When you bring up rumors and allegations of voter fraud and not a single shred of evidence that voter fraud has swayed an election, that obviously means that there is a massive conspiracy to commit voter fraud and has manipulated elections for years.
When you bring up an anecdote of a welfare queen, that obviously means that everyone on a social program is a mooch and a fraud.
When you have more poor people, it's not really a problem because they have fridges.
Even though there are five applicants to every job opening, that just means people want to use up their unemployment benefits and they just want to live off of welfare and never want to get a job because of the government.
When faced with numerous reports and documentaries of newborns getting slapped with pre-existing conditions, insurance companies telling people that they can only attach one finger if two get severed, and people facing bankruptcy even though they are insured, that obviously means they are just scare stories that nobody should listen to.
You want to slash the safety net and announce that "we are broke" but then the military comes along and says that they are operating within the budget and don't need an increase, that obviously means they are just using smoke and mirrors. Right, Paul Ryan?
I think it's worth asking, it's a major vein of conservative thought, so do conservative icons and legislators agree with National Review when it says "Real Men Don't Have Daughters"?
What do you do when your credibility is shattering around you? Find proof, work harder, apologize for your mistakes? Of course not! Let's get your friends to call people who question you Anti-Christian, they hate America, and they like the Holocaust. Credibility problem solved!
David Barton is trying to salvage his collapsing support by yet again attacking the religious and political views of his critics, joining American Family Associations Bryan Fischer today in smearing Warren Throckmorton as a tool of the left. Unfortunately for Barton, more and more conservatives are denouncing his right-wing pseudo-history on the heels of a scathing NPR report and the news that Thomas Nelson has yanked his latest book, The Jefferson Lies, from publication.
Now, the former dean of Regent Universitys Robertson School of Governmentnamed after televangelist Pat Robertsonand a leading conservative writer is adding his voice to the growing chorus of historians criticizing Bartons sloppy scholarship. Regent University professor Charles Dunn endorsed the book, Getting Jefferson Right, written by professors Throckmorton and Michael Coulter of Grove City College, which is also an evangelical school. Getting Jefferson Right debunked many of the claims found in Bartons book on Jefferson, and Dunn said the book stands up for truth in scholarship against the prevarications in David Bartons The Jeffersons Lies.
Meanwhile, Bartons deputy at WallBuilders and radio talk show co-host Rick Green who last week likened Bartons critics to Adolf Hitler, is now comparing reasoned criticism of Barton to the Holocaust in another post denying that any of Bartons claims have been proven faulty:
Hitler loved to give examples of Jewish offenses to support his effort to annihilate the Jewish people. Not only were they most often false offenses, even if they had all been true it would not have supported the conclusion that the entire race should be wiped out. Any intelligent observer of todays debate must challenge the premises presented and make sure that the facts of the critics support the conclusion they want you to believe. In every accusation I have seen so far in this debate, no premise or conclusion of David Barton has been proven faulty. (I.E. David Barton can say whatever he wants and it's TRUE until someone proves him wrong, but they hate baby Jesus and America so they're still wrong anyway)
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