Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Study Proves Republicans Are Significantly More Likely To Lie Than Democrats

Do you remember Al Franken's best-selling book, "Lying Liars And The Liars Who Tell Them?"  And if you've been reading the daily posts on this site, you know we've explained why Conservatives lie -- because they have to.

We're back to the science of Conservatism with a short article by Ryan Denson at Addictinginfo.org, "New Study Proves Republicans Are Significantly More Likely To Lie Than Democrats."


A non-partisan study found that Republicans lie way more than Democrats, surprising absolutely no one with any common sense at all. (Image Credit: mariopiperni.com )
"In case you missed it, a study not released by MSNBC (so save your breath conservatives), by the nonpartisan Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University have found that Republicans are significantly more likely to lie than Democrats. And here is the kicker that the liberals have been saying all along: the lying gap between Republicans and Democrats is widening as President Barack Obama spends more time in office.

"Oh this is just too good. Ever since Obamacare was passed and signed into law in 2010, the Republicans have been no strangers to lying about everything, from the healthcare law itself to the number of vacations the President has taken. The study came as the political atmosphere heated up during the “scandals” of the IRS, Benghazi, and the AP.

"In their study, 100 statements involving factual claims by Democrats (46 claims) and Republicans (54 claims) were examined, which were fact-checked by PolitiFact.com during the four month period from the start of President Obama’s second term on January 20 through May 22, 2013. In just four months worth of fact checking the GOP was found to be lying the most. Here is what they found:
"PolitiFact rated 32% of Republican claims as “false” or “pants on fire,” compared to 11% of Democratic claims – a 3 to 1 margin." 
"Conversely, Politifact rated 22% of Democratic claims as “entirely true” compared to 11% of Republican claims – a 2 to 1 margin." 
"A majority of Democratic statements (54%) were rated as mostly or entirely true, compared to only 18% of Republican statements. Conversely, a majority of Republican statements (52%) were rated as mostly or entirely false, compared to only 24% of Democratic statements."
"And here is where the liberals have been right all along regarding the GOP’s witch-hunts against President Obama:
"Regarding Benghazi, the IRS and the Associated Press, Republicans have continued to fare worse than Democrats, with 60% of their claims rated as false so far this month (May 1 – May 22), compared to 29% of Democratic statements – a 2 to 1 margin."

"Republicans lied about IRS, Benghazi, and the AP 60% of the time? I’m shocked. Of course Republicans are going to denounce this as being a liberal-sponsored entity. However, it should be known that Politifact has won the Pulitzer Prize for its non-partisan journalism. And they gave President Obama the lie of the year with his 'You can keep your health insurance' claim.

"Conservative (not necessarily Republican) thought is wrought with fear and anxiety. Their policy is to attempt to mitigate that without concern for actual accomplishments. They don’t seem to realize that the root fear they harbor is counterproductive. However, we can thank organizations like Politifact and FactCheck.org for keeping them on their feet, and grilling them when it’s necessary.

"If you look back on the 271 ‘Pants on Fire’ claims that Politifact has measured since 2007 (the first one was from Joe Biden when he called Bush 'brain dead'), 217 of them have been perpetrated by conservatives whether they be from chain emails, Facebook posts, pundits or politicians. They range from chain emails claiming the ACA will question your sex life, to President Obama being a Marxist Muslim.

"Now well all know every politician lies. But why do Republicans do it more often? And do they really still think they can get away with it?"


The 217 lies that Conservative have spat out since 2007 show that (according to "Politifact," accused by both right and left as biased towards the other side) Conservatives lie at least 80 percent of the time.

Here at "Criminalize Conservatism," we maintain that it is closer to 100 percent of the time.  And why? Because the Conservatives' whole reason for existence is to serve and protect the richest and greediest among us, and it doesn't sound too good to voters in a participatory democracy when you're a pathological liar...as Mr. Romney found out a few years ago (Romney: Lies And More Lies).

Southern Conservatives lie about the Civil War ,Conservative Congressman lie about the effects of a minimum wage, and who can forget the eight years of lies under Bush 43?

Here are just a few samples that we've dug up over the last few years:

"20 Obvious Lies That Will Shock Conservatives (If They Ever Bothered To Read A Book Or Two)"
"12 Biggest Conservative Lies About America"
"Salon.com: 'From Fox News To Rush: Secrets of The Right's Lie Machine'"

For even more of the same, go to our main site at http://www.criminalizeconservatism.com/ and enter "lies" in the search box.

Political lying has been a fact of life as long as politics has existed, but the lies of today's Conservatives have resulted in much more death, illness, poverty, and misery for the populace -- not even excluding the suckers who voted for them.


"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you
can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

Woody Allen.