Michigan state senator and former state representative Tom Barrett has declared his candidacy to run against Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin in 2022. He’s a natural choice for the Republicans because he’s a member of the Army and Slotkin’s military bona fides are virtually unassailable. Actually, I should say Barrett WAS a member of the Army because he has resigned over the […]Read more ›
“What’s the matter? Can’t keep up?” Duane Gish is a famous scientist known as a staunch Creationist. His debate style was so remarkable that it eventually got its own name: “The Gish Gallop”. Here’s how Wikipedia explains it: His debating opponents said that Gish used a rapid-fire approach during a debate, presenting arguments and changing topics quickly. Eugenie Scott, executive […]Read more ›
GOP State House candidate Steve Marino: Tax cheat, sleazy lobbyist, unmitigated liar, or all of the above?
It’s not often that a candidate for office reveals themselves to be such an incredible [expletive deleted] as Macomb County Commissioner and MI-24 State House candidate Steve Marino, 27, has this week. A tracker sent to a “coffee hour” held by Marino recorded him making some amazingly outrageous comments, largely related to his time as a lobbyist for Delta Dental […]Read more ›
Trump has been calling himself “President of the United States of America” for a year now on election filings
A new piece out in Vanity Fair contains a buried lede that should easily have been the headline. In filings over the past year with the Federal Elections Commission, Donald Trump refers to himself as “President of the United States of America”. The first of the filings was in July of last year: In his 92-page financial disclosure to the […]Read more ›
Last weekend, Democrat Mark Totten’s campaign for Attorney General called on television stations to stop airing an ad attacking him for claiming he is a federal prosecutor. The ad, they said, is a trumped up lie. The Bridge Magazine Truth Squad agrees and has called a rare “flagrant foul” on the ad: Both sides agree on certain facts about Totten’s […]Read more ›
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Republican Brandt Iden who is running for office in Michigan’s 61st House district and who lied on a candidate questionnaire about having been convicted of a crime. Today another GOP liar has been busted. This time it’s Republican state Rep. Kevin Cotter who is running for reelection in Michigan’s 99th state House […]Read more ›
Republican state House candidate says lying on MLive’s Voter Guide questionnaire was “unfortunate”, a “distraction”
Republican Brandt Iden who is running for office in Michigan’s 61st House district was sent a questionnaire by MLive for their 2014 Voters Guide. In the questionnaire were these two questions: Have you ever been arrested? (Please detail date, location) Ever been convicted of or pleaded no contest to a crime? Iden answered “no” to both questions. Problem is he […]Read more ›
UPDATED: MI-07 GOP Congressman Tim Walberg lies openly about voting against Violence Against Women Act
In what might be one of the most brazen acts of public lying in some time, my “representative” Republican Congressman Tim Walberg went on the air today a lied about his vote against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
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That’s quite a working class neighborhood you have there, Senator
During his rebuttal to the State of the Union address the other night, in addition to responding to a different SOTU address than the rest of us watched and having the Most Awkward Drink of Water Ever Ever, Marco Rubio talked about living “in the same working class neighborhood” he grew up in.
Our friends at Estately.com who are, apparently, Eclectablog & LOLGOP fans, sent along a link to Senator Rubio’s real estate posting on their site for the house he lives in. His house is for sale and the sales price is a whopping $675,000. It’s a nice house with a swimming pool and everything. But, at a sales price of over two-thirds of a million dollars, it’s clear that Rubio’s neighborhood is hardly “working class”, at least not any longer.
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Two faces of Mitt: Says he won’t lower taxes on the rich but will lower taxes on the rich to spur the economy
Dude, don’t you get dizzy?
Mitt Romney is out in the open telling two completely different stories about how he both WILL and WON’T lower taxes on America’s wealthiest citizens. He WILL, he says, because it will spur the economy. He WON’T, he says, because he’ll be closing some as-yet undisclosed loopholes.
Both sides of his face revealed after the jump.
You’re a freaking LIAR, Governor!
This is what journalism looks like. MSNBC reporter Chuck Todd calls out Iowa Governor and Lying Romney Surrogate Terry E. Branstad on his lying about the ridiculous claim that President Obama has removed the work requirement for welfare recipients.
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