Sarah Palin is a Fucking Liar

To be honest, I actually quite enjoyed her speech last night: it was feisty as fuck, she went after the other side with teeth fully bared and gloves off, and knocked some good zingers out of the park. Most importantly, she energized the crowd at the RNC, which by that point was on Ambient for the previous two days.

So what’s the problem? It’s only one: that her speech was full of factual inaccuracies, otherwise known as LYING.

Over at the Washington Monthly, they posted just some glaring inaccuracies in her speech, but the one that really gets my goat is the claim that Sarah Palin made regarding Obama’s legislative record:

“But listening to him speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform — not even in the state Senate. “

This is a goddamn fucking boldfaced lie as far as I’m concerned, because anyone who knows how to use THOMAS can see that there are at least two “major” bills that Obama was heavily with in both the 109th and 110th Congress.

In the 109th Congress, S. 2590, titled “Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act,” which is now Public Law 109-282. This law charged the Office of Management and Budget to create a central government website in which all federal contracts over $25,000 is listed in a easy, searchable database. How this is not an important piece of legislation is really beyond my comprehension.

Disclaimer: To be fair, I only know about this bill because I spent last summer interning at Project on Government Oversight, and one of my assignments was to research the bill, which by then was not fully implemented. So I might be biased because of my personal involvement.

In the 110th Congress, Obama and Dick Lugar introduced a non-profileration bill which also became law.

So my question is: who are the people that wrote the speech, and did they have ANY fucking idea how to use publicly-available information to do research? I mean, the lies can be so easily detected by anyone who has used THOMAS. Not only is this lying, it’s also just fucking incompetent unprofessionalism.

Look, if I can learn how to use THOMAS adequately by the age of 17, someone doing oppo research on a presidential campaign should be able to learn it just as well, if not better. Maybe then they can stop embarassing themselves.

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2 Responses to “Sarah Palin is a Fucking Liar”

  1. Democrat Dave Says:

    When did you start thinking the Republicans need to lead a fact-based, truth-based discussion? McCain has repeatedly distorted the truth in campaign ads and figures it doesn’t matter as long as the people don’t hold them to a high standard of truth. Remember the ad that claims Barack Obama is responsible for high gas prices? Really? Single-handedly? It’s like an attorney at trial. Make an outlandish statement, get it in front of the jury, have the opposing attorney object, the judge sustains the objection and tells the jury to ignore it. Right. That’s the game McCain and the Republicans are playing.

  2. MikeInMaine Says:

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT! You are such an imbecile! She said; “Authored” you moron! Typical liberal whack-job! Now who’s the fucking liar, huh idiot? Do you have an attention-deficit disorder?
    And democrat(stupid fuck)dave; The democraps have been doing EXACTLY what you profess the republicans are doing now…. you horses’ ASS!
    And btw, as soon as the dems thought that GWB may win the ’00 election they started to slander his character with LIES. You cannot be anymore disingenuous than the way that they have behaved for eight years. GW was a uniter in Texas, but when he reached out his hand to the libs in Washington they spit in it.


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