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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Barton Claims Wingnuts Want to Know All the Facts Before They Speak

Barton who invents 'facts' like nobody else, claims conservatives like him don't open their mouths unless they know all the facts…
barton-facts Barton, American wingnuttery’s official fake historian, has organized a collection of fake Founding Father quotes at his website, WallBuilders, and authored a fake biography of Thomas Jefferson which was so egregiously dishonest that its publisher yanked it from the shelves.
So when Barton made an appearance on his pal in hate Beck’s show this week to tell us that “wingnuts don’t want to speak until they feel like they’ve mastered the facts about whatever the subject is that is under discussion,” we can only laugh.
Has he ever seen Carson open his mouth? Or Fiorina? Or Trump? Or Cruz? Or  Boehner, or fellow epic liar Ryan?
Why is it that wingnuts are convinced that they are in the minority? In reality, we’re not, but we think we are … According to statistics, when you look at the groups of liberals, and moderates and wingnuts, wingnuts are by far the most silent of those three groups. They’re least likely to speak up, and why is that? It’s because conservatives don’t want to speak until they feel like they’ve mastered the facts about whatever the subject is that is under discussion. Now, liberals or moderates, they’re happy to give you their opinion and tell you what they think, regardless of whether they know the facts. But conservatives don’t like doing that, they want to know the facts before they answer what are often wild and baseless claims made by liberals and moderates.
In fact, never has there been a man more eager to invent information to suit the needs of the religio-wingnuts’ agenda for America. His most recent lie was a whopper: that the United States Constitution puts dog’s law above man’s law. I don’t know how it does this when it doesn’t even mention dog, let alone dog’s law.
He has also recently claimed that:
  • Retirement is a Pagan concept based on his reading of the bible;
  • That a lawsuit which did not take place proves he did not lie;
  • That evangelical voters have been ignored by both parties;
  • That the Founding Fathers did not grant women the right to vote (in fact, they left that up to the states);
  • That the bible rules out the alleged existence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
  • That the due process clause comes from the bible – it doesn’t: it’s origins are in fact found in Medieval England;
  • The Founding Fathers settled the Evolution debate even before there was a debate.
And last but not least, actually claims the bible, which in fact legitimizes slavery, opposes slavery.
As you can see, knowledge of the facts is the last thing on Barton’s mind when he opens his mouth. The truth is, Barton is a gifted liar with terrible fashion sense. He is hardly able to speak without lying, including, as we see here, about lying.
Dishonesty is endemic among wingnuts today: Paul Krugman has dealt with the general level of dishonesty at the Republican debates, and you are going to see today, when Ryan hits five Sunday news shows, what sort of mastery of facts wingnuts possess.
In a cabal of liars, he is a liar among liars. In fact if there is anyone who cares less about facts, we would be hard-pressed to identify him. And this is the man so many Republicans have depended upon for the “academic” underpinnings of their agendas.
Leave it to Republicans to think a guy with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious education from Oral Roberts University is a historian.

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