Sunday, February 1, 2015

10 steps to blowing the right-wing mind

Here are 10 statements of fact that are counter to the right-wing noise machine (from alternet.org).

As a public service to those who find themselves inextricably cornered by aggressively ill-informed Republicans at work, on the train or at family gatherings, presented here are ten indisputably true facts that will seriously challenge a Republican’s worldview and probably blow a brain cell or two. At the very least, any one of these GOP-busters should stun and confuse them long enough for you to slip quietly away from a pointless debate and allow you to get on about your business.

1. The United States is not a Christian nation, and the Bible is not the cornerstone of our law.

2. The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a socialist.

3. The first president to propose national health insurance was a Republican.

4. Ronald Reagan once signed a bill legalizing abortion.

5. Reagan raised federal taxes eleven times.

6. Roe v. Wade was a bipartisan ruling made by a predominantly Republican-appointed Supreme Court.

7. The Federal Reserve System was a Republican invention.

8. The Environmental Protection Agency was, too.

9. Obama has increased government spending less than any president in at least a generation.

10. President Obama was not only born in the United States, his roots run deeper in American history than most people know.

Read the full article here to get the documentation for each statement.

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