Friday :: Sep 18, 2015

The GOP's Own Lying (W)itch

by Deacon Blues

I'm constantly amazed at how many Republicans I know, including many GOP women who tell me lately:
1) They hate Hillary, and would never vote for her
2) They insist she is a lying bitch (that is the actual quote all too often)
Of course, after telling me those things, they say they like what they see in Carly Fiorina (natch).

To be fair, I've had Democrats express similar thoughts. But at a time when the media and GOP are attacking Hillary Clinton on her trustworthiness and honesty, Republicans and some reporters are actually touting Carly Fiorina as a possible breakthrough candidate to attract female voters for the GOP.

But with Hillary Rodham Clinton’s popularity falling among women as questions about her honesty and integrity continue to shroud her, many Republicans are beginning to see Mrs. Fiorina as someone who, if she is not the presidential nominee, is a much more serious contender for the vice-presidential nomination or a large leadership role of some kind within the party.

I can't tell if Jeremy Peters is a master of irony or simply this cycle's NYT stooge for the GOP (the NYT has several reporters every election who go onto their kneepads for the GOP). But to actually write that paragraph about Fiorina and get it past an editor in the same 24 hour cycle where she was revealed to be lying Wednesday night about both her business record at HP and her melodramatic claims about the alleged Planned Parenthood videos is staggering. Hell, Peters' own newspaper knows she is lying about both of these issues, and did a takedown on the Planned Parenthood lies:

Fiorina’s claim makes it sound like there is actual footage of Planned Parenthood examining an aborted fetus whose heart is still beating, while someone says "we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain." There isn't.
The video’s creators added footage of an aborted fetus on what appears to be an examination table, and its legs are moving. But Fiorina makes it sound as if the footage shows what Planned Parenthood is alleged to have done. In fact, the stock footage was added to the video to dramatize its content. We rate her statement Mostly False.

Fiorina is not the only bald-faced liar amongst the GOP candidates, as noted. But if the GOP and the media keep banging on Hillary on the issues of honesty and trustworthiness, then I suggest the media be held accountable, and David Brock's Hillary Super-PAC stop attacking Bernie Sanders and instead focus their money and efforts on destroying the GOP field.

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