Debunking 5 of the Biggest and Most Common Republican Lies

sad-paul-ryan-1While there are many lies Republicans often perpetuate, there are some that are seemingly timeless. These are the ones that transcend whomever is president and will most likely never go away. Because as most people are well aware, once a lie is out there (especially if told often enough) it’s almost impossible to correct that misinformation on a wide scale.


After all, there are still millions of Americans who don’t believe President Obama is an American citizen, and that the state-run health care exchanges where they’ve gained access to health care are great – but “Obamacare” is awful socialism.

So I thought I would go ahead and debunk five of the most commonly perpetuated lies I hear Republicans spew as to hopefully put an end to some of the nonsense behind these mythical beliefs.

1. The United States is “one nation under God,” just look at our Pledge of Allegiance: If someone uses our pledge as “proof” that this nation is founded on Christianity, they’re only proving that they have absolutely no idea when it was written. Not only was the Pledge of Allegiance not written until 1892, but the first two versions didn’t even contain the words “under God.” They weren’t added until 1954.

2. Abraham Lincoln represents the Republican party: Okay, so while it’s true that Lincoln was a Republican, you have to suspend a whole lot of logic and reality to actually try to claim that modern day Republicans are represented by Lincoln. Let’s look at what Lincoln did, shall we? He issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which was a massive executive order bypassing Congress, proclaiming that the slaves in the states that were in rebellion were free. He also used a massive amount of federal power (including the military) to violate what Confederate states believed to be their “states’ rights.” Now, what sounds more “Republican”:

  • States angrily opposed to a president using an executive order to “trample” on “states’ rights” to such an extent that they rose up in an armed rebellion known as the Civil War – or –
  • A president bypassing Congress to issue an executive order in direct conflict with what many states felt was their “right” to ignore what the federal government wanted them to do.

I’ll let you decide.


3. The United States is a Christian nation: This one is really simple. The day someone who believes this nation was founded on Christianity can point to one part of our Constitution where the words “Christian,” “Christianity” or “Jesus Christ” are written – then I’ll agree that this is a Christian nation. And to any Republican who might attempt this, make sure you know the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

4. Ronald Reagan was a conservative icon: I’ve still yet to have anyone actually explain to me how someone can be a “conservative icon” while nearly tripling our national debt in eight years. But not only was he not exactly fiscally conservative with our debt, but Reagan raised taxes fairly often during his presidency and passed amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Oh, and he really liked using executive orders.

5. We’re the party of small government: I’m not sure how you can claim to be the party of “small government” when you’re constantly trying to use the government to block abortion rights for women, prevent gay couples from getting married and attempting to use laws to try to unconstitutionally allow businesses to discriminate against people. How does any of that qualify as “small government”?

And while I’m sure this won’t change the mind of any Republican, I still think we need to make sure truth gets spread around as much, and often, as possible. Because as they say, truth is real whether or not someone wants to believe in it.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • I-RIGHT-I

    Once anarchy fully takes over the in public sector and it must happen soon the military will decide what kind of country we will become. I’m rooting for the Marines to do the right thing.

    • wendy

      Does that mean religion and guns will be forced down our throats? Just want to be prepared to flee if necessary

      • I-RIGHT-I

        Where are you going to go? I’m thinking the West coast of Mexico is nice this time of year.

      • Emma Goff

        Belize is better….no one stirred up there about a wall.

    • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

      the military takes orders from commander in chief,,,,,,,,,,,and generals ETC——if they Don’t follow orders they go 2 jail and lose familial benefits,,,,so: does anyone REALLY “think” our military will NOT follow orders????/

      • I-RIGHT-I

        They took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Yes, they will blow your stupid head off.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

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      • I-RIGHT-I

        So you’re an illegal alien are you? Don’t get too comfortable.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

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        NATIVE born in coral gables FL,,,,
        ———————————————————
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      • Pipercat

        Oh, this one is a doozie, it thinks herrings have wings.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

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      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        I got rid of a couple trolls; “CUFFMONOTONY” was stupid to release his name online; now- thru ‘homework’ I have his email address and have lathered that all over the internet as MY email address; thus inviting scammers and spammers to THAT address,,,,,,,,,,,and I mentioned it to him as well
        ====================================
        since then,,,,,,,, ” POOF ” ,,,hes abruptly M.I.A.

      • Richard Millichamp

        Thank you for the info, did you realize that what you claim to have done is illegal in the United States of America? I will assume you are a disenfranchised individual that tries to silence the opinion of others using their identity. Well stand by my friend.. This is my real name Richard Millichamp.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

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        giving out someone elses email is as illegal as giving out someone elses ph# or address,,,,,,,,,,,,, I looked them all up– U are either poorly informed or some weirdo trying 2 act scary. –sending certain stuff to others IS ILLEGAL
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        I do NOT silence others opinions. I like simply making them repeatedly look stupid by quoting facts: which I just did here
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        wanna sound stupid again??

      • Richard Millichamp

        “I have his email address and have lathered that all over the
        internet as MY email address; thus inviting scammers and
        spammers to THAT address”
        Keep running that mouth. Dig that hole a little bit deeper TROLL.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        hey NEW TROLL PROFILE (you),,,,,,,
        U have NOT refuted my 100% accurate claim regarding emails/phone numbers/ addresses…………
        ———— and U underscore this by crying LOUDER?
        *****************************************************
        ya’ jes’ might be—–
        …………….a white trash regressive GOP crybaby
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        shall I clean your shovel?

      • Richard Millichamp

        Are you still here TROLLING 1Patriot?
        Here ya go eat this:

        Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group, or an organization.[1] It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel. It may also include monitoring, identity theft, threats, vandalism, solicitation for sex, or gathering information that may be used to threaten or harass.

        Cyberstalking is often accompanied by realtime or offline stalking.[2] Both are criminal offenses.[3] Both are motivated by a desire to control, intimidate or influence a victim.[4]
        A stalker may be an online stranger or a person whom the target knows.
        He may be anonymous and solicit involvement of other people online who
        do not even know the target.

        Cyberstalking is a criminal offense under various state anti-stalking, slander and harassment laws. A conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or criminal penalties against the assailant, including jail.
        And That,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,IS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, _____________________The Law______________ you claim to have broken,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,If what you say is even true,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,By the way, I am a little to busy protecting your’ right to be an internet TROLL while you are stalking individuals on here. Chew that you piece of repeating Shit!

      • Richard Millichamp

        VVVVVV Below is what we are investigating you for at this moment, I assume you are unaware of whom you are dealing, hence your adolescent trolling of people you know nothing about. and you are now MIA……………………,,,,,,,,,,,,,,————-_______________Wonder why? Well sir you were a very easy one to do. Think before you threaten people and post your’ illegal activities for those of us who investigate such activities to see. Oh,,,,,,,,,,,,,————–,,,,,,,,,,Wait,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,……… Too late. Want me to clean that shovel??

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        correct,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we still are awaiting your refute of my claim
        —————————————————————
        seems U are another littledicked loser TROLL with nothing here to offer
        awwww,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, did U faw down an’ go BOOM again?? awwww,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, crybaby wanna new email address??/

      • Michael D. Rich

        Bring it dumb butt!

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

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      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        ^^^^^TROLL^^^ EVISCERATION^^^COMPLETE

        email:

        D.Schlachter at Comcast .net

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        im still wayyyyyyy-ting
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        did U skulk away???
        Hmmmm?

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        hey gerbil droppings,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, we still await more regressive GOP “brilliance” from you!!

  • cantake8

    Great picture of Paul Ryan: “EDDIE MUNSTER LOOKS SAD.”

  • Emma Goff

    Wow Mr. Clifton, too many DEMs are not reading your posts! Time and Time again they are constantly telling me they don’t know what to say when their Drumpf supporting friends start singing Drumpf’s praises. Will make it a mission to share your words with them!