Let Me Count the Ways
At this rate, we need an entire website to keep a count of the number of ways Republicans are wrong.
Dante Atkins from Daily Kos:
Mattera was particularly incensed about one particular provision that mandated employers to provide time and space for women to express breast milk, claiming that it would introduce "milk police" and constituted an unnecessary government intrusion.
Oh but wait! Atkins smacks that talking point down by quoting an AP report that says “[t]he lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.”
Now Republicans have been wrong about Iraq and are finally admitting it was a mistake.
Two GOP congressmen say most Republicans on the Hill now believe the Iraq war was a mistake, and "more than half the Republican caucus" believes the way in which the US entered the Afghanistan war was also a mistake.
Republicans have been wrong about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), also known as the 2009 stimulus bill.
The ideal fiscal policy during a massive economic crisis would be to temporarily increase the number of government employees, in order to soak up some of the enormous slack in the labor market. Mainstream economists believe aid to state and local governments is one of the most efficient ways to stimulate the economy.
Barone notes derisively that the net effect of public sector jobs "has been about zero" — right! That’s because the increase in federal jobs has mostly compensated for the decrease in state and local jobs.
If it wasn’t for the ARRA, the unemployment rate and, as a result, the economy, would look a lot worse than it does now.
The Republicans have been wrong about ACORN as well.
California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown said in a report Thursday that the community organizing group ACORN engaged in "highly inappropriate behavior" in the state but violated no criminal law.
Another investigation churns out the same thing:
On Sept. 15, 2009, my office began an investigation into possible criminality on the part of three ACORN employees. The three had been secretly videotaped by two people posing as a pimp and prostitute, who came to ACORN’S Brooklyn office, seeking advice about how to purchase a house with money generated by their ‘business.’ The ‘couple’ later made the recording public. That investigation is now concluded and no criminality has been found.
The Republicans have been wrong about the Climategate hoax, too!
The findings are crystal clear on the most crucial points: The committee found absolutely no evidence to support accusations of scientific dishonesty, even going so far as to state that there “was no case to answer”. And it also rejected accusations that Phil Jones and other CRU scientists had attempted to pervert the peer review system.
Republicans have been wrong about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Republicans have been wrong that health care reform would be Obama’s Waterloo and instead is really their own.
How many times are Republicans going to be completely wrong on issue after issue, get called out for it, but maintain the illusion that they have any credibility?
Republicans are wrong—period. Republicans are a perfect example of the Fibonacci sequence; every lie will beget another lie and those two lies will beget a string of lies ad infinitum.