Mike Luckovich for February 12, 2023

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    DD Wiz Premium Member 8 months ago

    George Washington with the axe? Should be more like a different George … George Santos (or George Devolder or Anthony Devolder or Anthony Zabrovsky or Kitara Ravache, or whatever his/her/their real name turns out to be). With Donald Trump (or John Barron or John Miller or David Dennison) as the role model, the art of lying has become a feature, not a bug, for today’s Republicans. In the words of Rudy Giuliani, “Truth isn’t truth”; or Kellyanne Conjob, “alternative ‘facts’.”

    When Joe Biden accurately stated that SOME Republicans wanted to either abolish or “sunset” (allow to expire) Social Security and Medicare, lying Republican hypocrites falsely accused him of lying.

    Sure, not all of them support abolishing Social Security and Medicare. Ssome merely want to raise the eligibility ages, reduce the benefits, slow sown the cost-of-living adjustment, privatize it, or undermine it in other ways.

    But Biden never said they ALL wanted to abolish or “sunset” Social Security and Medicare, only some of them. And the next day Biden was ready, with printed proposals from Florida Senator Rick Scott (who was chair of the 2022 senate campaign committee) to “sunset” ALL government programs every five years, and videos of similar proposals from Utah Senator Mike Lee (to specifically abolish Social Security and Medicare) and videos of Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson calling Social Security a “Ponzi scheme” and later proposing to “sunset” ALL government programs EVERY single year, not every five like Rick Scott. Soctt, Lee and Johnson are high-profile long-serving senators, not exactly back benchers. While I doubt such videos and proposals got much air play on Faux “News” and other right-wing conspiracy-theory, reality-denial hate media, they were widely reported and circulated elsewhere.

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    baroden Premium Member 8 months ago

    The GOP has been talking about sunsetting, and outright, gutting the “big three” for decades. Nearly every member of their caucus, and certainly the leadership, are documented as advocating for it.

    Ideally, they want to dump responsibility for it onto the states and/or give the money back to people to spend the way they want. If anything has been proven over the last 50 years is that people do not save money to take care of their future. Ending these programs will create an entire class of people unable to pay for their own living expenses.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member 8 months ago

    The Dobbs’ decision showed how much Republiclan promises are worth.

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    Stephen Runnels Premium Member 8 months ago

    If at any time a christian conservative tries to convince you Republicans can be trusted, let them explain about their lying Justices on the SC.

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    The Nodding Head  8 months ago

    Only RINOs say the word “truth.”

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    happyinvenice23  8 months ago

    Morning Mike, Thanks for exposing the lying Sneaky repubs!

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    Serial Pedant  8 months ago

    Isn’t ‘faux’ French for ‘Fox’?

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    Old recluse  8 months ago

    Preposterous! Democrats have very little to brag about that anyone will actually believe so they go to scare tactics. In the past even Biden introduced a bill to revisit SS every 5 years. That is something Congress should owe taxpayers at least every 5 years for ALL programs. Instead, the fault for all failing programs is ascribed to insufficient funding.

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    eclairewl Premium Member 8 months ago

    Like, like, like.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member 8 months ago

    Republicons lie about everything all of the time.

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    Havel  8 months ago

    I just rewatched “A Boy and His Dog” yesterday. The GOP version of “paradise” on full display in the underground “Topeka”. To “the farm” with those who disagree and have bad attitude!!!

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    Diane Lee Premium Member 8 months ago


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    jvscanlan Premium Member 8 months ago

    Republicans after six decades of trying to get rid of Social Security and Medicare: We’ve never wanted to cut the programs.

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    ShadowMaster  8 months ago

    They have a really good deal on the George Washington Bridge if you’ll buy the story that they don’t want to cut Social Security and Medicare…

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    GiantShetlandPony  8 months ago

    If you look behind the trees, he’s already made some cuts.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 8 months ago

    The mendacious QOP can’t help but lie about everything.

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    piper_gilbert  8 months ago

    Too many recordings and too many paper records of Republicans going after these programs. Just flat out lying at this point.

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    Call me Ishmael  8 months ago

    Rick Scott is a historical disaster. Not on the scale of Donald Trump, (a world-historical disaster), but certainly on a national scale. In truth, Florida is a disaster on a national scale. It has been since 2000 – if Ron DeSantis becomes president (God for bid!) it’s “game over” for America.

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    Papakillamon  8 months ago

    George II spent his “political capital” after his reelection in a failed attempt to privatize SS and Medicare, El Bombo!!!

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