Facts: Joe Biden brags on television about threatening to hold back a loan to Ukraine if a certain prosecutor wasn’t fired, meddling in the internal affairs of another country. It later comes out that his son’s company was under investigation by that prosecutor. In the meantime, a new party takes power in Ukraine and they are cleaning up the old corruption. Since it would be important for the voters to know the truth of Biden’s record since he is running for president, and since not even Joe Biden’s family is above the law, Trump asks the new president of Ukraine to investigate and find out if there was any truth to Biden’s claims.
Democrats say: Trump is using the threat of holding back a loan to meddle in the affairs of another country! Not even Trump’s family is above the law! We need to investigate to find out if there is any truth to our claims!
Facts: Hillary Clinton colludes with Russia to create a fake document implicating Trump in a prostitution ring. Hillary Clinton colludes with the press to get debate questions fed to her ahead of time. Hillary Clinton colludes with the DNC to suppress Bernie Sanders delegates. Hillary Clinton also (possibly) colluded with Russia when she approved the Uranium One sale after a timely donation to the Clinton Foundation, and also by sending and receiving classified email on an unprotected server in her house that was hacked by both the Russians and the Chinese, by deleting thousands of emails AFTER being told not to, by using BitWipe software, by having the “classified” labels removed from emails before being sent to her, and by repeatedly destroying more Blackberry devices than most of us have ever owned. Finally, somebody exposes her crimes on Wikileaks. Later evidence suggests this person was more likely a Bernie Sanders supporter and not a Russian agent.
Democrats say: Russia hacked into the DNC servers! Trump and the Russians are somehow colluding in some way to do something – not sure exactly what, we’ll have to investigate, but possibly illegal in some way perhaps – but more importantly, with Russia!
Facts: During a protest over statues, NeoNazi types clash with AntiFa, both violent and racist extremist groups, leading to several injuries and a murder. On day one, Trump denounces the violence on both sides. On day two, Trump denounces the violence on both sides again, calling out by name the NeoNazis and white supremacists, but not mentioning AntiFa or Black Lives Matter. On day three, Trump holds a press conference where he gives extended answers to questions, explains his position in detail, and clearly denounces racism, violence, and both sides in the fighting by name.
Democrats say: Trump still won’t denounce the Nazis. He is racist!
Facts: A new and violent gang from El Salvador has infiltrated American cities. Trump calls them animals.
Democrats say: Trump called immigrants animals! He is racist!
Facts: Thousands of Mexicans and other foreigners from Central America and beyond are sneaking into the United States illegally because there are reasons they can’t do it legally. Some have criminal backgrounds and are thieves and rapists. Some are smuggling in drugs or slave workers, including sex slaves, including children. Some are terrorists. Trump gives a speech where he goes out of his way to clarify that not all Mexicans fit this description, that not all that cross the border are Mexican, and that even among those illegally crossing the border, some are otherwise good people.
Democrats say: Trump called Mexicans rapists! He is racist!
Facts: A terrorist attack is carried out on our Libyan embassy. Obama, Hillary, and Susan Rice tell us that it was a spontaneous attack by locals over a video, but later admit that it was organized terrorism. Republicans in congress, who are responsible for writing and passing a budget, want to know if we need more security spending on our embassies. In the interest of knowing whether the executive branch is doing a good job so the voters can make informed decisions, they launch an inquiry into what happened. It comes out that repeated requests for more security were turned down. It comes out that security already in place was ordered to stand down and that no one will admit to giving the order. It comes out that Hillary Clinton knew at the time Obama and Susan Rice were spinning their yarn that it was terrorism, telling both her daughter and an Egyptian official this.
Democrats say: What difference does it make?
Facts: Global temperatures have fluctuated randomly for the last fifty years. There is no clear trend. Measurements taken in most countries before the 1970s are unreliable, but there is no clear trend in older data either. Extra heat energy in Earth’s climatological system can manifest in many ways, including higher wind speeds, OR more storms, OR more evaporation and rainfall, OR melting the ice caps and raising sea levels, OR higher temperatures, OR any combination of these, and some models predict that global warming could trigger an ice age, or a runaway greenhouse effect, or anything in between. Nobody has a clue whether the climate is even changing or if it will change in the future. Al Gore predicted the ice caps would be gone by 2000 and they are still here. The UN engaged in a conspiracy to retroactively rewrite the peer-review standards to silence global warming skepticism, as well as deleted all their raw data so no one could double-check their findings. It is getting ever more difficult to take these people seriously.
Democrats say: We need to ask the FBI to look into bringing charges against those who publicly question climate change!
Facts: A large number of organizations with “tea party” as part of the name submit applications for non-profit status. Some are denied. Some wait months or years for approval, causing potential donors hold off. Some are asked questions generally considered off-limits for a government founded on religious liberty, such as “What are the contents of your prayers?” Accusations of discrimination by the IRS are made. Finally a couple IRS agents from a regional branch are caught in their corruption, they admit to the deed, and they are fired, but the same actions occurred all over the country and some of the orders could only have come from Washington. Top IRS agent Lois Lerner had been caught in the past doing almost the exact same thing on the local level and she refuses to answer questions.
Democrats say: There wasn’t even a smidgeon of corruption found at the IRS.
Facts: Among other issues with the law, the Affordable Care Act is being interpreted by regulators to require employers to cover the cost of abortions, making them accomplices to murder in some people’s eyes. Republicans sweep to power in congress and the senate in part by promising to end the ACA. They have the votes to repeal it, but not enough to override a presidential veto. The Democrats refuse to compromise or even negotiate. In the meantime, the annual budget is due. Feeling they have the obligation to do something, Republicans refuse to continue funding the programs associated with the law, as is their right to do since no congress can bind the hands of a future congress. The Democrats insist on getting their full funding and will not compromise. The Republicans offer to give the Democrats everything they want in the budget except for this one thing so they can talk more about it. The Democrats refuse to compromise. The Republicans offer to pass the budget piecemeal, fully funding one department after another. The Democrats refuse to compromise. Without a budget, the government shuts down. The democrats refuse to compromise. While funds are tight, the Obama administration actually spends extra man-hours to shut down national parks that need no maintenance, shuts down private businesses leasing federal land, and closes a state-owned road that leads to another national park.
Democrats say: The Republicans refuse to compromise! The Republicans shut the government down! Obstructionists!
Facts: The Obama reelection campaign employs people with ties to Bain Capital and other private equity firms. Obama’s father was once married to three women at the same time. Obama once attended a church pastored by crazy Jeremiah Wright. Obama admits in his biography both to eating dog in Africa and bullying a girl in school.
Democrats say: Romney worked at Bain Capital! Romney’s grandfather had multiple wives! Romney is a Mormon! Romney once let his dog ride on the roof of his car and bullied a gay guy in school!
Facts: Bush once directed the ATF to allow the sale of guns to criminals so they could find out where the guns were going. This was done with radio trackers and with the cooperation of Mexican officers. Too many of the guns went missing and it was deemed too dangerous an operation to continue. Much later, the Obama administration decides to do the same type of operation, but without Mexican help and without trackers. It is a disaster and the same guns are later used on American border agents. Republicans angrily chastise Obama.
Democrats say: Why are you getting after Obama for not ending Bush’s flawed program fast enough?
Facts: A hurricane went straight over New Orleans. Although busses were in place to evacuate those without cars, they were not used. This was a municipal responsibility. Neither President Bush nor his FEMA director had dictatorial powers to fix the dysfunctional city government. Nor did they have the ability to see the future and understand how bad things would be.
Democrats say: Bush doesn’t care about black people!
Facts: Iraq had nerve gas at one time because they used it on Iran and on the Kurds. Iraq had attempted to gain weapons of all kinds. Iraq had funded terrorist organizations in Israel. Iraq lent Al-Queda a fuselage to practice on. Saddam and his sons terrorized Iraqi citizens on a daily basis. Iraq started a war with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait (and fired missiles into Israel) that they lost, accepting the terms of the treaty that included a no-fly zone and UN inspections to ensure they had destroyed their chemical, biological, and radiological weapons. They continually broke the treaty for twelve years, firing on US planes enforcing the no-fly zone, kicking out the UN inspectors, and replacing computer files with video games just as the inspectors arrived. Evidence piled up that Saddam was hiding something. British intelligence thought Iraq had WMDs. American intelligence thought Iraq had WMDs. French intelligence thought Iraq had WMDs. The Iraqi officers themselves thought they had WMDs. The UN thought they had WMDs and passed a resolution giving Saddam one final chance to comply. The Democrats thought they had WMDs (John Kerry and Hillary Clinton voted to go to war). I thought they had WMDs. You thought they had WMDs. Bush thought they had WMDs. Everyone thought they had WMDs.
Democrats say: Bush lied, people died!
Facts: When one gets more votes tallied than one’s opponent, this is usually all it takes to win. That’s how democracy works. Under Florida law, there is the added stipulation that if the difference is less than one percent, a recount is done. If a candidate wins both the original count and the recount, that candidate wins, period. That is the law. In 2000, Bush got more votes than Gore. He won both the original count and the recount. Bush won, period. Gore sued and wanted special treatment by granting additional recounts, opening the door for Bush to order additional recounts too with no end in sight. The Florida Supreme Court sided with Gore against the law and against the Florida citizens, forcing the US Supreme Court to override them. Gore committed treason by attempting to steal the election with help from the Florida Supreme Court.
Democrats say: Bush committed treason by stealing the election with help from the US Supreme Court!
Facts: Running for president, Bush proposes cutting taxes for everybody in all brackets. Of course, it goes without saying that those who pay no taxes can’t get a tax break, and that those who pay very little in taxes get a very little tax break. It is mathematically impossible for one’s tax break to be bigger than the amount they pay in taxes. The rich, who also pay the most in taxes, get the biggest tax break. Duh!
Democrats say: Tax cuts for the rich!
Facts: Bill Clinton was involved in many scandals, including Waco, Elian Gonzales, and the fact that he couldn’t seem to keep his hands and other body parts off the White House interns. When he was caught, he lied about this, and later admitted lying when he was caught lying. Concerned about our image around the world, Republicans sought to impeach him.
Democrats say: It’s a right-wing conspiracy!