When the modern-day Republican Party is not denying the science of global warming, restricting women’s access to healthcare or searching the halls of government for Muslims, they are investigating the ongoing threat of voter fraud.
As the country continues to cope with last week’s horrific theatre shooting, the topic of gun control returns to the public spotlight.
Social media networks are incredible. Sites like Facebook and Twitter offer an outlet for people to voice their opinions on a wide-range of subjects in real time. If your feed read anything similar to mine, your wall was likely covered in posts by a combination of newly minted gun lobbyists and stricter gun control advocates.
On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner mentioned a new report released by Ernst & Young, citing that allowing the Bush tax cuts to lapse would result in the loss of 700,000 jobs.
I have seen this pop up in my Facebook newsfeed as well. One individual even linked to the report through The Heritage Foundation, which would be the equivalent of showing your friend that the Gulf oil spill is actually not as bad as everyone says and then linking to the BP site.
During a campaign stop last week in Virginia, President Obama spoke about how Americans are assisted or inspired by others on their journey to succeed. Or, if you follow the conservative media, the President simply said, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.”
Over recent years we have not only witnessed the Republican Party distance itself from proven science, but at times create its own fabricated version. In March, Republicans in the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill requiring doctors to tell women that abortion causes breast cancer. Of course, this is simply not true.