|If Archie Bunker existed in the Internet age, he'd be forwarding right-wing crazy nonstop.|
Unfortunately, his modern day equivalents are doing him proud.
Some embarrassing examples below. Good lord, no wonder we have to work twice as hard as the other guys...
Did President Obama secretly sign a law that makes it a crime to protest against him or ask him a question he doesn’t like?
No. He openly announced the signing of a bill overwhelmingly passed by Congress that slightly revises a 1971 law against trespassing into areas under Secret Service protection.
May 7, 2012
Is “Obama’s finance team” recommending a 1 percent tax on all bank transactions, as a chain e-mail claims?
No. This idea was first floated in 2004 by one House member, who says it would replace the federal income tax and eliminate the national debt. So far it has gone nowhere.
Sept. 8, 2010; Updated: June 5, 2012
Does Obama plan to deny emergency brain surgery for patients over 70?
No. A man claiming on a radio talk show to be a brain surgeon lied about that, and about a meeting of two associations of neurological surgeons, those associations say.
Jan. 5, 2012
Return fire! So, load up your copy and paste gun, and return email fire at your nutcase friends and relatives who, rather than do the "hard work" of actually reading details of policy and sorting innuendo from fact, prefer outrageous pre-fab claims to undermine the president.
PS. The following fear-mongering nonsense landed in my inbox the other day and it occurred to me that someone--other than snopes.com--should do something about this. Turns out, someone has. Here's how it works: scare the shit out of older people that Obama is coming for 'em! The republican party blog actually stokes these flames, and you can check that here.
Something we were not aware of. Makes you wonder what else is buried in the "Health Care Bill"
The truth about both knuckleheaded fear-mongering lies here: