The “big lie” is back in style. Wikipedia tells us that the term was invented by Adolf Hitler to describe what other did — though he was the biggest liar of all. “The broad masses of a nation,” he wrote in Mein Kampf, “more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie.”
No one on the political scene in this country or any democratic nation is a monster comparable to Hitler. But some have resorted to the big lie in their attempts to override clear decisions of the people, at the risk of delegitimizing the nation’s democracy.
Exhibit A: The increasingly common claims that Democrats Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum “won” last fall’s elections for governor in Georgia and Florida. Actually, both of them lost by 50%-49% margins.
Abrams admits this, but insists that “so many people were disenfranchised and disengaged … that I feel comfortable now saying, ‘I won.’” “Without voter suppression,” presidential candidate Kamala Harris told the Detroit NAACP, “Stacey Abrams would be the governor of Georgia, Andrew Gillum is the governor of Florida.”
This is nonsense. Voter turnout was up 54% in Georgia and 38% in Florida over 2014 levels. And the “voter suppression” that people are complaining about was standard procedure, required by longstanding federal and state laws.
The suggestion that anything happened in Georgia or Florida tantamount to the voter suppression blacks experienced before the 1965 Voting Rights Act — suppression by unfair laws, threats of violence and murder — is preposterous. Perhaps Abrams hopes to convince the many blacks moving to Georgia that it’s run by white segregationists, or to discourage people from voting by making them think their vote won’t count. But she and those who echo her charges are saying that America is moving backward on basic civil rights. That’s a big lie, one that stokes racial mistrust and hatred.
More at the Washington Examiner
To brain-dead liberal democrat everyone who disagrees with them are Hitler but not knowing that Mao was a bigger Mass Murderer then Hitler the Chi-coms persicute all religion
Wikipedia model is a failure for accurate information on every level.
Democrats have always used the big lie as a model it has gone on steroids lately, amplified by media.
Democrats are well aware that ANY lie they tell will be devoured by their lemmings and fully believed and repeated. Large or small… it doesn’t matter.
Project much, do we?
Donald Trump has virtually erased among his followers any meaningful distinction between truth and lies. The only distinction he concerns himself with is what they can or cannot be convinced of that serves his current needs and ends. This can be easily observed. All that’s required is for one to open their eyes and look.
If anyone is an expert in projection, it is you, Greggie Goebbels.
Perhaps you can tell me why NOT ONE reporter asked Nancy Pelosi what it is that President Trump is “obstructing.” Not one. Do they know something the rest of America doesn’t know, which is what the hell is Pelosi yapping about?
When are the Democrats, led by not Nancy Pelosi but AOC, going to ask questions about Elijah Comming’s shady dealings or Maxine Water’s shady dealings or Joe Biden’s son who seemed to have made out like a fat cat in a good garbage can with the Chinese? Or are those things just not important to the Democrat leadership because………………………………………..Democrats.
And now, it would seem, Nancy Pelosi is a psychiatrist along with being someone who likes to brag about her Catholicism but personally supports everything her faith stands against.
If hypocrisy is the benchmark of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi fits the bill.
@retire05: As Nancy was babbling about cover-up obviously her addled brain was drifting back to the Nixon era.
Everyone was advised to cooperate with Muellers investigation. 30 hours of testimony from one of Trumps layers got very little and highly edited mention in the report.
We know Amash has a company in China his bottom line is being hurt by tariffs and impeachment might help him, he is going to need it he has a primary challenge, and lost support of the freedom caucus.
@Greg: The only liars are you Democrats. Apparently, you like lies and being lied to. Remember all that “evidence” of collusion all your liars told you they had right at their fingertips, ready to reveal? Where is it? What happened to it? You don’t bother asking those questions because the answers scare you to death.
There’s an old photo of Donald Trump meeting President Ronald Reagan and the two men shaking hands.
Way back then Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer were already in office in the House and Senate.
And, also back then, the two of them were blaming then-President Reagan for all the problems of the nation.
Nothing has changed but which Republican these two point their fingers at.
Never occurs to them to help work solving those problems themselves.
@Deplorable Me, #7:
You seem to confuse the problem with the those who notice the problem. The problem is the person the White House, who never had any business being there. If Trump were qualified for the job, not only would this not be happening; it couldn’t have happened to begin with. All of the issues we’re dealing with now were there from the start, but no body wanted to deal with them.
62,979,879 Americans and 304electoral votes say you are wrong.
It will be a higher number 2nd time around. Who will be running and calling American voters names this time?
No, I point out that they ARE the problem. They know they are using lies to try and hamstring the government. They are cultivating disaster for the American people and economy just so they can complain about it.
The only qualification Trump is lacking, from the left’s point of view is he isn’t socialist. Otherwise be is supremely qualified.
You seem to confuse the problem with the those who notice the problem.
What drugs do you take?
“who never had any business being there”
Why didn’t he have any business being there?
Did he not meet the requirements set by the Constitution? or is this only a liberal opinion?
I read FA all the time and often wonder “who ties your shoelaces for you?”
So says the opposition party of every elected president.
Trump has nailed almost all of his campaign promises like no other President in my lifetime. The “issues” are created by your party’s obsession with trying to reverse the results of a legal election. The Democrat Party got arrogant and corrupt…and suffered as a result.
Find a good candidate to run against Trump in 2020 or just shut up. Trump’s legacy is now solidified. He won, and keeps winning daily.