necessarily Republican) thought is wrought with fear and
    anxiety. Their policy is attempt to mitigate that without concern for actual
    accomplishments. They don’t seem to realize that the root fear they harbor is
    counterproductive. Once they get their “man” in office or pass some
    lame legislation, they feel a little more secure but are yet never satisfied.
    That is the nature of irrational fear; insatiability. Any opposition or counter proposal is
    viewed only as a threat and so ignored or explained away with a created reality
    perspective. What the world sees as lying or making up fact IS the reality
    these folks perceive. No rational argument or fact is going to change that.
    Let’s look at those issues that have them so upset:
    Gun control- regardless of threat of death to themselves or other (which usually don’t matter anyway) they fear that the gov’ment is coming to raid their weapons stash. even when the changes have nothing to do with gun confiscation or any REAL control. Just some administrative changes to the purchases.
    Immigration- These people who are “different” want to get into their country and take it over. Little do the realize that the “immigrants” took over this country from day 1 and we are them!
    Gay rights- “God will strike them down.” Need I say more. Are they afraid that they might get in the way of a lightning bolt from the blue?
    Debit crisis- This is a fear that they created during the Bush administration and now reap the fruits of those bad decisions and poor administration. Maybe having created the mess, they know something all of the qualified economists don’t know.
    Fear of you having more than me- This probably stems from entitlements that they cannot stand because they have the mentality that I should get my share and it’s not fair. Again, they must not realize that the states consuming the majority of entitlement budgets are blood red states.
    This is too long already and could continue to list points, but to no avail since I am only preaching to the choir. The people who need to face reality wont read it all anyway.
    Poor scared rabbits. Too bad for the rest of us.

    • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

      What puzzles me is that they want to allay their own fearfulness, of just about everything, by angering and victimizing everyone around them.

  • demhack

    any time a publication starts its bonifides that is “nonpartisan” you can bet your boots they are liberal hacks. Politifact has been rated as a biased organization by the likes of Paul Krugman and Ezra Klein 2 Obama boot lickers.
    The founder Adair worked for the Times magazine hardly a “unbiased” weekly rag.
    This is just like the story that Fox watchers were less informer than those watching the State Run Media only to find out later that there wasn’t a single question asked on current events and that is was bogus story

  • Mark Forsyth

    Biggest Republican Presidential Lie ” I AM NOT A CROOK”

    • lana ward

      The biggest Dem Presidential lie–I am an American, there are 57 states

      • Lynda Groom

        Must you always be so childish?

        • lana ward

          HEY, Anyone running for President of the United States knows how many states there are, unless he is not from this country. 57 states he had been in with 2 more to go. What a fraud!!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            he had previously campaigned in 47 states he was going for all 50 he misspoke, next.

          • lana ward

            A man who always makes excuses is seldom good at anything else–Ben Franklin

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            its hammer time – mc hammer

        • lana ward

          Must you always be so pompous. You sound like someone people would just love to slap

        • BDC_57

          She can’t she’s crazy as they come.

      • Mark Forsyth

        Sayeth the falsehood itself,nevermore!

    • Fern Woodfork

      I Don’t Know, They Got Weapon Of Mass Destruction, Is Up There Also!!

      • Mark Forsyth

        Yeah Fern,That’s a big fat one too.They seem to be full of them,or should I say it.Nice to know that they are not totally worthless,they can always serve as a bad example.

  • Mike Kercher

    It’s not their fault, they want to get elected again. If they told people the truth, the only votes they’d get is each others and those of the super rich. In their favor though, they do tell the truth (as they see it that is) now and then, just only by mistake. And there is normally a whole hell of a lot of explaining to do afterward, and a lot more lies they have to tell to explain it, so they try like hell to avoid it.

    • lana ward

      The Republicans lie more than dems??LOL!! Now that’s a good one LOL!!!

      • tax payer

        The biggest liar of them all is the President because he wiggles his ears, when he lies and that’s everytime something comes out from his mouth.

        • lana ward

          Google, Darsano Rahardjo. Then under “photos” you will see pictures of Obama, pictures where his ears are completely different. Obama has a double. As if one isn’t bad enough

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-John/100002597541538 Alan John

            lol Lana the reason Darsano Rahardjos name brings up a picture of PRESIDENT ELECTED BY THE MAJORITY Obama is because crazy people like you believe that when they were both kids PRESIDENT ELECTED BY THE MAJORITY Obama cut his head off in 1970

  • lana ward

    Why is there never the subject of all of the corruptness in the WH, the IRS , Eric Holder?? Dems lie more than Republicans, that’s a FACT

    • Lynda Groom

      Lana saying something over and over without does make your comment true, or even in the area of reality. Try posting something of substance and set aside opinion for a bit. If you can’t accomplish that then it might be best to not say anything at all.

      • lana ward

        Saying OHitler is an American over and over doesn’t make that true. Dems lie all the time. This has to be about the dumbest and untrue article the memo has ever put up

    • CPAinNewYork

      That’s because the “corruptness,” as you put it, lies primarily in the Republican Party’s whacko wing, i.e. the Tea Party extremists.

      • lana ward

        Watch the hearings, this is worse than Watergate. Finally OHitler is being found out. F**king America hating Bi*ch that he is!!!

        • concreteblue

          Wow, did the nurses forget to lock the door to your room?

  • DurdyDawg

    Quit pulling our leg, tell it like it really is.. All politicians lie.. the difference is in getting caught in those lies and it seems the Pubs don’t really care if they do get caught as they’ve got a devout following of like nim nods as well as a couple of suck-up media clowns to sugar coat the lies for their constituents. The problem with Dems is their constituents come in virtually all different sizes, colors and beliefs so they can’t afford to be blatant in not caring about getting caught.. Dems. unlike pubs, just don’t like being disliked.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    One question remains….Is this any surprise? The GOP Gangsters surely are not expected to be “truthful” or “forthright” are they? What’s at stake for the GOP today is not the people of this country or the progress the country should be making. It’s funneling tax dollars to too profitable corporations and porker states who rely all too heavily on federal tax dollars instead of their porker state dollars. But let’s all do listen to the whining and complaining about people on welfare when corporate welfare steals more tax revenues in 2013 than it has ever done in US history. Big Business so glued to the government that CEOs consider tax cuts and subsidies an “entitlement” provided by the great unwashed masses.

  • rustacus21

    Who’s surprised by this?! Well, besides Republicans… but we have to consider the reality of what WE, the People have LET money do to our politi, which is, force politicians to LIE like H#%L in order to get elected!!! Who would have thought in October of 2008, that candidate Obama would, in just 1 month, sign on to all the previous administrations’ policies & principles? The new guy at FBI – a 2001-2009 administration appointee?! I mean, there HAS TO BE at least ONE credible person from the Clinton administration that’s worth CONSIDERATION at the very LEAST!!! Krugman? Reich? Just throwing out ideas here, since there seems such chaos as what to do about jobs & the ECONOMY. Its getting better, sure, but how many people are still in that grip of crushing unemployment/underemployment? ME for ONE!!!!!!!

    • DurdyDawg

      Terrible isn’t it? As congress continues to rally around useless allegations and self-appointed raises for themselves.

  • cook4668

    But what I find funny is if true then they are both nothing but liars. If you can’t tell the truth all the time then there is a real moral problem here. If only 50% of what you hear is truth you have no truth. See that is the problem, a half truth is a lie. If the light switch is on it is light…If it is off then it is dark. You are trying to measure who lies the least. We should throw them all out and start over.This is nothing but a Democratic Hack site

  • Sand_Cat

    They had to do a study to find this out?

  • Robert Cruder

    Can one tell a lie if one does not know that it is a lie?

    Exposure to “this is true because the preacher says so” or “this is true because a scripture of unknown provenance says so” predisposes one to accept without proof anything that confirms one’s current belief. Everyone shares this confirmation bias. Scientists and atheists try to eliminate it while people of faith praise it as a “scriptural outlook”.

    When a religious sect or political party is dominated by true believers, it exiles skeptics as heretics until it is “purified”. With no contrary input the members believe and repeat virtually any fabrication. Shared and unbiased news sources could mitigate the problem but Fox, a “purified” source exacerbates it.

    A preacher sells a fable as reality “to save your soul” and a party mouthpiece does the same to save his job. Members of the flock not only repeat each lie but confabulate it with previous lies to create a story line. That is how legends and gospels evolve. When anyone invents an element to fill an obvious gap in the story, others will repeat that addition as factual.

    Can one tell a lie if one does not know that it is a lie?

    • Mark O. Hammontree

      Thanks for posting an intelligent question, Robert.

      Passing on misinformation without first verifying it is NOT lying. But it is also not telling the truth. It’s more in the category of gossiping.

      Thinking people have a responsibility to themselves and others to verify things read, seen, or heard BEFORE relating them to others. Or at least caution the others that the information is not yet verified.

      Scientist call unproven information a THEORY, not a fact.

  • bhaggen

    Could be but I just read they are also far more charitable of their time & money than Democrats.

    • DurdyDawg

      Yeah.. So long as they can get a tax write-off.

      • bhaggen

        Silly me, of course Democrats don’t get tax write-offs do they.

      • bhaggen

        Democrats get the same write-off, do they not? And yet they are still far less charitable.

        • Cpt_Justice

          No, Democrats are not “less charitable” & Republicans “more charitable”; Republicans have more money, but give less of it away *percentage-wise*. Gotta be careful how you get lied to!

          • bhaggen

            Site your source! My sources are liberals.

          • bhaggen

            Bill Gates is a Republican? Republicans do NOT have more money but are more charitable also with their time & blood donations. Read liberal NY Times column “Bleeding Heart Tightwads”. Liberals are FAR more charitable with OTHER people’s money. Pulled that outa your ass didn’t ya? Smell good? Now go wash your hands Captain!
            http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/opinion/21kristof.html?_r=0

    • D Lemon

      Where did you read that? FoxNation? Breitbart?

      • bhaggen

        You’re being silly. It was an editorial in the right wing New York Times by Nicholas Kristof. As even HE pointed out, liberals are FAR more charitable with OTHER people’s money but are outright tightwads when it comes to their own. It conforms with the Democratic platform of more government, does it not? Big Joe Biden wrote off a whole $900 in charitable contributions last year! Easy big fella, don’t blow your whole wad at once! But fret not, you’re not as stingy as the French, but they’re even more liberal!

        • D Lemon

          Yes, editorials are proof positive. I might believe it, if you provided a link to the article, because I respect Kristof. I’m tempted to believe you misunderstood his point though. Would be interested in reading the piece.

        • D Lemon

          Never mind, I looked it up. And will read his piece and the supporting pieces. Still doesn’t change the fact republicans are bigger liars

          • bhaggen

            Just keep telling yourself that. I’m tempted to believe that YOU Americans are in a permanent state of denial How to tell if a politician is lying? Their lips are moving! I recall Rep Hank Johnson(D) claiming Guam would tip over if the Navy moved more equipment onto it. Now THAT’S a whopper!

  • tax payer

    All Politicians are liars because that’s how that got their position in Congress.

    • DurdyDawg

      YOU LIE!! You should be in politics.. Wait a minute, you didn’t lie.. No wonder your not in politics.

  • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

    Lana,I ‘ve got to say this,you are a complete fucking brainless asshole.Where you come up with the BS that the president isn’t going to allow anyone to say anything bad about muslins on the internet.Turn off Faux News,stop smoking crack and maybe,you wouldn’t be a delusional hag.

  • Corey James

    Even though I’m on the left, I know that Politifact is to facts what Fox is to news. If they were honest, these numbers would be even worse for Republicans. They bend over backward to make something a lying GOPer say appear to have validity when it doesn’t.

    The GOP has a hard time telling the truth at all.

  • Enzo

    I find this comical considering everything the democrats have done for 50 years is ONE BIG LIE. They lied about Bush causing their housing bubble, their media lies about everything, and now the pathological liar in the WH get real.

  • Enzo

    And how can we EVER forget bill clinton’s little LIES

  • Lou

    Well I bet the writer and owner of this website has egg on their face. YOU LOOK LIKE FOOLS…..

  • Jack Burton

    You blowhard libs have proven my point for me. You even lie to each other about stuff you know to be false. Is there a secret email handshake before you come on these forums? First of all, I’m on a website that has conducted a poll about republicans and democrats where it has Obama ads all over the page. Secondly, nobody knows the questions. And you guys saying that Fox News is part of the republican party? No, NBC/CBS/ABC/CNN/Al-Jazeera/Headline News pretty much have to change factual stories to make Obama look good. Then again that almost never happens unless he’s making up a story about how he predicted a sports victory or claiming to be a fan of one of them and not know one single thing about the history of the team. I am socially/culturally pretty liberal but republican and vote for republicans for one reason; they don’t lie nearly as much as democrats. Ever since I watched the media try to win it for Al Gore in 2000, I followed how brainwashed the American public is and if you read Bernie Goldberg’s book Bias, about his time at CBS, you will see what you guys already know. You do realize that people at all these major networks are best buds with all the liberals? You do realize that Obama calls in the major liberal networks, especially those from MSNBC and sites like Huffington Post and tells them who to go after. The funny thing about the phoniness of the liberal personality is, they were such losers growing up they are so desperate to be liked. Were never good at sports, never got laid. So they promise people everything, while calling them “the normal folks” or lying about the most petty of things, because they don’t value you enough to tell you the truth. And the people who are still losers (listen up because this concerns you), are the weak and the brainwashed who cannot for the life of them think for themselves. You remind me of the girl in American Beauty who says “There’s nothing worse than being ordinary.” You are frontrunners who jumped on Obama’s bandwagon because the media wanted to feel popular and obviously support a democrat, but a black guy to compensate for the fact that they, and yes you, think black people should be looked after and put in a box because they’re so worthless. THat’s why you get so mad when a good looking woman, heaven forbid a good looking black woman, is smarter than you and happens to be conservative. But Obama gave good speeches too so you were surprised you saw an articulate black man and that just made you giddy. Then you find out all this stuff he says never turns out to be true (Benghazi/IRS/Obamacare You can Keep your Doctor and health plan), that he has the thinnest of skins, and that he has invoked himself, saying i or me more than any U.S. president combined. That most psychiatrists when asked say he is definitely a narcissist and could possibly be a sociopath. I guess you’d have to be watching your own ambassador get butchered on live TV and not care enough to send troops to help. But I guess when you have the media burying your ties to the New Party and Communist Party, to the Muslim Brotherhood and to Al Qaeda itself, how even people who voted for Obama are saying the birth certificate is fake and that his own literary agent said he was born in Kenya. I’d be in denial too, talking about George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. Or maybe the fact that Obama in the 2012 campaign won districts 100% to 0. Or maybe that he ran his whole campaign playing off the fears of uneducated minorities by saying that republicans want to see you deported, dead or have women go back to the pre-suffrage days. Then again, I know, being really smart and not a salad tossing sheep, that I have the facts on my side, and you guys well…I guess there’s Morning Joe? Or the ugliest person, inside and out, Bill Maher? He’s very honest. You like Hillary Clinton, who made sure to character assassinate any woman her husband groped and/or raped or had sex with. BTW, did you hear Obama used to give gay oral sex to support his cocaine habit when he was a State Senator? True story. Or the fact that his marriage is arranged and he had 2 gay black choir singers from Reverend Wright’s church murdered for fear that they might out Barry Obama as a cupcake? That Reverend Wright’s church is actually for closeted gay black men who Mr. Wright would help get on the straight path, at least in the public eye, for a rising politician? How about the fact that he said he wasn’t even for gay marriage until he knew it would help him in 2012? How about the fact that he wears a Muslim ring and claims to be Christian? Figure that one out. But no, republicans like a lot more…that’s a good one. Obama and Clinton have pictures next to the words liars and evil.

    • david

      Hit the road Jack.

    • JameSon

      Right wing delusion. Quit posting crap or show proof. You give republicans a bad name. No wonder people are leaving the party and turning independent. No one wants to be associated with nut jobs…except other nut jobs.

  • ChrisArc

    It takes a lot of hard work for the republicans to keep track of the lies they have been telling and that is why they don’t have time to deal with any real issues.

  • brainwav93

    This is a lie, it was not a study of which party lies more, it was a study of so-called “Fact-checking” organizations.

  • Jimspy

    Another measure, albeit less statistically stringent, is the number of “red light”/”false” ratings in the Obama category on Snopes.com. This is by far the most maligned president in history.

  • amandamore

    I thought they were science haters. They cringe at this- even any Math. So they then make up their own. I call it Republican Math.

  • James

    FOX LIES 24/ 7 = MORE LIES PER HOUR = LYING NO GOO
    D BASTARDS

  • Politics_Nerd

    Links are broken.

  • Corey James

    Even though I agree with the premise of this article, using Politifact as the judge of what is/isn’t fact is for fools. Politifact wouldn’t know a fact if it slapped them in the face half of the time.

    Besides, I do not require a study to know Republicans lie more anyway. All any rational person has to do is turn on the news to get a handle on how much asinine B.S. continues to come from the right wing on an hourly basis.

    They are living in an alternate reality. Brainwashing will do that to a person. It’s Jim Jones on a national scale, with tea replacing Koolaid.

    • Mark O. Hammontree

      Please supply credentials and references to support the “fact” that YOU are an expert that knows better than a group of university scholars that are dedicated to cutting through baloney, and also please supply support for your claim that “Politifact wouldn’t know a fact if it slapped them in the face half of the time.”
      Also, please tell me where I can go to become as smart as you.
      Thank you.

  • Kato

    First Black President 6 Years in office Republicans ” BLAME HIM FOR EVERYTHING ” going on in the world today 99.88 % of them are lies.

    • http://www.heritage.org/constitution kenndeb

      We know. Everything is BUSH’s fault.

  • Mark O. Hammontree

    The URL is bad in “…full results of the CMPA study here” so it dead ends.
    That study is at http://www.cmpa.com/study-media-fact-checker-says-republicans-lie-more/

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